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Programming
Location: Ballroom A8
Randal L. Schwartz (FLOSS Weekly podcast)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Squeak Smalltalk is wholly unlike any other open source programming tool you've worked with - and mostly in good ways. Unfortunately, it's the bad ways that make the first impression. This hands-on tutorial will help you get past the unfamiliar and the unwieldy so that you can take advantage of the elegant and productive environment that lies underneath. Read more.
Administration, Cloud Computing, Ruby
Location: Ballroom A8
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.53, 19 ratings)
Few applications are architecturally simple. As soon as you grow, you find yourself using multiple subsystems and machines to scale, creating new headaches in configuration management. Help is at hand! This tutorial introduces Chef, a modern Ruby-based open source approach to systems integration. Chef lets you manage your servers by writing code, not running commands. Read more.
Databases, Programming, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A2
Chander Ganesan (Open Technology Group, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
The GeoDjango project provides a set of extensions to the python Django framework that allows for the easy and rapid development of spatially enabled applications. Using GeoDjango's model-driven design methods, PostGIS's spatial database extensions to PostgreSQL, and OpenLayers, we will explain and demonstrate how to build powerful spatially enabled applications. 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.
Python, Web Applications
Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
Jacob Kaplan-Moss (Revolution Systems, LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
There's plenty of material (documentation, blogs, books) out there that'll help you write a site using Django... but then what? You've still got to test, deploy, monitor, and tune the site; failure at deployment time means all your beautiful code is for naught. This tutorial examines how best to cope when the Real World intrudes on your carefully designed website. 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.
Event
Location: Meeting Room N
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
At the Sunlight Labs hackathon, Sunlight Labs will be working with developers on two major projects: 1. Parsing sites at for our 50 state project to get every state legislature in a common data format, and 2. Adding data into Sunlight's newest project, Congrelate. 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.
Databases, Programming, Web Applications
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Jonathan Steinert (SixApart)
Average rating: **...
(2.48, 23 ratings)
Many people know how to use memcached, the popular caching system powering much of web1+. Most folks, though, don't know how not to use it, and how improper usage can cause data problems, poor site/application performance, and an incredibly grumpy DBA. Learn what memcached is good for, and what it's not good for from those that have learned the wrong way. Read more.
Administration
Location: Ballroom A8
Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 7 ratings)
Monitoring systems to collect metrics is systems administration 101. However, systems are more complicated, there are more metrics and correlation is a must to troubleshoot problems or plan for growth. As our problem got bigger, our tools didn't get better. Reconnoiter is a large-scale monitoring and trend analysis system designed to nip these problems in the bud. Read more.
Databases, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Eric Day (craigslist), Brian Aker (HP)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 19 ratings)
Come learn the fundamentals of how to leverage Gearman, the open-source, distributed job queuing system. Originally designed to scale LiveJournal.com, Gearman is now faster than ever and can help you build your own scalable applications. Gearman's generic design allows it to be used as a building block for almost any use - from speeding up your website to building your own Map/Reduce cluster. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Python, Security, Web Applications
Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
Neal McBurnett (Internet2)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
The open source ElectionAudits software was used in Boulder Colorado's groundbreaking election audit in 2008. Recent advances in auditing practices can help increase confidence in elections. This new Django-based app ties together voter-verified paper ballots, batch reporting, verifiably random selection of batches, hand counts, and statistical analysis. Come, and help audit in your state! Read more.
Linux, Ubuntu
Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
Rick Clark (Cisco Systems), Søren Hansen (Canonical Ltd.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.09, 11 ratings)
A discussion and demonstration on building and managing a private cloud using Ubuntu Server, and Eucalyptus Read more.
Linux
Location: Ballroom A2
Scott Shawcroft (University of Washington)
Come find out which distribution is best... at keeping their official repositories up to date. Or which distribution has the most up to date LAMP packages. This presentation explores trends culled from package releases since October '08, discusses the challenge of making sense of it all and possible improvements to distribution and package maintenance. 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.
Business, Emerging Topics, People, Programming
Location: Ballroom A8
Danese Cooper (Open Source Hardware Association), David Smith (REvolution Computing)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 14 ratings)
Risk and chance play a huge part in our daily lives, yet the human brain doesn't come pre-loaded with the right software to make intuitive decisions about them. This talk is to provide some illumination in the basic principles to help you understand and quantify risk, and to introduce you to the open-source language R, an essential tool for finding statistical solutions to your own problems. Read more.
Databases
Location: Meeting Room B2
Selena Deckelmann (PostgreSQL)
Average rating: ***..
(3.55, 11 ratings)
How do you choose the right filesystem for your database management system? Administrators have a variety of filesystems to choose from, as well as volume management and hardware or software RAID. This talk will examine how different the performance of filesystems really are, and how do you go about systematically determining which configuration will be the best for your application and hardware. Read more.
Linux
Location: Ballroom A2
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
This talk will cover ways of configuring a Linux distribution to run efficiently on slow CPU, low memory machines. You can get big performance gains from areas such as: * speeding up the boot process * options for lightweight window managers * performance tools that can help you find bottlenecks * tuning your kernel * Finding lightweight alternatives to big applications Read more.
Emerging Topics, Programming
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Michael Driscoll (Metamarkets)
Average rating: ***..
(3.61, 18 ratings)
The age of Big Data demands open-source tools that move beyond storage towards analytics: tools to turn terabytes into insights. R is an open-source language for statistical computing and graphics, and an extensible, embeddable tool for the analysis of large data sets. In this session, I showcase R's power by building predictive models for Brazilian soybean harvests and baseball slugger salaries. Read more.
