Personal schedule for Esther Schindler

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Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Allison Randal (DrugDev, Inc.), Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.55, 31 ratings)
Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Allison Randal and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Dirk Hohndel (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.51, 37 ratings)
Imad Sousou, Director of Intel Open Source Technology Center will present the technology vision and direction for Intel’s overall Open Source efforts, including Mobility, Virtualization, Power, and Performance. Read more.
Design & Usability
Location: Meeting Room J3
Jon Tan (OmniTI)
Average rating: ***..
(3.59, 17 ratings)
Design is 80% science and 20% art. This talk dives straight into the science to give you the techniques to create your own interfaces and demystify design. From using the golden ratio in layout and Fibonacci numbers in typography, to brand design and art direction, it covers it all in simple, tasty, bite-size pieces. Read more.
Emerging Topics
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy), Benjamin Mako Hill (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Evan Prodromou (StatusNet Inc), Nathan Yergler (Creative Commons), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
At OSCON 2008, Tim O'Reilly raised in his keynote a new challenge we face: Software as a Service. This panel discusses the work spawned by autonomo.us to inspire the Open Source and Software Freedom Movement to address the challenge. The talk will discuss the AGPL, a license designed to address these concerns, and the federated service model that must exist to succeed in addressing this problem. Read more.
Emerging Topics
Location: Meeting Room J3
Howard Abrams (Joule Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 8 ratings)
Software programming has come a long way for students and younger children since the days of Logo. Syntax has been replaced with connecting blocks and the triangle turtle has been replaced with custom artwork children create themselves. Now, multi-threading and event processing are easier to teach children than functions, and this session discusses these ideas as well as so the edge of kid code. Read more.
Fundamentals, People
Location: Ballroom A1
Cat Allman (Google), Leslie Hawthorn (Elasticsearch)
Average rating: ***..
(3.14, 7 ratings)
Leslie Hawthorn and I co-present this talk for beginners who are interested to getting involved but don't know where or how to start. We cover the basics of: -why you might want to get involved -what you can get out of participating -more than coding is needed -how to chose a project -how to get started -etiquette of lists and other communication -dos and don't of joining a community Read more.
People
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Ben Collins-Sussman (Google, Inc.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 16 ratings)
A pervasive elitism hovers in the background of collaborative software development: everyone secretly wants to be seen as a genius. In this talk, we discuss how to avoid this trap and gracefully exchange personal ego for personal growth and super-charged collaboration. We'll also examine how software tools affect social behaviors, and how to successfully manage the growth of new ideas. Read more.
Administration
Location: Ballroom A7
James Turner (O'Reilly Media), Bill Weihl (Google, Inc.), Jim Oberholtzer (United States Bowling Congress), Allyson Klein (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Large data center providers such as Google and Microsoft are taking significant steps to cut down their power and cooling requirements, but how about a typical company with a campus-sized data center? What can be done to make a server room full of rack-mounted 1U systems more efficient? Does virtualization hold the key? Are more cores better than less? Our panelists will clue you in. Read more.
Emerging Topics, People
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Danny O'Brien (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 8 ratings)
Why do we trust our most personal diary entries with only our closest friends -- and distant machines of a faceless social networking service? Why do you hand over to Amazon files and passwords that you wouldn't tell your own mother? EFF's Danny O'Brien explains why innovation still comes from the edge of our networks -- and how the next generation of free software will help. Read more.
Business, Emerging Topics, Government, People
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Danese Cooper (Open Source Hardware Association), Greg Elin (Sunlight Foundation), Brian Behlendorf (Mithril Capital Management LLC), Silona Bonewald (SLC), Michael Tiemann (Open Source Initiative)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Panel of movers and shakers in the movement to open government using the principals of Open Source. Read more.
Design & Usability, Web Applications
Location: Meeting Room J3
Juhan Sonin (Involution Studios)
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 7 ratings)
Sex and Design Axioms describes the minimal rule set for designing interfaces: the foundational concepts that are required knowledge for designers and engineers to create usable and elegant interfaces. It is the analog for The Elements of Style by Strunk and White on user interface that encompasses layout, interaction, visual design, and prototyping tenets. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Kirrily Robert (Freebase.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.79, 43 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Tony Hey (Microsoft Corporation)
Average rating: **...
(2.19, 31 ratings)
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. Read more.
