We are very pleased to have
threetwo Voxeons speaking at O’Reilly’s spectacular developer and geekfest “OSCON 2011“, happening July 25-29 out in Portland, Oregon. Voxeo Labs’ Johnny Diggz and Adam Kalsey will be on-hand to give their presentations but also to meet up with developers and discuss all that is happening in Voxeo Labs.
(Dan York was to attend and speak but was unable to travel due to family medical issues. Adam will be covering Dan’s presentation on IPv6.)
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Johnny Diggz (Geeks Without Bounds)
11:30am Thursday, 07/28/2011
This is an introduction into the concepts of using open source software and crowdsourced solutions to solve the world’s worst crises, whether caused by catastrophe, violence or neglect.
We will delve into the open source tools used today…Ushahidi, OpenStreetMap, Sahana, Frontline SMS (and more) to look at how these tools have been used in the field and how they may be improved to better serve our common man when he needs help the most.
This discussion will also look at the concepts of social media, cloud sourcing, crowd sourcing, virtual volunteering, crisis camps, hackathons and the successes and challenges of each in Crisis Response.
Johnny Diggz launched Geeks without Bounds (GWOB.org) in October of 2010. Prior to that, he spent months traveling the US and talking to groups and Hackerspaces in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Louisville, Atlanta, New York, DC, Buffalo and Boston. Along the way, he discovered a network of geeks ready to help their local communities in times of crisis, and also ready to help communities across the globe.
By bringing together volunteer groups, developers, hackers, companies, government agencies, and NGO’s we can build a better global response system…one that not only helps our neighbors next door, but also our neighbors across the planet.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Adam Kalsey (Tropo)
11:00am Friday, 07/29/2011
Tropo is a cloud communications platform for voice, SMS, and IM. In addition to the hosted service, we have opened the source of the core platform. In this session, we’ll talk about the lessons learned from running a cloud service and a parallel open source project. We did a lot wrong, and we got many things right. We’ll discuss what we’ve learned about product management, release management, marketing, and third party licensing.
- Source Control – How we sync our internal source code with our external open source repository
- Release management – How testing, releases, and change notifications differ between hosting and open source. Releases to one lag behind the other, so how do you manage that?
- Marketing – How do your open source offerings affect the cloud offerings? Should you market them both through the same web site?
- Licensing – If your cloud product contains services, features, or technologies that are licensed from third parties, how does your open source release cope?
Dan YorkAdam Kalsey (Voxeo Corporation)
11:50am Friday, 07/29/2011
In February 2011, the Internet Society, ICANN and the IETF announced that all the remaining IPv4 addresses had been allocated to registrars to give out to service providers and ultimately customers. Over the next months and years, IPv4 addresses will become increasingly hard to obtain. Large-scale Network Address Translation (NAT) will enable IPv4 to go on for a longer time, but at some point developers will need to care about IPv6 and understand if their applications will work with the new addressing scheme.
In this session, developers will learn:
- the basics of IPv6
- what IPv6 support is already available in open source operating systems and software
- how to set up their home network or a test environment with IPv6 strategies for testing whether their applications are IPv6-compatible
The session will include live demonstrations and provide resources for attendees to use after the conference.
The goal is to enable developers to return home (or get started at the conference) and help their applications move ahead with supporting IPv6.