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Monday, October 21
 

12:30pm

LTTng as a New Monitoring Tool - David Goulet, EfficiOS Inc.
In the past, much effort has been invested in high performance kernel tracing tools, but now focus in the tracing community seems to be shifting over to efficient user space application tracing. By providing joint kernel and user space tracing, developers now have deeper insights in their applications. Furthermore, system administrators can now put in place a new way to monitor and debug systems using a low instrusivness tracing system, LTTng. This presentation explains how LTTng can be used as a powerful monitoring tool for an entire farm of servers taking advantage of this year exciting new features such as network streaming and snapshot. This shows hands on how to leverage tracing in a production environment to monitor and debug system by showing use cases of real system using such a tools for monitoring. Finally, this talk concludes with the future work we are doing on LTTng and

Speakers
DG

David Goulet

Maintainer and Main Developer of lttng-tools, EfficiOS Inc.
David Goulet works at EfficiOS Inc., an operating system efficiency R&D consultancy based in Montreal, Canada. He is currently involved in the LTTng project as the maintainer and main developer of lttng-tools.


Monday October 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Lammemuir 1

2:50pm

(Tutorial) Gitify Your Life - Richard Hartmann, Globalways AG
While git was written to manage source code, it can do a lot more! From tracking personal notes to managing your website, wiki, and blog over tracking system and personal configuration files to managing videos, photos and other large files and making system backups, a lot of tools have been grown around the git ecosystem to help you manage your digital life. What we will talk about: etckeeper, git-annex, ikiwiki, mr, vcsh, zsh (vcs_info). What we will do: Everything I do will be presented via video projector. You are encouraged to take notes and follow along, but there will be scripts and snippets to start from and work with. What to bring/prepare: Laptop with Linux and Git installed, pre-installed, up to date versions of the tools mentioned, optionally USB drive or thumb drive, note-pad, pen, paper, etc, shell access to a unix server.

Speakers
RH

Richard Hartmann

Project and Backbone Manager, Globalways AG
Richard is a project and backbone manager at Globalways AG, a German ISP & carrier. He is freenode and OFTC staff, a Debian Maintainer, on the Debian Trademark Team and currently in the process of becoming a full Debian Developer. He is the main developer of vcsh. His interests range... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2013 2:50pm - 3:40pm
Lammemuir 1

4:50pm

Lockdown: Serfs or Citizens in a Connected World? - Karsten Gerloff, Free Software Foundation Europe
We conduct an ever greater part of our lives through computers in their various shapes. We work on Free Software not only because it's great technology. It's much more than that: A community, and a tool to empower each one of us. Yet power flows both ways, and computers also empower governments and corporations, whose interests may not be aligned with our own. Where does that leave us? What opportunities do the machines in our lives create, and how do their limitations shape the future? In this session, we will discuss the complex links between technology and political power. Are we merely serfs of one digital overlord or another? Or are we citizens of a connected world? What rules will we create for our shared future?

Speakers
avatar for Karsten Gerloff

Karsten Gerloff

President, Free Software Foundation Europe
Karsten Gerloff is the President of the Free Software Foundation Europe. FSFE's mission as an independent not-for-profit organisation is to promote freedom in the information society through Free Software. Karsten works together with developers, activists, business leaders and high-level... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2013 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Lammemuir 1
 
Tuesday, October 22
 

11:10am

Binary Analysis Tool: Checking Compliance in Your Supply Chain Without Source Availability - Armijn Hemel, Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions
A challenge that many companies face is supply chain management. In an ideal world suppliers deliver fully license compliant source code releases. In reality code releases are a mix of binaries and sources, or sometimes just binaries. If these binaries are passed on (which they often are) it is necessary to check the binary components for license compliance. This is a non-trivial problem that is very time consuming and error prone when done by hand. The Binary Analysis Tool (BAT) is an Open Source tool to automate finding out what is in binaries and make license compliance easier. BAT can unpack over 30 file systems and compressed files, compare identifiers extracted from binaries to source code, create runtime linking graphs, and more. In this talk I want to introduce BAT and talk about its place in a compliance process.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:10am - 12:00pm
Lammemuir 1

