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Embedded Systems and Open Hardware

Toward a ’free’ braille device?

Speaker(s) : Mario Lang
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 11h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi E
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
A major cost factor of braille displays has always been resellers and established distribution channels. The basic components of a braille display (the piezzomechanics) are available in bulk quantities, ready made, waiting to be connected to the outside world. Our plan is to apply the principles of "open hardware" to a design which makes a fully functional braille display starting from the basic piezzoelements. The design should use easily available components wherever possible such that (...)

USB3/Linux introduction

Transversal topics: In english

Introducing USB3 / Linux

USB3/Linux advanced

Speaker(s) : Sarah Sharp
Language : English Level : Expert Nature : Conference
Date : Thursday 8 July 2010 Schedule : 15h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi E
Transversal topics: In english

This presentation will cover the changes that were made the Linux USB stack to support the specificities of USB 3.0, in particular in terms of scheduling.

Enlightenment Foundation Library

Speaker(s) : Carsten Haitzler, Cédric Bail
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 14h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi E
Transversal topics: In english

Enlightenment Foundation Library (EFL) allow users to design beautiful application and rich user interfaces for embedded devices.

How free software can make portable devices (even more) useful for visually impaired persons

Speaker(s) : Sébastien Hinderer
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Showcase
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 09h20 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi E
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
Only few devices sold on the mainstream market are easy to use and accessible by visually impaired persons. Even worse, most of the time only very little can be done to improve the situation once the device has been bought. Fortunately enough, things are different with those devices embedding a piece of software, because this can be changed and replaced by another one which is more interesting in terms of usability and accessibility. Free software are a natural framework for developing (...)

Ebook hacking

Speaker(s) : Jesse Vincent
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Transversal topics: In english

A year ago, I got an Amazon Kindle 2 ebook reader. It quickly became my favorite way to read books. Unfortunately, it had very limited support for open ebook formats.

ConnMan, a connection manager for your embedded devices

Transversal topics: In english

ConnMan is a Linux daemon for managing networking connections within embedded devices. It is the key networking component of the MeeGo distribution.

Archos mobile platform

Speaker(s) : Chidambar Zinnoury
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Saturday 10 July 2010 Duration : 0 minutes
Transversal topics: In english

This presentation focuses on how software developers can benefit from using Archos’ open mobile platforms, in order to expand their usage models and target new creative unexpected field of applications.

System Administration

Testimony of a blind administrator

Speaker(s) : Mario Lang
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 16h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi D
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
System administration of Unix-like operating systems can be done pretty nicely even if you are totally blind. Most of what makes this job so appealing is that Unix tradition promotes the use of simple command-line tools. Remote administration is also made very easy with tools like OpenSSH which lends itself perfectly to the problems of blind admins. It is hard to install an accessibility stack on every machine you might need to administer in advance but it is extremely easy to remotely (...)

Development

A new Savane

Speaker(s) : Sylvain Beucler
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 15h00 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi C
Transversal topics: In english
The conference Slides Savane is an early fork of the SourceForge software, aimed at mass hosting for free software projects. It powers public forges such as GNU Savannah and Gna!, as well as internal development sites. After years of evolution, Savane is now being rewritten. This talks will discuss the technologies in use, and the design goals to face the new opportunities and threats to free software. The speaker Sylvain Beucler discovered the Free Software world 10 years ago. He (...)

Choosing a software forge

Speaker(s) : Joseph Roumier
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 17h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi C
Transversal topics: In english
The conference Software forges were probably a key element of FOSS projects rise, as they brought good practices and sustainability. In addition to FOSS projects characteristics such as copyleft licences favouring sharing and reuse of existing code, gathering many projects in standardised and easily usable access points enhanced visibility and collaborations between these projects. Nowadays forges are used for FOSS as well as proprietary software. Many software forges exist, and many (...)

Perl 5.12

Speaker(s) : Jesse Vincent
Date : Thursday 8 July 2010 Schedule : 10h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi C
Transversal topics: In english
The presentation Perl 5.12 is the latest major release of Perl 5. In addition to new features and numerous bugfixes, this release marks a major change in how we develop and release Perl. Come learn about how we’re refactoring the language and the community. The “language” side of this talk will cover new language features in Perl 5.12, demonstrate significant bug fixes and explore features and fixes we opted not to include in 5.12. The “community” side of this talk will cover how we’ve been (...)

The Launchpad collaboration platform

Speaker(s) : Jonathan Lange
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 16h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi C
Transversal topics: In english
The presentation Slides The Launchpad platform hosts development of many free software projects, including the Ubuntu distribution. A more complete speech description will be updated soon. The speaker Jonathan works at Canonical on as the product strategist for Launchpad. He’s happy that he’s able to have a big influence on such a great product, but misses the simple joys of programming. A long-time contributor to Twisted and occasional contributor to Bazaar, Jonathan is happy to (...)

