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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.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Chris Strom (EEE Computes)
Average rating: ***..
(3.90, 10 ratings)
On the fence about Dart? Sure it's horrible? I will give you no fewer than 10 reasons that you are going to love writing your next application in Dart. Don't believe me? I will prove that your code will be better — bordering on beautiful. Dart is going to change the way you think about programming and web programming—for the better. Starting today. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Johan Euphrosine (Google)
Average rating: **...
(2.85, 26 ratings)
It's widely accepted that learning any new programming language will improve your programming skills in general, but we don't often talk about how. This talk will cover some of the my takeaways after learning Go that have improved my Python and Java skills, as well as cover some bits about why Go is a great choice for those itching to learn a new language. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Francesc Campoy Flores (Google Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 13 ratings)
In this talk we share these "best practices" by building a Go library from the ground up, at each stage discussing the decisions we made and why we made them. In this way the audience should gain an understanding of how to effectively design, build, test, and package their own Go programs and libraries. 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.
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.
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.
Software Architecture
Location: D139/140
Augie Fackler (Google), Nathaniel Manista (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.93, 14 ratings)
After fifteen years combined experience developing software of all types we are done with object inheritance and the compromises that it forces on us. Come learn about elegant, superior solutions to the problems inheritance claims to adequately solve. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: E147
Velmurugan Periasamy (Verisign), Sunil Mundluri (Verisign)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 10 ratings)
The future hardware trend is clear.Moore’s Law will be delivering more cores per chip rather than higher clock rates. As multi-core, multiprocessor systems become cheaper and readily available, more of our applications need to exploit the hardware parallelism to realize exponential performance gains.This is all about how to write efficient java code in the multi core world Read more.
Python
Location: D136
Bruce Eckel (Mindview, LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 14 ratings)
C++ brought exceptions to mainstream programming; Java goes further with checked exceptions. But are exceptions the one way to report all errors? Scala and Go suggest there is more than one kind of error, so there should be more than one kind of error reporting, and different responses to errors. I’ll show the Scala and Go approaches to the error problem, and how to apply this to Python. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: E147
Reza Rahman (Oracle)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
This session provides a primer on WebSocket and Server-Sent Events and their supported use cases. The attendees will learn how to leverage them in their web applications using several code samples through out the talk. Development, deployment, and debugging techniques will be shared with the attendees. Read more.
Operations
Location: E146
Gustavo Franco (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
How the Go programming language can help you to build reliable, scalable and easier to maintain systems. 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.
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.
Open Hardware, Programming
Location: Portland 255
Jeff Payne (OpenCar, Inc.), Sam Skjonsberg (OpenCar, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 6 ratings)
We'll cover OS development for a new market: automotive apps. In-car apps are poised to explode for open source developers. The market is transforming from an inefficient, proprietary model to an HTML5-based “app store” model. To enter and participate in this new target category, developers need access to automakers, automotive systems, and knowledge of industry standards and platforms. Read more.
Operations
Location: E146
Jason Cook (Fastly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
The performance of the network underlying our applications can have a dramatic effect on the experience of our users. This session will cover how to tune some of the interactions between TCP and your application to deliver solid performance over the public internet. 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.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Tomomi Imura (Nokia USA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
Showcasing the capabilities of the Web platform and more specifically of the subset of features that mobile platforms can take advantage of, by using an open source mobile app called Coremob Camera, using HTML5 to explain the real-life use cases of HTML5 in mobile. The technology behind the app is purely in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. 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.
Software Architecture
Location: Portland 255
Chris Richardson (Chris Richardson Consulting, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 11 ratings)
Using both SQL and NoSQL databases in the same application enables you to get the benefits of both kind of database: the scalability and performance of NoSQL and ACID transactions of SQL databases. In this talk, you will learn how to design applications that use this approach. Read more.

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