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Geek Lifestyle | Open Hardware
E143/144
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Philip Lindsay (rancidbacon.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 16 ratings)
Have you always wanted to create hardware devices to interact with the real world? Heard about the Arduino electronics prototyping platform but not sure how to get started? When you attend this workshop you will: set up an Arduino board & software; learn how the Arduino fits into the field of physical computing; and make your Arduino respond to button presses and blink lights. Hardware is fun! Read more.
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Education | Geek Lifestyle
Portland 256
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.85, 20 ratings)
This tutorial explores a set of simple and practical techniques for giving better, more effective, more entertaining technical presentations. Discover how to capture an audience, hold their interest, convey your message to them clearly…and maybe even inspire them. Read more.
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E147/148
Edward Finkler (FictiveKin)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 8 ratings)
I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety when I was thirteen, and I've been struggling with it my whole life. In this talk, I'll discuss how it has impacted my work as a developer, husband, and father. By speaking openly about my experiences, I hope those struggling with mental illness will know the are not alone, and others can better understand how to be helpful and supportive. Read more.
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Tim Nugent (Freelance)
Average rating: ****.
(4.55, 11 ratings)
These days, moving away doesn’t put too much of a dampener on staying in touch with your friends. Unfortunately, it has had a severe effect on my regular board games day. So, I thought, why not solve this problem with telepresence board gaming? Can’t be too hard! This session will cover what's been done, and what problems are still out there I have no idea about how to solve? Read more.
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Portland 252
Florian Haas (hastexo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
Still building presentations in an office suite? That's so 2013! Today, you can build awesome, engaging presentations that run in your browser or on your phone, using nothing but HTML5 and a few clever JavaScript libraries. And it's super simple! This talk shows you how. Read more.
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Portland 256
Kirsten Hunter (Akamai), Kjerstin Williams (Applied Minds)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
The Quantified Self movement is all about keeping measurements about your life in order to track progress in various ways. As geeks we all enjoy playing with new toys, and there are a variety of devices and applications out there to help measure steps, activity and fitness. Combining the data from these devices can help you build tools to track your fitness in a way that makes sense for you. Read more.
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E147/148
Kelley Nielsen (Linux Foundation, Gnome Foundation)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
I was chosen, out of eighteen successful applicants, to be one of four Linux kernel interns through the Gnome Outreach Program for Women. This is the story of my journey from a frustrated retail worker, dreaming of writing code for a living, to a full fledged kernel developer. Read more.
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Deirdré Straughan (Ericsson)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Today's tech job descriptions want 'superstars', but most companies – and employees! – still treat employee talent as a replaceable commodity. How can you market yourself and your talents, to benefit your own career as well as the company or project you work for? This talk will provide practical ideas and real-life case studies, based on years of experience helping geeks communicate what they do. Read more.