Personal schedule for Jim Brandt

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Location: D136 Level: Novice
Ricardo Signes (
Average rating: ****.
(4.28, 18 ratings)
In this session, Ricardo Signes (rjbs), the Perl 5 project lead, will discuss the future of the Perl language, the guiding principles of its ongoing design, and the specific changes toward which the Perl 5 Porters are working. It will also describe the way Perl 5 development really happens, how that is changing, and what we might want it to become. Read more.
Location: D137 Level: Novice
Rochelle King (Spotify), Matt Marenghi (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
Netflix has created one of the most beloved and, at times, controversial consumer products of the last decade. Two veteran executives of the company, leaders of product design and product engineering,will give a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at how the experiment-oriented culture of Netflix drives product decisions. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: E147 Level: Intermediate
Steve Burton (AppDynamics)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
As applications become more distributed, virtual and elastic, many organizations are losing their grip on application performance and scalability. This session will use customer case studies to look at the biggest performance bottlenecks of the past year, as well as best practices around finding and troubleshooting them. Read more.
Location: Portland 256
Martijn Verburg (jClarity), Ben Evans (jClarity)
Average rating: **...
(2.91, 34 ratings)
Following on from a popular OSCON 2011 Ignite talk, the Diabolical Developer and Ben Evans (the voice of reason) returns with a full length presentation full of controversy and thought provoking material. In short, this session provides a wealth of tips and tricks to free you from the chains of so call 'modern software development best practices'. Read more.
Location: D136
Tags: cpan, git, git_hub
Mark Allen (Alert Logic)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 18 ratings)
For many Perl programmers, using git is a bit of a black box. This talk hopes to bring some clarity around the rather unintuitive interface of the git distributed version control system. The talk is geared for git beginners, primarily, although some of the content may be interesting to people who are comfortable with the basic git workflow of "add, commit, push." Read more.
Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251 Level: Intermediate
Joakim Recht (Tradeshift)
Average rating: **...
(2.95, 21 ratings)
Testing HTML UIs - can it be done? Most people instinctively say no, but it doesn't have to be like that. Using technologies like Webdriver, Selenium, and Geb, it actually becomes possible, and we'll take a look at how. Read more.
Location: E144 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ***..
(3.94, 16 ratings)
Whether you're consumer or provider, getting the API right is a puzzle. This session gives the best practices for making this relationship easier all round, with clear PHP-based examples and a few war stories to go with them. Read more.
Perl, Programming
Location: E146
Jacinta Richardson (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 7 ratings)
Unicode isn't new, but it still seems hard when you're starting at the beginning and haven't even been told the difference between a glyph, a codepoint, a character and a byte. Every year there are talks and tutorials at conferences about it, but if you haven't grasped the basics, you can feel frustrated and lost much too quickly. Fear not! It's about to get easier. Read more.
Location: E145 Level: Intermediate
Tim Sammut (Cisco Security Research and Operations)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
The use of Open Source Software in products or services can create numerous benefits; however, it simultaneously presents security challenges that are often overlooked. How do you learn of new vulnerabilities in OSS that you use? How do you effectively manage and track those issues? How do you disclose issues to your customers? This session will address these questions and many more. Read more.
Location: D136 Level: Novice
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.86, 29 ratings)
Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of Perl? The Damian knows! Read more.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E142
Jared Smith (Bluehost)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
In his talk, Jared Smith will talk about telecommunications systems built on open source software, and how they can give you better productivity and agility, all while saving you money. He'll also highlight Bluehost's use of open source software to run its contact centers. 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.
Location: Portland 256
Abigail - (
Average rating: *....
(1.94, 31 ratings)
We will look into when it make sense to reduce technical debt, and when it does not. Read more.
Location: Portland 252 Level: Novice
Jim Brandt (Best Practical Solutions), Larry Wall (The Wall Nuthouse)
Average rating: ****.
(4.82, 22 ratings)
Join us for the annual State of the Onion address with Larry Wall and the ever popular Perl Lightning Talks. Read more.


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