Open Source Bridge 2017 Birds of a Feather proposals

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* Certbot & Let's Encrypt Office Hours

Bring your questions about turning on https for your website with Certbot and Let's Encrypt.
Birds of a Feather session 2017-06-19 21:50:52 +0000
Erica Portnoy

* State of Diversity and Inclusion in Open Source

We at Mozilla have just finished a round of research about diversity and inclusion among our volunteer communities - this is a sharing and discussion to see where others struggle with similar and brainstorm solutions.
Birds of a Feather session 2017-06-19 18:15:24 +0000
Larissa Shapiro

* Organizing Community Events 101

Join us as Melissa Chavez (core organizer of many nonprofit events over the years, including tech conferences Open Source Bridge and PNSQC, and Portland VegFest) shares tools, and how to plan community events.
Birds of a Feather session 2017-06-14 05:46:04 +0000
Melissa Chavez

* Is Open Source Machine Intelligence Simply Impossible?

Competitive machine intelligence requires massive data sets. Massive data sets are expensive. This implies competitive AI is only possible at massive, for-profit corporations, not in the open-source world. What can we do about this?
Birds of a Feather session 2017-05-05 04:01:39 +0000
Johannes Ernst

* Women in free libre open source projects: facilitated discussion

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