Another Thursday. Another London Google Open Source Jam. This time the format couldn't have been simpler: Come to Google. Have some beer, have some pizza. Talk about whatever you like.
Here's the lightning talk roundup. 5 minutes apiece:
- Simon Stewart - Stinky Code Project - How to ruin an open source project.
- Sam Mbale - Open Source Social Networking.
- John Ripley - Writing Vorbis from scratch. John's rewriting Vorbis. From scratch. It sounds great.
- Douglas Squirrel - A day in the life of a check-in. What should happen when someone checks in code. Another energetic superlist from Squirrel (with pictures!).
- Chris Read - Build tools - Good vs Bad. Chris wants to build a new build tool. We helped him, sorta.
- DJ Walker-Morgan - Talking to the press about your open source project. Some eye-opening advice from DJ about publicising your project.
- Nicolas Roard - Gears - Extending the browser!
- William Foulton - Using OpenOffice Spreadsheets for C-style macro processing - Hacking for code generation.
- Joe Walnes - Lightspeed talk - AJAX web apps. Do it properly: Bookmarkable URLs and MVC design.
- Simon Stewart. Again - Super lightspeed talk - The roadmap for integrating Selenium and Webdriver.
- Steev - Minerva home automation.
- Neil Dunn - Lightspeed talk - The framework chase. Is that new framework really going to simplify your project?
- Rob Tweed - Mumps. The Swiss Army Knife of databases.
Since 5 minutes can seem like a really long time we also introduced something new: Lightspeed talks! Pow! Don't have enough to fill 5 minutes? Don't have slides? Don't worry! Stand up and say your thing. 30 seconds. 5 seconds. A single word perhaps!
Talks start conversations, conversations start projects, projects are good!
Don't know about the London Open Source Jam yet? Where have you been? OS Jam is a free for all, open to anyone, geek night where open source hackers get together to discuss a topic close to their hearts.
Rock on OS Jam! See you next time...
Link - from Google Open Source Blog