Schedule for openSUSE Conference

Time Zeus Dimitra Hephaestus Artemis
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18:45 Henne Vogelsang
Warm Up Party Raise your pulse! oSC is comming
Henne Vogelsang
Time Zeus Dimitra Hephaestus Artemis
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09:15
09:30 jospoortvliet
Presenting Awesome Daily workshop on becoming an awesome speaker
jospoortvliet openWorld
09:45
10:00 Henne Vogelsang
Opening Keynote Software Freedom
Henne Vogelsang openWorld
10:15
10:30
10:45
11:00 Joachim Werner
Project CIABatta: A Live CD on steroids Building a virtual "datacenter in a box" on a high-end laptop.
Joachim Werner Geeko Tech
Oliver Neukum
The state of USB 3.0
Oliver Neukum openWorld
Theo Chatzimichos
Puppet workshop
Theo Chatzimichos openWorld
Lars Vogdt
Icinga workshop Monitoring basics
Lars Vogdt openWorld
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12:00 Bernhard M.
openSUSE on ARM how to build with OBS
Bernhard M. Geeko Tech
Georg Greve
Kolab 3.1: Groupware Done Right Introduction, overview and primer for application and system integrators
Georg Greve openWorld
12:15
12:30 Stefan Behlert
openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise Apples and Pears from the same tree
Stefan Behlert Geeko Tech
12:45
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14:00 Arvin Schnell
Btrfs, LVM and Snapper Manage btrfs and LVM file-system snapshots with snapper.
Arvin Schnell Geeko Tech
Georgi Kodinov
Introduction to MySQL Security. What's new in 5.6
Georgi Kodinov openWorld
Tomáš Chvátal
Autotools workshop
Tomáš Chvátal Geeko Tech
14:15
14:30 Angelos Tzotsos
Open Source Geospatial Software for Geekos Bringing openSUSE closer to OSGeo
Angelos Tzotsos Geeko Tech
14:45
15:00 Adrian Schröter
How to run your own Open Build Service and why should I?
Adrian Schröter Geeko Tech
Hans de Raad
Alternative to commercial web-analytics tools, a cookie story
Hans de Raad openWorld
15:15
15:30
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16:15
16:30 Tomáš Chvátal
Dealing with toxic personalities Don't let your project get overrun
Tomáš Chvátal Community & Project
Lars Vogdt
openSUSE Education Li-f-e Who and where we are doing Li-f-e
Lars Vogdt Geeko Tech
16:45
17:00 Vincent Untz
Team reports
Vincent Untz Community & Project
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Time Zeus Dimitra Hephaestus Artemis
09:00
09:15
09:30 jospoortvliet
Presenting Awesome Daily workshop on becoming an awesome speaker
jospoortvliet openWorld
09:45
10:00 Henne Vogelsang
Keynote Technology
Henne Vogelsang Geeko Tech
10:15
10:30
10:45
11:00 aplanas
openSUSE in Numbers Real numbers about openSUSE downloads and installations
aplanas Community & Project
Keith Hollman
A MySQL Odyssey - a Blackhole crossover Replicating MySQL data cross-platform
Keith Hollman openWorld
Henne Vogelsang
Open Build Service Packager Workshop Learn how to package
Henne Vogelsang Geeko Tech
Konstantinos Boukouvalas
LPI Exam Lab
Konstantinos Boukouvalas openWorld
11:15
11:30 Ilias R.
How active are openSUSE members , developers and contributors? Measuring participation in openSUSE Project
Ilias R. Community & Project
11:45
12:00 Michal Hrušecký
openSUSE Release
Michal Hrušecký Community & Project
Coly Li
Linux I/O latency measurement in large scale cloud service observation, analysis and practice solution
Coly Li openWorld
12:15
12:30
12:45
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13:15
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14:00 Bernhard M.
getting started with Raspberry Pi
Bernhard M. Geeko Tech
14:15
14:30 Salih
How to evangelize Linux Desktop The strategy of bringing more users to the Linux Desktop Operating System
Salih openWorld
Richard Brown
Introducing the Local Coordinator Program
Richard Brown Community & Project
14:45
15:00 Sleep_Walker
Enlightenment 0.17 Journey for Enlightenment
Sleep_Walker openWorld
15:15
15:30 Stefano Karapetsas
MATE Desktop The continuation of GNOME 2
Stefano Karapetsas openWorld
