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[vox-announce] Linux Users' Group of Davis,Oct. 20th meeting: "code_swarm"
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[vox-announce] Linux Users' Group of Davis,Oct. 20th meeting: "code_swarm"



The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding its next meeting on:

  Monday
  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


Presentation:

  code_swarm

  Presented by:
    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:

  http://www.lugod.org/meeting/


For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:

  http://www.lugod.org/meeting/library/


About LUGOD:

  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/


-- 
Bill Kendrick
pr@lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis
http://www.lugod.org/
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