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Guest Post: Caryl Bigenho - Coders' Corner

New At SCaLE This Year!
 
The Coders' Corner is a brand new event coming to SCaLE 12X. Inspired by the recent Google Hour of Code, the Coders' Corner is a place to bring your friends and family of all ages, abilities, and interests to find out how much coding can be. You are invited to bring your own laptop, tablet, or you can use one of the machines we will have in the room. It will be a place where coders are welcome to come to share ideas and skills with each other and, especially with people new to coding.

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?