Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.
We often want to call your attention to a particular event, and this month it’s this Clojure Conference in Raleigh. Lots of good people there and all the Clojure expertise in the world, apparently.
- Nov 10–12, clojure-conj, Raleigh, NCclojure-conjStuart Halloway and Aaron Bedra, co-authors of Programming Clojure, 2nd Edition (among others)
Who’s where, and what for.
- Sept 7, JavaZone 2011, Oslo, Norway“Regex—The Future Programming”
- Sept 7–9, ALE Unconference, Berlin, GermanyOpening Keynote
- Sept 8, HDC 11, Omaha, NE“Unleashing your Inner Hacker”
- Sept 9, HDC 11, Omaha, NE“Mo Cores, Mo Problems”
- 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, Italy“Seeing the graph through the nodes”
- Sept 12–13, Agile Program Management, Berlin, Germany“Agile Program Management”
- Sept 15, 2011, Skills Matter, London, UKMarkLogic User Group London (MUGL)Ron Hitchens, author of Getting Started With XQuery
- Sept 15–16, Agile On The Beach, Falmouth, UK“Surfing the Agile Wave”
- Sept 15–16, Agile Program Management, Amsterdam, Netherlands“Agile Program Management”
- Sept 16, Innovate Virginia, Richmond, VA“The Art of the Spike”
- KeynoteAndrew Hunt, author of Pragmatic Thinking and Learning
- “Building Analytics with Clojure”Aaron Bedra, co-author of Programming Clojure, Second Edition
- “Tightening Your Feedback Loop”Jared Richardson, author of Ship It!
- Sept 18, Strangeloop, St. Louis, MO“Building Analytics with Clojure”
- Sept 18–20, Strange Loop, St. Louis, MO“Airplane-Mode HTML5: Is your website mobile-ready?”Scott Davis, author of Groovy Recipes
- Sept 18–20, Strange Loop, St. Louis, MO“Functional Thinking”Neal Ford, coordinating the forthcoming Thoughtworks Anthology 2
- Sept 19, 2011, Yahoo! Program Management Council, Santa Clara, CA“Managing for Collaboration”
- Sept 19, Strangeloop, St. Louis, MO“Skynet: A Scalable, Distributed Service Mesh in Go”Brian Ketelsen, author of The Go Programming Language
- Sept 27, Agile NYC, New York, NY“From Preaching and Training to Teaching and Learning”
- Sept 28, Lean Tribe Gathering, Stockholm, Sweden“Pomodoro Technique”
- Sept 29, Agile Boston, Boston, MA“From Preaching and Training to Teaching and Learning”
- Sept 29–30, Agile Cambridge, Cambridge, UK“The Role of an Agile Coach”
- 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 3, Mini SPA, Manchester, UK“Improving Trust in Teams”
- Oct 4–6, Agile Business Conference, London, UK“Agile Retrospectives”
- Oct 5, Java One, San Francisco, CAScript Bowl
- Oct 10–12, Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, Portland, OR“Dirty Tricks in the Name of Quality”
- Oct 11–13, Scrum Gathering, London, UK“Open Space Facilitation”
- Oct 14, MagRails, Manchester, UK“The Quest for Agility”
- 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”
- Nov 6–11, Better Software Conference East, Orlando, FLThree tutorials: “Tuning and Improving Your Agility,” “Agile Project Design: Building Strong Backlogs,” “Agile Estimation and Planning: Scrum, Kanban, and Beyond”
- Nov 7–9, Clojure/conj, Raleigh, NC“(with-training Clojure/conj)”
- Nov 16, QConSF, San Francisco, CA“One () to rule them all”
- Nov 16, Agilis, Reykjavik, IcelandWorkshop
- Nov 18, SCNA, Chicago, IL“Simplicity”
- Nov 22, Best of DevSum, Stockholm, Sweden“Regex in .NET”
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.”
- Nov 8–9, Velocity Europe, Berlin, GermanyVelocity Europe: “Velocity Europe is the convergence of performance and site reliability experts and rock stars who share the unique experience that can only be gained by operating at scale. At Velocity, leading experts share their knowledge about how you can make your site scalable, reliable, and fast.”
What’s coming from our USENIX friends.
- Sept 21, LISA Data Storage Day, Grand Rapids, MILISA Data Storage Day: Latest Trends in Storage Networking: “Data Storage Day is a one-day event focused on the current trends in the storage industry. Registration is free as a way of introducing newcomers to the LISA conference.”
- Sept 22, LISA Data Storage Day, Downers Grove, ILLISA Data Storage Day: Latest Trends in Storage Networking: “The goal of Data Storage Day is to explain the trends and developments in the storage industry in the language spoken by hands-on IT professionals.”
- Oct 23–26, SOSP 2011, Cascais, Portugal23rd ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles: “The biennial ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles is the world’s premier forum for researchers, developers, programmers, and teachers of computer systems technology. Academic and industrial participants present research and experience papers that cover the full range of theory and practice of computer systems software.”
- Sept 5Freddy Mercury would have been 65 today.
- 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.
- Nov 1This month the OLPC is 6 years old.
- Nov 1Mitch Kapor is 61.
- Nov 8Bill Joy is 57.
- Nov 6Jerry Yang is 43.
- Nov 10Bert Bos, co-creator of Cascading Style Sheets, is 48.
- Nov 10Richard Brodie, creator of Microsoft Word, is 52.
- Nov 18Pamela Kyle Crossley, historian and creator of SIMPLE, is 56.
- Nov 19Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder and lead developer, is 33.
- Nov 22Randall Schwartz is 50.
- Nov 22PHP creator Rasmus Lerdorf is 43.
- Nov 22And it’s Charles Simonyi’s wedding anniversary.