Personal schedule for Thomas Magee

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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.
Community
Location: D135
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
The best, most effective presentations capture the audience quickly, hold their interest effortlessly, educate and entertain them in equal measure, and sometimes even inspire them. This tutorial explores seven basic principles (and dozens of specific techniques) for achieving those goals in any kind of technical presentation. 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.
Operations
Location: E143/E144
Tags: rt
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Jesse Vincent (Best Practical)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
Request Tracker (RT) is an enterprise-grade ticketing system. It's designed to help your organization track what needs to get done and what still needs doing. From basic customer service to advanced back-office workflows, RT is flexible enough to keep your processes smooth and effective. This tutorial will cover deployment and day to day use of RT as well as basic customization. Read more.
Brian Fitzpatrick (Google, Inc.), Ben Collins-Sussman (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 30 ratings)
Are you the 'point' person for your team? Do you have sweaty palms, headaches, and a calendar full of meetings? You may have an affliction called 'manager'. This condition is treatable through analysis and therapy. We'll examine how you may have arrived at this state and how you can once again regain your self-respect and that of your peers. Hear real-life stories of both good and bad leadership. Read more.
Community
Location: D136
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Diversity is often presented simply as "the right thing to do", leaving open the question why we, as a technical community, should be interested in diversity. This talk addresses diversity, not in moral or ethical terms, but in pragmatic ones. Studies on creativity and productivity demonstrate the benefits and importance of diversity for the Open Source community. Read more.
Business
Location: E145/E146
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 17 ratings)
The title contains the seeds of the paradox: to even ask the question "who wins and who loses?" is to concede that "competition" has already won. The American culture is uniquely competitive and intolerant of collaboration. How can Open Source survive in this climate. Read more.
Education
Location: D133
Bryant Patten (National Center for Open Source and Education)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
... or at least the part of it we call K-12 education? School budgets are tight, schools need to transform into 21st Century Learning Centers and no one is sure how this can happen. Except perhaps the FOSS community. This talk is targeted at FOSS project leaders and community members and will explain how our skills, knowledge and experience can be invaluable to educators in our home towns. Read more.
Business
Location: E145/E146
Tarus Balog (The OpenNMS Group, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
The idea of working in open source is appealing to many, but the question remains: how to make money doing it? This presentation will present some of the things learned by a person who has run a pure open source business since 2002 in the hope that it can help and inspire others. Read more.
Community
Location: D137
Average rating: ****.
(4.72, 18 ratings)
The GNU Manifesto asserted that software should not be copyrighted. Yet, the very definition is of Open Source software is the nature of the copyright license. To License software is to fail to make it free or open. It is time to make software truly open by placing it in the public domain. To license it is to fail. Read more.
Kirrily Robert (Freebase.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
What do open data and open source software have in common? User rights, licensing, transparency, community, world-changing... open data shares a lot with the open source movement, but it has new challenges too. Come learn how open data and open source work together, and how the open data community is learning from open source's history and experience. Read more.
Government
Location: D138
Tags: copyright, arts
Karl Fogel (Open Tech Strategies, LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
In 2009, QuestionCopyright.org helped filmmaker Nina Paley release her award-winning feature film "Sita Sings the Blues" under a free license & an open source economic model. The film is now an audience hit, and the free license has resulted in more money for Paley than any traditional distributor could offer. This talk is an in-depth look at how open source is not just for software anymore. Read more.
Business
Location: D133
Donald Smith (The Eclipse Foundation)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Many organizations falsely believe that more downloads, users and/or contributors means a healthier ecosystem. That is akin to saying that planet earth gets "healthier" with more population. This session presents some measures every OS organization can employ to determine the health and viability of their ecosystem, rather than it's less important variable - size. Read more.
Community
Location: D133
Jeffrey Osier-Mixon (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Documentation can define the difference between a winning project and an also-ran. How can you manage the documentation portion of your open-source project? This presentation reveals the basics of doc project management, showing you what your users need and how to meet their expectations. Read more.
Business
Location: D137
Louis Suarez-Potts (Oracle / OpenOffice.org)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 3 ratings)
Sun Microsystems open-sourced the code to StarOffice 5.2 in October 2000. Since then, we have moved from attacks to hopes to the now more solid and accepted roadmap that is seeing widescale adoption of the application on the desktop and now in the Cloud. This presentation examines our errors, our triumphs, and what has allowed us to flourish in waters uniquely hostile and unforgiving. Read more.
Operations
Location: D135
Wez Furlong (Message Systems, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Production services need to stay up, which means that there is low tolerance for downtime in the face of instability, and perhaps even less for debugging during root-cause analysis. Gimli presents an automated process supervisor and fault analyzer that creates human readable fault traces and re-spawns a downed process. Gimli is intended to reduce time and effort during fault analysis. 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.
  • 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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