Re: [hack-and-tell] Cease fire! The war is over? (Hack and Tell Round 17: Wrap up!)

From: Andrew G.
Sent on: Saturday, May 19, 2012 11:52 PM
But, Aidan didn't present repowatch, so yours is incorrect!

On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 2:16 PM, James Dennis <[address removed]> wrote:
> Dang! I seriously just finished writing my copy, went to gmail to send a
> draft to Andrew and BOOM he's already sent his wrap-up.
>
> w00t!
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> On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 1:28 PM, Andrew Gwozdziewycz <[address removed]>
> wrote:
>>
>> [Stop reading un-rendered markdown, and read this in it's full
>> glory instead! https://gist.githu...­]
>>
>> (Turns out, I have no idea when the Germanian war that started in
>> 17 AD ended, but if you happen to know, feel free to reach out.[0])
>>
>> (Have a complaint about this email? Want to make it better, fix
>> a typo, or add more info? Fork the gist on GitHub!)
>>
>> Hello Hackers-
>>
>> Thanks to [GetGlue](http://www.getglu...­) for hosting us! The
>> pizza was great, the drinks, they were sugary, and stickers oh so
>> gluey!
>>
>> ## Puzzle
>>
>> Puzzle? Psshht! Puzzles take time to write, to do, and did I
>> mention someone has to *grade* them? Round 17 was too ad-hoc to put
>> that together, and the crowd that came would have aced it anyway.
>>
>> I will, however, give you the answer to last month's wrap-upzzle[1]:
>>
>>   (define (empty)
>>      (lambda (k)
>>         '()))
>>
>>   (define (assoc dict key value)
>>      (lambda (k)
>>         (if (eq? k key)
>>            value
>>            (dict k))))
>>
>>   (define (lookup dict key)
>>      (dict key))
>>
>>   scheme> (lookup (assoc (assoc (empty) 'hello "world") 'world
>> "hello") 'hello)
>>   => "world"
>>
>> ## Projects Presented (in pseudo-random order)
>>
>> ### [Braindump] Malcolm Matalka (all the way from Sweden!)
>>
>> Braindump is back![2] That's right, America's favorite Meetup (which
>> shut down to free up more time for Hacker School) has turned into a
>> wee-wittle segment at Hack and Tell--but hey, it's something! Want to
>> do a Braindump? Send me 3 blood samples, $5 US and a self addressed
>> stamped envelope. (Or, ask next time there's a call for speakers.)
>>
>> This month, Malcolm was in town for Hack and Tell^W^W^Wa wedding, and
>> braindump'd a bit about what he knows of phantom typing in OCaml.
>>
>> * [Phantom_types](https://github.com...­)
>> * [Blog
>> post](http://functional...­)
>>
>> ### Nicolas Dufour
>>
>> The Refuge Project aims to provide a fully decentralized and
>> open source data platform. What does that mean? Well, it means
>> that you'll have easy access to any data you shove into it.
>>
>> * [refuge on GitHub](https://github.com...­)
>> * [refuge.io](http://refuge.io­)
>>
>> ### Grant Kot
>>
>> Like Grant, I have like 3 words, awesome tentacle physics!
>>
>> * [YouTube demonstration](http://www.youtub...­)
>> * [Grant on GitHub](https://github.com...­)
>>
>> ### Peter Coles
>>
>> Peter showed off his pure JS/CSS/HTML5 piano, which generates WAV
>> files that are then data-URI encoded. In other words, only ASCII data
>> is loaded from the web server, the rest, as they say is magic.
>>
>> The visualizations were a little bit primitive, but hey, I guess
>> that's what you get for studying Computer Science instead of cello at
>> Julliard.
>>
>> * [HTML5/CSS/JS Piano](http://mrcoles.co...­)
>> * [GitHub]https://github.com...­
>>
>> ### Zed Shaw
>>
>> I mentioned during Round 17 that the reason Hack and Tell exists is
>> due in part due to the Freehacker's Union, which Zed created when he
>> lived in NYC. So having Zed stop by and see the community we've
>> created was certainly a treat.
>>
>> These days Zed spends lots of time teaching programming by writing
>> books. They're freely available, but if you use them, and like them,
>> send him a few bucks so he can write more!
>>
>> * [Learn Code The Hard Way](http://learncodet...­)
>> * [zedshaw.com](http://www.zedsha...­)
>>
>> ### John Workman
>>
>> Need to load hundreds of pictures in a web browser, but don't want
>> to bog down the experience? Well, scrollstream attempts to solve
>> this problem removing things from the DOM that aren't visible, and
>> loading new items in when they should be visible. It's dynamism at
>> its best!
>>
>> * [Scrollstream](https://github.com...­)
>> * [John's GitHub](https://github.com...­)
>>
>> ### Dan Vanderkam
>>
>> Dan showed us dygraphs, an interactive, zoomable time series plotting
>> library for the web. It's pretty cool, supports oodles of data points,
>> has lots of tests *and* documentation. Really, it's like some holy grail
>> of software projects, which means if you have a use for it, you should
>> seriously consider it.
>>
>> * [dygraphs](http://dygraphs.c...­)
>>
>> ### Joschka Kintscher
>>
>> Harvey allows you to do conditional JS loading via CSS media
>> queries. It has the concept of "Coins," which control how the JS is
>> loaded/executed. Personally, I'm just glad someone put a Dent into
>> this problem.
>>
>> * [Harvey on GitHub](https://github.com...­)
>>
>> ### Aidan Feldman
>>
>> Aidan talked about his JSONP proxy, which allows you to do JSONP with
>> *any* JSON API on the web. He could have saved himself some trouble
>> though, since the Meetup API supports JSONP[3]. Nevertheless, it might be
>> useful for someone else!
>>
>> * [JSONP on GitHub](https://github.com...­)
>> * [JSONP](http://jsonp.jit....­)
>>
>>
>> ## Announcements and things to watch out for
>>
>> ### Round 18 -- Coming soon!
>>
>> Have something you'd like to present? Have something to Braindump?
>> Have a (free) space that can hold 80-100+ people and don't mind some
>> guests?  We're starting to plan Round 18, so let us know if you can
>> help us out! Call for presenters coming soon!
>>
>> ### Hope Number 9
>>
>> HOPE is invading Hotel Pennsylvania yet again. This time,
>> it takes place on July 13-15. For tickets or more information
>> checkout [hopenumbernine.net]­(http://hopenumber...­).
>>
>> ## Wrap it up
>>
>> That's it! Hope to see you all at Round 18!
>>
>> Happy hacking,
>>
>> Andrew and James.
>>
>> [0]: Wikipedia has been lest helpful. (but, I didn't really look
>>     all that much... Yeah, my fault.
>> [1]: Have a more clever solution in a language that doesn't *have*
>>     closures? Share it!
>> [2]: ... and this time it's personal.
>> [3]: [Callbacks](http://www.meetup...­)
>>
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