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Speaker Interview: Nathan Chan

 

Nathan Chan took some time with the SCALE Team to talk about his SCALE 12X presentation, “Introduction to Kali tools: nmap and OpenVAS.”

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

A: My name is Nathan Chan, and I currently live in southern California. I have also lived the DC area, Houston and Seattle. My background is in software, most recently testing. I've spent most of my working life in defense and aerospace, with a 4 year stint in commercial software.

Speaker Interview: Clint Byrum

Clint Byrum comes to SCALE 12X to give a presentation on “OpenStack, Deploy Thyself.” The SCALE Team caught up with Clint to ask him about the talk.

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

A: Hi! I'm Clint Byrum, and I'm an open source hacker (in the "having fun with technology sense, not the shady-eastern-european-steals-credit-cards sense).

Speaker Interview: Randall Schwartz

Randall Schwartz has been in the industry nearly 40 years, and imparts some of his wisdom in his SCALE 12X talk “My Half-Life with Perl.” The SCALE Team caught up with him to ask him a few questions.

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

A: I've been professionally employed in the computer industry for nearly 40 years, initially working as an employee for a large company and a couple of startups, but then as the leader of my own consulting company for longer than I can remember.

Speaker Interview: Dru Lavigne

Dru Lavigne will be giving a talk at SCALE 12X on "ZFS 101." The SCALE Team caught up with her and asked her to expand on the presentation.

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

A: Hello, I'm Dru Lavigne. I'm currently the lead technical writer at iXsystems, an open source solutions provider and the corporate sponsor of the FreeNAS and PC-BSD open source projects. I've been a FreeBSD user since 1997 and have taught and written about FreeBSD and its derivatives since 1999.

Speaker Interview: Mike Day

Mike Day will be giving a talk on “”Beyond the Hypervisor - A Technical Roadmap for Open Virtualization, Linux, KVM.” The SCALE Team caught up with him to ask him a few questions about his presentation.

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

 

Speaker Interview: Jason Hibbets

Jason Hibbets will be giving a presentation on "Open Source ALL The Cities" at SCALE 12X. The SCALE Team caught up with him for this brief interview.

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

A: I've been at Red Hat for over 11 years, and I really love my work. In my current role as project manager for Opensource.com [1] and The Enterprisers Project [2], I operate as both sites' web and Drupal administrator. I am also lead community manager and content curator for Opensource.com.