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 Hans M. Kern

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Tools and Techniques
Location: D136
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 14 ratings)
The class examines (from a geek perspective) seven basic principles of good presentation, covering preparation, content selection, delivery techniques, and handling questions...or the lack thereof. It also explores a dozen simple and practical techniques for making your slides not suck. Read more.
Business, Community, Education
Location: D136
Wade Minter (TeamSnap), Andrew Berkowitz (TeamSnap)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
Getting everyone in your company or development team on the same page can be a challenge. This on-your-feet workshop will teach fast, fun improv techniques for helping your group to bond as a team. Learn the secrets of improv-based team building from two professionals who have decades of experience working in open source, Internet start-ups and corporate training. Read more.
IT Leaders Summit
Location: F150
Essential experience and advice for anyone managing open source in a business. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E143/144
Evan Prodromou (StatusNet Inc), Brion Vibber (StatusNet, Inc.), Zach Copley (StatusNet, Inc.)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
StatusNet (http://status.net/) best known as the Open Source microblogging platform, has a powerful plugin system for building new social networking applications. In this tutorial, the core developers of StatusNet show how to build server-side plugins, API clients, and custom themes to make your own social network tools. Read more.
Event
Location: Expo Hall
Average rating: ***..
(3.92, 24 ratings)
Grab a drink and kick off the 13th edition of OSCON by meeting and mingling with exhibitors and fellow attendees. 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.
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.63, 19 ratings)
Keynotes today will be shared by OSCON, OSCON Data, and OSCON Java. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Jono Bacon (XPRIZE Foundation)
Average rating: **...
(2.64, 55 ratings)
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. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Steve Holden (Holden Web LLC)
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Gianugo Rabellino (Microsoft)
Average rating: **...
(2.51, 49 ratings)
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. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Ariel Waldman (Spacehack.org)
Average rating: ****.
(4.35, 62 ratings)
From launching robots into space to discovering distant galaxies: how people are creating open source space exploration and hacking science. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: *....
(1.97, 37 ratings)
Community
Location: E145
Jono Bacon (XPRIZE Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 14 ratings)
In this new talk from Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager, author of The Art Of Community, and founder of the Community Leadership Summit, he discusses the changing state of community management, and what opportunities and challenges lay ahead for this young science. Read more.
Community
Location: E145
Andy Lester (petdance.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 7 ratings)
github.com has taken open source by storm, but it's more than just a code repository with the latest hot source control system. It's a new way of working with open source projects. This can create new human and technical challenges for existing projects. Learn how to take advantage of these new tools without getting overwhelmed. Read more.
Products & Services
Location: E142
John Newton (Alfresco Software), Jeff Potts (Alfresco Software)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
This informative and interactive session will explore the open source alternative to Microsoft Sharepoint. 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.
Community
Location: E145
Dave Neary (Red Hat), Dawn Foster (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Every community manager knows that community metrics are important. But they all have their own set of hacky scripts for extracting data from various tools. Building on the work of Pentaho, Talend, MLStats, gitdm and a host of others, we built a generic community dashboard for the MeeGo project. This presentation will cover the data we extracted, how we did it, and how you can do it too. Read more.
Event
Location: Expo Hall
Average rating: ***..
(3.27, 11 ratings)
Quench your thirst with vendor-hosted libations and snacks while you check out all the cool stuff in the expo hall. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.28, 29 ratings)
On the eve of Linux’ 20th anniversary, Jim Zemlin invites the OSCON audience into his "Bizarro World” of 2011. The world of computing has been turned upside down. Microsoft’s stock is down. They now are filing anti-trust suits, not being the subject of them. Heck, Microsoft is even contributing code to Linux. And for good reason. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Fred Trotter (FredTrotter.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.13, 30 ratings)
Open Source software will power a new Internet layer, the Health Internet, which will finally make healthcare data liquid. The Health Internet will finally change healthcare the same way the Internet changed everything else; better, faster, cheaper. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Eri Gentry (BioCurious)
Average rating: ****.
(4.19, 31 ratings)
Join Eri Gentry, founder of BioCurious, the world’s first “hackerspace for biology” on a journey from garage biology to community lab. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
John Graham-Cumming (CloudFlare)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 21 ratings)
This talk tells the behind-the-scenes story of the apology campaign complete with source code, tips on dealing with the old-school media, how Twitter helped and didn't, and a call for people who want to change the world to be "reasonably unreasonable" because nothing ever gets done by the reasonable. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Gabe Zichermann (Gamification.Co & Gamification Summit)
Average rating: ****.
