I had a great time speaking at AIRS 2013. My talk was called "Serving the Underserved on the Web" and I want to make it known that the slides are available for download on my prezi account. Keep in touch everybody! Don't be shy to reach out with any questions.
OpenSourcery CEO Brian Jamison will present at the Open Source Bridge conference on Wednesday, June 17th, at 10am. The presentation — How to Earn an Open Source Living without Taking on Investors or Selling Your Soul — is a topic about which Brian is particularly well versed. As co-founder of a successful, bootstrapped open source development company, Brian has overseen OpenSourcery's growth from three to twenty-plus people, without compromising the company's ideals.
Brian will cover the simple formulas that led to OpenSourcery's success, explore the some of the dubious business models and side adventures we tried along the way, and hopefully assist in the launch of successful new open source businesses.
If you are an experienced open source entrepreneur and would like to join this presentation, please contact us at inquiry (at) opensourcery (dot) com.
To learn more about Open Source Bridge, an all-volunteer conference, please visit their site. You can peruse the schedule, register, and, if you're not from Portland, find an affordable hotel room in town.
Hope to see you there.
As part of its ongoing Meetup series, the OTBC in Beaverton will present "Open Source Software: Benefits and Challenges," a panel featuring three distinct perspectives on open source software: legal, business and development. This from the official announcement on the Meetup page: "The panel will consist of speakers experienced with intellectual property issues in adopting open source software, participating in open source and open standard communities, and using a range of licensing models."
Brian Jamison, founder and CEO of OpenSourcery, joins panel moderator Martin Medeiros (partner, Swider Medeiros Haver, LLP) and Jim Wasko (Program Director for Cloud Computing, IBM Systems and Technology Group, IBM) to discuss strategic approaches to leveraging open source vs. proprietary software. We're pretty certain where Brian will fall along that continuum.
The Meetup takes place at the offices of OTBC in Beaverton. Find directions here. We look forward to seeing you there.