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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

8:00am

  • Registration Opens
    • Title: Registration Opens
    • Time: 8:00am

9:009:45am

    • Title: Morning Keynote - Hacking for Freedom
    • Track: Culture
    • Room: Sanctuary
    • Time: 9:009:45am
    • Excerpt:

      The last year has shown the Internet and computers to be a major force for freedom and self-determination around the world. The presenter discusses his work as a hacktivist. Working with Anonymous and Telecomix, he has helped organized protests in support of WikiLeaks, provided communications support to Egypt and the Middle East, and generally fought the good fight.

    • Speakers: Peter Fein

9:4510:00am

  • Coffee Break
    • Title: Coffee Break
    • Time: 9:4510:00am

10:0010:45am

11:0011:45am

Noon1:30pm

  • Lunch
    • Title: Lunch
    • Time: Noon1:30pm

1:302:15pm

1:303:15pm

    • Title: Give a Great Tech Talk
    • Track: Culture
    • Room: B304
    • Time: 1:303:15pm
    • Excerpt:

      Why do so many technical presentations suck? Make sure that yours doesn’t. Josh Berkus and Ian Dees will show you how to share your ideas with your audience by speaking effectively and (when the situation warrants it) showing your code.

    • Speakers: Ian Dees, Josh Berkus

2:303:15pm

3:153:45pm

  • Afternoon Tea
    • Title: Afternoon Tea
    • Time: 3:153:45pm

3:454:30pm

4:455:30pm

  • * Kick Asana B202/03
    • Title: Kick Asana
    • Track: Culture
    • Room: B202/03
    • Time: 4:455:30pm
    • Excerpt:

      “Yoga for Geeks”, sometimes known as “Yoga for Long-Haul Travelers”, returns to Open Source Bridge! Come with your stiff shoulders, sore wrists, tight hips and aching back. Leave with ideas on how to incorporate 5 minutes of practice into your busy day to care for your body and mind.

    • Speakers: Sherri Montgomery

5:008:00pm

7:008:30pm

6:009:00pm

8:3010:00pm

9:00pm through Wednesday, June 22 at Midnight

    • Title: Hardware - Dorkbot, FPGAs, etc. (B)
    • Track: Hacker Lounge
    • Room: Hacker Lounge
    • Time: 9:00pm through Wednesday, June 22 at Midnight
    • Excerpt:

      The local Dorkbot PDX Hardware community as well as conference speakers Phil Tomson, Thomas Lockney and others will be there to try out FPGAs, and whatever other iron & blinkie lights their wonderfully fiendish minds care to tinker upon.

    • Title: LinqToRDF/dotNetRDF Hackathon
    • Track: Hacker Lounge
    • Room: Hacker Lounge
    • Time: 9:00pm through Wednesday, June 22 at Midnight
    • Excerpt:

      Hackthon for Linq To RDF and dotNetRDF. Troy Howard and Eric Sterling will be there trying to resurrect Linq To RDF, help out dotNetRDF and just generally geek out on SPARQL, OWL, RDF, the Semantic Web, and how to work with this stuff in the .NET framework. Bring your questions, opinions, insight, and hacking skills!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

9:009:45am

9:4510:00am

  • Coffee Break
    • Title: Coffee Break
    • Time: 9:4510:00am

10:0011:45am

Noon1:30pm

  • Lunch
    • Title: Lunch
    • Time: Noon1:30pm

1:302:15pm

  • Lightning Talks B201
    • Title: Lightning Talks
    • Room: B201
    • Time: 1:302:15pm
    • Title: Designing Error Aggregation Systems
    • Track: Cooking
    • Room: B202/03
    • Time: 1:302:15pm
    • Excerpt:

      So often we’re solely focused on the performance of our production systems. When disaster strikes, your team needs to know when error conditions begin, where they’re coming from, frequency, and an indication of the last time they occurred. Parsing logs isn’t fast enough, and email can’t keep up or preserve metadata.

    • Speakers: Gavin McQuillan
    • Title: Getting Started with FPGAs and HDLs
    • Track: Cooking
    • Room: B301
    • Time: 1:302:15pm
    • Excerpt:

      Lots of attention has been given to GPUs for speeding up certain types of computations. While GPUs are very well suited for vector operations, there are other things they are not so well suited for. FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) are not used as widely yet, but they offer a much more flexible computing fabric than GPUs. You can implement a GPU in an FPGA, for example, or you could implement your own custom processor optimized for very specialized tasks. The barrier to entry can be high for FPGAs: how does a person with a software development background get started using them? And what about HDLs (Hardware Description Langauges) used to program FPGAs? What’s the difference between simulation and synthesis? What kinds of tools are freely available? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this session.

    • Speakers: Phil Tomson
    • Title: The Current State of OAuth 2
    • Track: Chemistry
    • Room: B302/03
    • Time: 1:302:15pm
    • Excerpt:

      If you’ve ever written any code to authenticate wtih Twitter, you may have been confused by all the signature methods and base strings. You’ll be happy to know that OAuth 2 has vastly simplified the process, but at what cost?

    • Speakers: Aaron Parecki

2:303:15pm

3:153:45pm

  • Afternoon Tea
    • Title: Afternoon Tea
    • Time: 3:153:45pm

3:454:30pm

4:455:30pm

    • Title: Improving Estimates for Web Projects
    • Track: Business
    • Room: B202/03
    • Time: 4:455:30pm
    • Excerpt:

      How many times have you received an email or phone call from a potential client who describes their project in a few sentences and expects a formal proposal the next day? This session will address this seemingly impossible task by going over the method we have created at OpenSourcery to estimate web projects. This method has helped us work with clients to prioritize functionality, set realistic schedules, and has improved our ability to close sales.

