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Blog Archive for sonyabarry during July 2012

Cheryl Miller has been running Greenlight for Girls, an international group promoting girls in technology for the last couple of years. She believes that girls will save the world, and brought a great project to OSCON - a mission to Mars, working with a group of girls aged 11-15. In the Expo area she used a couple of adjoining booth spaces to lead girls in building a martian landscape and then...
Wednesday at OSCON we kicked off the morning with the opening plenaries. David Eaves' talk inspired me to attend his longer session later in the day - Open Source 2.0 - The Science of Community Management. It was packed - in fact the most crowded session I've ever seen here. People sharing chairs, sitting on every available spot on the floor, leaning up against the back wall and the doors. Tori...
For me, OSCON officially started with the Ignite talks on Monday night - ranging from makerbots to the perfect poached egg. I love ignite talks because the good ones are brilliant and the not so good ones are over in five minutes anyway. Tuesday morning I got up bright and early to attend Steve Chin's JavaFX 2.0 tutorial. I've known Steve for several years now, but this is the first time I'...
I've been in Portland since Friday afternoon. OSCON week is always one of my favorites - Community Leadership Summit on Saturday and Sunday, and then I start my OSCON experience with Ignite talks this evening. If you haven't heard of the Community Leadership Summit, it's an unconference that Jono Bacon from Ubuntu started a few years ago. It's a great chance to meet other people who do what...