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

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the convention, contact Sharon Cordesse at scordesse@oreilly.com

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Personal schedule for Rod Whitby

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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.
Open Hardware
Location: E143/144
Philip Lindsay (rancidbacon.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.86, 7 ratings)
Always wanted to create hardware devices that can interact with the real world? Heard about the Arduino electronics prototyping platform but not sure how to get started? When you attend this workshop you will: set up an Arduino board & software; learn how the Arduino fits into the field of physical computing; and make your Arduino respond to button presses and blink lights. Hardware is fun! Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: E145/146
Tom Hughes-Croucher (Change.org)
Average rating: ***..
(3.81, 21 ratings)
Learn how to build scalable Internet applications with Node.js, the event-driven server-side JavaScript framework. You'll see how Node.js solves many scaling and speed problems that weigh down other web application frameworks. Read more.
Node Day
Location: F151
A day-long dive into Node, the scalable network application framework for JavaScript. Read more.
Node Day
Location: F 151
Tom Hughes-Croucher (Change.org)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Node Day
Location: F 151
Tim Caswell (HP webOS)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Join Tim Caswell for an action packed session exploring the many capabilities of this platform we call NodeJS. This won't be your average how to write a websocket server for your HTML5 game talk. We will delve into many facets of node including binary C++ addons and multiple frontends. Read more.
Node Day
Location: F 151
Guillermo Rauch (LearnBoost)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Node Day
Location: F 151
Ryan Dahl (Joyent)
Average rating: **...
(2.40, 5 ratings)
Node Day
Location: F 151
Tom Hughes-Croucher (Change.org)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Node Day
Location: F 151
Charlie Robbins (Level G LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Where exactly are the pitfalls of running a pre 1.0 platform in production? How can your server program be optimized? What libraries are production-ready and how do you find them? These are some of the important questions that are revisited time and time again by developers new to node.js. Read more.
Node Day
Location: F 151
Rik Arends (Cloud9 IDE)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
Cloud9 is entirely built on Node.JS and can be used to debug and develop other Node.JS applications. This fun recursive fact we used to very quickly use the tool we built to refine and develop the tool we are building. Read more.
IT Leaders Summit
Location: F 150
Van Lindberg (Haynes and Boone)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
We are more than a decade into the widespread use of open source in business, but there is too much focus on the compliance only, and the "risks" of using open source code. This talk is about moving beyond compliance and making the positive case for using open source in business based on reduced cost, improved time-to-market, and yes, freedom. Read more.
Node Day
Location: F 151
Matt Ranney (Voxer)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
The backend of Voxer is built entirely out of node.js. This architecture evolved over time through a couple of different language choices, including very serious grown-up languages like C++ and Python. In this talk, we'll find out how this somewhat reckless decision to use node has turned out to be a good one, and some important things we've discovered along the way. Read more.
Node Day
Location: F 151
Paul Querna (Rackspace)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Node Day
Location: F 151
Elijah Insua (None)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
This talk covers a library that I've been working on called jsdom, which allows users of node.js to use jQuery for all sorts of interesting things. I will also be reasoning about why having a DOM on a platform such as node.js is so valuable. I'll show examples on how jsdom is in use today and examples for what it can be used for in the near future. Read more.
Node Day
Location: F 151
Ryan Dahl (Joyent), Tom Hughes-Croucher (Change.org), Paul Querna (Rackspace), Matt Ranney (Voxer)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
IT Leaders Summit
Location: F 150
Henrik Ingo (10gen)
Average rating: *....
(1.67, 3 ratings)
Studying our most popular open source projects we find that 9 are significantly larger, roughly 10x, than any of the other projects. These "XtraLarge" projects have some notable characteristics that are interesting to anyone wanting to grow his/her open source project to similar magnitude and importance. Ex: All are collaborative non-profit community projects, with modular software architectures. Read more.
