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Javascript & HTML5
Location: D136 Audience level: Intermediate
Gregg Pollack (Envy Labs), Carlos Souza (Code School)
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 12 ratings)
If you enjoy writing JavaScript then you'll really enjoy CoffeeScript, a new language which transcompiles into CoffeeScript. Inspired by languages like Ruby, Python, and Haskell, it allows you to write less code to get more done. In this course students will learn the basics of CoffeeScript using the Code School in-browser challenge engine. Read more.
Location: Portland 252 Audience level: Intermediate
John David Duncan (Oracle Corp.), Craig L Russell (Oracle Corporation)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 17 ratings)
A tutorial on setting up MySQL Cluster 7.2 and developing hybrid SQL/NoSQL applications using the Cluster/J and Memcached APIs. Read more.
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 30 ratings)
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We’re going to find out when we conduct our third Ignite event at OSCON. Read more.
Location: E145-146 Audience level: Novice
Tags: postgresql
Christophe Pettus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 8 ratings)
You have your shiny new PostgreSQL source tarball or package, but what to do with it? In one intense tutorial, we'll go through everything need to install, configure, and maintain your new, tuned, replicated, back-uped PostgreSQL installation. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D136 Audience level: Novice
Wade Minter (NBC SportsEngine), Mark Cornick (TeamSnap), Emily Dobervich (TeamSnap)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 14 ratings)
Getting everyone in your company or development team on the same page can be a challenge. Back for a second year, this on-your-feet workshop will teach fast, fun improv techniques for helping your group to bond as a team. Learn the secrets of improv-based team building from two professionals who have decades of experience working in open source, Internet start-ups and corporate training. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251 Audience level: Intermediate
David Geary (Clarity Training, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.66, 32 ratings)
This talk is a demo-fueled, fast-paced introduction to HTML5 Canvas. Read more.
Location: E145 Audience level: Novice
Thierry Carrez (OpenStack)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
As open source becomes ubiquitous, open innovation becomes the new frontier. How do we create truly collaborative multi-company open source projects, and how do we make them successful ? This talk will reflect back on the good and the bad of the OpenStack project experience to distill ten principles that anyone should apply to their own open innovation projects. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: D137 Audience level: Intermediate
Federico Lucifredi (Red Hat)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 9 ratings)
This session aims to give you the tools to import the real world into the programming scope of your trusty $30 microcontroller, by covering the technology fundamentals and integration essentials of a wide variety of sensors and actuators, as well as providing a few alternative power schemes and even mobility options to increase the variety of your design arsenal. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147 Audience level: Intermediate
Steve Burton (AppDynamics)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
As applications become more distributed, virtual and elastic, many organizations are losing their grip on application performance and scalability. This session will use customer case studies to look at the biggest performance bottlenecks of the past year, as well as best practices around finding and troubleshooting them. Read more.
Location: Portland 256 Audience level: Expert
Steve Klabnik (Mozilla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
In this talk, Steve will explain how to design your APIs so that they truly embrace the web and HTTP. Just as there's an impedance mismatch between our databases, our ORMs, and our models, there's an equal mismatch between our applications, our APIs, and our clients. Pros and cons of this approach will be discussed, as well as why more people aren't building APIs this way yet. Read more.
Location: Portland 256 Audience level: Intermediate
John Musser (ProgrammableWeb)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 19 ratings)
If open APIs and open data are the new open source, then what makes a good API into a great API? This session is a deep-dive on helping you build better APIs. And designing an open API is a lot harder than it looks: protocols, data formats, optimizations, security, abstractions, and more. This session draws on our experience at ProgrammableWeb where we've looked at over 5,000 different open APIs. Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251 Audience level: Novice
Mike Amundsen (API Academy, CA Technologies)
Average rating: ***..
(3.68, 25 ratings)
Unlike some introductions to Node.js that spend time explaining event loops and web sockets, this session start with a typical “Hello, Node” demo and quickly moves to short, fully-functional pps that show how to deal with static files, POST forms, mashups from other servers, file manipulation, data-handling, and even supporting HTTP Authentication. Read more.
Location: F150 Audience level: Novice
Anna Filina (FooLab)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 10 ratings)
jQuery Mobile is a cross-platform framework made for smartphones and tablets. With its HTML5 interface, it looks and feels like an app. This presentation will teach you how to quickly create a mobile front-end with little effort. It will also feature a use-case of adapting an existing web application to the mobile. 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.
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.
Location: Portland 252 Audience level: Novice
Matthew Soldo (Heroku, Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 15 ratings)
Recent shifts in the tech world - including PaaS, cloud-services, and NoSQL - have dramatically altered the manner in which software is written, deployed, and run. This talk will discuss how PostgreSQL fits into - and can potentially take advantage of - this world. Read more.
Location: D139-140 Audience level: Intermediate
Mitchell Hashimoto (HashiCorp)
Average rating: ****.
(4.54, 13 ratings)
Whether you use Chef, Puppet, or just basic shell scripting, there seems to be no clear way to incrementally develop and test scripts to provision a system. In this talk I'll introduce using local virtual machines managed by Vagrant as a way to achieve this, shortening the feedback loop and increasing productivity and confidence of configuration management script development. Read more.
Location: Portland 252 Audience level: Intermediate
Peter Zaitsev (Percona LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
MySQL's configuration file is often the focus of too much attention, and too much tweaking of variables that make no difference -- or worse, have the potential to negatively impact performance. The sample default configuration files that come with MySQL are unfortunately not very helpful or good, either. We'll looking in creating a better one in this session. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: F150 Audience level: Intermediate
Aaron Parecki (Esri)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
If you've ever written any code to authenticate wtih Twitter, you may have been confused by all the signature methods and base strings. You'll be happy to know that OAuth 2 has vastly simplified the process, but at what cost? Read more.
Location: D139-140 Audience level: Intermediate
Brandon Philips (Rackspace, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Finding on host monitoring that works for OSX, Linux and Windows is tough. It is even tougher to do it without CPU and Memory intensive languages. But, we are doing it with virgo. Virgo is a Rackspace project that is creating a tiny daemon using lua, luvit and C to do monitoring across all major OSes fast and securely. Learn how it is built, how you can hack on it, and what it can do. Read more.


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