Laurel Ruma is the Director of Talent (author and speaker relations) at O'Reilly Media. She was previously the Gov 2.0 Evangelist for O'Reilly Media and co-chair for the Gov 2.0 Expo, Where 2.0, and OSCON Java. She is the co-editor of Open Government, O'Reilly Media, 2010.
I’ve read many eloquent eulogies from people who knew Aaron Swartz better than I did, but he was also a Foo and contributor to Open Government. So, we’re doing our part at O’Reilly Media to honor Aaron by posting the … read more
Webcast: OSCON 2011: Take-aways, Trends, and Highlights August 11, 2011
In this event wrap-up, OSCON co-chairs Edd Dumbill, Sarah Novotny, and Laurel Ruma will identify and discuss the trends and announcements that emerged from the event and how these will impact the tech world in the year to come.
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