This quick talk provides 7 practical tips for getting your project or product news covered by the press. We'll look at how to write an eye-catching press release, how to meet journalists, and why you'll want to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship.
Learn how to share your love for your favorite Free and Open Source software with others. Get others excited about coding, community, or contributing!
We all know how exciting Free Software is. It's powerful, it's fun, and it's free. The communities around various projects are vibrant, varied, and compassionate.
Free Software can be evaluated and put to use easily and effectively. It can enhance existing projects or entirely bootstrap new ones. It can breathe new life into old hardware and unlease the potential of new systems.
Opportunities abound in the world of Free Software. Projects need programmers, they technical writers, they need artists, and they need designers. They need bug triagers, user advocates, and community helpers.
Why is it hard to convince others to give Free Software a try? In our enthusiasm to persuade others, we focus on the wrong things. In five minutes, I'll explain how you can make your next conversation about Free Software as exciting for your audience as it is for you.
Data integration tools aren't new, they're just new to open source. This quick talk will teach you how they can apply to your project, no matter how large or small.
Ever since the mainframe days, banks, governments, and health care conglomerates with fragmented and messy data often relied on commercial solutions for consolidation and analysis. Lawyers negotiated contracts, armies of consultants mobilized, and machines were bolted into racks. Today, there are more accessible tools.
I’d like to talk about why the data industry needed an open source solution, and how open source data integration tools can be applied to projects of any size.
Join us for the second annual UpSCALE event, SCALE's own version of "Ignite" talks. Ignite is a style of presentation where participants are given five minutes to speak on a subject accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced. The first Ignite talks were held in 2006 in Seattle, Washington, and were sponsored by O'Reilly Media and MAKE magazine. We have dubbed our version of these talks UpSCALE talks. The UpSCALE talks will be taking place on Friday the 25th at 8pm.
Come hear the answers to the questions many heavy users have: What's better, 32-bit or 64-bit? Does hyperthreading increase performance? How do I get maximum battery life? How do I find out exactly what hardware is being used to build my computer? Let's go beyond the basics to look at the many ways various distros can be optimized to make your hardware better, faster, stronger.
Applications which are responsive, low-maintenance and have regular uptime are passe'. Learn how to build applications which crash, time out, and consume inordinate amounts of hardware and staff -- just like the cool kids do!
Walk through susestudio.com , building a custom Linux distro, on the web, in 5 minutes.
SUSE Studio ( http://susestudio.com ) provides a ridiculously simple interface for creating custom Linux distributions based on openSUSE Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Ideal for a wide range of projects, from custom desktop distros, to server appliances, to demonstration systems, SUSE Studio emphasizes clarity and usability, while not sacrificing flexibility and power in the tools it provides.