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Open Source and Standards

Web Applications
Location: D137 Level: Novice
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)

With experience with the Atom Syndication Format, Atom Publishing Protocol, and URI Templates, this talk will cover the pros and cons of the mantra of “rough concensus and running code” in the IETF and how open source contributes to standards. Both the pros and the cons will be covered, including advice on how early to deploy, or not deploy, and copyright as a weapon. We’ll cover real world examples like the feed validator, APE, and wxAtomClient.

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Joe Gregorio

Google

Joe Gregorio is a software engineer, member of the AtomPub Workgroup and editor of the Atom Publishing Protocol. He has a deep interest in web technologies, writing “The RESTFul Web” column for the online O’Reilly publication XML.com, writing the first desktop aggregator written in C#, and publishing various Python modules to help in putting together RESTful web services.

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Zaheda Bhorat

Amazon Web Services

Zaheda Bhorat is the head of open source strategy at AWS, where she also leads the open source program office. A computer scientist, Zaheda is a long-time active contributor to open source and open standards communities. Previously, Zaheda shaped the first-ever open source program office at Google, launched successful programs including Google Summer of Code, and represented Google on many industry standards executive boards across multiple technologies; served as a senior technology advisor for the Office of the CTO at the UK Government Digital Service, where she co-led the open standards policy, in use by the UK government on open document formats; and was responsible for OpenOffice.org, and later NetBeans.org, at Sun Microsystems, where she built a thriving global volunteer community and delivered the first user version, OpenOffice 1.0. Zaheda is passionate about education, open source, and the positive impact of collaboration for social good. She serves on the board of directors of the Mifos Initiative, an open source effort that is positioning financial institutions to become digitally connected providers of financial services to the poor, and speaks internationally on topics related to open source.

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