Personal schedule for Daniel Catalano

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Python
Location: D137-138
Jacob Kaplan-Moss (Revolution Systems, LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 19 ratings)
Django is a high-level web development framework designed for rapid development of database-backed web sites. This tutorial is designed to introduce developers to Django. It will take attendees from a blank screen to a fully-functional web application. I'll cover all the basics you need to know to get started with Django. Read more.
Data
Location: E145-146
Krishna Sankar (Tata America International)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 12 ratings)
Social media has become the true mirror of the society & no doubt, Twitter is silver behind the glass. An understanding of the underlying network models reflected by the tweets & associated metadata enables one to infer and predict. In this tutorial, we will derive domain metrics like Cliques and Brand Rank by applying SNA principles via Twitter APIs. 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.
Location: See BoF Schedule for Locations
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.
Data
Location: E145-146
Tags: postgresql
Christophe Pettus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 8 ratings)
You have your shiny new PostgreSQL source tarball or package, but what to do with it? In one intense tutorial, we'll go through everything need to install, configure, and maintain your new, tuned, replicated, back-uped PostgreSQL installation. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 256
Dane Springmeyer (MapBox / Development Seed)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 15 ratings)
Learn how to make beautiful, fast, and interactive maps for web and mobile using the latest open source tools. Technologies discussed will include Node.js, Mapnik, TileMill, MapBox, CartoDB, and TileStache. TileMill wil be the central tool used for hands-on learning. We will showcase how both technical and non-technical users can turn raw data into hosted and embeddable maps. 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.
Event
Location: OCC Lloyd parking lot
Average rating: ****.
(4.79, 14 ratings)
Don't forget to pack your running shoes and your self-tracking tech, because we're hosting the first ever Couch to Quantified 5K fun run at OSCON. Whether you are an avid runner or just starting out, you are invited to join other OSCON attendees Tuesday evening for a run/jog/walk through some of the most scenic and emblematic sites of Portland. Read more.
Event
Location: 411 NW Park Ave.
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 14 ratings)
Join Puppet Labs at their headquarters in the Pearl District. The part is free, as in free beer, food and fun. Two open bars and more! Take the Green or Yellow line (free transit) west to Union Station and walk 2 blocks west to 411 NW Park Ave. 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.
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.
UX
Location: D137
Jeff Gothelf (Proof)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
Design is often perceived as “making things user-friendly.” To combat that oversimplification, designers shroud their work in specialized tools & jargon. This gives designers a false sense of value & control over their work. In actuality, this drives divisions between designers & their teams. By open sourcing design process via transparency, the true value of Design and designers becomes clear. 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.
Healthcare
Location: E146
Fred Trotter (FredTrotter.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
I run the public running behaviour change site RunOrElse.com. The idea is simple. You set a distance goal each week. You track that goal with RunKeeper. If you meet your goal, nothing happens and you keep your money. If you fail your goal, we automatically charge your Paypal account, sending money to charity. During this talk we will release and demo Open Source code that does the same thing! Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 256
Thiago Macieira (Intel)
Average rating: ***..
(3.23, 13 ratings)
The past 15 years have seen many languages be created to solve problems that languages before it couldn't solve or had not solved properly. In 2011, our old and familiar C and C++ languages received an upgrade: C11 and C++11. The changes to C++11 are so important it is almost a new language. This talk will present some of the most interesting changes aimed at making a developer's life easier. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 256
Dan Menard (Netflix)
Average rating: ***..
(3.32, 38 ratings)
Why don't more companies practice code review? We all know how beneficial it is, and we've all seen it's successes in open source. What's so hard about bringing it over to the world of commercial software development? Nothing! This is a success story about adopting code review from the open source community and applying it to commercial development. It worked for us. It can work for you too. Read more.
Mobile
Location: F150
Pragati Ogal Rai (PayPal, eBay Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.83, 6 ratings)
Android is the leading mobile operating system. With its growing popularity and adoption, it is important to understand the security architecture of Android so developers can secure their data and also protect the privacy and confidentiality of their users. This session discusses the overall Android security architecture and talks about different security artifacts provided by Android. Read more.
