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Giving a presentation is a scary experience for most developers. Yet, worrisome as they are, they are a great way to influence technical decisions. They aid informed choices through the distribution of pertinent knowledge. Our highly actionable "Gang of Four" style patterns illustrate tried-and-true ways to build technical presentations that inform, convince and inspire.
The current buzz in K-12 education is about 21st Century skills and self-directed learning. But this vision is at odds with the passive consumer attitude of many of our current students. Open Source can be the transformative key by enabling engaged cooperation on a global scale on projects of substance. Come learn about Makerbot 3D printers, humanitarian FOSS projects and the new Open IT Lab.
by Peter Scott and Scott Gray
Most online education has failed to work, for the simple reason that it was designed by engineers instead of educators. The O'Reilly School of Technology has been growing for three years and has deployed multiple certificate series in technology fields. Come and hear from its founder (and a content author who will be familiar to OSCON audiences) the principles that make OST so successful.
25th–29th July 2011