Personal schedule for Gregg Pollack

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Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251
Average rating: ***..
(3.41, 22 ratings)
The Canvas element is one of the most exciting features added to HTML since the marquee tag. You can draw 2D graphics, implement special effects, edit photos at the pixel level, and bring rich animation to both desktop and mobile browsers alike; no plugins required. By the end of this workshop you will have good running code. New for 2012: adv. audio, WebGL, and mobile canvas support. 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.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251
Gregg Pollack (Envy Labs), Olivier Lacan (Envy Labs), Christopher Green (Envy Labs), Tyler Hunt (Envy Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.39, 18 ratings)
So you know the basics of jQuery and Selectors, but you want to solidify your knowledge with jQuery events, ajax, effects, and code organization. This course picks up where Intro to jQuery 1 left off, jumping straight into the most useful jQuery techniques. We'll cover Events, AJAX, Effects, and Code Organization in detail, utilizing the Code School engine so you can code in the browser. 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.
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.
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.
Office Hours
Location: Expo Hall (Table B)
Matthew McCullough (GitHub, Inc.)
Matthew McCullough, VP of Training, GitHub, Inc. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251
David Geary (Clarity Training, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.66, 32 ratings)
This talk is a demo-fueled, fast-paced introduction to HTML5 Canvas. 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.
UX
Location: D137
Rochelle King (Netflix), Matt Marenghi (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
Netflix has created one of the most beloved and, at times, controversial consumer products of the last decade. Two veteran executives of the company, leaders of product design and product engineering,will give a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at how the experiment-oriented culture of Netflix drives product decisions. 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.
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.
Office Hours
Location: Expo Hall (Table A)
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Damian Conway, CEO and Chief Trainer, Thoughtstream. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 256
Steve Klabnik (Jumpstart Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
In this talk, Steve will explain how to design your APIs so that they truly embrace the web and HTTP. Just as there's an impedance mismatch between our databases, our ORMs, and our models, there's an equal mismatch between our applications, our APIs, and our clients. Pros and cons of this approach will be discussed, as well as why more people aren't building APIs this way yet. 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.
Open Hardware
Location: D137
Rob Reilly (Rob Reilly Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 13 ratings)
The hacker community has enthusiastically embraced the Arduino microcontroller. Linux and Open Source hackers are some of the most sophisticated and forward thinking in the business. This talk with give them plenty of ideas for building highly capable, remote sensor projects. Read more.
Education
Location: F151
Jonathan Briggs (Eastside Preparatory School)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Take a tour of 8 years of lessons learned building, assembling, purchasing and adapting an optimal online learning ecosystem at a forward thinking 5-12 independent school. Find out how to get rapid teacher adoption, maximize resources and influence instructional practices. We will also take a tour of how Eastside Prep's integrated systems support all levels of the school. 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.
Programming
Location: Portland 256
Bob Nystrom (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 17 ratings)
Creating a new programming language, especially one for the browser is crazy! Is this a nefarious plot to break the open web and take over the world? Come see what we're doing and I'll show you how Dart can make it easier and more fun to build apps that play nice with JS and the web. Read more.
Office Hours
Location: Expo Hall (Table A)
Mark R. Shuttleworth (Canonical Ltd.)
Mark R. Shuttleworth, Founder, Canonical Ltd. 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.
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.
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.
Education
Location: F151
Bob Regan (Pearson Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
With so much digital content out there, why aren’t schools yet digital? It’s because so much educational software and experiences are hard to use, hard to find and hard to integrate with existing tools. Come discuss concrete ways developers can help to bootstrap the community of educators working to transform schools. 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.
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.
Office Hours
Location: Expo Hall (Table A)
Jacob Kaplan-Moss (Revolution Systems, LLC)
Jacob Kaplan-Moss, Consultant, Revolution Systems, LLC. Read more.
Education
Location: F151
Tara Tiger Brown (UC Irvine), Chris McAvoy (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Self directed, interest based learning needs validation, Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure opens learning accreditation to all. We'll cover the current thinking around interest based learning, and dive into the implementation details of the Mozilla Open Badges infrastructure, which provides a framework for recognizing and legitimizing self directed interest based learning. 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.
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: D136
Moderated by: Jason San Jose
Brackets is an open source code editor for the web written in JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Join a discussion with members of the Brackets team and learn how you can contribute to this active and exciting project. We can build a better editor. http://github.com/adobe/brackets 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.
PHP
Location: D137
John Jawed (X.Commerce)
A stellar user experience and social indicators can be the difference between the checkout and back buttons. Learn how to work with and integrate facebook's new Open Graph APIs within magento. The session will provide a walkthrough of the facebook and magento setup, along with examples of customized user experiences which make the most of Open Graph and magento. Read more.

Sponsors

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or scordesse@oreilly.com.

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