jospoortvliet
Pro booth tips and new merchandising How to run a perfect openSUSE booth
jospoortvliet Community & Project
15:45
16:00 Torsten Rahn
Explore the world - with Marble Latest News from the Free Software Virtual Globe
Torsten Rahn openWorld
Alexjan Carraturo
Promotion in Italy Methods of promoting and activities under unfavorable conditions
Alexjan Carraturo Community & Project
16:15
16:30 Tomáš Chvátal
Whats new in LibreOffice 4.1 and whats comming
Tomáš Chvátal openWorld
Max Huang
openSUSE community and open source activities in Taiwan
Max Huang Community & Project
16:45
17:00 Vincent Untz
Town hall meeting
Vincent Untz Community & Project
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18:15
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Time Zeus Dimitra Hephaestus Artemis
09:00
09:15
09:30 jospoortvliet
Presenting Awesome Daily workshop on becoming an awesome speaker
jospoortvliet openWorld
09:45
10:00 Henne Vogelsang
Keynote Community
Henne Vogelsang Community & Project
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10:30
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11:00 Anahuac
Love your neighbor as Stallman loves you
Anahuac Community & Project
Lars Vogdt
Geekos infrastructure overview A short introduction into the infrastructure behind openSUSE
Lars Vogdt Geeko Tech
Henne Vogelsang
Rails Rubberneckers Rails 101
Henne Vogelsang openWorld
11:15
11:30 Bernhard M.
openQA.o.o fully automated OS testing
Bernhard M. Geeko Tech
11:45
12:00 Manu
Experiences from our GSoC Participation
Manu Community & Project
12:15
12:30 Shawn Chang
Introduction to GNU/Linux hardening
Shawn Chang Geeko Tech
12:45
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14:00 Theo Chatzimichos
The Puppet Lego pattern Configuration management as Lego blocks
Theo Chatzimichos openWorld
jospoortvliet
Asking for travel sponsorship through openSUSE Connect
jospoortvliet Community & Project
aplanas
openQA Workshop Create tests for openSUSE
aplanas Geeko Tech
14:15
14:30 Thomas Schmidt
Geeko run the openSUSE jump&run game
Thomas Schmidt openWorld
Kostas Koudaras (a.k.a Warlordfff)
Organizing oSC13: A compass without a map How we came to oSC13 today
Kostas Koudaras (a.k.a Warlordfff) Community & Project
14:45
15:00 Konstantinos Boukouvalas
The GNU/Linux knowledge certification value
Konstantinos Boukouvalas openWorld
Robert
oSC14 Location
Robert Community & Project
15:15
15:30 Redon Skikuli
WMKIT - learn electronics though open knowledge Presenting the Arduno based kit initiated in Albania.
Redon Skikuli openWorld
Michal Hrušecký
How to travel light There is a difference between moving and short visit
Michal Hrušecký Community & Project
15:45 Bernhard M.
FUSE / curlwwwfs or how to mount a webserver
Bernhard M. openWorld
16:00
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16:30 Christos Bacharakis
Firefox OS - Look ahead the web is the platform
Christos Bacharakis openWorld
Hans de Raad
The Do's and Don'ts of Freelancing
Hans de Raad openWorld
Oliver Neukum
Speculative execution Lock elision with new instructions
Oliver Neukum openWorld
16:45
17:00 Sam Tuke
Document Freedom Day How to have 60 events in a week and what we learned
Sam Tuke openWorld
17:15
17:30 Michal Hrušecký
Getting ready for the key signing party
Michal Hrušecký Geeko Tech
17:45
18:00 Theo Chatzimichos
Key Signing Party
Theo Chatzimichos openWorld
18:15
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Time Zeus Dimitra Hephaestus Artemis
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10:00 George Pantazis
Introduction to the Synnefo OSS IAAS Platform Astakos -> Pithos : Plankton : Archipelago -> Cyclades
George Pantazis openWorld
Richard Brown
openSUSE Artwork & Branding - Putting it all together
Richard Brown Community & Project
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11:00 Hans de Raad
Webapplication security audits
Hans de Raad openWorld
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Program for openSUSE Conference

