Saturday, October 23, 2010

At the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit

This weekend I am spending at the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit. It is a great event hosted at the Google Campus in Mountain View. Below more info about the sessions I am attending.


Overview of all sessions

Student retention

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Measuring Usability

Criteria for usability:

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  1.  Abstraction Level
  2.  Closeness of mapping
  3. Consistency
  4. Diffuseness/terseness
  5. Eror-Proneness
  6. Hard mental operations
  7. Hidden dependencies
  8. Junxtaposability
  9. Premature Commitment
  10. Progressive Evaluation
  11. Role expressiveness
  12. Secondary Notation
  13. Viscosity
  14. Visibility
How to make a team use agile development, if they have never done it before
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Liberate your data
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Sunday ...

Open Streetmap 
using Cherokee for quick OSM rendering

Advanced Trolling
(This seems to be the most popular session so far ;-)
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the CRAPL license

Open Source Science

Jim Procter and I organized the Open Source Science session: