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Location: D137/138 Audience level: Intermediate
Doug Gaff (NPR Digital Services)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
This talk is for technical leaders and managers who want their companies to do more in open source. I will give you a CC-licensed presentation template and techniques for explaining open source business models, communities, licensing, and contribution processes to executives and lawyers in your company. You can then customize this for your own company and make the pitch for more OSS involvement. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: Portland Ballroom Audience level: Intermediate
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.05, 42 ratings)
Learning the syntax of a new language is easy, but learning to think under a different paradigm is hard. This session helps you transition from an object-oriented imperative programmer to a functional programmer, using Java, Clojure and Scala for examples. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: E147 Audience level: Novice
Dianne Marsh (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
Is your organization committed to the power of the Java platform but stuck on the Java language? Do you spend your time wishing you could use Scala at work? You’ll learn strategies ranging from using Scala for non-production code to easing your fellow programmers into functional programming. You will hear stories of how other organizations have done this and succeeded. Read more.
Location: Portland 256 Audience level: Intermediate
Jesse Anderson (Smoking Hand)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 20 ratings)
Gaining insight on data is even more interesting when it comes from the NFL. See how I take play by play data, combine it with other datasets and gain insight from the data. Read more.
Location: Portland Ballroom Foyer
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 11 ratings)
Citrix is sponsoring a night of poker, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. For one night only, OSCON’s Foyer will be transformed into Portland’s only poker room complete with professional dealers. You'll be playing poker above the city lights with a perfect view of the city. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: E147 Audience level: Intermediate
Charlie Hunt (
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
There is a small set of fundamentals that, when well understood, can empower any one to tune any of the garbage collectors in OpenJDK's HotSpot JVM. This is what attendees of this session can expect to learn. Read more.
Location: D136 Audience level: Intermediate
Alex Martelli (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 24 ratings)
Our culture's default assumption is that everybody should always be striving for perfection -- settling for anything less is seen as a regrettable compromise. This is wrong in most software development situations: focus instead on keeping the software simple, just "good enough", launch it early, and iteratively improve, enhance, and re-factor it. This is how software success is achieved! Read more.
Location: Portland Ballroom
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 8 ratings)
At O'Reilly, we've always tried to live by the slogan "Create more value than you capture." It's a great way to build a sustainable business and a sustainable economy. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151 Audience level: Intermediate
Kirsten Hunter (Akamai)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
The Quantified Self movement is all about keeping measurements about your life in order to track progress in various ways. As geeks we all enjoy playing with new toys, and there are a variety of devices and applications out there to help measure steps, activity and fitness. Combining the data from these devices can help you build tools to track your fitness in a way that makes sense for you. Read more.
Location: F150 Audience level: Intermediate
Daniel Jacobson (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 11 ratings)
Netflix has seen tremendous growth in recent years, supporting 800+ device types for more than 30M streaming customers. This growth presents amazing technical challenges. At the center of it all is the Netflix Internal API, quietly handling billions of requests a day. In this session, I will discuss the challenges & solutions, including cloud development, resiliency, scaling, UI support & more. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: E147
Ariel Tseitlin (Scale Venture Partner)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 12 ratings)
Failure is inevitable. It's only through frequent and ongoing failure that we can keep our web application resilient. Taking example from the Netflix Simian Army, we'll discuss how inducing failure in your production environment is one way to test fault-tolerance on a regular basis. Read more.
Location: Portland 252 Audience level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 10 ratings)
In this session we'll explore how to give, and receive, useful critiques of our work. We'll talk about the different kinds of critiques that are necessary as an idea develops. The emphasis will be on reviewing subjective work, not the easy stuff like white space at the end of a line. Read more.
Software Architecture
Location: Portland 255 Audience level: Intermediate
Chris Richardson (Chris Richardson Consulting, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 11 ratings)
Using both SQL and NoSQL databases in the same application enables you to get the benefits of both kind of database: the scalability and performance of NoSQL and ACID transactions of SQL databases. In this talk, you will learn how to design applications that use this approach. Read more.


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