This quick talk provides 7 practical tips for getting your project or product news covered by the press. We'll look at how to write an eye-catching press release, how to meet journalists, and why you'll want to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship.
A Panel Discussion on Lean Project Management and DevOps
Developing high speed, quality software is critical. "Agile" and "Lean" are important frameworks to address this, focusing on speed and delivery to customers. This discussion explores: - Agile / Lean thinking - Workflow / collaboration processes - Agile / Lean in team operations - Which toolkit offers the most benefit?
If DevOps indeed is a cultural paradigm of trust within the development and operations functions of a software service organization then there are a few derived requirements essential to enabling such a thing. Testing is the most important requirement of them all. Quality assurance, regardless of it being its own entity or not, is the "greased skid" that enables successful DevOps. Quality assurance, in automated form, is the proof that is foundational to the trust that enables confidence in both sides. So, it is imperative that both development and operations shops take a more active role in how quality assurance is defined and executed. This may be as much of a culture shift as development and operations collaborating - but, this talk will discuss the why's and how's of such a thing.
MeeGo is a mobile platform based on standard Linux and free desktop technologies. In this session we will discuss the strengths of the platform and its chances to succeed in the mobile industry.
MeeGo is a mobile platform founded by Intel and Nokia under the auspices of The Linux Foundation. The MeeGo project aims to become a mainstream platform deployed in handsets, netbooks, tablets, and other mobile form factors. Let's look at the seeds for MeeGo success: an open project participated in by multiple players, a standard Linux stack made of brilliant upstream projects, an architecture optimized for Intel/Atom and ARM processors, the regular free software platform development modelm and a Qt environment targeted to mobile application developers.
Should your open source community have a community manager?
This presentation will discuss the role of a community manager within an open source community. It will provide some answers to the following questions, based on the presenter's experiences: - what does a community manager do? - what benefits can a community manager provide for the community? - is our open source project ready for a community manager? - what pitfalls can the community manager expect to encounter? - at the end of the day, is a community manager a worthwhile asset to a community?
This presentation will discuss how we create a new supply of FOSS SysAdmins with the competence and skillsets needed to support FOSS projects thru mentoring.
FOSS projects like Optware and OpenEmbedded, for example, require unique hosting solutions. That in turn requires competent, dedicated SysAdmins. Where do they come from?
The solution that we propose is an extension of the FOSS spirit into the SysAdmin realm via a program of apprenticeship and internship. This will create a new supply of FOSS SysAdmins with the competence and skillsets needed to support FOSS projects.
This presentation will discuss how the above will be accomplished, by getting involved, mentoring and learning.
Developers and architects looking to build new applications in the cloud can simply design the components, processes and workflow for their solution, employ the APIs of the cloud of their choice, and leverage the latest cloud-based best practices for design, development, testing and deployment. In choosing to deploy their solutions in a cloud, they can take immediate advantage of instant scalability and elasticity, isolated processes, reduced operational effort, on-demand provisioning and automation. At the same time, many businesses are looking for better ways to migrate their existing applications to a cloud-based infrastructure so that they, too, can enjoy the same advantages seen with greenfield application development. In this session, Jinesh Varia will discuss a practical strategy to migrate your existing applications to the cloud. He will discuss a phase-driven approach to cloud migration and share stories of several enterprise customers who have successfully migrated to AWS cloud including Amazon.com internal corporate IT applications. The session will be filled with lessons learned, tips and some hidden insights that have not been publicly disclosed yet.
Perl's recent renaissance has produced amazing tools that you too can use today.
This talk explains the philosophy of language design apparent in Perl 5 along the two fundamental axes of the language: lexical scoping and pervasive value and amount contexts. It also discusses several important pragmas and language extensions to improve Perl 5's defaults, to reduce the chance of errors, to allow better abstractions, and to encourage the writing of great code.
With more people seeking digital alternatives to Microsoft Windows and Mac OS platforms, user groups -- specifically Linux User Groups (LUGs) -- are encountering more users who come from a non-tech background. This presentation discusses how current LUGs can make the group environment more welcoming to those who are new to Linux.
Are you new to the DevOps movement? Unsure of what it is and how it applies to your organization? John Willis and Damon Edwards of the DevOps Cafe Podcast will show you the ropes, and bring you up to speed on why organizations around the globe are adopting DevOps methodologies for improved efficiency and reliability.