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Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Allison Randal (DrugDev, Inc.), Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 27 ratings)
Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Allison Randal and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Stormy Peters (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 40 ratings)
We worried about making sure we had free and open source software to use, we worried about privacy, we worried about user rights. And then we handed the keys to our data to "free" web services. How can we ensure that our data is in the hands of web services that will respect our rights? How can free and open source software ideals be applied to web services? Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
MÃ¥rten Mickos (Eucalyptus Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.11, 37 ratings)
Keynote by Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. Read more.
Hardware
Location: D135
Howard Lewis Ship (TWD Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 18 ratings)
Even if you are successful using open source sofware, there's something special about hardware: It's physical. You can touch it. You build it (not compile it). This is a talk about the Arduino open source physical computing platform; a cheap, useful, fun micro-controller ... and it's loads of fun, even if you break into a cold sweat at the thought of picking up a soldering iron. Read more.
Business
Location: E145/E146
Brendan Quinn (BBC Research & Development)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Ingex is an open source product, built on FFmpeg and Linux and running on commodity hardware, which can replace tens of thousands of dollars worth of broadcast equipment in TV studios, developed by BBC R&D. We discuss the change management, commercial and ecosystem issues we have faced in getting Ingex used by the broadcasting industry, generally unaware of the benefits of open source. Read more.
Noel Hidalgo (World Economic Forum), Nathanial Freitas (New York State Senate)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
It is not enough anymore for legislatures to release their data on a "website". Bills must be made available in a form that is easily indexed, searched, shared, blogged, discussed and tweeted. Bills must be well-formed, multi-format AND permalinked. Bills must becomes as blogs are - dynamic components of an online ecosystem. Read more.
Business
Location: E145/E146
Moderated by:
Rob Lanphier (Wikimedia Foundation)
Panelists:
Todd Crowe (Todd Crowe Web Design & Development), Leslie Hawthorn (Elasticsearch), Stormy Peters (GNOME Foundation), Donald Smith (The Eclipse Foundation)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 3 ratings)
Many contributors to open source projects do so without financial motivation. It's still reasonable to believe that given the right financial incentives, development communities could achieve more. This panel will explore the different methods for motivating communities with financial incentives and other goodies, and discuss the thorny issues that arise when commerce collides with community. Read more.
Java
Location: D137
Alex Miller (Revelytix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
GPars is a Groovy concurrency library that brings key concurrency constructs from other languages into Groovy. GPars provides concepts like actors, dataflow concurrency, fork/join for divide and conquer, and "safes" to manage mutable state. Read more.
Community
Location: D136
Tags: community
Denise Paolucci (Dreamwidth Studios), Mark Smith (Dreamwidth Studios)
Average rating: ***..
(3.92, 12 ratings)
With an increasing number of Open Source projects demanding attention, it can be hard to attract qualified contributors. Learn how to convert your community of users into a community of developers, through training, mentoring, and community management, from a project that's been hacking its hackers since day one. Read more.
Hardware
Location: D135
Bryan Smith (Fossetcon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 16 ratings)
The Sheevaplug is the first device in the latest Plug Computing trend. Packed in the form factor of an ac adapter(wall wart); it sports a 1.2Ghz processor consuming only 3 watts of power when idle. Its small foot print and massive processing power make it the greenest 1.2Ghz system currently on the market. The Sheevaplug houses an ARM5 processor and more I/O than you can imagine. *nix required Read more.
Hardware
Location: D135
Jeffrey Osier-Mixon (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
The Beagle Board is a tiny yet powerful self-contained system on a single board, three inches square, created as an open-source hardware board by Texas Instruments. This presentation demonstrates how to boot Linux on the Beagle. It also showcases several ongoing open-source projects, gives an overview of the process of designing your own, and introduces the Beagle Board community. Read more.
Education
Location: D133
Bryant Patten (National Center for Open Source and Education)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
... or at least the part of it we call K-12 education? School budgets are tight, schools need to transform into 21st Century Learning Centers and no one is sure how this can happen. Except perhaps the FOSS community. This talk is targeted at FOSS project leaders and community members and will explain how our skills, knowledge and experience can be invaluable to educators in our home towns. Read more.
