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Open Source convention considers situational awareness in cars, and more

By Andy Oram
July 29, 2013

Every conference draws people in order to make contacts, but the Open Source convention also inspires them with content. I had one friend withdraw from an important business meeting (sending an associate) in order to attend a tutorial. Lots of …

Community Leadership Summit tracks the forces that spread ideas

By Andy Oram
July 22, 2013

American businesses, along with many others around the world, hustle to find enough programmers and computing staff. The gap widens precariously between the number of job openings and the number students graduating with the necessary skills. And yet, at the …

Do’s and Don’t's for Changing the Ratio in Tech

By Suzanne Axtell
April 18, 2013

You’ve probably heard of Etsy, the bustling online marketplace for crafters and artists. You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that most of its customers are women, both buyers and sellers. Ditto that the Etsy team is a pretty good representation …

Permission to be horrible and other ways to generate creativity

By Suzanne Axtell
March 1, 2012

Author and web design consultant Denise R. Jacobs reveals lessons she learned about creativity while writing her first book. She also discusses her efforts to give women and people of color more visibility in the tech world.

The Increasing Value of Diversity and Inclusion in a Connected Workplace

By Sarah Sorensen
December 6, 2011

To capitalize on ideas, solve problems, and make decisions that will drive success, businesses must ensure they have a workplace that contains, connects, and values a diverse set of thoughts, perspectives and experiences. An inclusive work environment can drive revenues, collaboration, innovation, productivity and customer preference

Confessions of a not-so-public speaker

Confessions of a not-so-public speaker
By Suzanne Axtell
November 11, 2011

Stepping out of our comfort zones and into the spotlight at events (and encouraging others to do likewise) can help address the perception that the tech community is solely populated by young white guys.

Would I Attend My Own Conference?

By Sarah Milstein
March 24, 2011

When you’re deciding whether to attend a conference, and you’re checking out the website, what do you consider? Most likely, you’ll look at the program, searching for names you know and session titles that describe compelling topics. If you’re like me—some of you are and some of you aren’t—you’ll also look for diversity among the speakers. If every speaker is...

The growing criticality of taking on human rights issues in the connected marketplace

By Sarah Sorensen
October 14, 2010

We may be on the cusp of some big changes in the way businesses view human rights issues; many may start to take a leading role in increasing the visibility and urgency of critical human rights issues because they realize it is in their best interests and tied more directly than ever before to the sustainability of their organizations...

Four short links: 27 August 2010

By Nat Torkington
August 27, 2010

Working Audio Data Demos -- the new Firefox has a very sweet audio data API and some nifty demos like delay pedals, a beat detector (YouTube) and a JavaScript text-to-speech generator. (via jamesaduncan on Twitter) Estimating the Economic Impact of Mass Digitization Projects on Copyright Holders: Evidence from the Google Book Search Litigation -- [T]he revenues and profits of...

OSCON 2010: Open Source in a World of New Defaults

By Edd Dumbill
April 1, 2010

Registration is now open for the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, July 19-23, Portland, OR. This year's revolutionary technology frequently becomes the accepted norm a few years down the line. Every so often the revolution is big enough, and a noticeable shift in the technology landscape occurs. We're at such a point in 2010. At OSCON 2010 in July, we'll be...


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