The 9th BarCamp Philly took place on Saturday November 12th, 64 different talks were organized the morning of on topics ranging from: Feminism to Leadership Styles to Accessibility to Civic Action and everything in between. Several O3 Team members participated including Lead Front End Developer Brian Crumley who has helped organize the event for 4 years. Development Director Howie Ross, Developer Cole Kettler and UX Strategist Dan Singer all gave presentations.
During the morning sessions Cole Kettler and Howie Ross introduced everyone to O3 Barista one of our newest Labs projects and even included a coffee sampling. O3 Barista is a Node.js web application that uses the IBM Watson Personality Insights API to scan a person’s Twitter feed and map their personality to coffee roasts; light, medium and dark.
Later in the day Dan Singer presented Thick Data. In his presentation he talked about bringing ethnography to projects to gain a deeper understanding of the people we’re building for. He walked through examples of taking and layering detailed field notes as well as developing empathy for your audience.