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- Apache httpd v2.4: Hello Cloud (2011) Apache 2.4 is scheduled for release in May 2011 with significant improvements in cloud suitability.
- Keynote - Open Source: It’s not just for IT anymore! (2011) How the Apache Software Foundation builds, grows and maintains a community around a project goes beyond just "writing code" which can be leveraged in many other areas.
- Open Sourced Keynote (2011) Whurley builds a keynote presentation using questions from the audience.
- Hidden Costs (2011) Often Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is either very low or free of royalty costs. Most people know that. However there are other costs that are mostly invisible to the average person and this talk will discuss them and why people should be using FOSS in their schools, governments and businesses.
- The Business Case for Deploying Social Business Software - using Open Source (2011) Acquia co-founder Jay Batson will discuss the business case for deploying social business software and provide an overview open source alternatives for social business software. The session will also include case examples of customers using social business software to build communities both internally facing and external communities.
- The Secrets of Building Real-Time Big Data Systems (2011)
A new breed of technologies has emerged to handle the scale of Big Data, including Hadoop, HBase, Cassandra, and other "NoSQL" databases. However, these technologies are not one-size-fits-all solutions. Using them effectively requires a whole new set of data processing and data management techniques
- Enabling Next Generation Developers with Open Source in Higher Education (2011) The talk will discuss the benefits of introducing students to open source tools and software collaboration in education. It will cover the changing landscape in the startup world and a common trend of developers starting their own companies to build consumer services based on open source software.
- Data Processing at bit.ly (2011) As data sets grow in size, operational tasks and data analysis become more difficult. This presentation will cover the approaches used at bit.ly to give flexibility around performance degradation and the operational tasks of deployment, maintenance and migration. We will also cover the approach for realtime and off-line data analysis without impacting application performance.
- Student Involvement in Open Source: Why, How and Where to Get Involved (2011) In this talk, Leslie Hawthorn will draw on her years of experience working with university students engaged in open source development, highlighting the value of involvement for student members of the audience and giving a clear roadmap to those who are ready to get started participating.
- Data Governance Imperative (2011)
- Keynote - Open Source by the Numbers (2011)
- Open Source Trends in Government: How is it being used? (2011)
- The Case for Open Communications (2011)
- The Synergy Between Open Source & Healthcare (2011)
- Scratch (2011) Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy for kids to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. Since the Scratch website went live in 2007, Scratchers have uploaded over 1.5 million projects. The source code for each of these projects is made freely available, so anyone can download, view, and even create a remix of the original. For many kids, Scratch is their first experience with the concept of "open source." This talk will give a basic introduction to Scratch and the educational philosophy behind it.
- Why Open Source Software/Free Software? Look at the Numbers! (2011) This presentation gives quantitative data that, in many cases, using open source software / free software (abbreviated as OSS/FS, FLOSS, or FOSS) is a reasonable or even superior approach to using their proprietary competition according to various measures. Data examined include market share, reliability, performance, scalability, security, and total cost of ownership. The goal of this presentation is to show that you should consider using FLOSS when acquiring software.
- Developing Easily Deployable PHP Applications (2011) Here's the scenario: you've wrote a PHP application that is designed to run on Linux, Apache, and MySQL Now you have a customer that wants to run it on Windows. Or using Oracle. Or they like Memcache instead of APC. How do you do it, without sacrificing performance, stability, simplicity, and your own sanity?
- What’s New in MySQL 5.5 (2011) Dave's talk covers the performance increases, new features, and changes in the MySQL server with the 5.5 release.
- Open Source Gaming (2011) How using open source gaming engines can bring interest and new developers into the fold, further advancing the technologies. The challenges of keeping up with commercial games, closing the technology gap.
- Open Source 101 (2011) Open Source 101 will provide an overview of the basics of Open Source software. What is it? How does it differ from proprietary or closed software? Why is it so crucial to the future of education? These and many more questions will be answered in this presentation. If you are looking for a quick survival guide to Open Source software, this is the session.
