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Open Hardware
Location: E147
Bill Richardson (Google, Inc), Stefan Reinauer (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 7 ratings)
Coreboot is a GPL'ed BIOS that is now available in Chromebooks. In this tutorial, we'll teach you how to tear into a chromebook and rebuild it from the firmware up to a login prompt. Not for the faint-hearted but you *will* learn a lot! Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E145/146
Jayneil Dalal (INTEL), Sohil Patel ( Azoi Mobile Technology Pvt Ltd)
Average rating: *....
(1.67, 18 ratings)
Ever wanted to do some cool "Minority Report"-like project to detect hand gestures, face detection etc and that too using open source software? In this hands-on tutorial we will teach the basics of the world's most popular open source computer vision libraries, OpenCV and OpenNI library for 2D/3D image processing. We will also show some cool demos on the same using Pandaboard, Kinect etc. 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.
Data
Location: Portland 256
Erik Hatcher (LucidWorks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 21 ratings)
Apache Solr is a Lucene-based blazing fast, highly scalable search engine used in thousands of applications and projects at organizations such as Zappos, Wells Fargo, Getty Images and many more. This tutorial will provide you with the fundamentals, enabling you to be up and running with Solr in minutes. Read more.
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Open Hardware
Location: E145/146
Philip Lindsay (rancidbacon.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.45, 20 ratings)
Have you always wanted to create hardware devices to interact with the real world? When you attend this workshop you will: set up an Arduino board and software; learn how the Arduino fits into the field of physical computing; and make your Arduino respond to button presses and blink lights. Hardware is fun! Note: Cost of the kit (USD $57) is included in the registration price for this tutorial. 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.
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
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
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.
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.
Open Hardware
Location: D135
Edward Snajder (Jive Software)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
RepRap 3D printing is the concept of making printers that are made from printed parts. I’ll show off my Open Source Huxley model, built from a kit, and discuss the joy and tears associated with building a printer from parts. We'll discuss the hardware, software, where things are now and how bright the future is for 3D printing. Read more.
Events
Location: Exhibit Hall E
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
Make new connections and share experiences with women attending OSCON plus others from the local tech community. Read more.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Renaun Erickson (Adobe)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Did you know that you can use your web development skills to create mobile apps? PhoneGap (aka Apache Cordova) is an toolset that enables you to build cross-platform mobile apps using 100% web standards technologies – HTML, CSS & JavaScript. In this session we'll cover everything from "what is PhoneGap", to debugging and development environments, to building your first PhoneGap application. 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.
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.
Programming
Location: Portland 255
Francesc Campoy Flores (Google Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 13 ratings)
In this talk we share these "best practices" by building a Go library from the ground up, at each stage discussing the decisions we made and why we made them. In this way the audience should gain an understanding of how to effectively design, build, test, and package their own Go programs and libraries. Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Brian Sam-Bodden (Integrallis Software, LLC.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 10 ratings)
Server-side browser push technologies have been around for a while in one way or another, ranging from from crude browser polling to Flash enabled frameworks. In this session you'll get a code-driven walk-through on the evolution and mechanics of server-push technologies. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: D135
Federico Lucifredi (Canonical | Ubuntu)
Average rating: **...
(2.64, 11 ratings)
A quick intro to embedded Linux development and a survey of the capabilities and limits of the most interesting hardware available for experimenting by hardware hackers, and the skills needed to make effective use of it. Ranging from Plug Computers to bare development boards, miniaturized systems and rooted hard drives, the ever-growing bestiary of ARM devices at our disposal for projects is fun! 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Average rating: ***..
(3.54, 28 ratings)
Tom Preston-Werner, Co-founder and CEO, GitHub. 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.
Mobile
Location: Portland 251
Mike Wolfson (Epocrates)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Android development is challenging. Fortunately, the developer tools provide a great deal of support, making the job more manageable, and a lot easier. I will show you many essential tools, tips and techniques that will increase your development productivity, and improve the quality of your code. 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.
Open Hardware
Location: D135
Jonathan Oxer (Freetronics)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 8 ratings)
The ArduSat project will launch two Open Source cubesats into orbit in 2013, carrying a payload combining an extensive sensor suite and cameras with a multi-node processor platform based on Arduino. Hobbyists and students will be able to design experiments using regular Arduino hardware, ready to be uploaded and executed on the satellite. Learn about the satellite and how it works. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: E147
Reza Rahman (Oracle)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
This session provides a primer on WebSocket and Server-Sent Events and their supported use cases. The attendees will learn how to leverage them in their web applications using several code samples through out the talk. Development, deployment, and debugging techniques will be shared with the attendees. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Open Hardware
Location: D135
Dana Moser (Massachusetts College of Art and Design)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Digital Media educator Dana Moser will take you through a number of popular options for open source software-based interactions with the Arduino microcontroller and the Raspberry Pi. Includes Processing and PureData (Pd) programming environments for multimedia development. Read more.
Business
Location: Portland 251
Brady Forrest (Highway1)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
You've come up with the next gadget, Kickstarter has found you customers and proven the demand. Now, you're a victim of your own success & you have to get 10,000 made. In this session, Brady Forrest will explain how companies tackle the challenges of actually making something—and the hard realities of scaling your initial prototype to thousands of finished products. 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.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252
Stephan Hochdörfer (bitExpert AG)
Average rating: ***..
(3.47, 17 ratings)
There has been a strong connection between the terms "web" and "online" for years. The rise of HTML5 and the support of offline mode in most modern browsers changed the play of the game. This session will introduce different ways of storing data on the client as well as highlighting the limitations. 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.
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.

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