Go: A new systems programming language

Speaker(s) : Uriel
Date : Thursday 8 July 2010 Schedule : 09h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi C
Transversal topics: In english
The presentation Go is a new open source programming language developed at Google that attempts to address some of the shortcomings of existing languages, start with a clean slate free of legacy and provide new tools to deal with current programming problems like concurrency, parallelism and reliability. Go’s reliability is improved by strict strong typing and garbage collection, but it also brings some of the dynamism and flexibility of scripting languages both by having a clean and (...)

Peer to peer issue tracking with SD and Prophet

Speaker(s) : Jesse Vincent
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 14h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi C
Transversal topics: In english
The presentation SD is a disconnected, replicated peer to peer issue tracking system. It’s designed to sync with the issue tracking tools you already use. Today, it can sync to RT, Hiveminder, Trac, GitHub, Google Code, Redmine and Lighthouse. Additionally, SD supports a native "publish/pull" model that doesn’t need (but can make use of) a centralized server. SD’s hackathon mode can automatically discover other people working on the same project on the local network and lets you collaborate (...)

FusionForge, one year and a half later

Speaker(s) : Roland Mas
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 15h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi C
Transversal topics: In english
The presentation Slides A presentation of FusionForge as it nears its first-and-a-half birthday; from the origins of the project to current status to plans for the future, with a look at the achievements that happened since last year, the ongoing development efforts (including in the contexts of the PlanetForge initiative and the COCLICO project), and the community building. The speaker Roland Mas started by installing SourceForge for two users in a company. Bit by bit, he became a (...)

How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Static Typing

Speaker(s) : Alexander Heußner
Date : Thursday 8 July 2010 Schedule : 11h00 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi C
Transversal topics: In english
The conference Slides : PDF file (only static excerpt - attention: >21MB), or see complete, low-res, dynamic version here. Each internet discussion war tends to partially order programming languages whereas "mine" is always better than "yours". I propose to take a pragmatical approach to the underlying question: «Why would I personally choose this language and not the other for a certain kind of programming problem in a given context?». This presentation will trace one possible practical (...)

Client to deal with great amount of bug for Launchpad: BugHugger

Speaker(s) : Didier Roche
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 14h40 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi C
Transversal topics: In english
The presentation Slides BugHugger is an extensible Python/gtk Client for Managing Bug Tasks related to Ubuntu on Launchpad. It supports online queries to avoid browsing to a great amount of webpages as well as pre-batched query stored in json format for speeding up long requests. The author Didier Roche, 26 years old, Secretary of the ubuntu-fr association and author of the framabook "Simple Comme Ubuntu" (http://www.framabook.org/ubuntu.html). I’ve recently started working at (...)

Operating System

[CANCELED] JNode, free Java operating system

Speaker(s) : Fabien Duminy
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Thursday 8 July 2010 Schedule : 14h00 Duration : 60 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B
Transversal topics: In english

JNode is a full desktop operating system which runs on any Pentium compatible PC. It is fully written in the Java programming language and features a full device driver framework.

SystemTap: Full System Observability for Linux

Speaker(s) : Adrien Kunysz
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Thursday 8 July 2010 Schedule : 15h00 Duration : 60 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi B
Transversal topics: In english

SystemTap is a tracing and debugging tool that allows you to instrument virtually any part of a GNU/Linux system dynamically without requiring explicit support from the targeted application.

Security

OpenVPN - Simple, Secure and Flexible VPN solution for home and business

Speaker(s) : Romain Bourgue
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Tuesday 6 July 2010 Schedule : 17h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi D
Transversal topics: In english

OpenVPN is a GNU/GPL application that provides VPN connections using OpenSSL libraries for authentication and encryption. It’s a lightweight, secure and flexible solution for creating either site-to-site or multiclient-server secure connections.

OpenVPN is available on Linux, MacOS, Windows, Solaris, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, dd-wrt, …

More info : http://openvpn.net/

NuFirewall, un firewall libre, l’identité en plus

Speaker(s) : Éric Leblond
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Tuesday 6 July 2010 Schedule : 16h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi D
Transversal topics: In english

NuFirewall est un firewall distribué sous forme d’une distribution. Il offre des fonctionnalités de filtrage avancées basées sur Netfilter et NuFW. Administrable intégralement depuis une console d’administration, NuFirewall vise la simplicité d’utilisation sans pour autant contraindre artificiellement l’administrateur.

