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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.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E141
Devananda van der Veen (HP Cloud Services)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 5 ratings)
Would you be excited to have a single API and single pipeline for developing, testing, and deploying your applications on both physical and virtual servers? OpenStack can now do this. I am leading the development effort behind OpenStack's Bare Metal Provisioning (Ironic) project, and will talk about the project history, current status, and our plans as it continues to mature. Read more.
Perl
Location: E145
Randal L. Schwartz (FLOSS Weekly podcast)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Randal Schwartz recounts how he has spent half his life with Perl. Read more.
Operations
Location: E146
Jonathan Thurman (New Relic)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 17 ratings)
Puppet and Chef have grown to have their own conferences, but what about the other tools you use? Lets talk about some unsung tools of DevOps that you should be using to augment your existing toolset. 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.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E143
Joseph George (Hewlett-Packard (HP)), James Urquhart (Dell), Tim Cook (Hightail Inc. (formerly YouSendIt.com))
In this session, discover how the community-driven open source projects, Crowbar and Dasein, can enhance the agility of your cloud and big data initiatives. Learn first-hand how users and community members are applying these tools to specific use cases, including OpenStack and Hadoop environments. Also, benefit from our discussion of best practices and lessons learned from real-world deployments. Read more.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E141
Moderated by:
Tom Fifield (OpenStack Foundation)
Panelists:
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Are you considering an OpenStack cloud implementation? Add this timely session to your OSCON calendar. Tom Fifield, a co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide, will discuss what it takes, including an introduction to OpenStack, advice on how to interact with the community, deployment approaches, storage and networking decisions, and automating deployment and configuration with popular tools. Read more.
Operations
Location: E146
Caskey Dickson (GOOGLE)
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 17 ratings)
One of the simplest seeming problems is just keeping a daemon running. However, it turns out that keeping a long-lived service simply online can take more than you expect. There are a plethora of different tools for doing this, and each has their own unique failure modes and requirements. Come explore the pitfalls we've encountered and workarounds we use to keep a daemon running at all times. 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.
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.
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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151
David Uhlman (clearhealth inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Most technology people have a unique perspective on problem solving and DIY. "Hacking Your Health" shows you how to put those same principles to use with your health and body. Get your labs done directly (for "science" or to save money), fun and profitable things to do with MRI/CAT like 3D Printing your head, "being the best patient you can be" and inner secrets about health care as a whole. Read more.
Operations
Location: Portland 255
Solomon Hykes (dotCloud)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 12 ratings)
Compared to KVM or Xen, LXC has very low overhead since it runs processes within a common host kernel, instead of emulating complete machines. LXC relies on kernel namespaces (providing isolation), and control groups (ensuring fair sharing of resources). We will detail their respective roles. We will also show how to use unioning filesystems for fast & lightweight provisioning of environments. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151
Kirsten Hunter (Akamai)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
The Quantified Self movement is all about keeping measurements about your life in order to track progress in various ways. As geeks we all enjoy playing with new toys, and there are a variety of devices and applications out there to help measure steps, activity and fitness. Combining the data from these devices can help you build tools to track your fitness in a way that makes sense for you. 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.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E141
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Using the public code review and automated testing infrastructure built for the OpenStack project itself, systems administrators for the core infrastructure also take advantage of this system to do systems administration for the project's core infrastructure in the open as well. Will discuss the infrastructure, tests we run against our changes and the challenges and successes we've encountered. 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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151
Denise Paolucci (Dreamwidth Studios)
Average rating: ****.
(4.76, 21 ratings)
Impostor syndrome -- the persistent belief that any minute everyone around you is going to figure out you're not at all qualified -- happens to a majority of the tech industry; nobody talks about it, because nobody wants to be the first to admit it. This talk confronts that feeling head-on, and addresses ways to readjust your perceptions of your accomplishments to accurately reflect reality. 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.
Perl
Location: E145
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 13 ratings)
The Perl Renaissance is in full swing. Object frameworks and syntax have been undated, web frameworks are easy and powerful, and modules are easy to manage and install. White Camel Award winner Paul Fenwick will be covering the best technologies of the recent age. No prior Perl experience required! 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.
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.
Business
Location: D137/138
Amye Scavarda (Phase2 Technology), 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.
Operations
Location: E146
Jason Cook (Fastly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
The performance of the network underlying our applications can have a dramatic effect on the experience of our users. This session will cover how to tune some of the interactions between TCP and your application to deliver solid performance over the public internet. Read more.
Business
Location: E145
Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum (CSC))
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
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.
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.
Software Architecture
Location: D136
Andy Grover (Red Hat)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 4 ratings)
The development of GNU/Linux has resulted in major parts of the platform evolving away from UNIX's core tenets. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 256
Dan Allen (OpenDevise)
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.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Jason Brittain (eBay Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 18 ratings)
BASH is a simple multiplatform alternative to Perl, Python, and Ruby. Join Jason Brittain of eBay's Platform Frameworks group to hear why you should consider using BASH, and when it's the right choice over other programming languages. You'll also see several code example tips and tricks for coding your common modern tasks in BASH. Read more.
Software Architecture
Location: D137/138
Josh Bressers (Red Hat Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 6 ratings)
Open source is often thought of as being secure. While in the past we've had very good luck with security, there's still plenty of room in the area of secure development in open source. Let's start the discussion about where we are today, where we want to be, and how to best get us there for secure development in open source. 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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: E146
Edward Finkler (FictiveKin)
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.
Cloud, Operations
Location: E145
Brendan Gregg (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 12 ratings)
This talk is about systems performance for enterprise and cloud computing environments. This covers the performance of operating systems themselves, and the performance of applications from operating system context. This talk is intended for any open source operating system, especially the illumos and Linux kernels. Read more.

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