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    Brian Aker

    Sun Microsystems

    Biography

    Brian has spent his life working on the details of how to build and scale out systems. He is currently working on a new MicroKernel designed MySQL called Drizzle and is building the plumbing required for a new generation of large scale computer deployment. He also spends time working on Apache Modules, Memcached, and Gearman.

    Unlike most engineers you will never find him in a cubicle, he spends much of his time traveling around the planet enjoying the diversity that is our world. In the past, he has been involved with projects for the Army Engineer Corps, The VirtualHospital, Splunk, MySQL, Slashdot and was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. He calls Seattle his home since that is where his dog Rosalynd is.

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    Lance Albertson

    OSU Open Source Lab

    Biography

    Lance Albertson is the Director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab and has been involved with the Gentoo Linux project as a developer and package maintainer since 2003. Since joining the OSUOSL in 2007, Lance has managed all of the hosting activities that the OSL provides for nearly 160 high-profile open source projects. He was recently promoted to Director in early 2013 after being the Lead Systems Administration and Architect since 2007.

    Prior to joining the OSUOSL, Lance was a UNIX Administrator for the Enterprise Server Technologies group at Kansas State University. Lance prepared for life as a career systems administrator by grappling with natural systems first, joining his father near Hiawatha, Kansas on the family farm growing corn and soybeans.

    In his free time he helps organize Beaver BarCamp and plays trumpet in a local jazz group The Infallible Collective. He holds a B.A. in Agriculture Technology Management from Kansas State University, where he minored in Agronomy and Computer Science.

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    Marc Alifanz

    Stoel Rives

    Biography

    Marc Alifanz is an associate of the firm practicing in the Labor and Employment group. He has extensive litigation experience on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, and traditional labor litigation. His practice also involves counseling employers on all aspects of employment-related issues.

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    J Chris Anderson

    Couchbase

    Biography

    Chris Anderson is a co-founder of Couchbase, and loves bending the physics of the web with peer-to-peer sync. He architects the mobile database at Couchbase, with a focus on mobile HTML5 developer experience. He just moved (back) to Portland after a few years in the Bay Area, so find him if you want to go on a bike ride!

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    Nate Aune

    Appsembler

    Biography

    Nate Aune is CEO & Founder of Appsembler, a marketplace for open source web applications that you can deploy with 1-click. He’s deployed open source web applications to various cloud platforms such as Amazon AWS, Heroku, Dotcloud, Redhat’s OpenShift and Google App Engine. Nate is the founder and organizer of the Boston Django User Group with 800 members, and he served for 3 years on the Plone Foundation board.

    Nate has presented at LinuxWorld, Grassroots Use of Technology, Non-profit Software Developer Summit, EuroPython, PyCon and PyConBrasil. Read Nate’s blog at http://appsembler.com/blog and follow @natea on Twitter.

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    Bob Baldwin

    Facebook

    Biography

    At Facebook, Bob focuses on creating scalable and collaborative tools both internally and for Groups. He loves debating about user interface design and performance solutions. Before moving to San Francisco from Orlando, he’d worked with the healthcare, space exploration, and simulation industries.

    Sessions

      • Title: XHP for PHP
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Steel
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        XHP is a PHP extension which augments the syntax of the language such that XML document fragments become valid PHP expressions. It fits somewhere between a templating language and a programmatic UI library. XHP allows you to use PHP as a stricter templating engine and offers a very straightforward way of implementing reusable, extensible components.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/455">Bob Baldwin</a>
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    Biography

    I am a Web Services Librarian at a local library system working with Drupal, social media, SEO, and online marketing. I write, take photos, do user-testing, and I used to do a moldy old Portland site.

    I am all about the online presence, about empowering users, and about everybody having a good time. And I like Portland. A lot.

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    Reid Beels

    Open Source Bridge

    Biography

    Reid Beels lives in the lovely town of Portland, Oregon where he is thrilled to be a part of a rapidly exploding technology community. He likes to design things, plan events, take pictures, bake, and ride his bike.

    In the Spring of 2008, Reid finished studying Communication Design at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and now works as a freelance design, web development and interactivity consultant.

    Current side projects include helping to organize Open Source Bridge, a new kind of developers conference, and hacking on Calagator, a wiki-like calendar aggregation platform.

    Sessions

      • Title: Your Internets are Leaking
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Using your computer on a public network is like having a conversation on a city bus: people you don’t know can hear everything you say. They’ll probably be polite and ignore you, but you still might not want to shout out your credit card number. Yet this is what your computer does. All the time. And you don’t know it.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/6">Reid Beels</a>, <a href="/users/111">Michael Schwern</a>
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    Duncan Beevers

    Kongregate

    Biography

    Cross-specialty glue-man Duncan helps keep a huge gaming site chugging along under the crushing load of thick real-time game-generated data streams while rapidly developing new user-facing features.

    He’s awesome!

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      • Title: Stacks of Cache
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Broadway
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        This talk focuses on adapting and augmenting interfaces to memcache in order to overcome some of its limitations and to better utilize available resources. Then we’ll talk about combining those interfaces in a simple, snap-together fashion.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/473">Duncan Beevers</a>
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    Biography

    I studied Astronomy and Physics at Appalachian State University. Shortly after graduating in 2006 I moved to Portland Ore. for no particular reason. I worked as a consultant for 2 and a half years and immersed myself in the culture of Portland.

    Now I spend my time working on advanced amateur rockets, researching the possibility of small orbital vehicles, blogging about science, and more recently writing data visualization software.

    Sessions

      • Title: Open Source Rockets
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: Burnside
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        PSAS is a student aerospace engineering project at Portland State University. We’re building ultra-low-cost, open hardware and open source rockets that feature perhaps the most sophisticated amateur rocket avionics systems out there today.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/504">Nathan Bergey</a>, <a href="/users/538">Andrew Greenberg</a>
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    Josh Berkus

    PostgreSQL Project

    Biography

    Josh Berkus is best known as a Core Team member of the world-spanning PostgreSQL project. He is CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc. and in his 12 years as a database consultant he has worked with CouchDB, MySQL, Oracle, and MSSQL Server as well as Postgres, and is heavily involved in many OSS communities, including BIRT, OSCON, OSfA, Noisebridge and more. He’s also a potter and a mean cook.

    Sessions

      • Title: Give a Great Tech Talk
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: St. Johns
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Why do so many technical presentations suck? Make sure that yours
        doesn’t. Josh Berkus and Ian Dees will show you how to share your
        ideas with your audience by speaking effectively and (when the
        situation warrants it) showing your code.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/30">Josh Berkus</a>, <a href="/users/103">Ian Dees</a>
      • Title: Relational vs. Non-Relational
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        What kind of database do you need?

        Thanks to new database projects like CouchDB, TokyoCabinet, Solr and others, there are more non-relational database options available than ever for developers. Yet good information on how to choose what kind of database you need is still scarce. We’ll cure that in this talk.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/30">Josh Berkus</a>
      • Title: Introduction to PostgreSQL
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Broadway
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Interested in using PostgreSQL for you next project, or migrating to it? This tutorial will go over the basics of PostgreSQL administration and database application design.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/30">Josh Berkus</a>, <a href="/users/584">Christophe Pettus</a>
  • Biography

    Technology Manager – Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

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    Biography

    Media Inactivist, Thought Follower, Sit-Down Comic, Social Media Analytics Researcher, Former Boy Genius, Linux Capacity Planner, R Hacker, Mathematician

    “M. Edward (Ed) Borasky is, in order of appearance, a boy genius, computer programmer, applied mathematician, folk singer, actor, professional graduate student, armchair astronaut, algorithmic composer, supercomputer programmer, performance engineer, Linux geek, solution in search of a problem and Social Media Non-Guru. His hobby is collecting hobbies.”

    I’ve been on the Internet a long time. I had my first personal web site in 1994, and registered my first domain, borasky-research.net, in 2001. And I’ve got a lot of interests:

    • Twitter – the phenomenon, the tools, the data, the global cocktail party conversation
    • Social Media Analytics Research
    • Linux Capacity Planning, Server Profiling and Performance Troubleshooting
    • Algorithmic Composition and Synthesis of Music
    • Computational Finance

    and the underlying technologies: programming languages, applied mathematics and statistics, artificial intelligence, digital signal processing, machine learning, software engineering and high-performance computing. About the only technology I’m not really into is hardware.

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    David Brewer

    Second Story

    Biography

    David Brewer is the Web Technology Lead at Second Story, a part of SapientNitro. He has over ten years of experience with Web programming using a variety of platforms and languages. He specializes in the creation of collection databases, web-based administrative consoles for managing them, and the front-end systems used to present them.

