Speakers

  • Biography

    Yanyi is an engineer at Meetup and a writer.

    Sessions

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    Kronda Adair

    Karvel Digital

    Biography

    Kronda Adair is the founder of Karvel Digital, a WordPress consultancy and development company. In addition to developing websites, Kronda gives business owners the training they need to own and manage their digital presence.

    She is a regular speaker at WordPress meetups and Wordcamps. She has been invited to speak at Ada Developer Academy, Beyond the Code, Lesbians Who Tech Summit, and others. She has given talks on WordPress deployment processes, successful site planning, starting your own business and more.

    She also writes and speaks about issues of diversity (or lack thereof) in the tech industry. She has been interviewed by sites such as Revision Path and Less Than or Equal. You can read her personal blog at kronda.com or sign up for her weekly newsletter at tinyletter.com/kronda

    Her latest project is a book for business owners on managing your website and other digital assets, to be released in the fall of 2015.

    When she’s not working, she can be found enjoying time at home with her wife and two cats, reading dead-tree books, riding one of her five bikes, or enjoying the postcard vistas of the state of Oregon.

    Sessions

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    Santi Adavani

    RocketML

    Biography

    Santi co-founded RocketML, where his team is building a superfast engine for building machine learning models. Before that, Santi worked as a Product manager and software development lead at Intel’s technology and manufacturing group. Prior to Intel, he got his Ph.D. in computational sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include high-performance computing, non-linear optimization, partial differential equations, machine learning, and big data.

    Sessions

  • Biography

    Karl Anderson is an operator of Futel, a software engineer at Duo Security, a test designer at the Church of Robotron, and a staff mechanic third class at C.H.U.N.K. 666.

    Sessions

      • Title: Futel: The Network We Deserve
      • Track: Activism
      • Room: B202/203
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Futel has provided free public telephone service, telephone-mediated art, and live human interaction for several years, and was recognized as Portland’s most prolific payphone installer of 2016. Now that we are finally living in the cyberpunk dystopia promised in the 80s, we are poised to seize this moment.

      • Speakers: Karl Anderson
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    Yaw Anokwa

    Nafundi

    Biography

    Founder of Open Data Kit, CEO at Nafundi.

    Sessions

      • Title: A Community-Driven Future for Open Data Kit (ODK)
      • Track: Activism
      • Room: B301
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Open Data Kit (ODK) replaces paper surveys with smartphones. ODK tools are open-source and are primarily used by social good organizations to collect data quickly, accurately, offline, and at scale. ODK has been used to collect billions of data points around the world.

        In this talk, Yaw Anokwa and Hélène Martin, two of the leaders of the ODK community discuss the problems that inspired ODK’s design, demonstrate the impact the tools are having, and describe how the Open Source Bridge community can contribute to an open-source, community-driven future for mobile data collection tools.

      • Speakers: Yaw Anokwa, Hélène Martin
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    Devin Balkind

    Sahana Software Foundation

    Biography

    Devin works at the intersection of the nonprofit sector, the free/libre/open-source (FLO) movement, and grassroots community organizing initiatives to help each benefit from the best practices of the others.

    He currently serves the president of the Sahana Software Foundation, a nonprofit organization that produces the world’s most popular open source information management system for disaster relief and humanitarian aid. He also serves as the executive director of Sarapis, a nonprofit that helps other nonprofit organizations leverage open source tools and techniques to more effectively advance their respective missions.

    Sessions

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    Josh Berkus

    Red Hat Project Atomic

    Biography

    Josh Berkus has been working on various open source projects for 18 years, most notably the PostgreSQL Project. Lately he’s gotten involved in the Linux container ecosystem with Red Hat’s Project Atomic, where he is the community manager. He also makes pottery and cooks.

    Sessions

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    Biography

    Ashley Blewer is an audiovisual archivist, technologist, and enthusiast. She works as an Applications Developer at the New York Public Library, formerly as a web developer and digital archives consultant. She has previously worked in the private sector as an integrations engineer and at the University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections as a cataloging manager. She cares about education (especially in tech), access (especially to moving images), the act of creation (especially on the web), and good archival practice (especially with digital formats). She holds Master of Library and Information Science (Archives) and Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design) degrees from the University of South Carolina and is a graduate of the Flatiron School’s Web Immersive program. She is an active contributor to MediaConch, a open source digital video file conformance checker software project, and QCTools, an open source digitized video analysis software project.

    Sessions

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    Biography

    Buck Borasky, Frontier Programmer: saving Earth for octothorpes since 2007. Former Boy Genius, Sit-down Comic, Thought Follower, Curmudgeon-in-Residence

    Sessions

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    Thursday Bram

    Urgency, Inc.

    Biography

    Thursday Bram writes about technical topics of all sorts: open source licenses, cryptocurrencies, and wearable hardware are her current favorite subjects. She’s the cofounder of Urgency Inc, a technical marketing agency.

    Sessions

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    Michael Alan Brewer

    The University of Georgia

    Biography

    Michael Brewer is a Web Developer Principal for the Franklin College Office of Information Technology at The University of Georgia. He designs database-backed web applications used by thousands of students and faculty and has served on several college and University-wide committees on Web development, best practices, and application security. In 2005, he won an Advising Technology Innovation Award from the National Academic Advising Association for an academic advising application he maintains; he also serves on the board of the United States PostgreSQL Association. He holds bachelor degrees in both Mathematics and Music from The University of Georgia, conducts Georgia’s oldest continuously-operating community band, is Director of Music at Emmanuel Episcopal Church (Athens, GA), and is a member of ASCAP.

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    Christine Bryant-Ryback

    WillowTree, Inc.

    Biography

    Christine Bryant-Ryback is a Senior Software Engineer at WillowTree in Charlottesville, VA, specializing in JavaScript web applications. About a decade ago she accepted a full-time position with a local PHP shop while “taking a year off” before applying to an MFA program, but it turns out that client-oriented web development is pretty exciting. Her passions are maintainable CSS/Sass, semantic HTML/JSX, pragmatic JS, and intersectional technology.

