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Open Source Bridge 2011

Favorite sessions for this user

* DNSSEC @ Mozilla

As the Internet world moves slowly towards implementing DNSSEC, this session aims to start at the basics of DNSSEC and goes on to discuss implementation details as well as best practices, some of the most common mistakes that happen during and after deployments and finally what’s in store for the near future.
Cooking
Shyam Mani

* Geek Fitness: Your Body is not Just Transportation for Your Brain

Optimize your productivity by keeping your body healthy. Learn how to prevent 'laptop back' and RSI; extend your workday by taking care of your body.
Chemistry
Kurt Sussman

* Getting Started with FPGAs and HDLs

Lots of attention has been given to GPUs for speeding up certain types of computations. While GPUs are very well suited for vector operations, there are other things they are not so well suited for. FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) are not used as widely yet, but they offer a much more flexible computing fabric than GPUs. You can implement a GPU in an FPGA, for example, or you could implement your own custom processor optimized for very specialized tasks. The barrier to entry can be high for FPGAs: how does a person with a software development background get started using them? And what about HDLs (Hardware Description Langauges) used to program FPGAs? What's the difference between simulation and synthesis? What kinds of tools are freely available? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this session.
Cooking
Phil Tomson

* Give a Great Tech Talk

Why do so many technical presentations suck? Make sure that yours doesn't. Josh Berkus and Ian Dees will show you how to share your ideas with your audience by speaking effectively and (when the situation warrants it) showing your code.
Culture
Ian Dees, Josh Berkus

* How to Ask for Money

Have a project that just needs some cash to get off the ground? Need someone to fund beer and food for an event? Have a great idea and want to get paid for implementing it? Come find out how we did it.
Business
Selena Deckelmann, J Chris Anderson, Teyo Tyree

* Morning Keynote - Hacking for Freedom

The last year has shown the Internet and computers to be a major force for freedom and self-determination around the world. The presenter discusses his work as a hacktivist. Working with Anonymous and Telecomix, he has helped organized protests in support of WikiLeaks, provided communications support to Egypt and the Middle East, and generally fought the good fight.
Culture
Peter Fein

Favorite proposals for this user

* Asynchronous... what?

Understand what asynchronous really means by exploring the plumbing below projects such as Node.js and gevent.
Chemistry 2011-02-28 08:46:03 +0000
Ludovico Fischer

* Hacking the Wet/Fleshy Processor — Meditation for Coders to access both sides of the brain.

Sherri & Faddah Yuetsu will offer basic techniques and provide suggestions (and further reading) on how meditation can be useful tool not only to center, but to make those creative leaps into the beyond in one's coding.
Culture 2011-03-09 16:02:05 +0000
Sherri Montgomery

* Helping kids read

Kids can choose their own learning path as soon as they can read. It's not hard to give them a smooth runway using this parenting hack.
Culture 2011-01-20 17:17:50 +0000
Kurt Sussman

* Measuring network characteristics using JavaScript

The browser doesn't really allow JavaScript to access anything outside its sandbox, but by understanding how the browser works, and making a few approximations, there's a lot that we can measure using just JavaScript. This talk will go into some of these tricks we developed while building boomerang.
Hacks 2011-03-15 07:06:26 +0000
Philip Tellis

* Open Source enables and enhances Green IT

With the world coming to terms with climate change caused directly as a result of our irresponsible use of greenhouse gas emitting technologies, there is a spurt of growth in making everything Green. While Green IT is in itself an industry these days, let us see how Open Source contributes significantly to enhance our efforts.
Culture 2011-01-20 06:30:15 +0000
Venkat Mangudi

Open Source Bridge 2009

Favorite sessions for this user

* Programming patterns in sed

Learn to turn line noise into clean and structured, albeit unreadable, sed programs.
Hacks
Philip Tellis