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Thanks For Another Successful FOSS Fair!

The third annual FOSS Fair was quite a success. Some of the presentations offered can be found toward the bottom of the wiki page. Photos from the event are on flickr.

Announcing FOSS Fair 2011

The 2011 FOSS Fair will be held on Saturday, February 12th in Engineering Building 2 (EB2) on NCSU's Centennial Campus. We will meet in Room 3211 at 9:00 AM.

Please edit this wiki page. (You'll need to login first. See the login link at the top.) It contains all the information about the FOSS Fair including a list of sessions that YOU are interested in presenting. Sessions are informal, fun, and about an Open Source related topic or simply a time to hash out ideas and code.

If you are planning to attend please sign up below. You must sign up by Friday, February 4th to be included in the lunch sponsored by Red Hat.

Important: FOSS Fair is Full

* Our meet up location and lunch location has changed to room 3211 in EB2. Just down the hall from rooms 3001 and 3002

* The FOSS Fair 2011 is full. Please be aware that due to limited venue space, its possible not everyone who wants to hold a session will be able to. Please email me before any additional signups. Thank you!

* The food cut off date is past. It is too late to add additional lunches.

What's a Free and Open Source Software Fair?

The FOSS Fair is an unconference style event. It is completely driven by you, the participants. Any topic relating to Free and Open Source Software is welcome.

Then give a talk at the FOSS Fair! We are looking for students, staff, faculty, guests, and especially STUDENTS to give sessions. Plan your next Open Source project, seek input from the community, hack out some code, and practice your community leadership skills. Sign up below to schedule your session at the FOSS Fair February 12th!

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Sponsorship

The 2011 FOSS Fair is sponsored by Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat will be providing lunch for us and several presentations.

Participate

Logistics

For folks that do not know where Engineering Building 2 (EB2) on NCSU's Centennial Campus is please Google the address for the best directions.

There is available parking on Oval Drive in front of EB2. Also plenty of space in the Partners Way Parking Deck. That deck is located beside the Red Hat parking deck and between the Red Hat building and EB2. The following visitor's map will help you locate available parking.

Most of the above mentioned parking is in 'C' permit areas. These areas are not enforced on Saturday and so free for us to use. Please do not park in any space maked "Reserved."

Help Out

Sign Up Here

Signing up helps up know how much food and drinks to have. Lunch will be provided by Red Hat from Jersey Mike's, but please sign up by Friday, February 4th to reserve your lunch!

No.

Name

Student/Staff/Faculty, School/Company/Position

Comments

Dietary Needs

1

Jack Neely

OIT Staff

Your FOSS Fair Organizer

2

Breandan Dezendorf

OIT Staff

3

Josef Bacik

Red Hat - File system Developer

Vegetarian

5

Elliot Peele

rPath

6

Harry Nicholos

OIT Management

7

Brian Cottingham

NCSU LUG Vice President, Carson's henchman

8

Greg Kraus

OIT Staff - Accessibility Coordinator

10

Vanessa Buchanan

OIT Staff

11

Prashant Kediyal

Phd Student (Computer Science)

Don't forget the vegetarians, while ordering food :)

Vegetarian

12

Gary Gatling

ITECS (College of Engineering IT group)

13

Keith Woodie

Progress Energy - IT Architect

14

William Chandler

w/ 1 guest

Vegetarian

15

David Both

Pres. Millennium Technology Consulting LLC

16

Ravi Krishnan

MS Student(Computer Science)

Non.Veggie. Looking forward for a great event

17

Scott Lambdin

IT worker

Thanks!

