Open Source Bridge 2013 Birds of a Feather

Proposals for this room

* Portland R User Group - Hackathon (Confirmed)

Portland R User Group Hackathon
BOF 2013-05-23 05:02:30 +0000
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

* Monthly Open Source GIS Meeting - PDX-OSGEO (Confirmed)

The PDX-OSGeo Chapter strives to promote the local use of Open Source Geospatial software, particularly new users in the Oregon/SW Washington area. The group hosts monthly meetings providing presentation, discussion, and educational opportunities and focuses on materializing an annual Open Source GIS unconference
BOF 2013-06-12 01:08:55 +0000
david percy

* Code N Splode / Geek Feminism Meetup (Confirmed)

Join us for a meetup, then we'll go to the party together!
BOF 2013-06-19 21:30:27 +0000
Audrey Eschright, Addie Beseda

Open Source Bridge 2013

Sessions for this room

Tuesday, June 18 - 10:00 AM

* Taming Your Inner Cowboy Coder - A Simple And Sane DevOps Workflow

Moving sites from your development environment to a staging or production server can be time-consuming and challenging. This session will provide you with easy-to-use tools and workflow to bridge the gap between development and operations.
Greg Lund-Chaix, Evan Heidtmann
Tuesday, June 18 - 11:00 AM

* Product Management in the Open (Source) - community and direction

Product Management is a generally well defined discipline inside large corporate organizations. But how does it work in the open source world? Do we need it? How does product consensus happen in open source?
Larissa Shapiro
Tuesday, June 18 - 01:30 PM

* DIY Electric Vehicles

Everybody today has heard of electric vehicles, yet almost nobody has ever seen one, touched one, or driven one. I think this is a shame and would like to correct that. Come join me for 45 minutes of explanation and demonstration about the basics of electric vehicles from electric bicycles all the way to passenger vehicles. Building these vehicles at home is easily within the realm of anybody unafraid to pick up a few simple tools and learn a few basic concepts.
Benjamin Kero
Tuesday, June 18 - 02:30 PM

* Terraformer - Open Source Geometry for Javascript

Learn about Terraformer, an open source Geometry toolkit for Javascript
Jerry Sievert
Tuesday, June 18 - 03:45 PM

* Clone A Git Together Into Your Town

Git is used everywhere, but few structured communities or groups exist. Learn about the PDX Git Together and how to clone this community model into your town.
Duke Leto
Tuesday, June 18 - 04:45 PM

* Simple Questions Should Have Simple Answers

What happens when a project begins to embrace the philosophy that simple questions should have simple answers? Q: Simple to whom? A: Simple to the person asking the question. "Simple questions should have simple answers" has given me a lot of design clarity in my projects. I hope to convince you of its beneficial effects.
Michael Schwern
Wednesday, June 19 - 10:00 AM

* Firefox Bug Rodeo!

Hands-on Bugzilla wrassling, Firefox busting, barrel riding showdown. Enter the dazzling gladiatorial arena of BUG TRIAGE with MOZILLA! We will make bugzilla.mozilla.org accounts, practice reading and understanding bug reports, discuss why and how to investigate and add information to bugs, explore searches and reports, and feel the glorious feeling of contributing to open access to information and awesome browsers for all!
Liz Henry
Wednesday, June 19 - 01:30 PM

* Database Change Management

Survey of Open Source Java based tools for managing database changes with emphasis on automation using dbdeploy, Flyway, and Liquibase.
Todd Lisonbee
Wednesday, June 19 - 02:30 PM

* What Is Async, How Does It Work, And When Should I Use It?

"Asynchronous" or "non-blocking" frameworks like Tornado and Node.js are in fashion, but most programmers still don't have a rigorous understanding of what's meant by asynchronous, how these frameworks function, and when they're appropriate to use. I'll give a detailed tour of Tornado's event loop and show exactly how it works, and under what circumstances it's superior to a traditional multithreaded web server. You'll learn how to write the most efficient servers for modern apps with very large numbers of concurrent connections.
A. Jesse Jiryu Davis
Wednesday, June 19 - 03:45 PM

* Agile from the Open Source Trenches: Making agile work for Wikipedia engineering teams

Wikipedia’s innovative language and mobile engineering projects use agile development to create high-quality features and apps in faster iterations. This talk examines what works and what doesn’t when using agile development for large open source projects. This talk will help developers and engineering managers better implement a successful agile process for their open source projects.
Alolita Sharma
Wednesday, June 19 - 04:45 PM

* Quantitative community management

In this talk, you will learn the state of the art in community measurement, common mistakes made in surveying, and how to actively use data to improve activity within a project.
Asheesh Laroia
Thursday, June 20 - 10:00 AM

* Sharing Beyond "Sharing": Fostering an Open Sharing Culture in the Philippines

Filipinos are known for sharing. From chain text messages, to photos, to videos, even to gossip and covering recent events in our own little communities, there seems to be an openness to sharing information: in fact, the Philippines is the so-called "social networking capital of the world". But can this openness to sharing information translate into the open source movement? I seek to provide possible answers to that question.
Josh Lim
Thursday, June 20 - 11:00 AM

* Citizenship Online: Open Source Politics

Online deliberation refers to applications which help communities make decisions. This varies from Exploratory deliberation, like Amazon reviews, where an individual makes a decision by consulting their community, to very structured Decision Making deliberations where a community needs to forge a single legally and logically defensible decision.
Ele Munjeli
Thursday, June 20 - 01:30 PM

* Wikipedia's new editing system, and how you can use it too

Learn about Wikimedia's new OSS Javascript visual editor for HTML, how it works and how you can use it in your Web projects
Trevor Parscal, Roan Kattouw
Thursday, June 20 - 02:30 PM

* Come Make a Map: Completely Custom, Open Source Maps with TileMill

Map making doesn't have to be hard. Anyone can do it. And we'll show you how, using the open source design studio TileMill. Come make a map!
Justin Miller
Thursday, June 20 - 03:45 PM

* We, the people.

Its a simple talk. About Us. We shall, explain things as they are around us, how we got into the community, give suggestions on how people can help more people get into the community from a similar environment.
Sucheta Ghoshal, Harsh Kothari
Thursday, June 20 - 04:45 PM

* Hacking the academic experience

When I was asked to teach Ruby on Rails at Columbia University I observed that a significant number of the skills required to become a successful professional in the industry are acquired on the job and aren’t being taught in school.
Emily Stolfo