Big data, algorithms, and moneyball medicine - Part I
I finally got around to watching Moneyball this week. Great film. Roger Ebert points out that the film "isn't so much about sports as about the war between intuition and statistics." (I'll let you guess who wins if you haven't seen the movie). The main character was neither Billy Beane (Brad Pitt)... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Mar 2012 by Leonard Kish Feed
SPARKcon: Art, music and success with open source process
Process over content. Aly Khalifa from Gamil Design and Designbox used this mantra to instill open source roots at SPARKcon—an annual event that showcases, celebrates, and influences the creative momentum naturally found in North Carolina's Triangle region.
1 comment Posted 13 Mar 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Your open source guide to SXSWi 2012
SXSW Interactive is in full swing! But there's a lot left to go. Right now you're probably heading for whatever session is closest--and thus the one least likely to get you soaked in the rain. But the weather should pick up tomorrow, and you'll be on your way not to the closest, but to the best.... Read more
1 comment Posted 10 Mar 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Obliteration = Collaboration
A recent exhibition at the Children's Art Centre in Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art fuses two seemingly disparate concepts (destruction with creation) through a simple, kid-based approach with a design spin.
0 comments Posted 2 Mar 2012 by Paula Weigel (Red Hat) Feed
Everyone innovates every day: Collaborative idea management at Ericsson
At Ericsson, a collaborative idea management tool is enabling all employees to innovate everyday across the organization. After 3 years of use, the pull based and self-organizing system has over 15000 ideas. More than 300 innovation managers globally have opened idea boxes to attract ideas for... Read more
3 comments Posted 1 Mar 2012 by Magnus Karlsson Feed
Cutting the cord: Vodafone UK's revolutionary approach to mobility, flexibility
Vodafone believes that working smarter will help businesses survive and thrive in a challenging economic climate. The mobile group's UK operating company is undergoing a seismic cultural shift, using its own technology to introduce a new way of working, which it believes will provide a blueprint... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 Feb 2012 by Guy Laurence Feed
Booktype makes book collaboration web-based and simple
If you've ever tried to collaborate with other authors and editors and the many other people who work to make a book successful, you know it's not easy. Even if your experience stops at trying to incorporate three comments with changes tracked in word processing software, you get the idea. Last... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Feb 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
How to get your city to pass an open government policy
Raleigh, NC—City Council adopts open source policy Today, the Raleigh City Council passed an Open Source Government Resolution, unanimously, promoting the use of open source software and open data. The resolution includes language that puts open source software on the same playing field as... Read more
4 comments Posted 7 Feb 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
What makes a city open source?
What qualities make a city open source? Is it technology, government policies, or businesses? No. It's the mindset of the people. It's the philosophy and the culture. About a year ago, I started trying to define an open source city.  I'm very interested in seeing my own city (Raleigh, NC) become a... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Jan 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
If you want a culture of collaboration, you need to accept the LOLCats too
"Even with the sacred printing press, we got erotic novels 150 years before we got scientific journals." - Clay Shirky at TED Cannes in June 2010 This is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite people in the business, Clay Shirky. I particularly like it because it illustrates the period... Read more
1 comment Posted 11 Jan 2012 by sradick Feed