Personal schedule for Benjamin Kerensa

Download or subscribe to Benjamin Kerensa's schedule.

Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 252 Audience level: Intermediate
Matthew McCullough (GitHub), Tim Berglund (GitHub)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 34 ratings)
Matthew McCullough, trainer for, and Tim Berglund, co-presenter of the O'Reilly Git Master Class videos and Mastering Advanced Git videos, will guide you through the fundamentals and a few intermediate elements of Git in three hours of lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises. Read more.
Location: D135 Audience level: Novice
Christie Koehler (Mozilla / Stumptown Syndicate), Audrey Eschright (Recompiler Media), Sherri Koehler (Samatha Yoga / Open Source Bridge / Ignite Portland)
Average rating: ***..
(3.73, 11 ratings)
A fun, comprehensive tutorial on how to host a successful code sprint, hackathon, (un)conference or workshop. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D136 Audience level: Novice
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.92, 40 ratings)
The class explores seven basic principles of good presentation, covering preparation, content selection, delivery techniques, and handling questions (or the lack thereof). It also explores a dozen simple and practical techniques for making your slides not suck. Read more.
Event, Sponsored Tutorials
Location: E142
Jorge Castro (Canonical Ltd. / Ubuntu)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Deploying things at scale can get hard and complicated, wouldn't it be nice if deploying services was as easy as using apt-get? With Ubuntu and juju you can deploy over 80 services to AWS, HP Cloud, OpenStack, or bare metal with really simple commands. This talk will show you what juju is, how it works, and how it can save you time by showing you how to write juju charms. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138 Audience level: Novice
Allison Randal (Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Open Source Initiative)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 10 ratings)
Inspired by a friend's X10-wired house in the 1990's, this talk is a modern take on the "smart home", searching for a more organic connection to our digital selves. Read more.
Community, Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151 Audience level: Novice
Brian King (Briks Software), Benjamin Kerensa (Mozilla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Grow, Grow, Grow! People are the life-blood of Open Source Communities. Mozilla has always recognised this in regards to their own success, and are now undertaking a project to expand the community even further with the Mozilla Reps program. This talk will discuss the successes and challenges we have had, and our plans for continued momentum. Read more.


For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or

View a complete list of OSCON contacts