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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.
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.
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.
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.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251
Joakim Recht (Tradeshift)
Average rating: **...
(2.95, 21 ratings)
Testing HTML UIs - can it be done? Most people instinctively say no, but it doesn't have to be like that. Using technologies like Webdriver, Selenium, and Geb, it actually becomes possible, and we'll take a look at how. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147
Drew Engelson (Celerity)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Bring your ideas to life! Convince your boss to that open source development is faster and cheaper than the "safe" COTS solution they probably hate anyway. Let's investigate ways to get real-life, functional prototypes up with blazing speed. We'll look at and compare tools for truly rapid development including Python, Django, Flask, PHP, Amazon EC2 and Heroku. 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.
Event
Location: Expo Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.31, 13 ratings)
Quench your thirst with vendor-hosted libations and snacks while you check out all the cool stuff in the expo hall. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 12 ratings)
Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Sarah Novotny and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Mark R. Shuttleworth (Canonical Ltd.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 45 ratings)
Seamless work and play across phones, tablet and desktops is the goal of Ubuntu's design efforts. Mark will demo some of the latest inventions in UX in Ubuntu, preview new features that will land in 12.10, and outline the key areas of research and discovery as we move into a world where "personal computing" is being redefined and reinvented. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
John Mone (Endurance International Group)
Average rating: **...
(2.74, 38 ratings)
Through its ubiquitous presence in small business, Open Source has become a key, but unrecognized, driver of the U.S. economy. John will discuss the hidden impact of Open Source and what it means to contributors and project leaders. He’ll also provide important tips on making it easy to increase exposure of projects through code contributors and distribution platforms. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Gianugo Rabellino (Microsoft)
Average rating: **...
(2.09, 35 ratings)
Microsoft's journey into open source has been eventful, and even unexpected. Ten years ago, few would have predicted the importance to the company of projects such Node.JS, Hadoop and even Linux. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Frank Frankovsky (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.91, 33 ratings)
In this talk, Facebook's Frank Frankovsky will examine key moments from the history of open hardware and share learnings from his work on the Open Compute Project — a prominent industry initiative focused on driving greater openness and collaboration in infrastructure technology — to draw out insights on how we can create and sustain open source movements in hardware. Read more.
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.
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.
PHP
Location: E144
Stephan Hochdörfer (bitExpert AG)
Average rating: ***..
(3.47, 15 ratings)
Automated software testing is an widely-adopted standard today. Unfortunately there exist applications that are not testable by their design. In the first part of the session it is shown how the dynamic nature of PHP can be used to manipulate such dependencies. In the second part of the session an additional layer gets introduced which transforms parts of components into testable code fragments. 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.
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.
Programming
Location: Portland 256
Nathaniel Manista (Google), Augie Fackler (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 24 ratings)
Have you ever wished you could know early in a project's development which choices you were making that would later harm the project as it grows in longevity, scale, and complexity? We'll share with you how thanks to software architectural principles and testing discipline, and we'll share with you a few laughs as we relate the bumpy road we took on our way to finding out how ourselves. Read more.
Ops
Location: D139-140
Jay Janssen (Percona, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
This talk will talk about how to optimize available hardware resources using a real-world VPS server running a full LAMP stack, including common tuning choke points and misconfigurations. 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.
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: Portland Ballroom
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.68, 19 ratings)
Humans display an immense capacity to act against their own best judgement. Whether it's putting off healthy lifestyle choices, writing our tests and documentation "tomorrow", or having just one more unit of something we know we shouldn't. Learn how to patch your mindware, use cognitive prosthetics, and upgrade your memory to actually get done what you want to be doing. Read more.

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