Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.
Who’s where, and what for.
- Aug 3–5, JRubyConf, Washington, DC“JRuby, not just for hard-headed pragmatists anymore”
- Aug 8–12, Agile/XP 2011 10th Anniversary, Salt Lake City, UTCelebrating, we assumeAndrew Hunt, author of Pragmatic Thinking and Learning
- “Agile In a Nutshell” and “The Surprising Science behind Agile Leadership”Jonathan Rasmusson, author of The Agile Samurai
- “Budgeting Black Hole: Predicting the Unpredictable ”
- Tim will be talking about whether pairing will ruin your company and also giving the fundamental agile apologetic.Tim Ottinger, co-author of Agile in a Flash
- Aug 8–12, Agile2011, Salt Lake City, UTFacilitating Open Jam
- Aug 11, Agile 2011, Salt Lake City, UT“The Only Agile Tools You'll Ever Need”Jeff Langr, co-author of Agile in a Flash (with Tim Ottinger) and Agile Java
- Aug 12–13, Cocoa Conf, Columbus, OHKeynote: “Your Code: The Director’s Cut” plus sessions “Mac OS X for iOS Developers” and “The Key to Blocks”
- Aug 12–13, Cocoa Conf, Columbus, OH“Introduction to AV Foundation” and “Advanced AV Foundation”Chris Adamson, author of iPhone SDK Development
- Aug 12–13, Cocoaconf, Columbus, OH“Understanding View Controllers ” and “Drawing with Core Graphics on iOS ”
- Aug 12–13, CocoaConf, Columbus, OHEmceeDave Klein, author of Grails: A Quick-Start Guide
- Aug 20, Madison Ruby Conference, Madison, WI (Brian says: “And seriously, if you’re not going to this conference, you’re going to miss out on a lot of fun. I’ll buy a beer for any other Prags author/editor/publisher who says hello. Come on! Come to Wisconsin before it gets cold again!”)“Building A Gem From Scratch”
- Aug 22–25, Pragmatic Studios, Denver, COiPhone Studio
- Aug 28–Sept 2, Problem Solving Leadership, Albuquerque, NM (Email her for the registration form)“Problem Solving Leadership”
- Sept 2, Reaktor Dev Day, Helsinki, Finland“Regex in Scala”
- Sept 2, Reaktor Dev Day, Helsinki, Finland“Pomodoro Technique—Can you focus for 25 minutes?”
- Sept 7, JavaZone 2011, Oslo, Norway“Regex—The Future Programming”
- Sept 7–9, Heartland Developers Conference, Omaha, NE“Unleashing your Inner Hacker”
- Sept 7–9, ALE2011, Berlin, GermanyOpening Keynote
- Sept 9–11, New England Software Symposium, Boston, MA“Hello Groovy!,” “Grails: Bringing Radical Productivity to the JVM”Dave Klein, author of Grails: A Quick-Start Guide
- Sept 11–14, SpeakerConf, Rome, ItalyDavid says, “Knowing me, I’ll be able to report on what I talked about after the fact and not much sooner. :)”
- Sept 12–13, Agile Program Management, Berlin, Germany“Agile Program Management”
- Sept 15–16, Agile on the Beach, Falmouth, UK“Surfing the Agile Wave”
- Sept 15–16, Agile Program Management, Amsterdam, Netherlands“Agile Program Management”
- KeynoteAndrew Hunt, author of Pragmatic Thinking and Learning
- “Building Analytics with Clojure”
- “Tightening Your Feedback Loop”Jared Richardson, author of Ship It!
- Sept 18–20, Strangeloop, St. Louis, MO“Clojure Part 2: Building Analytics with Clojure”
- “Airplane-Mode HTML5: Is your website mobile-ready?”Scott Davis, author of Groovy Recipes
- “Skynet: A Scalable, Distributed Service Mesh in Go”Brian Ketelsen, author of The Go Programming Language
- “Functional Thinking”Neal Ford, coordinating the forthcoming Thoughtworks Anthology 2
- Sept 19, Strangeloop, St. Louis, MO“Skynet: A Scalable, Distributed Service Mesh in Go”Brian Ketelsen, author of The Go Programming Language
- Oct 2, Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, CA“SQL Injection Myths and Fallacies” and “Maatkit Tools—Like a MySQL Guru in a Box”Bill Karwin, author of SQL Antipatterns: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Database Programming
- Oct 2–6, Java One, San Francisco, CAHe’ll be representing Clojure in the script bowl.
