Craig Gardner
Topic: openSUSE

There simply is not enough exposure to open source in our schools. Surely, there is much work that can and should be done to introduce students to open source tools, applications, operating systems, and methodologies. But even at the university level there is a surprising absence of knowledge of open source among students, even as they graduate. Despite to abundance of open source software that is essential to the success of the world wide infrastructure of telecommunications and the increasing reliance of companies upon open source, students are failing learn of its role and influence.

Rami AlGhanmi
Audience: Beginner
Topic: Cloud

The software lifecycle doesn't end when the developer packages their code and makes it ready for deployment. Delivery of this code is an integral part of shipping a product. Infrastructure orchestration should follow a similar lifecycle to that of the software delivered on it. In this talk, we will learn how to use Terraform (an IaC tool) for building, managing and versioning your infrastructure. We will visit the basics of Terraform and discuss best practices and how to manage cloud infrastructure while maintaining security, integrity and elasticity of your infrastructure.

Shawn McKinney
Audience: Developer
Topic: Security

The Jakarta EE architecture provides the necessary enablement but most developers do not have the time or the training to take full advantage of what it has to offer. This technical session describes various techniques and principles surrounding the topic of application security best practices on the Java platform. It includes practical, hands-on guidance to implementing security controls with Java, Spring and Apache Fortress. In addition to finding out where the controls must be placed and why, attendees will be provided code to kick-start their own highly secure Java web apps.

Kyle Rankin
Audience: Everyone
Topic: General

This talk is part history lesson and part rallying cry. Proprietary OSes and services aren't dead, they just morphed into the cloud. By remembering why Linux was important in the age of Solaris, we can apply those lessons to cloud services before their proprietary APIs and vendor lock-in risk undoing the freedom, open standards, and overall progress our community has made over the last 20 years.

Gareth Greenaway
Audience: Everyone
Topic: DevOpsDay LA

What would a postmortem for a hugely complicated project such as the Death Star look like? An ultimate power that was only overshadowed by its ultimate failure when it was destroyed by the rebels not once, but twice.  Following each of these failures, what would the Galactic Empire discussing when deciding what went wrong. Were the postmortems blame free or were people losing limbs by lightsabers?  During this talk, we’ll look at what these fictional postmortems might have looked like. And some potential lessons that we can incorporate into our real life postmortems.

Samuel Coleman
Audience: Everyone
Topic: Ubucon

This is a story about a public school teacher creating a computer lab without money.  

Morgan Howes
Audience: Everyone
Topic: PostgreSQL

Discover how to move a 14 terabyte monolith database from a bare metal, on premise solution to Amazon Web Services (Aurora/RDS). Specifically, the focus is on how to move the data with high availability, minimal downtime, and still leave the option to go back to the old hardware. This combination of case study and tutorial goes into the technical details of how we worked through one issue after the other until finally making our way to Amazon. No matter what scale, you still have to solve these problems, so learn how to move your database into the cloud.

Orv Beach
Audience: Everyone
Topic: HAM Radio

The ham radio internet (lower-case eye) continues to grow in both capabilities and span. Driven by improvements in custom open source software for wireless access points by AREDN ( and support of equipment from more vendors, it now covers from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border and east at least to the Inland Empire.

Colin Charles, Peter Zaitsev, Yoshinori Matsunobu, Sunil Kamath, Jimmy Yang, Vicențiu Ciorbaru
Topic: Keynote

MySQL was acquired by Sun Microsystems 11 years ago, and it would be 10 years this April that Oracle acquired Sun becoming the new steward of MySQL. In parallel a number of distributions based on the original MySQL have emerged, including MariaDB and Percona. Many web-scale companies and cloud providers such as Facebook and Google have also become maintainers or contributors in this ecosystem. Join us as we dive into the thriving MySQL diaspora and learn how these open source communities compete and collaborate on the open source database database that powers the modern web.

Frank Karlitschek
Topic: openSUSE

Privacy and security on the internet are under attack by hackers and international espionage programs. If we want to use the internet as a free and secure medium again then we have to fix the internet to provide the security and privacy that people deserve. The Nextcloud community is build an open source and fully federated and distributed network for files and communication. Everyone can run an Nextcloud server at home or somewhere on the internet and collaborate and share with everyone else.