Videos from NUUG

  • Opne offentlege data (1:22:05)
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  • Kva skjer med opne data i Norge? I fleire år har offentleg sektor gjort sine data tilgjengelege så dei kan brukast av andre. Brukarane kan vere både frå privat sektor/sivilsamfunnet - såkalla vidarebruk - eller at offentleg sektor sjølve gjenbruker data. I foredraget gir Livar Bergheim ein kort introduksjon om du ikkje er kjent med opne data, du får høyre eksempel på bruk av opne data, kort historikk, kva er status, kva skjer (nye retningslinjer, felles datakatalog m.m.) og vegen vidare. NUUG talk from 2017-10-10.
  • An introduction to Freifunk (1:37:11)
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  • Starting with the history of Freifunk, Andreas will give an overview on Freifunk's goals and vision. It is also a history about their devices and the software they use for that. Another topic will be their social and political impact in Germany and the EU. He will also talk about how Freifunk organizes with more than 400 local communities. There will be enough time and room for questions, as well. Andreas Bräu studied computer science in the early 2000s and now works as a software developer in Berlin. Freifunk came to his life in 2006. Since then he did a lot, i.e. some firmware development, creating web sites, organizing community meetings. NUUG talk from 2017-09-12.
  • Teckids: The Free Software Youth Organisation (0:56:01)
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  • Teckids is a youth organisation from Germany, aiming at establishing a free software community among children and adolescents (basically pupils). Regularly running youth programmes at FOSS conferences where children take part in workshops about many aspects of technology and computer science, Teckids provides the necessary entry level to the free software community. Being a community organisation for young people, Teckids entirely relies on engaging those young people in all aspects of the organisation, starting from tutoring in workshops up to participating as board members. This concept brings a whole bunch of quite complicated and hard processes with it, but is entirely worth while. We would like to introduce our work to interested participants in Norway, to present the idea behind the organisation, and maybe find people who would like to engage in the project in Norway. Eike and Nik are two members of Teckids e.V. in Germany. Nik is chairperson and founding member of the organisation, and Eike, now 16 years old, is the tutor who got everything rolling back when he was 11 years old and held his first PyGame workshops at FrOSCon. The two are now lead developers of the Veripeditus project, a new tool to get young people interested in gaming involved in programming using free software tools. NUUG talk from 2017-08-08.
  • TED - Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame (0:22:31)
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  • "Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop," says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes a hard look at our online culture of humiliation, and asks for a different way. TED talk downloaded from The Internet Archive.
  • TED - Richard Browning: How I built a jet suit (0:07:14)
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  • We've all dreamed of flying — but for Richard Browning, flight is an obsession. He's built an Iron Man-like suit that leans on an elegant collaboration of mind, body and technology, bringing science fiction dreams a little closer to reality. Learn more about the trial and error process behind his invention and take flight with Browning in an unforgettable demo. TED talk downloaded from The Internet Archive.
  • Internett-aktivisme med Holder de Ord (0:38:08)
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  • Holder de ord er en partipolitisk uavhengig dugnadsprosjekt som jobber for å gi folk større innflytelse over politikk, gjennom åpne data fra Stortinget og en rekke web-baserte tjenester. Tiina Ruohonen skal presentere HDOs data og infrastruktur, samt muligheter for techies til å bidra til en mer faktabasert politisk debatt i forkant av Stortingsvalget 2017. Tiina Ruohonen er en av grunnleggerne av Holder de ord. Hun har lang erfaring fra internasjonale organisasjoner, forskning og frivillighet. Tiina jobber ved CICERO Senter for klimaforskning og er også Fellow ved Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
  • TED - Katie Bouman: How to take a picture of a black hole (0:12:56)
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  • At the heart of the Milky Way, there's a supermassive black hole that feeds off a spinning disk of hot gas, sucking up anything that ventures too close — even light. We can't see it, but its event horizon casts a shadow, and an image of that shadow could help answer some important questions about the universe. Scientists used to think that making such an image would require a telescope the size of Earth — until Katie Bouman and a team of astronomers came up with a clever alternative. Learn more about how we can see in the ultimate dark. TED talk downloaded from The Internet Archive.
