Personal schedule for Ian Dees

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Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Allison Randal (Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Open Source Initiative), Edd Wilder-James (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.55, 31 ratings)
Opening remarks by the OSCON program chairs, Allison Randal and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.24, 41 ratings)
Keynote by Tim O'Reilly. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Dirk Hohndel (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.51, 37 ratings)
Imad Sousou, Director of Intel Open Source Technology Center will present the technology vision and direction for Intel’s overall Open Source efforts, including Mobility, Virtualization, Power, and Performance. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Michael Lopp (Rands in Repose)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 47 ratings)
In 15 minutes, discover 15 years of secrets behind building software faster, more efficiently, and using less floppy disks. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Average rating: ***..
(3.06, 17 ratings)
An open microphone question and answer session with the morning's keynote speakers. Read more.
Mobile, Programming, Ruby
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Ian Dees (Tektronix)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
The iPhone and the Cucumber test framework have something in common, besides the adoration of geeks. They're both designed to get out of your way, so you can think about the task at hand. So it's only natural that we'd want to use our favorite framework to drive apps on our favorite phone. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A2
Theodore Ts'o (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.92, 13 ratings)
What does the future hold in store for filesystem and storage technologies? Why is it that there has been a flowering of new filesystems showing up in Linux in the last 18 months? This talk will review the new file systems and storage technologies which have shown up in Linux and discuss what is likely to come in the future. Read more.
Design & Usability, Emerging Topics, People, Programming
Location: Meeting Room J3
Robin Rowe (Linux Plus Magazine)
Average rating: *....
(1.86, 7 ratings)
In the Year 2020 the user interface will look completely different from today. What will that be and how can FOSS lead the way? Read more.
Mobile, Mozilla
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Clint Talbert (Mozilla), Joel Maher (Mozilla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
The Mozilla project has six test frameworks with over 100,000 combined tests. For the Fennec mobile Firefox project, we coerced those frameworks to run on Maemo, Windows Mobile, and Symbian platforms. We will cover the challenges we faced and the lessons we learned. Come find out how we did it and how to apply these ideas to your next mobile project. Read more.
Business, Emerging Topics, People, Programming
Location: Ballroom A8
Danese Cooper (PayPal), David Smith (REvolution Computing)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 14 ratings)
Risk and chance play a huge part in our daily lives, yet the human brain doesn't come pre-loaded with the right software to make intuitive decisions about them. This talk is to provide some illumination in the basic principles to help you understand and quantify risk, and to introduce you to the open-source language R, an essential tool for finding statistical solutions to your own problems. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Programming
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Michael Driscoll (Metamarkets)
Average rating: ***..
(3.61, 18 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A7
Moderated by: Bill Karwin
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Gather with published and upcoming authors of programming books from the industry favorite publisher, Pragmatic Bookshelf. Join this informal chat about programming, writing books, job hunting, and career development. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Kirrily Robert (
Average rating: ***..
(3.79, 43 ratings)
What's it like to be a woman in an open source project that's 99% men? What's it like to be a woman in a project that's 75%... women? Kirrily Robert, who has worked on both kinds of projects, will talk about the differences, and what we can learn from majority-female open source projects. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.52, 31 ratings)
Google crawls more than just web pages, we also crawl source code. Ever wondered just how much open source code is out there? What licenses is all that code under? Which projects are the most shared? We'll try to answer these questions in this talk. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Tony Hey (Microsoft Corporation)
Average rating: **...
(2.19, 31 ratings)
Microsoft External Research builds bridges between academia, industry, and government to advance computer science, education, and scientific research. Modern science and academic research increasingly relies on integrated information technologies and computation to collect, process, and analyze complex data. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum (CSC))
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 40 ratings)
Keynote by Simon Wardley, Canoncial Ltd. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Clay Johnson (
Average rating: ***..
(3.45, 31 ratings)
New Technology is crashing the gates of Washington, DC as a new administration begins to find its legs. Open Source developers are the key to making a lot of this change happen and we've got to move fast and work together in order to do it right. This talk is about strategy-- how can open source developers change their government? Read more.
Business, Design & Usability, People
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Rolf Skyberg (eBay, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.69, 16 ratings)
Everybody wants innovation. Innovation is believed to be magical unicorn which will lead the way to success and riches, but this is easier said than done. In this talk I'll discuss lessons learned from two years driving innovation on eBay's Disruptive Innovation team; which strategies worked and which didn't, and what questions you should start asking first when someone tells you to "go innovate"! Read more.
PHP, Programming
Location: Meeting Room J2
Sebastian Bergmann (
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
How do you write untestable code and anger an ancient goddess? These and other questions will guide us while we discuss testability, an often forgotten attribute of software design and quality. Starting from untestable code fragments, the audience will learn why the code is untestable and how it can be refactored for testability. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Java, Programming, Python, Ruby
Location: Meeting Room J3
Ted Leung (The Walt Disney Company)
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 10 ratings)
This talk will be a survey of concurrent programming constructs which are currently available in some programming language or library. We will look at programming model being presented, as well as examining some of the implementation challenges for the various models. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
Jimmy Schementi (Microsoft)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
IronRuby is almost at 1.0! Come and see how IronRuby is used in .NET programs, how well it performs, and how conformant it is. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B2
Addison Berry (Lullabot)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
Many people view Open Source documentation as something they have to suffer if they want to use a free product. As Open Source code spreads faster and further in the great, wide world, we need to up the ante on documentation as well to keep fanning the flames. We'll take a look at how one community, the Drupal project, is trying to raise the bar and how others can learn from their ups and downs. Read more.
Java, Programming, Ruby
Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
Design patterns describe common problems in software development, but many people believe that the GoF book demonstrates the best ways to implement these patterns. Dynamic languages provide more facilities than C++ or Java; this session shows alternative implementations of design patterns using dynamic languages (Ruby and Groovy). Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Larry Wall (The Wall Nuthouse)
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 17 ratings)
The OSCON tradition continues as Larry Wall delivers the annual State of the Onion Address. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat)
Average rating: ***..
(3.77, 22 ratings)
The current Administration talks the talk in terms of its adoption of new technology solutions, access to information, and the call for transparency and increased citizen participation. But can it walk the walk? This keynote will address how open source advocates can help the Federal Government unlock the innovative potential of the open source development model. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Erik Meijer (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.05, 20 ratings)
This talk argues that fundamentalist functional programming-that is, radically eliminating all side effects from programming languages, including strict evaluation-is what it takes to conquer the concurrency and parallelism dragon. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Mark Surman (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 18 ratings)
Openness and participation are now a pervasive part of digital life. Firefox. Wikipedia. Apache. Linux. Millions of Creative Commons pictures on Flickr. We have moved mountains. The question is: what's next? Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Average rating: **...
(2.86, 7 ratings)
An open microphone question and answer session with the morning's keynote speakers. Read more.
Administration, Linux
Location: Ballroom A1
Kirill Kolyshkin (OpenVZ / Parallels)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
The talk outlines the standard Linux kernel mechanisms for controlling resources (such as CPU, RAM, disk) and reveals their shortcomings. It explains what are containers and why resource management is important for those. A new Linux kernel features -- cgroups and memory controller -- are explained in details, with some tricky implementation details and a look into what else has yet to be done. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 19 ratings)
The usual smorgasbord of new and improbably useful modules beamed straight into your mind from the secret island hideaway of Perl's own Dr Evil. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 16 ratings)
Join Jim Zemlin as he takes a look back at the big moves that drove Linux to dominate the server and super computing markets and how we are seeing similar trends start now in the desktop. Read more.
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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