Full Circle Podcast Episode 36, OpenTech 2013 Special
Welcome to another of our special event coverage episodes, this time it’s OpenTech which took place on 18th May 2013. Apologies for the delay in bringing you this episode and for the lack of episodes over the last couple of months, unfortunately there have been a number of personal issues that some of the hosts have had to deal with in the interim. We are now back and are going to be able to bring you more regular schedule of shows than we have previously been producing so Thank You for bearing with us.
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- Les Pounder (blog at http://about.me/lespounder/ twitter @biglesp)
- Olly Clark (Google + http://plus.google.com/103073417601965434371/ twitter @ollyclarkdotorg)
01:45 | WELCOME and INTRO:
02:21 | LIVE INTRO
Les & Olly record an introduction live at the event prior to the doors opening in the breakout area of the Student Union Building on the ground floor. They talk about what can be expected from the event including the scheduled talks http://www.opentech.org.uk/2013/schedule/ and how the event is structured. They also discuss various current happenings in the Linux and Open Source communities including:
- The release of Linux Mint 15 Olivia, and their use of HTML to customise the interface
- Ubuntu Phone and Mark Shuttleworth’s announcement of one interface for all the product family and what that means for the users.
- The new Mir Display Manager
- The latest Debain Stable release “Wheezy”
If you would like to attend the next event and keep up-to-date on the organisation of the next event then visit http://www.opentech.org.uk/ and you can also follow them on Twitter https://twitter.com/opentechuk
12:07 | INTRODUCING Government Digital Services & EMF Camp
- Government Digital Services (GDS) is the UK Governments’ response to improving the way it delivers its services to the populous through the web as it draws closer to it’s “e-government” targets
- previously each department within the Government was responsible for delivery of it’s web based services now GDS provides a combined approach to provide a consistent view of government and user experience.
- The Majority of the talk is presented by the Deputy Director of GDS Tom Loosemore with a short segment at the end entitled “How We Didn’t Break the Web” which is presented by one of the GDS Developers Jordan Hatch
- Both Jordan and Tom have personal blogs in which they ramble about life and technology and can be found at http://blog.tomski.com/ and http://thismaynotbejordan.tumblr.com/
- EMF Camp or Electromagnetic Field (pun intended!!) was a huge Hacker, Maker and Geek event held in a “field” last year just outside Milton Keynes in the UK
- The talk is presented by one of the organisers of the event Russ Garrett , he openly admits the motivation for the talk is to recruit attendee’s, assistants and helpers for next year’s event.
- Russ also blogs and he can be found at http://russ.garrett.co.uk/
13:01 | PRESENTATION Tom Loosemore – Government Digital Services
- You can find GDS here: http://digital.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/
- The Gov.uk Design Principles can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/designprinciples
- The GDS Style Guide can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/designprinciples/styleguide
- Dr Ian Levy’s tweet referred to by Tom in his talk:
- Jordan’s slides can be found here: https://speakerdeck.com/jordanh/how-we-didnt-break-the-web
- To view the code and help contribute to the Migratorator, Review-o-Matic and the other tools GDS have created visit their GitHub page https://github.com/alphagov
- A video of the talk can be found on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NU1tTtmPro
49:35 | PRESENTATION Russ Garrett – EMF Camp
- Photos of the 2012 Event can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/russss/sets/72157631357117362/with/7909192210/
- For information about last year’s event and how to get involved in next one visit: https://www.emfcamp.org/
1.05:02 | INTERVIEW – Stuart Ward & Hugo Mills – Reading Hackspace & Thames Valley RepRap Group
- To find out more inforamtion about Reading Hackspace you can visit their website at: http://rlab.org.uk/they also have a mailing list which you can join and interacte with members of the Hackerspace which can be found here: http://groups.google.com/group/reading-hackspace
- To find get more information about the Thames Valley RepRap Group visit: http://tvrrug.org.uk/
1.16:16 | OUTRO AND WRAP
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Live Intro to Governement Digital Services by Tom Loosemore: ‘Dance Zone’ by Unknown
Governement Digital Services to EMF Camp: On the Run 1 By Unknown
EMF Camp to Reading Hackspace Intro, Reading Hackspace Intro to Reading Hackspace Interview, Reading Hackspace Interview to Outro: Iron Man By SoundJay