Schedule: BoFs sessions

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic.

Location: D135 Level: Expert
Moderated by: Greg DeKoenigsberg
Users have high expectations of what private clouds can do for them. Sometimes the realities are less glamorous. In this session, we'd like to gather real private cloud warriors to tell war stories, show off battle scars, and share tips about how to make the reality live up to the hype. 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: D139/140 Level: Intermediate
Moderated by: Deepak Gulati
Unicode has been around for a while but it is often poorly understood. This session explores how things used to work before we had Unicode, why we need Unicode, and as programmers, how we can work with it. Read more.
Location: E141 Level: Intermediate
Moderated by: Evan Brown
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Learn about and use AWS Elastic Beanstalk, a service that lets developers quickly deploy and manage their applications in the AWS Cloud. Geared towards developers new to AWS, this session will provide a brief overview of the technology. After the overview, you will build and deploy a Node.js or Python app to Elastic Beanstalk. Zero to cloud in sixty minutes! Read more.
Location: E143/144 Level: Novice
Moderated by: Andy Piper
Cloud Foundry is the Open Platform-as-a-Service sponsored by Pivotal, with a growing and rapidly-evolving community and ecosystem. Come along to find out what's new in the Cloud Foundry community, and to network with other users of the platform. Read more.
Location: D136 Level: Intermediate
Moderated by: Dave Stokes
BOF for all interested in MySQL, the MySQL Community, and all the surrounding technology that relies on MySQL. Lets talk about the current and future of MySQL -- where you think it should be heading -- and network with others. Good for all audience levels. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Moderated by: Erynn Petersen
This session is aimed at providing kids attending OSCON the opportunity to hack on open source software and hardware projects. It's also an opportunity for adults to facilitate kids making these projects their own. Read more.
Location: D137/138 Level: Intermediate
Moderated by: Thomas Hatch
SaltStack is a new remote execution and configuration management software platform that is fast, scalable and open. Salt is used by thousands of systems administrators, cloud orchestrators and DevOps pros to manage millions of servers. Read more.
Location: D139/140 Level: Novice
Moderated by: Carol Smith
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This is a BoF for all former, current, and potential participants in Google Summer of Code. If you are a student, a mentor, or represent an interested organization, come meet us to talk about the program! Hear from other participants what their experience was like. Read more.
Location: E 141 Level: Intermediate
Moderated by: Peter Zaitsev
Increasing number of applications use multiple technologies for data storage and processing. Come to this BOF to share your experience of using multiple technologies together Read more.
Location: E142 Level: Novice
Moderated by: wesley chun
When you think of vendor software, typically open source doesn't come to mind, but in this train-the-trainer session, we'll discuss how to teach the open source-friendly Google App Engine in your courses on web, mobile, or internal applications as well as cover some auxiliary open source apps & services related to App Engine plus cover some best practices in teaching this revolutionary technology. Read more.
Location: E143 Level: Novice
Moderated by: Josh Long
There's been a lot of great new stuff coming or recently released for Spring developers: Spring 4, Spring XD, Spring for Hadoop, and a lot of improvements to the Java configuration support across Spring Security, Spring Batch, Spring Data, Spring Data REST, Spring HATEOAS, Spring Social and more. Let's talk about these changes and anything related to Spring at this Spring BOF. Read more.
Location: E144 Level: Intermediate
Moderated by: Jeff Hawkins / Danese Cooper
A meetup for people interested in talking about Intelligent Computing including NuPIC and other proposed models influenced by the biological model of the human brain. This BoF is intended to bring together OSCON attendees and interested locals not otherwise attending OSCON for a spirited conversation about the potential embodied in Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Intelligent Computing. Read more.
Location: E145 Level: Novice
Moderated by: Clinton Dreisbach
