Open Source Projects often start with the question “Wouldn’t it be cool if _____?“. A few days ago that ended with “we had an Open Source Bridge android app“. Fast forward 48 hours and, thanks to Igal’s quick response enabling JSON feeds from OpenConferenceWare, the app is now available in the Android Market Place.
- Pulls in the conference schedule from OSBridge.org
- Lists session schedule, filtered by day.
- Click on sessions for detailed descriptions.
- Now button takes you directly to sessions currently underway.
This is just a start
There are a few features I’d like to add, and welcome suggestions of your own. Or better yet, the source code is available for everyone to view and hack on. I invite anyone who’d like to improve the app, or learn about android development, to join me in the Hacker Lounge.
Touchscreen is a platform building interactive kiosk displays. We built it to show off our data center, which houses some of the worlds most important open source projects, and for status displays within our network operations center. We have plans to build a status dashboard for our development team as well.
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Pydra is a distributed computing or cluster computing framework for Python. Pydra seeks to provide a solution that is easier to deploy, manage, use than existing projects. This is on top of providing standard features such as fault tolerance.
Pydra was born out of a necessity. Other projects being developed by the Open Source Lab required a large amount of processing. Rather than implementing parallelism specific to our application, we chose to build a generic distributed computing framework with the features missing in other solutions. We see Pydra as a useful tool for future projects at the lab.
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