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Interview: Ruth Suehle

If you attend any Linux/FOSS event during the course of the year on, oh, the planet Earth, you'll probably run into Ruth Suehle. Ruth works in Red Hat's Open Source and Standards group, which aims to help upstream open source software communities. She also leads the Fedora Project's marketing team and is co-author of the upcoming Raspberry Pi Hacks book from O'Reilly. Ruth will give the presentation "Pi on Your Face: Getting Hands-on with Raspberry Pi" on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 4:30 p.m. in room Century CD. The SCALE Team caught her at the airport for this brief interview.

Interview: Phil Jackson

After winning a record number of NBA championships . . . oh, wait. Not that Phil Jackson? OK. As Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer, Phil Jackson is the lead customer contact for SoftLayer’s robust API. He also develops and maintains a portion of the company’s software platform and content. Phil is giving the presentation "Anatomy of an Internet Scale Application" on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1:30 p.m. in room Los Angeles C.
 
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Interview: Karsten Wade

Red Hat's "Community Gardener" Karsten Wade is a SCALE veteran: A former keynoter and presenter, Karsten is an 18-year IT industry veteran, and has worked most sides of common business equations as an IS manager, professional services consultant, technical writer, developer advocate, and open source specialist. Karsten will be giving the presentation "How to build an open community infrastructure of participation" on Friday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 p.m. in room Los Angeles C.

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Interview: Solomon Chang

 
Solomon Chang is a MySQL certified DBA and a former director of LAMPSIG. He works as a professional Database Administrator for Oracle Advanced Customer Support servicing Visa in Foster City, and is a co-author of the MySQL Cluster Certification Study Guide. His presentation, "RDBMS for puzzle solving," is at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 22, in room Century CD.
 
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Interview: Dave Stokes

Dave Stokes is a MySQL Community Manager for Oracle and previously was the Certification Manager for MySQL AB. He has worked at companies ranging alphabetically from the American Heart Association to Xerox, has three college degrees, enjoys riding his Honda Goldwing motorcycle, lives in North Texas, and started with UNIX in the Version 7 days. Dave is giving the presentation "Writing Better MySQL Queries for Beginners" on Friday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. in room Century CD. The SCALE Team caught up with Dave for a brief interview.

Interview: Caryl Bigenho

According to her SCALE bio, Caryl Bigenho was born 30 years too soon. She has made a smooth transition from a life with crystal sets and slide rules to living with computers. In 2007, Caryl was a "First Day Donor" in OLPC's "Give One Get One" program, and one of the first people to sign up to be a support volunteer. Caryl's SCALE 11X presentation, "OLPC at 6," will be given at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, in room Los Angeles A.
 
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Interview: Joseph Guarino

Joseph Guarino is a Senior Consultant/Owner at Evolutionary IT, which provides IT solutions, Healthcare IT, Information Security and Marketing solutions. He took a few minutes to talk with the SCALE Team about his presentation, "Linux and Windows Inter-operability -- Making Linux and Windows play nice," which will be Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m., in room Century CD.

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

Interview: Bradley Kuhn

Bradley M. Kuhn is President and Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy and on the Board of Directors of the Free Software Foundation. Bradley is giving the talk "The Affero GPLv3: Why It Exists and Who It's For," on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m., in the Carmel room. The SCALE Team asked him a few questions about his presentation.

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Interview: Chris Turra

Chris Turra is a web operations engineer at Mozilla who is a passionate technologist and open source enthusiast. He joins Brandon Burton in giving the presentation "Simple Patterns for Scaling Websites: Some lessons learned at Mozilla" on Friday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in the LaJolla room. The SCALE Team caught up with Chris to ask a few questions about his presentation.

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