DemoCamp 6 redux
Last night’s DemoCamp 6 was a little bumpier than usual: the organizer, David Crow, was unwell, so Joey and Jay stepped in as MCs, and then the A/V system went HAL on us. Nevertheless, the demos were very entertaining:
- Ross Rader of TUCOWS presented Skydasher, their new AJAX-y home page system
- Nilesh Bansal, from U of T, showed a correlation-aware blog search engine called Blogscope.
- Joshua Wehner showed off a Rails application for coordinating conference attendance.
- Anand Agarawala (also from U of T) closed the session with BumpTop, which applies the Unreal Tournament physics engine to the desktop.
They were all very cool, and once again made me feel that at some point, without really noticing, I became one of those “Fortran on a VAX is all you need” dinosaurs I remember from my first couple of jobs in the 1980s… ;-)