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    Michael Alan Brewer

    The University of Georgia

    Biography

    Michael Brewer is an Application Programmer Specialist for the Franklin College Office of Information Technology at The University of Georgia. He designs database-backed web applications used by thousands of students and faculty and serves on several college and University-wide committees on Web development, best practices, and application security. In 2005, he won an Advising Technology Innovation Award from the National Academic Advising Association for an academic advising application he maintains; he also serves on the board of the United States PostgreSQL Association. He holds bachelor degrees in both Mathematics and Music from The University of Georgia, conducts Georgia’s oldest continuously-operating community band, and is a member of ASCAP.

    Sessions

      • Title: Geek Choir
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: St. Johns
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        This is exactly what it looks like: We’re going to make you sing. ;)

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/240">Michael Alan Brewer</a>
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    Jonathan Bryce

    CTO and Founder, The Rackspace Cloud

    Biography

    Jonathan Bryce is CTO & Founder of The Rackspace Cloud. He started his career working as a web developer for the managed hosting giant, Rackspace. During his tenure at Rackspace, Bryce and co-worker Todd Morey had a vision to build a sophisticated web hosting environment where users and businesses alike could turn to design, develop and deploy their ideal web site – all without being responsible for procuring the technology, installing it or making sure it is built to be always available. This vision, along with help from Rackspace, was turned into The Rackspace Cloud. The Rackspace Cloud is the home of Cloud Sites, Cloud Files and Cloud Servers, providing enterprise-grade hosting and storage services. The Rackspace Cloud provides an easily managed interface allowing developers, designers and IT managers to deploy reliable web applications quickly and easily as well as high performance cloud-based storage services. Founded by two Rackspace employees, The Rackspace is built upon a cross platform, clustered-computing architecture.

    Sessions

      • Title: Living Together In An Open Cloud World
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: Burnside
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        With millions of users signing on daily to access their favorite social media services – be it Twitter, Facebook or Digg – a developer’s worst fear is not having the backend support to house and provide access to such huge amounts of related data.

        Industry efforts to architect next generation databases that can scale massively by pairing open source databases and content management technologies with cloud-computing are underway. The door is also “opening” to a whole new world of user benefits which will be made possible by access to data — cross-cloud — in non-proprietary databases and content management systems.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/580">Jonathan Bryce</a>
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    Amber Case

    Hazelnut Consulting

    Biography

    Amber Case is a Cyborg Anthropologist and Consultant currently living in Portland, Oregon. She founded CyborgCamp, a conference on the future of humans and computers. She has spoken at various industry conferences including MIT’s Futures of Entertainment and Inverge: The Interactive Convergence Conference. She’s also spoken at Ignite Portland and Ignite Boulder. She’ll be presenting an Introduction to Cyborg Anthropology at Portland’s Webvisions 2009. She also writes for Discovery Channel’s Nerdabout.com.

    Case specializes in information architecture, usability, online productivity, strategy, and ground-breaking communication methods. She is currently writing a book on applying anthropological techniques to better understand industry ecosystems. Find her on Twitter @caseorganic.

    Amber received her degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Lewis & Clark College in this Spring with a thesis on “The Cell Phone and Its Technosocial sites of Engagement”.

    Sessions

      • Title: Non-visual location-based augmented reality using GPS data
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: St. Johns
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Augmented Reality and Geolocation have been hot topics this year, but there has often been a confusion between aesthetics vs. practicality, and fantasy vs. reality. This presentation will highlight the advantages and disadvantages of visual and non-visual augmented reality. We’ll tell stories from our experiences building location-aware social networks with custom proximity notification.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/548">Aaron Parecki</a>, <a href="/users/199">Amber Case</a>
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    Devin Chalmers

    Independent

    Biography

    Hobbyist programmer from a tender age, web developer since 1999, iOS freelancer and Reed graduate in math and philosophy since 2008 currently residing on Manhattan. Presented on citizen code at OSB 2010, active in the academic artificial life community, dabbler. Interested in making simple things well.

    Sessions

      • Title: HyperCard 2010: Why Johnny Can't Code (and What We Can Do About It)
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Fremont
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Thomas Jefferson envisioned a nation of self-sufficient citizen farmers; programmers like Alan Kay and Bill Atkinson tried to help us code as easily as we might hang a poster on the wall. What happened to the HyperCard ideal? Have we settled for consumption over creation? I will explore the question through a case study, surveying the state of citizen programming in 2010 — from CouchApps to Shoes to plain-jane HTML5+JS to HyperCard 2.4 — and try to convince all comers that realizing the dream of the citizen coder is vital to continuing the ideals of open source.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/513">Devin Chalmers</a>
  • Chris

    Biography

    An English major with a MFA in Creative Writing, I currently hold the following titles:

    Director of Information Technology, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (accidental techie turned college leader)

    Founder and Principal, Oh Busy Weaver, LLC (web designer and crusader for unheard of ROI on small business web investment)

    Manager, Peninsula Little League Mariners (t-ball division)

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    Adam Christian

    Sauce Labs

    Biography

    Adam is the co-creator of Windmill and various other open source projects, including Mozmill (the XUL test automation project), and Jellyfish. He also works on a small snowboarding video blog called EatPow.

    His personal blog is at adamchristian.com. He is currently employed as Director of Web Development at Sauce Labs.

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    Tom Cook

    Facebook

    Biography

    Tom is a Systems Engineer on the Technical Operations team at Facebook, where he is responsible for a variety of low-level services and systems within the production environment. During his time at Facebook, the systems footprint has expanded over 10×. Prior to joining the company, Tom worked for a number of smaller tech companies in Texas.

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    Eric Day

    Rackspace Cloud

    Biography

    Eric Day currently works on the Drizzle and Gearman projects, and has been writing high-performance, multi-threaded servers and databases for most of his career. Most of his work has been done in clustered and distributed environments, always with an emphasis on efficiency and security. Eric keeps active in the open source community through speaking at conferences and user groups, as well as helping organize camps and conferences in Portland, OR. When not hacking on code, he can be found playing hockey, biking, or enjoying a good vegan meal.

    Sessions

      • Title: Efficient Multi-core Application Architectures
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: Broadway
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        This session examines common application architectures in regards to threading and I/O handling. Various threading models are described and weighed, explaining the pros and cons of each. For I/O, topics such as the the c10k problem and buffering are discussed with solutions. A C++ framework is introduced as an example, but the concepts are applicable to other languages as well.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/163">Eric Day</a>
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    Biography

    Lennon Day-Reynolds works in revenue engineering at Twitter, which means you can ask him the question “how does Twitter make money?” and get a useful answer.

    Prior to joining Twitter, he worked at Dark Horse Comics, Sun Microsystems, Reed College, and a handful of other shops building rich, dynamic web applications. In every case, he’s relied on open source software to create and manage websites for communities ranging in size from dozens to millions.

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    Ben Dechrau

    Sputnik Agency

    Biography

    Ben Dechrau was born in Germany, grew up in the UK, lives in Melbourne, and brews his own beer.

    A software developer and open source community liaison by day, Ben is the Vice-President of the Linux Users of Victoria, Treasurer of the Open Source Developers’ Club and convener of the Melbourne PHP Users Group and BarCampMelbourne.

    He frequently speaks at Australian and international conferences and events on a broad range of topics. He also drinks a lot of coffee.

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    Biography

    Ian is a Portland-area software utility player who spends his (heh) “spare time” recklessly concocting music, teaching his rug rats how to bicycle, and composing lists in threes.

    He is also the author of Scripted GUI Testing With Ruby, and co-author of Using JRuby and Cucumber Recipes, published by the Pragmatic Programmers.

    Sessions

      • Title: Give a Great Tech Talk
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: St. Johns
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Why do so many technical presentations suck? Make sure that yours
        doesn’t. Josh Berkus and Ian Dees will show you how to share your
        ideas with your audience by speaking effectively and (when the
        situation warrants it) showing your code.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/30">Josh Berkus</a>, <a href="/users/103">Ian Dees</a>
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    Michael Dirolf

    10gen, Inc.

    Biography

    Mike Dirolf is a Software Engineer at 10gen, where he works on the MongoDB project. He mainly works on client drivers for Python and Ruby, but also takes time out to talk about MongoDB – he has presented at EuroPython, Strange Loop Conf, ReR, RuPy, RubyConf, CodeMash and FLOSS Weekly as well as at various meetup groups around the world. He is currently working on writing “MongoDB: the Definitive Guide” to be published with O’Reilly. Mike received a B.S.E. in Computer Science from Princeton University. Born in Albany NY, Mike currently resides in New York City.

