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Geek Lifestyle
Location: E143/144
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 30 ratings)
The class explains the seven basic principles of good presentation: from selecting the right format and content, through preparing your dialogue and visual materials, to delivery techniques and how to handle questions (or the lack thereof). It also provides a dozen simple and practical techniques for making your slides not suck. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: Portland 251
James Ward (Typesafe)
Average rating: **...
(2.26, 19 ratings)
This session will get you started building modern web apps with HTML5 and the Play Framework. You will learn how to create a new Play application and add JSON REST back-end using Java and Scala. Then you will learn how to create a front-end with CoffeeScript, jQuery and Bootstrap. Read more.
Programming
Location: Portland 256
Francesc Campoy Flores (Google Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.20, 25 ratings)
Go is an open source programming language, developed at Google. Optimized for systems programming, Go combines the ease of a dynamic language with the safety of a statically compiled language, along with support for networked and multicore programming. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Software Architecture
Location: D139/140
Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya (Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
Finite State Machines are rarely used, and virtually always dismissed as "too complex" . This is a tragedy since FSMs aren't just about Door Locks, but are invaluable in defining _any_ communication protocols. This talk will provide a crash course in FSMs using erlang's "gen_fsm" behavior as a template, hopefully leaving you with a better appreciation of its uses. 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.
User Experience (UX)
Location: D136
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
We are rapidly approaching the age of living spaces filled with smart thermostats, doors, lights, toilets and more. How do we design interfaces for them? How can people manage 200 gadgets each demanding new batteries? What if your networked toaster rats you out to the FBI? We will explore using the classic Three Laws of Robotics to guide interface design of the Internet of Things. Read more.
Software Architecture
Location: D139/140
Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Solutions Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
A programming language is not enough to build massively scalable fault tolerant cloud based solutions. You need middleware, architectural patterns and tools fit for the purpose. Erlang is no exception. This talk introduces OTP, the defacto framework that comes as part of the Erlang distribution and for decades, has stopped programmers from reinventing the wheel. Read more.
Events
Location: The Rose (111 SW Ash Street)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Join Media Temple for free libations, food, and swag from 6:00pm - 7:30p at The Rose. Come say hi and pick up some swag! Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 252
R Geoffrey Avery (Platypi Ventures), Larry Wall (The Wall Nuthouse)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 11 ratings)
The annual What's New in the Perl community. 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.
Events
Location: Jupiter Hotel (830 E Burnside St.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Join us in celebrating the great year that the Apache CouchDB project had, welcoming new committers and pushing out many new releases. We'll be in the courtyard at the Jupiter Hotel with food trucks and signature cocktails. Drinks and distributed database clustering for all! 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.
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.
Python
Location: D136
Caleb Madrigal (SpiderLogic)
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 13 ratings)
Learn about what has been called "most important numerical algorithm of our lifetime" - the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). In this talk, you will get foundational knowledge of the Fourier Transform and learn how to use Python to extract useful information from sound clips. 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.
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.
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.
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.

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