Node Day
Location: F 151
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
This 20-minute segment will be broken down into four 5-minute demos. Come early to sign up to claim your spot! 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)
Open Hardware
Location: D139/140
Federico Lucifredi (Canonical | Ubuntu)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
This session aims to give you the tools to import the real world into the programming scope of your trusty $30 microcontroller, by covering the technology fundamentals and integration essentials of a wide variety of sensors and actuators, as well as providing a few alternative power schemes and even mobility options to increase the variety of choices in your design arsenal. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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
Rod Whitby (WebOS Internals)
In this session one of the most passionate and knowledgeable members of the homebrew community will provide an overview of the WebOS Internals open source homebrew development organization. Rod Whitby takes us on a tour of the architecture, operation, and ecosystem to show how to develop third-party webOS apps, patches, themes, and kernels. Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: E145
Kim Weins (OpenLogic)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Most mobile apps incorporate open source software, yet many of these apps may not be complying with open source licenses. The Free Software Foundation position is that iTunes and GPL are incompatible. This session will present research by OpenLogic on the use of open source software in mobile apps and the level of compliance with open source licenses. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: D139/140
Hunyue Yau (HY Research, LLC)
Prototyping a Mobile Linux device around off the shelf hardware has been easier then ever.Low power mobile processor boards such as the Beagle board can provide the core of a Mobile Linux Devicel A basic UI can be rapidly implemented by Android, QT, etc. This session will look at the process of getting a basic Android mobile device prototype built. Read more.
Open Data
Location: F150
Jeremie Miller (NodePrime | Telehash | Pinoccio)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
The most important data is yours, and it's spread everywhere on your devices and on the services you use. Learn about the Locker Project and how to get your own locker up and running with all of your personal data. Then explore the many things you can do with it all in one place, including personal analytics, data-mining, trending, and a rich set of sharing and privacy tools. Read more.
Open Data
Location: F150
Joseph Smarr (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
OpenID, OAuth, and other efforts to open up the social web are a dizzying mix of successes and setbacks. Are they being widely adopted, or eclipsed by proprietary alternatives? Are they good enough for mainstream users, or still too geeky? And have their fiercest proponents “sold out” by taking jobs at Google and Facebook, or are they continuing the fight from within? Come hear the inside story. Read more.
Programming
Location: E145
Average rating: ****.
(4.69, 13 ratings)
In "topics we're looking for", the call for papers has the phrase "open, open, open". And the word "open" appears eleven times. The word "source" appears thrice. This talk is about "source, source, source." It is the intelligibility, the accessibility, the understandability of the *source* code and data which creates community and collaboration. Presenting source patterns and anti-patterns. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland Ballroom
Scott Davis (ThirstyHead.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.35, 17 ratings)
Two major new features of HTML5 - application cache and local storage - allow you to bring the web experience to your users, even when the web isn't there. Application cache allows you to write fully functional web applications that work offline as well as online. Local storage allows you to store megabytes of data locally without having to install a separate database. Read more.
Brian Martin (Martin Consulting Services, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.18, 11 ratings)
So you've written a disaster recovery plan for your data center, and you've tested it until it works ... what could go wrong? Brian Martin describes his experience is a real, full scale "abandon the building" disaster, what went wrong, and draws lessons for taking a plan to the next level of reliability. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: D139/140
Philip Lindsay (rancidbacon.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
The Android Open Accessory Protocol makes it possible for you to create custom Arduino-based accessories for your Android phone or tablet. Attend this session to learn how to get started, the hardware & software required and how Handbag makes development easier. Content will be useful whether you have previous Android or Arduino experience or neither. Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: Portland 252
Arno Puder (http://www.heise.de/)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
In this presentation we demonstrate how an Android application can be cross-compiled to other smartphones such as the iPhone or Windows Phone 7. We will give a technical overview of the cross-compilation process based on the Open Source project XMLVM. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: D139/140
Elizabeth Flanagan (Intel), Jeffrey Osier-Mixon (Intel Corporation)
See how the Yocto Project is able to deliver quality builds for embedded Linux with buildbot, automated sanity testing, license collection and auditing, and build statistics and history tracking. 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
Bryan Call (Yahoo!)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
Techniques and tools to used to profile software applications. Examples and usage of OProfile, Google Profiler, Valgrind's Callgrind, and strace, geared towards profiling C/C++ applications. People should come away with the knowledge of what tools are available and how to diagnose performance issues in software. 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.