How to travel light
There is a difference between moving and short visit

presented by Michal Hrušecký

Travelling to the conferences poses significant challenges on what to take with you and how to pack your luggage. This short talk is intended to give some basic guidance on how to proceed to reduce number and size of your bags.

Geekos infrastructure overview
A short introduction into the infrastructure behind openSUSE

presented by Lars Vogdt

Providing an overview about the hardware, the software, the team and the policies behind the openSUSE infrastructure. If you ever want to know how many servers and administrators are needed to provide the current amount of services that keep the openSUSE distribution alive and the community connectect, this might be one of the main sessions you like to attend.

Icinga workshop
Monitoring basics

presented by Lars Vogdt

The target audience for this workshop are beginners who want to get an idea about monitoring. We will compare the leading open source monitoring software suites Icinga and Nagios and set up an own monitoring instance on your Laptop. You should have a a solid foundation in openSUSE and/or SLES and bring your own Laptop with you for the workshop. We will setup an Icinga or Nagios instance on you... more

Explore the world - with Marble
Latest News from the Free Software Virtual Globe

presented by Torsten Rahn

openSUSE has got many software gems that cover a wide range of interests. The virtual globe Marble is certainly one of the highlights - and it's a true allrounder! It's not only suitable for mapping and navigation but also for science and education. Using openSUSE we show how Marble can be used to teach and learn about geography, world history and earth sciences - in a fascinating and playful w... more

How active are openSUSE members , developers and contributors?
Measuring participation in openSUSE Project

presented by Ilias R.

As a part of my MSc Thesis i study the various aspects of openSUSE Project (repositories,mailing list,bugzilla) and extract information that could be used and evaluated by the openSUSE Project and any FOSS project in general (as an example). This talk aims to show the activity in openSUSE Project by using FOSS tools that measure various aspects of participation (mailing list , bugzilla , etc).

WMKIT - learn electronics though open knowledge
Presenting the Arduno based kit initiated in Albania.

presented by Redon Skikuli

WMKIT is an open hardware microcontroller based educational kit created with the overall goal of having fun. Beyond this, the aim is to get you comfortable using a wide range of electronic components through small, simple and easy circuits. The focus is to get each circuit working then giving you the tools to figure out why. The kit started as an idea in Tiranas Open Labs hackerspace, the only... more

Btrfs, LVM and Snapper
Manage btrfs and LVM file-system snapshots with snapper.

presented by Arvin Schnell

Both btrfs and the latest LVM provide efficient file-system snapshots. In this talk we will give an overview of btrfs and LVM snapshots and how snapper integrates them into the system for easy use by all users. We will explain how other software can use the power of snapper and finally give an outlook of future development.

LPI Exam Lab

presented by Konstantinos Boukouvalas

Linux Professional Institute Exam Lab is an LPI Certification exam session offered by LPI during Free Software Events and Conferences. LPI offers its exams at a low price affordable by most of free software enthousiasts in such events in order to promote the growth of Linux professionalism. In Greece, LPI is represented by 2010 by LPI Greece (http://www.lpi.org.gr) which also is the responsible... more

Open Build Service Packager Workshop
Learn how to package

presented by Henne Vogelsang

This is a beginners workshop which will cover the fundamentals on how to build a package from source and how to collaborate with others on packages in the OBS. No special knowledge is required, we will use the web browser and the command line to go through this. You should bring your laptop, preferably with openSUSE 12.3 installed.

