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ACM Annual Lecture in Memory of Nathan Krasnopoler: Jim Jagielski ’83, Apache Software Foundation
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Jim-Jagielski-200x300Jim Jagielski ’83, a well known and acknowledged expert and visionary in Open Source, an accomplished coder, and frequent, engaging presenter on all things Open, Web and Cloud related, will present the 2016 Annual Lecture in Memory of Nathan Krasnopler at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 in Hodson Hall 110. The title of the lecture is “A Practical Primer to Open Source.” Jagielski will provide a practical guide to the concepts and specifics of Open Source, the differences between Open Source and “free software,” a break down of Open Source licensing and governance, and lessons learned in Open Source that companies are leveraging in the “Inner Source” movement. Hosted by ACM.

Jagielski bio: As a developer, Jim Jagielski made substantial code contributions to just about every core technology behind the Internet and Web and in 2012 was awarded the O’Reilly Open Source Award and in 2015 received the Innovation Luminary Award from the EU. He is likely best known as one of the developers and co-founders of the Apache Software Foundation, where he has previously served as both Chairman and President and where he’s been on the Board Of Directors since day one. He serves as President of the Outercurve Foundation and was also a director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and has served on numerous boards and advisory councils. He works at Capital Oneas a Sr. Director in the Tech Fellows program.

INBT Summer Seminar Series: Jay Baraban
Jul 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Institute for NanoBioTechnology Summer Seminar Series will present Jay Baraban from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and his discussion on “Understanding How a MicroRNA System Affects Synapse Plasticity.”

Baraban, a professor of neuroscience and psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, focuses his research on the neuronal signaling pathways that mediate neuronal morphology and synaptic efficacy, particularly neuronal plasticity induced by environmental stimuli, including drugs. Baraban and his colleagues have identified a protein that changes the strength of a message sent from one nerve to another and which may play a role in addictive behaviors.

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