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Databases
Location: D135
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Emil Eifrem (Neo Technology / Neo4j)
Average rating: ***..
(3.77, 22 ratings)
This workshop will show you how to build a high-performance social network backend based on the open source Neo4j graph database. We will investigate the implementation of a small but working social network backend with simple but powerful APIs to find paths between people and analyze the social graph. Finally, we will show how it outperforms a relational backend by a factor of 1000x or more. Read more.
Tools & Techniques
Location: Portland 255
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Average rating: ****.
(4.16, 51 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.
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.
Ikai Lan (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.89, 19 ratings)
Google App Engine is an development & hosting platform that lets you build & deploy web applications on Google's high-traffic infrastructure. You only need to upload your code: no more worrying about machines, storage, scalability! This tutorial introduces attendees to its architecture & various service APIs. In the hands-on lab, you'll build+deploy a real app to the cloud using Python in minutes! Read more.
Databases
Location: Portland 256
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Eric Evans (Rackspace)
Average rating: ***..
(3.08, 25 ratings)
Moore's Law has run its course, yet despite the growing demands placed on databases, traditional solutions offer little alternative to vertical scaling. Come learn step-by-step how to use Apache Cassandra to turn a cluster of inexpensive commodity servers in to a massively scalable distributed datastore. Read more.
Java
Location: Portland 255
Tags: java, web, groovy, grails
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Dave Klein (Independent)
Average rating: ***..
(3.44, 9 ratings)
Developers around the world, from boutique web development shops to fortune 100 corporations, are discovering how they can get more done in less time with Grails. In this hands-on tutorial we'll see why. We'll work together to build and a deploy an Ajax enabled, database backed web application and have fun doing it! Read more.
Event
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.39, 31 ratings)
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We’re going to find out when we conduct our second Ignite event at OSCON. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tags: oreilly
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 44 ratings)
Keynote by Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media. Read more.
Hardware
Location: D135
Howard Lewis Ship (TWD Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 18 ratings)
Even if you are successful using open source sofware, there's something special about hardware: It's physical. You can touch it. You build it (not compile it). This is a talk about the Arduino open source physical computing platform; a cheap, useful, fun micro-controller ... and it's loads of fun, even if you break into a cold sweat at the thought of picking up a soldering iron. Read more.
Java
Location: D137
Tags: java, scala
Thomas Lockney (Nike & PNWScala), Trenton Lipscomb (Amazon Web Services, LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
We provide you an introduction to the Scala programming language through its powerful capabilities to integrating with Java. We will demonstrate how Scala can be an effective means of exploring Java libraries such as JAXB, HttpClient and Hibernate. We will show why Scala is our preferred harness, with capabilities beyond Java, Beanshell or Groovy. Read more.
Products & Services
Location: E141
Will Reese (Rackspace Hosting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Know before you build. Knowing the principles of distributed systems is the first step in building any large cloud based system. Read more.
Databases
Location: Portland 255
Jonathan Ellis (DataStax)
Average rating: ***..
(3.79, 24 ratings)
NoSQL (or NOSQL -- Not Only SQL) is sometimes justly criticized for being too broad a category, but after thirty years of the relational database being the instinctive choice for data storage, publicizing the concept that One Size Does Not Fit All is a Good Thing. This talk will present some axes along which to evaluate database products, applied to some of today's popular NoSQL products. Read more.
Go
Event
Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
Rob Pike (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
Go's approach to concurrency differs from that of many languages, even those (such as Erlang) that make concurrency central, yet it has deep roots. The path from Hoare's 1978 paper to Go provides insight into how and why Go works as it does. Read more.
Java
Location: D137
Alex Miller (Revelytix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
GPars is a Groovy concurrency library that brings key concurrency constructs from other languages into Groovy. GPars provides concepts like actors, dataflow concurrency, fork/join for divide and conquer, and "safes" to manage mutable state. Read more.
Databases
Location: Portland 255
Average rating: ***..
(3.73, 26 ratings)
Database scalability means different things to different people. Vertical vs. Horizontal scaling? Federating vs. Sharding? Despite the labels database scalability tends to fall into a few common patterns that anyone can apply. In this talk we'll discuss factors for applying these patterns including the life-cycle of your database, how hardware affects your choices, and tools to help you on the way Read more.
