OSCON Town Hall

Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX), Gina Blaber (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Keynote
Location: D135
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OSCON belongs to its attendees, and we want to hear what you think of this year’s show. Join the organizers to talk about what you loved and hated about OSCON, and what you’d like to see next year.

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Edd Dumbill

Silicon Valley Data Science

Edd Dumbill is a technology analyst, writer and entrepreneur 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 was the Founding Editor of the journal Big Data.

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

An advocate and contributor to open source software, 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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Sarah Novotny

NGINX

Sarah Novotny is a technical evangelist and community manager for NGINX. Novotny has run large scale technology infrastructures as a Systems Engineer and a Database administrator for Amazon.com and the ill fated Ads.com. In 2001, she founded Blue Gecko, a remote database administration company with two peers from Amazon. Blue Gecko, was sold to DatAvail in 2012. She’s also curated teams and been a leader in customer communities focused on high availability web application and platform delivery for Meteor Entertainment and Chef.

Novotny regularly talks about technology infrastructure and geek lifestyle. She is additionally a program chair for O’Reilly Media’s OSCON. Her technology writing and adventures as well as her more esoteric musings are found at sarahnovotny.com.

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Gina Blaber

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

VP of Conferences, O’Reilly. Interested in big data, web performance and operations, open source, publishing, location-based technologies, JavaScript, social media, and related topics. Love to hear about cutting edge content and speakers in these areas, and practical ideas for reaching a more diverse audience and speaker base.

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Shane Curcuru
07/20/2012 4:55pm PDT

Thank you three (and all the other OSCON peeps) for the work behind the scenes.

It was a fascinating session – seemed like plenty of quality feedback. I share your pain in the “I wanted to see three things at the same time” rathole; I’ve been in that exact same part of a conference planning meeting multiple times before, and it’s always hard to do. 8-)

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