Personal schedule for Barbara Shirtcliff

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Data
Location: E145-146
Hadley Wickham (Rice University / RStudio)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 21 ratings)
Learn the basics of R for data science: what makes R special as a language, and what R packages are most important for data manipulation, visualisation and modelling. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 256
Garrett Smith (CloudBees)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 25 ratings)
In the Matrix, the hero Neo learns Kung Fu in 30 seconds. But in the real world, it takes a three hour OSCON tutorial to master such a skill! In this tutorial, you'll learn what makes Erlang so powerful and how to use it to build your own scalable, fault tolerant distributed systems. At the end, you you'll wake up, turn to your friends and say, "I know Erlang". 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.
Mobile
Location: D137-138
Alasdair Allan (The Thing System, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
This tutorial will walk you through connecting an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to an Arduino or other external hardware using an RS-232 adaptor. This is hardware hacking for iOS developers. You'll learn how to build iOS applications that talk to the real world, talk to sensors that talk back, and make iOS part of the Internet of Things. 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E143
Nate Jones (Media Temple), David Castro (Media Temple)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Learn how to use open source to build an enterprise grade log processing and searching solution that scales. We’ll cover the challenges and all the software that makes a diy solution possible: logstash, elasticsearch, rabbitmq and Kibana. We’ll cover a practical use case with examples and provide you with everything you need to get up and running. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147
Peter Eckersley (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
EFF has a long-term plan to switch the insecure, unencrypted Web of 2009 over to an encrypted Web of 2013 or 2014. This talk will summarize our methods, successes to date (including HTTPS Everywhere, the SSL Observatory, and the crazy things we had to do to get them to work as Firefox and Chrome extensions) and a number of research and protocol-development projects that are in the pipeline. 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.
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.
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.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E141
David Nalley (Apache CloudStack (incubating))
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Come learn about Apache CloudStack, its architecture, and how to deploy it - and then how to connect it to your configuration management system and continuous integration to achieve an incredibly robust and flexible dev/test environment. 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.
Cloud
Location: D139-140
Dan Bode (PuppetLabs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.22, 9 ratings)
This presentation will cover how OpenStack (an open source infrastructure as a service platform) and Puppet (an open source configuration management language) can be integrated to deploy and manage your own private cloud. 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.
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.
Ops
Location: D139-140
Mitchell Hashimoto (HashiCorp)
Average rating: ****.
(4.54, 13 ratings)
Whether you use Chef, Puppet, or just basic shell scripting, there seems to be no clear way to incrementally develop and test scripts to provision a system. In this talk I'll introduce using local virtual machines managed by Vagrant as a way to achieve this, shortening the feedback loop and increasing productivity and confidence of configuration management script development. 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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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: 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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Andy Smith (Rackspace)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Long before WoW and whatever else the kids are playing these days, we had telnet and multi-user dungeons with huge expansive worlds, clever writing and tons of charm. People still use IRC, why not MUDs? As a huge fan of the genre I wanted to write my own, this is my journey. Read more.
Ops
Location: D139-140
Brandon Philips (Rackspace, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Finding on host monitoring that works for OSX, Linux and Windows is tough. It is even tougher to do it without CPU and Memory intensive languages. But, we are doing it with virgo. Virgo is a Rackspace project that is creating a tiny daemon using lua, luvit and C to do monitoring across all major OSes fast and securely. Learn how it is built, how you can hack on it, and what it can do. Read more.

Sponsors

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