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Trac: Project and Process Management for Developers and Sys Admins

Fundamentals
Location: D138 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)

Trac is a web-based project management tool that provides an integrated approach to the software development process, combining version control, documentation, and ticketing in a way that doesn’t impose on your development team’s established processes. Trac’s mark-up language allows seamless linking between trouble tickets, wiki documentation, and change sets.

The talk will cover real world use of this flexible tool, and a number of the principles covered can be applied to other similar project management tools. Making the leap beyond a simple version control tool into an integrated solution such as Trac soon adds considerable value to even the smallest development teams and projects.

Moving beyond pure development, learn how Trac can provide a framework for process and work flow management for operational teams. We can also leverage version control for more than software development, for example to provide a document management solution.

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Steven Ellis

Red Hat New Zealand

As developer of the MythTV based consumer appliance myPVR, Steven has leveraged his over 10 years experience with Linux, and 15 years experience of FOSS. OpenMedia was one of the first companies in the world to offer a truly consumer ready appliance based on MythTV.

His passion for FOSS comes from both his development and operational experience. As well as co-running OpenMedia he manages the IBM NZ Linux operational team, and looks after a number of large enterprise customers in the Asia Pacific market. This helps provide an interesting bridge between the contrasting worlds of the consumer versus large scale business.

Steven gives talks on FOSS at the Auckland Linux User Group, and has given presentations and organised tutorials for many of his employers including Optimation Limited and IBM NZ. He has also presented at a number of conferences including 2007 Open Source Developers Conference in Brisbane, Linux.conf.au 2008 in Melbourne, and Auckland BarCamp.

OSCON 2008