2:30pm–3:10pm Wednesday, 07/21/2010
Saying that you want to "innovate more" is like telling a doctor you want to "feel better". Before a treatment can be prescribed, the problem must be understood. Starting from a systemic perspective, this talk will me a modern look at the root causes of innovation failure, contrasting current "solutions", and exploring new avenues to recovery.
5:20pm–6:00pm Thursday, 07/22/2010
Documentation can define the difference between a winning project and an also-ran. How can you manage the documentation portion of your open-source project? This presentation reveals the basics of doc project management, showing you what your users need and how to meet their expectations.
10:40am–11:20am Wednesday, 07/21/2010
Are you the 'point' person for your team? Do you have sweaty palms, headaches, and a calendar full of meetings? You may have an affliction called 'manager'. This condition is treatable through analysis and therapy. We'll examine how you may have arrived at this state and how you can once again regain your self-respect and that of your peers. Hear real-life stories of both good and bad leadership.
7:00pm–8:00pm Wednesday, 07/21/2010
Moderated by: Graham Weldon
For new and old developers in the Open Source arena, this BoF group is aimed at users that are interested in the techniques and approaches that have been used and can be adopted to manage and direct an open source project to success.
10:40am–11:20am Thursday, 07/22/2010
User-generated content has become an integral part of NYTimes.com. And where there's a community, there are scaling issues. At The Times, we recently moved our entire community platform from our own internal hardware to the Amazon EC2 infrastructure. Join us as we discuss our adventures in the cloud so far. Topics will include cloud management, auto-scaling and deployment on the cloud.
2:30pm–3:10pm Thursday, 07/22/2010
There comes a time in a project's life when you have to make the decision: can this code be saved? Should we fix it, or declare technical bankruptcy to cancel our technical debts and start again? In this talk I'll look at when and how to make this decision without regrets.
9:20am–9:50am Friday, 07/23/2010
In today’s computing world, it can often feel like we are drowning in
wave after wave of new trends. This sea of concepts are simply the
evolution of our industry from a product to a service based economy.
This talk will examine the evolution of technology, the management
challenges this brings and the common myths that surround the concept of