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 ]
How Search Works
As a trainer I like sites like this new one from Google that show you how stuff works. How Search Works goes in to a lot of detail about how search engines work. I thought it might be a useful resource for those of you who teach web ...
Open Source Options for Education
OSS Watch has published a list of open source options for education that I think might be helpful to many of you. This document presents options for open source software for use in the education sector. Some of these may have uses outside of education, but they are presented ...
Free Koha Intro Webinars
Join me for one of these free Koha introductory webinars!! Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/616892390 Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/188146022 Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/783336894 Learn more about Koha on ByWater's What is ...
Free Intro to Koha 3.10 Webinars
It seems like just yesterday we were offering Koha 3.8 demos, but last week Koha 3.10 was released and so it’s time to start showing you what’s new! Join us for one of the following free Koha 3.10 demo webinars. We’ll cover what Koha can do for your library with ...
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. MRBS MRBS is a free, GPL, web application using PHP and MySQL/pgsql for booking meeting rooms or other resources. Digest powered by RSS Digest
Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. Open Course Library A collection of high quality, free-to-use courses that you can download and use for teaching. All content is stored in Google docs making it easy to access, browse and download. Digest powered by RSS Digest
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My hubby (Brian Engard) is running a Kickstarter for his latest role playing game. This is his first solo Kickstarter – but not his first game. He wrote an awesome post on his site about why he’s including a reward tier for libraries (yes that means your library could get in on this): But why did I include libraries in that tier? A couple of reasons. First, my wife Nicole [ Read More ]