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 Eric van der Vlist

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Location: Oregon Ballroom 203/204
Sarah Novotny (NGINX), Bradford Stephens (Drawn to Scale)
Opening remarks by the OSCON Data program chairs, Sarah Novotny and Bradford Stephens. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Oregon Ballroom 203/204
Tom Quisel (OkCupid)
Average rating: ***..
(3.22, 9 ratings)
Dive into the distributed system that powers OkCupid’s match searches. Learn how we use C++, event-based programming, and SSDs to solve problems that crop up when building a high performance, high availability distributed system. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Oregon Ballroom 203/204
Benjamin Black (Boundary)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 12 ratings)
Keynote by Benjamin Black, Co-founder, fast_ip. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Oregon Ballroom 203/204
Steve Yegge (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 17 ratings)
It's 2021. You have a petabyte drive on your keychain, your startup company leases bulk cloud storage by the exabyte, and you have a million cores for data crunching. You even can have your own copy of the entire world's public semantic data. What do you do with it? If you're not sure yet, I've got plenty of ideas for you. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Oregon Ballroom 203/204
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
An open microphone question and answer session with the morning's keynote speakers. Read more.
Data: Hadoop
Location: C123
Tom Hanlon (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 11 ratings)
Hadoop gives you the ability to process massive amounts of data at scale. This presentation will show you how hadoop makes use of commodity hardware to allow you to build a system that scales, that deals gracefully with failure of individual nodes, and gives you the power of Map/Reduce to process Petabytes. Read more.
Data: Relational
Location: C121/122
Ryan Lowe (Percona), Haidong Ji (Percona)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
With most modern web applications, there are requirements for both SQL access to complex data as well as simple Key-Value look-ups. This session will cover how to use the HandlerSocket Plug-In for MySQL to get exponentially faster look-ups for simple access patterns. Read more.
Data: NoSQL Databases
Location: B118-119
Tags: nosql_nerd
Roger Bodamer (10gen)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
In this workshop, one of the core MongoDB committers will present the fundamental principles of MongoDB, how to set up and interact with the database, and what to consider when building applications using a document-based data model. Read more.
Data: NoSQL Databases
Location: B118-119
Ezra Zygmuntowicz (VMware Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Redis is an entry in the new breed of nosql databases. But it takes a different approach that makes it much more interesting then most of the other key/value stores in the same category. Come learn what makes redis so useful that it seems everyone is adding it to their toolbox. Read more.
Java: Trends
Location: A106
Tags: java, standards, jcp, jsr
Ben Evans (jClarity), Martijn Verburg (jClarity)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
Oracle is evil!! Java and open source are doomed! The standards body is a zombie! .NET is going to eat our lunch. Larry's planning on turning you into pet food for his Velociraptors. You've all heard these types of comments and many Java developers feel out of the loop and powerless to make a difference. Read more.
Java: Craftsmanship
Location: A105
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Many Java frameworks and servers depend on a maze of twisty XML files wherein many get lost. In a system where the source code is unavailable, such an approach allows for customization. But when you can modify the source, the configuration files are unnecessary. After all, you can make the code do what you want. And it is less verbose and more understandable. 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.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 252
Tim Berglund (GitHub), Matthew McCullough (GitHub, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 18 ratings)
Matthew McCullough, trainer for GitHub.com, and Tim Berglund, co-presenter of the O'Reilly Git Master Class, will guide you through the fundamentals of Git in three hours of lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises. Read more.
Java: JVM
Location: A105
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
Domain Specific Languages seem like a cool idea, but where's the payoff? This talk provides an overview of how to build both internal and external DSLs (including the state of the art tools), stopping along the way to show how this is practical to your day job. Read more.
Java: Trends
Location: A105
Josh Bloch (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.85, 13 ratings)
The Java programming language has evolved significantly since its introduction in 1995. In this talk, I'll discuss language changes from the addition of assertions in JDK 1.4 through Project Coin in Java 8, discussing what worked, what didn't, and why. Finally, I'll discuss ongoing efforts (Project Lambda for Java 8) and future plans, in light of the lessons learned from previous changes. Read more.
