Lowell, Massachusetts greets open source
by Andy Oram
Presentations range from the imminently practical (e.g., Digital Advocacy on a Small Budget) to big-name (prize-winning author Allison Fine) and geeky (Open Standards: Why the grassroots should care).
Lowell is a fascinating place, well suited to these events. The setting of the early days of the Industrial Revolution in North America, it has its up-and-coming neighborhoods as well as areas mired in poverty. Its ethnic diversity is invigorating and also challenging. And it's home to a U.Mass. campus with strong computer-related offerings. If anything I've mentioned touches you, check out the conferences.