Personal schedule for Fred Trotter

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Data
Location: Portland 255
Ray DiGiacomo, Jr. (Lion Data Systems, LLC)
Average rating: **...
(2.32, 53 ratings)
This workshop will provide the attendee an introduction to R, an open-source statistical computing environment that some say is even more powerful and flexible than SAS and SPSS. Additionally, the session will also provide an introduction to predictive analytics theory and R's ability to apply predictive analytics theory to real-world situations. Read more.
Community
Location: E 141
Jono Bacon (XPRIZE Foundation)
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.
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.
Data
Location: Portland 255
Tom Wheeler (Cloudera, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.06, 48 ratings)
This is a solid introduction to Apache Hadoop that explains what it is, why it's relevant and how it works. No previous experience is required, and participants will gain a clear understanding of how Apache Hadoop (and many complementary tools) can be used for scalable data processing as well as approaches for integrating it with existing systems. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 252
Shaun Verch (MongoDB)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 24 ratings)
This tutorial will be a crash course in the basics of how to use MongoDB, as well as an introduction to some of MongoDB's core design principles. We'll start by going over the fundamentals of what MongoDB is, use that as context for starting a simple application, and finish off by showing how to set up MongoDB Replica Sets and Sharded Clusters. Read more.
Mobile
Location: D136
Tim Anglade (Apigee)
Average rating: ***..
(3.63, 19 ratings)
An introduction to mobile app development for novices. Read more.
Business
Location: D137/138
Laszlo Szalvay (CollabNet, Inc. )
Average rating: **...
(2.92, 13 ratings)
Does your organization suck at bringing awesome products to market? Are you wishing that you weren't lagging behind your competitors or struggling to create a culture and environment that would enable building the next killer application? If so, come to this business track focused workshop to learn from an experienced entrepreneur how to enable your teams to innovate more effectively. Read more.
Data
Location: D139/140
Henrik Ingo (10gen)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 8 ratings)
High Availability has become a mandatory feature for databases. MySQL replication is the most used replication solution on the Internet, but a whole family of alternative exists in the MySQL ecosystem. This tutorial walks you through your options and teaches you how to weigh the pro's and con's of each to pick a solution that best matches your use case. 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.
Location: D139/140
Moderated by: Deepak Gulati
Unicode has been around for a while but it is often poorly understood. This session explores how things used to work before we had Unicode, why we need Unicode, and as programmers, how we can work with it. Read more.
Location: D135
Moderated by: Greg DeKoenigsberg
Users have high expectations of what private clouds can do for them. Sometimes the realities are less glamorous. In this session, we'd like to gather real private cloud warriors to tell war stories, show off battle scars, and share tips about how to make the reality live up to the hype. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: E145/146
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries), Kipp Bradford (The Kippworks)
Average rating: **...
(2.88, 16 ratings)
This hands-on workshop will walk you through building a simple distributed sensor network. Using an Arduino board, off-the-shelf sensors, and XBee radios, we'll show you how to put together an individual sensor platform (commonly known as a "mote") and how to network more than one of these platforms together to build a small scale distributed network. 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.
PHP
Location: D136
David Sklar (Ning (Glam Media))
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 16 ratings)
This tutorial gives you the details you need to become an idiomatic PHP programmer when you're coming from another language. We won't waste time on basics but instead tour the landscape of the "PHP way" to approach tasks and concepts that you already know how to do in another language, such as wrangling types, OO, errors, performance, external packages, and development environment. Read more.
Community
Location: D139/140
Christie Koehler (Mozilla / Stumptown Syndicate), Audrey Eschright (Elevated Code / Stumptown Syndicate), Sherri Koehler (Samatha Yoga / Open Source Bridge / Ignite Portland)
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.
