Personal schedule for Michael Downey

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UX
Location: D139-140
Samantha Starmer (REI, Recreational Equipment, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 12 ratings)
The future of design is everywhere a user touches our product or service—digital or physical. Web and other digital practitioners must move beyond the screen to designing a holistic customer experience that is seamless across channels and devices. In this interactive workshop, Samantha will provide specific tools for designing for a full experience lifecycle across all channels and touchpoints. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D136
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.92, 40 ratings)
The class explores seven basic principles of good presentation, covering preparation, content selection, delivery techniques, and handling questions (or the lack thereof). It also explores a dozen simple and practical techniques for making your slides not suck. Read more.
Event
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 30 ratings)
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We’re going to find out when we conduct our third Ignite event at OSCON. Read more.
Location: D135
Moderated by: Carol Smith
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Birds of a Feather session for Google Summer of Code alumni, students, mentors, org admins, and just those interested in the program! Read more.
Business Leadership Day
Location: F151
Kevin Shockey (Mis Tribus)
So, you want to run a business; or, maybe you want to turn your Open Source project hobby into a day job. What ever the reason you're reading the Business Leadership Day description, this one-day track has the basics to help bootstrap your business skills. Read more.
Business Leadership Day
Location: F 151
Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum (CSC))
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 8 ratings)
This session explores these concepts by first laying out the fundamentals of change and how all industry evolves through a commonly re-occuring pattern. Using this we will examine why one size never fits all in management, the explosion of change from big data and cloud computing to why new forms of organisation are emerging that differ from traditional companies. Read more.
Business Leadership Day
Location: F 151
Miguel Valdés-Faura (BonitaSoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Miguel Valdes, CEO of BonitaSoft and founder of the Bonita open source business process management project, describes the four secrets of a successful open source software vendor business, market analysis, democratization process, community management, high-volume sales machine. Read more.
Business Leadership Day
Location: F 151
Rachael Madsen (Optimal Design Software LLC), Beverly Block (Optimal Design Software LLC)
Average rating: **...
(2.17, 6 ratings)
In today’s market, even a small startup has to pay attention to licensing, intellectual property, and liability. We will share what we’ve learned in the process of building a 2-person company to develop custom software for a gaming convention. Topics covered will include legal issues and considerations in designing a small program with the potential to grow into a larger product. Read more.
Business Leadership Day
Location: F 151
Christopher Clark (SparkFun Electronics Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
SparkFun Electronics is a startup that utilized an early and heavy reliance on open source technology to grow rapidly with no outside investment. Now open source permeates the culture from software to operations to open hardware products, but sticking to open source while mitigating risk and pressing innovation has not been without its challenges. Read more.
Business Leadership Day
Location: F 151
VM Brasseur (shoeless consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Come join me as I dispel some of the clouds of pollution which obscure the name of marketing, show how it can help your projects, reveal how--whether you realize it or not--you already do (or should) use marketing every day and how that's a very good thing indeed. Read more.
Business Leadership Day
Location: F 151
Stephen Walli (Outercurve Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Businesses using open source licensed software often confuse FOSS communities and their customers, and no one is happy. Understanding the differences between your community members and customers and what motivates each group will allow a business to better develop a leads pipeline and keep a happy community. Read more.
Business Leadership Day
Location: F 151
James Turnbull (Docker), Selena Deckelmann (PostgreSQL)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Ever hire someone and have it “just not work out”? How long did that take to figure out? Weeks? Days? Before your morning coffee? The tech industry is currently in the middle of a competitive hiring bubble and it’s really hard to find good people. It’s even harder to retain them. So how do you find good people, and keep them? Read more.
Business Leadership Day
Location: F 151
Juan Fernández (Liferay)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
As more and more big enterprises around the world adopt Open Source software for their daily operations, the level of exigence and maturity required to open source has grown over the last few years. This issue has become a great challenge for enterprise-focused open source projects like Liferay. This presentation aims to share our strategy to takle this problem by empowering our community Read more.
Event
Location: Expo Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.10, 20 ratings)
Grab a drink and kick off the 14th edition of OSCON by meeting and mingling with exhibitors and fellow attendees. Read more.
