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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.
Hardware
Location: D136
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Philip Lindsay (rancidbacon.com), Brian Jepson (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 14 ratings)
The success of the Arduino physical computing toolkit has lead to a surge of interest in the world of hardware from both software and non-technical people. This workshop will provide an overview of what physical computing is, how Arduino works and how it can be used to add an interactive element to your projects. There will also be an opportunity to set up and use an Arduino board and software. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Event
Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
Ola Bini (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
Ioke is a dynamically typed language - a language experiment with a focus on expressivity. It's prototype based, object oriented, homoiconic and have powerful macro facilities - and runs both on the JVM and the CLR. Seph is a language currently being developed, based on Ioke. It's a functional object oriented hybrid with explicit concrrency features inspired by Erlang and Clojure. 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.
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.
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.
Event
Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
Allison Randal (DrugDev, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 8 ratings)
The Parrot virtual machine hit 2.0 in January of this year, and the 2.6 production release will be out the day before this talk. A virtual machine like no other, Parrot targets dynamic languages such as Perl, Ruby, Python and PHP. It incorporates an object-oriented assembly language, is register-based rather than stack-based, and employs continuations as the core means of flow control. Read more.
Education
Location: D133
Jay Pfaffman (University of Tennessee)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Research suggests that what's keeping computers from being a normal part of school is now having enough hardware. (US average is about 4 kids per computer.) This session will describe technical implementation details as well as reactions from students, teachers, and technical support staffs. In general, the less people know about computers, the more they like Linux thin clients. 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.
Cloud Computing
Location: E145/E146
Louis Danuser (AT&T Labs, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.86, 14 ratings)
If you find yourself in a position where you need to provide internally focused recycable IT resources and services, consider building our a private cloud using open source software. This discussion will outline the opportunities and challenges observed during our implementation at the AT&T Labs facility in Austin, TX. Read more.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Arno Puder (http://www.heise.de/)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 11 ratings)
The presentation shows how Android applications can be cross-compiled to the iPhone. Only knowledge of Android's SDK is required. The cross-compiler will automatically generate an iPhone version. This approach promises the "Write-once, run anywhere" paradigm for smart phone platforms. 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.
James Bottomley (Parallels)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 9 ratings)
Linux Kernel practises have grown by evolution over nearly 20 years. This talk will investigate the practises it has arrived at and distill recommendations for running other open source projects based on what the kernel does right (and also what it does wrong). Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Tags: perl
R Geoffrey Avery (Platypi Ventures)
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 34 ratings)
Have something you want to say to many people? Want 5 minutes to do it? This is your chance. Want to see 16 speakers on a variety of topics? This is your session. Read more.
John Pugh (Canonical, Ltd)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 5 ratings)
Ubuntu is a widely used operating system and cloud computing is one of the hottest topics in technology today. Come see how Ubuntu can be used in cloud computing from simple deployments in Amazon EC2 to complete datacenter private cloud configurations. We will explore uses of Ubuntu in cloud computing as well as run through several configuration options in this very informative session for all. Read more.
Event
Location: Portland Ballroom
Moderated by: Johnny Good
The crew from Good Company (OSCON's fab Audio/visual team) is hosting a Music Jam. Bring an instrument (or your voice) and let’s make some music. Read more.
Nick Barcet (Canonical UK Ltd)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
What to expect and how to upgrade you Ubuntu Server to 10.04LTS. 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.
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.
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.
  • 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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