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Data
Location: Portland 255
Steve Francia (10gen)
Average rating: ***..
(3.76, 21 ratings)
This hands-on session will introduce the audience to building applications with MongoDB - the open source document-oriented NoSQL database. The tutorial will take the user through building a simple location-based (like foursquare) from start to finish. Attendees will finish the session with a working application they use to check into locations around Portland from any HTML5 enabled phone! 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.
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.
Data, Healthcare
Location: D135
Jeremie Miller (Singly), Thomas Muldowney (Singly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Learn how to build apps on a unified open source API combining data from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Github, Foursquare, Instagram, Tumblr, Linkedin, Fitbit, Wordpress, Runkeeper, Dropbox, and more, includes hands-on hack time to get a working dev environment up and running. Read more.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Nathaniel Schutta (ntschutta.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.28, 25 ratings)
The word just came down from the VP - you need a mobile app and you need it yesterday. It needs to be polished and have that design stuff too. Oh and it needs to be on all the major platforms in time for the big marketing push next month. After a moment of panic, you wonder if it's too late to become a plumber... 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.
Cloud
Location: D139-140
Lance Albertson (Oregon State University Open Source Lab)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 20 ratings)
Private cloud computing has become an integral part of global business. While each platform provides a way for virtual machines to be deployed, implementations vary widely. It can be difficult to determine which features are right for your needs. This session will discuss the top open source private cloud platforms and provide analysis on which one is the best fit for you. Read more.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E142
Jonathan Ellis (DataStax, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
This session will explain how Apache Cassandra meets OLTP big data needs, and its relationship with big data analytics. Jonathan will explain why Cassandra is the leading big data OLTP solution and how Cassandra delivers linear scale-out capabilities with true high availability, with examples from real-world production use cases. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 256
Andrew Gerrand (Google), Rob Pike (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.42, 19 ratings)
Go 1 is a stable version of the Go Programming Language that will be supported for years to come. In this talk, Rob Pike and Andrew Gerrand outline the major highlights of the release and discuss the details behind some specific libraries and tools. They show that Go is not just a language, but a cohesive programming environment for producing high quality software. 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.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251
Nathaniel Schutta (ntschutta.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.81, 32 ratings)
Believe it or not, the JavaScript party hasn't stopped. What other libraries are out there? What do they offer? This talk will survey the field of modern JavaScript libraries getting you up to speed on what's new. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: Portland 255
Martijn Verburg (jClarity), Ben Evans (jClarity)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 17 ratings)
The speakers recently stumbled across a time machine containing a system built in Java 8 technology which has fallen back in time. This talk will explain some of the advanced features and future code archeology of this amazing find! Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147
Ward Cunningham (Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Federation lets you have your data and share it too. Learn how you can use this new wiki to provide or consume open data in an environment architected to make this safe and easy. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 252
Nathan Marz (Twitter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.46, 13 ratings)
Storm is an open-source realtime computation system relied upon by Twitter for much of its analytics. Storm does for realtime computation what Hadoop did for batch computation. It has a huge range of applications and combines ease of use with a robust foundation. Since being open-sourced, Storm has been adopted by over 25 companies. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251
Chris Strom (EEE Computes)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 17 ratings)
You package your assets. You use CSS sprites. You serve up everything with gzip compression. You obsess over Yslow recommendations. But you are still not SPDY. Fundamental limitations in HTTP and TCP/IP still add up to 60% overhead to your site. Find out how to reclaim that lost bandwidth and increase the robustness of your sites at the same time. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: Portland 255
Jonas Bonér (Typesafe)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
This talk introduces the Akka platform. Akka is the platform for the next generation of event-driven, scalable and fault-tolerant architectures on the JVM. Read more.
Cloud
Location: D139-140
Mahadev Konar (Hortonworks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.10, 10 ratings)
This talk will include a review of the breadth of ZooKeeper features and use cases in low latency systems like ad platforms, high latency WAN environment and high throughput deployments. The talk will also include the future roadmap for ZooKeeper. 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.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E143
Shevek . (Nebula)
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 11 ratings)
Compilers don't just turn C into binary, they transform data, and the optimizer is a critical decision-maker in the process. If we understand both, we can often solve tedious data transformation, scheduling or logic problems with very little effort. This presentation will teach you the magic, and convey a wealth of experience. Attendees have been known to subsequently write compilers. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D136
Matt Neuburg (TidBITS)
The process of writing, editing, and publishing an O'Reilly programming book has been tending increasingly into the open source domain, relying on open source tools and technologies. This talk describes one author's experience, along with considerations about the possible future of the book in an increasingly open source world. Read more.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E141
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
Watch as we show you how to rapidly build a functional hybrid mobile app starting from conception to a working application for iOS and Android devices – with time left over to discuss various deployment challenges to developing hybrid applications. Read more.
Mobile
Location: F150
Justin Miller (Mapbox)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
This presentation will focus on a process for taking open data sources, turning them into beautiful custom maps, using them on mobile in an offline-capable way, and doing it all with entirely open source code. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Brian Capouch (Saint Josephs College)
Pastfinder is a prototype system developed by the software engineering class at Saint Joseph's College to keep track of a wide variety of geolocated historical assets. Based on Open Source tools, it was used to develop an online "virtual cemetery" which represents Independence Cemetery, a large pioneer graveyard in Jasper County, Indiana. Read more.
Moderated by: Peter Zaitsev
Database backed Full-Text Search (MySQL) and why companies like Craigslist, LivingSocial, and Boardreader from a technical perspective have chosen to utilize Sphinx. 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
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.
