Personal schedule for Stephen Fickas

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Mobile
Location: E145/E146
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Average rating: ****.
(4.34, 32 ratings)
Learn how to develop mobile apps for Android platform in this quick tutorial. Assuming you are familiar with Java or similar OOP, this hands-on example-driven tutorial will show you how Android uses Java and how you can quickly pick it up to start programming for mobile devices. Read more.
Mobile
Location: Portland 255
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Kevin Whinnery (Appcelerator)
Average rating: ***..
(3.10, 21 ratings)
HTML, CSS and JavaScript are quickly becoming the development languages of choice for creating native mobile applications. By using the open source Titanium platform, web developers can create apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry using a single code base. 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.
Scala Summit
Location: F151
Tags: scala
A comprehensive introduction to the Scala programming language and ecosystem. 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.
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.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Tags: android
Dan Morrill (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.44, 25 ratings)
Android is an open-source OS and software stack for mobile devices. Come join the Android Open-Source Lead for a discussion of the Android open source philosophy, and insight into how the project is run. 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.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Jonathan Stark (Jonathan Stark Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.54, 35 ratings)
Explore an alternative approach to native mobile app development that allows you to create smooth animation, operate in offline mode, and hook into advanced device features (accelerometer, camera, location, vibration, and sound) using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Read more.
Ikai Lan (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 18 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 session introduces attendees to its architecture & various service APIs. Time-permitting we'll go through a simple example using Python. Read more.
Health
Location: F151
Tags: health
Fred Trotter (FredTrotter.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.73, 11 ratings)
This is an overview of everything going on in Open Source Healthcare Software. If you can only attend one healthcare talk this should be it. Get an overview of what you need to know about this movement, which has it own history (it existed in parallel to the free software movement since the 70's) and is fast becoming the dominant force in Healthcare Informatics. 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.
Products & Services
Location: E142
Tags: mobile
Mike Milikich (Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC))
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 4 ratings)
This presentation will examine the pros and cons of mobile native and web app development, and the likely route to their convergence. Read more.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Tags: android, mobile
Justin Mattson (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.92, 13 ratings)
Come hear tips and war stories on making fast, responsive Android apps. No more ANRs! Eliminate event loop stalls! Fast start-ups! Optimized database queries with minimal I/O! Also, learn about the tools and techniques we use to find performance problems across the system and hear what's coming in the future. 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.
Hardware
Location: D135
Bryan Smith (Fossetcon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 16 ratings)
The Sheevaplug is the first device in the latest Plug Computing trend. Packed in the form factor of an ac adapter(wall wart); it sports a 1.2Ghz processor consuming only 3 watts of power when idle. Its small foot print and massive processing power make it the greenest 1.2Ghz system currently on the market. The Sheevaplug houses an ARM5 processor and more I/O than you can imagine. *nix required 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.
Education
Location: D133
Jay Pfaffman (University of Tennessee)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Research suggests that what's keeping computers from being a normal part of school is now having enough hardware. (US average is about 4 kids per computer.) This session will describe technical implementation details as well as reactions from students, teachers, and technical support staffs. In general, the less people know about computers, the more they like Linux thin clients. Read more.
Ur
Event
Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
Adam Chlipala (Impredicative LLC)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 5 ratings)
Ur/Web is a new domain-specific language for programming Web applications, based on a new general-purpose language called Ur. Ur features new abstraction and modularity features that make serious code reuse and metaprogramming possible within a strong static type system. Read more.
Cloud Computing
Location: Portland 251
Tags: cloud
Average rating: **...
(2.93, 15 ratings)
The Simple Cloud API is a project sponsored by several leading vendors (Zend, Go Grid, IBM, Microsoft, Nirvanix and Rackspace). This session will demonstrate how to use open-source implementations of the API to work with multiple cloud vendors. Read more.
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 10 ratings)
The iPhone platform is surprisingly powerful, capable of performing fairly advanced feats of computer-vision in (near to) real-time. The talk walks attendees through the procedure of cross-compiling the OpenCV computer vision library for the iPhone Simulator and device hardware, and building a simple application to perform face recognition using the iPhone's camera. 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.
Zohar Babin (Kaltura), Jason Levitt (Spirit.io), Tab Atkins Jr. (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.05, 19 ratings)
Admist a number of proprietary alternatives such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Sun JavaFX, the HTML 5 specification now offers competitive multimedia features that promises a more open platform for RIA development. What are the tradeoffs? This session will look at the current state of the art, and then invite a conversation about the future. Read more.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Aaron Williamson (Software Freedom Law Center)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 7 ratings)
As Android is rolled out to more new phones, and as other open source mobile operating systems surface, mobile users are beginning to enjoy many of the same freedoms as desktop users. However, even the most open smartphones are locked down to one degree or another. This talk will explore the reasons -- legal, technical, regulatory, and economic -- that a truly open phone does not yet exist. 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.
