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Data
Location: D137/138
Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.32, 22 ratings)
So, you've inherited a PostgreSQL server. Congratulations? Thanks to Postgres' popularity as the database for new applications, thousands of developers, system administrators and devops are finding themselves in charge of PostgreSQL servers with no idea what to do next. This tutorial will cover the essentials. Read more.
Mobile
Location: D136
Tim Anglade (Apigee)
Average rating: ***..
(3.63, 19 ratings)
An introduction to mobile app development for novices. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Erik Hatcher (LucidWorks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 21 ratings)
Apache Solr is a Lucene-based blazing fast, highly scalable search engine used in thousands of applications and projects at organizations such as Zappos, Wells Fargo, Getty Images and many more. This tutorial will provide you with the fundamentals, enabling you to be up and running with Solr in minutes. Read more.
Data
Location: D137/138
Michael Hunger (Neo Technology)
Average rating: ****.
(4.08, 12 ratings)
This tutorial covers the core functionality of the Neo4j graph database. With a mixture of theory and hands-on practice sessions, attendees will quickly learn how easy it is to develop a Neo4j-backed application. Read more.
Operations
Location: E146
Vladimir Vuksan (Fastly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)
Talk will focus on some of the challenges of monitoring a CDN infrastructure and approaches everyone can use to get better at monitoring their own infrastructure using Ganglia including identifying metrics to track, using monitoring for enhanced communication inside the company and better understanding of ones own infrastructure. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Sanjay Radia (Hortonworks), Suresh Srinivas (Hortonworks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 8 ratings)
Hadoop 2.0 offers major HDFS improvements: new append-pipeline, federation, wire compatibility, NameNode HA, performance improvements, etc. In this session, we'll describe these features, their benefits and the development underway for the next HDFS release. This includes data management features, added support for storage devices and improvements to performance, diagnosability and manageability. Read more.
Cloud
Location: F150
Mark Hinkle (Citrix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 9 ratings)
Imagine it’s eight o’clock on a Thursday morning and you awake to see a bulldozer out your window ready to plow over your data center. Normally you might consult the Encyclopedia Galáctica to discern the best course of action but your copy is likely out of date. That’s why you need to attend this talk to understand what to do when the Vogons threaten to destroy your data center. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tim Berglund (DataStax)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 43 ratings)
A quick and fun exploration of prime numbers, Markov chains, graph theory, the underpinnings of public key cryptography, and more. Down with continuous math! Up with the discrete! Read more.
Python
Location: D136
Angelica Pando (AppNexus), Steve Kannan (AppNexus), Dave Himrod (AppNexus)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 10 ratings)
We'd like to share our best practices and lessons learned when integrating and scaling Python-based optimization tools with a Hadoop-based data pipeline. In our talk, we'll explore multiple Python-Hadoop integration options, share our evaluation process, and invite an interactive dialogue of lessons learned. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Russell Branca (Cloudant)
Average rating: ***..
(3.10, 10 ratings)
Map Reduce has become a household name in data processing these days, but is typically used in a backend, batch oriented manner across large data sets. In this talk we'll explore pipelining data sets far too large to fit in the browser through map reduce implementations in CouchDB, server side javascript, and finally directly in the browser, allowing for large scale, yet interactive data analysis. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Peter Zaitsev (Percona Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.08, 13 ratings)
In many Performance evaluation studies, you will find comparison made in terms of peak throughput or corresponding response time. This can be misleading. In this brief presentation, we will look into why such metrics can be misleading as well as provide framework and principles about performance evaluation which focuses on being able to provide good service in real world production environments. Read more.
Cloud
Location: F150
Eric Redmond (Basho)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 14 ratings)
Scalability today is no longer a question of architecture, or programming language, but instead two things: message passing and data distribution. With the following patterns under your belt, anyone is well on their way to solving both. * Message patterns: request-reply, publish-subscribe, push-pull, exclusive pair. * Data structures: DHTs, Vector clocks, Merkel trees, CRDTs. Read more.
Software Architecture
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tim Bray (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.35, 17 ratings)
There are three flavors of identity pain: Users struggling with passwords (which don’t scale to the Net), operators living in fear of being hacked and leaking personal data, and developers fighting with arcane identity APIs. This talk surveys the state of play the in the effort to reduce all three. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: E147
Ariel Tseitlin (Scale Venture Partner)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 12 ratings)
Failure is inevitable. It's only through frequent and ongoing failure that we can keep our web application resilient. Taking example from the Netflix Simian Army, we'll discuss how inducing failure in your production environment is one way to test fault-tolerance on a regular basis. Read more.
Sean McGregor (The Privly Foundation), Jennifer Davidson (ChickTech)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Come learn how to take back your internet privacy on services you hate to trust, but love to use! We created Privly, an open source privacy stack, to allow you to post private content to any website without trusting the host site. We will cover how Privly is a general solution to internet privacy, discuss the beta, and describe a new type of app infrastructure. Read more.
Software Architecture
Location: D139/140
Dejan Bosanac (RedHat)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
New generation of mobile and web applications use asynchronous messaging extensively. This session will cover protocols and techniques available to use messaging infrastructure directly from web browsers and native mobile applications. Read more.
Data
Location: D135
Joakim Recht (Tradeshift)
Average rating: **...
(2.12, 8 ratings)
Going from a transactional SQL/ACID-based system, to a scalable NoSQL-based system can be both scary and somewhat mysterious. Many developers don't believe it can be done. It can, however. In this talk, we'll see how and to what degree. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 252
Matthew Garrett (Nebula)
Average rating: ****.
(4.72, 18 ratings)
People have been fascinated with random numbers for millennia. How far have we come in that time, and why are they so important? How did a medieval monk's work end up responsible for decades of questionable science? How is something we had no trouble doing before recorded history still causing problems in the cloud? All these questions, and more, will be answered. Read more.
Cloud, Operations
Location: E145
Brendan Gregg (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 12 ratings)
This talk is about systems performance for enterprise and cloud computing environments. This covers the performance of operating systems themselves, and the performance of applications from operating system context. This talk is intended for any open source operating system, especially the illumos and Linux kernels. Read more.

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