Burnside

Capacity: 340
Seating Configuration: Theater

Open Source Bridge 2009 Birds of a Feather

Sessions for this room

Wednesday, June 17 - 07:00 PM

* Puppet Q&A

Ask the main Puppet developers about the state of the software, its roadmap, or anything else you're interested in.
BoF
Luke Kanies, James Turnbull
Wednesday, June 17 - 08:30 PM

* Creating conference sites with OpenConferenceWare

OpenConferenceWare is the application running this site. The software is themeable, customizable and open sourced: anyone can use it to run their own conference site. OpenConferenceWare's developers would like to talk with users about making the software better, organizers about using it for other events, and with those interested in joining the development team.
BoF
Igal Koshevoy, Reid Beels

Open Source Bridge 2009

Sessions for this room

Wednesday, June 17 - 10:00 AM

* A Tour of CodePlex

CodePlex is Microsoft’s open source project hosting site. Get an inside look into how the CodePlex team builds the site using 3-week agile deployment cycles to deliver the best feature set for open source development.
Cooking
Sara Ford
Wednesday, June 17 - 11:20 AM

* My Grand Experiment: A Portland Women-focused Tech Group.

The idea for Code-n-Splode grew out of the Women in Open Source BOF at OSCON 2007. I'll talk about my original reasons for starting a women-friendly tech group, how the group is evolving, and what I've learned.
Culture
gabrielle roth
Wednesday, June 17 - 01:45 PM

* Open Source Library Software: Empowering Libraries - Creating Opportunities

The closed, proprietary, integrated library systems (ILS) of the last decade have left libraries with no control over features, enhancements, hardware platforms, or support options resulting in an attitude of “learned helplessness” when it comes to their ILS. Open Source Library Systems (OSLS) offer opportunities to empower libraries and library staff to create new kinds of collaborative support and development environments. This session uses activities that will help participants understand (from the inside) the cultural shift that needs to happen so they can take advantage of their participation in this Open Source project and not just remain passive bystanders.
Culture
Lori Ayre
Wednesday, June 17 - 03:50 PM

* New Ways for Teaching Children Software Programming

Software programming has come a long way for students and younger children since the days of Logo. Syntax has been replaced with connecting blocks and the triangle turtle has been replaced with custom artwork children create themselves. Now, multi-threading and event processing are easier to teach children than functions, and this session discusses these ideas as well as so the edge of kid code.
Culture
Howard Abrams
Wednesday, June 17 - 05:00 PM

* Open Source Development - The Dark Side

Navigating the Darkside of the Open Source Development Community. A decidedly sarcastic and hopefully humorous look at the dark under-belly of the Open Source Development Culture.
Culture
Jennifer Redman
Thursday, June 18 - 10:00 AM

* How Idealist.org uses technology to change the world

Idealist.org's mission is to help change the world by providing proactive people, communities, and organizations with a forum to connect and communicate.
Culture
Michel Pelletier
Thursday, June 18 - 11:20 AM

* Effective code sprinting

Code sprints are events where developers quickly complete coding tasks in a collaborative environment. A panel of skilled developers will share their experiences for organizing effective code sprints so you can better participate and organize your own. The panel members have organized and participated in over a hundred sprints (ranging from Django to JRuby) and used sprints as the primary way to develop community-oriented projects (e.g., Calagator). While most of the discussion will be about volunteer-run open source code sprints, many of the ideas will be readily applicable to improving development at your workplace. The panel will offer practical, actionable advice that you can use and answer your questions.
Culture
Igal Koshevoy, Reid Beels, Audrey Eschright
Thursday, June 18 - 01:45 PM

* Python for Teachers

Bring your laptop with Python installed and follow along as we go through examples from a 21st century high school mathematics curriculum, such as we're currently prototyping and implementing in niche markets.
Culture
Kirby Urner
Thursday, June 18 - 03:50 PM

* Building Open Source Communities in Higher Education

Learning how Open source communities work is an important skill in today's job market, but many college students fail to join projects. Come learn how the School of EECS at Oregon State University is working to motivate students, and help them overcome the barriers of joining open source projects through Beaversource.
Culture
Jose Cedeno, Eric Betts, Justin Gallardo
Thursday, June 18 - 05:00 PM

* Running an EDU on OSS

An examination and discussion of the various enterprise-class OSS tools available for course management, online collaboration, and administration for educational institutions.
Culture
Michael Alan Brewer
Thursday, June 18 - 06:00 PM

* CodeIgniter As Drinking Game

DRINK.
Cooking
Jeffrey McManus