How we can make San Diego a better place by making city data available freely available for anyone to use.
AI's next great species, the artificial worm, will link neuroscience with computing and catapult us into an age of Star Trek-like intelligent systems.
If you are thinking about starting with iOS (iPhone / iPad / iPod touch) development, this talk is for you. In this session an experienced iOS developer will get you started. I will tell you what to look at, and what to skip for now. No programming background required, but it might come in very handy.
The Open Video movement promotes an accessible, interoperable, and innovative future of video.
An ode to the mouthwatering joy of waffles (particularly authentic sugar-waffles and how to make them), beginning with a story of revenge on the cold streets of Belgium.
Why learn Swedish? This culturally-relevant, highly-useful list of 8 important Swedish words will get you started on Swedish 101 for Foreigners.
We are an increasing technical world, yet we are not teaching kids to create this world. Comp-Sci enrollment is down 50% over the last 10 years. A big part of this is the teachers. I outline what the problem is, and what you can do to be part of the solution.
In the words of the esteemed Chicken Little: "We're fucked." A rollicking good time for the whole family, or your money back!
Do you have a $500 ergonomic super chair? Do you spend hours at your computer everyday? Do you know that you may be slowly killing yourself sitting there all day like a lazy sack of potatoes? Learn more in this short talk about new research explaining why sedentary behavior is affecting your health. Plus office hacks to make your environment physical activity friendly.
The explosive growth of interest around Gov 2.0 has uncovered a wealth of developers ready to change government from their laptops... but this is only the first step. To build an effective and open 21st century government developers must step up. Learn exactly why we need you to bring your intelligence, energy, clarity, and yes *mad coding skills* to public office.
Among other things, your identity. The internet lets you explore this, and clothes may be a cue, but they don't always tell you everything. And sometimes you have to strip *down to the essentials* to see all of who you are.
Rob will be giving an impromptu talk on... well... we have no idea. And he doesn't either! This is what happens when someone else makes your slides.
Let's replace companies, where you get paid to follow orders, with "open companies" where anyone can join and work on what they want, getting paid according to peer-review. This winter, a local startup (itself an open company) is creating an reputation "currency".
Print journalism is struggling and often the first thing to go is the arts coverage. Let's look into different models of journalism that could ensure quality arts coverage for San Diego in the future.
All modern industrial societies have been structured on the premise that we can indefinitely increase our economic growth, technological prowess, population, and resource extraction. What if that assumption is incorrect, and there are in fact limits to what our universe can provide us? When and how would that affect our lives and consciousness, and what would could we do when faced with the end of growth?
In five minutes, I will share how sending one email (telling a company their website sucked) led to eating PB&Js with (and made by) award winning superstars, while assisting in the gulf oil spill cleanup. In other words: How ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.