Schedule: BoF sessions

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Location: Ballroom A1
Moderated by: John Pugh
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Clouds of all types have been discussed and new terms seem to pop up everyday. This BoF will focus in on one aspect of cloud computing, namely, private clouds. Enterprises have vast data centers comprising of systems of all types. Cloud computing can transform these datacenters into a flexible, efficient cloud allowing for endless possibility. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A2
Moderated by: Tom Deryckere
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Mobile app and Mobile web development is still in it's infancy when talking about development practices, tools and platform convergence. Several Open Source projects and standards are emerging in this field. During this BoF session some of the tools and approaches will be discussed and experiences will be shared. Special focus will be put on tools that overcome device fragmentation! Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Moderated by: Addison Berry and Emma Jane Hogbin
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Whether you're an aspiring technical author, or a raging DocBook fiend, you've probably noticed that a lot open source documentation needs help. Want to help (or need help)? Writing Open Source is a new cross-project initiative dedicated to making docs suck less. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A7
Moderated by: Brian Overstreet
This Birds of a Feather Session will show how to hack the GlassFish Web Stack to add support for Laconica. At the end of this session you will be able to download, modify, and compile the Open Web Stack to support the Laconica Microblogging Tool. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A8
Moderated by: Peter Vescuso
Open source enables a re-alignment of development economics - enabling faster, more cost-effective product development and time-to-market. Development organizations must gear up for the challenges of using open source. Attendees will discuss new technologies and approaches that address the unique challenges that arise when development organizations use open source components “at scale.” Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Moderated by: Markus Flierl
There are a lot of solutions in the market for virtualizing compute services, but what about the network? Crossbow introduces a new highly performant and scalable networking stack into OpenSolaris with unique network virtualization and resource control features. This new infrastructure allows you to combine networking and compute services without trading off security or performance. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B2
Moderated by: Basant Kukreja
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
PHP, in spite of most popular web scripting language, doesn't perform the best particularly on modern multicore systems. In a standard ecommerce workload, PHP perform less than 50% compare to jsp. We have been able to improve the PHP performance up to 60% by optimizing the PHP engine running in a multithreaded environment. In the session we will review some of these optimizations. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Moderated by: Amit Gupta
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
This session intends to showcase the power of collectd and rrdtool to build a monitoring solution for the OpenSolaris Web Stack (an AMP stack). collectd, a system statistics collection daemon, helps you to collect and store monitoring statistics while rrdtool, a data logging and graphing system for time series data, helps you to generate nice graphs. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Moderated by: Ellen Ko
This is a meetup for past and present participants in the Google Summer of Code program, and also for those who are interested in learning more about it. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A1
Moderated by: Taylor Dondich
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
As businesses, both small and large, try to cut operating costs, they begin to turn to open source software. How do we lessen the entry barrier to network monitoring with open source software, and what hurdles do we still need to jump? Read more.
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Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Moderated by: James Turner
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Join us for a live web-casted roundtable discussion with some of the leading figures in open source languages such as Ruby, Perl, Python and PHP, hosted by O'Reilly Media. We'll debate and discuss the strengths and weaknesses, and what the sweet spots are in the application space for each language. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A7
Moderated by: Bill Karwin
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Gather with published and upcoming authors of programming books from the industry favorite publisher, Pragmatic Bookshelf. Join this informal chat about programming, writing books, job hunting, and career development. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A8
Moderated by: Eric Day
Did you miss the Gearman tutorial or session? Have a question that didn't get answered? Here's one more chance to discuss things! Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Moderated by: Brian Nitz
OpenSolaris Source Juicer is a web service for software centric collaboration and development. Much of the software development environment can now be moved into the cloud. I will discuss the capabilities of this system as well as future possibilities for collaborative cloud based software development. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Moderated by: John Pugh
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Join us to learn about Cloud Computing, how to get started, and how to take advantage of all of the available technology in cloud computing today. This buzzword has a lot of interesting innovation behind it and you can take advantage of this innovation easily! Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Moderated by: Simon St.Laurent
Would you like to write for O'Reilly? Blog? Create podcasts or screencasts? Come find out what the possibilities include. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B2
Moderated by: Brian Hill
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Explore the concepts in automating tasks with BASH, PERL and other scripting languages. What command line tools do you use to get the job done efficiently and effectively? With the growing prevalence of web front-ends, how do you still use the command line to administer your systems? Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B3
Moderated by: Kieran Lal
Companies are increasing looking to use social publishing to build audiences, get feedback about their products, make it easy for users and fans to participate socially on their website, and help get connected through integration with social networks. In this session we will review best practices in performance, scalability, security, and content staging for these social publishing sites. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room C2
Moderated by: Elin Waring
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
What's happening in the Joomla! project? Meet Up to talk about 1.6, the Joomla! Framework, project organization, how to get involved and future directions for Joomla! and its community. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A2
Moderated by: Michael E. Driscoll
We will lead an online flashmob to populate StackOverflow with R language content. R, the open source statistical language, has a notoriously steep learning curve. The same technical questions tend be asked repeatedly on the R-help mailing lists. StackOverflow's forum represents a powerful corrective to this ailment, and could prove a valuable resource to the growing R community. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A1
