Wrap-up from DC Hack and Tell #4
Monday June 30, 2014
I've been putting together these wrap-ups from Hack and Tell in DC for a while now. They go out to the meetup list and they're archived on github, but I like them so much I thought I'd put them here too. Working through the back-catalog:
DC Hack and Tell
Round 4: The Christmas Invasion
Time to wrap up the Christmas Invasion and put a bow on it... Here are all the good things we saw, in non-random order!
- Aaron talked about lots of graphs made from NYC test scores.
- Rick showed a really neat Medicare visualization that he made, which started as a National Day of Civic Hacking project. (Cool!)
- Julian demoed the next big programming language, MyCoolLang aka Lebowski, rich with Python and LLVM goodness.
- Chris fought the good fight against lighswitches, automating his home via his lightbulbs' port 80 (duh).
- In addition to inventing languages, Julian also improves existing ones - he showed how he became a Python core dev and improved performance (timing).
- "So your friendly neighborhood bikeshare station is out of bikes again. What are the odds?" CHRIS WILL SHOW YOU THE ODDS.
- And Joseph showed some of the magic of salt, vagrant, and of course salty vagrant.
Happy solstice, everybody! See you on January 13, 2014!
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