    Sessions

      • Title: Introduction to MongoDB
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        MongoDB is an open source, high-performance, schema-free, document-oriented database that is rapidly gaining in popularity among web developers. In this talk we’ll introduce MongoDB and the features that make it great choice for your web applications.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/499">Michael Dirolf</a>
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    Adam DuVander

    Map Scripting

    Biography

    My work is where the web and location meet. I wrote a book on Map Scripting and I’ve been a contributor to Webmonkey, Wired’s Web developer resource, since 2000. I speak about mapping and location at many industry events, including SXSW Interactive, Web 2.0 and WebVisions.

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      • Title: The Open Geo Stack
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Location and mapping are making a huge impact on the web and mobile. Open Source is right there. Learn the elements of the geo stack, from mapping APIs to geo databases.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/9">Adam DuVander</a>
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    I am an executive coach in Portland, Oregon. My cultural/technical expertise is in wiki communities. See Best Practices for Wiki Adoption: http://opensourcebridge.org/sessions/460

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      • Title: Best Practices for Wiki Adoption
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Broadway
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Wikis are easy as pie to install, edit, and even to develop. The real challenge they present is in bringing together the right people in the right way to make things happen. There are ways to tackle that challenge that can give your open source community a fighting chance.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/570">Steven Walling</a>, <a href="/users/645">Ted Ernst</a>
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    Biography

    Programmer at Elevated Code working with Ruby, Rails, and occasionally iPhone development. Writer of essays, recipes, horror comics, and knitting patterns. Photographer working with digital and film cameras, including Polaroid, Holga, and pinholes. Community organizer of unconferences like WhereCampPDX. Core team member of the infamous Calagator. Agitator for a variety of grassroots local tech.

    Sessions

      • Title: The Fine Line Between Creepy and Fun
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: St. Johns
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Social software is kind of a big deal right now. In the open-source spirit of transparency and dissection, let’s talk about what makes social technology creepy, what makes it fun, and how to hack things to maximize your desired outcome.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>
      • Title: Organizing user groups, a panel discussion
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        User groups are a vital part of the open source community. Learn more about how to start a group, keep it going, and make an existing group better from a panel of experienced user group organizers.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/1">Igal Koshevoy</a>, <a href="/users/194">Jesse Hallett</a>, <a href="/users/517">Eric Wilhelm</a>, <a href="/users/132">Christie Koehler</a>, <a href="/users/136">gabrielle roth</a>, <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/69">Sam Keen</a>
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    Biography

    I wear pants.

    I also code python, hack preconceived notions, cook and ride bikes.

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    Paul Fenwick

    Perl Training Australia

    Biography

    Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, and has been teaching computer science for over a decade. He is an internationally acclaimed presenter at conferences and user-groups worldwide, where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics. Paul is the author of Perl’s autodie pragma.

    In his spare time, Paul’s interests include security, mycology, cycling, coffee, scuba diving, dressing like a pirate, and lexically scoped user pragmata.

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    Edward Finkler

    Funkatron Productions

    Biography

    With over 15 years of passionate web development experience and open source advocacy, Ed Finkler loves empowering people through technology. He’s excited about creating things and sharing them with the world.

    He served as web lead and security researcher at The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University for 9 years. More recently, he has been helping startup teams build exciting e-commerce, social sharing, and mapping systems. He’s a proud member of the Fictive Kin team, working on Done Not Done, Gimme Bar, and lots of other cool stuff.

    Ed spends much of his free time creating and working on open source projects such as Spaz, a long-running, award winning microblogging client. Ed also created the PHP libraries like FUnit, Resty.php, PHPSecInfo, and Inspekt.

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    Biography

    Founding Partner of FunnyMonkey.

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      • Title: Functional Requirements: Thinking Like A Pirate
      • Track: Business
      • Room: Broadway
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Creating functional requirements as a part of the planning process is like creating a treasure map. You want to get compensated for the value your cool built-with-open-source-thing is providing to your clients. Your clients want it to work better than what they originally had in mind. If you do the work upfront, you’ll know when you’ve hit the X marks the spot.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/515">Amye Scavarda</a>, <a href="/users/62">Bill Fitzgerald</a>
  • Mark Frischmuth

    DemocracyLab

    Biography

    A Certified Financial Planner and pension consultant by day, Mark scratches his philanthropic itch by bootstrapping DemocracyLab – a venture philanthropy project aiming to use open source software and principles to transform the nature of political dialogue.

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    Biography

    Scott Garman is an Embedded Linux Engineer and Technical Evangelist at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center. He is a core team member of the Yocto Project, a framework for creating custom embedded Linux distributions. More recently, Scott is helping to cultivate an open source community around the MinnowBoard embedded hardware platform. He is active in the open source developer community in Portland, OR.

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  • Andrew Greenberg

    Portland State Aerospace Society

    Biography

    I’m an electrical engineer with an emphasis in embedded systems. I’ve worked on aerospace, medical, and micropower devices. Based on my experiences with the PSAS, I’ve become an open source advocate in the hardware world.

    Sessions

      • Title: Open Source Rockets
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: Burnside
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        PSAS is a student aerospace engineering project at Portland State University. We’re building ultra-low-cost, open hardware and open source rockets that feature perhaps the most sophisticated amateur rocket avionics systems out there today.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/504">Nathan Bergey</a>, <a href="/users/538">Andrew Greenberg</a>
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    Rudy Grigar

    OSU Open Source Lab

    Biography

    Rudy was sucked in to the world of open source in the late 90s playing QuakeWorld. He soon discovered a passion for Open Source software, Linux, and system administration. This naturally led him to the OSU Open Source Lab where he learned all things system administration; specifically with Apache, MySQL, Drupal and all of the bits in between.

    He has since worked as a Performance Engineer for Tag1 Consulting, designing scalable systems for high traffic Drupal websites, as well as a Systems Engineer for Acquia where he managed an infrastructure with over 2500 EC2 instances.

    Rudy is now back at the Open Source Lab where he works with a small team of full time staff and students hosting some of the worlds most exciting Open Source projects.

    Sessions

      • Title: Making Drupal Go Fast with Varnish and Pressflow
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Fremont
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        You’ve launched your new web site and it’s starting to get some attention. You’ve tuned your database and optimized your HTTP daemon, but what if it’s not enough to keep up with all the hits you’re getting? We’d like to introduce you to your two new best friends: Varnish and Pressflow.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/88">Greg Lund-Chaix</a>, <a href="/users/605">Rudy Grigar</a>
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    Andy Grover

    Red Hat

    Biography

    Andy Grover works at Red Hat, improving Linux’s block storage capabilities. His work encompasses both changes to the kernel itself as well as low-level management tools. Previous work areas include networking and ACPI. He lives in Portland.

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    Jesse Hallett

    Jive Software, Portland JavaScript Admirers, Portland Ruby Brigade

    Biography

    Jesse Hallett works on JavaScript full-time at Jive Software and loves every minute of it. Before that he sent some time designing web applications with Ruby on Rails. Jesse also participates in a number of Portland user groups, including the Portland JavaScript Admirers, The Portland Ruby Brigade, and the Portland Functional Study Group

    Sessions

      • Title: Professional JavaScript
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        JavaScript is a unique and powerful language. Its ubiquity in the browser and its elegant concurrency model make JavaScript an ideal tool in a number of situations. Learn about the best ways to use and to understand this language from a full-time JavaScript professional.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/194">Jesse Hallett</a>
      • Title: Organizing user groups, a panel discussion
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        User groups are a vital part of the open source community. Learn more about how to start a group, keep it going, and make an existing group better from a panel of experienced user group organizers.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/1">Igal Koshevoy</a>, <a href="/users/194">Jesse Hallett</a>, <a href="/users/517">Eric Wilhelm</a>, <a href="/users/132">Christie Koehler</a>, <a href="/users/136">gabrielle roth</a>, <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/69">Sam Keen</a>
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    Randall Hansen

    AboutUs

    Biography

    I have been creating human-computer interfaces since 1986 (for my Dad, on a Tandy 1000, in BASIC), and professionally since 1995. I am Director of User Experience at AboutUs here in Portland, where I try to create web interfaces that are worth your time. Previously I was UX Director at OpenSourcery.

    I’m the one with the beard.

    Sessions

      • Title: Agile User Experience Design
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: St. Johns
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Agile processes can be very successful for both clients and developers, but the rapid pace and the lack of detailed long-term plans can make it difficult to design and build high quality user experiences. We’ll talk about good ways to do that.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/171">Randall Hansen</a>
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    Sumana Harihareswara

    Wikimedia Foundation

    Biography

    Sumana Harihareswara is Senior Technical Writer at the Wikimedia Foundation, where she works in the Engineering Community Team (formerly TLDR). She keynoted Open Source Bridge in 2012.