How to run your own Open Build Service
and why should I?

presented by Adrian Schröter

Initially we will show the current state of Open Build Service (OBS) and it's concept. The main focus of the session will show how to run an own instance of OBS on your real or virtual hardware. We will also demonstrate how to reuse resources from other OBS instances. Furthermore we will demonstrate setups which are useful to * Build for multiple Linux distributions * Test intrusive ... more

Rails Rubberneckers
Rails 101

presented by Henne Vogelsang

This is a get-together of people who don't want to take their first steps Ruby on Rails alone. Are you already familiar with a scripting language such as the Ps (python/perl/php) or even ruby? Are you fascinated by today's web-apps and APIs? Why don't you swing by, mingle and get started together with other rubberneckers on Ruby on Rails, the open source web-framework optimized for programmer h... more

Key Signing Party

presented by Theo Chatzimichos

There will be a keysigning event at oSC13. It will happen on $DAY at $TIME. It will be held at the $ROOM. There is no central key registry for this keysigning. Instead it will simply be a keyslip exchange. What to bring: Yourself Paper slips with your key id, fingerprint, name & emails. Something to identify yourself. Usually government-issued identification, such as a passport. Multiple p... more

FUSE / curlwwwfs
or how to mount a webserver

presented by Bernhard M.

Did you know that userland filesystems (FUSE) allow to do crazy things without the risk of crashing the kernel? Many people know sshfs to mount remote files over ssh, but that needs an account on the remote machine. I created curlwwwfs to read-only mount standard remote HTTP directories for fun. With this you can peek into remote iso images (using fuseiso) or do other cool stuff.

openQA.o.o
fully automated OS testing

presented by Bernhard M.

Testing an Operating System from bootloader through installer to the applications of the installed system is a lot of hard work and doing this daily is rather exhausting and boring, so I made openQA (using my OS-autoinst test-engine) to do it all for me... or rather us openSUSE users. This has meanwhile been running since 2010 and found many many bugs, some of which would surely have made it i... more

The GNU/Linux knowledge certification value

presented by Konstantinos Boukouvalas

In recent years, the promotion of GNU/Linux and FOSS but also its adoption by big companies and governmental organisations data centers, create a pressing need to ensure knowledge of the employed staff. In this context and due to the immediate demand of specialized technicians, many suggestions for knowledge documentation on the most used system on web and e-mail server but also on LAMP solu... more

The Puppet Lego pattern
Configuration management as Lego blocks

presented by Theo Chatzimichos

Using code for configuration management is a pretty young development technique compared to traditional development. There are no established best practices yet, which can lead up to a huge mess easily in our code. In this presentation, we'll see how we can use third party reusable base modules (or create our own), and construct services and roles on top of them, in order to build a hierarchy t... more

Puppet workshop

presented by Theo Chatzimichos

Puppet is an open source central configuration management system. In this workshop attendees will get to know its declarative language, and how it operates, by doing simple tasks , like handling files, users, cronjobs and services. The overall goal is to show all the advantages on running puppet from a single laptop to a large datacenter. Attendants are requested to have the puppet package inst... more

openSUSE in Numbers
Real numbers about openSUSE downloads and installations

presented by aplanas

In order to make good decisions we need data to support them. In the case of openSUSE, the most basic data that we can gather is the numbers of downloads in every release, the number of installations and the evolution of these numbers. In this short talk, we will present to the community the data that we have about downloads and installations in openSUSE. This data show a clear trending in t... more

Enlightenment 0.17
Journey for Enlightenment

presented by Sleep_Walker

Enlightenment 0.17 finally reached openSUSE 12.3. Although the integration into openSUSE is not ideal and there is still (always) room for improvement, it is ready for daily use already and I'd like to show you why you want to use it. Shortly - what can E17 offer you as desktop environment - philosophy - cool features - difficulties - what should be done for better openSUSE integrati... more

Project CIABatta: A Live CD on steroids
Building a virtual "datacenter in a box" on a high-end laptop.

presented by Joachim Werner

Live CDs conveniently solve a common problem: How can I show off what my Linux distribution (or the Open Source project based on it) can do without the user needing to install anything permanently or even fiddling around with complicated setup instructions. We want to take it to the next level: With the help of the OpenStack private cloud framework we are building the infrastructure for demos ... more

Introduction to MySQL Security. What's new in 5.6

presented by Georgi Kodinov

We'll go over the MySQL security model. How to get started with the MySQL security features. Rationale and walk through the authentication process. Steps to increase security of your installations. Security Dos and Don'ts. How to use plugins to extend authentication options. Overview of the new security features in MySQL 5.6.

getting started with Raspberry Pi

presented by Bernhard M.

