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

Sponsored presentations

The sponsored presentations and tutorials listed below happen Tuesday through Thursday and are open to all attendees with a badge. New sponsored presentations are being added to the schedule regularly, so please check back for the latest additions. Please note: access to sponsored keynotes are not included with the Expo Hall Plus pass.

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9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Ballroom A
Average rating: ****.
(4.19, 26 ratings)
Open Container Day at OSCON is a gathering of industry practitioners presenting their takes on the state of container-based solutions, infrastructure, cloud-native computing, continuous delivery, DevOps, microservices, and where this industry segment is going in 2016 and beyond. Talks will be vendor neutral and straight to the point. Read more.
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9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Meeting Room 9
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Join us for a one-day extravaganza devoted to the wild and wonderful world of bots, from messaging to automation, APIs to hosting options, Slack to Twitter, and AI basics to the craziest bots we can find. In the morning, leading bot makers tell their stories, setting the scene for an afternoon hackathon, where you can work with experts to start making your own bots. Read more.
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9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16A
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
The open source Trusted Analytics Platform (TAP) accelerates the creation of cloud-native applications driven by big data analytics. Chuck Freedman and Venkatesh Bharadwaj offer an overview and demonstration of TAP. You'll use popular open source projects including Spark, Hadoop, Cloud Foundry, and others to work with data and deploy a simple visualization application in the cloud. Read more.
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9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16B
Fred Melo (Pivotal), Casey West (Pivotal)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Fred Melo and Casey West explore DevOps, continuous delivery, and microservices for data-driven applications. Fred and Casey cover the basics of continuous delivery for microservices using Spring Boot and leveraging the built-in capabilities of the open source Cloud Foundry platform. Read more.
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11:35am–11:50am Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Location: meeting room 9
Beerud Sheth (Gupshup)
You want to build a bot, but where do you start? How do you spec, script, dev, test, host, publish, monitor, promote, and track one? Drawing on his experience building and deploying dozens of bots, Beerud Sheth explores bot building and offers an introduction to some tools that simplify the bot lifecycle. Read more.
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9:20am–9:30am Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Ballroom D
Angel Diaz (IBM)
Average rating: **...
(2.86, 69 ratings)
Angel Diaz provides a retrospective on IBM’s deep history and its contributions to the evolution of open source technology in order to catch a glimpse of a future that is rooted in open source technologies. Angel tells the story of open source projects that exemplify the new hardcore concepts we'll all need to accelerate innovation and success. Read more.
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9:45am–9:53am Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Ballroom D
Sanqi Li (Huawei)
Average rating: **...
(2.43, 81 ratings)
Sanqi Li shares Huawei’s open source stories, covering not only its significant contributions and leading activities in some major open source projects, including Hadoop, Spark, OpenStack, ONOS, OPNFV, OCI, and so on, but also its new initiatives in building open developer platform and open lab partnership programs to further embrace the open, collaborative, and shared digital economy. Read more.
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11:00am - 2:00pm Wednesday, May 18 & Thursday, May 19
Location: Meeting Rooms 4 and 6
Nadia Eghbal (GitHub), Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
OSCON Contribute is a hacking event focused on welcoming new open source contributors to free and open source (FOSS) projects of all sizes. The core of the event highlights eight FOSS projects across two rooms bustling with energy. Read more.
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11:05am–11:45am Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 14
Chuck Freedman (Intel), Kyle Ambert (Intel)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Chuck Freedman and Kyle Ambert share lessons learned from a journey combining open source projects, supporting users, and building a community around the Trusted Analytics Platform (TAP). Read more.
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11:05am–11:45am Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16A
Matt Schuetze (Azul Systems)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
Matt Schuetze walks you through the realities of doing embedded Java development, exposes the breadth of choices to make in boards and setups, and shows the ways that modern Java Standard Edition is leveraged to the hilt. Read more.
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11:05am–11:45am Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16B
Everett Toews (Rackspace)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
Swarm—Docker's answer to clustering—treats a group of Docker hosts as a single host. Everett Toews explains how to Swarm with Carina, a service that builds Docker Swarm clusters for you. Read more.
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11:05am–11:45am Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 17B
Diane Mueller (Red Hat OpenShift), Vincent Batts (Red Hat), Ryan Jarvinen (CoreOS)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Learn how to package up your open source software project as a containerized offering that developers trust and your community can easily maintain. Diane Mueller, Vincent Batts, and Ryan Jarvinen outline ways to automate your image build and deployment processes using Docker Hub, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and other popular toolchains and explore emerging best practices and container stds. Read more.
