Join the world's top developers, technologists and decision makers as we explore open source and the open web in the enterprise. Two days of keynotes, talks, tutorials and networking opportunities in Raleigh and the Research Triangle area.

Thanks for a great conference Raleigh - we'll see you in 2014!!

Speakers

Scott Chacon

Scott Chacon

Co-Founder / CIO

Scott Chacon is a cofounder and the CIO of GitHub. He is also the author of the Pro Git book by Apress (progit.org) and the maintainer of the Git homepage (git-scm.com). Scott has presented at dozens of conferences around the world on Git, GitHub and the future of work.

GitHub Workshop

In this talk I will show people how to create accounts, set up GUI clients, do some basic Git stuff, fork and create pull requests, merge features, use notifications, open issues, etc. The first part will be more intro/higher level workflow type stuff. The second part will be more advanced (API and hooks usage, Pages usage, team ACLs, etc).

whurley

Whurley

Co-Founder / General Manager

If you’ve heard of open source, open innovation, and augmented reality, then you’ve already met our Evil Genius. Whurley has earned rights to prestigious accolades such as the IBM Master Inventor, IBM Pervasive Computing, Apple Design and LinuxWorld Magazine’s Top Leader in Open Source Business awards by inventing today’s leading technology standards in excellence.

With 11 patents (and counting) and as co-founder of iPhoneDevCamp, iPadDevCamp, iOSDevCamp and BarCampAustin, whurley should probably be General Manager of the world.

Chris DiBona

Chris DiBona

Director of Open Source

Chris DiBona is the Director of Open Source for Mountain View, Ca. based Google. His teams oversees license compliance and support the open source developer community through programs such as the Google Summer of Code and through the release of open source software projects and patches. In the public sector space, he looks after Google Moderator and Google Elections.

Mr. DiBona is an internationally known advocate of open source software and related methodologies. He occasionally appears on the This Week in Tech and the This Week in Google podcasts. He is a visiting scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management and has a masters in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Additionally, he serves on a number of technical advisory boards.

Before joining Google, Mr. DiBona was an editor and author for the website Slashdot.org . Additionally, he coedited the award-winning essay compilations "Open Sources" and "Open Sources 2.0" and writes for several publications. He was the host of Floss Weekly with Leo Laporte and made a number of appearances on TechTV's "The Screensavers" and on the Cranky Geeks.

His personal blog can be found at http://dibona.com and he can be reached via email via chris@dibona.com

Lee Congdon

Lee Congdon

CIO

Lee Congdon is responsible for Red Hat's global information systems, including the technology strategy, enterprise architecture, information technology governance, solutions delivery, and systems operations supporting the company. His role includes enabling Red Hat's business through services, such as knowledge management, technology innovation, technology-enabled collaboration, and process improvement.

Congdon has more than 25 years of experience as an IT leader. Prior to joining Red Hat® he was managing vice president, Information Technology, at Capital One where he developed and delivered IT solutions for the firm's corporate functions and Global Financial Services group.

Before Capital One, Congdon was senior vice president, Strategic Initiatives, at Nasdaq, where he led the organization's efforts to identify, implement, and operate technology solutions for Nasdaq Japan, Nasdaq Europe, and other strategic global ventures.

Earlier, at Citicorp, Congdon led multiple global technology initiatives for the private bank and the corporate bank. Congdon began his career at IBM as an operating system developer and held several technology and technical marketing positions of increasing responsibility with that firm.

Chris Aniszczyk

Chris Aniszycyk

Open Source Manager

Chris Aniszycyk is a software architect by trade with a passion for software evangelism, open source and building communities. He sits on the Eclipse Foundation's Board of Directors representing the committer community.

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Open Source and the Twitter Stack

From the humble beginning, Twitter was built on open source software. In this talk, you'll learn about open source craft, culture and technology at Twitter. In particular, we'll focus on how the Twitter stack scaled from a monolithic to service oriented infrastructure and how open source aided the transition. We'll also have time to talk about lessons learned along the way.

Jessica McKellar

Jessica McKellar

Director

Jessica McKellar is an entrepreneur, software engineer, and open source developer from Cambridge, MA. She is a Director for the Python Software Foundation and an organizer for the largest Python user group in the world. With that group she runs the Boston Python Workshop -- an introductory programming pipeline that has brought hundreds of women into the local Python community and is being replicated in cities across the US. Jessica is a veteran open source contributor and a maintainer for several open source projects, including OpenHatch and the Twisted event-driven networking engine; she wrote a chapter on Twisted for The Architecture of Open Source Applications Volume II and the second edition of O'Reilly's Twisted Networking Essentials.

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Python for the Enterprise

What do NASA, YouTube, Dropbox, Pinterest, and Rackspace all have in common? They all make substantial use of Python, a versatile programming language used for everything from web development, operations engineering, and finance to scientific computing and data analysis.

Learn about some killer features of the language and community that make Python a great personal investment for developers and a great business investment for enterprise companies.

Andy Hunt

Andy Hunt

Author

Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and publisher. He has authored award-winning and best-selling books, including The Pragmatic Programmer and six others, including his latest, the popular Pragmatic Thinking and Learning.

Andy was one of the 17 founders of the Agile Alliance and authors of the Agile Manfesto; and co-founded the Pragmatic Bookshelf, publishing award-winning and critically acclaimed books for software developers. Read Andy Hunt’s biography, or take a look at Andy’s current talks and workshops.

Hampton Catlin

Hampton Catlin

Creator / CTO

Hampton Catlin is the inventor of Sass, Wikipedia Mobile, Haml, Tritium and Moovweb. He's passionate about software, empowerment, great design, and rationalism. He is the CTO for Moovweb, a site transformation framework and platform.

Product Development Philosophies: Sass, Wikipedia Mobile, Moovweb

Learn about the product development philosophies that have driven Sass, Wikipedia Mobile, and Moovweb. He'll talk about how he came up with the idea for Sass, and how having a great team in place allowed it to grow into something much bigger than anyone expected. He'll also talk about creating the Wikipedia Mobile site, and how to see opportunity in front of you. And finally he'll talk about Moovweb and how to challenge markets you never expected to be in. Also, expect a lot of cussing.

Jim Jagielski

Jim Jagielski

President

Jim is a well known and acknowledged expert and visionary in Open Source, an accomplished coder, and frequent engaging presenter on all things Open, Web and Cloud related. As a developer, he's made substantial code contributions to just about every core technology behind the Internet and Web and in 2012 was awarded the O'Reilly Open Source Award. He is likely best known as one of the developers and co-founders of the Apache Software Foundation, where he has previously served as both Chairman and President and where he's been on the Board Of Directors since day one. He also is a director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and serves as President of the Outercurve Foundation. He credits his wife Eileen in keeping him sane.

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Three is a Magic Number

Free Software and Open Source can be a complex topic, what with all the various types of licenses and governance models and whatnot. In this session, Jim will simplify what Free Software and Open Source is all about down to their main essentials giving you a better understanding behind this powerful and influential topic.

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Leigh Heyman

Director of New Media Technologies

Leigh is Director of New Media Technologies at the White House, where he oversees the development and operations of WhiteHouse.gov, We The People, and all of the White House’s Drupal-based websites and applications. His team provides a secure, stable, and scalable technical infrastructure across the White House’s web, social media, and mobile platforms, supporting the President's communications objectives. Leigh's fifteen years of experience cover all aspects of system management of high-profile online engagement platforms in both the private and public sectors, including work for Blue State Digital and MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

We the People: Open Source, Open Data

On September 20, 2011, President Obama announced to the Open Government Partnership not only the launch of a new online tool for petitioning the U.S. Government, but also his intent that the technology itself be shared “so that any government in the world can enable its citizens to do the same.”

Less than one year later, that promise was fulfilled when the source code for this tool: We The People, was published to GitHub under the GNU General Public License, and we haven’t looked back since, releasing three additional applications, and publishing API’s for the data they use.

This talk will briefly discuss the various open-source and open-data tools used and produced at the White House, and delve in to the deeper issues that surround opening up the source code and data of such high-profile applications, including the PR, legal, and security implications, but also the tremendous benefits to performance and usability, and how these have massively increased user engagement. Finally, we will discuss what the future holds for open source development at the White House in terms of upcoming projects, approaches to software procurement, and the Digital Government Strategy.

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Jonathan Leblanc

Emmy Award Winning Engineer

Jonathan LeBlanc is an Emmy award winning software engineer, author of the O’Reilly book "Programming Social Applications", and the head of Developer Evangelism (North America) at PayPal. Specializing in user identity concepts and data mining techniques, as well as open source initiatives around social engagement, Jonathan works on the development of emerging initiatives towards building a more user-centric web.

Designing JavaScript APIs

API creation within JavaScript introduces a whole new array of security and request issues that traditional APIs never encounter.

In this session we will explore several principles behind API design and consumption using JavaScript, many of the standards that were integrated in the redevelopment of the PayPal API architecture in the new RESTful APIs.

