Open City Party
Open Web Post-Conference Party & Celebration of the City Council's commitment towards open data.
Friday, June 12
6-8pm reception; 8-1am Three DJs + videos
View 'MySpace' photo exhibition by Rita Leistner (Brooklyn) in association with VANDU
Flack Block, (corner of Cambie)
157 W. Hastings St.
$5 public/free for delegates includes reception (hors d'ouevres and beverage)
Free exchange entry to Megaphone Anniversary guests.
David Eaves (Andrea Reimer was stuck in a Metro Vancouver board meeting) presented a lively, well thought out session on Vancouver's Open Standards, Open Data, Open Source Initiative. Notes after the jump.
After Luke Closs's presentation on Test Automation and Open Web Testing, I am much more up to date and aware of automation testing issues and how one would strategize it. This talk alone makes the conference worthwhile for me. Check out my notes after the jump.
How similar are designing green buildings and Software Development? The Green Building Brain web app is a great example of this and was discussed in What does Green Building have to do with Software Development? Check out my notes after the break
Notes from Jacob Appelbaum's excellent Tor: Anonymous Communications for the Dept. of Defense... and You. This talk was enthusiastic and geeky but in a friendly, inviting "change the world" way. Time for Vancouverites to run their own Tor servers!
Notes from Angie Byron's excellent keynote Women in Open Source (note that this applies to all minorities, not just women!).
A stirring call to political action to address copyright and other civil liberties issues. Full On the Pirate Party Keynote notes after the break.
Vancouver's Nitobi have created a schedule application for Open Web Vancouver. The application runs on Android smartphones and is available via the Android Market (search for "Open Web Vancouver 2009")!