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11:55am–12:35pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 14
Zhiyuan Cai (Huawei), Quinton Hoole (Google)
Tricircle provides an OpenStack API gateway and networking automation solution to manage multiple OpenStack clouds; similarly, Ubernetes also provides unified API to manage multiple Kubernetes clusters. Zhiyuan Cai and Quinton Hoole discuss when it makes sense to use Tricircle and Ubernetes and how it simplifies cloud distribution via OpenStack and Kubernetes. Read more.
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11:55am–12:35pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16A
Will Hayes (Lucidworks)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
What does it take to build a profitable and healthy open source company? Will Hayes, CEO of Lucidworks, explains why business success need not come at the expense of the open source community’s integrity. Will explores why companies should avoid commercializing product features with broad, cross-industry appeal and discusses the power of specificity in driving both revenue and committer happiness. Read more.
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11:55am–12:35pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16B
Chip Childers (Cloud Foundry Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Chip Childers discusses what it means to be truly “cloud native,” why your organization needs to make the change, and why Cloud Foundry is the right platform for cloud-native applications. Read more.
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11:55am–12:35pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 17B
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Open technologies are leading the way to a simplified development experience, end to end, from mobile to the cloud. Patrick Bohrer explores the role of these open technologies in driving down the time it takes to build, integrate, and deliver powerful apps that blur the lines between mobile and cloud. Read more.
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1:50pm–2:30pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 14
Mark Atwood (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Mark Atwood offers an overview of the OpenSwitch platform, an open source, Linux-based network operating system (NOS) platform that utilizes modern development tools and offers extensive APIs and management interfaces. Chartered as a Linux Foundation project, OpenSwitch provides a fully featured control plane stack with support for layer 2 and layer 3 networking protocols. Read more.
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1:50pm–2:30pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16A
Jihong MA (Huawei)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Are you working with the Hadoop ecosystem but still puzzled how to accelerate big data analytics? Jihong Ma explains why you should check out CarbonData, an indexed and columnar store file format designed for fast analytics, and outlines how it can help speed up queries an order of magnitude faster over petabytes of data. Read more.
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1:50pm–2:30pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16B
Kranthi Dandamudi (Capital One)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 7 ratings)
At Capital One, OSS has been instrumental in allowing customers to bank any place, any time and is revolutionizing how our developers are delivering software through a CI/CD pipeline. Kranthi Dandamudi outlines Capital One's conversion from a home-grown web/mobile/API framework to a fully OSS-based solution and describes how it kick-started an InnerSource and open source contribution revolution. Read more.
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1:50pm–2:30pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 17B
Doug Simmons (PayPal)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
When you need to do functional test automation on mobile or web applications, the effort required to create an enterprise-wide, scalable solution is sizable. Doug Simmons explores SeLion, an open source project created at PayPal, which gives engineers the infrastructure, tooling, and framework needed to get testing. Read more.
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2:40pm–3:20pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 14
Open source has won. Enterprise organizations around the world are using open source technology and systems and rapidly integrating them into new solutions, platforms, and strategies. Charlie Gracie, Christopher Ferris, Bert Belder, and David Taieb explore the current state of open source technology and discuss how you can help drive adoption, integration, and use within your organization. Read more.
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2:40pm–3:20pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16A
Judi Sohn (Salesforce.org), Jason Lantz (Salesforce.org)
The open source Salesforce.org Nonprofit Starter Pack has grown to 150K+ users in seven years by combining a proprietary cloud, corporate philanthropy, and open source product delivery. Judi Sohn and Jason Lantz cover how Salesforce.org shepherds its contributors from consumers and users through engagers and community members to contributors. Read more.
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2:40pm–3:20pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16B
Carolyn Van Slyck (Rackspace), Ash Wilson (Rackspace), Nick Silkey (Rackspace)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 10 ratings)
There is much more to Docker than just deploying your flagship application. Carolyn VanSlyck, Ash Wilson, and Nick Silkey look at three use cases for Docker that go beyond the typical software development pipeline. You'll leave knowing how you can use Docker on the side, even if you haven't tackled Dockerizing your application. Read more.
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2:40pm–3:20pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 17B
Ken Owens (Cisco Systems), Lauren Cooney (Cisco)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 4 ratings)
Developers are driving the market for cloud consumption and leading the industry to a new era of software-defined disruption. It's no longer a question that elastic and flexible development is the way to innovate and reduce time to market. Ken Owens and Lauren Cooney dig into open source architectures, explain why these solutions need to be open, and deep dive into other related challenges. Read more.