Location: C123
Scott Andreas (Boundary Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.87, 15 ratings)
This language-agnostic proposal focuses upon concepts and strategies critical to the design and implementation of asynchronous systems and data processing layers. Key components include a survey of implementation strategies for non-blocking edge tiers, patterns for building out a distributed worker / processing tier, along with several horror stories of cascading failures and their resolution. Read more.
Java: Cloud
Location: A105
Adrian Cole (jclouds)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
You've heard about NoSQL. You've heard about the Cloud. What if you could spin up something like HBase in a couple minutes and try out both at the same time. By the end of this session, you'll learn how to do just that, in a way portable across several NoSQL projects and dozens of compute clouds. 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.
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 (Canonical Ltd)
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 (Canonical Ltd)
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.
Python
Location: D133
wesley chun (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.44, 9 ratings)
This talk is about the evolution of Python. We will discuss Python 2 and Python 3: what the compatibility issues are, what the main differences are, and also talk about migration, Python 2.6 & 2.7, and other transition tools. Read more.
Java: JVM
Location: Oregon Ballroom 202
Nathaniel Schutta (ntschutta.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
Looking for an excuse to do some hands on experimenting with jQuery, the write less do more JavaScript library? Look no further than this workshop where we'll look at a variety of common jQuery uses! Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland Ballroom
Scott Mattocks (GSN Digital)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 16 ratings)
This talk looks at the advantages and disadvantages of different techniques for dynamic content updates: short polling, long polling, and WebSockets. These techniques allow web developers to provide users with a fluid experience that keeps pace with their expectations. The talk concludes with a deep dive into both the WebSocket API and protocol. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: D137
Scott Davis (ThirstyHead.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 9 ratings)
JavaScript is the language everyone loves to hate. From its pathological global-fetish to its weird take on object-orientation (prototypes? really?), it's hard to believe that JavaScript has not only survived for the past 15 years, but continues to thrive. 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.
Cloud Computing
Location: D139/140
Francois Marier (Catalyst IT)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
An approach to building freedom-respecting online services and a presentation of Libravatar, a federated clone of the Gravatar profile image hosting service. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Roger Bodamer (10gen), Peter Neubauer (Neo Technology), Matt Pfeil (DataStax), Tim Anglade (Apigee), Antony Falco (Basho Technologies)
Average rating: *....
(1.75, 16 ratings)
This panel discussion features the key innovators in the NoSQL space. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 24 ratings)
Languages with first class functions are different. Callbacks and `each' are just the start - the fun really begins when you start learning from the Lisp guys and writing code that writes code that writes code. Think differently about your Javascript and do more with less code Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Alex Martelli (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.08, 26 ratings)
Designing interfaces so that other code can interact with ours (whether our code is a library, framework, application, website...) is a very common and clearly crucial activity, but fraught with dangers — stuff we all keep doing wrong time after time. This talks shows some common cases of API design errors encountered in the wild, with tips on how to avoid them when you design your next API. Read more.
Open Data
Location: F150
Eric van der Vlist (Dyomedea)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 3 ratings)
Links that disappear are a major threat for long living sites. This danger can be minimized by creating personal web archives. A next step could be to create a catalogue of these personal web archives to build a decentralized collective memory of the web. This presentation proposes a first step to bootstrap this process. 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.
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.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D139/140
Tags: api, json, rest
Neil Mansilla (Mashery, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 12 ratings)
A web API needs documentation, unit tests, functional tests and possibly a WADL. Usually one or more is out of date or just doesn't exist. The Unico DSL can generate all these for you from a natural-language document written by project manager-types. Build a quick API in this session and BELIEVE. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 255
Chris Prather (Tamarou LLC)
Average rating: **...
(2.20, 5 ratings)
The move to pervasive computing is increasing the speed of production and lowering the bars to entry. The Arts & Crafts movement of was a reaction to the commoditization and division of labour. Perhaps it is time to look again at the idea that craftsmen should take pleasure in their work produce things which please their customers. 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.
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.