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Location: E144 Audience level: Novice
Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 8 ratings)
Many have speculated about why there are so few women in free and open source software. GNOME, in its Outreach Program for Women, addresses many of these issues with impressive success at attracting and then retaining talented women. 10 other organizations have now joined the OPW. In this talk, Karen will discuss why this Program is necessary and why it has been so successful. Read more.
Location: F150 Audience level: Intermediate
Chandra Krintz (UCSB and AppScale Systems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
In this talk, we present AppScale, an open source implementation of Google App Engine -- think Google's cloud platform under your control. AppScale executes App Engine apps without modification, automatically manages and scales apps and their service ecosystems, and enables developers to plug in different service alternatives (e.g. NoSQL, SQL, analytics, search,..) without rewriting their code. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: D135 Audience level: Intermediate
Federico Lucifredi (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 10 ratings)
This session aims to give you the tools to import the real world into the programming scope of your trusty $30 microcontroller, by covering the technology fundamentals and integration essentials of a wide variety of sensors, as well as providing a few alternative power schemes, some actuator examples and even mobility options to increase the variety of your design arsenal. Read more.
Location: Portland 251 Audience level: Intermediate
Chiu-Ki Chan (Square Island LLC)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
Designers and developers have been afraid of the variety of Android flavors for way too long. Android borrows a lot of concept from the web, and we can use the same techniques to cater to the different OS versions and form factors. Read more.
Location: E144 Audience level: Novice
Francesca Krihely (MongoDB)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
In this session, we will go through how to design a community path to increase user involvement over time. Much of this will go through how to initiate early user engagement through a value proposition and build on that momentum over time. By creating a strong value proposition, in turn you create opportunity and access for your users and build a stronger, more vibrant community. Read more.
Location: E144 Audience level: Novice
Doug Schepers (W3C), Janet Swisher (Mozilla), Eliot Graff (Microsoft) is a community-based documentation site for web developers and designers, based on open principles, process, and software, convened by W3C with stewardship by web industry leaders. This session will explore the pragmatic decisions and challenges faced by creating an open documentation project around technology and standards. Read more.
Location: Portland Ballroom
John Graham-Cumming (CloudFlare)
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 30 ratings)
Looking back on 30 years of programming: there's nothing new since 1983. Examples and implications. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E146 Audience level: Novice
Scott Berkun (Berkun Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Imagine a workplace with no email, where everyone works from home, and new software is released dozens of times a day. This is life at, the 15th most popular website on the planet, where Berkun managed a team of programmers from 2010 to 2012. He'll share insights into creativity, management and applying open source ideals to the world (the subject of his forthcoming book.) Read more.
Location: Portland 252 Audience level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 10 ratings)
In this session we'll explore how to give, and receive, useful critiques of our work. We'll talk about the different kinds of critiques that are necessary as an idea develops. The emphasis will be on reviewing subjective work, not the easy stuff like white space at the end of a line. Read more.
Location: E144 Audience level: Novice
Ross Gardler (Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.)
Techniques for community development using pre-built cloud based virtual machines that demonstrate your projects strengths and community engagement. Read more.


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