Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.
- June 1–4, XP2010, Trondheim, NorwayWorkshop: “Trust and Culture”
- June 1–4, Open Source Bridge“Give a Great Tech Talk” (with Josh Berkus)Ian Dees, author of Scripted Gui Testing with Ruby
- June 6–11, Better Software Conference/Agile Development Practices, Las Vegas, NV“It’s the People, It’s Always the People”
- June 7–10, RailsConf, Baltimore, MD“System Testing Rails Itself”Sam Ruby, author of Agile Web Development with Rails, Fourth Edition
- June 7–10, RailsConf, Baltimore, MD“Acceptance Testing with Cucumber”David Chelimsky, author of The RSpec Book
- June 7–11, Better Software/Agile Development PracticesKeynote: “From Big Boss to Servant Leader,” tutorial: “Agile Retrospectives,” talk: “Card, Conversation, Confirmation: Interviewing Skills for Agile Requirements,” and talk: “The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback ”
- June 8, UniForum, Chicago“What’s New in Perl 5.10 and 5.12”Andy Lester, the author of Land the Tech Job You Love
- June 8, Embedded Systems Conference, Chicago, IL“Testing Embedded User Interfaces”Ian Dees, the author of Scripted GUI Testing With Ruby
- June 8, Sacramento Java User Group“Grails Integration Strategies”Dave Klein, the author of Grails: A Quick-Start Guide
- “The New Work of Management in Agile Organizations” and “Working with Complex Adaptive (Human) Systems”
- “Test Driven Development in Java: Live and Uncensored,” “Continuous Testing on the JVM,” and “Iteration-less, Value-Based Planning”Ben Rady
- “Grails: Bringing Radical Productivity to the JVM” and “Grails Integration Strategies”Dave Klein, the author of Grails: A Quick-Start Guide
- “Clojure,” “Introduction to Functional Programming with Clojure,” and “The Best of OO: Clojure Types and Protocols”
- “Transforming to Groovy,” “Scala for Java Programmers,” “How to Approach Refactoring,” and “TDD Regular Code/Multithreaded Code!”
- “17 Lessons Learned: Secrets of Great Management,” “Agile Program Management,” “Manage Your Project Portfolio: A Lean and Agile Approach,” “Overcoming Several Pitfalls of Transitioning to Agile,” and a workshop: “Coaching as a Two-Way Relationship”
- June 20–22, OGF29 Cloud Interoperability“Demo of DataCloud interoperability”Krishna Sankar, author of the forthcoming Building Clouds with Amazon Web Services
- June 22–24, Public workshop, register through Agile University, Portland, OR
- June 23, DevDay for iPhone, Genevatalk: “Core Animation” and tutorial: “Programming the iPad”
- June 25, DevDay for iPhone, Londontalk: “Core Animation” and tutorial: “Programming the iPad”
- July 9–10, Agile Coaches Gathering, Bletchley Park, UK“Facilitating Open Space”
- July 16–17, Ruby Midwest, Kansas City, MO“Pragmatic Guide to Git”Travis Swicegood, author of Pragmatic Version Control Using Git
- July 19–23, OSCON“Building a NoSQL Data Cloud”Krishna Sankar, author of the forthcoming Building Clouds with Amazon Web Services
- “Improving Customer Conversations” and “Manager as Work System Designer: 13 Essential Questions”
- “Agile Coaches Dojo” and “Refactor Your Retrospectives”
- “Exploring Coaching From Multiple Dimensions and Levels,” Agile Managers: The Essence of Leadership,” and “Agile Program Management: Another Approach to Large Projects”
- Aug 28, RubyKaigi 2010, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan“A Metaprogramming Spell Book (for Ruby and Rails)”Paolo Perrotta, author of Metaprogramming Ruby: Program Like the Ruby Pros
- June 23–24, USENIX Federated Conferences Week, Boston, MAWebApps ’10 is a new technical conference filled with the latest research in all aspects of developing and deploying Web applications. The diverse 2-day conference program will include invited talks by industry leaders including Adam de Boor, Google, on “Gmail: Past, Present, and Future,” a variety of topics and new techniques in the paper presentations, WiPs, and a poster session. Since WebApps ’10 is part of USENIX Federated Conferences Week, you’ll also have increased opportunities for interaction and synergy across multiple disciplines. Register by June 1 and save up to $400! Additional discounts are available.
- June 23–25, USENIX Federated Conferences Week, Boston, MAThe 2010 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC) will again bring together leading systems researchers for cutting-edge systems research and unlimited opportunities to gain insight into a variety of must-know topics, including virtualization, system administration, cloud computing, security, and networking.
- June 7–10, Baltimore, MDRailsConf is the largest official event for the Ruby on Rails community. If you’re passionate about Rails and what it helps you achieve—or are curious about how Rails can help you create web applications better and faster—RailsConf is the place to be.
- June 22–24, Santa Clara, CAO’Reilly’s Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference gives attendees access to speakers and the in-depth, technical content that will move the dial furthest for Web Ops and Development professionals most responsible for the health of their company’s IT infrastructure.
- July 19–23, Portland, ORAt OSCON you’ll participate in hundreds of sessions covering open source languages and platforms, practical tutorials that go deep into technical skill and best practices, inspirational keynote presentations, an Expo Hall featuring dozens of the latest projects and products, fun networking events and activities, and the best “hallway track” around.
- June 8Tim Berners-Lee is 55.
- June 23Vint Cerf is 67.
- June 30Unix guru Lynne Jolitz is 49.
- July 9Browser pioneer Marc Andreessen is 39.
- July 16VisiCalc co-creator Dan Bricklin is 59.
- Aug 9Alfred Aho, co-creator of AWK language, is 69.
- Aug 11Steve Wozniak is 60.
- Aug 20Game developer John Carmack is 40.
- Aug 29Boy genius Stephen Wolfram is 51.