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 Steven Ellis

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Location: Oregon Ballroom 201/202
Laurel Ruma (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Stephen Chin (Oracle)
Opening remarks by the OSCON Java program chairs, Laurel Ruma and Stephen Chin. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Oregon Ballroom 201/202
Tags: java, java7
Steven G. Harris (Oracle)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
Mystified as to how Oracle’s decisions on open source fit together? Stop looking at your crystal ball and get insight into how Oracle views open source and the role Java plays in the developer community. Find out where Oracle sees Java heading and how you can navigate the best path as an open source Java developer and decision-maker to participate in moving Java forward. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Oregon Ballroom 201/202
Raffi Krikorian (Twitter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 11 ratings)
Keynote by Raffi Krikorian, developer, Twitter. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Oregon Ballroom 201/202
Martin Odersky (Typesafe)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 9 ratings)
Today's world of parallel and distributed computing poses hard new challenges for software development. A rapidly increasing number of developers now have to deal with races, deadlocks, non-determinism, and we are ill-equipped to do so. How can we keep things simple, in spite of the complexity of the underlying runtimes? Read more.
Keynote
Location: Oregon Ballroom 201/202
Tags: java, jvm, jdk, coin
Joe Darcy (Oracle)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 7 ratings)
Come hear a lively overview of the new features in JDK 7, including the language changes of Project Coin, the filesystem and other I/O features from NIO.2, and the new invokedyamic JVM instruction. Read more.
Java: JVM
Location: A107/108
Tags: java, jvm, jdk
Joe Darcy (Oracle)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
Starting in 2006, portions of the JDK code base were released under open source, starting the OpenJDK effort. Today OpenJDK 6 derived binaries are found in most Linux distributions and OpenJDK 7 is being used for the reference implementation of Java SE 7. Learn about the ongoing work in OpenJDK 6, hear about the new features in JDK 7, and get an overview of the functionality expected in JDK 8. Read more.
Java: Trends
Location: B110-111
Toby Crawley (RedHat, Inc.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
The power of enterprise Java is now available through the expressiveness of Ruby. More and more projects are suited to new technologies and frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. Using TorqueBox, a team's members can leverage their knowledge, investments, skills, and trust in Java while exploring the cutting edge of new development models. Read more.
Java: Server
Location: A107/108
David Blevins (Apache Software Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Apache TomEE, pronounced "Tommy", is a simple all-Apache stack aimed at Java EE 6 Web Profile certification where Tomcat is top dog. Built on a plain Tomcat zip file, Apache TomEE fills out the missing pieces in a way that is simple, to-the-point, and focused on the singular task of delivering the Java EE 6 Web Profile in a minimalist fashion. Get more from Tomcat without giving up anything. Read more.
Event
Location: Gather (Double Tree Hotel bar)
Average rating: **...
(2.70, 10 ratings)
Join other Android developers for happy hour at Gather in the Double Tree Hotel on Monday evening. Meet face-to-face and share experiences with other developers working on Android. The first 100 people there get a free drink ticket. 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.
Data: Relational
Location: C123
Selena Deckelmann (PostgreSQL)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 8 ratings)
PostgreSQL continues to provide a major release every year full of improvements, better performance and features that measure up to the most popular commercial databases. Our 2011 release, 9.1, is no exception! Read more.
Java: Products and Services
Location: A103/104
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
Platform-as-a-Service is the result of taking middleware platforms and cloud enabling them so they truly run in the Cloud. In this session, Paul Fremantle, CTO of WSO2, will look at PaaS and in particular Open Source PaaS. What are the key aspects, where is this going and how to get started. PaaS is a key component of the future of Java in the Cloud - this session is indispensable to learn more. Read more.
Java: Trends
Location: A106
Dalibor Topic (Oracle, Corp.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
In this session you'll learn about Oracle’s strategy for and inner workings of OpenJDK, the community where the development of open source implementations of the Java Plaform, Standard Edition takes place. 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 (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)
James Turnbull (Docker)
Average rating: ***..
(3.55, 11 ratings)
Vagrant is a tool for building and distributing virtualized development environments. It uses VirtualBox combined with configuration management to deliver fast and portable development and testing environments. I'll demonstrate how to use Vagrant and Puppet to easily build environments that you can deploy (and re-deploy) to developers and testers. 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.
Lance Albertson (Oregon State University Open Source Lab), Peter Krenesky (Open Source Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Looking for an easy, scalable way to manage your Ganeti-based clusters? Ganeti Web Manager provides admins an easy to deploy, Django based GUI that effectively manages private clusters & works equally well for providing customers access. With a caching system designed to scale to thousands of virtual machines without decreasing performance, Ganeti Web Manager makes cluster management truly simple. 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
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.
Products & Services
Location: E141
Joseph George (Dell, Inc.), Rob Hirschfeld (Dell, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
In Prying Open the Cloud with Dell Crowbar and OpenStack, attendees will: find out about one of the fastest ways to stand up an OpenStack cloud, learn about the development, implementation and operation of Dell Crowbar, and hear how one company planned and implemented an OpenStack cloud for its business 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.
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.
Cloud Computing
Location: D139/140
Matthew Garrett (Nebula)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Real clouds look fluffy but mass up to a million tonnes. Virtual clouds look cheap but consume the output of 10 nuclear power stations. Real life factors can seriously influence your data center requirements. How can Linux help you? 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.
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.
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: 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.