OSCON Conference Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at OSCON 2009 (schedule subject to change). Download the Conference Venue Map (pdf).

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Create your own OSCON schedule using the personal scheduler function. Mark the workshops, sessions, keynotes, and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar icon [calendar icon] next to each listing. Then click on "personal schedule" below and get your own customized schedule generated.

Ballroom A1
Add Recent Advances in the Linux Kernel Resource Management to your personal schedule
10:45am Recent Advances in the Linux Kernel Resource Management Kirill Kolyshkin (OpenVZ / Parallels)
Add How Green Is Our City? The Urban Forest Mapping Project to your personal schedule
11:35am How Green Is Our City? The Urban Forest Mapping Project Kelaine Vargas (Urban Forest Map)
Ballroom A2
Add Open APIs of The New York Times to your personal schedule
10:45am Open APIs of The New York Times Derek Gottfrid (The New York Times)
Add NPR, Open Content and API's to your personal schedule
11:35am NPR, Open Content and API's Adam Martin (NPR)
Ballroom A3/A6
Add Forking Encouraged: Folk Programming, Open Source, and Social Software Development to your personal schedule
10:45am Forking Encouraged: Folk Programming, Open Source, and Social Software Development Kirrily Robert (Metaweb), Yoz Grahame (Linden Lab), Jason Douglas (Metaweb)
Add Practical Computerized Home Automation to your personal schedule
11:35am Practical Computerized Home Automation Bruce Momjian (EnterpriseDB), Matthew Momjian (Student)
Ballroom A4/A5
Add Moving into the Cloud to your personal schedule
10:45am Moving into the Cloud Bernard Golden (ActiveState Software)
Add The Conway Channel to your personal schedule
11:35am The Conway Channel Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Ballroom A7
Add The Bee: UNICEF's Portable Infrastructure for Emergency Communications  to your personal schedule
10:45am The Bee: UNICEF's Portable Infrastructure for Emergency Communications Seth Herr (UNICEF), Merrick Schaefer (UNICEF)
Add Security Without Disruption: Ksplice Kernel Updates to your personal schedule
11:35am Security Without Disruption: Ksplice Kernel Updates Jeff Arnold (Ksplice, Inc.)
Ballroom A8
Add Goal Driven Performance Application to your personal schedule
10:45am Goal Driven Performance Application Peter Zaitsev (Percona LLC)
Add High Performance APC to your personal schedule
11:35am High Performance APC Brian Shire (Facebook, Inc.), Graham Kelly (Facebook, Inc.)
Meeting Room B1/B4
Add The Art of Klingon Programming to your personal schedule
10:45am The Art of Klingon Programming Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Add Scan Open Source Report 2008 and the Architecture Library to your personal schedule
11:35am Scan Open Source Report 2008 and the Architecture Library David Maxwell (Coverity, Inc.)
Meeting Room B2
Add Crash Reporting: Mozilla's Open Source Solution to your personal schedule
11:35am Crash Reporting: Mozilla's Open Source Solution K Lars Lohn (Mozilla Corporation), Ted Mielczarek (Mozilla Corporation), Austin King (Mozila Corporation)
Meeting Room N
Meeting Room J1/J4
Add The Freedom to Cure Cancer: Open Source Software in Genomics to your personal schedule
10:45am The Freedom to Cure Cancer: Open Source Software in Genomics David Dooling (The Genome Center at Washington University in St. Louis)
Add Sex, Drugs and XMPP to your personal schedule
11:35am Sex, Drugs and XMPP Paul Scott (DSTV Online)
Meeting Room J2
Add Stream Fusion: Beautiful Performance in Haskell to your personal schedule
11:35am Stream Fusion: Beautiful Performance in Haskell Bryan O'Sullivan (Serpentine Green Design)
Meeting Room B3
Add What's in a Name: Can Trademarks be Helpful to Free Software Projects? to your personal schedule
10:45am What's in a Name: Can Trademarks be Helpful to Free Software Projects? Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation), Simon Phipps (Public Software CIC), Gervase Markham (Mozilla), Larry Augustin (SugarCRM), Chris Messina (NeonMob)
Add Automating the Cloud with Chef to your personal schedule
11:35am Automating the Cloud with Chef Adam Jacob (Chef)
Meeting Room J3
Add The JSON Saga to your personal schedule
10:45am The JSON Saga Douglas Crockford (PayPal)
Add Building and Running An Open-Source Community: The FreeBSD Project to your personal schedule
11:35am Building and Running An Open-Source Community: The FreeBSD Project Marshall Kirk McKusick (Marshall Kirk McKusick Consultancy)
Exhibit Hall 3
Add Applying Open Source Principles to Federal Government to your personal schedule
9:00am Friday Morning Keynotes
Room: Exhibit Hall 3
Applying Open Source Principles to Federal Government Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat)
Add Fundamentalist Functional Programming to your personal schedule
9:15am Plenary
Room: Exhibit Hall 3
Fundamentalist Functional Programming Erik Meijer (Microsoft)
Add The Rewilding: A Metaphor to your personal schedule
9:30am Friday Morning Keynotes (cont'd)
Room: Exhibit Hall 3
The Rewilding: A Metaphor Karl Schroeder
Add Where Next for Openness? to your personal schedule
9:45am Plenary
Room: Exhibit Hall 3
Where Next for Openness? Mark Surman (Mozilla Foundation)
Add Q & A to your personal schedule
10:00am Plenary
Room: Exhibit Hall 3
Q & A
Add The HTML 5 Experiments to your personal schedule
10:45am The HTML 5 Experiments Bruce Lawson (Opera Software)
Add Moblin, Chrome, Android, Ubuntu, etc: What's the Deal with Linux on the Desktop? to your personal schedule
