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Python is an interpreted, cross-platform, object-oriented programming language that is popular for a wide range of applications, one of which is Internet programming. This tutorial introduces current Python programmers to three distinct areas of Internet programming, each in self-contained one-hour lectures with a demonstration of code following each lecture topic.
Drupal is a highly modular, Open Source Content Management System with a wealth of powerful add-on modules. Learn to harness it all and build dynamic websites with Drupal from authors of the book, Using Drupal.
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
One of the most commonly mentioned benefits of open source is:
"Users can fix bugs themselves!" But what if you aren't a programmer?
This talk will take non-programmers through the basics of
searching bug reports, filing good bugs, tracking down what's
causing a bug, and maybe even fixing it yourself, all
without any prior programming experience.
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.
Have you ever had a manager or legal department slow down your project why they try to figure out software licensing issues? This session will arm you with all the key information you need to join the conversation and recognize when your lawyer is trying to pull a fast one, versus when you’re facing a legitimate challenge.
Location: Ballroom A2
This talk will cover ways of configuring a Linux distribution to run
efficiently on slow CPU, low memory machines. You can get big
performance gains from areas such as:
* speeding up the boot process
* options for lightweight window managers
* performance tools that can help you find bottlenecks
* tuning your kernel
* Finding lightweight alternatives to big applications
As users of FLOSS software we have, on occasion, the need to understand the configuration systems of the software we use. This presentation will arm you with just enough knowledge to be dangerous. You will learn how to write configure template files and, yes, you will learn about m4. m4 is the macro processor language used by autoconf.
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.