Tagged: open source

Does open source equal open society? - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 08, 2016

Every party needs a grumpy uncle…so let me be that curmudgeonly guy for the upcoming Open Source//Open Society conference. (Early spoiler alert – I’m going to some of OS//OS. There’s too many thought provoking speakers, too much opportunity to touch base with clever people not to) The second such OS//OS event is talking (was originally a typo, but it … Read More

Open for thinking, open for participation, open for collaboration - Stick

Peter Kerr Apr 02, 2015

The name of the two day Wellington conference on Thursday and Friday 16/17 April says it all. Open Source//Open Society (OS//OS). As a digital immigrant who has, without sometimes knowing why, gone down he android path for my devices, I’m … Continue reading → … Read More

A buried treat in WordPress’s Terms of Service - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 26, 2014

It’s in keeping with the spirit of WordPress that its Terms of Service are simple, freely available to be repurposed by others, and, the tiniest bit quirky. WordPress co-founder, and part owner of its tech-tools parent Automattic, Matt Mullenweg, pointed … Continue reading → … Read More

Gunning for better play; Makerspace takes aim at crowdfunding - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 28, 2012

The Wellington Makerspace [TWMS] wants to build a better gun, well that’s not strictly true. The community actually play a lot of what are commonly known as first person shooters [FPS], such as Medal of Honor, Battlefield, Team Fortress and … Continue reading → … Read More

Now this is how we should be doing science! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 22, 2012

Professor Michael Pollastri is an Associate Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at Northwestern University. His research is focused in the area of drug discovery for neglected tropical diseases. Think sleeping sickness, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis, and schistosomiasis. There is a real lack of coordination between … Read More

“So Makerspace, can you create this?” – workshop eases into existence - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 09, 2012

A couple of months into its life, and The Wellington’s MakerSpace is finding its feet, getting into gear as a physical product incubator for people testing their ideas. Co-founder Lee Bennett says as businesses around the place learn of its … Continue reading → … Read More

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