Jamie Wilkinson: Open Sourced
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Jamie will join the Converge community to tell us about some of his biggest open source projects... [Star Wars anyone?].
He builds great tools for curation and presentation of videos in addition to fun ways of producing and interacting with video.
Come and learn about his custom video players, including the embeddable Flash+HTML5 player created for VHX. It does seamless video playback for clips from any site and can organize them into playlists.
I am a computer programmer & Internet researcher interested in media and the spread of information and ideas online. I am currently building VHX.tv, a video sharing community. I’m also a founding member of FAT Lab, an open-source research & development group.
In 2010 I was a developer for Star Wars Uncut, a crowdsourced recreation of Star Wars that won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Media. In 2008 I co-created Know Your Meme a video series & Internet meme database that was selected as one of TIME Magazine’s Top 50 websites of 2009. In 2007 and 2008 I taught the Internet Famous Class at Parsons in NYC, in which students grades depended on their online popularity.
I am a proud contributor to open-source software: @jamiew on GitHub.
This month's Community Presentations:
'Bestia Story' Project - the start up that is changing how you look at clothing. By Luis Castle.
Introducing JS3 - a fast and lightweight drawing and animation library for JS Canvas. By Stephen Braitsch.
Doors open at 6:30. Please do not arrive earlier as you will not be allowed into the building.
One RSVP per individual name and only book tickets if you are definitely coming as space is limited. If you do RSVP and cannot make it, please let us know so others may attend. convergesf at gmail dot com.
6:30 - Informal networking and drinks, with music by DJ Starpause
7:00 - Welcome & announcements
7:15 - Jamie Wilkinson
8:15 - Break
8:30 - Community presentations (up to 10 mins each)
9:00 - Converge closing comments & raffle (books, t-shirt, gift cards)
9:15 - Wrap-up & mingle
9:30 - After hours @ local bar TBD
When & Where
Think of Converge-SF events as a venue to explore the intersection between design and technology. We hope to bring you inspiring speakers, letting them narrate their creative efforts by way of the presentation of a project. We will cover the many technologies which are used across the design and development workflow and delve into one or two of these technologies along the way.
Find out more about us and view past presentations at Converge-SF.org
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