Event
Location: See BoF Schedule for Locations
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 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 and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.
Location: E142
Moderated by: Jeff Osier-Mixon
2nd Annual embedded Linux BoF covering news, tools, and techniques related to embedded Linux, particularly BitBake, OpenEmbedded, and the Yocto Project. Read more.
Event
Location: Spirit of 77 (500 MLK Jr. Blvd.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 6 ratings)
Come join us to toast OpenStack's One-Year Anniversary! Read more.
Location: Left Bank Annex (101 N Weidler St.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 8 ratings)
More information coming soon 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
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.
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.
Products & Services
Location: E143
Eric Sink (SourceGear)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Veracity is an open source Distributed Version Control System. This session will provide an overview and explain how Veracity is different from similar tools like Mercurial and Git. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: Portland 251
Federico Lucifredi (Canonical | Ubuntu)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
You can now easily place a trivially sized computing device anywhere a power plug is present. This fast paced session will provide a complete, hands-on review of the currently available Plug format devices, their capabilities, advantages and pitfalls. We will demonstrate development and debugging on the most recent Sheevaplug-class device as a hands-on introduction to embedded Linux environments. Read more.
Business
Location: D135
Tags: management
Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.93, 14 ratings)
Congratulations! You have done well having been promoted to managing your team....but how do you do that? Sheeri Cabral, DB Operations Lead at PalominoDB, takes her experience managing geeks and shows how to deal with tough geek management issues -- from how to deal with problem employees to the dreaded "how do you tell an employee they have body odor?" Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: Portland 251
Brian Capouch (Saint Josephs College)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
The first generation of telephones were off-grid, using local batteries and crank generators. The MAG*NET project at Saint Joseph's College developed a method of allowing historic telephones to be used, without modification, to operate on the modern telephone network. Asterisk, openWRT and heyu are Open Source tools under the hood. Read more.
Education
Location: Portland 252
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.), Carol Smith (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
In this talk we'll talk about the years events in open source at Google, including a breakdown of the Google code-in project and an update on the Summer of Code. Read more.
Cloud Computing
Location: D139/140
James Loope (Janrain)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 8 ratings)
This session will demonstrate an example scenario from Janrain and discuss the implications, benefits, and pitfalls of moving to a utility cloud computing architecture from a traditional co-located hosting environment. Read more.
Education
Location: D138
Bryant Patten (National Center for Open Source and Education)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
The current buzz in K-12 education is about 21st Century skills and self-directed learning. But this vision is at odds with the passive consumer attitude of many of our current students. Open Source can be the transformative key by enabling engaged cooperation on a global scale on projects of substance. Come learn about Makerbot 3D printers, humanitarian FOSS projects and the new Open IT Lab. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: Portland 251
Bryan Smith (Fossetcon)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
OpenBTS and Asterisk allow enthusiasts to deploy homebrew yet Commercial Grade GSM cellular networks with affordable Open Hardware such as the Range Networks SDR. We’ll cover the hardware and software required to make your own cellular network and demonstrate the Range Networks SDR and OpenBTS at work. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 252
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.10, 10 ratings)
First done at OSCON 2010, we though this session was extremely useful in helping developers work better with Google technology and answer questions they might be baffled about. So, for 40 minutes, we'll be happy to answer nearly any question an engineer might have. Many Googlers covering everything from Android to search will be in attendance and ready to answer your questions. Read more.
