Capacity: 70
Seating Configuration: Theater

Open Source Bridge 2009 Birds of a Feather

Sessions for this room

Thursday, June 18 - 07:00 PM

* PostgreSQL BOF

PDXPUG will host the PostgreSQL BOF.
gabrielle roth

Open Source Bridge 2009

Sessions for this room

Wednesday, June 17 - 10:00 AM

* Deploying to the Edge from CouchDB

CouchDB can serve standalone applications, which can be shared amongst users, putting the source code (and control) back in their hands.
J Chris Anderson
Wednesday, June 17 - 11:20 AM

* Open Source Press Relations

You have a really cool open source project and everyone should see it, try it, and use it. But ... they don't seem to know about it. How can you make sure your project gets the press coverage it deserves?
Josh Berkus
Wednesday, June 17 - 01:45 PM

* Layers of Caching: Key to scaling your website

Caching is essential to ensuring that your website will survive a large spike in traffic. With so many different forms of caching, how are you supposed to know what works and why you should use it? The key is layering your site with several forms of caching.
Lance Albertson, Narayan Newton
Wednesday, June 17 - 02:45 PM

* Clojure: Functional Concurrency for the JVM

Talk about strange bedfellows: what happens when you mix one part Lisp (one of the oldest computer languages), one part Java (so young, yet so well adopted), a healthy serving of functional programming, and a state-of-the-art concurrency layer on top? That's Clojure, which "feels like a general-purpose language beamed back from the near future."
Howard Lewis Ship
Wednesday, June 17 - 03:50 PM

* Assholes are killing your project

The strength of your community is the best predictor of your project's long-term viability. What happens when your community is gradually infiltrated by assholes, who infect everyone else with their constant negativity and personal attacks? This talk will teach you about the dramatic impact assholes are having on your organization today and will show you how you can begin to repair it.
Donnie Berkholz
Wednesday, June 17 - 05:00 PM

* Web Server Shootout

Deploying your .com behind nginx so you're ready to handle that flood of users on launch day? Wondering if you should use mod_python, mod_wsgi, or FastCGI to deploy your new Django project? This presentation will present comprehensive and practical benchmarks across a wide variety of metrics to help you make an informed decision.
Michael Schurter
Wednesday, June 17 - 06:15 PM

* Get Off Your Asana and Move!

This is a yoga workshop for anyone who sits and works on computers a lot. You will learn breathing exercises and physical postures that can be done at anytime to help maintain a healthy body and clear mind. Suggestions will be included for how to modify stretches to protect injuries and provide gentle opening.
Sherri Koehler
Thursday, June 18 - 10:00 AM

* Scala for recovering Java developers

Scala is a functional/object-oriented hybrid language that runs on the JVM or the CLR. Scala is fully compatible with Java and brings many powerful features to the JVM, features such as: the ability to easily create DSL's due to Scala's ability to define methods for most operators, easily target multi-core hardware as Scala's types are immutable by default, access to the Actor based concurrency model, and expressive and concise code due to Scala's type inference and expressive syntax. All this without much of the boilerplate and cruft code that is so common in Java.
Shawn Spooner
Thursday, June 18 - 11:20 AM

* Android location services from social networks to games

Adding real-world location to mobile applications on the Android platform takes users out of the ethernet and into the world.
Don Park
Thursday, June 18 - 01:45 PM

* PHP - Architecting and Profiling for performance

A look at efficient PHP development through proper architecture and profiling tools.
Rasmus Lerdorf
Thursday, June 18 - 03:50 PM

* Open Source on the Farm

Most farmers don't use Open Source Software. Why not? Are there cultural issues? Are needed applications missing? Could Open Source Software be packaged better for farmers? Are there marketing and advocacy issues?
David Mandel
Thursday, June 18 - 05:00 PM

* bzr vs git smack down

Selena loves Git and EmmaJane loves Bazaar. And like all good nerds they've spent a fair amount of time talkin' smack about the other's version control system (VCS). Come see what the fuss is all about!
EmmaJane Hogbin, Selena Deckelmann
Thursday, June 18 - 06:15 PM

* Re-factor Your Brain: Meditation for Geeks

Meditation is the ultimate open source tool. You can do it anywhere and it’s free. It requires only your brain and your body. It’s positive effects are numerous, including increased productivity, better problem-solving and a reduction in overall stress. Learn about long-term effects of mediation on the brain, some meditation techniques and how mediation can help you do your job better.
Christie Koehler