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    Brian Aker

    Data Differential LLC

    Biography

    Brian has spent his life working on the details of how to build and scale out systems. He is currently working on a new MicroKernel designed MySQL called Drizzle and is building the plumbing required for a new generation of large scale computer deployment. He also spends time working on Apache Modules, Memcached, and Gearman.

    In the past, he has been involved with projects for the Army Engineer Corps, The VirtualHospital, Splunk, MySQL, Slashdot, and was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. He calls Seattle his home since that is where his dog Rosalynd is.

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    Lance Albertson

    OSU Open Source Lab

    Biography

    Lance Albertson is the Director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab and has been involved with the Gentoo Linux project as a developer and package maintainer since 2003. Since joining the OSUOSL in 2007, Lance has managed all of the hosting activities that the OSL provides for nearly 160 high-profile open source projects. He was recently promoted to Director in early 2013 after being the Lead Systems Administration and Architect since 2007.

    Prior to joining the OSUOSL, Lance was a UNIX Administrator for the Enterprise Server Technologies group at Kansas State University. Lance prepared for life as a career systems administrator by grappling with natural systems first, joining his father near Hiawatha, Kansas on the family farm growing corn and soybeans.

    In his free time he helps organize Beaver BarCamp and plays trumpet in a local jazz group The Infallible Collective. He holds a B.A. in Agriculture Technology Management from Kansas State University, where he minored in Agronomy and Computer Science.

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      • Title: Hands-on Virtualization with Ganeti
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B201
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Ganeti is a cluster virtualization management software tool built on top of existing virtualization technologies such as Xen or KVM and other Open Source software. This hands-on tutorial will give an overview of Ganeti, how to install it, how to get started deploying VMs, & administrative guide to Ganeti. The tutorial will also cover installing & using Ganeti Web Manager as a web front-end.

      • Speakers: Lance Albertson, Peter Krenesky
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    J Chris Anderson

    Couchbase

    Biography

    Chris Anderson is an Apache CouchDB committer and co-author of the O’Reilly book “CouchDB: The Definitive Guide”. He is a founder of Couchbase and designs and evangelizes the CouchApp JavaScript framework.

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  • Valerie Aurora

    The Ada Initiative

    Biography

    Valerie Aurora has over ten years of experience as both a Linux kernel developer and as a women in open source advocate. She worked as an operating systems developer for several leading open source companies, including Red Hat, IBM, and Sun Microsystems. She designed, wrote code, and conducted research in the fields of file systems and networking. During the same period, she contributed over 5000 hours of volunteer time as a leading women in open source advocate.

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    Biography

    I graduated from the University of Calgary in 2001 with a Comp Sci degree. I was hired on to develop a webstore for Edge Marketing (dba SOLE) in 2001 and went on to open source all of their internal systems. I am currently their CHO (chief hacking officer).

    I love all things that are self-propelled and have 2 wheels, I enjoy capturing light bouncing off of things, I make and drink a lot of espresso, and I am thoroughly enjoying life with my wife and 3 boys.

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    Freelance geek, consultant, dad, photographer, husband, philanthropist, optimist, humanist, and world traveller.

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  • Sarah Beecroft

    Portland Open Source Geo User Group

    Biography

    One of eleventy-billion Sarahs. Community organizer with a data and social justice addiction, working with nonprofits and communities using open source tools. BA, Geography, University of Colorado; co-founder of the PDX-OSGEO user group; member of PDX Drupal user group.

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      • Title: So, You Want to Make a Map?
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: B304
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Practical cartographic geekery for accidental and padawan mapmakers: a crash course in Mapping 101 where we’ll talk about the anatomy of maps and what you need to know when creating them. Topics include cartographic standards, projections, visualization, and the fine art of finding, deciphering, and using geodata and metadata. Included will be examples of the good, the bad, and the ugly, as well as resources for further exploration.

      • Speakers: Sarah Beecroft, Darrell Fuhriman
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    Josh Berkus

    PostgreSQL Project

    Biography

    Josh Berkus is best known as a Core Team member of the world-spanning PostgreSQL project. He is CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc. and in his 12 years as a database consultant he has worked with CouchDB, MySQL, Oracle, and MSSQL Server as well as Postgres, and is heavily involved in many OSS communities, including BIRT, OSCON, OSfA, Noisebridge and more. He’s also a potter and a mean cook.

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    Matt Blair has been a freelance programming and consultant for fourteen years, with an increasing emphasis on Open Source Software over the last ten years. He has recommended and implemented systems using Firebird, PostgreSQL, Plone, Drupal, Wordpress, Django, and CouchDB.

    In 2010, Matt’s “PDX Trees” iOS app, based on Heritage Tree data released by the City of Portland, won the “Most Appealing App Award” in the Civic Apps challenge.

    His new Public Art PDX app, built in collaboration with the Office of Mayor Sam Adams and the Regional Arts & Culture Council, features nearly 500 works of public art throughout the Portland metro area. As part of this project, he is assembling a region-wide open data set, combining data contributed by multiple arts organizations, government agencies and the community.

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  • Roger

    Biography

    Roger heads the West Coast Operations for 10gen. He has over 20 years of experience of building and delivering great and innovative products to market and has deep expertise and knowledge of database architectures and internals. Roger holds several patents for database and middleware technology. His experience leading product development and engineering teams includes 12 years with Oracle’s Database and Application Server development organization where he pioneered products that delivered heterogeneous interoperability, as well as several years as SVP of product operations and engineering at Apple’s PowerSchool division. Roger also held leadership positions at OuterBay and Efficient Frontier. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the HogeSchool Enschede.

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      • Title: No More Joins
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B202/03
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Everything you learned about database modeling is wrong. At least for document databases like CouchDB and MongoDB. Learn about these differences, the trade-offs, the use cases, and put it all in practice in a discussion about a real-life document database problem. Unlearn SQL habits and relax.

      • Speakers: Nuno Job, J Chris Anderson, Roger Bodamer
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    Greg Borenstein

    NYU ITP

    Biography

    Greg Borenstein is an artist and teacher in New York. His work explores the use of special effects as an artistic medium. He is fascinated by how special effects techniques cross the boundary between images and the physical objects that make them: miniatures, motion capture, 3D animation, animatronics, and digital fabrication. He is currently a grad student at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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    VM Brasseur

    Internet Archive

    Biography

    VM’s introduction to Open Source was watching a college boyfriend fill countless 3.5" floppy discs with a new operating system he was downloading from Usenet over his shiny new 14.4K baud modem. “It’s, ya know, like UNIX. But, ya know, free.” Somehow this made a deep impression. VM started paying attention and recognized that openness is a Good Thing™. Since then openness of all sorts has been a feature of her life, often in small but meaningful ways.

    VM has been a system analyst, an erstwhile DBA, a programmer and the director of a software engineering department. Now she’s pleased and honored to be Product Manager at Internet Archive.

    When not working VM makes things, dotes on her spoiled cats Nigel and Percy, organizes GeekiTiki (website pending) and obsesses about Doctor Who.

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    David Brewer

    Second Story

    Biography

    David Brewer is the Web Technology Lead at Second Story, a part of SapientNitro. He has over ten years of experience with Web programming using a variety of platforms and languages. He specializes in the creation of collection databases, web-based administrative consoles for managing them, and the front-end systems used to present them.

