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Ignite! Waterloo

  1. 1. Ignite!  Waterloo   November  25,  2009  
  2. 2. Alex  Matan   @alexmatan   h<p://www.matan.ca  
  3. 3. Ramy  Nassar   @ramynassar   h<p://www.ramynassar.com  
  4. 4. 15  presentaGons   20  slides   15  seconds  each   0  notes   0  ringtones  
  5. 5. Jesse  Rodgers  
  6. 6. The  unconference  for  fun  and   the  goodness  of  community.   Jesse  Rodgers   @jrodgers   jrrodgers@gmail.com   h<p://whoyoucallingajesse.com  
  7. 7. What?  
  8. 8. Unconference   From  Wikipedia,  the  free  encyclopedia   facilitated,  par-cipant-­‐ An  unconference  is  a   driven  conference  centered   around  a  theme  or  purpose.  The   term  "unconference"  has  been  applied,  or  self-­‐applied,  to  a   wide  range  of  gatherings  that  try  to  avoid  one  or  more   aspects  of  a  convenGonal  conference,  such  as  high  fees  and   sponsored  presentaGons.  For  example,  in  2006,  CNNMoney   applied  the  term  to  diverse  events  including  BarCamp,   Bloggercon,  and  Mashup  Camp.[1]  The  term  is  primarily  used   in  the  geek  community.  
  9. 9. The  audience  par-cipants  are  more   important  than  the  speakers.  
  10. 10. “Community  is  the   Framework”   h<p://davidcrow.ca/   h<p://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/2405563687/  
  11. 11. “we  don’t  offer  crap—except  good  company  (in  the  form  of   demos  from  passionate  developers  and  entrepreneurs)”  –   Albert  Lai   Read  this!   h<p://bit.ly/6S8DMB  
  12. 12. 1. Topic   2. People   3. Venue  
  13. 13. A  different  way  of  thinking.  
  14. 14. BarCampWaterloo   •  Started  with  30  people   in  the  room  in   September  of  2005  
  15. 15. Growth  in  our  community.   •  DemoCampGuelph   •  StartupCampWaterloo   •  DevHouseWaterloo   •  Social  Media  meetup   •  Web  Design  and  developer  meetup   •  StartupDrinks   •  Etc…  
  16. 16. Constantly  building.   h<p://www.flickr.com/photos/oldpa<erns/2221005291/  
  17. 17. ChangeCamp spreads the emerging ideas, tools and methods of a networked society and builds social capital to accelerate community transformation. ChangeCamp is both a platform and a community.
  18. 18. h<p://www.flickr.com/photos/lecates/ 454787692/  
  19. 19. Tweet,  share  pictures,  talk  to  people,  ask   quesGons,  blog,  let  people  on  facebook  know,   talk  to  your  neighbor,  have  fun.   #IgniteWaterloo  
  20. 20. Jayne  Thompson  
  21. 21. Flood Forecasting and Climate Change
  22. 22. Changing Weather Patterns •  More high intensity rain events •  More days above freezing •  More lake-effect snow •  Inland - less snow and more rain in winter
  23. 23. Aden  Seaman  
  24. 24. How to solve a Rubik's Cube in 90 Seconds How simple algorithms can solve a complex system Aden Seaman 00000
  25. 25. Methods Corner First Bottom First   Petrus method   Friedrich method My method is NOT a speed method 00001
  26. 26. Permutations 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 permutations U: top U’ D: bottom F: front B: rear L: left R: right CW: F L F’ CCW: F’ 180: F2 00010
  27. 27. Web of states 00011
  28. 28. Subspace pathways 00100
  29. 29. My technique   Layer-by-layer   Jasmine Lee's beginner's solution to cube   Fast first-two-layers   Doug Reed's intuitive F2L   Good foundation for advancing to Friedrich method   Based on intuition, 9 algorithms and their mirrors 00101
  30. 30. Step 1: Bottom Edges   Intuition is enough 00110
  31. 31. Step 2: Bottom Corners   One intuitive algorithm & mirror L’UL   Corner rotation unimportant 00111
  32. 32. Step 3: Middle Edge + Bottom Corner L’U’LU2FU’F’ U’L’ULUFU’F’ U2L’U2LU2L’U’L 01000
  33. 33. Step 4: Last Layer cross repeat: F’U’L’ULF 01001
