For some people the word "clouds" invoke images of Chaka Kan or Joni Mitchell. For others, it's dwarf galaxies or comic book characters. Even when limiting one's focus to IT, the interpretations and claims associated with the cloud are just as broad. In this talk we'll explore the promise and pitfalls of the cloud, and how we are making Ubuntu the cloud OS for human beings whose feet remain firmly on the ground.
The FLOSS Media Center Panel will bring together representatives from various related projects such as XBMC, Boxee, LinuxMCE and LinHES to discuss the current state of FLOSS media center software and what future directions that it might be taking. The panelists will also give their opinions on the future of consumer media and what role FLOSS will play.
Unity is an exciting new direction that Ubuntu is taking to revolutionize the Linux desktop. How can you get involved and become a part of it? From bugs, to code, to documentation, to helping users make the transition there is an incredible number of opportunities. Figure out how to get started on a part of the Unity program that best scratches your itch.
openSUSE has developed both great infrastructure technology and a powerful enduser product; where is it going now?
Over 5 years ago Novell decided to turn their new asset, SuSE Linux GmbH into a community distribution. It was a long and laborious process but since almost 2 years now the development processes have been opened up to the community. We now speak of openSUSE, a community which is now searching for it's direction. The project has state-of-the-art infrastructure at its disposal and develops a modern, stable and powerful linux distribution. Meanwhile, communication and marketing are it's weak points - innovative technologies like the openSUSE Build Service and SUSE Studio do not get the exposure they deserve. In this talk an overview is given of openSUSE's history, the developments in the community and the latest openSUSE technology is presented.
An overview about how public schools and an private college in Brazil are facing and working with Linux from the fundamental education to the high technology degree.
An overview about how public schools and an private college in Brazil are facing and working with Linux from the fundamental education to the high technology degree. Public schools working with Linux guided by the Federal Educational Governament Program - Linux Educacional - helping to support free software culture and benefits to the fundamental education and a case about a Private College that's support the use and develop opensource in IT courses and Social Comunications such as Journalism, Publicity, Public Relations, Digital Media and TV & Radio. Case showing TV programs and Newspaper using free software tools.
Today's operations environments can generate a huge volume of raw data. It's getting more challenging (especially as our systems scale out) to manage just storing all that information, let alone turn it into something comprehensible. When large-scale system issues surface, every second can matter when you're searching for a resolution. Even more importantly, the right information can make the difference between an issue happening or not happening in the first place! Thankfully, Open Source can help! This talk will cover, using examples from production life at Media Temple operations, * Some proven patterns that help with * Reducing the amount of data that gets generated in the first place * Storing, visualizing and exploring that data * Making that data quickly accessible and comprehensible * A survey of both established and emerging Open Source tools available in this area
What kinds of Free Software projects are coming out of hackerspaces?
What kinds of Free Software projects are coming out of hackerspaces? What do hackerspaces and makerspaces have to offer to FOSS communities? What can we learn from each other's communities, histories, successes, and failures? How can hackerspaces anchor Free Software communities in meatspace? Open Hardware and the Future of Stuff - 3D printing and open hardware are disrupting how we interact with the stuff we live with, acquire, imagine, and create. What new opportunities for adaptation, entrepreneurship, community, creativity and sheer awesomeness are being enabled by these technologies becoming ubiquitous? How do FOSS communities engage with the stuff being built with our bits?
Moodle supports many import/export formats for test and quiz questions. The GIFT format is an easy to use text markup that allows the instruc tor to concentrate on the questions rather than the tool.
The talk will give examples and live imports of GIFT formatted questions. Supported question types include automagic grading for types such as MCSA, MCMA, TF, short answer, matching, fill in and numerical. It also supports essay questions. Categories, comments, question names, question feedback, multiple answers and weighted answers are all supported.