    Sessions

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    Paul Burt

    CoreOS Community Manager

    Biography

    Paul Burt is a Community Manager at CoreOS. He’s upvoting your /r/kubernetes threads and answering your #coreos questions on freeNode. Paul has a knack for and demystifying infrastructure, and making gnarly, complex topics approachable. He enjoys home brewing beer, reading independent comics, and yelling at his computer when it doesn’t do what he wants.

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    Alex Byrne

    Pierce County Library System

    Biography

    Youth Services Librarian for almost a decade, Linux user for longer, player of games of all sorts and wearer of floral print shirts. Very interested in the ways that public libraries can better assist and find the needs of their communities, how open source code can help raise a generation of coders and hackers, and how open technologies can help free public libraries from vendor lock-in and prevent the adoption of technologies that run counter to public library principles just to get at content.

    Sessions

      • Title: Read, Write, Talk, Sing, Play: What Early Literacy Can Teach Us About Software Literacy
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B204
      • Time: 11:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        I’m not saying that you have to speak parentese to beginning software learners. They might be quite offended with you doing that, actually. What beginners often need, though, is not just to be set in front of a tutorial and told to come back when they’re finished, but to have someone on hand to bounce questions off of or to talk them through problems and exercises so that they understand. Learners often pick up useful information by observing someone else at work using the language, but they can’t just be there while you do things and learn it all by observation alone.

        One of the best skills a librarian has that goes mostly unnoticed is that they’re really great at narrating themselves to others. When demonstrating (sometimes for the sixteenth time) how to go through a procedure to obtain resources or run searches, librarians narrate what they are doing and why. When reading a book to tiny people, youth services librarians often ask questions about what the characters are doing or feeling, so that the tiny people can use both the text and the pictures to decode what’s going on in the story. Key information about the story is often communicated visually in a picture book, and sometimes in complete contradiction to the text. By providing scaffolding through narration, the librarian provides context and reasoning for the actions they’re taking. By asking questions at regular intervals, the librarian can check to make sure understanding is happening and adjust to include perspectives they may not have been taking into account before.
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        Talking and explaining things to your learners, and with each other, is the best way to help them learn. So if you get the opportunity to have someone shadow you and ask you annoying questions about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it that way, take up the opportunity. (And request it all gets documented. Trust me.) By talking through things with someone who doesn’t have your expertise, you shore up your own knowledge and help someone get more of their own. That leads to literacy.

      • Speakers: Alex Byrne
      • Title: Out of the Game: How Apps Fail Oppressed Users (and what you can do to help)
      • Track: Activism
      • Room: B202/203
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Apps and websites routinely expose user information in service of social and interactive goals. But what happens when your user has a stalker? Many of these services will compromise the safety of users who are already at risk. Making things worse, some developers resist making changes, with justifications such as “If someone’s in that much danger, they shouldn’t be doing anything online,” and “It’s basically impossible to defend against a state actor.”

        This overview will help developers take the risk factors into account, and make development decisions that puts control back into the hands of the users. There’s no way to perfectly remove the risk of going online if you’re in danger, but people will go online anyway. Many more users at risk are facing technically naive attackers than are facing highly skilled attackers such as state actors.

      • Speakers: Alex Byrne, Azure Lunatic
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    Jason Clark

    New Relic

    Biography

    I fell in love with programming as a young boy watching my dad work in Clipper and dBase III (no, really). The obsession sparked there continues to this day. I work for New Relic, and in my spare time contribute to the Shoes project. When not at work, I enjoy cycling, homebrewing, and hanging out with my family.

    Sessions

      • Title: Failing Well
      • Track: Practice
      • Room: B201
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        It’s a fact of life—software breaks.

        But all is not doom and gloom. How we detect and handle errors drastically impacts the quality of both our systems and our lives. Knowing what to track, when to page, and how to find system weaknesses is critical.

      • Speakers: Jason Clark
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    Biography

    Kim has years of experience working with learners of all ages, skill level, and abilities. She is now using her knowledge to help improve technical people, ideas, and organizations. She is the past co-organizer of CodeNewbie-Atlanta, founder of JrDevMentoring, author of the “Tech Talk For Non-Techies” blog, and a contributor to the Hypepotamus newsletter. Kim is currently pursuing a Doctors of Business Administration – Technology Entrepreneurship. Her doctoral study topic is: “Strategies some software development managers use to effectively mentor junior software developers.” She is also working on her passion projects #MentoringMinute, JrDevMentoring.com, @100000Intros and @TheSpectrumCode

    Sessions

  • Professional

    Lynn Cyrin

    CollectQT

    Biography

    Lynn ‘Cyrin’ Conway is a full stack web developer and writer / advocate. She founded the queer trans collective, CollectQT, and is working on Quirell, a social network. She sometimes does activist writing at Model View Culture. Her specialities include sniffing out subtle bigotry, writing database queries, and creating fancy navbars.

    Sessions

  • Biography

    I have been working in the field of Nonprofit Physical and Digital Security for over 18 years for groups such as Greenpeace and Doctors without Borders and as a private consultant. In this time I have developed and implemented Digital and Physical Security policies and procedures for nonprofit organizations around the globe. I have been passionate about Open Source since I first installed Linux on my PowerMac in 1997.
    I maintain several Open Source software packages at my github account https://github.com/chebizarro and actively develop Open Source software solutions for my clients.
    Chris is based in Portland, Oregon, USA

    Sessions

  • Biography

    Jennifer is the co-author of Effective DevOps. She is a co-organizer of devopsdays Silicon Valley, and the founder of Coffeeops. She supports a number of community meetups in the San Francisco area. In her role at Chef, Jennifer develops Chef cookbooks to simplify building and managing infrastructure. She has spoken at a number of industry conferences about devops, tech culture, monitoring, and automation.

