Personal schedule for Robert Sax

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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.
Mobile
Location: D136
Tim Anglade (Apigee)
Average rating: ***..
(3.63, 19 ratings)
An introduction to mobile app development for novices. 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.
Cloud
Location: E143/144
Jorge Castro (Canonical Ltd. / Ubuntu), Mark Mims (Infochimps)
Average rating: ***..
(3.11, 9 ratings)
In this session we'll quickly go over the basic concepts of juju and spend the rest of the time walking through explicit examples of juju in action. We'll look at stacks of services and the charms behind those services. 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.
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.
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
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.
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
Todd Greene (Media Temple)
Average rating: **...
(2.64, 28 ratings)
Russ will discuss the decisive competitive edge companies like (mt) Media Temple gains and gives with Open Source programmers. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Sharren Bates (inBloom)
Average rating: **...
(2.76, 21 ratings)
inBloom Chief Product Officer Sharren Bates will provide an overview of inBloom open-source technologies and its mission of vastly improving K-12 personalized learning. Sharren will review research behind the inBloom vision and what barriers exist today to achieving personalize learning as well as a sample of early, innovative products crossing these barriers with inBloom technology. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Mark R. Shuttleworth (Canonical Ltd.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.42, 31 ratings)
Mark Shuttleworth, Founder, Canonical, Ltd. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: E147
Josh Long (Pivotal)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 7 ratings)
The Spring framework, the most widely used enterprise Java technology, has just been updated to 3.2, and work is already underway towards the next generation of Spring. Join Josh Long for a look at the amazing new features in Sprint 3.1 and 3.2, as well as a look at what's in the works. 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.
Cloud
Location: F150
Mark Hinkle (Citrix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 9 ratings)
Imagine it’s eight o’clock on a Thursday morning and you awake to see a bulldozer out your window ready to plow over your data center. Normally you might consult the Encyclopedia Galáctica to discern the best course of action but your copy is likely out of date. That’s why you need to attend this talk to understand what to do when the Vogons threaten to destroy your data center. 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
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.
JavaScript & HTML5, Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 252
Alice Boxhall (Google), Rachel Shearer (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 10 ratings)
What if we could catch accessibility regressions the way we catch other behavioral regressions? We will describe some tools and techniques that we've used to catch the "low-hanging" bugs that can make the difference between accessibility and inaccessibility. Read more.
Software Architecture
Location: Portland 255
Ian Dees (Tektronix), Baq Haidri (LinkedIn)
Average rating: ***..
(3.94, 17 ratings)
We strive to create designs that will last. But in doing so, we run the risk of over-engineering: building in so many abstractions at the beginning of a project that it degenerates into unmaintainable code. What causes these risks, and what can we do about it? 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.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX), Matthew McCullough (GitHub, Inc.), Simon St. Laurent (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 12 ratings)
Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Sarah Novotny, Matthew McCullough and Edd Dumbill. 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
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.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.54, 28 ratings)
Tom Preston-Werner, Co-founder and CEO, GitHub. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: **...
(2.74, 23 ratings)
Come hear some thoughts about how licensing models affect building an open source community and how their use has evolved over time. 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.
Cloud
Location: F150
Chandra Krintz (UCSB and AppScale Systems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
In this talk, we present AppScale, an open source implementation of Google App Engine -- think Google's cloud platform under your control. AppScale executes App Engine apps without modification, automatically manages and scales apps and their service ecosystems, and enables developers to plug in different service alternatives (e.g. NoSQL, SQL, analytics, search,..) without rewriting their code. Read more.
Operations
Location: Portland Ballroom
Phil Dibowitz (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 11 ratings)
This talk looks at how Facebook has redesigned its configuration management system to handle a massive, dynamic, heterogeneous environment with a tiny team and open source software. We will look at the philosophy we use to manage our systems, the implementation of that philosophy, and how you can apply these ideas to any size server footprint, from a handful of servers to a global environment. Read more.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Marko Gargenta (Twitter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Android Security is quite multifaceted - not surprisingly given the depth and complexity of the Android OS. In this talk, you will learn what makes up the various layers of security and how they work together. By the end of this talk, you’ll have a solid understanding of various security concerns from the low level kernel to the high level app permissions, and everything in between. 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.
Software Architecture
Location: D139/140
Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Solutions Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
A programming language is not enough to build massively scalable fault tolerant cloud based solutions. You need middleware, architectural patterns and tools fit for the purpose. Erlang is no exception. This talk introduces OTP, the defacto framework that comes as part of the Erlang distribution and for decades, has stopped programmers from reinventing the wheel. 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.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Dumbill (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX), Matthew McCullough (GitHub, Inc.), Simon St. Laurent (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Sarah Novotny, Matthew McCullough and Edd Dumbill. 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
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 8 ratings)
O'Reilly Media presents the Frank Willison Award annually at OSCON, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. The recipient is chosen by O'Reilly Media in consultation with Guido van Rossum and delegates of the Python Software Foundation. The award consists of a framed certificate and one free pass to a future OSCON. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.26, 23 ratings)
“Distinction" is the noun for the adjective “Distinguished". The ACM Distinguished Member Recognition Program recognizes those who have "achieved a significant impact on the computing field.” Curiously, the ideals and practices of Open Source software are heavily under-represented. Why is that? And how do we change that? 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 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.
Cloud
Location: E145
Anil Madhavapeddy (University of Cambridge), Richard Mortier (University of Nottingham)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
Mirage is a new operating system for the cloud which compiles source code in a functional language (OCaml) into type-safe microkernels that run directly on the public cloud. The compiler specialises appliances such as a web server or database into hundreds of kilobytes, marking a radical shift in how we can manage online services that are always struggling with security isusues. 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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