Personal schedule for Andrew Berkowitz

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Business
Location: D137/138
Laszlo Szalvay (CollabNet, Inc. )
Average rating: **...
(2.92, 13 ratings)
Does your organization suck at bringing awesome products to market? Are you wishing that you weren't lagging behind your competitors or struggling to create a culture and environment that would enable building the next killer application? If so, come to this business track focused workshop to learn from an experienced entrepreneur how to enable your teams to innovate more effectively. 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.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Adam Lehman (Adobe Systems Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 10 ratings)
Brackets is a desktop code editor built in JavaScript, HTML and CSS. MIT-licensed and hosted on GitHub, Brackets is a code editor that challenges the status quo with innovations like inline Quick Editing and live browser connectivity. This session will provide an overview of Brackets and demonstrate how to hack on the project so you can customize and extend it to meet your needs. 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.
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.
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.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Ken Tabor (Sabre Holdings)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
Popular apps, or even modest ones serving a global enterprise, need implement foreign languages. JavaScript is a core tech of the Internet but lacks built-in support for languages. String tables are presented as a solution. This energetic presentation shows their implementation and obvious benefit through illustrative slides and interactive demos in context of popular open-source libraries. Read more.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
David Elfi (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
When hybrid applications are in the center of the discussion, mobile consumers expect fast response time (less than 3 seconds) in order to not switch to other tasks or lose complete interest. This talk will present how this issue was addressed in the design of the Tizen Common Store and tips which can help developers for considering response time when the application is being designed. 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.
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.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E143
Lucas Carlson (AppFog)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Ever thought of starting your own company around Open Source tools? Lucas Carlson did just that with AppFog (a popular polyglot PaaS built with Cloud Foundry). Over 100,000 developers signed up for AppFog in 3 years. AppFog was acquired in June 2013 by CenturyLink. 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.
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.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Stephan Hochdörfer (bitExpert AG)
Average rating: ***..
(3.47, 17 ratings)
There has been a strong connection between the terms "web" and "online" for years. The rise of HTML5 and the support of offline mode in most modern browsers changed the play of the game. This session will introduce different ways of storing data on the client as well as highlighting the limitations. Read more.
Mobile
Location: D139/140
Tomomi Imura (Nokia USA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
Showcasing the capabilities of the Web platform and more specifically of the subset of features that mobile platforms can take advantage of, by using an open source mobile app called Coremob Camera, using HTML5 to explain the real-life use cases of HTML5 in mobile. The technology behind the app is purely in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. 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: E146
Scott Berkun (Berkun Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Imagine a workplace with no email, where everyone works from home, and new software is released dozens of times a day. This is life at WordPress.com, the 15th most popular website on the planet, where Berkun managed a team of programmers from 2010 to 2012. He'll share insights into creativity, management and applying open source ideals to the world (the subject of his forthcoming book.) Read more.
Community
Location: Portland 252
Emma Jane Westby (Freelance)
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 10 ratings)
In this session we'll explore how to give, and receive, useful critiques of our work. We'll talk about the different kinds of critiques that are necessary as an idea develops. The emphasis will be on reviewing subjective work, not the easy stuff like white space at the end of a line. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: Portland 256
Jason Levitt (Spirit.io), Clayton Aynesworth (Alternative Healing of Austin)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
The time people spend sitting in chairs has increased substantially over the past 30 years, and related health issues such as obesity and musculoskeletal disorders are also on the rise. This is an area of concern for all who sit in chairs a lot, especially those in the computer industry. In this session, we'll look at recent research, and tools for mitigating the effects of sitting too much. Read more.

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