Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

Featured conference sessions

5:10pm–5:50pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Andy Kitchen (Silverpond)
Andy Kitchen offers a zero-to-hero spectacular on the state of the art in machine learning—with live demos. Want to understand how a computer can play Atari games all on its own? How it can dream of electric dog-slugs? Andy explains how it's all possible on this magical mystery tour of deep learning and neural networks.
4:20pm–5:00pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Edward Thomson (Microsoft)
Git has quickly become an incredibly popular version control system, but how does it actually work? It's very different from a centralized version control system, and understanding how it models history allows you to understand how to use it. Edward Thomson explains how Git actually works under the hood, the fundamentals of a repository, and how this makes Git fast and flexible.
5:10pm–5:50pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Brandon Philips (CoreOS, Inc)
Etcd is an open source distributed consistent key-value store. It has become a mature cornerstone of a variety of systems in the container ecosystem for networking, service discovery, configuration management, and load balancing. Brandon Philips dives into etcd, exploring its history, its new v3 API, production use cases, and how it powers reliable distributed systems.
5:10pm–5:50pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Gleb Bahmutov (Kensho)
JavaScript is an interesting language. It can mimic almost any style you want, from procedural to object-oriented to functional and beyond. Gleb Bahmutov takes a simple problem and solves it using a variety of different approaches, showing each approach's ability to take away the complexity while still being the JavaScript we all love to hate.
2:40pm–3:20pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Jessica Rose (DreamFactory)
Jessica Rose explains how cognitive biases work to undermine our estimation of our individual skills. Who do these cognitive biases affect? And how do they collectively shape the face of the software development industry? Jessica examines the impact of these biases on personal and professional relationships among individuals and groups and discusses what can be done to diagnose and cope with them.
4:20pm–5:00pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Baruch Sadogursky (JFrog), Viktor Gamov (Hazelcast)
Baruch Sadogursky and Viktor Gamov aren't sure about you, but working with Java 8 made one of the speakers lose all of his hair and the other lose his sleep (or was it the jetlag?). If you still haven't reached the level of Brian Goetz in mastering lambdas and strings, this talk is for you. And if you think you have, we have some bad news for you, you should attend as well.
4:20pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Ian Varley (Salesforce.com), Regina Burkebile (Salesforce.com)
Even if your company understands the benefit of open source contribution, the reality is often much harder. For established companies, many factors can cause higher friction for contributors (like security, legal, executive approval, etc.). Ian Varley and Regina Burkebile share the improvements Salesforce has made to reduce friction and help you accelerate OSS contribution at your company.
11:55am–12:35pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Kevin Stewart (NodeSource)
While there has been much discussion about diversity in tech from the standpoint of individual contributors, we do not hear much from people of color in leadership roles. Kevin Stewart explores the challenges they face and explains why we might want to rethink how we approach diversity in the tech industry.
1:50pm–2:30pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Jamie Dobson (Container Solutions)
Capitalism as an economic system is based on key relationships between profit, costs, labor, and productivity. Jamie Dobson explains how open source software is contributing to undermining these relationships and is therefore undermining capitalism itself.
11:55am–12:35pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Michael Paulson (Netflix)
Have you ever tried to improve the performance of a JavaScript library? Where did you start? Did you blindly adjust knobs and dials, hoping to find the magic bullet? For the last two years, Netflix has been laser focused on making Falcor as fast as possible. Michael Paulson explains how he and his team significantly improved performance of Falcor.
11:55am–12:35pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries)
The ESP8266 is a microcontroller with WiFi and GPIO that is sold for as little as two dollars. After 50 years of Moore's Law, we're getting to a place where computing is not just cheap, it’s essentially free. The Internet of Things, which puts both general-purpose computing and sensors everywhere, will be built from blocks like these. Alasdair Allan shows you how.
1:50pm–2:30pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Saron Yitbarek (CodeNewbie)
Being an open source contributor assumes access to resources many don’t have: technical knowledge and tools, a socioeconomic status that allows coding without compensation, etc. Saron Yitbarek explains how we can work toward a more inclusive open source space for all by understanding the environment required to contribute and what groups are least likely to have access to these resources.