Personal schedule for Mick Smothers

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Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251
Nathaniel Schutta (ntschutta.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.10, 30 ratings)
Interested in HTML5? Want a chance to play around with the latest and greatest in web app development? This workshop is for you! We'll cover feature detection, web forms, the new HTML elements, take a spin around the canvas, and we'll finish up with offline/local storage. Read more.
Cloud, Data
Location: F150
Tags: openstack
Average rating: **...
(2.29, 14 ratings)
Monty Taylor, manager of Automation and Deployment at HP, will be our guest speaker and will be running a lab session. This will be an in-depth, hands-on session on how to set-up OpenStack. We'll walk through setting up devstack, with the end result of creating a working OpenStack development environment by the end of the night. Read more.
Event
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 30 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.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Estelle Weyl (Standardista.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 20 ratings)
Web development without Photoshop, IDs or classes? Improve your development time, reduced maintenance costs, SEO, accessibility and site performance with CSS. This skills-based workshop will cover including selectors, specificity, media queries, backgrounds, gradients, animations, browser quirks, debugging and basic to advanced best practices. Read more.
Programming
Location: E145-146
Andrew Gerrand (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.22, 18 ratings)
Dive headfirst into the Go Programming Language with this hands-on tutorial. Following the successful "Tour of Go" from OSCON in 2011, this pragmatic tutorial walks through the process of building a complete, useful, and idiomatic Go program. Participants will learn the Go language, libraries, and tools and have fun writing a real Go program. Read more.
Event
Location: Expo Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.10, 20 ratings)
Grab a drink and kick off the 14th edition of OSCON by meeting and mingling with exhibitors and fellow attendees. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX), Sam Adams (City of Portland, Oregon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 20 ratings)
Opening remarks by Portland Mayor Sam Adams, as well as OSCON program chairs, Sarah Novotny and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
David Eaves (Eaves Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.23, 43 ratings)
An open source community depends on its capacity to attract people and the efficiency with which it can harness their energy to create great software. While a compelling mission or killer product can be helpful, effective communities must be responsive and efficient in managing the diverse needs and demands of its members. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Danny Hillis (Applied Minds, LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.65, 51 ratings)
Applied Minds CEO, Danny Hillis will offer an introduction to The Learning Map, a Shared Learning Collaborative initiative organizing online learning material to get the right content to the right student at the right time. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Kaitlin Thaney (Digital Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.47, 49 ratings)
The Web has transformed not only the way we approach modern day science, but a number of other facets of the research cycle: tools for analysis, mediums which now serve as “information inputs”, how we exchange ideas and even discover knowledge. Yet despite the pieces being there, changing practice is like trying to shake a castle. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: Portland 255
Arun Gupta (Oracle)
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 7 ratings)
This talk introduces the Java EE 7 platform, the latest revision of the Java platform for the enterprise. Read more.
Business
Location: E145
Thierry Carrez (OpenStack)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
As open source becomes ubiquitous, open innovation becomes the new frontier. How do we create truly collaborative multi-company open source projects, and how do we make them successful ? This talk will reflect back on the good and the bad of the OpenStack project experience to distill ten principles that anyone should apply to their own open innovation projects. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147
Steve Burton (AppDynamics)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
As applications become more distributed, virtual and elastic, many organizations are losing their grip on application performance and scalability. This session will use customer case studies to look at the biggest performance bottlenecks of the past year, as well as best practices around finding and troubleshooting them. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147
Drew Engelson (Celerity)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Bring your ideas to life! Convince your boss to that open source development is faster and cheaper than the "safe" COTS solution they probably hate anyway. Let's investigate ways to get real-life, functional prototypes up with blazing speed. We'll look at and compare tools for truly rapid development including Python, Django, Flask, PHP, Amazon EC2 and Heroku. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251
Ben Strong (vline)
Average rating: ***..
(3.45, 11 ratings)
WebRTC is a new web standard for HD video calling and conferencing that will be supported in Chrome and Firefox this summer. We'll give an overview of the APIs and protocol stack and explore how it will change the way people communicate. Read more.
