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Jim Hall

jhall@freedos.org

Selected Publications and Presentations

Selected Publications

IT Leadership

Jim Hall. Open Source Usability (book). (planned, 2019)

Jim Hall. “Open Leadership Lessons from Unlikely Places.” The Open Organization Leaders Manual, 2nd Edition (book). Bryan Behrenshausen (ed). (pending, 2018)

Jim Hall. Leadership Lessons (book). Cynthia Croy (ed). (pending, 2018)

Jim Hall. “The next step from open data is open source.” Government CIO Outlook Magazine. (pending, 2018)

Jim Hall. “My first sysadmin mistake: How to focus on finding a solution amid the panic.” Opensource.com. July 2, 2018.

Jim Hall. Coaching Buttons (book). Marcus Baker (ed). 2018.

Jim Hall. “Assessing Threats and Opportunities.” “Building an Adaptable Work Plan.” The Open Organization Workbook (book). Bryan Behrenshausen (ed). 2017.

Jim Hall. “Leadership Lessons from Open Source Software.” CIO Review Magazine. October, 2017.

Jim Hall. “The Risk Game in Cloud-Based Services.” Government CIO Outlook Magazine. September, 2017.

(interview) Avi Asher-Shapiro. “Build vs. buy: Why Morris chose to build.” University Business Magazine. October, 2013.

Jim Hall. “Brave New World: M-learning and Beyond.” Cultivating Change: 50+ Stories from the Digital Frontlines at the University of Minnesota in 2012 (ebook). Ann Hill Duin, Ed Nater, and Farhad Anklesaria (eds). 2012.

Open Source Software

Jim Hall, et al. Untitled FreeDOS 25th Anniversary Book (book). (planned, 2019)

Jim Hall. Using FreeDOS (book). Shari Mann, ed. 2018.

Jim Hall. “Programming in Color with ncurses.” Linux Journal. May, 2018. Issue 286.

Jim Hall. “Creating an Adventure Game in the Terminal with ncurses.” Linux Journal. April, 2018. Issue 285.

Jim Hall. “Getting Started with ncurses.” Linux Journal. March, 2018. Issue 284.

Jim Hall. “The origin and evolution of FreeDOS.” “How to run DOS programs in Linux.” 2017 Open Source Yearbook (ebook). Rikki Endsley, et al (eds). 2018.

Jim Hall. “Create a CAPTCHA for Your Website.” Linux Journal. October, 2017. Issue 282.

Jim Hall and Ciarrai Cunneen. “Usability testing for early-stage software prototypes” Opensource.com. September 20, 2017.

Jim Hall, et al. 23 Years of FreeDOS (ebook). Jim Hall, Lauren Holly, Ben Norrman, and Shane Rose (eds). 2017.

Jim Hall. “Happy anniversary, Linux: A look back at where it all began.” Opensource.com. August 25, 2017.

Jim Hall. “GNOME at 20: Four reasons it’s still my favorite GUI” Opensource.com. August 15, 2017.

Jim Hall. “Linux to the rescue: How I introduced my organization to Linux.” Opensource.com. July 14, 2017.

Jim Hall. “How I got started with Linux.” Opensource.com. May 4, 2017.

Jim Hall. “Bash Shell Script: Building a Better March Madness Bracket.” Linux Journal. February 9, 2017.

Jim Hall and Renata Gegaj. “GNOME Usability Testing.” Linux Voice Magazine. November, 2016. Issue 32.

Jim Hall. “Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script.” Linux Journal. July 13, 2016.

Jim Hall. “Reading Web Comics via a Bash Script.” Linux Journal. May 12, 2016.

Jim Hall and Gina Dobrescu. “A Usability Study of GNOME.” FOSS Force. March 23, 2016.

Jim Hall. “The Usability of GNOME.” Linux Journal. December, 2014. Issue 248.

Jim Hall. “It’s about the user: Usability in open source software.” Linux Journal. December, 2013. Issue 236.

Selected Presentations

IT Leadership

Jim Hall. “Leadership Lessons from Unusual Places.” Government IT Symposium. Saint Paul, Minnesota. (pending, December 2018)

(workshop) Untitled workshop on IT careers. Government IT Symposium. Saint Paul, Minnesota. (pending, December 2018)

(panel) Untitled panel on IT procurement. Government IT Symposium. Saint Paul, Minnesota. (pending, December 2018)

(panel) Cindi Carter (Deputy CISO, BCBS of Kansas City), Robert Gaskill-Clemons (CTO, City of St. Louis), Jim Hall (CIO, Ramsey County), Richard Kick (CIO, Rotary International), Kelly Trilk (CIO, IMEG Corp), Tellis Williams (CISO, AXA). Building an Effective CIO-CISO Relationship. SINC Midwest IT Forum. Chicago, Illinois. September 17, 2018.