Business
Location: E145
Gil Elbaz (Factual)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Hiding data in a siilo no longer needs to be the status quo. Indeed, this presentation argues that it shouldn’t be. In this presentation, Gil Elbaz will discuss the detriments of hiding data and the relationship between data accessibility and innovation. Read more.
Python
Location: D135
Mike Biglan (Twenty Ideas), M Wiggins (Concentric Sky), Josh Bothun (Concentric Sky)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
The underlying bootstrapping (i.e. "startproject") and environmental setup process in Django has remained mostly unchanged for many years. Djenesis decouples bootstrapping from Django while allowing a user to choose their template or setup an existing project. Just as important, it also sets beginners up with a smoother learning-curve and simplifies environmental setup. Read more.
Mobile
Location: F150
Paul Scott (DSTV Online), Herman Smith (Touchlab)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 9 ratings)
Build a MongoDB geospatial datastore using Creative Commons licensed world data and an Android client to consume the service for fun and profit! Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 256
John Musser (ProgrammableWeb)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 19 ratings)
If open APIs and open data are the new open source, then what makes a good API into a great API? This session is a deep-dive on helping you build better APIs. And designing an open API is a lot harder than it looks: protocols, data formats, optimizations, security, abstractions, and more. This session draws on our experience at ProgrammableWeb where we've looked at over 5,000 different open APIs. 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.
Location: See BoF Schedule for Locations
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.
Event
Location: Spirit of 77 (500 NE MLK Blvd.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Please join us to celebrate the OpenStack community's success on its 2nd anniversary during OSCON 2012! We will have food, drinks, bar games and of course, OpenStack limited-edition t-shirts! 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
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.
Mobile
Location: F150
Anna Filina (FooLab Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 10 ratings)
jQuery Mobile is a cross-platform framework made for smartphones and tablets. With its HTML5 interface, it looks and feels like an app. This presentation will teach you how to quickly create a mobile front-end with little effort. It will also feature a use-case of adapting an existing web application to the mobile. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 252
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
The web consists of free-form links, and Google has excelled at quickly searching through this information. But, finding structured data, such as databases, spreadsheets, and tables is hard: they contain few links into and out of these documents. This talk discusses some of our efforts to find and present this data (focusing on government-generated), making it universally accessible and useful. 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.
Healthcare
Location: E146
Dave Neary (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.18, 11 ratings)
Your body is a machine. If you jog or run, then by mixing things up, you can help make that machine run more efficiently. This talk will cover the basics of how to establish a performance baseline, constructing a training program to improve performance, and then measuring the improvements. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251
Andy Gup (Esri)
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 18 ratings)
This session takes you through an in-depth look at the HTML 5 Geolocation API. We'll nail down what it is and how to use it effectively. Our tips and tricks will save you a ton of time. We'll demonstrate those key concepts through real-world demos that will also take you to the next step and show you several ways to analyze and make sense of the data. 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.
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.
Python
Location: D135
wesley chun (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
Twitter and Google+ are examples of the highly active and popular social media scene today. Using Python, you can easily execute searches on both. All you need is a client library (easily found), and you can get going without a lot of effort! Read more.
Community
Location: E146
Deborah Bryant (Red Hat), John Scott (RadiantBlue Technologies, Inc. )
Long-time open source advocate in government Deb Bryant takes off the gloves and talks about legislators and lobbyists, policy wonks and pundits, bureaucrats and and advocates. It's just the fodder you’ll need to get behind a new national technology imperative; recycle US Federal investments in software into the innovation economy while taking control of their own software destiny. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Allison Randal (DrugDev, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 10 ratings)
Inspired by a friend's X10-wired house in the 1990's, this talk is a modern take on the "smart home", searching for a more organic connection to our digital selves. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 252
Matthew Soldo (Heroku, Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 15 ratings)
Recent shifts in the tech world - including PaaS, cloud-services, and NoSQL - have dramatically altered the manner in which software is written, deployed, and run. This talk will discuss how PostgreSQL fits into - and can potentially take advantage of - this world. Read more.
