I write frequently about the conferences I attend, and try to categorize that stuff under “conference“.
Conferences I’ve started:
- Postgres Open: a conference focusing on the business of PostgreSQL and disruption of the database industry
- Open Source Bridge: My first blog post about Open Source Bridge.
- PostgreSQL Conference: first of three conferences I organized before ending my involvement with the series.
- Ignite was fun, some links: after my first ignite talk about surveys. Ugh – not my best talk!
- How to kill 4 chickens in 3 years: My second ignite talk. It was pretty sweet
- How to unrig an election: My third Ignite talk about how a group of people unrigged an election in Ondo State, Nigeria
- Training Lessions Learned: Code, Dojo, Whiteboards, Interactivity
- Giving Good Talks presentation
- Responding to offensive presentations at conferences: More aimed toward conference organizers and participants
Women’s involvement (coding, conferences, speaking):
- To Sir, With Love: essay about women in tech that I wrote for O’Reilly
- Women who code: where are they?
- What’s changed? Portland as an example of increasing women’s participation
- What works? Getting more women involved in open source
- Unlocking the clubhouse: cultural resistance and learning communities
- Ada Lovelace Day: Professor Leah Buechley: I met Leah on a trip to Boston for Libre Planet. She’s awesome.
- A women-focused users group: the very, very beginning
- Participation in open source: any worse than the rest of the industry?
- It’s not just Noirin: A brief essay in response to an assault that occurred at a technical conference.
- Getting ready for OSCON: code of conduct and cultural change
Portland and conferences
- This year (2011) is so nuts for having conferences in Portland, OR
- Event Organizers: Spaces to have tech events or conferences in Portland
- This down needs…: Beginning of three essays on the nature of tech community, growth in our industry and what we should really be working on to make Portland an awesome place for startups.
- Space and time to help our neighbors: a short essay in response to a negative assessment of how the Portland tech community functions.
- We need vision and collaboration: a short essay on the types of collaboration events we need in Portland
Conferences and events I’ve helped organize:
- Open SQL Camp
- 2010 Retrospective: Mention of IgniteGov (the first ever!)
- October is a month of many conferences: Mention of WhereCampPDX
- My Other Things: Mention of BarCampPortland
I’ve also been on the organizing committees for: OSCON Data 2011, MySQL Users Conference 2011, PgCon 2011, PgCon 2010.