[Noisebridge-discuss] Show and tell: Tuesdays, 7:30

Josh Myer josh at joshisanerd.com
Sun Jan 2 22:14:18 PST 2011

Noisebridge needs a regular show-and-tell session.

Here's the structure I would propose:

1. You have to actually be doing the project.  To prove that you're doing,
not just talking, you need to have a demo, prototype, schematic, or code
snippet in hand before you show up.  If you don't have any of these, make
one, and come the next week.

2. We'll go around in two passes, everyone giving a 4 sentence intro on the
first round.  For the microblurb, you must say four sentences.  Not three,
not five, but four.  Subordinate clauses count at the audience's discretion.
 Failure to adhere to protocol will result in people arguing about what
counts as a sentence.

3. Everyone who wants to present gives their four sentences; after everyone
presents their ultra-short blurb, the audience/chaos will decide who gets to
talk in more depth, show full demos, shock people with prototypes, etc.

4. New artifacts only.  After you do show-and-tell once with a given
demo/prototype/whatever, you should bring another one on a subsequent
session.  This gives you a chance to say "Hey, look, now my game engine does
shadows!" or "I fixed the wiring bug, so now the thing I sorta showed last
time actually works!"

We'll do this every week for a while, to give people a chance to show
progress to the group as they get stuff done.


1) Hi, my name is Josh, and I'm working on an all-TTL CPU.
2) I got a crazy hair up my ass over the holidays, and am now revisiting an
old design for a toy CPU.
3) I've only got partial designs so far (hold up notebook like storytime),
but it's been really fun.
4) I'm going to finish the ALU and stack management bits soon, then
breadboard those parts.

And then we go on to the next person.

I'll see a bunch of you there, if nothing else, so everyone can try and
decipher my awful notes!
Josh Myer 415.230.9791 <-- NOTE: New number!
 josh at joshisanerd.com
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