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Java, Ruby
Location: Ballroom A2
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
JRuby is Ruby on the Java Platform, so it brings the advantages of Ruby to the JVM and the advantages of Java to Ruby. This session shows Ruby syntax and lots of integration techniques with Java, including building Swing-based UI's using Swiby and how to unit test Java code with JRuby. Read more.
Programming
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Scott Chacon (GitHub)
Average rating: ****.
(4.31, 13 ratings)
Git is a new distributed version control system that is fast, flexible, works offline and supports powerful local branching and easy merging that encourages non-linear workflows and makes developers far more productive and efficient. This tutorial will introduce you to Git, rid you of your SVN sins, and teach you how to become more efficient and productive as a programmer. Read more.
Databases, Web Applications
Location: Meeting Room J2
Eric Day (craigslist), Brian Aker (HP)
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 11 ratings)
This tutorial will show you how to get started with Gearman, the flexible job queuing system used to power websites such as LiveJournal and Digg. We'll cover common architectures, installation, APIs, and deployment. A few use cases will be described and built, including a Map/Reduce cluster and database-driven URL mining application. Read more.
Fundamentals, Programming
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Andy Lester (petdance.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
For programmers raised on open source who want to delve into lower-level mechanics of C programming, this tutorial gives a complete overview of what it takes to jump into the innards of your favorite open source projects. From MySQL to Perl 5 to the Linux core, C is the foundation of many of the most widely used open source packages. Learn the language, learn the tools, and start contributing. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Allison Randal (DrugDev, Inc.), Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.55, 31 ratings)
Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Allison Randal and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.24, 41 ratings)
Keynote by Tim O'Reilly. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Dirk Hohndel (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.51, 37 ratings)
Imad Sousou, Director of Intel Open Source Technology Center will present the technology vision and direction for Intel’s overall Open Source efforts, including Mobility, Virtualization, Power, and Performance. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Michael Lopp (Rands in Repose)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 47 ratings)
In 15 minutes, discover 15 years of secrets behind building software faster, more efficiently, and using less floppy disks. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Average rating: ***..
(3.06, 17 ratings)
An open microphone question and answer session with the morning's keynote speakers. Read more.
Emerging Topics, People, Ubuntu
Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
Jono Bacon (Canonical Ltd)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
In his new talk Building Belonging, Jono Bacon explores the underlying recipe behind what makes great community and talks about many of the concepts that he and his team have used as part of the Ubuntu community. The presentation takes a fun, amusing and anecdote laden tour-de-force of community in a way that any community can implement. Be sure to be there! Read more.
Business, Cloud Computing, Linux, Mobile
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Zaheda Bhorat (Open Source/Standards), Paul Rademacher (Tasty Labs), Adam Lerer (Google, Inc. ), Gregory Norris
Isn't all open source software for social good anyway? Open Source, Open Standards and Open Data all play a key part in areas that impact us all. Climate Change, Healthcare and Poverty Eradication are some key social issues which benefit from the work of the open community through cloud computing, mobile technologies and Linux. Read more.
Programming, Web Applications
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Steve Souders (Fastly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.95, 19 ratings)
Steve Souders, author of High Performance Web Sites and creator of YSlow, discusses his new insights into faster web pages including how to load JavaScript asynchronously, optimizing CSS, and sharding resources across multiple domains. Read more.
People
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Ben Collins-Sussman (Google, Inc.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 16 ratings)
A pervasive elitism hovers in the background of collaborative software development: everyone secretly wants to be seen as a genius. In this talk, we discuss how to avoid this trap and gracefully exchange personal ego for personal growth and super-charged collaboration. We'll also examine how software tools affect social behaviors, and how to successfully manage the growth of new ideas. Read more.
Databases, Programming, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Peter Zaitsev (Percona Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 6 ratings)
Sphinx Full Text search engine became increasingly popular over years powering search for number of Alexa 100 sites as Craigslist and NetLog. Sphinx combines powerful full text search features with ease of use and high performance. Being specially designed for indexing database content it is natural fit for modern database powered web sites. Read more.
Emerging Topics, People
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Danny O'Brien (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 8 ratings)
Why do we trust our most personal diary entries with only our closest friends -- and distant machines of a faceless social networking service? Why do you hand over to Amazon files and passwords that you wouldn't tell your own mother? EFF's Danny O'Brien explains why innovation still comes from the edge of our networks -- and how the next generation of free software will help. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Programming
Location: Ballroom A7
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Git is a distributed version control system with easy branching that has forever changed the way that open source projects accept contributions. By embracing a pattern of casual forking, the barrier to submit patches and track upstream changes is reduced, resulting in an explosion of contributors and patches. This talk will use case studies to illustrate how your project can enjoy these benefits. Read more.
