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Community
Location: D139/140
Christie Koehler (Mozilla / Stumptown Syndicate), Audrey Eschright (Elevated Code / Stumptown Syndicate), Sherri Koehler (Samatha Yoga / Open Source Bridge / Ignite Portland)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 5 ratings)
A fun, interactive, and comprehensive tutorial on how to host a successful code sprint, hackathon, (un)conference or workshop. Read more.
Community
Location: E147
Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative), Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.), Deborah Bryant (Red Hat), Steve Holden (Holden Web LLC), Paula Hunter (Outercurve Foundation), Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy), Dave Neary (Red Hat), Deb Nicholson (Open Invention Network), Cédric Thomas (OW2), Ian Skerrett (Eclipse Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 14 ratings)
Presented by leaders of multiple open source non-profit foundations, this session introduces choices of governance and organisation for those considering anchoring their community with a non-profit organisation. Read more.
User Experience (UX)
Location: D137/138
Denise Paolucci (Dreamwidth Studios), Deborah Kaplan (Dreamwidth Studios)
Average rating: ***..
(3.64, 14 ratings)
An extensive look at simple, practical, concrete methods to make your website or webapp more accessible for people with disabilities and in all forms of assistive technology. Participants will leave with a number of tips, tricks, and tools they can use on any site, no matter how simple or fancy it is -- and a number of examples of doing it incorrectly. Read more.
Events
Location: Expo Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 12 ratings)
Grab a drink and kick off the 15th edition of OSCON by meeting and mingling with exhibitors and fellow attendees. (Sponsored by Bluehost) Read more.
Events
Location: Exhibit Hall B
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 18 ratings)
Put a star on your calendar for the official OSCON attendee party. You'll see Exhibit Hall B transformed into an intergalactic planetary playland, complete with a planetarium, laser tag, interactive games, food, drinks, and much more. Trust us: you don't want to miss OSCON's 15th birthday party. Think legendary. With lasers. Read more.
Events
Location: Puppet Labs Headquarters, 926 NW 13th Ave. #210
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 8 ratings)
Join Puppet Labs for our OSCON "Open" House Party! We are excited to open our doors and show off our new headquarters and meet all our Puppet Labs friends. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Todd Greene (Media Temple)
Average rating: **...
(2.64, 28 ratings)
Russ will discuss the decisive competitive edge companies like (mt) Media Temple gains and gives with Open Source programmers. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Mark R. Shuttleworth (Canonical Ltd.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.42, 31 ratings)
Mark Shuttleworth, Founder, Canonical, Ltd. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Elizabeth Leddy (East of Eaton)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
Plone is one of the oldest open source Python communities that still releases today. Despite a decade of trials and tribulations, the community is stronger than ever thanks to a unique Python subculture that is passed from "generation to generation". This talk will cover 10 lessons over 10 years on nurturing an open source community that builds character in addition to software. Read more.
Education
Location: F151
Nathan Dotz (Detroit Labs)
Average rating: **...
(2.82, 11 ratings)
Hackerspaces are changing the face of education by applying a DIY principle of Do-ocracy to deficits in the education systems around them and providing places where students can learn engaging topics useful in their lives and careers. Come learn how maker communities worldwide are helping to teach the world, and how we can legitimize the enrichment that goes on behind the shop doors. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 8 ratings)
Many have speculated about why there are so few women in free and open source software. GNOME, in its Outreach Program for Women, addresses many of these issues with impressive success at attracting and then retaining talented women. 10 other organizations have now joined the OPW. In this talk, Karen will discuss why this Program is necessary and why it has been so successful. Read more.
Events
Location: Exhibit Hall E
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
Make new connections and share experiences with women attending OSCON plus others from the local tech community. Read more.
Mark Lavin (Caktus Consulting Group), Julia Elman (Caktus Consulting Group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 6 ratings)
Working in teams is an important part of what we do as developers and designers. Whether it's desktop applications or mobile sites, we work hand in hand to create sucessful end products. But how do we work together in different kinds of environments? What is the best work-flow for a mix of skill sets? This talk will outline various methods and work-flows for successful collaboration. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Dawn Nafus (Intel)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 4 ratings)
How can open source help people get something useful out of the sensor data they generate? Based on social science research, this session will give developers some simple tools to understand how non-geeks make sense of complex data, and offers some approaches to improve user experience of both hardware and software based on that knowledge. Read more.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Renaun Erickson (Adobe)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Did you know that you can use your web development skills to create mobile apps? PhoneGap (aka Apache Cordova) is an toolset that enables you to build cross-platform mobile apps using 100% web standards technologies – HTML, CSS & JavaScript. In this session we'll cover everything from "what is PhoneGap", to debugging and development environments, to building your first PhoneGap application. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Johan Euphrosine (Google)
Average rating: **...
