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.
- 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 20, Vimcasts workshop, Berlin, Germany“Vim masterclass”Drew Neil, author of Practical Vim
- 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 23–25, RailsConf, Austin, TX“The Future of Sass”Hampton Catlin, co-author of The Pragmatic Guide to Sass
- Apr 25–27, Roots Conference, Bergen, NorwayHalf-day tutorial: “Ruby for Java People”Paolo Perrotta, co-author of Metaprogramming Ruby
- Apr 27–29, Simple Design and Testing Conference (SDTConf), Houston, TXOpen Space Event
- May 1–3, MarkLogic WorldWashington, DC“Stupid XQuery Tricks and XQuery Plugin for IntelliJ”Ron Hitchens, author of Getting Started With XQuery
- May 3–4, SourceDevCon, London, UK“Vim–precision editing at the speed of thought”Drew Neil, author of Practical Vim
- 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 11, PyGrunn 2012, Groningen, the Netherlands“Optimize and automate your dev environment”Reinout van Rees, author of the upcoming book about Django
- May 21–22, JRubConf , Minneapolis, MNKeynote
- May 19–24, Problem Solving Leadership, Albuquerque, NM“Problem Solving Leadership”
- May 22, MarkLogic User Group London, London, UKTBARon Hitchens, MUGL Founder and author of Getting Started With XQuery
- 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”
- June 6–8, Norwegian Developer Conference, Oslo, NorwayMultiple talks related to Functional programming, F#
- June 10–15, Better Software/Agile Development Practices West, Las Vegas, NVkeynote: “Influence and Authority: Using Your Personal Power to Get Things Done”
- June 13, YAPC::NA (Yet Another Perl Conference), Madison, WIAndy Lester, author of Land The Tech Job You Love
Upcoming events from our friends at O’Reilly.
- 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.”
- Apr 9, Mini TOC Chicago Chicago, ILMini TOC Chicago: “O’Reilly Tools of Change presents Mini TOC Chicago, a one day event of conversation focusing on Chicago’s thriving publishing, tech, and bookish-arts community.”
- Apr 18, onlineVelocity Online Conference: “Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O’Reilly Media, is the premier technical event dedicated to optimizing every aspect of your company’s website.”
- Apr 20, TOC Latin America Buenos Aires, ArgentinaTOC Latin America: “Tools of Change for Publishing (TOC) is celebrating its premiere in Latin America. Together with O’Reilly Media and the Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires, the Frankfurt Book Fair is bringing the most important conference on publishing innovation to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the very first time.”
- June 25–27, Velocity Conference Santa Clara, CAVelocity Conference: “Velocity is the best place to learn from peers, exchange ideas with experts, and share what has worked (and equally importantly, what has not worked) in real world applications. The focus is on practical, large-scale web development, presented by experts.”
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.”
- June 4–6, 5th Annual International Systems and Storage Conference Haifa, IsraelSYSTOR 2012: “SYSTOR 2012, the 5th annual international systems and storage conference, promotes experimental and practical computer systems research.”
- June 7–8, 4th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Parallelism Berkeley, CAHotPar ’12: “HotPar will bring together researchers and practitioners doing innovative work in the area of parallel computing. HotPar recognizes the broad impact of multicore computing and seeks relevant contributions in all fields, including application design, languages and compilers, systems, and architecture.”
- June 12–13, 4th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing Boston, MAHotCloud ’12: “HotCloud brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working on cloud computing technologies.”
- June 12–15, 2012 USENIX Federated Conferences Week Boston, MAFCW ’12: “Back for 2012, USENIX is combining established conferences and workshops into a week of research, trends, and community interaction.”
- June 13–15, 2012 USENIX Annual Technical Conference Boston, MAUSENIX ATC: “USENIX ATC has always been the place to present groundbreaking research and cutting-edge practices in a wide variety of technologies and environments. USENIX ATC ’12 will be no exception.”
- 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 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 2963rd birthday of shareware co-creator Bob Wallace.
- May 31John Kemeny was born on this day in 1926.
- JuneIn this month in 1957, computer science legend Donald Knuth published his first article, “Potrzebie System of Weights and Measures,” in Mad Magazine.
- June 1Tim Paterson, whose operating system made Bill Gates a jillionaire, is 55.
- June 8Tim Berners-Lee is 57.
- June 23Vint Cerf is 69.
- June 23Mathematica is 24.
- June 28Firefox co-creator Dave Hyatt is 30.