We will cover many of these architecture standards, including:

  • OAuth 2 in the JavaScript model
  • Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) as a model for bypassing browser security models
  • Building in action automation using HATEOAS
  • The challenges behind secure resource consumption through JavaScript

Carlos Souza

Carlos Souza

Lead Developer / Author

Carlos is a Lead Developer at Code School/Envy Labs in Orlando, FL. He spends his time between consulting on client projects and teaching open source technologies at Code School. He is the author of the Rails 4: Zombie Outlaws course and the soon to be released Rails 4 Patterns course. He's spoken at conferences all over the world, including OSCON, Railsconf, Magic Ruby, Fluent, and Rubyconf Brazil to name a few. When not programming, he can be found rock climbing or playing guitar.

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Rails 4 Workshop

Learn to build faster and more secure web applications with Rails 4. This talk will go over some of the major changes in the latest version of Rails. Topics include Routes, ThreadSafety, ActiveRecord and ActiveModel API, Strong Parameters, Session Store, View Helpers, Declarative ETags, Cache-Digests and Streaming with ActionController::Live.

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Rspec Workshop

This talk is an introduction to RSpec, the popular testing framework for Ruby and Rails applications. We'll start with an overview of RSpec's basic syntax and installation, followed by a lot of code examples using RSpec in Rails applications. Topics include RSpec's default matchers, hooks and tags, mocking and stubbing and writing your own custom matchers.

Angela Byron

Angela Byron

Director of Community Development

Angela Byron, Director of Community Development at Acquia, is a Drupal core co-maintainer, recipient of the Google-O'Reilly Open 2008 Source Award for Best Contributor, co-author of the O'Reilly book Using Drupal, and an open source evangelist who lives and breathes Drupal. She got her start as a Google Summer of Code student in 2005 and since then has completely immersed herself in contributing to open source. Her work includes core patch review, improving the user experience of Drupal through the Spark project, testing and quality assurance efforts, improving and fixing documentation, and general community cat herding of Drupal's 1,000+ core contributors.

Angela has spoken and/or keynoted at numerous conferences on topics related to Drupal, general web development, and women in open source. Previous speaking engagements include linux.conf.au, SCALE, Ontario and Ohio Linux Fest, Flourish!, Open Web Vancouver, and almost every DrupalCon. :)

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A Preview of Drupal 8

Since March 2011, the Drupal community has been hard at work on Drupal 8, which is currently undergoing active development. This revolutionary new release sports tons of improvements, and Angela Byron, Drupal core committer and long-time core developer, will lead you through the most important ones and how they'll impact your future site building endeavors.

Jason Weathersby

Jason Weathersby

Technical Evangelist: Firefox OS

Jason Weathersby is a Technical Evangelist for Mozilla, evangelizing Firefox OS. He is also a committer on the BIRT project at the Eclipse Foundation, and has co-authored several books and written many articles on BIRT integration. He is a proponent of HTML5, the Open Web and Open Source and is a regular contributor to the Mozilla Hacks blog. Jason has over 20 years experience in the software development field, ranging from real time process control to business intelligence software.

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HTML5 for the mobile web - Firefox OS

Firefox OS is a new operating system for mobile phones to bring web connectivity to those who can not get top-of-the-line smartphones. By harvesting the principles of what made the web great and giving developers access to the hardware directly through web standards it will be the step we need to make a real open and affordable mobile web a reality. In this talk Jason Weathersby from Mozilla will show how Firefox OS works, how to build apps for it and how end users will benefit from this open alternative to other platforms.

Uri Sarid

Uri Sarid

CTO

Uri Sarid is the CTO of MuleSoft, provider of the world's most widely used open source integration platform. He previously served in CTO and vice president roles at the NOOK Cloud for Barnes & Noble, eMeter Corporation and Aptana. At Aptana, Uri led the open source efforts for Aptana IDE and created the open source Jaxer, a predecessor to Node.js. Uri holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics from Harvard University and a B.S. with Highest Distinction from the University of Arizona. He is an author on 7 patents.

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RAML – APIs By Design

APIs are everywhere: whether you're building single-page apps, mobile apps, enterprise or consumer software, you're either offering or consuming APIs, or both. There are thousands of public APIs today, and millions of enterprise APIs on the way; a growing number are RESTful, to some extent. APIs can be transformative, to your business and your career. Any successful API strategy considers the entire APX: the Application Programming eXperience. And key to that experience is deliberate API design. I examine a new language for specifying practically-RESTful APIs, RAML: the RESTful API Modeling Language. It's built for human-oriented, agile API design; encapsulates patterns; and enables new engagement experiences with the most important element of API success: delighting the API consumers.

Jim Kobielus

Jim Kobielus

Big Data Evangelist

James Kobielus is an industry veteran and serves as IBM's Big Data Evangelist. He spearheads IBM's thought leadership activities in Big Data, Hadoop, enterprise data warehousing, advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management, and next best action technologies. He works with IBM's product management and marketing teams in Big Data. He has spoken at such leading industry events as IBM Information on Demand, Hadoop Summit, and O'Reilly Strata. He has published several business technology books and is a very popular provider of original commentary on blogs and many social media.

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Hadoop: The Rise of Open Source and Diminishing Likelihood of Distro Wars

Big data is an industry ecosystem in which the open-source approaches have great momentum. Open-source platforms—including Hadoop and R—are expanding their footprint in advanced analytics. As the enterprise Hadoop market continues to mature and many companies deploy their clusters for the most demanding analytical challenges, data analytics professionals are migrating toward this open-source-centric platform. Many people have remarked that Hadoop is the “Linux of big data” and used that analogy to raised the specter of "distro wars" and "proprietary lock-in" in the increasingly commercialized Hadoop market. In this session, James Kobielus, IBM Big Data Evangelist, will explain where the Hadoop-Linux analogy falters and why distro wars are increasingly unlikely. He will point to the prevalence of open-source Hadoop licensing, the consistency of core Hadoop programming interfaces across commercial offerings, and the expansion of customer choice within vibrant Hadoop solution-provider ecosystems.

Erynn Petersen

Erynn Petersen

Executive Director

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How to Run an Open Source Project

This is a tongue in cheek title. The project teams around several open source projects are now much, much bigger than any privately funded commercial project, and the processes that have been developed to make Open Source software development teams work are now more economically efficient for the development of software at scale than any company has come up with to manage its own internal engineering and product resources. Open Source projects are starting to leverage this incredible efficiency and are beginning to reach a new kind of scale in the commercial computing world.

Why do we care about this? The big open source projects, like operating systems or IDEs, are self-governing but not necessarily self-aware of their place in the overall Open Source ecosystem. The effects of reaching this scale include more users, more expectations, and development of new practices that have not yet been developed in commercially developed software. A company that had been this successful and grown this large would be under some pressure to consider their product offerings as a complete stack; would it ensure more utility and more adoption and better products for the OSS community to consider this as well?

Josh Wills

Josh Wills

Director of Data Science

Josh Wills is Cloudera's Director of Data Science, working with customers and engineers to develop Hadoop-based solutions across a wide-range of industries. Prior to joining Cloudera, Josh worked at Google, where he worked on the ad auction system and then led the development of the analytics infrastructure used in Google+. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Duke University and his Master's in Operations Research from The University of Texas at Austin.

Revolutionizing Business: a Hybrid Approach to Open Source Innovation

The open source community is a vibrant ecosystem that is democratizing information technology. Open source software solutions are becoming more widely accepted by modern enterprises, as more businesses look for alternatives to the totalitarianism of incumbent vendor lock-in. No longer a niche market, open source projects abound, promising to speed innovation and reformation.

However, a significant gap remains that continues to slow open source software adoption in the mainstream, where it’s needed most: many businesses, municipalities, hospitals and education institutions don’t have the IT resources to successfully implement and manage advanced open source software platforms. And many companies are wary of implementing unsupported products into existing infrastructure and production environments, as open source software has it’s own potential pitfalls.

For open source technologies to cross the chasm to become viable in the enterprise, they need to strike a balance between promise, potential and inventiveness and thoughtful attentiveness to meeting enterprise requirements like security, resiliency and support, traits typically attributed to proprietary software solutions. By melding the creativity and innovation of open source with a higher degree of accountability and business attributes, we can deliver an inherently enterprise-ready solution that will enable us to extend the power of open source to a wider array of users. This model takes a holistic, hybrid approach to delivering open source solutions layered with proprietary management tools to make them an accessible and ultimately adoptable business solution for organizations in every sector of the global economy.

This discussion will explore real world use cases of organizations across a variety of industries, including healthcare, government, telecom, and financial services, that are benefitting from hybrid open source/proprietary solutions, and offer best practices and practical advice for how to implement an approach that will benefit business end users and the open source community without compromise.

Mark Atwood

Mark Atwood

Director of Open Source

Mark Atwood is a regular speaker at technical conferences, and has been a long-time contributor to open source. He describes his job as "learning amazing stuff and meeting amazing people, and then introducing them all to each other". His technology interests include Open Source Development Methodology, Cloud Computing, and Open Source Databases. He is currently the Director of Open Source for HP Cloud Services. He has been the Open Source Advocate for Red Hat OpenShift, the Community Manager for Eucalyptus Systems, the Director of Community Development for Gear6 Memcached, and a Senior Technology Advisor for Network.com at Sun Microsystems. He is a coauthor of the OAuth Core specification. He makes his home in Seattle USA, with an annual trip to his other home in Black Rock City.

