by John Mone
Through its ubiquitous presence in small business, Open Source has become a key, but unrecognized, driver of the U.S. economy. John will discuss the hidden impact of Open Source and what it means to contributors and project leaders. He’ll also provide important tips on making it easy to increase exposure of projects through code contributors and distribution platforms.
Edd Dumbill interviews Gianugo Rabellino, Senior Director for Open Source Communities at Microsoft.
Forget what you think you know about school and education policy: the unevenly distributed future is here. Open source learning is no longer hypothetical. Learners are using open source values, organizing principles and tools to construct experiences and networks that inspire, support achievement, and create previously unimagined opportunity for expansion.
We've assembled the first comprehensive history of open source in the US government -- all the major events, publications, policy, and code releases we could collect. And it's mashable. From that data, we learn how the government adopts open source, how policies affects adoption, and how governments have most effectively encouraged their own open source use.
by David Kobia
Ushahidi, an open source project had many early successes in crowdsourced mapping and has had to deal with issues of scale, accessibility and security with ever increasing geo-political concerns. Ushahidi has also taken aim at big data’s problems of verification, aggregation and context with a tool called SwiftRiver. We’ve had many interesting challenges. Join us for lessons and dialogue.
Long-time open source advocate in government Deb Bryant takes off the gloves and talks about legislators and lobbyists, policy wonks and pundits, bureaucrats and and advocates. It's just the fodder you’ll need to get behind a new national technology imperative; recycle US Federal investments in software into the innovation economy while taking control of their own software destiny.
This year's college students never had a Commodore 64 - it had been discontinued before they were born. They've grown up with the internet and Google - they're smart, and they're already coding.
This talk looks at how we can make open source relevant to the Facebook generation, how our communities can adapt to recognize their itches, and how we can benefit from their insight and work.
by Saranyan Vigraham
X.commerce is a new business unit in the eBay Inc. family that is revolutionizing commerce for consumers, merchants and developers.
In this presentation, we will look at how our technology strategy aligns with open source principles and how open source is helping X.commerce achieve its vision, with both technical solutions and a community-driven strategy.
What is the single most valuable part of an open source project? Its brand. When everyone can fork your code on their own, a project's brand is the most important thing to understand and maintain for the benefit of the project's core technical community. Learn how communities can intelligently manage their reputation, and companies can respectfully use the brand.
After a brief introduction to a methodology to performance tune Java applications, the audience will guide me through the steps needed to tune an application using a number of "poor" (open source) tools that will be instrumental in helping you, the audience, diagnose and repair these problems.
We have heard it before: "All or nothing." But when it comes to replacing your Enterprise EMR, it might not be the case. Commercial EMR and Open Source can coexist, decoupling pieces from under the EMR closed platform to an Open Source stack. Opening new horizons to your customization and development effort, providing more functionality to your medical staff without burdening your upgrade path.
16th–20th July 2012