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 Clinton N. Dreisbach

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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.
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.
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.
Business, Community, Education
Location: D136
Wade Minter (TeamSnap), Andrew Berkowitz (TeamSnap)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
Getting everyone in your company or development team on the same page can be a challenge. This on-your-feet workshop will teach fast, fun improv techniques for helping your group to bond as a team. Learn the secrets of improv-based team building from two professionals who have decades of experience working in open source, Internet start-ups and corporate training. 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.
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.
Java: JVM
Location: A105
Stuart Sierra (Relevance, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
Meet Clojure, a new dynamic language for the JVM, with innovative ideas for state management and concurrency. 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.
Programming
Location: D137/138
Andrew Gerrand (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 10 ratings)
Go is a new, concurrent, garbage-collected programming language that aims to combine the speed and safety of a static language like C with the flexibility and agility of a dynamic language like Python or JavaScript. This hands-on tutorial will cover the essentials of Go, ranging from its basic syntax through to its type system and concurrency primitives. It is a huge amount of fun! Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 252
Tags: developer, vim
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.96, 25 ratings)
You use your editor all day, every day. But how much of that editor do you actually use? This tutorial explores many of the less widely known but more powerful features of the Vim editor, and explains how developers can greatly improve their productivity by optimizing, automating, or even eliminating the common coding tasks they perform every day. Read more.
Java: JVM
Location: A107/108
Tom Lee (Shine Technologies)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Learn how to build a simple JVM compiler with Scala's parser combinators and Apache's BCEL. Read more.
Data: Relational
Location: C121/122
Brian Aker (HP)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Ever wondered what would happen if you could rethink a decade worth of design changes? Drizzle is a redesign of the MySQL server targeted at web development and cloud infrastructure. Update yourself on the latest features, and use cases for Drizzle7 and what is in store for the near future. 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 (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)
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.
Ruby
Location: D135
Kate Matsudaira (SEOmoz)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 7 ratings)
Ruby on Rails is a great framework for quickly building applications, but what happens when you are wildly successful and need to scale WAY up? This talk is a case study in the evolution of our Rails application from a monolithic "does everything" systems running on a hosted server to a service-oriented system running in the cloud. Read more.
Ruby
Location: D135
Clinton N. Dreisbach (Relevance, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Smart developers have been using Ruby on Rails to build web applications for over 5 years. Cutting-edge projects have aged into legacy apps. Rails 3 and Ruby 1.9 offer new features that are guaranteed to take the squeak out of that old wheel and grease the tracks of new development. We're going to walk through upgrading real projects and work together to solve issues the audience has found. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Ben Collins-Sussman (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.19, 16 ratings)
Think Zork is dead? Wrong! Come see what 30 years of evolution has done to the fascinating intersection of creative writing and programming. Witness the amazing open source tools that have made it possible: virtual machines, domain-specific programming languages, and IDEs. Learn about the intense indie community that develops these works, and how you can get involved as either a player or writer. 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.
Ruby
Location: D135
Tags: ruby, unix, cli
David Copeland (LivingSocial)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
From a quick automation script to a more involved command-line based system, it's hard to make a polished and maintainable command line application. With Ruby, and a handful of open-source libraries, it's actually pretty easy. Read more.
Cloud Computing
Location: Portland 251
Tags: cloud, ruby, storage
Wade Minter (TeamSnap), Michael Mayo (Rackspace)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
OpenStack is an effort to build a completely open, community driven, enterprise-level cloud computing and storage platform. Not only is the technology open, but the APIs are as well. This session will show how to leverage the power of the current compute and storage APIs, as well as look down the road to future releases. Read more.
Government
Location: F150
Ethan Phelps-Goodman (Sunlight Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
The Sunlight Foundation and its partner organizations make a variety of data on the influence of money in politics and the operation of government easily available to application developers. This talk will give a broad overview of the data sets and APIs available and the applications that have been built with them, including stand alone sites, browser extensions and mobile apps. Read more.
Government
Location: F150
Paul Scott (DSTV Online)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
With the passing of the FIFA Soccer World Cup in 2010, Africa, especially South Africa, now has much better infrastructure availble for Open data access. Utilising African projects such as Chisimba, which allows for easy API creation, the time is now ripe to create semantically connected data stores for government, education and business 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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
What does it take to build a hacker culture? This talk will cover activities in creating a hacker society in Uruguay. The small south american country has engaged in the massive task of raising a generation of hackers. Every school child gets an XO laptop and every landline comes with DSL. While most of the world is trying to replicate silicon valley, Uruguay's building something quite different. 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.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland Ballroom
Gabe Zichermann (Gamification.Co & Gamification Summit)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 33 ratings)
Gamification is a critical trend, affecting industries from finance to fashion and beyond. But how does gamification affect open source, software development and community? How can we leverage the techniques of engagement to build better software and connect with end users. And, how do we make our lives more fun in the process? Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Johnny Diggz (Geeks Without Bounds)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
An overview of the current state of tools, groups, and collaborative efforts used to mitigate crisis situations that overwhelm local, state and federal response efforts. Looking at software tools from Ushahidi, Sahana, OpenStreetMap as well as Inveneo, OpenBTS, and more. 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.
Emerging Languages
Location: E144
Bob Nystrom (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
Magpie is a brand new language that borrows the shiniest bits from other languages. From Lisp, it takes multimethods and extensible syntax. From ML, it takes pattern-matching and records. From Ruby it takes classes, and a passion for clarity and readability. Read more.
Community
Location: E145
Audrey Eschright (Elevated Code / Stumptown Syndicate), Sherri Koehler (Samatha Yoga / Open Source Bridge / Ignite Portland), Christie Koehler (Mozilla / Stumptown Syndicate)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
A fun, comprehensive overview of how to host a successful code sprint, hackathon, (un)conference or workshop. Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
Average rating: ***..
(3.61, 18 ratings)
"I'm sorry I coined the term 'objects' for this topic ... the big idea is "messaging"' - Alan Kay Stop thinking about objects and start thinking about the messages you're sending and how they can be handled and you will have simpler methods. In this talk we cover a couple of key patterns and see how they open the door to simpler, clearer, more extensible code. 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.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 252
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Today's hybrid cars give you the best of both worlds, and hybrid web apps can do the same. We'll walk through how NPR's Project Argo quickly built a blogging platform by combining the strengths of WordPress and Django. Along the way, we'll cover the benefits and drawbacks of this approach, considerations and details of our implementation, and best practices for any hybrid web application. 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.