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

Download the OSCON Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

Contact Us

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OSCON 2011 Tutorials

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Location: D139/140
Gregg Pollack (Envy Labs), Eric Allam (Envy Labs), Tyler Hunt (Envy Labs), Carlos Souza (Envy Labs), Jason VanLue (Envy Labs), Nick Walsh (Envy Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 9 ratings)
This is an introductory course which teaches the basics of web application development using the Ruby language with the most recent release of the Ruby on Rails framework. If you've never tried Rails or you've only "played with it" at home, then this tutorial is for you. Read more.
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Location: D136
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 14 ratings)
The class examines (from a geek perspective) seven basic principles of good presentation, covering preparation, content selection, delivery techniques, and handling questions...or the lack thereof. It also explores a dozen simple and practical techniques for making your slides not suck. Read more.
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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.
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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.
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Location: Portland 256
Randal L. Schwartz (FLOSS Weekly podcast), Tom Phoenix (Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
Randal Schwartz condenses the seminal Learning Perl ("the Llama book") into a high-energy 3-hour presentation. Read more.
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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.
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Location: Portland 252
Tags: python, tdd, handson
Matt Harrison (FusionIO)
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.
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Location: Portland 251
Estelle Weyl (Standardista.com)
Average rating: **...
(2.90, 30 ratings)
HTML5 and CSS3 are the new buzz words. Recruiters will soon be asking for 5 to 10 years of HTML5 experience. While we can't give that to you, we can help you stay ahead of the game! In this workshop you will learn what CSS3 and HTML5 features are implementable and how to implement them. Read more.
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Location: E143/144
Donna Benjamin (Creative Contingencies)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Inkscape is a cross platform, GPL, graphics editor. Its native file format, Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) is a W3C open standard. This tutorial guides participants through a series of tasks designed to introduce Inkscape's interface and tools, and build foundation skills for creating and modifying vector graphics. Read more.
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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.
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Location: Portland 256
Ricardo Signes (Pobox.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 16 ratings)
Moose continues to emerge as the new standard for writing OO libraries in Perl. It provides a powerful, consistent API for building classes with a minimum of code. It can be customized with reusable components, making it easier to refactor your code as you go. This tutorial will explain what Moose is, how its parts work together, and how to start using Moose today to get more done with less. Read more.
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Location: D135
Sebastian Bergmann (thePHP.cc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 7 ratings)
Packed with in-depth information and step-by-step guidance, this tutorial sets you on a path to create, maintain and extend sustainable software of high quality with PHP. You will learn how to plan, execute and automate tests for the different layers and tiers of a Web application. Read more.
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Location: D136
Wade Minter (TeamSnap), Andrew Berkowitz (TeamSnap)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
Getting everyone in your company or development team on the same page can be a challenge. This on-your-feet workshop will teach fast, fun improv techniques for helping your group to bond as a team. Learn the secrets of improv-based team building from two professionals who have decades of experience working in open source, Internet start-ups and corporate training. Read more.
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Location: Portland 255
Keith Sutton (Adobe Systems Inc)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
This hands on tutorial will lead attendees through the entire process of building their first mobile application using Adobe's Open Source Flex SDK ( http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/site/Home) and compiling it, packaging and installing it on Android and BlackBerry operating systems. Beginners are welcome! Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Gregg Pollack (Envy Labs), Eric Allam (Envy Labs), Carlos Souza (Envy Labs), Tyler Hunt (Envy Labs), Jason VanLue (Envy Labs), Nick Walsh (Envy Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
As the Rails community has matured several conventions have emerged, in the form of best practices. In this 5 part lab, we will walk through the most common of these practices and get some hands on experience refactoring Rails. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 10 ratings)
The Canvas element is one of the most exciting features added to HTML since the marquee tag. You can draw 2D graphics, implement special effects, edit photos at the pixel level, and bring rich animation to both desktop and mobile browsers alike; no plugins required! This workshop will cover Canvas in depth, from basic shapes to advanced pixel buffer effects, and even a few experimental APIs. Read more.
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Location: E143/144
Philip Lindsay (rancidbacon.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.86, 7 ratings)
Always wanted to create hardware devices that can interact with the real world? Heard about the Arduino electronics prototyping platform but not sure how to get started? When you attend this workshop you will: set up an Arduino board & software; learn how the Arduino fits into the field of physical computing; and make your Arduino respond to button presses and blink lights. Hardware is fun! Read more.
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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.
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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.
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Location: E145/146
Tom Hughes-Croucher (Change.org)
Average rating: ***..
(3.81, 21 ratings)
Learn how to build scalable Internet applications with Node.js, the event-driven server-side JavaScript framework. You'll see how Node.js solves many scaling and speed problems that weigh down other web application frameworks. Read more.
