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Open minds and open source community - OSCON reminds us to open up (again).

Open minds and open source community - OSCON reminds us to open up (again).
By Sarah Novotny
August 8, 2011

The c-chair of OSCON reflects on the big ideas that I was hearing from the conference, as the open source community continues on its journey "from disruption to default".

Report from Open Source convention health track, 2011

By Andy Oram
July 30, 2011

OSCon shows that open source health care, although it hasn't broken into the mainstream yet, already inspires a passionate and highly competent community.

Open source alchemy: Health care and Alembic at OSCON - Brian Behlendorf and David Riley on open source health solutions and the Aurion project.

Open source alchemy: Health care and Alembic at OSCON - Brian Behlendorf and David Riley on open source health solutions and the Aurion project.
By Brian Ahier
July 29, 2011

In a series of short video interviews, Brian Behlendorf and David Riley discuss the intersection of open source and electronic health records, and they outline the mission of the Aurion project.

The future of community - Jono Bacon says the community renaissance has just begun.

By Robert Kaye
July 28, 2011

We're at the beginning of a community renaissance, says Jono Bacon, and we're soon going to see a repeatable body of knowledge that will allow us to push communities forward.

Nebula looks to democratize cloud computing with open source hardware - By combining OpenStack with Facebook's OpenCompute project, Nebula could bring cloud computing to everyone.

Nebula looks to democratize cloud computing with open source hardware - By combining OpenStack with Facebook's OpenCompute project, Nebula could bring cloud computing to everyone.
By Alex Howard
July 27, 2011

Newly launched Nebula will combine open source software with open source hardware developed into an appliance. If Nebula succeeds, its "cloud controller" could enable every company to implement cloud computing.

Science Hack Day goes global - A new grant will help Science Hack Day set up shop around the world.

Science Hack Day goes global - A new grant will help Science Hack Day set up shop around the world.
By Mac Slocum
July 27, 2011

The just-announced Science Hack Day Ambassador program will bring 10 people to Science Hack Day San Francisco 2011. The idea is to spread the model to more cities and countries.

OSCON subcultures

By Andy Oram
July 25, 2011

Fun observations about the Open Source convention, and a few comments on the Community Leadership Summit

Late breaking OSCON changes - What's not in the program?

By Sarah Novotny
July 25, 2011

OSCON's chairs pass along late-breaking sessions and talk about Monday night's Ignite.

What's happening at OSCON Java ? - OSCON co-chairs discuss the OSCON Java program.

What's happening at OSCON Java ? - OSCON co-chairs discuss the OSCON Java program.
By Sarah Novotny
July 24, 2011

OSCON's co-chairs preview sessions in the OSCON Java conference and they dig into the discussion generated by Edd Dumbill's "Seven reasons to use Java again" post.

OSCON Preview: Interview with Greg Biggers on DIY clinical trials

By Andy Oram
July 21, 2011

Opening up clinical trials can accelerate findings, reveal more data of value to future trials, and--perhaps most important--make participants feel really good about doing it. An interview with OSCon speaker Greg Biggers.

OSCON Preview: Interview with Eri Gentry on a biologist's coffeehouse

By Andy Oram
July 21, 2011

BioCurious is a Silicon Valley gathering place for biologists and other people such as artists who are fascinated by biology. It serves for learning, sharing, and an incubator for products and ideas.

Emerging languages show off programming's experimental side - Alex Payne previews the OSCON 2011 Emerging Languages track.

Emerging languages show off programming's experimental side - Alex Payne previews the OSCON 2011 Emerging Languages track.
By Mac Slocum
July 18, 2011

Alex Payne, organizer of OSCON's Emerging Languages track, discusses language experimentation and whether these efforts are evolutionary or revolutionary. He also reveals the one language whose continued popularity surprises him most.

To get things done, be "reasonably unreasonable" - John Graham-Cumming on how he got the UK government to apologize for its past treatment of Alan Turing.

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By Jenn Webb
July 18, 2011

In 2009, John Graham-Cumming, VP of engineering at Causata, Inc., started a campaign to get the UK to apologize for its treatment of Alan Turing in the 1950s. Here he talks about how he made the campaign a success.

Who are the OSCON data geeks? - OSCON's co-chairs dig into the OSCON Data program.