    She has worked at Collabora, GNOME, QuestionCopyright.org, Fog Creek Software, Behavior, and Salon.com, and contributed to the MediaWiki, AltLaw, Empathy, Miro, and Zeitgeist open source projects. She is a blogger at GeekFeminism and an advisory board member for the Ada Initiative, and was editor and release organizer for GNOME Journal. Harihareswara has presented at Foo Camp, Open Source Bridge 2013, Open Source Bridge 2012, Open Source Bridge 2011, Open Source Bridge 2010, MindCamp Seattle 2008 (“Three Models of Power: A Political Science Lens on Your Organization”), and several Wikimanias, and keynoted PICC and code4lib . She has led or organized several Wikimedia hackathons, taught several courses at UC Berkeley, and performed at Bay Area stand-up comedy venues. She holds an MS in Technology Management from Columbia University and lives in New York City.

    If you want to keep up with her, you can check out Cogito, Ergo Sumana for blogging or @brainwane for microblogging.

    Sessions

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    Liz Henry

    Mozilla, geekfeminism.org

    Biography

    Liz Henry is the Bugmaster for Mozilla and is on the Automation Tools team.

    She was formerly a developer and producer for BlogHer. She helped organize some BarCamps and Wiki Wednesdays while working for Socialtext, and dabbles in Python, Perl, and php. Liz has presented at KiwiCon, Hackmeet, The Story, Internet 2013, SXSWi, BlogHer Geek Lab, linux.conf.au, DrupalSouth, She’s Geeky, Maker Faire, ETech, and many more conferences.

    Her books include Unruly Islands and The WisCon Chronicles: Carnival of Feminist Science Fiction . She lives with her partner and their children in San Francisco.

    Sessions

      • Title: X Marks the Spot: Applying OpenStreetMap to the High Seas
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: Burnside
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        The United States has a treasure trove of nautical charts in digital form, including plots of shipwrecks, navigation buoys, coastal and river depths, and other fine booty. OpenStreetMap is an open source, open format collaborative project for building a free map of the world. Join this session to find out more of the marine secrets of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), OpenSeaMap’s plans to extend OSM to the high seas, and splicing the two (and your mainbrace) together. We’ll use the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL), OGR, Python, and the OSM API.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/575">Liz Henry</a>, <a href="/users/487">Danny O&#39;Brien</a>
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    While studying Electrical Engineering at MIT, David became attracted to software’s malleability and subsequently built a career as a developer. In 1998, he co-founded Curl Corporation, which grew to 130 employees at its peak. David has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, served on the board of the Society of Typographic Aficionados, and in 2008 won the Texas Historical Commission’s George Christian Volunteer of the Year award for work in his local community.

    Sessions

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    Paula Holm Jensen

    IAAL but IANYL

    Biography

    Technology/IP lawyer familiar with open source community and its legal issues.

    Sessions

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    Leigh Honeywell

    HackLabTO

    Biography

    Leigh Honeywell is a jane of many trades. By day, she’s a computer security consultant working on a variety of projects while finishing up a degree at the University of Toronto. By night (and sometimes over lunch) she is a co-founder and director of HackLab.TO, Toronto’s hacker space. She also serves on the board of advisors of the SECtor security conference, is a Google Summer of Code mentor, as well as an avid cyclist, book nerd, and traveler.

    Sessions

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    Keith Hudgins

    Cloudscaling

    Biography

    I’m a sysadmin and web technologist who has been in the business since the early days of the commercial web. I’m interested in almost all aspects of technology. Lately, I’m focusing my efforts on cloud solutions and what you can do with them.

    Sessions

      • Title: A Cloud To Call Your Own - Building Services On Open Nebula
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Broadway
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Cloud computing, it’s not all just hype! This presentation will highlight the benefits of an application centric view of infrastructure and operations and include a live demo building cloud infrastructure and providing services using Open Source tools. Starting with bare Linux images, Open Nebula will be automatically installed and configured on a cluster, while walking through the tools, architecture and resources you need to do the same thing.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/497">Andrew Clay Shafer</a>, <a href="/users/542">Keith Hudgins</a>
  • Adam Jacob

    Opscode

    Biography

    A twelve year system operations veteran, Adam is the CTO of Opscode, whose mission is to bring “Infrastructure Automation to the Masses”. He is the primary author of Chef.

    Sessions

  • John Jawed

    php.net

    Biography

    John Jawed is a past/present open source contributor for PostgreSQL, PHP, and Gentoo Linux.

    John was involved in the initial implementation(s) of OpenID/OAuth at Yahoo!, and is the author behind the standard OAuth implementation for PHP. Currently John focuses on high performance Web Services and authorization.

    Sessions

      • Title: OAuth: an Open Specification for Web Services
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: Steel
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Curious about OAuth? Ever wondered why OAuth has steadily gained popularity among major API providers such as Google and Twitter? Ever wondered how OAuth helps streamline consuming data from other providers? Learn more about OAuth the specification and how to implement OAuth with PHP5. The session will cover the basics of OAuth, and follow up with an OAuth implementation using php.net/oauth.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/574">John Jawed</a>
  • Kelvin Kakugawa

    Digg, Inc.

    Biography

    Kelvin Kakugawa is an infrastructure engineer at Digg where he works on Cassandra, an open source distributed database. The scope of his responsibilities include: vector clocks, distributed counters and performance optimization. His work affects the millions of users who visit digg.com on a daily basis.

    Sessions

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    Sam Keen

    pdxphp

    Biography

    Been in web development since about 1997. Started with Java J2EE but quickly transitioned to PHP and my primary language.

    Founded phxphp.org User group in 2004 and has been going strong ever since.
    I’ve helped to found and organizes local events such as the Winter and Summer coders socials and Rasmus Lerdorf talks when he is in town.

    Currently contracting full-time with Mozilla, back in school for a Mathematics degree, and looking for an excuse to dive into python.

    Sessions

      • Title: Organizing user groups, a panel discussion
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        User groups are a vital part of the open source community. Learn more about how to start a group, keep it going, and make an existing group better from a panel of experienced user group organizers.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/1">Igal Koshevoy</a>, <a href="/users/194">Jesse Hallett</a>, <a href="/users/517">Eric Wilhelm</a>, <a href="/users/132">Christie Koehler</a>, <a href="/users/136">gabrielle roth</a>, <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/69">Sam Keen</a>
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    Christie Koehler

    Stumptown Syndicate / Mozilla

    Biography

    Christie Koehler is an experienced software engineer, technical project manager, community organizer and speaker. She works at Mozilla (makers of Firefox) as a project manager on the Developer Evangelist team. Christie is co-founder and President of the non-profit Stumptown Syndicate. Additionally, Christie facilitates two monthly user groups for women in technology: Code ‘n’ Splode and Women Who Hack.

    Sessions

      • Title: Organizing user groups, a panel discussion
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        User groups are a vital part of the open source community. Learn more about how to start a group, keep it going, and make an existing group better from a panel of experienced user group organizers.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/1">Igal Koshevoy</a>, <a href="/users/194">Jesse Hallett</a>, <a href="/users/517">Eric Wilhelm</a>, <a href="/users/132">Christie Koehler</a>, <a href="/users/136">gabrielle roth</a>, <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/69">Sam Keen</a>
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    Igal Koshevoy

    Open Source Bridge Foundation

    Biography

    Sessions

      • Title: Organizing user groups, a panel discussion
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        User groups are a vital part of the open source community. Learn more about how to start a group, keep it going, and make an existing group better from a panel of experienced user group organizers.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/1">Igal Koshevoy</a>, <a href="/users/194">Jesse Hallett</a>, <a href="/users/517">Eric Wilhelm</a>, <a href="/users/132">Christie Koehler</a>, <a href="/users/136">gabrielle roth</a>, <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/69">Sam Keen</a>
      • Title: How to write quality software using the magic of tests
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Broadway
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Writing quality software is a worthwhile challenge. Learn how to harness the magic of testing to create better software. This presentation will provide you with an overview of the different kinds of tests, show code using different testing tools, and help you decide when and how to apply these to your projects

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/1">Igal Koshevoy</a>
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    Peter Krenesky

    Open Source Lab

    Biography

    Peter is the Lead Software Engineer for the Open Source Lab. During his six years at the lab, he’s worked on many projects to improve life at the lab and academic computing. Peter founded the Ganeti Web Manager project in September 2010 to make cluster management at the OSL easier and to power the Supercell testing cluster.

