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OSCON: Data 2011 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks (schedule subject to change).

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Oregon Ballroom 203
Add Consistency or Bust - Breaking a Riak Cluster to your personal schedule
10:40am Consistency or Bust - Breaking a Riak Cluster Jeffrey Kirkell (Project Management Institute)
Add The Hitchhiker’s Guide to A Kaggle Competition to your personal schedule
1:40pm The Hitchhiker’s Guide to A Kaggle Competition Krishna Sankar (Tata America International)
Add Hands On Mahout - Mammoth Scale Machine Learning to your personal schedule
4:10pm Hands On Mahout - Mammoth Scale Machine Learning Robin Anil (Google), Ted Dunning (MapR Technologies)
Oregon Ballroom 204
Add Learning CouchDB to your personal schedule
10:40am Learning CouchDB Bradley Holt (Found Line)
Add Pro PostgreSQL 9 to your personal schedule
1:40pm Pro PostgreSQL 9 Robert Treat (OmniTI)
Add Cook Up a Data Mashup on the Fly with Infochimps to your personal schedule
4:10pm Cook Up a Data Mashup on the Fly with Infochimps Dhruv Bansal (Infochimps), Winnie Hsia (Infochimps)
Add Wednesday Keynotes to your personal schedule
9:00am Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
Wednesday Keynotes
Add The Future Of Community to your personal schedule
9:05am Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
The Future Of Community Jono Bacon (Canonical Ltd)
Add Frank Willison Memorial Award 2011 to your personal schedule
9:20am Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
Frank Willison Memorial Award 2011 Steve Holden (Holden Web LLC)
Add Behind The Scenes: Microsoft, Open Source, And Interoperability - What's Ahead! by Microsoft to your personal schedule
9:25am Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
Behind The Scenes: Microsoft, Open Source, And Interoperability - What's Ahead! by Microsoft Gianugo Rabellino (Microsoft)
Add Hacking Space Exploration to your personal schedule
9:40am Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
Hacking Space Exploration Ariel Waldman (Spacehack.org)
Add Special Announcement to your personal schedule
9:55am Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
Special Announcement
10:10am Morning Break
Room: Exhibit Hall D
3:10pm Afternoon Break
Room: Exhibit Hall D
Add Booth Crawl to your personal schedule
5:40pm Event
Room: Expo Hall
Booth Crawl
10:40am-12:10pm (1h 30m) Data: NoSQL Databases
Consistency or Bust - Breaking a Riak Cluster
Jeffrey Kirkell (Project Management Institute)
The popularity of NoSQL opens up an endless array of possible uses but also causes its own set of problems. Riak, a NoSQL offering created by Basho solves this by claiming to have no single point of failure. Proving this goes a long way to dispelling the concerns within an enterprise to begin adopting a non-relational solution.
1:40pm-3:10pm (1h 30m) Data: Roulette
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to A Kaggle Competition
Krishna Sankar (Tata America International)
Algorithms are getting raunchier, tools more potent and competitions more intimate! Let us mix analytics tools (like R & Mahout) and a dash of algorithmics to work on BigData Analytics competitions and see if the answer is always 42. In the process we will explore and apply a few good algorithms, to the Heritage Health competition …
4:10pm-5:40pm (1h 30m) Data: Analytics and Visualization
Hands On Mahout - Mammoth Scale Machine Learning
Robin Anil (Google) et al
This hands-on tutorial aims at learning the basics of the important machine learning algorithms in Mahout. It aims to help you get it up and running on a Hadoop cluster. Mahout is open source implementation of a collection of algorithms designed from ground up to sift through terabytes of data and help bring out important patterns which are otherwise not in the reach of standard tools.
10:40am-12:10pm (1h 30m) Data: NoSQL Databases
Learning CouchDB
Bradley Holt (Found Line)
CouchDB is a document-oriented database that uses JSON documents, has a RESTful HTTP API, and employs map/reduce views for querying data. This tutorial will teach web developers the concepts they need to get started using CouchDB in their projects. Libraries are available for CouchDB’s RESTful HTTP API in many programming languages and we will take a look at some of the more popular ones.
1:40pm-3:10pm (1h 30m) Data: Relational
Pro PostgreSQL 9
Robert Treat (OmniTI)
The open source database landscape has never been in more turmoil, and yet the popularity of Postgres continues to grow and grow. Get up to speed on what you need to know to administer the world's most advanced open source database, including installation, configuration, tuning, and how best to use PostgreSQL's community resources; with special focus on Postgres 9 and the upcoming 9.1 release.
4:10pm-5:40pm (1h 30m) Data: Roulette
Cook Up a Data Mashup on the Fly with Infochimps
Dhruv Bansal (Infochimps) et al
You have an idea for an app. Great! First you have to munge and maintain the data. Did you know there is one data API to pull clean, updated data from multiple sources? It slices, it dices, it serves out data on geo, social & more! And you don't need even touch MySQL. Mash up some data with the Infochimps Data Scientists Jacob Perkins, Dhruv Bansal and Ham the Incredible Coding Chimp.
9:00am-9:05am (5m)
Wednesday Keynotes
Keynotes today will be shared by OSCON, OSCON Data, and OSCON Java.
9:05am-9:20am (15m) Keynote
The Future Of Community
Jono Bacon (Canonical Ltd)
In this new keynote, Jono Bacon, author of The Art of Community (O'Reilly), founder of the Community Leadership Summit and award-winning Community Manager for the global Ubuntu community, talks about the new opportunities and challenges we face in understanding the art and science of community leadership.
9:20am-9:25am (5m) Keynote
Frank Willison Memorial Award 2011
Steve Holden (Holden Web LLC)
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9:25am-9:40am (15m) Keynote
Behind The Scenes: Microsoft, Open Source, And Interoperability - What's Ahead! by Microsoft
Gianugo Rabellino (Microsoft)
The world is changing, and so is Microsoft. We are continuing down the path of even greater openness and interoperability in new ways . . . not just in development, but rising to meet the challenges and opportunities of the cloud and becoming flexible and nimble in the world of mobile.
9:40am-9:55am (15m) Keynote
Hacking Space Exploration
Ariel Waldman (Spacehack.org)
From launching robots into space to discovering distant galaxies: how people are creating open source space exploration and hacking science.
9:55am-10:10am (15m) Keynote
Special Announcement
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10:10am-10:40am (30m)
Break: Morning Break
3:10pm-4:10pm (1h)
Break: Afternoon Break
5:40pm-7:00pm (1h 20m) Event
Booth Crawl
Quench your thirst with vendor-hosted libations and snacks while you check out all the cool stuff in the expo hall.