Personal schedule for Shane Curcuru

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Event, Sponsored Tutorials
Location: E141
Chiradeep Vittal (Citrix Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Apache CloudStack is an infrastructure-as-a-service platform used to deploy Amazon-style cloud computing environments, in this session developers will learn abou the architecture, plugin framework, and how to get involved in the Apache CloudStack project. 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.
Event
Location: Exhibit Hall A
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 32 ratings)
We're swapping last year's clown shoes for Camp OSCON t-shirts at this year's attendee party. You don't have to worry about sewing in nametags and forget those long bus rides -- just stroll over Exhibit Hall A (next to the Expo Hall). This is the camp you wish your parents had sent you to. You won't want to miss this; trust us. 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
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 54 ratings)
Open source software was one of the earliest successful examples of a sharing economy that has had huge economic impact. But as alternative energy advocate Steve Baer once noted, ecosystem services are often ignored in economic analysis: when you put your clothes in the dryer the energy you use is measured and counted, but when you hang them on the line, they disappear from the measured economy. Read more.
Community
Location: D138
Llewellyn Falco (Spun Labs), Lynn Langit (Teaching Kids Programming)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
We have had a history of taking a different approach that has been highly successful in turning small emails and twitter comments into people programming with us on our OSS projects. In this session we will share our stories so that you can also the harness good intentions of others and turn those intentions into committable code. Read more.
Healthcare
Location: E146
Anne Wright (CMU), Candide Kemmler (Fluxtream.com), Rich Gibson (Gigapan.org)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
The BodyTrack project develops open source tools to aggregate and visualize self-tracking data from a variety of sources. We seek to empower individuals to explore how various factors affect them, such as evaluating potential food sensitivities, asthma or migraine triggers, or other environment/health interactions. We will discuss these tools and experiences using them. Read more.
Community
Location: D138
Asheesh Laroia (Eventbrite), Karen Rustad (OpenHatch)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 8 ratings)
In your open source project's community, some people contribute. Most people don't. By analyzing the typical open source project's on-ramp for new contributors through the lens of user experience design, we provide practical tips to make any project more approachable and that diversify the community. Read more.
Education
Location: F151
Kurt Bollacker (Applied Minds)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
Our current public education system was built using industrial age thinking, and is now struggling to adapt to modern educational needs. Open Source philosophies have given us an information age of prosperity. Recent developments mean we can finally use "open source thinking" to transform our educational system into a 21st century success- but it won't look much like it does today. Read more.
Healthcare
Location: E146
Bob Evans (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Get started building your own Android health trackers in minutes with PACO. PACO is an opensource Android tool that lets you create all sorts of experience sampling studies to track health & wellness as well as visualize all the data together across your experiments. It started out inside Google but is now being used by Quantified Self-ers, med schools, psychology departments, & businesses. Read more.
Community
Location: D138
Meghan Gill (10gen)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 10 ratings)
In this session, we’ll talk about strategies for nurturing, empowering and rewarding community leaders to help scale your open source community. 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.
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.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
John Mone (Endurance International Group)
Average rating: **...
(2.74, 38 ratings)
Through its ubiquitous presence in small business, Open Source has become a key, but unrecognized, driver of the U.S. economy. John will discuss the hidden impact of Open Source and what it means to contributors and project leaders. He’ll also provide important tips on making it easy to increase exposure of projects through code contributors and distribution platforms. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Gianugo Rabellino (Microsoft)
Average rating: **...
(2.09, 35 ratings)
Microsoft's journey into open source has been eventful, and even unexpected. Ten years ago, few would have predicted the importance to the company of projects such Node.JS, Hadoop and even Linux. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Frank Frankovsky (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.91, 33 ratings)
In this talk, Facebook's Frank Frankovsky will examine key moments from the history of open hardware and share learnings from his work on the Open Compute Project — a prominent industry initiative focused on driving greater openness and collaboration in infrastructure technology — to draw out insights on how we can create and sustain open source movements in hardware. Read more.
Business
Location: E145
Brian LeRoux (Adobe Systems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Nitobi Software quietly lead a mobile web revolution creating and fostering the PhoneGap project eventually growing it to millions of users worldwide. In late 2011, Nitobi was acquired by Adobe Systems. This talk will go through the transition of small software consultancy working part time on a free software project growing into a small team in a large company dedicated to the same project. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 252
Kim Rees (Periscopic)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 11 ratings)
Data, data everywhere, but not a structured bit. Open data is all the rage, but often this data is poorly formatted or not very accessible. This session will discuss various ways to pry open the oyster of public data. Read more.
