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Hadoop
Location: E141/E142
Tags: cloud, hadoop
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Aaron Kimball (Cloudera, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 17 ratings)
Cloudera's Introduction to Hadoop provides a solid foundation for those seeking to understand large scale data processing with MapReduce and Hadoop. This session is appropriate for attendees who are new to Hadoop and are seeking to understand where Hadoop is appropriate and how it fits with existing systems. Read more.
Tools & Techniques
Location: Portland 256
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 35 ratings)
My latest book The Productive Programmer shows developers how to supercharge their effectiveness. It consists of two parts: mechanics and practice. The mechanics section covers productivity principles like acceleration, canonicality, focus, and automation. The practice section shows how productive thinking and questioning assumptions makes you a better developer. Read more.
Hadoop
Location: E141/E142
Tags: cloud, hadoop
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Aaron Kimball (Cloudera, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.38, 16 ratings)
Cloudera's Introduction to Hadoop provides a solid foundation for those seeking to understand large scale data processing with MapReduce and Hadoop. This session is appropriate for attendees who need to use Hadoop to analyze data with Hadoop's MapReduce paradigm. Read more.
Cloud Computing
Location: Portland 251
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Krishna Sankar (Tata America International)
Average rating: **...
(2.42, 26 ratings)
This tutorial will provide an in-depth tutorial on various forms of NOSQL (NotOnlySQL) datastores (key/value, data structure store, document store and wide column stores) for working with semi- structured data. The data ranges from web logs to social and knowledge graphs to configuration data stores for cloud infrastructures and other domains. Read more.
Operations
Location: D136
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Joshua Timberman (Opscode, Inc.), Aaron Peterson (Opscode)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 15 ratings)
This tutorial will teach how to automate infrastructures using Chef, including real examples of application deployment and system integration of infrastructure components such as load balancers, application servers and monitoring systems. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Databases
Location: Portland 255
Giuseppe Maxia (Continuent)
Average rating: **...
(2.69, 13 ratings)
Sharding is a hot topic. Every big web site is using some sharding technique with home made solutions. The quest for the silver bullet goes on without apparent good results. This session will present two MySQL storage engines (Spider and Vertical partitioning) that implement transparent sharding techniques. 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.
Databases
Location: Portland 255
Average rating: ***..
(3.76, 25 ratings)
MongoDB (from "humongous") is a high-performance, open source, schema-free document-oriented database. Read more.
Business
Location: E145/E146
Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy), Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 12 ratings)
Developers regularly encounter issues with the legal infrastructure of software. Co-presented by a lawyer and a software developer, this presentation is a tightly packed overview on the need-to-know issues of copyrights, patents and trademarks for busy developers who wish to simply know the bare essentials, so they can get on with their work while still remaining well-informed on legal issues. Read more.
Nosh Petigara (10gen), Rick Copeland (SourceForge.net / GeekNet)
Average rating: ***..
(3.93, 15 ratings)
The need for database systems that scale efficiently has led to many alternatives to the traditional RDBMS. This talk presents an overview of these new non-relational databases, collectively referred to as "NoSQL," followed by an in-depth examination of SourceForge.net's deployment of MongoDB, an open-source NoSQL database. Read more.
Business
Location: D136
Tags: community, sun
Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
We've all heard it said: "you can be confident using open source software, because if the company goes away, the community lives on." Does it actually work? We're about to find out. With the acquisition of Sun by Oracle, a number of open source products were quietly dropped. The community response was the creation of ForgeRock. Read more.
Community
Location: Portland 252
Stephen O'Grady (Redmonk), Evan Prodromou (StatusNet Inc), Aaron Williamson (Software Freedom Law Center), Mark Hinkle (Socialized Software), John Pugh (Canonical, Ltd), Allan Foster (ForgeRock US)
Average rating: ***..
(3.11, 9 ratings)
Creating "free" web services will require more than just making web services using AGPL licensed software. We'll need trusted providers, protections around how data can be used and all the social aspects that the current web services have. We now have several free and open web services. Come hear what people are doing to define and create "free" web services. We need you! 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.
John Willis (Enstratius), Damon Edwards (DTO Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 14 ratings)
In an orchestra, people with differing talents, timing, responsibilities, and tools all somehow come together to make beautiful music. Is the task of achieving highly efficient and reliable web operations all that different? In this light-hearted session based on real world examples, we'll examine the culture and tooling of highly effective and well orchestrated web operations. Read more.
Operations
Location: D135
Justin Erenkrantz (The Apache Software Foundation), Lance Albertson (Oregon State University Open Source Lab), John Hawley (Red Hat)
Average rating: *....
(1.73, 11 ratings)
Behind the scenes of many successful open source projects is a team of elves who keep the critical project infrastructure (mailing lists, websites, networks, mirrors, etc.). How does Apache run Apache? How does kernel.org run Linux? Learn some of their secrets in this session as the folks behind the curtain come out and share their experiences with the OSCON community. Read more.
