Sponsored Sessions

In these sessions, OSCON sponsors and exhibitors discuss their products & services in detail. These sessions are open to all attendees with a badge.

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Location: E142
Jared Smith (Bluehost)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
In his talk, Jared Smith will talk about telecommunications systems built on open source software such as Asterisk and Kamailio, and how they can give you better productivity and agility, all while saving you money. He will also highlight Bluehost's use of open source software to run its contact centers. Read more.
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Location: E141
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Software Defined Networking is essential to allow for complete cloud automation and agility and is rapidly evolving to become an invaluable tool for cloud operators. In this talk we will discuss the challenges of virtual machine networking, present techniques developed in the last ten years and show how they led to the third leg of virtualization in the datacenter: network virtualization. Read more.
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Location: E143
Chason Chaffin (Media Temple )
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Two subjects, one session. First, we'll be speaking about how we manage hundreds of git repositories and still get work done. Second, learn about federated services, and how running them can free you from walled gardens. Read more.
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Location: E143
Everett Toews (Rackspace)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
In this session you'll learn how to effectively use software development toolkits that operate across multiple clouds. Find out how to distinguish between the layers of abstraction to achieve maximum portability or utilize cloud specific features. I'll show examples of multi-cloud toolkit code for Java (jclouds), Node.js (pkgcloud), Python (libcloud), and Ruby (fog). Read more.
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Location: E141
Devananda van der Veen (HP Cloud Services)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 5 ratings)
Would you be excited to have a single API and single pipeline for developing, testing, and deploying your applications on both physical and virtual servers? OpenStack can now do this. I am leading the development effort behind OpenStack's Bare Metal Provisioning (Ironic) project, and will talk about the project history, current status, and our plans as it continues to mature. Read more.
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Location: E142
Jason Hoekstra (inBloom)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Learn how inBloom's secure, open-source APIs and services can connect your applications into the ed tech marketplace. Hear how this will enable new learning technologies for students and parents. Examples of early developers that are utilizing this technology to accelerate application development will be showcased. Read more.
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Location: E142
Nisha Talagala (Fusion-io)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
‘Flash-aware’ means an application knows that it is running on flash, which enables it to make configuration or code changes to leverage flash for performance gains and return on investment. In this session, Fusion-io describes several examples of open-source applications that have recently become flash-aware, including our work to make the Linux virtual memory swap subsystem flash-aware. Read more.
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Location: E143
Shaun Verch (MongoDB)
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(2.75, 4 ratings)
Choosing a shard key can be difficult, and the factors involved largely depend on your use case. In fact, there is no such thing as a perfect shard key; there are design tradeoffs inherent in every decision. This talk will discuss those tradeoffs, as well as the different types of shard keys available in MongoDB, such as hashed and compound shard keys. Read more.
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Location: E141
Andrew Boie (Intel )
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Android-IA is an open source dsitribution of Android for devices with Intel Core processors distributed on 01.org. This presentation will describe some of the enhancements made to Android so that a single binary image runs well on a variety of off-the-shelf tablets and convertible notebooks. Read more.
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Location: E141
Moderated by:
Tom Fifield (OpenStack Foundation)
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Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Are you considering an OpenStack cloud implementation? Add this timely session to your OSCON calendar. Tom Fifield, a co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide, will discuss what it takes, including an introduction to OpenStack, advice on how to interact with the community, deployment approaches, storage and networking decisions, and automating deployment and configuration with popular tools. Read more.
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Location: E142
Jonathan Ellis (DataStax)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
Many people still think of Cassandra as a "key value store" or a "map of maps." These early descriptions no longer do justice to Cassandra after five years of intense development. This talk will cover new features in Cassandra 2.0 including lightweight transactions, virtual nodes, CQL (the Cassandra query language), as well as an updated look at performance. Read more.
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Location: E143
Joseph George (Dell, Inc.), James Urquhart (Dell), Tim Cook (Hightail Inc. (formerly YouSendIt.com))
In this session, discover how the community-driven open source projects, Crowbar and Dasein, can enhance the agility of your cloud and big data initiatives. Learn first-hand how users and community members are applying these tools to specific use cases, including OpenStack and Hadoop environments. Also, benefit from our discussion of best practices and lessons learned from real-world deployments. Read more.
