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Late-breaking additions to the schedule

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Don't miss these two new talks, added to the program over the weekend.

Joe Gregorio will speak in the Python track on Thursday morning. In Threading Is Not A Model he writes

We have many concurrency/multiprocessing capabilities at our finger tips, such as threads, processes, locks, mutexes, select, epoll, transactional memory, etc. But none of them are a model for multiprocessing, they are only tools on which you would build an implementation of such a model. So what are the models we can choose from? How would they be implemented in Python? And how do they relate to the principle of sufficient irritation?

Meanwhile, Jeffrey Osier-Mixon from MontaVista will speak about effectively managing documentation in open source projects. He explains that documentation is an often overlooked, but essential part of a project.

Documentation is a vital user-facing component of all serious projects, open-source and otherwise, but it is often overlooked—-or, worse, dealt with in fire-drill mode just before going to manufacturing or market. However, documentation is a project’s backbone. It is often what users and OEMs see first, and it is also the place you want users to look when they have questions or problems (so they don’t have to call you).

Catch Jeffrey's talk on Thursday afternoon.

 

Tags: documentation

Sessions tagged with 'documentation'

Moderated by: Ian Darwin
O'Reilly's Android Cookbook is being developed in the open, presenting how-to information along with code snippets illustrating the techniques. The book will have input from hundreds of contributors, able to view and comment on each others' recipes before the book is printed. And after the book is printed, all the recipes will continue to serve as an Android developer resource site.
Jeffrey Osier-Mixon (Intel Corporation)
Documentation can define the difference between a winning project and an also-ran. How can you manage the documentation portion of your open-source project? This presentation reveals the basics of doc project management, showing you what your users need and how to meet their expectations.
Kevin Shockey (Mis Tribus)
With tectonic changes taking place in the print publishing industry, we will soon see a redefinition of what the terms "publish" and "book" mean. Aimed at product managers of open source projects, this session will teach anyone how to "publish" a "book" using open source tools. Participants will gain practical formatting and distribution knowledge necessary to publish their own ebooks.
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.
  • ActiveState
  • CommonPlaces
  • DB Relay
  • FireHost
  • GoDaddy
  • HP
  • HTSQL by Prometheus Research
  • Impetus Technologies Inc.
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Kaltura
  • Marvell
  • Mashery
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • Oracle
  • Parallels
  • PayPal
  • Percona
  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rhomobile
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SourceGear
  • Symbian
  • VoltDB
  • WSO2
  • Linux Pro Magazine

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