Open Source Collaboration Tools are Good for You – relooked and live tomorrow!

April 1, 2009

I have relooked and slightly expanded this presentation for tomorrow at OpenExpo in Bern – the main addition is a discussion of the fear of making mistakes in public.

Talking to attendees last week at ApacheCon shows that people often struggle to introduce these tools and the open way of working in their companies. It seems like that fear can be an important blocking factor, and people are rarely explicitely aware of it.

(See how serious I am? This is April 1st and I’m not even making lame jokes!)

Update: the video is available on YouTube as part of the OpenExpo channel.


Ready for ApacheCon Europe 2009

March 21, 2009


I’ll be giving three talks next week at ApacheCon, on OSGi, Apache Sling and Open Source collaboration tools.

Ruwan Linton‘s OSGi talk, which is scheduled after mine on Wednesday, also presents practical experiences with OSGi. I’m looking forward to comparing our experiences, and people should probably attend both talks to get the whole picture.

I’m also very much looking forward to meeting new people and old friends there, including the Jackrabbit/Sling folks at Tuesday’s JCR/Jackrabbit/Sling meetup.

Before that I’ll be in Rome for a meeting of the IKS project, talking about requirements and use cases for semantically enhanced CMSes. Looks like a packed but very interesting week ahead – lots of context switches though ;-)

Update: forgot to mention Carsten Ziegeler’s Embrace OSGi – A Developer’s Quickstart presentation, which comes right before mine – attending that one will also help put mine in context, as I won’t cover the basics of OSGi.


Open Source Collaboration Tools – at OpenExpo, Bern, April 2nd

February 26, 2009

The program for OpenExpo 2009 Bern is just out, I’ll be giving my Open Source Collaboration Tools are Good For You! talk on April 2nd.

I’ve been giving this talk a few times in various places already, and it often leads to interesting conversations, we’ll see if that works in Switzerland as well! I must not forget to indicate that I can understand questions in German, as many people are more likely to ask questions in their native language.


Sling at openexpo.ch, that’s tomorrow!

September 24, 2008

We’re talking about Sling at openexpo.ch tomorrow, together with Michael Marth, Day’s technology evangelist.

A number of Apache folk are talking there today and tomorrow, see the program – and meet us at tonight’s 6PM social event if you’re around!

Here are our slides, but it’s much better live on stage, so be there anyway!

Update: the demo code is available at SLING-673.


Talking at Jazoon, Zürich, next week

June 17, 2008

jazoon.jpgI’ll be talking as a co-speaker with David Nuescheler at Jazoon next thursday, on the revenge of the weblog in 15 minutes. The talk description still mentions microjax, but that’s dead, it’s the Sling client library now. No conceptual changes though, that’s mostly a renaming.

I’m working on the Sling JST templates this week, as the code that this template engine generated was way too ugly to be shown in public. That’s getting better.


Speaking at “Meet the Communities” event in Luxembourg on June 12th

May 21, 2008

mtc.jpgI’ll be speaking at the next Meet the Communities event on June 12th, on Working in and with the Apache Software Foundation.

Looking forward to meeting new people including Christophe Lombart, original developer of the Graffito object-to-JCR mapping that’s now part of Jackrabbit and used in Sling.

The one-hour flight from Geneva to Luxembourg costs more than New York…but small airports are always nice!