July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR

Schedule: BoF sessions

The call for BoFs is now closed, but there will be a schedule board onsite, located on the first floor of the convention center, near registration. This is where you may sign-up for your own BoF in any of the open slots.

7:00pm–8:00pm Monday, 07/20/2015
BoF, E147/148
Moderated by: Paul Lipton
TOSCA is hot! It brings together container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes, open source communities such as Openstack, cloud portability, dozens of software vendors and cloud service providers, and more into an exciting new open standard and higher level of abstraction. Learn how it all comes together in one short BoF. Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Monday, 07/20/2015
BoF, D136
Moderated by: Kevin Hanson
Come discuss in-memory computing and its place in the Enterprise infrastructure. When does it make sense to go purely in-memory? Does it? Has the rise of NoSQL technologies changed the role of in-memory data grids? This is an open discussion. All opinions are welcomed, encouraged, and respected! Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Monday, 07/20/2015
BoF, E141
Moderated by: Graeme Mathieson
TBD Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Monday, 07/20/2015
BoF, D139/140
Moderated by: Gina Likins
I’ve spent the last year talking to university instructors about open source in my role doing university outreach at Red Hat. Many instructors have said they are interested in having students work on open source, but aren’t sure where to find a project or how to go about engaging with one. This is a proposal to solve that problem, and I’d like to have an open discussion and get feedback. Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Monday, 07/20/2015
BoF, E145/146
Moderated by: Olivia Deng
In recent years, policymakers have become increasingly interested in big data. A question that has arisen is how to orient the data to inform better decision making, notably in situations that involve the people the decisions directly impact. Join this session to discuss how to make decisions with big data for social good and learn how to model datasets with open visualization platform Gephi. Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Monday, 07/20/2015
BoF, D137/138
Moderated by: Chris Hansen
OSCON speakers Henrik Engström, Duncan DeVore, and Kevin Scaldeferri will lead a panel discussion on building reactive applications and microservices using Akka and related technology. Audience discussion is encouraged. Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Monday, 07/20/2015
BoF, E142
Moderated by: Scott Fleckenstein + Vanessa Gennarelli
Open source is different when it’s your full-time gig. Scott and Vanessa from Stellar.org invite you to a roundtable session of questions and reflections on working all open source, all the time. Read more.
8:00pm–9:00pm Monday, 07/20/2015
BoF, E142
Moderated by: Rich Bowen
The RDO project is OpenStack, packaged by and for the CentOS community. Come learn about the project and how you can help. Read more.
8:00pm–9:00pm Monday, 07/20/2015
BoF, D137/138
Moderated by: Tori Wieldt
With increased virtualization, some "servers" only last as long a single process. What impact will this new reality have on software planning, development, and operations? Tori Wieldt will explore what we've learned from New Relic customers and New Relic's own use of Docker. Read more.
8:00pm–9:00pm Monday, 07/20/2015
BoF, D139/140
Moderated by: Suman Chakravartula
Building the ultimate open source personal cloud platform is a huge effort. Implementation challenges include choosing and leveraging the right open source tool set and developing an enduring project. Equally important are usability challenges of making it easy to understand, deploy, simple to manage and yet feature rich. We'll discuss how the Rockstor project is addressing these challenges. Read more.
8:00pm–9:00pm Monday, 07/20/2015
BoF, E141
Moderated by: Patrick Reilly
Docker and Kubernetes Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, D136
Moderated by: Matt Rutkowski
TOSCA is hot! It brings together container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes, open source such as Openstack, cloud portability, dozens of software vendors and cloud service providers, and more into an exciting new open standard and higher level of abstraction. Using a concrete Docker and OpenStack example, see how it all comes together in one short, interactive BoF with leading experts. Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, D137/138
Moderated by: Carol Smith
Google Summer of Code is an online, international program designed to engage university students in open source software development. If you're a current or former student or mentor or you'd just like to learn more about the program come on by our BoF to learn more and meet with other GSoCers! Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, E141
Moderated by: Gabrielle Roth
Get together with the local users group (PDXPUG) + Pg folks in town for OSCON. We'll have a brief presentation about 9.5 features we're excited about, followed by a group discussion. Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, E142
Moderated by: Nick Shadrin
We are hard at work on features that make interacting with NGINX easier for our user and developer communities. Stop by and ask questions about your NGINX environments and our current work on dynamic modules, our javascript support, and HTTP/2. Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, D139/140
Moderated by: Eric Davis
A team representing the federal CDC/FDA will explore API-accessible public health content and data--offering demonstrations and answering questions. Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, E145
Moderated by: Christina Keelan
