Audrey Eschright

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Audrey Eschright

Recompiler Media

Biography

Audrey is a software developer, community organizer, and activist based in Portland, OR. She founded Calagator, an open source community calendaring service, and co-founded Open Source Bridge, an annual conference for open source citizens. She is the editor and publisher of The Recompiler, a magazine about technology and participation.

Open Source Bridge 2016

Sessions for this user

* Creating a Third Wave of Free/Open Source Software

The free/open source software movement is over thirty years old, and has gone through a number of changes in that time, spawning projects large and small (including OpenConferenceWare, which runs this site!). If Free Software is the first generation, and Open Source is the second, current efforts toward creating an inclusive and sustainable world make up a third generation that we can start to form into a broader plan.
Culture
Audrey Eschright

* Unraveling the Masculinization of Technology

Have you ever wondered where the perception that technology is a masculine pursuit comes from? Or why we have to explain that, "no really, women are interested in computers too"?
Culture
Audrey Eschright

Open Source Bridge 2015

Sessions for this user

* For Love and For Money

Let’s talk about the work we want to do, the work we have to do, and how we might create systems that don’t continue to force bad choices between building community, technical work, and diversity activism.
Culture
Audrey Eschright

Proposals for this user

* Could Spambots Exist in Victorian England? and other questions about technology, society, and communication

As a tool for human communication, the internet has successes and failures. It allows us to meet people, collaborate, strengthen communities, and learn new things. It also enables oppression, harassment, and noise. These problems aren't new, but choices made in constructing the internet have often served to blindly facilitate their spread. Instead of continuing to assume that the technical, social, and economic constraints that kept such problems from destroying past systems will continue to hold, let's break down what's different from then to now, and find a new set of solutions.
Hacks 2015-02-25 04:35:16 +0000
Audrey Eschright

Open Source Bridge 2013 Birds of a Feather

Proposals for this user

* Code N Splode / Geek Feminism Meetup (Confirmed)

Join us for a meetup, then we'll go to the party together!
BOF 2013-06-19 21:30:27 +0000
Audrey Eschright, Addie Beseda

Open Source Bridge 2012

Proposals for this user

* Best Practices for Data

Panel on Best Practices for Data; with examples of why we need best practices
Chemistry 2012-03-15 20:33:24 +0000
Mary Anne Thygesen, Audrey Eschright, Sherri Koehler, Max Ogden

Open Source Bridge 2011

Sessions for this user

* Open Source Communities Panel

Learn from open source community leaders who work on projects big and small.
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Audrey Eschright, Asheesh Laroia, Noirin Plunkett, Jane Wells, Chris Strahl

Open Source Bridge 2010 Birds of a Feather

Sessions for this user

* Civic Engagement Meetup

Come talk to other Portland software developers about how to engage with each other, the city of Portland, the Portland Development Commission.
BoF
Christie Koehler, Audrey Eschright

* Ruby meetup

Join your fellow Rubyists to talk about fun things you're working on.
BoF
Audrey Eschright, Igal Koshevoy, Reid Beels

Open Source Bridge 2010

Sessions for this user

* Organizing user groups, a panel discussion

User groups are a vital part of the open source community. Learn more about how to start a group, keep it going, and make an existing group better from a panel of experienced user group organizers.
Culture
Igal Koshevoy, Jesse Hallett, Eric Wilhelm, Christie Koehler, gabrielle roth, Audrey Eschright, Sam Keen

* The Fine Line Between Creepy and Fun

Social software is kind of a big deal right now. In the open-source spirit of transparency and dissection, let's talk about what makes social technology creepy, what makes it fun, and how to hack things to maximize your desired outcome.
Hacks
Audrey Eschright

Open Source Bridge 2009

Sessions for this user

* Effective code sprinting

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.
Culture
Igal Koshevoy, Reid Beels, Audrey Eschright

* Friday Unconference Kickoff & Scheduling

Welcome to the unconference day.
Culture
Audrey Eschright, Selena Deckelmann, Chris Messina

* Thursday Keynotes

Featuring Mayor Sam Adams and Ward Cunningham
Culture
Audrey Eschright, Selena Deckelmann, Ward Cunningham

* Wednesday Welcome and Keynotes

Featuring Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist, and Kurt von Finck of Monty Program AB.
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Audrey Eschright, Selena Deckelmann, Amber Case, Kurt von Finck