Tech Show and Tell
Vermont Coders Connection:
Tech Show and Tell
December 14, 2015
Zev Averbach organized this Tech Show and Tell in association with Vermont Coders Connection on December 11th, 2015. A video was recorded, and I did some incomplete live tweeting. If someone else has a tweet for the presenters I missed, tag me @shanecelis. Speaking of which, we need a hashtag for these events. Maybe #showandtellvt?
Andrea Suozzo wrote an article on the Tech Show and Tell for Vermont Tech Jam.
Come see, hear, show and tell the awesome things Vermonters are building in tech. Software, hardware, data, biotech, energy: We know things are happening in these areas but often only at launch/funding/acquisition or via word of mouth.
No longer! Via a series of lightning talks, we’ll learn what projects and technologies people from across tech are most excited about. Pizza will be provided by Generator, and we’ll meet and greet after an hour of talks.
Lightning Talks (6:15pm-7:15pm, five minutes each)
Uwe Heiss, Zeebo
Evidence that placebos work even in the absence of deception is a profound discovery. Zeebo is the world’s first branded placebo, and is meant to help patients and clinicians become more aware of placebo versus other treatment effects.
A placebo you can believe in. @zevav pic.twitter.com/YxDws967Fl— Shane Celis (@shanecelis) December 11, 2015
Andy Reagan, UVM and Quokka Labs
Quokka Labs is a sentiment analysis company with a research proven ability to go beyond scores and provide insights with proprietary visualizations. Quokka Labs can find the story in your data.
1. Get data. 2. Analyze feels. 3. ??? 4. Make money. ;) @andyreagan pic.twitter.com/IpYlbnqOn4— Shane Celis (@shanecelis) December 11, 2015
Brian Waters, UVM
The Internet of Things is quickly catching on, but it won’t come without its fair share of security problems. In this talk I’ll show you what types of things to look out for as we hack into an IoT security camera in under 300 seconds.
“I didn’t want to brick it.” I whisper to my wife, “See, honey, ‘brick’ is a word.” @zevav pic.twitter.com/dF6HhW6mhH— Shane Celis (@shanecelis) December 11, 2015
Tristan Davies, Faraday
Making web pages that share data with each other using BitTorrent.
.@absullivan1 You’re missing out on this talk: privacy, torrent, censorship resistant, and NSA fighting. @zevav pic.twitter.com/Vf30cQtkQt— Shane Celis (@shanecelis) December 11, 2015
Bradley Holt, IBM Cloud Data Services
Learn how Developer Advocates at IBM used our own services to build a tool that tracks deployments of our sample apps to IBM Bluemix and how we analyze this data.
Julie Lerman, Microsoft MVP and The Data Farm
.@julielerman talks about Microsoft turning a new leaf & embracing open source, gives some Mac love. cc @zevav pic.twitter.com/16CLHP9Sc8— Shane Celis (@shanecelis) December 12, 2015
Shane Celis, Seawisp Hunter and Vermont Game Developers
The magic of fiction. A personal story of taking a tech demo from technically interesting to magical. Story includes infrared sensors and magic wands. (I did a little fine tuning to put the slides into this talk for Mockup Monday #48 and added a little more backstory.)
The Magic of Fiction Me wielding my wand @generatorvt. cc @zevav pic.twitter.com/iV9kbuYNL2— Shane Celis (@shanecelis) December 12, 2015
Sara Simon, Vermont Public Radio
Do all news stories need reporters? How do reporters even find stories to report? Learn about the Twitter bot army that VPR has been building to not only get stories, but to get them out fast.
Sara writes open source #VPR bots: @vparchive, @dirtywatervt, and @vthospitalinfo. https://t.co/qcClOWSYFf cc @zevav pic.twitter.com/UmHW2gxXXC— Shane Celis (@shanecelis) December 12, 2015
Mark Ibrahim, UVM and Burlington Python
Wikipedia is not just a source of information, but a network of ideas. We algorithmically parsed all 4.7 million articles to construct a map of Wikipedia’s First Link Network.
If you click on the first link in a Wikipedia article repeatedly, you end up at philosophy. @zevav pic.twitter.com/89K8RHN2cT— Shane Celis (@shanecelis) December 12, 2015
Nick Husher, Faraday
If you build “single-page” webapps your experience is often something like this: Make change, reload, manipulate the app back to the part of it you’re working on, make another change, reload, etc. Figwheel lets you change the behavior or state of your application without reloading.
Great demonstration of figwheel and the problem it solves. #clojure cc @zevav pic.twitter.com/wv1Mpzi0gU— Shane Celis (@shanecelis) December 12, 2015
Eric Smith, Middlebury Interactive
Reverse Proxy Your App Into the Future - Do you feel locked into a rotting application or old technology? By shunting requests through a front-end web server, you can gradually move to better, more current technology choices.
How to sneak functional languages into your real work flow. #microservices cc @zevav pic.twitter.com/P7BRcgt4s1— Shane Celis (@shanecelis) December 12, 2015
There were two instances of flux rising up and attacking its presenter.
Flux attacks! @andyreagan pic.twitter.com/ViaTVUXYFD— Shane Celis (@shanecelis) December 11, 2015