Vegan

18

Ralph Castanza

OIT Staff - Infrastructure

Looking to bring a couple friends

Omnivore

19

Michael Wright

Undergraduate (CSC/MA), Carson's henchman

20

Carson Holgate

NCSU LUG Secretary, Currently planning world domination

Mwahahahaha

Dairy Alergy

21

Michael Clayton

Developer

Vegan

22

Daniel Marcus

LUG@NCSU Member, Carson's henchman

Vegetarian

23

Ruth Suehle

Red Hat / opensource.com

24

Manikandan Sivanesan

Graduate Student/Red Hat-Intern

25

Luke Meyer

TriDroid meetup organizer / SpringSource techie

Should it be F/LOSSFair?

I must have meat

26

Steven Loudermilk

NCSU LUG Member

27

Glenn Hennessee

NCSU chemistry

28

Pradeep

NCSU Computer Science Student

Would like to know more about open source contribution from ncsu

Vegetarian

29

Wenbo Shen

RA, cyber defense lab, NCSU

30

Chenyue Gao

Master Student (Computer Science)

31

Sreepathi Prasanna

NCSU Computer Science student

Would like to know more about open source contribution from ncsu

Vegetarian

32

Preethi Krishnaswamy

NCSU Computer Science Graduate Student

Would like to know about opportunities for beginners

Vegetarian

33

Ramya Uthamarajan

NCSU Computer Science Graduate Student

34

Srinath Sridhar

NCSU Computer Science Studnent

How to get started with open source development

Vegetarian

35

Gaurav Tungatkar

MS Computer Science student

Want to know more about some interesting projects to contribute to!

36

Mauricio Del Carpio

Master of Computer Science student

Interested in projects in C, C++, or Ruby

Omnivorous

37

Candi Jacobs

NCSU Undergrad - Communication / Noob Android developer

38

Vidya Srinivasan

NCSU Graduate Student - Computer Science

Vegetarian

39

Kanak Lagu

NCSU Graduate Student - Computer Science

40

Stephanie King

NCSU Sophomore - Computer Science

Vegetarian

41

Prasanna kumar Krishnamurthy

NCSU Graduate Student -Computer science

Non vegetarian

42

Murugan Kandaswamy

MS Computer Science

Comments

Vegetarian

43

Priya Sekar

NCSU Graduate Student -Computer science

Non vegetarian

44

Mike Roda

Verizon IT Staff, NCSU MCS Student

45

Lohit Patil

NCSU Computer Science student

Definitely want contribute to the open source community by participating in projects

Vegetarian

46

Abhishek Sreenivasa

NCSU Graduate Student - Computer Science

Vegetarian

47

Ruowen Wang

NCSU Computer Science Graduate Student

hope to get something about security

48

Abhijit Sipani

Masters Student, Computer Science NC STATE

Would like to find out more about open source projects that I can contribute to specially in Unix based systems

Vegetarian (Do not forget the Cheese Pizza!! :)

49

RaviTeja M

NCSU Graduate Student - Computer Science

Looking forward to find a group interested to work on a project to delve into parallel programs

Vegetarian

50

Jim Dickens

NCSU Graduate Student - Computer Science

Where to start? and how to contribute to the open source world

Non-Vegetarian

51

Stephen Bryant

NCSU LUG member; Carson's henchman

Omnivore

52

Vineha Bhat

NCSU Graduate Student- Computer Science

Learn more about Open Source Environments

Everything and Anything :)

53

Ernest Perry, Jr.

NCSU CSC/AMA Undergrad (Senior)

...what do I plan on doing here again? Oh yeah - learning more about open source! :)

Omnivore (roar!)

54

Sam Thomas

NCSU CSC Undergrad (Senior)

Hoping to learn about some Android Development!

