Thursday Keynotes

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Scheduled: Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 9:00 – 9:45am in Fremont

Excerpt

Featuring Mayor Sam Adams and Ward Cunningham

Description

Portland Mayor Sam Adams

Ward Cunningham

Speaking experience

Speakers

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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.

    Sessions

      • Title: Thursday Keynotes
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Fremont
      • Time: 9:009:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Featuring Mayor Sam Adams and Ward Cunningham

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/18">Selena Deckelmann</a>, <a href="/users/336">Ward Cunningham</a>
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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.

    Sessions

      • Title: bzr vs git smack down
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Hawthorne
      • Time: 5:005:45pm
      • Excerpt:

        Selena loves Git and EmmaJane loves Bazaar. And like all good nerds they’ve spent a fair amount of time talkin’ smack about the other’s version control system (VCS). Come see what the fuss is all about!

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/29">EmmaJane Hogbin</a>, <a href="/users/18">Selena Deckelmann</a>
      • Title: Wednesday Welcome and Keynotes
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Fremont
      • Time: 9:009:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Featuring Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist, and Kurt von Finck of Monty Program AB.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/18">Selena Deckelmann</a>, <a href="/users/199">Amber Case</a>, <a href="/users/203">Kurt von Finck</a>
      • Title: Thursday Keynotes
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Fremont
      • Time: 9:009:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Featuring Mayor Sam Adams and Ward Cunningham

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/18">Selena Deckelmann</a>, <a href="/users/336">Ward Cunningham</a>
      • Title: Friday Unconference Kickoff & Scheduling
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Fremont
      • Time: 9:009:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Welcome to the unconference day.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/18">Selena Deckelmann</a>, <a href="/users/133">Chris Messina</a>
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    Biography

    Programmer at Elevated Code working with Ruby, Rails, and occasionally iPhone development. Writer of essays, recipes, horror comics, and knitting patterns. Photographer working with digital and film cameras, including Polaroid, Holga, and pinholes. Community organizer of unconferences like WhereCampPDX. Core team member of the infamous Calagator. Agitator for a variety of grassroots local tech.

    Sessions

      • Title: Effective code sprinting
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Burnside
      • Time: 11:20am12:05pm
      • Excerpt:

        Code sprints are events where developers quickly complete coding tasks in a collaborative environment. A panel of skilled developers will share their experiences for organizing effective code sprints so you can better participate and organize your own. The panel members have organized and participated in over a hundred sprints (ranging from Django to JRuby) and used sprints as the primary way to develop community-oriented projects (e.g., Calagator). While most of the discussion will be about volunteer-run open source code sprints, many of the ideas will be readily applicable to improving development at your workplace. The panel will offer practical, actionable advice that you can use and answer your questions.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/1">Igal Koshevoy</a>, <a href="/users/6">Reid Beels</a>, <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>
      • Title: Wednesday Welcome and Keynotes
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Fremont
      • Time: 9:009:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Featuring Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist, and Kurt von Finck of Monty Program AB.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/18">Selena Deckelmann</a>, <a href="/users/199">Amber Case</a>, <a href="/users/203">Kurt von Finck</a>
      • Title: Thursday Keynotes
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Fremont
      • Time: 9:009:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Featuring Mayor Sam Adams and Ward Cunningham

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/18">Selena Deckelmann</a>, <a href="/users/336">Ward Cunningham</a>
      • Title: Friday Unconference Kickoff & Scheduling
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Fremont
      • Time: 9:009:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Welcome to the unconference day.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/18">Selena Deckelmann</a>, <a href="/users/133">Chris Messina</a>