2011/Hacker Lounge

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This year we have an on-site Hacker Lounge, sponsored by Intel. It will be open nearly 24 hours a day starting Tuesday at 9am (the lounge is closed from 6-8am for cleaning). This is a big, well-equipped room where attendees can gather to chat, hack, and collaborate. There'll be plenty of wifi, power strips, beverages, and snacks in a comfortable and friendly space. This will be a popular gathering spot between sessions and in the evenings. To get the most out of the Hacker Lounge, we challenge you to be bold, introduce yourself to new people, offer to work on projects, team up on research and experimentation, etc. For more details, see the Hacker Lounge returns to Open Source Bridge blog post.

Hacker Lounge Activities

We're making a special effort to bring active open source projects into the Hacker Lounge. If you are a project developer or contributor, consider scheduling a time when people can collaborate, discuss, and brainstorm. To schedule an activity, just create a wiki account (see the sidebar on the left) and edit this page to add your activity information below:

My Sample Activity Name

  • Contact: First and Last Name <email address> @twitter
  • Summary: What's this project, what needs to be done, etc.
  • URL: Website for project.
  • Time: Date and time for activity.

Schedule of Hacker Lounge Activities

Time Tuesday June 21st Wednesday June 22nd Thursday June 23rd
5:00 - 6:00 pm Hardware/Dorkbot - Txtzyme w/ Ward Cunningham Open* Open*
6:00 - 7:00 pm Opening Reception/Beer Party & Hardware/Txtzyme GIS/Location Smackdown! Apache Lucene.Net Hackathon
7:00 - 8:00 pm Opening Reception/Beer Party & Hardware/Txtzyme GIS/Location Smackdown! Apache Lucene.Net Hackathon
8:00 - 9:00 pm Opening Reception/Beer Party & Hardware/Txtzyme Open* Transit Appliances
9:00 - 10:00 pm Hardware/Dorkbot Hacks & LinqToRDF/dotNetRDF Hackathon Open* GeoLoqi demo/hacking
10:00 - 11:00 pm Hardware/Dorkbot Hacks & LinqToRDF/dotNetRDF Hackathon Open* GeoLoqi demo/hacking
11:00 pm - 12:00 am Hardware/Dorkbot Hacks & LinqToRDF/dotNetRDF Hackathon Open* Open*
12:00 - 1:00 am Open* Open* Open*
1:00 - 2:00 am Open* Open* Open*
2:00 - 3:00 am Open* Open*
3:00 - 4:00 am Open* Open*
4:00 - 5:00 am Open* Open*
5:00 - 6:00 am Open* Open*

Note on Activities —

6:00 - 8:00 am — Hacker Lounge closed for Eliot Center sextons/crew to do clean-up & prep for coming day.

8:00 am - 6:00 pm — Hacker Lounge open during conference sessions for regular Ad Hoc Meet-ups/Hacking.

*Open = Open for meet-ups, Open for knowledge sharing, Open for General Hacking, individually or group sprints, Open For Scheduling your own special Hacker Lounge session (see Hacker Lounge Activites above).

Hardware/Dorkbot Hacks — members of the local Dorkbot Hardware community as well as conference speakers Ward Cunningham (from 5:00 - 8:00 pm), Phil Tomson, Thomas Lockney of Dorkbot and others will be there to try out 8-bit micro controllers, Txtzyme hardware language, FPGAs, and whatever other iron & blinkie lights their wonderfully fiendish minds care to tinker upon.

GIS/Location Smackdown — folks from the local Portland Open Source GIS user group will be gathering, along with our GIS conference speakers, for their monthly meeting and to compare & play with various Open Source GIS technologies. Perhaps a competition shall ensue? We shall see...

Transit AppliancesChris Smith will be by to show how he uses Javascript, CouchDB and transit service web services APIs to show transit arrivals across several agencies. Scott Garman will also be working on a multi-architecture Linux distro for these devices based on the Yocto Project.

Apache Lucene.Net Hackathon — Hackthon for Apache Lucene.Net. Two of the committers for this project, Troy Howard and Chris Currens will be there hacking on some new features for Lucene.Net and will be available to answer any questions you might have or help you with your project that relates to Lucene/Lucene.Net.

LinqToRDF/dotNetRDF Hackathon — Hackthon for Linq To RDF and dotNetRDF. Troy Howard and Eric Sterling will be there trying to resurrect Linq To RDF, help out dotNetRDF and just generally geek out on SPARQL, OWL, RDF, the Semantic Web, and how to work with this stuff in the .NET framework. Bring your questions, opinions, insight, and hacking skills!