Sessions at BarCamp Media City UK with video

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Saturday 17th September 2011

  • Talk: Programming should be taught in schools - discuss

    by Adam D King

    At 4:00pm to 4:20pm, Saturday 17th September

  • Voice Recognition on your Smartphone: with a live test among the participants

    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)

    and

    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!

    At 5:00pm to 5:20pm, Saturday 17th September

Sunday 18th September 2011

Unscheduled

  • Hacking the Kinect by Dan Hardiker

    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).

    Coverage video