Personal schedule for Wade Minter

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Location: D137/138 Audience level: Novice
Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.32, 22 ratings)
So, you've inherited a PostgreSQL server. Congratulations? Thanks to Postgres' popularity as the database for new applications, thousands of developers, system administrators and devops are finding themselves in charge of PostgreSQL servers with no idea what to do next. This tutorial will cover the essentials. Read more.
Location: D139/140 Audience level: Intermediate
Henrik Ingo (MongoDB)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 8 ratings)
High Availability has become a mandatory feature for databases. MySQL replication is the most used replication solution on the Internet, but a whole family of alternative exists in the MySQL ecosystem. This tutorial walks you through your options and teaches you how to weigh the pro's and con's of each to pick a solution that best matches your use case. Read more.
Location: Portland 255
Joshua Timberman (Chef Software, Inc.), James Casey (Opscode, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 31 ratings)
One of the most popular configuration and cloud management tools, Chef is a powerful platform for rapid provisioning and deployment of servers. Attend this tutorial to learn what benefits Chef can bring, how to get started and best use Chef to meet your needs. Read more.
Location: F150 Audience level: Novice
Andrew Berkowitz (TeamSnap), Wade Minter (NBC SportsEngine)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
Getting everyone in your company or development team on the same page can be a challenge. This on-your-feet workshop will teach fast, fun improv techniques for helping your group to bond and work better together. 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.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E145 Audience level: Intermediate
Tim Berglund (DataStax)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 14 ratings)
GitHub has a number of important collaborative features beyond here Git hosting. Come to this talk for a whilrwind tour of forks, pull requests, project sites, and more! Read more.
Location: E144 Audience level: Novice
Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 8 ratings)
Many have speculated about why there are so few women in free and open source software. GNOME, in its Outreach Program for Women, addresses many of these issues with impressive success at attracting and then retaining talented women. 10 other organizations have now joined the OPW. In this talk, Karen will discuss why this Program is necessary and why it has been so successful. Read more.
Location: Portland 251 Audience level: Novice
Renaun Erickson (Adobe)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Did you know that you can use your web development skills to create mobile apps? PhoneGap (aka Apache Cordova) is an toolset that enables you to build cross-platform mobile apps using 100% web standards technologies – HTML, CSS & JavaScript. In this session we'll cover everything from "what is PhoneGap", to debugging and development environments, to building your first PhoneGap application. Read more.
Location: E146 Audience level: Intermediate
Jonathan Thurman (New Relic)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 17 ratings)
Puppet and Chef have grown to have their own conferences, but what about the other tools you use? Lets talk about some unsung tools of DevOps that you should be using to augment your existing toolset. Read more.
Location: F151 Audience level: Novice
Regina ten Bruggencate (iPROFS / Duchess), Kim Spiritus (iPROFS)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 10 ratings)
This talk will highlight some of the great tools that are available to teach children how much fun coding is. Also some of the different formats used for reaching kids. Read more.
JavaScript & HTML5
Location: Portland 252 Audience level: Intermediate
Ken Tabor (Sabre)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
Popular apps, or even modest ones serving a global enterprise, need implement foreign languages. JavaScript is a core tech of the Internet but lacks built-in support for languages. String tables are presented as a solution. This energetic presentation shows their implementation and obvious benefit through illustrative slides and interactive demos in context of popular open-source libraries. Read more.
Location: Portland 256 Audience level: Intermediate
Peter Zaitsev (Percona LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.08, 13 ratings)
In many Performance evaluation studies, you will find comparison made in terms of peak throughput or corresponding response time. This can be misleading. In this brief presentation, we will look into why such metrics can be misleading as well as provide framework and principles about performance evaluation which focuses on being able to provide good service in real world production environments. Read more.
Location: Portland 256 Audience level: Novice
Calvin Sun (Twitter)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
MySQL 5.6 is simply a better MySQL with improvements that enhance every functional area of the database kernel. There are many new features in the InnoDB storage engine, including: better performance and scalability, online DDL, persistent statistics, NoSQL access, and many more. Read more.
Location: F150 Audience level: Intermediate
Uri Cohen (GigaSpaces Technologies), Nati Shalom (Gigaspaces)
Just developed a new feature, and looking to try it out? The process of testing new features can be tedious and time consuming. This session will present a new open source solution that enables you to demo your features as a service with a javascript embed code. Read more.
Location: Portland 256 Audience level: Intermediate
Dimitri Fontaine (2ndQuadrant)
Average rating: **...
(2.40, 5 ratings)
Once a Top-10 internet audience site. 32 million users. Billions of photos and comments, more than 6TB of them. Migrating away from MySQL to PostgreSQL! Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: D135 Audience level: Novice
Rupa Dachere (CodeChix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
Have you ever found yourself obsessively checking UPS or FedEx tracking site to see if your package finally got delivered at your doorstep? Or wondered when your contractor/gardener showed up to do their job? Come join me to learn how to build your own gadget to notify you when your package or contractor shows up at your doorstep! Read more.


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