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OSD 1.0

The first Open Source Day was held at Blackboard's headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. just after the Blackboard Developers Conference. We had about 40 people representing 25 institutions and 3 commercial entities.


The Keynote Speaker was Stuart Sim, then of Sun Microsystems and now with Moodlerooms. His presentation was called " Innovation and Disruption in Educational Technology" which was a stimulating look at Service Oriented Architecture, Standards, and Open Source Software.

We then used a meeting format called Open Space Technology to identify topics of interest and break out into small working groups. Several projects emerged out of this including the Photo Bucket Tool, the Maven project, and exploration of Single Sign on.

Comments from Open Source Day I included:

"Totally, refreshingly different experience from most conferences I attend"
 
"very informal, which allowed a lot of good collaboration to happen"
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