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Schedule: BoF sessions

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.

Sunday, July 20

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E 141/142
Moderated by: James Turnbull
Come join some of the team from Docker and get your questions answered and your problems resolved! Read more.
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D136
Moderated by: Carol Smith
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Meetup for students, mentors, and org admins who have participated or are participating in Google Summer of Code. Also come to learn more about Google Summer of Code if you think you might be interested in participating in a future year! Read more.
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D137/138
Moderated by: Emma Irwin
Webmaker is a collection of innovative tools and curricula for a global community that is teaching the web. Read more.
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D139/140
Moderated by: Eric Davis
Explore thoughts and ideas around public health and open data. Read more.
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E145/146
Moderated by: Renat Khasanshyn
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Cloud Foundry is an open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) that features a range of components which provide a faster and easier way to build, test, deploy and scale applications. We will go through the most important elements and capabilities that make Cloud Foundry a first class citizen PaaS. Read more.
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E147 / E148
Moderated by: Dave Nielsen
Lets discuss how to iterate on APIs with our users, using their feedback to help us get the API right from the start. Read more.
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E143/144
Moderated by: Huston Hedinger
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Alchemy.js is a new open source visualization library from GraphAlchemist. Come join the team behind the new tool and learn about the benefits of using Alchemy.js. Read more.

Tuesday, July 22

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E144
Moderated by: Gwen Shapira
Do you Hadoop? Or at least interested in stories from people who do? We will meet to share our experience and trade tips about working with the open source data storage and processing framework - Hadoop. Read more.
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E142
Moderated by: Emma Irwin
Designing for Participation was created in order to get Mozilla community members to think about how they can structure the work Mozilla does to better enable contributions from anywhere. This BOF will lead discussion through a workshop designed by Mozilla to help project leaders Design projects for participation Read more.
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D136
Moderated by: Jorge Castro
Deploying workloads in the cloud can be challenging, in this BoF we'll discuss how to use Ubuntu and Juju to get up and running in the cloud quickly Read more.
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E145
Moderated by: Cory Gillette
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
In this session, you will discover a new Open Source Personal Social Media Aggregation system called acilos. Read more.
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E143
Moderated by: Jeff Hilland
There is a debate on the relevance of Open Standards when faced with Open Source efforts. Open Source is an industry force, yet government bodies and others still rely on and give preference to ANSI and ISO standards. Standards representatives from across the industry will be on hand to discuss possible paths forward that are complementary rather than competitive. Read more.
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E141
ManageIQ is a newly open sourced project that lets operations and developers manage the lifecycle of their virtualization and cloud infrastructures. Place virtual workloads according to your policies and automate them, prioritizing for cost, performance, security, and/or reliability. In this BoF, we will demonstrate how to use ManageIQ as a single API and gateway for cloud workloads. Read more.
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D139/140
Moderated by: John Mark Walker
Get up to speed with the Gluster Community - we released 3.5, planned 3.6, created lots of language bindings for GFAPI, and are currently planning the Gluster Software Distribution. Come hear about the latest developments in this BoF and how you can participate and benefit. Read more.
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E146
Moderated by: Jennifer Davidson
Leaders in technology convene to discuss the 'state of the movement' for issues around privacy, censorship, and surveillance. What are our successes and failures? What are the current threats and opportunities to affect meaningful change? Read more.
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E147/148
Moderated by: Gabrielle Roth
Get together with the local users group + Pg folks in town for OSCON. Read more.
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E144
Moderated by: MC Brown
Open discussion to talk about the methods, tricks and different tools available for copying and replicating data from traditional RDBMS into Hadoop, covering best practices and customer stories. Read more.
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D135
Moderated by: Andrea Guzzo
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Caching at scale might be troublesome and sometimes require adapting your usage patterns to really take advantage of the employed solutions. Moving the business logic to the caching subsystem and allowing horizontal scaling might be a key factor to minimise the impact of introducing a caching layer in your infrastructure. Read more.
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D137/138
Moderated by: Christian Lutz and Mathias Fussenegger
We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using SQL over NoSQL datastores, optimal solutions to the Blob problems, what “real-time” really means, dealing with sharding, spatial data types and the expected throughputs of such systems and more. Read more.
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E141
Moderated by: Gordon Clarke
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Meet to Learn, Define and Deliver Winning Products that Shape Tomorrow Billion of genealogical records available to read and write through open restful APIs. Learn what's available, how to use them, and get profiles of many application opportunities. Read more.
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E142
Moderated by: Federico Lucifredi and Patricia Gaughen
The Ubuntu Server BoF - come to tell the Ubuntu Server Product and Project Managers what would you like to see next - and hear from us what's new for Cloud users and a comprehensive tour of our security features. Read more.
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D136
Moderated by: Alex Heneveld
brooklyn.io lets you create blueprints to deploy and manage distributed applications, building on best-practice blueprints and policies maintained by the community. Recently accepted into the Apache Incubator, Brooklyn is a multi-cloud autonomic control plane based on the OASIS CAMP YAML standard for composing deployment plans. This BoF is for anyone wanting to share experiences or learn more. Read more.
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E143
We will discuss the current state of containers and what can/should be improved. Read more.

