Presentation of preliminary results

Event:DebConf 9, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Date:30 Jul 2009
Title:Method diffusion in large volunteer projects — research results revealed
Slides:PDF

In this talk, I give a first glimpse of the results of my research to a Debian-centric audience. I introduce the Delphi method and give a short explanation of each of the 24 influences identified during the study I performed. I end with a number of gems — insightful quotations — that stuck out in the participants' answers.

A video of this talk is forthcoming.

Ph.D. research overview

Event:DebConf 8, Mar Del Plata, Argentina
Date:10 Aug 2008
Title:Method diffusion in large volunteer projects
Slides:S5, tarball

In this presentation I give an overview of my research in progress to a Debian-centric audience. I present an overview of my thesis and introduce the concept of diffusion frameworks. I identify shortcomings of the classical frameworks and introduce the Delphi study I plan to conduct.

A video of this talk is forthcoming. There have been problems with the recording material, and so far, noone knowledgeable has been able to work on this.

Ph.D. research overview

Event:FOSDEM 2008, Brussels, Belgium
Date:23 Feb 2008
Title:Method diffusion in large volunteer projects
Slides:S5, tarball

In this short presentation, I introduce an academic audience to my research endeavour, covering mainly the academic aspects of my work.

Ph.D. transfer defence

Date:23 Nov 2007
Title:Method diffusion in large open-source projects
Slides:S5, tarball

In this presentation, I (successfully) defend my Master to Ph.D. transfer report in front of an examination panel and a public audience. The talk provides a good overview of my research goal, current state and future plans.

An audio recording of this talk (in low quality) is available on request.

Ph.D. research overview

Event:DebConf 7, Edinburgh, Scotland
Date:21 Jun 2007
Title:Method diffusion in large open-source projects
Slides:S5, tarball

In this presentation I give an overview of my research in progress to a Debian-centric audience. I present an overview of my thesis and introduce the concept of diffusion frameworks. I identify shortcomings of the classical frameworks and give an introduction into my current work, the selection of criteria and factors into a OSS-specific framework. I end by tying the research to the past and future of Debian and debunk a few myths on the way.

A video of this talk is available in high and low resolution.

Overview of research in progress

Event:Lero workshop Feb 2007, Limerick Junction, Ireland
Date:9 Feb 2007
Title:Method diffusion in large open-source projects
Slides:PDF, ODG, PPT

In this short (10 minute) talk I give an overview of my research in progress, specifically:

  • Basis of research, motivation
  • Research hypothesis
  • Two-phased approach: case studies and participatory action research
  • Conceptual framework
  • Implications on manegement science.

The presentation was to an audience of about 60 people, all working for Lero — the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, and served mainly as my introduction to the larger Lero research group outside of the University of Limerick.

Improving cooperation in volunteer projects

Event:FrOSCon 2006, Sankt Augustin, Germany
Date:24 June 2006
Title:Improving cooperation in volunteer projects
Subtitle:Workflow, communication, tools — and how to get people to adopt them
URL:http://programm.froscon.de/events/78.en.html
Slides:S5, tarball

In this talk I present some of the ideas underlying my research:

  • The breed of volunteers
  • The need for change and thoughts on possible improvements in Debian
  • Tools that have made a difference, successful or not

The core substance stems from my research proposal and is presented in combination with several ideas I had with respect to the Debian project over the past years.

The presentation was to a small audience and ended with discussions on team management, complexity, and tool usability.

Thoughts on workflow improvements in Debian

Event:FOSDEM 2006, Brussels, Belgium
Date:26 February 2006
Title:Improving workflow in global volunteer projects
Subtitle:Introduction to my Ph.D. research
Slides:PDF, PDF.bz2, OpenOffice

This talk gives a (very) brief overview of my Ph.D. endeavour and then proceeds to put forth and flesh out some ideas that I have previously introduced into the Debian project. These include:

  • Combining Debian stable and testing security
  • More flexible package and patch management
  • The package upload process

Even though my laptop cut out and left me without slides early on, the talk sparked some interesting discussions with fellow developers.

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Please cite this web page as follows: Krafft, Martin F. "Talks." Process evolution in large open-source projects:. 14 Jun 2011. Martin Krafft, University of Limerick. <http://phd.martin-krafft.net/talks.html>. Last accessed: [DATE ACCESSED].

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