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.
- 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 24–28, Much Ado ABout Agile 2011, Vancouver, BCKeynote: “Where is Agile Going,” Tutorial: “Influence and Authority: Using Your Personal Power to Get Things Done”
- Oct 25, SenchaCon, Austin, Texas“Sencha on Rails”Drew Neil, author of Practical Vim
- Oct 26–28, QA&Test, Bilbao, Spain“Taming the Android Unit Testing Tiger”Paul Butcher, author of Debug It!: Find, Repair, and Prevent Bugs in Your Code
- 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 3, RedDirt.JS, Oklahoma City, OKIntro to backbone.jsDerick Bailey, who’s working on a screencast on backbone for us
- Nov 4, Midwest Ruby Conference, Kansas City, MOMidwest Ruby Conference KeynoteAndy Hunt
- 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”David Hussman, author of Cutting an Agile Groove
- Nov 7–9, Clojure/conj, Raleigh, NC“(with-training Clojure/conj)”
- Nov 7–11, Oredev, Malmo, Sweden BCTutorial: “Influence and Authority: Using Your Personal Power to Get Things Done,” “Managing for Collaboration,” “Agile Portfolio Planning: Managing Your Project Portfolio”
- Nov 12–13, Voices That Matter: iOS Developers Conference, Boston, MA“Core Audio Cranks It Up” and “Capturing Stills, Sounds, and Scenes with AV Foundation”Chris Adamson, co-author of iPhone SDK Development
- Nov 14–17, Agile Testing Days, Potsdam, GermanyKeynote: “Agile Testing and Test Management,” Tutorial: “Making Geographically Distributed Projects Work”
- 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”Staffan Nöteberg, author of Pomodoro Technique Illustrated
- Nov 29-Dec 2, Reston, VAPragmatic Studios: “iPhone/iPad Programming”
- Dec 2–3, Cocoaconf, Raleigh, NC“Core Audio Cranks It Up” and “Capturing Stills, Sounds, and Scenes with AV Foundation”Chris Adamson, co-author of iPhone SDK Development
- Dec 2, Cocoaconf, Raleigh, NCCocoaheads KeynoteAndy Hunt
- Dec 3-4, North Carolina
Upcoming events from our friends at O’Reilly.
- 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.
- 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.”
- Dec 4–5, ACM Symposium on Computer Human Interaction for Management of Information Technology, Boston, MACHIMIT 2011: “At CHIMIT, researchers and practitioners share issues, solutions, and research drawing upon fields such as human-computer interaction, human factors, computer systems, and management and service sciences to address cognitive, social, and technical issues in managing the increasing complexity of modern IT systems.”
- Dec 4–9, 25th Large Installation System Administration Conference, Boston, MALISA ’11: “LISA ’11 will break out the time machine and take you on a journey of system administration through the years via top-notch training, innovative research, Practice and Experience Reports, and that all-important face time with others confronting the same challenges you battle everyday.”
- Dec 12–16, ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference, Lisbon, PortugalMiddleware 2011: “The Middleware conference is a forum for the discussion of important innovations and recent advances in the design, construction, and uses of middleware.”
- 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.
- Dec 3John Backus would have been 87.
- Dec 4Eric Raymond, aka ESR, is 54.
- Dec 9Grace Hopper’s 105th birthday.
- Dec 10Ada Lovelace’s 196th birthday.
- Dec 10Ada, the programming language, is 31 today.
- Dec 16John Bardeen and Walter Brattain created the first transistor on this day in 1947.
- Dec 17Ken Iverson, creator of APL, would have been 91 today.
- Dec 17Les Earnest, inventor of first spell checker and of the finger protocol, is 81.
- Dec 23Birthday of Bob Miner, who wrote Oracle’s original database software.
- Dec 25Richard Greenblat, famed MIT hacker, is 67.
- Dec 26Charles Babbage’s 220th birthday.
- Dec 28Linus Torvalds is 42.
- Dec 30Bjarne Stroustrup is 61.
- Dec 31Leonard Adleman, the A in RSA encryption, is 66.