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Allison Randal (DrugDev, Inc.), Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
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Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Allison Randal and Edd Dumbill.

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Allison Randal

DrugDev, Inc.

Allison Randal is a software developer and open source strategist. In over 25 years as a programmer, she has developed everything from games, linguistic analysis tools, e-commerce websites, and shipping fulfillment, to compilers, database replication systems, mobile apps, and talking smart-home appliances, worked as a language designer, project manager, conference organizer, and editor, been a board member of several open source software foundations, written three books, and founded a tech publishing company. She is co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders, on the board of directors of the Perl Foundation, and CTO of DrugDev, Inc. She collaborates in the Debian, Ubuntu, Python, and Perl open source projects. Her current hobby is astrophysics.

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Edd Dumbill

Silicon Valley Data Science

Edd Dumbill is a technologist, writer and programmer based in California. He’s helping drive businesses with data as VP Strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science.

Edd was the founding program chair for the O’Reilly Strata, and chaired the Open Source Convention for six years. He is Editor in Chief of the journal Big Data.

Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference management system, and a co-founder of the Pharmalicensing.com online intellectual property exchange.

A veteran of open source, Edd has contributed to various projects, such as Debian and GNOME, and created the DOAP Vocabulary for describing software projects.

Edd has written four books, including O’Reilly’s “Learning Rails”. He writes regularly on Google+ and on his blog at eddology.com.

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Friedhelm Ahle
07/21/2010 9:27am PDT

a poor presentation of oscon-welcome and herself

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