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Community
Location: E 141
Jono Bacon (Canonical Ltd)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
This day long event aims to provide high-quality training seminars about community management before/during major conferences. This training would provide organizations and individuals an opportunity to have their community-facing staff attend the training and join the conference in the same trip. Read more.
Events
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.48, 23 ratings)
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We’ll find out at our annual Ignite event at OSCON. Read more.
Community
Location: D139/140
Christie Koehler (Mozilla / Stumptown Syndicate), Audrey Eschright (Elevated Code / Stumptown Syndicate), Sherri Montgomery (Open Source Bridge / Ignite Portland / Mentor Graphics)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 5 ratings)
A fun, interactive, and comprehensive tutorial on how to host a successful code sprint, hackathon, (un)conference or workshop. Read more.
Community
Location: E147
Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative), Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.), Deborah Bryant (Bryant Group), Steve Holden (Holden Web LLC), Paula Hunter (Outercurve Foundation), Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy), Dave Neary (Red Hat), Deb Nicholson (Open Invention Network), Cédric Thomas (OW2), Ian Skerrett (Eclipse Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 14 ratings)
Presented by leaders of multiple open source non-profit foundations, this session introduces choices of governance and organisation for those considering anchoring their community with a non-profit organisation. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D139/140
Dan Allen (OpenDevise, Inc.), Sarah White (Asciidoctor Project)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 15 ratings)
Writing e-mail is easy. We do it all the time. But it only reaches a limited audience. Writing documentation is hard. We don't do it as often. But online documentation can reach an unlimited audience. Attend this session to learn how lightweight markup makes documentation easier, static site generators make websites simpler and GitHub makes collaborating on content and publishing it online faster. Read more.
Events
Location: Expo Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 12 ratings)
Grab a drink and kick off the 15th edition of OSCON by meeting and mingling with exhibitors and fellow attendees. (Sponsored by Bluehost) Read more.
Events
Location: Exhibit Hall B
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 18 ratings)
Put a star on your calendar for the official OSCON attendee party. You'll see Exhibit Hall B transformed into an intergalactic planetary playland, complete with a planetarium, laser tag, interactive games, food, drinks, and much more. Trust us: you don't want to miss OSCON's 15th birthday party. Think legendary. With lasers. Read more.
Events
Location: Puppet Labs Headquarters, 926 NW 13th Ave. #210
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 8 ratings)
Join Puppet Labs for our OSCON "Open" House Party! We are excited to open our doors and show off our new headquarters and meet all our Puppet Labs friends. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX), Matthew McCullough (GitHub, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.70, 20 ratings)
Opening remarks by OSCON program chairs, Sarah Novotny, Matthew McCullough and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Jeff Hawkins (Numenta, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.97, 39 ratings)
Jeff Hawkins will describe Numenta's vision for machine intelligence. He will give a brief introduction to the technology and describe why Numenta is creating an open source project. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Jay Parikh (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.19, 37 ratings)
In this keynote, Jay Parikh will provide an overview of the Open Compute Project, a thriving consumer-led community dedicated to promoting more openness and a greater focus on scale, efficiency, and sustainability in the development of infrastructure technologies. Jay will give a brief history of the project and describe its vision for the future, focusing on two new projects within OCP. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Carin Meier (Neo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.84, 67 ratings)
Experience the joy of flying the Parrot AR Drone using the power of Clojure. We will take a journey that begins with a child's dream of having a "real" robot friend. Along the way, we will discover the blessings of a functional language, the power of the Clojure language, the thrill of flying with a REPL, and maybe even gems of wisdom long lost under the snow of the AI Winter. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Mark R. Shuttleworth (Canonical Ltd.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.42, 31 ratings)
Mark Shuttleworth, Founder, Canonical, Ltd. 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.
