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.
- “Core Audio All-Day Tutorial,” “Mobile Movies with HTTP Live Streaming,” and "Core Audio Cranks It Up”Chris Adamson, co-author of iOS SDK Development
- “Intro to iOS Programming”
- “iOS Performance Tuning with Instruments”
- Aug 10, CocoaConf,Columbus OH“Storyboards for iOS”Daniel H Steinberg, co-author of iPad Programming
- Aug 11, CocoaConf,Columbus OH“What's new in Mountain Lion”Daniel H Steinberg, co-author of iPad Programming
- August 12–17, Agile Alliance,Grapevine, TX“What Will This Project Cost?” and “Building a Team Through Feedback”
- Aug 12–17, Agile 2012, Dallas, TX“Helping with Testing and Quality Assurance Stage Production”
- Aug 13–17, Agile 2012 Dallas, TX“Agile In A Nutshell”Jonathan Rasmusson, author of The Agile Samurai
- Aug 14, ThatConference, Wisconsin Dells, WI“FUD-Free Accessibility for Web Developers” also, Cake
- Aug 14, Agile 2012, Dallas, TX“Lean from the Trenches”
- Aug 17, JRubyConf EUBerlin, Germany“Deploy, Scale and Sleep Better with JRuby”Joe Kutner, author of author
- Aug 24–26, Research Triangle Software Symposium, Raleigh, NCTalks on Groovy, Grails, Concurrency, and HTML5
- Aug 25, Madison Ruby, Madison, WI“The Revenge of method_missing()”Paolo "Nusco" Perrotta, author of Metaprogramming Ruby
- Aug 30, Colorado Springs User Group, Colorado Springs, COTBD
- Aug 31, ALE 2012, Barcelona, SpainKeynote
- Sept 5, Swipe Conference, Sydney, Australia“Understanding the iOS Graphics System Workshop”
- Sept 5–7, Swipe Conference, Sydney, Australia“Intro to iOS Programming”
- Sept 6, Swipe Conference, Sydney, Australia“Working with Core Data”
- Sept 6–7, Agile Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil“Agile Portfolio Planning: Managing Your Project Portfolio” and “Workshop: Hiring For Your Agile Team” and “Workshop: Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects”
- Sept 8–9, Barcelona, Spain“The Three Laws of Bulls*it”Paolo "Nusco" Perrotta, author of Metaprogramming Ruby
- Sept 11, CVRegGlen Allen, VA“The Rails View”John Athayde, co-author of The Rails View
- Sept 11, CocoaHeads, Toronto, CA“Live Document Syncing with iCloud”Jim Dovey
- Sept 11, Agile RTP Raleigh, NC“Uncomfortable with Agile”Andy Hunt
- Sept 14–15, GoGaRuCoSan Francisco, CA“Deploy, Scale and Sleep Better with JRuby”Joe Kutner, author of Deploying with JRuby
- Sept 19–20, Frozen RailsHelsinki, Finland“Deploy, Scale and Sleep Better with JRuby”Joe Kutner, author of Deploying with JRuby
- Sept 25, Agile Carolinas Charlotte, NC“Uncomfortable with Agile”Andy Hunt
- Sept 27–28, SurgeBaltimore, MDTBAMichael Bevilacqua-Linn
- Sept 30–Oct 4, JavaOne, San Francisco, CAMultiple topics on Java, Groovy, and Scala
- Oct 1–2, Crisp, Stockholm, Sweden“Advanced Agile” (co-teaching with Alistair Cockburn)
- Oct 2, GOTO, Aarhus, Denmark“Continuous Delivery”Michael Nygard, author of Release It!
- Oct 6, AgileEE, Kiev, UkraineKeynote
- Oct 10-11, RiconSan Francisco, CATBAMichael Bevilacqua-Linn
- Oct 23, AgileDCWashington, DC“Test Abstraction: Keeping Your Test-Driven Tests Healthy”Jeff Langr, co-author of Agile in a Flash
Upcoming events from our friends at O’Reilly.
- Oct 1–2, Strata Conference, London, EnglandStrata Conference: “The O’Reilly Strata Conference in London will bring together the best minds in data to explore the opportunities made possible by the latest state-of-the-art big data tools and analytic approaches.”
- Oct 2–4, Velocity Conference, London, EnglandVelocity Conference: “This October, hundreds of web ops and performance professionals will gather in London to share their ideas and expertise—and to discover the technical skills, tools, tips, tricks, and best practices they need to exceed the continually increasing expectations for a faster, stronger web.”