- Humanitarian FOSS project: A great way to get kids involved in IT and open source (2011) The HFOSS Project, begun in 2006, aims to help revitalize student interest in computing by recasting the software engineering curriculum so that it includes free and open source software (FOSS) development as a major theme. This talk will introduce the HFOSS Project and describe how it has been accomplishing these goals.
- Executive Panel: The Future of Open Source (2011) Jeffery Hammond moderates the POSSCON 2011 Open Source Executive Panel - exploring topics in the open source world across the business, government, technology, healthcare, and education spheres.
- Empowering Student Education with Learning Experiences in Open Source (2011) Open Source provides a very beneficial place for students to gain experience in the areas they've been studying. That experience isn't without its pitfalls. We'll explore the incredible benefits as well as the roadblocks and dangers that abound.
- Open Source Communications with Asterisk (2011) Discover Asterisk, the open source communications tool-kit that powers the open communications revolution. Steve Sokol, Digium's marketing director for Asterisk will demonstrate the process of building advanced communication systems using Asterisk and other open source components. This 45 minute introductory presentation will show you just how easy it is to build valuable communications solutions including PBX systems, VoIP gateways, conference bridges and much more.
- The State of Open Source in Research Informatics & Call for Help (2011) Dan Housman delivers a talk titled "The State of Open Source in Research Informatics" and John Speakman delivers a talk (we) title "Call for Help."
- The Transition of the CONNECT Open Source Project into the Private Sector as Aurion (2011)
- The Development and Growth of the OpenEMR Project (2011) The OpenEMR project dates back to 1998. It has been growing and is currently donating $1.2 billion dollars per annum in software to 170 countries worldwide. The project is now translated in 7 languages with additional languages coming.
- Web Hosting — Knocking Out Application Layer & Open Source Threats (2011) Everything from work, to play, to purchases, to banking happens with the click of a mouse. Data exchanged innocently during these transactions is very attractive to nefarious troublemakers and egomaniac hackers who want to do harm, cause embarrassment, or achieve financial rewards for selling your personal identity.
- Creating an Open Source Policy (2011)
In this session, Steven Grandchamp, CEO of OpenLogic, will discuss the key components of enterprise open source policies as well as strategies for effective policy implementation. Topics to be covered include policy best practices, creating an open source review board, and essential decisions around open source usage that should drive your open source policy.
- Open Source Communities in Health Information Technology (2011) Several open source communities specializing in Health Information Technology (HIT) have developed in the last several years. These include Open Health Tools at the international level of participation and include the CONNECT, Direct Project, and Standards & Infrastructure Framework communities at the US level of participation. A review of these open source communities includes discussion on the practical use of this open source HIT software in the health industry.
- Become Efficient or Die: The Story of BackType’s Success (2011) BackType's success comes down to two things: our ability to constantly make ourselves more productive over time, and our ability to avoid wasted work. What we've learned about efficiency can be applied to any company, small or large, willing to rethink their organizational practices.
- Curious Artifacts: Making FOSS Materials Make Sense to Learners (2011) Teachers want real-world examples, authentic learning experiences, mentors and project engagements for their classrooms. "Great!" the FOSS community says. "We've got that stuff in droves, and we could use some help!" However, when it's time to bring open code, content, design, etc. conversations to the classroom, things often get messy.
- The Ins and Outs of Open Source Audits (2011) Dave McLoughlin, Senior IP Analyst for OpenLogic, will provide an overview of what an open source audit entails and why audits are necessary. Topics covered include what audit methods are available, what issues can arise as a result of an audit, and how to leverage the resulting audit report. This session is ideal for anyone who is involved with enterprise open source license compliance or is planning or conducting an open source audit.
- Welcome to POSSCON 2011!
- 2011 Local CIO/CTO Open Source Panel (2011) Jeffery Hammond moderates the POSSCON 2011 CIO / CTO Panel - exploring topics in the open source world as it applies directly to C-Level information and technology specialists.