Monday April 13

Registration

Early Registration will be open from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at IT-oLogy (1301 Gervais St, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201). Get your name tags and check in without waiting in line!

Welcome

Our Welcome Social, is the kick off to POSSCON. It's a great chance to meet and network with other attendees and speakers and drinks are on us! It's being held at Hickory Tavern

Tuesday April 14

Registration

Registration is at Music Farm, starting at 7:30. Tuesday will feature two keynotes and a traditional conference style schedule. Breakouts will be 45 minute sessions, covering six different tracks. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Welcome

Welcome by Steve Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia. Overview of the day, Todd Lewis, Conference Chair

Keynotes

A New Look at Openness

Andy Hunt

Break

Break

Front End Development

Meteor.js

Josh Owens

Back End Development

Battle of the Stacks

Nic Rosental

Operations/Back-End

Converged Infrastructure with Sanoid

Jim Salter

DevOps/Cloud

Ansible: Building Community in an Accelerated World

Greg DeKoenigsberg

Open 101

Open Source Community Building

Jason Hibbets

Lunch

Enjoy lunch on us! Lunch will be served in the Music Farm from 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM. We offer a long break for lunch, not only to rest from learning but to give time to talk and network with fellow attendees and sponsors.

Front End Development

Building Modern Web Applications

Dustan Kasten

Back End Development

Messaging Standards and Systems - AMQP & RabbitMQ

Gavin Roy

DevOps/Cloud

Introduction to Docker

Tibor Vass

Security

Kill All Passwords

Jonathan LeBlanc

Break

Front End Development

Modular Javascript at Netflix and Modular Design Patterns

Semmy Purewal

Back End Development

GitHub 101

Lee Faus

Operations/Back-End

Introduction to Hadoop

Eric Mizell

Open 101

Google Summer of Code

Carol Smith

Break

Front End Development

Vagrant 101: A Virtual Development Environment

Seth Vargo

Operations/Back-End

Graph the planet!

Sean Copenhaver

Security

Cyber Security and Open Source

Chad Cravens

Break

Front End Development

Using Bootstrap with Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

Greg Sheremeta

Back End Development

Conventional APIs with JSON API

Steve Klabnik

Operations/Back-End

Rules Engines: Logic as Data Structure

Jarrell Waggoner

Security

Security in the Cloud

John Mertic

Open 101

Guide to the Open Source Desktop

Tarus Balog

Keynote

Closing Keynote by Jason Hibbets

Afterparty

After a long conference day, we will unwind at the Afternoon Social at the Music Farm. Enjoy drinks on us, thanks to Mandrill.

Speaker/Sponsor Dinner

POSSCON would not be possible without our amazing speakers and sponsors. This is one small way we say "thank you". Taking place at Blue Marlin in the Vista.

Wednesday April 15

Registration

Registration is at the IT-oLogy building, starting at 7:30. Wednesday's lineup will consist of extended workshops. Prepare for hands-on and in-depth training from some of the best in the industry.

Welcome

Break

Lunch

Enjoy lunch on us! Lunch will be served in iT-oLogy from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm.

Front End Development

Building Applications with AngularJS

Tom Wilson

Back End Development

An Introduction to Rust

Steve Klabnik

Operations

Backing Up Android

Jim Salter

Big Data/Cloud

Openstack 101

Dan Radez

Break

Keynote

Closing comments and giveaways – Todd Lewis, Conference Chair

Afterparty

POSSCON, Converge SE, and Indie Grits are all working together to make a week long event for Columbia covering technology and culture. Indie Grits has extended an invitation to our attendees to their kick-off party, which will be held at the Columbia Museum of Art.