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World's Largest Open Source Health Information Technology Project Tackles Ebola

Press Release | Indiana University | April 27, 2015

"An effective, longitudinal medical record is an essential requirement for Ebola treatment and these records can't be carried in and out of infected areas. A networked electronic medical record is essential--and OpenMRS offers a cost-effective, well-tested system that has been deployed in multiple sites in dozens of countries in a sustainable way," said OpenMRS co-founder and project leader Paul Biondich, M.D., a Regenstrief Institute investigator and Indiana University School of Medicine associate professor of pediatrics.

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Would Jonas Salk Join The Open-Source Movement?

Jess Bolluyt | Tech CheatSheet | October 28, 2014

...While Salk’s lasting impression on medicine and its place in society is obvious, his philosophy on the patent-free development of the polio vaccine — and its applicability to the increasing influence of technology on biological and biomedical research — is also an important part of what he left behind...

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Yelp's Move To Incorporate Health Inspection Information Is A Huge Step For Open Data

Alissa Black | Slate | January 18, 2013

If you knew that your favorite local eatery failed its latest health inspection, would you still eat there? Most of us don’t have to consider that question because restaurant hygiene scores are hard to find—we would have to go out of our way to locate the information on lousy government sites. But that may be about to change. Read More »

Your Smartphone or Your Life...or, the Dangers of Addictive Technology

Rep. Jason Chaffetz's recent remarks suggesting that some Americans should invest in their health instead of in a new iPhone reminded me of nothing so much of the old Jack Benny bit, where Benny is accosted by a robber who threatens "your money or your life."  When Benny doesn't immediately respond, the robber prompts him, and the supposedly miserly Benny snaps back, "I'm thinking it over." I suspect that, like Mr. Benny, many of us would have a tough choice between our smartphones (and our other devices) and our health.  It may be not so that we're miserly as it is that we're addicted.

[BackChannel] The Promise Of "Small Data"

Jeffrey Warren | TechPresident | July 17, 2013

Big Data -- the idea that the ability to aggregate and sift through vast amounts of data can yield key insights about our society and provide the basis for better decision-making -- has a fatal flaw... Read More »

“OK Glass: Hand Me The Scalpel, Please…” GoogleGlass During Surgery!

Rafael J. Grossmann | @ZGJR Blog | June 20, 2013

Obviously, the one of the MAIN concerns regarding the use of Google Glass during surgery, with live streaming of data, would be to take every measure and to ensure the privacy of the patient’s health information (PHI). Read More »

DockerCon Europe 2015

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 16, 2015 (All day) - November 17, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona,
Spain

DockerCon Europe 2015 is a two-day Docker-centric conference that is organized by Docker, Inc on November 16-17, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Building on the success of the previous editions, DockerCon continues to grow to reflect Docker's blooming ecosystem and community. While we want to preserve the ambiance and simplicity of the first DockerCon, this edition will be by far the largest Docker-centric event happening in Europe. At DockerCon you'll have the opportunity to hear about all of the interesting ways developers, Ops, DevOps and Sysadmins are using Docker. No matter your level of expertise with Docker and the size of your company, we're confident you'll meet and learn from other attendees who share the same use cases and overcame the same challenges using Docker.

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ContainerCon North America

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 22, 2016 - 9:30am - August 24, 2016 - 11:30pm
Location: 
Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6
Canada

Linux has been at the center of this with advancements in nearly every aspect of virtualization with Linux containers being the most recent disruptive technology. The Linux Foundation is launching a new conference called ContainerCon to bring together leading contributors in Linux containers, the Linux kernel, and related projects to forge a path to continued innovation and education. Linux containers are disrupting traditional application development and virtualization models; enabling businesses to explore new, improved methods of deploying their services and products...

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LinuxCon North America

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 22, 2016 - 9:30am - August 24, 2016 - 11:30pm
Location: 
Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6
Canada

LinuxCon is the place to learn from the best and the brightest, delivering content from the leading maintainers, developers and project leads in the Linux community and from around the world. There's simply no other event in North America where developers, sys admins, architects and all types and levels of technical talent gather together under one roof for education, collaboration and problem-solving to further the Linux platform...

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O'Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 26, 2016 - 10:00am - August 27, 2016 - 7:15pm
Location: 
Javits Center
655 W 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
United States

The O'Reilly AI Conference will cover all the most essential—and intriguing—topics in applied AI. You'll learn how to implement AI in your projects, uncover AI's limitations and untapped opportunities, and explore how AI will change the business landscape. And you'll meet the brightest minds in applied AI, including keynotes from Microsoft's Lili Cheng, Peter Norvig of Google, and Facebook's Yann LeCun. Urs Muller from NVIDIA will address learning for autonomous driving...

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OSCON 2017

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
May 8, 2017 - 11:00am - May 11, 2017 - 7:45pm
Location: 
Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
United States

The O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) is a conference for anyone  who has a passion for open source, from developers and programmers to activists and community leaders. OSCON is designed to share real-world open source practices and ways to successfully implement open source into various projects or workflows.

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Upstream 2021

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
June 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

In three short weeks, TideLift will be hosting some amazing open source community leaders and celebrating the awesome open source maintainers who keep the world spinning. Join us June 7 for our first-ever, one-day, free virtual gathering to celebrate open source, the developers who use it, and the maintainers who create it. We just finalized the agenda, and wow! Check out this line-up...

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