Category Archives: Events

Struggle with death or how I survived my Fitbit – a talk by Andrea Knabe

As a non-coder but very enthusiastic about technology, Andrea Knabe encourages non-programmers to start coding. She talks about her very inspiring action of re-programming Fitbit (fitness tracker app) to modify it according to her needs. Fitness trackers are focused on weight loss and encourage to be more active. However, that is not always useful. When you are unable to eat, have no hunger and loss of appetite, the aim is not to lose weight but is not to die. Andrea shows how technology can work against you and what you can do to change that. Watch in this video how she changed the Fitbit app to work to her advantage

What to do with all this open data, a talk by Lucie-Aimée Kaffee

There is so much you can do with open data! Lucie Kaffee shows three totally different projects she worked on over the last months. Learn about:

“A Tree Of Life” build with the data of Wikidata”
“Markets-Berlin Project” based on data from Berlin Open Data”
“Phones Don’s Grow on Trees Project”

Lucie puts special emphasis on the different possibilities we have with open data, the different sources data can come from and the struggles and advantages is has when we use data from different sources.

Aeron Buchanan “The World Computer”

This Tech Talk Friday is as timely as it can be. Just a day after the Ethereum team elaborated on their launch plan in a recent blog post, Source Code brings to you a presentation about Ethereum, the World Computer, in which Aeron Buchanan explains and showcases some main elements of the project. Buchanan touches upon the reality of the World Computer covering topics like its decentralised organisation, open source software and encrypted graphic identity.

 

Chris Ward “Printing the web” at EnthusiastiCon 2015

It’s Tech Talk Friday again! Today Chris Ward talks about game development.

When Chris Ward thought about making a game, he found that sometimes simplicity in programming is better. Significant about Chris Ward’s game is that he even made the process of his game open source to make it easier for people to collaborate on the game.

Stefanie Schirmer “OMG building a shell in 10 minutes” at EnthusiastiCon

According to Wikipedia a shell script is a computer program designed to be run by a command line interpreter. Typical operations performed by shell scripts include file manipulation, program execution, and printing text.
Sounds complicated? Watch in this video how Stefanie Schirmer will build a shell in ten minutes.

EnthusiastiCon Welcome Talk – What is source code and how does it relate to free knowledge?

In his opening remarks Jens Ohlig addresses what source code is and that free knowledge may come in form of it. At Wikimedia Deutschland many people are employed as software developers to faciliate free knowledge distribution said Jens Ohlig. Himself a programmer he sets the tone for the event and proclaims that our heart is a turing machine.

 

EnthusiastiCon: Come and join us! We have a schedule for the programme!

We’re having a conference for the programmer community. Located in Berlin, we want to bring people together that care about the passion of programming and the joy of code.

On June 19th-21st 2015, we’ll have a series of very short talks on what excites us about programming – the strange, the wonderful, and the clever solutions to unusual problems.

And now we have a schedule for the talks that will be presented!

What kind of things will be presented? Glad that you asked! Among other things, we’ll hear about secrets in the Pokémon binaries, math in Web development, Hole-driven Haskell and much, much more! We’ll hear about clever hacks, brainy stuff, things about our craft and us, building things with Open Data, and deep relationships (and meaningful code)!

Rush to the (beta version of) the schedule and be sure to join us!

EnthusiastiCon takes place from June 19th-21st 2015 at Wikimedia Deutschland, Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24, 10963 Berlin.

Join us at EnthusiastiCon!

We’re having a conference for the programmer community. Located in Berlin, we want to bring people together that care about the passion of programming and the joy of code.

On June 19th-21st 2015, we’ll have a series of very short talks on what excites us about programming – the strange, the wonderful, and the clever solutions to unusual problems.

Please join us and bring your enthusiasm. We call it EnthusiastiCon. Please visit the conference page with the call for participation for all the necessary information.

We need your input! Please hand in your submission for short talks. The submission process is now open. Again, the conference page explains it best and our submission form awaits your input.