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Why is Open Source so Good?

Why does open source development work so well?

One would think that traditional corporate software development, where developers are closely supervised by managers according to plans and schedules, would result in the creation of more consistent and higher quality software than open source software development, where developers have significant freedom to choose the goals and pace of projects they choose work on. And yet, open source software is often of excellent quality, and can transform existing industries and business models.

When does the open source "magic" happen, and when does it not? We can learn some lessons from looking back over several open source projects and communities, and see how those lessons have been applied to the current OpenStack project and community.

Andrew Oliver

Andrew Oliver

President

Andrew C. Oliver is the president of Open Software Integrators, a US firm specializing in NoSQL/Big Data development with offices in Chicago, IL and Durham, NC. Oliver is the “Strategic Developer” columnist for Infoworld which focuses primarily on application development, largely using Cloud and NoSQL technologies. He is also a well known open source advocate having served on the board of the Open Source Initiative, was the founder of the POI project and worked for the successful startup, JBoss, before it was acquired by Red Hat.

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Which Freaking Database Should I Use?

In the era of cheap disk space, processing power and high bandwidth networks, the constraints that caused our industry to have a near exclusive focus on Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) have abated. The terminology surrounding NoSQL and BigData are confusing to IT professionals trying to select the right storage for the right problem. The talk will explore the technical reasons you might select one of these "new" databases, the types of databases available, their correct use and "quintessential" use cases for them. Also discussed will be the counter indications for them. This is a survey talk for management and developers who are new to NoSQL/BigData/Non-RDBMS.

Ross Gardler

Ross Gardler

President

Ross Gardler has been involved with open source in one form or another since the mid ‘90s. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation where he currently serves as the foundation's President. He’s been an independent strategy consultant, led the UK academic research sectors open source advisory service and now works for Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.

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Microsoft & Open Source

Open source is a software licensing and development model that allows collaboration in the process of developing and delivering software solutions. Open source software is an extremely important part of the modern IT landscape. In this session we’ll look at how open source can be leveraged to ensure your company gets what it needs. We'll also explore some concrete examples of how Microsoft works with and collaborates with others to promote interoperability. This interoperability makes it easier and less costly to develop and manage a mixed IT environment.

Christopher Clark

Christopher Clark

Director of Information Technology

Christopher began as the sole “IT guy” at SparkFun Electronics when it was less than a tenth of its current size. He now manages a diversified staff of thirteen developers, administrators, and analysts. During the past several years his responsibilities have grown from initially improving SparkFun’s eCommerce presence to developing an internal ERP system, navigating legal and political pitfalls, and overseeing the rapid scaling of a growing business in all aspects of information technology.

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The Business Case for Open Source Hardware

Manufacturing and selling hardware is a proven business practice but proprietarity is the unquestionable default setting. There are, however, distinct advantages to open sourcing hardware destined for sale and distribution. This session with discuss those advantages on a level playing field with the risks. It will also cover methodologies for leveraging the community to turn consumers into collaborative product development partners. Embracing open source hardware as a business can be a powerful driver for success.

Max Mether

Max Mether

Co-founder

Max Mether, a native of Finland received his M.Sc (Eng) in Physics and Maths from Helsinki University of Technology. Max joined MySQL AB in 2001 starting as a Consultant and an Instructor and ended up creating the MySQL training program and managing the curriculum under MySQL AB and later at Sun. As a co-founder Max now manages the field services and training departments at SkySQL and helps advance the MySQL eco-system around the world. Max is a frequent speaker at LinuxFests and MySQL conferences around the globe.

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MariaDB for the Enterprise

MariaDB has been a favorite MySQL fork in the community for quite a while already. This has been particularly prominent in the last year with many major Linux Distributions switching to MariaDB. However, MariaDB is also gaining momentum in the enterprise. This talk will focus on the features and reasons behind MariaDB being successful in the Enterprise, as well as looking at some coming things that have been demanded by existing customers. We will use examples from customer cases to highlight common problems and specific areas of success.

Dave Stokes

Dave Stokes

MySQL Community Manager

Dave Stokes has been using MySQL for over 15 years and has a wide background with Open Source software. He started his computer career as a second shift operator on a DEC 2020. He has worked for companies alphabetically ranging from the American Heart Association to Xerox and was made the Oracle’s MySQL Community Manager in 2010.

John Mertic

John Mertic

Solutions Architect

John Mertic serves as Solutions Architect and Community Manager for SugarCRM, having several years of experience with PHP web applications and open source communities. A frequent conference speaker and an avid writer, he has been published in php|architect, IBM Developerworks, and in the Apple Developer Connection, and is the author of the book 'The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications' and the book 'Building on SugarCRM: Creating Applications the Easy Way'. He has also contributed to many open source projects, most notably the PHP project where is the creator and maintainer of the PHP Windows Installer. He also sits on the board of the OW2 Consortium, and serves as secretary of the OpenSocial foundation.

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Open Source Communities in a For Profit World

Since open source has hit the mainstream, people have been trying to grep the idea of what an open source business model would be. In intermixing a for-profit organization with the freedom loving principles of the FLOSS movement, there inevitably is a struggle point between the two. Several models of business have emerged to attempt to rectify this, but each tends to come with it's own baggage along the way, and communities tend to struggle with this.

In this talk, I'll explore the business models out there that attempt to work with Open Source communities to help grow a healthy business. We'll also debate and discuss what the future holds here, and how better these business models bridge between the corporate and community needs.

Josh Barratt

Josh Barratt

Chief Architect

Josh joined top provider of web hosting and cloud computer services Media Temple as a system engineer in 2003 before making his way up to CTO and Chief Architect. Josh's world is a blend of computer science, software development, UNIX administration and the people and processes that tie it all together. Prior to Media Temple, he worked six years as a software engineer and has built everything from large clustered systems to embedded real-time motion control for special effects, and almost everything in between.

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The Revolution Will Be Containerized

Containers have a rich history in high-density computing, offering huge advantages in performance and resource utilization over hypervisor-based virtualization. This talk discusses some of the past of containerization, and focuses on the bright future promised by the work of the Linux Containers (LXC), their integration with OpenStack, and the Docker project (docker.io)

Steven Grandchamp

Steven Grandchamp

CEO

Steven Grandchamp has over twenty-five years of experience in the software industry, where he has served in executive roles for both vendor and IT customer organizations. He was formerly President and CEO of Information Management Research where he led the company’s move into Enterprise Content Management. Prior to that, he was Vice President and a principal shareholder at American Fundware, where he was responsible for the company’s software development effort. Steven was also a founding partner of Formation Technologies Inc, a software company for the banking industry that emerged as a leader in the loan origination segment. Steven also held various senior management positions with Microsoft including the application development segment of Microsoft Consulting Services. Steven spent the early part of his career in progressively responsible IT roles in the banking industry.

Robert Stam

Robert Stam

Developer

Robert is an organizer of the MongoDB User Group in Atlanta, Georgia. At 10gen he's the developer of the C# driver for MongoDB. Robert has a bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard College and a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Robert lives in Atlanta, Georgia

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Mongo DB - An Introduction

This talk will introduce the features of MongoDB by walking through how one can building a simple library application using MongoDB. The talk will cover the basics of MongoDB's document model, query language, map-reduce framework and deployment architecture.

Tarus Balog

Tarus Balog

CEO

Tarus Balog has been involved in managing communications networks professionally since 1988, and unprofessionally since 1978 when he got his first computer - a TRS-80 from Radio Shack. Having worked as a network management consultant for many years, he was constantly frustrated in the lack of flexibility involved in commercial solutions such as OpenView and Tivoli, as well as shocked by their high prices. Looking for a better solution, he turned to open source and joined the OpenNMS project in 2001 and become the principal administrator of the project in 2002. Since then he has managed not only to make a living working with free software, but the OpenNMS Group, the services company behind the project, has thrived, and currently has over 150 customers in 26 countries.

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Running an Open Source Business

So, You Think You Want to Start an Open Source Business?

This presentation uses the Milton Bradley “Game of Life” as a metaphor for creating and running a business based on open source software.

It starts with how to decide what type of company to form (traditional or foundation), the importance of license choice as well as when to quit the day job.

The special needs and advantages of open source are discussed, from copyright issues to community management. Also, emphasis is placed on the fact that an open source business is still a business with issues such as accounting, taxes and other paper work.

It then moves into issues concerning products, customer management and employees. Finally, it ends with exit strategies, whether it involved investment, an acquisition or simply creating a business with a lot of longevity.

Jason Hibbets

Jason Hibbets

Project Manager

Jason Hibbets is a project manager in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat where he is the lead administrator, content curator, and community manager for opensource.com. He has been with Red Hat since 2003 and is the author of, The foundation for an open source city. Prior roles include senior marketing specialist, Red Hat Knowledgebase maintainer, and support engineer. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets

Jason graduated from North Carolina State University and resides in Raleigh, NC. He has been applying open source principles in neighborhood organizations in Raleigh for several years, highlighting the importance of transparency, collaboration, and community building. In his spare time, he enjoys surfing, gardening, watching football, participating in his local government, blogging for South West Raleigh, and training his Border Collies to be frisbee and agility dogs. He heads to the beaches of North Carolina during hurricane season to ride the waves.

