I'll be spending this weeked attending BarCampRDU (@RedHat HQ, Raleigh, NC) I'm very much looking forward to meeting more of the local geek community, and a few geek celebs that are making a trip out for it. The session list is pretty cool, including (But not limited to):
- Refactoring Your Wetware - Andy Hunt of the Pragmatic Programmers likes to talk about how your brain works. Pole-bridging, pragmatic learning, the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition, and even a little of Getting Things Done are all fair game.
- Social Networks - FredStutzman. We'll spend a session talking about Social Networking Websites, such as Myspace, Facebook and Linked In. We'll look at them, figure out why people use them, and share ideas about how businesses can leverage social networks.
- Open Source VOIP - Scott Morningstar We will take a stock Linksys WRT54GL and install OpenWRT Linux Firmware and Milkfish Open SER implementation. We will set up an account with Junction Networks for inbound and outbound PSTN calls. I will bring several SIP phones ranging from the budgetone 101 to the Cisco 7970G as well as several 802.11 wireless SIP phones. This is everything you need to replace your land line phone using hardware you probably already have. If people bring routers we can flash them up as we go.
THis session will be a good dose of non-Microsoft focussed topics for change.
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