Open Source Press Relations

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Scheduled: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from 11:20am – 12:05pm in Hawthorne

Excerpt

You have a really cool open source project and everyone should see it, try it, and use it. But ... they don't seem to know about it. How can you make sure your project gets the press coverage it deserves?

Description

You have a really cool open source project and everyone should see it, try it, and use it. But … they don’t seem to know about it. How can you make sure your project gets the press coverage it deserves? More importantly, how can you do it without compromising your open source community relationships and principles?

Josh Berkus will go over the methods he’s used for the last 7 years to publicize both the OpenOffice.org and the PostgreSQL projects. He’ll also show you how you can use OSS methods and tools not just to get PR done, but to get it done better than proprietary methods.

Slides will be up at http://www.pgexperts.com/presentations.html by the end of the conference.

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Speaker

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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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