Sponsors

  • Microsoft
  • Nebula
  • Google
  • SugarCRM
  • Facebook
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • WSO2
  • Alfresco
  • BlackBerry
  • CUBRID
  • Dell
  • eBay
  • Heroku
  • InfiniteGraph
  • JBoss
  • LeaseWeb
  • Liferay
  • Media Temple, Inc.
  • OpenShift
  • Oracle
  • Percona
  • Puppet Labs
  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rentrak
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SoftLayer Technologies, Inc.
  • SourceGear
  • Urban Airship
  • Vertica
  • VMware
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Personal schedule for Jerry Hilts

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Javascript & HTML5
Location: E145/146
Remy Sharp (Left Logic)
Average rating: ***..
(3.90, 20 ratings)
Learn how to master the most popular and powerful JavaScript library by writing less and doing more. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251
Estelle Weyl (Standardista.com)
Average rating: **...
(2.90, 30 ratings)
HTML5 and CSS3 are the new buzz words. Recruiters will soon be asking for 5 to 10 years of HTML5 experience. While we can't give that to you, we can help you stay ahead of the game! In this workshop you will learn what CSS3 and HTML5 features are implementable and how to implement them. Read more.
Ruby
Location: D139/140
Gregg Pollack (Envy Labs), Eric Allam (Envy Labs), Carlos Souza (Envy Labs), Tyler Hunt (Envy Labs), Jason VanLue (Envy Labs), Nick Walsh (Envy Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
As the Rails community has matured several conventions have emerged, in the form of best practices. In this 5 part lab, we will walk through the most common of these practices and get some hands on experience refactoring Rails. Read more.
Event
Location: Oregon Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.79, 24 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 third Ignite event at OSCON. Read more.
Event
Location: See BoF Schedule for Locations
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic online and onsite and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: E145/146
Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Average rating: ****.
(4.48, 25 ratings)
Lots of mobile platforms and stores are available out there. How to create a mobile app for many mobile devices and platforms? How to deal with porting and compatibility problems? jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-powered framework, open sourced, that deals with these problem for us. Any web designer or web developer can create a mobile app in just minutes using standard HTML5 code. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5, Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 251
Jason VanLue (Envy Labs)
Average rating: **...
(2.69, 13 ratings)
We've all heard about HTML5 & CSS3, but do we know how to effectively apply all of the new properties and features to our websites? In this tutorial, practical application is the name of the game. We'll cut through the theory and show you how to design and build functional websites using the newest HTML5 tags and CSS3 properties. Read more.
Event
Location: Hall B
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 37 ratings)
Step right up and join us at the O'Reilly OSCON Carnival. There will be games, clowns, sumo wrestling, log rolling, tattoos, and lots more. There's free food, free wine, and free beer. You’ve never seen a carnival like this. Trust us. Read more.
Event
Location: 411 NW Park Ave.
Average rating: ****.
(4.08, 12 ratings)
Join Puppet Labs and SwellPath Interactive at their headquarters in the Pearl District. The party is free, as in free beer, food and fun. Two floors, two open bars, and more. Take the Green or Yellow line (free transit) west to Union Station and walk 2 blocks west to 411 NW Park Ave. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland Ballroom
Stoyan Stefanov (Facebook)
Average rating: **...
(2.78, 18 ratings)
Doing more with less? How about learning one language and doing everything with it: client-side browser scripting, server-side programming with node.js, shell scripting, cross-OS desktop applications, browser extensions, photoshop scripting and even native phone apps. Come learn how to leverage "the world's most misunderstood language". Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: Portland 252
Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Mobile development becomes a big problem for everyone trying to create mobile applications, games or experiences. Standards, such as HTML5-related APIs and open sourced projects, such as PhoneGap, WURFL, or cocos2d for iOS and Android are great examples of how to create multiplatform solutions for mobile devices. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Clinton N. Dreisbach (Relevance, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.83, 6 ratings)
8 years ago, I moved from my tuned Linux desktop to OS X. This closed-source platform has attracted many developers with its BSD underpinnings and excellent user interface. Can a developer pampered by sleek design ever go back? I'm going to show you how to break the closed-source habit and run a true open-source environment without sacrificing usability. Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: Portland 252
Average rating: ****.