Raspberry Pi is a small and inexpensive ARMv6 based embedded device, which you can also use like a big Linux computer. It has interfaces to attach various existing or yet-to-be-built hardware getting it on-par with Arduino. This workshop session can be a place where people bring their Raspberry Pi and help each other to get started with it, including - getting an openSUSE Linux image onto th... more

Team reports

presented by Vincent Untz

This is the session where everybody can learn about what's happening inside the openSUSE project. Each team of the project will come and report about developments in their area since last conference, and about what will come next. Each team will have a short slot of 5-10 minutes. Questions are welcome, but would be possibly more appropriate in the town hall meeting.

Town hall meeting

presented by Vincent Untz

The town hall meeting will be the live project meeting at the conference. Come here if you want to discuss any topic related to the project, ask any question about what's happening, or need answer from board members on board stuff. This is a once-in-a-year opportunity, so don't miss it!

The state of USB 3.0

presented by Oliver Neukum

This talk focuses on USB 3.0 compared to USB 2.0, its conceptual changes, new features and the state of the implementation in the kernel. I'll do a short overview of the changes at the hardware level. That includes the dropping of companion controllers, addressing done in hardware and the introduction of a new mid-level, which is called "function", into the device architecture. The main ... more

openSUSE Release

presented by Michal Hrušecký

Releasing new openSUSE version is a complex process. There is plenty of people working on it and it consists of various actions from different fields. This talk will present how the release is done, what are all the actions needed to get new openSUSE out and how can you pitch in.

Getting ready for the key signing party

presented by Michal Hrušecký

Do you want to get your key signed? Do you want to have SSL certificate signed? Not that everybody will trust it, but at least quite some people will. Are you planning to participate in key signing party but not sure what to do afterward? This talk is meant for beginners and will show you some basics and will prepare you for the party (the key signing one).

Promotion in Italy
Methods of promoting and activities under unfavorable conditions

presented by Alexjan Carraturo

Italy is a country unfavorable to free software and the GNU/Linux systems. The FOSS community is both restricted in the number of person and divided. In many cases, moreover, is strongly related to Debian / Ubuntu. The political inertia, the technological backwardness, lack of interest of the school system make it very difficult to make the promotion of a GNU / Linux distribution and in particu... more

Open Source Geospatial Software for Geekos
Bringing openSUSE closer to OSGeo

presented by Angelos Tzotsos

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation, or OSGeo, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use. The foundation provides financial, organizational and legal support to the broader open source geospatial community. It also serves as an independent legal entity to which community members... more

openSUSE community and open source activities in Taiwan

presented by Max Huang

In this session, I will introduce openSUSE community activities in Taiwan. * openSUSE workshop co-work with Open Source Software Foundry (http://www.openfoundry.org/about) in Taiwan. * openSUSE seminar with school students in Taiwan. Some open source community activities / projects in Taiwan. Ezilla (http://ezilla.info/)- A simple way to create your own private cloud with user-friendly i... more

MATE Desktop
The continuation of GNOME 2

presented by Stefano Karapetsas

MATE Desktop is a fork of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to Linux users using traditional metaphors. The talk introduces MATE to those who haven't heard of it, explains the reasons of its birth, explains the difference with GNOME Classic and GNOME Fallback sessions, and describes the features and changes added after the fork. The talk will present also the benefits t... more

Dealing with toxic personalities
Don't let your project get overrun

presented by Tomáš Chvátal

Talk showing the common paters you can obseve when dealing with dificult personalities in your team when developing opensource project. Mentioning some possible solutions how to deal with such issues and graphs to see that there is real impact with such people, that is not always visible on the first look.

openSUSE Education Li-f-e
Who and where we are doing Li-f-e

presented by Lars Vogdt

The openSUSE Education project was one of the first openSUSE projects ever - and is providing not only packages for educational projects but also an amazing live DVD based on the regular openSUSE distribution and other repositories. As we need you and your help to bring openSUSE into the schools, let us give you an introduction into our openSUSE-Edu Li-f-e (Linux for Education) system with... more

Autotools workshop

presented by Tomáš Chvátal

Autotools is "simple" set of tools helping you to write perfect buildsystem for your package. In this workshop we will write clean build for one package and learn how to write the autoconf/automake macros properly. For the last part of the presnetation there will be bit of examples about libtool and reasoning behind library sonames.