Luke Welling ([Redacted])
Average rating: ***..
(3.36, 14 ratings)
Future Luke has traveled back from the year 2050 to give past Luke a beating for leaving bad code behind. Find out what you can do now to prevent future you from hating yourself, what happens to PHP over the next 40 years, and get an opportunity to ask somebody from 2050 when we will finally get our flying cars and why everybody in science fiction versions of the future has to wear a jumpsuit. Read more.
PHP
Location: Portland 251
Tags: php, compilers
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
This talk is about a new extension that allows PHP source code to be modified by other PHP scripts pre-compilation. This allows for many things, from code verification to macro processing. Read more.
Community
Location: D137
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 12 ratings)
There comes a time in a project's life when you have to make the decision: can this code be saved? Should we fix it, or declare technical bankruptcy to cancel our technical debts and start again? In this talk I'll look at when and how to make this decision without regrets. Read more.
Databases
Location: E145/E146
Kevin Weil (Twitter, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 15 ratings)
How does Twitter analyze its massive dataset? What tools do we use, and where do we focus our analysis? In this talk, I will discuss our transition from a MySQL-based to a Hadoop-based data infrastructure and our use of Pig (a scripting language built on top of Hadoop) to democratize big-data analysis across the company. I will present concrete examples of interesting analyses at each step. 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.
Robin Anil (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
Data is exploding all over the internet. There is immense knowledge within this huge volume of information that needs to be unlocked. We need to Mine patterns, Find clusters, Organize content and Predict the future. In this talk, we will show what these methods are and how the new Apache Mahout project is attempting to solve these problems in a scalable way by utilizing Hadoop. Read more.
Operations
Location: D135
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Apache Traffic Server is an Open Source project implementing a caching HTTP proxy server, donated to the Apache Foundation by Yahoo! We will examine the technical details behind TS, what it's good for, and how you can configure it to accelerate your web traffic. Read more.
PHP
Location: Portland 251
Tags: operations, php
John Mertic (SugarCRM)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Talks about how to develop PHP applications that can be deployed on many different platforms with ease. Read more.
Community
Location: D137
Tags: education
Mel Chua (Red Hat), Asheesh Laroia (Eventbrite)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
"Turn someone else's problems into your learning material." How do you expose your project's bugs and tasks to enthusiastic new contributors? We'll be talking about how OpenHatch's software tools and process-creating guidance make it possible to reveal a FOSS project's bug and task needs to budding contributors, students, and educators creating and running FOSS courses. Read more.
Python
Location: D136
Average rating: *....
(1.60, 5 ratings)
CubicWeb is a semantic web application framework, licensed under the LGPL, that empowers developers to efficiently build web applications by reusing components (called cubes) and following the well known object-oriented design principles. It was designed to develop semantic web applications that have both a HTML/Ajax rich user interface and a RDF/OWL-based data interface (www.cubicweb.org). 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.
Operations
Location: D135
Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 7 ratings)
Monitoring systems to collect metrics is systems administration 101. However, systems are more complicated, there are more metrics and correlation is a must to troubleshoot problems or plan for growth. As our problem got bigger, our tools didn't get better. Reconnoiter is a large-scale monitoring and trend analysis system designed to nip these problems in the bud. 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.
Tools & Techniques
Location: D138
Evan Prodromou (StatusNet Inc)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Email had Sendmail; the Web had Apache; blogging had WordPress. What software projects are driving the development of a federated social Web? Evan Prodromou, founder and CEO of StatusNet Inc., will give an overview of the protocols for social federation and what Open Source projects are doing to support them. 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.
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.
Cloud Computing
Location: E145/E146
Tags: cloud, python
Aahz (Egnyte)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 4 ratings)
Egnyte started as a cloud storage provider, but our customers demanded that we provide an easy way to synchronize their local data with the cloud because they wanted to retain control of their data. Come learn how we solved some of the problems of automatic bidirectional synchronization using a CherryPy/Cheetah Python client that runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. 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.
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.
Cloud Computing
Location: E145/E146
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
Ever wanted to get a bit more out of Memcached? Wondering how to set it up for redundancy or load check your server? This talk will go over all of the latest features to libmemcached. This will include information on how to setup replication, how to build a server with libmemcached-protocol, and how to pick the best hashing algorithm. Read more.
Kevin Hoyt (Adobe Systems, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Open source hardware has arrived, and it’s taking the market by storm. In this session get a gentle introduction to the world of electronics hardware featuring Arduino - an open source prototyping platform. We will collect sensor data for light, distance, temperature and humidity, send it wirelessly to the cloud, and then display all that beautiful data using the open source Adobe Flex SDK. 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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