Google London Open Source Jam


Thursday 28th July 2011. 6.30pm - 9.30pm. Talks start at 7pm.


Hosted at the London Google Engineering Office by the Google Open Source Team.

Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9TQ. Map


This time, our topic of interest is Post PC: gadgets of the now.


Zak Cohen, Alex Clarke, Ade Oshineye, Malcolm Rowe

How to Get Here

Take the tube (Victoria, District and Circle lines) or bus (multiple routes, including the 38 and 73 from the West End) to Victoria Station, and we're 3 minutes' walk from the station.

What to Do When You Get Here

When you arrive, in the main ground floor reception, tell the receptionist that you're visiting Google. You register there, then take the lift to the 5th floor, where you can sign in to the Google reception; when you arrive up there, please ask for the Open Source Jam event.


# Who Interests
1 Matt Lucht Web, music, open source!
2 Luca Colantonio
3 Andrew Savory Mobile, Tablets, linux-based platforms.
4 Mo Samara Angry Birds
5 Ivan De Marino
6 Sim Ismail Mobile apps
7 Alasdair Kergon
8 Ash Cairo 3D graphics, cross-platform development, Javascript and Justin Bieber.
9 Andrew Bulhak Mobile app development, music tools, social software
10 Tomas Lin
11 Andy Lawman
12 Tarek Wahab Pizza.
13 Mathieu Davy
14 Donatus Onwunumah Anything OpenSource
15 Oliver Don
16 sue spence Android Mobile App Dev
17 Michael Stogowski
18 Laura James
19 Michael Dales
20 Stefan Turalski GPGPU, Clojure and moving back to C++, but that is just for this week
21 Motti Strom
22 Kam Banwait web, open source, apps - everything !
23 Chris Highfield
24 Anonymous Go!
25 Kfoury DOS, Windows 95, Windows 3.1
26 Liliana Ziolek Kindle, Android
27 Grzegorz Nieweglowski
28 Themis Bourdenas adaptive pervasive systems
29 Micheil Smith Realtime Web, Asynchronous JavaScript, WebSockets
30 Eric Johnson web, apps, Perl
31 Dimosthenis Pediaditakis software engineering distributed systems policy-based network management mobile networks residential networks
32 Charles Forsyth languages, compilers, operating systems, distributed systems, security
33 R Primus Functional programming
34 Romans Dobzanskis Infinity
35 Richard Melville small distributed solid state systems
36 Corinne
37 Steven Wade iPhone & Android app development
38 Imran Bohoran
39 Chris von Eitzen
40 Dj Walker-Morgan
41 Sam Mbale
42 Jonathan Chetwynd
43 Paweł Krupiński
44 George Cox
45 Peter Harris
46 Tom O'Connor
47 S Jagannathan
48 Duncan Cragg
49 Matt Ford
50 Kostas Georgiou Unix
51 Samuel Carlisle Android app dev, mobile app dev,
52 Ian Morrison Radical Feminists, FreeBSD, hips, tits, lips, power.


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What is it?

In a nutshell, it's a pretty informal evening, we ask developers who have ideas or are already working on them to come and engage others to collaborate and code for your open source project. In a way, it will be like what goes on in the corridors, between sessions at a conference, except without the sessions. So you get to tell others about your idea and get new interested folks to work on your projects.

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to work on a fun project. You may have an idea and need more help or are already working on an open source project and want to work with others, or you'd like to get involved in a new open source project and meet like minded developers. Or perhaps you've got nothing better to be doing on a Thursday night than hanging around with a flock of opensourcerers and hack.

What will be there?

Other interesting people to code with. A space to hang around in. Computers and wifi. Oh, and lots of delicious pizza.

What will happen?

Some people may choose to present a 5 minute lightning talk on what they're doing. Then little groups will form and people will work together on code! We'll encourage contributing good things back to open source projects, or maybe the launch of new projects.

What shall I bring?

The only thing you really need to bring is yourself. If you have a laptop you like to develop on, please bring that too.

Why is it in the evening?

It's intentionally on a school-night as that allows many people to attend who would struggle during the day because of their job commitments.

What kind of talk should I give?

Five mins lightning talk. If you want to bring slides or a demo, please do, but don't feel you need to - talking and/or whiteboards is just as good. Remember your audience are techy open source geeks. If you feel like giving a talk (and we'd love you if you did), please let us know.

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