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In this talk, DiBona and Hawthorn will review the last year’s open source activities from Google. This will feature an in-depth look at this year’s Summer of Code, with over 1000 students taking part, and their high school program.
Open source is a vital part of Google’s work with developers. The Android Mobile phone OS, OpenSocial, and sgnodemapper are a few of the projects released this last year.
Chris DiBona is the Open Source Programs Manager for Mountain View, Ca based Google, Inc. His job includes managing open source related compliance and outreach programs for the company. More information about Google’s open source program can be found at http://code.google.com/opensource
Before joining Google, Mr. DiBona was an editor/author for the hugely popular online website slashdot.org and he is an internationally known advocate of open source software and related methodologies. He co-edited the award winning essay compilations “Open Sources” and “Open Sources 2.0” for O’Reilly and writes for a great number of publications. He was briefly the Linux guy on TechTV, starred in Floss Weekly and speaks on a variety of open source issues internationally.
Leslie Hawthorn held various roles at Google before joining the Open Source Programs Office in March 2006. She manages the Google Summer of Code program and the Google Highly Open Participation Contest. Leslie also facilitates several open-source community hackathons at Google’s corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California, USA. Proud to be known as Google’s geek herder, Leslie holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from U.C. Berkeley.