Emerging Topics, People
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Benjamin Mako Hill (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
This talk provides a humorous description of an argument in favor of free and open source software based on what I call "antifeatures:" functionality that technology developers charge users to not include. From DRM to crippled OSes to digital cameras, I will show off many of the most egregious antifeatures and describe how open source both makes them impossible and helps users work around them. Read more.
Mobile
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Tim Bray (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
The good news is that you can do what the title says, and pretty easily too. The even better news is that the platform and market are radically open. There are some warts and some bad news too; this talk is a personal narrative covering the lessons, pleasing and painful, learned in the course of my first hands-on Android project. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Government
Location: Ballroom A1
Adina Levin (Socialtext), Debra Bowen (State of California), Silona Bonewald (SLC), Ilan Rabinovitch (Ooyala), Kevin Marks (TummelVision.tv)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
This panel will discuss accessing open government initiatives and creating new services around existing government data on the internet. The idea is to get a point of view from each step of the process for open government initiatives, from producer and publisher, to standards advocate, to consumer and user, and to elected representative. Read more.
Mobile
Location: Meeting Room J3
Patrick Collison (Stripe)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Released in early 2008 under the GPL, and downloaded over 100,000 times, the offline Wikipedia reader for the iPhone was one of the most popular pre-SDK apps. Now available in 17 languages for the iPhone/OLPC, it's the main means of browsing Wikipedia for those without internet access. This talk explains the techniques and challenges involved in efficiently storing Wikipedia on a mobile device. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Kirrily Robert (Freebase.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.79, 43 ratings)
What's it like to be a woman in an open source project that's 99% men? What's it like to be a woman in a project that's 75%... women? Kirrily Robert, who has worked on both kinds of projects, will talk about the differences, and what we can learn from majority-female open source projects. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.52, 31 ratings)
Google crawls more than just web pages, we also crawl source code. Ever wondered just how much open source code is out there? What licenses is all that code under? Which projects are the most shared? We'll try to answer these questions in this talk. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Tony Hey (Microsoft Corporation)
Average rating: **...
(2.19, 31 ratings)
Microsoft External Research builds bridges between academia, industry, and government to advance computer science, education, and scientific research. Modern science and academic research increasingly relies on integrated information technologies and computation to collect, process, and analyze complex data. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum (CSC))
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 40 ratings)
Keynote by Simon Wardley, Canoncial Ltd. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Clay Johnson (InformationDiet.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.45, 31 ratings)
New Technology is crashing the gates of Washington, DC as a new administration begins to find its legs. Open Source developers are the key to making a lot of this change happen and we've got to move fast and work together in order to do it right. This talk is about strategy-- how can open source developers change their government? Read more.
John Woodell (Google, Inc. ), Max Ross (Google, Inc. ), Ted Han (Videojuicer)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Using JRuby, apps created with Ruby frameworks like Rails or Merb can now be deployed to Google's highly scalable infrastructure. This talk, will provide an overview of App Engine, with attention to current features and apis. We will also show some demos, including deployment to the production environment, and provide some insight into (and best practices for) using the App Engine Datastore. Read more.
Randal L. Schwartz (FLOSS Weekly podcast)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Nearly all Web Applications need persistent solutions to be effective. For Perl and Ruby, the choice is generally "use an Object-Relational Mapper to put data into an SQL database", but with Smalltalk's object model, pure-object storage is also available as an option. We'll look at ORM and Object solutions for web apps built with Seaside, including a few commercial solutions like GemStone/S Read more.
Databases, People, Programming
Location: Ballroom A8
Brian Aker (HP), Monty Taylor (HP), Mark Atwood (HP), Ronald Bradford (EffectiveMySQL), Eric Day (craigslist), Patrick Galbraith (Blue Gecko)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
In this panel talk a number of core Drizzle developers will explain where development sits today, critical tools involved, best practices that were used to get here, and how a vibrant open-source developer community has been built. Read more.
Business, Emerging Topics, Linux, Mobile
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.), Leslie Hawthorn (Elasticsearch)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
In this talk, Chris DiBona will bring the audience up to date on recent Google activities in open source. We will specifically cover advances in Android’s open source deployment infrastructure, including the Gerrit and Repo tools, and the directions those tools are taking. Read more.