Business, Design & Usability, People
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Rolf Skyberg (eBay, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.69, 16 ratings)
Everybody wants innovation. Innovation is believed to be magical unicorn which will lead the way to success and riches, but this is easier said than done. In this talk I'll discuss lessons learned from two years driving innovation on eBay's Disruptive Innovation team; which strategies worked and which didn't, and what questions you should start asking first when someone tells you to "go innovate"! Read more.
Emerging Topics, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Nick Diakopoulos (Georgia Tech), Brad Stenger (Ars Technica)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
The era of traditional journalism is giving way to something else. We think that something else is Computational Journalism. CJ recognizes the need for internal production and for public-facing news delivery innovations. What journalists provide in terms of services, interfaces, and business models are in flux. To settle things, smart experiments (often using Open Source APIs) are critical. Read more.
Business, Emerging Topics, Linux, Mobile
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.), Leslie Hawthorn (Elasticsearch)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
In this talk, Chris DiBona will bring the audience up to date on recent Google activities in open source. We will specifically cover advances in Android’s open source deployment infrastructure, including the Gerrit and Repo tools, and the directions those tools are taking. Read more.
PHP, Programming
Location: Meeting Room J2
Sebastian Bergmann (thePHP.cc)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
How do you write untestable code and anger an ancient goddess? These and other questions will guide us while we discuss testability, an often forgotten attribute of software design and quality. Starting from untestable code fragments, the audience will learn why the code is untestable and how it can be refactored for testability. Read more.
People
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Come see your favorite open source projects for updates on what they've been doing while you were out partying (or job-hunting) all year. What has Mozilla been up to? What's going on with the FreeBSD Kernel? Have MySQL and PostgreSQL finally killed each other off? Join us for a 1 1/2 hour session of 5-minute project updates, combined with both intentional and unintentional humor. Read more.
Desktop Applications, Mobile, Programming
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Ricardo Signes (Pobox.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
Email: you see it every day. It's on your desktop. It's in your servers. Through the magic of modern technology, it flows invisibly through the air and into your PDA! Your cellular phone conducts silent and arcane conversations with distant servers, speaking the ancient language of SMTP and the unknowable dialects of IMAP. Surely all this technology means progress of mankind... or does it? Read more.
People
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Michael Schwern (eval Empire)
Average rating: ***..
(3.69, 13 ratings)
Geeks have a special relationship with The Truth. Nothing is more important than correcting a falsehood, no matter how small, and nothing is more odious than not telling The Truth. Unfortunately the meaning is often mangled and the end result is the opposite, a lie. This leads to misunderstanding, mangled interfaces and the myth of the stupid user. Read more.
Business, Design & Usability, People
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Stormy Peters (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
While consumers and the open source community don't interact often, users are important to projects because users test software, spread the word, motivate developers, lend credibility, contribute financially and participate in users groups. Come learn why users are important to an open source project and how they can be more involved. Read more.
People
Location: Meeting Room J3
Esther Schindler (It Expert Voice), Steven Vaughan-Nichols (ZDNet), Joe Brockmeier (Red Hat), James Turner (O'Reilly Media), Jennifer Cloer (Page One PR)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
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 possible light. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Web Applications
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Bruce Lawson (Opera Software ASA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 12 ratings)
A pragmatic look at HTML 5 by experimenting with converting a real site to HTML 5 - how does it work? Where it useful and where is it annoying? How is support in current browsers? Read more.
Databases, Emerging Topics, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A2
Derek Gottfrid (The New York Times)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
We have embarked on a mission to share more of what we do on the development side of The Times. So far, we’ve done that via conference presentations, open-source software, blog posts and (most recently and probably most importantly) our APIs. We see our site as more than just a source of news and information: it’s a platform on which news and information become building blocks. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Mobile
Location: Ballroom A7
Seth Herr (UNICEF), Merrick Schaefer (UNICEF)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The Bee is an emergency communications system utilizing innovative open-source hardware and software. The Bee can be deployed anywhere in the world, can navigate power and connectivity challenges, and can be checked as baggage on commercial airlines. It's rugged, customizable, and designed to contribute to the community long after the crisis has passed. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Mobile
Location: Ballroom A2
Adam Martin (NPR)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
It has been a year since NPR's public API launched (announced at OSCON 2008). This session will explore how the marketplace has changed for media organizations over the last year, how API's have played a role in that change, and what the future looks like for NPR, its API, and other media organizations. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 16 ratings)
Join Jim Zemlin as he takes a look back at the big moves that drove Linux to dominate the server and super computing markets and how we are seeing similar trends start now in the desktop. Read more.
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • SourceForge.net
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • MySpace.com
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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