NASA Open Source Summit

29-30 March 2011
NASA Ames Conference Center
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NASA came to us wanting us to design and facilitate an event that would blend in-person and remote participation to get serious input about how to modify their existing open source policy.

Together, we invited leaders in the open source community, a wide diversity of experts from across NASA, and the broader government open source community. We had over 700 registrants for this event. It was technically complex behind the scenes, but fluid and graceful for the participants. We were able to manage a full cadre of speakers, enable focused, small group discussions, and connect the work of theĀ  in-person participants with that of the remote participants.

If you’re into these things, you can view the remote schedule of events online at and here is a list of the technologies that we leveraged at the event: UStream, UStream chat, UserVoice, Maestro Conference, Google Docs, Twitter.

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