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      • Title: Put THAT in Your Pipe and Deploy It!
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B304
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        A deployment pipeline combines several development best practices, fully automated and taken to their logical extreme. The result is almost magical: changesets go in one end, and fully-tested software packages come out the other. We’ll take a tour of the components of a deployment pipeline, with concrete examples showing how to use Hudson, Rake, and Puppet to deploy PHP projects.

      • Speakers: David Brewer
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    Jeremy Britton

    Partner at ZURB

    Biography

    Jeremy Britton is Partner at ZURB, a 13-year old design consultancy with 150 start-ups under its belt. He acts as Design Lead and Strategist with the team. Setting up problems that people care about and then solving them in ways that work for businesses and delight customers are his focus at ZURB. He still loves to draw pictures, which comes in very handy at these tasks.

    A San Francisco Bay Area native, he graduated from the hilltop forest known as UC Santa Cruz (Banana Slugs!) with a degree in Fine Art and an emphasis on digital media and electronics. His background in theatrical set design led him to create some pretty far out art installations during this period and his stint as a graduate teaching assistant gave him his jump into the web industry. “Getting a bunch of students to take their crazy ideas and actually turn them into something with Flash or on the web was extremely cool,” he said.

    Before joining ZURB, Jeremy worked as an independent design consultant, then animator and interactive designer for Walmart.com, and later co-founded his own digital media company NING Empire, though not the Ning that closed $44 million in financing last year.

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    Biography

    Curious. College escapee. World traveling vagabond. Couch Surfer. Hacking Education @p2pu. Mozillian. Member of root @nyhacker. Developer Evangelist @twilio.

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    Amber Case

    Hazelnut Consulting

    Biography

    Amber Case is a Cyborg Anthropologist and Consultant currently living in Portland, Oregon. She founded CyborgCamp, a conference on the future of humans and computers. She has spoken at various industry conferences including MIT’s Futures of Entertainment and Inverge: The Interactive Convergence Conference. She’s also spoken at Ignite Portland and Ignite Boulder. She’ll be presenting an Introduction to Cyborg Anthropology at Portland’s Webvisions 2009. She also writes for Discovery Channel’s Nerdabout.com.

    Case specializes in information architecture, usability, online productivity, strategy, and ground-breaking communication methods. She is currently writing a book on applying anthropological techniques to better understand industry ecosystems. Find her on Twitter @caseorganic.

    Amber received her degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Lewis & Clark College in this Spring with a thesis on “The Cell Phone and Its Technosocial sites of Engagement”.

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    Devin Chalmers

    Independent

    Biography

    Hobbyist programmer from a tender age, web developer since 1999, iOS freelancer and Reed graduate in math and philosophy since 2008 currently residing on Manhattan. Presented on citizen code at OSB 2010, active in the academic artificial life community, dabbler. Interested in making simple things well.

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    Adam Christian

    Sauce Labs

    Biography

    Adam is the co-creator of Windmill and various other open source projects, including Mozmill (the XUL test automation project), and Jellyfish. He also works on a small snowboarding video blog called EatPow.

    His personal blog is at adamchristian.com. He is currently employed as Director of Web Development at Sauce Labs.

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    Dan Colish

    Urban AIrship

    Biography

    Dan Colish is a Core Data Engineer at Urban Airship. He is also a maintainer and active open source developer for Xapian, Salt, and other smaller projects. He resides in Portland with his family and enjoys snowshoeing and hiking around Mt. Hood.

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    Ward Cunningham

    Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc.

    Biography

    Ward Cunningham recently served as Nike’s open-data fellow. He has been CTO at CitizenGlobal, a growth company enabling the co-creation of media. Ward co-founded the consultancy, Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc. He has served as CTO of AboutUs, a Director of the Eclipse Foundation, an Architect in Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices Group, the Director of R&D at Wyatt Software and as Principle Engineer in the Tektronix Computer Research Laboratory.

    Ward is well known for his contributions to the developing practice of object-oriented programming, the variation called Extreme Programming, and the communities supported by his WikiWikiWeb. Ward hosts the AgileManifesto.org. He is a founder of the Hillside Group and there created the Pattern Languages of Programs conferences which continues to be held all over the word.

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    Donald Davis

    Dorkbotpdx

    Biography

    My name is Donald Delmar Davis and I make Suspect Devices.

    I have been an artist, computer programmer, unix systems administrator, and a musician close to thirty years and work to remain fresh and open to exploring new ideas and artforms.

    In the 80s as part of a small community of Artists in Spokane, I committed performance art and many other crimes: building kinettic sculptures, synthesizers,sequencers, graffiti, guerrilla theatre,and other mayhem. In the 00s after completing the bulk of my BA in history, I turned to building a series of machines that could draw. This evolved and expanded into other forms of kinetic sculpture and collaborative work with other artists.

    As one of the early members of Portland’s Dorkbot community I have introduced close to 400 artists, programmers, and nerds to the Arduino platform. I am currently employed designing embedded hardware and software. I am also looking to form a new group of geek artists under the moniker of artbotpdx.

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    Eric Day

    Rackspace Cloud

    Biography

    Eric Day currently works on the Drizzle and Gearman projects, and has been writing high-performance, multi-threaded servers and databases for most of his career. Most of his work has been done in clustered and distributed environments, always with an emphasis on efficiency and security. Eric keeps active in the open source community through speaking at conferences and user groups, as well as helping organize camps and conferences in Portland, OR. When not hacking on code, he can be found playing hockey, biking, or enjoying a good vegan meal.

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      • Title: The Open Cloud
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B301
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Why be locked into a cloud vendor?

        Shouldn’t Cloud be Open Cloud and powered by Open Source software?

        Open Stack is a collection of open source technologies to deliver a cloud operating system. Learn about Open Stack and how to use it to deliver your own Open Source powered clouds.

      • Speakers: James Turnbull, Eric Day
      • Title: Qs on Queues
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: B202/03
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Not sure what queuing system to use for your next project? How about the differences between broker vs direct queue services? What is a good fit for cloud vs your own data center? This session gathers information from open source queuing projects to help answer these questions and more. Queues are part of almost every scalable website and application, it’s time to find the best fit for yours.

      • Speakers: Eric Day
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    Biography

    Selena Deckelmann is a consultant and database analyst for Emma.

    She’s a major contributor to PostgreSQL. She speaks internationally about free software, developer communities and trolling. Her interests include opening up government data with the City of Portland, urban chickens and finding ways to make databases run faster.

    You can find her on twitter at @selenamarie.

    She founded and was co-chair of Open Source Bridge for its inaugural years, a developer conference for open source citizens. She helped found the PostgreSQL Conference, a successful series of east coast/west coast conferences in the US for PostgreSQL. She’s helped run other conferences like WhereCampPDX, BarCampPDX and PG Days. She is currently on the organizing committees for PgCon and MySQL Users Conference. She’s a contributing writer for the Google Summer of Code Mentor Manual, and Student Guide.

    She founded the pdx11.org site, which is putting a spotlight on the City of Portland’s efforts to transform the Portland tech industry.

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    Ian is a Portland-area software utility player who spends his (heh) “spare time” recklessly concocting music, teaching his rug rats how to bicycle, and composing lists in threes.

