Monthly Archives: May 2013

Creating effective slides: Design, Construction, and Use in Science

Like many scientists, my Power Point slides need help! Creating simple yet memorable slides that convey content takes a lot of practice. This lecture by Jean-luc Doumont, based on his book “Trees, Maps and Theorems,” gives sound advice on designing, … Continue reading

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Does the cloud mean having to rethink software development?

Marten Mickos recently wrote a guest post on GigaOM titled: “For developers, the cloud means having to rethink everything they know about making software.” Mickos raised some very good points. He listed five ways in which cloud computing will force … Continue reading

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Choosing The Right Database: A Webcast

Picking a database these days can be bewildering, and at the same time it can be a crucial business or project decision.  This webcast, by Robin Bloor, Ph.D. Chief Analyst of the Bloor Group, and Mark Madsen of Third Nature, … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Astronomy – A Talk By Carolina Ödman-Govender

This is a talk given by Carolina Ödman-Govender, given at the re:publica 13 meeting, on May 8 2013.  She gives a fine general introduction to the value of crowdsourcing in astronomy, and invites people to get in touch with her … Continue reading

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