Steel

Capacity: 70
Seating Configuration: Theater

Open Source Bridge 2009 Birds of a Feather

Sessions for this room

Wednesday, June 17 - 07:00 PM

* Symfony BOF

Using the symfony PHP framework or just curious about it? This BOF is for you.
BoF
David Brewer
Thursday, June 18 - 07:00 PM

* Portland WordPress User Group

WordPress blogging platform users unite for their monthly meeting!
BoF
Kathleen McDade

Open Source Bridge 2009

Sessions for this room

Wednesday, June 17 - 10:00 AM

* HOWTO earn an open source living without taking on investors or selling your soul

Earning a living from open source software? Yes, we can. Let's talk about what actually works (and what doesn't work) for building a service business based not just on open source software, but with an open source philosophy, drawing on real world experience.
Business
Brian Jamison
Wednesday, June 17 - 11:20 AM

* Open Source Tools for Freelancers

As a freelancer, you must be your own IT department. You are responsible for website hosting, backups, version control, project/time-tracking and invoicing. Finding inexpensive and maintainable solutions for these needs can be quite daunting. In this session, I will present an overview open-source solutions for these needs.
Business
Christie Koehler
Wednesday, June 17 - 01:45 PM

* How to build a successful open source software consulting company

Lessons learned from a successful open source consulting company. This talk is geared towards the open source developer who is considering starting his/her own business, and the entrepreneur who wants to grow the business by leveraging open source development methodologies.
Business
Nate Aune
Wednesday, June 17 - 02:45 PM

* Information Security for the Open Source Business

Learn how to address the unique information security challenges that open source businesses face.
Business
Kevin Kenan
Wednesday, June 17 - 03:50 PM

* Bridging the Developer and the Datacenter

This discussion will creatively explore the fundamental technologies being used by hosting providers, and bridge these concepts with open source development and application deployment. Developers attending this discussion will be provided with examples of where failure can occur, and what questions to ask their provider to ensure optimal uptime for their applications.
Business
Thomas Brenneke
Wednesday, June 17 - 05:00 PM

* Work for the Government for Fun and Profit

Government consumes lots of technology and, with the stimulus dollars poised to invest heavily in information technology, spending will increase sharply over the next several years. The potential benefits to using open source software in the public sector may seem intuitively obvious. But what if you own a small business or are an independent developer/contractor? Can the little guy do business with a big bureaucracy? And what IS the government doing to pursue open source today?
Business
Deborah Bryant
Thursday, June 18 - 11:20 AM

* Ask Forgiveness not Permission

In this session we will explore many of the ways to innovate without the need for a significant budget by using open source software to try new things under the radar and on a shoestring budget.
Cooking
Emma McGrattan
Thursday, June 18 - 01:45 PM

* Trust the Vote: An Open Source Digital Public Works Project

If you have ever wanted to know what you can do to make a difference in our electoral process, then this talk is for you.
Culture
Gregory Miller
Thursday, June 18 - 02:45 PM

* Drop ACID and think about data

Survey of current database technologies beyond the traditional ACID RDBMS
Chemistry
Bob Ippolito
Thursday, June 18 - 03:50 PM

* Faking It Til I Make It: A Woman On The Fringe Of Open Source

As a long-time user of open source software, I've often considered myself an advocate but not necessarily a participant. Over the last year and a half, my own search for technical inspiration has led me full-circle to the realization that I'm an active member of a vibrant community of technical women.
Culture
Maria Webster
Thursday, June 18 - 05:00 PM

* Server Sky

Solar powered server and communication arrays in Earth orbit . Manufacturing, costs, environmental benefits, security, maintenance, and survivability will be discussed.
Hacks
Keith Lofstrom