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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.
Perl
Location: E143/E144
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Ricardo Signes (Pobox.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 20 ratings)
Moose continues to emerge as the new standard for writing OO libraries in Perl. It provides a powerful, consistent API for building classes with a minimum of code. It can be customized with reusable components, making it easier to refactor your code as you go. This tutorial will explain what Moose is, how its parts work together, and how to start using Moose today to get more done with less. 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.
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.
Perl
Location: Portland 252
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Matt Trout (Shadowcat Systems Limited)
Average rating: ***..
(3.91, 11 ratings)
Catalyst 5.80 is the first major release to use the Moose metamodel; this tutorial will provide an overview of Catalyst 5.8, a guide for forward porting, and advice on new features and updated best practices in a cleaner, more extensible new age of Catalyst. 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.
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.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tags: oreilly
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 44 ratings)
Keynote by Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Bryan Sivak (Government of the District of Columbia)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 33 ratings)
Keynote by Bryan Sivak, CTO, Government of the District of Columbia. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 40 ratings)
The framework for our country is our laws and our principles. But increasingly, as a nation, we can't express these principles or uphold our laws without the right software in place to support them. A new generation of civic heroes is needed to heed the call to service, and the Open Source community should lead the way. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tags: mobile, meego
Dirk Hohndel (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: **...
(2.24, 37 ratings)
Since the MeeGo project was launched in February of this year, we've made great progress with the launch of MeeGo 1.0, providing developers with a stable core foundation for application development and a rich user experience for Netbooks, and the opening of the handset user experience as part of the MeeGo 1.1 development tree. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Stormy Peters (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 40 ratings)
We worried about making sure we had free and open source software to use, we worried about privacy, we worried about user rights. And then we handed the keys to our data to "free" web services. How can we ensure that our data is in the hands of web services that will respect our rights? How can free and open source software ideals be applied to web services? Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Mårten Mickos (Eucalyptus Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.11, 37 ratings)
Keynote by Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. Read more.
Hardware
Location: D135
Howard Lewis Ship (TWD Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 18 ratings)
Even if you are successful using open source sofware, there's something special about hardware: It's physical. You can touch it. You build it (not compile it). This is a talk about the Arduino open source physical computing platform; a cheap, useful, fun micro-controller ... and it's loads of fun, even if you break into a cold sweat at the thought of picking up a soldering iron. Read more.
Hardware
Location: D135
Mary Jane Kelly (Casaba Security)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
What do you get when you mix fractals, 3D printers, robotics, open source, high-powered lasers, and non-orientable surfaces with wood, plastic, textiles, steel, cloth... and lots of coffee? A completely new range of geek fabricated items and appliances. It’s hacking in real life. Read more.
Hardware
Location: D135
Bryan Smith (Fossetcon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 16 ratings)
The Sheevaplug is the first device in the latest Plug Computing trend. Packed in the form factor of an ac adapter(wall wart); it sports a 1.2Ghz processor consuming only 3 watts of power when idle. Its small foot print and massive processing power make it the greenest 1.2Ghz system currently on the market. The Sheevaplug houses an ARM5 processor and more I/O than you can imagine. *nix required Read more.
Alasdair Allan (The Thing System, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 10 ratings)
The iPhone platform is surprisingly powerful, capable of performing fairly advanced feats of computer-vision in (near to) real-time. The talk walks attendees through the procedure of cross-compiling the OpenCV computer vision library for the iPhone Simulator and device hardware, and building a simple application to perform face recognition using the iPhone's camera. Read more.
Matt Jadud (Allegheny College), Christian Jacobsen (University of Copenhagen)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
This talk will introduce Plumbling, a set of tools to support artists and makers in the programming of low-cost, open-hardware platforms like the Arduino. Plumbing is a library of parallel components written in occam-pi, a small language with a long history. 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.
Hardware
Location: D135
Russell Nelson (Open Source Initiative)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
Water parameters are hard to measure because water is, well, underwater. Using inexpensive sensors and an Arduino (compatible) we can measure water parameters such as temperature, turbidity, and salinity. Read more.
Event
Location: F150_El Camp
This session is part of Emerging Languages Camp.
Francisco Tolmasky (280 North, Inc.)
Coming soon! Read more.
Event
Location: Expo Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 23 ratings)
Have a drink and mingle with other OSCON participants, and see the latest products, projects, services, and gadgets from sponsors and exhibitors in the Expo Hall. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
David Recordon (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.53, 38 ratings)
Keynote by David Recordon, Facebook. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Jill Tarter (SETI Institute)
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 48 ratings)
For years you've been leaving your computers turned on in order to process data packets for UC Berkeley's SETI@home - that's great! Please keep it up! Did you ever want to get more involved? It's time to change the humanity's point of view of who we are (individually and collectively) to one that is more cosmic and inclusive. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Jean Paoli (Microsoft)
Average rating: **...
(2.32, 38 ratings)
The cloud is all about more connectivity – and interoperability is at the heart of that. Organizations around the world are looking at opportunities to leverage a new wave of cloud technologies. New data sets. New computing power. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Rob Pike (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.02, 52 ratings)
Object-oriented programming began, back in the 1960s with Simula, as a way to describe the behavior of interacting items - objects. It was purified through languages such as Smalltalk, in which everything is an object and every operation a message send, a clear and beautiful model. But then something went very wrong. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Lew Moorman (Rackspace.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 28 ratings)
Keynote by Lew Moorman, Chief Strategy Officer, Rackspace Cloud. Read more.
Brian LeRoux (Nitobi Inc.), Filip Maj (Nitobi)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
Find out what the buzz is all about! Learn how to use PhoneGap to build platform-neutral mobile apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Now's your chance to find out if the PhoneGap open source framework is the right technology choice for your mobile development projects. 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: D133
Jeffrey Osier-Mixon (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Documentation can define the difference between a winning project and an also-ran. How can you manage the documentation portion of your open-source project? This presentation reveals the basics of doc project management, showing you what your users need and how to meet their expectations. Read more.
Event
Location: Portland 252
Tags: perl
Average rating: **...
(2.74, 38 ratings)
The OSCON tradition continues as Larry Wall delivers the annual State of the Onion Address. 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.
Event
Location: Birds of a Feather
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 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.
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
Tags: portland
Sam Adams (City of Portland, Oregon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 22 ratings)
Keynote by Sam Adams, Mayor of the City of Portland, Oregon. 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.
Federico Lucifredi (Canonical | Ubuntu)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Using off the shelf hardware, we integrate small, network-capable single-purpose devices delivering a true time source (via GPS) and a generator of perfect randomness (via Geiger counter). An entertaining introduction to embedded systems delivered while creating actually useful tools. Targeted at budding embedded system Developers and Administrators interested in the gory low-end details. Read more.
Keith Lofstrom (SiidTech)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Data center power usage is skyrocketing, generation is not. Large arrays of ultralight satellites will someday convert sunlight into computation and global internet communication without the economic and environmental costs of ground-based data centers. World-changing open source and open hardware technology. 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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