by Jon Spriggs
Tools to prove the identity of a person (gpg/pgp) or a server (ssl certs, ssh keys) and ways to hide identity (anonymous proxies, tunnels, TOR). Why you'd use them. Screenshots.
by Jon Howard
Usually with one finger, badly with a mouse but slightly better with a touch pad.
What draws a kids to a game? how long do they spend on it?
Extracts from Piracy is the future of TV - http://boingboing.net/2011/02/28...
Combining appreciation for Peter's Evil Overlord Top 100 (http://www.eviloverlord.com/list...) and an attempt to temper @glynwintle's natural aptitude for scaring people with security flaws by drawing tips from him on how to actually deal with them.
by Jon Howard
"Nobody gives a sh`t, that you can make things in the browser that we already made 10 years ago." - Joshua Davis
A discussion about what HTML5 can achieve and where the exciting things on the web are.
by Adam D King
Alan described some history of computer programming in school and the current circumstances.
He then shared a vision called 'BBC Codelab' except in a 'fake it until you make it' approach he described it as a reality.
Later he revealed that it was a hoax.
How can we be more happy? More of a question than an answer.
by Jon Spriggs
How I make a daily, weekly and monthly podcast using nothing but the tools in the title.
I did an introduction to voice recognition / speech recognition and went on to differentiate between:
a) speaker-independent speech recognition as you find it in automated Call Centres (IVRs that ask you to press buttons or speak your choice)
b) speaker-independent speech recognition as you find it on your smartphone.
Call Centre apps have got limited vocabularies but recognition is quite good if you stay on the topic (and don't go on a tangent on the ills of Consumerism or something!).
Smartphone apps have got huge vocabularies that cover the most common words in a language, but don't work very well because recognition is not context-dependent. You may indeed be talking about the ills of Consumerism or sending your beloved a kiss.
A live test among the participants of this sessions showed that "Salford" cannot and will not ever be recognised - alas!
by Paul Coulton
An informal discussion about the use of new/existing media and technology within education.
Some of the topics discussed;
* Use of internet
* Social Media
- The risks
- Facebook/Social networks are "is the devil" in most schools
* Schools been "technology poor" or "technology rich" depending on funding
* Possible widening divide between LEA schools and Academies
* The disadvantage for children without home computer and/or internet
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I have been getting hundreds of unreleased tracks, never released dubs and other goodies from dubstep producers from all over the world for the past 4 years, and I thought I'd share some of these gems with the unsuspecting BarCamp MediaCity audience that is so inclined :)
You heard dubstep tracks from:
Stagga (UK, GE)
Fused Forces (UK)
Fleck (GR / IT)
Fish Finger (US)
Ed West (UK)
Bam Bam Dealers (UK)
Slof Man (UK)
Substep Infrabass (PL)
Ninja Kid (ISR)
Quickfire creative brainstorm to explore how we can use social media to help the homeless. Session ideas, photos and video on link below.
Since American TV shows love doing crossover episodes, it becomes apparent that if St. Elsewhere and Homicide: Life on the Street both exist in the same TV universe, so do many other TV programs. Nerds on the internet have established a network of over 280 shows (and counting) which all coexist, implied by crossovers, cameos or references - and when we delve deeper, some interesting facts can be deduced...
(a full nerdy catalogue of crossovers, accurate c.2006)
(down the rabbit-hole...)
After the 'BBC CoceLab' hoax the day before, Alan shares some free resources that can be found online to promote the study of computing
An ad hoc presentation on how to mix tasty cocktails.
by Jon Howard
A talk/build-log about building an open-source 3D scanner
by Jack Wearden
by Dan Hardiker
Amateur video found here: http://vimeo.com/29281660
Dan Hardiker at BarCamp Media City demonstrating how he is hacking the Kinect for use with Agile Scrum/ Kanban style wall boards.
Dan is using Kinect Wallboards project being developed by Atlassian (labs.atlassian.com/wiki/display/KINECT/Home).
17th–18th September 2011