Mobile
Location: Portland 252
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.), Christopher Neugebauer (chris.neugebauer.id.au), Jonathon Manning (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 23 ratings)
In this session you'll learn why you can't consider UX and design an optional extra when designing mobile apps, and how to tell an awesome app from a terrible app. In this platform-agnostic design-heavy workshop, you’ll learn how to build wireframes, how to translate those wireframes into actual working Android code, and how to evaluate your designs for future improvement. Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Nathaniel Schutta (ntschutta.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.38, 13 ratings)
You may have noticed today's web applications involve more than a few lines of JavaScript. You've probably also figured out JavaScript lacks certain...features...that make writing non-trivial applications more challenging. How do we resolve this conundrum? Read more.
Cloud
Location: Portland 255
Florian Haas (hastexo)
Average rating: ***..
(3.68, 31 ratings)
Call us crazy, but here is where you stand up an OpenStack cloud, from scratch, in three and a half hours. Running full throttle through the basics of OpenStack, this fast-paced tutorial will whirl through authentication, image storage, networking, and compute at breakneck speed. Not for the faint at heart. Read more.
SOLD OUT
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 256
Kyle Simpson (Getify Solutions)
Average rating: **...
(2.43, 47 ratings)
The HTML 5 standard offers powerful features for writing full fledged applications. This tutorial focuses on the newest and most powerful of these: storage, web sockets and WebRTC. Read more.
Data
Location: E143/144
Ted Dunning (MapR), Jacques Nadeau (Apache Foundation/MapR)
Average rating: **...
(2.91, 11 ratings)
We’ll start the session by giving users an overview of the Apache Drill and its key extension APIs. Afterwards, we’ll describe an example use case where Apache Drill’s native capabilities are lacking. We’ll then work through design and development using Java and scripting to add extensions to the Apache Drill platform. 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.
Business
Location: F150
Andrew Berkowitz (TeamSnap), Wade Minter (TeamSnap)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
Getting everyone in your company or development team on the same page can be a challenge. This on-your-feet workshop will teach fast, fun improv techniques for helping your group to bond and work better together. Learn the secrets of improv-based team building from two professionals who have decades of experience working in open source, Internet start-ups and corporate training. Read more.
Events
Location: Bottom of the stairs by the E Rooms
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Programmers do a lot of sitting, so come refresh your body, mind, and spirit before you head into the day’s sessions. This will be an easy beginner’s yoga session – so don’t be shy about coming out even if this will be your first yoga experience. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Mark Hinkle (Citrix)
Average rating: ***..
(3.77, 35 ratings)
Free and open source software is equal parts technology and humanity. Beyond the coding standards, development environments and essential parts of delivering free software the ideals that drive this movement are powerful. This is a reflection on the lessons gleaned from successful F/LOSS communities and a call to action to spread their ideals to other endeavors such as medicine and government. Read more.
Programming, Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 255
Garrett Smith (CloudBees)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 39 ratings)
How do you know you've written a good program? There are a couple standards most people use: "works for me" and "all tests pass". If you can get to that point, you're code is in pretty good shape! This talk will go beyond "it works" to explore a programming technique where problems are systematically made obvious and code naturally becomes correct, clear, and maintainable! Read more.
Python
Location: D136
Asheesh Laroia (Eventbrite)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 10 ratings)
Scrapy lets you straightforwardly pull data out of the web. It helps you retry if the site is down, extract content from pages using CSS selectors (or XPath), and cover your code with tests. It downloads asynchronously with high performance. You program to a simple model, and it's good for web APIs, too. If you use requests, mechanize, or celery for HTTP, you should probably switch to scrapy. Read more.
PHP
Location: D139/140
Stephan Hochdörfer (bitExpert AG)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
The Dependency Injection (DI) pattern is getting more and more popular in the PHP world. It focuses on the complete separation of object instantiation and dependency tracking from the business logic resulting in a loosely coupled system. This session will introduce the basics of the DI pattern to the audience as well as sharing real world experience from several projects over the last seven years. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Elizabeth Leddy (East of Eaton)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
Plone is one of the oldest open source Python communities that still releases today. Despite a decade of trials and tribulations, the community is stronger than ever thanks to a unique Python subculture that is passed from "generation to generation". This talk will cover 10 lessons over 10 years on nurturing an open source community that builds character in addition to software. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland Ballroom
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.70, 40 ratings)
Once again Damian Conway returns from the untamed wilderness of deepest Vim, bringing with him yet another collection of tips, tools, and tricks to make your text editing still more unspeakably powerful. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E145
Tim Berglund (DataStax)
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.