12:30pm Plenary
Room: Exhibit Hall 3
Moblin, Chrome, Android, Ubuntu, etc: What's the Deal with Linux on the Desktop? Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation)
10:15am Morning Break
Room: Concourse Two
Add Closing Reception  to your personal schedule
1:30pm Closing Reception
Room: Concourse Two
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Administration, Linux
Recent Advances in the Linux Kernel Resource Management
Kirill Kolyshkin (OpenVZ / Parallels)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Web Applications
How Green Is Our City? The Urban Forest Mapping Project
Kelaine Vargas (Urban Forest Map)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Databases, Emerging Topics, Web Applications
Open APIs of The New York Times
Derek Gottfrid (The New York Times)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Emerging Topics, Mobile
NPR, Open Content and API's
Adam Martin (NPR)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Emerging Topics, People, Programming
Forking Encouraged: Folk Programming, Open Source, and Social Software Development
Kirrily Robert (Metaweb), Yoz Grahame (Linden Lab), Jason Douglas (Metaweb)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Emerging Topics
Practical Computerized Home Automation
Bruce Momjian (EnterpriseDB), Matthew Momjian (Student)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Cloud Computing, Emerging Topics
Moving into the Cloud
Bernard Golden (ActiveState Software)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Perl
The Conway Channel
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Emerging Topics, Mobile
The Bee: UNICEF's Portable Infrastructure for Emergency Communications
Seth Herr (UNICEF), Merrick Schaefer (UNICEF)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Administration, Linux, Security
Security Without Disruption: Ksplice Kernel Updates
Jeff Arnold (Ksplice, Inc.)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) PHP, Web Applications
Goal Driven Performance Application
Peter Zaitsev (Percona LLC)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) PHP, Web Applications
High Performance APC
Brian Shire (Facebook, Inc.), Graham Kelly (Facebook, Inc.)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Perl
The Art of Klingon Programming
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Programming, Security
Scan Open Source Report 2008 and the Architecture Library
David Maxwell (Coverity, Inc.)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Cloud Computing, Fundamentals, Programming, Web Applications
Democratizing the Cloud Using the LiveLabs Reactive Framework
Erik Meijer (Microsoft)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Emerging Topics, Mozilla, Programming, Web Applications
Crash Reporting: Mozilla's Open Source Solution
K Lars Lohn (Mozilla Corporation), Ted Mielczarek (Mozilla Corporation), Austin King (Mozila Corporation)
9:00am-2:00pm (5h) Event
Sunlight Labs Hackathon
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Administration, Databases, Linux, Programming
The Freedom to Cure Cancer: Open Source Software in Genomics
David Dooling (The Genome Center at Washington University in St. Louis)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Emerging Topics, Mobile, PHP, Programming, Python, Web Applications
Sex, Drugs and XMPP
Paul Scott (DSTV Online)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Databases, People, Programming
Conventional Thinking, a guide to database naming standards
Robert Treat (OmniTI)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Emerging Topics
Stream Fusion: Beautiful Performance in Haskell
Bryan O'Sullivan (Serpentine Green Design)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Emerging Topics, Legal
What's in a Name: Can Trademarks be Helpful to Free Software Projects?
Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation), Simon Phipps (Public Software CIC), Gervase Markham (Mozilla), Larry Augustin (SugarCRM), Chris Messina (NeonMob)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Administration, Cloud Computing, Linux, Perl, Python, Ruby, Ubuntu
Automating the Cloud with Chef
Adam Jacob (Chef)
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Mobile, Programming, Web Applications
The JSON Saga
Douglas Crockford (PayPal)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) People
Building and Running An Open-Source Community: The FreeBSD Project
Marshall Kirk McKusick (Marshall Kirk McKusick Consultancy)
9:00am-9:15am (15m)
Applying Open Source Principles to Federal Government
Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat)
9:15am-9:30am (15m)
Fundamentalist Functional Programming
Erik Meijer (Microsoft)
9:30am-9:45am (15m)
The Rewilding: A Metaphor
Karl Schroeder
9:45am-10:00am (15m)
Where Next for Openness?
Mark Surman (Mozilla Foundation)
10:00am-10:15am (15m)
Q & A
10:45am-11:30am (45m) Emerging Topics, Web Applications
The HTML 5 Experiments
Bruce Lawson (Opera Software)
11:35am-12:20pm (45m) Databases
What Every Developer Should Know About Database Scalability
Jonathan Ellis (DataStax)
12:30pm-1:30pm (1h)
Moblin, Chrome, Android, Ubuntu, etc: What's the Deal with Linux on the Desktop?
Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation)
10:15am-10:45am (30m)
Break: Morning Break
1:30pm-2:00pm (30m) Event
Break: Closing Reception
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • SourceForge.net
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • MySpace.com
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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