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BOINC Radio #04 - Development, Birthdays, and Virtual Reality

November 18, 2019

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BOINC Radio #04

Development, Birthdays, and Virtual Reality 


BOINC Radio is a participatory podcast brought to you by the BOINC community. On it Delta1512 and jringo discuss BOINC, BOINC developments, BOINC projects, the BOINC community and network, and SCIENCE!

The audience is welcome to participate through voice-comms or via the discord text chat.

You can join the BOINC community on the first and third Friday of the month at 4pm EST on the BOINC discord server.

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Recorded on November 15th



Development, Birthdays, and Virtual Reality

In this episode of BOINC Radio Delta and jringo discuss the recently published development roadmap/wishlist, Delta discusses his experience contributing to BOINC development, your hosts celebrate WCG's 15th Birthday and some unique BOINC project ideas, and Delta talks about a recently attended virtual reality conference.

Oh, and don't forget about your opportunity to earn 30 USD for making BOINC Radio a banner for these posts. PM jringo or Delta on the BOINC Discord if you're interested. And a huge thanks to LBRY.Science for putting up the funds!

Enjoy!

Time Subject
1:15 $30 Bounty for BOINC Radio Banner
5:00 BOINC Development Roadmap
7:30 Delta talks about his experience contributing to BOINC codebase
10:15 The Process of Contributing to FOSS Projects
14:00 Delta talks more about his experience contributing to BOINC codebase
23:45 Happy 15th Birthday WCG!
30:00 We talk about unique BOINC projects
35:30 We are VR
46:45 Closing

 


As mentioned in the first episode, we're looking for help developing the show. Definitely definitely definitely reach out if you can already or want to learn how to:

  • Host a segment
  • Graphic design
  • Music
  • Production
  • Talk about science
  • Talk about BOINC
  • Tell a story
  • Get involved with the BOINC community
  • Organize
  • Whatever you think we should do


What is BOINC

The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is an open-source grid computing infrastructure which provides open access to a global volunteer-based distributed computing network. To date, BOINC has been the driving force behind numerous computationally intensive research programs, such as pulsar identification, the creation of patient specific cancer treatments, the simulation of candidate molecules for next-generation solar panels, along with many others. While BOINC has been used primarily for science and mathematics, it can host data from any open or commercial field so long as the data can be formatted for BOINC’s processes. Examples of projects include tasks on engineering, cryptography, rendering, weather and climate prediction, as well as social, market, and resource analytics. Enigma@home, for example, worked to break remaining WWII messages encrypted by an Enigma machine.

Want to Learn More?

Discord: https://discord.gg/wPRafUq
Website: http://boinc.berkeley.edu
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/BOINC/
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/BOINC/