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Cooperation and Engagement: What can board games teach us?

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In February of 2008, Matt Leacock released Pandemic, a board game where players cooperate to save the world from deadly diseases that threaten to wipe out humanity. The game has been enthusiastically received, with it...

Christopher “moot” Poole: The case for anonymity online

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The founder of 4chan, a controversial, uncensored online imageboard, describes its subculture, some of the Internet "memes" it has launched, and the incident in which its users managed a very public, precision hack of...

Federico Etro on The Impact of Cloud Computing on the EU Economy

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In order to recover from the current financial crisis and achieve private sector-driven sustainable growth over the medium to long term, Ireland must respond quickly by tapping into the potential of new digital indust...

Wuala – a distributed file system

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After three years of research and development on a distributed storage system, we are ready to unveil the result: Wuala. Wuala is a new way of storing, sharing, and publishing files on the internet. Unlike traditional...

Greyglers@Google: Vint Cerf

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Googlers are lucky to have among them some great luminaries of computer science, including VP and Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf. If you dont know Vint, you can start by checking out his nearly 380,000 mentions o...

The Clean Code Talks – “Global State and Singletons”

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Good singleton vs. bad singleton, and encapsulation vs. deceptive API.

Inbox Zero

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Merlin Mann, a well known productivity guru and creator of the popular 43 folders website will talk about Getting Things Done, the importance of getting your inbox to zero, and strategies for dealing with high volume ...

David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization

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David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests...

Implementing Drupal

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Geoff Butterfield, Senior Technical Producer at The George Lucas Educational Foundation, and Angie Byron of Lullabot will talk aboout Drupal development and implementation.

Virtual Currency Is Very Real

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A brief description of virtual currency and why it may revolutionize the way we pay for things on the Web.

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