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    Ian Dees

    New Relic

    Biography

    Ian Dees was first bitten by the programming bug in 1986 on a Timex Sinclair 1000, and has been having a blast in his software apprenticeship ever since. By day, Ian slings code, tests, and puns at New Relic. By night, he dons a cape and keeps watch over the city as Sidekick Man. In his (heh) “spare time,” he converts espresso into programming books, including the team effort Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks.

    Sessions

      • Title: Running Just the Test Cases You Need
      • Track: Practice
      • Room: B301
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        When you’re writing software, fast feedback is key. The less you have to wait for your tests to run, the sooner you’ll know whether or not your code is correct.

        Ruby’s two main test frameworks (minitest and RSpec) support several different techniques for testing only what you need for what you’re currently working on, and nothing more. In this talk, we’ll go through several of these practices for both frameworks, each more automated and awesome than the last.

      • Speakers: Ian Dees
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    Lyzi Diamond

    Mapbox

    Biography

    Lyzi Diamond is an educator, community organizer, and developer working primarily with geospatial technology. She is the Education Lead at Mapbox where she creates and promotes tutorials, workshops, and documentation for Mapbox tools and heads up the Mapbox Education initiative. Lyzi is also a co-founder of Maptime, an international, open source educational community for small-group learning about open source spatial analysis, web mapping, and general geographic goodness. Formerly, Lyzi was a 2014 Fellow at Code for America and a GIS Technician at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. She holds a dual-degree in Geography and Planning, Public Policy, and Management from the University of Oregon, and she currently resides in Oakland, CA.

    Sessions

  • Biography

    Full-stack web developer and mapmaker

    Sessions

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    Michael Downey

    Digital Impact Alliance at United Nations Foundation

    Biography

    Michael Downey is the Director of Community for Open Source at the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL). Michael’s career in IT and open source spans nearly two decades both in the healthcare and financial services industries, as well as the nonprofit world. At DIAL, he is helping to build a vibrant and active open source software community for high-impact technology for development (T4D) projects that advance the organization’s mission to build a digital society that serves everyone.

    Michael served as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, and later was the Director of Community for OpenMRS, an open source health IT software project. During his tenure at OpenMRS, it grew from “stealth mode” to a large open source community, receiving the prestigious Free Software Foundation’s Award for Projects of Social Benefit.

    He received two undergraduate degrees in engineering from Purdue University, and did his PhD studies at Indiana University, researching cross-cultural computer supported cooperative work. Michael is also on the steering committee for LibreHealth, a new open source community to foster health IT collaboration. A long-time supporter and advocate for free and open source software, he is a member of organizations like the Free Software Foundation, Open Source Initiative, Internet Society, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

    Sessions

  • Biography

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    Sessions

      • Title: Serving social spaces
      • Track: Activism
      • Room: B304
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Shared application servers are a vital building block for creating resilient information networks. Recent advances have made them dramatically easier to deploy and maintain in your home/workplace/community. Come for a tour, stay for a deep dive.

      • Speakers: Eric Drechsel
  • Biography

    Micah is a programmer working with several languages and has used both Vim and Emacs heavily with various keyboard layouts.

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    Biography

    Finn is a student of linguistics and computer science at Portland State University, but most of what they know about effective software development comes from hobby projects and badgering off-duty professionals. They’ve spoken previously at OSB about how to implement gender-friendly user data interfaces.

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    Michael Ernst

    University of Washington

    Biography

    Michael D. Ernst is a Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering department at the University of Washington.

    Ernst’s research aims to make software more reliable, more secure, and easier (and more fun!) to produce. His primary technical interests are in software engineering, programming languages, type theory, security, program analysis, bug prediction, testing, and verification. Ernst’s research combines strong theoretical foundations with realistic experimentation, with an eye to changing the way that software developers work.

    Ernst is an ACM Fellow (2014) and received the inaugural John Backus Award (2009) and the NSF CAREER Award (2002). His research has received an ICSE Most Influential Paper Award (2017), an ACM SIGSOFT Impact Paper Award (2013), 8 ACM Distinguished Paper Awards (FSE 2014, ISSTA 2014, ESEC/FSE 2011, ISSTA 2009, ESEC/FSE 2007, ICSE 2007, ICSE 2004, ESEC/FSE 2003), an ECOOP 2011 Best Paper Award, honorable mention in the 2000 ACM doctoral dissertation competition, and other honors. In 2013, Microsoft Academic Search ranked Ernst #2 in the world, in software engineering research contributions over the past 10 years. In 2016, AMiner ranked Ernst #3 among all software engineering researchers ever.

    Dr. Ernst was previously a tenured professor at MIT, and before that a researcher at Microsoft Research.

    More information is available at his homepage: http://homes.cs.washington.edu/~mernst/.

    Sessions

  • Profile

    Biography

    I’m a Software Engineer at Mozilla. Lately, I’ve been working on infrastructure for Web Platform Tests and on the Firefox implementation of the W3C Webdriver Specification. I’ve been both an Outreachy intern and mentor, I’m a Recurse Center alum, and I teach programming at a local college. My next life goal is to knit a tiny, well-dressed elephant before someone’s birthday.

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    Biography

    Kristen Gallagher is the founder of Edify, a learning strategy consultancy that solves people operations problems for growing companies. Specializing in onboarding systems, manager development, and knowledge management, Edify delivers programs that are designed to evolve and scale with rapid changes. Kristen brings over eight years of learning and development and business partnership experience to Edify.

    Kristen’s well known for her ability to translate between groups – users, tech teams, and non-tech organizations – and has led dozens of sessions helping people learn to teach other people pretty much anything. She gets git, writes a bit of code, and is just as happy in the board room as she is in the morning stand-up. Her goal for every team: get all that annoying crap out of the way so you can be awesome at what you love. Effective, efficient programs, events, and strategies are what motivate her, and in every project, she strives to engage teams and stakeholders to uncover the solutions for their needs (and often solve problems they didn’t know they had.)

    Sessions

      • Title: Onboarding is Unboxing
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B201
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        A great product has a built-in “unboxing” planned from the start. It never leaves customers thinking about how to do something or figure it out. The funny thing about the companies that make those product experiences is that they usually don’t give the same treatment to their employees. Let’s start thinking of onboarding as unboxing – and start thinking of our team members as humans!

