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Jamie Wilkinson: Open Sourced


Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

Jamie Wilkinson: Open Sourced

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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.

Back in 1998-2000 I was co-founder BeNews, one of the leading news websites about theBe Operating System. I have an archive of benews.com and some of my old BeOS software in /beos


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.

The Schedule:

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

Many thanks to our sponsors: Onward Search and Organic for financial support, The Hub for making the community feel welcome and O'ReillyLynda.com and Adobe for great items to raffle.

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The Hub
901 Mission Street Suite 105
San Francisco, CA 94103

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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