ossbarcamp was fun.
Interestingly political on how to write an IT policy and what should go in it and who would use it. Lots of audience participation.
Nice techie talks and video DJ and/or graphics demos with amusing technical hitches.
And political again on how do we not become completely dependant on an evil company if we write all our software for an Amazon/Google/M$/other cloud. Combined with very amusing Google stories. "So then Larry said: 'Oh! Guys. Can we blur out everyone's faces in StreetView please. Yeah. And number plates too. *nod* Great.' So one of the Video guys turned to me and said: 'Ahhh, Uhhh, Oh, Can we get, like, maybe 80-peta-bytes of storage on Tuesday? Yeah?'"
I'm totally paraphrasing and mixing up stories here.
Apologies for that.
And I'm going to this Drupal thing in Galway this coming weekend:
I'm not a Drupal/web developer but was a bit once :)
Of course Drupal will be obsolete if all this Cloud computing really takes over all the web stuff. Won't it? :) anyway :-P
Éibhear O hAnluain - presenting FLOSS friendly IT policy to ...
(who?) electorate/political party/policy groups/interested parties
... stuff happens piecemeal but it happens better if you've a good policy to draw from. Who will read it? Who will use it?
The not free as in beer but free as in speech is difficult to understand.
Open standards mean free from vendor lock-in.
Policy must be fair and generic - not mentioning specific details such as Linux/Windows. But it is really hard for people to understand open source, open standards issues anyway - even without negative propoganda from Microsoft. So concrete examples would be good.
Like PPARS how basic Project Management, End-user Validation and Technical understanding at procurement and running/management stages of this project make a difference between horrendous disaster and working system
Like PULSE how basic Project Management, End-user Validation and Technical understanding at procurement and running/management stages of this project make a difference between horrendous disaster and working system
Like Electronic Voting machines in Ireland how basic Project Management, End-user Validation and Technical understanding at procurement and running/management stages of this project make a difference between horrendous disaster and working system
Oh, SORRY. Am I starting to repeat myself!?
Lightening talks - Flex and windows based development env FlexDeveloper.
Hm. Nice. Neat. Windows based :-P
Very amusing and theatrical presentation from TÓG people.
Maciej Danielski Ubuntu.
Excellent idea. Sharing of tools/resources.
I bought a crow-bar last week and a sledgehammer 5 years ago.
Met Eddie who I was in digs with in UL for a while.
He does art/electronic installation things.
Talked to Rob Fitz of(or rather who is) Cycle campaign
open street map, Making political change is the ultimate hacking, also TOG
monorail and castle on ASP.NET
http://luisbg.blogalia.com/ live video performances
lovely stuff, video and music dj play
leader of Ubuntu Studio
cinepaint(movie frame by frame) http://www.cinepaint.org/ Pirates of the Caribean + LOTR, ...
Blender as a video editor ...