Personal schedule for Vanessa Hurst

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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.
Events
Location: See BoF Schedule for Locations
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.
Events
Location: Corner of NE Grand Ave. and NE Davis St.
Average rating: ****.
(4.52, 23 ratings)
Don't forget to pack your running shoes and your glow-in-the-dark gear, because the OSCON 5K fun run is back. And this year we're adding a fun twist - we're running in the dark. Whether you are an avid runner or just starting out, you are invited to join other OSCON attendees Monday evening for a run/jog/walk through some of the most scenic and emblematic sites of Portland. 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.
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.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D139/140
Dan Allen (OpenDevise), Sarah White (Asciidoctor, OpenDevise)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 15 ratings)
Writing e-mail is easy. We do it all the time. But it only reaches a limited audience. Writing documentation is hard. We don't do it as often. But online documentation can reach an unlimited audience. Attend this session to learn how lightweight markup makes documentation easier, static site generators make websites simpler and GitHub makes collaborating on content and publishing it online faster. 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.
Events
Location: Puppet Labs Headquarters, 926 NW 13th Ave. #210
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 8 ratings)
Join Puppet Labs for our OSCON "Open" House Party! We are excited to open our doors and show off our new headquarters and meet all our Puppet Labs friends. 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
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.
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.
Business
Location: D137/138
Doug Gaff (NPR Digital Services)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
This talk is for technical leaders and managers who want their companies to do more in open source. I will give you a CC-licensed presentation template and techniques for explaining open source business models, communities, licensing, and contribution processes to executives and lawyers in your company. You can then customize this for your own company and make the pitch for more OSS involvement. 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.
Community
Location: E144
Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 8 ratings)
Many have speculated about why there are so few women in free and open source software. GNOME, in its Outreach Program for Women, addresses many of these issues with impressive success at attracting and then retaining talented women. 10 other organizations have now joined the OPW. In this talk, Karen will discuss why this Program is necessary and why it has been so successful. Read more.
Events
Location: Exhibit Hall E
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
Make new connections and share experiences with women attending OSCON plus others from the local tech community. Read more.
Business
Location: D137/138
Rikki Endsley (USENIX Association)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 12 ratings)
Many tech companies and hiring managers would like to hire from a more diverse pool of qualified applicants, but they keep getting the same kinds of candidates. This talk provides specific tips for tweaking recruiting practices to attract a diverse pool of candidates, and offers tips for creating a culture that helps retain a diverse team of tech talent. Read more.
Mark Lavin (Caktus Consulting Group), Julia Elman (Caktus Consulting Group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 6 ratings)
Working in teams is an important part of what we do as developers and designers. Whether it's desktop applications or mobile sites, we work hand in hand to create sucessful end products. But how do we work together in different kinds of environments? What is the best work-flow for a mix of skill sets? This talk will outline various methods and work-flows for successful collaboration. 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.
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.
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.
Education
Location: F151
Regina ten Bruggencate (iPROFS / Duchess), Kim Spiritus (iPROFS)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 10 ratings)
This talk will highlight some of the great tools that are available to teach children how much fun coding is. Also some of the different formats used for reaching kids. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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: See BoF Schedule for Locations
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. 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
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.
Business
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 8 ratings)
At O'Reilly, we've always tried to live by the slogan "Create more value than you capture." It's a great way to build a sustainable business and a sustainable economy. 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.
Community
Location: E144
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.39, 18 ratings)
As your team grows and your projects become more complex, you're going to need a certain amount of process. In this talk I'll explain how to add enough engineering management to be effective without driving engineers crazy. 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.
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
Uri Cohen (GigaSpaces Technologies)
GitHub isn’t just for Git anymore. With new projects, as well as open source and SaaS tools you can get back to basics and build websites the old school way. By foregoing the common CMS platform, you can increase agility and transparency, and put the control of your site back in your hands. 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.
Events
Location: The Rose (111 SW Ash Street)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Join Media Temple for free libations, food, and swag from 6:00pm - 7:30p at The Rose. Come say hi and pick up some swag! Read more.
Events
Location: See BoF Schedule for Locations
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: E146
Vanessa Hurst (CodeMontage)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Last year in CNNMoney’s Best Jobs for Fast Growth, software jobs were 7 of the top 20, but averaged a “C” for benefit to society. We’re calling BS. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Gerardo Capiel (TBD), Edward Cable (The Community for Open Source Microfinance), Deanna McCusker (VMware)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Contributing to Humanitarian FOSS (HFOSS) projects can provide tangible product benefit to organizations building technology for good, and tremendous impact to their beneficiaries. But it can also offer intangible, and often unexpected, benefit to volunteer contributors, helping them expand beyond their core competencies in ways they may never have imagined. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: E146
Edward Finkler (Funkatron Productions)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
In the spirit of open source, I'd like to shine a spotlight on depression. Not because it's easy, but because it's important. Mental illness affects many of us, but the stigma attached to it dissuades most people from talking about it openly. That's not how we make progress. With this talk, I want to do my part. Read more.
Community
Location: D136
Loic Dachary (Upstream University)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Contributing to Free Software requires a delicate mixture of technical and social skills. Is the developer upstream not being responsive? Does your manager think you're wasting your time? Upstream University has successfully trained developers to become better contributors to projects such as the kernel Linux, and will give each participant a chance to learn new ways of resolving these problems. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 8 ratings)
The 9th Annual O’Reilly Open Source Award winners will be announced. 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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