Personal schedule for Dirk Bergstrom

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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.
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.
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.
Python
Location: Portland 252
Mike Biglan (Concentric Sky), M Wiggins (Concentric Sky)
Average rating: **...
(2.92, 12 ratings)
We were fortunate this past year to develop two of the larger Django applications out there – in the span of 12 weeks: michaelmoore.com and Santa Fe Institute's santafe.edu. Between the two, these sites have multiple layers of memcached caching, multiple web servers and database servers, integrated site search (Lucene/SOLR and Google GSA), DjangoCMS, and integrations with iCal and Alfresco. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Products & Services
Location: E143/E144
Matt Ingenthron (Couchbase, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.90, 10 ratings)
Like most web applications, memcached and MySQL formed the data foundation beneath Farmville - until mid-2010. As the popularity of that application skyrocketed, a more effective system was needed to sustain FarmVille's 500,000 operations per second. In response, NorthScale, Zynga and NHN developed _membase_ - a distributed, key-value database that is 100% compatible with memcached. 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.
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.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
David Recordon (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.53, 38 ratings)
Keynote by David Recordon, Facebook. Read more.
Python
Location: D136
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 6 ratings)
We have many concurrency/multiprocessing capabilities at our finger tips, but none of them are a model for multiprocessing, they are only tools on which you would build an implementation of such a model. So what are the models we can choose from? How would they be implemented in Python? Read more.
Products & Services
Location: E142
Tags: api
Clay Loveless (Mashery)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Launch an API that can survive! Learn about unexpected load recovery techniques, analytic best practices and testing approaches to make sure your API runs smoothly & thrives with these tips from the trenches. Clay Loveless is Mashery's Chief Architect, the leading API management solution provider. With over 100 high-volume API customers, Mashery manages a broad range of enterprise API deployments. 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.
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.
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 9 ratings)
Does Python have Design Patterns? You bet! Whatever the misguided meme going around is claiming to the contrary, every field of human endeavor has Patterns, and so of course does Python. This talk shows how and why, recapping what Patterns are all about, Design patterns in particular, and presenting examples of how they work best in Python, both singly and as part of a Language of Patterns. 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
JavaScript
Location: Portland 255
Average rating: ****.
(4.19, 16 ratings)
While JavaScript is ubiquitous on the web it isn't really well known outside of the browser. All of that is about to change. Node.js is a fast, non-blocking, event driven server that is opening the door for JavaScript on the server. For everyone who ever wanted to use JavaScript everywhere, or wondered just how fast a server can go, this talk if for you. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.94, 18 ratings)
In this short, weensy eensy, talk, Chris will give an update on how open source has changed over the last three years. Is Ruby growing ? Actionscript? Or is it all PHP all the way down? How's gplv3 doing? Agpl? MIT? Will the Nasa open source license domainte? Come and find out! 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.
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.
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.
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.
  • 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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