January 20-22, 2012, Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel


Audience: Everyone Categories: General
Speaker: Earl Malmrose

With the recent switch to two new desktop environments, Unity and GNOME Shell, a lot of people have been unhappy with the new way of interacting with their desktop. Several attempts have been made to remedy this situation, but those all seem like temporary workarounds.  We will go over the steps to take a default Ubuntu installation, and modify it by installing GNOME Shell and several Extensions that bring back that classic GNOME 2 desktop usability, without losing any of the modern GNOME Shell features.

Audience: Everyone Categories: Youth
Speaker: Philip Ballew

Hello, my paper will be on contributing to open source communities when you are of a younger age. I will be speaking about how to contribute by talking about the many ways that you can contribute from both a micro and macro level. Listing things that a younger individual can do to help their favorite projects thrive and know they are making a difference. Such ways that you can contribute would be development, Technical support, and community outreach events. Because kids have more time on their hands they are a good resource for help and are just as good at organizing open source.

Audience: Everyone Categories: Youth
Speaker: Cat Allman

Overview of Google Summer of Code

Portrait of Nathan Haines
Audience: Everyone Categories: Ubucon
Speaker: Nathan Haines

Returning to Ubucon as Master of Ceremonies, Nathan Haines will keep things running smoothly and host an open question and answer session where you can ask your burning questions about Ubuntu, or simply do your best to stump him.  Because Ubucon is a community conference, bring your thinking caps and your best questions, because attendees are welcome to help answer the questions he can't.

Audience: Beginner Categories: Ubucon

An overview of the most popular ways to get involved with Ubuntu and tips for getting the most out of your involvement in the Ubuntu community.

Audience: Everyone Categories: DevOps
Speaker: Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess, a provocative thinker about system administration since the 1990s, recently wrote a controversial blog about three ideas that he believes are holding the field of system administration in the past. In this talk he outlines those and chooses three themes everyone should have in mind to accelerate the future of the field: business integration, knowledge management, and emergent design to handle complexity. These are a part of the DevOps movement, but have people really thought through the issues?

Audience: Everyone Categories: PostgreSQL
Speaker: Josh Berkus

Core team member Josh Berkus explains the basics of how to use database security to make your web application resistant to SQL injection and other forms of cracking.

Jim Mlodgenski
Audience: Everyone Categories: PostgreSQL
Speaker: Jim Mlodgenski

Stado provides a powerful and flexible analytical environment allowing users to process large amounts of data using a shared-nothing, massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture with PostgreSQL and PostGIS. Data is automatically partitioned across multiple nodes and each node processes its subset of data allowing queries to be distributed across the cluster and run in parallel. This fully open source architecture allows database performance to scale linearly as servers are added to the cluster while appearing as a single database to applications.

Audience: Everyone Categories: PostgreSQL
Speaker: Matt Soldo

Recent shifts in the tech world - including PasS, cloud-services, and NoSQL - have dramatically altered the manner in which software is written, deployed, and run. This talk will discuss how PostgreSQL fits into - and can potentially take advantage of - this world.