OSCON 2007 Wrap Up

If you weren’t able to attend OSCON in Portland two weeks ago you might enjoy some of the links here. Most or all of the presentation materials are online and at least the keynotes are available as video.

My favorites include Simon Wardley’s “Commoditisation of IT…” (you’ll need to download the slides to be able to follow his jokes, the slides aren’t visible in the video), Steve Yegge’s extemporaneous slide-free riff on “How to ignore Marketing and become irrelevant…“, Robin Hanson’s “Overcoming Bias“, and finally… my absolute favorite, James Larsson with “Pimp my Garbage.”

Lots of people seem to be watching this one too. Simon Peyton-Jones talks about Hascall and it’s applicability to parallel programming.

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