Java & JVM
Location: Portland Ballroom
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.05, 42 ratings)
Learning the syntax of a new language is easy, but learning to think under a different paradigm is hard. This session helps you transition from an object-oriented imperative programmer to a functional programmer, using Java, Clojure and Scala for examples. Read more.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E141
Devananda van der Veen (HP Cloud Services)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 5 ratings)
Would you be excited to have a single API and single pipeline for developing, testing, and deploying your applications on both physical and virtual servers? OpenStack can now do this. I am leading the development effort behind OpenStack's Bare Metal Provisioning (Ironic) project, and will talk about the project history, current status, and our plans as it continues to mature. Read more.
Operations
Location: E146
Michael DeHaan (AnsibleWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
Ansible is a radically simple data-driven configuration management, orchestration, and task management framework. It requires no agents on your remote machines, requires no bootstrapping, and works over SSH. Read more.
Python, Tools and Techniques
Location: D136
David Elfi (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Web applications are world wide spread nowadays requesting an acceptable response time across all the GEOs. That can be achieved by the use of caching systems. But, how do you know your data can be cached? And even more, how long? This presentation will show how to use Selenium WebDriver from python and doing web scraping for identifying the datasets and the time frame to use for a web site. Read more.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Renaun Erickson (Adobe)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Did you know that you can use your web development skills to create mobile apps? PhoneGap (aka Apache Cordova) is an toolset that enables you to build cross-platform mobile apps using 100% web standards technologies – HTML, CSS & JavaScript. In this session we'll cover everything from "what is PhoneGap", to debugging and development environments, to building your first PhoneGap application. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland Ballroom
Scott Purdy (Numenta), Matt Taylor (Numenta)
Average rating: ****.
(4.19, 16 ratings)
This new open source library is based concepts first described in Jeff Hawkins' book On Intelligence and subsequently developed by Numenta Inc. NuPIC consists of a set of machine learning algorithms that accurately model layers of neurons in the neocortex. NuPIC's algorithms continuously learn temporal patterns, make predictions, and detect anomalous behavior within streaming data. Read more.
Operations
Location: E146
Marcin Mazurek (Allegro Group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.90, 10 ratings)
The presentation will summarise the experiences of introducing Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban) in e-commerce organisation (+1000 employees) that had a strong basis in waterfall project management and ITIL based operations. I would like to show what difficulties we have faced and how we are trying to overcome them. Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Nathaniel Schutta (ntschutta.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 28 ratings)
Developers are flocking to client side frameworks and, as a result, there are more and more JavaScript libraries attempting to solve the rich internet application problem. In a space where new libraries seem to spring up weekly, what framework should you choose for your next project? Read more.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Lindsey Simon (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
This talk is primarily for those who are comfortable developing Apps for the web who want to delve into mobile. We'll cover core architecture - frameworks, networking, retries and storage. On the UI front, learn what works and what doesn't from the front-lines and how to degrade gracefully on older devices. Learn which APIs to use and which to avoid to make a stellar app your users will love. Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Brian Sam-Bodden (Integrallis Software, LLC.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 10 ratings)
Server-side browser push technologies have been around for a while in one way or another, ranging from from crude browser polling to Flash enabled frameworks. In this session you'll get a code-driven walk-through on the evolution and mechanics of server-push technologies. Read more.
Business
Location: E147
Michael Widenius (Monty Program Ab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Time has changed since the start of Open Source. Companies has now started to understand that they can use open source without having to pay for it. How can one today create a viable business around open source software? Read more.
Business, Community
Location: D137/138
Jono Bacon (XPRIZE Foundation)
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.
