I an so pleased to have my presentation on “Hacking as an Infinite Game” accepted to the Western Australian Hackers Conference (WAHKON). Although hacking tends to focus on computing activity, it is an umbrella term for people who are expert, innovative and have a joy for what they do. In casual parlance, the word “hacker” mistaken for criminal behaviour – but those are actually crackers – big difference. My talk is going to be about the metaphor of the infinite game is so suitable for describing the Hacker ethic. With the Australian government’s recent focus on technology and innovation, the kind of people coming to this conference are just fascinating. I am looking forward to being around them, learning from them, and allowing them to let me play their infinite game.
I am currently completing (hopefully) a PhD program. I put the following infographic together in order to lead people reading the thesis through the document. This inforgraphic outlines the original contribution of the thesis over the course of 5 sections, or articles, I have written. Two are published, one is slated for publication and the other two being finalised for submission.
The following graphic is large, please give it time to lead if you have a slow connection. Please click on it to see a larger version, or email me and I can send you a PDF.
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Nathalie is working with Australian online DVD rental service Quickflix on Customer Evangelism within the Quickflix Brand Community.