O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
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Emerging Topics

The Emerging Topics track is where the most promising projects, proposals, and controversies are parsed. Expect everything from governmental and intellectual property issues to licensing to programming and distributed collaborative development, by way of business models and case studies.

Wednesday, August 3

The Google Open Source Update
Chris DiBona, Open Source Programs Manager, Google, Inc.
Location: Portland 255
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Track: Emerging Topics

VoIP is the New Black - Adventures with Open-Source SIP
Anthony Baxter, ekit
Location: E148
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Track: Emerging Topics

Passel: Identity for the Rest of Us
Dave Smith, Founder, Passel Project
Location: E144
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Track: Emerging Topics

FLOSS and Skills Development
Rishab Aiyer Ghosh
Location: D139-140
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Track: Emerging Topics
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The Applicance Architecture: Commodity Hardware + Open Source Software==highly Robust System
Brad Porter, Office of the CTO, Tellme Networks
Location: E148
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Track: Emerging Topics

Write Your Own Monitoring Software With RRDtool
Tobias Oetiker, ISG.EE ETH Zürich
Location: E143-144
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Track: Emerging Topics
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Using and Extending Sprog
Grant McLean, Senior Developer, Catalyst IT Limited
Location: E144
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Track: Emerging Topics
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The Semasiology of Open Source (Part II)
Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz, Vice President, Chief Information Architect, and Head of Risk Management Technology, Asurion
Location: Portland 252
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Track: Emerging Topics

svl: Peer-to-Peer Subversion Over Bonjour
Artur Bergman, Engineering Manager, Six Apart
Leon Brocard
Location: E148
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Track: Emerging Topics

The Open Source Path to Autonomous Robots
Joe Bosworth, CEO, Smart Robots, Inc.
Joe Monti, Software Engineer, Smart Robots, Inc.
Location: E144
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Track: Emerging Topics

Opening the Source to Business
James A. Duncan, CIO, Fotango
Location: Portland 252
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Track: Emerging Topics

Implementing CalDAV, a New Standard for Sharing Calendar Information Over the Internet
Mitchell Baker, CEO, Mozilla Corporation
Mike Douglass, Senior Systems Programmer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dan Mosedale, Mozilla, Sunbird Client
brian moseley, Server Engineer, OSAF
Location: E144
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Track: Emerging Topics

What Developers Want
Murugan Pal, Founder & CTO, SpikeSource
Location: E148
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Track: Emerging Topics


Thursday, August 4

MTASC: Opening the Flash Platform
Nicolas Cannasse, CTO, Motion-Twin
Location: Portland 252
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Track: Emerging Topics
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Computational Origami: Mathematics, Tools and Algorithms
Robert Lang
Location: E148
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Track: Emerging Topics

ActionStep - An OSS Component Framework for Flash
Richard Kilmer, Founder, InfoEther, Inc.
Location: Portland 252
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Track: Emerging Topics

Open Testing for Open Source
Will Pugh, Chief Architect & Co-founder, SourceLabs
Location: E142
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Track: Emerging Topics

Going Open Source: A Case Study
David Temkin, Chief Technology Officer, Laszlo Systems
Location: E148
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Track: Emerging Topics

Cross Platform Deployment with Mono
Kevin Shockey, Editor in Chief, Information Technology Consultant
Joseph Hill, Chief Software Architect, Arc Focus, Inc.
Location: Portland 251
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Track: Emerging Topics
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Tech Trends: Hard Numbers Behind the O'Reilly Radar
Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Roger Magoulas, Director Market Research, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Location: Portland 255
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Track: Emerging Topics
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Building Websites with Drupal
Dries Buytaert
Location: E148
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Track: Emerging Topics

Preventing Crisis: Project Estimation and Tracking That Works
Andy Lester, Senior Programmer, Follett Library Resources
Location: Portland 256
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Track: Emerging Topics

Open Source and Developing Countries
Sanjiva Weerawarana, Chairman & Executive Director, Lanka Software Foundation, CEO, Serendib Systems
Location: Portland 251
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Track: Emerging Topics

H2O Playlists -- Social Bookmarking for Education
Molly Krause, Beckman Center
Hal Roberts, Berkman Center
Location: Portland 252
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Track: Emerging Topics

Portland: Open Technology Hub
Lavonne Reimer, Executive Director, The Open Technology Business Center
Location: E146
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Track: Emerging Topics
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Friday, August 5

What Every Open Source Project Should Know About Patents
Jason Schultz, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Location: D136
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Track: Emerging Topics

Women in Open Source
Danese Cooper, Open Source Diva, Intel and Open Source Initiative
Mitchell Baker, CEO, Mozilla Corporation
Zaheda Bhorat, Manager, Open Source Programs, Google
Claire Giordano, Senior Manager, OpenSolaris
Bernard Krieger, Research Associate, Cambridge University
Allison Randal, Conference Chair, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Alolita Sharma, Co-founder & CEO, Technetra
Location: Portland 255
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Track: Emerging Topics

Building and Deploying LAMP Applications with ActiveGrid
Peter Yared, Founder and CEO, ActiveGrid
Location: E143-144
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Track: Emerging Topics

You Can't Get There From Here
Mark-Jason Dominus, Chief Programmer, Plover Systems Co.
Location: Portland 251
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Track: Emerging Topics

Hacking Your Home Phone System
Brian Aker, Director of Architecture, MySQL AB
Location: E141
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Track: Emerging Topics

Greasemonkey: DIY Web Improvement
Aaron Boodman, Google, Inc.
Location: E144
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Track: Emerging Topics

European Software Patents
Harmut Pilch, FFII
Mårten Mickos, CEO, MySQL AB
Michael Tiemann, Vice President, Open Source Affairs, RedHat, Inc.
Location: E143-144
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Track: Emerging Topics


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