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.
- 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 , Uniforum Chicago, Wheaton, IL“29 Ways to Get Started in Open Source Today”Andy Lester, author of Land The Tech Job You Love
- May 8–12, Agile Africa 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa“Pomodoro–can you focus for 25 minutes?”Staffan Nöteberg, author of Pomodoro Technique Illustrated
- May 11, PyGrunn 2012, Groningen, the Netherlands“Optimize and automate your dev environment”Reinout van Rees, author of the upcoming book about Django
- May 16, Turku Agile Day, Turku, Finland“BDD as if you meant it” (workshop)
- May 21–22, JRubConf , Minneapolis, MNKeynote
- May 19–24, Problem Solving Leadership, Albuquerque, NM“Problem Solving Leadership”
- May 22, JRubyConf, Minneapolis, MN“Deploying with JRuby”Joe Kutner, Author of Deploying with JRuby
- 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”Staffan Nöteberg, author of Pomodoro Technique Illustrated
- 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 12, Connected World Conference, St. Charles, ILHome Automation PanelMike Riley, author of Programming Your Home
- June 13, YAPC::NA (Yet Another Perl Conference), Madison, WIAndy Lester, author of Land The Tech Job You Love
- June 26–29, Open Source Bridge, Portland, OR“Logic Lessons That Last Generations”
- June 27, Bootstrapd—a community gathering for software craftspeople with an independent spirit, Edinburgh, UKBootstrapd—conference organizer
- June 28–30, CocoaConf, Herndon, VA“Mobile Movies with HTTP Live Streaming” and “Core Audio Cranks It Up”Chris Adamson, co-author of iOS SDK Development
- June 29, Scottish Ruby Conference, Edinburgh, UK“TDD your command line apps for fun and profit”David Copeland, Author of Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby
- June 29–30, Scottish Ruby Conference, Edinburgh, UK“Hexagonal Rails”
- July 19, OSCON 2012, Portland, OR“Threads and JRuby, the Simple Alternative to Evented”David Copeland, Author of Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby
- July 20, OSCON, Portland, OR“Your Own Metric System”
Upcoming events from our friends at O’Reilly.
- 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.”
- July 16–20, O’Reilly Open Source Convention Portland, OROSCON: “If you work with open source, you’ll want to be here. With a dozen plus tracks and hundreds of sessions, you’ll find practical tutorials, inspirational keynotes, and a wealth of information on open source languages, platforms, and development.”
What’s coming from our USENIX friends.
- 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 12, 2012 USENIX Women in Advanced Computing Summit Boston, MAWiAC ’12: “This is an all day event for those interested in advancing women in computing representing both academia and industry.”
- 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.”
- June 13, 4th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems Boston, MAHotStorage ’12: “Over the past few years, storage has been changing like never before. Architectures are evolving rapidly, with many fundamental shifts. The HotStorage workshop aims to provide a forum for the cutting edge in storage research where researchers can exchange ideas and engage in discussions with their colleagues.”
- June 13, 3rd USENIX Conference on Web Application Development Boston, MAWebApps ’12: “WebApps ’12 is designed to bring together experts in all aspects of developing and deploying Web applications. The program includes refereed papers on topics such as distributed systems and browser extensions, Java and client extensions, and more, in addition to keynotes by Douglas Crockford (Yahoo!), and Yehuda Katz (Tilde, Inc.)”
- June 14–15, 4th USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance Boston, MATaPP ’12: “Provenance provides important documentation that is an essential part of the quality of data, and it is essential to the trust we put in, for example, the data we find on the Web and the data that is derived from scientific experiments. TaPP ’12 covers topics related to theoretical or practical aspects of provenance, including but not limited to: provenance in databases, workflows, programming languages, security, software engineering, or systems; provenance on the Web; real-world applications of or requirements for provenance.”
- June 15, 6th USENIX/ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions Boston, MANSDR ’12: “NSDR ’12 will provide a venue for researchers to propose and discuss ideas concerning the design, implementation, and evaluation of new computing and communications technologies to support the sustainable development of developing regions. NSDR ’12 specifically focuses on the technical networking and systems research challenges that arise in the design, implementation, and deployment of new computing solutions appropriate for developing regions.”
- July 23–24, Asia-pacific Systems Workshop Seoul, South KoreaAPSYS 2012: “Building on the success of its 2010 and 2011 predecessors in New Delhi, India and Shanghai, China, APSys 2012 will be a lively forum for systems researchers and practitioners across the world to meet, interact, and collaborate with their peers from the Asia/Pacific region.”
- 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.
- July 2Gordon Letwin, one of first dozen Microsoft employees and lead Microsoft architect on OS/2, is 60.
- July 5Linguist Victor Yngve, creator of COMIT, the first string processing language, is 92.
- July 6Adi Shamir, the S of the RSA encryption algorithm, is 60.
- July 7Smalltalk co-creator Adele Goldberg is 67.
- July 9Marc Andreessen is 41.
- July 10Legendary game designer Scott Adams is 60.
- July 16Dan Bricklin is 61.
- July 22Alan Cox, early Linux kernel contributor, is 44.
- July 24Al Lowe, creator of Leisure Suit Larry series of computer games, is 66.
- July 26Hakon Wium Lie, creator of Cascading Style Sheets, is 47.
- July 29James Duncan Davidson is 42.