First OSL (un)Conference

Event Date/Time

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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 edits Wikipedia?

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 in Django
 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 for Drupal
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 in Firefox 3.1, and the upcoming & Wikimedia support

slide presentation

Kieran Lal: Combustible Drupal: 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 and Open 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)

Last modified Fri, 15 Feb, 2013 at 13:50