Welcome

Allison Randal (Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Open Source Initiative), Edd Wilder-James (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Keynote
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 Wilder-James

Silicon Valley Data Science

Edd Wilder-James is a technology analyst, writer, and entrepreneur based in California. He’s helping transform businesses with data as VP of strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science. Formerly Edd Dumbill, 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 peer-reviewed journal Big Data. A startup veteran, Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference-management system and a cofounder 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.

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

a poor presentation of oscon-welcome and herself

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