Johnny Diggz (Geeks Without Bounds)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
Overview of the open source tools and techniques employed by the Papa Legba camp in 2012 in Black Rock City, Nevada to build an ad-hoc private GSM cellular network and a preview of this year's plans. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E145
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 20 ratings)
Deployment can be a real bugbear for many web developers. From building something easy to deploy and manage; to coming up with a repeatable, consistent process; to continuous deployment…deployment can keep you up at night for months on end. In this talk I'll go through how to get better at deployment, best practices, and lessons learned. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Dawn Nafus (Intel)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 4 ratings)
How can open source help people get something useful out of the sensor data they generate? Based on social science research, this session will give developers some simple tools to understand how non-geeks make sense of complex data, and offers some approaches to improve user experience of both hardware and software based on that knowledge. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tim Berglund (GitHub, Inc.)
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.
User Experience (UX)
Location: D136
Tony Santos (Mozilla)
Average rating: ***..
(3.13, 15 ratings)
The best tech companies know that designing products with their users in mind is the key to success. Everyone says "Design" is the new hot skill in the tech world. Not only can open source projects benefit from human-centered design practices, they are in a position to get super charged results. Learn the basics of HCD thinking and practices, and how to incorporate it into your next project. Read more.
Business, Community
Location: D137/138
Jono Bacon (Canonical Ltd)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
One of the most challenging aspects of growing community is managing conflict and burnout. In this new presentation from Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager, he presents a comprehensive guide to the different components of conflict and burnout, signs of problems, conflict resolution, and preventative measures, all wrapped up in his amusing anecdote-laden style. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy), Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.), Paula Hunter (Outercurve Foundation), Nóirín Plunkett (Eucalyptus Systems), Ian Skerrett (Eclipse Foundation), Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 8 ratings)
Successful Open Source and Free Software projects have an abundance of great contributors. A common challenge, however, are those tasks outside the expertise or interest of those contributors. Non-profit organizational homes provide an excellent way to solve that aspect of Open Source and Free Software. This session introduces many options that projects can choose from for a non-profit home. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Moderated by:
Kate Chapman (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
Panelists:
Heather Leson (Ushahidi), Thea Aldrich (SecondMuse ), Pat Tressel (Sahana Software Foundation), Lindsay Oliver (Geeks Without Bounds), Sara Farmer (Change Assembly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
Have you been involved in open source for a long time but you’d like it to directly impact peoples’ live? Just beginning and want to help others? Access to free and open software can allow communities to make better decisions in case of disaster, help respond to local crises and use the tools in ways you never dreamed. Learn about some of the projects being used and how you can help. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Minwoo Park (Inmobi), Sungju Jin (KT)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
Do you know any open source project from Korea? or China / Japan? Language barriers and cultural differences makes open-source in East Asia very unique and different from what you may be used to. Join us to learn more what’s happening in open-source outside of the western world! Read more.
Events
Location: Expo Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 11 ratings)
Quench your thirst with vendor-hosted libations and snacks while you check out all the cool stuff in the expo hall. Read more.
Location: D139/140
Moderated by: Carol Smith
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This is a BoF for all former, current, and potential participants in Google Summer of Code. If you are a student, a mentor, or represent an interested organization, come meet us to talk about the program! Hear from other participants what their experience was like. Read more.
Events
Location: Sandbox Studios (420 Northeast 9th Avenue)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Join us to celebrate three years of the fastest growing open source cloud project! OpenStack launched at OSCON 2010, and we've made a tradition of celebrating each birthday during the conference. This year we're bringing the same laid back atmosphere to a bigger venue with some new twists to make it the best party yet. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.08, 38 ratings)
The year 2040 is the year when people of color will be the majority in the United States, but minorities are vastly underrepresented in the most important part of the US economy, the tech sector. There's been a lot of discussion about the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley and the technology industry recently and, let's face it, the numbers are not good. But why does it even matter? Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.54, 28 ratings)
Tom Preston-Werner, Co-founder and CEO, GitHub. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Leigh Heyman (Executive Office of the President)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 30 ratings)
Leigh will talk briefly about these achievements and more importantly what the future holds for Open Source and Open Data at The White House and the many ways citizens and developers can get involved. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Asheesh Laroia (Eventbrite)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
In recent years, communities as wide-ranging as Wikihow to Thunderbird have been surveying participants and using this information to improve the experiences of participants. Learn how open source projects are tracking contributors to identify where people fall away, and to nudge them forward, with an eye toward actionable data and addressing possible sources of bias. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.39, 18 ratings)
As your team grows and your projects become more complex, you're going to need a certain amount of process. In this talk I'll explain how to add enough engineering management to be effective without driving engineers crazy. Read more.