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Open Source All The Cities

Open source is not only transforming our software, but it's transforming our government. Learn about some of the open source applications and civic hacking occurring in the Triangle of North Carolina from the author of "The foundation for an open source city." Leave with ideas that you can take back to your city to start creating a better citizen experience.

Sergey A. Razin

Sergey A. Razin

Chief Technical Officer

A native of Moscow, Sergey currently serves as the CTO for SIOS Technology Corporation. Sergey is an active contributor to a number of open source initiatives in spaces of speech recognition, telephony, and C++ libraries. Throughout his academic and professional career Sergey served roles of Principal Investigator (PI), leader in research, development as well as architecture in areas of big data analytics, speech recognition, telephony, and networking.

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Nugget of Software Defined IT

Traditional datacenter is broken up into a number of silos: network, storage, virtualization, application. The emerging Software Defined Datacenter movement breaks those silos and creates a playground for innovation, convergence, and new opportunities to address unsolved problems.

During my session I will describe what the Software Defined * hype is all about, how it breaks traditionally established silos while creating the opportunities on the way, and how it applies to open source.

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson

President

Tom Wilson started hacking on computers at the early age of 9, has worked as a software developer since the early 90′s, and has been building large scale and complex healthcare web applications for over a decade. Tom loves to teach as much as he loves to learn. Everywhere he has worked, he has always focused on improving the developer’s skills as much as delivering quality software. Tom has given many talks and workshops, and is an active member in the Charleston Software Development Community. He leads the Charleston Uber Users Group and Charleston CoderDojo, and is the Lead Instructor at Charleston CodeCamp - http://chscodecamp.com.

Tom’s knowledge, experience and passion provide a wealth of value for anyone interested in the craft of software development.

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Building Enterprise Applications with AngularJS

Stakeholders are demanding richer interfaces and more real-time experiences, I will provide a tutorial on how to build enterprise applications using AngularJS, we will cover a quick overview of the framework, some core concepts, like data-binding, dependency injection, but really dig into the directives and the power of modules. During the course of the tutorial we will walk through the steps of building an enterprise document store application that enables users to share documents based on security groups of users and when users log in depending on the groups they are associated with, they can access the available files and folders.

The point of the demo is not to complete a full enterprise app in 1:45 minutes, but to show how AngularJS can be a viable framework for building and maintaining enterprise applications.

Joe Stagner

Joe Stagner

COO

Joe is the Director of Developer Strategy at Zend Technologies Ltd. (The PHP Company.) He has spent over 30 years understanding trends in software development technologies, developers, project management and communities including a decade driving developer community at Microsoft. Prior to joining Zend Joe focused on catalyzing the HTML5 and Mobile web developer ecosystems at Mozilla.

Joe’s diverse technology career has spanned enterprise and commercial product development on mainframe, mini & microcomputers as well as mobile and embedded devices and positions, from assembly programmer to CEO of a publically traded Wall Street consulting firm.

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API Centric Applications Development : The Silver Bullet Meets the Perfect Storm?

Market Driven Demands are breaking conventional software development practices. The software development industry has been trying for decades to increase developer productivity and decrease cost….. And THAT was before the whole planet went mobile. This presentation will focus on why we need to be doing API Centric Development, what problems it solves, what choices we need to made and what benefits we can expect in return.

John Berryman

John Berryman

Search & Big Data Architect

Coming from a background of Aerospace Engineering, John soon discovered that his true interest lay at the intersections of technology and entrepreneurship and math. In early 2011, John stepped away from his day job to take up software consulting. Finally John found permanent employment at Opensource Connections where he currently consults large enterprises about full-text search and Big Data applications. Highlights to this point have included prototyping the future of search with the US Patent and Trademark Office, implementing the search syntax used by patent examiners, and integrating semantic search into Solr search engine.

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Jumpstart with Lucene and Solr Search

From intra-website search to full-on e-commerce applications, full-text search is ubiquitous on the web. And in the domain of search, Solr is arguably the most widely deployed search engine in the world. In this fast-paced session I will define the problem of full-text search and then introduce Lucene, the general-purpose software library upon which Solr is built. I will then demonstrate how Lucene may be used to build a basic search engine. After this, I will introduce Solr search engine. Solr can be though of as the best practices implementation of a Lucene search index wrapped inside a web server. I will present a wide variety of capabilities that are available with Solr right out of the box and I will demonstrated how easily Solr may be configured to meet various search needs. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the basic principles required to develop and deploy a full-text search engine to meet their own specific search needs.

Hunter Loftis

Hunter Loftis

Director of Technology

Hunter Loftis is in charge of research and development at Skookum Digital Works and is the lead developer and on node.js protyping tool ClickDummy. He is a contributor to several node.js and JavaScript open-source libraries as well as frequent host of SDW TechTalks and an organizer of CharlotteJS (www.charlottejs.org).

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Which open source JavaScript framework to use for cross-platform and browser web apps?

The line is blurring between "web sites" and "web apps," and modern developers are faced with a glut of choices when choosing client-side technology. As the Director of Technology at Skookum Digital Works, Hunter is exposed to dozens of heavy JavaScript projects each year - and the frameworks that go along with them. We'll evaluate some popular (and exotic) options to see which would be best for your next project:

Backbone, Knockout, Angular, Polymer, jQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch, Zepto, Ender

Luke Ehresman

Luke Ehresman

Co-Founder

Luke Ehresman is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Tebros Systems (http://tebros.com). Currently he is a freelance software developer who has spent the last 8 years working remotely with various companies and projects. He has created and manages several SaaS products including NeoBudget (http://neobudget.com) and DonorKeep (http://donorkeep.com). He also co-founded the SquirrelMail project (http://squirrelmail.org), a widely known open source webmail system used around the world.

Overcoming the Challenges of Impersonal Collaboration

One challenge facing open source leaders and contributors is effective communication across impersonal channels such as email and instant message. Working together face-to-face provides opportunities for brainstorming and can increase engagement. The challenge with open source developers is to use these impersonal communication media to effectively build a team and communicate ideas. This talk will discuss these problems and provide ways to overcome the challenges and facilitate rich collaboration.

Mike Milinkovich

Mike Milinkovich

Executive Director

Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for almost thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. His primary experience in open source has been as the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse, Mike was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel.

Mike sits on the Board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of OpenJDK.

Mike earned his Masters of Science degree in Information and Systems Sciences and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.

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Foundations 2.0

Open source foundations such as GNU, Apache and Eclipse have been with us now for about twenty years. For that time period, their role has been fairly consistent: they provide a neutral place for developers to create and distribute free software. This model has served both the open source community and the industry well. However, two forces are forcing a re-thinking of the role and function of open source foundations. The first is the huge success of project hosting sites, particularly GitHub. The second is the mainstream success of open source.

Drawing from my experiences at the Eclipse Foundation, I will be discussing the innovations in governance and programs that will keep open source foundations at the forefront of the software industry for many years to come.

Dustin Whittle

Dustin Whittle

Developer Evangelist

Dustin Whittle is a Developer Evangelist at AppDynamics where he focuses on helping organizations manage application performance. Before joining AppDynamics, Dustin was CTO at Kwarter, a consultant at SensioLabs, and developer evangelist at Yahoo!. He has experience building and leading engineering teams and working with developers and partners to scale to meet demand. When Dustin isn't working he enjoys flying, sailing, diving, golfing, and travelling around the world.

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The DevOps Pay Raise: Quantifying Your Value to Move Up the Ladder

DevOps, when done right, usually goes unnoticed. It’s only when something breaks that all eyes turn to IT. If your boss only sees you when the app is down, however, that’s not really doing your career any favors. In this session we’ll talk about how to prove your value to the organization by looking at the positive side – that is, how much money you’ve saved your company. We’ll take a look at how you can use tools like Chef, Puppet, Sensu and Logstash to quantify your value to your company. After this session, you’ll be able to walk into a meeting with your boss ready to talk about your value to the company (and to ask for a raise).

Nathaniel Talbott

Nathaniel Talbott

CTO

Nathaniel caught the open source bug in 2001 when he created and released test/unit for Ruby and people surprised him by actually using it. Since then he co-founded the payments platform Spreedly and jumped into the deep end of maintaining the ActiveMerchant project. Now he gets as much open source maintenance done as he can while building awesome teams and code at Spreedly. At home, he does his best to convince his 7 kids that working on open source code is more fun than building Lego spaceships, but to date they remain unconvinced.

Maintaining Sanity

I stumbled into being a maintainer on a big open source project pretty much by accident; I was contributing patches a lot and didn't want to be a nuisance, so I asked for commit privileges. At first I was just expediting my own patches, but then there were all these outstanding issues, and before I knew it I was a top committer on the project.

