by David Eaves
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.
Private cloud computing has become an integral part of global business. While each platform provides a way for virtual machines to be deployed, implementations vary widely. It can be difficult to determine which features are right for your needs. This session will discuss the top open source private cloud platforms and provide analysis on which one is the best fit for you.
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.
Why do you decide to use Open Source Software? How do you choose one Open Source project over another? Join us for a discussion of the critical factors to consider to "mitigate risk" when choosing to use a project, including techniques for living with that choice. We'll talk about several different projects that we have integrated to various ends: success, forking, adoption, and abandonment.
by Jeff Gothelf
Design is often perceived as “making things user-friendly.” To combat that oversimplification, designers shroud their work in specialized tools & jargon. This gives designers a false sense of value & control over their work. In actuality, this drives divisions between designers & their teams. By open sourcing design process via transparency, the true value of Design and designers becomes clear.
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.
by Jason Hall
In this talk, Jason Hall will discuss the problems that every developer misses, why your finance gets frustrated, and the marketing team cries about your existing billing code. He will also show you how to avoid problems by utilizing existing open source billing toolkits like Freeside as the base of your billing and payments system.
This talk details the challenges, frustations, horror and ultimately joy, of writing an open-source e-commerce framework in Django.
by David Eaves
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.
by Jeff Potts
Find out how Java-based Alfresco, a rich content repository that is open source and fully standards compliant, can be a building block in your architecture for content-heavy solutions. We'll explore different patterns of implementation in order to get you started on your next project. Includes live demos and code snippets.
by Matt Neuburg
The process of writing, editing, and publishing an O'Reilly programming book has been tending increasingly into the open source domain, relying on open source tools and technologies. This talk describes one author's experience, along with considerations about the possible future of the book in an increasingly open source world.
by Gary Frost
Aparapi provides an API for expressing data parallel workloads in Java and a runtime capable of converting Java bytecode into OpenCL for execution on a GPU. For some data-parallel algorithms, executing on the GPU can offer substantial performance gains.
We will introduce Aparapi, demonstrate key features as well as discuss lessons learned during the transition from closed to open-source.
This presentation will focus on a process for taking open data sources, turning them into beautiful custom maps, using them on mobile in an offline-capable way, and doing it all with entirely open source code.
by Tim Sammut
The use of Open Source Software in products or services can create numerous benefits; however, it simultaneously presents security challenges that are often overlooked. How do you learn of new vulnerabilities in OSS that you use? How do you effectively manage and track those issues? How do you disclose issues to your customers? This session will address these questions and many more.
by Brian Capouch
Pastfinder is a prototype system developed by the software engineering class at Saint Joseph's College to keep track of a wide variety of geolocated historical assets. Based on Open Source tools, it was used to develop an online "virtual cemetery" which represents Independence Cemetery, a large pioneer graveyard in Jasper County, Indiana.
The Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) is the home of growing, high-impact open source communities. Its world-class hosting services enable the Linux operating system, Apache web server, the Drupal content management system and more than 160 other leading open source software project. Come meet the team behind the OSUOSL and learn about what we do!
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.
16th–20th July 2012