Event
Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
Jeremy Ashkenas (DocumentCloud)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 8 ratings)
CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. It's a thought experiment that aims to test how far we can stretch JavaScript semantics without adding any runtime libraries or outputting reams of generated code. Recommended for folks who are interested in languages that run in the browser as well as the server. Read more.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Jeff Dworkin (Dialogic Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Open-source has made it possible for nearly anyone with a bit of development background to create a telecom application. This presentation will discuss the details of designing application interfaces that need to be used in a "listen only" mode and will include good prompt design, application flow and menu design for both DTMF and ASR implementation. 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.
Location: D139/140
Tags: health
Moderated by: Andy Oram, Brian Behlendorf, Deb Bryant, David Riley & Fred Trotter
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
A place for people working on open source projects in health care to discuss needs, barriers, and stresses, and for those interested in joining such projects to hook up. Read more.
Location: E143/E144
Tags: cloud
Moderated by: John Mark Walker
The Open Cloud BoF is an opportunity to help define (and ultimately, implement) the Open Cloud, according to the Open Cloud Principles, as outlined here - http://opencloud.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/oci/ocp/open-cloud-principles.html We want to get developer, vendor, and hacker input on how to build momentum around the Open Cloud Initiative. Read more.
Event
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tags: android, google
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 40 ratings)
Join us at OSCON Android Hands-on, an intense, technical, and structured event led by Google Android experts. Co-presented by Google and O’Reilly, the Hands-on takes place after the Expo Hall reception on Wednesday, July 21 from 7:00-10:00 pm. Space is limited. Separate advance registration is required, and is open only to registered conference attendees and speakers. Read more.
JavaScript
Location: Portland 255
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 35 ratings)
WebSockets is an exciting new technology that enables bidirectional communication between web applications and server-side processes. Google's Chrome browser already provides WebSockets and developers can expect to see the technology in other browsers in 2010. This presentation will cover the WebSocket protocol, JavaScript API, and server-side implementations. Read more.
Health
Location: F151
Andrew Hart (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), David Kale (Children's Hospital Los Angeles), Heather Kincaid (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Medical informatics lags behind the progress of other “big data” domains, in large part because data is often held hostage in proprietary applications and schema. We present a grid software solution to this problem that utilizes NASA JPL’s Object Oriented Data Technology (OODT) and is being deployed at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to enable new data-driven clinical decision support tools. Read more.
Brian LeRoux (Nitobi Inc.), Filip Maj (Nitobi)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
Find out what the buzz is all about! Learn how to use PhoneGap to build platform-neutral mobile apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Now's your chance to find out if the PhoneGap open source framework is the right technology choice for your mobile development projects. Read more.
Tools & Techniques
Location: D133
Tags: languages, go
Rob Pike (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 28 ratings)
A while back, it seemed that type-driven object-oriented languages such as C++ and Java had taken over. They still dominate education. Yet the last few years have seen a number of different languages reach prominence, often of very different styles: Python, Ruby, Scala, Erlang, Haskell, Lua, and many more. Surely there are enough languages. Yet new ones keep appearing. Why? And why now? Read more.
Event
Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
Rich Hickey (Datomic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 8 ratings)
This talk will provide a brief experience report on Clojure, a dynamic, functional language targeting the JVM. It will detail the challenges faced in providing a practical and approachable programming language featuring pervasive immutability on top of the commodity infrastructure of the JVM. Read more.
JavaScript
Location: Portland 255
Mike Hostetler (appendTo), Jonathan Sharp (appendTo LLC.)
Average rating: **...
(2.32, 37 ratings)
jQuery UI is the official jQuery suite of interactions and widgets for building Rich Internet Applications. It makes building web interfaces as refreshingly simple as jQuery has made Ajax and the DOM. As simple as $('<p>Hello, World</p>').dialog(); Read more.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Arno Puder (http://www.heise.de/)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 11 ratings)
The presentation shows how Android applications can be cross-compiled to the iPhone. Only knowledge of Android's SDK is required. The cross-compiler will automatically generate an iPhone version. This approach promises the "Write-once, run anywhere" paradigm for smart phone platforms. Read more.
Ruby
Location: Portland 252
John Woodell (Google, Inc. ), Charles Nutter (Engine Yard, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Ruby apps can now be deployed to Google App Engine thanks to JRuby. New app instances spin-up on demand so there is no need to provision hardware but each new JRuby runtime can take several seconds. Mirah (formerly Duby) is a new language with Ruby-inspired syntax that compiles directly to Java bytecode. Duby is compelling for App Engine development because new instances can spin-up in a second. Read more.
