Graphical Web is an annual, global conference that showcases the many new open source technologies available for presenting visual information on the web.
The conference showcases best practice, new opportunities and future directions in the fast-changing world of web graphics and will appeal to a variety of professionals throughout the technology, data visualisation and graphics industries.
The University of of Exeter is holding an occasional series of ‘Coding Dojos’, starting on Thursday 3rd November, with the first one on the subject of Graph Databases, hosted by Gerry McNicol, co-founder of Big Consultancy and long-time data-scientist and developer.
Relational databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL don’t really store relationships. We’re going dive into the alternative world of Graph databases and see why internet giants like Facebook, Netflix and LinkedIn use this particular NoSQL model.
Some of you may have realised that i’m pretty big into gaming – and following on from the WiFi wars event earlier in July I couldn’t stop myself from building something similar! Hosted at Board (Exeter’s awesome boardgame cafe) I’m taking over their “Open Gaming Night” on Tuesday 9th August where people can rock up to play boardgames with friends and strangers alike, but i’m adding an electronic gaming component to it!
What is it?
I built a multiplayer gaming system, where you use your mobile phone to control retro games – but with a twist: You get paired up with a random person, and each of you gets half of the control pad – one of you can jump, the other can move left / right, and you get 20 seconds to make your way through as much of the game until it’s the next pair’s turn!
Here it is in action at the Sundown Demoparty earlier in July:
I built that in a week with nodeJS, socketio and HTML5, so it was a little buggy… if you would like to help me test out a new version of the code, give feedback and to help me work out what devices it works on, please register on the facebook event.
Note: Board Open Gaming Nights are not free, you need to pay to play games at Board. More details on their facebook page.