Who are the OSCON data geeks? - OSCON's co-chairs dig into the OSCON Data program.
By Sarah Novotny
July 13, 2011

OSCON's co-chairs discuss sessions in the OSCON Data conference and the people who might be interested in the associated topics.

Who leads the Java parade? - Oracle, Google, and VMware are all Java players, but a clear leader has yet to emerge.

Who leads the Java parade? - Oracle, Google, and VMware are all Java players, but a clear leader has yet to emerge.
By Mike Loukides
July 13, 2011

Are any of the companies in the Java community willing to exercise technical leadership? Are there organizations willing to bring the features Java needs to fruition? It's time for the real leader to stand up and address these questions.

Make your nomination for the OSCON Data Innovation Award - Get your nomination in for the OSCON Data Innovation Award by July 18.

Make your nomination for the OSCON Data Innovation Award - Get your nomination in for the OSCON Data Innovation Award by July 18.
By Sarah Novotny
July 12, 2011

The OSCON Data Innovation Award will honor a person, project or company that's made a significant contribution to the data management field. Nominations are due by July 18.

popHealth open source software permits viewing and reporting of quality measures in health care

By Andy Oram
July 11, 2011

popHealth culls quality measures from electronic health records and formats them either for convenient display--so providers can review their quality measures on the Web--or for submission to regulators who require reports on these measures.

JavaFX 2.0: Making RIA with Java - JavaFX 2.0 looks to make rich Java web applications easier

JavaFX 2.0: Making RIA with Java - JavaFX 2.0 looks to make rich Java web applications easier
By James Turner
July 11, 2011

Jim Weaver, founder of JMentor, explains why JavaFX could become a viable contender in the Rich Internet Applications world.

Seven reasons you should use Java again - Java deserves another look. Here's why.

Seven reasons you should use Java again - Java deserves another look. Here's why.
By Edd Dumbill
July 7, 2011

Sixteen years on, this ain't your father's Java. Here's seven reasons why Java is worth your time.

A rough guide to JVM languages - Java is as much about the JVM as it is the language.

A rough guide to JVM languages - Java is as much about the JVM as it is the language.
By Edd Dumbill
July 7, 2011

This overview of JVM-based programming compares the relative strengths of the major languages.

Seven Java projects that changed the world - Celebrating a decade of game-changing Java software.

Seven Java projects that changed the world - Celebrating a decade of game-changing Java software.
By Edd Dumbill
July 7, 2011

Reaching beyond mere adoption, these seven projects have had a profound effect on the Java world, software development in general, and even our daily lives.

Into the wild and back again - Ryo Chijiiwa, a software engineer who left it all behind, shares the benefits of off-the-grid living.

Into the wild and back again - Ryo Chijiiwa, a software engineer who left it all behind, shares the benefits of off-the-grid living.
By Jenn Webb
July 7, 2011

Burnt out from years of school and tech work, Ryo Chijiiwa quit his job and moved off the grid. In this interview, Chijiiwa talks about how solitude and time in the wilderness has changed his perspective on work and life.

OSCon preview: Shahid N. Shah on medical devices and open source

By Andy Oram
July 6, 2011

Connecting medical devices to electronic health record systems, and the roles of open source software, regulation, and clinical improvement.

Music and lyrics and code - Geek Choir founder Michael Brewer on how coding and music connect.

Music and lyrics and code - Geek Choir founder Michael Brewer on how coding and music connect.
By Jenn Webb
July 1, 2011

Coding is an art, says Michael Brewer, application programmer specialist at the University of Georgia. In this interview, Brewer discusses the philosophy behind Geek Choir and how it relates to coding and open source.

How Netflix handles all those devices - Netflix's Matt McCarthy on building apps that work across platforms.

How Netflix handles all those devices - Netflix's Matt McCarthy on building apps that work across platforms.
By Audrey Watters
June 30, 2011

Matt McCarthy explains how WebKit and A/B testing play important roles on Netflix's many apps. Plus: Platform lessons Netflix has learned that apply to other developers and companies.

What CouchDB can do for HTML5, web development and mobile - The utility of CouchApps and how CouchDB could shape mobile.

What CouchDB can do for HTML5, web development and mobile - The utility of CouchApps and how CouchDB could shape mobile.
By Audrey Watters
June 29, 2011

OSCON speaker Bradley Holt talks about what CouchDB offers web developers, how the database works with HTML5, and why CouchApps could catch on.

