Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Sponsored sessions and events

The sponsored presentations and events listed below happen Monday through Wednesday 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.

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5:00pm6:30pm Monday, May 8, 2017
Location: Ballroom G
Average rating: ****.
(4.88, 8 ratings)
If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Would you pitch a project? Launch a website? Teach a hack? We’ll find out at our annual Ignite event at OSCON. Read more.
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7:30pm11:00pm Monday, May 8, 2017
Location: Depart from the Palazzo, 1st Floor ACC
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 8 ratings)
The OSCON 5K Fun Run/Walk is back! Participants will receive a map of the route and festive accessories at the starting point. You don’t have to be a serious runner. We encourage you to go at your own pace and stop to take in views of Austin. Read more.
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9:00am5:00pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Location: Ballroom G (Sponsored)
Sheriff Mohamed (GolfNow), Marcus Briggs (GolfNow), Vincent Batts (Red Hat), Arun Gupta (Amazon), Patrick Chanezon (Docker), Mindy Preston (Docker), Ryan Jarvinen (CoreOS), Kelly Looney (Skytap), Petr Novodvorskiy (Skytap), Merlin Glynn (VMware), Phil Estes (IBM), Tim Mackey (Black Duck Software), Abby Fuller (Amazon Web Services), Lee Calcote (SolarWinds), Daniel Krook (IBM)
Open Container Day at OSCON is a gathering of industry practitioners presenting their takes around forward-thinking, container-based solutions, infrastructure, orchestration, cloud-native computing, continuous delivery, DevOps, microservices, and where this industry segment is going in 2017 and beyond. Talks will be vendor neutral and straight to the point. Read more.
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9:00am5:00pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 13 (Sponsored)
Danese Cooper (PayPal), Jono Bacon (Jono Bacon Consulting), Georg Gruetter (Robert Bosch GmbH), Erin Bank (CA Technologies), Daniel Izquierdo (Bitergia), Tim Yao (Nokia), Padma Sudarsan (Nokia), Kristopher Francisco (Evolute), Bijil Abraham Philip (Amazon), Silona Bonewald (PayPal)
InnerSource Day at OSCON is a gathering of industry practitioners discussing real-world implementations of this open source community-inspired, transformational approach to software development inside the enterprise. Read more.
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6:30pm9:00pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Location: Palm Door
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
Join us at the Palm Door on Sixth for an Austin-style attendee party, where you’ll have the opportunity to network while enjoying the best of local food, drink, and entertainment. We look forward to seeing you there. (Please note: You must be 21 or older to attend this event.) Read more.
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11:00am11:40am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 13 (Sponsored)
Matthew Jaffee (Pilosa)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
What happens when you take the index out of the database and make it a separate application—perhaps one that is distributed, scalable, and takes full advantage of modern, multicore, high-memory hardware? Matthew Jaffee has spent the past few years finding out. He shares fruits of his labor: Pilosa, an open source distributed, sparse bitmap index. Read more.
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11:00am11:40am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 15 (Sponsored)
Niklas Nielsen (Intel)
Predictable performance or higher utilization? Why not both? Workload colocation is a requirement of any maturing runtime environment, and container schedulers are no different. This challenge has led to new research by Intel in the cloud-native solutions space. Niklas Nielsen explains how to make smarter resource allocations with Kubernetes and Intel’s latest tooling capabilities. Read more.
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11:00am11:40am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 14 (Sponsored)
Mihai Bojin (Salesforce), Kamil Smuga (Salesforce)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Have you ever had to monitor the health of your service (server stats, application errors, etc.)? Measuring data and plotting is crucial to understand how software behaves in production. But what if you had to monitor the cloud? Mihai Bojin and Kamil Smuga explain how Salesforce approaches monitoring at scale by putting customers first. Read more.
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11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 14 (Sponsored)
Daniel Krook (IBM)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Apache OpenWhisk on IBM Bluemix provides a powerful and flexible environment for deploying cloud-native applications driven by data, message, and API call events. Daniel Krook explains why serverless architectures are attractive for many emerging cloud workloads and when you should consider OpenWhisk for your next project. Read more.
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11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 13 (Sponsored)
Chip Childers (Cloud Foundry Foundation)
Chip Childers walks you through current and future efforts of the Cloud Foundry project teams, including Runtime PMC, CAPI, Diego, Garden, BOSH, and the Open Service Broker API, mapping out the evolution of these projects, their councils, and the implications of these updates for Cloud Foundry users. Read more.
