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Wednesday, August 20
 

2:30pm

Why Linux Rules Chicago - Christoph Lameter
Chicago is a unique venue in that it is also the place of the most valued financial market the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) as well as a diverse technology infrastructure of Banks, Investment and trading companies. Linux is key to the business here in Chicago and this talk will talk a bit about the history of Linux use for trading and then give some insight into how Linux is used in trading here.

The CME is widely seen to be the leading indicator for other electronic markets worldwide and what happens in Chicago affects the rest of the world.

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Christoph Lameter

Gentwo
Christoph Lameter is working as a lead in research and development for an algorithmic trading company in Chicago. and maintains the slab allocators and the per cpu subsystems. Over time he contributed to a number of Linux projects. As a kernel developer at SGI he helped pioneer the use of Linux for Supercomputing and developed the necessary kernel capabilities for HPC applications.


Wednesday August 20, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Parlor C

3:30pm

From MySQL Single Instance to Big Data - Morgan Tocker, Oracle
MySQL is the most popular database on the web but how do you grow from one instance on a single LAMP box to meets needs of high availability, big data, and/or 'drinking from the fire hose' without losing your sanity. This presentation covers best practices such as DRBD, read/write splitting, clustering, the new Fabric tool, and feeding Hadoop. 80% of Hadoop sites are fed from MySQL instances and it can be frustrating without guidance. MySQL's Fabric will manage sharding and provide more flexibility for your data. And using the memcached protocol to access data as a key/value pair can be up to 9 time faster than SQL (but you can still access the data concurrently with SQL). So do not get stuck without a plan for growth.

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Morgan Tocker

Morgan rejoined the MySQL team at Oracle in 2013 as MySQL Community Manager, having previously worked for MySQL and Sun Microsystems. He blogs from tocker.ca, and especially likes the new features in MySQL that make operations life easier.


Wednesday August 20, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sheraton Ballroom V
 
Thursday, August 21
 

10:45am

Ceph, A Decade in the Making and Still Going Strong - Patrick McGarry, Red Hat
From research to production: over almost a decade of development, Ceph has expanded its mission, built a user and developer community, and adapted to an evolving world of storage technologies.Today, Ceph is attracting more user and developers than ever before.In this talk, we will discuss what’s new in the project, including:
•Erasure coding to reduce storage efficiency
•Tiered storage pools
•Object storage federation across multiple sites

Along with what’s new, we will also discuss how the project and its technology will adapt to the challenges of the future with updates to CephFS and emerging storage backends.

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Patrick McGarry

Red Hat
Patrick is currently incarnated as a community monkey for Inktank, goes by the nomme du keyboard of scuttlemonkey, and has strong feelings about tomatoes; he delights in playing with FOSS and longs for his deep, dark cave.


Thursday August 21, 2014 10:45am - 11:35am
Parlor C

11:45am

OpenStack Technical Governance - Anita Kuno, HP
OpenStack governs itself in ever widening circles starting with the individual patch and encompassing standards for inclusion in our gate testing. OpenStack Programs self-govern when contributors review individual patches, providing the foundation for community involvement and responsibility. Leaders within programs self-nominate and participate in elections if they wish to play an official role as Program Technical Lead. Leaders anywhere in the community can self-nominate to participate in elections to be a member of our Technical Committee. Learn the mechnisms that govern the elegibilty of the electorate and candidates as well as the meaning of the responsiblities they accept.

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Anita Kuno

Cloud Automation and Distribution Engineer, HP
Anita Kuno is a Cloud Automation and Distribution Engineer at HP. She works on upstream OpenStack as part of the Infrastructure team. She has mentored many new contributors on how to develop with the OpenStack Infrastructure system which includes Gerrit and jenkins. She is a Gerrit upstream contributor. | | Anita has served as an election official for the OpenStack Program Technical Lead Election and the Technical Committee Election for two... Read More →


Thursday August 21, 2014 11:45am - 12:35pm
Colorado

11:45am

A Walk Through File Synchronization Lane - John Hawley, Intel
Storage is hard. One of the aspects of that is getting files synchronized to different places, how do you do it efficiently and effectively. It's a hard problem because of the myriad of use cases from mirror infrastructures, content distribution networks, backups, remote office locations, mobile devices, websites and clouds. With a myriad of different use cases there's a huge breadth of potential options to dealing with trying to keep files in sync. I intend to do a reasonable dive into what technologies are out there for the more general use cases, get into why you may or may not want to use them, what their strengths and weaknesses are and attempt to help give guidance to folks trying to find their way through this complex and hard problem

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John Hawley

Open Hardware Technical Evangelist, Intel - OTC / MinnowBoard
John 'Warthog9' Hawley led the system administration team on kernel.org for nearly a decade. His other exploits include working on Syslinux, OpenSSI, a caching Gitweb, and patches to bind to enable GeoDNS. He's the author of PXE Knife, Boot Boot, as well as SyncDiff(erent) a state-full file synchronizer and file transfer mechanism. He currently woks for Intel working on Open Hardware, and the Minnowboard. In his free time he enjoys cooking... Read More →


Thursday August 21, 2014 11:45am - 12:35pm
Sheraton Ballroom V

2:30pm

Killer Bugs From Outer Space - Jerome Petazzoni, Docker
Working with software means working with bugs. Bugs in software, bugs in hardware; bugs in Open Source code, bugs in proprietary code. If software is eating the world, bugs might end up taking the first bite.

