[Haifux] Haifux's 12th Birthday : date change

Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda ladypine at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 17:14:09 MSD 2011

Hello all,

Haifux is going to celebrate its birthday on August 15th, with Aviv Sharon's
talk about 0AD's progress and Wikimania. Note the unusual date - 3 weeks
from the previous talk.
Refreshments are still welcome. There will _not_ be a lightning talk session
on the 22nd.

Subject: 0 A.D. Revisited (And Perhaps a Few Words About Wikimania 2011) -
Aviv Sharon


0 A.D. is a FOSS game of ancient warfare, belonging to a genre of games
called Real-Time Strategy (RTS). It is mostly implemented in C++, along with
scripts in JavaScript, and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. The game was
last presented at Haifux in December 2009 and has developed tremendously
since then, with advances in graphics, A* pathfinding, opponent AI and more.
Aviv will demonstrate some of the new features of the game of particular
interest to Comp Sci people and explain how he manages the PR and social
media aspect of a volunteer FOSS project.

Probable bonus: Pictures and experiences from Wikimania 2011, where Aviv is
set to assist the organizers with media and PR aspects.


On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 9:04 AM, Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda
<ladypine at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello all,
> First, the mailing lists are up again, as you can see. We are currently
> working on lowering the chances for the repetition of such a malfunction of
> our basic utilities.
> Second - we have only one lightning talk so far. We need more volunteers to
> have a successful party. Even if you are not so sure if the topic is right -
> just contact us off-list.
> Third - it would be nice if people who intend to come to the birthday party
> will bring some refreshment. Again, please communicate what you intend to
> bring to webmaster at haifux dot org, off the main mailing list.
> Thanks
> Orna
> On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 9:51 AM, Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda <ladypine at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> Dear Haifuxers,
>> (yeas, if you are reading this, you are a Haifuxer)
>> On 22/8/2011 we will celebrate the club's Bat-Mitsva!
>> Don't worry, we hope to celebrate a Bar-Mitsva next year.
>> To celebrate the event we will have a lightning talk session. If you have
>> a pet project, if you got something nice you would like to share, if you
>> have anything for show-and-tell - this is your chance. Anything of free
>> spirit or general software/hardware curiosity fits, as long as it is of
>> interest to Haifux members. Please send lightning talk proposals to
>> webmaster at haifux.org.
>> Expect a talk to get about 10 minutes, we will see about the exact length
>> when we see how many talks we have. Please indicate how long you would like
>> to talk about your lightning topic, ideally.
>> Slides are possible, but not compulsory. If speakers have slides, we will
>> have them all on the same computer to save switching time.
>> Thanks for your cooperation in making this a successful Haifux birthday!
>> --
>> Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda.
>> http://ladypine.org
> --
> Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda.
> http://ladypine.org

Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda.
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