Eric Steven Raymond advices on building cultures within organizations drawing examples from the open source culture hacking he was part of.
Ola Bini discusses using open source in distributed teams from a sociological, political, and organizational point of view, providing some lessons useful in daily development.
Paul Fremantle presents the evolution of PaaS, the differences between implementations, and various features: language support, deployment model, multi-tenancy, openness, plug-ability, services, etc.
Derek Collison discusses the goals, the design premises and patterns employed in creating the architecture of Cloud Foundry, VMware’s open source PaaS, unveiling internal architectural details.
William Pugh explains how to use FindBugs, a Java static code analysis tool, to discover bugs. The talk covers general issues regarding code bugs with advice on how to make sure you get rid of them.
Boris Bokowski introduces Orion, a web-based development tool, explaining its design principles: integrating several Internet technologies, such as HTTP, REST, JSON, OAuth, OpenID, and others.
Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman answer questions on Mono: Xamarin, the deal with Novell, packaging, iOS 5, Lion, Android, licenses, MVC3, WCF, Mono phone, MonoDevelop, and others.
Ian Goodsell presents the methodology for creating Eclipse and Visual Studio-based toolkits, and introduce Visual Studio Pattern Automation Toolkit, a toolkit for toolkit developers.
Douglas Crockford presents a debate existing around XML and JSON, and the negative effect of the Intellectual Property laws on open source software.
Mark Little presents the constituents of a modern SOI and where open source implementations stand in terms of standards, tools, ease of use, performance and reliability, making a case for using open source against close source solutions.
Jon Brisbin tells the story of how his company of 30,000 employees moved from an ancient system to making their own private cloud based on vSphere, tcServer, RabbitMQ, and a REST framework over the period of one year. He presents the minimum requirements needed to create such a cloud, underlining the advantages brought by virtualization, parallelism, and asynchronicity.
Yehuda Katz presents the evolution of the Ruby on Rails project, the challenges it had to overcome and what are the lessons that could be helpful in making other open source projects successful.