Saturday, October 23, 2010

At the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit

This weekend I am spending at the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit. It is a great event hosted at the Google Campus in Mountain View. Below more info about the sessions I am attending.

Sessions:

Overview of all sessions

Student retention

Notes at http://openetherpad.org/student-retention


Measuring Usability

Criteria for usability:

Notes at http://etherpad.osuosl.org/gsoc2010usability
  1.  Abstraction Level
  2.  Closeness of mapping
  3. Consistency
  4. Diffuseness/terseness
  5. Eror-Proneness
  6. Hard mental operations
  7. Hidden dependencies
  8. Junxtaposability
  9. Premature Commitment
  10. Progressive Evaluation
  11. Role expressiveness
  12. Secondary Notation
  13. Viscosity
  14. Visibility
How to make a team use agile development, if they have never done it before
Notes at: http://typewith.me/agile

Liberate your data
Notes at: http://typewith.me/liberate-data


Sunday ...

Open Streetmap 
using Cherokee for quick OSM rendering http://code.google.com/p/cherokee/

Advanced Trolling
(This seems to be the most popular session so far ;-)
Notes at: http://etherpad.osuosl.org/advanced-trolling
http://trolluniversity.com/
the CRAPL license http://matt.might.net/articles/crapl/






Open Source Science


Jim Procter and I organized the Open Source Science session:
http://etherpad.osuosl.org/open-source-science