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Todd Greene from Media Temple was up next. He started talking about Linux – how it’s 1 platform with 6 different interpretations. Todd used the example of the ‘omelet’ in this comparison. The secret ingredient in omelet making – in open source software – is YOU. MT came up with a set of values to making open source successful: work with extraordinary people get things done always been curious enjoy  [ Read More ]

For our next speaker, Carin Meier, we were asked to turn off our devices so that we could watch demos of clojure controlled robots. We watched Carin control her roomba and her drone from her computer – even making the two “friends” with each other. Since I couldn’t live blog cause my computer had to be off, you can watch the video here:

Up next was Mark Hinkle from Citrix. Mark started by talking about we can include more people in our communities to make our software better!! First off, all communities are not created equal – and just because they’re different doesn’t mean one is any better or worse than the others. Open source communities all benefit from shared development. Next up a quote I will be adding to my presentations :  [ Read More ]

OSCON Keynote: Open Compute Project

Next up was Jay Parikh from Facebook to talk to us about the Open Compute Project. Jay jumped in to explain where the project has come since last year … but didn’t explain what the project was, so this is from the official site: We started a project at Facebook almost two years ago with a pretty big goal: to build one of the most efficient computing infrastructures at the  [ Read More ]

OSCON Keynote: On Open Intelligence

The keynote was started with an intro by the conference organizers reminding us all that not having a license on our code is a bug not a feature! So go to http://choosealicense.com and pick the right license for your code and make sure you add it to your github account. Our first speaker was Jeff Hawkins from Numenta Inc. Jeff talked to us about the human brain – the most  [ Read More ]

NYLA: Leadership on the Digital Frontier

I arrived late to this session (somehow I thought it was starting 15 minutes later), so I missed Geoffrey Kirkpatrick’s introduction, but here’s what I got after arriving. He told his team, “if you’re not playing 10% of your time you’re not doing your job.” Some of his staff understood this right away, but others weren’t sure what he meant by play, saying things like, “you don’t want to see  [ Read More ]

Internet Librarian Wrapup on NCompass Live

Yesterday I was on a live webinar hosted by NCompass with several other Internet Librarian presenters talking about what I learned at the Internet Librarian conference this year. The recording will be available soon via the archives if you’re curious to listen. One of the things we talked about was what made the most impact on us, or left us thinking, from the conference. The one thing that has stuck  [ Read More ]

Deeann Allison and Lorna Dawes spoke to us this afternoon about Pixel a chatbot that is used at the University of Nebraska. First, what is a chatbot? It’s a software application that designed to emulate conversations with human beings. It’s frequently text based, but it can include sound and visual effects. The software is usually developed on top of a database so that the bot can match metadata from questions  [ Read More ]

IL2012: Retail & Technology Trends

Up first for me this morning is a talk about baseball and shopping! Seriously though, the speakers were from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and were talking to us about parallels between retail and libraries and what we can learn from the retail industry. Consumers have changed! People are using mobile devices while in stores today. We’re scanning barcodes and checking prices online to find the greatest deal  [ Read More ]

IL2012: Engaging Users

Michelle Boule, author of Mob Rule Learning, started the session on how to engage staff with crowdsourcing. She started by reminding us that to get people to use crowdsourcing, you have to give people a purpose. Stick people in the room and give them a problem and tell them to solve it. Give direction, but leave the rest of the stuff up to them. The the crowd choose their own  [ Read More ]

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