Mobile
Location: F150
Paul Beusterien (Mobile Developer Solutions)
Average rating: ***..
(3.36, 14 ratings)
Create, develop, and deploy mobile applications with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS using PhoneGap. Read more.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E143
Gail Frederick (Intel)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Learn how to build UI for and debug HTML5 apps for mobile devices using Rapid Interface Builder (RIB) and Web Simulator, two open-source tools recently released by Intel. This session dives deep into the feature sets of both Web app developer tools, with demos, and shows you how you can influence the future of these open-source projects. 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.
UX
Location: D137
Hadley Wickham (Rice University / RStudio)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 21 ratings)
Learn the essential bits of cognitive psychology to create effect visualisations that convey what you want them to convey. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: Portland 255
Abdelmonaim Remani (The NorCal Java User Group)
Average rating: **...
(2.42, 19 ratings)
Metaprograming is the dirty little secret behind the success of many Java frameworks such as Spring and Struts2, and constitutes the backbone of many of the most fundamental APIs across the JEE technology stack. This session aims introduce the topic and highlight with code examples the different mechanisms and techniques to take advantage of this underused feature of the Java Programming Language. Read more.
Cloud
Location: D139-140
Mike Cohen (Big Switch Networks), Faan DeSwardt (Symantec)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 5 ratings)
SDN is the promise of bringing comparable programmability to the network by abstracting a logical view from the underlying infrastructure for more agility, flexibility, scalability but also for more innovation, looking at networks in a new way and allowing for better synergies with applications running on it. 2012 is poised to be a pivotal year with production deployments, new players and more. 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.
Cloud
Location: D139-140
Scott Andreas (Boundary, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
This session explores the concept of the network as a source of truth for distributed applications and offers a deep-dive into higher-level problems that often manifest early at level 3. Tying network and application behavior together offers a powerful cocktail for finding and fixing problems in distributed applications quickly while also ensuring timely responses to clients spread across the net. 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.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147
Brian Clapper (Circonus, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 8 ratings)
Message Queues are a hot topic, but not all are created equal. After reviewing most of the popular choices, I will review my findings and offer suggestions for which to use when, and pros and cons of each. On the list are RabbitMQ, Kafka, Apache Qpid, Kestrel, ZeroMQ and more as time permits. 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.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251
Bastian Hofmann (ResearchGate GmbH)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 23 ratings)
Nowadays many modern web applications are solely relying on JavaScript to render their frontend. But if you want to create mashups, load data from many different places or include external widgets into your site, you are quickly running into boundaries because of browser and security restrictions. In this presentation I will talk about techniques helping you with such problems. Read more.
Programming
Location: E147
Kirsten Hunter (Akamai)
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.
Mobile
Location: F150
Joe Bowser (Adobe Systems)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 6 ratings)
The mobile web is now the ubiquitious web. Modern web developers building mobile web applications need to consider the many different devices with many screen sizes and densities. This talk focuses on the different techniques on how to deal with this on the web, regardless of whether this app is a website or a native application built using a framework such as PhoneGap. Read more.
Location: E142
Moderated by: David Brewer
Many Linux desktop environments try to be easy to use for the average user, but that's not you. You're at your computer all day writing code; you don't want to mess around with _dragging windows_ or (ugh) watching _animated transitions_. Stop by to discuss a great solution to this problem: the tiling window manager xmonad. Free yourself from the tyranny of the mouse. Read more.
Location: E143
Moderated by: Andy Piper
A discussion about MQTT, a popular lightweight messaging protocol open sourced through the Eclipse Foundation, and used in a variety of mobile and embedded device applications (from automated mousetraps, to tweeting ferries, and Facebook Messenger). Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251
Kevin Lynagh (Keming Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
Excellent statistical graphics first and foremost *show the data*. Likewise, the tools for making such graphics should emphasize essential data-visual mappings and hide implementation details. We describe a D3-like language for visualizing data on the web using declarative, constraint-based layout, implemented in ClojureScript. Read more.
Cloud
Location: D139-140
Average rating: ***..
(3.90, 10 ratings)
While there are many ways to design compute clusters, leveraging fast message queueing for all facets of system operation may be among the most elegant. Topics will include job collection, automatic load balancing, analytics, monitoring, and scaling. Learn real-world best practices and gotchas discovered while scaling an AMQP-based document processing backend to support over 8 million users. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: Portland 255
James Ward (Typesafe)
Average rating: ****.
(4.46, 13 ratings)
This session will teach you how to pull together jQuery, LESS, Twitter Bootstrap, Java, and Play Framework to build the Client/Server web app. You will also learn how to deploy Client/Server web apps on the cloud using a Content Delivery Network (Amazon CloudFront) for the Client and a Cloud Application Provider (Heroku) for the Server. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: E146
Erik Onnen (Urban Airship)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
The JVM is capable of amazing network throughput and performance when used properly. Different languages (Java, Scala, Clojure), programming approaches (Asynchronous IO, Blocking IO) can greatly affect throughput and latency. This talk will draw on experience building networks of millions of devices to discuss best practices and contrast emerging idoms on the JVM. 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.
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.
Java & JVM
Location: E146
Stephen Chin (Oracle)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
This presentation demonstrates the potential of using JavaFX 2 together with alternative languages such as Groovy, Clojure, and Scala. It also will showcase the successor to JavaFX Script, Visage, a DSL with features specifically targeted at helping create clean UIs. Read more.

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