Asking for travel sponsorship through openSUSE Connect

presented by Ancor González Sosa and jospoortvliet

The openSUSE Travel Support program aims to support contributors representing openSUSE at events, conferences and hack-fests with their travel and hotel costs. The program pays up to 80% of the travel and/or hotel costs for contributors who could not afford going to these events otherwise. In turn the contributors make a worthy contribution at the event and report back to the openSUSE community... more

Love your neighbor as Stallman loves you

presented by Anahuac

This is about how Free Software is a social and political movement that stands against the regular market and capitalism way of do business and control all society. How OSI was created to brick the philosophical discussion about freedom, meritocracy and good will between human beings. How this kind of initiative removed the GNU from the operational system, living it just as Linux or how they t... more

Geeko run
the openSUSE jump&run game

presented by Thomas Schmidt

Geeko Run – A jump and run game framework built completely in javascript and CSS. It is released under the terms of Creative Commons 3.0, that means it’s open source and you are free to use and modify it. I will give an introduction in the technical background of the game engine (level-rendering, collision-detection, enemies, controls), and show you how to customize the game with your own level... more

openQA Workshop
Create tests for openSUSE

presented by aplanas

openQA is an automatic testing tool that can be used to improve the quality of the distribution. With an automatic testing tool we can test different configurations in parallel, using small Perl scripts that drive the installation process, and assert the result using some image patterns algorithms. In this workshop we will learn how to create a new test from scratch and add it to the test repos... more

Experiences from our GSoC Participation

presented by Manu

We will be discussing our GSoC Experiences over the past 3 years, show where we failed and where we succeeded. We will also discuss the challenges that lie ahead for future successful GSoC participants. We will discuss the both a mentor's and student's perspective and some statistics that give a good overview of where we are today.

How to evangelize Linux Desktop
The strategy of bringing more users to the Linux Desktop Operating System

presented by Salih

Linux is all over the mobile market, workstations, server, cloud and supercomputing. But not yet on non-geek, average users desktop. Linux communities, are trying for many years to convince their friends and relatives that Linux Desktop is already here and its working. Tech-savvy bloggers have been writing about the benefits of switching to Linux Desktop for many years. But it seems tha... more

Introduction to GNU/Linux hardening

presented by Shawn Chang

Security issues are becoming more importantly than ever before. When you want to deploy your own application, hardening is a inevitable problem that you have to consider about. GNU/Linux itself providing a lot of hardening techniques, including conventional hardening techniques such as non-executable stack/Relocation read-only/ASLR/PIE in GCC/glibc level, and confinement technologies, such as S... more

A MySQL Odyssey - a Blackhole crossover
Replicating MySQL data cross-platform

presented by Keith Hollman

MySQL in development environments are most widely deployed on a Windows platform: it's a natural step. However, the Sys Admin's & DBA's tend to prefer a Linux / Unix production host for resource growth capabilities and stability. In addition to Disaster & Recovery solutions, MySQL Replication can be setup to help reduce the platform gap between the team's favourite solution, i.e. facilitate ... more

Pro booth tips and new merchandising
How to run a perfect openSUSE booth

presented by jospoortvliet

How to prepare for, set up and staff an openSUSE booth? This community manager has visited countless booths all around the world and shares his best tips and tricks with you! In the second half he'll present our new merchandising plans. SUSE used to send out merchandising (mostly DVD's) to the community of ambassadors around the world. This process was costly, yet not very effective. A plan... more

