Akkana Peck, author of "Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional," will demonstrate how to use GIMP to improve your photographs or create digital art. You'll learn how different image formats compare, basic photo manipulation skills (crop, rescale, and brightness correction), several different selection techniques for cutting objects out of photos, and an assortment of other useful tricks.
When going open source with your software there are 20 important things you definitely have to do to be successful. Join this session and hear tips and examples from someone who had to learn some of this stuff the hard way.
"Revision control? What's that?" Knowing what I know now, it's scary to look back and ask what might have happened if one hard drive had failed at the wrong time. After reviewing some revision control concepts, we will look at several projects to see how they could have leveraged revision control and what the benefits would have been.
Free and open source software use has grown tremendously both in IT and in software businesses. There is still confusion around what this means for software intellectual property, or how it relates to industry standards. The talk provides context and history to show how the subjects relate to support better business decisions.
If you're interested in starting, currently lead, or are interested in helping with an existing local users group, this talk is for you! Selena Deckelmann and Gabrielle Roth have started two successful user groups in the Portland area and will share their tips with you.
Mark Gross will discuss taking a new Ubuntu derivative installation on a laptop and making it a decent developer box for OSS community work. The tools and methods covered will include IRC, procmail, mutt, ctags, build tools, python, pylynt, quilt, git, svn, Email and gmail use for busy mailing lists, checkpatch, debugfs, VIM, and others.
Real world use of Trac, moving beyond software development and into process and work flow management.