Edd Wilder-JamesSarah NovotnyLaurel Ruma

OSCON 2011: Take-aways, Trends, and Highlights

Date: This event took place live on August 11 2011

Presented by: Edd Wilder-James, Sarah Novotny, Laurel Ruma

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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What do you do once you've changed the world? You do it again. That's what the world's open source innovators, builders, and pioneers did as they gathered again at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, sharing their expertise and experience, exploring new ideas, and inspiring each other. 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. We'll build plenty of time for interaction, so bring your own ideas, insights and questions, from both the conference and beyond.

About Edd Dumbill

Edd is program chair for Strata and the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. A technologist and writer, he also led the design and implementation of conference software at O'Reilly. Edd was the editor of XML.com for many years, and program chair for the XML Europe and XTech conferences.

About Sarah Novotny

I am the VP of MySQL and LAMP Practice and a founder of Blue Gecko which does remote administration and management of databases around the world including MySQL, Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL.

My focus has been MySQL database administration since MySQL was in version 3.23.

I am additionally the Program Chair of OSCON (and the brand new OSCON Data) and the Chair of the IOUG's MySQL Council.

My technology writing and adventures can be found at http://bluegecko.net/community/blog/ and my more esoteric musings at http://sarahnovotny.com. For twittery things, check out http://twitter.com/sarahnovotny. To connect with me on linked in wander over to http://linkedin.com/in/sarahnovotny.

About Laurel Ruma

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.