Frederick sits down with Heather Champ – a life-long camera junkie, former Director of Flickr Community, and co-founder of JPG Magazine.
Frederick and Heather discuss a variety of topics including her career with Flickr, the meaning of community, Heather’s views on censorship, the best ways to use Flickr, thoughts on mobile applications such as Color & Instagram, and the complexity of the infrastructure behind Flickr.
Simon Willison from Yahoo!’s Flickr development team discussed the XML web services API that has lead to Flickr acting as a platform for other developers, and showed how the site itself makes use of the API with Ajax.
We kick off with a chat about Kickstarter’s rise to prominence - its funding of the Pebble Wristwatch and Light Table. Skim over the effect of Kickstarter on Open Source. We then talk about the Raspberry Pi, and hopes that it will both create new smart electronics, and inspire kids to start coding like the good old days of the C64.
Finally we have a chat about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, and what other options there could have been.