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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.
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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.
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Location: D137/138
Andrew Gerrand (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 10 ratings)
Go is a new, concurrent, garbage-collected programming language that aims to combine the speed and safety of a static language like C with the flexibility and agility of a dynamic language like Python or JavaScript. This hands-on tutorial will cover the essentials of Go, ranging from its basic syntax through to its type system and concurrency primitives. It is a huge amount of fun! Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Jesse Vincent (Best Practical)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 8 ratings)
Request Tracker (RT) is an enterprise-grade ticketing system designed to help your organization track what needs to get done and what still needs doing. From basic customer service to advanced back-office workflows, RT is flexible enough to keep your processes smooth and effective. This tutorial will cover deployment and day to day use of RT as well as basic customization. Read more.
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Location: D136
Christophe Pettus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
An application that works great in development and test can be crushed by real-life deployment. Don't let your project be one of them. In a hands-on workshop, fix a (realistically) broken Django example so that it can hold its head high under load. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
Remy Sharp (Left Logic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Clue: I won't say "no" and sit in silence for 3 hours. This workshop I will go through a number of HTML5 and (new) non-HTML5 technologies and show you, with working code, how these technologies can be used in production today. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Dean Wampler (Typesafe)
Average rating: ***..
(3.31, 13 ratings)
You've heard that Functional programming (FP) is good for concurrency. Mastering FP will improve all the code you write. FP changes practices like TDD; learn how design is more structured and tests are more precise. See why FP-style functions and data structures are actually more reusable than objects. Leave with new tools that eliminate bloat, improve code quality, and speed development. Read more.
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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.
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Location: D135
Tags: perl, unicode
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
Growing exponentially over the last decade, Unicode text now comprises over 95% of the documents retrieved over the web, while in other collections, it is often 100% Unicode. This tutorial shows Perl programmers how to manage Unicode data. Read more.
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Location: E143/144
Evan Prodromou (StatusNet Inc), Brion Vibber (StatusNet, Inc.), Zach Copley (StatusNet, Inc.)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
StatusNet (http://status.net/) best known as the Open Source microblogging platform, has a powerful plugin system for building new social networking applications. In this tutorial, the core developers of StatusNet show how to build server-side plugins, API clients, and custom themes to make your own social network tools. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
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.
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Location: Portland 252
Tags: developer, vim
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.96, 25 ratings)
You use your editor all day, every day. But how much of that editor do you actually use? This tutorial explores many of the less widely known but more powerful features of the Vim editor, and explains how developers can greatly improve their productivity by optimizing, automating, or even eliminating the common coding tasks they perform every day. Read more.
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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.
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Location: D136
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Pyramid is the web framework at the core of the Pylons Project. It's a "pay only for what you eat" framework. You can get started easily and learn new concepts as you go, and only if you need them. It's simple, well tested, well documented, and fast. This course will present Pyramid and lead you through the creation of a an application as the concepts from the framework are introduced. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Tags: perl
brian d foy (The Perl Review, LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
In this tutorial, brian d foy will cover aspects of his book Mastering Perl, which is practical advice for working programmers on creating professional, enterprise-quality Perl programs. He will cover four major topics from the book: modules as programs, modifying and jury-rigging third party code, profiling Perl programs, and secure programming techniques. Read more.
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Location: Portland 255
wesley chun (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 6 ratings)
Google App Engine is an application development and cloud-hosting platform that lets users create apps to run Google's datacenters. In this 3-part tutorial, we'll give a 1-hour intro talk on cloud computing and App Engine, a 90-100 minute introductory codelab to get your feet wet with App Engine development, and finally conclude with about a half-hour intro to some of App Engine's newest features! Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
Jason VanLue (Envy Labs)
Average rating: **...
(2.69, 13 ratings)
We've all heard about HTML5 & CSS3, but do we know how to effectively apply all of the new properties and features to our websites? In this tutorial, practical application is the name of the game. We'll cut through the theory and show you how to design and build functional websites using the newest HTML5 tags and CSS3 properties. Read more.
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Location: D137/138
Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Solutions Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Erlang can be used to build fault tolerant systems with a fraction of the effort needed when using conventional languages. The trick is avoiding defensive programming while focusing on the correct case. This hands-on tutorial will go through the Erlang constructs and libraries that provide the building blocks used to develop reliable systems that never fail. Read more.
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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.
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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.