Tuesday, March 10, 2009

ETech Goodness

I'm hanging out at the ETech Conference in San Jose this week. It's a lot of fun and I'm meeting a bunch of great folks. I'm getting introduced to some great ideas that I'm putting on the list of things to explore.

Today I was amused to see the Truveo logo on a slide during the txteagle presentation. The presentation was inspiring. It makes me want to move to Africa and teach computer science. txteagle is basically a mobile version of mechanical turk that works in Africa. Truveo was one of a pile of companies that might be able to use such a service, perhaps for translations or tagging of videos.

I also learned that XBee radios have an API mode where they can communicate sensor data without the need for a seperate microcontroller.

My list of cool things I've learned this week is getting longer. I can always use more fun things to blog about.