Event
Location: Exhibit Hall A
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 32 ratings)
We're swapping last year's clown shoes for Camp OSCON t-shirts at this year's attendee party. You don't have to worry about sewing in nametags and forget those long bus rides -- just stroll over Exhibit Hall A (next to the Expo Hall). This is the camp you wish your parents had sent you to. You won't want to miss this; trust us. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX), Sam Adams (City of Portland, Oregon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 20 ratings)
Opening remarks by Portland Mayor Sam Adams, as well as OSCON program chairs, Sarah Novotny and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
David Eaves (Eaves Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.23, 43 ratings)
An open source community depends on its capacity to attract people and the efficiency with which it can harness their energy to create great software. While a compelling mission or killer product can be helpful, effective communities must be responsive and efficient in managing the diverse needs and demands of its members. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Danny Hillis (Applied Minds, LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.65, 51 ratings)
Applied Minds CEO, Danny Hillis will offer an introduction to The Learning Map, a Shared Learning Collaborative initiative organizing online learning material to get the right content to the right student at the right time. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Kaitlin Thaney (Digital Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.47, 49 ratings)
The Web has transformed not only the way we approach modern day science, but a number of other facets of the research cycle: tools for analysis, mediums which now serve as “information inputs”, how we exchange ideas and even discover knowledge. Yet despite the pieces being there, changing practice is like trying to shake a castle. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Brian Aker (HP)
Average rating: **...
(2.62, 42 ratings)
In this keynote, Brian Aker, HP Fellow, will share challenges and best practices from his work with OpenStack software, including how a rich set of APIs must be developed in order to drive broad platform adoption as well as the need for formal APIs. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 54 ratings)
Open source software was one of the earliest successful examples of a sharing economy that has had huge economic impact. But as alternative energy advocate Steve Baer once noted, ecosystem services are often ignored in economic analysis: when you put your clothes in the dryer the energy you use is measured and counted, but when you hang them on the line, they disappear from the measured economy. Read more.
Location: Expo Hall
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
From products, projects, and parties to snacks, swag, and speakers, the 2012 OSCON Expo Hall will be the place to gather outside of sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. Test drive new tools, compare products, meet with nonprofit volunteers, say hello to speakers and authors, get your Make on, hang out in the lounge, and much more. Read more.
Community
Location: D138
Llewellyn Falco (Spun Labs), Lynn Langit (Teaching Kids Programming)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
We have had a history of taking a different approach that has been highly successful in turning small emails and twitter comments into people programming with us on our OSS projects. In this session we will share our stories so that you can also the harness good intentions of others and turn those intentions into committable code. Read more.
Community
Location: D138
Asheesh Laroia (Eventbrite), Karen Rustad (OpenHatch)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 8 ratings)
In your open source project's community, some people contribute. Most people don't. By analyzing the typical open source project's on-ramp for new contributors through the lens of user experience design, we provide practical tips to make any project more approachable and that diversify the community. Read more.
Community
Location: D138
David Eaves (Eaves Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 10 ratings)
What do data analytics and negotiation theory have in common? In this talk, community management adviser David Eaves will outline how these two disciplines form the core of a new Science of Community Management: an approach to measure and manage contributors to make participation less frustration and more productive. Read more.
Community
Location: D138
Meghan Gill (10gen)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 10 ratings)
In this session, we’ll talk about strategies for nurturing, empowering and rewarding community leaders to help scale your open source community. Read more.
Healthcare
Location: E146
Paul Biondich (OpenMRS), Burke Mamlin (OpenMRS), Hamish Fraser (Partners In Health)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
What are the advantages and disadvantages of building Health IT platforms instead of out-of-the box systems? How can people building these systems share tools and resources with others in different countries who may do very different work? This panel of participants in the OpenMRS community will share their real-world experiences from multiple continents on a variety of scales. Read more.
Event
Location: Expo Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.31, 13 ratings)
Quench your thirst with vendor-hosted libations and snacks while you check out all the cool stuff in the expo hall. Read more.
Location: See BoF Schedule for Locations
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.
Location: D135
Moderated by: Heather Leson
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Meet and brain with the Humanitarian Free Open Source Software (HFOSS) community at OSCON. We are a growing, diverse global network of of communities, organizations and companies that aim to use technology for social good. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 12 ratings)
Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Sarah Novotny and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Mark R. Shuttleworth (Canonical Ltd.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 45 ratings)
Seamless work and play across phones, tablet and desktops is the goal of Ubuntu's design efforts. Mark will demo some of the latest inventions in UX in Ubuntu, preview new features that will land in 12.10, and outline the key areas of research and discovery as we move into a world where "personal computing" is being redefined and reinvented. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
John Mone (Endurance International Group)
Average rating: **...
(2.74, 38 ratings)
Through its ubiquitous presence in small business, Open Source has become a key, but unrecognized, driver of the U.S. economy. John will discuss the hidden impact of Open Source and what it means to contributors and project leaders. He’ll also provide important tips on making it easy to increase exposure of projects through code contributors and distribution platforms. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Gianugo Rabellino (Microsoft)
Average rating: **...
(2.09, 35 ratings)
Microsoft's journey into open source has been eventful, and even unexpected. Ten years ago, few would have predicted the importance to the company of projects such Node.JS, Hadoop and even Linux. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Frank Frankovsky (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.91, 33 ratings)
In this talk, Facebook's Frank Frankovsky will examine key moments from the history of open hardware and share learnings from his work on the Open Compute Project — a prominent industry initiative focused on driving greater openness and collaboration in infrastructure technology — to draw out insights on how we can create and sustain open source movements in hardware. Read more.
