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 Michael Downey

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Cloud Computing
Location: D137/138
Garrett Honeycutt (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.72, 18 ratings)
Puppet is an enterprise systems management platform that standardizes the way you deploy and manage infrastructure in the enterprise and the cloud. By the end of the tutorial we’ll produce a simple Puppet architecture that can manage a few services and applications as well as discuss best practices and common design patterns. Read more.
Cloud Computing
Location: D137/138
Joshua Timberman (Opscode, Inc.), Aaron Peterson (Opscode)
Average rating: **...
(2.62, 13 ratings)
Chef is a powerful open source system integration framework, built to bring the benefits of configuration management to the entire infrastructure. This tutorial will cover key concepts and how to get started using Chef to manage systems and integrate them together to build fully automated infrastructure. 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.
Location: A103/104
Tags: bof
Moderated by: Dave Stokes
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
MySQL users! Come talk about the latest software, bring your complaints, and get some free goodies. The MySQL Team wants to meet with you and get your input for the future of MySQL. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 252
Tim Berglund (GitHub), Matthew McCullough (GitHub, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 18 ratings)
Matthew McCullough, trainer for GitHub.com, and Tim Berglund, co-presenter of the O'Reilly Git Master Class, will guide you through the fundamentals of Git in three hours of lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises. Read more.
Lance Albertson (Oregon State University Open Source Lab), Peter Krenesky (Open Source Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
Ganeti is a cluster virtualization management software tool built on top of existing virtualization technologies such as Xen or KVM and other Open Source software. This hands-on tutorial will give an overview of Ganeti, how to install it, how to get started deploying VMs, & administrative guide to Ganeti. The tutorial will also cover installing & using Ganeti Web Manager as a web front-end. 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.
Event
Location: 411 NW Park Ave.
Average rating: ****.
(4.08, 12 ratings)
Join Puppet Labs and SwellPath Interactive at their headquarters in the Pearl District. The party is free, as in free beer, food and fun. Two floors, two open bars, and more. Take the Green or Yellow line (free transit) west to Union Station and walk 2 blocks west to 411 NW Park Ave. 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 (Canonical Ltd)
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)
Community
Location: E145
Jono Bacon (Canonical Ltd)
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.
James Turnbull (Docker)
Average rating: ***..
(3.55, 11 ratings)
Vagrant is a tool for building and distributing virtualized development environments. It uses VirtualBox combined with configuration management to deliver fast and portable development and testing environments. I'll demonstrate how to use Vagrant and Puppet to easily build environments that you can deploy (and re-deploy) to developers and testers. Read more.
Selena Deckelmann (PostgreSQL)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 16 ratings)
Ever have a code release go horribly wrong? Have a routine system upgrade turn into 12 hours of downtime? Had to field angry phone calls from engineers, customers and your boss? Sometimes things go horribly wrong. This talk will teach you how to plan for the worst, minimize risk and recover gracefully from failure. Read more.
Healthcare
Location: F151
Alison Muckle (NORC at the University of Chicago), Jason Goldwater (NORC at the University of Chicago)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) commissioned a Study and Report on Open Source Health Information Technology (health IT) as part of its obligation under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH). This represented the first time the Federal Government has ever invested resources into a study of open source EHRs Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Paul Jones (http://paul-m-jones.com/)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
This talk examines the importance of careful benchmarking and how it can help with predicting resource usage. Read more.
Healthcare
Location: F151
Charlie Quinn (Benaroya Research Institute)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Case study in using open data and open source systems to enable research in personalized medicine. Will show how we leverage publicly available data along with clinical and experimental data from collaborators in 5 different countries to advance disease detection and personalized medicine. Read more.
Lance Albertson (Oregon State University Open Source Lab), Peter Krenesky (Open Source Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Looking for an easy, scalable way to manage your Ganeti-based clusters? Ganeti Web Manager provides admins an easy to deploy, Django based GUI that effectively manages private clusters & works equally well for providing customers access. With a caching system designed to scale to thousands of virtual machines without decreasing performance, Ganeti Web Manager makes cluster management truly simple. 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.
Community
Location: E145
Dave Neary (Red Hat), Dawn Foster (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Every community manager knows that community metrics are important. But they all have their own set of hacky scripts for extracting data from various tools. Building on the work of Pentaho, Talend, MLStats, gitdm and a host of others, we built a generic community dashboard for the MeeGo project. This presentation will cover the data we extracted, how we did it, and how you can do it too. 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.
Event
Location: Spirit of 77 (500 MLK Jr. Blvd.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 6 ratings)
Come join us to toast OpenStack's One-Year Anniversary! Read more.
Event
Location: See BoF Schedule for Locations
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.
Location: Left Bank Annex (101 N Weidler St.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 8 ratings)
More information coming soon 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.
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.
Community
Location: E145
Meghan Gill (10gen)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
This session talk about strategies for building community around open source software through a case study of the MongoDB project. Read more.
Education
Location: Portland 252
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.), Carol Smith (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
In this talk we'll talk about the years events in open source at Google, including a breakdown of the Google code-in project and an update on the Summer of Code. 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.
Healthcare
Location: F151
Vickie Hoffman (Roberts-Hoffman Software), Thomas Jones (Tolven), Brady Mathis (Roberts-Hoffman Software, Inc.)
Average rating: *....
(1.50, 2 ratings)
At the 2010 OSCON, Roberts-Hoffman Software, Inc.(RHS) selected Tolven's open source framework to develop a hospital electronic health record plug-in. RHS will focus on the emerging trend for vendors to collaborate in an open source model to address the many challenges of healthcare. RHS will share collaborating with Tolven and Lexicomp to meet governmental healthare regulations. 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
Location: Jupiter Hotel @ the Dream Tent
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Thursday, July 28th, (mt) Media Temple Party! held at the Jupiter Hotel @ the Dream Tent with an Open Bar/All you can eat Tacos/DJ! 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.
Keynote
Location: D133
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
OSCON belongs to its attendees, and we want to hear what you think of this year’s show. Join the organizers to talk about what you loved and hated about OSCON, and what you’d like to see next year. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D139/140
Nóirín Plunkett (Eucalyptus Systems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
Whether you’re just rolling out a new project, or you’re maintaining ten years and three major versions of legacy code, good documentation is vital for your users. They won't bother downloading your software if they can’t work out what it does, and if all you have is the bare-bones documentation to help them to get up and running, you’ll end up spending more time than you want to on support. Read more.
Community
Location: E145
Henrique Bastos (Dekode)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
Building a strong community is hard. People are diverse and have different interests. So how to gather them and make things happen in a sustainable and constant way? For the past years, Rio's community kept growing strong. Dozens of different initiatives started to emerge resulting on a "community overflow" spread all over the country. We've learned from it, and now we can share our recipe. 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.
Event
Location: Portland Ballroom Foyer
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Take the opportunity to network one last time and exchange contact information with one another. Read more.
Event
Location: Meet in MLK Lobby of the Oregon Convention Center
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
One of the best ways to experience Portland, this walking tour will expose you to the culturally underground, the socially underground, and the subterranean underground of Portland. Please register in advance. Tickets are $19 per person. Read more.