Tools and Techniques

Tools and Techniques

Find the best new tools and approaches for developing and managing your projects

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Location: Portland 252
garrett honeycutt (GH Solutions, LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 25 ratings)
Learn Puppet hands on. We will set up a puppet master and actually write code. No previous Puppet knowledge needed. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Tim Berglund (DataStax)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 46 ratings)
Get a thorough introduction to Git and GitHub. You'll leave ready to fork, pull-request, clone, push, pull, log, and fetch with the best of them! Read more.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Location: D135
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.
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Location: E145
Tim Berglund (DataStax)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 14 ratings)
GitHub has a number of important collaborative features beyond here Git hosting. Come to this talk for a whilrwind tour of forks, pull requests, project sites, and more! Read more.
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Location: Portland 255
Ingy döt Net (Oui Street LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
The real strength of a modern programming language is its collection of maintained packages: RubyGems, CPAN, PyPI, NPM, PECL. A good idea for programming needs to be gifted to everyone: Ruby Perl Python JS PHP Java etc. Ingy döt Net will show you how he has been hacking and pushing his code (and doc and tests) to all these places at once. Ingy (the YAML guy) calls this style of Openness: Acmeism. Read more.
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Location: D136
David Elfi (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Web applications are world wide spread nowadays requesting an acceptable response time across all the GEOs. That can be achieved by the use of caching systems. But, how do you know your data can be cached? And even more, how long? This presentation will show how to use Selenium WebDriver from python and doing web scraping for identifying the datasets and the time frame to use for a web site. Read more.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Location: E146
Mark Allen (Mark Allen)
Average rating: ****.
(4.55, 11 ratings)
DTrace is a facility for dynamically tracing operating system level code paths in real time in production (if you so desire.) But what you may not know is that many programming languages support DTrace as well, including Perl, Python and Erlang. This talk will show you how DTrace helps you find and solve tricky application problems quickly and safely even in production environments. Read more.
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Location: F151
Sean McGregor (The Privly Foundation), Jennifer Davidson (ChickTech)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Come learn how to take back your internet privacy on services you hate to trust, but love to use! We created Privly, an open source privacy stack, to allow you to post private content to any website without trusting the host site. We will cover how Privly is a general solution to internet privacy, discuss the beta, and describe a new type of app infrastructure. Read more.
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Location: E145
Grant Shipley (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Grant Shipley, lead Evangelist for OpenShift, will demonstrate how to develop iPhone and Android apps with MongoDB and Node.js backends for the cloud. Let's skip having to learn three different languages and jumpstart the development process using what you already know. Nothing complicated, nothing convoluted. Just straight ahead mobile development goodness with MongoDB, Node.js, and javascript. Read more.
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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.
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Location: Portland 251
John Downey (Braintree)
Average rating: ****.
(4.70, 23 ratings)
Once the realm of shadowy government organizations, cryptography now permeates computing. Unfortunately, it is difficult to get correct and most developers know just enough to be harmful for their projects. Together, we’ll go through the basics of modern cryptography and where things can go horribly wrong. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Jeff McCune (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Attend this talk and learn how Puppet Labs handles community contributions and the FOSS tools we’ve published to automate much of the process. Puppet Labs handles thousands of contributions from hundreds of contributors and we’ve integrated Github, TravisCI and Trello to manage all of it. Come see how we do it and what we’ve built. Read more.
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Location: Portland 252
Matthew Garrett (Nebula)
Average rating: ****.
(4.72, 18 ratings)
People have been fascinated with random numbers for millennia. How far have we come in that time, and why are they so important? How did a medieval monk's work end up responsible for decades of questionable science? How is something we had no trouble doing before recorded history still causing problems in the cloud? All these questions, and more, will be answered. Read more.
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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.
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Location: E146
Scott Berkun (Berkun Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Imagine a workplace with no email, where everyone works from home, and new software is released dozens of times a day. This is life at WordPress.com, the 15th most popular website on the planet, where Berkun managed a team of programmers from 2010 to 2012. He'll share insights into creativity, management and applying open source ideals to the world (the subject of his forthcoming book.) Read more.

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