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11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 15 (Sponsored)
Container technology has obvious advantages: it offers simple and faster deployment, portability, and low cost. But the networking challenges are significant. Wei Xu offers an overview of iCAN, a new container networking solution that provides one management framework to work with different network components through an open, friendly modeling mechanism. Read more.
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1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 15 (Sponsored)
Jonathan Bodner (Capital One)
When Capital One was looking for a tool to help manage its software development pipeline, Jonathan Bodner suggested LGTM, an open source pull request approval system, as a starting point. After fixing bugs and adding new features to LGTM, Jonathan contacted Capital One's open source office so he could return his changes to the community. And that's where things got interesting. Read more.
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1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 14 (Sponsored)
Mike McQuaid (GitHub)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Open source maintainers and users aren't always sure how best to make their projects successful. Mike McQuaid explains how to encourage and increase participation in your open source project. Never worked on open source before? Join in to learn how to work your way up to becoming a maintainer. Read more.
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1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 13 (Sponsored)
Tracy Kuhrt (Hyperledger)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Regardless of whether or not you are a developer, there are many ways for you to get involved in open source. Tracy Kuhrt offers an overview of Hyperledger and its projects and outlines the ways that you can participate. You'll leave with a set of initial steps to begin your journey with this growing community. Read more.
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2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 14 (Sponsored)
Seth Jennings (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Seth Jennings demonstrates how to start an OpenShift cluster in a single command and "port" a simple three-tier application to OpenShift, covering many of the platform features along the way, including automatic container image creation from source code, service discovery, application configuration, lifecycle management, and more. Read more.
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2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 15 (Sponsored)
Cathy Zhang (Huawei)
Service graphs allow users to define business logic requirements and workflows, enabling them to arrange cloud functions to execute in sequence or concurrently and handle scaling to accommodate varying event load. Cathy Zhang explains how service graphs address the challenge of creating and managing microservice applications. Read more.
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4:15pm4:55pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 14 (Sponsored)
va barbosa (IBM)
Ready to dip your toe into data science? Va Barbosa explains why you should start with notebooks and PixieDust, a new open source library that helps data scientists and developers working in the Jupyter Notebook and Apache Spark be more efficient. Read more.
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4:15pm4:55pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 13 (Sponsored)
Kenny Bastani (Pivotal)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
The transition to microservices can be an exciting change of pace for developers, but for organizations, the path to success with microservices is not without embracing a major cultural shift in the process of how teams build and deliver software. Kenny Bastani shares best practices and patterns for building and scaling event-driven microservice architectures. Read more.
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4:15pm4:55pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 15 (Sponsored)
Quanyi Ma (Huawei)
Quanyi Ma offers an overview of ContainerOps, a DevOps orchestration system written in Golang that has a mechanism for encapsulating plugins or scripts in one or more container images running within a Kubernetes cluster and an orchestration engine integrated with popular CI/CD services like GitHub and Travis CI. Read more.
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11:00am11:40am Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 14 (Sponsored)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
A wide variety of open source frameworks and tools support artificial intelligence and deep learning. Adrian Cockcroft explains how AWS has packaged a number of them—including deep learning frameworks such as Caffe, CNTK, Keras, MXNet, TensorFlow, Theano, and Torch and supporting tools like Jupyter and Anaconda—into an Amazon Machine Image with optimized GPU support. Read more.
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11:50am12:30pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 14 (Sponsored)
Davey Shafik (Akamai)
Average rating: ****.
(4.78, 9 ratings)
HTTP/2 (H2) is coming, and along with it comes a whole new way of communicating over the web. Davey Shafik explores the HTTP/2 protocol, explains how to use asynchronous requests right now with HTTP/1.x, and discusses what asynchronous requests and H2 mean for your API and clients in the future. Read more.
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1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 14 (Sponsored)
Jack Humphrey (Indeed), Kevin Binswanger (Indeed)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Data informs everything Indeed does, including managing and improving its dev process. Jack Humphrey and Kevin Binswanger offer an overview of Indeed's open source analytics platform, Imhotep, explaining how Indeed uses it to surface metrics that serve as a starting point for discussion and insight. Read more.
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2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 14 (Sponsored)
Steven Tan (Huawei)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
The different storage interfaces for Kubernetes, Mesos, and Docker Swarm have in turn limited the range of storage systems supported on each platform. This means a careful choice of platform and storage is necessary. Steven Tan offers an overview of a framework to simplify storage control so that developers are free to use any storage. Read more.