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4:20pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 14
John McClean (AOL)
AOL is increasingly encouraging its engineers to contribute back to the community. John McClean offers an introductory overview of cyclops-react and demonstrates how it can integrate with other new technologies in the Java 8 ecosystem, such as Pivotal Reactor, Functional Java, and Javaslang. Read more.
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4:20pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16A
Joshua Bernstein (EMC {code})
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Some of the most successful organizations in the world have disrupted industries—or responded to disruption—by building infrastructure using open source platforms and tools. Josh Bernstein shares first-hand experiences from his days running the Siri Deployment and Infrastructure Architecture team at Apple and discusses why some of the world's largest organizations are using open source. Read more.
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4:20pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16B
Alvin Richards (Aerospike)
Containers are considered ephemeral: they can be thrown away, updated, or redeployed. But what if you need persistence or, heaven forbid, you use a database? With some live hacking, Alvin Richards showcases the core Docker components—Machine, Engine, Swarm, and Compose—along with integration with Aerospike so you can deploy persistent database containers across multiple hosts and networks. Read more.
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4:20pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 17B
Quanyi Ma (Huawei)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Quanyi Ma offers an introduction to Dockyard, an open source registry that is currently compatible with Docker and rkt containers. Dockyard gives developers and DevOps engineers the ability to change container runtimes in a Kubernetes cluster while keeping containers secure with CoreOS's Clair. Read more.
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5:10pm–5:50pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 14
David Mandala (Linaro)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
David Mandala offers an overview of HiKey. With HiKey, developers can easily use the latest Google AOSP SDK to create and debug new and existing peripheral drivers and perform kernel development and other tasks with fewer OEM encumbrances. HiKey can also be used to make VR applications with OSVR, robotic applications with ROS, and secure applications with ARM TrustZone. Read more.
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9:20am–9:30am Thursday, 05/19/2016
Location: Ballroom D
Danese Cooper (PayPal)
Average rating: ****.
(4.05, 38 ratings)
Open source efforts have proved to the world that collaborative development creates and innovates at speed and scale. Companies now know that using open source software is table stakes to be economically competitive. Danese Cooper explains how to ensure that the communities that created these opportunities continue to grow, develop, and inspire more new communities. Read more.
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11:05am–11:45am Thursday, 05/19/2016
Location: Meeting Room 14
Chad Bailey (Heroku )
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Chad Bailey demonstrates how to put the combination of static and dynamic data to work in your own apps. Read more.
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11:05am–11:45am Thursday, 05/19/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16A
Richard Lin (Huawei)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 3 ratings)
Richard Lin explains why Huawei is transforming itself from a low-key, conservative software and hardware company to an open source one. In becoming a supporter of and collaborator with the open source software development community, Huawei has earned some hard-won knowledge about how to make this monumental shift while still keeping an enterprise not only running but growing. Read more.
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11:05am–11:45am Thursday, 05/19/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16B
Barton George (Dell)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Barton George tells the story of the developer edition of the Dell XPS 13 laptop, which began life as Project Sputnik, a scrappy skunkworks project to pilot an Ubuntu-based cloud developer platform. Read more.
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11:05am–11:45am Thursday, 05/19/2016
Location: Meeting Room 17B
Clint Kitson (EMC {code})
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Are you thinking of implementing a container strategy? Clint Kitson explains why having a homogenous approach to persistence across the container ecosystem is the key to a successful strategy. Read more.
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11:55am–12:35pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16A
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Richard Maldonado shares experiences and drivers behind Dice's move to open source, reviews trends happening in the open source job market, and demonstrates how to leverage the Dice tech community and ecosystem to gain visibility for the open source projects that are important to you. Read more.
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1:50pm–2:30pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Location: Meeting Room 14
Aashish Sheshadri and Rohit Harchandani introduce Seif, an open source project, started at PayPal, with the goal of transitioning the Web into an application delivery system that will be safer, easier to use, and easier to develop for. Read more.
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1:50pm–2:30pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16A
Brandon Keepers (GitHub)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
A maturity model is a tool to assess the effectiveness of behaviors, practices, and processes in producing desired outcomes. Brandon Keepers introduces and explores a maturity model for embracing open source that leads an organization toward more organized and mature processes around consuming, contributing to, and releasing open source projects. Read more.
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1:50pm–2:30pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Location: Meeting Room 16B
Alper Kokmen (PagerDuty)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Alper Kokmen explains how PagerDuty has been injecting failure into its production systems manually with minimal effort and why it recently started automating the process to invest more time in coming up with new system-specific failure scenarios. Read more.