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Rebecca Wirfs-Brock and Joe Yoder: Flexible design techniques

The CCSL at IME/USP invites you to attend to two presentations on modern approaches to flexible design (Adaptive Object Models and Responsibility-driven design), which will be offered by two international specialists.

Date: September 22nd

Where: Auditório Jacy Monteiro, IME/USP, building B

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State-of-the-art in FLOSS systems: two presentations by international guests

The CCSL is happy to invite everyone to attend to two high-level international speeches, offered by specialists on each field. Christoph Hellwig, linux kernel developer involved primarily with filesystems, will talk about the new disk cache mechanism in the kernel; and Ian Pratt, leader of the community, will talk about that community, the Xen project, plans for the future etc.

Lean methodologies with Mary Poppendieck

The CCSL is happy to welcome the lean methodologies specialist Mary Poppendieck to a presentation where this model's characteristics will be explored in contrast to other approaches.

Title: Specialization and Economies of Scale: Where Adam Smith went wrong

Speaker: Mary Poppendieck

Time: 15:30h

Location: IME/USP - sala 144B

Date: 31/08/2010


The third edition of CONSEGI at Brasília, a large international event where several aspects of electronic government and FLOSS are discussed, had a strong presence by the CCSL.

Workshop with Dr. Maged Ali (Brunel University, UK)

This wednesday, August 18th, at 14:00, Dr. Maged Ali will give a presentation on cultural aspects of Information Technology. The study of culture is rooted in sociology, social psychology, and anthropology. In particular, cultural anthropology seeks to understand the similarities and differences among groups of people in the contemporary world. Within the last 20 years, the practical relevance of researching cultural issues, and especially comparing phenomena across cultures, was questioned (Ferraro, 1990).

Javali at São Paulo!

Javali at São Paulo!

Javali is an event that takes place along with the Free Software International Forum - FISL, at Porto Alegre along this week in July.

This year, with the support from the Free Software Competence Center - CCSL / IME-USP, we decided to bring some of the FISL topics and promote an event is São Paulo - SP.

The evolution of Ganeti, an Open Source manager for clusterized virtual machines

The IME/USP FLOSS Competence Center invites to the lecture by Michael Hanselmann, Google engineer and Ganet project developer, the manager of virtual GPL servers used by Google. All interested are welcome.


Michael Hanselmann
Google Switzerland

FLOSS helps remove vuvuzela sound from World Cup broadcasts

A research group from the Centre for Digital Music at the Queen Mary University of London created an audio plugin to filter out the vuvuzela sound from the World Cup broadcasts, available under a Free license. It is offered as a VST (for Windows) and LADSPA (MacOS, Linux etc) plugin.

Eclipse Foundation highlights FLOSS usage growth

The Eclipse Foundation performed, in April 2010, a survey among the Eclipse community to learn about the relationship between its members and FLOSS. This survey highlighted several relevant aspects that point to a growth in the adoption of FLOSS among developers in general.

Workshop with the FLOSS entrepreneur Paulino Michelazzo

Title: Workshop with the FLOSS entrepreneur Paulino Michelazzo

Speaker: Paulino Michelazzo

Time: 11:45h

Place: Auditório Jacy Monteiro - Bloco B, IME/USP

Date: 23/06/2010

The CCSL, together with the Rede USP de Novos Negócios (USP Network for New Businesses), invites you to lear about the success case of the eptrepreneur Paulino Michelazzo, who will talk about how to create a web solutions company using Frewe software and share his experience both as CTO of such a company and as an UN systems developer.