Business
Location: D137/138
Jeanne Holm (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA)
The governments of the US and India have released the Open Government Platform, an open source capability for any government to use to create an open data portal. Such projects encourage transparency, innovation, and economic growth in nations. The OGPL community encompasses hundreds of individuals from across the world to help further these shared goals. 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.
Community
Location: E144
Francesca Krihely (MongoDB)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
In this session, we will go through how to design a community path to increase user involvement over time. Much of this will go through how to initiate early user engagement through a value proposition and build on that momentum over time. By creating a strong value proposition, in turn you create opportunity and access for your users and build a stronger, more vibrant community. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Uri Cohen (GigaSpaces Technologies)
GitHub isn’t just for Git anymore. With new projects, as well as open source and SaaS tools you can get back to basics and build websites the old school way. By foregoing the common CMS platform, you can increase agility and transparency, and put the control of your site back in your hands. 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.
Business
Location: D137/138
Amye Scavarda (Acquia), Leslie Hawthorn (Elasticsearch)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
You're a fantastic developer/coder of all trades/project manager/designer/sysadmin - but you want to be able to do a little more. What's your strategy for being able to choose your next level up? We’ll review: strategic and tactical steps, choosing your adventure and acting on it from both a business perspective of a 'career track' as well as ways to be able to participate through open source. Read more.
Business, Community
Location: D137/138
Deb Nicholson (Open Invention Network)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 13 ratings)
Many projects would like to have more people doing more stuff, but delegating seems time-consuming. Meanwhile, new contributor enthusiasm is one of the most valuable commodities in the free software world. Great delegators know how to attract enthusiastic new people and maintain their momentum once they've arrived. Read more.
Location: D137/138
Moderated by: Benjamin Kerensa
Meet and brain with the Mozilla community at OSCON. We’re a global community of users, contributors and developers working to innovate on your behalf. Read more.
Events
Location: See BoF Schedule for Locations
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. Read more.
Location: D135
Moderated by: Maziar Ghaderi
As part of my graduate research I've been experimenting with how new media artists can use wearable tech to help tell a story in the realm of performance art. I intend to showcase some of my work, and describe the challenges and opportunities I discovered in this process. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
John Graham-Cumming (CloudFlare)
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 30 ratings)
Looking back on 30 years of programming: there's nothing new since 1983. Examples and implications. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 24 ratings)
Piers Cawley, Senior Programmer, Headforwards. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 256
Jeff McCune (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Attend this talk and learn how Puppet Labs handles community contributions and the FOSS tools we’ve published to automate much of the process. Puppet Labs handles thousands of contributions from hundreds of contributors and we’ve integrated Github, TravisCI and Trello to manage all of it. Come see how we do it and what we’ve built. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 251
John Downey (Braintree)
Average rating: ****.
(4.70, 23 ratings)
Once the realm of shadowy government organizations, cryptography now permeates computing. Unfortunately, it is difficult to get correct and most developers know just enough to be harmful for their projects. Together, we’ll go through the basics of modern cryptography and where things can go horribly wrong. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Gerardo Capiel (Benetech), Edward Cable (The Community for Open Source Microfinance), Deanna McCusker (VMware)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Contributing to Humanitarian FOSS (HFOSS) projects can provide tangible product benefit to organizations building technology for good, and tremendous impact to their beneficiaries. But it can also offer intangible, and often unexpected, benefit to volunteer contributors, helping them expand beyond their core competencies in ways they may never have imagined. Read more.
Software Architecture
Location: D137/138
Josh Bressers (Red Hat Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 6 ratings)
Open source is often thought of as being secure. While in the past we've had very good luck with security, there's still plenty of room in the area of secure development in open source. Let's start the discussion about where we are today, where we want to be, and how to best get us there for secure development in open source. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 8 ratings)
The 9th Annual O’Reilly Open Source Award winners will be announced. Read more.
Events
Location: Portland Ballroom Foyer
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Take the opportunity to network one last time and exchange contact information with one another. Drinks and snacks provided. Read more.

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