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Java & JVM
Location: E145/146
Dianne Marsh (Netflix), Bruce Eckel (Mindview, LLC)
Average rating: **...
(2.74, 27 ratings)
Scala is an amazing and elegant language. It's also powerful, and overwhelming if you try to absorb it all at once. Our goal, based on our book Atomic Scala, is to present the language in small bites you can quickly grasp, to give you a foundation on which to build more knowledge. You’ll finish this half-day tutorial feeling strong and ready to learn more about Scala. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: Portland 251
James Ward (Typesafe)
Average rating: **...
(2.26, 19 ratings)
This session will get you started building modern web apps with HTML5 and the Play Framework. You will learn how to create a new Play application and add JSON REST back-end using Java and Scala. Then you will learn how to create a front-end with CoffeeScript, jQuery and Bootstrap. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: F150
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 25 ratings)
Clojure is the most interesting new language on the JVM, both from a syntactic and capabilities standpoint. This workshop teaches attendees Clojure syntax, Java interoperability, and how to build applications, both Swing and Web, using Clojure. Read more.
Software Architecture
Location: D136
Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Solutions Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.37, 19 ratings)
Erlang's basic features are a perfect match for massively concurrent, distributed cloud environments. Being rooted in an actor model with no shared memory, the complexity of multi-core programming is hidden from the developers, allowing them to focus on the program. This tutorial will introduce Erlang and its actor model, explaining how it is positioning itself to win the multi-core challenge. 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.
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.
Programming, Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 255
Ingy döt Net (Oui Street LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
The real strength of a modern programming language is its collection of maintained packages: RubyGems, CPAN, PyPI, NPM, PECL. A good idea for programming needs to be gifted to everyone: Ruby Perl Python JS PHP Java etc. Ingy döt Net will show you how he has been hacking and pushing his code (and doc and tests) to all these places at once. Ingy (the YAML guy) calls this style of Openness: Acmeism. 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.
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.
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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tim Berglund (DataStax)
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.
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.
Software Architecture
Location: Portland 255
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 14 ratings)
Open source software can avoid software design patterns that evolved to facilitate software development in a proprietary world. Read more.
Python
Location: D136
Angelica Pando (AppNexus), Steve Kannan (AppNexus), Dave Himrod (AppNexus)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 10 ratings)
We'd like to share our best practices and lessons learned when integrating and scaling Python-based optimization tools with a Hadoop-based data pipeline. In our talk, we'll explore multiple Python-Hadoop integration options, share our evaluation process, and invite an interactive dialogue of lessons learned. 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.
Python
Location: D136
Ben Bangert (Mozilla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Processes in a cluster can require controlled access to shared resources, tracking available processes, and sharing state. Unfortunately most tools in this category are oriented around Java. In this talk I cover how to use Python to interact with Apache Zookeeper -- a fault-tolerant consistent data-store -- to write coordinated distributed fault-tolerant applications in Python. Read more.
Software Architecture
Location: D137/138
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.53, 15 ratings)
This session talks about the tension between architecture & design in agile projects, discussing two key elements of emergent design (utilizing the last responsible moment and harvesting idiomatic patterns) and how to de-brittlize your architecture, so that you can play nicely with others 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.
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.
Operations
Location: E146
Benjamin Kero (Mozilla Corporation), Daniel Maher (Mozilla)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
Puppet is an immensely powerful tool, but it's not always obvious how to use Puppet correctly. I will explain guiding principles of responsible Puppet design and architecture, walk through real-life examples to illustrate solid approaches, and illuminate Puppeteers of all skill levels. As a bonus, I will demonstrate ho w to integrate into continuous integration platforms! Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Chris Strom (EEE Computes), Robin Strom (EEE Computes)
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 14 ratings)
Want to learn 3D game programming? Want to learn how to make cool animations with Three.js? Want to make amazing visualizations in 3D? Well, then this is the session for you! This tutorial will introduce you to: 3D concepts in Three.js, coding for canvas and WebGL, animation techniques, and real world simulation with physics engines. You'll be amazed at what you can create! 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.
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.
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.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Dave Herman (Mozilla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
Anyone who has written a program in C++ knows that simple errors can cause crashes and security vulnerabilities in even innocent looking code. Rust is a new programming language that provides important safety guarantees without sacrificing precise control over the machine. In this talk, Dave Herman demonstrates how Rust can be used to produce high-level, clean code that is also safe and efficient. 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.
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.
Python
Location: D136
wesley chun (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.81, 21 ratings)
There's a growing crowd of Python users who don't consider themselves beginners anymore. However some may notice behavior that's hard to explain. Why doesn't code behave like it should? Why doesn't "correct" code run correctly? We'll look at Python's memory model & best practices, addressing these issues directly. Let's empower attendees to write good code & not create these bugs to begin with! 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.
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.
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.
Software Architecture
Location: D139/140
Dejan Bosanac (RedHat)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
New generation of mobile and web applications use asynchronous messaging extensively. This session will cover protocols and techniques available to use messaging infrastructure directly from web browsers and native mobile applications. 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.
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.
Python
Location: D136
Caleb Madrigal (SpiderLogic)
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 13 ratings)
Learn about what has been called "most important numerical algorithm of our lifetime" - the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). In this talk, you will get foundational knowledge of the Fourier Transform and learn how to use Python to extract useful information from sound clips. 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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