Wednesday, July 23

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E141
Moderated by: Leslie Hawthorn
If you use and love the ELK stack (that's Elasticsearch for search & analytics, Logstash for centralized logging & Kibana for beautiful visualizations), join us for an evening of discussion about these three open source tools and how they make developers and sysadmins lives way better. And your business humans, too. Read more.
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D135
Moderated by: Kenny Bastani
Full stack is becoming a popular developer specialization for web and mobile application development. We'll be talking about the role of the full stack developer using open source platforms for building recommendation-based apps. We'll walk through full stack development on node.js, AngularJS, and Neo4j graph database. Read more.
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D136
Moderated by: Gordon Clarke
RootsDev has created a full function Javascript API that can be used to authenticate and read historical person data with in 30 minutes. Learn how and why this SDK was built and what open source apps are already talking to it. Read more.
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D137/138
Moderated by: Remy DeCausemaker & Stephen Jacobs
RIT recently announced the first Academic Minor in Free/Open Source Software and Free Culture in the United States (http://boingboing.net/2014/03/06/get-a-wee-degree-in-free-from.html) This session will detail the engagement strategies, metrics of success and failure, and educational resources that made it possible. Patches welcome. Forks encouraged. Teacher, Learner, and Hacker friendly session. Read more.
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D139/140
Moderated by: Francesco Cesarini, Robert Virding
Join us for lighting talks and discussion of how to approach the hard problems of building scalable, fault tolerant systems in the real world using Erlang. Read more.
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E142
Moderated by: Cathy O'Connor
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This session will cover the strategies, tips and techniques we have used at PayPal with our design teams to move towards a goal of delivering products with sufficient color contrast for all user experiences to assure that as many people as possible can see and use them. Designers and developers are welcome to attend. Read more.
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E143
Moderated by: Tim Bray
Acquiring users, getting them signed up, and protecting both your and their interests are all hard things. What are the hard parts, what are the available tools, and what are the OSS angles? Read more.
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E145
Moderated by: Rachel Nabors
Learn how to draw comics or practice drawing with fellow cartoonists at this fun session. We're all friends, regardless of skill level! Read more.
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E146
Moderated by: Michael Iedema & Harvind Samra
Learn how to build your own cell network and invent cell network applications and mobile services using OpenBTS APIs in a session led by Harvind Samra, co-founder of the OpenBTS project, and Michael Iedema, Senior Engineer at Range Networks. Read more.
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E147/148
Moderated by: Mihail Irintchev
An open discussion on how to start a local user group and grow it into a successful community. Read more.
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E144
Moderated by: Michael Alan Brewer
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Much has been written about the connections between mathematics and music. Come meet and collaborate with your fellow attendees as we engage in another OSCON tradition: Geek Choir! (Yes, there will be singing.) Read more.
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D135
Moderated by: Francesc Campoy
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Come meet other Go developers and hear why Go is becoming the new language of the cloud. Read more.
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D139/140
DreamFactory is an open source REST API platform that makes it easy to develop mobile and IoT applications without rolling your own user management, security, and REST APIs on the server. Come learn what DreamFactory is all about! Read more.