(4.03, 33 ratings)
Creating engaging user experiences in software have become the mantra of businesses big and small - but what about open source? Do we do enough user-centric design and are we creating the kind of long-term user engagement we want? What are the challenges for open source advocates and developers to building truly engaging experiences and how can gamification make open-everywhere a reality? Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
The 7th Annual O’Reilly Open Source Award winners will be announced. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland Ballroom
Gabe Zichermann (Gamification.Co & Gamification Summit)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 33 ratings)
Gamification is a critical trend, affecting industries from finance to fashion and beyond. But how does gamification affect open source, software development and community? How can we leverage the techniques of engagement to build better software and connect with end users. And, how do we make our lives more fun in the process? 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.
Business
Location: E146
Richard Fontana (Red Hat, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
Formal contributor agreements give rise to a number of social, economic and ethical problems, threatening to undermine many of the advantages of open source development, without offering any real legal benefits. Projects and their sponsoring organizations should implement explicit but informal contribution policies that are grounded in free software tradition and that encourage community-building. Read more.
Business
Location: E146
Aaron Williamson (Software Freedom Law Center), Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
A discussion of fundamental legal concepts for free/open source software developers, focusing on the topics that projects most commonly face: copyrights, trademarks, patents, and incorporation. Read more.
Healthcare
Location: F151
Vickie Hoffman (Roberts-Hoffman Software), Thomas Jones (Tolven), Brady Mathis (Roberts-Hoffman Software, Inc.)
Average rating: *....
(1.50, 2 ratings)
At the 2010 OSCON, Roberts-Hoffman Software, Inc.(RHS) selected Tolven's open source framework to develop a hospital electronic health record plug-in. RHS will focus on the emerging trend for vendors to collaborate in an open source model to address the many challenges of healthcare. RHS will share collaborating with Tolven and Lexicomp to meet governmental healthare regulations. 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.
Event, Perl
Location: Portland 252
R Geoffrey Avery (Platypi Ventures), Larry Wall (The Wall Nuthouse)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 15 ratings)
Join us for the annual State of the Onion address with Larry Wall, followed by the ever popular Perl Lightning Talks. Read more.
Event
Location: Jupiter Hotel @ the Dream Tent
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Thursday, July 28th, (mt) Media Temple Party! held at the Jupiter Hotel @ the Dream Tent with an Open Bar/All you can eat Tacos/DJ! Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX)
Average rating: ****.
(4.18, 11 ratings)
Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Sarah Novotny and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Dan Melton (Code for America)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 26 ratings)
Code for America is a new type of public service for geeks to leverage their engineering skills to bring open source practices to communities across America. We'll talk about the growing geek corps and the challenges of leveraging each other's work in building our digital communities. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Brian Fitzpatrick (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.53, 36 ratings)
Keynote by Brian Fitzpatrick, Engineering Manager, Google, Inc. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 39 ratings)
Keynote by Karen Sandler, Executive Director, GNOME Foundation. Read more.
Community
Location: E145
Sonya Barry (Oracle)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
People hate change, and Java.net, a java-centric open source forge and community, needed a lot of change. Not just a facelift, but a whole new infrastructure with new development tools and a modern content management system. With 5600 projects and 600,000 registered members, and a handful of engineers dedicated to the task, how do you move a community this big without destroying it? Read more.
Community
Location: E145
Average rating: *....
(1.33, 3 ratings)
This talk explores the similarities and differences between Volunteers and Contributors and the various ways to keep "motivational paychecks" from bouncing. Developers can always point to their code as "proof" of contribution, but what can we give our non-developer volunteers as their "proof" of contribution. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 252
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.19, 16 ratings)
Review worst practices for releasing software: how to destroy scope in a single meeting; "death sprints" (more agile than death marches); how to avoid testing; how to make your software impossible to configure; and finally, when pushing out a webapp release, how to make your ops team hate you. This tongue in cheek session will review things learned painfully and late at night. Read more.
Community
Location: E145
Henrique Bastos (Dekode)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
Building a strong community is hard. People are diverse and have different interests. So how to gather them and make things happen in a sustainable and constant way? For the past years, Rio's community kept growing strong. Dozens of different initiatives started to emerge resulting on a "community overflow" spread all over the country. We've learned from it, and now we can share our recipe. Read more.