At over 3000 attendees, O’Reilly’s Open Source Conference (OSCON) is the nation’s largest conference focusing on the open source ecosystem and yet it still manages to feel like a community event. Sure, there’s plenty of cold, hard tech on display--much of which currently centers on the latest and greatest in cloud computing--but what really gives the conference its energy is the commitment to and celebration of open technologies. And, of course, the community -- which is really just another open source technology.
Next up in our Meet the Team series, say hello to Flora from Portland. Flora grew up in the Northwest, but came to Portland only after a decade exploring San Francisco, New York, and London. She holds an MA, Distinction, in Cultural Studies from the University of London (UK), though she ultimately decided to leave the academy in 2009 to pursue career alternatives (which make us happy!). Discovering a love for the Python language and community early on, Flora contributes much of her free time to spreading that love to other women programmers as co-organizer of the Portland chapter of Pyladies. In her free time she enjoys watching indie films, listening to old punk and soul records, knitting, reading French theory, and indulging her obsession with James Spader. What else makes Flora tick? Read more!