      • Speakers: Kristen Gallagher
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    Pre final year computer science engineering student.
    Outreachy Round 13 intern with Debian.

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    Biography

    Trans woman, enby, data scientist, tech ethicist and hockey player extraordinaire!

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  • Yoz Grahame

    18F, General Services Administration

    Biography

    Yoz does troubleshooting, debugging, web app wrangling, legacy untangling, hand waving, architecting, listening and nodding. He’s been doing it professionally for over 20 years. He currently does it for 18F, which is a new part of the US Government that’s trying to improve how the rest of it works. The end result, we hope, will be much more usable and responsive services for everyone.

    Previously he contributed to such bizarre and frankly silly projects as Second Life, Dio, Ning, lots of Douglas Adams-related things (h2g2, Starship Titanic, douglasadams.com and the Hitchhiker’s movie), a lean & agile consultancy called Neo Innovation, some MySociety civic-engagement tools (WriteToThem, TheyWorkForYou), The IT Crowd and Limmud. His amateur wrestling name is “Dr Henry Metzger”.

    Sessions

      • Title: Debug Better: 2017 Edition
      • Track: Theory
      • Room: B202/203
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Debugging: the schedule destroyer, the confidence sapper, the mire in which thousands of working hours are lost every day. It’s time to stop staring at those four lines of code, desperately willing the solution to appear. This session is about the strategies that will steer you around bugs, tactics for dealing with them, and tools that can shorten a four-hour debugging session to five minutes.

      • Speakers: Yoz Grahame
  • Turrialba

    Biography

    I am a microbial ecologist by trade with a focus in bioinformatics and a passion for open science and education.

    Sessions

      • Title: 24 Hours of Awesome: Science Hack Day Portland
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B301
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Science Hack Day is a free-to-attend, open-source, worldwide, volunteer-organized event aimed at bringing together scientists, developers, engineers, students, and anyone else passionate or curious about science. The goal is simple: in 24 hours form a team and make something (fun, useful, nonsensical, anything!) with science. Hear from the organizers of the first Science Hack Day in Portland on how it was put together, just how awesome it was, and how open (science, source, hardware, web) played a vital part.

      • Speakers: Jessica Hardwicke, Lilly Winfree
  • Biography

    Open Source Hardware builder and advocate, formerly of the MinnowBoard project, I tend to work on open source infrastructure when I’m not building ridiculous things like star ship bridges, replicas of K-9, or badges for conferences.

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    Salesforce

    Biography

    Anny He was bitten by the web development bug in 2014. She graduated with a Computing Science degree from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver in 2016. Currently she works at Salesforce, and has been on the Refocus core team since 2015. She also speaks at Toastmasters and meetups; her latest talk https://www.meetup.com/CSS-Brigade-Vancouver/events/181732852/?eventId=181732852&chapter_analytics_code=UA-41505020-1

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    Biography

    Computer Science Engineering Student from India
    Google Summer of Code 2016 with Debian
    Intern at Nvidia
    Loves taking part in Hackathons

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    Sarah Jeong

    Motherboard

    Biography

    Sarah Jeong is a journalist and lawyer. She is a contributing editor at Vice Motherboard who writes about technology, policy, and law. She is the author of The Internet of Garbage, and has bylines at the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Verge, Forbes, the Guardian, and many other publications. In 2017, she was named as one of Forbes’s 30 under 30 in the category of Media.

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  • Biography

    Josh Juran is, in all likelihood, the last person in the world to learn 68K assembly language for use in Mac applications. He’s currently developing a Mac OS emulator and a programming language.

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    Rabimba Karanjai

    RICE University / Mozilla

    Biography

    Full Time Graduate Researcher, part time hacker and FOSS enthusiast.

    I used to write code for Watson and do a bunch of other things at their lab (mostly deals with algorithm,NLP, Ontologies,reading papers among other stuff). At present intern at Almaden Research Center. And crawling my way towards a PhD at RICE University.

    My present interest deviates towards security. Primarily static analysis and marginally towards systems.

    Sessions

      • Title: Aframe: Your weapon in the war to democratize Virtual Reality
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: B201
      • Time: 10:1511:00am
      • Excerpt:

        Virtual Reality is on the rise. We keep seeing new devices and frameworks who promises to get the job done. All of them work and are awesome. But all of them are proprietary, binds you to their ecosystem and their expensive hardware. Not to mention they are not cross-platform, don’t run on other devices and the curve to learn the technology is too high.

        What if we can get out of this walled garden? Build everything in open web technologies, run instantly in any device and still be able to enjoy similar experience? And can learn to build our own virtual world in a 45 mins session?

        Meet aframe and Web Virtual Reality

      • Speakers: Rabimba Karanjai
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    Roan Kattouw

    Wikimedia Foundation

    Biography

    Roan is a software engineer at the Wikimedia Foundation. Over the past 10 years, Roan has worked on a wide variety of wiki-related things, from JS/CSS asset delivery on Wikipedia to an in-browser WYSIWYG-like editor for wiki pages, and he’s learned a few things on the way about building software for a global audience.

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    Biography

    I’m a software engineer working for Wikimedia Foundation. I’m based out of San Francisco. I love learning new stuff and meeting new people and eating Indian food!

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  • Elise Lewis

    University of South Carolina

    Biography

    Elise teaches in a variety of areas including information literacy, technology, cultural institutions, and foundations of information science field at the University of South Carolina. She teaches courses to undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students in the School of Library and Information Science. Regardless of the topic, delivery format, or content she strives to provide an interactive experience that betters students understanding of their community. She also aims to make sure the students leave the classroom with a skillset required to be a life-long learner, and have some fun in the process.

