- HackWaterloo: ready? set? go!
Did you know that we organize monthly hack events across Canada? We just wrapped up our latest hackathon in Ottawa and it was a blast. Developers from Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto built some great applications. We had an awesome time so when Ilya Grigorik, PostRank’s CTO, offered to host the next hackathon, we glady accepted! So hackers, developers and awesome people: join us in Waterloo on Saturday April 9th, 2011 for HackWaterloo.
When: Saturday April 9th, 2011
Where: PostRank’s Headquarters (uptown Waterloo)
Time: 9 AM to 6 PM
- TinEye update
[Photograph (c) Umberto Salvagin]
- Copyright Reform: yes, let’s go!
I am looking forward to seeing some of the copyright reform recommendations rolled out soon. If like me, you have tried to use the search functions to find copyright information for a photograph or any works, you know what I mean. You – like most of the Copyright Office users probably still have forehead bruises resulting from your head hitting a nearby concrete wall (or handy hard surface).
On all seriousness: it is about time to bring the Copyright Office forward. So if you are in Washington, join us for an afternoon conference: Toward a Copyright Office for the 21st Century, a Public Knowledge Conference discussing the future of the Copyright Office. This conference will build off of the ideas put forth in Public Knowledge’s recent whitepaper, “A Copyright Office for the 21st Century: Recommendations to the New Register of Copyrights”.
This is incredibly timely as the Librarian of Congress will be appointing the first new Register of Copyright since 1994. The new Register will be the first appointed in the Internet era, and will have an opportunity to shape the Copyright Office for the 21st Century.
I am excited to be joining the conversation and participating in a panel presentation this afternoon along side:
- Tracey Armstrong, President and CEO, Copyright Clearance Center
- James Cavanaugh, National Director and Treasurer, American Society of Media Photographers
- Jule Sigall, Associate General Counsel – Copyright, Microsoft
- Respondent: Maria Pallante, Acting Register of Copyrights
- Moderator: Michael Weinberg, Public Knowledge
With the advances made in image search and image recognition based search, perhaps the next Copyright Office Database is simply the web!
- HackDay at the TinEye HQ
Did you know that we organize HackDays across Canada? Where awesome developers meet and build new application using APIs that we provide? Did you know that our hack events are the best hacking events ever? That the developers who join us kick ass? And the applications they build awesome? I bet you didn’t know. Join us next time.
Today we are eating our own dog food in the TinEye HQ and building a feature for a client. And I am looking forward to seeing it roll out at the end of the day so stay tuned. We are working hard, unlike our TinEye HQ dog:
Zazie is totally chillin’. ah that’s what we will be doing at the end of the day when we hit deploy!