Schedule: Fundamentals sessions

Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Andy Lester (
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
For programmers raised on open source who want to delve into lower-level mechanics of C programming, this tutorial gives a complete overview of what it takes to jump into the innards of your favorite open source projects. From MySQL to Perl 5 to the Linux core, C is the foundation of many of the most widely used open source packages. Learn the language, learn the tools, and start contributing. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A1
Jim Brandt (Best Practical Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
While the OSCON conference materials are a great resource, much of the benefit from OSCON comes from the hallway track. This talk will educate first-timers on how to get the most out of OSCON. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A1
Cat Allman (Google), Leslie Hawthorn (Red Hat)
Average rating: ***..
(3.14, 7 ratings)
Leslie Hawthorn and I co-present this talk for beginners who are interested to getting involved but don't know where or how to start. We cover the basics of: -why you might want to get involved -what you can get out of participating -more than coding is needed -how to chose a project -how to get started -etiquette of lists and other communication -dos and don't of joining a community Read more.
Location: Ballroom A1
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
One of the most commonly mentioned benefits of open source is: "Users can fix bugs themselves!" But what if you aren't a programmer? This talk will take non-programmers through the basics of searching bug reports, filing good bugs, tracking down what's causing a bug, and maybe even fixing it yourself, all without any prior programming experience. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A1
Justin Erenkrantz (The Apache Software Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
In most open-source projects, often left unsaid is how to effectively contribute within the accepted "societal norms" of a project. Do not become a poisonous person and instead learn how to constructively contribute to your favorite open source project! Read more.
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Donald Smith (The Eclipse Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Have you ever had a manager or legal department slow down your project why they try to figure out software licensing issues? This session will arm you with all the key information you need to join the conversation and recognize when your lawyer is trying to pull a fast one, versus when you’re facing a legitimate challenge. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B2
Erik Meijer (Microsoft)
By leveraging the fact that the iterator and the subject/observer design pattern are dual, we show how LINQ query comprehensions and imperative iterators and foreach loops, provide a compositional programming model for reactive and distributed programming. Read more.
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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