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  • Josh Lifton

    Crowd Supply

    Biography

    Josh is Crowd Supply’s CEO. He received his doctorate from the MIT Media Lab and holds a BA in physics and mathematics from Swarthmore College, which is to say he’s devoted a significant amount of his time learning how to make things that blink. As head of Crowd Supply’s project efforts, he is helping others do the same. Prior to Crowd Supply, Josh worked in a variety of technology settings, from instrumenting thousands of audience members with custom wearable computers for a Cirque du Soleil performance to, most recently, serving as head of engineering at Puppet Labs.

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    Biography

    Josh Lim has worked at two startups, and is currently the community manager at the Racket Room Collective, a coworking space in Metro Manila. He is also a longtime Wikipedia editor, having edited since April 2005, and was the President of Wikimedia Philippines, the Philippine local chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation.

    Since 2011, he has taken interest in analyzing social relations on the Wikimedia projects (and, since then, with online communities and Internet research in general), and hopes that he can contribute something meaningful to the discipline somehow.

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  • Biography

    A former CS researcher who’s spending her days trying to make technology more accessible

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    Azure Lunatic

    Dreamwidth

    Biography

    Specialist in Yelling as a Service. New contributor orientation specialist, code tour guide, and spamwhacker at Dreamwidth.org. Reader, writer, crocheter, geek.

    Sessions

      • Title: Out of the Game: How Apps Fail Oppressed Users (and what you can do to help)
      • Track: Activism
      • Room: B202/203
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Apps and websites routinely expose user information in service of social and interactive goals. But what happens when your user has a stalker? Many of these services will compromise the safety of users who are already at risk. Making things worse, some developers resist making changes, with justifications such as “If someone’s in that much danger, they shouldn’t be doing anything online,” and “It’s basically impossible to defend against a state actor.”

        This overview will help developers take the risk factors into account, and make development decisions that puts control back into the hands of the users. There’s no way to perfectly remove the risk of going online if you’re in danger, but people will go online anyway. Many more users at risk are facing technically naive attackers than are facing highly skilled attackers such as state actors.

      • Speakers: Alex Byrne, Azure Lunatic
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    Eric Mann

    Tozny

    Biography

    Eric Mann is a seasoned web developer with experience in languages from JavaScript to Ruby to C#. He has been building websites of all shapes and sizes for the better part of a decade and continues to experiment with new technologies and techniques.

    Eric is a Tekton working with Tozny helping to engineer better, safer, more secure ways to identify yourself and control your information.

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    Hélène Martin

    Nafundi

    Biography

    CTO of Nafundi.

    Sessions

      • Title: A Community-Driven Future for Open Data Kit (ODK)
      • Track: Activism
      • Room: B301
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Open Data Kit (ODK) replaces paper surveys with smartphones. ODK tools are open-source and are primarily used by social good organizations to collect data quickly, accurately, offline, and at scale. ODK has been used to collect billions of data points around the world.

        In this talk, Yaw Anokwa and Hélène Martin, two of the leaders of the ODK community discuss the problems that inspired ODK’s design, demonstrate the impact the tools are having, and describe how the Open Source Bridge community can contribute to an open-source, community-driven future for mobile data collection tools.

      • Speakers: Yaw Anokwa, Hélène Martin
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    Biography

    Liss McCabe is a dev with New Relic. She enjoys Ruby, functional programming, refactoring mysterious old code, cats, drawing comics, and faving every single cute queer fan art tweet she can. She lives with her two year old kid in sunny Portland, OR.

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    David McCann

    Digital Impact Alliance

    Biography

    David McCann serves as Director of Technology for the T4D Open Source Platform Service Center at DIAL. He brings 10 years of experience building and managing small teams to achieve greenfield goals in both the non-profit and private sectors.

    Prior to working at DIAL, he spent five years creating cybersecurity products with new initiatives at Fast Orientation LLC and Hexis Cyber Solutions. At UNICEF, David built the team and technology responsible for the U-Report platform–achieving a scale of over 300,000 participants over SMS and facilitating civic engagement in Uganda –which has since been deployed to many other countries. He also served as a technical lead during the early years of Esoko Ghana, an m-Agriculture product.

    He holds an M.S. and B.S. in computer science with a focus in Artificial Intelligence from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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    Tony McCormick

    LibreHealth.io, Software Freedom Conservancy, Medical Information Integration and Vircon Solutions

    Biography

    Tony McCormick has worked in various health IT care related activities for the last 30 years, including Medical Practices, Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations and charity clinics.

    He is on steering committee of the http://librehealth.io project, an open source health IT community, and integration manager for the LibreHealth EHR project.

    He is the CTO and President of Medical Information Integration,LLC in Oregon (http://www.mi-squared.com) and Technical Director of Vircon Solutions, Ltd, in Ireland (http://virconhealth.com). Projects include work designing and developing data collection systems for the health care industry using open source based solutions.

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    A top goal in Taylor’s personal and professional life is to continue building a society that is fair, democratic, community-enhancing, transparent, and sustainable. In short, a society that works for everyone.

    Recently, he concluded a two-year adventure working to start up Raven Wireless, a co-operative customer-owned mobile provider. Although Raven ultimately failed, the experience and knowledge gained and the connections made along the way have proven invaluable.

    He has followed the rise of Platform Co-operativism and continues to contribute to discourse on the subject.

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    Political analyst turned coder, Lorena Mesa is a Sprout Social platform software engineer, Director on the Python Software Foundation, PyLadies Chicago co-organizer, and Write/Speak/Code conference organizer. Lorena loves to make meaning out of data, asking big questions and using her code to build models to derive that meaning. Part Star Wars fanatic but mostly a Trekkie, Lorena abides by the motto to “live long and prosper”.

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    Justin Miller

    Mapbox

    Biography

    Justin began the mobile efforts at Mapbox in 2010 and today helps lead development of the iOS and Android SDKs, works on experimental prototyping, and assists with teambuilding efforts. He’s been working in Apple’s programming environments for fifteen years, programming professionally for twenty, and has a background in systems administration, web development, and building startups. He ran a solo consultancy for five years during the early days of the app stores, creating apps for clients and for himself. In his free time, Justin enjoys world travel, photography, hiking, and baking pies.