Event
Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
Allison Randal (DrugDev, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 8 ratings)
The Parrot virtual machine hit 2.0 in January of this year, and the 2.6 production release will be out the day before this talk. A virtual machine like no other, Parrot targets dynamic languages such as Perl, Ruby, Python and PHP. It incorporates an object-oriented assembly language, is register-based rather than stack-based, and employs continuations as the core means of flow control. Read more.
Products & Services
Location: E141
Bob Newell (Infobright)
Average rating: **...
(2.40, 5 ratings)
Columnar databases are designed for high performance queries and analytics. This session will cover the differences between row and column databases, and how Infobright's columnar database, built on MySQL, delivers high performance without indexes, data partitioning or other DBA effort. It will also discuss how to migrate from traditional row-based products, and present several case studies. Read more.
Event
Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
Frink is a practical programming language and calculating tool designed to make physical calculations simple. It tracks units of measure through all calculations, ensuring that answers are correct. Back-of-the-envelope calculations become trivial, and more complex physical and engineering calculations become simpler to write and read, and allow transparent use of any units of measure. Read more.
Average rating: ***..
(3.42, 12 ratings)
Running one of the worlds largest open source services is hard, but it is something that we at Google believe adds a lot of value. This talk will take you through my journey of working with several open source veterans as we built such a service at Google and the benefit we regularly get from a thriving open source community. Read more.
Event
Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
Gilad Bracha (Ministry of Truth)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Newspeak is class based dynamic language geared toward software engineering combined with high productivity. Newspeak is based on two key ideas: all names are late bound, and there is no global namespace. Newspeak offers outstanding modularity and reconciles security with dynamism and reflectivity. Read more.
Community
Location: D136
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 15 ratings)
In this lively discussion we'll give an update on the Google activities over the last year, including an overview of Android, Chrome, ChromeOS, Go and other releases. We will also present a milestone report on the summer of code. Read more.
Event
Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
Joe Pamer (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
F# was already a fairly mature language with roots in Microsoft Research, Cambridge, and a steadily growing user base when the decision was made to officially support it in Visual Studio 2010. Having just shipped F# 2.0, the goal of this talk is to outline the experiences, both positive and negative, we had in transitioning the F# language and its implementation. Read more.
Java
Location: D137
Howard Lewis Ship (TWD Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 12 ratings)
Aside from learning Clojure's syntax and approach to functional programming and concurrency, there's also the more mundane issues: What editor do I use? How to I build large projects? How do I share my work with others? This session will discuss IDEs and plugins, command line build tools, and web sites. Read more.
Praveen Alavilli (PayPal), Ray Tanaka (X.commerce)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 8 ratings)
This session explores how online payment platforms work, what kind of features and functionality they provide, various aspects of payment systems and the terminology used in the payments world. We will present our case for an Open Payments Platform to compliment the core foundations of the Open Social Web built on the technologies that are commonly referred to as “Open Stack”. Read more.
Matt Jadud (Allegheny College), Christian Jacobsen (University of Copenhagen)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
This talk will introduce Plumbling, a set of tools to support artists and makers in the programming of low-cost, open-hardware platforms like the Arduino. Plumbing is a library of parallel components written in occam-pi, a small language with a long history. Read more.
Hardware
Location: D135
Russell Nelson (Open Source Initiative)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
Water parameters are hard to measure because water is, well, underwater. Using inexpensive sensors and an Arduino (compatible) we can measure water parameters such as temperature, turbidity, and salinity. Read more.
Matthew Russell (Digital Reasoning Systems)
Average rating: **...
(2.69, 13 ratings)
A non-classified case study that describes how we've built a stack based on MALLET, Hadoop/Cassandra, and Flare/Flex to build a highly scalable system for the U.S. intelligence community: MALLET lends itself to state of the art NLP, Hadoop/Cassandra yield a massively distributed back end, and Flare/Flex provide the tools for creating a great UI/UX capable of performing advanced analysis. Read more.
Event
Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
Charles Nutter (Engine Yard, Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
Mirah (formerly Duby), is a Ruby-inspired, statically-typed, lightweight, platform-agnostic language with backends for JVM bytecode, Java source, and more platforms planned. It borrows features from several static and dynamic languages, but with a twist: no runtime dependency on any additional library; everything is done at compile time. Read more.
Melanie Swan (Broader Perspective)
How low-cost DNA sequencing, the DIYbio movement, and open source collaboration technologies are colliding to allow unprecedented peer collaboration in tackling the critical contemporary challenge of creating a new era of health and biology. Biology is the next open source frontier. Open platforms, current projects, and ways to participate in citizen science genomics are described. 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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