LinuxFest Northwest 2012

Bellingham, WA April 28th & 29th

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Lean startup/Agile development

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A lean startup is all about moving fast and trying new things. In this session, we'll learn and discuss some methods and tools to develop the technology behind your idea in less time - and with higher quality.

We'll cover how to identify key features, push back intelligently, and how to structure your team. Methodologies like Scrum and Kanban will be explored, and we'll talk about writing good tests. We'll even go over setting up and managing continuous deployment, and how to learn the most from a project review.

Lean startup overview/The Idea Lab

You have a great idea to change the world. You’ve mastered the latest and greatest open source development stack. Now what? Over seventy percent of all startups fail. And the majority of those do so for one simple reason: they don’t deliver products customers really want. Even successful companies often limit their upside by wasting resources on things that do not further their end goals. Lean Startup is a whole new way to run startups that radically reduces this wasted effort, and therefore significantly improves the probability and magnitude of success.

Free (as in speech) brewing (as in beer)

This year we will brew a batch of Old Technology Barleywine with our Linux-powered brewing automation system.  We will age it for a year and tap it at the LFNW 2013 after party.  It will be in the neighborhood of 12% alcohol by volume.  We’ll be fermenting in glass, rather than that clunky blue thing we used in 2010, so stop by on Sunday as well so you can catch a glimpse of our little yeasty friends going bananas on monosaccharides to deliver us glorious beer.

Panel Forum ‒ ACLU and EFF

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A panel discussion co-hosted by Brian Alseth of the American Civil Liberties Union and Seth David Schoen from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Brian Alseth is the Technology and Freedom Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. Seth David Schoen is Senior Staff Technologist of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Brian and Seth will give updates on their organizations’ work protecting freedom on-line. They will then join in a panel discussion answering your questions about civil liberties and technology, online freedom issues and current events.

Get Cloudy!

It's 2012 and your data is accessible from everywhere. The downside of that is that you don't know where it is, nor control it. The ownCloud project aims to change that and has developed an easy to deploy and use filesharing system which offers all the features you need from your personal cloud. This talk will explain how to deploy and use it.

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