Introducing the Local Coordinator Program

presented by Richard Brown

We recently launched the Local Coordinator program to improve the promotion of openSUSE, and to establish local users, communities and contributors for openSUSE around the world. This session will introduce attendees to the program, explain its purpose, and go in to detail about the duties and benefits of becoming an openSUSE Local Coordinator.

openSUSE Artwork & Branding - Putting it all together

presented by Richard Brown

This workshop will give an opportunity for people to work on and learn how the openSUSE branding packages are put together, tested, and submitted to the distribution. These packages are responsible for all of the openSUSE specific themeing and artwork, as seen in our various desktop environments (KDE, GNOME, XFCE, etc), our bootloaders (Grub/Grub 2), and during the Installation process

Opening Keynote
Software Freedom

presented by Henne Vogelsang and Georg Greve

The opening keynote will feature Georg Greve. He will talk about “Freedom in the world we live in and the value and importance of communities and Software Freedom”. In the end, it’s about creating the world I would like to live in, and working with others to help us get there.

Keynote
Technology

presented by Henne Vogelsang and Ralf Flaxa

This keynote will focus on the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of our projects technology. Technologies such as the distribution and how it relates to its derivatives, the openSUSE tools like the Open Build Service and the openSUSE community infrastructure like our blogs, social network and other tools we use to make this happen.

Keynote
Community

presented by Henne Vogelsang and jospoortvliet

This keynote will focus on the governance, achievements and people of our community and project. Expect topics like the openSUSE Board, Ambassador program, openSUSE Team at SUSE and other topics which have influence on our project. How did you we do in the last year? Where are we heading? What makes us tick?

Linux I/O latency measurement in large scale cloud service
observation, analysis and practice solution

presented by Coly Li

In large scale could service, I/O latency is an important factor of overall could service performance. In this talk, an experience from one of the largest could service provider in China introduces how hard disk I/O latency is measured and identified in cloud storage infrastructure, and the solution or workaround to solve/handle headachy I/O latency issues.

Organizing oSC13: A compass without a map
How we came to oSC13 today

presented by Kostas Koudaras (a.k.a Warlordfff)

In this talk we will take you from oSC13 baby steps of organization to what we managed to deliver today. What went good and mostly what didn't. The difficulties we had, the mistakes we did and the expectations that were not fulfilled. This is what it takes to organize a communitty conference.

Presenting Awesome
Daily workshop on becoming an awesome speaker

presented by jospoortvliet

Always wanted to be a great speaker? We will help you get better with these tips and hints! In this his short workshop you will learn a bit more about public speaking, creating a great story and depicting it in style through slides. There will be time to ask questions and go over slides you created.

Presenting Awesome
Daily workshop on becoming an awesome speaker

presented by jospoortvliet

Always wanted to be a great speaker? We will help you get better with these tips and hints! In this his short workshop you will learn a bit more about public speaking, creating a great story and depicting it in style through slides. There will be time to ask questions and go over slides you created.

Presenting Awesome
Daily workshop on becoming an awesome speaker

presented by jospoortvliet

Always wanted to be a great speaker? We will help you get better with these tips and hints! In this his short workshop you will learn a bit more about public speaking, creating a great story and depicting it in style through slides. There will be time to ask questions and go over slides you created.

Whats new in LibreOffice 4.1 and whats comming

presented by Tomáš Chvátal

Show up various LibreOffice features in the 4.1 release (which itself is refining the core changes which happened in 4.0). Further on we shall look upon the new candies that are done for version 4.2 planned for release in late November this year. And in the end of the talk we will look upon various contribution stats/qa-reports/bugzilla stats, which everyone of course loves.