(2.85, 26 ratings)
It's widely accepted that learning any new programming language will improve your programming skills in general, but we don't often talk about how. This talk will cover some of the my takeaways after learning Go that have improved my Python and Java skills, as well as cover some bits about why Go is a great choice for those itching to learn a new language. Read more.
Business
Location: D137/138
Rikki Endsley (USENIX Association)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 12 ratings)
Many tech companies and hiring managers would like to hire from a more diverse pool of qualified applicants, but they keep getting the same kinds of candidates. This talk provides specific tips for tweaking recruiting practices to attract a diverse pool of candidates, and offers tips for creating a culture that helps retain a diverse team of tech talent. Read more.
User Experience (UX)
Location: D136
Tony Santos (Mozilla)
Average rating: ***..
(3.13, 15 ratings)
The best tech companies know that designing products with their users in mind is the key to success. Everyone says "Design" is the new hot skill in the tech world. Not only can open source projects benefit from human-centered design practices, they are in a position to get super charged results. Learn the basics of HCD thinking and practices, and how to incorporate it into your next project. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy), Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.), Paula Hunter (Outercurve Foundation), Nóirín Plunkett (Eucalyptus Systems), Ian Skerrett (Eclipse Foundation), Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 8 ratings)
Successful Open Source and Free Software projects have an abundance of great contributors. A common challenge, however, are those tasks outside the expertise or interest of those contributors. Non-profit organizational homes provide an excellent way to solve that aspect of Open Source and Free Software. This session introduces many options that projects can choose from for a non-profit home. Read more.
Business, Community
Location: D137/138
Jono Bacon (XPRIZE Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
One of the most challenging aspects of growing community is managing conflict and burnout. In this new presentation from Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager, he presents a comprehensive guide to the different components of conflict and burnout, signs of problems, conflict resolution, and preventative measures, all wrapped up in his amusing anecdote-laden style. Read more.
Community
Location: Portland Ballroom
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 17 ratings)
Internationally acclaimed public speaker Paul Fenwick talks about depression: What it is, why it sucks, and his own personal experiences in battling it. Drawing from a diverse range of fields, Paul provides insights into the bugs that may exist in your brain, and how some aspects of digital society may even make them worse. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Moderated by:
Kate Chapman (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
Panelists:
Heather Leson (Ushahidi), Thea Aldrich (SecondMuse ), Pat Tressel (Sahana Software Foundation), Lindsay Oliver (Geeks Without Bounds), Sara Farmer (Change Assembly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
Have you been involved in open source for a long time but you’d like it to directly impact peoples’ live? Just beginning and want to help others? Access to free and open software can allow communities to make better decisions in case of disaster, help respond to local crises and use the tools in ways you never dreamed. Learn about some of the projects being used and how you can help. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Minwoo Park (Inmobi), Sungju Jin (KT)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
Do you know any open source project from Korea? or China / Japan? Language barriers and cultural differences makes open-source in East Asia very unique and different from what you may be used to. Join us to learn more what’s happening in open-source outside of the western world! Read more.
Events
Location: Expo Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 11 ratings)
Quench your thirst with vendor-hosted libations and snacks while you check out all the cool stuff in the expo hall. Read more.
Events
Location: Sandbox Studios (420 Northeast 9th Avenue)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Join us to celebrate three years of the fastest growing open source cloud project! OpenStack launched at OSCON 2010, and we've made a tradition of celebrating each birthday during the conference. This year we're bringing the same laid back atmosphere to a bigger venue with some new twists to make it the best party yet. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.08, 38 ratings)
The year 2040 is the year when people of color will be the majority in the United States, but minorities are vastly underrepresented in the most important part of the US economy, the tech sector. There's been a lot of discussion about the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley and the technology industry recently and, let's face it, the numbers are not good. But why does it even matter? Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151
David Uhlman (clearhealth inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Most technology people have a unique perspective on problem solving and DIY. "Hacking Your Health" shows you how to put those same principles to use with your health and body. Get your labs done directly (for "science" or to save money), fun and profitable things to do with MRI/CAT like 3D Printing your head, "being the best patient you can be" and inner secrets about health care as a whole. Read more.
Business
Location: D137/138
Jeanne Holm (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA)
The governments of the US and India have released the Open Government Platform, an open source capability for any government to use to create an open data portal. Such projects encourage transparency, innovation, and economic growth in nations. The OGPL community encompasses hundreds of individuals from across the world to help further these shared goals. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D137/138
Dan Gillmor (The Guardian/Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Big companies and governments are recentralizing our computing and communications, giving us convenience but taking away edge-of-network liberties we enjoyed in the Internet's early days. Meanwhile, surveillance and black-hat hacking are growing. Let's create a scorecard that tells us -- users, companies, governments -- what level of liberty we have, or allow. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151
Denise Paolucci (Dreamwidth Studios)
Average rating: ****.
