B201

Open Source Bridge 2017 Birds of a Feather

Proposals for this room

* Women in free libre open source projects: facilitated discussion (Confirmed)

In the spirit of analyzing ideas, wrestling with them, and engaging in active praxis, a moderated brainstorm answering the question of "What works best for supporting women's contributions to free-libre open-source projects?"
Birds of a Feather session 2017-05-05 03:54:55 +0000
Katheryn Sutter

Open Source Bridge 2017

Sessions for this room

Tuesday, June 20 - 10:00 AM

* How to Prototype and User Test: A Workshop

Prototype early and test often! Learn how to brainstorm an idea, create a simple paper prototype, and conduct some guerilla user tests.
Practice
morgan miller
Tuesday, June 20 - 01:30 PM

* Translating Ancient Texts: The Nginx Parser

Find out what it took to get Certbot's Nginx parser working, which is an... exciting... tale at the intersection of programming language theory, regular expressions, formal grammars, and the utter lack of these in a fine, aged codebase.
Practice
Erica Portnoy
Tuesday, June 20 - 02:30 PM

* Quick and Dirty WordPress Sites That Don't Suck

If you're on a budget but you need a website that doesn't suck and actually helps your business / organization / cause, I'll show you how to create one for under $1000 / year and a lot of sweat equity.
Hacks
Kronda Adair
Tuesday, June 20 - 03:45 PM

* Onboarding is Unboxing

A great product has a built-in “unboxing” planned from the start. It never leaves customers thinking about how to do something or figure it out. The funny thing about the companies that make those product experiences is that they usually don't give the same treatment to their employees. Let's start thinking of onboarding as unboxing - and start thinking of our team members as humans!
Culture
Kristen Gallagher
Tuesday, June 20 - 04:45 PM

* Democratizing Data: What You Need to Know as a Developer to Keep Your Data Collection and Usage Ethical

By 2020 each person will create 1.7 MB of new data per second flooding us in 44 trillion GB of data! What’s this mean? From Uber’s “ride of shame” scandal to the role of Facebook’s news recommender in the presidential election we as developers must ask how we use data and what the implications are for open source software.
Activism
Lorena Mesa
Wednesday, June 21 - 10:00 AM

* Seasons of Debian - Summer of Code and Winter of Outreachy

A talk about Google Summer of Code and Outreachy Internship Program with Debian. Discusses Urvika Gola and Pranav Jain’s work with Debian on an open source project for an android ‘Lumicall’ application.
Culture
Urvika Gola, Pranav Jain
Wednesday, June 21 - 01:30 PM

* Understanding Your Organization With Code Archaeology

Come on an expedition into the dark corners of your project's code basement, deep in that directory everyone avoids because it's filled with spiders and booby traps and two mysterious old versions of JQuery from 2012 that no one even remembers using. Instead of getting exasperated by variables called data and poor command-query separation, learn to use code archaeology as a way to understand your organization better.
Practice
Liss McCabe
Wednesday, June 21 - 02:30 PM

* Liar Liar Pants on Fire: Being a Kid in the Tech World

A year and 4 months ago, I turned thirteen. According to many sites I use, however, I turned twenty-six. It’s a little odd, so here’s why:
Culture
Sebastian Waterhouse
Wednesday, June 21 - 03:45 PM

* The Business of Open Source (or, how we think about it at CoreOS)

Peter Levine, a partner at Andreessen-Horowitz, famously said Red Hat would be the last successful OSS business. A dire forecast for the multitudes building their business atop of open source today. This talk is will dive into basic economic theory, how we’ve applied it at CoreOS, and ultimately describe what the current and next generation of open source business looks like.
Culture
Elsie Phillips, Paul Burt
Wednesday, June 21 - 04:45 PM

* Remotely Control This Browser: WebDriver and the Path to an Interoperable Web

Browser automation based on the WebDriver standard is a key step toward web compatibility happiness and web developer happiness. In this session you'll learn how WebDriver is built into Firefox, why that makes the web better for everyone, and how you can get involved.
Theory
Maja Frydrychowicz
Thursday, June 22 - 10:00 AM

* Grassroots activism is hard. Can open source help?

Grassroots activists have to deal with many challenges - including the tools they’re using. Sounds like a great opportunity for open source! This session will survey progressive and transpartisan grassroots activists’ needs and today’s solutions (including techniques that work for explicitly intersectional groups), look at some existing open-source offerings and how they could evolve to better meet grassroots activists’ needs, and identify future directions that could be even more impactful.
Activism
Jon Pincus
Thursday, June 22 - 11:00 AM

* Quantum Computers and Where to Hide from Them

After making the smallest possible transistors, scientists are developing new computation methods based on quantum mechanics. This talk is an intro to: what makes quantum computing special, how to build assembly-like instructions for quantum computers in Python and JavaScript, and how we could start encrypting data to avoid quantum codebreaking.
Theory
Nick Doiron
Thursday, June 22 - 01:30 PM

* How to Pay People for Their Work

Paying people for their work is radical, whether we're talking about open source contributions, second-shift diversity work, or even care at home. But giving people the resources necessary to make these community contributions is the only way to make our communities more sustainable.
Culture
Thursday Bram
Thursday, June 22 - 02:30 PM

* Failing Well

It's a fact of life--software breaks. But all is not doom and gloom. How we detect and handle errors drastically impacts the quality of both our systems and our lives. Knowing what to track, when to page, and how to find system weaknesses is critical.
Practice
Jason Clark
Thursday, June 22 - 03:45 PM

* Getting to 0.1.0: Build Management for Your Personal Project

There's a lot that goes into a great open-source repository besides the code. How do you make your project easy for a newcomer to understand? What about easy to install, to test, and to contribute to? Big projects have whole teams dedicated to building robust releases, but you're just a solo dev with a dream. Great news! You don't have to put your project on hold to study build engineering. Come learn a few simple tools that will put some professional polish on your personal project.
Practice
Finn Ellis
Friday, June 23 - 10:15 AM

* Aframe: Your weapon in the war to democratize Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is on the rise. We keep seeing new devices and frameworks who promises to get the job done. All of them work and are awesome. But all of them are proprietary, binds you to their ecosystem and their expensive hardware. Not to mention they are not cross-platform, don't run on other devices and the curve to learn the technology is too high. What if we can get out of this walled garden? Build everything in open web technologies, run instantly in any device and still be able to enjoy similar experience? And can learn to build our own virtual world in a 45 mins session? Meet aframe and Web Virtual Reality
Hacks
Rabimba Karanjai