Being a maintainer is fun, but it can also be annoying and exhausting. I'll talk about the things that I've struggled with as a maintainer and the workflow I've developed over time to keep myself sane. There will be Git tips gleaned from kernel maintainers, ideas on encouraging contributions without feeling the need to accept every patch, straight talk on avoiding burnout, and most importantly I'll try to get across the joy that comes from being instrumental in moving a useful piece of software forward.

Not an open source maintainer and have no plans to ever be one? You should still come, since everything I talk about will also help you be a better open source contributor as well!

Robert Treat

Robert Treat

COO

Working on database backed, internet based systems for over a decade, Robert Treat is a long standing Open Source developer and advocate, and has been recognized as a major contributor to the PostgreSQL project for his work over the years. Author and international speaker on databases, open source, and managing web operations at scale, he spends his days as COO of OmniTI, a consultancy focused on building and managing large scale web infrastructure.

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PostgreSQL

Industry changes and an explosion in new databases has lead to a changing landscape in the Open Source database world, but through all that, the Postgres project has continued to gain marketshare and mindshare. In this talk we'll take a look at where Postgres has been, talk about some of the recent features around data analytics, JSON, and federated systems that have the tech hipsters taking a fresh look at Postgres, and we'll discuss some of the challenges on the road ahead.

Jed Schneider

Jed Schneider

Senior Developer

Jed specializes in building open source web and mobile applications with Mode Set. He spent 17 years as a professional cyclist, adopting software development as a second career. He now focuses his interest in dynamic languages (ruby, coffeescript, and clojure), test driven development, and bettering the software development experience. First and foremost a husband and father, he also geeks out on crossfit, coffee, world travel, and any combination of said hobbies herein mentioned.

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CoffeeScript for Server Side Devs

Coming from Object Oriented languages like Ruby, Python, or Java, JavaScript is both strangely interesting and largely intimidating. This prevents many server side oriented folks from attempting to become experts in this domain. And yet, the profusion of MVC style frameworks for writing 'smart clients' has opened up a huge opportunity for strong server side experience to play a role in modern front end development. This talk is a survey of some of the features in CoffeeScript that make the transition into the front end more enjoyable for developers with deeper experience in more traditional languages. We'll take a look at some of these features and real life applications of how to use them.

Greg DeKoenigsberg

Greg DeKoenigsberg

VP Community

Greg DeKoenigsberg is the Vice President of Community for Eucalyptus Systems, Inc., where he is responsible for leading the company's relationship with the broader open source community. Greg brings to Eucalyptus over a decade of open source advocacy and community leadership, with the majority of this time spent building and leading communities for open source leader Red Hat. While at Red Hat, Greg served in various community leadership roles, including senior community architect, leader of the Fedora project, chair of the first Fedora Project Board, and Red Hat community liaison with the One Laptop Per Child project.

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Amazon Web Services, Private Cloud, and Open Source

Amazon Web Services is the dominant public cloud provider, and more developers are moving to AWS all the time. Because of this, the ecosystem of open source tools around AWS is expanding rapidly. We'll talk about some of these tools, why AWS compatibility is so important, and how to ensure compatibility with AWS in private clouds.

Isaac Christoffersen

Isaac Christoffersen

Architect

Isaac Christoffersen has more than 15 years of experience in system integration and software solutions development for non-profit, commercial, and government clients. He is a technology innovator and community leader with a unique blend of business acumen and technology skills. Isaac has a proven track record of implementing innovative, pragmatic technology solutions to address real world challenges.

As the lead platform engineer for an innovative, award-winning Platform-as-a-Service solution for a commercial Internet service provider, Mr. Christoffersen was responsible for the implementation of the automated configuration management and application monitoring sub-systems. He also was also the lead services architect for an industry recognized, award-winning Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution that supports the Federal Government.

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Liberate Your Files - Private Cloud Storage on Your Terms

Many of today's enterprises are working under a false assumption that there is a trade-off between consumer-centric file sharing and corporate IT policy compliance. This is because most market-leading SaaS solutions for file sync and share are not designed around enterprise IT's needs. They represent growing risks with vendor lock-in, data security, compliance and data ownership.

By leveraging innovative Red Hat and ownCloud open source solutions, corporate IT can overcome these hurdles and provide a simple to use file sync and share solution for employees. As a result, organizations are able to retain a greater control over valuable intellectual property.

In this session, representatives from we will identify the risks involved with public cloud-based solutions, the use-cases and desired features for private-cloud solutions, and why hybrid or on-premise solutions are both achievable and secure.

Vizuri will also demonstrate how to leverage Red Hat's OpenShift Enterprise, ownCloud, and Red Hat Storage to build a hybrid-cloud file sync and share SaaS solution complete with mobile, desktop and web access.

Eric Tschetter

Eric Tschetter

Lead Architect

Eric Tschetter is the lead architect of Druid, Metamarkets’ open sourced distributed, in-memory database. Prior to joining Metamarkets, he held senior engineering positions at Ning and LinkedIn. At LinkedIn, Eric productized LinkedIn’s PYMK with Hadoop. He holds bachelors degrees in Computer Science and Japanese from the University of Texas at Austin, and a M.S. from the University of Tokyo in Computer Science.

Beyond Hadoop: Fast Ad-Hoc Queries on Big Data with Druid

There is no doubt Hadoop is an essential ingredient in the big data ecosystem. While it is ideal for batch processing of large data volumes, tools for real-time data queries are still needed for stream processing. Metamarkets decided to build and open source Druid, to better meet the needs of analytics workloads requiring fast, real-time access to data at scale. This session will start with a high-level overview of the Metamarkets stack relative to other technologies (e.g., Hadoop, transactional systems, etc.), why we decided to build Druid, how it can be used within, and will conclude with a Q&A.

Druid’s key features are: Distributed architecture; Real-time ingestion; Column-oriented for speed; Fast filtering; and Operational simplicity. From a query perspective, Druid supports arbitrary Boolean filters as well as Group By, time series roll-ups, aggregation functions and regular expression searches. In terms of performance, Druid’s scan speed is 33M rows per second per core, and can ingest up to 10K incoming records per second per node. We have horizontally scaled Druid to support scan speeds of 26B records per second.

Session attendees will walk away with an understanding of how they can incorporate Druid for real-time analytics within their big data stack.

Deb Cinkus

Deb Cinkus

CEO

Deb Cinkus is the CEO of Polished Geek, a Raleigh, NC based Joomla CMS web development company she co-founded February 2009. Deb enjoys helping clients take broad, brushstroke concepts through requirements analysis and the solution design process. It’s a great satisfaction for her to help guide ideas that are barely a twinkle in a client’s eye, to become new or improved CMS extensions and custom applications.

Most of all, Deb enjoys solving complex problems, and working to uncover the elegant, and often simple, solutions hidden within many web challenges, if one only looks hard enough. In addition to the satisfaction she gets from creating custom Joomla solutions, Deb openly admits to having two other addictions: sushi and the color purple.

Deb holds a B.A. degree in Business Management from NC State University and a Master’s Certification in Project Management from the George Washington University School of Business. She is a certified Project Management Professional by PMI, with over twenty years of application development experience across multiple industries and platforms. Her experience also includes five years as an international IT project management consultant working with multiple Fortune 500 companies, plus enterprise level software development management for Nortel Networks and Fidelity Investments.

Over the last decade, Deb has presented and facilitated training sessions at many corporations, non-profit organizations and private conferences. Since 2012, she’s presented within the web industry for several Joomla community events.

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"How will you know it’s broken, if you don’t know where it is?" Options in Open Source Project Management Software

Great project management software helps you keep track of everything on all of your various projects. By helping you know where everything is – tasks, files, resources, due dates and more – you can see what projects are moving along as they should, and which ones are in danger. It’s a mission critical function for most organizations, one usually entrusted to long standing enterprise tools like the ubiquitous (and proprietary) Microsoft Project.

Since you’re attending All Things Open, it’s a pretty safe bet your organization embraces and supports open source, either by developing it or using it. So have you considered extending that open source enthusiasm to your choice in project management software? In this session Deb Cinkus, a certified PMP, will help you explore open source project management applications through an objective comparison and contrast of their key features, while highlighting the most important advantages and disadvantages of each. Whether you are looking for an internal solution or a client-facing one, you might be pleasantly surprised by some of the great choices available today in open source project management software.

(Important disclaimer: The presenter Deb Cinkus has NO financial or business ties to any of the software that will be included in this session. This is an unbiased, third party review of the included applications.)

Pat Huff

Pat Huff

Program Director

Pat Huff is a Program Director in IBM Rational, responsible for Open Source and Eclipse. He manages an open source center of competency and the relationship between the IBM product development community and Eclipse in RTP, NC.

Pat sits on the Eclipse Board of Directors representing IBM. In addition to his board duties, he is the chair of the Eclipse IP Advisory Committee and the co-chair of the Eclipse Long term Support Working Group.

