Siri's a lucky lass*, or was it great design?
Voice recognition takes no hostages. This short talk lets you know what it is that makes Siri. Design thinking and raw power have existed for a while, but only now has a virtual assistant hit the mainstream. Dylan Evans (http://www.veluuria.com/index.html), a speech recognition UX veteran, takes you through the design and methods to make Siri happen.
And especially for the party we will have a nice craft beer on tap. A couple of kegs of the Mama pale ale from Oedipus Brewing (http://www.oedipusbrewing.com/), one of Amsterdam's new micro brewery startups.
* or lad - Siri is a man in the UK