[svlug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, Oct. 20th meeting: "code_swarm"
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Tue Oct 7 22:49:56 PDT 2008
The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding its next meeting on:
October 20, 2008
7:00pm - 9:00pm
The meeting will be held at our regular location:
Davis Public Library
Blanchard Meeting Room
315 East 14th St.
Davis, California 95616
Michael Ogawa, Visualization & Interface Design Innovation group, UC Davis
'code_swarm' is an experiment in organic software visualization - an approach
to information visualization that eschews traditional data confinement in
space and lets the elements play together in freeform and unpredictable ways.
'code_swarm' shows the history of commits in a software project. A commit
happens when a developer makes changes to the code or documents and transfers
them into the central project repository. Both developers and files are
represented as moving elements. When a developer commits a file, it lights
up and flies towards that developer. Files are colored according to their
purpose, such as whether they are source code or a document. If files or
developers have not been active for a while, they will fade away.
More about the project:
'code_swarm' is open source software, and is available from
http://code.google.com/p/codeswarm It was written using
'Processing', an open source programming language built for the
electronic arts and visual design communities.
About the speaker:
Michael Ogawa is a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science program at UC Davis.
He is a member of VIDI, the Visualization & Interface Design Innovation
group. His primary research interest is in Information Visualization,
specifically software visualization.
For details on this meeting, visit:
For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:
The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
and Free Software.
LUGOD holds regular meetings with guest speakers in Davis, California,
as well as other events in Davis and the greater Sacramento region.
Events are always free and open to the public.
Please visit our website for more details: http://www.lugod.org/
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis
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