Sessions at Open Source Developers' Conference 2010 about Open Source

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  • C'Dent, the Acmeism and Everyone

    by Ingy döt Net

    The status quo of OSDC and OSCON conferences is to attract the best programmers from the most exciting programming languages, bring them all to one beautiful venue for several days, and let them go off into their own corners to discuss their own technology, in isolation from everyone else.

    Ingy döt Net believes that programming languages act as barriers to the growth of the hacker community and that truly great hackers rise above the language barrier level to produce technology that serves all the languages. He calls this belief "Acmeism".

    In this hour long talk, Ingy will discuss the tenets of Acmeism and why you, young hacker, should believe it with all your heart. Once he is confident that you have checked your favorite programming artillery at the door, he will attempt to convert you by hypnotizing your hacker brain with these shiny and sexy Acmeist projects:

    • C'Dent - A new module programming language (made from old ones like yours)
    • TestML - A common unit test framework for every language
    • Pegex - A clean and simple, cross language parser generator
    • YAML - An Acmeist data serialization language
    • Jemplate - An Acmeist templating framework
    • pQuery - Acmeist server-side jQuery

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  • Development on Open Source platforms with a billion dollars at risk

    by Adam Kennedy

    Every year Corporate Express delivers 1-2 billion dollars of material to governments and companies around the country, everything from pens and paper to body bags and explosive metallic sodium.

    At some point, most of these order move through a large and complex non-public website built on an Open Source platform.

    This wide ranging talk will take you behind the scenes of this operation for the first time. We'll discuss which areas Open Source excels at, where it fails, and what we've had to do with it to push at the limits of software complexity.

    Finally, we'll demonstrate some of the tools and techniques we've created over the years to adapt to life in a world where bugs in your software can bankrupt your company or damage your country.

  • Peer coding and mentoring over the Internet

    by Sam Watkins

    Peer programming works great on site, but can we achieve the same camaraderie and swift progess over the net and across the world? Can a teacher help someone learn coding at a distance, without wasting a lot of time? I'll talk about and demonstrate some simple tools for peer coding and mentoring. I would also like to show some other tools that can make a programmer's life more pleasant and enjoyable!

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