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2007 Presentations

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A Lexicon for Open Source
Speaker(s): Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz
Presentation Date: 07/27/2007
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A Taste of Haskell
Speaker(s): Simon Peyton-Jones
Presentation Date: 07/23/2007
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Advanced Effects in Java Desktop Applications
Speaker(s): Kirill Grouchnikov
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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Advanced Perl DBI
Speaker(s): Tim Bunce
Presentation Date: 07/23/2007
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Advanced Production Troubleshooting
Speaker(s): Theo Schlossnagle
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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Advanced Spring Framework
Speaker(s): Rod Johnson
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Adventures in Copyright Reform
Speaker(s): Karl Fogel
Presentation Date: 07/27/2007
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Ajax and Web Services
Speaker(s): Mark Pruett
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Automatic Parallelization with GCC
Speaker(s): David LaPalomento
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Bytecode Translation: From .Net to Parrot
Speaker(s): Jonathan Worthington
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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Cache That!
Speaker(s): Gopal Vijayaraghavan
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Change Your Car's Tires at 100 mph
Speaker(s): Lisa Phillips Garth Webb
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Coding with Dynamic Confidence
Speaker(s): Matt Harrison
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Comparing Java Web Frameworks
Speaker(s): Matt Raible
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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Copyright Regime vs. Civil Liberties
Speaker(s): Rick Falkvinge
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Creating a Linux-based Software Appliance for SMBs
Speaker(s): Evanndro Paes dos Reis Ken VanDine
Presentation Date: 07/24/2007
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Cross-platform .NET with Mono
Speaker(s): Frank Rego
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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Current State of the Linux Kernel
Speaker(s): Greg Kroah-Hartman
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Databases Don't Matter
Speaker(s): Emma McGrattan
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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DHS Open Source Scans: One Year Later
Speaker(s): David Maxwell
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Django Master Class
Speaker(s): Simon Willison Jeremy Dunck, Jacob Kaplan-Moss
Presentation Date: 07/23/2007
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Ending Rails Envy in PHP5
Speaker(s): Sam Minnee
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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High Performance Web Pages
Speaker(s): Steve Souders
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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How to Protect Your Open Source Project from Poisonous People
Speaker(s): Ben Collins-Sussman Brian W. Fitzpatrick
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Implementing DSLs in Groovy
Speaker(s): Matt Secoske
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Improving the Embedded Development Process
Speaker(s): Matt Fletcher William Bereza
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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Introduction to PL/PHP
Speaker(s): Robert Treat
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Iptables Attack Visualization
Speaker(s): Michael Rash
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Keeping Your Workers In Line: Use TheSchwartz
Speaker(s): Brad Whitaker Lisa Phillips
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Landscape of Open Source Transactional Storage Engines
Speaker(s): Vadim Tkachenko Peter Zaitsev
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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Leveraging Developer Networks as a Competitive Weapon
Speaker(s): Denise Kalos Andrew Kelly
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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LINA: Cross-platform Linux Binaries
Speaker(s): Nile Geisinger Saill White
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Linux Meets the Firmware
Speaker(s): Rolla Selbak
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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Machine Learning Made Easy with Perl
Speaker(s): Lino Ramirez
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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Open Design, Not by Committee
Speaker(s): Ted Leung Mimi Yin
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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Open for Business...on the Fringes
Speaker(s): Terry Nolen Dave Gebhart
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Open Source Voting
Speaker(s): Arthur Keller Fred McLain, David Mertz
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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OpenID Bootcamp
Speaker(s): Simon Willison David Recordon
Presentation Date: 07/24/2007
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OpenNMS Case Studies
Speaker(s): Tarus Balog
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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OSGeo: All About Maps - Aaron Racicot
Speaker(s): Aaron Racicot Tom Fukushima, David Percy
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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OSGeo: All About Maps - David Percy
Speaker(s): Aaron Racicot Tom Fukushima, David Percy
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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OSS Amateur Robotics
Speaker(s): Mark Gross
Presentation Date: 07/27/2007
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Painless Full Text Searching with SOLR
Speaker(s): Michael Kimsal
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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Para-partitioning
Speaker(s): Brett Warden
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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PDO: PHP Data Objects
Speaker(s): Wez Furlong
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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People Hacks
Speaker(s): Adam Keys
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Perl 6 on Parrot
Speaker(s): Patrick Michaud
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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PHP Extending/Embedding Tutorial
Speaker(s): Marcus Börger
Presentation Date: 07/23/2007
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Preventing Code
Speaker(s): Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz
Presentation Date: 07/27/2007
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Pro PostgreSQL
Speaker(s): Robert Treat
Presentation Date: 07/23/2007
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Programming for Everybody: CP4E
Speaker(s): Kirby Urner
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Programming with SQLite
Speaker(s): Michael Owens
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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Python 3000
Speaker(s): Guido van Rossum
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Rails Under the Knife
Speaker(s): Jacob Harris
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Real World Grails
Speaker(s): Scott Davis
Presentation Date: 07/24/2007
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Refactoring to Seam
Speaker(s): Brian Leonard
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Refining Copyright with Creative Commons
Speaker(s): Nathan Yergler Jon Phillips
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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RIA Platforms and Open Source
Speaker(s): Nathan Torkington Nandini Ramani, James Ward
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Running Your Programming Language on Parrot
Speaker(s): chromatic Patrick Michaud
Presentation Date: 07/27/2007
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Secure Communications with Jabber
Speaker(s): Peter Saint-Andre
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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SQLAlchemy: Taming ORM with Python
Speaker(s): Jonathan Ellis
Presentation Date: 07/24/2007
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Subversion Worst Practices
Speaker(s): Ben Collins-Sussman Brian W. Fitzpatrick
Presentation Date: 07/27/2007
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Super-sizing YouTube
Speaker(s): Mike Solomon
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Tapestry 5: Java Power, Scripting Ease
Speaker(s): Howard Lewis Ship
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Testing and Debugging the Web Tier
Speaker(s): Muness Alrubaie
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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The Continual Opening of Second Life
Speaker(s): Rob Lanphier Aaron Brashears
Presentation Date: 07/27/2007
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The Eclipse Parallel Tools Platform
Speaker(s): Beth Tibbitts Craig E. Rasmussen, Wyatt Spear
Presentation Date: 07/24/2007
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The Embedded Revolution
Speaker(s): Brian Capouch
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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The Holistic Programmer
Speaker(s): Adam Keys
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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The LLVM Compiler System
Speaker(s): Chris Lattner
Presentation Date: 07/27/2007
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The Tesseract OCR Engine
Speaker(s): Ray Smith
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Understanding Asterisk
Speaker(s): Brian Capouch
Presentation Date: 07/23/2007
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USB in a Nutshell
Speaker(s): Sarah Sharp
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Using and Writing Rails Plugins
Speaker(s): Eric Pugh
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Using Puppet to Manage Your Network
Speaker(s): Luke Kanies
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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What's In It for Me? How Your Company Can Benefit from Open Sourcing Code
Speaker(s): Brian W. Fitzpatrick Ben Collins-Sussman
Presentation Date: 07/27/2007
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Why Observability Matters - How DTrace Helped Twitter
Speaker(s): Adam Leventhal Brendan Gregg
Presentation Date: 07/26/2007
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Wrapping Your Own Live CD
Speaker(s): Robert Bernier
Presentation Date: 07/25/2007
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