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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

8:00am

  • Registration Opens
    • Title: Registration Opens
    • Time: 8:00am

9:009:45am

9:4510:00am

  • Coffee Break
    • Title: Coffee Break
    • Time: 9:4510:00am

10:0011:45am

Noon1:30pm

  • Lunch
    • Title: Lunch
    • Time: Noon1:30pm

1:302:15pm

2:303:15pm

3:153:45pm

  • Afternoon Tea
    • Title: Afternoon Tea
    • Time: 3:153:45pm

3:454:30pm

4:455:30pm

5:3010:00pm

  • Hacker Lounge Open
    • Title: Hacker Lounge Open
    • Time: 5:3010:00pm
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

9:009:45am

9:4510:00am

  • Coffee Break
    • Title: Coffee Break
    • Time: 9:4510:00am

10:0011:45am

Noon1:30pm

  • Lunch
    • Title: Lunch
    • Time: Noon1:30pm

1:302:15pm

    • Title: Understanding Your Organization With Code Archaeology
    • Track: Practice
    • Room: B201
    • Time: 1:302:15pm
    • Excerpt:

      Come on an expedition into the dark corners of your project’s code basement, deep in that directory everyone avoids because it’s filled with spiders and booby traps and two mysterious old versions of JQuery from 2012 that no one even remembers using. Instead of getting exasperated by variables called data and poor command-query separation, learn to use code archaeology as a way to understand your organization better.

    • Speakers: Liss McCabe
    • 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
    • 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
    • Title: Making MLIS Classrooms Open Source: Activism, Service Learning, and Building Digital Community Archives
    • Track: Activism
    • Room: B301
    • Time: 1:302:15pm
    • Excerpt:

      This presentation explores an ongoing project to incorporate digital repository building for community archives within a master’s level library and information sciences classroom. The class taught under the pedagogical methods of service learning highlighted (and continues to highlight) the complex relationship between proprietary technology and archival ‘best practices.’ By reimagining this relationship, students were able to look at how open source tools and technologies better accomplished their desired outcomes to build a small-scale repository for their community partner, one whose narratives and materials were representative of feminist activism in the American South.

    • Speakers: Travis Wagner, Elise Lewis
    • 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

2:303:15pm

3:153:45pm

  • Afternoon Tea
    • Title: Afternoon Tea
    • Time: 3:153:45pm

3:454:30pm

4:455:30pm

5:3010:00pm

  • Hacker Lounge Open
    • Title: Hacker Lounge Open
    • Time: 5:3010:00pm
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

9:009:45am

9:4510:00am

  • Coffee Break
    • Title: Coffee Break
    • Time: 9:4510:00am

10:0010:45am

11:0011:45am

    • Title: Quantum Computers and Where to Hide from Them
    • Track: Theory
    • Room: B201
    • Time: 11:0011:45am
    • Excerpt:

      After making the smallest possible transistors, scientists are developing new computation methods based on quantum mechanics. This talk is an intro to: what makes quantum computing special, how to build assembly-like instructions for quantum computers in Python and JavaScript, and how we could start encrypting data to avoid quantum codebreaking.

    • Speakers: Nick Doiron
    • Title: I Have ADD and So Can -- Ooh, Shiny!
    • Track: Culture
    • Room: B202/203
    • Time: 11:0011:45am
    • Excerpt:

      Neurodiversity is the hidden diversity on our teams. Unlike obvious external markers, mental and personality quirks or invisible disabilities are not always easy for us to remember or adjust for. But sometimes diversity in this area is as important as any other.

    • Speakers: Heidi Waterhouse
    • 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

Noon1:30pm

  • Lunch
    • Title: Lunch
    • Time: Noon1:30pm

1:302:15pm

2:303:15pm

3:153:45pm

  • Afternoon Tea
    • Title: Afternoon Tea
    • Time: 3:153:45pm

3:454:30pm

7:009:00pm

  • Slideshow Karaoke B202/203
    • Title: Slideshow Karaoke
    • Room: B202/203
    • Time: 7:009:00pm
    • Excerpt:

      Five minutes. Surprise slides. Come to Slide Deck Karaoke for talks never seen before (or again).

      Ready to take the stage? We’ll have a deck up on the projector ready for you.

6:0010:00pm

  • Official Party Hacker Lounge
    • Title: Official Party
    • Room: Hacker Lounge
    • Time: 6:0010:00pm
    • Excerpt:

      Join us for an evening of fun at the official Open Source Bridge party.

      We’ll have food, games, and music. Enjoy!

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Friday, June 23, 2017

9:009:45am

  • Unconference Scheduling
    • Title: Unconference Scheduling
    • Time: 9:009:45am

10:1511:00am

  • Unconference Sessions
    • Title: Unconference Sessions
    • Time: 10:1511:00am
    • 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

11:15amNoon

  • Unconference Sessions
    • Title: Unconference Sessions
    • Time: 11:15amNoon

Noon1:30pm

  • Lunch - Food Cart Field Trip
    • Title: Lunch - Food Cart Field Trip
    • Time: Noon1:30pm

Noon1:00pm

  • Yoga
    • Title: Yoga
    • Time: Noon1:00pm

1:302:15pm

  • Unconference Sessions
    • Title: Unconference Sessions
    • Time: 1:302:15pm

2:303:15pm

  • Unconference Sessions
    • Title: Unconference Sessions
    • Time: 2:303:15pm

3:304:00pm

  • Conference Wrap-up & Feedback
    • Title: Conference Wrap-up & Feedback
    • Time: 3:304:00pm