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

From: Andrew G.
Sent on: Monday, May 21, 2012 4:55 PM
Btw, I didn't mean to call out James on the list... Sorry James!

On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 11:58 PM, James Dennis <[address removed]> wrote:
> Then so is the spreadsheet. Y U NO UPDATE IF U KNEW?
>
> On Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11:52 PM, Andrew Gwozdziewycz wrote:
>
> 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!
>
>
>
> 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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