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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

Open Source Bridge 2009

Favorite sessions for this user

* 5 things to know about MySQL if you don't have a DBA

quick and dirty operational best practices that should be baked into your development and deployment plans.
Cooking
sarah novotny

* Ask Forgiveness not Permission

In this session we will explore many of the ways to innovate without the need for a significant budget by using open source software to try new things under the radar and on a shoestring budget.
Cooking
Emma McGrattan

* Assholes are killing your project

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

* 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 Open-Source Desktop Apps with the Titanium Platform

The open-source Titanium platform allows developers to use their existing knowledge of rich web application technologies – JavaScript, Python, Ruby, HTML and CSS – to build desktop applications. In this presentation we'll go from start to finish building a desktop application using Titanium.
Cooking
Marshall Culpepper, Martin Robinson

* Building Scale Free Applications with Hadoop and Cascading

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

* Drizzle, Rethinking MySQL for the Web

Rethinking MySQL for the modern web.
Chemistry
Brian Aker

* Drop ACID and think about data

Survey of current database technologies beyond the traditional ACID RDBMS
Chemistry
Bob Ippolito

* Friday Unconference Kickoff & Scheduling

Welcome to the unconference day.
Culture
Audrey Eschright, Selena Deckelmann, Chris Messina

* 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

* Open Source Microblogging with Laconica

Microblogging lets people share short status messages with their social network. Public Web sites like Twitter, Jaiku and Plurk are wildly popular with consumers, but Open Source programs allow a distributed social graph and implementation inside the enterprise firewall. Evan Prodromou, founder of Identi.ca, will describe the Open Source microblogging tool Laconica and its uses in the workplace and on the Public Web.
Chemistry
Evan Prodromou

* Re-factor Your Brain: Meditation for Geeks

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

* Scala for recovering Java developers

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

* Thursday Keynotes

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

* Trust the Vote: An Open Source Digital Public Works Project

If you have ever wanted to know what you can do to make a difference in our electoral process, then this talk is for you.
Culture
Gregory Miller

* Web Testing with Windmill

This talk will discuss different web testing strategies, tools, and getting you up and writing windmill tests.
Cooking
Mikeal Rogers

* 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

* Work for the Government for Fun and Profit

Government consumes lots of technology and, with the stimulus dollars poised to invest heavily in information technology, spending will increase sharply over the next several years. The potential benefits to using open source software in the public sector may seem intuitively obvious. But what if you own a small business or are an independent developer/contractor? Can the little guy do business with a big bureaucracy? And what IS the government doing to pursue open source today?
Business
Deborah Bryant