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 Jason Phillips

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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.
Cloud Computing
Location: Portland 251
Cloud is the biggest user of Open Source, but also a threat - people are building their apps on Cloud Platforms that are closed. Stratos is an Apache Licensed project for a Cloud Platform-as-a-Service. We will take a deep dive into this multi-tenant, elastic, metered cloud runtime that includes Tomcat, ESB, Registry and more. This will be a detailed session aimed at developers and infra experts. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Ryo Chijiiwa (Laptop and a Rifle.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 14 ratings)
Ever wish you could live in a cabin in the woods? Geeks, with their high income, superior problem solving skills, and ability to work remotely, are often in a better position to realize such Thoreauvian dreams. Based on my own experiences of going from the cubicles of Silicon Valley to the backwoods of Northern California, the talk will cover the ins, outs, hows and whys of life in the woods. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Brian Fitzpatrick (Google, Inc.), Ben Collins-Sussman (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.64, 14 ratings)
Are languages, compilers, debuggers, and algorithms all you need to be a successful software engineer? In a perfect world, those who produce the best code should be the most successful. Unfortunately, we live in a world of imperfect people, and collaborating with others is at least as important as having great technical skills if you want to write great software. 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.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 15 ratings)
There's a lot of information around about using different patterns in your JavaScript. This is only part of what you need to know to build a large-scale web application. Learn how to keep your JavaScript objects loosely coupled and build an architecture that can grow and change as your application does. Read more.
Python
Location: D133
Brian Quinlan (Google Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
A blatant rip-off of Josh Bloch's "Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases", Python Puzzlers reveals some of Python's productivity-threatening oddities by showing several short code examples and asking the audience to explain their behavior. Read more.
Products & Services
Location: E142
John Newton (Alfresco Software), Jeff Potts (Alfresco Software)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
This informative and interactive session will explore the open source alternative to Microsoft Sharepoint. Read more.
Cloud Computing
Location: Portland 251
Eric Day (craigslist), James Turnbull (Docker)
Average rating: **...
(2.83, 12 ratings)
The OpenStack project was launched last summer during OSCON by Rackspace, NASA, and a number of other cloud technology leaders in an effort to build a fully-open cloud computing platform. It is a collection of scalable, secure, standards-based projects consisting of compute, storage, images, and more. This session will introduce the projects, the principles behind it, and how to get started. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland Ballroom
Estelle Weyl (Standardista.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.76, 17 ratings)
Web forms have been the bane of web developers existence for years. HTML5 Web Forms make forms (almost) fun. In this workshop, we'll cover the new HTML5 forms types and attributes, and show how web form building, UI and validation can actually be easy. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Sarah Sharp (Intel)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
Open source folks are naturally lazy. Anything mundane task they can automate, they will. So what does an open source developer do when faced with planning, planting, and tediously watering a garden? Automate! 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.
Open Data
Location: F150
Joseph Smarr (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
OpenID, OAuth, and other efforts to open up the social web are a dizzying mix of successes and setbacks. Are they being widely adopted, or eclipsed by proprietary alternatives? Are they good enough for mainstream users, or still too geeky? And have their fiercest proponents “sold out” by taking jobs at Google and Facebook, or are they continuing the fight from within? Come hear the inside story. 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.
Python
Location: D133
Tags: django, python
Jacob Kaplan-Moss (Revolution Systems, LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
Django's creator surveys some of the highs and lows of Django implementations. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Bryan Call (Yahoo!)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
Techniques and tools to used to profile software applications. Examples and usage of OProfile, Google Profiler, Valgrind's Callgrind, and strace, geared towards profiling C/C++ applications. People should come away with the knowledge of what tools are available and how to diagnose performance issues in software. 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.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland Ballroom
Scott Mattocks (GSN Digital)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 16 ratings)
This talk looks at the advantages and disadvantages of different techniques for dynamic content updates: short polling, long polling, and WebSockets. These techniques allow web developers to provide users with a fluid experience that keeps pace with their expectations. The talk concludes with a deep dive into both the WebSocket API and protocol. 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.
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.
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.
Terry Chay (Automattic, Inc. (WordPress))
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
The weird thing about cloud computing is the programmer becomes the system administrator. What is involved in doing this if you are a LAMP person? Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: Portland 252
Joe Bowser (Adobe Systems)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 10 ratings)
A cautionary tale of all the documented and undocumented quirks involved with developing applications with web technologies on Android. This will cover the fundamentals, as well as the obscure facts about developing Android Web Applications in the real world. 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.
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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Matthew McCullough (GitHub, Inc.), Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks), Nathaniel Schutta (ntschutta.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 13 ratings)
Giving a presentation is a scary experience for most developers. Yet, worrisome as they are, they are a great way to influence technical decisions. They aid informed choices through the distribution of pertinent knowledge. Our highly actionable "Gang of Four" style patterns illustrate tried-and-true ways to build technical presentations that inform, convince and inspire. Read more.
Healthcare
Location: F151
Fred Trotter (FredTrotter.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
What do you get when you mashup Open Source Healthcare software, Quantified Self, Behavioral Economics, and Open Data APIs? Simple, the ability to hack yourself. Hacking isn't "breaking in". Hacking is taking a technology far beyond presumed limitations. But what if the "technology" was your own body and mind? Welcome to Programmable Self. 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.
Python
Location: D133
Adam Parrish (Socialbomb)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
This presentation relates my experience teaching Python as a tool for creative writing---or, more specifically, as a tool for creatively reading, transforming, and generating poetic text. Code examples link Python with contemporary practices in creative writing (cut-ups, flarf, generative poetics). Discussion will include hints, tips, and obstacles in using Python in a pedagogical environment. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: Portland 251
Alasdair Allan (The Thing System, Inc.), Brian Jepson (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 9 ratings)
The latest generation of smart phones, such as Apple's iPhone, have a growing range of in-built sensors, large screens, and a (near-)ubiquitous data connection. They would make an excellent hub for a distributed sensor networks, however interfacing to them can be challenging. This session will present several methods for connecting iOS devices to external hardware using serial connections. 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.
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
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.
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.
Open Data
Location: F150
Matt Blair (Elsewise LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
A review of three open data projects, from a developer's perspective: assembling a map of poetry posts, crowd-sourcing photos of Heritage Trees, and showcasing Portland's extensive collection of Public Art. Includes practical tips, such as using CouchDB to manage datastores that continue to evolve based on citizen input. Ideal for anyone hoping to get their community engaged in open data projects. 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.
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.
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.