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Mar 18, 2015

On this week's Byte:

  • Guests:
    • Square Sounds is on this weekend, celebrating all things chiptune! We were joined by one of the co-organisers of the festival Eugene Davoren-Britton and Swedish chiptune wizard Anders Carlsson (better known as Goto80).
    • Greg Wadley, Helen Hughes and Joel Sterner of Proof of Concept came in to studio to give us a rundown on Facebook Party, which happened (almost) entirely on Facebook.
  • News:
    • A sad (or happy) day for Internet Explorer, with the long-lived browser finally being retired by Microsoft. Its replacement is named (currently) "Project Spartan". Impressive, huh?
    • At SXSW, Yahoo have announced that they want to remove the password.
  • Events and Opportunities:
    • Youth Without Borders are holding the Spark Engineering Camp in Melbourne from July 6 to 1, helping school students from non-traditional backgrounds to engage in university life, and get excited about engineering. If you're interested in participating as a student or mentor, check it out!
    • Freeplay Fete with games, workshops and a DIY craft stall where game-makers will be displaying their creations - Saturday April 1, 10am-6pm, venue TBA
    • CSSConf 2015 is on next week. It'll feature talks by leading Australian web designers and developers, and the schedule includes:
      • Pre-conference event at Bartronica, 7pm Wednesday March 25;
      • CSSConf at the Meat Market, North Melbourne, March 26 and 27 ; and
      • Decompress - a huge day of hacks, workshops and lightning talks at Meat Market on Saturday March 28 (free for CSSConf attendees)

Presented by Vanessa Toholka, Simon Leo Brown and Dan Salmon

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