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 Jesse Vincent

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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.
PHP
Location: D137
Luke Welling ([Redacted])
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
There are few professions where laziness is as much of a virtue as it is in software development. Your average run of the mill - do the bare minimum so I can get back to watching TV - immediate gratification laziness won't do. Software demands hardcore, strategic laziness, striving not just to do less today, but to do less in the future too. Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Jesse Vincent (Best Practical)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 17 ratings)
Come learn about the Perl community's plans for our 2012 release: Perl 5.16. We'll look at how we're refactoring the core language, the Perl distribution and the Perl development community. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Richard Hipp (SQLite.org)
Average rating: ***..
(3.93, 14 ratings)
Geeks hate paperwork and protocol, which presents a challenge to anyone trying to organize a quality-control system for an open-source software project. This talk describes and demonstrates how simple, unintrusive checklists that can reduce development time and improve software quality without provoking a mutiny. Read more.
Brian Martin (Martin Consulting Services, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.18, 11 ratings)
So you've written a disaster recovery plan for your data center, and you've tested it until it works ... what could go wrong? Brian Martin describes his experience is a real, full scale "abandon the building" disaster, what went wrong, and draws lessons for taking a plan to the next level of reliability. Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: Portland 252
Arno Puder (http://www.heise.de/)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
In this presentation we demonstrate how an Android application can be cross-compiled to other smartphones such as the iPhone or Windows Phone 7. We will give a technical overview of the cross-compilation process based on the Open Source project XMLVM. 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.
Cloud Computing
Location: Portland 251
Tags: cloud, ruby
Wesley Beary (Heroku)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 7 ratings)
Cloud computing scared the crap out of me - the quirks and nightmares of provisioning cloud computing, dns, storage, etc on AWS, Terremark, Rackspace, etc - until I took the bull by the horns. Come see me demonstrate tools and examples that will allow you to skip the headaches and cut straight to the cloud. 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.
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.
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Jacinta Richardson (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 18 ratings)
Perl has come a very long way even in the last 6 years since Dr Conway's Perl Best Practices book was published. This talk will provide a lightning tour of the current status of Perl's best practices using many of the ideas from Modern Perl. Read more.
Business
Location: D135
Tags: management
Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.93, 14 ratings)
Congratulations! You have done well having been promoted to managing your team....but how do you do that? Sheeri Cabral, DB Operations Lead at PalominoDB, takes her experience managing geeks and shows how to deal with tough geek management issues -- from how to deal with problem employees to the dreaded "how do you tell an employee they have body odor?" Read more.
Products & Services
Location: E143
Eric Sink (SourceGear)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Veracity is an open source Distributed Version Control System. This session will provide an overview and explain how Veracity is different from similar tools like Mercurial and Git. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: Portland 251
Bryan Smith (Fossetcon)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
OpenBTS and Asterisk allow enthusiasts to deploy homebrew yet Commercial Grade GSM cellular networks with affordable Open Hardware such as the Range Networks SDR. We’ll cover the hardware and software required to make your own cellular network and demonstrate the Range Networks SDR and OpenBTS at work. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland Ballroom
Filip Maj (Nitobi)
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 13 ratings)
Learn how to combine open source development tools with HTML5 to build full-featured, cross-platform mobile apps in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: Portland 252
Deborah Wallach (Google), Eni Mustafaraj (Wellesley College), Dave Wolber (University of San Francisco), Ralph Morelli (Trinity College, Hartford, CT)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
App Inventor is a new visual programming environment developed by Google, free to the public. Since Fall 2009, several educational institutions have been using it to teach programming in introductory computer science courses. This presentation will share experiences from these courses, showcase examples of mobile apps created by students, and discuss the future of App Inventor use in education. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Average rating: ***..
(3.91, 11 ratings)
How does Unicode support across major platforms, including Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, and more, stack up? Who's doing the best job, and who's failing miserably? Is anyone doing a good job? Does anyone actually implement to standard, and to what extent? I'll compare the major platforms to separate the losers from the not-so-losers. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland Ballroom
Matt McCarthy (Netflix), Kim Trott (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
Learn how Netflix builds its third-generation device user interfaces with web technologies. Between device performance limitations, new technologies like CORS and CSS3 transitions, techniques for managing directional input, and developing both subtle and wildly different UI variants for A/B tests, developing Webkit-based UI for TV devices like the PlayStation 3 is a whole new world. 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.