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Location: Meeting Room B2
The new U.S. technology standards for K-12 schools are all about 21st Century Skills - problem solving, collaboration, authentic work. This talk, targeted at FOSS project leaders and community managers, is about getting students to contribute to Open Source software projects and how FOSS projects can help with this effort.
Moblin is a revolutionary user experience for mobile devices. This talk
will give a brief overview of Moblin for Netbooks and Nettops and then
focus on the process of building an application powered by Moblin Core
Panel of movers and shakers in the movement to open government using the principals of Open Source.
Risk and chance play a huge part in our daily lives, yet the
human brain doesn't come pre-loaded with the right software to make
intuitive decisions about them. This talk is to
provide some illumination in the basic principles to help you
understand and quantify risk, and to introduce you to the open-source
language R, an essential tool for finding statistical solutions to
your own problems.
This panel will discuss accessing open government initiatives and creating new services around existing government data on the internet. The idea is to get a point of view from each step of the process for open government initiatives, from producer and publisher, to standards advocate, to consumer and user, and to elected representative.
What's it like to be a woman in an open source project that's 99% men? What's it like to be a woman in a project that's 75%... women? Kirrily Robert, who has worked on both kinds of projects, will talk about the differences, and what we can learn from majority-female open source projects.
Google crawls more than just web pages, we also crawl source code. Ever wondered just how much open source code is out there? What licenses is all that code under? Which projects are the most shared? We'll try to answer these questions in this talk.
Microsoft External Research builds bridges between academia, industry, and government to advance computer science, education, and scientific research. Modern science and academic research increasingly relies on integrated information technologies and computation to collect, process, and analyze complex data.
Keynote by Simon Wardley, Canoncial Ltd.
New Technology is crashing the gates of Washington, DC as a new administration begins to find its legs. Open Source developers are the key to making a lot of this change happen and we've got to move fast and work together in order to do it right. This talk is about strategy-- how can open source developers change their government?
Most companies who start working with free software projects have trouble. They run over common stumbling blocks. Questions go unanswered, patches go unreviewed. Why does it take so much time and evergy to be a good citizen? This presentation will outline the problems, and will give some metrics which you can use to evaluate a community's health before marrying them.
Location: Meeting Room J3
Plenty of FOSS projects yearn for visibility, within the tech press or
in the larger world. But few know how to respond when a journalist
indicates interest. These experienced writers and editors will explain
how your project can get attention and present itself in the best