Kolab 3.1: Groupware Done Right
Introduction, overview and primer for application and system integrators

presented by Georg Greve

The Kolab Groupware Solution is the most scalable groupware solution. It is also the one with the most beautiful web interface, integrating and providing the basis for the Roundcube web mailer, used in hundreds of thousands of installation. And it Open Standards to the core, all the way down to the storage protocol. Networked, secure and available as fully Free Software even in its Enterprise E... more

The Do's and Don'ts of Freelancing

presented by Hans de Raad

An in-depth look at the very diverse spectrum of side-issues coming at you when starting, or running, a freelance shop in the Netherlands/EMEA. Q&A session included. The speaker has 14years of experience in running his own business, and still doing that while learning every day and having a lot of fun! Subjects include: - Fiscal rules and regulations (our friend the Belastingdienst) - In... more

Webapplication security audits

presented by Hans de Raad

When developing and deploying web applications, the final result is a collection of software all carefully combined to offer a coherent platform. This platform however consists of several loosely coupled items which can, on various levels, offer possibilities of manipulating the deployment. This session offers an analysis of these items and offers some insight in the possible attack vectors... more

Alternative to commercial web-analytics tools, a cookie story

presented by Hans de Raad

Talk aimed at the current state of EU cookie/privacy laws and how to utilize open source software to comply with that. As a lot of things on the web, techniques that were once invented with a pretty clear scope (or seemingly so) usually dont take long to find multiple use cases. In case of cookies, the nicest form of this is persisting session states between HTTP requests, the nastier form is... more

openSUSE on ARM
how to build with OBS

presented by Bernhard M.

Normally it is a hard task to port a whole distribution to a new CPU platform, since not all packages allow for cross-compilation. This is why openSUSE went a different way by building pseudo-native with qemu. This presentation will be about how OBS, qemu and some other tools and tricks were used to efficiently build packages for ARM (aarch64, armv7l, armv5el).

openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise
Apples and Pears from the same tree

presented by Stefan Behlert

The openSUSE distribution and the SUSE Linux Enterprise products share a lot of things in common. At the same time, they vary in a lot of aspects. Some of them are caused by fundamental differences in the philosophy and the basic properties of the projects. With the upcoming CODE 12 of SUSE Linux Enterprise it's time to look at those differences and similarities, as the codebases will be cl... more

Warm Up Party
Raise your pulse! oSC is comming

presented by Henne Vogelsang

This is the warm-up party for the openSUSE Conference 2013. Meet and get to know all the other Geekos at the "Lacerta Beach Bar" inside the conference venue. Have a couple of cold ones together, listen to the DJ and prepare for together for the most awesome oSC yet! Let's see where the night ends! Who knows?!

Firefox OS - Look ahead
the web is the platform

presented by Christos Bacharakis

Our motto is "the web is the platform" and our goal is to change the web for another time in history. That's why we are presenting you Firefox OS the new mobile operating system brought to you by Firefox. Built entirely using HTML5 and other open Web standards, Firefox OS is free from the rules and restrictions of existing proprietary platforms. For the past 15 years, we’ve been instrumenta... more

Document Freedom Day
How to have 60 events in a week and what we learned

presented by Sam Tuke

We all want to change the world, and The Document Freedom Day team are no different. To succeed we must identify and empower community leaders and volunteers. We've been doing that for the last five years in order to promote Open Standards around the globe, but what hurdles stood in our way? How can you overcome the same hurdles when you encounter them? And how did a team of only two staff and ... more

Introduction to the Synnefo OSS IAAS Platform
Astakos -> Pithos : Plankton : Archipelago -> Cyclades

presented by George Pantazis

A brief introduction on the Synnefo IAAS Platform, a fully OSS software stack that includes a full set of management tools for the users,vms, storage, hosts and a comprehensive web console for the end user. Synnefo has a fully exposed REST API that can control every aspect of the platform including the ability for the service end user to implement his own management tools and incorporate them t... more

oSC14 Location

presented by Robert

Introduce the location and the organization team for oSC14. Following oSC13, oSC14 will be the second community organized event and the leader of the organization team will present some interesting details about the oSC14 location. Join this session to learn more about next year's conference location and get an early jump on the information.

Speculative execution
Lock elision with new instructions

presented by Oliver Neukum

Introduction of the HLE and RTM instruction set extension for lock elision in user space and kernel space. The scalability of conventional locking is discussed. the instructions and the memory model are introduced. The use of the technique in the pthread library and in the kernel's locking primitives is introduced.