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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.
PHP
Location: E143/E144
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 11 ratings)
In this tutorial, Sebastian Bergmann, a pioneer in the field of quality assurance in PHP projects and creator of PHPUnit, imparts comprehensive knowledge and experience about testing and quality assurance in PHP-based software projects. Read more.
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: E145/E146
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 22 ratings)
This tutorial explores new concepts in web security. After a solid grounding in well-known exploits, I'll demonstrate how traditional exploits are being combined together and with other technologies to launch sophisticated attacks that penetrate firewalls, target users, and spread like worms. I'll then discuss some ideas for the future to help you provide a better, more secure user experience. 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.
Ruby
Location: Portland 252
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Gregg Pollack (Envy Labs), Nathaniel Bibler (Envy Labs), Thomas Meeks (Envy Labs), Jacob Swanner (Envy Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.90, 10 ratings)
For this ropes course, members of the Envy Labs team will march you through the core concepts of Rails 3 while taking you through the development of a new Rails application. At the end of this course you will come away with a better understanding what’s new in Rails 3, and equally as important, what has changed since Rails 2. Read more.
Operations
Location: Portland 256
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
Average rating: ****.
(4.24, 29 ratings)
Internet traffic spikes aren't what they used to be. It is now evident that even the smallest sites can suffer the attention of the global audience. This presentation dives into techniques to avoid collapse under dire circumstances. Looking at some real traffic spikes, we'll pinpoint what part of the architecture is crumbling under the load; then, walk though stop-gaps and complete solutions. Read more.
Operations
Location: D136
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
James Turnbull (Docker), Jeff McCune (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.91, 11 ratings)
Puppet is a powerful configuration management tool that makes life easier for people managing systems and applications. This tutorial gives you an in-depth and hands-on introduction to Puppet that is ideal for beginners to Puppet and configuration management. 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.
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.
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.
Business
Location: E145/E146
Brendan Quinn (BBC Research & Development)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Ingex is an open source product, built on FFmpeg and Linux and running on commodity hardware, which can replace tens of thousands of dollars worth of broadcast equipment in TV studios, developed by BBC R&D. We discuss the change management, commercial and ecosystem issues we have faced in getting Ingex used by the broadcasting industry, generally unaware of the benefits of open source. 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.
Business
Location: E145/E146
Moderated by:
Rob Lanphier (Wikimedia Foundation)
Panelists:
Todd Crowe (Todd Crowe Web Design & Development), Leslie Hawthorn (Elasticsearch), Stormy Peters (GNOME Foundation), Donald Smith (The Eclipse Foundation)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 3 ratings)
Many contributors to open source projects do so without financial motivation. It's still reasonable to believe that given the right financial incentives, development communities could achieve more. This panel will explore the different methods for motivating communities with financial incentives and other goodies, and discuss the thorny issues that arise when commerce collides with community. Read more.
Mark Hinkle (Citrix), John Willis (Enstratius), Alex Honor (ControlTier open source automation project)
Average rating: **...
(2.70, 20 ratings)
The proliferation of cloud computing is inevitable, hosted apps, software-as-as-service and now dynamic on-demand utility computing is becoming the norm. The session will be a “fire-side” chat style discussion of the types of challenges presented by IT management operations personnel and how they can manage cloud infrastructure using open source tools. Read more.
Business
Location: E145/E146
Rolf Skyberg (eBay, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.28, 18 ratings)
Saying that you want to "innovate more" is like telling a doctor you want to "feel better". Before a treatment can be prescribed, the problem must be understood. Starting from a systemic perspective, this talk will me a modern look at the root causes of innovation failure, contrasting current "solutions", and exploring new avenues to recovery. 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.
Products & Services
Location: E142
Tags: database
Brian Bruns (DB Relay), Vlad Didenko (self)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
DB Relay is an open source project built around the NGiNX web server platform, providing an HTTP/JSON interface to a variety of database servers. It enables database access without drivers and web application development without middleware. Designed for operational efficiency and ease of maintenance. Read more.
Business
Location: E145/E146
Tarus Balog (The OpenNMS Group, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
The idea of working in open source is appealing to many, but the question remains: how to make money doing it? This presentation will present some of the things learned by a person who has run a pure open source business since 2002 in the hope that it can help and inspire others. Read more.
Praveen Alavilli (PayPal), Ray Tanaka (X.commerce)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 8 ratings)
This session explores how online payment platforms work, what kind of features and functionality they provide, various aspects of payment systems and the terminology used in the payments world. We will present our case for an Open Payments Platform to compliment the core foundations of the Open Social Web built on the technologies that are commonly referred to as “Open Stack”. Read more.