Jim Hall. “Leadership Lessons from Unusual Places.” Government IT Symposium. Saint Paul, Minnesota. December 6, 2017.

(panel) Jim Hall (CIO, Ramsey County), Lisa Meredith (MCCC), and Anna Gruber (MJPA). “What to look for in 2018.” Government IT Symposium. Saint Paul, Minnesota. December 6, 2017.

Jim Hall. “Open Data Tech Jam Debrief.” Government IT Symposium. Saint Paul, Minnesota. December 6, 2017.

Jim Hall and Andrew Rose. “Open Data Tech Jam.” Government IT Symposium. Saint Paul, Minnesota. December 5, 2017. (workshop)

Jim Hall. “Integrating the Business Analyst into the Business.” International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Minneapolis, Minnesota. October 12, 2017.

Jim Hall. “Leadership Lessons from Unusual Places.” Government IT Symposium. Saint Paul, Minnesota. December 7, 2016.

Jim Hall. “Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Debrief.” Government IT Symposium. Saint Paul, Minnesota. December 7, 2016.

Jim Hall and Kelly Clausen. “Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.” Government IT Symposium. Saint Paul, Minnesota. December 6, 2016. (workshop)

(panel) Jim Hall (Campus CIO, University of Minnesota Morris; moderator), Otto Doll (CIO, Minneapolis), Bill Kloster (CIO, SEH), and Christopher Rence (CIRO, Digital River). “Disruptive Technologies: An Innovator’s Dilemma.” Premier CIO Forum. Edina, Minnesota. December 5, 2016.

MaryElizabeth Bezanson, PhD and Jim Hall, MS. “Speeches That Changed the World: Using Software to Help Students Analyze Rhetorical Patterns.” Minnesota e-Learning Summit. Minneapolis Community and Technical College. July 30–31, 2015. (poster)

Jim Hall and Rex Wheeler. “Leadership Lessons from Unusual Places.” CIC CIO TechForum. Ohio State University. October 8–9, 2013.

Jim Hall. “The UMM (University of Minnesota, Morris) Mobile App Innovation.” UBTech 2014. Orlando, Florida. June 10–12, 2013.

Open Source Software

Jim Hall. “The FreeDOS Project: Then and Now.” SeaGL. Seattle, Washington. (proposed, November 9–10, 2018)

Jim Hall. “Usability testing in open source software.” SeaGL. Seattle, Washington. (proposed, November 9–10, 2018)

Jim Hall. “Usability testing in open source software.” Kieler Open Source and LinuxTage 2017. Kiel, Germany. September 15, 2017.

Jim Hall. “The FreeDOS Project: Then and Now.” Kieler Open Source and LinuxTage 2017. Kiel, Germany. September 15, 2017. (plenary keynote)

(interview) Bryan Lunduke (host). “FreeDOS with Jim Hall.” The Lunduke Hour. January 19, 2017.

(interview) Randal Schwartz and Simon Phipps (hosts). “FreeDOS founder Jim Hall.” FLOSS Weekly Podcast. January 3, 2017.

Jim Hall. “Usability Testing in Open Source Software.” Government IT Symposium. Saint Paul, Minnesota. December 8, 2016.

Jim Hall. “Usability Testing in Open Source Software.” 2016 Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing Conference. Menomonie, Wisconsin. November 12, 2016.

(interview) Bryan Lunduke and Matt Hartley (hosts). “FreeDOS Founder Jim Hall.” Linux and Whatnot Show. October 3, 2016.

Jim Hall. “GNOME Usability Testing.” LAS GNOME: Libre Application Summit, hosted by GNOME. Portland, Oregon. September 21, 2016.

Jim Hall. “Open Source Usability Testing” (unconference presentation). LAS GNOME: Libre Application Summit, hosted by GNOME. Portland, Oregon. September 20, 2016.

Jim Hall. “FreeDOS: What’s next.” DEFCON 612. Minneapolis, Minnesota. September 7, 2016.

(interview) Brad Linder (host). “FreeDOS Keeps Classic Computing Alive, Decades After MS-DOS is Retired.” LPX Podcast, by Liliputing. August 10, 2016.

Jim Hall. “The Usability of GNOME.” GUADEC: GNOME Users And Developers European Conference. Strasbourg, France. July 26–August 1, 2014.