Randall will be talking about Practical Paper Prototyping, something he does weekly
with our clients. Paper prototyping is the simplest possible way to start sanity checking web page and web application ideas. It allows clients, designers and developers to get on the same page by promoting communication and collaboration early in the process.
Randall's been doing user interface design since the mid-eighties, and building websites since 1996. If you have an interest in design and user experience, you'll want to attend this session.
Thursday, June 18th, 2:45 to 3:30 at the Oregon Convention Center. Register at the Open Source Bridge site.
The Open Source Bridge is an all-volunteer, all-awesome conference that will take place in Portland, Oregon this summer, June 17-19 at the Convention Center. When OSCON fled south, did Portland cry itself to sleep? No. It organized across languages, across disciplines, and on both sides of the mighty Willamette to stage an even more impressive event.
But the success of the conference relies on real people presenting real content. That's where OpenSourcery and other development shops come in. That's right, it's time to submit proposals. We're encouraging our developers, project managers, systems administrators, and business developers to do so.
A few words about why the Open Source Bridge exists, taken from their website:
"Our primary objective will be to explore what it means to be a responsible Open Source citizen.
"Our conference structure is language-agnostic by design, in hopes of facilitating broader community growth by focusing on Open Source development as a discipline–divorcing the techniques of development from the language used for that development. In so doing, the conference will encourage and foster cross-pollination and widespread knowledge sharing, regardless of each developer’s chosen programming language."
That sounds like the kind of activity Drupal developers should participate in. Please feel free to contact email@example.com if you have further questions about the event or if you would like to volunteer your time as an OSB advocate. We're looking for developers across the country (world?) to visit our fair city during the most beautiful time of year. Come June you'll see why they call us the Rose City.
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Fresh off our Drupal for Nonprofit Decision-makers series with NTEN (the Nonprofit Technology Network), we're proud to announce that OpenSourcery is a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Francisco.
The NTC is NTEN's annual technology conference. It brings together over 1,000 nonprofit staff and providers who will attend breakout sessions, participate in workshops, and generally network to their hearts' content. We're huge fans (and members) of NTEN, so it goes without saying that we look forward to participating in the 2009 NTC.
The conference takes place in San Francisco from April 26-28. It's the place to be for nonprofit staff and managers, especially with sessions like these. We're particularly fond of their easy-to-understand schedule and track tags. So visit the site and register today.
OpenSourcery is excited to officially announce its sponsorship of GOSCON, the Government Open Source Conference organized by the good people at the Open Source Lab and Oregon State University. GOSCON emerged in 2005 as a forum to explore the business case and real-world applications for open technology to deliver the next generation of government services. This year's theme is "Transforming the Delivery of Government Services," with a special emphasis on Open Public Health IT. Of course, as the creators of the open source Electronic Medical Records (EMR) application elementalClinic (emC), we have a lot to add.
This year is poised to be the best event yet, drawing participation from government agencies, vendors, contractors and suppliers from the U.S. and abroad. Recently announced keynote speaker Aneesh P. Chopra is the Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He presentation is entitled "Building a Culture of Innovation and Productivity Through Collaboration."
Look for OpenSourcery at GOSCON: we'll be busy demonstrating our own open source contributions to the government sector.
GOSCON takes place at the Crowne Royal Hotel here in Portland. This year's event begins October 20 with the new "International Open ICT Summit." The core program takes place October 21-22 (read the program), and look for the field trip and tour of Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab on October 23.
Find more details and register HERE.