• Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • BT
  • IBM
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zimbra
  • Atlassian Software Systems
  • Disney
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Etelos
  • Ingres
  • JasperSoft
  • Kablink
  • Linagora
  • MindTouch
  • Mozilla Corporation
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • RightScale
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Tenth Planet
  • Ticketmaster
  • Voiceroute
  • White Oak Technologies, Inc.
  • XAware
  • ZDNet

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State of Lightning Talks

Location: Portland 252 Level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)

As a repeat of the last 2 years, 15 open source project leaders will be
given five minute lightning talk slots to bring the audience up to date on
their projects.

This year’s speakers and projects include: Brian Aker: Memcached, Glynn
Foster: OpenSolaris, OSI: Danese Cooper, MySQL: Monty Widenius,
PostgreSQL: Bruce Momjian, GNOME: Dave Neary, Gentoo: Donnie Berkholz,
OpenOffice.org: Louis Suarez-Potts, Jabber: Peter Saint-Andre, Mozdev:
Brian King, OpenID: Scott Kveton, Open Scrum: James Dixon, and Cliff
Schmidt for the Talking Book Project. A couple more projects may be added

Each speaker has exactly 5 minutes, and we use various “fun” tools to make
sure they stick to their time. The session usually ends with a “zinger”
presentation worth staying for.

Photo of Josh Berkus

Josh Berkus

PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.

Josh Berkus is primarily known as one of the Core Team of the world-spanning open source database project PostgreSQL. He has been
involved with various open source projects since 1998, including SPI, OpenOffice.org, LedgerSMB, Bricolage and OpenBRR and is on the selection committee for OSCON, Sun Microsystems employs Josh in its Database Technolgy Group as the strategic lead for
Sun’s PostgreSQL for Solaris product offering. He also makes pottery.

OSCON 2008