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  • Intel
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  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • Mozilla Corporation

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  • Autodesk
  • Google
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  • Ingres
  • Novell, Inc.
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  • SnapLogic
  • ThoughtWorks
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Emerging Topics

Hardware / Software Hacking: Joining the Real and the Virtual
Jonathan Oxer, Technical Director, Internet Vision Technologies
Date: Monday, July 23, 2007
Time: 8:30AM - 12:00PM
Location:  D135
Understanding Asterisk
Brian Capouch, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Saint Joseph's College
Date: Monday, July 23, 2007
Time: 1:30PM - 5:00PM
Location:  Portland 253
Technical Management of Software Development
Alex Martelli, Uber Technical Lead, Google, Inc.
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Time: 8:30AM - 12:00PM
Location:  Portland 256
Data-mining from Open APIs
Toby Segaran, Director of Software Development, Genstruct
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Time: 1:30PM - 5:00PM
Location:  D137-138
Applying Open Source Methodology to IT Examinations
Dru Lavigne
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 10:45AM - 11:30AM
Location:  F150
Open Source Voting
Arthur Keller, University of California, Santa Cruz
Fred McLain
David Mertz, CTO, Open Voting Consortium
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 11:35AM - 12:20PM
Location:  F150
Who Gets to Decide What Open Source Means?
Danese Cooper, Open Source Diva, Intel and Open Source Initiative
Brian Behlendorf, Founder & CTO, CollabNet
Chris DiBona, Open Source Programs Manager, Google, Inc.
Ross Mayfield, CEO, Social Text
John Roberts, Co-Founder and CEO, SugarCRM
Michael Tiemann, Vice President, Open Source Affairs, RedHat, Inc.
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 11:35AM - 12:20PM
Location:  Portland 252
Para-partitioning
Brett Warden, Intel Corporation
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 1:45PM - 2:30PM
Location:  D135
Refining Copyright with Creative Commons
Nathan Yergler, Software Engineer, Creative Commons
Jon Phillips, Community Developer, Creative Commons
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 1:45PM - 2:30PM
Location:  F151
Meet Hadoop
Doug Cutting, Yahoo!
Eric Baldeschwieler, Director of Engineering, Yahoo!
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 1:45PM - 2:30PM
Location:  D139-140
The Foundations of Open: More than Just the Source
Jeff Waugh, Consultant, Gnome/Waugh Partners
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 2:35PM - 3:20PM
Location:  F150
Toward True Open Hardware
Timothy Miller, Founder, Open Graphics Project
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 2:35PM - 3:20PM
Location:  D135
Building the Commons: Integrating Creative Commons in Your Application
Nathan Yergler, Software Engineer, Creative Commons
Jon Phillips, Community Developer, Creative Commons
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 2:35PM - 3:20PM
Location:  D133
A Year of Open Source at Google
Chris DiBona, Open Source Programs Manager, Google, Inc.
Leslie Hawthorn, Program Manager - Open Source, Google Inc.
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 4:30PM - 5:15PM
Location:  F150
Hecl: Open Source Scripting for Mobile Phones
David Welton, DedaSys
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 4:30PM - 5:15PM
Location:  D135
The Impact of the Open Source Movement on the Direction of Geospatial Technology
Geoff Zeiss, Director of Technology, Autodesk, Inc.
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 4:30PM - 5:15PM
Location:  D139-140
Google Code: A Retrospective
Greg Stein, Uber Tech Lead/Manager, Google
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 5:20PM - 6:05PM
Location:  F150
The Myths of Innovation
Scott Berkun, Consultant & Author, Berkun Consulting
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 5:20PM - 6:05PM
Location:  Portland 252
Jingle: Cutting Edge Open Source VoIP
Matt Tucker, Jive Software
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Time: 10:45AM - 11:30AM
Location:  F150
State of Lightning Talks
Josh Berkus, PostgreSQL Lead, Sun Microsystems
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Time: 10:45AM - 12:20PM
Location:  Portland 252
Search: The Open Source Past, Present, and Future
Jeremie Miller, Search Wikia Labs
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Time: 10:45AM - 11:30AM
Location:  D133
Building an Open Hardware Platform
Andrew Huang, Vice President Hardware, Chumby Industries
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Time: 1:45PM - 2:30PM
Location:  D133
Body Hacking
Quinn Norton, Reporter, Wired News
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Time: 2:35PM - 3:20PM
Location:  D133
Fabricating a Free World
Vik Olliver, The RepRap Project
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Time: 4:30PM - 5:15PM
Location:  F151
Open Source Therapy
Nathan Torkington, Conference Chair, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 9:30AM - 9:45AM
Location:  Portland Ballroom
Adventures in Copyright Reform
Karl Fogel, QuestionCopyright.org
Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 10:45AM - 11:30AM
Location:  D136
Experiences Developing Software for Clinical Trials and the Medical Industry
Wesley Chun, Principal, CyberWeb Consulting
Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 10:45AM - 11:30AM
Location:  D135
Open Source Data … It’s Changing Your Life
Stormy Peters, Director of Community and Partner Programs, OpenLogic
Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 10:45AM - 11:30AM
Location:  E145
Preventing Code
Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz, Vice President, Chief Information Architect, and Head of Risk Management Technology, Asurion
Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 10:45AM - 11:30AM
Location:  Portland 256
Hack the Real World with Open Source and Microcontrollers
Brian Jepson, Editor, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 10:45AM - 11:30AM
Location:  Portland 251
The Continual Opening of Second Life
Rob Lanphier, Open Source Busybody, Linden Labs
Aaron Brashears
Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 10:45AM - 11:30AM
Location:  F151
OSS Amateur Robotics
Mark Gross, Engineer, Open Source Technology Center, Intel Corporation
Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 11:35AM - 12:20PM
Location:  Portland 251
The Open Source Space Software Community
David Boswell
Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 11:35AM - 12:20PM
Location:  D139-140
A Lexicon for Open Source
Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz, Vice President, Chief Information Architect, and Head of Risk Management Technology, Asurion
Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 11:35AM - 12:20PM
Location:  Portland 256
Open Source Routing: The Next Frontier
Atanu Ghosh, Senior Researcher, International Computer Science Institute
Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 11:35AM - 12:20PM
Location:  D137-138
Open Source Hardware: A Start...
Phillip Torrone, Senior Editor, MAKE Magazine
Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Location:  Portland Ballroom