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!!Con 2017

May 6-7, 2017 in NYC

The joy, excitement, and surprise of computing


Karen SandlerKeynote - Cyborgs Unite!

Charles ChamberlainSerious programming with jq?! A practical and purely functional programming language!

Aaron LevinFinding Friends in High Dimensions: Locality-Sensitive Hashing For Fun and Friendliness!

Jan Mitsuko CashWhat Alien Invaders, Birds, and Computer Simulations have in Common: Flocking!!

Jason McIntoshI wrote to a dead address in a deleted PDF and now I know where all the airplanes are!!

Andrew PlotkinGlk! A Universal User Interface! for Interactive Fiction!

Scott VokesHow do Keyboards Work? HIDing, in Plain Sight!!

Bomani McClendonMaking Mushrooms Glow!

Ewan DennisWhy So Loud! Geeking Out On Airline Data, Physics And Mapping

Christian JoudreyWriting NES Games! with Assembly!!

Jean CochraneThe TOP 5 Queer Feminist Cyberpunk Manifestos!

Evan JonesCorruption in the Data Center! TCP can fail to keep your data safe!

Joel PotischmanWhat the heck time is it?!?

Kevin ChenHDR Photography in Microsoft Excel?!

Mark DominusI got the computer to find words with good anagrams and throw away the boring ones!!

Limor FriedKeynote - We Are What We Celebrate: The Joy, Excitement, and Surprise of Who is Making Things

Jes Wolfe!Synthesizing Video and Turning it into Music!!

Mahtab SabetPUSH THE BUTTON! 🔴 Designing a fun game where the only input is a BIG RED BUTTON! 🔴 !!!

Paul FrazeeSimulated Gravity Comes from Within!!

Richard HarringtonBEEP!! See AppleSoft BASIC and 6502 assembly language written on an actual Apple IIc from the 80s! Fresh on startup with no software installed!

David TurnerOm! Nom! Nash!

Julian SquiresThe emoji that Killed Chrome!!

Yomna NasserIslamic Geometry: Hankin’s Polygons in Contact Algorithm!!!

Tara VancilHow Merkle Trees Enable the Decentralized Web!

Lisa BallardWhere Are All the Space Robots?!

Ruchir KhaitanInterpolation Search Can Be Fast, in Some Situations, Sometimes, If You Try!

Michael KwanNo battery, no (watch) life!!

Walt MankowskiA Punch Card ate my Program!


Geoffrey LittENHANCE! Upscaling Images with Neural Networks

Erty SeidohlClosing Remarks: The Origin Story