- Oct 9, TOC Frankfurt, Frankfurt, GermanyTOC Frankfurt: “Tools of Change Frankfurt returns for a fourth year on Tuesday, 9 October 2012—the eve of the Frankfurt Book Fair (10–14 October)—gathering the best and brightest in our global publishing and technology community for a full day of intriguing keynotes, sessions, and networking.”
- Oct 16–17, Strata Rx Conference, San Francisco, CAStrata Rx Conference: “Strata Rx is the first conference to bring data science to the intractable and urgent issues confronting healthcare.”
- Oct 20, Mini TOC Vancouver, Vancouver, B.C.Mini TOC Vancouver: “While the focus at Mini TOC is on the intersection of technology and publishing—just like at the ‘big’ TOCs—at Mini TOC, the crowd is small, the atmosphere is intimate and informal, and all the emphasis is on attendees and presenters sharing the conversations.”
- Oct 23–25, O’Reilly Strata Conference and Hadoop World, New York, NYO’Reilly Strata Conference and Hadoop World: “Now in its second year in New York, the O’Reilly Strata Conference explores the changes brought to technology and business by big data, data science, and pervasive computing. This year, Strata has joined forces with Hadoop World to create the largest gathering of the Apache Hadoop community in the world.”
What’s coming from our USENIX friends.
- Aug 8–10, 21st USENIX Security SymposiumBellevue, WAUSENIX Security ’12: “The USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security of computer systems and networks. The Symposium will span three days, with a technical program including: Keynote Address by Dickie George, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory; over 40 Refereed Papers covering the latest research including topics such as browser security, CAPTCHAs, and passwords; privacy enhancing technologies; botnets and Web security; and more.”
- Aug 6–7, 2012 Electronic Voting Technology Workshop/Workshop on Trustworthy ElectionsBellevue, WAEVT/WOTE ’12: “EVT/WOTE ’12 brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines, ranging from computer science and human-computer interaction experts through political scientists, legal experts, election administrators, and voting equipment vendors.”
- Aug 6–7, 3rd USENIX Workshop on Health Security and PrivacyBellevue, WAHealthSec ’12: “The focus of HealthSec ’12 will be on the development of new techniques and policies to ensure the privacy and security of next-generation healthcare systems and devices.”
- Aug 6–7, 6th USENIX Workshop on Offensive TechnologiesBellevue, WAWOOT ’12: “WOOT ’12 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in systems security to present research advancing the understanding of attacks on operating systems, networks, and applications.”
- Aug 6, 2nd USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the InternetBellevue, WAFOCI ’12: “FOCI ’12 seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners from technology, law, and policy who are working on means to study, detect, or circumvent practices that inhibit free and open communications on the Internet.”
- Aug 6, 5th Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and TestBellevue, WACSET ’12: “The science of cyber security is challenging for a number of reasons. Meeting these challenges requires transformational advances, including understanding of the relationship between scientific method and cyber security evaluation, advancing capabilities of underlying experimental infrastructure, and improving data usability.”
- Aug 7, 7th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in SecurityBellevue, WAHotSec ’12: “HotSec places its singular emphasis on new ideas and problems. HotSec takes a broad view of security and privacy and encompasses research on topics including, but not limited to, large-scale threats, network security, hardware security, software security, physical security, programming languages, applied cryptography, privacy, human-computer interaction, emerging computing environment, sociology, and economics.”
- Aug 7, Seventh Workshop on Security MetricsBellevue, WAMetriCon 7.0: “How to define, generate, and communicate security metrics you can use today.”
- Oct 8–10, OSDI ’12, Hollywood, CA10th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation: “The 10th OSDI seeks to present innovative, exciting research in computer systems. OSDI brings together professionals from academic and industrial backgrounds in what has become the premier forum for discussing the design, implementation, and implications of systems software.”
- Aug 9Alfred Aho, co-creator of AWK language, is 72.
- Aug 11Steve Wozniak is 62.
- Aug 12The IBM PC was released 31 years ago today.
- Aug 20Game developer John Carmack is 42.
- Aug 21Linus Torvalds announces Linux project, 1991.
- Aug 29Boy genius Stephen Wolfram is 53.
- Sept 1This month the GNU Project turns 29.
- Sept 2First message sent over Internet, 1969.
- Sept 2sendmail creator Eric Allman is 57.
- Sept 10Space tourist Charles Simonyi is 64.
- Sept 27Perl creator Larry Wall is 58.
- Oct 2The Great Quux is 58.
- Oct 4The Free Software Foundation is 37.
- Oct 4Birthday of John Vincent Atanasoff, one of the inventors of the computer.
- Oct 5Linux is 21!
- Oct 6Adobe co-founder John Warnock is 72.
- 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 84.
- Oct 28Former software executive Bill Gates is 57.
- 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.