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Event, Sponsored Tutorials
Location: E141
George Dunlap (Citrix Systems, UK), Steven Maresca (Zentific LLC), Josh West (, Patrick F. Wilbur (PFW Research LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
Do you dream of spinning up ten, twenty, or a thousand virtual machines in an instant? Discover and repair bottlenecks without moving a finger? Dodge the loss of an entire storage array with no-one noticing? This is no sales pitch; during this tutorial, we'll demonstrate how to leverage truly FOSS tools to build a powerful, scalable cloud that easily competes with those proprietary solutions! Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D136 Level: Novice
Wade Minter (NBC SportsEngine), Mark Cornick (TeamSnap), Emily Dobervich (TeamSnap)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 14 ratings)
Getting everyone in your company or development team on the same page can be a challenge. Back for a second year, this on-your-feet workshop will teach fast, fun improv techniques for helping your group to bond as a team. Learn the secrets of improv-based team building from two professionals who have decades of experience working in open source, Internet start-ups and corporate training. Read more.
Java & JVM
Location: D139-140 Level: Intermediate
Michael Ernst (University of Washington), Werner Dietl (University of Waterloo)
Average rating: ***..
(3.69, 13 ratings)
Are you tired of null pointer exceptions, SQL injections, concurrency errors, mistaken equality tests, and other run-time errors? A compile-time tool named the Checker Framework has found hundreds of such errors in Java code. Come learn how you can use the tool to improve your own code. For those who don't use Java, we will explain the concept of pluggable type-checking that underlies the tool. Read more.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E141
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
Watch as we show you how to rapidly build a functional hybrid mobile app starting from conception to a working application for iOS and Android devices – with time left over to discuss various deployment challenges to developing hybrid applications. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147 Level: Intermediate
Peter Eckersley (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
EFF has a long-term plan to switch the insecure, unencrypted Web of 2009 over to an encrypted Web of 2013 or 2014. This talk will summarize our methods, successes to date (including HTTPS Everywhere, the SSL Observatory, and the crazy things we had to do to get them to work as Firefox and Chrome extensions) and a number of research and protocol-development projects that are in the pipeline. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147 Level: Novice
Tags: git
Michael Schwern (eval Empire)
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 12 ratings)
Learn how to think like a Git using nothing more than children's toys! If you’re using git, but are uncomfortable with it and don’t really get it, this is for you. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small Parts. Not For Children Under 4 Years. Read more.


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