We will present a few typical bugs, some of them famous, some of them infamous (including bugs that actually killed people). Since one can never be too well-prepared to fend off the next infestation, we will give tools, tips, and best practices to fix bugs in Open Source software. We will give real world examples of Really Mysterious Bugs (sometimes nicknamed "Heisenbugs" because they tend to disappear when you try to observe them), and how they were fixed, in Node.js, Docker, and the Linux Kernel.

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Jerome Petazzoni

Tinkerer Extraordinaire, Docker Inc.
Jerome works at Docker, where he helps others to containerize all the things. In another life he built clouds when EC2 was just the name of a plane, developed a GIS to deploy dark fiber through the French subway, managed commando deployments of large-scale video streaming systems in bandwidth-constrained environments such as conference centers, operated and scaled the dotCloud PAAS, and other feats of technical wizardry. When annoyed he threatens... Read More →


Thursday August 21, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Parlor C

2:30pm

Telling Technology Stories with IPython Notebook - Joshua Barratt, Media Temple
To be effective technologists, we often have to tell stories and share information; either showing our technical peers techniques and approaches, or distilling information into a non-technical form for other decision-makers. Python provides a rich set of tools not just for building software, but for analysis and visualization of data. IPython Notebook gives a framework to explore, then repeatably combine explanatory text, diagrams, command line invocations, and code into a single (revision-control capable) document which can be shared as PDF, HTML, Reveal.js presentation, a blog post, or an interactive notebook file.

This talk will provide a basic introduction to working with IPython Notebook, then show several examples of effective use to meet these needs.

Finally, testing, automation, and sharing beautiful, publication (and management) ready results will be discussed.

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Joshua Barratt

Chief Architect, Media Temple
Josh joined leading (mt) Media Temple, a leading LA-based web hosting and cloud services company, as a system engineer in 2003 before making his way up to CTO and then Chief Architect. Josh’s world is a blend of computer science, software development, systems administration and the people and processes that tie it all together. Prior to Media Temple, he worked six years as a software engineer and has built everything from large clustered... Read More →


Thursday August 21, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Ohio
 
Friday, August 22
 

10:45am

The Proper Care of Feeding of MySQL Database for Linux Admins Who Also Have DBA duties - Morgan Tocker, Oracle
You there, Linux administration god -- did they mention you also have a small to huge gaggle of MySQL instances that you need to take care of when you were hired? Well databases are the wanton, needy brats of the software world and will provide you quite the wild ride if you are not prepared. This session covers what every Linux admin needs to know to keep their databases happy, friendly, and efficient. Do you know if SSD really work? Where do you spend you upgrade budget for the best results? What replication strategies take the load off your main server, feed Hadoop clusters, or provide 'save your butt' redundancy? What tools do you need to ease user admin, backups, query tuning, and generally make your life easier? All this and more in a fast paced session you need to attend.

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Morgan Tocker

Morgan rejoined the MySQL team at Oracle in 2013 as MySQL Community Manager, having previously worked for MySQL and Sun Microsystems. He blogs from tocker.ca, and especially likes the new features in MySQL that make operations life easier.


Friday August 22, 2014 10:45am - 11:35am
Sheraton Ballroom V

11:45am

Exploring Big Data and Analytics for Innovative Business Results - Linton Ward, IBM
Data is emerging as the world’s newest resource for competitive advantage. As the value of insight from data continues to grow, companies are struggling with their current systems to keep pace as their present IT infrastructure and IT budget can't keep up with the increased demand for insights and volume of data. In this session we will explore why top performing organizations confront this reality by taking a different approach. Hear how companies are winning with new innovation and design that puts data to work faster with their Linux solutions. These systems are easy to consume and manage with open-source technologies, simplified virtualization management and flexible capabilities, to provide companies with a competitive advantage.

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Linton Ward

Distinguished Engineer, Chief Engineer Big Data and Analytics, Power Systems, IBM
Dr. Linton Ward is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in the IBM Systems and Technology Group where his current focus is on leadership analytics and big data on Power Systems. He has been actively engaged in leading hardware-software stack optimization and hardware design for numerous integrated offerings, including IBM Pure Systems. As a systems and solutions architect, Linton brings a unique combination of hardware insight, deep understanding of... Read More →


Friday August 22, 2014 11:45am - 12:35pm
Parlor C

3:45pm

Linux and 3D Printing - Tom Callaway, Red Hat
The 3D printer is changing the world as we know it, as the price for digital fabrication technology is dropping, the footprint is shrinking, and the universe of digital models is growing. Open source hardware is playing a major role in this, and Linux support is a key part of enabling this ecosystem. In this presentation, Tom will talk about how 3D printing works, why open source hardware matters, and how to go from an idea to a physical object with Linux and FOSS software.

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Tom Callaway

University Outreach Lead, Red Hat
Tom Callaway has been working for Red Hat since 2001, and is currently leading an effort to promote open source in higher education. Tom also maintains a large number of Packages in Fedora (350+), and is responsible for managing Fedora's Legal issues. Tom frequently represents Fedora and Free Software at conferences around the world, and tries his best not to make too big of a fool of himself. When not working, Tom enjoys geocaching, ice... Read More →


Friday August 22, 2014 3:45pm - 4:35pm
Sheraton Ballroom II