PHP
Location: D139/140
Sharon Levy (freelancer; member, PHP Meetups (Orange County: OCPHP and Los Angeles: LAPHP))
This presentation is based on a chapter in a book I'm writing. I examine how PHP handles hexadecimal, octals and really large numbers. Unless one is familiar with the C-source code what you see in PHP at times can be difficult to understand and may shock or otherwise surprise you. 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.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Mark Grover (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 11 ratings)
If you have ever wanted to dabble with Apache Hadoop, Hive, HBase or other projects in the Hadoop ecosystem but have been discouraged by the painful process of installation and configuration of these projects, this talk is for you. We will learn how to install Hadoop, Hive and HBase on a cluster by making use of various packages from Apache Bigtop. Read more.
PHP
Location: D139/140
Adam Harvey (New Relic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 12 ratings)
Far from the days of PHP 3 and 4, PHP has developed into a modern object oriented programming language that trades features with many more hyped alternatives and runs an astonishingly high percentage of the world's Web sites. PHP 5.5 brings another round of improvements on top of those that came in PHP 5.4, and this talk will discuss how these can be used to improve your code base. Read more.
Business
Location: D137/138
Richard Fontana (Red Hat, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
This talk will explore some of the legal and policy implications of "post-open source software" or "POSS", a purported phenomenon characterized by development on github, no explicit indication of open source licensing, and no concern for project governance. Is any of this real, and if so, is it actually a problem? Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Ken Tabor (Sabre Holdings)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
Popular apps, or even modest ones serving a global enterprise, need implement foreign languages. JavaScript is a core tech of the Internet but lacks built-in support for languages. String tables are presented as a solution. This energetic presentation shows their implementation and obvious benefit through illustrative slides and interactive demos in context of popular open-source libraries. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: E147
Aslak Knutsen (Red Hat)
Average rating: *....
(1.82, 11 ratings)
Stakeholders often get criticized for not knowing what they want. If they don't know what they want, how do you know what to code? It's a two way street and you both need to be on it. In this session, we'll explore agile techniques such as BDD and ATDD as well as tools from the Arquillian Universe that can help us produce clearer tests that show real behavior and give measurable results. Read more.
Business
Location: D137/138
Jennifer Urban (UC-Berkeley)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
The Defensive Patent License (DPL) is a new legal mechanism to protect innovators by creating a patent network that is committed to defense and "de-weaponizing" patents. It draws from the theories and values of F/OSS licensing to create obligations that "travel with the patent"--preventing troll from taking over open technologies and pulling them out of the public domain. Read more.
PHP
Location: D139/140
Andy Blyler (Barracuda Networks), Jonathan Kuperman (Barracuda Networks)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
PHP is commonly thought of as a programming language that is used in web development. However, it is also a approachable and powerful language to use for creating daemons. In this session we will discuss why and how we use PHP to run everything from our web interface to our backend processes as part of the Barracuda Backup Service. Read more.
Location: D136
Moderated by: Dave Stokes
BOF for all interested in MySQL, the MySQL Community, and all the surrounding technology that relies on MySQL. Lets talk about the current and future of MySQL -- where you think it should be heading -- and network with others. Good for all audience levels. Read more.
Location: E 141
Moderated by: Peter Zaitsev
Increasing number of applications use multiple technologies for data storage and processing. Come to this BOF to share your experience of using multiple technologies together Read more.
Location: E144
Moderated by: Jeff Hawkins / Danese Cooper
A meetup for people interested in talking about Intelligent Computing including NuPIC and other proposed models influenced by the biological model of the human brain. This BoF is intended to bring together OSCON attendees and interested locals not otherwise attending OSCON for a spirited conversation about the potential embodied in Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Intelligent Computing. 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.