12:10pm

World of Tanks: Linux and Open Source Inside - Maksim Melnikau, Wargaming.net
World of Tanks is a massively multiplayer online game developed by the Belarusian company Wargaming.net. It features mid-20th century era fighting vehicles, and has a client-server architecture where everything is calculated on the server. The server setup is huge - more than 500 servers required only for handling 800k CCU in Russian realm. One of the keys to the game's success is full control of all parts of production including all software. And this is exactly where Linux and Open Source projects have killer features. In this presentation, Maksim Melnikau will share interesting technical details about the inner workings of World of Tanks.

Speakers
avatar for Maksim Melnikau

Maksim Melnikau

Solution Architect / Team Lead, Wargaming.net
Linux mobile hobbyist; World of Tanks developer. I've been working for Wargaming.net since 2009, and nowadays I'm a Solution Architect / Team Lead in the Web Department. I implemented AMQP support for the World of Tanks game server, and designed the OpenID and Single Sign On architecture... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Lammemuir 1

3:50pm

Developing Cloud Infrastructure From Scratch: A Tale of an ISP - Andrey Korolyov, Performix LLC
There is a place aside from turnkey solutions like VMWare and do-as-you-want as OpenStack if you have enough programming power - build the completely new thing. Talk is about caveats and benefits of doing things such way: in Flops we had developed complete ISP cloud infrastructure based on OSS products such as KVM, Ceph, OpenVSwitch and Floodlight facing a couple of unique challenges during the process.

Speakers
avatar for Andrey Korolyov

Andrey Korolyov

Cofounder, Flops
Andrey Korolyov is a twenty-five year old engineer working currently both for Flops.ru as cofounder and for Mirantis as an employee, planning and implementing architecture in the first and doing stuff related to the Fuel product in second.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Monteith

3:50pm

A New Open Source Approach for Software Requirements and Architecture - Robert Taylor, Codethink
Good software processes, like SPICE, involve rigorously driving work flow from captured requirements and architectural design. However implementations of these processes tend to be heavy to use and costly to implement. In this presentation Rob Taylor will introduce Mustard, a very lightweight open source tool to capture requirements, document architecture and trace these through to a work breakdown. He will also cover how to use this in both waterfall and iterative manners, and explore how to apply these methods to the benefit open source projects.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor

CTO, Codethink
Rob Taylor has been building embedded system with Linux since 1999. In 2007 he founded Codethink which provides expertise and tools for building Open Source based systems. He has helped create a number of whole new Open Source projects and helped a lot of companies engage usefully... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Lammemuir 1

3:50pm

What Science Fiction Can Teach Us About Building Communities - Dawn Foster, Puppet Labs
Communities are one of the defining attributes that shape every open source project, not unlike how Asimov’s 3 laws of robotics shape the behavior of robots and provide the checks and balances that help make sure that robots and community members continue to play nicely with others. When looking at open source communities from the outside, they may seem small and well-defined until you realize that they seem much larger and complex on the inside, and they may even have a mind of their own, not unlike the TARDIS from Doctor Who. We can even learn how we should not behave in our communities by learning more about the Rules of Acquisition and doing the opposite of what a good Ferengi would do. My favorite rules to avoid include, “Greed is eternal”, “You can always buy back a lost reputation” and “When in doubt, lie”. This session focuses on community tips told through science fiction.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn M. Foster

Dawn M. Foster

OSS K8s Contributor Lead, Pivotal
Dawn leads the OSS Kubernetes Contribution program at Pivotal in London. She has more than 20 years of experience at companies like Puppet Labs, Intel, Jive Software, and others. She has expertise in community building, open source software, metrics, and more. Dawn is on the Governing... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Lennox 1

