SLO Hacks: Embracing the Passionate Novice

Authorship: 
Evan Shui, Selina Sun and Foaad Khosmood
Publication: 
International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events
Conference
Location: 
San Francisco, California
March, 2018

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We present this event report and discussion on the SLO Hacks “local hack day”, a 12 hour free-format hackathon held on December 2, 2017 at the Campus of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). A first of its kind for our community, the event presents unique challenges and opportunities. SLO Hacks, an entirely student run volunteer organization, has mobilized to overcome institutional, logistical and educational challenges in order to enable hackathon events at Cal Poly.

Measuring Legislative Behavior: An Exploration of Digitaldemocracy.org

Authorship: 
Latner, Michael; Dekhtyar, Alexander M.; Khosmood, Foaad; Angelini, Nicole; Voorhees, Andrew
Publication: 
California Journal of Politics and Policy, Volume 9, Issue 3 (2017)
Journal
November, 2017
The Digital Democracy platform developed at California Polytechnic State University, www.digitaldemocracy.org, is an open government platform that features a searchable database of California state legislative committee hearings and floor sessions, allowing the user to search content by keyword, topic, speaker or date. In this research note, we introduce the platform, summarize several measures of behavioral data, and encourage public feedback on what types of interactive features might be built into the platform in the near future.

Understanding Botnet-driven Blog Spam: Motivations and Methods

Authorship: 
Brandon Bevans, Bruce DeBruhl, Foaad Khosmood
Publication: 
Digital Humanities 2017
Conference
Location: 
Montreal, Canada
August, 2017

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Spam, or unsolicited commercial communication, has evolved from telemarketing schemes to a highly sophisticated and profitable black-market business. Although many users are aware that email spam is prominent, they are less aware of blog spam (Thomason, 2007). Blog spam, also known as forum spam, is spam that is posted to a public or outward facing website. Blog spam can be to accomplish many tasks that email spam is used for like posting links to a malicious executable. Blog spam can also serve some unique purposes.

Social network analysis of the global game jam network

Authorship: 
Johanna Pirker, Foaad Khosmood, Christian Gutl
Publication: 
ICGJ 2017
Conference
Location: 
San Francisco, California
February, 2017

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