Ignite OSCON

Location: Portland Ballroom
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If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We’re going to find out when we conduct our second Ignite event at OSCON. If you haven’t seen an Ignite talk watch some videos at igniteshow.com.

Ignite Talks and Presenters

  • How to Look Good Laminated – Piers Cawley
  • Ceph: The Future of Storage – Ross Turk
  • Git your Linux environment – Anthony Bargnesi
  • The Raspberry PieMaker – Edward Snajder
  • How to Replace Yourself with an IRC Bot – Ben Collins-Sussman
  • Metric doesn’t work – Dan Bentley
  • Leadership Lessons of Hernán Cortéz – Stephen Peters
  • The Science of a Perfectly Poached Egg – Justin Martenstein
  • Open Sourcing Architectural Components – Tony McCormick
  • Navigating the world of open source is about to get easier! – Dave Gruber
  • The greatest threat to tech conferences – Martijn Verburg

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Kevin Clark
07/19/2012 4:25am PDT

I’m not usually a very politically correct person, but, really, leadership lessons from the Spanish conquerors who committed mass genocide and wiped out the indigenous population? Perhaps next year we can learn about the great efficiencies brought to us by the Third Reich. I’m sure this would be funny too. Instead of a slide with people dying of smallpox, we could show piles of exterminated bodies. Maybe IBM would present it for us. Or, we could talk about the advanced storage methods used for putting people in slave ships. Or, how about “White Slavery is Cool”. Lots of great slides for those.

Sorry, I just didn’t find this funny. It made me ill.

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Michael Downey
07/17/2012 8:11am PDT

The talks were fantastic once again. Agreed on the 5:30 start time. A bit too early.

@Barry: The stream was up live as far as I saw on oscon.com, and I’d assume it will go up on YouTube again this year.

Barry Barney
07/16/2012 11:23am PDT

I’m disappointed this was at 5:30 (anybody else eat dinner around here?) and that it is not streamed. It was fun to watch last year even though I couldn’t be there in person. This year it is a total non-event.


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