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Geek Lifestyle
Location: E143/144
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 30 ratings)
The class explains the seven basic principles of good presentation: from selecting the right format and content, through preparing your dialogue and visual materials, to delivery techniques and how to handle questions (or the lack thereof). It also provides a dozen simple and practical techniques for making your slides not suck. Read more.
Operations
Location: Portland 255
Joshua Timberman (Opscode, Inc), James Casey (Opscode, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 31 ratings)
One of the most popular configuration and cloud management tools, Chef is a powerful platform for rapid provisioning and deployment of servers. Attend this tutorial to learn what benefits Chef can bring, how to get started and best use Chef to meet your needs. Read more.
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Open Hardware
Location: E145/146
Philip Lindsay (rancidbacon.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.45, 20 ratings)
Have you always wanted to create hardware devices to interact with the real world? When you attend this workshop you will: set up an Arduino board and software; learn how the Arduino fits into the field of physical computing; and make your Arduino respond to button presses and blink lights. Hardware is fun! Note: Cost of the kit (USD $57) is included in the registration price for this tutorial. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E145
Tim Berglund (GitHub, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 14 ratings)
GitHub has a number of important collaborative features beyond here Git hosting. Come to this talk for a whilrwind tour of forks, pull requests, project sites, and more! Read more.
Operations
Location: E146
Jonathan Thurman (New Relic)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 17 ratings)
Puppet and Chef have grown to have their own conferences, but what about the other tools you use? Lets talk about some unsung tools of DevOps that you should be using to augment your existing toolset. Read more.
Perl
Location: E145
Tatsuhiko Miyagawa (COOKPAD)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 8 ratings)
You have hundreds of CPAN module dependencies in your Perl application code, and want to always run it with the exact same version on your development, testing and production environments. Carton, with the power of cpanminus 1.6, lets you exactly do that. Read more.
Perl
Location: E145
Mark Allen (Mark Allen)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 10 ratings)
The UserAgent module in the perl web library is tried and true, battle tested (and battle scarred), but sometimes you just want more from your web library - more speed, more features. And sometimes you want less - less typing, less boilerplate. This talk examines four excellent alternatives to LWP::UserAgent: HTTP::Tiny, Mojo::UserAgent, LWP::Curl and Furl. Read more.
Perl
Location: E145
Steven Lembark (Workhorse Computing)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Object Trampolines are a flyweight pattern: the object is inexpensive to construct and transforms itself on demand. Perl's OO structure makes these relatively easy to implement and use. This talk describes the Object::Trampoline module with applications using DBI and data objects. Read more.
Perl
Location: E145
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 13 ratings)
The Perl Renaissance is in full swing. Object frameworks and syntax have been undated, web frameworks are easy and powerful, and modules are easy to manage and install. White Camel Award winner Paul Fenwick will be covering the best technologies of the recent age. No prior Perl experience required! Read more.
Perl
Location: E145
Ricardo Signes (Pobox.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.78, 9 ratings)
What's new in Perl 5? This talk, given by the Perl 5 project manager (aka, "the pumpking") summarizes developments in the latest stable release of Perl 5, changes being worked on for next year, and an overview of life amidst the members of the perl5 development community. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Robert Hodges (Continuent.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Successful database applications do not happen by accident. In this talk we will present a half-dozen design patterns for database management to help implement 24x7 applications that handle 100s of terabytes spread over multiple continents on databases like MYSQL. Start out using these patterns now and avoid a lot of pain later. Read more.
Business
Location: E145
Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum (CSC))
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
Data
Location: Portland 256
Dimitri Fontaine (2ndQuadrant)
Average rating: **...
(2.40, 5 ratings)
Once a Top-10 internet audience site. 32 million users. Billions of photos and comments, more than 6TB of them. Migrating away from MySQL to PostgreSQL! Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 252
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.85, 13 ratings)
Once again, Perl's Dark Lord unleashes a clowder of new and improved Perl modules on the unsuspecting world. It's Damian-as-usual: doing great and terrible things with Perl. Read more.
Data
Location: D135
Christophe Pettus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 12 ratings)
With the addition of JSON functionality, PostgreSQL can hold its trunk high when compared to non-SQL databases. We'll explore the ways you can use the non-structured-data features of PostgreSQL, how they perform... and when you shouldn't use them. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Jason Brittain (eBay Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 18 ratings)
BASH is a simple multiplatform alternative to Perl, Python, and Ruby. Join Jason Brittain of eBay's Platform Frameworks group to hear why you should consider using BASH, and when it's the right choice over other programming languages. You'll also see several code example tips and tricks for coding your common modern tasks in BASH. Read more.
Community
Location: Portland 252
Emma Jane Westby (Drupalize.Me)
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 10 ratings)
In this session we'll explore how to give, and receive, useful critiques of our work. We'll talk about the different kinds of critiques that are necessary as an idea develops. The emphasis will be on reviewing subjective work, not the easy stuff like white space at the end of a line. 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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