  • Data collection, psychometric profiling and their impact on politics (1:14:46)
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  • Most political campaigns are data-driven nowadays, and many are getting into profiling of individual voters. Recently, a company with a strong background in military PSYOPS has implemented technology developed at Cambridge University, to enable psychological profiling based on digital traces. They have then been embedded into some of the most surprising recent political campaigns: Ted Cruz's, Donald Trump's and Leave.EU (Brexit). I will outline my personal journey, first discovering the technology as a test subject for Cambridge University, then investigating this company as a complete amateur, and eventually contributing to an article shared globally. A background article based on this research was published by NRK Beta early in february 2017, see <https://nrkbeta.no/2017/02/04/dataene-som-snudde-verden-pa-hodet/>. The speaker, Paul-Olivier Dehaye, is a mathematician at the University of Zurich working on interoperability tools enabling new forms of collaborative work on mathematical data, knowledge and software. In his spare time, he enjoys litigating (and especially winning!) against multibillion dollar businesses for the defence of his fundamental right to data protection. He is now leveraging that experience as co-founder of PersonalData.IO, a service that helps individuals regain control over their personal data. NUUG talk from 2017-04-04.
  • TED - Seema Bansal: How to fix a broken education system ... without any more money (0:14:33)
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  • Seema Bansal forged a path to public education reform for 15,000 schools in Haryana, India, by setting an ambitious goal: by 2020, 80 percent of children should have grade-level knowledge. She's looking to meet this goal by seeking reforms that will work in every school without additional resources. Bansal and her team have found success using creative, straightforward techniques such as communicating with teachers using SMS group chats, and they have already measurably improved learning and engagement in Haryana's schools. TED talk downloaded from The Internet Archive.
  • TED - Cédric Villani: What's so sexy about math? (0:16:28)
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  • Hidden truths permeate our world; they're inaccessible to our senses, but math allows us to go beyond our intuition to uncover their mysteries. In this survey of mathematical breakthroughs, Fields Medal winner Cédric Villani speaks to the thrill of discovery and details the sometimes perplexing life of a mathematician. "Beautiful mathematical explanations are not only for our pleasure," he says. "They change our vision of the world." TED talk downloaded from The Internet Archive.
  • Hva prosjektledere bør vite om softwareutviklere (0:59:10)
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  • Softwareutviklingsprosjekter har en tendens til å gå over tid og budsjett. Dette er det mange grunner til. Foredraget vil legge hovedvekt på en gjennomgåelse av den psykologiske faglitteraturen på området gjennom de siste femten år. Den kan deles i to: Den som er utført av ingeniører, og den som er utført av psykologer. Ingeniørene ser på det vi er interessert i, altså hvilke variabler som fører til produktivitet, men de har en tendens til å gjøre veldig pussige metodevalg, slik at resultatene blir vanskelige å integrere med eksisterende kunnskap. Psykologene pleier å holde seg til ortodoks og nyttig metodevalg, men pleier å studere veldig perifere ting, som hva som skal til for at programmerere skal bli glade i hverandre. Rolf Lindgren er psykolog fra UiO. Han har utviklet SMS-applikasjoner i Java og MySQL, og skrev koden som konverterte UiOs studiehåndbøker fra studiekonsulentenes XML-dokumenter til pdf for utskrift. Han deltok i, og ledet avslutningen av, et treårig forskningsprosjekt ved Det Norske Veritas som hadde som formål å identifisere menneskelige risikofaktorer i softwareutviklingsprosjekter. Han er seniorrådgiver i Dignus rekruttering og rådgivning. NUUG talk from 2007-10-09.
  • TED - Elise Roy: When we design for disability, we all benefit (0:13:22)
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  • "I believe that losing my hearing was one of the greatest gifts I've ever received," says Elise Roy. As a disability rights lawyer and design thinker, she knows that being Deaf gives her a unique way of experiencing and reframing the world — a perspective that could solve some of our largest problems. As she says: "When we design for disability first, you often stumble upon solutions that are better than those when we design for the norm." TED talk downloaded from The Internet Archive.
  • Blokkjedeteknologier og kryptovaluta-løsninger (0:54:54)
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  • Thor-Harald Johansen Fra Bitspace AS introduserer de tekniske løsningene som Bitspace jobber med: Blokkjedeteknologier og kryptovaluta-løsninger for (1) Grensesnitt mot tradisjonelle banktjenester, (2) Steemit/sosiale medier basert på kryptovaluta, og (3) Utvikling og etablering av løsninger og tjenester for the unbanked/de bankløse i den fremvoksende kryptoøkonomien. NUUG talk from 2016-12-13.