    He is also the author of Scripted GUI Testing With Ruby, and co-author of Using JRuby and Cucumber Recipes, published by the Pragmatic Programmers.

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    Werner Dietl

    University of Washington

    Biography

    Werner is a research associate at the Computer Science & Engineering department, University of Washington, where he works mostly with Prof. Michael Ernst. He is a member of the SE.CS and WASP research groups.
    Previously, he was a research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Programming Methodology, ETH Zurich, working on his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Peter Müller.

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    Michael Ernst

    University of Washington

    Biography

    Michael Ernst is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Washington.

    Michael Ernst’s research aims to make software more reliable, more secure, and easier (and more fun!) to produce. His primary technical interests are in software engineering and related areas, including programming languages, type theory, security, program analysis, bug prediction, testing, and verification. Ernst’s research combines strong theoretical foundations with realistic experimentation, with an eye to changing the way that software developers work.

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    I wear pants.

    I also code python, hack preconceived notions, cook and ride bikes.

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      • 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
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    Paul Fenwick

    Perl Training Australia

    Biography

    Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, and has been teaching computer science for over a decade. He is an internationally acclaimed presenter at conferences and user-groups worldwide, where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics. Paul is the author of Perl’s autodie pragma.

    In his spare time, Paul’s interests include security, mycology, cycling, coffee, scuba diving, dressing like a pirate, and lexically scoped user pragmata.

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      • Title: "Why did you do that?" You're more automated than you think.
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B302/03
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Your brain is really good at surviving in neolithic Africa, but not because of our powers of higher levels of thought; they’re much too slow. Humans are so successful as a species because we’re champions at automating things, including our own thoughts and behaviours.

        What’s fascinating is that we’re profoundly unaware of just how much our own lives run on automatic, and just how much our own behaviour is influenced by external factors. Join internationally acclaimed speaker Paul Fenwick as we examine the fascinating world of the human mind.

      • Speakers: Paul Fenwick
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    Dawn Foster

    Puppet Labs

    Biography

    Geek, Community Manager, Blogger, Vegan and Technology Enthusiast.

    Dawn Foster is the Community Manager at Puppet Labs. Dawn has more than 17 years of experience in business and technology with expertise in strategic planning, management, community building, community management, open source software, market research, social media, and RSS. She is passionate about bringing people together through a combination of online communities and real-world events. She has experience building new communities, and managing existing communities with a particular emphasis on developer and open source communities. Most recently, Dawn was leading the Community Office within Intel’s Open Source Technology Center. In addition to working at Intel, Dawn was an online community consultant, and she has worked at Jive Software, Compiere, and a Midwestern manufacturing company in positions ranging from Unix system administrator to market researcher to community manager to open source strategist.

    While at Jive Software, she was responsible for building a new developer community for Jive’s new Clearspace product line and managing the existing Ignite Realtime open source community. Dawn was an organizer for earlier versions of Portland BarCamp, Ignite Portland and other events. Dawn holds an MBA from Ashland University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Kent State University. Dawn occasionally blogs about online communities as the author of the Fast Wonder Blog, and she was a past blogger for GigaOM’s WebWorkerDaily. She is the author of two books: Companies and Communities: Participating without being sleazy and What Dawn Eats: Vegan food that isn’t weird.

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    Darrell Fuhriman

    Renewable Funding

    Biography

    Darrell wrangles data and corrals systems for a green energy startup. In his copious free time he rows and teaches GIS at Portland State University. He holds a BS in Geography from Portland State University, and an MS in Geography from Penn State University, where he studied Environmental Justice and the Political Ecology of e-waste in Accra, Ghana. He has an unfortunate travel addiction.

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    Lisa Hackenberger

    WebLaws.org

    Biography

    Lisa is a social media analyst, entrepreneur, and pixel art connoisseur. She works as WebLaws.org’s Project Manager, doing strategic planning, kicking organizational ass, and helping set the company’s direction. She is passionate about many issues, including fair use and improving the legal system.

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    Jesse Hallett

    Jive Software, Portland JavaScript Admirers, Portland Ruby Brigade

    Biography

    Jesse Hallett works on JavaScript full-time at Jive Software and loves every minute of it. Before that he sent some time designing web applications with Ruby on Rails. Jesse also participates in a number of Portland user groups, including the Portland JavaScript Admirers, The Portland Ruby Brigade, and the Portland Functional Study Group

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    Scott Hanselman

    Microsoft

    Biography

    I’m Scott Hanselman. I’m a former software engineering professor, former Chief Architect at a large US retail banking company, former consultant, current father, current diabetic, and current Microsoft employee working in Open Source. I am also a failed stand-up comic, adequate cornrower, mediocre book author, and I speak English, Spanish, Amharic, and Zulu very poorly.

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    Tim Harder

    OSU Open Source Lab

    Biography

    Tim Harder works as a programmer focusing on embedded systems for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSL). He is also a Gentoo developer and enjoys hacking on ebuilds and other Gentoo-related tools. In addition, he often experiments with open source hardware and is currently working on implementing a sensor network for a small-scale farm environment.

    In his free time away from computers, so not much time at all, really, Tim dabbles in photography and can usually be found running, biking or hiking on the trails around the Corvallis area. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from Oregon State University.

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    Sumana Harihareswara

    Wikimedia Foundation

    Biography

    Sumana Harihareswara is Senior Technical Writer at the Wikimedia Foundation, where she works in the Engineering Community Team (formerly TLDR). She was keynote speaker at Open Source Bridge in 2012, code4lib in 2014, and Wiki Conference USA in 2014.

    She has worked at Collabora, GNOME, QuestionCopyright.org, Fog Creek Software, Behavior, and Salon.com, and contributed to the MediaWiki, AltLaw, Empathy, Miro, and Zeitgeist open source projects. She is a blogger at GeekFeminism and a member of the board of directors of the Ada Initiative, and was editor and release organizer for GNOME Journal. Harihareswara has presented at Foo Camp, PyCon 2014, Open Source Bridge 2013, Open Source Bridge 2012, Open Source Bridge 2011, Open Source Bridge 2010, several Wikimanias, and MindCamp Seattle 2008, and keynoted PICC. She has led or organized several Wikimedia hackathons, taught several courses at UC Berkeley, and performed at Bay Area stand-up comedy venues. She holds an MS in Technology Management from Columbia University and participated in Hacker School in 2013, and lives in New York City.

    If you want to keep up with her, you can check out Cogito, Ergo Sumana for blogging or @brainwane for microblogging.

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    Mary Beth Henry

    City of Portland

    Biography

    Mary Beth Henry mbhenry@ci.portland.or.us

    Mary Beth Henry is an amateur geek. She does Twitter(@pdxcycle), Facebook, LinkedIn and spends too much time online. She is currently putting together a Broadband Strategic Plan for Portland along with some great community partners. She has been deeply involved in local government efforts to protect the public interest in legislative efforts on communications policy at the State and federal level. She is currently the Deputy Director of the Office of Cable Communications and Franchise Management for the City of Portland, Oregon and the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission. She also serves as Immediate Past President of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (www.natoa.org) and as a member of the League of Oregon Cities Broadband Standing Committee. Over the last twenty years she has focused her attention on legislative and policy issues related to broadband communications, maintaining local authority and digital inclusion. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the wonders of Oregon with her husband of 29 years and her two boys, who insist on growing up despite her best efforts to keep them young.