    Some of Peter’s current projects include the Protein Geometry Database, a tool aiding biochemistry researchers, and Pydra, a cluster computing solution for Python. Past projects have included software for the One Laptop Per Child project and Helix Media Player. In his spare time, he hacks on Android applications.

    He holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

    Sessions

  • John Labovitz

    independent

    Biography

    John is a photographer, designer, builder, traveler, programmer, and writer, currently based in Silverton, Oregon. Having been involved in some of the earliest days of the Internet and the Web, he’s now finding his technology meter running backwards; his favorite gizmo is his 1937 kitchen timer. For the last year or so he’s been obsessively creating a housetruck — a sort of Victorian RV — in which to live and explore.

    Sessions

      • Title: Housetruck: Building a Victorian RV
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        As a “software person,” I found the hard technologies of building with steel and wood made for a very different creative and hacking process. At the same time, I discovered many parallels to software development, embedded hardware, and even open-source philosophies.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/516">John Labovitz</a>
  • Biography

    Jim Larson is a veteran embedded systems / hardware / software engineer. He is currently a student in the Computer Science department at Portland State University and an active member of DorkbotPDX.

    Sessions

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    Jonathan LeBlanc

    X.commerce (eBay)

    Biography

    Jonathan is an Emmy award-winning software engineer and the author of the O’Reilly book “Programming Social Applications.” He specializes in open source initiatives around the implementation of social engagement services. He also works with and promotes emerging technologies to aid in the adoption and utilization of new social development techniques, such as his work on the OpenSocial foundation board. As a software engineer, Jonathan works extensively with social interaction development, engaging in new methods for targeting the social footprint of users to drive the ideal of an open web.

    Sessions

      • Title: SELECT * FROM Internet Using YQL
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: Steel
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Treating the internet and all its sources as a database, YQL seeks to allow developers to explore government, social, api and all other external data in a standardized way. Further allowing developers to manipulate this data and mash different sources together, YQL works to open up the web and all its sources.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/263">Jonathan LeBlanc</a>
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    The only person from Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland you are ever likely to meet. He also works on PHP and most recently worked for Yahoo! for 7 years before joining WePay in 2010.

    Sessions

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    Greg Lund-Chaix

    Squishymedia

    Biography

    Greg has nearly two decades of experience as a developer, system administrator, and technical manager. Currently Greg is part of the team at Squishymedia, designing and building elegant information systems to government, nonprofit, and health care organizations. Prior to joining Squishymedia, Greg was part of the leadership team at the Oregon State University Open Source Lab providing infrastructure and support to many of the world’s leading open source projects.

    Sessions

      • Title: Making Drupal Go Fast with Varnish and Pressflow
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Fremont
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        You’ve launched your new web site and it’s starting to get some attention. You’ve tuned your database and optimized your HTTP daemon, but what if it’s not enough to keep up with all the hits you’re getting? We’d like to introduce you to your two new best friends: Varnish and Pressflow.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/88">Greg Lund-Chaix</a>, <a href="/users/605">Rudy Grigar</a>
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    Rob McGuire-Dale

    OSU Open Source Lab

    Biography

    I am a student developer with the Open Source Lab, and a senior at Oregon State University studying computer science. I have developed a continually-growing passion for open-source software, and hope to eventually work as a software engineer for a company that understands the importance of contributing back to the community.

    I am about to move up to the Seattle area for a six-month internship at Boeing. When the internship is over, I plan to finish the few classes I have left to graduate, and then enter into the Peace Corps.

    Sessions

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    Martin Medeiros

    Swider Medeiros Haver LLP

    Biography

    Attorney at law
    Partner
    Swider Medeiros Haver LLP
    Chair, Trademark and Open Source Practice Groups

    Admissions

    Washington State Bar Association
    Oregon State Bar Association
    Federal Bar of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon

    Selected Lectures

    “Trade Secrets: Federal and State Case Year in Review,” Oregon State Bar, Intellectual Property Section March 11, 2010.

    “Intellectual Property for Service Companies”, Adivising Closely Held and Family Businesses, Oregon Law Institute, March 5, 2010.

    “Open Source and Portland’s Economy” for POSSE, 2008.

    “Planning an Open Source Strategy,” Oregon State Bar / SABRE Group – Portland, OR / Dallas, TX 2005.

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    Sessions

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    Chris Messina

    Google

    Biography

    Born in New Hampshire, I trained as a communication designer at CMU. I left for California and have been into the open web ever since.

    I now work at Google.

    See also: http://wiki.factoryjoe.com/Bio

    Sessions

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    Biography

    Sherri is a systems analyst who help clients identify processes clearly, defines requirements, manages projects from development to implementation, and helps facilitate a change control flow that she helped define, write requirements for, and implement. She coaches people in working on *nix systems, having been a *nix user and systems administrator for over 12 years, she also works with teams using business intelligence applications. Sherri has even done a little development using Open Source technology like Linux, Perl, PHP, Apache, and MySQL.

    Sherri studies Hatha Yoga and is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher. She is an active member of the Zen Community of Oregon. She writes, explores Portland, makes awesome vegan food, gardens, hikes, encourages others to hike more, loves going to Farmers Markets, and hopes to bicycle more often!

    Sessions

      • Title: Move Your Asana
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: St. Johns
      • Time: 6:006:45pm
      • Excerpt:

        This yoga session is of benefit to anyone who sits and works on computers a lot. Breathing exercises and physical postures that can be done anytime to help maintain a healthy body and clear mind will be taught. Suggestions will be included for how to modify stretches to protect injuries and provide gentle opening.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/116">Sherri Montgomery</a>
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    Brett Nelson

    Dorkbot; Portland Area Robotics Society; ne'er do wells wherever they may be found

    Biography

    I have a BS in mathematics + 2 years of graduate classes in mathematics and taught 9 years in high schools & Middle schools. I am currently a stay-at-home dad and spend way too much money on electronic gizmos that only occasionally find their way into completed projects. I can truthfully say that I got involved with robotics as a direct result of my beer drinking habit.

    Sessions

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    SLL Productions: http://strangelovelive.com/

    Biography

    http://drnormal.com/about/

    Dr Normal or doc normal is the nom de plume of Mike Gebhardt, who studied music theory, composition and arranging at Portland State University. He spent a brief stint in his early professional career as a stage and studio percussionist and drummer, in addition to audio engineer and synthesizer performer. In the late 1980’s he began a long career in technology, first as a BBS Sysop and later as a hardware and software technologist in enterprise IT networking and the world wide web. Throughout the 1990’s Mike also remained active in the arts scene, composing music for modern ballet and working in digital video production.

    After a brief hiatus, in 2007 he resumed activity in digital media by co-creating and producing talk show podcast Strange Love Live, tech podcast memePDX and hosting his own podcast Crazy Talk. Mike is currently very active as a Senior Producer for live web events. He has successfully produced live video for high-profile events, such as: Cyborg Camp, Bar Camp Portland, Digital Journalism Camp, Ignite, Rose City Rollers, Open Source Bridge, Webvisions and 30 Hour Day. He also gives presentations on podcasting and live web production. Mike has appeared as a speaker at Wordcamp and Digital Journalism Camp. He can be contacted for consulting, event or speaker inquiries via Twitter: @drnormal or email: drnormal gmail com and also on Facebook.

    Sessions

      • Title: Free Content for Good: Producing 30 Hour Day
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Fremont
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        30 Hour Day was the first web-based live streaming telethon of its kind, designed to raise money for local charities in Portland and beyond. In this presentation, I’ll share my “eureka moment” when I realized that 30 Hour Day could be the lightening rod for smaller charities in local communities around the world to use our content to raise money and awareness.

        We’ll also have a preview of the next 30 Hour Day (July 2nd & 3rd at Pioneer Courthouse Square) and how you can get involved!

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/555">doc normal</a>
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    Danny O'Brien

    Committee to Protect Journalists

    Biography

    Danny O’Brien is Internet Advocacy Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists where he works to defend online reporters, bloggers, and editors from censorship and reprisal.

    Prior to joining CPJ he was an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation . He helped found the Open Rights Group , the British grassroots digital rights organization, coined the term life hack , has written and presented science and travel shows for the BBC, and once performed a one man show about the Net in London’s West End, back before everyone was doing it.

