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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.
Community
Location: E144
Elizabeth Leddy (East of Eaton)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
Plone is one of the oldest open source Python communities that still releases today. Despite a decade of trials and tribulations, the community is stronger than ever thanks to a unique Python subculture that is passed from "generation to generation". This talk will cover 10 lessons over 10 years on nurturing an open source community that builds character in addition to software. Read more.
Education
Location: F151
Nathan Dotz (Detroit Labs)
Average rating: **...
(2.82, 11 ratings)
Hackerspaces are changing the face of education by applying a DIY principle of Do-ocracy to deficits in the education systems around them and providing places where students can learn engaging topics useful in their lives and careers. Come learn how maker communities worldwide are helping to teach the world, and how we can legitimize the enrichment that goes on behind the shop doors. Read more.
Programming, Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 255
Garrett Smith (CloudBees)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 39 ratings)
How do you know you've written a good program? There are a couple standards most people use: "works for me" and "all tests pass". If you can get to that point, you're code is in pretty good shape! This talk will go beyond "it works" to explore a programming technique where problems are systematically made obvious and code naturally becomes correct, clear, and maintainable! 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.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Renaun Erickson (Adobe)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Did you know that you can use your web development skills to create mobile apps? PhoneGap (aka Apache Cordova) is an toolset that enables you to build cross-platform mobile apps using 100% web standards technologies – HTML, CSS & JavaScript. In this session we'll cover everything from "what is PhoneGap", to debugging and development environments, to building your first PhoneGap application. Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Nathaniel Schutta (ntschutta.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 28 ratings)
Developers are flocking to client side frameworks and, as a result, there are more and more JavaScript libraries attempting to solve the rich internet application problem. In a space where new libraries seem to spring up weekly, what framework should you choose for your next project? 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.
Java & JVM
Location: E147
Dianne Marsh (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
Is your organization committed to the power of the Java platform but stuck on the Java language? Do you spend your time wishing you could use Scala at work? You’ll learn strategies ranging from using Scala for non-production code to easing your fellow programmers into functional programming. You will hear stories of how other organizations have done this and succeeded. Read more.
Education
Location: F151
Brian Capouch (Saint Josephs College)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
An outreach project at Saint Joseph's College strives to bring low-cost Android-based technology to a wide swath of the college community. Various projects are using Android smartphones as sensors, data collection and media generation, as well as providing an alternative to carrier-based telephony, SMS, and Internet bandwidth. Read more.
Business
Location: E147
Michael Widenius (Monty Program Ab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Time has changed since the start of Open Source. Companies has now started to understand that they can use open source without having to pay for it. How can one today create a viable business around open source software? 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.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Lindsey Simon (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
This talk is primarily for those who are comfortable developing Apps for the web who want to delve into mobile. We'll cover core architecture - frameworks, networking, retries and storage. On the UI front, learn what works and what doesn't from the front-lines and how to degrade gracefully on older devices. Learn which APIs to use and which to avoid to make a stellar app your users will love. Read more.
User Experience (UX)
Location: D136
Tony Santos (Mozilla)
Average rating: ***..
(3.13, 15 ratings)
The best tech companies know that designing products with their users in mind is the key to success. Everyone says "Design" is the new hot skill in the tech world. Not only can open source projects benefit from human-centered design practices, they are in a position to get super charged results. Learn the basics of HCD thinking and practices, and how to incorporate it into your next project. 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.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Brian Sam-Bodden (Integrallis Software, LLC.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 10 ratings)
Server-side browser push technologies have been around for a while in one way or another, ranging from from crude browser polling to Flash enabled frameworks. In this session you'll get a code-driven walk-through on the evolution and mechanics of server-push technologies. Read more.
Business, Community
Location: D137/138
Jono Bacon (XPRIZE Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
One of the most challenging aspects of growing community is managing conflict and burnout. In this new presentation from Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager, he presents a comprehensive guide to the different components of conflict and burnout, signs of problems, conflict resolution, and preventative measures, all wrapped up in his amusing anecdote-laden style. 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.
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.
Java & JVM
Location: E147
Tim O'Brien (O'Reilly Media), Hans Dockter (Gradleware)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
How do the largest projects scale development? That’s the question answered in this presentation. We’ll take a look at build environments at the largest scale and discuss the choices these organizations made to create builds and projects that can scale across hundreds or thousands of developers. We'll draw conclusion from specific case studies such as Netflix and LinkedIn. Read more.
Business
Location: F151
Fred Trotter (FredTrotter.com), Ashish Patel (Not Only Dev), Rick Trotter (Not Only Dev), Renee DiResta (OATV), Clayton Trotter (University of Alaska)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
The JOBS act will change the rules for public offerings of stock, making the crowdfunding of stock sales legal. This will allow Open Source developers and makers to create new technology companies by leveraging their existing communities for initial funding. Join us to discuss what we know, and what we don't about this new funding option. 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: 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.

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