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      • 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
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    Kitt Hodsden

    Hacker Dojo

    Biography

    Kitt Hodsden is a co-founder of CodingClan LLC, a small development firm specializing in rapid development and deployment of Drupal-based community websites. She has been building websites since 1998, working on such projects as SourceForge, Maximum PC, and MacLife. She is credited on both Antz and Shrek, for work during her Hollywood phase. As a founding director, she is active at the Hacker Dojo, a community space for hackers, tinkerers and programmers in Mountain View, California.

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      • 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
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    Just someone who’s been hacking for about 15 years, including 12 or so of SQL.

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    Eric Holscher

    Urban Airship

    Biography

    Eric is a developer at Urban Airship. He has a blog called Surfing in Kansas where he talks about testing and other Python, Ops, and Testing related things. When not working, he is probably hacking from a hammock somewhere in the world.

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    Eitan Isaacson is a political activist, software engineer and accessibility advocate. He lives in Seattle and supports local coffee shops by making them his office.

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      • Title: Inclusive Design From The Start
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B202/03
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        More and more FOSS projects are benefiting from a formal design process. This is an opportunity to see accessibility as a design requirement and integrate into earlier stages of the project’s cycle as opposed to the afterthought it often is. In this talk we will see what a design process that integrates universal design looks like, and open the floor to discussion about inclusivity in design.

      • Speakers: Eitan Isaacson
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    Nuno Job

    MarkLogic

    Biography

    Nuno Job works for MarkLogic, a Silicon Valley startup where he helps shape the future of database systems.

    Before MarkLogic Nuno worked in New York at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in the DB2 pureXML team. He also worked in IBM Toronto where he had a broader role in the DB2 organization.

    Database geek. Evangelist. Consultant. Lecturer. Nuno loves open-source technology – most of all being in the edge, and looking for innovative ways to solve problems.

    Random facts: Likes photography, dinosaurs, and funny hats. And people that put commas before and.

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      • Title: No More Joins
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B202/03
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Everything you learned about database modeling is wrong. At least for document databases like CouchDB and MongoDB. Learn about these differences, the trade-offs, the use cases, and put it all in practice in a discussion about a real-life document database problem. Unlearn SQL habits and relax.

      • Speakers: Nuno Job, J Chris Anderson, Roger Bodamer
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    Luke Kanies

    Reductive Labs

    Biography

    Luke has been publishing and speaking on his work in Unix administration since 1997. He has focused on tool development since 2001, developing and publishing multiple simple sysadmin tools and contributing to established products like Cfengine. He founded Reductive Labs in 2005 as a response to the stagnation in sysadmin tools, to be a vehicle for changing the way we interact with and manage our computers. He founded and is the project lead for Puppet, an open-source automation framework written in Ruby, and he is always researching and developing new ways to make it easier to talk to computers on your terms. He has presented on Puppet and other tools around the world, including at OSCON, LISA, Linux.Conf.au, and FOSS.in.

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    Jonathan Karon

    Tappister

    Biography

    Jonathan is a software product designer, technologist, and innovator. He has co-founded 4 agencies and software startups, published a few mobile apps, and happily provides renaissance-style consulting to various interested parties as Master and Commander of Tappister.
    Jonathan is also a Grand Magnate and linguistic architect at Unicorn.VC.

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    Peter Krenesky

    Open Source Lab

    Biography

    Peter is the Lead Software Engineer for the Open Source Lab. During his six years at the lab, he’s worked on many projects to improve life at the lab and academic computing. Peter founded the Ganeti Web Manager project in September 2010 to make cluster management at the OSL easier and to power the Supercell testing cluster.

    Some of Peter’s current projects include the Protein Geometry Database, a tool aiding biochemistry researchers, and Pydra, a cluster computing solution for Python. Past projects have included software for the One Laptop Per Child project and Helix Media Player. In his spare time, he hacks on Android applications.

    He holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

    Sessions

      • Title: Hands-on Virtualization with Ganeti
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B201
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Ganeti is a cluster virtualization management software tool built on top of existing virtualization technologies such as Xen or KVM and other Open Source software. This hands-on tutorial will give an overview of Ganeti, how to install it, how to get started deploying VMs, & administrative guide to Ganeti. The tutorial will also cover installing & using Ganeti Web Manager as a web front-end.

      • Speakers: Lance Albertson, Peter Krenesky
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    Alex Kroman

    OpenSourcery

    Biography

    Alex is a Ruby programmer and manager at New Relic. Previous to New Relic he worked at OpenSourcery and Dark Horse Comics.

    Sessions

      • 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
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    Jason LaPier

    University of Oregon

    Biography

    Jason LaPier is a web developer and systems administrator for a small outreach center based at the University of Oregon. He learned PHP way back in the 20th century and these days does most of his work in Ruby and Ruby on Rails (when he’s not mired in meetings). He installs Ubuntu on anything he can get his hands on.

    Jason is also an aspiring fiction writer. In early 2011, he self-published a novel, which can be downloaded for a limited time at OpenBookFiction.com.

    Sessions

      • Title: ePUB - What, Why, and How
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B304
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        ePUB is the open e-book standard. Building on previous open standards, the ePUB format allows for flexible and flowing documentation, perfect for viewing on a variety of devices where the forced page sizing of other formats fails. We’ll crack open some ePUB files and take a look at the innards and then we’ll check out some tools to make ePUB generation less painful.

      • Speakers: Jason LaPier
  • Asheesh Laroia

    OpenHatch

    Biography

    Asheesh loves growing camaraderie among geeks. He chaired the Johns Hopkins Association for Computing Machinery and taught Python classes at Noisebridge, San Francisco’s hackerspace. He realizes that most of the work that makes projects successful is hidden underneath the surface.

    He has volunteered his technical skills for the UN in Uganda, the EFF, and Students for Free Culture, and is a Developer in Debian. Today, he lives in San Francisco, working on OpenHatch.

    Sessions

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    Duke Leto

    Open Source Bridge

    Biography

    Jonathan “Duke” Leto is the root commit of PDX Git Together and does many other things

    Duke is also a mentor and org admin for Parrot Foundation in Google Summer of Code 2013.

    Most recently, Duke has launched BrewPony, which is, of course, powered by Free and Open Source software and on Github

    Sessions

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    Biography

    Howard Lewis Ship cut his teeth writing customer support software in
    PL/1. He made the jump to Object Oriented programming via NeXTSTEP
    and Objective-C before transitioning to Java. He created the initial version of
    Tapestry in early 2000, and is currently working on Apache Tapestry 5.2.

    Howard is respected in the Java community as an expert on web application development, dependency injection, Java meta-programming, and developer productivity. He is a frequent speaker at JavaOne, NoFluffJustStuff, ApacheCon and other conferences, and the author of “Tapestry in Action” for Manning (covering Tapestry 3.0).

    Howard was elected a Java Champion in February 2010.

    Howard is an independent consultant, specializing in Tapestry and Clojure training, mentoring and project work. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Suzanne, a novelist, and his son Jacob.