Community
Location: E145
Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This session will discuss how to get started podcasting. Tips and tricks to make your podcast run smoothly will be revealed, as well as how to get the word out there that your podcast exists. There will also be technical information on using audio software and hardware. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: Portland 251
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries), Brian Jepson (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 9 ratings)
The latest generation of smart phones, such as Apple's iPhone, have a growing range of in-built sensors, large screens, and a (near-)ubiquitous data connection. They would make an excellent hub for a distributed sensor networks, however interfacing to them can be challenging. This session will present several methods for connecting iOS devices to external hardware using serial connections. Read more.
Business
Location: E146
Cat Allman (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
Free and Open Source projects are volunteer efforts but they still needs funds to pay for misc like bandwidth, hardware and the all important tee-shirts. This talk covers the basics of raising money: types of potential sponsors, choosing who to approach, how to "make the ask", special considerations for events, and some ideas on how to accept funds, including pitfalls to avoid. 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 Hardware
Location: Portland 251
Bryan Smith (Fossetcon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Pandaboard is the Goliath of Open Hardware Embedded Platforms. A Dual-core Arm Cortex A9 processor aND 1GB of DDR2 RAM make it ideal for a myraid of use scenarios. Pandaboard touts an HDMI interface, Hardware accelerated 1080p HD video playback, 802.11n Wifi, Bluetooth, and USB OTG all on an Omap 4 platform. Have fun exploring this amazing Open Hardware platform up close and personal. Read more.
Location: D137
Moderated by: Nathan Bergey
Open source, it's not just for computers anymore. From plans to build your own cheap scanning tunneling microscope, to sites that crowdsource astronomical discoveries, and open source/open hardware rockets, science is opening up. Come talk about interesting projects and the unique challenges of open science. Read more.
Event
Location: See BoF Schedule for Locations
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 and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. 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
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.
Steven Ellis (Red Hat New Zealand)
Average rating: ***..
(3.93, 15 ratings)
A relatively recent addition to Linux, CGroups provide a mechanism to control resource allocation in a manner that has long existed on Unix environments. Most recently released Linux distributions now include CGroups in their standard package repositories, but few system administrators are aware of the features they provide. Read more.
Keynote
Location: D133
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
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.
Business
Location: E146
Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
This talk surveys the FLOSS copyleft compliance problems that were and are encountered, and how they have changed historically. Much progress has been made since the 1990s, but widespread adoption of GPL'd and LGPL'd software in embedded systems has led to more violations than ever before. This talk explains how our community meets these challenges to improve worldwide copyleft compliance. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D133
John Haller (PortableApps.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
A portable app is a program that you can carry around with you on a portable device (USB drive, cloud drive, mobile phone, etc) and use on any Windows or Linux PC you plug it into. This session will cover why making your software portable makes sense and how to do it using open source tools. 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.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland Ballroom
John Hawley (Red Hat), Shawn Pearce (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 6 ratings)
The Google Android platform has sky rocketed in popularity over the last few years, boasting uncounted devices and a vibrant development community. We aim to pull back the curtain on the behind the scenes infrastructure that supports this world wide development effort from Gerrit code review to the servers that push the source code. 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.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 256
Tags: git
Michael Schwern (eval Empire), Ricardo Signes (Pobox.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.93, 14 ratings)
Git makes so much more sense when you understand how it really works. It only has two tricks, and they're really simple, but explanations go on about Directed Acyclic Graphs and Octopus Merges and a bunch of CS jargon nobody understands. Feh. You can illustrate and understand git using just children's toys! Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.92, 36 ratings)
Our brains are not-at-all suited for modern life, and are plagued by a raft of bugs and unwanted features that we've been unable to remove. Join us in a tour of some of the most amusing bugs and exploits wetware has to offer. Read more.
Event
Location: Portland Ballroom Foyer
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Take the opportunity to network one last time and exchange contact information with one another. Read more.
Event
Location: Meet in MLK Lobby of the Oregon Convention Center
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
One of the best ways to experience Portland, this walking tour will expose you to the culturally underground, the socially underground, and the subterranean underground of Portland. Please register in advance. Tickets are $19 per person. Read more.