- Oct 17–20, Zend PHP Conference, Santa Clara, CA“SQL Injection Myths and Fallacies” and “MySQL 5.5 InnoDB Tuning”Bill Karwin, author of SQL Antipatterns: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Database Programming
- Oct 24–27, Pragmatic Studios, Reston, VAiOS Studio
- Oct 30–Nov 4, AYE Conference, Cary, NC“Project Bloat Doesn't Float,” “Replacing Management Myths with Effective Practices,” “Influence and Authority: Using Your Personal Power to Get Things Done,” “Adapting to Change in Your Life,” and a one-day workshop: “Making Geographically Distributed Projects Work”
Upcoming events from our friends at O’Reilly.
- Sept 17–18, World Maker Faire, New York, NYWorld Maker Faire
- Sept 19–23, Strata NY, New York, NYO’Reilly Strata Conference: Making data work: “With hardcore technical sessions on parallel computing, machine learning, and interactive visualizations; case studies from finance, media, healthcare, and technology; and provocative reports from the leading edge, Strata Conference showcases the people, tools, and technologies that make data work.”
- Oct 9–11, Android Open, San Francisco, CAAndroid Open Conference: “Android Open is the first conference to cover the entire Android ecosystem. Whether you’re a developer, IT pro, business decision-maker, or marketer, you’ll find the latest and best information for maximizing the power of the Android platform.”
- Oct 11, TOC Frankfurt, Frankfurt, GermanyTools of Change Frankfort: “Tools of Change Frankfurt returns for a third year on... the eve of the Frankfurt Book Fair (12-16 October)—connecting the people, content, and conversations along the cutting edge of global publishing and technology.”
- Oct 10–13, Web 2.0, New York, New YorkWeb 2.0 Expo NY: “At the next Web 2.0 Expo, we’ll reveal the key pieces of the digital economy and the ways you can leverage important ideas for your own success. We’ll look specifically at web success stories in the New York startup ecosystem.”
- Oct 17–19, Web 2.0 Summit, San Francisco, CAWeb 2.0 Summit: “Once each year, the Web 2.0 Summit brings together 1,000 senior executives from the worlds of technology, media, finance, telecommunications, entertainment, and the Internet. For 2011, our theme is ‘The Data Frame’—focusing on the impact of data in today’s networked economy.”
What’s coming from our USENIX friends.
- Aug 8–12, USENIX Security ’11, San Francisco, CAThe 20th USENIX Security Symposium. “USENIX Security ’11 brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security of computer systems and networks.” Not to mention a bunch of collocated conferences: 2011 Electronic Voting Technology Workshop/Workshop on Trustworthy Elections, 4th Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test, USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet, 5th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies, 2nd USENIX Workshop on Health Security and Privacy, 6th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security, and Sixth Workshop on Security Metrics.
- Aug 9Alfred Aho, co-creator of AWK language, is 70.
- Aug 11Steve Wozniak is 61.
- Aug 20Game developer John Carmack is 41.
- Aug 21Linus Torvalds announces Linux project, 1991.
- Aug 29Boy genius Stephen Wolfram is 52.
- Sept 1This month the GNU Project turns 28.
- Sept 2First message sent over Internet, 1969.
- Sept 2sendmail creator Eric Allman is 56.
- Sept 4LISP creator and AI pioneer John McCarthy is 84.
- Sept 9C creator Dennis Ritchie is 70.
- Sept 10Space tourist Charles Simonyi is 63.
- Sept 27Perl creator Larry Wall is 57.
- Oct 2The Great Quux is 57.
- Oct 4The Free Software Foundation is 36.
- Oct 4Birthday of John Vincent Atanasoff, one of the inventors of the computer.
- Oct 5Linux is 20!
- Oct 6Adobe co-founder John Warnock is 71.
- Oct 12Birthday of Ole-Johan Dahl, co-creator of the Simula language and thus of object-oriented programming.
- Oct 16Mike Muuss, who invented Ping, was born on this date in 1958.
- Oct 25Peter Naur, the N in BNF, is 83.
- Oct 28Former software executive Bill Gates is 56.
- Oct 29On this date in 1969, ARPAnet first linked Doug Engelbart’s lab at SRI with Leonard Kleinrock’s at UCLA.
- Oct 31The traditional date for the leaking of confidential internal Microsoft documents outlining strategies for undermining open source software.