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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.
Mobile
Location: Portland 252
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.), Christopher Neugebauer (chris.neugebauer.id.au), Jonathon Manning (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 23 ratings)
In this session you'll learn why you can't consider UX and design an optional extra when designing mobile apps, and how to tell an awesome app from a terrible app. In this platform-agnostic design-heavy workshop, you’ll learn how to build wireframes, how to translate those wireframes into actual working Android code, and how to evaluate your designs for future improvement. Read more.
PHP
Location: D136
David Sklar (Ning (Glam Media))
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 16 ratings)
This tutorial gives you the details you need to become an idiomatic PHP programmer when you're coming from another language. We won't waste time on basics but instead tour the landscape of the "PHP way" to approach tasks and concepts that you already know how to do in another language, such as wrangling types, OO, errors, performance, external packages, and development environment. Read more.
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JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 256
Kyle Simpson (Getify Solutions)
Average rating: **...
(2.43, 47 ratings)
The HTML 5 standard offers powerful features for writing full fledged applications. This tutorial focuses on the newest and most powerful of these: storage, web sockets and WebRTC. Read more.
Python
Location: Portland 251
Nathan Yergler (Eventbrite)
Average rating: ***..
(3.09, 23 ratings)
Django is a popular, powerful web framework for Python. It has lots of "batteries" included, and makes it easy to get started. But all of the power means you can write low quality code that still works. Effective Django means building applications that are testable, maintainable, and scalable. This tutorial will introduce attendees to Django with an emphasis on testing, maintenance, and scale. Read more.
Software Architecture
Location: D136
Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Solutions Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.37, 19 ratings)
Erlang's basic features are a perfect match for massively concurrent, distributed cloud environments. Being rooted in an actor model with no shared memory, the complexity of multi-core programming is hidden from the developers, allowing them to focus on the program. This tutorial will introduce Erlang and its actor model, explaining how it is positioning itself to win the multi-core challenge. 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
Mark R. Shuttleworth (Canonical Ltd.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.42, 31 ratings)
Mark Shuttleworth, Founder, Canonical, Ltd. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland Ballroom
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.70, 40 ratings)
Once again Damian Conway returns from the untamed wilderness of deepest Vim, bringing with him yet another collection of tips, tools, and tricks to make your text editing still more unspeakably powerful. 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.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E145
Tim Berglund (GitHub, Inc.)
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.
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.
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.
Open Hardware
Location: D135
Ruth Suehle (Red Hat), Tom "spot" Callaway (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 17 ratings)
Tom Callaway and Ruth Suehle, authors of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O'Reilly, expected spring 2013) will share hints and tips for hackers ready to bring their ideas to life with the Raspberry Pi, They'll cover the important basics of doing tricks with your Pi and go on to talk about a few fun projects, from game emulators to cameras in the sky. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Location: D139/140
Moderated by: Carol Smith
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This is a BoF for all former, current, and potential participants in Google Summer of Code. If you are a student, a mentor, or represent an interested organization, come meet us to talk about the program! Hear from other participants what their experience was like. 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: Portland Ballroom Foyer
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 11 ratings)
Citrix is sponsoring a night of poker, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. For one night only, OSCON’s Foyer will be transformed into Portland’s only poker room complete with professional dealers. You'll be playing poker above the city lights with a perfect view of the city. 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.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Mike Wolfson (Epocrates)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Android development is challenging. Fortunately, the developer tools provide a great deal of support, making the job more manageable, and a lot easier. I will show you many essential tools, tips and techniques that will increase your development productivity, and improve the quality of your code. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: D135
Federico Lucifredi (Canonical | Ubuntu)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 10 ratings)
This session aims to give you the tools to import the real world into the programming scope of your trusty $30 microcontroller, by covering the technology fundamentals and integration essentials of a wide variety of sensors, as well as providing a few alternative power schemes, some actuator examples and even mobility options to increase the variety of your design arsenal. 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.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Chiu-Ki Chan (Square Island LLC)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
Designers and developers have been afraid of the variety of Android flavors for way too long. Android borrows a lot of concept from the web, and we can use the same techniques to cater to the different OS versions and form factors. Read more.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Marko Gargenta (Twitter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Android Security is quite multifaceted - not surprisingly given the depth and complexity of the Android OS. In this talk, you will learn what makes up the various layers of security and how they work together. By the end of this talk, you’ll have a solid understanding of various security concerns from the low level kernel to the high level app permissions, and everything in between. Read more.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Jason Kridner (Texas Instruments)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
We will discuss the benefits & advantages of Android for embedded segments and how to take it outside of the mobile phone space. 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.
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.
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.
Community
Location: Portland 251
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.), Shawn Pearce (Google), Carol Smith (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 12 ratings)
In this talk, we'll bring you up to date and answer your questions about the various open source projects at Google. Additionally, Shawn Pearce will update you on Git and Gerrit code review. If you care about the future of Git as a client, you should make time for this talk. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Gerardo Capiel (Benetech), 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.
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.
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.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 8 ratings)
The 9th Annual O’Reilly Open Source Award winners will be announced. Read more.
Events
Location: Portland Ballroom Foyer
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Take the opportunity to network one last time and exchange contact information with one another. Drinks and snacks provided. Read more.

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