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Diamond Sponsors

  • Fotango
  • Intel
  • Microsoft

Gold Sponsors

  • Dell Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • Mozilla Corporation

Silver Sponsors

  • ActiveState
  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • Greenplum
  • Ingres
  • Novell, Inc.
  • OpSource
  • Rearden Commerce
  • SnapLogic
  • ThoughtWorks
  • Ticketmaster

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Overcoming Bias

Robin Hanson

Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 9:00am - 9:15am
Location: Portland Ballroom

Open Source developers pride themselves on rational thought and their ability to spot and evade marketing flimflam. The creator of prediction markets, Robin Hanson, examines exactly this topic in his blog He looks at common situations with an economist's eye to make us question just how good we really are at recognizing and overcoming our biases. In this talk he'll challenge our assumptions and present some ways we can think more clearly about the world around us.