This presentation explores the radical evolution in political technology 2004-2008 and how political start-ups built innovative social applications that raised $1/2 billion and elected a President.
Sonali K. Shah talks about innovations produced by community users. Contrary to the general perception, most innovations are not created by firms but by individuals.
InfoQ.com is a web app/portal implemented with the latest in portal technology and web development. This session shows the good, the bad, and the ugly of building InfoQ.com in all layers.
Zed Shaw talks about Mongrel and its impact. For companies, the talk contains valuable information about Dos/Don'ts when interacting with open source teams.