    Sessions

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    Shyam Mani

    Mozilla Corporation

    Biography

    Based out of Singapore, Shyam [pronounced sha-am] is a systems administrator on the Mozilla IT team and gets to break most things at work. A geek at heart, he’s a part time Gentoo developer, loves photography, biking as well as motorsport and was a race official in the 2010 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix and the 2011 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.

    Sessions

      • Title: DNSSEC @ Mozilla
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B301
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        As the Internet world moves slowly towards implementing DNSSEC, this session aims to start at the basics of DNSSEC and goes on to discuss implementation details as well as best practices, some of the most common mistakes that happen during and after deployments and finally what’s in store for the near future.

      • Speakers: Shyam Mani
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    Bart Massey

    Portland State University

    Biography

    Bart Massey has been geeking around with community computing for 35 years, and has been involved in Free Software and Open Source since its inception. For the past 13 years, he has been a CS Prof at Portland State University, where he works in open tech, software engineering, artificial intelligence and low-level software development.

    Bart’s titles include Secretary of the X.Org Foundation Board and Member of the PSU MCECS Innovation Program Board. Bart is the architect of the X library XCB, a modern replacement for Xlib, and the author of the XCB image extension. His current open tech interests include Inform 7, Haskell, GUI toolkits, open hardware and building bridges between pieces of the open tech community. He was one of the original participants in the Open Source Bridge conversation.

    Sessions

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    Gavin McQuillan

    Urban Airship

    Biography

    Gavin, a life long technologist, has been working in and around Linux servers for over 10 years at companies like Google, and public institutions like Oregon State University. He specializes in building infrastructure for a plethora of services, distributed systems, and scalability at Urban Airship. Gavin also enjoys writing, brewing, beekeeping, gardening, and cycling about in Portland, OR.

    Sessions

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    Biography

    Jeremie Miller is the co-founder of Singly and The Locker Project, a coupling of brand new initiatives that mark the next phase in his lifelong pursuit to empower human communication through the Internet. He is a revered figure amongst developers, having invented Jabber/XMPP, the open source protocol that powers most of the Instant Messaging applications, impacting nearly one billion people around the world.

    Launched in early 2011, the Locker Project is an open source platform that runs on behalf of individuals to pull in and archive all of personal and digital data from across the myriad of web services and devices that make up our data lives. Tweets, photos, videos, click-stream, check-ins, data from real-world sensors like heart monitors, health records, home power consumption, car data and financial transaction histories, and more. Personal applications like visualization tools, personal archiving, health improvements and more explicit and relevant interactions with advertising and deal delivery can be built on this open platform.

    Jeremie lives in rural Cascade, Iowa, the town he grew up in, with his wife and three sons.

    Sessions

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    Biography

    Sherri lately is specializing in the dark mysteries of enterprise data, creating community for her user base, and trying to find creative ways to include Open Source in her team’s projects. She continues to teach yoga to geeks and will soon be offering a regular class to co-workers.

    When she’s not diving into metadata or commuting, Sherri gardens, makes awesome vegan food, writes on her two blogs, travels when she can, visits farmers markets, hikes, bicycles, and herds cats (+1 dog).

    Sherri lives in Portland, Oregon, with her amazing wife.

    Sessions

      • 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
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    Elizabeth Naramore

    SourceForge

    Biography

    Elizabeth is a speaker, author, educator, coder, and open source advocate. She is the Community Development Manager for SourceForge.net, and she is very active in many open source communities. In her free time, she enjoys coding, reading, writing, painting, and seizing every opportunity to embarrass her children.

    Sessions

      • Title: Technical Debt
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B302/03
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Technical debt is something that most project teams or independent developers have to deal with – we take shortcuts to push out releases, deadlines need to be met, quick fixes slowly become the standard. In this talk, we will discuss what technical debt is, when it is acceptable and when it isn’t, and strategies for effectively managing it, both on an independent and team level.

      • Speakers: Elizabeth Naramore
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    Sarah Novotny

    Blue Gecko

    Biography

    Sarah Novotny is the VP of MySQL and LAMP Practice, Blue Gecko. She is a founder of Blue Gecko which does remote administration and management of databases around the world including MySQL, Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL. Her focus has been MySQL database administration since MySQL was in version 3.23.

    She is additionally the Program Chair of OSCON and the Chair of the IOUG’s MySQL Council.

    Her technology writing and adventures can be found at http://bluegecko.net/community/blog/ and her more esoteric musings at http://sarahnovotny.com. For twittery things, check out http://twitter.com/sarahnovotny. To connect with her on linked in wander over to http://linkedin.com/in/sarahnovotny

    Sessions

  • Tim O'Brien

    Discursive

    Biography

    Tim O’Brien has been a Bass II in a local community chorus, an enterprise architect for a famously crazy financial news personality, a consultant to several interesting open source startups. After writing a few books for O’Reilly he decided that words should be as free as code, and now focuses much of his effort on open source, collaborative documentation efforts.

    He focuses his current effort on trying to help startups communicate with open source developers, and when he’s not doing that he’s writing code or participating in an endless series of corporate meetings.

    Sessions

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    Les Orchard

    Mozilla

    Biography

    {web,mad,computer} scientist and {tech,scifi} writer from the Detroit, MI area working for the webdev team at the Mozilla Corporation

    Sessions

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    Christoph Otto

    Parrot VM

    Biography

    I’m the architect of the Parrot VM and have been a core contributor since 2008. My goal is to build Parrot into a solid foundation for dynamic language implementation, experimentation and interoperability. Parrot has a tremendous amount of potential and I firmly believe that it could change the way developers look at dynamic languages.

    I have some background with the Perl and PHP communities, in addition to having worked at Microsoft’s Open Source Technology Center before moving to my current position at DataSphere Technologies, Inc.

    Sessions

      • Title: Parrot: State of the VM
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: B204
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        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.

      • Speakers: Christoph Otto
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    Brian Panulla

    Foreclosure Radar

    Biography

    Brian is a software developer and erstwhile freelance technologist living in Portland. He recently joined Foreclosure Radar as Business Intelligence Developer, where he builds interactive data visualization and reporting tools and the semantic models and services that make them work.

    A self-diagnosed community junkie, Brian is the demiurge of the Portland Semantic Web Interest Group (@pdxsemweb). In his free time, Brian can often be found on Twitter contributing to annoying hashtag memes.

    Brian relocated to the Portland from his native Pennsylvania in 2009 – largely for the diversity and quality of coffee and craft-brewed beer.

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    Aaron Parecki

    Esri R&D Center, Portland

    Biography

    Aaron Parecki is the author of O’Reilly’s upcoming book on OAuth 2.0 and currently maintains oauth.net. He has spoken around the world on the future of location, authentication and ubiquitous computing. He is the creator of IndieAuth, and one of the founders of IndieWebCamp, a yearly conference on data ownership and online identity.

    Aaron is known for having tracked his location at 5 second intervals since 2008, and for co-founding Geoloqi, a location-based developer platform acquired by Esri in 2012. He is now CTO of the Esri R&D Center in Portland, a growing development team focused on location-aware technology and the future of mapping. His work has been featured in Wired, Fast Company and more. He made Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 for his work on Geoloqi.

    You can learn more about Aaron at aaronparecki.com, and you can follow him on twitter at @aaronpk

    Sessions

  • Don hoodriver

    Biography

    Maker.