    Sessions

      • Title: X Marks the Spot: Applying OpenStreetMap to the High Seas
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: Burnside
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        The United States has a treasure trove of nautical charts in digital form, including plots of shipwrecks, navigation buoys, coastal and river depths, and other fine booty. OpenStreetMap is an open source, open format collaborative project for building a free map of the world. Join this session to find out more of the marine secrets of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), OpenSeaMap’s plans to extend OSM to the high seas, and splicing the two (and your mainbrace) together. We’ll use the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL), OGR, Python, and the OSM API.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/575">Liz Henry</a>, <a href="/users/487">Danny O&#39;Brien</a>
      • Title: Free Speech, Free Software Across the World
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Hawthorne
      • Time: 9:009:45am
      • Excerpt:

        How does free software help defend free speech in repressive regimes? Danny O’Brien will draw from the records of the Committee to Protect Journalists to explore how open source can help those at the cutting edge of free expression.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/487">Danny O&#39;Brien</a>
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    Biography

    Padraig works for Akiban and hacks on Drizzle.

    Sessions

      • Title: Developing Replication Plugins for Drizzle
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: Steel
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        The Drizzle Project is a fork of the MySQL 6.0 server. One of the many goals of Drizzle is to enable a large plugin ecosystem by improving, simplifying, and modernizing the application programming interfaces between the kernel and the modules providing services for Drizzle. This tutorial serves to showcase the new APIs for Drizzle’s replication through a series of in-depth examples.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/576">Padraig O&#39;Sullivan</a>
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    Aaron Parecki

    Esri R&D Center, Portland

    Biography

    Aaron Parecki is the author of O’Reilly’s upcoming book on OAuth 2.0 and currently maintains oauth.net. He has spoken around the world on the future of location, authentication and ubiquitous computing. He is the creator of IndieAuth, and one of the founders of IndieWebCamp, a yearly conference on data ownership and online identity.

    Aaron is known for having tracked his location at 5 second intervals since 2008, and for co-founding Geoloqi, a location-based developer platform acquired by Esri in 2012. He is now CTO of the Esri R&D Center in Portland, a growing development team focused on location-aware technology and the future of mapping. His work has been featured in Wired, Fast Company and more. He made Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 for his work on Geoloqi.

    You can learn more about Aaron at aaronparecki.com, and you can follow him on twitter at @aaronpk

    Sessions

      • Title: Non-visual location-based augmented reality using GPS data
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: St. Johns
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Augmented Reality and Geolocation have been hot topics this year, but there has often been a confusion between aesthetics vs. practicality, and fantasy vs. reality. This presentation will highlight the advantages and disadvantages of visual and non-visual augmented reality. We’ll tell stories from our experiences building location-aware social networks with custom proximity notification.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/548">Aaron Parecki</a>, <a href="/users/199">Amber Case</a>
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    Joyce has been a web developer and a member of the PHP and DHTML communities for 10+ years. She was most recently the co-founder and CTO of a venture-backed startup called Renkoo. She is also the co-founder of 106 Miles, a networking group for Silicon Valley entrepreneurial engineers.

    Sessions

  • Biography

    As CTO and Co-founder, AB sets the vision and strategy for the Gluster platform. Prior to Gluster, AB was CTO of California Digital Corporation, where his work led to scaling of the commodity cluster computing to supercomputing class performance. He drove the adoption of cluster computing and GNU/Linux at enterprise data centers and helped close strategic accounts at CDC. In 2004, AB led the development of world’s second fastest Supercomputer code named “Thunder” for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. AB also serves on the board of “Free Software Foundation – India”. He is the author / contributor of various other Free Software projects like GNU FreeIPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface), GNU Garp (Gratuitous ARP Daemon), bios-config (edit/replicate CMOS parameters), librpci/hdb (RPC interpose for GNU Hurd) and Hymn/PlayFair (iTunes ripper), GNU Freetalk (Scheme extensible messenger for Jabber, Google talk), and Freehoo (Scheme extensible messenger for YahooIM). AB holds a Computer Science Engineering degree from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Sessions

  • Christophe Pettus

    PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.

    Biography

    Christophe Pettus has been developing using PostgreSQL since 1998. He consults on database design and application development through PostgreSQL Experts.

    Sessions

      • Title: Introduction to PostgreSQL
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Broadway
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Interested in using PostgreSQL for you next project, or migrating to it? This tutorial will go over the basics of PostgreSQL administration and database application design.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/30">Josh Berkus</a>, <a href="/users/584">Christophe Pettus</a>
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    Michael Pigg

    Chariot Solutions

    Biography

    Michael is currently a consultant with Chariot Solutions but has been tinkering with electricity and computers since the dawn of time (the early ’70s, right?). He focuses on building Java applications with open-source technology.

    Sessions

      • Title: Building A Mesh Network Wireless Temperature Sensor
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: Burnside
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        The problem: My HVAC system is not balanced. Easy but boring solution: Hire a qualified contractor to fix it. More interesting solution: Use knowledge from dusty undergrad degree in electronics to cobble together some simple wireless temperature sensors using XBee modules and distribute them around the house. Then use Java programming knowledge to build up a monitoring system using open source software. Attempt to use readings from temperature sensors to figure out what’s going on and fix it. This presentation will delve into the hardware and software aspects of the system, although with more emphasis on the software and the role that packages such as Apache Felix and Apache Mina play in the system.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/471">Michael Pigg</a>
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    Alex Polvi

    Cloudkick, Inc

    Biography

    Alex Polvi is a python hacker and CEO at Cloudkick, a Y-Combinator funded start-up. Cloudkick specializes in portability and openness between cloud providers. In the past, he has worked on many free/open infrastructure projects for the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and the Open Source Lab. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Oregon State University.

    Sessions

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    Hal Pomeranz

    Deer Run Associates

    Biography

    Hal Pomeranz is the founder and technical lead of Deer Run Associates, and has been active in the system and network management/security field for over twenty years. As a Faculty Fellow for the SANS Institute, Hal developed the SANS “Step-by-Step” course model and currently serves as the track coordinator and primary instructor for the SANS/GIAC Linux/Unix Security Certification track (GCUX). In 2001 he received the SAGE Outstanding Achievement Award for his teaching and leadership in the field of System Administration.

    Prior to founding Deer Run Associates, Hal has held Network and Systems Management positions at some of the largest commercial (AT&T Bell Labs, TRW Information Systems, Cendant Corp), government (NASA Ames Research Center), and educational (University of Pennsylvania) institutions in the country. Hal has been a member of the Board of Directors for the USENIX Association, BayLISA, and BBLISA, and is one of the co-founders of the IT Pro Forum. He has written or co-written dozens of technical articles and several books, including Solaris Security: Step-by-Step, the de facto standard guide for “hardening” the Solaris Operating System, and SANS Security Essentials.

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  • Evan stationc 192

    Biography

    Evan is the founder of E14N and the lead developer on pump.io.

    Sessions

  • Jacinta Richardson

    Perl Training Australia

    Biography

    Jacinta Richardson is managing director of Perl Training Australia, with
    more than a decade of experience in teaching, software engineering and
    technical writing. She maintains the very popular Perl Training Australia “Perl Tips” newsletter and course notes, and was a technical editor for Dr Damian Conroy’s Perl Best Practices book and Kieren Diment and Matt Trout’s The Definitive Guide to Catalyst. Jacinta has been instrumental in the organisation of the Australian Open Source Developers’ Conference 2004-2009, linux.conf.au 2008 and the Australian System Administrators conference 2008-2009.

    Jacinta is an internationally acclaimed conference speaker, and a regular presenter at Perl Mongers and other technical user groups throughout Australia. Jacinta is passionate about increasing the participation of women in Open Source Software.

    In 2008 Jacinta received the prestigious White Camel award for her outstanding contributions to the Perl community. In her spare time Jacinta enjoys scuba diving, cycling, and baking.

    Sessions

  • Markus

    Biography

    Markus J. Q. Roberts has been pulling stunts like this on the computer industry for over thirty years.

    Sessions

      • Title: When Everything Looks Like A Nail
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: Burnside
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Markus: Nautilus? I thought you said noodle house!
        Matt: Wait, wait, I think I see her head!!
        Markus: Are you sure?
        Matt: Maybe It’s Not Her Head…

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/54">Markus Roberts</a>, <a href="/users/289">Matt Youell</a>
      • Title: Copyright lawyers can Gödel
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: Burnside
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        “This compression algorithm is of course very inefficient, at least when applied to a small collection of documents. But if you were to apply it to a larger collection, say, all the music ever recorded and all movies ever made, some gains may be realized…

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/54">Markus Roberts</a>
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    Mikeal Rogers

    Mozilla

    Biography

    Mikeal can talk all day in the third person. Mikeal is an open source developer, currently working at couch.io doing development in and around CouchDB. All his code is up on GitHub http://github.com/mikeal .

    Mikeal likes long walks on the beach and fancy cocktails from the 1930s, also food.

