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Perl
Location: E143-144
Peter Scott (Pacific Systems Design Technologies)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
Normally it takes three days of classes for a beginner to get familiar with Perl. We don't have three days, so we're going to speed things up... just a bit. This tutorial will cover the basics and enough of the more advanced features to bootstrap the learning process for Perl novices. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D136
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.92, 40 ratings)
The class explores 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.
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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D136
Wade Minter (TeamSnap), Mark Cornick (TeamSnap), Emily Dobervich (TeamSnap)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 14 ratings)
Getting everyone in your company or development team on the same page can be a challenge. Back for a second year, 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.
Perl
Location: Portland 255
Tags: perl
Randal L. Schwartz (FLOSS Weekly podcast), Peter Scott (Pacific Systems Design Technologies)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 10 ratings)
In this tutorial, brian d foy will cover aspects of his latest book, Mastering Perl, which is practical advice for working programmers on creating enterprise-quality Perl programs 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.
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
Brian Aker (HP)
Average rating: **...
(2.62, 42 ratings)
In this keynote, Brian Aker, HP Fellow, will share challenges and best practices from his work with OpenStack software, including how a rich set of APIs must be developed in order to drive broad platform adoption as well as the need for formal APIs. 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.
Perl
Location: D136
Ricardo Signes (Pobox.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.28, 18 ratings)
In this session, Ricardo Signes (rjbs), the Perl 5 project lead, will discuss the future of the Perl language, the guiding principles of its ongoing design, and the specific changes toward which the Perl 5 Porters are working. It will also describe the way Perl 5 development really happens, how that is changing, and what we might want it to become. 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.
Perl
Location: D136
Eric Wilhelm (Cisco, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.31, 13 ratings)
How does programming change and what will it be like in 25 years when you take your flying car to the office? Do the past 25 years of Perl give us enough perspective to see 25 years into the future? We'll look at recent progress, new features, and see how you can use a deeper knowledge of the inner workings to revolutionize your approach solving problems today. Read more.
Python
Location: D135
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
Grace Murray Hopper's famous motto, "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission", has many useful applications -- in Python, in concurrency, in networking, as well of course as in real life. However, it's not universally valid. This talk explores both useful and damaging applications of this principle. Read more.
Community
Location: D138
David Eaves (Eaves Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 10 ratings)
What do data analytics and negotiation theory have in common? In this talk, community management adviser David Eaves will outline how these two disciplines form the core of a new Science of Community Management: an approach to measure and manage contributors to make participation less frustration and more productive. 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.
Programming
Location: Portland 256
Martijn Verburg (jClarity), Ben Evans (jClarity)
Average rating: **...
(2.91, 34 ratings)
Following on from a popular OSCON 2011 Ignite talk, the Diabolical Developer and Ben Evans (the voice of reason) returns with a full length presentation full of controversy and thought provoking material. In short, this session provides a wealth of tips and tricks to free you from the chains of so call 'modern software development best practices'. Read more.
Perl
Location: D136
Tags: cpan, git, git_hub
Mark Allen (Mark Allen)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 18 ratings)
For many Perl programmers, using git is a bit of a black box. This talk hopes to bring some clarity around the rather unintuitive interface of the git distributed version control system. The talk is geared for git beginners, primarily, although some of the content may be interesting to people who are comfortable with the basic git workflow of "add, commit, push." Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Mary Jane Kelly (Casaba Security)
Average rating: ****.
(4.10, 10 ratings)
Long have people dreamed of finding psychokinetic powers. From ancient mythology to the Uncanny X-Men, mental superpowers have been the stuff of legend. Now, with an Arduino and an EEG sensor headset, the amazing power of telekinesis can be yours! Read more.
Business
Location: E145
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 12 ratings)
Software Freedom™ doesn't come from access to the source code any more than Freedom of the Press comes from the ability to take apart the machines that print the newspaper. The App Store has changed the software industry to create software freedom without access to source code. Read more.
Perl
Location: D136
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.86, 29 ratings)
Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of Perl? The Damian knows! Read more.
Business
Location: E145
Tim Sammut (Cisco Security Research and Operations)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
The use of Open Source Software in products or services can create numerous benefits; however, it simultaneously presents security challenges that are often overlooked. How do you learn of new vulnerabilities in OSS that you use? How do you effectively manage and track those issues? How do you disclose issues to your customers? This session will address these questions and many more. 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: 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.
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
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.
Community
Location: D138
Cheryl Miller (greenlight for girls Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Greenlightforgirls.org is a Brussels-based, international NGO promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics to girls of all ages and backgrounds. We promote female role models from technical sectors to youngsters, and run events which inspire girls to study and pursue careers in technical areas, including computers. With this knowledge, we believe girls will save the world! Read more.
Education
Location: F151
David Preston (The Preston Group)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Forget what you think you know about school and education policy: the unevenly distributed future is here. Open source learning is no longer hypothetical. Learners are using open source values, organizing principles and tools to construct experiences and networks that inspire, support achievement, and create previously unimagined opportunity for expansion. Read more.
UX
Location: D137
Paul Tashima (Nebula Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.10, 10 ratings)
This session will explore how storytelling techniques reflect core design approaches. From folklore to modern cinema, the way in which we tell good stories may help guide the way in which we design good user experience. Read more.
Python
Location: D135
Jacob Kaplan-Moss (Revolution Systems, LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 7 ratings)
You'll often hear that some web framework "doesn't scale". Well, it's true! Django, like all web frameworks. offers a ton of shortcuts for common cases, but as sites grow these shortcuts come at the cost of performance. However, you don't have to throw the baby out with the bathwater; come to this talk to hear how you can win back performance while hanging on to the framework you love. Read more.
