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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.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
This session examines the challenges that face enterprises in adopting cloud computing. Is it just a technology problem or are there management considerations? Are enterprises adopted cloud, is the cloud ready for them and are they ready for it? Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Average rating: *....
(1.62, 8 ratings)
One of the hottest topics in cloud is security. But is much of the cloud security debate simply FUD or are there some real consequences of this change? How does cloud change traditional security models, can they they be re-used or is it back to the drawing board? Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
John Willis (Enstratius)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 8 ratings)
In the cloud world new paradigms and memes are appearing :- the rise of the "DevOps", "Infrastructure == Code" and "Design for Failure". Given that cloud is fundamentally about volume operations of a commoditized activity, operations become a key battleground for competitive efficiency. Automation and orchestration appear key areas for the future development of the cloud. Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud
Patrick Kerpan (Cohesive Flexible Technologies)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
The cloud is surrounded by many claims but how many of these stand up to scrutiny. How many are based on fact or are simply wishful thinking? Is cloud computing green, will it save you money, will it lead to faster rates of innovation? We explore this subject and look at the dirty little secrets that no-one wants to tell you. Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)
Since Douglas Parkhill first introduced us to the idea of competitive markets of compute utilities back in the 1960s, the question has always been when would this occur? However, is a competitive marketplace in the interests of everyone and do providers want easy switching? We examine the issue of standards and portability in the cloud. Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud
JP Rangaswami (Salesforce)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Cloud seems to be happening now and by most accounts it's a dramatic and potentially disruptive change. The talk asks where is cloud going and what will the future of cloud look like? Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Dion Hinchcliffe (Dachis Group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
There are a number of themes that have become very visible in recent years - Service Oriented Architecture, Cloud Computing and Enterprise 2.0. Are these just isolated phenomenon, or are they all connected? Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Sam Johnston (Google), Benjamin Black (Boundary), Subra Kumaraswamy (eBay Inc), Mark Masterson (CSC), Patrick Kerpan (Cohesive Flexible Technologies), Stephen O'Grady (Redmonk)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Do standards matter in the cloud, are they important or a pointless waste of time which is more likely to inhibit innovation rather than benefit it? Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud, api, debate
George Reese (enStratus Networks LLC), James Duncan (Joyent), Subra Kumaraswamy (eBay Inc), Mark Masterson (CSC), Patrick Kerpan (Cohesive Flexible Technologies), Stephen O'Grady (Redmonk)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 5 ratings)
One of the major concerns around cloud computing is lock-in but can open APIs solve this problem. Are they enough to create portability and interoperability between providers? Can Open APIs mean that a proprietary platform can be a friend to the open source world? Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
An overview of how "cloud" has changed in the last five years. Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud
Mårten Mickos (Eucalyptus Systems)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Does open source matter in the cloud? Are they complimentary or antagonistic? 
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Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud
Rick Clark (Cisco Systems)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
How will open source help create competitive markets? Do "bits" have value in the future and will there be a place for proprietary technology? 
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Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud
Neil Levine (Canonical)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
What will cloud mean to open source development and to linux distributions. Will anyone care about the distro anymore? 
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Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud, debate
Rick Clark (Cisco Systems), Neil Levine (Canonical), Mårten Mickos (Eucalyptus Systems), James Urquhart (GigaOm)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 5 ratings)
Our panel of experts will examine the relationship between open source and cloud computing, answering questions from the audience. Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 5 ratings)
The role of cloud computing in government IT - an introduction to the large G-Cloud and App Store project under way in the UK; what the UK public sector hopes to gain from a cloud approach, an overview of the proposed technical architecture, and how to deliver the benefits of cloud while still meeting government's stringent security requirements. Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Ten years after Tim O'Reilly created the term infoware, have things turned out and in the way he was expecting? Read more.
Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud, debate
Kate Craig-Wood (Memset), Dion Hinchcliffe (Dachis Group), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), JP Rangaswami (Salesforce)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Our panel of experts will examine the what’s next for cloud computing, what implications cloud creates, the role of government and what changes are we likely to see? Read more.
Products & Services
Location: E141
Will Reese (Rackspace Hosting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Know before you build. Knowing the principles of distributed systems is the first step in building any large cloud based system. 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.
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.
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.
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.
JavaScript
Location: Portland 255
Erik Meijer (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 14 ratings)
The "A" in "AJAX" stands for "Asynchronous" and indeed almost all Web and mobile applications have to be written in an asynchronous and event-driven style. Reactive Extensions for JavaScript is a library for coordinating and orchestrating asynchronous and concurrent computations in a high-level and declarative way. 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.
Operations
Location: D135
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Apache Traffic Server is an Open Source project implementing a caching HTTP proxy server, donated to the Apache Foundation by Yahoo! We will examine the technical details behind TS, what it's good for, and how you can configure it to accelerate your web traffic. Read more.
Operations
Location: D135
Tags: operations, fun
Average rating: ****.
(4.79, 14 ratings)
An interactive talk covering just the key points from 16 different topics, Infrastructure Automation, Cloud Computing, Configuration Management tools, the NoSQL movement, effective Monitoring, building Open Source Communities for Systems Administrators, Startup tips, and more. Come get your questions answered, hear the 5 minute version of the talk you missed - you choose your own adventure. 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.
Cloud Computing
Location: E145/E146
Tags: cloud, python
Aahz (Egnyte)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 4 ratings)
Egnyte started as a cloud storage provider, but our customers demanded that we provide an easy way to synchronize their local data with the cloud because they wanted to retain control of their data. Come learn how we solved some of the problems of automatic bidirectional synchronization using a CherryPy/Cheetah Python client that runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. Read more.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Andy McKay (Mozilla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
RapidSMS is an open source project for messaging, data collection and co-ordination over SMS. It's used throughout the world for a variety of projects, from fighting child malnutrition and malaria to monitoring elections. This talk introduces RapidSMS and covers some of the sample applications built with it. 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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