Mesa THINKspot Hosts Code for America Fellows, Saturday, February 22, 2014

THINKspot  hosts the Code for America fellows for their event, CodeAcross, on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9am-5pm.

Mesa THINKspot is located at 635 N. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205.

Mesa THINKspot is located at 635 N. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205.

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https://tinyurl.com/codeacross-eastvalley

What is Code Across?
CodeAcross is Code for America’s multi-city civic hacking event that takes place in 50+ locations across the world. Developers, designers, researchers, public servants, policy makers and other concerned citizens work together to improve their communities using the people and power of the web. In the past we’ve built apps, explored datasets, and inspired tech savvy citizens and civic innovators to transform government services. Join us and sign up for your local event today!

Beyond Transparency
This year’s CodeAcross theme is Beyond Transparency and is inspired by a book released under the same name. Beyond Transparency urges us to think beyond making data open and focus on making it actionable. When local governments, civic technologists, and the community use open data effectively, the outcome is better decision-making, efficient service delivery, and an environment where citizens contribute to the health of their communities. For more info visit beyondtransparency.org

Scottsdale Science Cafe, Monday, May 6, 2013: Approaching Infinite Computing

Gerald Thurman, Computer Science faculty, Scottsdale Community College, discusses Approaching Infinite Computing: 10 ^18 in 2018, Monday, May 6, 2013, 5:30 pm, at the Science Cafe of South Scottsdale, Papago Brewing Company, 7107 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale.

“When it comes to thinking about today’s computing world, it helps to think seconds, not hours; minutes, not days; hours, not weeks; and so on. Think seconds that are approaching zero: nanoseconds, picoseconds, femtoseconds, attoseconds, and so on,” writes Thurman. “It is possible that the productivity of STEMers (Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, Mathematicians) might increase by orders of magnitute because of faster execution times; more complex equations; calculations using smaller and larger numbers; and, the visualization of what happens when data approaches zero and/or infinity. STEMers can explore an almost infinite number of “what if” scenarios.”