Clojure: Lisp meets Java, with a side of Erlang - Stuart Sierra on why Clojure is catching on.

Clojure: Lisp meets Java, with a side of Erlang - Stuart Sierra on why Clojure is catching on.
By James Turner
June 28, 2011

OSCON speaker Stuart Sierra digs into Clojure: what it is, how it works, and why it's attracting Java developers.

Big data and open source unlock genetic secrets - Charlie Quinn is mixing data to advance genetic discovery.

Big data and open source unlock genetic secrets - Charlie Quinn is mixing data to advance genetic discovery.
By Alex Howard
June 24, 2011

Genomics scientists Charlie Quinn is combining experimental data with publicly available information to advance the life sciences.

Scale your JavaScript, scale your team - The challenges of building big JavaScript apps with big teams.

Scale your JavaScript, scale your team - The challenges of building big JavaScript apps with big teams.
By Audrey Watters
June 23, 2011

"High Performance JavaScript" author Nicholas Zakas discusses the issues that pop up when you build big JavaScript apps with big teams.

How is HTML 5 changing web development? - Remy Sharp on whether HTML is ready for prime-time production.

How is HTML 5 changing web development? - Remy Sharp on whether HTML is ready for prime-time production.
By Audrey Watters
June 21, 2011

In this interview, OSCON speaker Remy Sharp discusses HTML5's current usage and how it could influence the future of web apps and browsers (hint: in time, we may not notice browsers at all.)

Why data and Java deserved OSCON sub-conferences - OSCON's co-chairs discuss the event's evolution and what to expect at this year's show.

Why data and Java deserved OSCON sub-conferences - OSCON's co-chairs discuss the event's evolution and what to expect at this year's show.
By Sarah Novotny
June 10, 2011

In this inaugural OSCON 2011 sneak peek podcast, Edd Dumbill and I talk about the history and evolution of OSCON (now in it's 13th year) and our reasons for moving data and Java into their own sub-conferences.

Why OSCON Java? - OSCON Java will look at the language's role in data, mobile, enterprise, and cloud computing.

Why OSCON Java? - OSCON Java will look at the language's role in data, mobile, enterprise, and cloud computing.
By Mike Loukides
June 6, 2011

The Java community has always been a broad, fractious, interesting mess, capable of doing surprising things with little warning, and that's precisely why we're attracted to it.

Nominations open for the O'Reilly Open Source Awards 2011 - Recognize an open source leader at OSCON.

Nominations open for the O'Reilly Open Source Awards 2011 - Recognize an open source leader at OSCON.
By Sarah Novotny
June 6, 2011

The annual Open Source Awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of open source software.

Inviting participation in OSCON Data - A new data conference will be co-located with OSCON in July.

By Sarah Novotny
March 2, 2011

This year, data comes of age at OSCON. We're announcing a new conference on data tools and infrastructure, to be co-located with OSCON in July 2011.

Developer Week in Review - Google sells out a conference, Oracle dances with developers, and keyboards that will put you in a padded cell

Developer Week in Review - Google sells out a conference, Oracle dances with developers, and keyboards that will put you in a padded cell
By James Turner
February 9, 2011

The way things are going, next year's Google I/O will sell out before it opens for registration. Plus: Oracle and developers continue to have issues and a look at some hardcore keyboards.

Sarah Novotny joins OSCON for 2011 - OSCON is returning to Portland in July 2011.

By Edd Dumbill
September 28, 2010

The O'Reilly Open Source Convention will be returning to Portland, Oregon, July 25-29 2011, with program chairs Edd Dumbill and Sarah Novotny.

New languages get pragmatic - Safety and reliability are hallmarks of many upstart programming languages.

By John Labovitz
August 4, 2010

Safety, security and reliability were common themes at the recent Emerging Languages Camp. In this piece, John Labovitz examines the thread of pragmatism that runs through many of the new programming languages discussed at the camp.

Wrap-up of the health care IT track at O'Reilly's Open Source convention

By Andy Oram
July 27, 2010

The first health care track to be included in an O'Reilly conference grappled with the task of opening up health care. Two contradictory trends make the field difficult for IT to advance.

OSCON Wrap-up: Leaving a legacy

By Kevin Shockey
July 26, 2010

...open source community asking itself, "how can we fix x (any of the world's challenges) with open source?"

