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Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 256
Tim Berglund (GitHub, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 46 ratings)
Get a thorough introduction to Git and GitHub. You'll leave ready to fork, pull-request, clone, push, pull, log, and fetch with the best of them! Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 255
Tom Wheeler (Cloudera, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.06, 48 ratings)
This is a solid introduction to Apache Hadoop that explains what it is, why it's relevant and how it works. No previous experience is required, and participants will gain a clear understanding of how Apache Hadoop (and many complementary tools) can be used for scalable data processing as well as approaches for integrating it with existing systems. Read more.
Operations
Location: Portland 255
Joshua Timberman (Opscode, Inc), James Casey (Opscode, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 31 ratings)
One of the most popular configuration and cloud management tools, Chef is a powerful platform for rapid provisioning and deployment of servers. Attend this tutorial to learn what benefits Chef can bring, how to get started and best use Chef to meet your needs. Read more.
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Open Hardware
Location: E145/146
Philip Lindsay (rancidbacon.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.45, 20 ratings)
Have you always wanted to create hardware devices to interact with the real world? When you attend this workshop you will: set up an Arduino board and software; learn how the Arduino fits into the field of physical computing; and make your Arduino respond to button presses and blink lights. Hardware is fun! Note: Cost of the kit (USD $57) is included in the registration price for this tutorial. 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.
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
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
Mark R. Shuttleworth (Canonical Ltd.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.42, 31 ratings)
Mark Shuttleworth, Founder, Canonical, Ltd. Read more.
Operations
Location: E146
Vladimir Vuksan (Fastly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)
Talk will focus on some of the challenges of monitoring a CDN infrastructure and approaches everyone can use to get better at monitoring their own infrastructure using Ganglia including identifying metrics to track, using monitoring for enhanced communication inside the company and better understanding of ones own infrastructure. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Sanjay Radia (Hortonworks), Suresh Srinivas (Hortonworks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 8 ratings)
Hadoop 2.0 offers major HDFS improvements: new append-pipeline, federation, wire compatibility, NameNode HA, performance improvements, etc. In this session, we'll describe these features, their benefits and the development underway for the next HDFS release. This includes data management features, added support for storage devices and improvements to performance, diagnosability and manageability. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Dawn Nafus (Intel)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 4 ratings)
How can open source help people get something useful out of the sensor data they generate? Based on social science research, this session will give developers some simple tools to understand how non-geeks make sense of complex data, and offers some approaches to improve user experience of both hardware and software based on that knowledge. 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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tim Berglund (GitHub, Inc.)
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.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Jesse Anderson (Cloudera)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 20 ratings)
Gaining insight on data is even more interesting when it comes from the NFL. See how I take play by play data, combine it with other datasets and gain insight from the data. 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.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Mark Grover (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 11 ratings)
If you have ever wanted to dabble with Apache Hadoop, Hive, HBase or other projects in the Hadoop ecosystem but have been discouraged by the painful process of installation and configuration of these projects, this talk is for you. We will learn how to install Hadoop, Hive and HBase on a cluster by making use of various packages from Apache Bigtop. 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.
Operations
Location: E146
Dave Quigley (KEYW Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
SELinux is a mandatory access control mechanism for Linux systems found in several main stream distributions. All those fancy security terms may be scary but in truth with a little bit of knowledge its possible to find out WTF SELinux is saying to you. I'll provide an introduction to SELinux to help ordinary people understand basic SELinux concepts and deal with basic SELinux issues. 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.
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
Average rating: ***..
(3.54, 28 ratings)
Tom Preston-Werner, Co-founder and CEO, GitHub. 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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D137/138
Dan Gillmor (The Guardian/Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Big companies and governments are recentralizing our computing and communications, giving us convenience but taking away edge-of-network liberties we enjoyed in the Internet's early days. Meanwhile, surveillance and black-hat hacking are growing. Let's create a scorecard that tells us -- users, companies, governments -- what level of liberty we have, or allow. 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.
Business
Location: Portland Ballroom
Bruce Eckel (Mindview, LLC)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
Imagine an organization designed to create happiness among its workers. I’ll talk about my research for the past several years, companies I’ve visited, struggles against my own preconceptions, the surprising number of others who are pushing on the same ideas and writing books on the subject, things I’ve found that seem like answers, and questions that continue to accumulate. Read more.
Business
Location: D137/138
Amye Scavarda (Acquia), Leslie Hawthorn (Elasticsearch)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
You're a fantastic developer/coder of all trades/project manager/designer/sysadmin - but you want to be able to do a little more. What's your strategy for being able to choose your next level up? We’ll review: strategic and tactical steps, choosing your adventure and acting on it from both a business perspective of a 'career track' as well as ways to be able to participate through open source. 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.
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.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Ligaya Turmelle (MySQL)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
Many companies need their employees to do more then one job - Programmer, DBA, SysAdmin. The more skills you have, the more you can contribute to the overall success of the company and improve your own job marketability. Learn the basic commands of MySQL Server Administration that every Developer should know, what each does and how to use them. 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
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 24 ratings)
Piers Cawley, Senior Programmer, Headforwards. Read more.
Business
Location: D137/138
Paul Brown (Multifarious, Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
This talk progresses through a succession of counterexamples (and a few examples) in combining business and open source. We will cover ways to divide your community, withhold value from your customers (paying and not), squander good will, and inhibit adoption. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 256
Jeff McCune (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Attend this talk and learn how Puppet Labs handles community contributions and the FOSS tools we’ve published to automate much of the process. Puppet Labs handles thousands of contributions from hundreds of contributors and we’ve integrated Github, TravisCI and Trello to manage all of it. Come see how we do it and what we’ve built. 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.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 256
Dan Allen (OpenDevise, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 12 ratings)
Writing documentation is already hard enough. Why do we make it even more difficult by burying the content in XML or struggling with finicky WSYWIG editors? Drop the angled brackets and discover the zen of writing documentation in AsciiDoc. While the format is plain text, it can still output beautiful HTML 5, DocBook and PDF documents--or even a slide deck like the one used in this presentation! Read more.

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