Sessions at Open Source Bridge 2010 about Performance on Tuesday 1st June

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  • Stacks of Cache

    by Duncan Beevers

    Caching layers have become as pervasive as persistence layers. As the caching space matures, and application needs change, developers have the choice of either moving to new technologies or adapting their existing technologies to fit new needs.

    This talk focuses on adapting and augmenting interfaces to memcache in order to overcome some of its limitations and to better utilize available resources. Then we'll talk about combining those interfaces in a simple, snap-together fashion.

    To get there we'll be touching on limiting API breadth, the perils of dog-piles and thundering herds, and why composition trumps inheritance. The examples will be written in Ruby, but should apply just as well to other languages.

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Tuesday 1st June

  • The Second Step: HOWTO encourage open source work at for-profits

    by Sumana Harihareswara

    You might not even realize what obstacles are blocking your colleagues from efficiently collaborating with FLOSS projects. In this presentation, you'll learn how to take the next step in encouraging employees to contribute to FLOSS, with specific recommendations for fixing these issues.

    I'll introduce tools you can use, such as:

    • tuned employee performance criteria and appraisals
    • FLOSS-friendly project management strategies
    • sneaky-yet-sensible PR

    I'll mine my experience as lead project manager and personnel manager at Collabora for examples. And I want to hear your experience and suggestions, too -- for example, can FLOSS leaders help with tactics like sensible copyright assignment policies?

    At 3:45pm to 4:30pm, Tuesday 1st June