Personal schedule for Ian Dees

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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: 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.
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
Mark Hinkle (Citrix)
Average rating: ***..
(3.77, 35 ratings)
Free and open source software is equal parts technology and humanity. Beyond the coding standards, development environments and essential parts of delivering free software the ideals that drive this movement are powerful. This is a reflection on the lessons gleaned from successful F/LOSS communities and a call to action to spread their ideals to other endeavors such as medicine and government. 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
Todd Greene (Media Temple)
Average rating: **...
(2.64, 28 ratings)
Russ will discuss the decisive competitive edge companies like (mt) Media Temple gains and gives with Open Source programmers. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Sharren Bates (inBloom)
Average rating: **...
(2.76, 21 ratings)
inBloom Chief Product Officer Sharren Bates will provide an overview of inBloom open-source technologies and its mission of vastly improving K-12 personalized learning. Sharren will review research behind the inBloom vision and what barriers exist today to achieving personalize learning as well as a sample of early, innovative products crossing these barriers with inBloom technology. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Mark R. Shuttleworth (Canonical Ltd.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.42, 31 ratings)
Mark Shuttleworth, Founder, Canonical, Ltd. 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.
Business
Location: D137/138
Camille Fournier (Rent the Runway)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 18 ratings)
Most companies large and small have shared internal libraries and systems. But ownership of that code often falls onto people with different priorities than the users of the code. We will discuss how you can use open source practices to run internal code bases effectively, provide learning opportunities for employees, and improve your final products. 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.
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 (DataStax)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Jared Smith (Bluehost), Michal Migurski (Code For America), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 24 ratings)
Open Source is quietly helping shape our society, and you can see its impact on government through the work of Code for America. From making public information more accessible to making public artwork easier to find, Code for America finds innovative ways to make a government more efficient. 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
Average rating: **...
(2.74, 23 ratings)
Come hear some thoughts about how licensing models affect building an open source community and how their use has evolved over time. 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.
Business
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 8 ratings)
At O'Reilly, we've always tried to live by the slogan "Create more value than you capture." It's a great way to build a sustainable business and a sustainable economy. Read more.
Python
Location: D136
Alex Martelli (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 24 ratings)
Our culture's default assumption is that everybody should always be striving for perfection -- settling for anything less is seen as a regrettable compromise. This is wrong in most software development situations: focus instead on keeping the software simple, just "good enough", launch it early, and iteratively improve, enhance, and re-factor it. This is how software success is achieved! 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.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Simon St. Laurent (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 12 ratings)
Distributed computing, resilience, and constant efforts to make code more maintainable are all driving interest in functional programming. The world needs more programmers who can tackle this. How can we make the craft seem less arcane? Read more.
Cloud
Location: F150
Eric Redmond (Basho)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 14 ratings)
Scalability today is no longer a question of architecture, or programming language, but instead two things: message passing and data distribution. With the following patterns under your belt, anyone is well on their way to solving both. * Message patterns: request-reply, publish-subscribe, push-pull, exclusive pair. * Data structures: DHTs, Vector clocks, Merkel trees, CRDTs. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Dave Herman (Mozilla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
Anyone who has written a program in C++ knows that simple errors can cause crashes and security vulnerabilities in even innocent looking code. Rust is a new programming language that provides important safety guarantees without sacrificing precise control over the machine. In this talk, Dave Herman demonstrates how Rust can be used to produce high-level, clean code that is also safe and efficient. Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 15 ratings)
Making music with CoffeeScript, Node.js and higher order programming. What could possibly go wrong? Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: E147
Ariel Tseitlin (Scale Venture Partner)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 12 ratings)
Failure is inevitable. It's only through frequent and ongoing failure that we can keep our web application resilient. Taking example from the Netflix Simian Army, we'll discuss how inducing failure in your production environment is one way to test fault-tolerance on a regular basis. Read more.
Education
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 23 ratings)
The open source movement is part of a larger historic shift in the relative societal value placed on writing over reading. This talk places the open source movement in the context of the evolution of literacy over the last five thousand years. Read more.
Business
Location: E145
Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum (CSC))
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
Geek Lifestyle
Location: Portland Ballroom
Dave Neary (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
How do you grow the next generation of hackers? As our community gets older, we are making little humans, and we have an excellent opportunity as parents to indoctrinate them with seditious ideas like "it's better to share", and "if you don't like the way things are, change them". Here's one parent's story of toys and activities for kids from 3 to 10 to grow a new hacker generation. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E146
Colin McCabe (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Debugging concurrency errors can be difficult. Fortunately, Locksmith can help. Locksmith is an open source tool for detecting potential deadlocks in C, C++, and Objective C programs. It can detect common concurrency mistakes. 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
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 8 ratings)
O'Reilly Media presents the Frank Willison Award annually at OSCON, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. The recipient is chosen by O'Reilly Media in consultation with Guido van Rossum and delegates of the Python Software Foundation. The award consists of a framed certificate and one free pass to a future OSCON. Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.26, 23 ratings)
“Distinction" is the noun for the adjective “Distinguished". The ACM Distinguished Member Recognition Program recognizes those who have "achieved a significant impact on the computing field.” Curiously, the ideals and practices of Open Source software are heavily under-represented. Why is that? And how do we change that? Read more.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 24 ratings)
Piers Cawley, Senior Programmer, Headforwards. Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 252
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.85, 13 ratings)
Once again, Perl's Dark Lord unleashes a clowder of new and improved Perl modules on the unsuspecting world. It's Damian-as-usual: doing great and terrible things with Perl. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 252
Matthew Garrett (Nebula)
Average rating: ****.
(4.72, 18 ratings)
People have been fascinated with random numbers for millennia. How far have we come in that time, and why are they so important? How did a medieval monk's work end up responsible for decades of questionable science? How is something we had no trouble doing before recorded history still causing problems in the cloud? All these questions, and more, will be answered. 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: E146
Edward Finkler (Funkatron Productions)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
In the spirit of open source, I'd like to shine a spotlight on depression. Not because it's easy, but because it's important. Mental illness affects many of us, but the stigma attached to it dissuades most people from talking about it openly. That's not how we make progress. With this talk, I want to do my part. 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.
Keynotes
Location: Portland Ballroom
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 23 ratings)
A discussion of community building from a psychological perspective. How to recruit people into your project, external and internal motivations, what people regret, self-fulfilling prophecies, confirmation bias, and more. 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.
Events
Location: Ginkoberry Concourse
Cap off your trip to Portland with one of Portland's award-winning guided walking tours. Tours will leave from the convention center right after the closing keynotes. Please register in advance. Tickets range from $20-$45 per person depending on the tour. Read more.

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