Pat started his career as a “rocket engineer” working for several companies on different launch systems in Cape Canaveral, FL culminating with IBM on the Space Shuttle launch team. From there he moved onto several large systems engineering projects in Gaithersburg, MD and was the System Engineering Manager for the Amadeus project, a European airline reservation consortium. He then became a part of the IBM team developing OO tooling in RTP, NC and managed an embedded Java development team. Here he embraced the concepts of agile development and scalable software development tools and frameworks. As part of the team that contributed the original core components to form the Eclipse Foundation, he became an ardent supporter of open source and the communities they represent. His current interests lie in realizing open source's potential in commercially successful offerings.

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Commercial Success, Community Benefit – Mutually Exclusive?

How can you participate in an open source community and still be commercially successful? It is not easy to adopt open source software into a commercial product. There are many pitfalls that you will encounter as you work to merge your production requirements and schedules with those of the community, not to mention the legal challenges you will face. At the same time, it is also important to fulfill your obligations to the community. I will use our experience with Eclipse as a case study to share the strategies and techniques we use to manage both our participation in, and consumption of open source in our commercial product offerings. The goal of this session is to provide you with a better understanding of how to work within an open source community and achieve maximum success for the community and your respective projects.

Charlie Greenbacker

Charlie Greenbacker

Principal Data Scientist

Charlie Greenbacker is Principal Data Scientist at Berico Technologies, specializing in natural language processing (NLP) and advanced analytics on unstructured text. He has an MS in Computer Science, is a PhD candidate (ABD) at the University of Delaware, and received a Blackfriars Fellowship to attend the University of Oxford as an undergraduate. Charlie has authored over a dozen academic publications in peer-reviewed journals and research conference proceedings. His interests include information extraction, knowledge representation, machine learning, big data, natural language generation, geospatial analysis, and open source software development. Prior to joining Berico, he worked with the Artificial Intelligence Group at Raytheon BBN Technologies and was a Communications & Computer Systems officer in the United States Air Force.

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Open Source Software for Geotagging Unstructured Big Data

As the demand for geospatial analytics continues to grow, most of human knowledge remains "trapped" in text documents. Proprietary solutions for distilling location information from unstructured text are expensive and difficult to scale. As an alternative, CLAVIN is an award-winning open source software package for document geotagging and geoparsing that's fast, accurate, easy to use, and scales to accommodate big data using Hadoop. Combining various open source tools with advanced natural language processing techniques, CLAVIN automatically extracts location names from unstructured text (using a model based on machine learning) and intelligently resolves these names against a gazetteer to produce rich geographic data. It also handles misspellings, alternate names, and ambiguous references like "Springfield" or "Portland."

By enriching documents with structured geo data derived from the semantic content, our open source geoparser renders unstructured text into a new data source for traditional GIS applications, and also adds a geospatial layer to traditional text analysis. CLAVIN has been integrated into a next-generation analytic platform supporting the discovery and exploitation of trends, patterns, and relationships from diverse data repositories in the cloud. It improves the ability of government analysts to perform mission area analysis by leveraging map-based visualizations and hierarchical geospatial search, helping to unlock the geospatial potential of big data.

Last year, we released the source code to the public under the Apache License as our company's first official open source project. Doing so allows our users to deploy CLAVIN to as many Hadoop nodes as are required to fit their big data needs without having to worry about expensive enterprise licenses or costly usage fees.

This talk will cover how our open source tool was built, how we've used it to enable advanced geospatial analytics on unstructured big data, and will include a live interactive demo.

Adam Firestone

Adam Firestone

Director of Solutions

Adam Firestone joined WSO2 in 2012. He currently serves as the Director of Solutions for WSO2 Federal Systems where he works across the scope of the WSO2 team to understand, and craft technology solutions for, the unique challenges faced by military, intelligence and government organizations.

Adam works closely with government and industry systems engineers, program management, architects and developers to increase the footprint and value offered by open-source software in general and WSO2 products specifically to the military and defense communities. Adam also works with the WSO2 engineering team to ensure that WSO2′s product and technology roadmaps retain and develop features situated to support emerging defense and government requirements.

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Sharpening the Spearpoint: Open Source Software and the Second Revolution in Military Affairs

The startlingly efficient coalition victory during the 1991 Gulf War heralded the advent of a revolution in military affairs (RMA). The RMA represented a sea change in the way military operations would be conducted in the future. Technologies that allowed rapid information collection, analysis and dissemination would receive equal if not greater emphasis relative to kinetic (weapon delivery and payload technologies). During the majority of the last twenty-plus years, efficient military grade information technologies have remained the province of comparatively few nations due to factors of complexity, availability and expense. This de facto technological quarantine has largely evaporated over the last five or so years due to the proliferation of powerful, lightweight, readily available open source integration and knowledge management tools. These technologies have the potential to create a second RMA - RMA 2.0 - marked by a global democrat ization of military information dominance technologies. This talk will explore the intersection of doctrinal and technical developments fueling RMA 2.0 and offer some thoughts on the benefits of open source software and way ahead for impacted nations and military, defense and intelligence organizations.

Jarrell Waggoner

Jarrell Waggoner

Software Engineer

Jarrell is a software engineer at Groupon working on the internal tools team. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Carolina, and has worked on numerous projects in the areas of computer vision and image processing. He is an ardent supporter of free software, using a variety of open source languages, operating systems, and frameworks in his research. His open source projects and contributions, along with his research work, can be found on Github (https://github.com/malloc47) and his website (http://www.malloc47.com).

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Python for Computer Vision

Computer vision is an emerging field of increasing importance to the enterprise. This field encompasses many important research problems such as feature extraction, face detection, and object recognition and has traditionally been facilitated by proprietary tools such as MATLAB. In this talk, we’ll explore how to solve computer vision and machine learning problems with open-source Python libraries. By leveraging high-performance libraries such as SciPy, scikit-learn, and OpenCV, we’ll examine how Python is a viable and open-source platform for computer vision tasks and walk through some real-life applications.

Bryant Patten

Bryant Patten

Enterprise Software Executive

Mr. Patten has spent the last 25 years developing software for a variety of clients. He has managed the engineering departments for several companies, including his own, and has won several awards for software design. Mr. Patten was the Founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Open Source and Education (NCOSE) – a nonprofit organization advocating Open Source adoption in K-12 schools throughout the country. He founded NCOSE to help schools maximize their technology dollars and close the digital divide between students of diverse economic backgrounds. He is currently working at Motorola Solutions helping design enterprise mobility solutions based on their Open Source platform RhoMobile.

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Is a $14.4 *trillion* dollar opportunity of interest to your company?

Cisco estimates that the value at stake with the coming Internet of Things is $14.4 trillion dollars via increased revenue and lower costs. Many Fortune 100 companies (IBM, GE, AT&T,Cisco) have recognized this emerging opportunity and are jumping in with products and services. This talk will review the current landscape including an overview of how the combination of Open Hardware and crowdsourced, ‘Open Funded' projects are making this opportunity available to companies of all sizes.

Professor Kliq

Professor Kliq

AKA Mike Else

Mike Else, aka Professor Kliq, is an extremely popular music producer and artist who releases his work under the Creative Commons license. With more than a MILLION listens on Jamendo and his music being used in EA Games, television commercials, and even the Vimeo Music Awards, he's earned a strong fan base base among gamers and those in the technology field.

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The New Industry

Observing the dissonance between internet culture and industry expectations, Mike Else aka Professor Kliq accounts for his journey passionately stumbling through creative endeavors, being indoctrinated by the Creative Commons ideology, and the addictive faith in not knowing what you're doing, but doing it anyway.

Mike Else, aka Professor Kliq, is an extremely popular music producer and artist who releases his work under the Creative Commons license. With more than a MILLION listens on Jamendo and his music being used in EA Games, television commercials, and even the Vimeo Music Awards, he's earned a strong fan base base among gamers and those in the technology field.

Pamela Chestek

Pamela Chestek

Principal

Pamela S. Chestek is the principal of Chestek Legal in Raleigh, North Carolina. She counsels creative communities on brand, marketing and copyright matters. Prior to returning to private practice, she held in-house positions at footwear, apparel, and high technology companies. She is a frequent author of scholarly articles, and her blog, Property, Intangible, provides analysis of current intellectual property case law. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Penn State and a Juris Doctor from the Western New England University School of Law.

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The Brand Is All You've Got

This is for a co-presentation by Pamela Chestek and John Adams, Director, Brand Strategy & Management at Red Hat, Inc.

A company whose business is built on open source doesn't have the traditional legal tools – the exclusivity of copyright and the secrecy of binary code – typically used to create a unique market niche. As Bob Young recognized in "Open Sources: Voices From the Revolution," instead it's all about the brand: "We looked at the commodity industries and began to recognize some ideas. All leading companies selling commodity products, including bottled water (Perrier or Evian), the soap business (Tide), or the tomato paste business (Heinz), base their marketing strategies on building strong brands. These brands must stand for quality, consistency, and reliability. We saw something in the brand management of these commodity products that we thought we could emulate."

So the open source company's most valuable legal asset is not its copyrights, patents or trade secrets, but its trademarks. And, like traditional companies, the open source enterprise still needs to have firm control over how its brand is used. But there is still one big difference between Proctor & Gamble or Heinz and the open source company – the open source culture is built on sharing, collaboration, and community process. How can you foster a sense of sharing and community, internally and externally, while still ensuring that the brand is protected and remains meaningful? The co-presenters will discuss the topic from legal and business perspectives, drawing from their experience at open source leader Red Hat, Inc.

