Flash on the Beach 2011 recap

Another awesome FOTB is over. ![Fotb 2011](/files/fotb2011/awesome.jpg) I had a big pleasure (and even a greater stress haha!) to be a speaker this year – thanks to John Davey and everybody voting and coming to see my [Riding the HiSlope!](/speaking-at-fotb2011/) session – it means a lot to me. Generally, I like to improve things and I will be grateful for any feedback. I've seen many inspiring talks, meet tons of people, drunk loads, made new friendships (hi Polish Flash Mafia) etc. All that resulted to a massive body strike which I am still recovering from. It was so worth it though. Right, I don't think my session slides would do best on their own, so won't put them up (unless you demand). Here's the list of topics I've covered with the references: ####HiSlope The framework (yes, I dare to call it framework for sometime, used to be a toolkit) which my session was about. [Download/fork HiSlope from github](http://github.com/og2t/HiSlope) and start by reading [WIKI](http://github.com/og2t/HiSlope/wiki). ####Haar Cascades Used for face (and face features) detection. A [great research done by Adam Harvey](http://ahprojects.com/blog/visualizing-haar-cascade-files) and his [CV dazzle](http://cvdazzle.com) – [how to stop the machines recognising faces](http://ahprojects.com/blog/haar-cascade-target-areas) (if we ever need to). Then finally the video showing [scanning and matching the wavelets](http://vimeo.com/12774628). ####Integral image As described in the [Servo magazine](http://www.cognotics.com/opencv/servo_2007_series/part_2/sidebar.html). ####Blob Detection Check my [blog post](http://play.blog2t.net/fast-blob-detection) which is actually the 2nd hit when you google for "blob detection". ####Halftoning and Rasterization Sort of old stuff but never released before. Download [HiSlope](https://github.com/og2t/HiSlope) and check the [Halftoning Demo](https://github.com/og2t/HiSlope/blob/master/examples/src/HalftoningDemo.as) ![HiSlope RGB CMYK rasterizers](/files/fotb2011/hislope_cmyk.jpg) ####face.com API Check [face.com](http://developers.face.com/) and [face.com AS3 wrapper](https://github.com/og2t/AS3FaceApi) by [ptitJean](https://github.com/ptitJean) and forked by me. There are updates on the way (some already in HiSlope), mainly parsing face attributes into VOs and the new [FaceBook OAuth 2.0 support](http://developers.face.com/2011/09/deprecating-old-facebook-authentication-use-only-oauth-2-0-access-tokens/). ####BRF Amazing SDK for Point Tracking and Estimating the Face Position developed by [TastenKunst](http://www.tastenkunst.com). Download free SDK at [http://www.beyond-reality-face.com](www.beyond-reality-face.com) Big thanks to [Marcel Klammer](http://twitter.com/MarcelKlammer) (I love you!) and Christian Walther (still not sure what the heck you were doing in that hotel room) for loads of help and remote moral support. ####IN2AR Although not covered in my session, the big [Eugene](http://twitter.com/inspirit)'s thing is worth a mention – [IN2AR](http://www.in2ar.com). Haven't had a chance to include it in HiSlope but I guess this is inevitably coming ;-) ####Doomsday Console 2 Amazing console developed by the mighty Andreas Rønning (how's your bum dude?) – download from [http://code.google.com/p/doomsdayconsole/](http://code.google.com/p/doomsdayconsole). I am looking deeply into it, it may result in writing some UI plugins and/or HiSlope integration/collaboration/whatever. Good work! Last thing – I was hugely impressed by [Seb's](http://sebleedelisle.com) PixelPhones, I've had a similar concept, except Seb had done it – and it's far far better that I'd ever do it. Lots of people had asked how this was done and I shall describe it (with a little demo) in my next blog post. Stay tuned.
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  1. Awesome stuff (as ever). Very curious about the PixelPhone explanation.

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