Moderated by: Karen Sandler, Bradley Kuhn, and Aaron Williamson -- Software Freedom Law Center & Conservancy
FOSS projects regularly face legal issues. Often these relate to licensing their own code, but as projects grow they also deal with organizational issues, patent risk, and a variety of other challenges. In this BoF, FOSS legal and non-profit management professionals from the Software Freedom Law Center and Conservancy will talk about how to manage these issues. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A2
Moderated by: Gordon Clarke
FamilySearch is delivering Open Genealogical platform that includes: 1) APIs to billions of names and records 2) encouraging and contributing to open source projects for API wrappers and sample code for many environments. Free Developers Services at DevNet.FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization with the world's largest repository of genealogical resources. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A7
Moderated by: Peter Zaitsev
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
MySQL, Drizzle, MariaDB, XtraDB, Google Patches, Percona Patches, OurDelta... there is a lot of forks patches and branches around. Join us to learn about current state of affairs and share your vision and desires Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Moderated by: Colin Evans
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Are you interested in open data? How about connecting your data to other data sets using Semantic Web technology? We'll be sharing ideas and answering questions on these topics and more. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A7
Moderated by: Peter Zaitsev
Enterprise flash should mean higher performance and easier scaling for web datacenters. However, questions remain about flash’s reliability, and exploiting its advantages will require new approaches to web application design. Peter Zaitsev will moderate this informative session where participants can discuss the opportunities and challenges for leveraging flash. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A1
Moderated by: Stefano Maffulli
This BoF will serve as introduction to the debate over the concept of software freedom for cloud based applications and services. OSCON attendants will learn what tools are available and will dig into the wider concept of the 'cloud' and how the keys to the success of GNU/Linux can be replicated in this evolved scenario. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A2
Moderated by: Dalibor Topic
With more then 30 new committers within a year, OpenJDK has been growing quickly, but that's just a start - if you are hacking on JDK 7 or using one of the OpenJDK subprojects like Da Vinci VM, or just want to get a taste for the direction in which JDK 7 is going, or want to explore what it would take to get your favorite programming language running well on the JVM - come and join us at the BoF. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room C3
Moderated by: Eric Day
Did you miss the Drizzle panel? Have a question that didn't get answered? Here's one more chance to discuss things! Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A7
Moderated by: Douglas Bell
Organizations, businesses, clubs, and all kinds of user groups around the world are using online bulletin boards to bring communities together, and phpBB is the most widely used free and open source bulletin board solution online. Join local Bay Area phpBB users and team members to learn more about phpBB and how you can use it to bring your community together online. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Moderated by: RussNelson
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
What's Open Source without Open Data as an input? OpenStreetMap is a set of free and open geodata. You can use it as vectors (try THAT with Google Maps), as tiles, as a base layer for your GIS. You can overlay your data or contribute it if appropriate. Let's talk about maps and mapping! Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A8
Moderated by: Sigurd Magnusson
SilverStripe is a PHP5-based CMS downloaded 160,000+ times. It focuses on being user friendly to end-users, and has an object oriented framework, Sapphire, within it, for developers. Meet a founder and others who use the software. Gain an overview of the project and ask lots of questions! Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Moderated by: Kirrily Robert
Women represent around 1-2% of FLOSS developers, and only a slightly higher percentage of OSCON attendees. Let's meet and share experiences, discuss tools for change, and get to know each other. Women and allies of other genders are all welcome. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B2
Moderated by: wesley chun
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Python's a simple & robust programming language that has an ever-increasing mindshare & number of worldwide users. It features an easy-to-learn syntax that is clear & concise, making it popular for a wide range of apps. This tutorial provides an in-depth introduction so you can get started right away! Come find out why Google, Yahoo, LucasFilm, VMware, Ubuntu, YouTube, & Red Hat all use Python. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B3
Moderated by: Rob Stephenson
Design a museum exhibit for The Tech Museum! Win a cash prize! Help teach several hundred thousand kids a year about technology and open source! Come to this BOF and learn more. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room C2
Moderated by: Nick Thuesen
The New York Times is first and foremost in the news business. We don't want to be the next Facebook, Twitter, etc. But we see lots of potential for a community and social layer on NYTimes.com, and TimesPeople is a great example of how we've begun to build that layer. Come share your thoughts and ideas on how The New York Times can better turn its readers into users. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Moderated by: Sriram Natarajan
Ever wonder which PHP script or MySQL query in your web site is keeping your system busy or how to quickly find out which module within your PHP application is struck ? Stop by to find out how simple DTrace skills can get this information painlessly. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B2
Moderated by: Aahz
BayPIGgies is the Bay Area Python Interest Group, which meets on the fourth Thursday of every month. In honor of OSCON moving to San Jose, we're switching our meeting location to the San Jose Convention Center for July. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Moderated by: Christoph Schuba
Many operating system security mechanisms are necessary for developers to build secure software. While this session presents a few such mechanisms available and under development in _OpenSolaris_, it primarily seeks the dialogue and discussion how important these features are and how they compare to those of other OSes. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A2
Moderated by: Irfan Ahmed
WEB2.0 and RIA (Rich Internet Applications) are the new platforms of developing web applications. Join this discussion on how open source tools and frameworks were used to build the Web Stack Enterprise Manager, a monitoring and management web application based on Dojo, AJAX and REST. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A7
Moderated by: Peter Zaitsev
MySQL, PostgreSQL. Hadoop, HypperTable, Memcache, Gearman - there are a lot of open source tools and technologies which help you to store, cache, process and manage the data. Come to this BOF to share what open source technologies you use for your data management needs, what works well and what does not Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A1
Moderated by: John Weeks
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
The Silicon Valley User will talk about some of the wacky creations they have built using open source components. 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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