Events
Location: Bottom of the stairs by the E Rooms
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Programmers do a lot of sitting, so come refresh your body, mind, and spirit before you head into the day’s sessions. This will be an easy beginner’s yoga session – so don’t be shy about coming out even if this will be your first yoga experience. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Jared Smith (Bluehost), Michal Migurski (Code For America), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 24 ratings)
Open Source is quietly helping shape our society, and you can see its impact on government through the work of Code for America. From making public information more accessible to making public artwork easier to find, Code for America finds innovative ways to make a government more efficient. 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.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Simon St. Laurent (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 12 ratings)
Distributed computing, resilience, and constant efforts to make code more maintainable are all driving interest in functional programming. The world needs more programmers who can tackle this. How can we make the craft seem less arcane? Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Calvin Sun (Twitter)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
MySQL 5.6 is simply a better MySQL with improvements that enhance every functional area of the database kernel. There are many new features in the InnoDB storage engine, including: better performance and scalability, online DDL, persistent statistics, NoSQL access, and many more. Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Olivier Bloch (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 12 ratings)
An introduction to the emerging standard Pointer Events that will undoubtedly help developers write code that will support multiple input types (mouse, touch, pen,...) Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 15 ratings)
Making music with CoffeeScript, Node.js and higher order programming. What could possibly go wrong? Read more.
Data, Python
Location: D136
Byron Ruth (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), Michael Italia (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
The biomedical research community is amidst a data revolution driven by the adoption of electronic health records and the arrival of next generation genomic technologies. Researchers require tools that scale with this increase without added complexity. To address this need we have developed Harvest, an open source framework for rapid development of purpose-built data discovery web applications. 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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151
Denise Paolucci (Dreamwidth Studios)
Average rating: ****.
(4.76, 21 ratings)
Impostor syndrome -- the persistent belief that any minute everyone around you is going to figure out you're not at all qualified -- happens to a majority of the tech industry; nobody talks about it, because nobody wants to be the first to admit it. This talk confronts that feeling head-on, and addresses ways to readjust your perceptions of your accomplishments to accurately reflect reality. Read more.
PHP
Location: D139/140
Justin Hileman (Presentate)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
It's sad that in 2013, var_dump and die are still two of the most common debugging and reflection techniques in PHP. Let's explore the state of interactive debugging in PHP, compare it with what's available in other languages, and apply this with practical tools and techniques which can be used today. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D137/138
Dan Gillmor (The Guardian/Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Big companies and governments are recentralizing our computing and communications, giving us convenience but taking away edge-of-network liberties we enjoyed in the Internet's early days. Meanwhile, surveillance and black-hat hacking are growing. Let's create a scorecard that tells us -- users, companies, governments -- what level of liberty we have, or allow. Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Faisal Abid (Dynamatik, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.58, 31 ratings)
Almost everyone has heard about Node.js, but lots of people dismiss it as being just "Javascript". In this talk, you'll learn about what Node.js is, why its important you understand it and learn why it's the most powerful web technology in recent years. Read more.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Jason Kridner (Texas Instruments)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
We will discuss the benefits & advantages of Android for embedded segments and how to take it outside of the mobile phone space. Read more.
Business
Location: Portland Ballroom
Bruce Eckel (Mindview, LLC)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
Imagine an organization designed to create happiness among its workers. I’ll talk about my research for the past several years, companies I’ve visited, struggles against my own preconceptions, the surprising number of others who are pushing on the same ideas and writing books on the subject, things I’ve found that seem like answers, and questions that continue to accumulate. Read more.
User Experience (UX)
Location: D136
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
We are rapidly approaching the age of living spaces filled with smart thermostats, doors, lights, toilets and more. How do we design interfaces for them? How can people manage 200 gadgets each demanding new batteries? What if your networked toaster rats you out to the FBI? We will explore using the classic Three Laws of Robotics to guide interface design of the Internet of Things. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151
Mari Huertas (Obama for America)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
"Everything counts, and people matter most of all." I wrote these words in my journal at the start of 2012, after I first joined the Obama campaign. Now, one year later, I'm realizing how prescient they were for our work – its development, shape, and shipment – and how acutely they apply to what we do in technology every day. 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.
