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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.
Mobile
Location: E145/E146
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Average rating: ****.
(4.34, 32 ratings)
Learn how to develop mobile apps for Android platform in this quick tutorial. Assuming you are familiar with Java or similar OOP, this hands-on example-driven tutorial will show you how Android uses Java and how you can quickly pick it up to start programming for mobile devices. 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.
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.
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.
Event
Location: Birds of a Feather
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
Following the planned sessions during the day, it's time for OSCON attendees to take the floor. BoFs are informal conversations that you and other participants plan. Visit the BoF page for more details and to sign up to lead a BoF of your own. Read more.
Scala Summit
Location: F151
Tags: scala
A comprehensive introduction to the Scala programming language and ecosystem. 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.
Products & Services
Location: E142
Tags: mysql
Giuseppe Maxia (Continuent)
Average rating: **...
(2.86, 7 ratings)
MySQL 5.1 has been GA for 18 months. It is reliable and efficient. Demanding users are also looking expectantly at the goodies offered by MySQL 5.5, available in beta, where more performance and features are in store. If speed is what you are looking for, you can have it today with MySQL 5.1, by using the InnoDB plugin, which is GA as of MySQL 5.1.47. 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.
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.
Java
Location: D137
Tags: java, scala
Thomas Lockney (PDXScala, DorkbotPDX, Triactive), Trenton Lipscomb (Amazon Web Services, LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
We provide you an introduction to the Scala programming language through its powerful capabilities to integrating with Java. We will demonstrate how Scala can be an effective means of exploring Java libraries such as JAXB, HttpClient and Hibernate. We will show why Scala is our preferred harness, with capabilities beyond Java, Beanshell or Groovy. Read more.
Databases
Location: Portland 255
Eric Day (craigslist)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
Drizzle is a fork of the MySQL server focused on modularity, improved performance, and community development. This session will give an overview of the current state of Drizzle, tools around it, and the various language APIs available. The session will go through the steps to install Drizzle, how to get started with management, and things to watch out for when porting and writing applications. 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.
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.
Jason Brittain (eBay Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 12 ratings)
You already use the open source Apache Tomcat servlet container to serve your web applications, and this presentation will show you how to secure your web application running on Tomcat. We'll cover security fixes that will give your web application production-ready security when running on Tomcat. Improve your web site's security through these best practice techniques. 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.
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.
Average rating: ***..
(3.42, 12 ratings)
Running one of the worlds largest open source services is hard, but it is something that we at Google believe adds a lot of value. This talk will take you through my journey of working with several open source veterans as we built such a service at Google and the benefit we regularly get from a thriving open source community. 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.
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.
Community
Location: D136
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 15 ratings)
In this lively discussion we'll give an update on the Google activities over the last year, including an overview of Android, Chrome, ChromeOS, Go and other releases. We will also present a milestone report on the summer of code. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Products & Services
Location: E142
Jeremy Cole (Twitter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
MySQL users have an insatiable need for speed, capacity, and availability, all at a reasonable cost. This session will provide technical overview of the approach that Schooner engineering took to optimize MySQL Enterprise and InnoDB with flash memory, multi-core processors, and DRAM to achieve an 8x improvement in performance relative to existing systems. Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Matt Trout (Shadowcat Systems Limited)
Average rating: ***..
(3.84, 25 ratings)
Systems administrators have probably been using perl longer and more cleverly than developers in a lot of cases, and yet the perl buzz these days focuses around scalable applications development, not fast and reliable scripting. It's time to redress the balance by stealing enlightened tools for systems use too! 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.
Education
Location: D133
Heidi Ellis (Western New England University), Gregory Hislop (Drexel University), Luis Ibanez (KITWARE Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Student contributions to OSS projects have great potential to benefit both projects and students. While student involvement in OSS projects can take effort on the part of the OSS community, student contributions are well worth the effort required. This talk covers the variety of ways that students can become involved in an OSS project as well as the benefits and roadblocks to student involvement. 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.
Event
Location: Offsite Event
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 8 ratings)
Join us for API Hour at OSCON, happening Thursday, July 22, starting at 7pm at the The EastBurn, located in the East Burnside district. OSCON API Hour will feature local Portland favorite microbrews and appetizers, plus skeeball, vintage video games, pinball, and live music starting at 10:00PM. 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.
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.
Java
Location: Portland 251
Tags: java, gwt, ajax, web2_0
Average rating: ***..
(3.09, 11 ratings)
Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is a development toolkit for building and optimizing complex browser-based applications. This talk will highlight new features in GWT 2.0. We'll discuss GWT 2.0 development mode, declarative UI, layout panels, and the new Google Plugin for Eclipse. Read more.
Java
Location: Portland 251
Josh Long (SpringSource, a division of VMware)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
This presentation will explore using Spring Integration (a lightweight, open source ESB-like framework built on top of the Spring Framework) to build event-driven applications on top of various social networking services like Ping.FM, Twitter, and Facebook. 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.
Java
Location: Portland 251
Jeremy Grelle (SpringSource, a division of VMware)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 8 ratings)
Building modern Java™ technology-based Web applications that expose your business services to the widest-possible audience has become an increasingly difficult task in this day of Ajax, RIA, and SOA. Spring 3.0 strives to bring effective weapons in the battle against complexity, including a complete modular stack of Web-focused solutions. 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.
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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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