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Jamillah Knowles | 07:54 UK time, Thursday, 8 September 2011

Hello Outriders!

This week on the podcast we pay tribute to Tony Sale, find out what it's like on Tweeter Street and learn more about Russia and the USA working together in code.

Tony Sale with his robot George. Photo courtesy of Andy Clark at TNMOC.














With sadness this week we mark the passing of Tony sale. He was the co founding trustee of the National Museum of Computing, the visionary that rebuilt the Colossus computer and an inspiring engineer who pushed to share his knowledge and delight at working in the field.



Andy Clark, the Chairman of trustees at the national museum of computing at Bletchley Park shared his favourite memories of a man who had the know-how and the right attitude to inspire us all. If you met Tony and would like to share your memories, the National Museum of Computing as a page where you can add them.


Also this week, we head out onto the streets to find out how to capture a tweet on location. A hat-tip to Richard Moynihan for this link. Michael Hughes is the creator of Tweeter Street. It's a project where interesting tweets are turned into beautiful portraits. Find out on the podcast how people react and the problems he ran into with a car full of snakes.




Last but not least, Emily Parker a member of the policy planning staff at the US Department of State took time out to explain how Russia and the USA are putting their skills together in a live "codeathon". We can suggest the problems to solve as the Code4Country teams work to address challenges in open governance.



That's all we have for this week. In the mean time you can email me at Outriders at bbc dot co dot uk, give me a nudge on Twitter at @BBC_Outriders, or search for Outriders on Facebook page to find our page there.




Until next week!



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