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While the OSCON conference materials are a great resource, much of the benefit from OSCON comes from the hallway track. This talk will educate first-timers on how to get the most out of OSCON.
Software programming has come a long way for students and younger children since the days of Logo. Syntax has been replaced with connecting blocks and the triangle turtle has been replaced with custom artwork children create themselves. Now, multi-threading and event processing are easier to teach children than functions, and this session discusses these ideas as well as so the edge of kid code.
In the Year 2020 the user interface will look completely different from today. What will that be and how can FOSS lead the way?
Web 2.0, Ajax, usability, and thoughtful graphic design are now commonplace, but open source web applications are lagging behind. Learn techniques that will make your project easier to use, more productive, less prone to user-frustration, and more successful.
Have you ever had a manager or legal department slow down your project why they try to figure out software licensing issues? This session will arm you with all the key information you need to join the conversation and recognize when your lawyer is trying to pull a fast one, versus when you’re facing a legitimate challenge.
The age of Big Data demands open-source tools that move beyond storage towards analytics: tools to turn terabytes into insights. R is an open-source language for statistical computing and graphics, and an extensible, embeddable tool for the analysis of large data sets. In this session, I showcase R's power by building predictive models for Brazilian soybean harvests and baseball slugger salaries.
In today's computing world, it can often feel like we are drowning in wave after wave of new trends such as mashups, service oriented architecture and cloud computing. This sea of concepts are simply the manifestation of an underlying change in IT. In this session we will explore what is happening and why open source is the dominant model for the future.
(University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB))
We will present Eucalyptus -- Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for
Linking Your Programs to Useful Systems -- an open source software
infrastructure that implements IaaS-style cloud computing.
The goal of Eucalyptus is to allow sites with existing clusters and server
infrastructure to host an elastic computing service that
is interface-compatible with Amazon's AWS.
FreeTUIT is desktop programming with less code. A concise, declarative syntax for widget layout and an expressive API for runtime give you clean and maintainable wxWidgets or Qt cross-platform applications in minutes.
Although web applications are catching up with their desktop counterparts, there is still ground to cover. Prism, a project initiated by Mozilla Labs, is an attempt to bridge this gap. In this talk, we explain why Prism represents a superior web client for running web applications. We use a live demo to show how easy it is to use Prism to customize a popular web app.
We are entering an era when 3D visualization technology will become as standard as 2D web browsers are today. NASA World Wind is standards-based, open source technology oriented to stimulate innovation. Just as public highways built for the common good opened up huge opportunities for society, so too NASA World Wind client *and* server technology provides a public domain 3D highway.
An engaging, frank discussion of the job interview, its failings,
and how to make it work for all involved. Effective interviewing
reframes the interview as what it really is: The candidate's first
day on the job. This session, aimed at the specific needs of the
technical professional, shows how manager and candidate must work
together for their common benefit.
Many new applications are being created to take advantage of cloud computing. But what about the enormous installed base of existing apps? How can those leverage cloud computing? This presentation describes migrating an existing application into Amazon's EC2, and covers the technical, organizational, and financial aspects of migration.
You can control devices in your home from your computer with no new wiring. This session covers controlling lights,
bells, and motors using open source software. Wireless remotes can also control devices. Sensors can provide
information about motion, sunset, temperature. Capturing caller id and auto-dialing is also covered.