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Databases
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.23, 30 ratings)
In 10 years of fixing other people's SQL databases, I've noticed that the less the original developer knew, the more complex the databases are ... and the more complex the problems. Here I offer a refreshing approach for simple SQL database design. 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.
Web Applications
Location: Meeting Room J3
Matthew Russell (Digital Reasoning Systems)
Average rating: **...
(2.93, 14 ratings)
Dojo is an industrial strength JavaScript toolkit that drastically simplifies the effort it takes to develop an application for the open web. This 3 hour tutorial provides an intense introduction to all of the "good parts" of the toolkit and includes a number of demonstrations built in real time (as opposed to primarily being a lecture) in the spirit of a "labs style" environment. Read more.
Databases, Emerging Topics, Programming, Web Applications
Location: Meeting Room J2
Jamie Taylor (Metaweb), Toby Segaran (Google), Colin Evans (Metaweb)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
Semantic Technologies provide a simple, standardized methodology for representing, combing and sharing data and serve as the foundation for creating communities of open data. These technologies are both easy to learn and easy to use. This tutorial will introduce you to semantic programming using a variety of open source tools and programming techniques that you can use on your projects today. Read more.
Design & Usability
Location: Meeting Room J3
Jon Tan (OmniTI)
Average rating: ***..
(3.59, 17 ratings)
Design is 80% science and 20% art. This talk dives straight into the science to give you the techniques to create your own interfaces and demystify design. From using the golden ratio in layout and Fibonacci numbers in typography, to brand design and art direction, it covers it all in simple, tasty, bite-size pieces. 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.
Design & Usability, Web Applications
Location: Meeting Room J3
Sigurd Magnusson (SilverStripe)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 16 ratings)
Web 2.0, Ajax, usability, and thoughtful graphic design are now commonplace, but open source web applications are lagging behind. Learn techniques that will make your project easier to use, more productive, less prone to user-frustration, and more successful. 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.
PHP, Security
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Edward Finkler (Funkatron Productions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Inspekt is a filtering and validation library for PHP5. With a focus on ease of use, Inspekt makes writing secure PHP applications faster and easier. This talk covers the Inspekt library and the "input cage" concept, best practices when utilizing the library, and how to integrate Inspekt with existing applications and popular frameworks. Read more.
Desktop Applications, Mozilla, Programming
Location: Ballroom A1
Mark Surman (Mozilla Foundation), Asa Dotzler (Mozilla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 10 ratings)
Using the <video> tag in HTML5, developers can do all sorts of things that are hard or impossible with plugins. In this presentation, Mozilla's Mark Surman and Asa Dotzler paint a picture of the open video future and demo the cool stuff you can do with web video when it's properly integrated with a page. Read more.
Products and Services
Location: Meeting Room C2
Chris Lord (Intel)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
In the process of creating application for the new user experience in Moblin 2.0, a lot has been learned about how to effectively use Clutter to build aesthetically pleasing and practical interfaces. This will be a tutorial on how to implement complex and good-looking UI animations using Clutter. Read more.
Security
Location: Ballroom A7
Chris Shiflett (Analog)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
Perception is as important as reality. In this multifarious talk, I'll introduce some of what I have learned about cognitive psychology, exploring topics such as change blindness and ambient signifiers, and I'll show some real-world examples that demonstrate the profound impact human behavior can have on security. Read more.
PHP, Programming
Location: Meeting Room J2
Sebastian Bergmann (thePHP.cc)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
How do you write untestable code and anger an ancient goddess? These and other questions will guide us while we discuss testability, an often forgotten attribute of software design and quality. Starting from untestable code fragments, the audience will learn why the code is untestable and how it can be refactored for testability. 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.
People
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Michael Schwern (eval Empire)
Average rating: ***..
(3.69, 13 ratings)
Geeks have a special relationship with The Truth. Nothing is more important than correcting a falsehood, no matter how small, and nothing is more odious than not telling The Truth. Unfortunately the meaning is often mangled and the end result is the opposite, a lie. This leads to misunderstanding, mangled interfaces and the myth of the stupid user. 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.
Cloud Computing, Emerging Topics
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Alex Polvi (Cloudkick)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
This talk will discuss the on going effort to standardize the interfaces into the cloud. Currently every cloud provider has a unique, proprietary, API for consuming the services they offer. The Cloud Computing Interoperability movement aims to provide standards that will overcome vendor lock-in, benefit the consumers, and allow the cloud ecosystem to grow transparently. Read more.
People
Location: Meeting Room B2
Addison Berry (Lullabot)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
Many people view Open Source documentation as something they have to suffer if they want to use a free product. As Open Source code spreads faster and further in the great, wide world, we need to up the ante on documentation as well to keep fanning the flames. We'll take a look at how one community, the Drupal project, is trying to raise the bar and how others can learn from their ups and downs. Read more.
Emerging Topics, PHP, Programming, Web Applications
Location: Meeting Room J2
Ever wondered if there is a easier way to manage releases for your website ? You will learn how to harness the power of the PEAR installer to make the release process as lean, mean and slick as possible so even your interns will be able to handle it. Read more.
People
Location: Meeting Room J3
Esther Schindler (It Expert Voice), Steven Vaughan-Nichols (ZDNet), Joe Brockmeier (Red Hat), James Turner (O'Reilly Media), Jennifer Cloer (Page One PR)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Plenty of FOSS projects yearn for visibility, within the tech press or in the larger world. But few know how to respond when a journalist indicates interest. These experienced writers and editors will explain how your project can get attention and present itself in the best possible light. Read more.
Business, Emerging Topics
Location: Ballroom A8
wesley chun (Google)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
These days, there are countless number of software applications and web services that have been developed using free and open source software (FOSS). Such tools have become so flexible, powerful, and universal, that it should also be possible for authors to write manuscripts using FOSS in the same way that applications are developed. In this talk, we present some case studies of this phenomenon. 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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