Keith Fahlgren (Safari Books Online)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
Modern developers use an ever-expanding set of online tools to help them solve problems, develop skills, and get their work done. Analyzing the usage data from one of these tools reveals a surprising amount about emerging technologies and how some developers are learning more effectively. Read more.
Python
Location: D135
Eric Wills (University of Oregon/Vizme)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
Metaclasses are a commonly misunderstood and misrepresented topic in Python. This session will introduce metaclasses, explore the added functionality they provide, and look at some real world examples of metaclasses as we use them in server-side web development at Vizme. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 252
Pat Patterson (Salesforce.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
This session provides an overview of PostgreSQL 9.1 Foreign Data Wrappers, a mechanism for retrieving data from remote data sources. We will contrast the native C interface with the Python interface provided via the Multicorn project. A real-world example will retrieve business data from salesforce.com and combine it with data held in native PostgreSQL tables using a simple SQL JOIN. Read more.
Python
Location: D135
Thomas Lee (New Relic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
Ever wondered how you might experiment with your own syntax changes to the Python programming language? Learn about the internals of Python as I dissect the steps required to introduce a new keyword to the language. Read more.
Location: See BoF Schedule for Locations
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.
Event
Location: Exhibit Hall E
Average rating: ****.
(4.78, 9 ratings)
Citrix is sponsoring a night of poker, pizza and beer. For one night only, OSCON's Hall E will be transformed into Portland's only poker room complete with professional dealers. 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.
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.
Community
Location: E147
Carol Smith (Google, Inc.), Shawn Pearce (Google), Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
In this talk we’ll talk about the years events in open source at Google, including a breakdown of the Google code-in project and an update on the Summer of Code. Also, we'll talk about how we dealt with hosting Android and Gerrit after the kernel.org hack. Read more.
UX
Location: D137
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
Within 10 years 90% of people will use a smartphone, tablet, or other non-traditional device as their primary computing interface. But what about the other 10%: the professionals who need devices with both power *and* usability? In this session we will explore the the future of desktop apps as they compete with mobile and web based applications and look at new tools & toolkits to build them. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: E144
Federico Lucifredi (Canonical | Ubuntu)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
A quick intro to embedded Linux development and a survey of the capabilities and limits of the most interesting hardware available for experimenting by hardware hackers, and the skills needed to make effective use of it. Ranging from Plug Computers to bare development boards, miniaturized systems and rooted hard drives, the ever-growing bestiary of ARM devices at our disposal for projects is fun! Read more.
Data
Location: D135
Bill Fox J.D., M.A. (LexisNexis), Jo Prichard (LexisNexis Risk Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
In this session, two case studies will be presented on leveraging Big Data and an open source Big Data processing platform to detect relationships at levels not previously detected. This session will give a behind-the-scenes look at how to program rapid data delivery queries with Big Data to solve real world problems along with anecdotal examples from the field. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: F150
Aaron Parecki (Esri)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
If you've ever written any code to authenticate wtih Twitter, you may have been confused by all the signature methods and base strings. You'll be happy to know that OAuth 2 has vastly simplified the process, but at what cost? 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.
Data
Location: Portland 252
Andreas Kollegger (Neo Technology)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 18 ratings)
In this session, Andreas Kollegger will take you on a whirlwind tour of the current NoSQL landscape. He'll give a crash course overview of the four main categories of NoSQL databases, and discuss what's currently lacking to make the enterprise adopt NoSQL, and how to solve it. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: Portland 255
Stuart Marks (Oracle)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Like many projects, OpenJDK has technical debt. OpenJDK, being an implementation of the Java platform, bears a greater burden: evolving the platform makes its own implementation go out of date. It's an enormous effort to keep the JDK up to date with Java. This talk examines this kind of technical debt in OpenJDK and presents some paths toward mitigating it. 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.
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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