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OSCON 2008 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at OSCON (schedule subject to change).

Portland 251
Add Open Architecture at REST to your personal schedule
10:45am Open Architecture at REST Roy Fielding (Day Software)
Add Does Open Source Need to Be "Organic"? to your personal schedule
11:35am Does Open Source Need to Be "Organic"? Brian Aker (MySQL), Rob Lanphier (Wikimedia Foundation), Stephen O'Grady (Redmonk), Theodore Ts'o (Google)
Portland 252
Add Searching for Neutrinos Using Open Source at the Bottom of the World to your personal schedule
11:35am Searching for Neutrinos Using Open Source at the Bottom of the World Keith Beattie (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Dave Glowacki (UW-Madison), John Jacobsen (NPX Designs, Inc.)
Portland 255
Add The Future of Linux is Software Appliances to your personal schedule
10:45am The Future of Linux is Software Appliances Nat Friedman (Novell, Inc.)
Add Voting Machinery for the Masses to your personal schedule
11:35am Voting Machinery for the Masses Benjamin Mako Hill (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Portland 256
Add The Twilight Perl to your personal schedule
11:35am The Twilight Perl Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
D133
Add Load Testing Using Perl to your personal schedule
10:45am Load Testing Using Perl Homer Hummel (MORI Associates Inc.)
Add How Not to Build a Service to your personal schedule
11:35am How Not to Build a Service Mike Perham (FiveRuns)
D136
Add Clutter: Breathing Life into User Interfaces to your personal schedule
10:45am Clutter: Breathing Life into User Interfaces Tomas Frydrych (Openedhand Ltd), Paul Cooper (Intel)
Add OOXML and ODF and the politics of technology as FOSS comes of age on the desktop to your personal schedule
11:35am OOXML and ODF and the politics of technology as FOSS comes of age on the desktop Louis Suarez-Potts (Oracle / OpenOffice.org)
D135
Add Virtualization in Ubuntu to your personal schedule
10:45am Virtualization in Ubuntu Nick Barcet (Canonical UK Ltd)
Add Using Ubuntu, Virtualization, and Automation to Improve Your Web Development Workflow to your personal schedule
11:35am Using Ubuntu, Virtualization, and Automation to Improve Your Web Development Workflow David Brewer (Second Story Interactive Studios)
D137
Add Open Source and Standards to your personal schedule
10:45am Open Source and Standards Joe Gregorio (Google), Zaheda Bhorat (Mifos)
Add Creating Open Source Electronic Hardware with Open Source Software to your personal schedule
11:35am Creating Open Source Electronic Hardware with Open Source Software Tom Anderson (Keysight Technologies)
D138
10:45am TBC
Add Apprenticeships on Open Source to your personal schedule
11:35am Apprenticeships on Open Source Dave Hoover (Obtiva), Brian Tatnall (DRW Trading)
D139/140
Add Toward a Stronger Open Source Ecosystem to your personal schedule
10:45am Toward a Stronger Open Source Ecosystem Sara Ford (Microsoft Corporation)
7:30am Breakfast
Room: Expo Hall Foyer
Add Walking tour of CubeSpace to your personal schedule
1:55pm Walking tour of CubeSpace
Room: Expo Hall Foyer
Walking tour of CubeSpace
Add Free Geek Tour to your personal schedule
2:00pm Free Geek Walking Tour
Room: Expo Hall Foyer
Free Geek Tour
Add Advocating Software Freedom by Revealing Errors to your personal schedule
8:45am Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
Advocating Software Freedom by Revealing Errors Benjamin Mako Hill (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Add Three Challenges to your personal schedule
9:00am Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
Three Challenges Dawn Nafus (Intel)
Add history.forward() to your personal schedule
9:15am Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
history.forward() Sam Ramji (Microsoft)
Add Language Inflection Point to your personal schedule
9:30am Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
Language Inflection Point Tim Bray (Google, Inc.)
Add Learning from Airports to your personal schedule
9:45am Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
Learning from Airports Jeremy Ruston (BT Design)
Add Q & A to your personal schedule
10:00am Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
Q & A
10:15am Break
Room: Portland Ballroom
Add Open Voices to your personal schedule
12:30pm Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
Open Voices Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation), Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network), Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation), Phil Robb (Hewlett Packard)
Add An Illustrated History of Failure to your personal schedule
1:00pm Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
An Illustrated History of Failure Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Add OSCON 2008 Photo Contest to your personal schedule
1:30pm Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
OSCON 2008 Photo Contest
Add Closing Get Together to your personal schedule
1:35pm Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
Closing Get Together
F151
Add Flex: the Open Source SDK for RIAs to your personal schedule
10:45am Flex: the Open Source SDK for RIAs Duane Nickull (Adobe Systems), James Ward (Salesforce.com)
11:35am TBC
E141
Add Scale into the Cloud with Open Source to your personal schedule
10:45am Scale into the Cloud with Open Source Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale, Inc)
11:35am TBC
E142
10:45am TBC
11:35am TBC
E146
Add Greening the Conference Circuit to your personal schedule
10:45am Greening the Conference Circuit Zak Greant (LexPublica)
11:35am TBC
E145
Add Open Source Software in Satellite Science Data Processing at NASA to your personal schedule
10:45am Open Source Software in Satellite Science Data Processing at NASA Curt Tilmes (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
F150
Add Spring 2.5: Spring Without XML to your personal schedule
10:45am Spring 2.5: Spring Without XML Ken Sipe (Perficient)
Add SimpleJDBC Development with Spring 2.5 and MySQL to your personal schedule
11:35am SimpleJDBC Development with Spring 2.5 and MySQL Thomas Risberg (Pivotal Software, Inc.)
