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The UpSCALE line-up and social media cheat sheet

Join the SCALE 15x conference attendees for an hour of Ignite-style lightning talks. UpSCALE, in partnership withOpenSource.com, is where speakers get 5 minutes to enlighten the audience. Slides will auto-advance and you get to sit back and listen to a brief stories about open source topics.

 

The UpSCALE talks will take place tomorrow, Saturday March 4th at 8:00 pm in Ballroom DE.

 

Speaker Interview: Marek Vasut

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

A: Hi! I'm Marek Vasut and I work as a contractor for some years already, mostly for DENX S.E. GmbH in Germany. I do U-Boot/Linux/OpenEmbeeded work for living and I actively participate in those projects even outside of my work. I play around with FPGAs in my free time a lot, but it's nothing big and professional :) I'd love to talk about any of these things to whoever is interested, so please do come and talk to me anytime!

Speaker Interview: Peter Czanik

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

A: I am a system engineer working as community manager at Balabit, the company behind the syslog-ng logging daemon. I help distributions maintain the syslog-ng package, follow bug trackers, help syslog-ng users and talk regularly at conferences (SCALE, FOSDEM, Libre Software Meeting, LOADays, and so on). In my limited free time I am interested in non-x86 architectures, and work on one of my PPC or ARM machines.

 

Speaker Interview: Nina Kaufman

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

A: Hello! My name is Nina and I've been working at Procore Technologies for three and a half years. I'm a senior site reliability engineer, and I help manage the performance, scalability, and reliability of our many services and applications. I also enjoy mentoring engineering college students through programs at universities like UC Santa Barbara. I'm really interested in networking and security, and I'm currently taking the OSCP certification course.

 

Speaker Interview: Keith Fiske

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

A: I'm a Database Administrator with OmniTI, Inc. I've been working in IT since 2000 and been working with databases for the last 10 years. I specialized in PostgreSQL when joining OmniTI 5 years ago. Since then I've written some popular third party tools for it (pg_partman, pg_extractor, mimeo).

 

 

Speaker Interview: Kir Kolyshkin

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

A: Hi, my name is Kir Kolyshkin, I'm originally from Russia but live in Seattle nowadays. The company I work for, Virtuozzo, works on Linux containers since about 2000, and I am mostly known within the Linux community for my role in OpenVZ project.

 

Speaker Interview: Phil Dibowitz - Building Better FLOSS Community Relationships at Facebook

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

A: My name is Phil Dibowitz. I'm a Production Engineer at Facebook and I'm a tech
load on the Operating Systems team. I have a passion for figuring out scaling
systems - particularly as it relates to the people managing them, and open
source software.

In addition to technology I spend my time riding my Harley or following
Metallica around the world.

Speaker Interview: Nithya Ruff - Building Bridges across Company and Community

Dennis Rex recenly connected with Nithya Ruff. She is a repeat SCALE speaker and will be joining us to present Building Bridges across Company and Community. Ruff leads the open source practice at Comcast, and is a board member at the Linux Foundation, a SCALE sponsor.

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