(4.15, 13 ratings)
PhoneGap is an open source Mobile framework for developing native applications for multiple devices. The developer programs using standard, well known Web technologies but gets access to device features using JavaScript apis. Build the app with web technologies, wrap it in the PhoneGap framework for device access, deploy on iOS, Android, Blackberry and more! One application, many platforms! Read more.
Ruby
Location: D135
Kate Matsudaira (SEOmoz)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 7 ratings)
Ruby on Rails is a great framework for quickly building applications, but what happens when you are wildly successful and need to scale WAY up? This talk is a case study in the evolution of our Rails application from a monolithic "does everything" systems running on a hosted server to a service-oriented system running in the cloud. Read more.
Selena Deckelmann (PostgreSQL)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 16 ratings)
Ever have a code release go horribly wrong? Have a routine system upgrade turn into 12 hours of downtime? Had to field angry phone calls from engineers, customers and your boss? Sometimes things go horribly wrong. This talk will teach you how to plan for the worst, minimize risk and recover gracefully from failure. Read more.
Cloud Computing
Location: Portland 251
Eric Day (craigslist), James Turnbull (Docker)
Average rating: **...
(2.83, 12 ratings)
The OpenStack project was launched last summer during OSCON by Rackspace, NASA, and a number of other cloud technology leaders in an effort to build a fully-open cloud computing platform. It is a collection of scalable, secure, standards-based projects consisting of compute, storage, images, and more. This session will introduce the projects, the principles behind it, and how to get started. Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: Portland 252
Yehuda Katz (Tilde Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 11 ratings)
Just a few years ago, most people used just a single personal computer, and application developers only needed to worry about single-device applications. Today, people expect to use applications on their desktops and seamlessly switch to phones, tablets or even televisions. Instead of just building an iPhone app, companies should think about the multi-device trend when designing a mobile strategy. Read more.
Ruby
Location: D135
Clinton N. Dreisbach (Relevance, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Smart developers have been using Ruby on Rails to build web applications for over 5 years. Cutting-edge projects have aged into legacy apps. Rails 3 and Ruby 1.9 offer new features that are guaranteed to take the squeak out of that old wheel and grease the tracks of new development. We're going to walk through upgrading real projects and work together to solve issues the audience has found. Read more.
Ruby
Location: D135
Tags: ruby, unix, cli
David Copeland (Stitch Fix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
From a quick automation script to a more involved command-line based system, it's hard to make a polished and maintainable command line application. With Ruby, and a handful of open-source libraries, it's actually pretty easy. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Ben Collins-Sussman (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.19, 16 ratings)
Think Zork is dead? Wrong! Come see what 30 years of evolution has done to the fascinating intersection of creative writing and programming. Witness the amazing open source tools that have made it possible: virtual machines, domain-specific programming languages, and IDEs. Learn about the intense indie community that develops these works, and how you can get involved as either a player or writer. Read more.
Ruby
Location: D135
Brian Moore (Rhomobile)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
We will demonstrate writing a native Android app with the open source framework Rhodes, which includes the first Android Ruby implementation, written in the NDK to bypass Java entirely. We also show writing an app with Ruboto, which runs on the Android Java stack. We will also discuss how the Embedded Ruby project may affect future Android Ruby development with both of these options. Read more.
Cloud Computing
Location: Portland 251
Tags: cloud, ruby, storage
Wade Minter (TeamSnap), Michael Mayo (Rackspace)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
OpenStack is an effort to build a completely open, community driven, enterprise-level cloud computing and storage platform. Not only is the technology open, but the APIs are as well. This session will show how to leverage the power of the current compute and storage APIs, as well as look down the road to future releases. Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: Portland 252
Patrick Mueller (IBM, Apache)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 12 ratings)
Weinre is a debugger for mobile web apps. It reuses the user interface of WebKit's Web Inspector debugger to allow you to debug your web applications running on a device or emulator from your desktop. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Mike Amundsen (API Academy, CA Technologies)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 15 ratings)
One of the key properties of RESTful Web applications is the ability to evolve over time. Too many Web APIs don’t evolve; they just get old, and useless; they rot. Why? Because they are little more than URI-based RPC calls returning serialized objects. Instead, Web APIs should rely on well-crafted media-type messages driven by links; they should be more RESTful. Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: Portland 252
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.), Christopher Neugebauer (chris.neugebauer.id.au), Jonathon Manning (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
Learn how to remain true to your open source ideals, as well as the open source community at large, when developing and designing software for Apple’s iOS. This talk covers the ins and outs of open source iOS frameworks and libraries as well as licensing pitfalls and tips. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
What does it take to build a hacker culture? This talk will cover activities in creating a hacker society in Uruguay. The small south american country has engaged in the massive task of raising a generation of hackers. Every school child gets an XO laptop and every landline comes with DSL. While most of the world is trying to replicate silicon valley, Uruguay's building something quite different. Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.79, 28 ratings)
Once again, Perl's own Dr. Evil emerges from his secret lair on a remote Pacific island to beam a devastating onslaught of dangerously useful software ideas directly into your unsuspecting frontal lobes. Read more.