John Adams

John Adams

Dir of Global Brand Strat & Mgmt

John Adams is the Director of Global Brand Strategy & Management at Red Hat. Prior to joining Red Hat in 2007, Mr. Adams managed brands for Kraft Foods, Hanesbrands, and Lowe's Home Improvement. He began his career in management consulting with Accenture.

Mr. Adams holds a BA in English and Business Administration as well as an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Holly Springs, NC, with his three children.

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The Brand Is All You've Got

The proposal is for a co-presentation by Pamela Chestek and John Adams, Director, Brand Strategy & Management at Red Hat, Inc.

A company whose business is built on open source doesn't have the traditional legal tools – the exclusivity of copyright and the secrecy of binary code – typically used to create a unique market niche. As Bob Young recognized in "Open Sources: Voices From the Revolution," instead it's all about the brand: "We looked at the commodity industries and began to recognize some ideas. All leading companies selling commodity products, including bottled water (Perrier or Evian), the soap business (Tide), or the tomato paste business (Heinz), base their marketing strategies on building strong brands. These brands must stand for quality, consistency, and reliability. We saw something in the brand management of these commodity products that we thought we could emulate."

So the open source company's most valuable legal asset is not its copyrights, patents or trade secrets, but its trademarks. And, like traditional companies, the open source enterprise still needs to have firm control over how its brand is used. But there is still one big difference between Proctor & Gamble or Heinz and the open source company – the open source culture is built on sharing, collaboration, and community process. How can you foster a sense of sharing and community, internally and externally, while still ensuring that the brand is protected and remains meaningful? The co-presenters will discuss the topic from legal and business perspectives, drawing from their experience at open source leader Red Hat, Inc.

Bob Geolas

Bob Geolas

President & CEO

Robert T. “Bob” Geolas is President and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina. Bob joined the Research Triangle Foundation in November 2011 and coordinates initiatives and efforts to ensure the Park remains at the forefront of technology and applied science. He leads the Foundation in achieving its mission of creating opportunities for all of North Carolina by repositioning RTP to respond to new realities and re-invent itself to meet the demands of the 21st Century.

Bob brings more than 20 years of experience to RTP and has a proven track record of leveraging world-class education, research and business activities. Prior to being named the President & CEO of the Foundation, Bob most recently served as Executive Director of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and Associate Vice President for Economic Development at Clemson University. In his earlier career, Bob led North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus and Centennial Biomedical Campus.

Alfredo Deza

Alfredo Deza

Software Engineer

As a former Olympic athlete and first-ever World Junior champion in Track&Field for Peru, Alfredo has learned to tackle the biggest challenges and get the insurmountable to be achieved.

He has given several lectures in Peru and the United States about software, personal development, and professional sports.

With a passion about his crafts, he continues to improve his skills by an insatiable need for learning, sharing and teaching.

Deployment, Orchestration, and Ceph; better than bathtub toys!

Ceph is the distributed storage platform that is taking the world by storm. However, the first question from people is usually "how do I get started?" This talk will give a short overview of Ceph and how the various pieces fit together, including comparisons on why distributed vs. SAN storage makes sense. Then we'll discuss the recent work that has gone into building the tools that make Ceph easy to deploy and maintain, along with the integration with OpenStack. There are a wide range of orchestration tools available and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Come find out which is right for you and what the future may hold.

Matt Dugan

Matt Dugan

Middle Solutions Architect

Matt Dugan is a Shadow-Soft Middleware Solutions Architect who supports both the commercial and government sector. He began his career as an Engineer with BellSouth Telecommunications working in the electrical engineering and circuit planning centers spanning North Florida, Southern and Middle Georgia. Dugan has more than a decade of experience in application development, Java based middleware (JBoss, Weblogic and Websphere), PaaS, Linux systems and full-stack web architecture. He is an avid technologist with a deep understanding of the design, development, deployment, and support of enterprise Java applications. With a solid understanding of J2EE/Java EE and supporting technologies, Dugan’s experiences allow him to apply those technologies to solve real-world problems for Shadow-Soft customers.

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In Defense of Vendor Mistrust - The Importance of Selecting Open Source Solutions for your Business Needs

Business requires software. But, not all software is created equal. Some software vendors would have you write a check based on marketing materials and documentation alone. Sure, the POC might have worked but how do you really know what you are getting into? Would you buy a car with the hood welded shut, even if you never planned to do your own maintenance? Open Source software, and the vendors which fully embrace the Open Source model, have nothing to hide and your business has everything to gain.

Jeremy Martin

Jeremy Martin

Developer / Open Source Evangelist

Jeremy is an Open Source Evangelist at SPARC, a perpetual developer and blogger, and husband to the greatest gal on the planet. He's an active member of the Open Source community with contributions to projects like Node.js and Bootstrap, as well as several less-impressive projects of his own. He's especially grateful that server-side JavaScript has gained traction lately, since he's been betting his job on it since 2009.

You can find him on Twitter or Github as @jmar777, or check out his longer ramblings on devsmash.com.

The Past, Present, and Future of Asynchrony in Node.js.

Async patterns in Node.js continue to be a hot topic, and the "promises vs. callbacks" debate is poised to power internet forums and Twitter hashtags for years to come. We do find ourselves, however, in an interesting and rapidly changing landscape; ES6 Generators have made a recent appearance in Node.js, TC39 is working towards standardizing ES6 Promises, and we even have tantalizing discussions around an "await" keyword at some point in the future. In this talk we'll be taking a crash course through the past, present, and (speculative) future of asynchrony in Node.js. While Node.js will provide the context for this discussion, the majority of this conversation will be applicable to all JavaScript developers, regardless of platform.

Monty Taylor

Monty Taylor

OpenStack Ambassador

Monty currently works full-time on OpenStack for HP, leading teams that run the OpenStack Developer Infrastructure, Ironic Bare Metal service and the TripleO project which deploys OpenStack on OpenStack. He is one of the (apparently large number of) OpenStack Founders and currently sits on both the OpenStack Foundation Board and the OpenStack Technical Committee. He has been a Python hacker by choice since 2000, and is a fellow of the Python Software Foundation. Before all of this OpenStack business, he was a core developer on Drizzle, which he came to by way of the company formerly known as MySQL, Inc. Monty grew up in Durham and attended NC State. He currently claims home in Black Rock City, but spends most of the year in New York.

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Hybrid Cloud

One of the main value propositions of OpenStack is that multiple people can run OpenStack, that those clouds will be compatible, and that as a user you'll be protected from vendor lock in. Great! Except now you've got to go from running your app on one cloud, to running your app on multiple clouds, and we all know it's the second one that kills. Here's the secret though - multi-cloud and hybrid cloud are the same thing, so once you've sorted two clouds, then running your own copy of OpenStack locally and spanning your app across it is a sync. We'll talk about how to actually do all of that, using OpenStack's Developer Infrastructure, which is a real world elastic multi-OpenStack application, as a case study.

Trek Glowacki

Trek Glowacki

Core Team Member / UI Engineer

I helped start @workantile and currently make mischief with @GrouponEng. @emberjs core team. @paul_irish once called me 'a hero'.

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The Rendering Revolution: Running Apps in the Browser with Ember.js

Today's web browser bears little resemblance to the browser of last century: orders of magnitude improved performance, consistent DOM behavior, pixel and vector drawing, nascent support for storage, media playback, 3D graphics, and more. Sometime in the last decade the humble web document viewer become the most installed application runtime in history. In this talk we'll discuss how we got here, the shape of the current landscape, and how you can use frameworks like Ember.js to create native-quality applications.

Jason VanLue

Jason VanLue

Hovering Director of Art

Jason is a designer, husband, and father. He leads the design team at Envy Labs aking things like Code School He's the author of Branding Matters, Three Pipe Problems and has designed and consulted for clients like NBC-Universal, Arnold Palmer Hospital, 12 South, Cisco, and Google. He's an ex-swimmer, amateur cyclist, and a borderline crazy UNC Tarheel fan. He also likes bourbon. And wine. And short sentences.

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Designing with Empathy

When building digital products, we have to remember that we're building products for people, not just pixels and screens. We must remember to prioritize people over pixels, and design for the other side of the screen. We do this best when we learn how to empathize with our users. When we learn how to "understand and share the feelings of another". In this session we'll explore the idea of designing with empathy, and how the best products are the ones designed with people in mind.

Mike Ainsworth

Mike Ainsworth

Saltstack Senior Engineer

Mike Ainsworth has spent more than a dozen years in enterprise systems and security management software as an engineer, trainer and consultant with companies like SaltStack, Altiris, Symantec, AppSense and Venafi. As a self-taught developer and open source enthusiast, Mike has been tinkering with technology since the early 90's when he ran logo and turbo-pascal programs from an Atari. Mike also started the Linux users group in Evanston, Wyoming. Mike is passionate about helping businesses be successful with open source technology.