    Sessions

      • Title: Bitcoin 101
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B301
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        An introduction to the cryptocurrency system called Bitcoin. The cryptography, the economics of currency bootstrapping, and the traction its getting today.

      • Speakers: Don Park
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    I’ve been coding and hacking for my entire life. I research patent data to explore the evolution of technology with the folks at the Reed Artificial Life Lab.

    I am Director of R&D at Qmedtrix, a medical cost containment company. The R&D group produces tools, most built on open source projects, for internal usage. The focus of the group is on analysis, statistics and machine learning.

    I also do freelance data crunching, data visualization and data mining.

    Sessions

  • David Percy

    portland state university

    Biography

    David Percy has been the Geospatial Data Manager for Portland State University’s Geology Department since 1998, and for the Institute for Metropolitan Studies since March 2010. Before PSU, he spent 15 years as a database manager and programmer/analyst in the field of medical research. Since 1999 he has taught technology courses related to GIS, including GIS for the Natural Sciences, GIS Programming and Web GIS at the university. He is actively involved in international data standards regarding geospatial data transmission through the Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information. He is actively involved in the Open Source GIS movement through OSGEO and is a collaborator on a web-mapping framework named Map-Fu. His work in the domains of glaciology, coastal studies and web mapping has been published in several journals and open file reports. Percy has degrees in Geology and Economics.

    Sessions

  • Brandon philips

    Biography

    Brandon is the Developer Happiness Engineer at Rackspace/Cloudkick in San Francisco. Previously he worked as a Kernel developer at Novell/SuSE Labs.

    He has presented at several technical conferences in the past including FreedomHEC Taipei, Linux Plumbers Conf and Ignite Portland 2 . In his spare time he tinkers with electronics and software, bikes, hikes and builds robots. For more information checkout his site.

    Sessions

  • Chris Pitzer

    Lo-Fi Art

    Biography

    Chris is a web application developer at Lo-Fi Art, where he uses Python and Django.

    He is an active member in the Portland tech community. He attends and occasionally speaks at PDXPython, and has helped organize several events with Legion of Tech.

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    Noirin Plunkett

    The Apache Software Foundation

    Biography

    Noirin Plunkett is a jack of all trades, and a master of several. A technical writer by day, her open source work epitomizes the saying “if you want something done, ask a busy person”.

    Noirin got her open source start at Apache, helping out with the httpd documentation project. Within a year, she had been recruited to the conference planning team, which she now leads. She was involved in setting up the Community Development project at Apache, has previously acted as Org Admin for the Google Summer of Code (with more than 40 students!), and continues to contribute to projects as diverse as Infrastructure and Incubator. She sits on the boards of both the Apache Software Foundation and the Open Cloud Initiative.

    At home in Ireland, Noirin was a volunteer with the St John Ambulance – since moving to Switzerland, she’s had to find new ways to help save the world. Happily, open source has opened more than just technical doors, and when Christchurch suffered a devastating earthquake earlier this year, Noirin’s knowledge of OS disaster management software meant she could quickly step up to co-ordinate the night shift of volunteers working on the Christchurch Recovery Map at http://eq.org.nz/ .

    When she’s not online, Noirin’s natural habitat is the dance floor, although she’s also a keen harpist & singer, and an excellent sous chef!

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    Larry Price

    Industrial Intellect

    Biography

    Philosopher, photographer, unix nerd.

    My current employment has me using postgis a lot and handling vast quantities of data; my current interests and obsessions have to do with mapping and geotagging of photo sets.

    Sessions

  • Eric redmond

    Biography

    Eric Redmond has been involved the software industry and open source technologies for over a decade, beginning at Purdue University with a particular interest in high dimensional database indexing. After graduation, he began working with fortune 500 companies then, government and startups as a lead engineer, senior software architect, build engineer, database administrator, and freelance code monkey. He was co-author/contributor of two Java books (“Maven: The Definitive Guide” and “Java Power Tools”, O’Reilly), a new book “Seven Databases in Seven Weeks” (Pragmatic), a few articles, speaker, and active organizer/occupant of several technology groups. He resides in Portland with wife Noelle, works at a wireless management company Mobi, founded Inviite.com, takes photos and makes things out of glass.

    Sessions

      • Title: A Dozen Databases in 45 Minutes
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B202/03
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        What OSS database to use is an important decision, but recently languishing in the shadow of the sexier “what framework should I use” talks – or underplayed as though the battle were only SQL v noSQL. If your understanding of data storage tops out at “Mongo is webscale” or “mysql + memcached = win” then this talk is for you.

      • Speakers: Eric Redmond
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    Jacinta Richardson

    Perl Training Australia

    Biography

    Jacinta Richardson runs Perl Training Australia, a micro-business offering courses throughout Australia. Both as part of her job and a massive free-time sink, she is involved in running conferences (linux.conf.au 2007, Open Source Developers’ Conference (Australia) 2004-2008, Australian System Administrators Conference (SAGE-AU) 2008-2009), attending conferences, writing perl-tips, speaking at Perl Monger meetings whenever she’s in the right town, participating in on-line Perl forums and promoting women in IT. For her work in the Perl community, Jacinta was awarded the White Camel Award in 2008. When away from the computer, Jacinta enjoys scuba diving, cycling and baking.

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    Michael Richardson

    Urban Airship

    Biography

    Michael got his professional start after college by leading technology at a small political consulting firm. From there, he moved on to a startup that focused on open web technologies like OpenID and OAuth. Together with Scott Kveton and Jason Glaspey, he worked to create and launch a business in under 30 days. The business – bacn.com – sold bacon over the internet and was sold to a larger online retailer. In spring of 2009, Michael, along with Scott Kveton, Adam Lowry and Steven Osborn launched Urban Airship, which provides services for mobile developers and publishers. Urban Airship powered the first application live in the App Store to send push notifications and currently talks to millions of mobile devices every day.

    Sessions

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    Biography

    Markus J. Q. Roberts has been pulling stunts like this on the computer industry for over thirty years.

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    Biography

    I’ve been working with Ruby and Perl to build web apps, configuration management software (currently with Puppet Labs) and script my life since I graduated college with a degree in Applied Computational Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) with a focus on discrete math and algorithms (the title wrapped 3 lines on the diploma and really just meant I couldn’t pick just one nerdy major).

    I’m particularly interested in writing easy to read and understand code after being forced to read the horrific code others have produced and left me to maintain. I think good testing practices go a long way to helping here.

    In my non-nerd time I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, traveling, meditating and recently playing with my baby daughter.

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    Biography

    Mikeal has a long history in open source which includes Chandler Project, Mozilla, CouchDB and node.js and is currently the Developer Advocate at Yammer.

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    Amye Scavarda

    Acquia

    Biography

    I am:

    • a project manager based out of Portland

    I like:

    • good websites and a good fight about what makes them good
    • opinions, standards, processes, and conversations about when they break
    • useful things that can be beautiful, but maybe not intrinsically beautiful
    • a good, well-thought out user experience
    • a good glass of wine

    Sessions

      • Title: Sales-fu
      • Track: Business
      • Room: B204
      • Time: 10:0010:45am
      • Excerpt:

        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.

