Scott Blomquist's favorites

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* A Tour of CodePlex

CodePlex is Microsoft’s open source project hosting site. Get an inside look into how the CodePlex team builds the site using 3-week agile deployment cycles to deliver the best feature set for open source development.
Cooking
Sara Ford

* An Introduction to Computer Vision

Learn about several computer vision techniques and how to put them together to form an entry-level object classifier.
Chemistry
Matthew Dockrey

* Android location services from social networks to games

Adding real-world location to mobile applications on the Android platform takes users out of the ethernet and into the world.
Chemistry
Don Park

* Become a better programmer by bridging Ousterhout's Dichotomy

Do you know a dynamic/scripting language like Ruby or Python, but you don't know C? Diving down just a little can make you a better programmer in your preferred language! Scripting languages can teach old C hands a thing or two, too. Delve into the benefits of being a multilingual programmer.
Cooking
Andy Grover

* Friday Unconference Kickoff & Scheduling

Welcome to the unconference day.
Culture
Audrey Eschright, Selena Deckelmann, Chris Messina

* Get Off Your Asana and Move!

This is a yoga workshop for anyone who sits and works on computers a lot. You will learn breathing exercises and physical postures that can be done at anytime to help maintain a healthy body and clear mind. Suggestions will be included for how to modify stretches to protect injuries and provide gentle opening.
Culture
Sherri Koehler

* Introduction to Parrot

This talk briefly explains the overall architecture of Parrot and teaches the skills needed to get started hacking in Parrot.
Hacks
Chromatic X

* Open Source Development - The Dark Side

Navigating the Darkside of the Open Source Development Community. A decidedly sarcastic and hopefully humorous look at the dark under-belly of the Open Source Development Culture.
Culture
Jennifer Redman

* Practical Paper Prototyping

Paper prototyping is the fastest, cheapest way to test your user interface designs. To prove it, in 45 minutes we'll walk through several rounds of prototyping and testing a small application.
Cooking
Randall Hansen

* Re-factor Your Brain: Meditation for Geeks

Meditation is the ultimate open source tool. You can do it anywhere and it’s free. It requires only your brain and your body. It’s positive effects are numerous, including increased productivity, better problem-solving and a reduction in overall stress. Learn about long-term effects of mediation on the brain, some meditation techniques and how mediation can help you do your job better.
Culture
Christie Koehler

* Speed up that library when you can't C a thing

The problem: you're using a modern dynamic language not known for speed, and you've identified a bottleneck. Write it in C? Does that give you the shakes? There are other language options available...
Chemistry
John Melesky

* Tangible open source!?

A crash course in applying the principles of open source to the creation of real objects.
Cooking
Dave Rauchwerk

* The Scylla and Charybdis of Open Source Legalese

We exist within invisible frameworks of legal and regulatory schema - even if we're coding in our underwear.
Culture
J-P Voillequé, Paula Holm Jensen

* Thursday Keynotes

Featuring Mayor Sam Adams and Ward Cunningham
Culture
Audrey Eschright, Selena Deckelmann, Ward Cunningham

* Trust the Vote: An Open Source Digital Public Works Project

If you have ever wanted to know what you can do to make a difference in our electoral process, then this talk is for you.
Culture
Gregory Miller

* Web Testing with Windmill

This talk will discuss different web testing strategies, tools, and getting you up and writing windmill tests.
Cooking
Mikeal Rogers

* Wednesday Welcome and Keynotes

Featuring Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist, and Kurt von Finck of Monty Program AB.
Culture
Audrey Eschright, Selena Deckelmann, Amber Case, Kurt von Finck

* What's New in GCC

The GNU Compiler Collection keeps getting better. Learn about new functionality and nifty optimizations that have been added in the last couple of years and hear about what's on the horizon.
Cooking
Janis Johnson