  34. 34. Step 5: Last Layer Corner Positions no changes necessary single swap double swap LU’R’UL’URU2 01010
  35. 35. Step 6: Last Layer Corner Rotations RUR’URU2R’U2 R’U’RU’R’U2RU2 01011
  36. 36. Step 7: Last Layer Edge Position B2TL’RB2LR’UB2 B2U’L’RB2LR’U’B2 01100
  37. 37. DONE! Now let's see this done in real time! 01101
  38. 38. Step 1 + Step 2 beginning Bottom Cross Bottom Corners 10.6s average 14.6s average 01110
  39. 39. Step 2 complete Bottom Corners 14.6s average 01111
  40. 40. Step 3 first half Bottom Corner Orient + Middle Edge Place 27.7s average 10000
  41. 41. Step 3 second half Bottom Corner Orient + Middle Edge Place 27.7s average 10001
  42. 42. Step 4 + 5 Top Cross Top Corner Positions 5s average 8.7s average 10010
  43. 43. Step 6 + 7 + DONE! Rotate Top Cycle Top Edges Corners DONE! 10.2s average 5.5s average 10011
  44. 44. Brent Curry
  45. 45. Nudging people onto bikes in the age of the automobile Brent Curry
  46. 46. 21 Speed Women's Tonino Lamborghini Urbano Trekking Comfort Bike •  Frame: 20'' inch frame •  Shift Levers: Shimano ST-EF50 21 Speed Rapid Fire •  Fork: 700C CS9217 Steel •  Freewheel: Falcon FW-70 14-28T Index UCP •  Headset: VP-H692W •  Chain: KMC Z51 •  Stem: HL-Alloy Adjustable Ext 110mm •  Crankset: 28Tx38T x48Tx170mm Silver Alloy •  Handlebars: MTB -155 620mm x 50mm Rise, Steel •  Bottom Bracket: YST BB-612 UCP •  Grips: Velo VLG-185AD2 Black Rubber Gel •  Pedals: VP 990S Plastic Body •  Brakes: Promax TX-107L Front & Rear Alloy Linear Black •  Wheels: High V Profile 700C Alloy Silver w/ Front Quick Release •  Brake Levers: : Shimano STEF 50 Alloy •  Tires: Kenda 700 x 40C Black w/ White line on Both Sides •  Front Derailleur: Shimano TZ-31 •  Saddle: Velo VL-3061 B93 w/ Silver Bumper •  Rear Derailleur: Shimano TX-30 •  Seat Post: SP-233 300mm Alloy Silver
  47. 47. David  Swart  
  48. 48. “Equirectangular” Marinus of Tyre 2nd century
  49. 49. “Stereographic” Ptolemy 2nd century
  50. 50. Some clown 2009
  51. 51. “Equirectangular” Marinus of Tyre 2nd century
  52. 52. “Stereographic” Ptolemy 2nd century
  53. 53. Some clown 2009
  54. 54. Darin  White  
  55. 55. Meta-­‐Making:   A  hacker  space  in  17  easy  steps   Darin  White  -­‐  Maker  
  56. 56. 1.  Overcome  the  iner-a  and  escape.  
  57. 57. 2.  Talk  to  strangers.  
  58. 58. 3.  Brainstorm.  
  59. 59. 4.  Core  group  emerges.  
  60. 60. 5.  Set  up  comms.  
  61. 61. 6.  Survey,  travel,  talk.  
  62. 62. 7.  Define  what  you’re   building.  
  63. 63. 8.  Elect  a  board  and  choose  a  name.  
  64. 64. 9.  Keep  making  while   meta-­‐making.  
  65. 65. 10.  Prop  each  other  up.  
  66. 66. 11.  Incorporate,  insure,  and  ante  up.  
  67. 67. 12.  Engage  the  experts.  
  68. 68. 13.  Persevere  despite   distractors.  
  69. 69. 14.  Space  search,   lease,  sign.  
  70. 70. 15.  Celebrate  incremental  success.  
  71. 71. 16.  Renovate.  
  72. 72. 17.  Tell  your  story.  
  73. 73. Make.  
  74. 74. Pay  it  forward.  
  75. 75. Jaclyn  Konzelmann  
  76. 76. JACLYN  KONZELMANN  
  77. 77. MODEL  OF  TEACHING  HASN’T  CHANGED  
  78. 78. EARLIEST  UNIVERSITY  DATES  TO  4  AD  
  79. 79. HOW  DO  STUDENTS  RESPOND  
  80. 80. WHAT  WORKS?  
  81. 81. GET  INVOLVED  
  82. 82. CLASS?     UW  MECHATRONICS  ENGINEERING  
  83. 83. THE  PROFESSORS  WHO  REMAIN   RELEVANT  WILL  HAVE  TO  ABANDON   THE  TRADITIONAL  LECTURE  AND  START   LISTENING  AND  CONVERSING  WITH  THE   STUDENTS     -­‐  DON  TAPSCOTT  
  84. 84. Staff  Sergeant  Kevin  Thaler  
  85. 85. Getting out of cars
  86. 86. Clan Labs and Grow Ops
  87. 87. David  EsGll  
  88. 88. Here  comes  the  sun:   Solar  Energy  as  development   home  and  abroad A  poem   By  David  EsGll  
  89. 89. It’s getting hot in here!