    • Speakers: Alex Kroman
    • Title: Composing Software Systems
    • Track: Cooking
    • Room: B204
    • Time: 4:455:30pm
    • Excerpt:

      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

    • Speakers: Jamey Sharp, Josh Triplett
    • Title: Is your Community Connecting to the Future?
    • Track: Culture
    • Room: B301
    • Time: 4:455:30pm
    • Excerpt:

      Are you taking the underlying infrastructure that allows you to do the cool stuff you do online for granted? Do you think that ubiquitous, affordable, high speed broadband will just happen? Merger mania in the telecommunications arena means we prosumers will have less and less of a choice in our connectivity options. What role can communities play in ensuring broadband communications infrastructure and connectivity strategies promote openness, and improve accessibility and responsiveness of government to citizens.

    • Speakers: Mary Beth Henry
    • Title: Hacker Dojo: Anarchy with Respect
    • Track: Culture
    • Room: B302/03
    • Time: 4:455:30pm
    • Excerpt:

      Imagine an open source project was an actual place: a place where people volunteer to make something better; contribute their time, knowledge and resources; a place to share ideas or just to get work done. Hacker Dojo is for hackers and thinkers and this session will describe how the open source ethos can successfully be applied to a physical space.

    • Speakers: Kitt Hodsden

6:008:00pm

  • * GIS/Location Smackdown Hacker Lounge
    • Title: GIS/Location Smackdown
    • Track: Hacker Lounge
    • Room: Hacker Lounge
    • Time: 6:008:00pm
    • Excerpt:

      Folks from the local Portland Open Source GIS user group will be gathering, along with our GIS conference speakers, for their monthly meeting and to compare & play with various Open Source GIS technologies. Perhaps a competition shall ensue? We shall see…

6:0010:00pm

  • Speakers Party - Invite Only
    • Title: Speakers Party - Invite Only
    • Time: 6:0010:00pm
    • Excerpt:

      Thank you party for 2011 Open Source Bridge speakers.

7:008:30pm

8:3010:00pm

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

9:009:45am

  • Morning Keynote - Mayor Sam Adams Sanctuary
    • Title: Morning Keynote - Mayor Sam Adams
    • Room: Sanctuary
    • Time: 9:009:45am

9:4510:00am

  • Coffee Break
    • Title: Coffee Break
    • Time: 9:4510:00am

10:0010:45am

11:0011:45am

Noon1:30pm

  • Lunch
    • Title: Lunch
    • Time: Noon1:30pm

1:302:15pm

2:303:15pm

3:153:45pm

  • Afternoon Tea
    • Title: Afternoon Tea
    • Time: 3:153:45pm

3:454:30pm

4:455:30pm

6:008:00pm

    • Title: Apache Lucene.Net Hackathon
    • Track: Hacker Lounge
    • Room: Hacker Lounge
    • Time: 6:008:00pm
    • Excerpt:

      Hackthon for Apache Lucene.Net. Two of the committers for this project, Troy Howard and Chris Currens will be there hacking on some new features for Lucene.Net and will be available to answer any questions you might have or help you with your project that relates to Lucene/Lucene.Net.

7:008:30pm

8:009:00pm

    • Title: Transit Appliances Hacking
    • Track: Hacker Lounge
    • Room: Hacker Lounge
    • Time: 8:009:00pm
    • Excerpt:

      Chris Smith will be by to show how he uses Javascript, CouchDB and transit service web services APIs to show transit arrivals across several agencies. Scott Garman will also be working on a multi-architecture Linux distro for these devices based on the Yocto Project.

8:3010:00pm

    • Title: CASSIS.js: Universal Client Server Javascript Now
    • Track: BOF
    • Room: B201
    • Time: 8:3010:00pm
    • Excerpt:

      CASSIS is universal JavaScript (JS) that works on the client and the server for scalable application logic. Developed as an immediate to near-term solution until typical web hosting companies make it easy to run JS on the server (e.g. Node.js), CASSIS is a fast functional open source JS-subset and framework you can use today to implement application logic once and have it run both dynamically in browsers with JS, and on the server for when JS is not supported (search engines), is disabled (security), or slow (mobile).

9:0011:00pm

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Friday, June 24, 2011

9:009:45am

  • Unconference Scheduling Hacker Lounge
    • Title: Unconference Scheduling
    • Room: Hacker Lounge
    • Time: 9:009:45am

10:1511:00am

  • Unconference Session
    • Title: Unconference Session
    • Time: 10:1511:00am

11:15amNoon

  • Unconference Session
    • Title: Unconference Session
    • Time: 11:15amNoon

Noon1:30pm

  • Lunch - Food Cart Field Trip
    • Title: Lunch - Food Cart Field Trip
    • Time: Noon1:30pm

1:302:15pm

  • Unconference Session
    • Title: Unconference Session
    • Time: 1:302:15pm

2:303:15pm

  • Unconference Session
    • Title: Unconference Session
    • Time: 2:303:15pm

3:304:00pm

  • Closing Ceremonies
    • Title: Closing Ceremonies
    • Time: 3:304:00pm