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OSCON 2010, The O’Reilly Open Source Convention

A couple of weeks ago I attended the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland. OSCON has hundreds of sessions and activities focused on all aspects of open source software. I met some great people, the talks were good and I saw some promising ideas and technologies.

Workshops attended

  • Android for Java Developers
    Marko Gargenta (Marakana)
  • Building a NoSQL Data Cloud
    Krishna Sankar (Cisco Systems Inc)
  • Building Native Mobile Apps Using Open Source
    Kevin Whinnery (Appcelerator)

Sessions attended

  • Building Mobile Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    Jonathan Stark (Jonathan Stark Consulting)
  • Open Source Tool Chains for Cloud Computing
    Mark Hinkle (Zenoss), John Willis (Opscode, Inc.), Alex Honor
  • Doctor, I Have a Problem with My Innovation.
    Rolf Skyberg (eBay, Inc.)
  • Ingex: Bringing Open Source to the Broadcast Industry
    By Brendan Quinn (BBC R&D)
  • membase.org: The Simple, Fast, Elastic NoSQL Database
    Matt Ingenthron (NorthScale, Inc.)
  • Introducing WebM: High Quality, Royalty-Free, Open Source Video
    John Koleszar (Google, Inc.)
  • Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot: Understanding API Activity
    Clay Loveless (Mashery)
  • Deploying an Open Source Private Cloud On a Shoe String Budget
    Louis Danuser (AT&T Labs, Inc.)
  • Eucalyptus: The Open Source Infrastructure for Cloud Computing
    Shashi Mysore (Eucalyptus Systems Inc.)
  • Hadoop, Pig, and Twitter
    Kevin Weil (Twitter, Inc.)
  • Mahout: Mammoth Scale Machine Learning
    Robin Anil (Apache Software Foundation)
  • BlackBerry development for Web Application Developers
    Kevin Falcone (Best Practical Solutions)
  • Practical Concurrency
    Tim Bray (Google, Inc.)
  • Scribe – Moving Data at Massive Scale
    Robert Johnson (Facebook)
  • Make Open Easy
    Dan Bentley (Google)

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