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HyperScope Sprint this Saturday in San Jose

May 10th, 2007

Brad, Jonathan, and Eugene will be meeting at Jonathan’s place this Saturday in San Jose, California for an ad hoc HyperScope sprint. Please join us! It will be a great opportunity to meet the crew, learn about HyperScope, and help the project move forward. Also, if you’d like to participate remotely, we can get something setup for that as well. We’ll meet starting at 10am. If you’d like to participate, please contact Eugene. Hope to see you there!

SRI 60th Anniversary

November 7th, 2006

Brad, Jonathan, and Eugene had the pleasure of attending the SRI 60th Anniversary last night at the Computer History Museum. Doug Engelbart was on a panel of SRI luminaries, and we got to show off HyperScope to the attendees throughout the evening. We drew a great crowd and had a great time, the highlight of which was meeting Bill English for the first time:

Bill English and the HyperScope Team

(Thanks to Harvey Lehtman for introducing us!) You can see other pictures on our project gallery. It’s also worth noting that there’s a growing collection of pictures related to HyperScope on Flickr. Check them out!

FLOSS Usability Sprint this Weekend

October 26th, 2006

This weekend, Aspiration and Blue Oxen Associates are hosting the third FLOSS Usability Sprint at Google in Mountain View, California. HyperScope will be one of the participating projects this year. These events are a wonderful way for open source projects to learn about and improve their usability. We’ll report on back here on the things we accomplish over the weekend.

Google Slides, WikiSym Video

October 26th, 2006

Last week, Brad Neuberg gave a talk on HyperScope at Google for the Subversion team. His slides are available at his blog.

Also, Doug Engelbart and Eugene Eric Kim’s WikiSym 2006 keynote on HyperScope and Wikis from last August is now available in three parts:

Many thanks to Morten Blaabjerg for taking the video and making it available.

Presentations this Thursday in Brussels, Palo Alto

September 18th, 2006

There will be two HyperScope presentations this Thursday, September 21, 2006. Brad Neuberg will be speaking at EuroOSCON in Brussels from 11:55am-12:35pm. His talk is entitled, “Douglas Engelbart’s HyperScope: Taking Web Collaboration to the Next Level Using Ajax and Dojo.”

On the other side of the world, Eugene Eric Kim will be speaking at the Planetwork Forum at Stanford. Networking starts at 6pm, and the presentations will start at 7pm.

If you’re in either area, please stop by. Spread the word!

More Release Party Pictures and Video

September 12th, 2006

Many more pictures of our release party are now available, and thanks to John Deneen, Jay Dedman, and Ryanne Hodson, we also have some video:

New mailing list for HyperScope users

September 7th, 2006

We’ve just created a new mailing list for HyperScope users. This is the place to ask questions about usage, share best practices, and propose improvements to the tool. See our Wiki for information on subscribing and for the list’s archives.

HyperScope Contest Winners; Second Contest Announced!

September 7th, 2006

That was quick. Two days after announcing a contest to write HyperScope transformers, we have our three winners:

Congratulations, and thanks to our winners! Since they all happen to be local in the Bay Area, they will be having lunch with Doug Engelbart.

Doug was so delighted by the results of this contest, he’s agreed to hold a second contest. Same rules apply: First three to write an open source transformer and document it wins either lunch with Doug (if you’re in the Bay Area) or an autographed poster. Keep those transformers coming!

Release Party a Rousing Success

September 7th, 2006

Thanks to all who came to the release party on Tuesday night! We had about 40 people attend, and it was great fun, with plenty of interesting conversations. Special thanks to Jack Park and Adam Cheyer of SRI for hosting the presentation, and to Jeff Rulifson for picking up the first round of drinks at Oasis afterwards.

Some pictures are up, with more to come and hopefully some video as well. My presentation is also available — in HyperScope format of course!

HyperScope Transformer Contest

September 4th, 2006

HyperScope-enabling your documents is very easy. All you need to do is convert your documents into the HyperScope file format, which is based on OPML.

But don’t take our word for it. One way you can help the cause is by writing scripts that transform existing file formats — either statically or dynamically as a web proxy — into the HyperScope file format. Not only will this allow you to play with the HyperScope, it will make it easier for others to play with the HyperScope as well.

To encourage folks to write transformers, we’re throwing a little contest. The first three people to write and release an open source HyperScope transformer and to document it (either on your own blog or on our Wiki) will win one of the following prizes:

  • If you’re based in the Bay Area, you will win lunch with Doug Engelbart, computer pioneer and the visionary behind the HyperScope.
  • If you’re not based in the Bay Area, you will win an autographed poster of Doug.

So start coding, and spread the word!