On Wednesday, I’m attending Remixology 2, an event put together by Fresh Media, on the topic of crowdsourcing. In particular, I’ll somehow be the representative of the entire open web perspective on crowdsourcing (!), Alfred Hermida will be talking about the journalist’s perspective, and Leigh Christie will be there representing artists. I’m hoping that the [...]
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05 Oct 2010 at 00:21
I’m going over to Manhattan for the IORG meeting. I’d love a recommendation for a place to stay. My favorite hotels are small boutique places — I have a strong dislike for the huge chains, and I’ll pick a safe hostel over a hilton. The conference is midtown (30 W 44th Street), so anywhere within [...]
At the last eLiberatica, I was talking to some of the speakers, and several of us reflected that while we really enjoyed giving the standard, “speak up and monopolize everyone’s attention for 20 minutes, then take 5 minutes of questions”, given the energy in the crowd, we’d be really keen, in general, to have less [...]
I’ll be heading out to Romania next week, to talk in Bucharest at eLiberatica about Mozilla and open source, and to learn about everything from open source in eastern Europe to food (always). I’ll also be visiting my grandfather’s hometown (Braşov) for a bit of personal root-digging. Should be fun, especially if I get rid [...]
I think I’ll crash (no, really, register) some sessions & BOFs. Any suggestions? Some of the words that stood out so far: vCardDAV, Sieve, Calsify, S/MIME, SASL.
Sigh. Things aren’t quite right in the computer department. Thunderbird is using 170,394Kb of memory after running for 10 minutes. My hard drive is flaking out while at a conference. VPN doesn’t make it out of the conference LAN. Luckily, people are more reliable, friends are still friends and chefs can still cook.
First day at PyCon 2005. It’s, as usual, interesting. Random bits: Crowded! It’s bigger than ever, clocking in over 400. It’s caused some headaches of the good kind (catering more expensive than planned, not enough t-shirts, rooms are packed). Not too surprisingly given the buzz around Python, there are big names (although we’ve had big [...]
Sitting here at ETech, just after Erik Smartt, product manager for the Python on Nokia product, gave the first real public demo of the Symbian/Series 60 port of Python. The highlight was a PyOpenGL demo (the code isn’t available yet, and the author is not public either). Click on the picture for the Quicktime movie. [...]
Cal Henderson, from flickr, at the PHPWest conference: “Avoid code reuse (just a nice typo)” and, talking about phpxpath: “phpxpath is great. It’s on Sourceforge, but it’s still great” and about UTF8: “Can’t remember what UTF-8 stands for. Something something something eight!” a bit that made Rasmus and me feel old: “I think UUencode stands [...]
The program for the lightweight languages workshop is set (just in time, too — it’s on Dec 4!). I got to read the abstracts as I’m on the PC, and I wish I could be there to hear the talks. Go there and blog about it please! I’m particularly interested in the “Debugging without Programming” [...]