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

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the convention, contact Sharon Cordesse at scordesse@oreilly.com

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Personal schedule for John Mertic

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Event
Location: D133
John Mertic (SugarCRM)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
SugarCRM is designed as a Rapid Application Development platform. In this half day tutorial you'll learn how to build a business application on the Open Source SugarCRM platform. 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.
Open Data
Location: F150
Daniel Jacobson (Netflix)
Average rating: **...
(2.86, 7 ratings)
The Netflix API has been incredibly successful in getting your favorite movies and TV shows on to hundreds of devices. It is handling billions of requests and is the centerpiece of the Netflix distribution strategy. Given this tremendous success, why are we completely redesigning the API? Come and find out how we plan to make the API better, scale it in the cloud and improve our API's efficiency. 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.
PHP
Location: D137
Sebastian Bergmann (thePHP.cc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
A code review can help detect bugs and keep the code maintainable. In this session, Sebastian Bergmann, a pioneer in the field of quality assurance in PHP projects and creator of various development tools, will introduce the audience to the best practices and available tools to perform code reviews of PHP-based software projects. 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.
PHP
Location: D137
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Did you ever wonder how arrays in PHP actually work? and what about references? - In this presentation you will learn these and other things in order to help you to produce more effective code. Read more.
Business
Location: E146
Wade Minter (TeamSnap), Andrew Berkowitz (TeamSnap)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
You’re great with programming. You can code circles around the competition. People dig your technology. But will they love your company? In this session, two geeky individuals show you how their startup has managed to build a devoted following among a customer base that’s more Peyton Manning than Perl Monger, while winning praise from people like Robert Scoble and Jeanne Bliss. Read more.
Government
Location: F150
Benjamin Schooley, MBA, Ph.D. (Claremont Graduate University), Sue Feldman, RN, MEd, PhD (The Kay Center for E Health, Claremont Graduate University), Vineet Agrawal (OSSCube)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
This section will focus on a case study where SugarCRM is used as platform to build a large scale Federal level application that will be implemented in all states to manage potentially 10 million beneficiaries. We will be covering how SugarCRM and best of breed open source solutions like BIRT, security solutions, workflow solutions come together to build a very complex workflow application. Read more.
Business
Location: E145
Tarus Balog (The OpenNMS Group, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Building on last year's presentation on starting a business based on open source software, this presentation will cover the best ways to market such a business. Read more.
Business
Location: E146
Richard Fontana (Red Hat, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
Formal contributor agreements give rise to a number of social, economic and ethical problems, threatening to undermine many of the advantages of open source development, without offering any real legal benefits. Projects and their sponsoring organizations should implement explicit but informal contribution policies that are grounded in free software tradition and that encourage community-building. Read more.
PHP
Location: D137
John Mertic (SugarCRM)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Learn techniques and best practices for enabling customization of your PHP application Read more.
Community
Location: E145
Audrey Eschright (Elevated Code / Stumptown Syndicate), Sherri Montgomery (Open Source Bridge / Ignite Portland / Mentor Graphics), 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.
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.