LinuxFest Northwest 2012

Bellingham, WA April 28th & 29th

Platinum Sponsors

1 Hour (50 Mins)

How To Be More Elite

A Linux machine is a powerful computing platform. While many of us are adept users, there are hundreds of tricks that can speed up repetitive tasks; I'll cover 42 of them. With a little knowledge, you can copy large files quickly with nothing more than tar and netcat, use git (and github or bitbucket) to synchronize your dotfiles across many machines, or spin up a temporary webserver to share a file with a new friend in South Africa.

Using MongoDB and AWS

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MongoDB and Amazon Web Services are a great match. Learn how MongoDB's components map to AWS compute and storage instances. In addition, we'll also cover the various deployment scenarios when it comes time to set up MongoDB in production. Throughout the presentation, we'll go in-depth and review the specific steps necessary to set up MongoDB in a production deployment and discuss how to backup/restore your data as well.

HTML5 Geolocation API - Helping users find their way

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My background: Senior Developer, I have done many technical presentations to large (and small) audiences.
About Andy: Tech Lead, Web APIs and Android

Personal Blog: http://blog.andygup.net

Are you interested in building web applications where you need your users location? Attend this session to learn about the HTML5 Geolocation API and many tips and tricks on how to successfully implement it.

Krita - Digital graphics for real artists

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Krita is a KDE program for sketching and painting, offering an end–to–end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters. The application explicitly supports concept art, creation of comics and textures for rendering. Modelled on existing real-world painting materials and workflows, Krita supports creative expression with a snappy response and by getting out of the way.

This session features the Comics with Krita project and demos. A Comics with Krita Training DVD has been donated to the World Famous LFNW Raffle.

Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing

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Few IT trends have generated as much buzz as cloud computing. This talk will cut through the hype and clarify cloud computing. The bulk of the conversation will focus on the open source software that can be used to build compute clouds (infrastructure-as-a-service) and the complementary open source management tools that can be combined to automate the management of cloud computing environments. The discussion will appeal to anyone who has a good grasp of traditional data center infrastructure but is struggling with the benefits and migration path to a cloud computing environment.

Lean startup/Agile development

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A lean startup is all about moving fast and trying new things. In this session, we'll learn and discuss some methods and tools to develop the technology behind your idea in less time - and with higher quality.

We'll cover how to identify key features, push back intelligently, and how to structure your team. Methodologies like Scrum and Kanban will be explored, and we'll talk about writing good tests. We'll even go over setting up and managing continuous deployment, and how to learn the most from a project review.

Lean startup overview/The Idea Lab

You have a great idea to change the world. You’ve mastered the latest and greatest open source development stack. Now what? Over seventy percent of all startups fail. And the majority of those do so for one simple reason: they don’t deliver products customers really want. Even successful companies often limit their upside by wasting resources on things that do not further their end goals. Lean Startup is a whole new way to run startups that radically reduces this wasted effort, and therefore significantly improves the probability and magnitude of success.

Utilizing Travis CI (CANCELED)

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There is an exciting new open source project called Travis CI that is also a *free* service which provides continuous integration as a service. It makes it trivially easy for any open source project on Github to start testing every commit of their code, without ever touching Hudson, Jenkins or any other scary CI systems. This is accomplished by adding a single configuration file to each git repo, which is a tiny bit of YAML that tells Travis how to run the tests for your code. This also has the added benefit of your CI configuration being under version control,

Automated License Plate Recognition use by law enforcement

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Brian Alseth, Technology and Liberty Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, will talk about, "Automated License Plate Recognition use by law enforcement, including examples from data obtained from SPD, WSP and other WA law enforcement agencies via public records request.  The talk will also discuss the availability of public data and how it can be used and misused."

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