4:50pm

Synnefo: A Complete Cloud Stack Over Google Ganeti - Vangelis Koukis, Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET)
Vangelis Koukis will introduce Synnefo [1]: a complete open source cloud stack written in Python/Django, providing Compute, Network, Image, Volume and Storage services, similar to the ones offered by AWS. Synnefo manages multiple Ganeti clusters at the backend for the handling of low-level VM operations and exposes the OpenStack APIs to users. Vangelis will talk about how decoupling the cloud layer from the cluster layer boosts stability and scalability. He will describe Synnefo's unified, content-addressable storage layer for files, images, and volumes, and how it enables thin, zero-copy cloning and snapshotting independently of the underlying storage technology, with support for live migrations. Finally, the talk will include a sneak peak at a large-scale deployment of Synnefo [2]. [1] http://goo.gl/BFaCB [2] http://goo.gl/aKUEb

Speakers
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Vangelis Koukis

Technical Lead, ~okeanos cloud, GRNET
Vangelis Koukis is currently working at GRNET as the Technical Lead of the ~okeanos project, delivering a large scale, full-fledged public cloud service. He is also the Technical Lead of the Synnefo project. His speaking experience includes various open source (LinuxCon/CloudOpen... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Lowtheir

4:50pm

Linux and New Storage Challenges: Adapting to Faster and Larger Storage - Ric Wheeler, Red Hat
Linux is usually the first target for vendors with the most cutting edge types of storage and file system technologies. The community was the first to bring parallel NFS into production quality and has been at the bleeding edge of dealing with very high speed, low latency storage devices like PCI-e SSDs. This talk gives an overview of two new technologies at the opposite ends of the speed and capacity spectrum: DRAM class persistent memory and very dense "shingled" drives. The talk gives an overview of what the technologies are, what the ongoing work is in upstream and some of the choices we have in supporting these new devices. Finally, the talk will give an overview of how these new technologies are likely to be deployed both in traditional, enterprise servers and in the hardware that underpins modern cloud systems.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Lammemuir 1
 
Wednesday, October 23
 

11:15am

How To Do Your Own Analysis of the Kernel Development - Jesus M Gonzalez-Barahona, Libresoft
The development of the Linux kernel is a complex process performed by a large community of contributors. Fortunately, many details about both the process and the development community are captured in the information stored in the git repository. This presentation will show how the MetricsGrimore and vizGrimoire toolsets can be used to perform targeted analysis and visualizations of this information. In addition, the results of some specific studies performed with the tools will also be shown as an illustration of their capabilities and easy of use. Those will include the main parameters of the evolution of the kernel development community, the changes to the source code over time (including the areas more stable and those being actively modified), and the identification of the areas which are gaining and losing developers.

Speakers
avatar for Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona

Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona

Cofounder / Associate Professor, Bitergia / Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona is co-founder of "Bitergia" [1], the software development analytics company specialized in the analysis of free / open source software projects. He also teaches and researches [2] in Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain), in the context of the GSyC/LibreSoft... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:05pm
Lammemuir 1

12:15pm

Building Clouds on Apache CloudStack: An Introduction - Giles Sirett, ShapeBlue
Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform. In this talk, Giles will give an introduction to the technology, its history and its architecture. He will look common use-cases (and some real production deployments) that he sees across both public and private cloud infrastructures and where CloudStack can be completed by other open source technologies. Giles will also compare and contrast Apache Cloudstack with other IaaS platforms and why he thinks that the technology, combined with the Apache governance model will see CloudStack become the de-facto open source cloud platform. He will run a live demo of the software and talk about ways that people can get involved in the Apache CloudStack project.