It's not technical, but it's fun! Come meet other OSCON attendees interested in playing RPGs and play a game. No experience needed. I'll bring a favorite fantasy RPG; bring your own games, too. We can discuss the open source/open publishing movement in RPGs to be relevant. Read more.
Location: E146 Level: Novice
Moderated by: Andy Piper
The Eclipse Foundation has a growing number of projects which aim at the M2M/IoT space, and an Industry Working Group dedicated to this area. Come and learn more at this BoF and find out how Open Source code from Eclipse can help your Internet of Things project. Read more.
Location: E147 Level: Novice
DevOps, when done right, usually goes unnoticed. It’s only when something breaks that all eyes turn to IT. If your boss only sees you when the app is down, however, that’s not really doing your career any favors. Read more.
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Moderated by: Maziar Ghaderi
As part of my graduate research I've been experimenting with how new media artists can use wearable tech to help tell a story in the realm of performance art. I intend to showcase some of my work, and describe the challenges and opportunities I discovered in this process. Read more.
Location: D136 Level: Novice
Moderated by: wesley chun
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Python's a simple & robust programming language that has an ever-increasing mindshare & number of worldwide users. It features an easy-to-learn syntax that is clear & concise, making it popular for a wide range of apps. This tutorial provides an in-depth introduction so you can get started right away! Come find out why Google, Yahoo, LucasFilm, VMware, Ubuntu, YouTube, & Red Hat all use Python. Read more.
Location: D137/138 Level: Novice
Moderated by: Benjamin Kerensa
Meet and brain with the Mozilla community at OSCON. We’re a global community of users, contributors and developers working to innovate on your behalf. Read more.
Location: D139/140 Level: Intermediate
Moderated by: Shane Duan
Please join to learn and/or contribute to the topic around software metrics gathering and analyzing, as we celebrate the first release of Blueflood project. Blueflood is the component that has been the backbone of Cloud Monitoring from Rackspace and it is designed to meet the special need of cloud applications. Read more.
Location: E141 Level: Intermediate
Moderated by: Patrick McGarry
A quick overview of the Ceph project, current community development plans, and how anyone can get involved from the novice to the seasoned expert. Read more.
Location: E142 Level: Novice
Moderated by: Dave Neary
There are dozens of distributions of OpenStack, from Linux vendors like Red Hat, Suse, Canonical, hosting or hardware companies like Rackspace, Dell, Cisco, or from start-ups Piston Cloud, Nebula, Cloudscaling and more. Come along to hear about the focus and differences between a myriad of OpenStack distributions, where they're different and how we can work together on common needs upstream. Read more.
Location: E143 Level: Intermediate
PHP is used by the likes of Facebook, Yahoo, Zynga, Tumblr, Etsy, and Wikipedia. Join this session and find out how to use the latest tools in PHP for developing high performance applications. Read more.
Location: E144 Level: Novice
Moderated by: Ankur Oberoi
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Not even a year ago, the first WebRTC browser implementation landed. Now just halfway through 2013, there are a BILLION connected endpoints, easily becoming the hottest HTML5 technology today. So what is the big deal? What does this peer to peer real time technology enable? How does it work and how can you put it to use in your future products? This is the next frontier of the web. Read more.
Location: E145 Level: Intermediate
Moderated by: Rich Kelm
A community or like-minded discussion via examples/user-stories & best-practices relating to how organizations and users alike choose a search engine that 'scales' with their needs. Read more.
Location: E146 Level: Intermediate
Moderated by: Chandra Krintz
At this BOF, we present and discuss AppScale, an open source implementation of Google App Engine -- think Google's cloud platform under your control. AppScale executes App Engine apps without modification, automatically manages and scales apps and their service ecosystems, and enables developers to plug in alternative services (e.g. NoSQL, SQL, analytics, search,..) without rewriting the code. Read more.
Location: E147 Level: Intermediate
Moderated by: Sean Sullivan
Interested in MongoDB? This BOF is for the MongoDB community and for those who want to learn more about it. Come to this session to talk about tools, libraries, best practices, and production deployments. Join us! Read more.


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