St. Johns

Also known as the Trustee Room, top floor.

Open Source Bridge 2010 Birds of a Feather

Sessions for this room

Tuesday, June 01 - 07:00 PM

* Ruby meetup

Join your fellow Rubyists to talk about fun things you're working on.
BoF
Audrey Eschright, Igal Koshevoy, Reid Beels
Tuesday, June 01 - 08:30 PM

* Maatkit Discussion

Discussion of all things Maatkit, hosted by Maatkit's primary developer.
BoF
Daniel Nichter
Wednesday, June 02 - 07:00 PM

* PostgreSQL

Meet up with local & not-so-local Pg users & developers.
BoF
gabrielle roth
Thursday, June 03 - 07:00 PM

* Code 'n' Splode

Supporting the participation of women in the Portland tech community
BoF
Christie Koehler, gabrielle roth, Addie Beseda

Open Source Bridge 2010

Sessions for this room

Tuesday, June 01 - 10:00 AM

* Give a Great Tech Talk

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.
Culture
Josh Berkus, Ian Dees
Tuesday, June 01 - 01:30 PM

* Activity Streams, Socialism, and the Future of Open Source

It may seem obvious to some, but the socialist imagery that Mozilla uses isn't accidental. Nor is the grounding of Activity Streams in socialist theory. What do these things have to do with open source an its future? A lot, and I'll paint a picture to tell you how it should play out.
Chemistry
Chris Messina
Tuesday, June 01 - 03:45 PM

* Hair and Yak Again -- A Hacker's Tale

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.
Chemistry
Eric Wilhelm
Tuesday, June 01 - 04:45 PM

* Geek Choir

This is exactly what it looks like: We're going to make you sing. ;)
Culture
Michael Alan Brewer
Wednesday, June 02 - 10:00 AM

* CouchApp Evently Guided Hack with CouchDB

Learn to hack Evently jQuery CouchApps -- p2p web applications that can be deployed anywhere there's a CouchDB.
Hacks
J Chris Anderson
Wednesday, June 02 - 01:30 PM

* Connecting to Web Services on Android

This presentation will show how to connect to REST-based web services from an Android application. We'll discuss HTTP programming as well as XML and JSON libraries. This presentation will include a live demo of an Android application.
Cooking
Sean Sullivan
Wednesday, June 02 - 02:30 PM

* Using Modern Perl

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.
Cooking
Chromatic X
Wednesday, June 02 - 03:45 PM

* Non-visual location-based augmented reality using GPS data

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.
Hacks
Aaron Parecki, Amber Case
Wednesday, June 02 - 04:45 PM

* Agile User Experience Design

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.
Cooking
Randall Hansen
Wednesday, June 02 - 06:00 PM

* Move Your Asana

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.
Culture
Sherri Montgomery
Thursday, June 03 - 10:00 AM

* Speeding up your PHP Application

Is your Wordpress site too slow? What's this HipHop PHP thing? How do I write really fast PHP apps? Drop by to get the answers to these questions.
Hacks
Rasmus Lerdorf
Thursday, June 03 - 01:30 PM

* SuperSpeed me: USB 3.0 Open Source Support

USB 3.0 promises a 10x speedup and better power management than USB 2.0. But how do these devices actually work? Is there open source support for them? Come learn about these fast new devices that are finally hitting the market.
Chemistry
Sarah Sharp
Thursday, June 03 - 02:30 PM

* The $2 computer: ultraconstrained devices do your bidding

"Do you watch television? Is your furnace loud? Do you have $2?" My 7-year-old's marketing suggestions aside, building custom gadgets to improve your life is remarkably simple, and I'll prove it by building something on stage that you can duplicate at home.
Hacks
David Hollingsworth
Thursday, June 03 - 03:45 PM

* The Fine Line Between Creepy and Fun

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.
Hacks
Audrey Eschright
Thursday, June 03 - 04:45 PM

* Practical Facebook stalking with Open Source tools

Facebook are full of juicy information about your friends and strangers alike! Learn how to use some simple open source tools and techniques to learn more about them.
Hacks
Paul Fenwick