Speakers
avatar for Giles Sirett

Giles Sirett

CEO, ShapeBlue
Giles Sirett is CEO & founder of ShapeBlue, the leading independent CloudStack integrator & consultancy. He is a committer and PMC member of the Apache CloudStack project and also Chairman of the European Cloudstack User Group. He has worked with many high-profile organisations, helping... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lowtheir

12:15pm

Promoting Innovation By Preventing Bad Patents - Andrea Casillas, Open Invention Network
It’s hard to escape the inefficiencies of the patent world. The amount of patent litigation has drastically increased, specifically in technologies based in computer software. Further, patent wars are extending beyond large corporations to startups and individual developers. Those in the open source world are encountering two options: fly under the radar and hope to avoid lawsuits or license often times dubious patented technology. Now, is the time to introduce another option and begin to protect your freedom to operate. The Linux Defenders program, supported by Open Invention Network (OIN), sets to provide healthy avenues for the Linux community to invent. The goal is to give innovators the leverage to proactively limit the resources that can be used by non-practicing entities (or trolls). In this talk, we will present practical community-based approach that make a difference.

Speakers
AC

Andrea Casillas

Director, Linux Defenders, Open Invention Network
Prior to becoming Director of Linux Defenders at Open Invention Network, Andrea Casillas was a postgraduate fellow at the Institution for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School, Assistant Director of the Center for Information Law and Policy and the Director of Peer To... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lammemuir 1

2:30pm

It Was Never About Innovation - John Mark Walker, Red Hat
Cloud computing as an industry phenomenon is built almost entirely on open source pieces, but ironically (or perhaps, perversely) is used to create proprietary services. This talk shows how the four software freedoms achieved a more level playing field for software users and developers and provided a solid foundation on which innovation flourished. Innovation was an interesting by-product, not something pursued. Unfortunately, the four software freedoms are not enough to compel open cloud services. The lessons learned from open source should be used to achieve a level playing field in cloud computing.

Speakers
avatar for John Mark Walker

John Mark Walker

Open Source Ecosystems Leader, Red Hat, Inc
John Mark is the ManageIQ Community Leader. For three years prior to his ManageIQ role, he was the Gluster Community Leader and is a long-time Open Source community advocate and strategist.


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Lowtheir

2:30pm

A FLOSS ITIL Compliant Solution Stack to Manage Your Data Center - Bruno Cornec, HP
This presentation will describe an ITIL compliant solution stack which has been built following the request of a large HP corporate account wanting to manage its Data Centers with a set of Open Source tools. HP built this solution with the help of many FLOSS companies, by integrating their tools in a way which was providing a correct answer to cover the majors phases of an ITIL approach, sych as what was wanted by the customer. This solution is based on an integration of iTop (providing the services of a CMDB, CI, incidents, problems, requests and change management), Centreon (providing the services of event management) and Fusion Inventory (providing the services of asset and inventory management). This presentation wil detail the architecture setup, will explain the ITIL functions provided by this integration, as well as the major strong points brought by each tool & customer feedback

Speakers
avatar for Bruno Cornec

Bruno Cornec

Open Source & Technology Strategist, HPE
Bruno Cornec has been managing various Unix systems since 1987 and Linux since 1993 (0.99pl14).Bruno first worked 8 years around Software Engineering and Configuration Management Systems in Unix environments.Since 1995, he is Open Source and Linux (OSL) Technology Strategist, Linux... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Lammemuir 1

3:50pm

Modeling Education from the Values of Open Source - Alex Juncu, ROSEdu
The way we look at education is constantly changing. The traditional models are being influenced by new ideas and new technologies. The open source approach goes beyond software development and can bring its values to the way the new generation shares knowledge. Alex will present what are the lessons learned from the open source model that can be applied in the world of public education. The talk wants to show how open education and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing can train people for future careers better than the current school and teacher oriented one. See how a wiki and mailing list community shares information that you would find studying nights alone with a stack of books in front and how professional trust is built among people that do what they like and not what are forced to do. And see how you can bring this to your school to provide quality education to the people next to you.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandru Juncu

Alexandru Juncu

Technical Solutions Engineer, Google
Currently working in the Google Cloud Support team, helping GCP users with products like GKE and GCE.Previously worked at AWS, Red Hat and ixia.Open source enthusiast.https://twitter.com/alexj_public


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Lammemuir 1