Personal schedule for Carin Meier

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Location: E144 Level: Novice
Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 8 ratings)
Many have speculated about why there are so few women in free and open source software. GNOME, in its Outreach Program for Women, addresses many of these issues with impressive success at attracting and then retaining talented women. 10 other organizations have now joined the OPW. In this talk, Karen will discuss why this Program is necessary and why it has been so successful. Read more.
Location: Portland Ballroom
Scott Purdy (Numenta), Matthew Taylor (Numenta)
Average rating: ****.
(4.19, 16 ratings)
This new open source library is based concepts first described in Jeff Hawkins' book On Intelligence and subsequently developed by Numenta Inc. NuPIC consists of a set of machine learning algorithms that accurately model layers of neurons in the neocortex. NuPIC's algorithms continuously learn temporal patterns, make predictions, and detect anomalous behavior within streaming data. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: Portland Ballroom Level: Intermediate
Tim Berglund (DataStax)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 43 ratings)
A quick and fun exploration of prime numbers, Markov chains, graph theory, the underpinnings of public key cryptography, and more. Down with continuous math! Up with the discrete! Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: D135 Level: Intermediate
Federico Lucifredi (Red Hat)
Average rating: **...
(2.64, 11 ratings)
A quick intro to embedded Linux development and a survey of the capabilities and limits of the most interesting hardware available for experimenting by hardware hackers, and the skills needed to make effective use of it. Ranging from Plug Computers to bare development boards, miniaturized systems and rooted hard drives, the ever-growing bestiary of ARM devices at our disposal for projects is fun! Read more.
Geek Lifestyle, Open Hardware
Location: D135 Level: Intermediate
Eric Miller (Squishymedia)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
What's better than an office kegerator? An office kegerator that pumps out real-time data that we can use to test new technologies, learn new techniques, and build our skills creating complex distributed systems and real-time information dashboards. We'll talk to OSCON attendees about the system and how we've used it internally as a learning and testing tool. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: D135 Level: Intermediate
Federico Lucifredi (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 10 ratings)
This session aims to give you the tools to import the real world into the programming scope of your trusty $30 microcontroller, by covering the technology fundamentals and integration essentials of a wide variety of sensors, as well as providing a few alternative power schemes, some actuator examples and even mobility options to increase the variety of your design arsenal. Read more.
Software Architecture
Location: D139/140 Level: Expert
Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya (Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
Finite State Machines are rarely used, and virtually always dismissed as "too complex" . This is a tragedy since FSMs aren't just about Door Locks, but are invaluable in defining _any_ communication protocols. This talk will provide a crash course in FSMs using erlang's "gen_fsm" behavior as a template, hopefully leaving you with a better appreciation of its uses. Read more.
Location: E146 Level: Novice
Gustavo Franco (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
How the Go programming language can help you to build reliable, scalable and easier to maintain systems. Read more.
User Experience (UX)
Location: D136 Level: Novice
Joshua Marinacci (PubNub)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
We are rapidly approaching the age of living spaces filled with smart thermostats, doors, lights, toilets and more. How do we design interfaces for them? How can people manage 200 gadgets each demanding new batteries? What if your networked toaster rats you out to the FBI? We will explore using the classic Three Laws of Robotics to guide interface design of the Internet of Things. Read more.
Location: Portland 251
Brady Forrest (Highway1)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
You've come up with the next gadget, Kickstarter has found you customers and proven the demand. Now, you're a victim of your own success & you have to get 10,000 made. In this session, Brady Forrest will explain how companies tackle the challenges of actually making something—and the hard realities of scaling your initial prototype to thousands of finished products. Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Rupa Dachere (CodeChix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
Have you ever found yourself obsessively checking UPS or FedEx tracking site to see if your package finally got delivered at your doorstep? Or wondered when your contractor/gardener showed up to do their job? Come join me to learn how to build your own gadget to notify you when your package or contractor shows up at your doorstep! Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 252 Level: Novice
Matthew Garrett (CoreOS)
Average rating: ****.
(4.72, 18 ratings)
People have been fascinated with random numbers for millennia. How far have we come in that time, and why are they so important? How did a medieval monk's work end up responsible for decades of questionable science? How is something we had no trouble doing before recorded history still causing problems in the cloud? All these questions, and more, will be answered. Read more.
Location: Portland 252 Level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 10 ratings)
In this session we'll explore how to give, and receive, useful critiques of our work. We'll talk about the different kinds of critiques that are necessary as an idea develops. The emphasis will be on reviewing subjective work, not the easy stuff like white space at the end of a line. Read more.


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