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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Programming, Python
Location: Portland 252
Tags: python, tdd, handson
Matt Harrison (MetaSnake)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 10 ratings)
Python is used all over the place and gaining in popularity. This introduction to Python assumes you know how to program, but don't know Python. You'll learn the basics, write some code and hopefully leave being able to grok Python. Read more.
PHP
Location: D135
Kristopher Wallsmith (OpenSky), Jeremy Mikola (Exercise.com), Dustin Whittle (AppDynamics)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
An in-depth tutorial on today's cutting edge PHP libraries including Symfony2, Doctrine2, Doctrine MongoDB ODM, Twig and Assetic. Get up to speed on PHP 5.3 in a hurry! Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: Portland 255
Marko Gargenta (Twitter)
Average rating: ***..
(3.39, 18 ratings)
Learn to develop an Android application from start to finish. In this hands-on tutorial, you will learn design principles and we provided code snippets to put together an Android application. By end of this tutorial, you will understand main building blocks for Android application development. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: E145/146
Remy Sharp (Left Logic)
Average rating: ***..
(3.90, 20 ratings)
Learn how to master the most popular and powerful JavaScript library by writing less and doing more. Read more.
Data: Hadoop
Location: C123
Tom Hanlon (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 11 ratings)
Hadoop gives you the ability to process massive amounts of data at scale. This presentation will show you how hadoop makes use of commodity hardware to allow you to build a system that scales, that deals gracefully with failure of individual nodes, and gives you the power of Map/Reduce to process Petabytes. Read more.
Python
Location: Portland 252
Raymond Hettinger (Self-employed)
Average rating: ***..
(3.42, 19 ratings)
Have your Python skills have hit a plateau? Come learn from Python core developer and consultant Raymond Hettinger about how to move up to the next level. In this tutorial we focus on what you need to know to say that you’re truly mastering the language Read more.
Data: Hadoop
Location: C124
Arun Murthy (Hortonworks Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
YARN is the next generation of Hadoop Map-Reduce designed to scale out much further while allowing for running applications other than pure Map-Reduce in a highly fault-tolerant manner. Read more.
Aaron Kimball (Magnify Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
This talk introduces an open-source SQL-based system for continuous or ad-hoc analysis of streaming data built on top of Flume-based data collection for Hadoop. Attendees will understand how to use a new tool to extend their Hadoop data collection pipeline with real-time streaming analytics. Read more.
Jonathan Seidman (Orbitz Worldwide), Ramesh Venkataramaiah (Orbitz Worldwide)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 8 ratings)
An overview of the state of the art for bringing together the analytical power of the R language with the big data capabilities of Hadoop. Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: E145/146
Maximiliano Firtman (ITMaster Professional Training)
Average rating: ****.
(4.48, 25 ratings)
Lots of mobile platforms and stores are available out there. How to create a mobile app for many mobile devices and platforms? How to deal with porting and compatibility problems? jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-powered framework, open sourced, that deals with these problem for us. Any web designer or web developer can create a mobile app in just minutes using standard HTML5 code. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 255
Zhi-Da Zhong (Etsy)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
We'll talk about the roles of A/B testing and similar techniques in web applications, examine an open-source A/B framework for PHP, and present general design ideas that can be applied to building similar systems using other technology stacks. Read more.
Data: NoSQL Databases
Location: D135
Erik Hatcher (LucidWorks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 7 ratings)
Quick and effective jump start for using Apache Solr, the Lucene-based search server. Solr powers the search and discovery systems of sites such as Zappos, Smithsonian's collections, The Motley Fool, Orbitz, and many many others. This three hour session will give you the basics to immediately begin using Solr on your own data. Read more.
Mobile Platforms
Location: E145/146
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.), Christopher Neugebauer (chris.neugebauer.id.au)
Average rating: ****.
(4.05, 21 ratings)
Learn why Android is awesome, and how you can build useful apps for the world’s most popular tiny computer even if you hate the idea of a telephone. Find out why a good UI and well thought-through interaction design are not optional components for mobile hackers, and build an actual app in 3 hours in this hands-on, fast paced tutorial. For existing programmers of any language at any level. 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.