LinShare

Speaker(s) : Sebastien Bahloul - David Carella (Linagora)
Date : Tuesday 6 July 2010 Duration : 40 minutes

Every day, more files are exchanged through unsecured and untraced ways. The LinShare application, released in AGPLv3 in October 2009, supports many features to avoid wasting bandwith, share files in a easier way, secure actions through digital signature and encryption, get a full history and integrate with third party applications (ThunderBird, OBM, Alfresco, …)

Cloud Computing Log Analysis and Visualization

Speaker(s) : Raffael Marty
Date : Tuesday 6 July 2010 Schedule : 14h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi D
Transversal topics: In english

In this presentation we will explore how we can leverage the cloud to build security visualization tools. We will discuss some common visualization libraries and have a look at how they can be deployed to solve security problems.

Internet

Using open source tools to create a web application load testing environment

Speaker(s) : Sukrit Dhandhania
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 10h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi A
Transversal topics: In english
In this guide I will run the audience through the process of setting up an open source benchmarking tool, and write a simple PHP-MySQL page to run stress tests on a web server to see how it fares under load. The tools I will cover here are Apache Bench, a module of Apache - "server status", the Apache web server, basic PHP-MySQL. The second part if this presentation will center around Dstat, which is a system monitoring tool. We will pick up from the first part of the presentation and (...)

Collaborative translations in WordPress, a case study

Speaker(s) : José Fontainhas
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 11h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi A
Transversal topics: In english
The presentation will focus on how WordPress.com and WordPres.org translation and localization communities are organized around GlotPress, the open-source online translation tool. Specific issues will be addressed concerning code localization strategies, permissions management and language peculiarities, among others. The Speakers José Fontainhas Studied Computer Science and International Relations and started a career in IT consulting and training, mostly on CASE tools and structured (...)

Seeks for freedom beyond conventional websearch

Speaker(s) : Emmanuel Benazera
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 16h20 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi A
Transversal topics: In english
The Talk Seeks is a free and open technical design and application for enabling social websearch. Its specific purpose is to regroup users whose queries are similar so they can share both the query results and their experience on these results. On this basis, Seeks allows for true real-time, decentralized, websearch to emerge. In the long term, there is no need for web crawlers and third-party web indexes. In its present state, Seeks is an Open Source meta-search engine that can be (...)

Introduction to Apache Lenya

Speaker(s) : Richard Frovarp, Rudolf Korhummel
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 09h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi A
Transversal topics: In english
The Talk Apache Lenya is a Java and XML based content management system distributed by the Apache Software Foundation. The Apache Software Foundation, established in 1999, oversees 138 Open Source projects with over 2,000 committters. Lenya uses Apache Cocoon at its core, which provides great flexibility. The talk will cover the history of the project, current status, features, and usage. Since Lenya is XML based, it is able to take arbitrary XML and transform it as necessary into other (...)

Managing an Open Source Community

Speaker(s) : Dennis Benkert
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 15h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi A
Transversal topics: In english
Today’s world is fueled by open source software that allows developers to get work done faster and more effectively. One aspect of open source software that’s easily overlooked is the formation of communities, which ultimately shape and strengthen the project around which they started. In this session, Dennis will discuss how open source software communities drive and support their projects, how user’s come to be a part of a community, and how you can immediately start making your favorite (...)

Accessibility for print-impaired

Speaker(s) : T.B. Dinesh
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 17h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi A
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english

In India, 1 billion may be identified as print-impaired. I.e., people who can see but cannot easily make sense of the words/text. This is about making Rich Internet Applications addressing this unability.

Libre Culture, Art and Entertainment

Creating Barrier-free PDF Documents. Invisible Handicaps.

Speaker(s) : Frank Hofmann
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 10h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Darwin
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
PDF documents are very common today. It is used internationally, it is platform-independent and very robust. Due to PDFs integrity, it is used for all kinds of text documents such as invoices, contracts, books as well as documentation and even slides for presentations. Many PDF documents cannot or can only partially read by people with sight defects, especially blind people. This presentation shows which barriers regarding PDF exist in everyday life and which changes have to be done to (...)

How blind people play games?

Speaker(s) : Mario Lang
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 11h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Darwin
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
Conference There are many different ways how a game for a blind or visually impaired person can work. First of all, we can play a few text mode games pretty nicely with braille displays. Sometimes, it might be necessary to make use of a pause key to have enough time to review the screen (tetris), but in other cases like NetHack, it is perfectly possible to play the game without any special tricks. Even chess can easily be represented in text mode for consumption with a braille display. (...)

