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POSSCON, now in its third fourth year has both grown and matured. The Columbia, SC conference pulls in a number of great speakers, this year including Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, Walter Bender, Leslie Hawthorne, and Jon "Maddog" Hall.
3 comments Posted 28 Mar 2011 by David Nalley Feed
Have you taken the Ada Initiative Census? Nearly 2,000 people have taken part so far to help measure women's participation and representation in open technology and culture. “We want to know what women are working on and how each community’s culture affects women,” said Ada Initiative co-founder... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
If you could open source one thing, that wasn't software or technology, what would it be? Tell us why.
19 comments Posted 18 Mar 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Google the word collaboration and you'll find websites that want to sell you collaboration tools, blogs that describe best practices for facilitating collaboration, and self-help sites that want to teach you better collaboration skills. You'll read over and over again that best practices prescribe... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Mar 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
The opensouce.com community is growing fast, and we're trying to figure out who we are and what we care about. The more we know about ourselves, the more relevant our content and discussions will be. These polls aren't scientific, but they will give us a useful snapshot of of our growing community... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Mar 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
The opensouce.com community is growing fast, and we're trying to figure out who we are and what we care about. The more we know about ourselves, the more relevant our content and discussions will be. These polls aren't scientific, but they will give us a useful snapshot of of our growing community... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Mar 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, in his SXSW talk offered the idea that while we think of net neutrality as a new problem, it is actually a very old problem that we've dealt with many times before. While sharing and collaboration are the oldest of ideas... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Todd Park, CTO of the US Department of Health and Human Services, joined an enthusiastic audience at SXSW to talk about the power of open data and innovation to improve health. His role is not to run technology for HHS, but he serves an an entrepreneur in resident to start "virtual startups" within... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
The movements behind the Health 2.0 conferences and open government have together helped create or open large amounts of data of many different types. The next step is to connect all of that data so that it's actually meaningful and useful for users. There's a chance now to build things that are... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
On opensource.com, we talk a lot about collaboration without talking about a key ingredient for getting the maximum benefit from it: diversity. Without diversity within a collaborative group, the result is a larger quantity of the same thinking rather than the sort of dynamic interaction that... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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