Where Open Source Fails

Earlier this week, I unsubscribed from the mailing lists of a pair of Open Source projects. About two years ago when I found the projects, they involved fascinating topics in under served niches. One of those niches – the one customer/user-facing – is still there and under served, but that’s not relevant in the current […]

web2project v2.1 Release Notes

As of 22 September 2010, web2project v2.1 is officially released! You can download it from SourceForge now. For Project Managers, there are not a huge number of tangible improvements. This was mostly a cleanup release: The most important part is that now a User can add Tasklogs for people other than themselves. When you create […]

CodeWorks 2010

You've probably already read about it in 38 other places, but I figured I should announce the news here: We are doing another CodeWorks tour. This time around we've simplified the whole thing. The team is smaller. The format is simpler. And we're limiting the cities a bit more. We have four people doing 6 […]

ZendCon Uncon 2010 News

Update 23 Sept 2010: I'm glad to announce the 2010 ZendCon Uncon is on. This time around Michelangelo van Dam has the reins and I look forward to see what he creates. We're just under two months away from ZendCon 2010 but unfortunately, I'm not running the Unconference this time around. And to my knowledge […]

Day Camp 4 Developers

Normally in this space, I talk about the tech side of things. Whether it's events, concepts, books, startups, or whatever, I've always written on the harder tech skills. It's ironic since when I joined the Computer Science Advisory Board from my undergraduate school last year, our focus was on the soft skills. The point is […]

Project Importer v4.1 Release

After a major cleanup of the structure and logic due to a handful of issues, v4.1 of the Project Importer is now available! You can download the latest version here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/web2project-mod/files/Project-Importer/ The purpose of the Project Importer is to allow users to import their project plans from other systems. Currently Microsoft Project and WBS Gantt […]

OpenCamp 2010 Recap

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the first OpenCamp in Dallas, TX. While I've been to a few of the CMS-focused events – WordCamp Mid-Atlantic, WordCamp NYC, and DrupalConDC – this was my first time at one of the crossover events. In one event, we had some of the best and brightest […]