December 2011 Show & Tell
The fourth Southern Oregon geek “show & tell” night will be on Thursday, December 8th, 2011. Please join us for this free event. Share some food and learn about the cool projects local folks are working on!
The show and tell presentations will be:
- Logan Bell: Let’s talk about Lucy, DBIC, Perl, why I love it, and why you should too! I’ll walk through an interesting DBIC (a Perl ORM) component I’ve been working on and using Lucy to index objects and retrieve them. Because it’s always nicer to have an indexer instead of a DB query!
- Dick Sweet: The founders of Oregon Stage Tech have been producing computer based technology (hardware and software) for the Shakespeare Festival the last 8 years. Now they are developing commercial quality versions to sell to other theatres. The talk will show off the latest products and talk about the joys/challenges of programming “in the small” where you might be using a computer with a total data memory of 1536 bytes. We will show how a slightly larger processor (that still costs around $6) can run a rather sophisticated website and dim LEDs using built-in PWM capabilities.
- Emile Snyder: A typing/writing/reading game for younger users. Focus on design motivations/challenges and rapid prototyping using pygame. Also, collaborative development with primary user demographic (ie. Larkin, age 6.)
- Dave Hendrix: I plan to talk about using services like Dropbox and Evernote (via APIs) to save time and provide advanced functionality in mobile and desktop applications. I have some examples to show, and some warnings about corners you might be backing yourself into.
There will also be two shorter presentations:
- David Lowe: A demo of the ‘juggle’ software produced during the soggy Hack-a-thon in September.
- Codi Spodnik, Steve Vincent and Alex Pawlowski: An introduction to the resources SOREDI (Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc.) makes available to local entrepreneurs.
The meeting will be from 6:00pm to 9:30pm at the office of Folium Partners, in Ashland. The address is 258 A Street. The office is upstairs, above Lela’s.
This is a free event. There will be homemade pie for everyone! We’ll also have some pizzas delivered, but we will ask you to pitch in a few dollars if you plan to eat it.
Presentations will begin at 7:00pm.
Please let me know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via lanyrd if you plan to attend.
See you soon!