Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.
Here’s what’s coming up in the next three months:
Who’s where, and what for.
- Feb 13–15, Jfokus, Stockholm, Sweden“Regex Applied—when regex is a winner”
- Feb 17–19, Agile India 2012, Bangalore, Indiatopic TBD
- Feb 24–25, NFJS Madison, Madison, WItopic TBD
- Feb 28, Manchester Java User Group, Manchester, NHtopic TBD
- Feb 28, Softdevon III, Crakow, Poland“Pomodoro Technique—can you focus for 25 minutes?”
- March 6-9, Pragmatic Studio, Denver, COiPhone/iPad ProgrammingDaniel H Steinberg, Dim Sum Thinking
- Mar 8, Scandinavian Agile Conference, Helsinki, FinlandHow to approach Refactoring?
- Mar 12-14, 2012, Belgium Testing Days, Brussels, BelgiumTutorial: “Influence and Authority: Using Your Personal Power to Get Things Done,” Keynote: “QA or Test? Does it Matter? You Bet it Does!”
- Mar 15, Devlin 2012, Linköping, Sweden“A3 reports—processing change proposals”
- Mar 15—17, Mountain West Ruby Conference Workshop, Salt Lake City, UTMountain West Ruby Conference Workshop: “Advanced Rails Design: Use Fancy OO Techniques Without Turning Ruby into Java”Noel Rappin, author of Rails Test Prescriptions: Keeping Your Application Healthy
- Mar 16, Agile Japan 2012, Osaka, JapanKeynoteJonathan Rasmusson, author of The Agile Samurai
- March 16–17, CocoaConf, Chicago, IL“Core Audio Cranks It Up” and “Core What?”Chris Adamson, co-author of iOS SDK Development
- March 16-17, CocoaConf, Chicago, ILStoryboarding, Testing, and a KeynoteDaniel H Steinberg, Dim Sum Thinking
- Mar 19–20, Software Passion Summit 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden“Advanced Regex”
- Mar 19–21, 33rd Degree Conference, Krakow, PolandKeynote and talks on Concurrency, Scala, and JVM languages integration
- Apr 10—12, Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2012, Santa Clara, CA“SQL Injection Myths and Fallacies” and “Full Text Search Throwdown”Bill Karwin, author of SQL Antipatterns: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Database Programming
- Apr 17—18, Working Effectively In Geographically Distributed Agile Project Teams, Pleasanton, CAPublic Workshop: “Working Effectively In Geographically Distributed Agile Project Teams”
- Apr 17—20, Great Indian Developer Summit, Bangalore, IndiaKeynote and talks on multiple topics
- Apr 23–24, Agile Sweden 2012, Stockholm, Sweden“Inclusion over Integration”
Upcoming events from our friends at O’Reilly.
- Feb 13–15, TOC, New York, NYO’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference 2012: “O’Reilly’s TOC Conference is where the publishing and tech industries converge, as practitioners and executives from both camps share what they’ve learned from their successes and failures, explore ideas, and join together to navigate publishing’s ongoing transformation.”
- Feb 28–Mar 1, Strata Conference, Santa Clara, CAO’Reilly Strata Conference: “Strata brings together practitioners, researchers, IT leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss big data, Hadoop, analytics, visualization, and data markets.”
- Mar 18, TOC Bologna, Bologna, ItalyTools of Change Bologna: “TOC and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair will team up once again, this time producing an unparalleled event featuring sessions, demos, workshops, and keynotes covering the art, craft, and business of storytelling in the digital age.”
- Apr 2—4, whereconf, San Francisco, CAWhere Conference: “The O’Reilly Where Conference is where the people working on and using location technologies come together to explore best practices and emerging trends in software development, tools, business strategies, and marketing.”
What’s coming from our USENIX friends.
- Feb 5–8, NDSS 2012, San Diego, CA19th Annual Network & Distributed System Security Symposium: “The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium fosters information exchange among researchers and practitioners of network and distributed system security.”
- Feb 14–17, FAST ’12, San Jose, CA10th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies: “FAST ’12 brings together storage system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems.”
- Apr 10—13, EuroSys 2012, Bern, SwitzerlandEuroSys 2012: “EuroSys has become a premier forum for discussing various issues of systems software research and development, including implications related to hardware and applications.”
- Apr 24, Hot-ICE ’12, San Jose, CA2nd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Management of Internet, Cloud, and Enterprise Networks and Services: “The second Hot-ICE workshop builds on the success of the first workshop last year and seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners working on network and service management in the Internet, cloud, and enterprise domains.”
- Apr 24, LEET ’12, San Jose, CA5th USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats: “Now in its fifth year, LEET continues to be a unique forum for the discussion of threats to the confidentiality of our data, the integrity of digital transactions, and the dependability of the technologies we increasingly rely upon.”
- Apr 25—27, NSDI ’12, San Jose, CA9th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation: “NSDI '12 focuses on the design principles, implementation, and practical evaluation of large-scale networked and distributed systems.”
- Feb 4Ken Thompson is 69.
- Feb 5Brad Fitzpatrick, author of memcached, is 32.
- Feb 7Leslie Lamport, creator of LaTeX, is 71.
- Feb 8MIT professor Gerald Jay Sussman is 65.
- Feb 12Phil Zimmerman, author of PGP, is 58.
- Feb 15Niklaus Wirth is 78.
- Feb 22Bill Jolitz is 55.
- Feb 24The Ruby programming language was conceived on this date in 1993.
- Feb 27Grady Booch is 57.
- Feb 29Seymour Papert turns either 84 or 21 today.
- Mar 1Yahoo (as a corporation) is 17.
- Mar 3GNOME first came out of its burrow on this date in 1999.
- Mar 9Jef Raskin would have turned 69 today.
- Mar 11J.C.R. Licklider would have turned 97 today.
- Mar 13On this date in 1986, Microsoft went public, creating four billionaires.
- Mar 15A-life pioneer Craig Reynolds, who worked on the first Tron, is 59.
- Mar 15It’s the Ides of March. Beware.
- Mar 16Richard Stallman is 59 and MINIX author Andy Tanenbaum is 68.
- Mar 24It’s Ada Lovelace Day, honoring women in technology and science.
- Mar 24Mac OS X is XI today.
- Mar 25On this day in 1995, Wiki went worldwide as Ward Cunningham installed WikiWikiWeb on the Web.
- Mar 26Larry Page is 39.
- Mar 31Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter, is 40.
- Apr 6MacOS co-creator Andy Hertzfeld is 59.
- Apr 5Inventor Dean Kamen is 61.
- Apr 9ENIAC co-inventor J. Presper Eckert was born on this date in 1919.
- Apr 9SQLite architect D. Richard Hipp is 51.
- Apr 14Ruby designer Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz) is 47.
- Apr 20Chief Yahoo David Filo is 46.
- Apr 24Champion of modelessness Larry Tesler is 67.
- Apr 28Mathematician Kurt Gödel was born on this date in 1906.
- Apr 30Information theory pioneer Claude Shannon was born on this date in 1916.
- Apr 30Colossal Cave Adventure creator Don Woods is 58.
- Apr 30The World Wide Web is 19.