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Open Source Bridge 2011 Birds of a Feather

Sessions for this room

Wednesday, June 22 - 07:00 PM

* Portland JavaScript Admirers

Portland JavaScript Admirers is a local user group intended to help people learn about JavaScript
BOF
Jesse Hallett
Thursday, June 23 - 07:00 PM

* BIND and ISCDHCP Open Session

Ask (and maybe answer) questions about ISC's projects, BIND, DHCP, and whatever else. Open Source internet infrastructure and protocol geeks unite! Share the feature you want to see, ask questions, make suggestions....
BOF
Larissa Shapiro

Open Source Bridge 2011

Sessions for this room

Tuesday, June 21 - 10:00 AM

* Sales-fu

Tricky to master. Sometimes the last thing you care about. (Let me code already, dammit.) However, a small amount of work on your sales-fu will pay off. So let's do this thing.
Business
Amye Scavarda
Tuesday, June 21 - 11:00 AM

* How 5 People with 4 Day Jobs in 3 Time Zones Enjoyed 2 Years Writing 1 Book

Hear how a distributed team tackled a big project (a book about a large open source project) in our spare time. Along the way, we encountered tools, techniques, and working styles that may be useful to you in your own career—or at least serve as a humorous warning.
Business
Ian Dees
Tuesday, June 21 - 01:30 PM

* The Locker Project, TeleHash, and You

Get an introduction to what these projects are, how they can help you with your personal data, and what kinds of exciting things are being built atop them.
Chemistry
Jeremie Miller
Tuesday, June 21 - 02:30 PM

* Open Source: Open to whom?

What makes the culture of open source so hostile to women and how can we as individuals act to change it?
Culture
Valerie Aurora
Tuesday, June 21 - 03:45 PM

* Hardware/Software Integration with Txtzyme

Hardware running Txtzyme will play well with the shell and other interactive environments. We'll explain the Txtzyme language and show hardware integration examples using bash, perl, ruby, java and javascript.
Hacks
Ward Cunningham
Wednesday, June 22 - 09:00 AM

* Marketing: You're Soaking In It!

Come join me as I dispel some of the clouds of pollution which obscure the name of marketing, show how it can help your projects, reveal how--whether you realize it or not--you already use marketing every day and how that's a very good thing indeed.
Business
VM Brasseur
Wednesday, June 22 - 10:00 AM

* Preventing Runtime Errors at Compile Time

Are you tired of null pointer exceptions, unintended side effects, SQL injections, concurrency errors, mistaken equality tests, and other run-time errors that appear during testing or in the field? A compile-time tool named the Checker Framework has found hundreds of such errors. Oracle plans to include it in the Java 8 javac, but you can use it today to improve your code and avoid errors.
Cooking
David Lazar, Michael Ernst, Werner Dietl
Wednesday, June 22 - 01:30 PM

* Learn Tech Management In 45 Minutes

It took me two years to get a master's in tech management. I save you $40K and give you the short version.
Business
Sumana Harihareswara
Wednesday, June 22 - 02:30 PM

* Previously Untitled Meditation on the Zen of Python

In a language that strongly enforces a formatting style on the programmer, keeping it "pythonic" is only the tip of what makes python a wonderful, but confusing language. See what all the fuss is about in this introduction to the styles and nuances of the Python programming language and the tools you should be using when writing it.
Chemistry
Dan Colish
Wednesday, June 22 - 03:45 PM

* Parrot: State of the VM

Parrot is an ambitious and long-lived project that aims to be a VM for interoperable dynamic language implementation. We'll take a look at what Parrot's developers have been doing of late, what kind of awesome goodies we've plundered from the OSS world and where we want to go in the next year.
Chemistry
Christoph Otto
Wednesday, June 22 - 04:45 PM

* Composing Software Systems

If you can't reproduce your work reliably then you can't maintain it. You may get by for a while with ad-hoc build/release/deployment processes, but sooner or later they'll bite you. We'll present a new practical approach to assembling both software products and installed systems, drawing inspiration from sources including the functional programming community, commercial software projects, large IT deployments, and Linux distributions like Debian. Slides available at http://apters.com/osbridge2011.pdf
Cooking
Jamey Sharp, Josh Triplett
Thursday, June 23 - 10:00 AM

* The Independent Software Developer

So you love open source? Spend more time doing what you love: go into business for yourself.
Business
Peat Bakke
Thursday, June 23 - 11:00 AM

* Modern Perl Made Painless

Improvements in Perl 5 over the past several years allow great programmers to do great things with less code. You too can turn your Perl 5 code from mere scripting into powerful, clear, and modern programming--with help from a few tools the world's best Perl programmers already know and love.
Cooking
Chromatic X
Thursday, June 23 - 01:30 PM

* Location-Based Hacks - How to Automate Your Life with SMS and GPS

Have you ever wanted to automatically turn on your lights when you get home, or turn them back off when you leave? What about controlling your lights by SMS or IRC? This presentation will teach you how to automate your life with location-based hacks and SMS.
Hacks
Amber Case, Aaron Parecki
Thursday, June 23 - 02:30 PM

* How Governments are Building Communities with Open Source

This session will provide examples of major government uses of open source technology, and provide some examples and case-studies of how government is contributing to open source and the web.
Business
Chris Strahl
Thursday, June 23 - 03:45 PM

* Keeping Agile at the Heart of the Internet

BIND is the nameserver which runs 80% of DNS world wide... It is maintained by a non profit managed open source company and driven by an international user and developer community. What does product management, using scrum, on an open source project, with developers on three continents, look like?
Business
Larissa Shapiro