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Tools and Techniques
Location: D139/140
Dan Allen (OpenDevise), Sarah White (Asciidoctor, OpenDevise)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 15 ratings)
Writing e-mail is easy. We do it all the time. But it only reaches a limited audience. Writing documentation is hard. We don't do it as often. But online documentation can reach an unlimited audience. Attend this session to learn how lightweight markup makes documentation easier, static site generators make websites simpler and GitHub makes collaborating on content and publishing it online faster. Read more.
Business
Location: D137/138
Doug Gaff (NPR Digital Services)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
This talk is for technical leaders and managers who want their companies to do more in open source. I will give you a CC-licensed presentation template and techniques for explaining open source business models, communities, licensing, and contribution processes to executives and lawyers in your company. You can then customize this for your own company and make the pitch for more OSS involvement. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E145
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 20 ratings)
Deployment can be a real bugbear for many web developers. From building something easy to deploy and manage; to coming up with a repeatable, consistent process; to continuous deployment…deployment can keep you up at night for months on end. In this talk I'll go through how to get better at deployment, best practices, and lessons learned. 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.
Mark Lavin (Caktus Consulting Group), Julia Elman (Caktus Consulting Group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 6 ratings)
Working in teams is an important part of what we do as developers and designers. Whether it's desktop applications or mobile sites, we work hand in hand to create sucessful end products. But how do we work together in different kinds of environments? What is the best work-flow for a mix of skill sets? This talk will outline various methods and work-flows for successful collaboration. 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.
Java & JVM
Location: E147
Tim O'Brien (O'Reilly Media), Hans Dockter (Gradleware)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
How do the largest projects scale development? That’s the question answered in this presentation. We’ll take a look at build environments at the largest scale and discuss the choices these organizations made to create builds and projects that can scale across hundreds or thousands of developers. We'll draw conclusion from specific case studies such as Netflix and LinkedIn. Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5, Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 252
Alice Boxhall (Google), Rachel Shearer (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 10 ratings)
What if we could catch accessibility regressions the way we catch other behavioral regressions? We will describe some tools and techniques that we've used to catch the "low-hanging" bugs that can make the difference between accessibility and inaccessibility. Read more.
Business
Location: F151
Fred Trotter (FredTrotter.com), Ashish Patel (Not Only Dev), Rick Trotter (Not Only Dev), Renee DiResta (OATV), Clayton Trotter (University of Alaska)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
The JOBS act will change the rules for public offerings of stock, making the crowdfunding of stock sales legal. This will allow Open Source developers and makers to create new technology companies by leveraging their existing communities for initial funding. Join us to discuss what we know, and what we don't about this new funding option. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: E147
Aslak Knutsen (Red Hat)
Average rating: *....
(1.82, 11 ratings)
Stakeholders often get criticized for not knowing what they want. If they don't know what they want, how do you know what to code? It's a two way street and you both need to be on it. In this session, we'll explore agile techniques such as BDD and ATDD as well as tools from the Arquillian Universe that can help us produce clearer tests that show real behavior and give measurable results. 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.
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.
Community
Location: E144
Fran Fabrizio (Minnesota Population Center, U of Minnesota), Peter Clark (Minnesota Population Center, U of Mn)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
When our dev team hit a rut recently, we spent a year examining ourselves - our motivations and values, our processes and tools, our relationships to each other and our customers, even our physical space. We put what we learned to good use and reenergized the team. In this talk we'll share how we did it, some surprises along the way, and techniques that you can use to help reboot your own team. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Francesca Krihely (MongoDB)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
In this session, we will go through how to design a community path to increase user involvement over time. Much of this will go through how to initiate early user engagement through a value proposition and build on that momentum over time. By creating a strong value proposition, in turn you create opportunity and access for your users and build a stronger, more vibrant community. 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.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151
Wesley Hales (Shape Security)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 8 ratings)
How can you keep the audience engaged and motivated throughout an entire presentation? It’s simple: keep them on their smart phone. The days of asking the audience to raise their hand for an on-the-fly survey is over. An entire stream of engagement platforms for presentations are coming, and this talk will prepare you for the future. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Lars Kurth (Citrix Systems Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
To succeed in a world of increased competition, open source projects need to deploy many tools including community management, marketing, governance and tooling. We will show, using Xen as a case study, what happens when a project fails to do this well, and demonstrate how a it can recover from past mistakes through good change management. 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.
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.

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