    Sessions

  • morgan miller

    Morgan Miller UX, LLC

    Biography

    While studying cryptography in graduate school, I was amazed at how most security tools were incredibly difficult to use. Noticing the frequency of user-introduced security flaws, I became convinced that usability was a key way to advance crytographic tools. I have been a practicing UX architect since 2011. I have had the joy of working with many smart people to help build systems that meet business goals (security, profit, etc) and support user needs.

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    he/him ・ computers ・ games ・ cats ・ cute stuff ・ always building

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  • Biography

    Terri has a PhD in horribleness, assuming we can all agree that web security is kind of horrible. She stopped working on skynet (err, automated program repair and AI) before robots from the future came to kill her and got a job in open source, which at least sounds safer. Now, she gets paid to break things and tell people they’re wrong, and maybe help fix things so that people won’t agree so readily with the first sentence of this bio in the future. She doesn’t get paid for her work on GNU Mailman or running Google Summer of Code for the Python Software Foundation, but she does those things too.

    Sessions

      • Title: Effective Presentations Using Applied Logical Fallacies
      • Track: Practice
      • Room: B302/303
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        For many novice speakers, especially technical speakers, the hardest part of presenting is not figuring out what to put in but what to leave out. But what works for an academic paper doesn’t work in a 10 minute presentation, and you risk boring your audience long before you manage to convince them of anything. This talk is intended to be a fun (and perhaps a bit silly) look at the science and the art of being convincing. I will cover how logical fallacies are used in propaganda, lying, and how you can use them to get your point across quickly. And don’t worry, we’ll also talk about how to do this ethically!

      • Speakers: Terri Oda
      • Title: Capturing Tiny Snakes
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: B204
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        This is intended as a tutorial session for bringing up MicroPython on a common, and reasonably easy to obtain, microcontroller platform. From bare bones, to blinking LEDs and beyond.

      • Speakers: John Hawley, Terri Oda
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    Walé Ogundipé is a software developer based in Seattle. He enjoys cultivating the programming community at large and as co-organizer of SeattleJS, one of the largest Javascript meetups in the United States.

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    Joshua Pan

    Zulip

    Biography

    Joshua Pan is a student attending Proof School (San Francisco, CA). His background in programming came from his competitive programming experience. He got introduced to open source programming through Google Code-in, which he was awarded Grand Winner in 2016 for his contributions to Copyleft Games.

    Joshua is an active contributor to Zulip, a powerful, open source group chat application, and is a lead developer of zulipbot, a GitHub workflow bot for Zulip. In his free-time, Joshua enjoys playing basketball, solving math and physics problems, and playing drums and ukulele. He also enjoys writing on Quora.

    Sessions

  • Elsie

    Biography

    Elsie herds the CoreOS Community and Co-Leads the Kubernetes Contributor Experience SIG. She’s a northwest native who got her start in open source working at the Oregon State University Open Source Lab. In her free time she throws wild one woman dance parties and makes a mean vegan chocolate chip cookie.

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    Jon Pincus

    A Change Is Coming, O.school, Get FISA Right

    Biography

    Software engineer / entrepreneur / strategist / activist, currently Tech DIVA (Technical Diversity, Inclusion, and Values Advisor) at O.School and Architect – Integrative Technologies + Communities at OPTYVA, also consults for and advises companies interested in software engineering and/or diversity. Previous positions include CTO and VP of Engineering roles at startups, Architect and Researcher at Microsoft Research, and leading the oppression-theory based Ad Astra project as GM of Strategy Development at Microsoft. With my activist hat on, I’ve worked with a broad coalition on Stop Real ID Now, as one of the organizers of Get FISA Right and Voter Suppression Wiki, started #p2 (the largest progressive hashtag on Twitter) with Tracy Viselli, was a board member of Bill of Rights Defense Committee, and am currently active in several Indivisible groups.

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    Sessions

      • Title: Grassroots activism is hard. Can open source help?
      • Track: Activism
      • Room: B201
      • Time: 10:0010:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Grassroots activists have to deal with many challenges – including the tools they’re using. Sounds like a great opportunity for open source! This session will survey progressive and transpartisan grassroots activists’ needs and today’s solutions (including techniques that work for explicitly intersectional groups), look at some existing open-source offerings and how they could evolve to better meet grassroots activists’ needs, and identify future directions that could be even more impactful.

      • Speakers: Jon Pincus
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    Erica Portnoy

    Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Biography

    Erica is a Staff Technologist at EFF building Certbot, the web’s https-enabling robot buddy. She earned her BSE in computer science at Princeton, where she researched oblivious computation for messaging privacy and took two different classes where she had to watch Star Trek for homework. Upon graduating, she protected authentication tokens in secure enclaves and experimented with searchable encryption. She likes dogs, the pouring rain, and being right.

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    Sriram Ramkrishna

    GNOME Foundation

    Biography

    Part of Free Software and the GNOME Project since 1996, Sri is a core member of the GNOME Project. As a member, Sri has done a variety of roles including Community Manager, Director of the GNOME Foundation, and Editor of the GNOME Journal. Sri serves as one of the public figures of GNOME talking about GNOME and Free Software in general among the open source community.

    Professionally, Sri has an IT background with over 20 years of UNIX and Linux experience, starting at the age of 15 when he ran afoul of the local sysadmin when he learned how to use the ‘cu’ command on an adm3a terminal connected to a VAX running UNIX.

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    Letta Raven is a tech support specialist who loves b movies and talking about mentoring. Her current language is SQL. Originally from Oakland she currently lives and works in Portland while awaiting her next adventure.

    Sessions

      • Title: How To Mentor Humans
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B202/203
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        I feel passionately that women and epecially minority women in tech need mentors and that those already in tech have a duty to step up for them, even though it means getting out of their comfort zone. How do you mentor minorities? How do you mentor anyone? With kindness and respect.

