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First OSL (un)Conference

November 11, 2008 - 1:00pm


Fri, 14 Nov 2008 - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:  Wallenberg Hall (bldg. 160) on the Stanford Campus

We are putting on a free and open event to celebrate our first year of existence. Our first Stanford Open Source Lab (un)Conference (What is an unconference?) is meant as a chance for people across campus and beyond to get together and share their interests in open source and open access. We have some session leads already lined up below but are really hoping for you to show up to suggest a session in keeping with the (un)conference format.   (Visitor parking info)


  The Grid

Here's the preliminary schedule. It will most likely continue to morph until the day of the (un)conference. All confirmed session leads are listed below, but may be moved around. If you want to suggest a session then please show up on the day between 12 and 12:30 so we can put this into one of the remaining spots on the grid.

Space / Time Room 120 Room 123 Learning theatre Room 125 Room 127
12 - 12:30     Show up, get a name tag and suggest a session    
12:30 - 1     Intro    
1 - 1:45 Irina Zaks & John Bickar:Drupal in Higher Education

Mike Krieger:Django - courseapp


Ed Chi: Who editsWikipedia?

slide presentation


Damon Hernandez and Mike Aratow: Open Standard for the 3D Web

Joy Ku,Simbios: Promoting Open Science in Biocomputation Research

slide presentation

2 - 2:45 Zack Rosen: Open-Source in political movements: Dean campaign & Obama campaign Mike Mintz: Deme: A Content Management Framework inDjango

  James Salsman: Pronunciation Evaluation Using the SPHINX II Open Source Speech Recognition System

Chris Ridder: Open Source licenses 101
3 - 3:45 Dave Cohen:Facebook forDrupal Harrison Dekker: Programming Literacy - who needs to have it, how should it be taught, etc.

Thib Guicherd-Callin & Glen Worthey:LOCKSS, stock and barrels: Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (LOCKSS) and the preservation of data   Gene Leybzon:Android, open, and free mobile platform

slide presentation
4 - 4:45 Vladimir Bacvanski: Web 2.0, AJAX, other open source technologies Toru Iiyoshi:Opening Up Education: Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge Chris DiBona: Open Source at Google,Android,Summer of Code, Software for Everyone   Raj Kumar: The Importance of Open Source Books
5 - 5:45

Tracey Jaquith: New Ogg Theora video support inFirefox3.1, and the &Wikimediasupport

slide presentation

Kieran Lal: CombustibleDrupal: Growing a World Wide community and making it easy to participate

Mike Linksvayer:Creative Commons - Beyond Open Source Software -- Open Culture, Open Science, Open Education

slide presentation

  Rob Lucas: Opening access to research:Stanford University School of Education’s Open Access Policy andOpen Journal Systems

6 - ?     Wrapup, schmoozing and open discussion about the Stanford Open Source Lab    


This event is free and open for all as it should be! Entirely voluntary RSVP at our Facebook event page.

  Contact Us

Get in touch with Henrik Bennetsen - bennetsen AT gmail DOT com (415 418 4042)