Do you cringe when you see #hashtags? Do you roll your eyes at "social media gurus"? Social media should save time (not suck it), but you don't have to be a community manager or have a communications background to leverage the power of 140 characters. With a few quick and easy tips, your open source project can use social media to communicate with contributors, grow its community, and share news and announcements.
There is a popular misconception that lemmings will jump off of a cliff in a fit of group-think gone amok, but it turns out that the lemmings-off-a-cliff was actually a media fabrication and a massive act of animal cruelty. Although actual physical lemmings don't themselves come up in life very often, easy platitudes and media fabricated one-liners certainly do. What's worse, such soundbites end up driving technology decisions. Join Monty Taylor in a discussion of some of the more popular false one-liners, how they're affecting the tech industry and what you can do about it.
Profiling can show what your Linux kernel and appliacations are doing in detail, across all software stack layers. This talk shows how we are using Linux perf_events (aka "perf") and flame graphs at Netflix to understand CPU usage in detail, to optimize our cloud usage, solve performance issues, and identify regressions. This will be more than just an intro: profiling difficult targets, including Java and Node.js, will be covered, which includes ways to resolve JITed symbols and broken stacks. Included are the easy examples, the hard, and the cutting edge.
At a glance, the maker movement seems open source by nature, full of contributors sharing their creations and building from one another. But the reality is quite different. Many (if not most) makers are unfamiliar with open source software even as users, much less with how to implement its principles within their projects. The apparently crossover is indeed a natural fit, thought, and there is much benefit in building communities around tangible projects on open source principles.
XPRIZE inspires and encourages people to solve the major challenges facing humanity, such as education, healthcare, space travel, life sciences, and more.
Jono Bacon, Senior Director of Community at XPRIZE, will walk through the goals and focus of XPRIZE and share how he is working on a global community designed to help solve these grand challenges.
The Open Source community, developers, and advocates are a key part of this work. Come and find out how you can change the world.
How open source is used in classrooms today
A developer's experience of an API and its client libraries can make the difference between them building on a project and giving up in frustration. If you develop an API client library, you'll learn what you can do to get it out of the way so developers can spend mental energy on putting together exciting projects, not fighting with tools. If you work with web APIs, you'll learn about factors to consider when you're choosing a framework to use. Either way, you'll learn about all the factors beyond code that make the difference between fun and easy development and a frustrating slog.
Amazon integrated Postgres into their general Relational Database Services (RDS) offerings July 1, 2014. RDS offers automatic failover, scalability, and easy configuration, plus Amazon handles all the patching and upgrades for you!
Of course, since it's a managed service, you can't do everything you might expect or want to. Come find out what it's like to use RDS Postgres day-to-day.
The embedded Linux ecosystem offers a heathy diversity of build systems tailored to different niches, unlike proprietary OSes that tend to present a build system controlled by the owner as the One True build system. This presentation will focus on two of the embedded Linux build systems that have exhibited the most staying power: Buildroot and OpenEmbedded.
Presentation about accessibility and the lack of it in current software. It can be extremely difficult for the disabled to use linux. Text to speech is advancing, but still lags behind Apple and Microsoft. Accessibility is not limited to those visually disabled. It affects all the senses, as well as the use of hands for some. Hardware must be capable of interfacing with the software to insure the disabled are able to use the software. Too often, accessibility is pushed off until the software is released, at which time it is too late to build it.