Personal schedule for Janet Swisher

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Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 256
Tim Berglund (DataStax)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 46 ratings)
Get a thorough introduction to Git and GitHub. You'll leave ready to fork, pull-request, clone, push, pull, log, and fetch with the best of them! 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.
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.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D139/140
Dan Allen (OpenDevise), Sarah White (Asciidoctor, OpenDevise)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 15 ratings)
Writing e-mail is easy. We do it all the time. But it only reaches a limited audience. Writing documentation is hard. We don't do it as often. But online documentation can reach an unlimited audience. Attend this session to learn how lightweight markup makes documentation easier, static site generators make websites simpler and GitHub makes collaborating on content and publishing it online faster. 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.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX), Matthew McCullough (GitHub, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.70, 20 ratings)
Opening remarks by OSCON program chairs, Sarah Novotny, Matthew McCullough and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Mark Hinkle (Citrix)
Average rating: ***..
(3.77, 35 ratings)
Free and open source software is equal parts technology and humanity. Beyond the coding standards, development environments and essential parts of delivering free software the ideals that drive this movement are powerful. This is a reflection on the lessons gleaned from successful F/LOSS communities and a call to action to spread their ideals to other endeavors such as medicine and government. 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.
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.
Education
Location: F151
Brent Beer (GitHub)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Everyone wins when everyone is smarter, so why is it so difficult to share and collaborate on teaching materials? Attend this session to see how having your courseware and other teaching materials stored in Git and on GitHub allows students to stay in touch, learn collaboratively, extract more knowledge, and potentially even give back to the course materials. 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.
Community
Location: E144
Asheesh Laroia (Eventbrite)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
In recent years, communities as wide-ranging as Wikihow to Thunderbird have been surveying participants and using this information to improve the experiences of participants. Learn how open source projects are tracking contributors to identify where people fall away, and to nudge them forward, with an eye toward actionable data and addressing possible sources of bias. Read more.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E142
Ben Combee (LG Electronics, webOS Framework Team)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
It was just two years ago that the first version of the Enyo library was introduced to the world as a proprietary JavaScript library, tied to the HP TouchPad and its SDK. Now, it’s a thriving framework running on everything from phones to tablets to desktops to TVs, with a contributor community spanning two major companies (LG and HP) and a vibrant collection of independent developers. 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.
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.
Community
Location: E144
Uri Cohen (GigaSpaces Technologies)
GitHub isn’t just for Git anymore. With new projects, as well as open source and SaaS tools you can get back to basics and build websites the old school way. By foregoing the common CMS platform, you can increase agility and transparency, and put the control of your site back in your hands. Read more.
Education
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 23 ratings)
The open source movement is part of a larger historic shift in the relative societal value placed on writing over reading. This talk places the open source movement in the context of the evolution of literacy over the last five thousand years. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Doug Schepers (W3C), Janet Swisher (Mozilla), Eliot Graff (Microsoft)
WebPlatform.org is a community-based documentation site for web developers and designers, based on open principles, process, and software, convened by W3C with stewardship by web industry leaders. This session will explore the pragmatic decisions and challenges faced by creating an open documentation project around technology and standards. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: E146
Vanessa Hurst (CodeMontage)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Last year in CNNMoney’s Best Jobs for Fast Growth, software jobs were 7 of the top 20, but averaged a “C” for benefit to society. We’re calling BS. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Lars Kurth (Citrix Systems Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
To succeed in a world of increased competition, open source projects need to deploy many tools including community management, marketing, governance and tooling. We will show, using Xen as a case study, what happens when a project fails to do this well, and demonstrate how a it can recover from past mistakes through good change management. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 256
Dan Allen (OpenDevise)
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 12 ratings)
Writing documentation is already hard enough. Why do we make it even more difficult by burying the content in XML or struggling with finicky WSYWIG editors? Drop the angled brackets and discover the zen of writing documentation in AsciiDoc. While the format is plain text, it can still output beautiful HTML 5, DocBook and PDF documents--or even a slide deck like the one used in this presentation! 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.
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.

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