Accessibility and Handicap

Using OpenOffice.org to create content for people with special needs

Speaker(s) : Christophe Strobbe
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 14h40 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
The European project AEGIS develops tools and applications with the goal of mainstreaming accessibility. Some of these developments are or will become available as extensions for OpenOffice.org: an extension for converting OpenDocument Text to DAISY digital talking books (odt2daisy, released on SourceForge in November 2009), an extension for converting OpenDocument Text to Braille, and an extension to support symbol-based communication for persons with cognitive impairments. This (...)

The AEGIS European project: mainstreaming accessibility through open source

Speaker(s) : Christophe Strobbe
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 14h20 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
AEGIS is a European project co-funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. It aims at a comprehensive and holistic approach to accessibility in ICT that covers the complete "accessibility chain": from accessibility APIs to user interface components and developer tools, to end-user applications, assistive technologies and accessible content. It covers three big areas: desktop applications, rich internet applications and the mobile platform. AEGIS develops its approach to (...)

Debian Accessibility Blend

Speaker(s) : Andreas Tille
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 15h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Transversal topics: AccessibilityIn english
Slides In Debian there is an active group of people caring for accessibility related software packages. I would like to propose the advantages of using the Debian Pure Blend features to give this project a more strict technical structure and thus giving users an easier access to the packages which are available in Debian. For instance currently the Blends tasks pages for accessibility related software is used. The talk will cover general Debian Blends technology and suggestions how it (...)

Sciences, Education and Popular Education

Supporting an education computing infrastructure

Speaker(s) : José L. Redrejo Rodríguez
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Thursday 8 July 2010 Schedule : 09h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Edison
Transversal topics: In english

Extremadura in Spain installed about 80,000 computers in its public schools on 2002

Strategies to make computers in school more education friendly

Speaker(s) : José L. Redrejo Rodríguez
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Thursday 8 July 2010 Schedule : 10h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Edison
Transversal topics: In english

The project "Escuela 2.0" in the schools of the different Spanish regions.

Sustainability in F/OSS: developers as a non-renewable resource

Speaker(s) : Graham Percival
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 15h00 Duration : 60 minutes
Place: LaBRI - Salle 076
Transversal topics: In english

Developers do not have infinite energy, interest, or lifespan — every developer will stop working at some point. How can we organize projects to minimize and mitigate the loss of developers?

Freedom to Learn and Knowledge for All

Speaker(s) : Anne Østergaard
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 14h40 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Edison
Transversal topics: In english

Learning, and educating in freedom presupposes free access to free knowledge, learning materials, software as well as hardware, freely accessible from the Internet.

JClic: creating and sharing open educational resources

Speaker(s) : Francesc Busquets
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 16h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Edison
Transversal topics: In english
Summary JClic is a set of open source software tools designed to create, implement and report results of multimedia educational activities. The authoring tool allows to create various types of educational activities: puzzles, associations , text exercises, crosswords, etc. The activities can contain images, texts, sounds, video and animations, and are usually packed and delivered in "projects". A project consists of a group of activities and one or more sequences, which indicate the order (...)

School information management for teachers

Speaker(s) : T.B. Dinesh
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 09h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: LaBRI - Amphi 050
Transversal topics: In english

The aim of this project is to develop software providing the teachers the capacity to configure their information management modules for their needs.

Debian Edu Blend

Speaker(s) : Andreas Tille
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Tuesday 6 July 2010 Schedule : 15h20 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: LaBRI - Amphi 050
Transversal topics: In english

Common techniques inside Debian making easier the development of custom Debian distributions easier: examples of Debian Edu, EzGo.

CS intro courses for Web 2.0 era

Speaker(s) : T.B. Dinesh
Language : English Level : Newbie Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 14h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: LaBRI - Salle 076
Transversal topics: In english

Computer Science courses, especially the introductory ones, need to jump into the Web 2.0 era.

Clonezilla: Clone As Free As You Want

Speaker(s) : Steven Shiau
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 11h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: LaBRI - Amphi 050
Transversal topics: In english

Clonezilla allows you to do system deployment and bare metal backup and recovery

ClassCloud: switch your PC Classroom into Cloud Testbed

Speaker(s) : Jazz Wang
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 14h00 Duration : 40 minutes
Place: LaBRI - Amphi 050
Transversal topics: In english

ClassCloud: switch your PC Classroom into Cloud Computing

A testbed for Scientific Education

Hands-on: CS education in the Web 2.0 era.

Speaker(s) : T.B. Dinesh
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Workshop
Date : Wednesday 7 July 2010 Schedule : 15h00 Duration : 60 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Salle 112
Transversal topics: In english

A walk through the significant material of Principles of Programming so people build something that is browser based.