    Sessions

      • Title: Node.js and you
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Node.js is one of the most exciting things to happen to server-side development in the last few years. Here you’ll find out why Node.js is a perfect fit for your next project and a better fit than existing languages for modern web development.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/74">Mikeal Rogers</a>
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    gabrielle roth

    Code-n-Splode/PDXPUG

    Biography

    Gabrielle Roth is a Network Engineer, but is still a biology geek at heart. She lives in Portland, OR with a small but ambitious Monstera deliciosa, Mia. After OSCON 2007, she started Code-n-Splode as an effort to get more women involved in open source projects. When she’s not tinkering with networks or databases, she enjoys crashing her mountain bike & practicing parade formations with the PostgreSQL Army of Smurfs.

    Sessions

      • Title: Organizing user groups, a panel discussion
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        User groups are a vital part of the open source community. Learn more about how to start a group, keep it going, and make an existing group better from a panel of experienced user group organizers.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/1">Igal Koshevoy</a>, <a href="/users/194">Jesse Hallett</a>, <a href="/users/517">Eric Wilhelm</a>, <a href="/users/132">Christie Koehler</a>, <a href="/users/136">gabrielle roth</a>, <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/69">Sam Keen</a>
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    Amye Scavarda

    Acquia

    Biography

    I am:

    • a project manager based out of Portland

    I like:

    • good websites and a good fight about what makes them good
    • opinions, standards, processes, and conversations about when they break
    • useful things that can be beautiful, but maybe not intrinsically beautiful
    • a good, well-thought out user experience
    • a good glass of wine

    Sessions

  • Seth Schoen

    Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Biography

    Seth Schoen is a Senior Staff Technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He has worked at EFF for eight years, helping other technologists understand the civil liberties implications of their work, EFF staff better understand the underlying technology related to EFF’s legal work, and the public understand what the technology products they use really do. He helped create the LNX-BBC live CD and has researched phenomena including laser printer forensic tracking codes, ISP packet spoofing, and key recovery from computer RAM after a computer has been turned off.

    Sessions

  • Schwern round tuit oscon 2005

    Biography

    Schwern has a copy of Perl 6, he lets Larry Wall borrow it and take notes.

    Schwern once sneezed into a microphone and the text-to-speech conversion was a regex that turns crap into gold.

    Damian Conway and Schwern once had an arm wrestling contest. The superposition still hasn’t collapsed.

    Schwern was the keynote speaker at the first YAPC::Mars.

    When Schwern runs a smoke test, the fire department is notified.

    Dan Brown analyzed a JAPH Schwern wrote and discovered it contained the Bible.

    Schwern writes Perl code that writes Makefiles that write shell scripts on VMS.

    Schwern does not commit to master, master commits to Schwern.

    SETI broadcast some of Schwern’s Perl code into space. 8 years later they got a reply thanking them for the improved hyper drive plans.

    Schwern once accidentally typed “git pull —hard” and dragged Github’s server room 10 miles.

    There are no free namespaces on CPAN, there are just modules Schwern has not written yet.

    Schwern’s tears are said to cure cancer, unfortunately his Perl code gives it right back.

    Sessions

      • Title: How To Report A Bug
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Broadway
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Bug reports drive Open Source, but too often it’s a hostile experience. As a user, how do you report a bug without being treated like you’re dumping a sack of crap on the developer’s doorstep? As a developer, how do you encourage users to report bugs? This is not a tutorial, but an examination of the social aspects of bug reporting.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/111">Michael Schwern</a>
      • Title: Your Internets are Leaking
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Using your computer on a public network is like having a conversation on a city bus: people you don’t know can hear everything you say. They’ll probably be polite and ignore you, but you still might not want to shout out your credit card number. Yet this is what your computer does. All the time. And you don’t know it.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/6">Reid Beels</a>, <a href="/users/111">Michael Schwern</a>
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    Andrew Clay Shafer

    Cloudscaling

    Biography

    Andrew Shafer is a lead engineer and infrastructure consultant at Cloudscaling where he helps organizations leverage and create next generation cloud computing resources and platforms.

    Andrew brings with him a background in computational science, embedded Linux, database administration, web frameworks, and operations. In addition to technical expertise, Andrew focuses on helping organizations navigate the technology Renaissance triple point between people, process and tools.

    When he’s not playing with his sons, hacking in his basement or speaking at conferences, Andrew instigates events like Agile Roots and Ignite Salt Lake. You can find his ranting and self-deprecating humor about programming, system automation, Agile methods, Open Source business models and cloud computing at twitter.com/littleidea.

    Sessions

      • Title: A Cloud To Call Your Own - Building Services On Open Nebula
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Broadway
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Cloud computing, it’s not all just hype! This presentation will highlight the benefits of an application centric view of infrastructure and operations and include a live demo building cloud infrastructure and providing services using Open Source tools. Starting with bare Linux images, Open Nebula will be automatically installed and configured on a cluster, while walking through the tools, architecture and resources you need to do the same thing.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/497">Andrew Clay Shafer</a>, <a href="/users/542">Keith Hudgins</a>
  • Jamey is climbing the halls

    Biography

    Jamey Sharp was placed on Ritalin, briefly, in fifth grade. His interests and activities have been varied ever since. Today his day job involves a computer test for attention deficit disorder, but his biggest projects have been the Portland State Aerospace Society, a student rocketry club at Portland State University; XCB, a new low-level binding to the X protocol, in the process of replacing Xlib; and Serialist, because his other projects didn’t leave him enough time to read his favorite webcomics without tool support.

    Jamey’s interests span computer science fields including cryptography, combinatorial search, compilers, and computational complexity; systems-level programming, such as file format and network protocol implementations, Linux kernel development, and boot-loader hacking; computer architecture and its impact on software design; and functional programming, preferably in Haskell.

    Sessions

      • Title: Serialist: lazy web-crawling in Haskell
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: Fremont
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Serialist (http://serialist.net/) provides a way to find, track and read serialized content (e.g., web comics). It’s implemented entirely in Haskell and demonstrates functional web application development, crawling, scraping and distributed architecture. Serialist uses interesting graph algorithms to add and step through content lazily.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/432">Jamey Sharp</a>, <a href="/users/434">Josh Triplett</a>
      • Title: Unlikely tools for pair programming
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Steel
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Co-conspirators Jamey Sharp and Josh Triplett get up to a lot of miscellaneous hacking mischief together. Much of this hacking occurs while staring at the same screen, and tag-teaming the keyboard. Sometimes this happens with the two of them in different places. We’ll demo our favorite tools and invite audience contributions to the discussion.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/432">Jamey Sharp</a>, <a href="/users/434">Josh Triplett</a>
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    Biography

    Sarah Sharp is a Linux Kernel hacker at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center. Sarah is also involved with Portland’s Code ‘N Splode, a group for women programmers. She has been carfree for four years, and commutes everywhere on her bicycle. Sarah’s current massive project is creating a garden in her backyard, and writing open source tools to automate (and sometimes distract from) the garden work.

    Sessions

  • Carol

    Carol Smith

    Google, Inc.

    Biography

    Carol Smith is a program manager at Google. She has previous experience in network operations and administration. She has a degree in photojournalism from CSU Northridge and is a California native.

    Sessions

  • Dons

    Don Stewart

    Galois, Inc

    Biography

    Hacker of well-typed software, open source community organizer. Lambda mechanic.

    I’m an Australian open source hacker, and engineer at Galois, in Portland, Oregon, where I work on creating trustworthiness and assurance in critical systems (mostly in Haskell) with an emphasis on language design and compiler techniques. I’m co-author of Real World Haskell, published by O’Reilly (and available in wiki form), and the XMonad window manager. I’m also mad keen on cycling, and the beer of the Pacific NW.

    Sessions

  • Chris Strahl

    Acquia

    Biography

    I am a Project Manager at Acquia, a commercial open source company working with Drupal. Most of my clients are large corporations or public-sector defense. Acquia hosts and supports Drupal sites, and also maintains a network of partners to develop and build large-scale websites.

    I’m also active in the Drupal community and was one of the project managers for the Drupal.org redesign. I also assisted in the migration of all of the repositories on drupal.org moving from CVS to Git.

    Sessions

  • Biography

    Sean Sullivan is a software engineer specializing in mobile applications, web service development, and supply chain management systems. Sean is an Apache Software Foundation committer and has contributed to various open source projects, including the OAuth Java library.

    Sessions

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    Eric Thompson

    Low Voltage Labs

    Biography

    Eric Thompson is the founder of Low Voltage Labs, a consulting company that designs and sells open source hardware, provides electronic engineering design services and enjoys hacking hardware.

