Quarta-feira, 8 de Agosto de 2012

New RSS feed

In case you're still using this old Codebits RSS feed, it's time to update your client.

The new feed is located at this address:



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Quinta-feira, 26 de Abril de 2012

Damian Conway - Quaquaversal

Aside from the training sessions that Damian will present next week (Mastering Vim and New Features of Modern Perls - more information here), Damian will also offer us yet another amazing lecture:


Temporally Quaquaversal Virtual Nanomachine Programming In Multiple Topologically Connected Quantum-Relativistic Parallel Spacetimes...Made Easy!


The abstract:


Watch in terror as Damian writes a Perl program to extract square roots using nothing but quantum mechanics, general relativity, and the very fabric of the space-time continuum.


Along the way we'll also investigate: Wittgenstein's dark secret; the diminishing returns of physical computation; Roman philosophy; when Super Science Adventures go wrong; the greatest Lego kit of all time; the secret identity of Sith; carbon logic vs silicon logic; the giants of 1930's physics; elementary spin-half quanta under relativistic motion; CAT scans; Will Smith; bongos; drunken bets involving penguins; algorithmic consistency; God's dice and the problem of free will; intrinsic self-inconsistency; the many worlds outside Copenhagen; and the inventor of stage diving.


What happens when Dirac meets Deutsch meets Damian? Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world!


While registration is free, it is mandatory, since seats are limited. The event will take place on May 3rd at 19h in Picoas, Lisbon. You can register at http://quaquaversal.eventbrite.com/. Grab your seats while they last.

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Terça-feira, 27 de Dezembro de 2011

Panoramas SAPO, making of…

Once in a while at SAPO we cross our path with extraordinary people with uncommon ideas and unlimited motivation. Ideas to which we just can't say no, those with the right amount of usefulness, awesomeness and uniqueness, you know what I'm talking about.

The Panoramas SAPO project was one of those moments. When Basílio and Pedro came to us and the thought of making a record Tera pixel panoramic photo of Lisbon took shape, we sank our energy and resources into the project and put up an elite team working together in no time.

And what a team and project this was. During the months following, we planed the photos, built and tested bizarre equipments, literally climbed bridges and castles in the hunt for the best spots to use our gear, handled the right authorizations, learned a whole pile of theory about gigantic panoramic photos, developed software and stretched the known computing systems for this sort of projects to new limits in order to meet our goal. And we've done it.

More than 2000 hours of computing processing, 32.000 photo shots, 6TB of data and 5.000 hours of work later, we finally launched the Panoramas SAPO project at SAPO Codebits 2011.

This is the "making of" video. Best seen in full screen. We hope you like it.

Non flash, H.264 iOS/Android friendly versions here: HD and SD.


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Quinta-feira, 17 de Novembro de 2011

Nyan moment

11/11/11 11:11:11 time to celebrate in style at Codebits. Most annoying music ever, lots of fun. Our apologies for interrupting our speakers for 1 minute, that was rude, but a moment like this had to be celebrated somehow. Enjoy.


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Opening Session

Here's the video for the opening session of this year's Codebits. Our CTO and co-founder Celso Martinho speaks.


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Quarta-feira, 16 de Novembro de 2011

Winning projects

Yes, we know you've waiting for this. Here's the video for the winning projects session and Codebits ending.


Some of you have been asking for the list too, so here it is:


1. Lego Coding

2. MeoInstantShare

3. My tour

4. Nuclear Taco Sensor Helmet Gameshow

5. SpectaculAR

6. Codebooth

7. Emelalert

8. Codename: Arena

9. The grid

10. Balibot


H264 friendly link here


publicado por celso às 23:28
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Quiz Show 2011

And here's the video from this year's Codebits Quiz Show. Enjoy.


H264 friendly link here.


publicado por celso às 23:15
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Segunda-feira, 14 de Novembro de 2011

Artica's Magabot

Our friends at Artica developed a bot just for Codebits. And they even offered it to us.


Now they've written the whole story at their blog. Read it.


Codebits Megabot

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Codebits 2011 survey

Codebits attendees just got an email with the link to a survey about the event.


Your honest feedback is very important for us, please take 10 minutes and answer the questions, it will help us improve the next edition even more.


The results from this survey will be summarized in our website pretty soon. Thanks for your participation.

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Domingo, 13 de Novembro de 2011

SAPO Codebits 2011 Panorama

Just in case you've missed Codebits 2011, the launch of SAPO Panoramas was one of the stars of the event. We even featured a live demo involving a giant 25 by 4 meter long projection screen and a Kinect based navigation interface.

Some of the members of the team gave a talk about this project called "Panoramas: a guided tour".

But it doesn't end here. They took the time and shot a great panorama of the Codebits main room, on site, using the same equipment and methodology as the real thing.

It's online right now. Take a tour and the main room.


UPDATE: The Main Stage is now available too.

Panorama SAPO Codebits 2011

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