Business
Location: E146
Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative), Allan Foster (ForgeRock AS), Lasse Andresen (ForgeRock)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
Most open source start-ups have some sort of lock on the code - dual licensing, contributor agreements, "open core" add-ons and more. But is it possible to start a profitable company without any of those - with just skilled people delivering expert service and developing new code in the community? I don't just think it's possible - I'm doing it! Read more.
Emerging Languages
Location: E144
Matt Youell (New Monic Labs)
Average rating: **...
(2.86, 7 ratings)
Imagine a language with no objects, functions, or variables. Wheeler intersects relational, declarative, reactive, and aspect-oriented programming approaches to create a surprisingly simple language that you can learn in about 10 minutes. (Assuming you are willing to bend your brain into the proper pretzel shape.) Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tags: mobile, html5, css3
Joseph Lewis (Sandia National Laboratories)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 15 ratings)
Refactor existing web pages and applications for maximum accessibility in modern mobile devices using simple HTML5 and CSS3 techniques. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland Ballroom
Chrissie Brodigan (Mozilla/Firefox)
Average rating: ***..
(3.06, 16 ratings)
Open source projects have long skimped on presentation & packaging (basically, they are the equivalent of "she has a great personality!"). Let's change that. Open source can be the hot girl too. Learn how developers can create opportunities for designers to contribute to projects. Great design is the best way to draw an audience to your project & build contributor confidence. Read more.
Open Data
Location: F150
Tags: design, api, oauth
Eran Hammer-Lahav (@WalmartLabs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Sled (sled.com) is a new experimental productivity tool for small groups of close friends and family members. The session will take a detailed look at how OAuth 2.0 played a central role in the product architecture, and how it influence the product design and open source policy. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D139/140
Nóirín Plunkett (Eucalyptus Systems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
Whether you’re just rolling out a new project, or you’re maintaining ten years and three major versions of legacy code, good documentation is vital for your users. They won't bother downloading your software if they can’t work out what it does, and if all you have is the bare-bones documentation to help them to get up and running, you’ll end up spending more time than you want to on support. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D136
John Goulah (Etsy), Erik Kastner (Kickstarter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
Developers deploy production code more than 20 times per day at Etsy. Small rapid changes allow us to move fast, detect failure, and respond quickly. This works for a number of cultural and technical reasons. Learn about the tool we built, Deployinator, to automate this processand how we accomplish this effectively. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland Ballroom
Bastian Hofmann (ResearchGate GmbH)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 21 ratings)
Nowadays many modern web applications are solely relying on JavaScript to render their frontend. But if you want to create mashups, load data from many different places or include external widgets into your site, you are quickly running into boundaries because of browser and security restrictions. In this presentation I will talk about techniques old and new helping you with such problems. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 251
Dan York (Voxeo Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 8 ratings)
With the news that IPv4 address allocation is in its final stages, IPv6 is getting a great amount of attention and questions are being asked about whether software works with IPv6. Why should you as an open source developer care? What do you need to think about in your applications? How can you make sure your apps work with IPv6? Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: Portland 255
Chase Douglas (Canonical)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Multitouch hardware has now reached consumer open source products. How can we enable developers to create immersive and useful touch software? How do we look to the future, while still enabling software from the past? In this talk, we will look at the new software technologies and frameworks that will revolutionize user interfaces. Read more.