55

Sarat Sreepathi

CSC PhD Student working in Supercomputing

Vegetarian

56

Mike Grace

Cyber Defense Lab PhD Student

Omnivore

57

Bill Farrow

Embedded Linux Software Engineer

Past NCSU exchange student from Australia, now working in Raleigh

Omnivore

58

Harshad Srinivasan

Grad student, Mechanical Engg

Interested in open hardware/software

Omnivore

59

Eric Rosen

network engineer at Red Hat, Inc

Omnivore

60

Matthew Galgoci

network engineer at Red Hat, Inc

Omnivore

61

Iftikhar Khan

Network Engineer at RedHat

Omnivore

62

Jeff Schornick

TriLUG member, Ex-IT Guy

Interested in open hardware, promoting FOSS in schools

Omnivore

63

Alex Kesling

NCSU Comp. Sci. & Applied Math Undergrad

Restricted to: Poultry, Fish, Dairy, and/or Veggies

64

Sagar Natekar

NCSU Grad Student - Computer Science

Interested in Android apps development

Vegetarian

65

Ashwin S

NCSU Grad Student - Computer Science

Vegetarian

66

Elizabeth Kesling

Teacher, Central Park School for Children

FOSS enthusiast for education and philosophy

Vegetarian

67

Kevin Hunter

NCSU Grad Student, Civil Engineering

FOSS enthusiast for Life

Vegetarian

68

Weigen Liang

etix, software development

69

Daniel Marks

Duke University

Interested in Open Source Laboratory Automation, High Performance Computing, Embedded Programming

Omnivore

70

Binh Truong

Software Development

71

Joe Richard

Software Development (Glenoit/Excell)

Session Details

Holding a Session/Talk is fun and informal. Please let us know what you'd like to do.

No.

Name

Session Name

Session Information

1

Jack Neely

FOSS Fair Pub

After the Fair a trip to Sammy's

2

Pradeep Kilambi, John Matthews

Software Content Management with Pulp

A Brief overview on managing content using Pulp

3

Jack Neely

Participating in Realm Linux 6 Development

What's new in Realm Linux 6 and how to be involved with the project.

4

Prashant Kediyal

Licit: Administering usage licenses in federated environments

What, Why, and How Licit (Licit enables VCL installations to provide resources to each other while taking license and administrative concerns into account. Use case: A student from Duke requests a session of MATLAB, Duke VCL has no machines available so it requests NCSU-VCL for an instance)

5

William Chandler

BackTrack 4 R2 and Wireless Security

Cracking the wireless spectrum with BackTrack 4

6

Josef Bacik

How to be an open source developer

How to get involved with open source and interact with other open source developers from a kernel hackers perspective.

7

Luke Meyer

Developing for Android

How to get started and where to get involved with other developers

8

Greg Kraus

Designing and Testing Web Sites for Accessibility

From a developer's perspective, how to build accessibility into your web site from the beginning, how to test for accessibility, and how to correct accessibility issues in light of the new Federal accessibility standards

9

Elizabeth Kesling, Kevin Hunter

FOSS in Education

Lessons learned from the OLPC project and implementation in an Ethiopian school.

Schedule

We will start the Fair at 9:00 AM with a Welcome and Introduction session in room 3211 that will run to 9:50. During the introduction everyone that would like to host a session, hackathon, or informal talk will give a short, 30 to 60 second blurb about what they are going to do. Attendees will be able to rate which sessions they'd like to go to. We'll use that information to schedule the rest of the day in the various rooms we have reserved.

The rest of the day starts at 10:00 AM and all sessions will run 50 minutes and be followed by a 10 minute break. Please keep your session on time. The 12:00 PM session will be our lunch, provided by Red Hat in room 3211. (Remember to sign up to be included for food.) We'll run in a similar pattern until we're done or 5:00 PM.

Any time after the FOSS Fair, please join us at Sammy's in Mission Valley off of Avent Ferry Road.

Suggestions

Do you have suggestions for a theme, presentation, or other session ideas? Please leave them here:

Presentations

Give a talk at the FOSS Fair? Put it up here!

Chat With the FOSS Fair Friends

Sign up to NCSU's Open Source mailing list to discuss your ideas about the FOSS Fair or get some early feedback about your session. See the FrontPage for instructions to join the list.

You can also email me:

FossFair2011 (last edited 2011-02-16 18:36:47 by JackNeely)