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.
PHP
Location: F150
Moderated by:
Stuart Langley (Google)
Panelists:
Amy Unruh (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Google App Engine allows you to build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications. In this session we’ll dive into the best practices for writing scalable PHP applications on the App Engine platform. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
John A. De Goes (Precog)
Average rating: ***..
(3.45, 11 ratings)
In this talk, John De Goes will show how Developers and Data Scientists can use Quirrel (statistically-oriented language) to solve problems across large data sets. John will also walk through the core syntax and features of R, providing enough training to give anyone the ability to do simple analysis. Read more.
Cloud
Location: E142
Steven Pousty (Red Hat OpenShift), Grant Shipley (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Learn all about OpenShift Origin – the FOSS platform as a service (PaaS). This session is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about the cool things we do under the hoods to make a true multi-tenant secure PaaS. Read more.
Education
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 23 ratings)
The open source movement is part of a larger historic shift in the relative societal value placed on writing over reading. This talk places the open source movement in the context of the evolution of literacy over the last five thousand years. Read more.
JavaScript
Location: Portland 252
Kyle Simpson (Getify Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 22 ratings)
This talk is going to re-visit some of the "tough parts" of the language by declaring "New Rules" (Bill Maher style) for the language. For instance: "New rule: Stop using `this` until you fully understand how it gets assigned." This talk is going to be hard-core on coding and expects a solid understanding of the language. Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Stephan Hochdörfer (bitExpert AG)
Average rating: ***..
(3.47, 17 ratings)
There has been a strong connection between the terms "web" and "online" for years. The rise of HTML5 and the support of offline mode in most modern browsers changed the play of the game. This session will introduce different ways of storing data on the client as well as highlighting the limitations. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Ligaya Turmelle (MySQL)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
Many companies need their employees to do more then one job - Programmer, DBA, SysAdmin. The more skills you have, the more you can contribute to the overall success of the company and improve your own job marketability. Learn the basic commands of MySQL Server Administration that every Developer should know, what each does and how to use them. 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.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Andy Gup (Esri)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Join us for an in-depth look at native Android Location and GPS capabilities. You'll learn about the many different aspects of the android.location package and how to use it effectively, starting now. We'll apply real-world use cases and demo the results based on different application configurations. In less than one hour you'll learn what typically takes developers several weeks to figure out. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: Portland Ballroom
Dave Neary (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
How do you grow the next generation of hackers? As our community gets older, we are making little humans, and we have an excellent opportunity as parents to indoctrinate them with seditious ideas like "it's better to share", and "if you don't like the way things are, change them". Here's one parent's story of toys and activities for kids from 3 to 10 to grow a new hacker generation. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E145
Grant Shipley (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Grant Shipley, lead Evangelist for OpenShift, will demonstrate how to develop iPhone and Android apps with MongoDB and Node.js backends for the cloud. Let's skip having to learn three different languages and jumpstart the development process using what you already know. Nothing complicated, nothing convoluted. Just straight ahead mobile development goodness with MongoDB, Node.js, and javascript. Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 252
R Geoffrey Avery (Platypi Ventures), Larry Wall (The Wall Nuthouse)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 11 ratings)
The annual What's New in the Perl community. 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.
Business
Location: D137/138
Paul Brown (Multifarious, Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
This talk progresses through a succession of counterexamples (and a few examples) in combining business and open source. We will cover ways to divide your community, withhold value from your customers (paying and not), squander good will, and inhibit adoption. 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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: Portland 256
Jason Levitt (Spirit.io), Clayton Aynesworth (Alternative Healing of Austin)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
The time people spend sitting in chairs has increased substantially over the past 30 years, and related health issues such as obesity and musculoskeletal disorders are also on the rise. This is an area of concern for all who sit in chairs a lot, especially those in the computer industry. In this session, we'll look at recent research, and tools for mitigating the effects of sitting too much. Read more.
Community
Location: Portland 252
Emma Jane Westby (Freelance)
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.

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