OSCON 2007 Trip Report

As reported earlier jMaki and GlassFish, along with a host of other Sun-led open source technologies (NetBeans, OpenJDK, OpenDS, Project Indiana, etc.), were present at OSCON 2007 last week. I spent my entire 2 days at the jMaki booth which had a consistent stream of visitors on both the days. In case you are interested, here is what I presented:

The videos of other demos shown at the pod will be made available on this blog in the next few days.

I could not attend any of the sessions except some of the keynote sessions on second day. Of all the keynote videos the one I'd like you to watch is Overcoming Bias by Prof Robin Hanson. The professor, an Economic Theorist, talks about how cognitive bias cause software projects to slip. Some of the quotes from his talk are "Be more honest about writing code" and "If you really care about truth, you'll work at it and try to overcome bias".

Here are some pictures.


Sign Board

List of sponsors

Welcome Sign

jMaki and NetBeans booth

Sun booth

Sun booth

Sun booth

Marguerite @ Sun desk

Job Board

Mozilla Booth

An old friend - Tim Riley

Myself explaining jMaki

Cool give-away

OpenSolaris and OpenJDK booth

Joyent booth

Sun Microsystems in the keynote

Greg @ NetBeans booth

Ken @ GlassFish booth

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The professor, an Economic Theorist, talks about how cognitive bias cause software projects to slip. Some of the quotes from his talk are "Be more honest about writing code" and "If you really care about truth, you'll work at it and try to overcome bias".

Here are some pictures.

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