Business
Location: E145
Karl Fogel (Open Tech Strategies, LLC), Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
We've assembled the first comprehensive history of open source in the US government -- all the major events, publications, policy, and code releases we could collect. And it's mashable. From that data, we learn how the government adopts open source, how policies affects adoption, and how governments have most effectively encouraged their own open source use. 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.
Programming
Location: Portland 256
Chris Granger (Kodowa)
Average rating: ***..
(3.70, 10 ratings)
At Microsoft I had the unique opportunity to sit behind a one way mirror and watch people try to solve problems. Behind that mirror I learned we've done so very little to enable us to realize our creations and that our tools often cause us to stumble instead of propel us forward. In my talk we'll deconstruct what I learned to see how Light Table might be the future of tools. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Brian Fitzpatrick (Google, Inc.), Ben Collins-Sussman (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 16 ratings)
We often hear engineers lament how hard it is to get anything done inside of a big company. The trick to overcoming this is to know the right people, understand how power flows in the organization, and, most importantly, what you can get away with and when. We'll help you understand the human element of navigating companies both big and small through a series of (hopefully) amusing anecdotes. Read more.
Business
Location: E145
Shane Curcuru (The Apache Software Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
What is the single most valuable part of an open source project? Its brand. When everyone can fork your code on their own, a project's brand is the most important thing to understand and maintain for the benefit of the project's core technical community. Learn how communities can intelligently manage their reputation, and companies can respectfully use the brand. Read more.
Business
Location: E145
Mishi Choudhary (Software Freedom Law Center), Deb Nicholson (Open Invention Network), Justin Colannino (Ropes & Gray LLP)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
The intense commercial competition between technology companies is driving large volumes of complex and often multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. With the de facto possibility of patenting software related ideas in various countries, free and open source software developers must understand the patent risks inherent in the development and distribution of their software. 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.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.74, 31 ratings)
"Piers, do you want to do a keynote at OSCON?" "Yes! What should I talk about?" "Well... you know xkcd.com?" "Yes." "There's this strip over here. It'd be fun if..." "Oh! Hell yes!" So here I am. Saying yes. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D136
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Google makes extensive use of open source software in running Google - both making use and contributing back to that. By using and contributing to open source software, we have been able to fundamentally change how managing an enterprise-size work force and their computing needs. Read more.
Business
Location: E145
Mohamed Elmallah (Children's Hospital of Los Angeles)
You have been there before, wondering why do we pay all this money in licensing while we can go Open Source. You work for government, non-profit, healthcare, or an IT consulting company, you propose Open Source, but you find objections. If you are lucky enough to get an Open Source project going, you meet resistance and many challenges. Well, you are not alone. Let's contemplate on few stories. Read more.
Community
Location: E147
Scott Hanselman (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
Will Microsoft ever get serious about Open Source? How does Microsoft design what is "Open Source" vs. "Source Opened"? Join Scott Hanselman from the Azure/ASP.NET/IIS team as he talks about what's going on in Open Source in the Angle Brackets and Curly Brackets space. Read more.
Community
Location: F151
Donnie Berkholz (RedMonk), Leslie Hawthorn (Elasticsearch)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 13 ratings)
The strength of your community is the best predictor of your project's long-term viability. What happens when that community is gradually infiltrated by assholes, who infect everyone else with their constant negativity and personal attacks? This talk will teach you about the dramatic impact assholes are having on your organization today and will show you how you can begin to repair it. Read more.
Community, Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151
Brian King (Briks Software), Benjamin Kerensa (Mozilla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Grow, Grow, Grow! People are the life-blood of Open Source Communities. Mozilla has always recognised this in regards to their own success, and are now undertaking a project to expand the community even further with the Mozilla Reps program. This talk will discuss the successes and challenges we have had, and our plans for continued momentum. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
The 8th Annual O’Reilly Open Source Award winners will be announced. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.68, 19 ratings)
Humans display an immense capacity to act against their own best judgement. Whether it's putting off healthy lifestyle choices, writing our tests and documentation "tomorrow", or having just one more unit of something we know we shouldn't. Learn how to patch your mindware, use cognitive prosthetics, and upgrade your memory to actually get done what you want to be doing. Read more.

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