      • Speakers: Letta Raven
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    Skyler Reed is a artist, writer, and designer living in Portland. Skyler has presented talks on Empathy in Online Education at the Association of Training Developers, applying Empathy to Online Applications at the Computer Human Interaction Forum of Oregon, and on Crowdfunding Open Source Projects at Open Source Bridge. You can reach Skyler at skyler@skycorbett.com

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    Danielle Robinson

    Mozilla Science Lab

    Biography

    Danielle Robinson is a 2016 Mozilla Fellow for Science with PhD in Neuroscience from Oregon Health and Science University. She is an experienced scientist, community builder, and technical communicator. She is passionate about applying the philosophy of open source software development to scientific research to improve efficiency and research reproducibility. Danielle received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and has a strong record of leadership, mentorship, and policy work. She is a founding member of Women in Science Portland and OHSU BioData Club and has collaborated on projects including Science Hack Day Portland, Open Insight PDX, Mozilla’s Working Open Workshop, and Radian Data.

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    Nicole Sanchez is the VP of Social Impact at GitHub, responsible to diversifying the company’s workforce and user base; building strong community partnerships; and promoting GitHub as a platform for impactful social change. She in an industry expert in diversity, inclusion and social impact with 20+ years working on access for underrepresented communities in government, higher education and technology. She is a mom, writer, native Californian and firm believer that access to technology can bring about massive social change. Nicole is an alumnae of Stanford University and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

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    Caito Scherr

    New Relic

    Biography

    Software engineer with a (very) non-technical background. I work at a data analytics company in downtown Portland and am in a Software Engineering Masters’ program. In my “free time” I enjoy woodworking, gardening, and terrible, terrible puns.

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  • Michael Schoonmaker

    Test Double

    Biography

    I want to make art. I’ll even use a paintbrush, if it’s absolutely necessary.

    Before I got a “real job” [Thanks, Dad…], I made video games. To the chagrin of my fellow consultants at Test Double, I still cling to many of the bottom-up, test-after habits I developed while pushing pixels and building digital worlds. The rest of the time, I toe the line: test-driving web applications and mentoring people of all stripes in empathetic, humane software development.

    When not in my Cave, I co-organize the tech meetup for a small city in coastal Washington, pursue the odd hobby, and chase my partner and 2 kids.

    Sessions

      • Title: JavaScriptural Exegesis
      • Track: Theory
      • Room: B202/203
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        If we’re going to be so religious about our standards and patterns, why not use religious tools to analyze and improve them?

        Exegesis is a tool for nuance and understanding in the absolutes found on bikesheds everywhere, such as “replace all vars with const” and “arrow functions will save your eternal soul”.

      • Speakers: Michael Schoonmaker
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    Briar is the founder and host of PDX CryptoParty. They spend most days pondering the aesthetics, ethics, and potential for social change in technology. Working with Celly, Briar has helped build communication networks for activists around the world including Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Sandy, and Black Lives Matter activist groups in at least 8 different cities.

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    Not an activist, but an agitator, troublemaker, and organizer with Portland Tenants United, Portland IWW, and AFT-OR. Street medic. Helpdesk, A/V Tech, and fixer of things that plug in at Lewis and Clark Law School.

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    Sessions

      • Title: Unionizing Tech: Everybody needs a union
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B202/203
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        The Open Source Movement has a few defining traits, such as the the do-it-yourself, stick-it-to-the-man scrappiness; the caring about the people around us and their experience with the software or workplace; and, the way it is forever adaptable to the needs of the situation. Open source and unions have a lot in common – lets get started unionizing open source shops!

      • Speakers: Sam Scott
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    Carol Smith has over 12 years experience with programs, communities, and partnerships. She worked at GitHub managing education partnerships for the Student Developer Pack and at Google managing the Google Summer of Code program. She has a degree in Journalism from California State University, Northridge, and is a cook, cyclist, and horseback rider.

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    KBOO Radio

    Biography

    Jenka joined KBOO Community Radio in 2007, after travelling around the world as an Indymedia organizer, and helping coordinate relief efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She trained hundreds of volunteers in the news production process. She also has developed and implemented media training programs in Palestine for the International Middle East Media Center (imemc.org).

    In 2010, Soderberg was selected as a Knight Fellow in Journalism at Stanford University, where she spent the year developing a tool for mobile news submission and verification. Her focus continues to be on the dismantling of the capitalist structures that hold society in a state of continuous war, and empowering communities to take action for their own self-determination.

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    Biography

    Tyler Sticka is a partner and creative director at Cloud Four, where he helps vanquish complex responsive design challenges for clients like Walmart Labs while blogging about SVG and other web ephemera. He’s also a fan of side projects, co-founding Backabit (makers of iOS games Ramps, Lotsa Blocks and Spinner Galactic) and launching Colorpeek (and its accompanying Chrome extension) in his spare time.

    Sessions

      • Title: SVG: So Very Good
      • Track: Theory
      • Room: B204
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Icon fonts! CSS-only illustrations! High-resolution GIF animations! Today’s web designers still regularly and enthusiastically employ these techniques… yet they’re all a better fit for SVG, a powerful vector image format that’s already old enough to drive a car.

      • Speakers: Tyler Sticka
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    an indefatigable DIY tinkerer — user of Free-Open-Source-Software and Debian OS for day-to-day computing since 2003 —
    Katheryn Sutter PhD Urban and Public Affairs, BS Human Resources and Family Studies

    Sessions

      • Title: In 1968 Mom built a computer: women's routes as technologists
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B302/303
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        On the surface, this story shares vignettes about my Mom. But its purpose is to increase awareness of human resources in technology, and overlooked pathways of young technologiests. “c. 1973 RCA hired her for the chip prototyping lab. Her new co-workers compared each other’s crochet at lunch. A marathon week of late-night needlework bought her acceptance and promotion to supervisor. She told me stories about the ladies who wrapped wires for NASA a few years before, about women’s centuries of fingers in technical fiber-crafts finally being noticed when it put men on the moon.”

