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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.
Perl
Location: E143/144
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.19, 31 ratings)
This tutorial explores how Dr Damian Conway -- one of the most prolific and successful contributors to the Perl community and to the CPAN -- manages his own development and maintenance processes. It explains and explores some of the many tools he has designed and constructed to make developing in Perl quicker, cleaner, and more enjoyable. Read more.
Perl
Location: E147
Peter Scott (Pacific Systems Design Technologies)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Normally it takes three days of classes for a beginner to get familiar with Perl. We don't have three days, so we're going to speed things up... just a bit. This tutorial will cover the basics and enough of the more advanced features to bootstrap the learning process for Perl novices. 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.
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.
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.
Perl
Location: E145
Augustina Ragwitz (Mediamath)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
The Perl community wants YOU to contribute! Whether you can barely write a line of code or have been hacking for years, you can make meaningful contributions! 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.
Community
Location: Portland Ballroom
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 17 ratings)
Internationally acclaimed public speaker Paul Fenwick talks about depression: What it is, why it sucks, and his own personal experiences in battling it. Drawing from a diverse range of fields, Paul provides insights into the bugs that may exist in your brain, and how some aspects of digital society may even make them worse. 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.
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
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.
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.
Business
Location: E145
Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum (CSC))
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151
Wesley Hales (Shape Security)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 8 ratings)
How can you keep the audience engaged and motivated throughout an entire presentation? It’s simple: keep them on their smart phone. The days of asking the audience to raise their hand for an on-the-fly survey is over. An entire stream of engagement platforms for presentations are coming, and this talk will prepare you for the future. Read more.
Python
Location: D136
Luciano Ramalho (Python.pro.br)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 12 ratings)
From the elegant for statement through list/set/dict comprehensions and generator functions, this talk shows how the Iterator pattern is so deeply embedded in the syntax of Python, and so widely supported by its libraries, that some of its most powerful applications can be overlooked by programmers coming from other languages. 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.
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.
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.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 23 ratings)
A discussion of community building from a psychological perspective. How to recruit people into your project, external and internal motivations, what people regret, self-fulfilling prophecies, confirmation bias, and more. Read more.

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