Healthcare
Location: E146
Paul Biondich (OpenMRS), Derek Ritz (ecGroup Inc.), Dykki Settle (IntraHealth International), Eduardo Jezierski (InSTEDD)
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 7 ratings)
Open standards and open architecture support developing countries to build systems in a more thoughtful and pragmatic way. Through this approach, and using these tools, we can follow an example of how Rwanda has begun to design and develop a national health information system, and how this will allow other countries to do the same, more quickly and more effectively then ever before Read more.
Community
Location: D138
Kane McLean (Open Source for America)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Change is hard for individuals, and harder for organizations. Understanding how to navigate the forces affecting our habits and willpower will enable you to set about effecting real change in your organization. Discussed in terms of grassroots, clouds, elephants and jockeys, this practical perspective redefines the challenge of cultural change. Read more.
Business
Location: E145
David Kobia (Ushahidi Inc)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Ushahidi, an open source project had many early successes in crowdsourced mapping and has had to deal with issues of scale, accessibility and security with ever increasing geo-political concerns. Ushahidi has also taken aim at big data’s problems of verification, aggregation and context with a tool called SwiftRiver. We’ve had many interesting challenges. Join us for lessons and dialogue. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Nóirín Plunkett (Eucalyptus Systems), Michael Schwern (eval Empire)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 8 ratings)
This year's college students never had a Commodore 64 - it had been discontinued before they were born. They've grown up with the internet and Google - they're smart, and they're already coding. This talk looks at how we can make open source relevant to the Facebook generation, how our communities can adapt to recognize their itches, and how we can benefit from their insight and work. Read more.
Office Hours
Location: Expo Hall (Table B)
Hamish Fraser (Partners In Health), Dykki Settle (IntraHealth International), Paul Biondich (OpenMRS), Derek Ritz (ecGroup Inc.)
Come chat with Michael Downey and the other OpenMRS presenters, Paul Biondich, Hamish Fraser, and Joaquin Blaya. Read more.
Healthcare
Location: E146
Luis Ibanez (KITWARE Inc.), Seong Ki Mun (OSEHRA), Rick Avila (KITWARE Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
The Department of Veterans Affairs spawned in July 2011 the creation of OSEHRA, a non-profit organization whose mission is to apply best practices of open source software development to the improvement and maintenance of Open Source EHR information systems that are freely available for all. Please join us in this session to hear about the current activities and future plans of OSEHRA. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Sarah Novotny and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.47, 36 ratings)
In this plenary, Google's Chris DiBona will share some of the more interesting results from the project and tell you how you too can use and crunch this data. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 17 ratings)
O'Reilly Media presents the Frank Willison Award annually at OSCON, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. The recipient is chosen by O'Reilly Media in consultation with Guido van Rossum and delegates of the Python Software Foundation. The award consists of a framed certificate and one free pass to a future OSCON. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Irene Ros (Bocoup)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 30 ratings)
Open source fuels engineers' professional and personal development as well as our client work. By doing so, we've created a sustainable environment that is driven by purpose. I will share some of the principles we've adopted and how we managed to make it work. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.74, 31 ratings)
"Piers, do you want to do a keynote at OSCON?" "Yes! What should I talk about?" "Well... you know xkcd.com?" "Yes." "There's this strip over here. It'd be fun if..." "Oh! Hell yes!" So here I am. Saying yes. Read more.
Community
Location: D138
Tony Wasserman (Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley), Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Formed by a group that included Tim O'Reilly, OSI has been the cornerstone of the movement OSCON aims to gather in plenary. Hear how OSI is transforming itself into the new voice of the global open source community Read more.
Community
Location: F151
Donnie Berkholz (RedMonk), Leslie Hawthorn (Elasticsearch)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 13 ratings)
The strength of your community is the best predictor of your project's long-term viability. What happens when that community is gradually infiltrated by assholes, who infect everyone else with their constant negativity and personal attacks? This talk will teach you about the dramatic impact assholes are having on your organization today and will show you how you can begin to repair it. Read more.
Keynote
Location: D135
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX), Gina Blaber (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
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. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
The 8th Annual O’Reilly Open Source Award winners will be announced. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.68, 19 ratings)
Humans display an immense capacity to act against their own best judgement. Whether it's putting off healthy lifestyle choices, writing our tests and documentation "tomorrow", or having just one more unit of something we know we shouldn't. Learn how to patch your mindware, use cognitive prosthetics, and upgrade your memory to actually get done what you want to be doing. Read more.
Event
Location: Portland Ballroom Foyer
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
Take the opportunity to network one last time and exchange contact information with one another. Drinks and snacks provided. Read more.

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