      • Speakers: Katheryn Sutter
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    Paul Tarjan

    Stripe

    Biography

    Lifelong nerd and engineer. Nowadays he works at Stripe mostly on developer productivity and infrastructural components like rate limiters, core abstractions, large code refactors and language design. In the past he helped build HHVM and Hack at Facebook, worked on the Open Graph and changed your search results to not just be 10 blue links.

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    Travis Wagner

    University of South Carolina

    Biography

    Travis holds a B.A. In History from Augusta State University (GA) and an MLIS from the
    University of South Carolina (USC), where he is currently pursing a PhD in Library and Information Sciences. He has also earned a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies at USC and is still a teaching assistant and lecturer within that program. Travis works as a consultant to multiple Columbia-based community archives, specifically honing in on preserving and digitizing fragile audio-visual materials. His research interests relate to the role that language-based access plays concerning content creation and distribution within moving image archives, giving specific consideration for how this affects context and interpretations of gender within visual information.

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    Heidi has spent years in the technical communications mines, digging meaning out of words and presenting the polished results to users. She firmly believes that less is more and that no one wants to read documentation, which makes her examine her career choices and avoid wordcount trackers. She has worked in industries such as email security, musical OCR, Medicare billing, and operating systems. No matter where she goes, she still ends up writing the release notes.

    Her passions include pseudonymity, the intersection of security and usability, and creating the perfect lemon pound cake. In the evenings she is writing a book on using Agile development methods in making and crafting contexts.

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    Heidi is a passionate advocate for technical communication, clarity, and human indexing. Her interests include whistle-blowing, security, and ethical parenting.

    Sessions

  • Biography

    Sebastian has been concerned about online security from a young age. Today, his hobbies include Python, strategy games, and robotics.

    Sessions

  • Andrew Weaver

    American Archive of Public Broadcasting NDSR

    Biography

    Andrew Weaver is a Seattleite and 2015 graduate of the University of Washington’s Information School. He is currently a member of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s 2016-2017 NDSR cohort at CUNY Television in New York. Previously he worked extensively with analog and digital A/V materials in the University of Washington Libraries. When he isn’t extracting metadata or trying to align azimuths, he enjoys reading books and skimboarding on the Puget Sound.

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  • Biography

    Ian Webster is a software engineer who works on projects related to civics, education, and health. He leads engineering at Zenysis, where he builds health data analysis software for governments of developing countries.

    Previously, Ian worked at Google and also formed a software consultancy that counts NASA, SETI, and private aerospace companies among its clients. He is the creator of Asterank, an open-source analysis and visualization platform used to evaluate space missions, acquired by Planetary Resources. At Planetary Resources, he built ground and on-board systems for spacecraft.

    Sessions

      • Title: Become a Rocket Scientist With Open Source
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: B204
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        The new space industry is expanding rapidly, with huge opportunities for open-source contributions. This talk focuses on the case study of Asterank, software that makes space data easier to access and explore. Its analysis and visualization tools have been used in government, private industry, and schools. The project has made public space data more open and usable for millions of people.

      • Speakers: Ian Webster
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    Tim Welch

    Dots.Connect

    Biography

    I craft technology solutions and create value for people and projects around the world with open source software and communities at its core. Web apps, design, mapping, data visualization, APIs, and sensors are just a few of the tools of the trade. I work across disciplines and industries, thriving in the space where people and technology collide.

    Sessions

      • Title: #workzoneWTF: crowdsourcing policy change in PDX
      • Track: Activism
      • Room: B204
      • Time: 10:0010:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Walk or ride your bike around Portland long enough and you’ll come across unsafe sidewalk and road closures. To paint a clear picture of this issue, Oregon Walks and The Street Trust (BTA) ran a social media campaign collecting hundreds of photos and videos from citizens using a little tech sauce we whipped up. The pressure was on for City Hall to pass new closure requirements, which they did unanimously. This talk covers the people, the methods, and the open tech used to help move the needle.

      • Speakers: Tim Welch
  • Biography

    Lilly has her PhD in neuroscience from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She is a science and data analyst with the Ontology Development Group at OHSU and a member of the Monarch Initiative.

    Sessions

      • Title: 24 Hours of Awesome: Science Hack Day Portland
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B301
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Science Hack Day is a free-to-attend, open-source, worldwide, volunteer-organized event aimed at bringing together scientists, developers, engineers, students, and anyone else passionate or curious about science. The goal is simple: in 24 hours form a team and make something (fun, useful, nonsensical, anything!) with science. Hear from the organizers of the first Science Hack Day in Portland on how it was put together, just how awesome it was, and how open (science, source, hardware, web) played a vital part.

      • Speakers: Jessica Hardwicke, Lilly Winfree
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    Lucy Wyman

    Puppet

    Biography

    I’m a Quality Assurance Engineer for Puppet Labs, where I automate tests and develop testing infrastructure for puppet orchestrator, PCP, and PE core. I graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Computer Science in June 2016, where I worked as a Front-End Engineer for the OSU Open Source Lab. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, hiking, experiencing new things, and enjoying a wide variety of podcasts, tv shows, blogs, books, and other media.

    You can see more of my work at http://lucywyman.me and http://github.com/lucywyman
    See conference presentations I’ve given at http://slides.lucywyman.me
    Or read my thoughts at http://blog.lucywyman.me

    Sessions

      • Title: How Can I Contribute?
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B302/303
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        This talk is for you, the documentarian, developer, student, or community member wondering what you can contribute to open source and how to get started. Lucy Wyman discusses several ways open source projects need your help, what to look for in a project you’re contributing to, and some first steps to making your first pull request.

      • Speakers: Lucy Wyman
      • Title: The Existential Tester: How to Assess Risk and Prioritize Tests
      • Track: Theory
      • Room: B302/303
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        To test, or not to test? That is the question. With limited time and resources there are only so many tests we can write and run. How do you determine what features of a new project to test? How do you know when a test is obsolete, or needs to be updated? What gets run per-commit, nightly, or weekly? What should you test manually? This talk will give you a framework for thinking about how to assess risk on a project and prioritize your

      • Speakers: Lucy Wyman