Schedule: Linux sessions

Creation, use, and future direction of Linux and its killer apps, from kernel and distros to office suites and multimedia.

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Location: Ballroom A3/A6
wesley chun (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.69, 13 ratings)
Python is an interpreted, cross-platform, object-oriented programming language that is popular for a wide range of applications, one of which is Internet programming. This tutorial introduces current Python programmers to three distinct areas of Internet programming, each in self-contained one-hour lectures with a demonstration of code following each lecture topic. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Darren Hoch (StrongMail Systems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.59, 32 ratings)
The Linux System and Network Performance Course teaches systems administrators practical methodologies for monitoring systems using standard system tools. The course breaks performance into 4 functional components: CPU, Memory, I/O, and Network. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Solutions Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
Practical Erlang Programming covers the basic, sequential and concurrent aspects of the Erlang programming language. You will learn the basics of how to read, write and structure Erlang programs. The target audience are software developers and engineers with an interest in server side applications and massively concurrent systems. The perquisites are basic programming knowledge. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A1
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
Now that everyone and their dog has some sort of a digital camera, what are you supposed to do with it, and how? What real solutions are out there that aren't just for the subfenestrated? Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B3
Stuart Langridge (Canonical)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Ubuntu One isn't just a set of services for Ubuntu, it's a platform for you to build your own services too. Stuart Langridge explains the APIs Ubuntu One offers to developers and shows some examples of applications you could build that take advantage of storage in the cloud and synchronised databases for your apps: build your own on the desktop or the web to work collaboratively with Ubuntu One. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A2
Valerie Aurora (formerly Henson) (The Ada Initiative)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Btrfs is a new file system for Linux. It includes snapshots, pooling of multiple devices, and checksums. This talk will describe btrfs for both the systems administrator and the programmer. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A2
Theodore Ts'o (Linux Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.92, 13 ratings)
What does the future hold in store for filesystem and storage technologies? Why is it that there has been a flowering of new filesystems showing up in Linux in the last 18 months? This talk will review the new file systems and storage technologies which have shown up in Linux and discuss what is likely to come in the future. Read more.
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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.
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Location: Ballroom A2
Joe Brockmeier (Red Hat)
Creating packages for all major Linux distros can be a snap with the openSUSE Build Service. Learn how to create RPMs and Debian Packages, custom distributions, or even run your own build service instance. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Dave Neary (Red Hat), Paul Cooper (Intel)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
GNOME Mobile is a collection of community projects which are at the heart of an increasing number of mobile Linux platforms. We will present the genesis of the initiative, the state of the art, and our plans for the project, as we become increasingly relevant to free software mobile developers. Read more.
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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.
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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.
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Location: Ballroom A7
William Hoffman (Kitware Inc)
CMake is a popular cross-platform, open-source build system used by KDE and many other projects. CMake builds software using a set of simple platform independent configuration files. CMake generates native makefiles and workspaces targeted many popular compiler environments. CMake is actually a family of tools that can be used to build (CMake), test (CTest/CDash) and deploy (CPack) software. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room B3
Kyle Rankin (QuinStreet, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
While you might not be able to tell at a glance, a lot has changed behind the scenes on a modern Ubuntu system. For instance, did you know Ubuntu is phasing out System V init and has already replaced the init binary? In this talk Kyle discusses the current changes Ubuntu is making to what we might consider the traditional Linux system. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A2
Federico Lucifredi (Canonical | Ubuntu)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Hacking the Western Digital Mybook II to transform this elegant external hard drive into a bare-bones, extremely flexible hardware platform, in a revival of what we did with the Linksys WRT54G a few years ago. Intermediate system skills (particularly Perl and Shell) recommended, along with imagination and the desire to have fun! Read more.
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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.
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Location: Meeting Room B3
Josh Cronemeyer (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
So you've just finished writing the next big thing, but how do you convince people to use it and build community around it? This talk will illustrate how to use Ubuntu's Launchpad to distribute open source applications. Launchpad is project hosting with unique features that facilitate simple installations and upgrades leveraging the standard Debian distribution stack. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A7
Kyle Rankin (QuinStreet, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
In this talk Kyle Rankin will provide an introduction to performing forensics analysis on Linux machines using the popular Sleuthkit tools with their easy-to-use Autopsy web-based front-end. The talk will cover basic concepts for a forensics investigation, and at the end there will be a demo with a compromised Linux image. Read more.
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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.
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Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Eric Hammond (Campus Explorer, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
Learn how to create your own Linux machine images (AMIs) for running on Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) customized with your choice of software packages and application software configured to your liking. Use the latest open source software to build custom images from scratch in a secure, automated, reproducible process. Discover when to use a public image with automatic customization at boot. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A8
Dave Neary (Red Hat)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Most companies who start working with free software projects have trouble. They run over common stumbling blocks. Questions go unanswered, patches go unreviewed. Why does it take so much time and evergy to be a good citizen? This presentation will outline the problems, and will give some metrics which you can use to evaluate a community's health before marrying them. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A1
Saill White (Lina Software), Paul Honis (Lina Software)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
In this session, we will help you create a single universal binary and installer of your Open Source project that can run on Windows, Mac, UNIX, Xen, VMware, VirtualBox, Qemu, Parallels, and Amazon's EC2. If you want to Linafy your app, just create a Debian package of your application and bring that and a 128x128 PNG image of your logo. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A1
Kirill Kolyshkin (OpenVZ / Parallels)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
The talk outlines the standard Linux kernel mechanisms for controlling resources (such as CPU, RAM, disk) and reveals their shortcomings. It explains what are containers and why resource management is important for those. A new Linux kernel features -- cgroups and memory controller -- are explained in details, with some tricky implementation details and a look into what else has yet to be done. Read more.
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Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
David Dooling (The Genome Center at Washington University in St. Louis)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
It has long been know that free/libre/open source software (FLOSS), especially GNU/Linux and Perl, played a major role in the Human Genome Project. This presentation will discuss the use and development of FLOSS in the post-genomics era, focusing on its pervasive use in sequencing the first cancer genome at The Genome Center at Washington University in St. Louis. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A7
Jeff Arnold (Ksplice, Inc.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Today, every mainstream operating system in the world requires regular reboots in order to be up to date and secure. Since reboots cause downtime and disruption, people are forced into the uncomfortable dilemma of choosing between security and convenience. New open source technology out of MIT, called Ksplice, enables running systems to stay secure without the disruption of rebooting. Read more.
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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.
  • 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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