Business
Location: E145/E146
Tarus Balog (The OpenNMS Group, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
The idea of working in open source is appealing to many, but the question remains: how to make money doing it? This presentation will present some of the things learned by a person who has run a pure open source business since 2002 in the hope that it can help and inspire others. Read more.
Business
Location: E145/E146
Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy), Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 12 ratings)
Developers regularly encounter issues with the legal infrastructure of software. Co-presented by a lawyer and a software developer, this presentation is a tightly packed overview on the need-to-know issues of copyrights, patents and trademarks for busy developers who wish to simply know the bare essentials, so they can get on with their work while still remaining well-informed on legal issues. Read more.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Jeff Dworkin (Dialogic Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Open-source has made it possible for nearly anyone with a bit of development background to create a telecom application. This presentation will discuss the details of designing application interfaces that need to be used in a "listen only" mode and will include good prompt design, application flow and menu design for both DTMF and ASR implementation. Read more.
Hardware
Location: D135
Russell Nelson (Open Source Initiative)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
Water parameters are hard to measure because water is, well, underwater. Using inexpensive sensors and an Arduino (compatible) we can measure water parameters such as temperature, turbidity, and salinity. Read more.
Government
Location: D138
Deborah Bryant (Bryant Group), Joseph Hall (Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University), Gregory Miller (Open Source Digital Voting Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
The Open Source Digital Voting Foundation is a three-year old non-profit foundation supporting a full time effort called the TrustTheVote Project. Learn about this imperative effort to create publicly owned, accurate, transparent, trustworthy, and secure voting systems using open source methods and a growing stakeholder community of elections officials and domain experts nationwide. Read more.
Education
Location: D133
Heidi Ellis (Western New England University), Gregory Hislop (Drexel University), Luis Ibanez (KITWARE Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Student contributions to OSS projects have great potential to benefit both projects and students. While student involvement in OSS projects can take effort on the part of the OSS community, student contributions are well worth the effort required. This talk covers the variety of ways that students can become involved in an OSS project as well as the benefits and roadblocks to student involvement. Read more.
Community
Location: D137
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 12 ratings)
There comes a time in a project's life when you have to make the decision: can this code be saved? Should we fix it, or declare technical bankruptcy to cancel our technical debts and start again? In this talk I'll look at when and how to make this decision without regrets. Read more.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Tags: android, mobile
Jesse Vincent (Best Practical)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
K-9 Mail is an open source email client for Android. It began life as a single feature fork of Android 1.0's core email client. Since fall of 2008, K-9 has seen several dozen contributors and a few thousand commits. Picking up Android from scratch can be somewhat daunting. This talk will give you a leg up as you start into your first Android application. Read more.
Databases
Location: E145/E146
Kevin Weil (Twitter, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 15 ratings)
How does Twitter analyze its massive dataset? What tools do we use, and where do we focus our analysis? In this talk, I will discuss our transition from a MySQL-based to a Hadoop-based data infrastructure and our use of Pig (a scripting language built on top of Hadoop) to democratize big-data analysis across the company. I will present concrete examples of interesting analyses at each step. Read more.
Business
Location: D133
Donald Smith (The Eclipse Foundation)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Many organizations falsely believe that more downloads, users and/or contributors means a healthier ecosystem. That is akin to saying that planet earth gets "healthier" with more population. This session presents some measures every OS organization can employ to determine the health and viability of their ecosystem, rather than it's less important variable - size. Read more.
Community
Location: D137
Tags: education
Mel Chua (Red Hat), Asheesh Laroia (Eventbrite)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
"Turn someone else's problems into your learning material." How do you expose your project's bugs and tasks to enthusiastic new contributors? We'll be talking about how OpenHatch's software tools and process-creating guidance make it possible to reveal a FOSS project's bug and task needs to budding contributors, students, and educators creating and running FOSS courses. Read more.
Hardware
Location: D133
Bruce Momjian (EnterpriseDB), Matthew Momjian (Student)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 8 ratings)
Last year I presented a talk on home automation at OSCON, focusing on the hardware aspects. This year my home automation talk will cover the software aspects of controlling home automation systems. Practical applications include turning off all the lights at night, summoning everyone for mealtime, and broadcasting caller-id information to all computers. Read more.
  • 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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