Sarah Novotny

After educating herself as a physicist, Sarah found her technological muse at Amazon writing code to answer where is my book?" questions. She went on to found Blue Gecko, a firm specializing in remote administration and management of databases, with two partners she met in Amazon's systems and database operations groups. She is active in the open source community as co-chair of OSCON as well as running local meetups for MySQL, open source and general geeky socializing. For fun, Sarah, thinks about ways to involve more women in the technology community, and she raises foster kittens.

Nominations open for the O’Reilly Open Source Awards 2012

Recognize an open source leader at OSCON 2012.

OSCON's annual Open Source Awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of open source software. Nominations are open until June 21.

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Open minds and open source community

Open minds and open source community

OSCON reminds us to open up (again).

The c-chair of OSCON reflects on the big ideas that I was hearing from the conference, as the open source community continues on its journey "from disruption to default".

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Late breaking OSCON changes

What's not in the program?

OSCON's chairs pass along late-breaking sessions and talk about Monday night's Ignite.

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What’s happening at OSCON Java ?

What’s happening at OSCON Java ?

OSCON co-chairs discuss the OSCON Java program.

OSCON's co-chairs preview sessions in the OSCON Java conference and they dig into the discussion generated by Edd Dumbill's "Seven reasons to use Java again" post.

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Make your nomination for the OSCON Data Innovation Award

Make your nomination for the OSCON Data Innovation Award

Get your nomination in for the OSCON Data Innovation Award by July 18.

The OSCON Data Innovation Award will honor a person, project or company that's made a significant contribution to the data management field. Nominations are due by July 18.

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Why data and Java deserved OSCON sub-conferences

Why data and Java deserved OSCON sub-conferences

OSCON's co-chairs discuss the event's evolution and what to expect at this year's show.

In this inaugural OSCON 2011 sneak peek podcast, Edd Dumbill and I talk about the history and evolution of OSCON (now in it's 13th year) and our reasons for moving data and Java into their own sub-conferences.

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Nominations open for the O’Reilly Open Source Awards 2011

Nominations open for the O’Reilly Open Source Awards 2011

Recognize an open source leader at OSCON.

The annual Open Source Awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of open source software.

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Inviting participation in OSCON Data

A new data conference will be co-located with OSCON in July.

This year, data comes of age at OSCON. We're announcing a new conference on data tools and infrastructure, to be co-located with OSCON in July 2011.

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