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Java & JVM
Location: E145/146 Audience level: Novice
Dianne Marsh (Netflix), Bruce Eckel (Mindview, LLC)
Average rating: **...
(2.74, 27 ratings)
Scala is an amazing and elegant language. It's also powerful, and overwhelming if you try to absorb it all at once. Our goal, based on our book Atomic Scala, is to present the language in small bites you can quickly grasp, to give you a foundation on which to build more knowledge. You’ll finish this half-day tutorial feeling strong and ready to learn more about Scala. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: Portland 251 Audience level: Novice
James Ward (
Average rating: **...
(2.26, 19 ratings)
This session will get you started building modern web apps with HTML5 and the Play Framework. You will learn how to create a new Play application and add JSON REST back-end using Java and Scala. Then you will learn how to create a front-end with CoffeeScript, jQuery and Bootstrap. Read more.
Location: E147 Audience level: Intermediate
Simon Phipps (Public Software CIC), Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.), Deborah Bryant (Red Hat), Steve Holden (Holden Web LLC), Paula Hunter (Outercurve Foundation), Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy), Dave Neary (Red Hat), Deb Nicholson (Open Invention Network), Cedric Thomas (OW2), Ian Skerrett (Eclipse Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 14 ratings)
Presented by leaders of multiple open source non-profit foundations, this session introduces choices of governance and organisation for those considering anchoring their community with a non-profit organisation. Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252 Audience level: Novice
Nathaniel Schutta (
Average rating: ***..
(3.38, 13 ratings)
You may have noticed today's web applications involve more than a few lines of JavaScript. You've probably also figured out JavaScript lacks certain...features...that make writing non-trivial applications more challenging. How do we resolve this conundrum? Read more.
Location: Expo Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 12 ratings)
Grab a drink and kick off the 15th edition of OSCON by meeting and mingling with exhibitors and fellow attendees. (Sponsored by Bluehost) Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall B
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 18 ratings)
Put a star on your calendar for the official OSCON attendee party. You'll see Exhibit Hall B transformed into an intergalactic planetary playland, complete with a planetarium, laser tag, interactive games, food, drinks, and much more. Trust us: you don't want to miss OSCON's 15th birthday party. Think legendary. With lasers. Read more.
Location: Puppet Labs Headquarters, 926 NW 13th Ave. #210
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 8 ratings)
Join Puppet Labs for our OSCON "Open" House Party! We are excited to open our doors and show off our new headquarters and meet all our Puppet Labs friends. Read more.
Location: Bottom of the stairs by the E Rooms
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Programmers do a lot of sitting, so come refresh your body, mind, and spirit before you head into the day’s sessions. This will be an easy beginner’s yoga session – so don’t be shy about coming out even if this will be your first yoga experience. Read more.
Location: Portland Ballroom
Edd Wilder-James (Silicon Valley Data Science), Sarah Novotny (NGINX), Matthew McCullough (GitHub)
Average rating: ***..
(3.70, 20 ratings)
Opening remarks by OSCON program chairs, Sarah Novotny, Matthew McCullough and Edd Dumbill. Read more.
Location: F150 Audience level: Novice
Jim Blomo (Yelp)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
How is Yelp handling its transition into the cloud? Yelp is a big consumer of Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce service for batch jobs, but still self-hosts for its website. What are the advantages and pitfalls of a split cloud/server model? This talk will discuss the open source tools used by Yelp that have enabled the embrace of cloud technology, and the areas where data centers still have an edge. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E145 Audience level: Intermediate
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 20 ratings)
Deployment can be a real bugbear for many web developers. From building something easy to deploy and manage; to coming up with a repeatable, consistent process; to continuous deployment…deployment can keep you up at night for months on end. In this talk I'll go through how to get better at deployment, best practices, and lessons learned. 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 255 Audience level: Intermediate
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 13 ratings)
In this talk we share these "best practices" by building a Go library from the ground up, at each stage discussing the decisions we made and why we made them. In this way the audience should gain an understanding of how to effectively design, build, test, and package their own Go programs and libraries. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: E147 Audience level: Intermediate
Velmurugan Periasamy (Verisign), Sunil Mundluri (Verisign)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 10 ratings)
The future hardware trend is clear.Moore’s Law will be delivering more cores per chip rather than higher clock rates. As multi-core, multiprocessor systems become cheaper and readily available, more of our applications need to exploit the hardware parallelism to realize exponential performance gains.This is all about how to write efficient java code in the multi core world Read more.
Location: D136 Audience level: Novice
Bruce Eckel (Mindview, LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 14 ratings)
C++ brought exceptions to mainstream programming; Java goes further with checked exceptions. But are exceptions the one way to report all errors? Scala and Go suggest there is more than one kind of error, so there should be more than one kind of error reporting, and different responses to errors. I’ll show the Scala and Go approaches to the error problem, and how to apply this to Python. 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.


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