Event
Location: Expo Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.31, 13 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: MacTarnahan Bar Taproom (2730 NW 31st)
We love being at OSCON. And we want to celebrate. So drinks are in order. Because celebration is conducive to meeting interesting people and sharing ideas. Stop by the Tap Room in MacTarnahan Bar. We'll be there from 7-9 and we'll grab you a beer. It's free. It's interesting. It's delicious. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 12 ratings)
Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Sarah Novotny and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Mark R. Shuttleworth (Canonical Ltd.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 45 ratings)
Seamless work and play across phones, tablet and desktops is the goal of Ubuntu's design efforts. Mark will demo some of the latest inventions in UX in Ubuntu, preview new features that will land in 12.10, and outline the key areas of research and discovery as we move into a world where "personal computing" is being redefined and reinvented. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147
Peter Eckersley (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
EFF has a long-term plan to switch the insecure, unencrypted Web of 2009 over to an encrypted Web of 2013 or 2014. This talk will summarize our methods, successes to date (including HTTPS Everywhere, the SSL Observatory, and the crazy things we had to do to get them to work as Firefox and Chrome extensions) and a number of research and protocol-development projects that are in the pipeline. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147
Tags: git
Michael Schwern (eval Empire)
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 12 ratings)
Learn how to think like a Git using nothing more than children's toys! If you’re using git, but are uncomfortable with it and don’t really get it, this is for you. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small Parts. Not For Children Under 4 Years. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 12 ratings)
Web developers dream of continuous deployment: new code in production without a hitch. In this talk I'll cover the full story from building deployable code through working out a build and release process through continuous integration, automation, and continuous deployment. We'll also look at deployment velocity and why CD might not be for you. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 256
Abigail - (Booking.com)
Average rating: *....
(1.94, 31 ratings)
We will look into when it make sense to reduce technical debt, and when it does not. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: Portland 255
Kirk Pepperdine (Independent)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 13 ratings)
After a brief introduction to a methodology to performance tune Java applications, the audience will guide me through the steps needed to tune an application using a number of "poor" (open source) tools that will be instrumental in helping you, the audience, diagnose and repair these problems. Read more.
Programming
Location: E147
Kirsten Jones (3Scale)
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 13 ratings)
Web services are everywhere! I'll give you the context you need to use REST web services, and - more importantly - give you the tools you need to debug what's happening while you do. Attendees will be taught how to understand, sniff and debug HTTP traffic to debug web service calls. They will be given a brief overview of REST web services and an overview of how OAuth authentication works. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Sarah Novotny and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.47, 36 ratings)
In this plenary, Google's Chris DiBona will share some of the more interesting results from the project and tell you how you too can use and crunch this data. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 17 ratings)
O'Reilly Media presents the Frank Willison Award annually at OSCON, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. The recipient is chosen by O'Reilly Media in consultation with Guido van Rossum and delegates of the Python Software Foundation. The award consists of a framed certificate and one free pass to a future OSCON. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Irene Ros (Bocoup)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 30 ratings)
Open source fuels engineers' professional and personal development as well as our client work. By doing so, we've created a sustainable environment that is driven by purpose. I will share some of the principles we've adopted and how we managed to make it work. Read more.
Community
Location: D138
Tony Wasserman (Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley), Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Formed by a group that included Tim O'Reilly, OSI has been the cornerstone of the movement OSCON aims to gather in plenary. Hear how OSI is transforming itself into the new voice of the global open source community Read more.
Business
Location: E145
Diane Mueller (ActiveState), David Mertz (IBM developerWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Companies are thinking long & hard about legal & regulatory implications of cloud computing. No matter what efficiency gains are, Legal often directs IT to steer clear of any service that eliminates their ability to keep sensitive information out of the hands of Federal prosecutors. As the fog clears on the US Patriot Act, best practices are emerging to enable corporations to move to the cloud. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.78, 27 ratings)
If you're one of the 50% of developers who uses vi/Vim on a regular basis, but you still only use the 5% of the editor features that you learned in school, this talk will offer you a dozen ways to instantly make your editing more efficient and productive. Read more.
Event
Location: Portland Ballroom Foyer
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
Take the opportunity to network one last time and exchange contact information with one another. Drinks and snacks provided. Read more.

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