I spent the weekend at DevXS a student developer event hosted by the lovely people at the University of Lincoln.
All in all, it was a great event, and I look forward to there being more of them. Joss Winn commented afterwards that it’s also quite likely a good way to encourage young developers to work in higher education. In the very least it’s going the attendees more aware that there are things they can build that will improve the student experience for them and their peers.
Want to know more? Tony Hirst has penned a blog post with his thoughts, and the official blog has a closing video, the list of winners — there were £1500 worth of prizes(!) — and loads more stuff about the event.
Arduino and JeeNode lightning talk
While there I knocked together a lightning talk about how easy it is to build stuff that interfaces with the physical world, based on my very positive experience with JeeNodes. The slides are available as a PDF.