Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

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1:30pm5:00pm Monday, July 16, 2018
SOLD OUT
Location: E147/148
Danese Cooper (NearForm, Ltd.), Cedric Williams (PayPal)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Have you ever wanted to give an Ignite talk but didn't know where to start? Are you new to public speaking and having trouble arranging your talk? Or maybe you're a savvy speaker who needs tips to fine-tune short-form talks or just want to work on your presentation skills. If any of this sounds familiar, this workshop is for you. Read more.
9:00am5:00pm Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Location: B113-114
Istio—an open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices—provides an easy way to create a network of deployed services with load balancing, service-to-service authentication, monitoring, and more, without requiring any changes in service code. Read more.
9:00am5:00pm Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Location: B115-116
Tags: tensorflow
The TensorFlow Community Day brings together TensorFlow contributors and users to share experiences, increase collaboration, and advance the state of open source machine learning. Read more.
9:00am5:00pm Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Location: E141
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
InnerSource Day at OSCON is a gathering of industry practitioners discussing real-world implementations of this community-inspired, transformational open source approach to software development within the enterprise. Read more.
9:20am9:30am Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: Portland Ballroom
Ying Xiong (Huawei)
Average rating: **...
(2.20, 5 ratings)
Open source has been a fundamental strategy for technology collaboration and innovation at Huawei. Ying Xiong explains how Huawei collaborates with industry leaders and innovates together through open source projects like Kubernetes and Kata Container at CNCF and the OpenLab project at OpenStack. Read more.
9:45am9:55am Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: Portland Ballroom
Chris Ferris (IBM)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
Hyperledger was formed with the vision of establishing a community that brings together the smartest minds to solve the challenges of delivering blockchain technology for the enterprise. Christopher Ferris explains how Hyperledger's "greenhouse" is not only incubating new technologies but also entering into the collaboration and consolidation phase. Read more.
9:55am10:00am Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: Portland Ballroom
Zaheda Bhorat (Amazon Web Services)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Contributions are an essential part of open source and what sustains us as a community. What is the next wave? How can we all participate, and how can open source projects and mentors prepare well to make the most of the opportunity? Read more.
11:00am11:40am Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E143/144
Soumya Sanyal (Providence ), Nipun Dureja (Providence)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
The Digital & Innovation Group (DIG) within Providence St. Joseph Health has undertaken a multiyear journey to revolutionize healthcare by building effective digital products and solutions. Soumya Sanyal explores the technology choices DIG made across the entire stack, covering the journey taken, hurdles overcome, and the road ahead. Read more.
11:00am11:40am Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E141
Xing Yang (Huawei)
Imagine that your storage hosting the persistent volumes serving your Kubernetes cluster is damaged by a fire. How do you recover from such a disaster? Xing Yang shares strategies for protecting critical data, using OpenSDS—an open source software-defined storage project under the Linux Foundation—OpenSDS's array-based and host-based replication feature, and policy engines. Read more.
11:00am11:40am Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E147/148
Animesh Singh (IBM), ATIN SOOD (IBM), Tommy Li (IBM)
Animesh Singh, Atin Sood, and Tommy Li demonstrate how to leverage Fabric for Deep Learning to execute distributed deep learning training for models written using multiple frameworks, using GPUs and object storage constructs. They then explain how to take models from IBM's Model Asset Exchange, train them using FfDL, and deploy them on Kubernetes for serving and inferencing. Read more.
11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E147/148
Level: Beginner
Adib Saikali (Pivotal)
Cloud Foundry BOSH makes it easy to deploy and maintain Kubernetes clusters on any IaaS, private or public. Adib Saikal offers a technical overview of the Pivotal Container Service (PKS), covering its architecture and how it leverages BOSH to deliver Kubernetes cluster demand. You'll see just how easy it is to use PKS and BOSH to maintain your Kubernetes clusters. Read more.
11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E143/144
Thomas Spiegelman (DigitalOcean), Lauren McCarthy (DigitalOcean)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Tom Spiegelman and Lauren McCarthy share DigitalOcean's approach to tackling the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, covering what the company chose to move forward with and why. Read more.
11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E141
Adrian Cockcroft (Amazon Web Services)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
Adrian Cockcroft details the many ways AWS participates in open source: contributing to open source projects, reporting bugs, contributing fixes and enhancements to a wide spectrum of projects ranging from the Linux kernel to PostgreSQL and Kubernetes, and managing the hundreds of projects of its own. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E143/144
Nozomi Kurihara (Yahoo! Japan)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Yahoo! Japan has implemented an internal centralized messaging platform using Apache Pulsar. Nozomi Kurihara explains why the company chose Pulsar over other messaging platforms, such as Apache Kafka, and details actual use cases. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E147/148
Alex Mejias and Jim Schreckengast discuss the intricacies of open-sourcing software for enterprise from a program and development perspective. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E141
Cade Thacker (The Home Depot), Jermaine Davis (The Home Depot)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Cade Thacker and Jermaine Davis explain how The Home Depot built a culture of open source development. Along the way, they share perspectives on the coding, tooling, and processes that built institutional inertia to move the company into a position to disrupt retail. Read more.
