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So, you want to run a business; or, maybe you want to turn your Open Source project hobby into a day job. What ever the reason you're reading the Business Leadership Day description, this one-day track has the basics to help bootstrap your business skills.
Until recently, the restrictions placed on developers meant that if you were an independent developer, or even a small company, you probably couldn’t get access to the documentation and components you needed to connect your iOS device to an arbitrary piece of hardware. Little of the innovation that people were expecting with the arrival of the External Accessories framework actually occurred, and much of the blame for this is usually laid at the feet of Apple’s Made for iPod (MFi) licensing program.
However the arrival of an MFi approved serial cable has changed all of that, for the first time its easy to connect your proprietary Apple hardware to the Open Source world.
This tutorial will walk you through connecting an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to an Arduino or other external hardware using an RS-232 adaptor. This is hardware hacking for iOS developers. You'll learn how to build an iOS applications that talk to the real world, talk to sensors that talk back, and make iOS part of the Internet of Things.
Learn how to make beautiful, fast, and interactive maps for web and mobile using the latest open source tools. Technologies discussed will include Node.js, Mapnik, TileMill, MapBox, CartoDB, and TileStache. TileMill wil be the central tool used for hands-on learning. We will showcase how both technical and non-technical users can turn raw data into hosted and embeddable maps.
Before we had Internet-sized bandwidth on which to collaborate around software, traditional software business was a simple pipeline. R&D delivered product into the pipe. Marketing delivered messages. Sales and marketing managed and qualified leads through the pipeline and if the product solved a customer problem properly, a market was made and you could measure the profits.
With the rise of the Internet collaborative development communities formed around FOSS licenses. Many have tried to create businesses around such communities, or conversely create their own communities as an adjunct to their business. But in the ensuing confusion of customers and community no one is ever happy.
This talk offers insight into how to think about both groups differently to everyone’s benefit.
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.
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.
16th–20th July 2012