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Business, People, Web Applications
Location: Meeting Room J2
Jim Brandt (Best Practical Solutions)
Average rating: ***..
(3.54, 13 ratings)
In difficult financial times, all businesses are looking to do more with less. Automating repetitive tasks with computers is one way to do this. This tutorial will discuss how to use open source tools to implement workflow using real-world examples. Read more.
Administration, Cloud Computing, Ruby
Location: Ballroom A8
Edd Wilder-James (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.53, 19 ratings)
Few applications are architecturally simple. As soon as you grow, you find yourself using multiple subsystems and machines to scale, creating new headaches in configuration management. Help is at hand! This tutorial introduces Chef, a modern Ruby-based open source approach to systems integration. Chef lets you manage your servers by writing code, not running commands. Read more.
PHP, Security, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A8
Philippe Gamache (Parler Haut, Interagir Librement), Damien Seguy (Alterway Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
In this laboratory, we will carry out a safety audit of an Open Source web application. We will work on a real application. The laboratory will end with the handing over of the report to the authors of the application so they can have an outside view on the safety of the application. Read more.
PHP, Programming
Location: Ballroom A7
Sebastian Bergmann (
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
This tutorial introduces the audience to the testing of modern web applications using PHPUnit for testing the backend components and Selenium for end-to-end testing of the whole application as well as measuring and controlling other aspects of software quality throughout a project's lifecycle. Read more.
Databases, Programming, Web Applications
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Jonathan Steinert (SixApart)
Average rating: **...
(2.48, 23 ratings)
Many people know how to use memcached, the popular caching system powering much of web1+. Most folks, though, don't know how not to use it, and how improper usage can cause data problems, poor site/application performance, and an incredibly grumpy DBA. Learn what memcached is good for, and what it's not good for from those that have learned the wrong way. Read more.
Fundamentals, People
Location: Ballroom A1
Cat Allman (Google), Leslie Hawthorn (Red Hat)
Average rating: ***..
(3.14, 7 ratings)
Leslie Hawthorn and I co-present this talk for beginners who are interested to getting involved but don't know where or how to start. We cover the basics of: -why you might want to get involved -what you can get out of participating -more than coding is needed -how to chose a project -how to get started -etiquette of lists and other communication -dos and don't of joining a community Read more.
Databases, Programming, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Peter Zaitsev (Percona LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 6 ratings)
Sphinx Full Text search engine became increasingly popular over years powering search for number of Alexa 100 sites as Craigslist and NetLog. Sphinx combines powerful full text search features with ease of use and high performance. Being specially designed for indexing database content it is natural fit for modern database powered web sites. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A8
Lance Albertson (Oregon State University Open Source Lab)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
Keeping track of configuration changes between hundreds of servers is a challenging task not to mention keeping a history of all the changes that were made. This session focusing on utilizing open source technology to not only help you manage your servers but it also promote teamwork and self documentation. I'll focus on how the OSU Open Source Lab uses cfengine and git to manage their servers. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B2
Selena Deckelmann (PostgreSQL)
Average rating: ***..
(3.55, 11 ratings)
How do you choose the right filesystem for your database management system? Administrators have a variety of filesystems to choose from, as well as volume management and hardware or software RAID. This talk will examine how different the performance of filesystems really are, and how do you go about systematically determining which configuration will be the best for your application and hardware. Read more.
Databases, Programming
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Bill Karwin (Karwin Software Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
SQL is from Mars, Objects are from Venus. This talk is for software developers who know SQL but are stuck trying to implement common object-oriented structures in an SQL database. Mimicking polymorphism, extensibility, and hierarchical data in the relational database paradigm can be confusing and awkward, but they don't have to be. Read more.
Linux, Security
Location: Ballroom A7
Kyle Rankin (QuinStreet, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
In this talk Kyle Rankin will provide an introduction to performing forensics analysis on Linux machines using the popular Sleuthkit tools with their easy-to-use Autopsy web-based front-end. The talk will cover basic concepts for a forensics investigation, and at the end there will be a demo with a compromised Linux image. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A7
Chris Shiflett (Analog)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
Perception is as important as reality. In this multifarious talk, I'll introduce some of what I have learned about cognitive psychology, exploring topics such as change blindness and ambient signifiers, and I'll show some real-world examples that demonstrate the profound impact human behavior can have on security. Read more.
Administration, Cloud Computing, Emerging Topics, Linux
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Eric Hammond (Campus Explorer, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
Learn how to create your own Linux machine images (AMIs) for running on Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) customized with your choice of software packages and application software configured to your liking. Use the latest open source software to build custom images from scratch in a secure, automated, reproducible process. Discover when to use a public image with automatic customization at boot. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room J2
Luke Welling (Tidal Labs), Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
Web applications are like trees. Slice through them and you can judge their age by looking at the growth rings. You've probably abandoned PHP4 compatibility by now, but are you taking advantage of practices that have made web application development a mature discipline? Come with us on a tour of PHP best practices in 2009. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B3
Vadim Tkachenko (Percona Inc), Ryan Lowe (Percona)
A storage engine for MySQL based on the InnoDB storage engine, designed to better scale on modern hardware, and including a variety of other features useful in high performance environments. It is fully backwards compatible, and so can be used as a drop-in replacement for standard InnoDB. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room J2
Brandon Savage (Mozilla)
Average rating: ***..
(3.38, 8 ratings)
Most developers have heard of XDebug, but how many of them have actually used it to its full potential? Here we explore all the exciting things XDebug can do to improve code, from profiling to benchmarking to variable output. Read more.
PHP, Web Applications
Location: Ballroom A8
Brian Shire (Facebook, Inc.), Graham Kelly (Facebook, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
The Alternative PHP Cache is an opcode and variable cache for PHP that can be used to improve PHP performance, scalability, and end user experience. 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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