IT Lightning Talks: session #4

Europe/Zurich
31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre (CERN)

31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

CERN

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Alberto Di Meglio (CERN), Sebastian Lopienski (CERN)
Description
IT Lightning Talks (ITLT) are short presentations on any topic related to computing technology or to the IT department. See more here: https://twiki.cern.ch/IT/LightningTalks/
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    • 10:00 10:05
      Welcome 5m 31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

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      Speakers: Dr Alberto Di Meglio (CERN), Sebastian Lopienski (CERN)
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      Video in CDS
    • 10:05 10:12
      The unscalable frequency of meetings 7m 31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

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      The November 2014 document "Summary of IT Programme of Work and Outlook for 2015" mentions: '...the input generated by the IT staff survey (...) suggested to make increased use of more modern communication methods (e.g. social.cern.ch)...'. Experience has shown the futility of investing all hopes for making an effective change into a single method, even the most contemporary or versatile. This talk will suggest small, achievable steps for staying connected and informed, yet limiting all kinds of meetings-for-their-own-sake.
      Speaker: Maria Dimou (CERN)
      #meetings
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      Video in CDS
    • 10:12 10:19
      From Bash to Z shell in 5 min 7m 31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

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      Chances are you're spending a good amount of your time working on a shell. While Bash is the standard shell on Linux, some alternatives exist. I'll show you how to switch to one of them (Z shell) and what benefits come with it.
      Speaker: Pablo Tamarit (CERN)
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      Video in CDS
      #zshell
    • 10:19 10:26
      Highlights of THE Port Hackathon at CERN 7m 31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

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      3 long days, a bunch of open minded geeks, a bunch of nice regular human beings, a double-decker bus, a huge kitchen, a fully equipped workshop, 6 problems driven by humanitarian needs, 1 problem fallen off from the stars, a barbecue and a final show.
      Speaker: Geoffray Michel Adde (CERN)
      more information
      Slides
      #THEPort14
      Video in CDS
    • 10:26 10:33
      Mocking in Oracle PL/SQL 7m 31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

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      Testing is not very popular in database development, so there are none common approaches how to test software written in database. Surprisingly one of the oldest DB still lacks of appropriate testing approach for its PL/SQL programs. SQLDeveloper's built-in test "framework" is far from excellence, especially it does not cover mocking which is inherent part of testing for any bigger system being developed. This talk will briefly introduce Edition-Based Redefinition by Oracle to be used for mocking.
      Speaker: Maciej Grzybek (Warsaw University of Technology (PL))
      #MockTesting
      more information
      #Oracle
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      Video in CDS
    • 10:33 10:40
      The CERN Event Operations Center 7m 31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      CERN

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      A short "behind the scenes" of the 60yrs operations centre joining local police, fire brigades and CERN service.
      Speaker: Dr Stefan Lueders (CERN)
      #CERN60
      #OPC
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    • 10:40 11:00
      Software patents - opinion panel 31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

      31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

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      #SoftwarePatents
      • 10:40
        The fallacy of Software Patents 5m
        Software patents are usually used as argument for innovation but do they really promote innovation? Who really benefits from software patents? This talk attempts to show the problems with software patents and how they can actually harm innovation having little value for software users and our society in general.
        Speaker: Joaquim Manuel Pereira Rocha (CERN)
      • 10:45
        Software and patents: the law and its (ab)uses 5m
        Patents and software live on a tense footing: on the one hand, the law doesn't draw a clear line, and on the other hand, patents on computer-implemented inventions are frequently used in ways which hamper innovation. Are there any legitimate uses? How can abuses be addressed?
        Speaker: David Mazur (CERN)
        #kt
        #patents
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        Video in CDS
      • 10:50
        Q&A 10m
        Speakers: David Mazur (CERN), Joaquim Manuel Pereira Rocha (CERN)
        Video in CDS
    • 11:00 11:30
      Coffee 30m 31/3-009 - IT Amphitheatre Coffee Area

      31/3-009 - IT Amphitheatre Coffee Area

      CERN

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