Welcome to the DC/NoVA Papers We Love meetup!
Papers We Love is an international organization centered around the appreciation of computer science research papers. There's so much we can learn from the landmark research that shaped the field and the current studies that are shaping our future. Our goal is to create a community of tech professionals passionate about learning and sharing knowledge. Come join us!
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// Tentative Schedule
• 7:00-7:30–Informal paper discussion
• 7:30-7:35–Introduction and announcements
• 7:35-8:40–Papers and Discussion (details forthcoming)
• 8:40-9:00–Informal paper discussion
Excella Consulting Arlington Tech Exchange (https://www.excella.com/events/arlington-tech-exchange)
2300 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
This month, Excella Consulting is hosting us at the Arlington Tech Exchange. It's located conveniently off Wilson Blvd in Arlington. There's parking available, and it's just a quick walk from the Courthouse Metro Station. We'll be on the 6th floor; follow the signs.
If you're late, we totally understand–please still come! Just be sure to slip in quietly if a speaker is presenting.
Primary paper for discussion (original Marching Cubes paper): http://academy.cba.mit.edu/classes/scanning_printing/MarchingCubes.pdf
An excellent, widely used-and-reused implementation of Marching Cubes, with a mechanical breakdown & tutorial/explanation of how it works: http://paulbourke.net/geometry/polygonise/
In addition to discussing the paper, I also plan to share a personal implementation of the Marching Cubes algorithm, and to use it show some fun interactive examples of creating essentially arbitrary 3D graphical surfaces with Marching Cubes.