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OSCon 2008 Video: Revealing Errors

Benjamin Mako Hill of the MIT Center for Future Civic Media gives a keynote presentation on "Advocating Software Freedom by Revealing Errors". One of the bigger benefits of open source is that more people can reveal (and fix!) errors in software.

Stream directly online at http://technocation.org/node/608/play or download the 188 Mb .wmv file at http://technocation.org/node/608/download.

OSCon 2008 Video: An Illustrated History of Failure

Paul Fenwick delivers a side-splitting Wednesday night keynote at OSCon 2008 entitled, "An Illustrated History of Failure". He goes through a history of failures, comparing them to the approximate values of human lives that the failures cost. Learn which technological failure costs the equivalent of 1 lifetime per minute.

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Stream directly online at http://technocation.org/node/606/play or download the 310 Mb .wmv file at

OSCon 2008 Video: Three Social Challenges

Dawn Nafus, an anthropologist at Intel, presents "Three Challenges". In the presentation, she posits that technology can make a large difference in three important social challenges.

Stream directly online at http://technocation.org/node/605/play or download the 161 Mb .wmv file at http://technocation.org/node/605/download.

OSCon 2008 Video: Learning From Airports

Jeremy Ruston of BT (British Telecom) Design delivers a short keynote on "Learning From Airports".

Stream directly online at http://technocation.org/node/603/play or download the 101 Mb .wmv file at http://technocation.org/node/603/download.

OSCon 2008 Video: Cloud Computing with Persistent Data

Jean-Paul Bauer of KnowledgeTree presents "Cloud Computing with Persistent Data: Pushing the Envelope of Amazon Web Services" at OSCon 2008. From the official conference description:

KnowledgeTreeLive is a novel SaaS document management application built using the Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service and rPath’s Virtual Appliance technologies. KnowledgeTreeLive leverages the popular open source KnowledgeTree application. The combination of cloud computing, virtual appliances, and other open source technologies allowed for the speedy implementation of the on-demand offering, without requiring significant changes to the KnowledgeTree architecture and in a very cost and resource effective manner.

OSCon 2008 Video: OSCon Anniversaries

This year was the 10th anniversary of OSCon. In light of that, Peter H. Salus gave a keynote of OSCon Anniversaries.

Stream directly online at http://technocation.org/node/600/play or download the 232 Mb .wmv file at http://technocation.org/node/600/download.

OSCon 2008 Video: O'Reilly Radar

Tim O'Reilly presents the O'Reilly Radar at OSCon 2008 in Portland, Oregon.

Stream the video directly online at http://technocation.org/node/599/play or download the 330 Mb .wmv file at http://technocation.org/node/599/download.

2008 OSCon Video: Annual Frank Willison Award

The Python Foundation presents the Frank Willison Award annually at OSCON, recognizing outstanding contributions to the Python community. Watch the video of the award given away during OSCon 2008.

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Video: 2008 Google O'Reilly Open Source Awards at OSCon

Every year, the Google O'Reilly Open Source awards are handed out at OSCon. Check out who won (including a thank-you speech!) in this 13 minute video.

Stream directly online at http://technocation.org/node/595/play or download the 193 Mb .wmv file at http://technocation.org/node/595/download.

2008 OSCon Video: White Camel Awards

Every year at OSCon, the White Camel Awards are given out. See the (short) 2008 White Camel Awards presentation.

Stream directly online at http://technocation.org/node/594/play or download the 63 Mb .wmv file at http://technocation.org/node/594/download.

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