Ignite Boston - Free, as in Beer

by Mike Hendrickson


The Second Ignite Boston is taking place this Thursday, September 6, from 6 to 10pm at Hurricane O'Reillys. If you have already RSVP'd your name is in our list and you will be entered into a drawing for $300 worth of O'Reilly books, and a Free Beer, or drink of your choice. If you have not RSVP'd or if you think a friend or two should join you, send email with your name to IgniteBoston AT oreilly DOT com. The final list of talks are listed below.

    Keynote: Ben Fry - Visualizing Data
    Visualizing large data in a compelling style with tools that scale.

  1. Alessandro Pace - Flash Lite mobile technology
    I would like to showcase how to create Flash Lite content for mobile phones. I would be able to show sample applications
  2. Yael Maguire - New Uses of Long Range RFID
    Agile RFID reader technology.
  3. Jon Orwant - Google Book Search
  4. Ned Gulley - A wiki-like programming contest
    Picture a programming contest that's open source, fast-paced, and competitive. Addictive collaboration ensues
  5. Andy Gregorowicz - Mining Wikipedia
    An overview of how we mine the Wikipedia to create massive networks of concepts and terms with interesting visuals.
  6. Hari Jayaram - Waiting for the MySpace scientist
    Science is getting so complex that we need to open things up, collaborate and use technology more than ever before
  7. Neil Henry - Digital Image Glut
    Articulation of an unmet need of modern consumers. The scarcity of time to organize, rate and enjoy digital images
  8. Jessie Liberty - Sliverlight
    Learn what is cool with Sliverlight.
  9. Ivan Schneider - A proposal for rules-based payment processing
    Why should affiliates and suppliers wait for a check when the payments network can divvy the spoils for every purchase?
  10. Shava Nerad - Convergence: games, virtual worlds, social networking
    They grew up on their own -- now corporations enter. How will they deal with convergence and big money colonialism?
  11. Michael Burns - Securing the OLPC
    Millions of XOs are being distributed this year. Bitfrost is the system to protect these child users. How does it work?
  12. Matt Gross - GPS, Location, and Phones
    GPS, Location, and Phones: What types of location services are available on GPS-enabled mobile phones. How to build your own.
  13. Brian Olson - Ending Gerrymandering Through Automatic Redistricting
    Lots of states have crazy congressional districts drawn to the benefit of one party. Let a computer do it fairly!
  14. Daniel Olguin Olguin - Sensible Organizations
    Social sensor network technologies that will help individuals and organizations work better.
  15. Ted Gilchrist - Extending Robocal to do "talking driving direcctions"
    Robocal is a talking Google Calendar, that you can call up. Now you'll get driving directions to your meetings.
  16. Renat Khasanshyn - Enterprise 2.0 and Data Mashups: Bridging the Web 2.0 Information Gap
    In today's enterprises, most data integration projects never get built. The ROI on these projects is simply too low. Co
  17. Adam Goldstein - BookTour
    The place where authors and audiences meet.
  18. Dan Stolts - Free Local Technology Resources
    The local user group community is thriving. Get a taste of what the community is doing for the community.
  19. James Turner - 5 Ways to Keep an Editor Happy
    So, you'd like to write something for the ONLamp Family of Websites? Here's 5 basic boo-boos to avoid.
  20. Keith Erskine - Launch: Padpaw
    Padpaw is out of the Garage! Padpaw helps your group with important updates and information using your cell phone
  21. Greg Raiz - Launch PicMe Photo Sharing
    PicMe is a desktop based photo sharing application. It allows users to view and share large collections of photos.


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2007-12-04 20:56:20
Any plans for another Ignite Boston?
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