Frederic Wenzel's favorites

Favorite sessions for this user

* Bitcoin 101

An introduction to the cryptocurrency system called Bitcoin. The cryptography, the economics of currency bootstrapping, and the traction its getting today.
Culture
Don Park

* Cloud Scaling: High Performance Even in Virtualized Environments.

Virtual hosting providers are particularly enticing for startups and new opensource projects, but they come with large and sometimes unexpected drawbacks. Learn what to expect and how to mitigate the worst performance issues you’ll face deploying your services in the cloud.
Hacks
Gavin McQuillan

* Designing Error Aggregation Systems

So often we’re solely focused on the performance of our production systems. When disaster strikes, your team needs to know when error conditions begin, where they’re coming from, frequency, and an indication of the last time they occurred. Parsing logs isn’t fast enough, and email can’t keep up or preserve metadata.
Cooking
Gavin McQuillan

* DNSSEC @ Mozilla

As the Internet world moves slowly towards implementing DNSSEC, this session aims to start at the basics of DNSSEC and goes on to discuss implementation details as well as best practices, some of the most common mistakes that happen during and after deployments and finally what’s in store for the near future.
Cooking
Shyam Mani

* Hands-on Virtualization with Ganeti

Ganeti is a cluster virtualization management software tool built on top of existing virtualization technologies such as Xen or KVM and other Open Source software. This hands-on tutorial will give an overview of Ganeti, how to install it, how to get started deploying VMs, & administrative guide to Ganeti. The tutorial will also cover installing & using Ganeti Web Manager as a web front-end.
Cooking
Lance Albertson, Peter Krenesky

* Intro to CouchDB

Overview of Apache CouchDB, who is using it, and how you can too.
Cooking
J Chris Anderson

* IRL: How Do Geeks Undermine Their Presentations and Conversations with Body Language

Many geeks are uncomfortable interacting IRL with clients or audiences but you don't have to be. There are some simple physical tricks to keeping an audience (of 1 or 1k) engaged and not undermining your skills and yourself.
Hacks
Sarah Novotny

* Learn Tech Management In 45 Minutes

It took me two years to get a master's in tech management. I save you $40K and give you the short version.
Business
Sumana Harihareswara

* Massively Scaling Django for a Global Audience with Playdoh

Django is a great web application framework that allows for rapid web app development out of the box. Since Mozilla picked up Django in 2009, they've started over a dozen Django-based projects. For these sites to scale to an international audience of millions of users, bells and whistles were needed that a stock Django instance does not offer. Playdoh combines the experience of these projects into a template that contains various fixes and add-ons to make professional Django apps fast, featuring aggressive caching, instant localization support, and bullet-proof security.
Cooking
Frederic Wenzel

* Morning Keynote - Hacking for Freedom

The last year has shown the Internet and computers to be a major force for freedom and self-determination around the world. The presenter discusses his work as a hacktivist. Working with Anonymous and Telecomix, he has helped organized protests in support of WikiLeaks, provided communications support to Egypt and the Middle East, and generally fought the good fight.
Culture
Peter Fein

* No More Joins

Everything you learned about database modeling is wrong. At least for document databases like CouchDB and MongoDB. Learn about these differences, the trade-offs, the use cases, and put it all in practice in a discussion about a real-life document database problem. Unlearn SQL habits and relax.
Cooking
Nuno Job, J Chris Anderson, Roger Bodamer

* Open Source at Microsoft - Less Evil and More Organized Than You'd Think

There's more real open source going on at Microsoft than you'd think.
Business
Scott Hanselman

* Pulling the Plug

In order to keep a tree healthy, you have to prune its branches. This too is the case with an organization’s websites and projects. Let’s look at how Mozilla handles the end-of-life portion of a website’s life-cycle.
Business
Ryan Snyder

* Read the Docs: A Completely Open Source Django Web Site

Read the Docs is a documentation hosting site for the community. It was built in 48 hours in the 2010 Django Dash. In January 2010 it had 100,000 page views, and increases daily. I will talk about all of the code to deploy and run a sizable Django site. We will go through the highlights and interesting parts of the code, as well as some of the lessons learned from the site being open source.
Cooking
Eric Holscher

* Starting and Scaling a Startup Outside of the Silicon Valley

Join Michael Richardson, a cofounder of Urban Airship, as he elaborates on the decisions around creating a startup outside of Silicon Valley, how to keep your head above water, and how to find and manage a team during explosive growth.
Business
Michael Richardson

* The History of Concurrency

With node.js brining callbacks back into fashion and new languages like Go baking concurrency primitives directly into the language syntax, it can be difficult to keep straight what different concurrency approaches offer, what their shortcomings are, and what inspired them.
Chemistry
Michael Schurter

* Write better Javascript with RequireJS

Web frameworks have done a good job of organizing the server side code in our web applications. But that doesn't help with Javascript. RequireJS helps you solve this problem.
Cooking
Chris Pitzer

Favorite proposals for this user

* <Your Favorite Programming Language> Loses

Every programming language in wide use has some horrible mistakes: your favorite is no exception. We'll talk about some fundamental principles of PL design and how they play out in various real languages.
Chemistry 2011-03-14 05:26:26 +0000
Bart Massey

* FOSS Tools for Photographers

In this talk, Tim Harder will introduce you to all the crazy cool things you can do with FOSS panoramic photography tools like Hugin, open source viewers and more.
Cooking 2011-03-22 20:54:46 +0000
Tim Harder

* Ganeti Web Manager: Cluster Management Made Simple

Looking for an easy, scalable way to manage your Ganeti-based clusters? Ganeti Web Manager provides admins an easy to deploy, Django based GUI that effectively manages private clusters & works equally well for providing customers access. With a caching system designed to scale to thousands of virtual machines without decreasing performance, Ganeti Web Manager makes cluster management truly simple.
Chemistry 2011-01-21 22:08:46 +0000
Lance Albertson, Peter Krenesky

* How Mozilla Webdev Stewards Roll

Mozilla's Webdev team is small, but helps out with over 100+ web properties. We're experimenting organizationally to scale ourselves. Learn about the new Webdev Steward role.
Culture 2011-03-25 18:55:37 +0000
Austin King

* IndexedDb: Your Client-side NoSQL DB

Sqlite provided a very cool offline storage system for web applications, but there is a new standards-based DB in town, IndexedDb. See how web applications can keep their user's data 100% private. Gawk at how sophisticated web applications can use offline local storage. Recoil in horror at the boring name... IndexedDb
Chemistry 2011-03-02 21:41:05 +0000
Austin King

* Infrastructure for 21st Century Citizenship

Oregon faces big problems, and new ways of thinking and engaging need to be created to solve them. There is a pressing need for an open source, easy-to-use online platform where Oregonians can raise issues, identify needs, exchange information, offer support and resources, connect with one another, and take action together toward shared solutions that improve our neighborhoods, our communities and our state.
Culture 2011-03-16 18:32:08 +0000
Mark Frischmuth

* LibreOffice and OO.org - The Evolution of Office

By founding the Document Foundation, a major part of the OpenOffice.org community left Oracle for speeding up development. This session shows how OO.org merged with Go-Oo and other projects to LibreOffice and how it is technically different from OO.org releases.
Chemistry 2011-02-22 00:05:44 +0000
Markus Franz

* Welcome to the vi Renaissance

Vi is a way of life that started in 1976. Its philosophy has influenced software ranging from shells to web browsers. Thirty five years later the ubiquitous editor has seen a resurgence in popularity among developers. See what is drawing power users back to their vi roots.
Cooking 2011-03-16 06:10:18 +0000
Clayton Parker