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Automating cloud factories with new open source software

Old cloud factories are not equipped with tools that are fast or scalable enough for the new, real-time Internet assembly line. Tom Hatch, SaltStack founder and CTO, spent years as a cloud builder / systems administrator and in the process used most of the systems management tools available. But the tools were insufficient for the job at hand.

So Tom created Salt from his basement, written in Python, with the idea to create a new breed of open source tools for real-time data center automation, beyond just configuration management. These tools are built for speed and scale and help automate management of the entire data center stack, beyond just development, for real-time infrastructure operations and Web-scale apps.

He will show how these new, open source tools are being used by web-scale DevOps teams at LinkedIn, WikiMedia and Rackspace to quickly deploy Web scale.

The audience will learn how to build and maintain Internet, cloud and web-scale applications using open source software written in Python. SysAdmins, cloud architects and anybody with DevOps leanings will appreciate this new way of automating data center infrastructure management and application configuration.

Salt was listed as one of the top ten GitHub Octoverse projects in 2012 on the list right next to OpenStack Nova. Salt is a great example of what is possible in OSS development in terms of community engagement and openness. Tom is passionate about open software and will share this passion and pointers on fostering other open source initiatives with the audience.

Allen Gigler

Allen Gigler

Product Consultant

Allen Gigler is a Product Consultant at ownCloud Inc. where he contributes to enterprise data solutions. OwnCloud Inc. is a company based on the popular ownCloud open source file sync and share community project. He has embraced open source in his 15 years as a developer and architect for financial and software institutions. He has a Masters of Science degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Northeastern University and resides in Boston, MA.

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Liberate Your Files - Private Cloud Storage on Your Terms

Many of today's enterprises are working under a false assumption that there is a trade-off between consumer-centric file sharing and corporate IT policy compliance. This is because most market-leading SaaS solutions for file sync and share are not designed around enterprise IT's needs. They represent growing risks with vendor lock-in, data security, compliance and data ownership.

By leveraging innovative Red Hat and ownCloud open source solutions, corporate IT can overcome these hurdles and provide a simple to use file sync and share solution for employees. As a result, organizations are able to retain a greater control over valuable intellectual property.

In this session, representatives from we will identify the risks involved with public cloud-based solutions, the use-cases and desired features for private-cloud solutions, and why hybrid or on-premise solutions are both achievable and secure.

Vizuri will also demonstrate how to leverage Red Hat's OpenShift Enterprise, ownCloud, and Red Hat Storage to build a hybrid-cloud file sync and share SaaS solution complete with mobile, desktop and web access.

Maulin Shah

Maulin Shah

Patent Attorney

Maulin is a licensed patent attorney, and formerly practiced intellectual property law at Snell & Wilmer LLP in Orange County, CA. Maulin was named a 2010 Southern California Rising Star by SuperLawyers Magazine, and he has advised numerous organizations with regards to patent acquisition and monetization strategies.

Maulin received dual BSc degrees in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, and a JD from the University of Florida College of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude and served as an Editor of the Technology Law and Policy Journal

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Patents and the Open Source Community

With the increasingly litigious technology industry, the open source community should embrace patents as a way to defensively mitigate infringement litigation risk. The talk will cover the benefits of defensive patent pools, a review of large technology companies that have pledged to not enforce their patents against the open source community, and a discussion of non-practicing entities (i.e., "patent trolls").

Mark Gunnels

Mark Gunnels

Programmer

Mark Gunnels has been programming for 24 years now starting with a graphing calculator. He works for 221B Labs, a company focused on solving business problems through data mining, machine learning, and good old statistics. He uses Clojure and Emacs. He’s old. Get off his lawn.

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Fun with Neo4J

This talk will show the fun in and power of graph databases using Neo4J, an open source product from Neo Technology. There will be a brief introduction to Graph Theory, the graph query language Cypher, and then have some fun exploring the Social Graph surrounding All Things Open.

Peter Guagenti

Peter Guagenti

VP, Products

Peter joined Acquia with over 15 years of experience in strategy and client services; helping the world’s best companies innovate and succeed in the digital world while working at organizations as diverse as Razorfish and Accenture. He was practically “born digital”, and has been helping Fortune 500 clients embrace the web since the early days of the browser in 1995. Since that time, Peter has helped some of the world’s most recognized brands use the digital channel to grow existing or develop new businesses, reach customers with innovative and efficient marketing campaigns, and create the kind of sites and infrastructure that ensure painless expansion and growth as the web increases in importance to their business.

Open Source: What Every Executive and Decision Maker Should Know

The opportunities of digital have disrupted conventional business models. Competition is fierce as business happens at the speed of the Web. That’s why technology choice is of strategic importance to the C-suite. Open source provides a technological engine that’s suited to the Digital Age. Understanding how moving to open source technologies can impact business is as important as understanding the emerging business models of the digital economy.

Hear how open source technology is powering disruption for organizations across industries. Open source is proving to be the foundation for the next-generation digital experience, providing the foundation for continuous innovation that is essential to staying current with consumers, and the marketplace. Open source also is providing the drivers for significant new tools that have changed the course of consumer engagement, such as personalization and big data. Attend this session to learn about the opportunities for innovation that open source can provide your organization. Presented by Tom Erickson, the CEO of Acquia, which is helping many of the world’s leading brands succeed the open source way with solutions for content, community and commerce.

Boyd Wilson

Boyd Wilson

Executive Director

Boyd is an executive at Omnibond Systems, LLC. In addition to his other responsibilities, he leads software development and architecture of various projects that include OrangeFS, Identity Management and Library Content Management and some future projects in the hopper. He holds a Computer Science degree with an Education Concentration from Miami University.

OrangeFS: Next Generation Parallel Scale-out File System

In this presentation, we will review the current state of the OrangeFS Open Source, distributed parallel file system, its architecture and what is coming on the short term horizon. We will then proceed into a discussion on the foundational architecture of OrangeFS 3 and the major changes coming, including topics such as resilience, distributed file handles, policy based object location, distributed background frameworks and arbitrary attribute distributed indexes. We will conclude with a brief overview of PXFS and Parallex research underway.

Jim Salter

Jim Salter

System Administrator

Windows NT 3.5 Server, in 2002. In 2004 he founded FreeBSDwiki.net, subtitled “FreeBSD For The Impatient”, as an open documentation project available to the public. It now has over 500 articles, over 30,000 edits, and 10,000+ unique visitors per month with 65% of content being self-authored. For many years it was one of the top 1,000 top/busiest wikis on the planet as measured by number of edits. Since 2003 he has operated his own system administration and application development company implementing hundreds of open source solutions for a wide variety of clients.

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Hot BTR'ed ZFS

An overview of next-generation filesystems: what they are, what your choices are, and why you want them. If you've ever wondered why ZFS or btrfs are a big deal, whether you should use one of them, or which one to pick, this talk is for you.

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Next Generation Filesystem Replication

What is filesystem replication, and how - and why - would you use it? Jim Salter talks about leveraging next-generation filesystems' ability to create and replicate snapshots of entire filesystems, with a heavy focus on ZFS and his own application, zfsync. In this talk you'll learn how to reliably and maintainably back up entire filesystems locally and remotely, and how filesystem-level replication compares to file-level replication and synchronization tools such as rsync.

Matt Mattox

Matt Mattox

Co-Founder and VP Products

J.R. Matt Mattox is a co-founder and VP Products at Axial Exchange.

Mr. Mattox formerly led the global ISV group for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and drove partnerships with SAP, IBM, HP and others. As Director of Product Management at Red Hat, Mr. Mattox was named co-inventor on 13 patent applications. Formerly with MIT, idealab! and CitySearch, Mr. Mattox holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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A healthcare startup story: from open source middleware to mobile health

Axial Exchange was started by ex-Red Hatters with the bold mission of connecting the country's disparate healthcare data repositories via open source software and open data standards. Along the way, the team ran into unanticipated problems that required several pivots in strategy. During this talk, you will learn how Axial transformed itself from an open source middleware provider to a patient engagement company -- and why patient empowerment will democratize health care and ultimately bend the cost curve.

Shawn Briscoe

Shawn Briscoe

Director, Open Source Strategic Services

Shawn Briscoe has over a decade of experience in enterprise use and adoption of open source software, open source ecosystems, and strategies for monetizing open source technology. Shawn helps clients use open source technologies and methods to achieve their business and technology goals.

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An Enterprise Open Source Strategy

Your company is using open source, even if you don’t know it. On average, enterprise organizations are utilizing 30% open source within their code bases, and industry leaders often report up to 80% of their software is open source. More importantly, they treat open source as a strategic asset, deliberately investing in open source as a brand differentiator and as a means of thwarting the competition, getting to market faster, and attracting the best talent.

Does your company have an open source strategy? Now is the time to ask this question, because more than likely your competitors do.

In this session attendees will learn:

  • Key dimensions of a comprehensive open source strategy
  • Important business issues and intelligent decisioning
  • How to mitigate legal and operational risk
  • The value of aligning open sourcestakeholders towards the larger mission of corporate success
  • An understanding of the role community dynamics play in a successful initiative

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