    Sessions

  • Phil2

    Biography

    Phil is currently a software engineer at Emota.net doing serverside development for a real time web app in Javascript, node.js and redis. Prior to this he worked at Mentor Graphics working on a tool that takes C/C++ code and generates synthesizable RTL code as the output which can be targeted to FPGAs or ASICs. He’s been involved in starting PDX.rb, pdxfunc and Westsideproggers.

    Sessions

      • Title: (CANCELLED) Getting Started with FPGAs and HDLs
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Burnside
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Lots of attention has been given to GPUs for speeding up certain types of computations. While GPUs are very well suited for vector operations, there are other things they are not so well suited for. FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) are not used as widely yet, but they offer a much more flexible computing fabric than GPUs. You can implement a GPU in an FPGA, for example, or you could implement your own custom processor optimized for very specialized tasks. The barrier to entry can be high for FPGAs: how does a person with a software development background get started using them? And what about HDLs (Hardware Description Langauges) used to program FPGAs? What’s the difference between simulation and synthesis? What kinds of tools are freely available? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this session.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/521">Phil Tomson</a>
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    Biography

    Josh Triplett is a PhD student at Portland State University and a Free and Open Source Software hacker. Josh is involved in research on relativistic programming and advanced synchronization techniques for highly parallel systems. Josh builds and launches Linux-powered rockets with the Portland State Aerospace Society, and hacks on numerous other projects . Lately, Josh does a lot of his hacking in Haskell.

    Sessions

      • Title: Serialist: lazy web-crawling in Haskell
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: Fremont
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Serialist (http://serialist.net/) provides a way to find, track and read serialized content (e.g., web comics). It’s implemented entirely in Haskell and demonstrates functional web application development, crawling, scraping and distributed architecture. Serialist uses interesting graph algorithms to add and step through content lazily.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/432">Jamey Sharp</a>, <a href="/users/434">Josh Triplett</a>
      • Title: Unlikely tools for pair programming
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Steel
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Co-conspirators Jamey Sharp and Josh Triplett get up to a lot of miscellaneous hacking mischief together. Much of this hacking occurs while staring at the same screen, and tag-teaming the keyboard. Sometimes this happens with the two of them in different places. We’ll demo our favorite tools and invite audience contributions to the discussion.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/432">Jamey Sharp</a>, <a href="/users/434">Josh Triplett</a>
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    Teyo Tyree

    Puppet Labs

    Biography

    Co-Founder of Puppet Labs and former Director of IT for 20/20 Research and professional systems administrator, over the past 12 years Teyo has been using and promoting the use of open source tools to enable scaling and efficiency in IT operations. Teyo joined Puppet Labs in July of 2008 and has been traveling the world providing Puppet Labs’ customers with training and consulting.

    Sessions

      • Title: Puppet for Beginners
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Burnside
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Puppet is a powerful configuration management tool that makes life easier for people managing systems and applications. This tutorial gives you an in-depth and hands-on introduction to Puppet that is ideal for beginners to Puppet and configuration management.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/625">Teyo Tyree</a>
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    Steve VanDevender

    University of Oregon

    Biography

    Over 15 years of system administration experience with efn.org and the University of Oregon (uoregon.edu).

    Sessions

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    Jeremy Voorhis

    Kongregate

    Biography

    I’m an open source hacker based in Portland, Oregon. When I’m not busy scaling Kongregate.com, I like to dabble with programming languages and computer music.

    Sessions

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    Karsten Wade

    Red Hat

    Biography

    Karsten is 15 year IT industry veteran, a long time Fedora Project
    contributor, and general open source iconoclast. As a member of the
    industry leading open source community team at Red Hat, Karsten has
    seen, done, and recovered from many open community mistakes. Through
    mistakes, learning; through learning, advancement. By teaching and
    learning with others, we improve the fabric of all open source
    communities.

    Sessions

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    Ariel Waldman

    Spacehack.org

    Biography

    Ariel Waldman is a digital anthropologist and the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, interact + connect with the space community and encourage citizen science. She is also a sci-fi movie gadget columnist for Engadget. In 2008, she was named one of the top 50 most influential individuals in Silicon Valley by NowPublic. Previously, she was a CoLab program coordinator at NASA, the community manager for Pownce, a P2P sharing social network, as well as a Digital Insights Analyst at VML, an interactive WPP agency, for 8 years.

    Sessions

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    Biography

    Steven Walling is a freelance writer and wiki enthusiast from Portland, Oregon.

    Sessions

      • Title: Best Practices for Wiki Adoption
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Broadway
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Wikis are easy as pie to install, edit, and even to develop. The real challenge they present is in bringing together the right people in the right way to make things happen. There are ways to tackle that challenge that can give your open source community a fighting chance.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/570">Steven Walling</a>, <a href="/users/645">Ted Ernst</a>
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    Michael Widenius

    Monty Program Ab

    Biography

    Creator and original developer of MySQL.
    Open source advocate with first hand experience in creating and enhancing an open source community.
    Software architect and designer with experience in creating big complex applications alone and with a virtual team.
    Database expert, especially with MySQL :)

    Likes to make food and let people taste Salmiakki vodka.

    Sessions

      • Title: State of MariaDB
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Broadway
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        MariaDB 5.1 is branch of MySQL 5.1 and is drop in replacement for
        MySQL 5.1 with additional features, speed enhancements and bug fixes.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/617">Michael Widenius</a>
  • Eric Wilhelm

    Scratch Computing

    Biography

    Perl Hacker, President of Portland Perl Mongers.

    Sessions

      • Title: Hair and Yak Again -- A Hacker's Tale
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: St. Johns
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        API design, parallelism, automated testing, parallel automated testing, deployment, build tools, meta programming, GUI design and construction, hardware interfaces, network protocols, databases, change tracking, file formats, and why simple software becomes an epic journey.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/517">Eric Wilhelm</a>
      • Title: Organizing user groups, a panel discussion
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Morrison
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        User groups are a vital part of the open source community. Learn more about how to start a group, keep it going, and make an existing group better from a panel of experienced user group organizers.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/1">Igal Koshevoy</a>, <a href="/users/194">Jesse Hallett</a>, <a href="/users/517">Eric Wilhelm</a>, <a href="/users/132">Christie Koehler</a>, <a href="/users/136">gabrielle roth</a>, <a href="/users/5">Audrey Eschright</a>, <a href="/users/69">Sam Keen</a>
  • Chromatic X

    Onyx Neon Inc.

    Biography

    Chromatic has over a decade of experience contributing to free and open source software projects. He’s contributed to Perl 1, Perl 5, Perl 6, and Parrot. You may recognize him from myriad books, including Modern Perl.

    He is the publisher of Onyx Neon Press, which produces great books about software, technology, and modern living.

    He is also an entrepreneur involved in several projects, including Club Compy, a browser-based retro programming environment designed to introduce children of all ages to the joy of creating new things with computers.

    Sessions

      • Title: Using Modern Perl
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: St. Johns
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Since 2001, Perl 5 has undergone a renaissance. Modern Perl programs are powerful, maintainable, and understandable. Come learn how to take advantage of perl circa 2010.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/283">Chromatic X</a>
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    Matt Youell

    New Monic Labs

    Biography

    I’m a software experimentalist and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the tech industry. I’ve held a range of positions in that time, from electronics assembler to software executive and just about everything in between.

    Here are a few blog posts that might give you some idea of where I’m coming from:

    Sessions

  • Haiping

    Biography

    Haiping Zhao is the Senior Server Engineer at Facebook and is leading the HipHop compiler team and is responsible for the web server software compiled with the compiler. Haiping joined Facebook as Server Architect at Plaxo, who is one of the earliest social networking companies and who was later acquired by Comcast. Prior to Plaxo, Haiping also worked on .Net Transaction Team, COM/DCOM Team, and SQL Server internals (MSDTC) from Microsoft. He also served as Server Architect/Engineer for startup companies DispenseSource and OmniCell, speciailized in inventory management. He graduated from Princeton with a master degree of Computer Science, and also a master degree of Pharmacology and Molecular Biology from New York University Medical Center.

    Sessions

      • Title: HipHop for PHP
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: Burnside
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        HipHop transforms PHP source code into highly optimised C++ and then compiles it using g++. It allows developers to continue writing complex logical directly with PHP but leverages the speed benefits of using C++. Currently, HipHop powers the majority of Facebook servers, making this more than just a theoretical exercise.

        This session will cover how HipHop works, how to setup HipHop and the small changes that may be required to applications to allow it to work with both PHP and HipHop.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/456">Haiping Zhao</a>