Products & Services
Location: E141
Tags: mobile, meego
Sunil Saxena (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)
MeeGo is an open source Linux project for platforms such as netbooks/entry-level desktops, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, connected TVs, and media phones. Attend this session to gain insight into the architecture and key technologies of MeeGo. Read more.
Health
Location: F151
Tags: health
Phillip Longman (New America Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
The FOSS model brings a fundamental and desperately needed paradigm shift to healthcare. This session will highlight how FOSS cures the chronic underachievement of clinical transformation via “legacy software industry business models” by closely aligning software evolution and adoption with evidence based medicine. Read more.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Paul Beusterien (Symbian Foundation)
Average rating: *....
(1.67, 6 ratings)
Mobile devices are at the nexus of innovation of the desktop, the web, and embedded systems. Mobile developers need usable, functional tools to create compelling apps for mobile. We'll explore how open source contributes to the value and capability of tools for mobile developers and how the transformational challenges have been overcome. Read more.
JavaScript
Location: Portland 255
Erik Meijer (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 14 ratings)
The "A" in "AJAX" stands for "Asynchronous" and indeed almost all Web and mobile applications have to be written in an asynchronous and event-driven style. Reactive Extensions for JavaScript is a library for coordinating and orchestrating asynchronous and concurrent computations in a high-level and declarative way. Read more.
Python
Location: D136
Rob Lanphier (Wikimedia Foundation)
Average rating: **...
(2.44, 16 ratings)
There are a number of toolkits available that make it much easier than ever before to design delightful, intuitive user interfaces for the terminal window. This talk will explore several options for Python, including cmd, curses, newt/snack and urwid. I'll compare the different approaches for different application domains, and show some shortcuts for the impatient. 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.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Tags: android, mobile
Jesse Vincent (Best Practical)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
K-9 Mail is an open source email client for Android. It began life as a single feature fork of Android 1.0's core email client. Since fall of 2008, K-9 has seen several dozen contributors and a few thousand commits. Picking up Android from scratch can be somewhat daunting. This talk will give you a leg up as you start into your first Android application. Read more.
Steven Parkes (smparkes.net llc)
Average rating: **...
(2.42, 12 ratings)
Testing is JavaScript's Achilles' heel: the language is powerful with good library support, but testing practices are cumbersome to non-existent. This talk demonstrates a set of tools that make test/behavior driven development in JavaScript as quick and effective as Java, Ruby, or Python, including aspects unique to JavaScript such as the browser environment and asynchronous programming. Read more.
Health
Location: F151
Tags: google, health, api
Roni Zeiger (Smart Patients)
Average rating: **...
(2.71, 7 ratings)
Google Health is an application with an open API, and its long term success depends on the developer community building useful applications that help people achieve their health goals. In this talk, we will describe this model and the role of developers who create specialized solutions - especially mobile ones - for people with specific health needs. Read more.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Tags: mobile, linux, meego
Michael Meeks (Novell, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.73, 11 ratings)
The MeeGo platform is an exciting new project, unifying the best of the Moblin and Maemo projects. Come and see how it all stacks up from Netbook to hand-set, and get excited about the wealth of usability and possibility. Read more.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Kevin Falcone (Best Practical Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
So you have a web service and it has an API and you've already written an iPhone app and an Android app, but you realize that some users are still using those phones from Canada with push email. Follow along as a Perl developer shows you how to learn enough of the Blackberry platform to start offering an on-device experience to your BlackBerry users. Read more.
Event
Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
Tom Van Cutsem (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
AmbientTalk can best be summarized as "a scripting language for mobile phones". It's a dynamic, object-oriented, JVM-compatible, distributed programming language. AmbientTalk's focus is on applications to be deployed in so-called "mobile ad hoc networks" - networks of mobile devices that communicate peer-to-peer using wireless communication technology, such as WiFi or Bluetooth. Read more.
Location: E141
Moderated by: Ian Darwin
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
O'Reilly's Android Cookbook is being developed in the open, presenting how-to information along with code snippets illustrating the techniques. The book will have input from hundreds of contributors, able to view and comment on each others' recipes before the book is printed. And after the book is printed, all the recipes will continue to serve as an Android developer resource site. Read more.
Tools & Techniques
Location: E145/E146
Tim Bray (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 27 ratings)
Computers are getting wider, not faster. If you want your code to run faster, it has to have some parallelism. This is hard, and threads probably aren't the answer. There is a lot of new concurrency technology on the scene. This talk surveys the 2010 state of the art in tools to empower developers to write concurrent code, and makes some predictions. 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.
