Sessions at Strange Loop 2010 about Open Source

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Thursday 14th October 2010

  • Making Your Open Source Project More Like Rails

    by Yehuda Katz

    Ruby on Rails has shown the world that it's possible to build an open-source project that is optimized for developer happiness. In the five years since it was originally announced, Rails has gone through the typical hype cycle: enthusiastic early adopters followed by negative press attention followed by a quieter period of productivity.

    What challenges did Rails face as it made its way to being a successful, well-regarded framework, and how did it overcome them? In this talk, Yehuda will talk about how the Rails team faced its challenges, and what lessons you can take away when working on your own open source project.

    At 11:00am to 11:50am, Thursday 14th October


  • Civic Hacking

    by Luigi Montanez

    How can software developers change cities, states, and countries for the better? Last year, we saw an explosion of interest around government transparency. The Open Government movement, spearheaded by open source developers, seeks to make government more accountable and responsible by turning open government data into citizen-focused, civic-minded applications. This talk will guide you through the Gov 2.0 landscape. You'll learn about the data sets and APIs available freely available for your use, the tools and skills you'll need to be a successful civic hacker, and you'll get a thorough overview of the current civic apps out there. Civic hacking will enhance your open source portfolio while making a difference in your community and country.

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  • Heresy and Heretical Open Source: A Heretic's Perspective

    by Douglas Crockford

    This whirlwind tour looks at software from the unlikely premise that there is goodness in JavaScript, and that Intellectual Property Law has drifted broadly away from its original purpose, becoming a significant obstacle to the Progrefs of Science and useful Arts.

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  • Open Source EDA

    by Edward Yavno

    From Realtime Web applications to low latency Trading Systems, Event Driven Architecture (EDA) is used to build scalable, distributed, time sensitive applications. This presentation will demonstrate examples and will concentrate on practical hands-on implementation of EDA systems, its layers and components. It will introduce Open Source Java EDA Stack consisting of established open source products, will review their APIs and will show how to put it all together to build a distributed event driven system.

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