An Ignite OSCON talk doesn't have to be about the programming or technology. The best Ignite talks happen when you bring a geek's perspective to a non-technical subject. With that in mind, I present to you the magical, mysterious science of EGGS!
The average American (yes, you) eats about 250 eggs a year. But have you stopped to think about what happens when that egg is cooked?
The simplest way to cook an egg is to poach it: crack the shell and drop the egg into a pot of boiling water. And yet, an amazingly complex physical reaction has now been kicked off. The tightly wound proteins are coming unraveled, and solidifying into long chains. If the temperature of the egg is too low (143 degress Farenheit), the proteins don't have time to fully bond, and the egg is runny and slimy. And yet cook the egg too high (165 degrees Farenheit), and it becomes too firm and rubbery.
What's really going on here? How do you get the time and temperature just perfect? What can we tweak to make this process easier? Simpler?
How do you hack an egg?
Justin Martenstein is the Linux Build Engineer for Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial supporter of the R language. He is responsible for building and maintaining all releases for the Linux platform, including the RHadoop libraries, Revo R, and Revo ScaleR.
Justin has been involved in a number of tech and startup events around Seattle. He heloped to found Seattle Mind Camp, Saturday House and the Six Hour Startup. He currently is one of the primary organizers behind Ignite Seattle. From time to time, you can find him down at Metrix Create:Space.