Long Form

Long-form presentations will receive a 1 hour, 45 minute session. For this format, we’re especially interested in seeing interactive approaches: tutorials, guided discussions, or other hands-on explorations.

Sessions for this sessiontype

* "Give me money" or "join me in doing this great thing"? A workshop on asking for donations from individuals

If you care about a project or cause, but fear adding individual fundraising to your business plan, come to this long-form workshop. By the end, you will enthusiastically seek out opportunities to ask for money and know how to build a strong community of support over time.
Business
Kellie Brownell

* Balloon & Kite Mapping Workshop

Low-budget, no budget, need aerial images fast? Learn to map with balloons and kites.
Hacks
Mathew Lippincott

* Firefox Bug Rodeo!

Hands-on Bugzilla wrassling, Firefox busting, barrel riding showdown. Enter the dazzling gladiatorial arena of BUG TRIAGE with MOZILLA! We will make bugzilla.mozilla.org accounts, practice reading and understanding bug reports, discuss why and how to investigate and add information to bugs, explore searches and reports, and feel the glorious feeling of contributing to open access to information and awesome browsers for all!
Cooking
Liz Henry

* How to multiply small integers while <del>Markus</del> human

Thank you! I'm glad someone read the description of this talk on line and remembered to answer Aardvark -- if you hadn't done that, the excerpt wouldn't have actually been part of the talk, and the very fabric of reality could have been threatened!
Chemistry
Markus Roberts

* Just Don't Lick the Cookie: an open discussion about organizational dysfunction

When someone claims a task and then doesn't do anything with it, we call that "licking the cookie." Nobody in their right mind would pick up and eat the licked cookie or finish the project. In this session well talk about common forms of organizational dysfunction, and then facilitate a group discussion about working around, over, under or through organizational dysfunctions you've encountered.
Culture
Kellie Brownell, Sumana Harihareswara

* Rust: A Friendly Introduction

Conventional wisdom says that writing high-performance code means working without the safety net of credible compile-time safety checks. Mozilla Research (a community of researchers, engineers, and volunteers) is trying to prove that conventional wisdom wrong by building Rust, a new systems programming language. Rust takes advantage of well-understood programming language technology to combine aggressive compile-time error checking with the high degree of direct control over the machine necessary to write efficient systems programs. By way of examples, I'll teach you how to use Rust to write fast and trustworthy code.
Cooking
Tim Chevalier

* Shall We Play A Game?

In just 1.5 hours, I will help you craft a computer game AI that will consistently beat you and your friends.
Chemistry
Bart Massey

* Teaching Robots to See With Javascript

Computer Vision, Javascript, and Flying Drones.
Hacks
Peter Braden

* Training the trainers

This long session is a tutorial, with exercises, on how to run welcoming, effective outreach events targeted at bringing newcomers into your communities.
Cooking
Asheesh Laroia

Proposals for this sessiontype

* Crash Course in Business Startup Logistics

Businesses open and close at an alarming rate, often because the people start them with a vision of a must-have product or service but without much actual business knowledge. This tutorial is for tech-minded people who have the product vision but no idea where or how to start turning it into a real business. Learn startup logistics from a fellow geek, not from a suit.
Business 2013-02-05 19:31:35 +0000
VM Brasseur

* A Crash Course in Physical Computing

Bring your favorite microcontroller board and a breadboard and learn how to make lights blink and buzzers buzz from various inputs.
Hacks 2013-02-18 19:17:24 +0000
Cameron Adamez

* Comparing Ganeti to Other Open Source Private Cloud Platforms

Private cloud computing has become an integral part of global business. While each platform provides a way for virtual machines to be deployed, implementations vary widely. It can be difficult to determine which features are right for your needs. This presentation will discuss the top open source private cloud platforms against Ganeti and provide analysis on which one is the best fit for you.
Chemistry 2013-03-11 00:44:47 +0000
Lance Albertson

* Developing For the Cloud...In The Cloud!

We give an indepth introduction to the cloud based developers tool kit. This allows the developer to develop code in the cloud with the code (almost) never touching the hard drive.
Cooking 2013-03-11 15:00:34 +0000
David Duggins

* Geek Choir - Extended!

An extended, hands-on session in which we show how to increase team identity, cohesion, and collaboration via singing.
Culture 2013-03-24 02:30:00 +0000
Michael Alan Brewer

* Git Going with Github

Git is hard. There's no way around that. But it's also incredibly powerful. Github is not all of git. It's not even most of git. But it's (mostly!) friendly, and getting a handle on it opens up worlds of possibilities, from contributing to projects to saving your own work. And it's a great stepping-stone if you want to go on and learn more git.
Cooking 2013-03-08 20:07:48 +0000
Noirin Plunkett

* Hack Your Health With Open Source Tools

The DIY Health Manifesto is an empowerment manual to your own wellness minus the fear mongering and red tape of the American health care establishment. Let's examine the many ways we can measure, control and improve our own health, right here and now, using open source tools and a host of other accessible methods.
Culture 2013-03-21 22:47:47 +0000
Domenika Radonich Leto

* Let's hack the web, 1 API at a time!

If you ever wanted to implement your own DOM API but were afraid, fear not! The power is within your grasp at last!
Cooking 2013-02-14 02:09:24 +0000
Jeff Griffiths

* Let's make programming ridiculously easy

(But why stop there?)
Hacks 2013-03-11 21:55:43 +0000
Joseph Corneli

* Network Science for Fun and Profit

As data become more abundant, the relationships between data elements become more valuable. Network science is an interdisciplinary study of network representations which allow us to explain, predict and otherwise extract value from relationships in data. I will provide a brief overview of network science, with examples and illustrations using open source tools such as R, Gephi, and GraphChi.
Cooking 2013-03-22 18:04:49 +0000
John Taylor

* The intersection of software and education (with discussion)

How do you build a better engineer? What tools and approaches are out there today? Where might we be going in the future? Presentation then discussion.
Culture 2013-03-22 03:50:41 +0000
Colin Dabritz

* Write, Debug And Tests Apps for FirefoxOS

During this talk Schalk will go over all the bits and pieces you need, and have access to, to not only write apps but, also effectively debug and test your apps before submitting them to the Marketplace or serving them up directly from your own site.
Hacks 2013-01-24 22:44:48 +0000
Schalk Neethling