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 Andy Lester

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Data: NoSQL Databases
Location: B118-119
Siddharth Anand (LinkedIn)
Average rating: ***..
(3.70, 10 ratings)
Over the past few years, Netflix has migrated to the cloud. This talk details Netflix's transition away from relational databases and towards high-availability (NoSQL) storage systems. We rely on a combination of proprietary (e.g. SimpleDB and S3) and open-source (e.g. Cassandra and HBase) NoSQL technologies. Read more.
Data: Relational
Location: C121/122
Tags: dba_dude
Bruce Momjian (EnterpriseDB)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Multiversion Concurrency Control (MVCC) allows Postgres to offer high concurrency even during significant database read/write activity. MVCC specifically offers behavior where "readers never block writers, and writers never block readers". This talk explains how MVCC is implemented in Postgres and highlights optimizations which minimize the downsides of MVCC. This talk is for advanced users. Read more.
Java: Craftsmanship
Location: A106
Andrew Bayer (Cloudera, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
A look at using Jenkins for continuous integration, focusing on three different use cases at three different companies, along with a general update on the state of the project. 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.
Data: Relational
Location: C121/122
Andrew Aksyonoff (Sphinx Technologies), Richard Kelm (Sphinx Search)
Average rating: *....
(1.90, 10 ratings)
Whether you're a beginner Web guy or a veteran DBA, whether you get hands dirty with any code or just manage systems, you still must know algorithms. How come? Because that knowledge enables you to optimize your work, conduct correct benchmarks, and make educated decisions. We'll show you how knowing only a little about SQL internals can help so much with tuning things. 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.
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.
Data: Relational
Location: Oregon Ballroom 204
Tags: sql, postgres, dba
Robert Treat (OmniTI)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
The open source database landscape has never been in more turmoil, and yet the popularity of Postgres continues to grow and grow. Get up to speed on what you need to know to administer the world's most advanced open source database, including installation, configuration, tuning, and how best to use PostgreSQL's community resources; with special focus on Postgres 9 and the upcoming 9.1 release. Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Tags: perl_6
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 21 ratings)
Over the past eighteen months Damian has revisited some of his most popular Perl 5 modules and reimplemented them in "native" Perl 6. In this talk he will walk through the changes needed to port several of those modules, a journey that gives a surprisingly thorough overview of how the two languages differ, as well as insights into the relative strengths of each. Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Eric Wilhelm (Cisco, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Code execution speed affects development time, hardware, scalability, and the bottom line less than you would think and never where you expect it. Are your optimizations overpriced? Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.79, 28 ratings)
Once again, Perl's own Dr. Evil emerges from his secret lair on a remote Pacific island to beam a devastating onslaught of dangerously useful software ideas directly into your unsuspecting frontal lobes. Read more.
PHP
Location: D137
Damien Seguy (Expert Services Consultant)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
PHP code is still audited manually. This is boring! Let's have PHP itself check its own dog food, and audit statically applications for security, code quality. It'll be faster, and more exhaustive than human, as long as we provide him with directions: here comes the cornac! Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Chris Prather (Tamarou LLC)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 8 ratings)
Perl's Post Modern Object System, Moose, provides an excellent way to simplify Object Oriented Design. Learn, or re-learn, the basics of Object Oriented Programming's design principles in this talk that focuses on the four fundamentals of a good object system: Abstraction, Encapsulation, Polymorphism, and Introspection. 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.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Jeremiah Peschka (Brent Ozar PLF)
Average rating: ***..
(3.27, 11 ratings)
Writing SQL is has very little in common with writing application code. Refactoring SQL has nothing in common with writing application code. Good object-oriented refactoring techniques frequently cause problems with SQL. This talk covers tried and true methods for refactoring SQL. 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.
Education
Location: D138
Steve Hargadon (Classroom 2.0)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
I've run the Open Source Lab for the last five years at some of the largest and most influential educational technology shows, including ISTE and CUE. Over the years I've gained some understanding of why and how Open Source Software is adopted (or not) by schools. 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: D136
Trevor Parscal (Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.), Roan Kattouw (Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
Discover a variety of creative techniques for dramatically improving page load speed which focus on low-hanging fruit rather than micro-optimization, and what impact they had when applied to the world's fifth largest website, Wikipedia. Trevor and Roan will explore optimization beyond server load, minification and gzip, and offer up new open source libraries to help others do the same. 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.