Schedule: BoFs sessions

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. The following is a list of scheduled BoFs so far.

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Location: D135
Moderated by: Carol Smith
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Birds of a Feather session for Google Summer of Code alumni, students, mentors, org admins, and just those interested in the program! Read more.
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Location: D137-138
Moderated by: Raja Rao DV
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Learn about internal workings of Node.js & buzz around Node.js. Also learn about basics of VMware Cloud Foundry PaaS and how to run 4 different kinds of sample Node.js apps on Cloud Foundry Read more.
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Location: D139-140
Moderated by: Florian Haas
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
A deep dive and discussion of Ceph, the highly available, massively scalable distributed object store, file system, and block device. Read more.
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Location: D136
Moderated by: Josh Long
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Join Josh Long of SpringSource, a division of VMware to talk about the issues surrounding cloud adoption facing modern day programmers. Read more.
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Location: D135
Moderated by: Mark Wong
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Meet and greet members of the Portland PostgreSQL Users Group, and also talk about PostgreSQL. Read more.
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Location: D136
Moderated by: Dave Stokes
MySQL is the most popular database on the web this BOF is for those who use MySQL, want to use MySQL, are seeking to network with other MySQL professionals, or just hear the latest news about MySQL. Last year's MySQL BOF was lively, well attended, and featured many famous names from the MySQL community. Come join us, talk MySQL, and make new friends. Read more.
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Location: D137
Moderated by: wesley chun
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Unless you've been living under a rock the last few years, you should have already heard about Python. However, due to your work or other commitments, perhaps you haven't explored it in-depth. Here's your chance to get a high-level intro followed by a hands-on demo, an informal discussion on what it is and what people use it for, or whatever y'all want. Read more.
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Location: D138
Moderated by: John Mark Walker
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
GlusterFS is the engine that drives storage in the cloud, virtualized environments, or just large, scale-out NAS in general. If you have massive amounts of unstructured data, such as files and folders, GlusterFS is for you. Read more.
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Location: D139-140
Moderated by: Rich Sands and Donnie Berkholz
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Join the Ohloh team and Donnie Berkholz from RedMonk for a fun, free-wheeling session. We'll mash-up different data sources with creative analysis, and calculate some new insights about the FOSS ecosystem. Bring data and ideas! Read more.
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Location: E141
Moderated by: Lance Albertson
The Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) is the home of growing, high-impact open source communities. Its world-class hosting services enable the Linux operating system, Apache web server, the Drupal content management system and more than 160 other leading open source software project. Come meet the team behind the OSUOSL and learn about what we do! Read more.
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Location: E142
Moderated by: John Mertic
A state of the union on OpenSocial. Read more.
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Location: E145
Moderated by: Arun C. Murthy
Join Arun C. Murthy, Apache Hadoop PMC and co-founder of Hortonworks, to discuss the next generation of Apache Hadoop and the major improvements in "Hadoop-.23". Read more.
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Location: E144
Moderated by: Brian McConnell
Meet, discuss and learn about open translation and localization tools that you can use to make your application or service accessible to users globally. Read more.
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Location: E146
Moderated by: Andy Piper
A group discussion on the integration technologies needed in the new open Platform as a Service era - we've got mature data formats, messaging providers and protocols - what sorts of methods and techniques are useful, and what are we missing? Read more.
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Location: E147
Moderated by: Adolfo R. Brandes
Contributing successfully to free software projects requires persistence, humility, and above all, good communication skills. Upstream University will lead a discussion on how to teach these to aspiring contributors: can it be done? If so, how? Read more.
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Location: E143
Tags: cloud, spatial, paas
Moderated by: Steven Citron-Pousty
We are going to talk some about how to get a spatial application (FourSquare or Google Maps) running on the cloud for free. We will talk about OpenShift and plenty of other options. Some +s and -s will also be covered. We can also walk through getting it running - so bring your laptop! Read more.
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Location: D137
Moderated by: wesley chun
Google App Engine is a development & execution platform that lets you build+deploy web+non-web apps on Google's scalable infrastructure using Python, Go, or Java. Your apps execute on the same servers that power our company (speed, scale, reliability). There is no thinking about VMs, OSs, databases, webservers, licensing, updates/patches, load-balancing, etc. BOF: quick intro then hands-on coding Read more.
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Location: E143
Moderated by: Michael Brewer
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
A gathering to discuss issues with FLOSS in EDU (K-12 and post-secondary). Read more.
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Location: D135
Moderated by: Heather Leson
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Meet and brain with the Humanitarian Free Open Source Software (HFOSS) community at OSCON. We are a growing, diverse global network of of communities, organizations and companies that aim to use technology for social good. Read more.
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Location: D136
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.
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Location: D135
Moderated by: Richard Bowen
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
With Allura, our forge software, entering the Apache Incubator, we're excited about the future. Come see what we're excited about. Read more.
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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.
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Location: D137
Moderated by: Joonas Lehtinen
Vaadin Framework is one of the most popular open source web frameworks for Java developers at the moment. It is mostly used for building intranet and saas applications with rich desktop like user experience. Join Joonas Lehtinen and Jani Laakso - founders of the project - for discussion on what is in the next major version of the framework: Vaadin 7. Read more.
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Location: D138
Moderated by: Mike Cohen
Interested in learning about Software-Defined Networking and OpenFlow? Mike Cohen, product manager for Floodlight, will offer a hands-on tutorial that shows attendees how to build applications on top of the Floodlight platform. Read more.
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Location: E141
Moderated by: Michael Brewer
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
In which we sing, discuss FLOSS tools for music creation, sing, talk about various music public domain archives, and sing. Read more.
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Location: D139-140
Moderated by: Matt Ray
Chef is an open source systems integration framework for automating the deployment of your entire infrastructure and the applications running in it. Let's get together and talk about what Chef can do for you today and what's coming in the future. Read more.
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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.
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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.
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Location: E144
Moderated by: Josh Long
Are you using Spring? Curious about some of the upcoming new features and projects? Then this is the BoF for you. Read more.
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Location: E145
Moderated by: Michael Shiloh
I've recently been hired (part-time) by Arduino to wear a couple of different and flexible hats, the primary two responsibilities being community relations and educational materials. If you use, teach, or are in general interested in Arduino I'd like find out what you wish I would do. Read more.
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Location: E146
Peter Zaitsev (Percona Inc)
If you're running MySQL on the large scales you're using MySQL at least some of the technologies on Clustering, Replication or Sharding. Come to This BOF to share your experiences with different strategies, tools and technologies and learn what other people are doing Read more.
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Location: D135
Moderated by: Colin Charles
MariaDB has been regularly touted as the New M in LAMP. An offshoot of the popular MySQL database, made by the same person that brought you MySQL, come see the successes and new features that MariaDB has brought in the last 2+ years, and help define the future roadmap. It is worth noting that no MariaDB BoF is complete without some black vodka! Read more.

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