2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E143/144
Level: Intermediate
Elena Makarenko (SAP SE)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Ever sat in one of the shaking cable cars in San Francisco and ordered the wrong pizza because the train was rattling so much that you pushed the wrong the button? There are many situations like this in daily life. Elena Makarenko explains why context-related accessibility is a relevant topic for everyone, whatever your specific abilities may be, and how adaptive web components can help. Read more.
2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E147/148
Tapabrata Pal (Capital One), Grant Wade (Walmart), Roger Servey (Transformation Laboratories (DOJOs), Verizon)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Tapabrata Pal, Grant Wade, and Roger Servey explain how collaboration between Capital One, Walmart, and Verizon on an open source project, Hygieia, has enabled better management of their respective DevOps pipelines. Read more.
2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E141
James Ward (Salesforce.com)
Apache Kafka has emerged as a next-generation event streaming system to connect distributed systems through fault-tolerant and scalable event-driven architectures. James Ward offers an overview of Kafka and walks you through some code examples to demonstrate how to begin using it. Read more.
4:15pm4:55pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E143/144
Level: Beginner
Dong Park (LG Electronics), Steve Lemke (LG Electronics), Lokesh Kumar Goel (LG Electronics)
Challenges are what make life interesting. WebOS OSE is what makes development meaningful. Joseph Park, Steve Lemke, and Lokesh Kumar Goel offer an overview of webOS Open Source Edition and explain how to use webOS OSE to create and use apps and services with Enact and Luna. Join in to see how you can get started contributing to the project. Read more.
4:15pm4:55pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E147/148
Michael Xie (Huawei)
Michael Xie demonstrates a Kubernetes implementation across multiple networks as well as enable network isolation for network functions virtualization (NFV) customers. You'll learn how physical network abstraction can enable the ability for pods to select a physical network and see how to work with a logical network in order to define network namespace and isolation. Read more.
4:15pm4:55pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E141
Bex Warner (GitHub)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Bex Warner demonstrates how to use GitHub's powerful APIs through GitHub Apps—specifically using Probot to automate workflows. You'll learn how to utilize existing Probot apps and create customized apps of your own that are specific to the problems your communities face. Read more.
9:15am9:20am Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: Portland Ballroom
Angie Brown (The Home Depot)
Average rating: ***..
(3.14, 7 ratings)
Angie Brown explains how leading do-it-yourself retailer The Home Depot is hammering the application of open source technology to build its award-winning customer experiences across its interconnected environment. You’ll learn how the company uses open source for its OS in stores, online search, order management, analytics, and more. Read more.
9:40am9:45am Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: Portland Ballroom
Sarah Novotny (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
Sarah Novotny explains why open source is more important now than ever. First, customers need the ability to freely choose which combination of services and providers will best meet their needs over time. Second, customers need to orchestrate their infrastructure effectively across different environments to ensure adherence to business and industry standards. Read more.
11:00am11:40am Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: E147/148
HARI RAMAMURTHY (The Home Depot), David Narayan (The Home Depot)
Hari Ramamurthy and David Narayan share practical patterns Home Depot used to solve complex stream processing problems at massive scale, the technology needed, and lessons learned on the company's journey toward distributed software systems. Read more.
11:00am11:40am Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: E141
Tracy Kuhrt (Hyperledger)
Tracy Kuhrt shares what's new with Hyperledger, including projects that have reached 1.0 production level and what that means. She also touches on new integrations among different Hyperledger technologies and offers a quick intro to four new projects that were accepted into incubation in 2017. Read more.
11:00am11:40am Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: E143/144
Tong Li (IBM)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Tong Li explains the differences between Hyperledger Fabric, Bitcoin, and Ethereum and shares considerations when choosing a platform. Read more.
11:50am12:30pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: E143/144
Level: Beginner
Melvin Hillsman (Huawei)
Community is an integral part of the success of any open source project. OpenLab is an open source community lab program that gives developers and users access anywhere, at any time. Melvin Hillsman offers an overview of OpenLab, shares how OpenLab is helping to build a vibrant app ecosystem for the cloud, and explains how you can leverage and participate in the program that lets everybody play. Read more.
11:50am12:30pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: E147/148
Ruifeng HU (Huawei)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Caliper is a benchmark framework that allows users to measure the performance of a blockchain system under test. Victor Hu introduces the concept and architecture of the framework, explains how to integrate it with various blockchain systems, and demonstrates how to use Caliper to define and run a test flow. Read more.
11:50am12:30pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: E141
Adrian Cockcroft (Amazon Web Services)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
Adrian Cockcroft details the many ways AWS participates in open source: contributing to open source projects, reporting bugs, contributing fixes and enhancements to a wide spectrum of projects ranging from the Linux kernel to PostgreSQL and Kubernetes, and managing the hundreds of projects of its own. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: E143/144
Level: Non-technical
Raquel Araujo (Indeed)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Every month, over 200M unique visitors visit Indeed to search millions of jobs around the world, some of which target experience with open source and open source technologies. Raquel Araujo offers an overview of Indeed’s open source data analytics platform, Imhotep, and uses it to explore jobs data. Read more.
2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: E143/144
Deborah Bryant (Red Hat)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
2018 is a banner celebration year for open source. Both the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and OSCON are celebrating their 20th birthdays (as is the term “open source”), and Red Hat is celebrating its 25th. Join Deborah Bryant for a brief history of open source’s major milestones and some thoughts on the next 20 years of computing. Read more.