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Sponsored Sessions

In these sessions, OSCON sponsors and exhibitors discuss their products & services in detail. These sessions are open to all attendees with a badge.

Sanjay Patil (SAP)
This session is aimed at providing an understanding of why, where, and how SAP is engaged in adopting and leading Open Source projects in the enterprise software space. Read more.
Nathan Humbert (New Relic, Inc.)
New Relic believes in the principals of open source. So much so, that we built the New Relic Platform according those principals: by making the SDKs and our plugins open source, we ignited a rapidly growing and rich community of plugin authors. Come hear about our open source strategy, efforts in building community, and see how easy it is to participate. Read more.
Soohong Park (Samsung)
Average rating: **...
(2.71, 7 ratings)
This talk includes an introduction to IoT and background, lessons learned from standard specification and its limitation, reason for open source in IoT, Samsung's efforts on IoT open source, and the future of IoT. Read more.
Mark Hinkle (The Linux Foundation )
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
The open source mantra is to release early and release often. That means software velocity can be difficult to keep up with. This discussion will expand on the latest open source software used to deliver and manage cloud computing infrastructure. Topics covered include virtualization (KVM, Xen Project, LXC), orchestration (OpenStack, CloudStack, Eucalyptus), and other complimentary technology. Read more.
Manav Mishra (HP Helion)
The industry needs cloud solutions built on an open, extensible architecture that delivers consistent access to infrastructure, runtimes, and application resources. As customers continue to adopt cloud service-based solutions, they need to avoid vendor lock-in, simplify building of complex cloud environments, and quickly develop cloud-ready applications that drive massively scalable cloud models. Read more.
Harold Hannon (SoftLayer), Phil Jackson (SoftLayer)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 6 ratings)
The world of cloud and application development is not just for the hardened developer these days. In their session, Phil Jackson, Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer, and Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, will pull back the curtain of the architecture of a fun demo application purpose-built for the cloud. Read more.
Ryan Richards (Fastly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 10 ratings)
This session will dig into the nuts and bolts of Canvas and explore techniques for implementing beautiful, smooth, and efficient visualizations. Read more.
Aaron Schlesinger (Microsoft)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 4 ratings)
There’s only one way to do it here at PayPal – with a framework. Everything you'll ever need is done if you stay inside the lines. Imagine my reaction when I joined PayPal with Scala and high hopes. We have many reasons to avoid the monolithic framework, so we were going against the grain from day 1. Read more.
Jonathan Ellis (DataStax, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Cassandra 2.0 introduced lightweight transactions (LWT), making it the first database to allow mixing linearizable transactions into a fully distributed, highly availability system ('AP' in CAP terminology). Read more.
Brian Grant (Google)
Average rating: **...
(2.83, 6 ratings)
Containers provide an opportunity for more direct management of applications. However, loosely coupled, distributed, elastic micro-services require more than individual containers and hosts. Kubernetes is a new open source project inspired by Google’s internal workload management systems that establishes robust primitives for managing applications comprised of multiple containers. Read more.
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Go is an open source language first released in 2009. Go is popular because it makes coding super-fun again. Josh will illustrate the deep role tools like gofmt, godoc, 'go vet', 'go test' and others play in the Go experience, show you how to roll your own, and talk about some unexplored possibilities. Read more.
Karen Sandler (Software Freedom Conservancy)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
This talk will introduce GNOME's Outreach Program for Women, outline how the program works and update you on what's happened recently. Tired of people talking about how there isn't diversity in free software? Come to this talk and find out how you can help actually change things. Read more.
Darryn Campbell (Motorola Solutions, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
With current best practices for mobile development, you can create great enterprise applications faster, iterate more often, and future-proof against a fast-changing mobile OS and hardware landscape. This session will look at key considerations for developers building enterprise apps for any device and OS. Read more.
Jesse Noller (Rackspace), Brandon Philips (CoreOS)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Join Rackspace and CoreOS as they discuss/examine that developers are beginning to see a new set of disruptive technologies come into play - beyond virtual machine, beyond just configuration management. Read more.
Bruce Richardson (Intel Corporation)
Legend tells of a legendary piece of software whose packet processing speed is the stuff of legend. Find out all about this software, how it's made, where you can get it, and how it can help getting network packets into your native or virtualized application. Read more.
Nathan Sobo (GitHub)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
Atom is an open-source desktop text editor built with web technology. This talk will be a deep, technical exploration of how Atom manipulates and renders text. Nathan will share lessons we’ve learned about efficiently rendering text via the DOM, and then explore the key components involved in Atom’s text editing system and how the concepts they model are surfaced in the API. Read more.
Daniel Juyung Seo (Samsung Electronics)
Tizen is aimed at various profiles, not only mobile. The UI must be scalable and themeable to support these diverse profiles. This presentation will share the technology behind the scalable and themeable Tizen UI which is called EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries). This will reduce development time tremendously to support multiple products and applications. Read more.
Rajeev Pandey (Hewlett-Packard Company)
Enterprise developers want flexible, open architectures to develop cloud-native applications and bring new ideas to market faster. Yet enterprise IT needs to quickly deliver services, applications, and infrastructures in a consistent, secure, repeatable manner. How do you get the agility and flexibility while maintaining control? Read more.
James Lance (
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
CGI::Ex::App is a lightweight, high performance framework that has been quietly driving million-dollar websites since 2004. Come see why this application framework might be the perfect fit for you. Read more.
Roman Shaposhnik (Pivotal Inc.)
The Big Boss(tm) has just OKed the first Hadoop cluster in the company. You are the guy in charge of analyzing petabytes of your company's valuable data using a combination of custom MapReduce jobs and SQL-on-Hadoop solutions. All of a sudden the web is full of articles telling you that Hadoop is dead, Spark has won and you should quit while you're still ahead. But should you? Read more.
Frederic Berg (SAP AG), DJ Adams (Bluefin Solutions Ltd), Andreas Kunz (SAP SE)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Meet OpenUI5--a powerful web UI library for developing responsive web apps that run on and adapt to any current browser and device. Read more.
Tim Mackey (Synopsys)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Apache CloudStack enables cloud operators to quickly create scalable clouds with support for multiple hypervisors. Choice is wonderful, but also requires an understanding of how hypervisor features integrate with CloudStack. In this session we'll look at the options and provide a template for deployment success. Read more.
Doran Barton (Bluehost)
Software Collections is a new way to run newer packages on Enterprise Linux (RHEL/CentOS) such as Python, Ruby, PHP, MySQL/MariaDB, and others. Learn how this enables us to use Perl 5.16 and PostgreSQL 9.2 alongside distribution-provided versions (on EL6, Perl 5.10, and PostgreSQL 8.4.). Also learn how we've extended the Perl 5.16 collection with additional packages. Read more.
Joan Touzet (Cloudant, an IBM Company)
The Apache CouchDB project and world of open source development has seen a lot of change since 2005. In this talk, Joan Touzet will discuss the change journey the CouchDB community has taken as it has matured, covering advocacy efforts, Bylaws and Code of Conduct, GitHub, marketing efforts, mailing lists, growth of the committer base, and operating within the larger ASF community. Read more.