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Location: E145 Audience level: Novice
Gil Elbaz (Factual)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Hiding data in a siilo no longer needs to be the status quo. Indeed, this presentation argues that it shouldn’t be. In this presentation, Gil Elbaz will discuss the detriments of hiding data and the relationship between data accessibility and innovation. Read more.
Location: Portland 256
Martijn Verburg (jClarity), Ben Evans (jClarity)
Average rating: **...
(2.91, 34 ratings)
Following on from a popular OSCON 2011 Ignite talk, the Diabolical Developer and Ben Evans (the voice of reason) returns with a full length presentation full of controversy and thought provoking material. In short, this session provides a wealth of tips and tricks to free you from the chains of so call 'modern software development best practices'. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: D136 Audience level: Novice
Matt Neuburg (TidBITS)
The process of writing, editing, and publishing an O'Reilly programming book has been tending increasingly into the open source domain, relying on open source tools and technologies. This talk describes one author's experience, along with considerations about the possible future of the book in an increasingly open source world. Read more.
Location: Portland 252 Audience level: Intermediate
Kim Rees (Periscopic)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 11 ratings)
Data, data everywhere, but not a structured bit. Open data is all the rage, but often this data is poorly formatted or not very accessible. This session will discuss various ways to pry open the oyster of public data. Read more.
Location: E145 Audience level: Intermediate
Brian LeRoux (Adobe Systems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Nitobi Software quietly lead a mobile web revolution creating and fostering the PhoneGap project eventually growing it to millions of users worldwide. In late 2011, Nitobi was acquired by Adobe Systems. This talk will go through the transition of small software consultancy working part time on a free software project growing into a small team in a large company dedicated to the same project. Read more.
Location: D137 Audience level: Novice
Hadley Wickham (Rice University / RStudio)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 21 ratings)
Learn the essential bits of cognitive psychology to create effect visualisations that convey what you want them to convey. Read more.
Location: E146 Audience level: Novice
Michael Italia (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
For more than a decade, people have imagined a future where the sequencing of a person's DNA would be as routine a medical practice as a visit to the doctor. We now stand on the cusp of this future, but the volume and complexity of the data exceed our ability to interpret it. Within this challenge lies a major opportunity for software to make a difference in the future of medicine. Read more.
Location: E146 Audience level: Novice
Dave Neary (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.18, 11 ratings)
Your body is a machine. If you jog or run, then by mixing things up, you can help make that machine run more efficiently. This talk will cover the basics of how to establish a performance baseline, constructing a training program to improve performance, and then measuring the improvements. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138 Audience level: Novice
Brian Fitzpatrick (Tock), Ben Collins-Sussman (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 16 ratings)
We often hear engineers lament how hard it is to get anything done inside of a big company. The trick to overcoming this is to know the right people, understand how power flows in the organization, and, most importantly, what you can get away with and when. We'll help you understand the human element of navigating companies both big and small through a series of (hopefully) amusing anecdotes. Read more.
Location: Portland 256 Audience level: Novice
Chris Granger (Kodowa)
Average rating: ***..
(3.70, 10 ratings)
At Microsoft I had the unique opportunity to sit behind a one way mirror and watch people try to solve problems. Behind that mirror I learned we've done so very little to enable us to realize our creations and that our tools often cause us to stumble instead of propel us forward. In my talk we'll deconstruct what I learned to see how Light Table might be the future of tools. Read more.
Location: E145 Audience level: Intermediate
Jacob Thornton (Twitter)
Average rating: *....
(1.92, 13 ratings)
What was learnt during Bootstraps rapid rise to the number one position on github? What went wrong? What went right? How were we lucky? What's coming next? CSS. Markup. JS. Co-authoring. Community. Press. A new toolkit. A new language. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251 Audience level: Intermediate
Kevin Lynagh (Keming Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
Excellent statistical graphics first and foremost *show the data*. Likewise, the tools for making such graphics should emphasize essential data-visual mappings and hide implementation details. We describe a D3-like language for visualizing data on the web using declarative, constraint-based layout, implemented in ClojureScript. Read more.


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