Personal schedule for Sara Farmer

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Java & JVM
Location: E145/146
Dianne Marsh (Netflix), Bruce Eckel (Mindview, LLC)
Average rating: **...
(2.74, 27 ratings)
Scala is an amazing and elegant language. It's also powerful, and overwhelming if you try to absorb it all at once. Our goal, based on our book Atomic Scala, is to present the language in small bites you can quickly grasp, to give you a foundation on which to build more knowledge. You’ll finish this half-day tutorial feeling strong and ready to learn more about Scala. Read more.
Data
Location: Portland 252
Shaun Verch (MongoDB)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 24 ratings)
This tutorial will be a crash course in the basics of how to use MongoDB, as well as an introduction to some of MongoDB's core design principles. We'll start by going over the fundamentals of what MongoDB is, use that as context for starting a simple application, and finish off by showing how to set up MongoDB Replica Sets and Sharded Clusters. 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.
Open Hardware
Location: E145/146
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries), Kipp Bradford (The Kippworks)
Average rating: **...
(2.88, 16 ratings)
This hands-on workshop will walk you through building a simple distributed sensor network. Using an Arduino board, off-the-shelf sensors, and XBee radios, we'll show you how to put together an individual sensor platform (commonly known as a "mote") and how to network more than one of these platforms together to build a small scale distributed network. Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Nathaniel Schutta (ntschutta.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.38, 13 ratings)
You may have noticed today's web applications involve more than a few lines of JavaScript. You've probably also figured out JavaScript lacks certain...features...that make writing non-trivial applications more challenging. How do we resolve this conundrum? 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.
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
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
Mark R. Shuttleworth (Canonical Ltd.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.42, 31 ratings)
Mark Shuttleworth, Founder, Canonical, Ltd. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Elizabeth Leddy (East of Eaton)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
Plone is one of the oldest open source Python communities that still releases today. Despite a decade of trials and tribulations, the community is stronger than ever thanks to a unique Python subculture that is passed from "generation to generation". This talk will cover 10 lessons over 10 years on nurturing an open source community that builds character in addition to software. Read more.
Johnny Diggz (Geeks Without Bounds)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
Overview of the open source tools and techniques employed by the Papa Legba camp in 2012 in Black Rock City, Nevada to build an ad-hoc private GSM cellular network and a preview of this year's plans. 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.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Dawn Nafus (Intel)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 4 ratings)
How can open source help people get something useful out of the sensor data they generate? Based on social science research, this session will give developers some simple tools to understand how non-geeks make sense of complex data, and offers some approaches to improve user experience of both hardware and software based on that knowledge. Read more.
Operations
Location: E146
Marcin Mazurek (Allegro Group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.90, 10 ratings)
The presentation will summarise the experiences of introducing Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban) in e-commerce organisation (+1000 employees) that had a strong basis in waterfall project management and ITIL based operations. I would like to show what difficulties we have faced and how we are trying to overcome them. 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.
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.
Python
Location: D136
Ben Bangert (Mozilla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Processes in a cluster can require controlled access to shared resources, tracking available processes, and sharing state. Unfortunately most tools in this category are oriented around Java. In this talk I cover how to use Python to interact with Apache Zookeeper -- a fault-tolerant consistent data-store -- to write coordinated distributed fault-tolerant applications in Python. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Python
Location: D136
wesley chun (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.81, 21 ratings)
There's a growing crowd of Python users who don't consider themselves beginners anymore. However some may notice behavior that's hard to explain. Why doesn't code behave like it should? Why doesn't "correct" code run correctly? We'll look at Python's memory model & best practices, addressing these issues directly. Let's empower attendees to write good code & not create these bugs to begin with! Read more.
Cloud
Location: E142
Steven Pousty (Red Hat OpenShift), Grant Shipley (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Learn all about OpenShift Origin – the FOSS platform as a service (PaaS). This session is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about the cool things we do under the hoods to make a true multi-tenant secure PaaS. Read more.
Business, Community
Location: D137/138
Deb Nicholson (Open Invention Network)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 13 ratings)
Many projects would like to have more people doing more stuff, but delegating seems time-consuming. Meanwhile, new contributor enthusiasm is one of the most valuable commodities in the free software world. Great delegators know how to attract enthusiastic new people and maintain their momentum once they've arrived. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: D135
Rupa Dachere (CodeChix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
Have you ever found yourself obsessively checking UPS or FedEx tracking site to see if your package finally got delivered at your doorstep? Or wondered when your contractor/gardener showed up to do their job? Come join me to learn how to build your own gadget to notify you when your package or contractor shows up at your doorstep! Read more.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Andy Gup (Esri)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Join us for an in-depth look at native Android Location and GPS capabilities. You'll learn about the many different aspects of the android.location package and how to use it effectively, starting now. We'll apply real-world use cases and demo the results based on different application configurations. In less than one hour you'll learn what typically takes developers several weeks to figure out. Read more.
Cloud
Location: E145
Charity Majors (Parse)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
MongoDB on AWS is a very popular, flexible backend option for application storage, however best practices in the industry are still young. We will talk about how to run on AWS efficiently and cost-effectively with minimal manual intervention. We will also talk about how to tune your cluster for optimal performance on EC2 and how to recover quickly from any downtime. Read more.
Community
Location: E144
Gerardo Capiel (TBD), 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.
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.
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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