Personal schedule for Dan Buch

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Databases
Location: Portland 252
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
David Wheeler (iovation)
Average rating: **...
(2.94, 16 ratings)
Learn how to apply the principals of test-driven development to developing a database schema. 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.
Python
Location: D137/138
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Mike Mueller (Python Academy)
Average rating: **...
(2.88, 17 ratings)
Although Python programs may be slow for certain types of tasks, there are many different ways to improve performance. This tutorial will introduce optimization strategies and demonstrate techniques to implement them. Participants will learn how to decide what might be the optimal solution for a certain performance problem. Participants are strongly recommended to bring laptops. Read more.
Python
Location: E145/E146
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 21 ratings)
Design patterns can be very useful in Python (as in any other language) but there are right ways and wrong ways to choose which ones to implement, and how to implement. This advanced tutorial offers many practical examples of "the good, the bad, and the beautiful" ("the ugly" doesn't apply to Python!-) and some theoretical underpinnings for them. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Education
Location: D133
Luis Ibanez (KITWARE Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
An entire generation of engineers is currently being educated exclusively with proprietary software. As a consequence, these students do not get to learn how hardware and software systems really work. For three years we have been working on changing this by offering a college course on Open Source Software Practices. Come to hear about our experiences and help us make this a better course. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
  • 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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