      • Speakers: Amye Scavarda
  • Christian Schumann-Curtis

    Blue Sky GIS / PDX-OSGEO

    Biography

    Christian Schumann-Curtis is a GIS professional with 15 years’ experience focused on empowering colleagues and clients with GIS processes and information products.

    Recent projects include:
    →Reverse engineering school attendance boundaries to make school-specific demographic profiles for the entire nation.
    →Testing, documentation, and training for aerial and terrain-based multi sensor platform to rapidly generate 3D digital models of terrain and vegetation along utility corridors
    →Cartography for litigation support

    Other projects include:
    →Established eight production centers delivering GIS products and services in five countries, training over 50 technicians and five production supervisors, once in Spanish.
    →Training the team of technicians which produced the set of nationwide high-resolution aerial photography which populated the technology which became Google Earth

    Resolving issues that arise in projects while meeting the needs of supervisors and clients is a dynamic challenge in which I thrive.

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    Michael Schurter

    Urban Airship

    Biography

    Michael Schurter is a Python developer at Urban Airship in Portland. He spends his days hacking Django, databases of both the relational and non-relational kind, and a bunch of other fun technologies while trying to get outside and away from technology as often as possible.

    He’s an active member in the Portland Python User Group and started the Update Portland meetup as a technology-agnostic forum for people to share their experiences with database, queues, and other data plumbing.

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    Garrett Serack

    CoApp Project, Outercurve Foundation

    Biography

    Garrett Serack worked as an independent software development consultant in Calgary, Canada, for 15 years, with clients in fields such as government, telecom, petroleum, and railways. Joining Microsoft in the fall of 2005 as the Community Program Manager of the Federated Identity team, Garrett has worked with the companies and the Open Source community to build digital identity frameworks, tools, and standards that are shaping the future of Internet commerce and strengthening the fight against fraud.

    In the summer of 2007, he transitioned to Open Source Technology Center at Microsoft where he works as a Software Development Engineer and operates closely with Open Source communities to improve the quality and performance of their software on the Windows Platform. Garrett has started a number of Open Source projects along with working as a committer on several other projects, including PHP itself.

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    Larissa Shapiro

    Mozilla

    Biography

    Larissa works on the Mozilla project, where after having led product management process change, she has shifted to leading contributior and pathway development on the community building team, which seeks to change the community building culture for the better and grow Mozilla’s global contributor base.
    Prior to joining Mozilla, Larissa was the first (and only) Product Manager at Internet Systems Consortium, an open source public benefit organization which is the creator and maintainer of BIND, the DNS software which serves 80% or more of the nameservers on the internet. She lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her family. When she is not working on open source projects, she likes to garden and sing the blues.

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    Biography

    Jamey Sharp was placed on Ritalin, briefly, in fifth grade. His interests and activities have been varied ever since. His biggest projects have been the Portland State Aerospace Society, a student rocketry club at Portland State University; XCB, a new low-level binding to the X protocol, in the process of replacing Xlib; and Comic Rocket, because his other projects didn’t leave him enough time to read his favorite webcomics without tool support.

    Jamey’s interests span computer science fields including cryptography, combinatorial search, compilers, and computational complexity; systems-level programming, such as file format and network protocol implementations, Linux kernel development, and boot-loader hacking; computer architecture and its impact on software design; and functional programming, preferably in Haskell.

    Sessions

      • 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
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    Biography

    Sarah Sharp is a Linux Kernel hacker at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center. Sarah is also involved with Portland’s Code ‘N Splode, a group for women programmers. She has been carfree for four years, and commutes everywhere on her bicycle. Sarah’s current massive project is creating a garden in her backyard, and writing open source tools to automate (and sometimes distract from) the garden work.

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    Robb Shecter

    WebLaws.org

    Biography

    Robb is a programmer-turned-law student focusing on geek law: intellectual property, copyright, trademark, licensing, open source, and fair use.

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  • Steven shiau

    Biography

    Steven Shiau is a researcher at the NCHC (National Center for High-performance Computing), Taiwan. While there he wrote parallel and distributed program to simulate plasma. This program formed the basic idea for the future development of the free software DRBL (Diskless Remote Boot in Linux), a rapid deployment software for distributed PC cluster and education environment. With Kuo-Lien Huang, Ceasar Sun, Jazz Wang and Thomas Tsai, he developed another free software “Clonezilla”, an open source clone system. He is the project leader of the file system imaging tool “Partclone”. He is also one of GParted developers, maintaining GParted live. The project DRBL won first place in ‘Public Sector Applications’ category at the Free Software Contest in France in 2007. He is the division leader of Software Technology Division at NCHC now, the Chair of the Board of Directors, SLAT (Software Liberty Association of Taiwan), and spends most of his time in the development of DRBL, Clonezilla and promoting the use of free software and high-performance computing.

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    Chris Smith

    Portland Transport

    Biography

    Chris Smith is a citizen activist focusing on transportation, neighborhood issues and civic engagement. He currently serves on the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission and the board of Portland Streetcar, Inc. He publishes the PortlandTransport.com blog, “a conversation about access and mobility in the Portland/Vancouver metro region.”

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    Ryan Snyder

    Mozilla

    Biography

    Ryan Snyder is an employee of the Mozilla Foundation. He is a founder of Foodgeeks and Noms.in. He is the former co-founder of Shizzow and Cram Session.

    Sessions

      • Title: Pulling the Plug
      • Track: Business
      • Room: B302/03
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        In order to keep a tree healthy, you have to prune its branches. This too is the case with an organization’s websites and projects. Let’s look at how Mozilla handles the end-of-life portion of a website’s life-cycle.

      • Speakers: Ryan Snyder
  • Chris Strahl

    Acquia

    Biography

    I am a Project Manager at Acquia, a commercial open source company working with Drupal. Most of my clients are large corporations or public-sector defense. Acquia hosts and supports Drupal sites, and also maintains a network of partners to develop and build large-scale websites.

    I’m also active in the Drupal community and was one of the project managers for the Drupal.org redesign. I also assisted in the migration of all of the repositories on drupal.org moving from CVS to Git.

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    Chen-kai (Ceasar) Sun

    • Software Development Division
      National Center for High-Performance Computing

    CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:

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    Kurt Sussman

    Merlot Research Group, Inc.

    Biography

    Embedded systems to shrink-wrap software with two top 10 software companies to Silicon Valley dotcoms to SQA consulting to my own startups, it’s been a wild ride.

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    John Taylor

    iovation

    Biography

    John L. Taylor works as a Senior Data Analyst at iovation and is a member of PDX R Users and PDX Hadoop/Data Science Groups. Formerly, he was a graduate student in Logic and Computation at CMU and has BAs in philosophy and psychology.

    John is, in no particular order and among other things, an aspiring polymath, intellectual magpie, cultural gadfly, father and husband, data geek, plain-old-geek, bibliophile, pop cultural glutton, recreational mathematician, and skeptic.

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      • Title: Data Science in the Open
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B201
      • Time: 9:009:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Data Science promises to transform ubiquitous and cheap data into insights with the potential for great social, scientific and personal value. I will provide a lightning tour of high level theory, concepts, and tools to extract knowledge and value from data.

      • Speakers: John Taylor
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    Biography

    Jonathan has had a passion for software development and system administration for over 20 years. He is currently a Linux Systems Engineer at NWEA in Portland, Oregon.

