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Open Source Bridge 2009 Birds of a Feather

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* BOF - Open source software entrepreneurs - POSSE

Do you run, or are you thinking about starting an open source software company? Come meet and talk with like-minded entrepreneurs. Hosted by the Portland Open Source Software Entrepreneurs (POSSE)
BoF
Brian Jamison

* Linux Server Profiling

A number of open source tools exist that make profiling Linux servers easier. These tools include traditional Unix utilities like "sar" and "iostat", but they also include some tools that go deep into the processors and I/O subsystems.
BoF
Ed Borasky

* Puppet Q&A

Ask the main Puppet developers about the state of the software, its roadmap, or anything else you're interested in.
BoF
Luke Kanies, James Turnbull

Open Source Bridge 2009

Favorite sessions for this user

* Bootstrapping Your Open Source Business

A panel on funding your business without VC, based on GitHub's experiences.
Business
Chris Wanstrath, PJ Hyett, Tom Werner

* Building Scale Free Applications with Hadoop and Cascading

A rapid introduction to Hadoop architecture, MapReduce patterns, and best practices with Cascading.
Cooking
Chris Wensel

* Clojure: Functional Concurrency for the JVM

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

* Clustering Data -- How to Have Fun in n-Dimensions

The amount of information freely available on the internet from sources like Twitter and Github grows every day. This gives us new opportunities to leverage the collective consciousness. Clustering is a wonderful method for finding useful information in large amounts of data. But it can be an intimidating topic for programmers without a lot of academic background. In this talk I will introduce and explain some practical techniques for clustering real-world data.
Cooking
Jesse Hallett

* Configuration Management Panel

Configuration management tools are finally coming into their own. Powerful, automated infrastructure management is now available in a wide variety of open source tools. Tools written in different languages, using varying operational methodologies and embracing differing philosophies. Come meet some of the creators and maintainers of these cutting edge tools like cfengine, Puppet, AutomateIT, Chef, and bcfg2 and quiz them in the why and hows of their tools and the philosophies behind them.
Cooking
James Turnbull, Igal Koshevoy, Luke Kanies, Narayan Desai, Adam Jacob, Brendan Strejcek

* Deploying to the Edge from CouchDB

CouchDB can serve standalone applications, which can be shared amongst users, putting the source code (and control) back in their hands.
Hacks
J Chris Anderson

* Drizzle, Rethinking MySQL for the Web

Rethinking MySQL for the modern web.
Chemistry
Brian Aker

* JRuby: when Ruby grows up and gets a job

Ruby has established itself as a first-tier language for developing web applications. Now it's time to think about everything else.
Cooking
Lennon Day-Reynolds

* Layers of Caching: Key to scaling your website

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

* The Linux Kernel Development model

How the Linux kernel development model works.
Chemistry
Greg Kroah-Hartman

* Thursday Keynotes

Featuring Mayor Sam Adams and Ward Cunningham
Culture
Audrey Eschright, Selena Deckelmann, Ward Cunningham

* Virtualize vs Containerize: Fight!

Everyone has a different reason to love virtualization: security, configuration isolation... the list goes on. But containerization offers many of the same goodies as virtualization, alongside an efficiency and performance advantage. Just what you need, more options. There's no wrong answer. Andy de la Lucha and Irving Popovetsky help you ask the right questions about what's right for your environment.
Chemistry
Andy de la Lucha, Irving Popovetsky

* Wednesday Welcome and Keynotes

Featuring Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist, and Kurt von Finck of Monty Program AB.
Culture
Audrey Eschright, Selena Deckelmann, Amber Case, Kurt von Finck