(4.76, 21 ratings)
Impostor syndrome -- the persistent belief that any minute everyone around you is going to figure out you're not at all qualified -- happens to a majority of the tech industry; nobody talks about it, because nobody wants to be the first to admit it. This talk confronts that feeling head-on, and addresses ways to readjust your perceptions of your accomplishments to accurately reflect reality. Read more.
Software Architecture
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tim Bray (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.35, 17 ratings)
There are three flavors of identity pain: Users struggling with passwords (which don’t scale to the Net), operators living in fear of being hacked and leaking personal data, and developers fighting with arcane identity APIs. This talk surveys the state of play the in the effort to reduce all three. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Francesca Krihely (MongoDB)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
In this session, we will go through how to design a community path to increase user involvement over time. Much of this will go through how to initiate early user engagement through a value proposition and build on that momentum over time. By creating a strong value proposition, in turn you create opportunity and access for your users and build a stronger, more vibrant community. Read more.
Business
Location: D137/138
Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 8 ratings)
Can a corporate predator become a community herbivore? Perhaps - corporations take a journey from control freak to community contributor. Hear about the journey and the key changes that can make it succeed. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151
Mari Huertas (Obama for America)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
"Everything counts, and people matter most of all." I wrote these words in my journal at the start of 2012, after I first joined the Obama campaign. Now, one year later, I'm realizing how prescient they were for our work – its development, shape, and shipment – and how acutely they apply to what we do in technology every day. Read more.
Sean McGregor (The Privly Foundation), Jennifer Davidson (ChickTech)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Come learn how to take back your internet privacy on services you hate to trust, but love to use! We created Privly, an open source privacy stack, to allow you to post private content to any website without trusting the host site. We will cover how Privly is a general solution to internet privacy, discuss the beta, and describe a new type of app infrastructure. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151
Wesley Hales (Shape Security)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 8 ratings)
How can you keep the audience engaged and motivated throughout an entire presentation? It’s simple: keep them on their smart phone. The days of asking the audience to raise their hand for an on-the-fly survey is over. An entire stream of engagement platforms for presentations are coming, and this talk will prepare you for the future. Read more.
Business, Community
Location: D137/138
Deb Nicholson (Open Invention Network)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 13 ratings)
Many projects would like to have more people doing more stuff, but delegating seems time-consuming. Meanwhile, new contributor enthusiasm is one of the most valuable commodities in the free software world. Great delegators know how to attract enthusiastic new people and maintain their momentum once they've arrived. Read more.
Events
Location: The Rose (111 SW Ash Street)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Join Media Temple for free libations, food, and swag from 6:00pm - 7:30p at The Rose. Come say hi and pick up some swag! Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
John Graham-Cumming (CloudFlare)
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 30 ratings)
Looking back on 30 years of programming: there's nothing new since 1983. Examples and implications. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E146
Scott Berkun (Berkun Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Imagine a workplace with no email, where everyone works from home, and new software is released dozens of times a day. This is life at WordPress.com, the 15th most popular website on the planet, where Berkun managed a team of programmers from 2010 to 2012. He'll share insights into creativity, management and applying open source ideals to the world (the subject of his forthcoming book.) Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Gerardo Capiel (TBD), Edward Cable (The Community for Open Source Microfinance), Deanna McCusker (VMware)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Contributing to Humanitarian FOSS (HFOSS) projects can provide tangible product benefit to organizations building technology for good, and tremendous impact to their beneficiaries. But it can also offer intangible, and often unexpected, benefit to volunteer contributors, helping them expand beyond their core competencies in ways they may never have imagined. Read more.
Education
Location: D139/140
wesley chun (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
Google's mission is to organize the world's information & make it universally accessible & useful. Education's in our DNA, so we gladly provide resources for coders, students & teachers: teaching tools, developer products, education events, research grants, academic awards/prizes, support, coding competitions, etc. In this talk, I'll give an overview of some of our current education programs/tools Read more.
Community
Location: D136
Loic Dachary (Upstream University)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Contributing to Free Software requires a delicate mixture of technical and social skills. Is the developer upstream not being responsive? Does your manager think you're wasting your time? Upstream University has successfully trained developers to become better contributors to projects such as the kernel Linux, and will give each participant a chance to learn new ways of resolving these problems. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: Portland 256
Jason Levitt (Spirit.io), Clayton Aynesworth (Alternative Healing of Austin)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
The time people spend sitting in chairs has increased substantially over the past 30 years, and related health issues such as obesity and musculoskeletal disorders are also on the rise. This is an area of concern for all who sit in chairs a lot, especially those in the computer industry. In this session, we'll look at recent research, and tools for mitigating the effects of sitting too much. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 23 ratings)
A discussion of community building from a psychological perspective. How to recruit people into your project, external and internal motivations, what people regret, self-fulfilling prophecies, confirmation bias, and more. Read more.
Events
Location: Portland Ballroom Foyer
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 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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