    Previously Jonathan was the Senior Communications Engineer at NWRESD where he designed, implemented and supported Open Source communication systems for schools.

    When not working, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering as a Fire Fighter / EMT in his local community. His hobbies include writing code, brewing beer, amateur radio, metalworking, and collecting hobbies.

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    Biography

    Phil is currently a software engineer at Emota.net doing serverside development for a real time web app in Javascript, node.js and redis. Prior to this he worked at Mentor Graphics working on a tool that takes C/C++ code and generates synthesizable RTL code as the output which can be targeted to FPGAs or ASICs. He’s been involved in starting PDX.rb, pdxfunc and Westsideproggers.

    Sessions

      • 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
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    Biography

    Josh Triplett is a PhD student at Portland State University and a Free and Open Source Software hacker. Josh is involved in research on relativistic programming and advanced synchronization techniques for highly parallel systems. Josh builds and launches Linux-powered rockets with the Portland State Aerospace Society, and hacks on numerous other projects . Lately, Josh does a lot of his hacking in Haskell.

    Sessions

      • 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
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    Biography

    Thomas Tsai is a free software developer and assistand researcher, works on NCHC.

    Projects:
    DRBL – Diskless Remote Boot in Linux
    Clonezilla – A free software disaster recovery, disk cloning and deployment solution.
    Partclone – Tool to make partition as image with GPL license.
    PyDRBL – DRBL GUI
    Tuxboot – The advanced clonezilla_live usb creator modify from Unetbootin
    KOHA – An open source library system.

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    Lev Tsypin

    ThinkShout

    Biography

    I’m a senior engineer and co-owner of ThinkShout, Inc., where I lead our technical design, as well as user interface and module development. Previously, I founded and led Level Online Strategy here in Portland, OR.

    When not working to help organizations through technology, I like to take advantage of the areas they protect, be it on foot, skis, or bike. At least when I’m not wrapped up with my 2 boys, which isn’t very often these days!

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  • James Turnbull

    Puppet Labs

    Biography

    James is an author and open source geek. James authored two books about Puppet: Pro Puppet and Pulling Strings with Puppet. He is also the author of three other books including Pro Linux System Administration, Pro Nagios 2.0, and Hardening Linux.

    For a real job, James is VP Technology Operations for Puppet Labs. He likes food, wine, books, photography and cats. He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach and holding hands.

    Sessions

      • Title: The Open Cloud
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B301
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Why be locked into a cloud vendor?

        Shouldn’t Cloud be Open Cloud and powered by Open Source software?

        Open Stack is a collection of open source technologies to deliver a cloud operating system. Learn about Open Stack and how to use it to deliver your own Open Source powered clouds.

      • Speakers: James Turnbull, Eric Day
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    Teyo Tyree

    Puppet Labs

    Biography

    Co-Founder of Puppet Labs and former Director of IT for 20/20 Research and professional systems administrator, over the past 12 years Teyo has been using and promoting the use of open source tools to enable scaling and efficiency in IT operations. Teyo joined Puppet Labs in July of 2008 and has been traveling the world providing Puppet Labs’ customers with training and consulting.

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    Yao-Tsung Wang

    Assocaited Researcher

    Biography

    Jazz Yao-Tsung Wang is a co-developer of DRBL/Clonezilla team in Free
    Software Lab, NCHC, NARL, Taiwan. Free Software Lab in NCHC mainly
    develop open source software for education including DRBL, clonezilla,
    partclone, Tux2Live, etc. DRBL/Clonezilla team are one of the winners
    in Trophees du Libre competition (http://tropheesdulibre.org/) in the
    category “Public sector applications”. Natioanl Center for
    High-performance Computing (NCHC) is the only supercomputing center in
    Taiwan. It’s a non-profit organization founded by Taiwan’s National
    Science Council (NSC). Our mission is to assist researchers on a
    national level. His speaking experience includes:

    1 “Building Smart Outlets Using Arduino”, LCA 2011, 2011-01-24
    2 "ClassCloud: switch your PC Classroom into Cloud Testbed ", RMLL 2010, 2010-07-07
    3 “Building an Cloud Computing Analysis System for Intrusion
    Detection System”, Cloud Slam’09, 2009-04-22
    4 “BoF: Clonezilla Hands-On Lab”, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2008,
    2008-08-06
    5 “Massive Deployment of Kerrighed Virtual SMP Cluster using DRBL”,
    Open Source Grid and Cluster Conference 2008, 2008-05-16

    Open Source Projects

    - Author of hadoop4win, an open source project. http://hadoop4win.sf.net
    - Author of drbl-hadoop, an open source project. http://drbl-hadoop.sf.net
    - Member of partclone, an open source project. http://partclone.org
    - Member of Clonezilla, an open source project. http://clonezilla.org
    - Member of Diskless Remote Boot in Linux (DRBL), an open source project. http://drbl.name
    - Author of TRTC NEIHU Embedded Wireless Unite, close source project outsourced by MiTAC
    - Build underwater ocean ecology observation system at KenTing Bay Area for Core Reef Observation. http://sensor6.nchc.org.tw

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    Leif Warner

    Janrain

    Biography

    Leif is a programming / data nerd living in Portland, Oregon. These days he loses hair at startup Janrain messing with OAuth, OpenID, functional programming languages, and more dependency management frameworks than you can shake a stick at. Someday the * in the http://*.com won’t matter.

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    Jane Wells

    WordPress

    Biography

    Jane is the UX lead for the WordPress open source project, manages the WordCamp community conference program, and oversees projects for the WordPress Foundation to help promote free software and grow the WordPress community.

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    Frederic Wenzel

    Mozilla

    Biography

    Fred works on the rapid development team at Mozilla. He likes to solve tricky problems, is an Open Source geek, and brings German Engineering to the webdev crowd. In his spare time, he’s on the hunt for great food and real Italian espresso.

    Sessions

      • Title: Massively Scaling Django for a Global Audience with Playdoh
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B201
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Django is a great web application framework that allows for rapid web app development out of the box. Since Mozilla picked up Django in 2009, they’ve started over a dozen Django-based projects. For these sites to scale to an international audience of millions of users, bells and whistles were needed that a stock Django instance does not offer.

        Playdoh combines the experience of these projects into a template that contains various fixes and add-ons to make professional Django apps fast, featuring aggressive caching, instant localization support, and bullet-proof security.

      • Speakers: Frederic Wenzel
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    Onyx Neon Inc.

    Biography

    Chromatic has over a decade of experience contributing to free and open source software projects. He’s contributed to Perl 1, Perl 5, Perl 6, and Parrot. You may recognize him from myriad books, including Modern Perl.

    He is the publisher of Onyx Neon Press, which produces great books about software, technology, and modern living.

    He is also an entrepreneur involved in several projects, including Club Compy, a browser-based retro programming environment designed to introduce children of all ages to the joy of creating new things with computers.

    Sessions

      • Title: Modern Perl Made Painless
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B204
      • Time: 11:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        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.

      • Speakers: Chromatic X
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    Matt Youell

    New Monic Labs

    Biography

    I’m a software experimentalist and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the tech industry. I’ve held a range of positions in that time, from electronics assembler to software executive and just about everything in between.

    Here are a few blog posts that might give you some idea of where I’m coming from:

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