Name: [008] Kyran Dale
Member: 101 months
Authored: 16 videos

Kyran Dale

I'm one of the co-founders of Showmedo and an academic researcher by profession. My peripatetic path has taken me from a Philosophy degree via Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Robotics to a PhD in Neuroscience. I spent five years in a small room with a colony of reluctant bumble-bees, becoming, I believe, the best, if not the only bumble-bee trainer alive. The experience has left me stronger and determined to spend less time with invertebrates. Along the way I've picked up a largish bag of computer skills from the fairly low-level (C being the only language some robots understand) through to some of the friendlier scripting languages. Written lots of GUIs and simulations of, among others, flying insects, articulated robots and artificial chemical systems. Dabbled with hundreds of APIs and generally enjoyed the art of programming.

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Kyran Dale As you might expect Python makes database programming a relatively painless affair. The P [...]
Kyran Dale Google App Engine (GAE) promises to remove some of the hassles from starting and maintain [...]
Kyran Dale The wxGlade GUI-builder is a great way to create wxPython Apps quickly and with minimal f [...]
Kyran Dale A series of videos for beginners showing how easy it is to quickly develop professional lo [...]

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

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