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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.
Programming
Location: Portland 256
Francesc Campoy Flores (Google Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.20, 25 ratings)
Go is an open source programming language, developed at Google. Optimized for systems programming, Go combines the ease of a dynamic language with the safety of a statically compiled language, along with support for networked and multicore programming. 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.
Data
Location: E143/144
Ted Dunning (MapR), Jacques Nadeau (Apache Foundation/MapR)
Average rating: **...
(2.91, 11 ratings)
We’ll start the session by giving users an overview of the Apache Drill and its key extension APIs. Afterwards, we’ll describe an example use case where Apache Drill’s native capabilities are lacking. We’ll then work through design and development using Java and scripting to add extensions to the Apache Drill platform. Read more.
Sponsored Tutorials
Location: E142
Dr. Nic Williams (Stark & Wayne)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 3 ratings)
If you use Heroku for your pet projects, then you can now use open source Cloud Foundry for your work projects. By the end of this tutorial, you will have your own entire Platform as a Service running on AWS! 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
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.
Cloud
Location: F150
Jim Blomo (Yelp)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
How is Yelp handling its transition into the cloud? Yelp is a big consumer of Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce service for batch jobs, but still self-hosts for its website. What are the advantages and pitfalls of a split cloud/server model? This talk will discuss the open source tools used by Yelp that have enabled the embrace of cloud technology, and the areas where data centers still have an edge. 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.
Operations
Location: E146
Caskey Dickson (GOOGLE)
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 17 ratings)
One of the simplest seeming problems is just keeping a daemon running. However, it turns out that keeping a long-lived service simply online can take more than you expect. There are a plethora of different tools for doing this, and each has their own unique failure modes and requirements. Come explore the pitfalls we've encountered and workarounds we use to keep a daemon running at all times. 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.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Peter Zaitsev (Percona Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.08, 13 ratings)
In many Performance evaluation studies, you will find comparison made in terms of peak throughput or corresponding response time. This can be misleading. In this brief presentation, we will look into why such metrics can be misleading as well as provide framework and principles about performance evaluation which focuses on being able to provide good service in real world production environments. Read more.
Operations
Location: Portland 255
Solomon Hykes (dotCloud)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 12 ratings)
Compared to KVM or Xen, LXC has very low overhead since it runs processes within a common host kernel, instead of emulating complete machines. LXC relies on kernel namespaces (providing isolation), and control groups (ensuring fair sharing of resources). We will detail their respective roles. We will also show how to use unioning filesystems for fast & lightweight provisioning of environments. Read more.
Software Architecture
Location: D139/140
Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya (Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
Finite State Machines are rarely used, and virtually always dismissed as "too complex" . This is a tragedy since FSMs aren't just about Door Locks, but are invaluable in defining _any_ communication protocols. This talk will provide a crash course in FSMs using erlang's "gen_fsm" behavior as a template, hopefully leaving you with a better appreciation of its uses. Read more.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E143
Erik Bernhardsson (Spotify)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
Luigi is a Python module that helps you build complex pipelines of batch jobs. It handles dependency resolution, workflow management, visualization etc. It also comes with Hadoop support built in. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E146
James Turnbull (Docker)
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 10 ratings)
Logging. Everyone does it. Many don't know why they do it. It is often considered a boring chore. A chore that is done by habit rather than for a purpose. But it doesn't have to be! Learn how to build a powerful, scalable open source logging environment with LogStash. Read more.
Cloud
Location: F150
Daniel Jacobson (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 11 ratings)
Netflix has seen tremendous growth in recent years, supporting 800+ device types for more than 30M streaming customers. This growth presents amazing technical challenges. At the center of it all is the Netflix Internal API, quietly handling billions of requests a day. In this session, I will discuss the challenges & solutions, including cloud development, resiliency, scaling, UI support & more. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Robert Hodges (Continuent.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Successful database applications do not happen by accident. In this talk we will present a half-dozen design patterns for database management to help implement 24x7 applications that handle 100s of terabytes spread over multiple continents on databases like MYSQL. Start out using these patterns now and avoid a lot of pain later. Read more.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E141
Dallas Mahrt (Hulu)
It's great knowing what is on TV, but what I really want is how that applies to me. This talk discusses how Hulu has built a scalable content metadata API that can incorporate user specific data. 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.
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.
Data
Location: D135
Christophe Pettus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 12 ratings)
With the addition of JSON functionality, PostgreSQL can hold its trunk high when compared to non-SQL databases. We'll explore the ways you can use the non-structured-data features of PostgreSQL, how they perform... and when you shouldn't use them. 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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