Why fragmentation is a good sign for Android - Author Marko Gargenta on Android's growth and app compatibility.

By Mac Slocum
July 26, 2010

Author Marko Gargenta says Android fragmentation is a sign the project is accomplishing its goal of appearing on many devices and platforms. In this video interview, he talks about Android's growing popularity and why fragmentation was built into the nature of the project.

VistA scenarios, and other controversies at the Open Source health care track

By Andy Oram
July 23, 2010

The history and accomplishments attributed to VistA, the Veterans Administration's core administrative software, mark it as one of the most impressive software projects in history. Still, lots of smart people in the health care field deprecate VistA and cast doubt that it could ever be widely adopted.

Day one of the health care IT track at O'Reilly's Open Source convention

By Andy Oram
July 22, 2010

Nine talks representing the breadth of a vital programming area can't be summarized in one sentence, but for me the theme of the day was open source advocates reaching out to solve pressing problems that proprietary vendors will not or cannot address.

How open source can improve health care - Three perspectives on the links between health care, government and open source.

By Brian Ahier
July 22, 2010

As the health IT industry ramps up to meet the meaningful use rules, the opportunities for open source to provide solutions are increasing. At OSCON, Radar blogger Brian Ahier spoke with three men with unique perspectives on health care and open source: David Riley, head of the CONNECT initiative, Brian Behlendorf, formerly of Apache and now working with CONNECT, and Arien Malec, coordinator for NHIN Direct.

Cloud Summit

By Kevin Shockey
July 21, 2010

Whether you think your organization is ready, or not, cloud computing is a reality.

The art of community leadership

By Brian Ahier
July 18, 2010

I stopped by the Community Leadership Summit 2010 as I was preparing for OSCON this coming week. It is an open unconference-style event, now in its second year, that's held the weekend before OSCON. Everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. In these discussion sessions the participants can interact directly,...

What to do before OSCON

By Kevin Shockey
July 17, 2010

Oh yeah, there's the conference too, but this is the real reason to be in Portland next week.

Attend Live, Online Tutorials - Direct from OSCON

Attend Live, Online Tutorials - Direct from OSCON
By O'Reilly Media
July 16, 2010

Now for the first time, we are streaming tutorials live from OSCON. If you can't make the trip to Portland next week, you can still take part in selected tutorials delivered directly to your computer. OSCON tutorials are led by leaders and innovators in their fields. When you attend virtually, you'll take part via a live video feed of the tutorial as it is happening. You'll have the opportunity to interact virtually, sharing comments and asking questions of the presenter. Register now for any or all of the 3-hour tutorials we're streaming live. Monday, July 19 Introduction to Django 8:30am PDT, $149 The Productive Programmer 1:30pm PDT, $149 Tuesday, July 20 Scalable Internet Architectures 8:30am PDT, $149 Hands-on Cassandra 1:30pm PDT, $149

Mirah: Taking Performance to the Next Level with Java's Ruby

By Timothy M. O'Brien
July 12, 2010

Charles Oliver Nutter discusses his latest attempt to bring the usability and clarity of Ruby to the JVM. In this interview Nutter discusses Mirah, a new, Ruby-like language which can be compiled to bytecode. He discusses some of the advantages of being able to compile to bytecode and how Mirah relates to JRuby.

Crowdsourcing the search for aliens - The SETI Institute's Jill Tarter is looking for a few good filters.

Crowdsourcing the search for aliens - The SETI Institute's Jill Tarter is looking for a few good filters.
By James Turner
July 12, 2010

Seti@Home brought distributed computing to the masses nearly a decade ago. Now, Jill Tarter and her SETI colleagues are upping the ante with a new telescope and a crowdsourced data-crunching project. Tarter, a speaker at the upcoming OSCON convention, discusses her work in this Q&A.

Hardware hacking heaven - OSCON's hardware track looks at ways to hack the world around you.

Hardware hacking heaven - OSCON's hardware track looks at ways to hack the world around you.
By Edd Dumbill
July 9, 2010

Hacking isn't just for software anymore. A full range of open source hardware hacks -- everything from Arduino to parallel programming to small-form computing -- will be discussed at OSCON this year. With the current slate of tools, it's never been easier to write code that runs on low-power, small-format devices. And many of these tools are familiar to conventional software developers.


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