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Always nice to have a little Xtra fun! We admit it: we have a kick-ass program. But Øredev also arranges all the parts that let you enjoy, re-energize, even relax while you learn. It also makes for better, easier network building. This year again we boost the fun with a bonus activities track – the Xtra(ck) – running in parallel.
What are the trends when it comes to the use of Internet and media among teenagers and kids? What are the typical youth behaviors today that will follow them through the rest of their lives, and what can we expect will change when they grow up to be adults? We can see youngsters using Internet in different ways than older generations, does this mean will see some technologies and services disappear over time?
Janne is currently running the project "Svenskarna och Internet", the biggest usersruvey in Sweden about Internet, also a part of the World Internet Project, one of the biggest Internet reserarch projects in the world. He's also managing the conference "Internetdagarna" and responsible for Internetstatistics at .SE. Previously managing director at World Internet Institute.
The geek feminism movement is growing all around the world, in fields as diverse as open source programming, science fiction literature and live action role playing. Who are the geek feminists, and what do they want? Teresa Axner has spent years spreading the word of gender equality throughout the Scandinavian gaming scene. In this session she gives a brief history of geek feminism, in an international as well as local context. Naturally, everyone is very welcome - regardless of gender.
Teresa Axner co-founded the international Geek Women Unite!-network and is one of the chief architects behind the Scandinavian geek feminism movement. Originally a playwright and director, she now works as a writer, radio journalist and designer of educational games among other things. Teresa's main field of interest is the intersection between geek culture and social activism. Her heroes are Diana Wynne Jones, Simone de Beauvoir and Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Machine learning is a discipline that is concerned with the design and development of algorithms that allow computers to evolve behaviors based on empirical data — a fancy name for a simple concept. Behind all the buzzword algorithms such as Decision Trees, Singular Value Decomposition, and Support Vector Machines lie simple observations and principles. In this presentation, we will take a ground-up look at how they work, and how you can apply them in your own applications.
Ilya Grigorik is a developer, an open-source and Ruby evangelist, a data-geek, and a proverbial early adopter of all things digital. Now living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ilya is working on Social Analytics @ Google. Prior to joining the Google Analytics team, Ilya was the founder and CTO of PostRank, a social web analytics company which was acquired by Google in June 2011. In 2008, Ilya was the recipient of the Ruby Hero award for his contributions to the Ruby community.
Sociologist Jörgen Larsson will talk about different dimensions of temporal well-being. The presentation will be based on recent studies of fathers (of whom some are working in the IT-sector) choosing uncommon strategies for living a more fulfilling life. You will get to know what these time-pioneers are doing, what the costs and benefits are of their choices, and whether YOU could do this is you decided to.
Current position - Department of Sociology, Universtity of Gothenburg. Past positions - Project leader in public health projects at Tidsverkstaden ek. för. - Consultant in environmental management at Dynamo Ecology - Political secretary for the city council in Gothenburg (50%) - Consultant in environmental economics at EkoEko miljökonsult AB Education and degrees - Doctoral studies in Sociology - Bachelor degree in business administration at the School of Economics in Gothenburg