RethinkDB is the first open-source scalable database for the realtime web. It exposes an exciting new access model -- instead of polling for changes, the developer can tell the database to continuously push updated query results to applications in realtime. Join us to learn how you can build scalable realtime apps in a fraction of the time with fewer engineering resources. Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, E146
Moderated by: Mark Carlson
This BoF discusses how industry standards can become more relevant to the Open Source world. Since last year's BoF, we've: 1) implemented Cloud Audit Data Format in OpenStack's Celiometer, 2) enabled Cloud Infrastructure Mgmt and SNIA's Cloud Data Mgmt I/F in OpenStack, 3) defined a RESTful interface to manage modern scalable platform hardware (using HTTP, JSON). Are these the right ways forward? Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, E147/148
Moderated by: Heather KcKelvey
Your software architecture tells a story of what is important to you; leading to drastically different layering of systems. In this session, we will explore what factors affect when and where you include various technologies and focus on how to prioritize the choice in core architectural underpinnings present in NoSQL designs. Read more.
8:00pm–9:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, E147/148
Moderated by: Francesco Cesarini
Fault tolerance. How much do you get out-of-the-box with Erlang / Elixir? We will explore The Erlang Way of thinking and building for maximum reliability. Real stories of real projects. Join us and share yours! Read more.
8:00pm–9:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, D136
Moderated by: Randall Knutson
Creating a SaaS is great but many enterprise organizations want on premise deployments. Join us to find out how we solved this with docker images and Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk to enable us to easily offer on premise deployments. Read more.
8:00pm–9:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, D137/138
Moderated by: Sean Busbey
Apache Hadoop and its ecosystem of data storage and analysis projects make affordable and efficient large scale computation available to more folks than ever before. Come spend some time with other users and developers. Suitable for a variety of experience levels. Read more.
8:00pm–9:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, E145
Moderated by: Travis Tidwell
I provide a COMPLETE walkthrough on how to build an AngularJS application that communicates to CRUD complete NodeJS REST server. This is commonly referred to as a M.E.A.N application (MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, NodeJS). Read more.
8:00pm–9:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, D139/140
Moderated by: Ed Finkler
An open discussion of mental health in the tech community and workplace, and how we can improve the level of support and understanding for those with mental health issues in our community. Read more.
8:00pm–9:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, E141
Moderated by: Justin Woo
How to enable payments and make it seamless for the user Read more.
8:00pm–9:00pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
BoF, E146
Moderated by: Walter Bentley
This BoF session is intended to have an open forum about OSAD (OpenStack Ansible Deployment) and talk thru some tips/tricks/experiences of using OSAD when deploying OpenStack. The OSAD playbooks can be located on "Stackforge GitHub repo":https://github.com/stackforge/os-ansible-deployment. Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
BoF, D137/138
Moderated by: Brian Harrington
Learn everything you wanted to know about CoreOS. CoreOS experts will be on hand to discuss CoreOS Linux, etcd, fleet, flannel and rkt, as well as any questions you have about Tectonic and Kubernetes. Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
BoF, E145
Moderated by: Alan Robertson
The Assimilation Project maintains a detailed graph database describing everything in your environment. It then automatically monitors your servers, services, and compares your configurations against best practices so you can fix problems before they bit you where it hurts. Come ask questions, learn about and discuss the Assimilation Project. Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
BoF, E147/148
Moderated by: Jordan Matthiesen
Are you building mobile apps with Apache Cordova (the Open Source project behind Adobe PhoneGap) or thinking of using it? So are we! Let's join together to share our war stories and talk about the future of the platform and mobile hybrid app development. Read more.
7:00pm–8:00pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
BoF, D136
Moderated by: Jason Yee
Drupal, the popular PHP based CMS is getting closer to releasing its 8th version. The new version has seen drastic changes in the underlying code that have serious ramifications in how you build with and build for Drupal. Come join us as we answer your questions, dispel the Drupal 8 myths, and prepare for the future of Drupal. Read more.
8:00pm–9:00pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
BoF, D137/138
Moderated by: Robyn Bergeron
Ansible is an awesome, open source tool for automating just about anything. Are you an Ansible user? Do you want to be an Ansible user? Do you want to get to know an Ansible user? Then come hang out, hear how others are using Ansible, and share your own tips, tricks, and stories. And meet some new friends while you're at it! Read more.
8:00pm–9:00pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
BoF, D139/140
Moderated by: Ryan Pitts
Open-source software drives today's most innovative journalism projects, from investigative data analysis to visualization. And code incubated in newsrooms--from Django to Backbone to D3--is part of what makes the modern web possible. There's exciting work being done at the intersection of the journalism and open-source communities, and you can be part of it. Read more.