Conferences

OSCon 2008 Video: The Internet is an Ogre: Finding Art in the Software Architecture

Terry Chay of Tagged, Inc. gives an amusing an informative look at development in "The Internet is an Ogre: Finding Art in the Software Architecture."

Stream directly online at http://technocation.org/node/592/play or download the 356 Mb .wmv file at http://technocation.org/node/592/download.

From the official OSCon description:

Internet Software Architecture at its most basic consists of four goals: Stability, Scalability, Speed, and Security. A good engineer will answer the problems posed to them; a good software architect asks a different question. That’s the fairy tale we tell ourselves. But the real internet is an ogre. It never acts the way we expect and it bashes us in when we least expect it. Eventually security and stability may seem to us so much the Land of Make Believe as we deal with just keeping a site stable. This talk uses an example in each architectural area of the largest social networks on the internet to try to show that even then there can be art in asking a different question. (Even if our answers, painted using PHP, can look like a Jackson Pollock.)

OSCon 2008 Video: Josh Berkus' Safe Data is Happy Data

Josh Berkus' "Safe Data is Happy Data" (originally entitled "Lock Up Your Data") goes talks about defense in depth -- going beyond firewalls and other "perimeter defense" mechanisms such as middleware and web server tools. Berkus explains "full-stack security" including preventing SQL injection, data abstraction, database permissions, and even what to do after an attack.

Stream directly online at http://technocation.org/node/591/play or download the 346 Mb .wmv file at .

From the official OSCon description:

OSCon 2008 Video: Open Invention Network and Its Role in Open Source and Linux

Keith Bergelt of the Open Invention Network delivers the keynote, "Open Invention Network and Its Role in Open Source and Linux".

Stream directly online at http://technocation.org/node/590/play or download the 216 Mb .wmv file at http://technocation.org/node/590/download.

The keynote's description from the

Video of Danese Cooper's "Why Whinging Doesn't Work" 2008 OSCon Keynote

In "Why Whinging Doesn't Work", Danese Cooper of the Open Source Initiative and Intel Corporation talks about how women can go beyond whinging to make the IT world more welcoming to women. Stream the video online at http://technocation.org/node/586/play or download the 216 Mb file from http://technocation.org/node/586/download.

Hackers: The Next Generation (video)

Nathan Torkington of He Hononga Software, Limited presents "fork() && exec(): Spawning the Next Generation of Hackers". It's not about sex; rather it is a good look at how to encourage children to hack. The presentation includes some neat software that will actually inspire kids to hack, as well as what to avoid.

Stream the video online at http://technocation.org/node/585/play or download the 225 Mb file at http://technocation.org/node/585/download.

Video of Dave Recordon Presenting Supporting the Open Web at OSCon 2008

David Recordon shows us how to support the open web in this keynote speech at OSCon 2008. Stream directly online at http://technocation.org/node/584/play or download the 179 Mb .wmv file at http://technocation.org/node/584/play/download.

Exceptional Software Explained: Embrace Error - Video

Exceptional Software Explained: Embrace Error, by Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz of Asurion. One of the contenders for "best open source comedian", r0ml delivers a humorous look at the past and future of software development models. This keynote was delivered at OSCon 2008 on Tuesday evening.

Play this 20 minute video directly in your browser at http://technocation.org/node/577/play or download the 286 Mb file directly at http://technocation.org/node/577/download.

How Much Does a Damian Conway?

The last keynote of Tuesday evening at OSCon 2008 was entitled "Temporally Quaquaversal Virtual Nanomachine Programming In Multiple Topologically Connected Quantum-Relativistic Parallel Timespaces...Made Easy!"

Damian Conway is a speaker that should not be missed. He spends his time hacking perl to do fascinating and obscure feats of technology such as time travel. This video is just over an hour of rolling laughter that will entertain you into realizing what a genius Damian Conway is.

Now, most of my exposure is within the MySQL Community, so if folks could pass the links to the video along to other communities, that would be great.

Radically Simple Backup & Recovery for Live MySQL

At the 2008 MySQL Conference and Expo, Chander Kant of Zmanda delivered a keynote on "Radically Simple Backup & Recovery for Live MySQL". Get the slides on the Forge at http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/MySQLConf2008ThursdayNotes#Radically_Simple_Backup_.26_Recovery_for_Live_MySQL

Video: A Match Made in Heaven? The Social Graph and the Database

At the 2008 MySQL Conference and Expo, Jeff Rothschild of Facebook.com delivered a keynote entitled "A Match Made in Heaven? The Social Graph and the Database". See people's blog posts on the Forge at http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/MySQLConf2008ThursdayNotes#A_Match_Made_in_Heaven.3F_The_Social_Graph_and_the_Database

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