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Geek Lifestyle
Location: E143/144 Level: Novice
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 30 ratings)
The class explains the seven basic principles of good presentation: from selecting the right format and content, through preparing your dialogue and visual materials, to delivery techniques and how to handle questions (or the lack thereof). It also provides a dozen simple and practical techniques for making your slides not suck. Read more.
Location: Portland 252 Level: Novice
Shaun Verch (MongoDB)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 24 ratings)
This tutorial will be a crash course in the basics of how to use MongoDB, as well as an introduction to some of MongoDB's core design principles. We'll start by going over the fundamentals of what MongoDB is, use that as context for starting a simple application, and finish off by showing how to set up MongoDB Replica Sets and Sharded Clusters. Read more.
Location: D137/138 Level: Novice
Moderated by: Everett Toews
Apache jclouds is an open source library that helps you get started in the cloud and utilizes your Java or Clojure development skills. The jclouds API gives you the freedom to use portable abstractions or cloud-specific features. It's a multi-cloud toolkit that works with both public and private clouds, enabling hybrid cloud workloads. Learn more during this BoF. Read more.
Location: Portland 255
Joshua Timberman (Chef Software, Inc.), James Casey (Opscode, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 31 ratings)
One of the most popular configuration and cloud management tools, Chef is a powerful platform for rapid provisioning and deployment of servers. Attend this tutorial to learn what benefits Chef can bring, how to get started and best use Chef to meet your needs. Read more.
Location: Portland 251 Level: Novice
Nathan Yergler (Eventbrite)
Average rating: ***..
(3.09, 23 ratings)
Django is a popular, powerful web framework for Python. It has lots of "batteries" included, and makes it easy to get started. But all of the power means you can write low quality code that still works. Effective Django means building applications that are testable, maintainable, and scalable. This tutorial will introduce attendees to Django with an emphasis on testing, maintenance, and scale. Read more.
Sponsored Sessions
Location: E143
Everett Toews (Rackspace)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
In this session you'll learn how to effectively use software development toolkits that operate across multiple clouds. Find out how to distinguish between the layers of abstraction to achieve maximum portability or utilize cloud specific features. I'll show examples of multi-cloud toolkit code for Java (jclouds), Node.js (pkgcloud), Python (libcloud), and Ruby (fog). Read more.
Open Hardware
Location: D135 Level: Intermediate
Ruth Suehle (Red Hat), Tom "spot" Callaway (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 17 ratings)
Tom Callaway and Ruth Suehle, authors of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O'Reilly, expected spring 2013) will share hints and tips for hackers ready to bring their ideas to life with the Raspberry Pi, They'll cover the important basics of doing tricks with your Pi and go on to talk about a few fun projects, from game emulators to cameras in the sky. Read more.
Business, Community
Location: D137/138 Level: Novice
Jono Bacon (Jono Bacon Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
One of the most challenging aspects of growing community is managing conflict and burnout. In this new presentation from Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager, he presents a comprehensive guide to the different components of conflict and burnout, signs of problems, conflict resolution, and preventative measures, all wrapped up in his amusing anecdote-laden style. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: F151 Level: Novice
Denise Paolucci (Dreamwidth Studios)
Average rating: ****.
(4.76, 21 ratings)
Impostor syndrome -- the persistent belief that any minute everyone around you is going to figure out you're not at all qualified -- happens to a majority of the tech industry; nobody talks about it, because nobody wants to be the first to admit it. This talk confronts that feeling head-on, and addresses ways to readjust your perceptions of your accomplishments to accurately reflect reality. Read more.
Location: E144 Level: Novice
Francesca Krihely (MongoDB)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
In this session, we will go through how to design a community path to increase user involvement over time. Much of this will go through how to initiate early user engagement through a value proposition and build on that momentum over time. By creating a strong value proposition, in turn you create opportunity and access for your users and build a stronger, more vibrant community. Read more.


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