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 Ola Bini

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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: A105
Charles Nutter (Engine Yard, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
JRuby is just a Ruby implementation for the JVM, right? Wrong! JRuby has gone well beyond other language implementations by supporting arbitrarily-encoded strings, native library calls, reloadable applications, and much more. This talk will explore how JRuby is pushing the JVM and Java platform in new directions, and how you can take advantage of this new power. Read more.
Java: JVM
Location: A105
Daniel Hinojosa (evolutionnext.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
The best way to learn a new language happens to be the best way to program - with a test. Learn test-driven development in Scala with this introductory presentation to some of Scala's most popular tools like SBT, Specs, ScalaTest, Borrachio, and Scala Check. Read more.
Java: Craftsmanship
Location: A106
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 11 ratings)
Learning the syntax of a new language is easy, but learning to think under a different paradigm is hard. This session helps you transition from a Java writing imperative programmer to a functional programmer, using Java, Clojure and Scala for examples. Read more.
Location: A106
Ian Dees (Tektronix)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Writing a compiler used to be a big deal. Nowadays, we have an abundance of good tools to help us: parsing frameworks, bytecode generators, and rich runtimes. In this introductory talk, we'll see how to design and implement a rudimentary compiler in about half an hour for a simple programming language on the JVM. Read more.
Java: JVM
Location: A105
Martin Odersky (Typesafe)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 9 ratings)
Multicore processors are on every desk now. How are we going to make use of the extra power they provide? A promising solution is parallel programming using collections. Programing by transforming and aggregating collections is simple and powerful, and can be parallelized well. In this talk I will describe the design principles behind the Scala collections framework which implements these ideas. Read more.
Java: Trends
Location: B110-111
Fabiane Nardon (RBS Group), Bruno Souza (SouJava)
Average rating: **...
(2.86, 7 ratings)
New languages, work environments, technologies, and devices. Clouds roll in bringing new rules. Is open really the source of the future? If the future is now, what comes later? Java developers thread on a fine line between working standards and bleeding edge science-fiction experiments. What are the possibilities for the future? Read more.
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
Patrick Curran (Java Community Process)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
In this keynote Patrick will discuss the history of standards, the role that they play in the modern world, and the way in which Java standards are developed through the JCP. He will explain how Java developers can get involved in the standards-developing process, and the benefits of doing so. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Oregon Ballroom 201/202
Josh Bloch (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 10 ratings)
In my technical presentation, I'll be discussing all of the changes to the Java programming language since its inception. In this this keynote, I'll focus my attention on the starting point: I'll present my candidates for the best and worst features in the platform as it was originally released (JDK 1.0), and explain the reasoning behind my choices. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Oregon Ballroom 201/202
Bob Lee (Square Inc. )
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
Keynote by Bob Lee, CTO, Square Inc. Read more.
Java: Trends
Location: B110-111
Stuart Marks (Oracle)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
Learn about new Java SE 7 features. 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.
Java: JVM
Location: A105
Steve Jenson (Twitter, Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
Twitter is the largest Ruby on Rails installation on the web right now -- however, we have been moving from solely hosting Rails applications to a mixed Rails and JVM deployment. This migration has been ongoing for a few years at Twitter and we now run several back-end, high-throughput, and critical components on the JVM. 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)
Emerging Languages
Location: E144
Tucker Taft (SofCheck)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
This talk will introduce the new programming language ParaSail which is focused on two themes: programming should be by default parallel, with programmers working harder to make things sequential if necessary, and second, all checks should be performed at compile-time, including checks for race-conditions, uninitialized variables, out-of-bounds array indices, null pointers, numeric overflow, etc. Read more.
Emerging Languages
Location: E144
Brian Rice (Slate programming language)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
Slate is a self-hosted dynamic language based on prototypes and multi-dispatch. It melds the Smalltalk and Lisp traditions, while attempting to incorporate ideas and idioms from a variety of sources. Slate is being re-invented using Atomo as an incubator along with direction from Newspeak and functional programming. Read more.
Emerging Languages
Location: E144
Joe Pamer (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Programming today exhibits a voracious appetite for information, and one of the most important trends in languages today is to make access to data and services fluent and seamless. Come and see the latest from the F# team, and learn how we are extending F# to embed the analytical programmer instantly in a world of typed data and services, whether they be web, enterprise, client or local. Read more.
Emerging Languages
Location: E144
Ola Bini (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Seph is a new experimental language. It is based on pure differential prototype based object orientation, with immutability and polymorphic dispatch built in deep. Seph uses the new features in Java 7 to full effect, by compiling highly dynamic code to use method handles and invoke dynamic. It's got light weight threads and the mature concurrency primitives from Clojure. Read more.
Emerging Languages
Location: E144
Daniel Spiewak (Novell)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Object-functional languages have a number of desirable properties and have proven very useful in practice. Unfortunately, the merger brings with it a raft of complexities, being the root of nearly all of Scala's infamous complexity. This talk will present a new framework for resolving these issue, based around the notion of statically-typed functional object prototypes. Read more.
Richard Tibbetts (StreamBase Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
StreamSQL EventFlow is a Complex Event Processing language for building real-time applications. EventFlow is unique in that it is primarily a visual language. This talk will focus on the StreamBase Event Processing Platform, the design of visual representations for language features and the co-development of an Eclipse-based IDE along with a new programming language. 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.
Emerging Languages
Location: E144
Karl Naden (Carnegie Mellon University), Jonathan Aldrich (Carnegie Mellon University)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Plaid is a new programming language with native support for typestate and permissions. Typestate captures the changing states an object can be in, allowing the object's interface, representation, and behavior to change. A gradual (optional) type system tracks the typestate of objects, using permissions like "unique" to reason in the presence of aliasing. The PL's power is demonstrated by examples. 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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Matthew McCullough (GitHub, Inc.), Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks), Nathaniel Schutta (ntschutta.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 13 ratings)
Giving a presentation is a scary experience for most developers. Yet, worrisome as they are, they are a great way to influence technical decisions. They aid informed choices through the distribution of pertinent knowledge. Our highly actionable "Gang of Four" style patterns illustrate tried-and-true ways to build technical presentations that inform, convince and inspire. Read more.
Emerging Languages
Location: E144
Yann Orlarey (GRAME, Centre National de Creation Musicale)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
FAUST (Functional AUdio STreams) is a programming language for real-time signal processing and synthesis that targets high-performance DSP applications and audio plugins. The talk will be the opportunity to discover Faust and its applications in the musical and audio domains. Read more.
Emerging Languages
Location: E144
Andrey Breslav (JetBrains)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
We present a new statically typed JVM-targeted programming language developed by JetBrains and intended for industrial use. Read more.
Emerging Languages, Java & JVM
Location: E144
Carson Gross (Amalgamated Code)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Gosu is a statically typed, imperative programming language for the JVM. This talk will give an overview of the language, focusing on features that differentiate it from other JVM languages, and then dive into the Open Type System, which a metadata API that allows arbitrary resources to plug into the Gosu compiler. 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.
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.
Cloud Computing
Location: Portland 251
Tom Hanlon (Cloudera)
Average rating: ***..
(3.14, 7 ratings)
Is your application distributed ? How have you chosen to deal with the implications of this distribution? In this session we will introduce and explore zookeeper. Originally developed at Yahoo and used by hbase, zookeeper is a wonderful tool. Zookeeper is straightforward and provides an interface allowing for easy configuration and use. 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.
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.