Databases
Location: Ballroom A2
Leo Hsu (Paragon Corporation), Regina Obe (Paragon Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
We shall present 10 tricks/techniques for writing efficient PostGIS spatial queries. Read more.
Business, Emerging Topics
Location: Ballroom A8
Chris Wanstrath (GitHub)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
With all the hype surrounding multimillion dollar rounds of funding, it's easy forget there's another way to build a business: by being cheap and smart. By relying on open source, building in increments, and only buying what you need, it's possible to create a successful company on your own (or with a few co-founders). This talk will focus on just that: the frugal path to profitability. Read more.
Programming, Ruby
Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
Brian Ford (Engine Yard)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
This talk will give an overview of Rubinius, an alternative Ruby implementation with a C++ VM, Ruby standard library, and Ruby compiler. It will also detail major recent changes like switching away from stackless execution and improvements in the core library data structures, garbage collector, compiler, and JIT assembler. Read more.
People
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Come see your favorite open source projects for updates on what they've been doing while you were out partying (or job-hunting) all year. What has Mozilla been up to? What's going on with the FreeBSD Kernel? Have MySQL and PostgreSQL finally killed each other off? Join us for a 1 1/2 hour session of 5-minute project updates, combined with both intentional and unintentional humor. Read more.
Mozilla, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A1
Matthew Gertner (Independent)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Although web applications are catching up with their desktop counterparts, there is still ground to cover. Prism, a project initiated by Mozilla Labs, is an attempt to bridge this gap. In this talk, we explain why Prism represents a superior web client for running web applications. We use a live demo to show how easy it is to use Prism to customize a popular web app. Read more.
Ruby
Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
Jimmy Schementi (Microsoft)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
IronRuby is almost at 1.0! Come and see how IronRuby is used in .NET programs, how well it performs, and how conformant it is. Read more.
Ruby, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A7
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Ever cringe when you're asked to enter your email address and password to a third party service? This talk will cover how to build and consume services which protect users privacy with OAuth and other techniques. Read more.
Web Applications
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Elaine Wherry (Meebo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
Baroque harpsichordists excelled at taking simple melodies and creating elaborate, beautiful pieces of music. But in their desire to push the boundaries of experimentation, these keyboard virtuosi eventually ornamented the music beyond the limits of good taste, making the composer’s original melody unrecognizable. Something similar happens in web design. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Erik Meijer (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.05, 20 ratings)
This talk argues that fundamentalist functional programming-that is, radically eliminating all side effects from programming languages, including strict evaluation-is what it takes to conquer the concurrency and parallelism dragon. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Mark Surman (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 18 ratings)
Openness and participation are now a pervasive part of digital life. Firefox. Wikipedia. Apache. Linux. Millions of Creative Commons pictures on Flickr. We have moved mountains. The question is: what's next? Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Average rating: **...
(2.86, 7 ratings)
An open microphone question and answer session with the morning's keynote speakers. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Web Applications
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Bruce Lawson (Opera Software ASA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 12 ratings)
A pragmatic look at HTML 5 by experimenting with converting a real site to HTML 5 - how does it work? Where it useful and where is it annoying? How is support in current browsers? Read more.
Emerging Topics, Mobile
Location: Ballroom A7
Seth Herr (UNICEF), Merrick Schaefer (UNICEF)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The Bee is an emergency communications system utilizing innovative open-source hardware and software. The Bee can be deployed anywhere in the world, can navigate power and connectivity challenges, and can be checked as baggage on commercial airlines. It's rugged, customizable, and designed to contribute to the community long after the crisis has passed. Read more.
Databases, Emerging Topics, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A2
Derek Gottfrid (The New York Times)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
We have embarked on a mission to share more of what we do on the development side of The Times. So far, we’ve done that via conference presentations, open-source software, blog posts and (most recently and probably most importantly) our APIs. We see our site as more than just a source of news and information: it’s a platform on which news and information become building blocks. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Mobile
Location: Ballroom A2
Adam Martin (NPR)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
It has been a year since NPR's public API launched (announced at OSCON 2008). This session will explore how the marketplace has changed for media organizations over the last year, how API's have played a role in that change, and what the future looks like for NPR, its API, and other media organizations. Read more.
Perl
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 19 ratings)
The usual smorgasbord of new and improbably useful modules beamed straight into your mind from the secret island hideaway of Perl's own Dr Evil. Read more.
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  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • SourceForge.net
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • MySpace.com
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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