Administration, Emerging Topics, Programming, Python
Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
Trent Nelson (Snakebite), Titus Brown (Michigan State University)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
Snakebite is a culmination of ten months of secretive work, seven trips to Michigan State University, six blown fuses and about $60,000. The end result? A network of around 37-ish servers of all different shapes and sizes, specifically geared towards the development needs of open source projects. Get the inside scoop from Snakebite's Founder, Trent Nelson, and MSU Director Dr. Titus Brown. Read more.
Event
Location: Meeting Room N
At the Sunlight Labs hackathon, Sunlight Labs will be working with developers on two major projects: 1. Parsing sites at for our 50 state project to get every state legislature in a common data format, and 2. Adding data into Sunlight's newest project, Congrelate. 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.
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.
Emerging Topics, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Nick Diakopoulos (Georgia Tech), Brad Stenger (Ars Technica)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
The era of traditional journalism is giving way to something else. We think that something else is Computational Journalism. CJ recognizes the need for internal production and for public-facing news delivery innovations. What journalists provide in terms of services, interfaces, and business models are in flux. To settle things, smart experiments (often using Open Source APIs) are critical. Read more.
Cloud Computing, Emerging Topics, Programming
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Rich Wolski (University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB))
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 14 ratings)
We will present Eucalyptus -- Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs to Useful Systems -- an open source software infrastructure that implements IaaS-style cloud computing. The goal of Eucalyptus is to allow sites with existing clusters and server infrastructure to host an elastic computing service that is interface-compatible with Amazon's AWS. 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, 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.
Desktop Applications, Mozilla
Location: Ballroom A1
David Ascher (Mozilla Messaging), Dan Mosedale (Mozilla)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
Thunderbird 3 is nearing release -- in this developer-oriented talk, David Ascher and Dan Mosedale will talk about what Thunderbird 3 will mean to people who want to take an active role in managing their email lives. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Java, Programming, Python, Ruby
Location: Meeting Room J3
Ted Leung (The Walt Disney Company)
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 10 ratings)
This talk will be a survey of concurrent programming constructs which are currently available in some programming language or library. We will look at programming model being presented, as well as examining some of the implementation challenges for the various models. 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.
Databases
Location: Ballroom A2
Jonathan Ellis (DataStax)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
Cassandra is a third-generation open source distributed database that marries Bigtable's rich data model with Dynamo's aggressive simplicity to produce a uniquely compelling alternative to traditional relational databases. Read more.
Programming, Python, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A7
Lennart Regebro (Independent)
Ten years old, Zope is the granddaddy of open source web frameworks. It introduced many new concepts that have spread through the web framework world. But not all of them was such great ideas. This talk is about the bad ideas that your framework risk end up repeating. It also talks about how these problems have been fixed in Zope, and why Zope still is the leading edge of web development. Read more.
Event
Location: Meeting Room N
At the Sunlight Labs hackathon, Sunlight Labs will be working with developers on two major projects: 1. Parsing sites at for our 50 state project to get every state legislature in a common data format, and 2. Adding data into Sunlight's newest project, Congrelate. 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, Legal
Location: Meeting Room B3
Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation), Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative), Gervase Markham (Mozilla Foundation), Larry Augustin (SugarCRM), Chris Messina (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Trademark law is designed to prevent confusion in the market place but understanding how it can benefit the FOSS community can often be confusing. This panel will discuss whether it is useful to register a trademark and, if so, how to permit its use by others. Various policies and enforcement strategies will be evaluated from corporate and non-profit perspectives, often in strong disagreement. Read more.
Databases, People, Programming
Location: Meeting Room J2
Robert Treat (OmniTI)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Everyone agrees that we need coding standards, but they often overlook the need to define a naming standard for thier SQL and database related items. This talk we not be a top-down explination of "the right way to do it", but rather we'll explore the key issues you need to be aware of, from all sides, and help you determine the right standards for your organization. Read more.
Administration, Cloud Computing, Linux, Perl, Python, Ruby, Ubuntu
Location: Meeting Room B3
Adam Jacob (Chef)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
Infrastructure is code - the separation between how you manage your infrastructure and how you build your applications is disappearing. Adam Jacob, CTO of Opscode and primary author of Chef, will teach you what this means in practice - through showing how to deploy real-world applications with Chef on EC2. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Mozilla, Programming, Web Applications
Location: Meeting Room B2
K Lars Lohn (Mozilla Corporation), Ted Mielczarek (Mozilla Corporation), Austin King (Mozila Corporation)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Mozilla's open source crash reporting system premiered in Firefox 3.0. Combining the Google Breakpad and Mozilla Socorro projects, Mozilla has created a system that allows millions of client applications to report crashes back to a central location for analysis. This talk is intended for people interested in how the new Firefox crash reporting works and how it is applicable to other projects. 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.
Emerging Topics
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Bruce Momjian (EnterpriseDB), Matthew Momjian (Student)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
You can control devices in your home from your computer with no new wiring. This session covers controlling lights, bells, and motors using open source software. Wireless remotes can also control devices. Sensors can provide information about motion, sunset, temperature. Capturing caller id and auto-dialing is also covered. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 16 ratings)
Join Jim Zemlin as he takes a look back at the big moves that drove Linux to dominate the server and super computing markets and how we are seeing similar trends start now in the desktop. Read more.
  • Intel
  • 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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