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HCI Workshop

October 8, 2009

My first experience being involved in a workshop was both exciting and educational. This aimed to introduce different technologies technologies to students of the course. They would then choose a technology to work with a project of their proposal.

The workshop started with my Flex presentation. I followed through the standard sequence of over viewing highlights of the framework and showing sample applications.

Following my presentation was the talk by Mohamed Azab regarding Silverlight and WPF. There was a strong competition between these technologies and Flex during his talk. Such competition is always healthy and gives a chance for people to explore different options to perform the similar development tasks.

The day continued with presentations regarding mobile development platforms, where interesting talks were presented by Bahia El Sharkawy (JAVA-ME) and Mariam Rady (Android Framework).

The workshop concluded with my talk on Multitouch surfaces. It contained an the architecture behind building a multitouch enabled software, and the idea for detecting multiple interaction points. Furthermore, a live demo of the Mini Touch & Write table was demonstrated.

In general, the feedback is very positive, and I hope the talks inspired the students for thinking of highly interactive application ideas.


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