Data: Scaling
Location: B118-119
Andy Blyler (Barracuda Networks), Lindsay Snider
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Solr, an open source enterprise search server, scales very well within an index (vertical scaling). It is when you have multiple indexes (horizontal scaling) that it starts to get hairy, which happens a lot when you are hosting a cloud based solution for multiple users. In this session we will discuss these issue as well as the techniques of how to overcome them in-depth. Read more.
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.
Data: NoSQL Databases
Location: Oregon Ballroom 203
Jeffrey Kirkell (Project Management Institute)
Average rating: *....
(1.17, 6 ratings)
The popularity of NoSQL opens up an endless array of possible uses but also causes its own set of problems. Riak, a NoSQL offering created by Basho solves this by claiming to have no single point of failure. Proving this goes a long way to dispelling the concerns within an enterprise to begin adopting a non-relational solution. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Data: Roulette
Location: Oregon Ballroom 203
Krishna Sankar (Tata America International)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Algorithms are getting raunchier, tools more potent and competitions more intimate! Let us mix analytics tools (like R & Mahout) and a dash of algorithmics to work on BigData Analytics competitions and see if the answer is always 42. In the process we will explore and apply a few good algorithms, to the Heritage Health competition … Read more.
PHP
Location: D137
Kevin Schroeder (Zend Technologies)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
Identifying code bottlenecks is a relatively simple endeavor. However, in this presentation we will look at identifying and fixing performance issues that are related to infrastructure/operational issues as well as looking at code, along with providing some best practices that can help ensure that your PHP application is running along at an optimal speed. Read more.
Python
Location: D133
Charles Bell (Oracle), Mats Kindahl (Oracle)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 4 ratings)
Managing a MySQL database server can become a full time job. What we need are tools that bundle a set of related tasks into a common utility. While there are several such utility libraries to choose, it is often the case that you need to customize them to your needs. The MySQL Utilities library is the answer to that need. It is open source so you can modify and expand it as you see fit. 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.
Data: Analytics and Visualization
Location: Oregon Ballroom 203
Robin Anil (Google), Ted Dunning (MapR Technologies)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
This hands-on tutorial aims at learning the basics of the important machine learning algorithms in Mahout. It aims to help you get it up and running on a Hadoop cluster. Mahout is open source implementation of a collection of algorithms designed from ground up to sift through terabytes of data and help bring out important patterns which are otherwise not in the reach of standard tools. 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.
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.
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.
Python
Location: D133
Joshua Boverhof (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab), Shreyas Cholia (NERSC)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 3 ratings)
RESTful HTTP web services have many advantages over the "big" web services paradigm of SOAP/WSDL/XML Schema. RESTful services are simpler to create, use, and test. REST/HTTP is native to the web, thus it's easy to digest these services from Javascript or a backend. NEWT is a RESTful web API to NERSC HPC resources, used by other scientific portals. Read more.
Gerardo Narvaja (SkySQL Inc.)
Briefly review how to use mysql-agent w/ OpenNMS. Present an alternative using SNMP's pass_persist protocol. Walk through an example on how to add a new variable and it's corresponding chart in OpenNMS 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.
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.
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.
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.
PHP
Location: D137
Lucas Carlson (PHPFog), Rein Henrichs (PHPFog)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
No matter which way you look at it PHP is still the most predominant language in use for the web. In the process of creating a scalable platform for PHP, Lucas Carlson came across many issues and discoveries. OReilly author Lucas Carlson takes you through the key issues you need to keep in mind before you write or port PHP code to a public cloud platform. Learn from his findings! Read more.
Cloud Computing
Location: Portland 251
Tom Hanlon (Cloudera)
Average rating: ***..
(3.14, 7 ratings)
Is your application distributed ? How have you chosen to deal with the implications of this distribution? In this session we will introduce and explore zookeeper. Originally developed at Yahoo and used by hbase, zookeeper is a wonderful tool. Zookeeper is straightforward and provides an interface allowing for easy configuration and use. 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.
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.
Cloud Computing
Location: Portland 251
Adam Kalsey (Tropo)
Tropo's platform for voice, SMS, and IM is a hosted cloud service, and we've opened the source of the core platform. Hear the lessons learned from running a cloud service and a parallel open source project. We did a lot wrong, and we got many things right. We'll discuss what we've learned about product management, release management, marketing, and third party licensing. Read more.