Allison Randal (Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Open Source Initiative), Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Location: Portland Ballroom
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Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Allison Randal and Edd Dumbill.

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Allison Randal

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Open Source Initiative

Allison is a software developer and open source strategist, currently working on open source strategy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She is President of the Open Source Initiative, board member at the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders. She previously served as President of the Perl Foundation, Chief Architect of the Parrot virtual machine and Chairman of the Board at the Parrot Foundation, board member at the Python Software Foundation, Open Source Evangelist and OSCON Conference Chair at O’Reilly Media, and Technical Architect of Ubuntu and Open Source Advisor at Canonical. She collaborates in the Debian and OpenStack projects.

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Edd Dumbill

Silicon Valley Data Science

Edd Dumbill is a technology analyst, writer, and entrepreneur based in California. He’s helping drive businesses with data as VP Strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science.

Edd was the founding program chair for the O’Reilly Strata conferences, and chaired the Open Source Convention for six years. He was the founding editor of the journal Big Data.

A startup veteran, Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference management system, and a co-founder of the Pharmalicensing.com online intellectual property exchange.

An advocate and contributor to open source software, Edd has contributed to various projects such as Debian and GNOME, and created the DOAP Vocabulary for describing software projects.

Edd has written four books including O’Reilly’s Learning Rails. He writes regularly on Google+ and on his blog at eddology.com.

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Friedhelm Ahle
07/21/2010 9:27am PDT

a poor presentation of oscon-welcome and herself

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