Speaker Feature: Audrey Lobo-Pulo, Jack Moffitt
Submitted on 2014-10-23 08:16
Evaluating government policies using open source models
10:40am Wednesday 14th January 2015
Dr. Audrey Lobo-Pulo is a passionate advocate of open government and the use of open source software in government modelling. Having started out as a physicist developing theoretical models in the field of high speed data transmission, she moved into the economic policy modelling sphere and worked at the Australian Treasury from 2005 till 2011.
Currently working at the Australian Taxation Office in Sydney, Audrey enjoys discussions on modelling economic policy.
Servo: Building a Parallel Browser
10:40am Friday 16th January 2015
Jacks current project is called Chesspark and is an online community for chess players built on top of technologies like XMPP (aka Jabber), AJAX, and Python.
He previously created the Icecast Streaming Media Server, spent a lot of time developing and managing the Ogg Vorbits project, and helping create and run the Xiph.org Foundation. All these efforts exist to create a common, royalty free, and open standard for multimedia on the Internet.
Jack is also passionate about Free Software and Open Source, technology, music, and photography.