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Speaker Interview: Charlie Kravetz

Long-time Free/Open Source Software participant Charlie Kravetz, the former project lead for Xubuntu, makes his SCALE speaking debut at SCALE 13x. Charlie will be giving a talk on Accessibility in Software on SCALE 13x Saturday at 3. The SCALE Team caught up with Charlie to ask him about accessibility issues.

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

Speaker Interview: Christoph Wagner

Christoph Wagner brings together the best of two worlds: Polymer, Google's framework for web components, and pandas. His talk, "Polymer with Pandas," will be given on SCALE 13x Sunday at 1:30. The SCALE Team, curious about what would bring Polymer and pandas together, took a few minutes to talk to Christoph about his talk.

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

Speaker Interview: Peter Czanik

Peter Czanik, community manager at BalaBit, makes his SCALE 13x debut, speaking on syslog-ng: from log collecting to log processing and information extraction on SCALE 13x Sunday at 3 p.m. Peter took a few minutes to talk to the SCALE team about the help he provides to distributions to maintain the syslog-ng package, follows bug trackers, and helps users.

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Speaker Interview: Brian Proffitt

Light sabers and physics: This is the talk you are looking for. Brian Proffitt gives SCALE 13x attendees "Why Scale Up is Like Star Trek and Scale Out is Like Star Wars" on SCALE 13x Saturday at 3 p.m. The SCALE Team beamed down to talk to Brian about his presentation.

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Speaker Interview: Dustin Laurence

The details of how cryptographic algorithms are designed, implemented, verified, and assembled into cryptosystems require expert knowledge. Good thing, says Dustin Laurence, that fortunately, the big picture of how the resulting cryptosystems are used does not. Dustin's talk on Action-Movie Crypto will be given on SCALE 13x Saturday at 6 p.m. The SCALE Team caught up with Dustin to talk about this and Thai curry delivery.

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Speaker Interview: Joe Brockmeier

Joe Brockmeier says you can do one or the other: You can solve the package problem or make it worse. In fact, this SCALE veteran is giving a talk based on that exact topic -- Solving the Package Problem (or Making It Infinitely Worse?) -- on SCALE 13x Saturday at 1:30. The SCALE Team caught up with him to ask the either/or question.

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Speaker Interview: Ludovic Fauvet

So, why exactly is the VLC icon a traffic cone? Ha, if you thought the answer was easily forthcoming, you have another thing coming. Ludovic Fauvet will be giving the talk VideoLAN, VLS and its distribution infrastructure on SCALE 13x Sunday at 11:30. He will divulge why during the talk. The SCALE Team interviewed Ludovic and here's what he had to say.

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