Session 2

Inventables HQ: 222 W. Ontario #350

Wednesday October 21st, dinner starts at 5:30pm coding starts at 6:30pm.  We'll have "show and tell" between 9:30pm and 10pm but after "show and tell" we'll be open until everyone leaves.  

What projects got hacked on in session #1?
Check out the RSVP board and the project board

Who's coming to session #2?
RSVP for session 2 below by adding your name and at least one idea for a project to hack on. Your idea(s) can be rough or detailed, but please do come with something in mind to riff on.
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Jeff Talbot Either hacking on cruise control, or maybe writing a vim plug-in or 2 for cucumber 
David Chelimsky gitutor - a tool to aid in packaging step by step tutorials that students can go through with commands that check out branches - the checkout part is easy - the hard part is making it easy on the tutorial _builder_ to efficiently make changes across multiple branches, etc 
Harper Reed Spiders 
Jason Tillery Not sure yet. 
Drew Olson something cucumber, or clojure. 
Corey Haines (possible) iGnome - mobile application + web site : Take pictures with mobile device, gps-tag them, upload them to site, can show all the places you've been and things you've seen on a google map. 
Adrian Holovaty Django Web framework -- or maybe just help out with what other people are working on. 
Fred Lee Not sure yet. 
Michael Dwan Probably something cool... 
Borja Sotomayor Teaching open source development in college. Last Spring, I taught a databases course at the University of Chicago where students had to write a simple RDBMS in C (from the low-level B-Tree file operations all the way up to the SQL parser) in teams of four, collaborating through Redmine+SVN (there was also a portion of the code that was developed by the entire class). I'd like to share my experiences teaching open source development and, in terms of code, I'd like to hack on the toy RDBMS we developed (called "chidb"), since I want to publish it with an open source license for other instructors to use (and, even if you're not an educator, I think the code is pretty fun to read from a hacking standpoint; RDBMSes are usually associated with "boring" business applications, but they're actually pretty cool systems on the inside). 
Brian Eng Maybe something Twitter... 
Chris McAvoy Not sure yet, but I've been interested in Jetpack and natural language processing. I'm also always interested in helping on other projects. 
Vishu Ramanathan refactor any existing well-tested project to be less procedural 
Joseph Kocherhans Something Django probably. Maybe a 1.2 feature. 
Scott Robbin JetPack, AppEngine, or a wiki application that lets IE6 users maintain their own stylesheets, codenamed "sixIEtime." 
Ted Homatas Get the band back together and finish off Twendr or something Android 
Dan Gilbert A Ruby interface around the REST API. 
Zach Belzer Changed my mind... anything interesting that uses MongoDB. 
Eric Daugherty Not sure. Interested in Flex and Scala. 
Dirk Eddelbuettel Something to do with R, maybe a simple Protocol Buffers bindings package (straight up from C++) -- done, see 
David Altenburg Something Clojurey 
Zach Kaplan - "Tumblr like look and feel" site to let America answer what parts of the government should exist 
Pek Pongpaet some natural language stuff with people who want to do that 
Joshua Emmons It's high time Cocoa had a native (NSString-based, unicode-friendly, non-char*-manipulating) framework for parsing markdown. I'm going to put something together, probably with ParseKit at the core. Help actively sought. 
Billy Whited HTML 5 with a focus on the "contentEditable" property and progressive enrichment with CSS3 
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