[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Jul 18 19:49:25 PDT 2010

GreenPort Forum

Cambridge Urban Gardens Tour

Making the most of urban gardening with a look at container gardening,  
rainwater irrigation techniques and garage rooftop gardens


Tour Schedule (times approximate):

116 Henry Street 6:30-7:05pm: Container gardening, irrigation  
techniques and more.

32 Chalk Street 7:15 pm: A quick stop en route to look at a slow soak  
irrigation technique from rainbarrels.

8 Fairmont Av 7:25pm: Garage rooftop garden. Look at how this often  
overlooked resource can be developed.

GreenPort envisions and encourages a just and sustainable  
Cambridgeport neighborhood

For more information, contact Steve Morr-Wineman at swineman at gis.n


Hacks/Hackers: "Timeless: Tools for helping reporters create a visual  
July 20 Tue 6:00 PM

Microsoft NERD Center
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142
Who's hosting?
Matthew S Carroll

$10.00 per person

Interested in learning more about the cutting-edge world of data  
visualization? Want to know how to turn lifeless data into game- 
changing charts, maps, and visuals?

Main speakers Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas are world- 
recognized leaders in data visualization. Their pioneering work has  
reinvented visualization as a mass medium. They will present new tools  
for helping reporters create timelines.

They led IBM's Visual Communication Lab and their landmark system,  
Many-Eyes.com, was the first to put powerful visualization tools in  
the hands of a general audience. Their vision of democratizing  
visualization has empowered journalists, businesspeople, and  
scientists to tell stories with data.

Also speaking: Austin Gardner-Smith will talk about Pinyadda.com, a  
web application designed to make it easy to gather, customize, and  
share news and information from across the web

The meeting starts at 6 p.m., with munchies until 7, when talks start.

Note: A voluntary contribution of $10 is requested to cover the costs  
of munchies and drinks. Students are free, btw.
We plan to meet monthly (skipping Aug.) If you have a startup and are  
interested in presenting in the future, or could be or know a person  
who would make a good main speaker, send me a note.
Matt Carroll


Free Software and Web Applications
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
MIT Building E51, Room 325
Seung Chan Lim - slim alumni cmu edu

Seung Chan discusses the use of Free Software principles in web  
applications.Using currently existing technology, we can choose to  
make our web applications in such a way that they can be more readily  
broken apart and inspected by those who wish to, then repurposed in  
different ways.Seung Chan leads a discussion of the implications of  
the Free Software idea, and the hurdles, etc...


Drumbeat Boston — celebrating the open web
Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)

In collaboration with Center for Future Civic Media, The Awesome  
Foundation, and of course mozilla Drumbeat

What to bring: Yourself! Your ideas, things you're currently working  
on and curiosity.
What to expect: Come celebrate the open web! Join us for a gathering  
of open internet & technology advocates and local projects. Look  
forward to new friends as well as good conversation. The Awesome  
Foundation will be announcing their July fellow.

Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will be available.

Media Lab Winter Garden (6th floor)
75 Amherst Street
Cambridge, MA

Links to events at over 30 colleges and universities at Hubevents (http://hubevents.blogspot.com 
Thanks to Fred Hapgood's Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering  
in the Boston Area (http://fhapgood.fastmail.fm/site02.html)

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