Add Best of Portland Walking Tour to your personal schedule
2:00pm Portland Walking Tour
Room: Registration Area
Best of Portland Walking Tour
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Web Applications
Open Architecture at REST
Roy Fielding (Day Software)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Business, Emerging Topics, People
Does Open Source Need to Be "Organic"?
Brian Aker (MySQL), Rob Lanphier (Wikimedia Foundation), Stephen O'Grady (Redmonk), Theodore Ts'o (Google)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Web Applications
Security 2.0: Emerging Trends in Web Application Security
Chris Shiflett (Analog)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Emerging Topics
Searching for Neutrinos Using Open Source at the Bottom of the World
Keith Beattie (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Dave Glowacki (UW-Madison), John Jacobsen (NPX Designs, Inc.)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Administration, Linux, Web Applications
The Future of Linux is Software Appliances
Nat Friedman (Novell, Inc.)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Emerging Topics, Ruby, Web Applications
Voting Machinery for the Masses
Benjamin Mako Hill (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Perl
Perl and Parrot: Baseless Myths and Startling Realities
Tim Bunce (TigerLead)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Perl
The Twilight Perl
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Perl
Load Testing Using Perl
Homer Hummel (MORI Associates Inc.)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Ruby
How Not to Build a Service
Mike Perham (FiveRuns)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Emerging Topics
Clutter: Breathing Life into User Interfaces
Tomas Frydrych (Openedhand Ltd), Paul Cooper (Intel)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Emerging Topics
OOXML and ODF and the politics of technology as FOSS comes of age on the desktop
Louis Suarez-Potts (Oracle / OpenOffice.org)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Linux, Ubuntu
Virtualization in Ubuntu
Nick Barcet (Canonical UK Ltd)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Ubuntu, Web Applications
Using Ubuntu, Virtualization, and Automation to Improve Your Web Development Workflow
David Brewer (Second Story Interactive Studios)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Web Applications
Open Source and Standards
Joe Gregorio (Google), Zaheda Bhorat (Mifos)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Emerging Topics
Creating Open Source Electronic Hardware with Open Source Software
Tom Anderson (Keysight Technologies)
10:45am-11:30am (45m)
Session
To be confirmed
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Programming
Apprenticeships on Open Source
Dave Hoover (Obtiva), Brian Tatnall (DRW Trading)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) People
Toward a Stronger Open Source Ecosystem
Sara Ford (Microsoft Corporation)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Security
Securing Java Applications with OWASP's Enterprise Security API
Kevin Kenan (Lunar Logic)
7:30am-8:45am (1h 15m)
Break: Breakfast
1:55pm-2:00pm (5m) Event
Walking tour of CubeSpace
2:00pm-3:00pm (1h) Event
Free Geek Tour
8:45am-9:00am (15m) Keynote
Advocating Software Freedom by Revealing Errors
Benjamin Mako Hill (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
9:00am-9:15am (15m) Keynote
Three Challenges
Dawn Nafus (Intel)
9:15am-9:30am (15m) Keynote
history.forward()
Sam Ramji (Microsoft)
9:30am-9:45am (15m) Keynote
Language Inflection Point
Tim Bray (Google, Inc.)
9:45am-10:00am (15m) Keynote
Learning from Airports
Jeremy Ruston (BT Design)
10:00am-10:15am (15m) Keynote
Q & A
10:15am-10:45am (30m)
Break
12:30pm-1:00pm (30m) Keynote
Open Voices
Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation), Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network), Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation), Phil Robb (Hewlett Packard)
1:00pm-1:30pm (30m) Keynote
An Illustrated History of Failure
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
1:30pm-1:35pm (5m) Event
OSCON 2008 Photo Contest
1:35pm-2:00pm (25m) General
Closing Get Together
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Web Applications
Flex: the Open Source SDK for RIAs
Duane Nickull (Adobe Systems), James Ward (Salesforce.com)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m)
Session
To be confirmed
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Products & Services
Scale into the Cloud with Open Source
Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale, Inc)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m)
Session
To be confirmed
10:45am-11:30am (45m)
Session
To be confirmed
11:35am-12:20pm (45m)
Session
To be confirmed
10:45am-11:30am (45m) People
Greening the Conference Circuit
Zak Greant (LexPublica)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m)
Session
To be confirmed
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Emerging Topics
Open Source Software in Satellite Science Data Processing at NASA
Curt Tilmes (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Web Applications
Build Your Own Web Archive: archive.org's Open Source Tools to Crawl, Access & Search Web Captures
Gordon Mohr (Internet Archive, Web Group)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Java
Spring 2.5: Spring Without XML
Ken Sipe (Perficient)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Java
SimpleJDBC Development with Spring 2.5 and MySQL
Thomas Risberg (Pivotal Software, Inc.)
2:00pm-3:00pm (1h) Event
Best of Portland Walking Tour
OSCON 2008