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Conferences

Open Source JavaScript talk at JavaScript Cambridge

I presented a talk about my experiences developing Open Source JavaScript applications for CS Blogs today at the JavaScript Cambridge user group.

I covered

  • how your intended developer audience should affect your technical decisions
  • how a good application doesn’t always become a good open source project
  • how to structure an application or system to make it easy to contribute to
  • how the CS Blogs workflow fits together

After having received some feedback from Charlotte, who watched the whole thing, I intend to make some improvements to the structure of the presentation and submit it to some other conferences.

I’m not sure how much sense the slides will make without me talking around them, but they’re available here.

Danny

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University

Microtalks at the Computer Science Christmas Bash!

As some of you may have read on Rob Miles’ blog, I will be running one of the events at the Computer Science departmental bash this year. The event is called Microtalks and gives any student who wants to be involved 5 minutes in front of an audience of their peers. The time limit, along with a limit of 4 power-point slides mean that each students presentation will be short, snappy and interesting.

The idea of Microtalks is to get both students and lecturers here at the University of Hull sharing knowledge and success with one another, as an extension of the Hull Comp Sci Blogs initiative. Examples of things people could talk about include:

  • Talking about an open source project they’ve contributed to
  • Talking about a game or piece of software they have produced
  • A cool bit of technology they have discovered, like a new programming language or methodology
  • Anything, in fact, to do with technology!

I will be talking about my recent contributions to LibreOffice, which you can read about here.

All participants will be getting prizes provided to me by Microsoft through the Microsoft Student Partner Program, a big thanks to Rebecca Moore and Phil Cross for their contributions. There may be some even better swag for the most interesting talks 😉

If you want to talk about something cool in front of your fellow Computer Scientists sign up by clicking here, more information about the event including the time and location can be found on Rob’s blog here.

I hope to see you all there, if not to present yourself, then to listen to your friends and peers!

Danny