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Tools & Techniques
Location: D136
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 12 ratings)
This talk will introduce the world of 3D animation to novices and beginner users. Using Blender, users will learn how to perform many tasks, including modelling (mesh editing, subsurfing, etc), texturing (procedural and image-based), material design, animation, and lighting. Intermediate users will also learn a lot from this tutorial, as the new version of Blender, 2.6, has significantly changed. 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.
Cloud Summit
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tags: cloud
In this track we explore the topic of cloud computing, its past, the future and the interaction with open source. The purpose of this track is to give the audience a sound understanding of the issues around cloud computing, to sort fact from fiction, to dispel some of the myths around cloud and to provide a common framework to understand what is happening in our industry. 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.
Event
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 18 ratings)
In the tradition of the Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards from years past, we will continue with the O'Reilly Open Source Awards. This honor will be presented to individuals for dedication, innovation, leadership and outstanding contribution to open source. Join us to recognize this year’s winners. Read more.
Event
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 22 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
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.
Health
Location: F151
Tags: health
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Tim O'Reilly introduces the Health IT track at OSCON. 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.
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.
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.
Average rating: **...
(2.90, 10 ratings)
If cloud computing is one natural conclusion of open source business models, what kind of cloud ecosystem would best support open source as a whole? Join James Urquhart, author of the "Wisdom of Clouds" blog on the CNET blog network, as he explores the technology and business models that could drive the open source opportunities of tomorrow--and a few that won't. Read more.
Products & Services
Location: E141
Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
Keith Bergelt, CEO of OIN, a company formed by IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony to protect Linux, will share his insights into the build-up and ramifications of the patent arms race for the open source community. He will discuss common legal pitfalls in this environment and provide open source companies and developers with tools and strategies that they can use to avoid these pitfalls. Read more.
Education
Location: D133
Gopinath Ganapathy (Essentia), Vel Murugan (Velammal Educational Trust)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
India’s audacious goal to educate 500 million people by 2022 can only be met using an open source approach. We will our experience building and delivering a peer-based, self-paced, community-driven 21st century learning environment using open source and freely available content, sustained by a micro-finance model that completely flattens the hierarchical approach strictly embraced in India. 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.
Health
Location: F151
David Riley (Federal Health Architecture, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services), Brian Behlendorf (World Economic Forum)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
This session will provide attendees with an update on the CONNECT technology solution and an overview of how government is using this open source solution to create health information exchanges and tie into the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN). 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.
Health
Location: F151
Tony McCormick (Medical Information Integration, LLC), Samuel Bowen, MD ( Open Source Medical Software)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
The ongoing saga of leading a diverse team of volunteer and contracted developers through the process of getting OpenEMR up to a the standards for ARRA Meaningful certification in 2011 and beyond. Read more.
Business
Location: D138
Tags: patents
Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
When you receive the dreaded legal letter about intellectual property infringement, what do you need to know so you can determine whether you’re dealing with a patent troll or actual competitor? Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network, will discuss four key steps, along with strategies, on how to make the right call. Read more.
Community
Location: D133
Tags: community
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
In this session, Drupal project lead and Acquia co-founder and CTO Dries Buytaert will share his secrets for building and participating in a thriving open source community and how collaboration amongst communities and non-developer adopters is critical to a healthy and sustainable project. 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.
Deanne Clark (DSS Inc), Hugh Creedon (DSS Inc), J.D. Keith (DSS Inc. )
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
The vxVistA.org site uses leading Atlassian Open Source Web Tools including Confluence and JIRA to successfully support and deploy the vxVistA-OS EHR in a unique example of Open Source software web tools underpinning the deployment of the vxVistA Open Source EHR. This collaboration environment fosters an active community of users and developers to inspire innovation and growth. Read more.
Health
Location: F151
K.S. Bhaskar (Fidelity Information Services, Inc.), Ben Mehling (Medsphere Systems), David Whiles (Midland Memorial Hospital)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
The VistA healthcare information system is in daily production use at the largest health care system in the US, one repeatedly recognized for delivering some of the best care at the lowest cost. VistA is increasingly adopted in the US and internationally. Join members of the open source VistA community for an introduction to the software, its history, and the current landscape of the ecosystem. Read more.
Event
Location: Portland 252
Tags: perl
Average rating: **...
(2.74, 38 ratings)
The OSCON tradition continues as Larry Wall delivers the annual State of the Onion Address. 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.
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.
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.
Event
Location: Portland Ballroom Foyer
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Take the opportunity to network one last time at this closing event. Say thank you and exchange contact information until next year. 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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