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.
- 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, 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, Java User Group, NY, NYTDB
- 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
- Mar 23–24, Ruby Nation 2012, Reston, VA“Don’t Fear the Threads: Simply Your Life with JRuby”David Copeland, author of Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby
- Mar 27, Embedded Systems Conference, San Jose, CA“Don’t Look Now, But You Might Be Agile”
- 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 19–20, Railsberry, Krakow, Poland“Down the NoSQL Rabbit Hole”Eric Redmond, author of Seven Databases in Seven Weeks
- Apr 23, Mongo Meetup, Boston, MA“Mongo Indexing”Eric Redmond, author of Seven Databases in Seven Weeks
- Apr 23–24, Agile Sweden 2012, Stockholm, Sweden“Inclusion over Integration”
- Apr 27–29, Simple Design and Testing Conference (SDTConf), Houston, TXOpen Space Event
- May 8–9, Sao Paulo, Brazil“Project Portfolio Management”
- May 8–12, Agile Africa 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa“Pomodoro–can you focus for 25 minutes?”
- May 19–24, Problem Solving Leadership, Albuquerque, NM“Problem Solving Leadership”
- May 23–24, DevSum 2012, Stockholm, Sweden“Advanced Regex”
- May 28–29, Transitioning to Agile for Test, Stockholm, Sweden“Transitioning to Agile for Test (Testers, Test Managers, Project Managers and others who are not developers”
- May 30, Project Portfolio Management, Stockholm, Sweden“Project Portfolio Management”
Upcoming events from our friends at O’Reilly.
- 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.
- 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.”
- May 11–12, PICC ’12, New Brunswick, NJProfessional IT Community Conference: “The third annual Professional IT Community Conference (PICC) is requesting individuals who are interested in presenting papers, talks, or participating in panels on any aspect of IT and System Administration.”
- 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.
- MayIn May, 1980, Erno Rubik’s puzzle started selling internationally under the name “Rubik’s Cube.”
- May 12006 MacArthur Fellow Jim Fruchterman is 53.
- May 2Protoblogger Dave Winer is 57.
- May 3Simon Tatham, known for playing with PuTTY, is 35.
- May 8jQuery creator John Resig got to age 28 one day ahead of Mark Zuckerberg.
- May 9Red Hat founder Marc Ewing is 44.
- May 11Edsger Dijkstra’s 82nd birthday.
- May 14Zillionaire entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg is 28.
- May 17Youthful Alan Kay is 72.
- May 19Today is the eleventh anniversary of the opening of the first Apple retail stores. Also, Java daddy James Gosling is 57 today; Theo de Raadt, founding member of NetBSD and founder of OpenBSD and OpenSSH, is 44; SNOBOL creator Ralph Griswold would have turned 78 today; and CP/M inventor Gary Kildall would have turned 70.
- May 26Ward Cunningham is 63.
- May 27PEZ was trademarked on this date in 1952.
- May 28Networking hotshot Adam Dunkels is 34.
- May 2963rd birthday of shareware co-creator Bob Wallace.
- May 31John Kemeny was born on this day in 1926.