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.

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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.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Rob Pike (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.06, 18 ratings)
The Go programming language was designed to make programming productive and efficient. Go is a concurrent language that compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. This talk is an introduction to Go that focuses on how the design of the language helps it achieves those goals. 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.
Python
Location: D133
wesley chun (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.44, 9 ratings)
This talk is about the evolution of Python. We will discuss Python 2 and Python 3: what the compatibility issues are, what the main differences are, and also talk about migration, Python 2.6 & 2.7, and other transition tools. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emerging Languages
Location: E144
Daniel Spiewak (Novell)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Object-functional languages have a number of desirable properties and have proven very useful in practice. Unfortunately, the merger brings with it a raft of complexities, being the root of nearly all of Scala's infamous complexity. This talk will present a new framework for resolving these issue, based around the notion of statically-typed functional object prototypes. 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.
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.
Government
Location: F150
Guy Martin (CollabNet), Aaron Lippold (Forge.mil)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Since its inception in 2009, Forge.mil, the Department of Defense’s groundbreaking collaborative software development platform, has improved the ability of agencies to rapidly deliver dependable software. This session will provide insight into the continued progress of Forge.mil, which has quickly garnered over 8000 members and over 400 projects. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 255
Tim Anglade (Apigee)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 11 ratings)
A look at the state of data storage, management & analysis, from SQL to NOSQL, “NewSQL” and beyond. I will explain why the core premises of data management have changed; tell some of the tales of success and failure I have collected on the topic; share some counterintuitive rules-of-thumb about the sometimes mind-blowing, sometimes nerve-wrecking reality of life with an alternative datastore. 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
Roger Bodamer (10gen), Peter Neubauer (Neo Technology), Matt Pfeil (DataStax), Tim Anglade (Apigee), Antony Falco (Basho Technologies)
Average rating: *....
(1.75, 16 ratings)
This panel discussion features the key innovators in the NoSQL space. Read more.
Citizen Science
Location: D136
Vin Sharma (Intel)
Average rating: *....
(1.25, 4 ratings)
Equipped with little more than a burning desire to succeed and a river of open source software, learn how you can build a test bed for developing and testing machine learning algorithms on a scale-out infrastructure on a shoestring budget. Read more.
Emerging Languages
Location: E144
Matt Youell (New Monic Labs)
Average rating: **...
(2.86, 7 ratings)
Imagine a language with no objects, functions, or variables. Wheeler intersects relational, declarative, reactive, and aspect-oriented programming approaches to create a surprisingly simple language that you can learn in about 10 minutes. (Assuming you are willing to bend your brain into the proper pretzel shape.) Read more.
Open Data
Location: F150
Luke Closs (Recollect)
Come learn the story of the award winning VanTrash open data app and the opportunities such apps can lead to for sustainable development of open data applications. Luke will show different models that open data hackers can pursue to turn their projects into small businesses. 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.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Alex Martelli (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.08, 26 ratings)
Designing interfaces so that other code can interact with ours (whether our code is a library, framework, application, website...) is a very common and clearly crucial activity, but fraught with dangers — stuff we all keep doing wrong time after time. This talks shows some common cases of API design errors encountered in the wild, with tips on how to avoid them when you design your next API. Read more.
Open Data
Location: F150
Tags: patents, nlp, graphs
Van Lindberg (Haynes and Boone)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Finding the right piece of "prior art" - technical documentation that described a patented piece of technology before the patent was filed - is like finding a needle in a very big haystack. This session will talk about making that process faster and more accurate through the use of natural language processing, graph theory, machine learning, and lots of Python. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Jeremiah Peschka (Brent Ozar PLF)
Average rating: ***..
(3.27, 11 ratings)
Writing SQL is has very little in common with writing application code. Refactoring SQL has nothing in common with writing application code. Good object-oriented refactoring techniques frequently cause problems with SQL. This talk covers tried and true methods for refactoring SQL. Read more.
Cloud Computing
Location: D139/140
Stewart Smith (Percona)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 12 ratings)
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. This is part survey, part critique of the various Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation and Durability models available from various modern databases and data stores used in modern Web and Cloud environments. 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.
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.
Business
Location: E146
Terry Chay (Automattic, Inc. (WordPress))
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
The way you make your luck in Web 2.0 is through virality. Figure out how it what it really means and how to code it in your LAMP website. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D139/140
Tags: api, json, rest
Neil Mansilla (Mashery, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 12 ratings)
A web API needs documentation, unit tests, functional tests and possibly a WADL. Usually one or more is out of date or just doesn't exist. The Unico DSL can generate all these for you from a natural-language document written by project manager-types. Build a quick API in this session and BELIEVE. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland Ballroom
Bastian Hofmann (ResearchGate GmbH)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 21 ratings)
Nowadays many modern web applications are solely relying on JavaScript to render their frontend. But if you want to create mashups, load data from many different places or include external widgets into your site, you are quickly running into boundaries because of browser and security restrictions. In this presentation I will talk about techniques old and new helping you with such problems. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D136
John Goulah (Etsy), Erik Kastner (Kickstarter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
Developers deploy production code more than 20 times per day at Etsy. Small rapid changes allow us to move fast, detect failure, and respond quickly. This works for a number of cultural and technical reasons. Learn about the tool we built, Deployinator, to automate this processand how we accomplish this effectively. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 255
Chris Prather (Tamarou LLC)
Average rating: **...
(2.20, 5 ratings)
The move to pervasive computing is increasing the speed of production and lowering the bars to entry. The Arts & Crafts movement of was a reaction to the commoditization and division of labour. Perhaps it is time to look again at the idea that craftsmen should take pleasure in their work produce things which please their customers. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 252
Gleicon Moraes (7co.cc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 6 ratings)
Sometimes there is a mix between performance and scalability, but they are different dimensions. Changing your code from blocking to non-blocking yields scalability at the cost of a complexity. In this talk I show how Python, Ruby and JS do that, the differences between their async toolkits and some basic building blocks for web and high load applications. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D136
Trevor Parscal (Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.), Roan Kattouw (Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
Discover a variety of creative techniques for dramatically improving page load speed which focus on low-hanging fruit rather than micro-optimization, and what impact they had when applied to the world's fifth largest website, Wikipedia. Trevor and Roan will explore optimization beyond server load, minification and gzip, and offer up new open source libraries to help others do the same. Read more.