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Location: E141
Alvin Kim (Samsung Electronics)
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(3.00, 2 ratings)
Tizen is an open-source, standards-based platform targeting multiple device categories such as smartphones, in-vehicle infotainment devices, and smart TVs. Tizen 2.2 has been recently announced with upgraded Web application framework and Native application framework. This talk will present an overview of the latest platform features and SDK provided by Tizen, along with its architecture. Read more.
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Location: E142
Jason Hall (Bluehost)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
When marketing, finance, and legislation collide, developers often get stuck with the short end of the stick. Instead of reinventing the wheel, there is an open source answer. Learn how developers can use the Freeside toolkit to create a flexible billing and payment controller. Read more.
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Location: E141
Kelcey Damage (Backbone Technology Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The presentation will discuss the building of a management system for the services and application layer of a cloud-application infrastructure. It will focus on the three key components in open source cloud-computing that don’t come in the box: o Self-healing application infrastructure o Dynamic auto-scaling o Automated guest administration Read more.
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Location: E143
Jason Hoekstra (inBloom)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
inBloom has built a suite of secure services to improve personalized learning for K-12 education. The source code for these services will be released under an Apache license later this year. Come participate in a discussion of our long-term plans of open-source community building and code governance. Read more.
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Location: E143
Erik Bernhardsson (Spotify)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
Luigi is a Python module that helps you build complex pipelines of batch jobs. It handles dependency resolution, workflow management, visualization etc. It also comes with Hadoop support built in. Read more.
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Location: E141
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Using the public code review and automated testing infrastructure built for the OpenStack project itself, systems administrators for the core infrastructure also take advantage of this system to do systems administration for the project's core infrastructure in the open as well. Will discuss the infrastructure, tests we run against our changes and the challenges and successes we've encountered. Read more.
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Location: E141
Chris Kelly (New Relic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Ruby's open class structure makes metaprogramming simple and powerful. At New Relic, we leverage metaprogramming in our Ruby agent to extract deep metrics about your code automatically. In this session, we'll start with the Ruby Object Model and work through the most common callbacks for efficient metaprogramming. Read more.
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Location: E143
Jason Johnson (SoftLayer)
Average rating: **...
(2.83, 6 ratings)
If your software writes to disk, you can never know too much about your file system! File systems offer a feature set often replicated, usually with less performance and reliability. In this talk, we will cover the file system notification infrastructure (inotify), locking (mandatory vs advisory and implications of distribution), movement guarantees (atomicity), and basic performance tuning. Read more.
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Location: E142
Ben Combee (LG Electronics, webOS Framework Team)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
It was just two years ago that the first version of the Enyo library was introduced to the world as a proprietary JavaScript library, tied to the HP TouchPad and its SDK. Now, it’s a thriving framework running on everything from phones to tablets to desktops to TVs, with a contributor community spanning two major companies (LG and HP) and a vibrant collection of independent developers. Read more.
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Location: E142
Talip Ozturk (Hazelcast)
In this session, we will discuss how you can easily scale your applications by using scalable data structures such as distributed map, queue and atomiclong implementations provided by Hazelcast, an open source in-memory data grid solution. Read more.
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Location: E143
Lucas Carlson (AppFog)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Ever thought of starting your own company around Open Source tools? Lucas Carlson did just that with AppFog (a popular polyglot PaaS built with Cloud Foundry). Over 100,000 developers signed up for AppFog in 3 years. AppFog was acquired in June 2013 by CenturyLink. Read more.
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Location: E141
Dallas Mahrt (Hulu)
It's great knowing what is on TV, but what I really want is how that applies to me. This talk discusses how Hulu has built a scalable content metadata API that can incorporate user specific data. Read more.
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Location: E141
Sanghyeon Seo (Samsung Electronics)
Average rating: *....
(1.71, 7 ratings)
Rust is a system programming language with emphasis on safety, concurrency, and speed. Herb Sutter, in an article "Welcome to the Jungle", likened multi-core, heterogeneous many-core computing environment to the jungle. Have a trusty rusty knife for all your jungle needs. Read more.

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