Business
Location: D138
Rob Cottingham (Social Signal), Alexandra Samuel (Social Signal)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
As a social media strategy firm, Social Signal told its clients to be open and transparent, and to make information as free as possible. But when they realized they weren't following that advice with their own IP, they launched on an experiment: publishing the recipes to their secret sauces. Hear about what's worked, what hasn't... and how revealing their secrets created a marketing windfall. 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.
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.
PHP
Location: Portland 251
Haiping Zhao (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.44, 9 ratings)
HipHop programmatically transforms your PHP source code into highly optimized C++ and then uses g++ to compile it. Read more.
Ben Gerst (The New York Times), Vadim Jelezniakov (The New York Times)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
User-generated content has become an integral part of NYTimes.com. And where there's a community, there are scaling issues. At The Times, we recently moved our entire community platform from our own internal hardware to the Amazon EC2 infrastructure. Join us as we discuss our adventures in the cloud so far. Topics will include cloud management, auto-scaling and deployment on the cloud. 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.
Kirrily Robert (Freebase.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
What do open data and open source software have in common? User rights, licensing, transparency, community, world-changing... open data shares a lot with the open source movement, but it has new challenges too. Come learn how open data and open source work together, and how the open data community is learning from open source's history and experience. Read more.
JavaScript
Location: Portland 255
Mike Hostetler (appendTo), Jonathan Sharp (appendTo LLC.)
Average rating: **...
(2.32, 37 ratings)
jQuery UI is the official jQuery suite of interactions and widgets for building Rich Internet Applications. It makes building web interfaces as refreshingly simple as jQuery has made Ajax and the DOM. As simple as $('<p>Hello, World</p>').dialog(); 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.
PHP
Location: Portland 251
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
Replacing double quotes with single quotes makes your PHP applications faster, right? This talk covers that and more, with advanced optimization techniques and beginner pitfalls. 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.
Teyo Tyree (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Efficient IT infrastructures must hold to several basic properties. Changes must be tracked. Automation must be maximized. Compliance against corporate standards must be preserved. Especially in days of limited resources, how can software help solve this problem? In this presentation, we'll show how Puppet can automate, enforce, and ensure sanity in the modern datacenter. Read more.
Products & Services
Location: E141
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Flashcache enables the use of a flash device to cache disk data and accelerate IO bound applications. It was implemented and shared by Facebook. 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.
Business
Location: D138
Open source license compliance does not happen by itself. Your organization and your suppliers need to be prepared to do the right things to use free/open source software responsibly. Read more.
PHP
Location: Portland 251
Average rating: ***..
(3.70, 10 ratings)
This session, given by the creator of PHPUnit, will shine a light on best practices when it comes to testing PHP 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.
Business
Location: D133
Donald Smith (The Eclipse Foundation)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Many organizations falsely believe that more downloads, users and/or contributors means a healthier ecosystem. That is akin to saying that planet earth gets "healthier" with more population. This session presents some measures every OS organization can employ to determine the health and viability of their ecosystem, rather than it's less important variable - size. 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.
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.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum (CSC))
Average rating: ****.
(4.69, 32 ratings)
In today’s computing world, it can often feel like we are drowning in wave after wave of new trends. This sea of concepts are simply the evolution of our industry from a product to a service based economy. This talk will examine the evolution of technology, the management challenges this brings and the common myths that surround the concept of cloud computing. Read more.
Community
Location: Portland 255
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
So you've just launched your open source project. But now what? You need users. You need contributors. You need people to know you exist. And you have no budget! This session will show you the lessons I've learned from many open source projects I've worked on over the years. It will teach you how to build buzz and help people find you, all without exceeding your time and budget constraints. 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.
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: Portland 255
Robert Johnson (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 17 ratings)
One piece of software we've found to be particularly useful in scaling our site is Scribe, an open source system for aggregating massive amounts of logging data from thousands of machines, or more generally moving around large amounts of data in an asynchronous and mostly-reliable way. 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.
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.
Community
Location: Portland 255
Tags: community
Karsten Wade (Red Hat/Fedora Project)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)
How does Red Hat have wild success with Fedora and other FLOSS projects? By following a method firmly rooted in humanism, practice, and science. Learn in this session how to be an effective catalyst in communities of users, contributors, businesses, government, education, etc. 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.
  • 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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