Videos and Audio reporting from OSCon 2011

All interviews conducted and edited by David Mertz

These videos were created using the export preset in OpenShot Video Editor that is called Youtube HD (720p). The audio works perfectly with VLC 1.1.11 for OSX (and probably all versions of VLC). It also works with Totem Movie Player 2.32.0 on Ubunutu 11.04 (and ditto, probably most every version of most every Linux movie player).

However, in Quicktime, the video is displayed with no audio present. The lesson here is that Quicktime sucks hard. Its codec support is weak and buggy and the evil of Apple's proprietary trends infects its A/V software.

oscon2011-podcast1.mp3
This audio contains my conversation with Edd Dumbill, co-director of OSCon 2011. We discuss directions of the conference and of open source more generally.
oscon2011-podcast2.mp3
This audio contains my conversation with Stephen Chin, co-director of OSCon Java. We discuss the importance of the JVM and non-Java languages currently gaining popularity, as well as general planning of the conference track.
oscon2011-podcast3.mp3
This audio contains my conversation with Bradford Stephens, co-director of OSCon Data. We discuss directions and uses of "Big Data"--both in storage and analysis. Bradford has additional interesting comments about application domains where large data sets are of growing importance.
oscon2011-podcast4.mp3
This audio contains discussions with Jacob Redding of the Drupal Foundation and with Sumana Harihareswara of the Wikimedia Foundation. Both of these participants in the Community Leadership Summit had interesting comments about the process of community building, and lessons learned from the summit.
oscon2011-Meghan-Gill.mp4
Meghan Gill is an employee of 10gen, makers of MongoDB, who attended the Community Leadership Summit. As a project director herself, she had insights into the process of building technical communities and how to bring that to her company process.
oscon2011-Jono-Bacon.mp4
Jono Bacon is Ubuntu Community Manager for Cannonical Ltd. and the main organizer of the Community Leadership Summit. As well as speaking about the dynamics of open source communities, our conversation explored contexts of creative endeavors and cooperation over centuries past, and frameworks of law and social structures that promote or discourage cooperation.
oscon2011-Jon-Cruz.mp4
Jon Cruz is a developer and board member of the Inkscape Foundation and a participant of the Community Leadership Summit. He had insights into the nature of cooperation in open source projects and in the interactions of software developers with other creative and artistic communities.
oscon2011-Bedra+Sierra.mp4
Aaron Bedra and Stuart Sierra are core developers of the Clojure language. In this video I had an opportunity to interview both of them to discuss directions of the language and its uptake.
oscon2011-Clojure-screencast.mp4
In this screencast, Aaron Bedra and Stuart Sierra, core developers of Clojure, present a basic introduction to coding in Clojure and show some of its strengths and distinctive coding style.
oscon2011-Dwight-Merriman.mp4
Dwight Merriman is founder of 10gen, and developer of the MongoDB database. He provided extensive explanation into the design and features of MongoDB and its comparisons with other SQL and NoSQL database systems.
oscon2011-MongoDB-screencast.mp4
In this screencast with Dwight Merriman, he explains the basic operation of MongoDB, client and server, and illustrates the basic of setting it up and creating and querying data from the DB.
oscon2011-AppEngine-screencast.mp4
This screencast conducted with Wesley Chun, Google professional advocate, frequent Python writer and speaker, and contributor to App Engine walks through installation of App Engine's tools on Linux and creation, testing, and live installation of a "Hello World" application.
oscon2011-Sumana-Harihareswara-part1.mp4
This is part one of an interview with Sumana Harihareswara, Volunteer Development Coordinator for the Wikimedia Foundation. In this part of the interview, we spoke about the the role of leaders within free software and free culture communities.
oscon2011-Sumana-Harihareswara-part2.mp4
This is part two of an interview with Sumana Harihareswara, Volunteer Development Coordinator for the Wikimedia Foundation. In this part of the interview, we spoke particularly about the work of the foundation, the relationship between developers and content providers, and a number of other topics.
oscon2011-podcast-Jonathan-Bryce.mp3
Jonathan Bryce was one of the founders of the Rackspace cloud, and a current development lead on OpenStack. We speak about the tools and layers contained in OpenStack, as well as the concrete work of coordinating teams and projects, and the open source project management tools most useful to distributed and large FLOSS projects.
oscon2011-podcast-David-Richards.mp3
David Richards is a researcher and developer working with a company called Ubala that is developing open source software in the health field, specifically in clinical decision support. We speak about the situation of software and FLOSS in health care fields, the effect of regulatory environments on this software, and about needed direction for future software development in several areas of medical software.
oscon2011-Robert-Lefkowitz-part1.mp4
Robert (a/k/a r0ml) Lefkowitz is a computer professional and amateur philosopher. He has worked primarily in large IT organizations where he facilitates information flows. His interests include semasiology and medieval history. In this two part interview, we speak about orality, literacy, rhetoric, internationalization and graphology, and the relationship of classical culture to programming languages.
oscon2011-Robert-Lefkowitz-part2.mp4
Robert (a/k/a r0ml) Lefkowitz is a computer professional and amateur philosopher. He has worked primarily in large IT organizations where he facilitates information flows. His interests include semasiology and medieval history. In this two part interview, we speak about orality, literacy, rhetoric, internationalization and graphology, and the relationship of classical culture to programming languages.