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Making a Difference through Open Source

Simon St.Laurent (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), James Grierson (, Raymond Henderson (

Portland Ballroom
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Non-profit entities help impact the lives for millions of people, and make the world a better place. Bluehost is working with to help make it simpler for non-profits to get online and share their messages with the world. Join us and learn how you can help make a difference.

This keynote is sponsored by Bluehost

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Simon St.Laurent

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Simon St.Laurent has spent most of his career explaining technology. He is cochair of the Fluent and OSCON conferences, a senior editor at O’Reilly, and a web developer. He has written over a dozen books, including Introducing Elixir, Introducing Erlang, Learning Rails, XML Elements of Style, and XML: A Primer. He spends his spare time making objects out of wood and presenting on local history.

James Grierson

James Grierson is the current Chief Operating Officer at which powers over 2 million websites worldwide. During his time at Bluehost, James co-founded SimpleScripts automated installer for Open Source applications (merged with the MOJO Marketplace in 2013) and created the Bluehost Open Source Solutions program to support Open Source Communities. These programs provide Open Source projects with a distribution model, user feedback loop, discounted hosting services, financial support and leadership consulting.

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Raymond Henderson

Ray has over 25 years of experience in the business and non-profit sector. He is the Executive Director of, a nonprofit organization that helps over 8500 nonprofits accelerate their efforts through the use of technology and serves on the Board of Directors for Fight the New Previously, he served as the Executive Director of Ohana Makamae Inc, an award winning substance abuse clinic and as Board President of Ma Ka Hana Ka `Ike, a nationally recognized, building and trades program for “at risk” youth in Hawaii. Prior to his work with non-profits, he worked marketing management for US West Direct, MCI WorldCom and MCA Records. His awards include: 2009 State of Hawaii – Governor’s Innovation Award for Nonprofits, 2008 Maui- Executive Director of the Year, 2005 Outstanding Community Service Award and 2004 State of Hawaii – Collaborative Nonprofit Leader of the Year.