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!!Con 2019

May 11-12, 2019 in NYC

The joy, excitement, and surprise of computing

Conference program

Jump directly to the Saturday or Sunday program!

Coffee, tea, water, and pastries/bagels breakfast will be available both days. We will not be serving lunch. Instead, we have a 90-minute lunch break each day, so you have time to go out and try some of the myriad food options in the neighborhood (or bring food and enjoy it at our venue).

Saturday, May 11

Time Event
9:00am Space opens (please don’t arrive before nine!)
9:00-10:25am Registration; refreshments; mingling
10:25-11:10am • Opening remarks
Keynote talk (Nabil Hassein)
11:10-11:25am Break!
11:25am-12:10pm Session the First:
Reverse engineering your mouth! (Evy Kassirer)
Let’s build a live chat! 👍from the 1800s (?!) 🤔using modern web technology!!! 😮 (Kate Beard)
lo-fi hip hop beats to npm install to (Melody Starling)
Custom Sudoku Books with Ruby!! and LaTeX!! (Geoffrey Lessel)
12:10-1:50pm Break for lunch (on your own)
1:50-2:25pm Session the Second:
Let’s expand the meaning of “GAME FEEL”!! It ain’t just the crunchy boomy bits! (Ayla Myers)
I made a game you play by riding your bike! (Em Lazer-Walker)
I built a robot to cheat at Pokemon!! (Sophie Deziel)
2:25-2:40pm Break!
2:40-3:25pm Session the Third:
Speling werds egspressively with rrkurrent nuril nedwirques! (Allison Parrish)
Anything is possible! Unlocking the Nightmarish Power of JavaScript via with and Proxy (Andrew Sillers)
You Won’t Believe This One Weird CPU Instruction! (Vaibhav Sagar)
Hiding my love inside a MIDI file! (David Mauricio Delgado Ruiz)
3:25-4:25pm Unconferencing!
4:25-5:00pm Session the Fourth:
Go For Phallic Object Generation! (Ellen Körbes)
I Built an Artificial Pancreas! (Sarah Withee)
Life isn’t logical! It’s hard to put NOR gates in bacteria! (Tessa Alexanian)
5:00 Wrap for the day (dinner, etc., on your own)

Sunday, May 12

Time Event
9:00am Space opens (please don’t arrive before nine!)
9:00-10:25am Registration (for anyone who didn’t register Saturday); refreshments; mingling
10:25-11:00am • Opening remarks
Keynote talk (jenn schiffer)
11:00-11:15am Break!
11:15am-noon Session the Fifth:
Dance of the Ancestors: I used Neural Networks to Re-imagine African Mask Art !! (Victor Dibia)
Manual algorithmic art: You can draw an Indian floor pattern that covers an infinite area! (Veena Sankaranarayanan)
Poeta Ex Machina! How To Teach Computers To Chant Latin Poetry! (Lee Butterman)
Tail Call Optimization: The Musical!! (Anjana Vakil, Natalia Margolis)
Noon-1:30pm Break for lunch (on your own)
1:30-2:15pm Session the Sixth:
Learning to See in 4D (Omar Shehata)
Compute geolocation from object shadows! (Jayesh Kawli)
We Love Polyhedra! (And So Should You!) (Nat Alison)
Yes yes ya’ll! Miles of !malloc() and free() styles!¡! (Uche Ogbuji)
2:15-2:30pm Break!
2:30-3:15pm Session the Seventh:
Musician experiments: I fed a bot my songs and asked it to write more! Plus: A concert! (Dawn Xiana Moon)
Do Parsers Dream of Electric Guitars?! (Ju Liu)
Even more vintage: releasing music on a custom-built Game Boy cartridge! (Peter Sobot)
Paper Synthesizer! Music created with Augmented Reality (Jes Wolfe!)
3:15-4:15pm Unconferencing!
4:15-4:50pm Session the Eighth:
Build your own virtual machine with /dev/kvm and Rust! (Josh Triplett)
Writing an Interpreter in SQL for Fun and No Profit! (Michael Malis)
Tales from the Underground: Hilarious Cybercrime Fails!! (Pranshu Bajpai)
4:50pm Thanks and closing remarks (dinner, etc., on your own)