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Monday, November 17
 

10:30am

Mobile Productivity - Louis Suárez-Potts, Age of Peers, Inc. & Peter Kelly, UX Productivity
Despite the success of Android and the rise of Tizen and Firefox OS, there seems to be no good open productivity tool on mobiles, inexplicable, given the interest and given the enormous population about to start using mobiles daily, as their default computing device.

But first: Mobiles are not desktops. To exploit the plusses offered we must abandon legacies, such as huge library dependencies, GUI toolkits designed in the 90s, and application architectures whose main effect now is to slow things down and make the mobile user think she is using a bad laptop, at best.

Mobile’s strengths start with the obvious: its mobile. But it also offers a simpler, more direct experience. For the developer at Apache, a mobile productivity tool, such as we have designed with UX Write, can leverage the code and open standards that annul vendor lock-in and obsolescence, while still providing acce

Speakers
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Peter Kelly

CEO, UX Productivity
Peter Kelly is the Founder & CEO of UX Productivity, an small software development company focusing on mobile productivity solutions. He is the developer of UX Write, a word processor for the iPad. Peter is currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.Prior to starting UX Productivity... Read More →
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Louis Suárez-Potts

Community Strategist, Age of Peers, Inc.
Louis Suárez-Potts is the community strategist for Age of Peers, a consultancy he co-founded in 2011. He also participates on the Project Membership Committee for Apache OpenOffice. From 2000 to 2011, Suárez-Potts was the Community Manager for OpenOffice.org, a role that entailed... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 10:30am - 11:20am
Petofi

10:30am

OFBiz: What Do Business Users See and Want? - Sharan Foga, OFBiz Project
Every year companies spend large amounts of money looking for and evaluating an ERP to install for their business.

The Apache Open For Business (OFBiz) codebase may be robust and the data model impeccable but it is the Business End Users and not necessarily the Technical teams that choose what will be implemented.

OFBiz is a free open source ERP which is good value budget-wise – so when the end users come looking – what do they see? Is it what they want or expect?

In this presentation Sharan Foga will take a look at OFBiz through the eyes of the business end users and discuss the key things they see as most important when evaluating an ERP.

Speakers
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Sharan Foga

Independent Consultant
Sharan Foga is an Independent Consultant who has over 20 years in the IT industry working on the delivery and implementation of ERP and business systems. She has been involved with the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) since 2008 and has presented at several conferences about "The... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 10:30am - 11:20am
Huba

11:30am

Brewing With Apache OFBiz - Pierre Smits, SOMONAR B.V.
Apache OFBiz is an integrated suite of business applications for Small and Medium Enterprises, enabling uses in domains like CRM, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Management, Inventory and Warehouse Management, Project Management and Accounting. As such Apache OFBiz can be deployed in companies active in any area of the manufacturing sector, e.g. assembly, mining, food & beverages,.

Pierre will present a case study of the implementation of Apache OFBiz in a small European brewery and will highlight the challenges, opportunities and business aspects.

Speakers
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Pierre Smits

Founder and CEO, SOMONAR B.V.
Pierre Smits is the founder and owner of ORRTIZ.COM and is a contributor to the OFBiz project since 2009. He has been working as a developer, implementer, project manager and solution architect and has worked for customers as Royal Philips, De Telegraaf (media), Vanderlande Industries... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:20pm
Huba

1:40pm

Sharing Apache's Goodness: How We Should Be Telling Apache's Story - Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier, Red Hat
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) excels at many things - fostering strong open source communities, creating excellent software, providing infrastructure to do the work, and providing a framework to verify the software before it's released.

But many projects want more from a foundation. In particular, they want to ensure that the world knows about the good work that they're doing, and the contributors want a foundation to provide resources to help take on tasks that developers typically do not enjoy or do well.

In this talk, Brockmeier will make the case for marketing FOSS projects in general, and specifically why Apache needs to evolve to help not only create software for the public good, but promote its projects as well.

Speakers
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Joe Brockmeier

Red Hat, Red Hat
Joe Brockmeier is a long-time participant in open source projects and former technology journalist. Brockmeier has worked as the openSUSE Community Manager, is an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) member, and participates heavily in the Fedora Cloud Working Group. Brockmeier works... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Dery/Mikszath
 
Tuesday, November 18
 

2:30pm

Doing The Write Thing: Document Editing Made Mobile - Louis Suárez-Potts, Age of Peers, Inc. & Peter Kelly, UX Productivity
At the Denver ApacheCon last April, I presented on the evolution of OpenOffice, and the need for a good quality, compatible solution for mobile devices.

Participants suggested establishing a project in Apache Labs to address this problem. It would depart from existing architectures but could reuse some elements from OpenOffice where appropriate. It would be lightweight, portable, and independent of legacy code.

A good starting point would be UX Write, developed by Peter Kelly. It only runs on iOS at present, but most of the code is cross-platform, and could be made to work on Android and other systems. Peter and I have discussed the idea of open-sourcing parts of the app under the Apache 2.0 license. The app uses HTML natively, and WebKit for displaying documents on-screen, and supports import/export of .docx, export of LaTeX, and could be further extended to support ODF.

Speakers
PK

Peter Kelly

CEO, UX Productivity
Peter Kelly is the Founder & CEO of UX Productivity, an small software development company focusing on mobile productivity solutions. He is the developer of UX Write, a word processor for the iPad. Peter is currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.Prior to starting UX Productivity... Read More →
avatar for Louis Suárez-Potts

Louis Suárez-Potts

Community Strategist, Age of Peers, Inc.
Louis Suárez-Potts is the community strategist for Age of Peers, a consultancy he co-founded in 2011. He also participates on the Project Membership Committee for Apache OpenOffice. From 2000 to 2011, Suárez-Potts was the Community Manager for OpenOffice.org, a role that entailed... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Petofi