OSCON and More

I’m in Portland, Oregon for the week where I’ll be at OSCON. I’ll be giving two talks on the final day of the conference (July 25): the first will be a 15 minute keynote on Revealing Errors at 8:45 in the Portland Ballroom; the second is a full-length normal talk on Selectricity at 11:35AM in Portland 255. It will be my first long-form talk about Selectricity and I’m looking forward to it.

Because myself, a few Free Software Foundation staff members including Campaign Manager Joshua Gay, and quite a few FSF associate members will be in town, we’re going to hold a small FSF Associate Members event in Portland (the first outside Boston!). It’s going to be in the form of a pizza party with a few small talks from FSF folk including myself. Here are the details:

FSF Associate Members (& friends!) Event
July 22nd 6:30-9:00PM
Old Town Pizza
226 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97209

It’s free and open to all but is designed to provide a forum for members and friends. If you are an FSF member, please consider coming. If you’re not a member yet, please don’t let it keep you away; staff will be able to sign up new members there. RSVPs to Deborah Nicholson aren’t necessary to attend but would be welcome.

I’ll be heading to Seattle right after the conference for a few days. If you would like to meet up in Seattle or Portland this week, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

I Will Revise

Once again, Wikimania was wonderful. I gave my scheduled talk on Autonomo.us and network freedom and network services. I also filled in for a few speakers to give a "Zotero for Wikipedians" demo and to say a few words about the BY-SA/FDL work as part of a Creative Commons panel.

Perhaps the most memorable part of the conference was the writing and performance of I Will Revise. A couple days before the conference, a small group of Wikipedians — The Difftones — wrote the song at a karaoke bar in Alexandria. We had a wonderful time leading a room full of lightning talk attendees in song and a final rendition by a massive, fully-packed, stage at the party on the final night!

It’s online on meta.wikimedia.org. You should feel free to revise it, add verses, and improve it!