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


Thomas Cameron
Audience: Beginner Categories: SysAdmin
Speaker: Thomas Cameron

This session will cover the history, basic concepts and introduce Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux). Participants will be able to identify, diagnose, and solve common problems with SELinux.

Audience: Everyone Categories: Open Source Software In Education

The FOSS world and academia operate on radically different schedules -- integrating the two together requires a lot of work. But it can be incredibly rewarding, to both parties. This session will articulate how all of us can work together to make these collaborations better -- and more often. Finally, I'll report the latest results from the POSSE workshop that happened this summer, and that's been submitted in an intensive-version on this conference as well. Join us for the revolution!

Audience: Beginner Categories: Open Source Software In Education

Working in the open source world can be a daunting proposition. Not everybody has the time to learn about the means, tools and most importantly the culture this world employs. If you’re someone with skills that would benefit an open source project – developer, sysadmin, designer, writer, marketer, lawyer, tester, and nearly anything else under the sun – but have a hard time figuring out how to interact with the communities you want to work with, this workshop is for you. Originally designed for professors getting their students started as contributors, we're opening it to the public.

Audience: Everyone Categories: Developer
Speaker: Ron Toland

Git is arguably the best version control system out there. But habits formed from years of using svn or CVS can trip you up when you switch to using git. I'll cover basic git usage, point out the pitfalls of treating git like svn, and share some best practices to help you take advantage of git's features.

Audience: Everyone Categories: Mentoring
Speaker: Josh Berkus

Has your open source project grown to the point where you need a legal structure for it? Do you need somewhere to put trademarks, domains, funds, servers and copyrights so that they won't belong to individual contributors? Learn about your options for incorporation in this session.

Audience: Everyone Categories: MySQL
Speaker: Max Mether

MySQL Cluster is tightly linked to the MySQL server, yet it is a separate product. Due to its distributed nature, MySQL Cluster has a far more complicated architecture than a standard MySQL database. This presentation will describe the internal architecture of the MySQL Cluster product and how the process and data flow takes place between the nodes of the cluster.

Audience: Everyone Categories: General
Speaker: Tom Callaway

From 2001 to 2006, I was a Sales Engineer (now known as Solutions Architects) at Red Hat, awarded Sales Engineer of the Year in 2005 and 2006. With no roadmap, no sales training, only a hacker mindset and a passion for free software, I learned many things about how to (and how not to) sell Free Software within organizations, large and small. I'll share some tips about how I was successful and hopefully give you some ideas.

Audience: Everyone Categories: Cloud and Virtualization
Speaker: Lars Kurth

This talk will give an overview of the various Xen projects and the Xen community, and cover the key developments that occured in Xen.org projects in the last year, and where the Xen is going. The talk will cover PVOPS (Xen support in the Linux 3.x kernel) and what that means for you, new features and changes to the hypervisor project and exciting developments in the XCP and the Xen ARM projects. We will zoom into interesting projects such as project Kronos, the future of XCP, Xen and ARM virtualisation extensions, how Xen cooperates with cloud orchestration projects and many more.

Audience: Developer, Everyone, Intermediate Categories: General
Speaker: Sage Weil

As the size and performance requirements of storage systems have increased, file system designers have looked to new architectures to facilitate system scalability. Ceph is a fully open source distributed object store, network block device, and file system designed for reliability, performance, and scalability from terabytes to exabytes.

Audience: Everyone Categories: General
Speaker: Meghan Gill

An open source project is only as strong as the developer community around it. The traditional marketing strategies may not be applicable when dealing with a more discerning developer audience in the age of social media. So how does an open source project gain traction and usage? This session will examine that question through a case study of the MongoDB project.