Perl
Location: D136
Ricardo Signes (Pobox.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.76, 17 ratings)
Ricardo Signes (rjbs), the Perl 5 project lead, will tell you about all the changes in Perl 5.10 through 5.16 that will affect your daily life, with a focus on things you should and shouldn't use. Read more.
Community
Location: D138
Kane McLean (Open Source for America)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Change is hard for individuals, and harder for organizations. Understanding how to navigate the forces affecting our habits and willpower will enable you to set about effecting real change in your organization. Discussed in terms of grassroots, clouds, elephants and jockeys, this practical perspective redefines the challenge of cultural change. 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.
Python
Location: D135
Lynn Root (PyLadies SF)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Are you a woman wanting to break into the engineering field? Or do you know any women wanting to learn how to code, but don't know how to help them? Perhaps our nerdy ladies are a bit shy to ask for help. That's okay! I'll give you some tools to nudge you in the right direction. Read more.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E141
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
First done at OSCON 2010, we though this session was extremely useful in helping developers work better with Googlers and Google technology and we’ll be able answer most questions that they might be baffled about. 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.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147
John Goulah (Etsy), Erik Kastner (Kickstarter)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 14 ratings)
Its common to discuss the production environment in public but it is a black art on how to construct the development environment correctly, in fact it is a common problem that development doesn’t closely mirror the production experience. We will address why this is important, some common anti-patterns, and how it can be done correctly. 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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Nóirín Plunkett (Eucalyptus Systems), Michael Schwern (eval Empire)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 8 ratings)
This year's college students never had a Commodore 64 - it had been discontinued before they were born. They've grown up with the internet and Google - they're smart, and they're already coding. This talk looks at how we can make open source relevant to the Facebook generation, how our communities can adapt to recognize their itches, and how we can benefit from their insight and work. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Perl
Location: D136
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 7 ratings)
How does Unicode support stack up across major platforms, including Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, and more? Who’s doing the best job, and who’s failing miserably? Is anyone doing a good job? Does anyone actually implement to standard, and to what extent? I’ll compare the major platforms to separate the losers from the not-so-losers. Read more.
Community
Location: D138
Martijn Verburg (jClarity), Ben Evans (jClarity)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Based on our experiences with the LJC and other OSS projects we cover several tips and tricks used to build a vibrant community of thousands of passionate developers and get those communities working with each other and how to deal with conflicts and other war stories! Read more.
Event
Location: Green Dragon brewpub (928 SE 9th Ave)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Come meet the Amazon Web Services Developer Resources team at the Green Dragon brewpub (928 SE 9th Ave) on Thursday evening. Drinks and snacks are on us! RSVP required. Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 252
Jim Brandt (Best Practical Solutions), Larry Wall (The Wall Nuthouse)
Average rating: ****.
(4.82, 22 ratings)
Join us for the annual State of the Onion address with Larry Wall and the ever popular Perl Lightning Talks. 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.
Event
Location: E141
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
Lockpicking is fun for everyone and demystifies simple mechanical puzzles that we all rely on. Join representatives from the local Portland TOOOL (Open Organization Of Lockpickers) group and sharpen your lockpicking skills. 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.
Healthcare
Location: E146
Jason Levitt (Spirit.io)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
Various studies over the past decade are nearly universal in lambasting the office chair as the harbinger of a number of ills. But what's the alternative? In this session, we look at some popular alternatives to the traditional office chair including standing at a desk, treadmill desks, saddle seats, stools, kneeling chairs, the Swooper, and balance ball chairs. 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.
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
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.
Data
Location: E144
Ian Plosker (Basho Technologies, Inc)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 5 ratings)
Watch as data models compete for the top prize. Who will win? Contestants will be judged on performance, ease of querying, and scalability. Join us to find out who will be America's Next Top Data Model. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D138
Peter Neubauer (Neo Technology)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
You know the drill - prototype, code, test, docs. The last part of the chain is either omitted or will rot in Wikis and manuals. This session introduces what Neo4j did to get O'Reilly quality DocBook content out of the codebase without getting in the way of the developers and extending the amount of docs from JavaDoc to PDF-book quality. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: F150
George DeMet (Palantir.net, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
In this session, we'll look at the website development process through the lens of Hollywood storytelling. We’ll examine how the narrative structure of various films compares to different process models for site development. And along the way, we'll talk about some best practices for delivering successful projects that are on time, on budget, and meet customer expectations. 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.
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.
Perl
Location: D136
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
Moose! Testing! Isolation! All fine things to have when writing code, but it's all to easy for the goodness of Moose to stop short when you change directory from ./lib to ./t. RJBS's fabulous Test::Routine brings all the goodness of Moose into your tests as well, and in this session, I'll show you how to use it. RJBS would do it, but he's busy pumpkinging. Read more.
Keynote
Location: D135
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX), Gina Blaber (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
OSCON belongs to its attendees, and we want to hear what you think of this year’s show. Join the organizers to talk about what you loved and hated about OSCON, and what you’d like to see next year. 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.
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.
Event
Location: Meet in MLK Lobby of OCC
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Cap off your trip to Portland with one of Portland's award-winning guided walking tours. Tours will leave from the convention center right after the closing keynotes. Please register in advance. Tickets range from $20-$45 per person depending on the tour. Read more.

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