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Hardware
Location: D136
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Philip Lindsay (rancidbacon.com), Brian Jepson (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 14 ratings)
The success of the Arduino physical computing toolkit has lead to a surge of interest in the world of hardware from both software and non-technical people. This workshop will provide an overview of what physical computing is, how Arduino works and how it can be used to add an interactive element to your projects. There will also be an opportunity to set up and use an Arduino board and software. Read more.
JavaScript
Location: Portland 251
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Mike Hostetler (appendTo), Jonathan Sharp (appendTo LLC.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.03, 30 ratings)
JavaScript is not a dirty word. The language itself is quite elegant. However, competing implementations by differing browsers has given it a bad rap. Yet, in this age of Ajax it is a must-have for any successful web application. Join this group of JavaScript gurus, who co-authored the O'Reilly jQuery Cookbook, for a tutorial session covering reliable techniques: intermediate to advanced. Read more.
Programming Languages
Location: D139/140
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Randal L. Schwartz (Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc.), Tom Phoenix (Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Smalltalk is easy to learn, rapid to develop, many implementations to choose from. With Seaside, you can build large complex web applications easily. In this fast-paced course, learn the basics of Smalltalk, and the best parts of Seaside (new for Seaside 3.0!). Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Allison Randal (DrugDev, Inc.), Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 27 ratings)
Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Allison Randal and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Stormy Peters (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 40 ratings)
We worried about making sure we had free and open source software to use, we worried about privacy, we worried about user rights. And then we handed the keys to our data to "free" web services. How can we ensure that our data is in the hands of web services that will respect our rights? How can free and open source software ideals be applied to web services? Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
Average rating: ***..
(3.95, 21 ratings)
Four years ago, I abandoned Perl for Ruby because I was finding the annoyances of Perl were outweighing the benefits - Ruby simply didn't have those annoyances. Today I'm back with Perl. This talk explains why and shows off the modules that are helping to turn Perl 5 into a nicer language. Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Tags: perl
Jesse Vincent (Best Practical)
Average rating: ***..
(3.97, 35 ratings)
Perl 5.12 is the latest major release of Perl 5. In addition to new features and numerous bugfixes, this release marks a major change in how we develop and release Perl. Come learn about how we're refactoring the language and the community. Read more.
Hardware
Location: D135
Mary Jane Kelly (Casaba Security)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
What do you get when you mix fractals, 3D printers, robotics, open source, high-powered lasers, and non-orientable surfaces with wood, plastic, textiles, steel, cloth... and lots of coffee? A completely new range of geek fabricated items and appliances. It’s hacking in real life. Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 26 ratings)
Plack is the Perl web framework toolkit that implements PSGI (Perl Web Server Gateway Interface) server handlers and middleware components, exactly like Ruby's Rack and Python's WSGI. Plack frees web framework developers to deal with web server environments and also provides an infrastructure for sharable middleware/plugin components. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Jill Tarter (SETI Institute)
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 48 ratings)
For years you've been leaving your computers turned on in order to process data packets for UC Berkeley's SETI@home - that's great! Please keep it up! Did you ever want to get more involved? It's time to change the humanity's point of view of who we are (individually and collectively) to one that is more cosmic and inclusive. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Rob Pike (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.02, 52 ratings)
Object-oriented programming began, back in the 1960s with Simula, as a way to describe the behavior of interacting items - objects. It was purified through languages such as Smalltalk, in which everything is an object and every operation a message send, a clear and beautiful model. But then something went very wrong. Read more.
Ruby
Location: Portland 252
Ilya Grigorik (igvita.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.10, 10 ratings)
No threads, no callbacks, just pure IO scheduling with Ruby 1.9, Fibers, and Eventmachine. All the nice things we love about writing synchronous code, but completely asynchronous under the covers – the best of both worlds. A hands on look at the architecture, mechanics, and involved libraries towards creating the next generation Ruby web-servers. Read more.
JavaScript
Location: Portland 255
Lennon Day-Reynolds (Dark Horse Comics)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 12 ratings)
Javascript has become the universal language of the web. Usable on client or server, it can be fast, flexible, and reusable across many sites and applications. To really master JS you need more than a framework: you need to grok some heavy-duty functional and OO concepts it took from weird languages like Scheme and Self. Come see where these ideas came from, and how to use them in your JS code. Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Tags: perl
R Geoffrey Avery (Platypi Ventures)
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 34 ratings)
Have something you want to say to many people? Want 5 minutes to do it? This is your chance. Want to see 16 speakers on a variety of topics? This is your session. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.94, 18 ratings)
In this short, weensy eensy, talk, Chris will give an update on how open source has changed over the last three years. Is Ruby growing ? Actionscript? Or is it all PHP all the way down? How's gplv3 doing? Agpl? MIT? Will the Nasa open source license domainte? Come and find out! Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Eric Wilhelm (Cisco, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.15, 13 ratings)
Long-running functions get in the way of distributed or interactive systems. Applying these "lazy component" designs and use-cases to your sequential code will make your APIs more open and easily reusable. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 25 ratings)
Technology advances through the creation of new inventions. New creations and research increase the breadth of human knowledge, and make life easier for us all; at least in theory. In reality, the advance of progress is littered with bad ideas. What's worse, we often build upon such twisted horrors in the creation of new technology. A humouros look at some of the worst inventions ever made. Read more.
Location: Portland Ballroom
Allison Randal (DrugDev, Inc.), Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science)
OSCON belongs to its attendees, and we want to hear what you think of this year's show. Join the organizers to talk about what you loved and hated about OSCON, and what you'd like to see next year Read more.
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.
  • ActiveState
  • CommonPlaces
  • DB Relay
  • FireHost
  • GoDaddy
  • HP
  • HTSQL by Prometheus Research
  • Impetus Technologies Inc.
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Kaltura
  • Marvell
  • Mashery
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • Oracle
  • Parallels
  • PayPal
  • Percona
  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rhomobile
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SourceGear
  • Symbian
  • VoltDB
  • WSO2
  • Linux Pro Magazine

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