FORBES: Android meets Theremin at Over the Air, by Ewan Spence
“Although I couldn’t attend this month’s Over The Air event at Bletchley Park (previously on Forbes…), it’s always fun to see what madness comes out of such a constructive event. This year was no exception.”
WIRED: We need more smartphone based citizen science, by Olivia Solon.
He explained that distributed computing for scientific research has proven to be incredibly useful across a wide range of study, including particle physics, epidemiology and protein analysis. He added that most citizen science projects have focused on PCs, although smartphones could “do a lot of science” thanks to the number of sensors they have. Grey urged developers at the event to consider collaborating with scientists in creating apps for this purpose.”
THE NEXT WEB: The 5th annual Over the Air event marks the Alan Turing Centenary with creative code, by Jamillah Knowles.
“Over the Air was buzzing. That might have been all the coffee ingested by the sleepless hack teams, but it was also down to the enthusiasm and creativity being shared in such a picturesque location.
Of course we can never be sure, but as the original coders of Bletchley Park were known for their sense of fun as well as their tireless work to change the direction of technology and a war, it’s a fair bet that Alan Turing would approve of an event like Over the Air.”
GIGAOM: Over the Air prepares for a very British hack weekend, by Bobbie Johnson.
“It’s nearly 70 years since England’s Bletchley Park first played host to a gaggle of coders, when a team including computing pioneer Alan Turing got together to crack critical Nazi ciphers in a move that was pivotal in winning the Second World War.”
THE NEXT WEB: Facebook’s “Open Graph Challenge” will give developers 24 hours to hack something awesome, by Drew Olanoff.
Outriders on Radio 5: Moscow and Bletchley Park
Tue, 5 Jun 12. This week Jamillah returns from Moscow with news of the Internet there and explores Over the Air’s hack event at Bletchley Park. (Duration: 26 mins)
- The unstoppable Tweet by Sam Machin
- Boots to Gecko with CodePo8
- Matthew Cashmore on five years of Over the Air
- Facebook in the shadow of the Colossus
- A chat with Dan Appelquiest of Blue Via
- Arrived at Over the Air at Bletchley Park
InMobi Developer Blog, by Terence Eden
Over the Air 2012, by Terence Eden on his private blog
Mobile Phone Development Blog – Over the Air 2012 , by Simon Judge
Geoff Ballinger on his Visual Graffiti hack in the Hack Day competition
Over The air 2012 Closing Keynote, Francois Grey: ‘Citizen Science to Open Science – The Road Ahead’
Over The Air 2012 Hack Day Awards: Hack Day awards from the 2012 ‘Over The Air’ event at Bletchley Park
Simon Howard, Blackberry: ‘Embrace the out-of-the-box elegance: eye candy UI with zero effort’
Saul Zakauskas, Paypal: ‘How are Mobile Payment Innovations Disrupting Commerce?’
Hadley Beeman, UK Technology Strategy Board: ‘Introducing the Open Data Institute’
Chris Styles, ARM: ‘Cloud Development with Embedded Controllers and connecting to Wide Area Networks’
Bruce Lawson, Opera Software: ‘Responsive Web Design – The Specs behind the Sex’
Bill Thomson posted some pics to The Bill Blog:
- 5 Facebook Engineers in the #ota12 tent
- power to the #OTA people
- children’s storytime with mr @nevali at #ota12
- and we’re off…. Mr Cashmore channels Basil Fawlty