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Vancouver's Open Standards, Open Data, Open Source Initiative - Roland's Notes

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.

Luke Closs on Open Web Testing and Test Automation - Roland's Notes

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.

What does Green Building have to do with Software Development? Roland's Notes

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

Tor: Anonymous Communications for the Dept. of Defense... and You - Jacob Appelbaum - Roland's Notes

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!

Women in Open Source - Angie Byron - Roland's Notes

Notes from Angie Byron's excellent keynote Women in Open Source (note that this applies to all minorities, not just women!).

On the Pirate Party - Rickard "Rick" Falkvinge - Roland's Notes

A stirring call to political action to address copyright and other civil liberties issues. Full On the Pirate Party Keynote notes after the break.

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