  90. 90. Right now, we move power long distances
  91. 91. FIT- The Feed In Tariff Program
  92. 92. Solar Power is now a viable investment, not just a showpiece =
  93. 93. What about when it’s not sunny? -Turn off coal/natural gas plants (or let water build behind a dam) when it’s sunny -Turn those badboys back on when it’s dark.
  94. 94. Solar creates jobs! -Germany has 40,000 jobs in solar manufacturing as of May -On track for another 50,000 by year end -90,000 jobs. Source: New York Times, May 16, 2008
  95. 95. Jobs lost in Ontario by sector Hmm… we’ve lost 90,000 jobs…
  96. 96. Oct 20, 2009: First solar joins the S&P Index
  97. 97. Solar can go ANYWHERE This camel is carrying a solar powered fridge that keeps medicine cold as it travels through Kenya
  98. 98. Solar powered medical clinic in Madagascar
  99. 99. Left: An off grid, solar powered data collector in Antarctica Right: An off grid, solar powered house in rural Colorado
  100. 100. Copper wires are stolen for scrap frequently. -An ongoing issue in Africa -The FBI has warned about this being a threat to ‘critical’ infrastructure in the US.
  101. 101. We can easily power the world over using Solar.
  102. 102. Deserts are ideal for solar plants: A concentrated PV plant in the Mojave
  103. 103. Yes, I quit my job to start up a solar company …and I’ve been my own boss for a year now.
  104. 104. We can start right here on our roofs!
  105. 105. Which, in turn, will help the Ontario economy
  106. 106. So that we can go and help developing countries
  107. 107. And help fight climate change, too! Thank you very much. David Estill dave@estillenergy.com
  108. 108. Simon  Clark  
  109. 109. Jason  Shim  
  110. 110. Vlade  Statosky:  im  asking  you  are  they  really  married  or  is  it  a  virtual  marriage  because   i'm  not  apologizing  if  it's  fake  and  i'm  also  not  apologizing  to  the  idiot  who  thought   up  having  their  marriage  in  a  video  game.   PerpetualJ  Valkyrie:  You  dont  think  that  this  could  be  just  as  real?   Vlade  Statosky:  what  the  hell  are  you  talking  about.  this  is  a  game.   PerpetualJ  Valkyrie:  A  game?   Vlade  Statosky:  a  game.   PerpetualJ  Valkyrie:  How  so?   Vlade  Statosky:  game,  "virtual"  reality,  not  reality   Vlade  Statosky:  game.   Vlade  Statosky:  it's  on  your  computer  
  111. 111. Levi  McCulloch  
  112. 112. A Real Fraternity Road Trip 4 Days, 2,178 Kilometers 8 Schools, 1 Zoo
  113. 113. 02/13/2009 5:10 pm – Assemble the vehicle Jeff Levi Paul Graham
  114. 114. 02/13/2009 6:09 pm – Drive 1 : Waterloo-Hillsdale
  115. 115. 02/13/2009 11:35 pm – Arrive: Hillsdale
  116. 116. 02/14/2009 9:30 am – Raid ‘Delta Omega’ Sorority House
  117. 117. 02/14/2009 10:20 pm – Drive 2: Hillsdale-Lafayette
  118. 118. 02/14/2009 3:10 pm – Visit Ball State University
  119. 119. 02/14/2009 8:27 pm – Arrive Purdue, catch up with other car
  120. 120. 02/15/2009 10:10 am –Drive 3: Lafayette-Zoo-Evanston 02/15/2009 01:06 pm -Kidnap 1st year co-op Hans
  121. 121. 02/15/2009 3:30 pm –Visit Racine Zoo 02/15/2009 3:31 pm -Create LOLCATS subtitles
  122. 122. 02/15/2009 6:10 pm – Catch up with car2..again 02/15/2009 10:14 pm – Crash
  123. 123. 02/16/2009 10:10 am – Explore Northwestern Campus
  124. 124. 02/16/2009 12:16 pm – Visit HQ
  125. 125. 02/16/2009 2:10 pm – Explore Obama-land Chicago
  126. 126. 02/17/2009 12:10 am – Bond with Brothers / White Castle
  127. 127. 02/17/2009 11:03 am – The LONG road home
  128. 128. 02/17/2009 3:10 pm – Visit Albion 02/17/2009 5:10 pm – Visit Michigan State
  129. 129. 02/18/2009 2:00 am – Arrive back in Waterloo
  130. 130. Mark  Connolly  
  131. 131. Are you sure

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