Java
Location: Portland 251
Tags: java, gwt, ajax, web2_0
Average rating: ***..
(3.09, 11 ratings)
Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is a development toolkit for building and optimizing complex browser-based applications. This talk will highlight new features in GWT 2.0. We'll discuss GWT 2.0 development mode, declarative UI, layout panels, and the new Google Plugin for Eclipse. Read more.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 12 ratings)
At OSCON 2008, NPR launched our first API. Two years later, the API has grown tremendously and has become the centerpiece of NPR's digital strategy. Come hear how and why NPR has invested so much into API's, how people are using them, how they have dramatically improved our mobile offerings, and about our vision for open source. Read more.
Health
Location: F151
Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
When Karen discovered she had a potentially life threatening heart condition, the last thing she expected was to come up against proprietary software. Now, with a heart device implanted in her body, she and SFLC have been working to show how free and open source software is essential on implantable medical devices. In this talk, Karen discusses her professional and personal view of the issues. Read more.
Adam Feuer (Grameen Foundation), Adam Monsen (Grameen Foundation USA), Van Mittal-Henkle (Grameen Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Open source software is a key ingredient in solving some of the worlds' most difficult problems. This is particularly true with the problem of poverty. Join us to dive into the problem of poverty, find out why it demands both open source software and Agile methods, and explore lessons learned from an existing project in this area, the Grameen Foundation's Mifos Initiative. Read more.
Kevin Shockey (Mis Tribus)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 4 ratings)
With tectonic changes taking place in the print publishing industry, we will soon see a redefinition of what the terms "publish" and "book" mean. Aimed at product managers of open source projects, this session will teach anyone how to "publish" a "book" using open source tools. Participants will gain practical formatting and distribution knowledge necessary to publish their own ebooks. Read more.
Trotter Cashion (Mashion, LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.58, 12 ratings)
Your QA cycle is broken and unit tests aren't enough to fix it. QA takes too long, is too error prone, and never covers as much as we need. To really do QA right, you need automated integration and acceptance testing tools like Cucumber. In this talk, we'll discuss why automated integration testing is a necessity, how you can do it, and why your coworkers and boss will thank you for it. Read more.
Hardware
Location: D133
Bruce Momjian (EnterpriseDB), Matthew Momjian (Student)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 8 ratings)
Last year I presented a talk on home automation at OSCON, focusing on the hardware aspects. This year my home automation talk will cover the software aspects of controlling home automation systems. Practical applications include turning off all the lights at night, summoning everyone for mealtime, and broadcasting caller-id information to all computers. Read more.
Teddy Bachour (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
The Microsoft Connected Health Platform (CHP) provides open toolkits and guidance for the information and communication technology (ICT) community to help them speed architecture, design and deployment of interoperable, efficient, and scalable e-Health infrastructures and solutions for the health industry. Read more.
Tools & Techniques
Location: Portland 252
Michael Schwern (eval Empire)
Average rating: ****.
(4.89, 18 ratings)
SINNERS!! HEAR ME!! For too long have you lain contented and SLOTHFUL in the illusion that time is infinite! SOON the UNIX EPOCH will END and numbers will OVERFLOW their confines CLEANSING all in a flood the likes we have not seen since 1901!!! The SINS of your 32 BITS will chase your children and your children's children unless you REPENT NOW and cleanse your code of the 2038 BUG!! Read more.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Andy McKay (Mozilla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
RapidSMS is an open source project for messaging, data collection and co-ordination over SMS. It's used throughout the world for a variety of projects, from fighting child malnutrition and malaria to monitoring elections. This talk introduces RapidSMS and covers some of the sample applications built with it. Read more.
Tools & Techniques
Location: D137
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
This talk will be about what's happening in testing. The general argument is that we're moving away from testing units towards testing functionality through integration testing. Improved mocking libraries, scripted and emulated browsers, fixtures, and frameworks means that we can effectively test that a system works. Read more.
Keith Lofstrom (SiidTech)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Data center power usage is skyrocketing, generation is not. Large arrays of ultralight satellites will someday convert sunlight into computation and global internet communication without the economic and environmental costs of ground-based data centers. World-changing open source and open hardware technology. Read more.
Tools & Techniques
Location: D138
Tags: google, oss, process
Dan Bentley (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Make Open Easy is a collection of tools that help developers work on open source code that is embedded in a monolithic (and possibly closed-source) codebase. I describe the motivations, the design process, the tools, the users, and the results. Read more.
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  • 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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