Speaker Interview: Gina Likins

Gina -- it's pronounced "Jenna" -- Likins has been doing web strategy for intranets and external web sites for over 20 years, so she would know a thing or two about this. "This," of course, is "How to Thoroughly Insult and Offend People in Your Open Source Communities, or 'Your #$%@ $%@&ing sucks and I $%@&ing hate it.' " -- the topic of her presentation given on SCALE 13x Friday at 1:15. The SCALE Team caught up with Gina to talk about her excessive use of symbols in the title of her talk and other things.

Speaker Interview: Dan Hopkins

Lights, camera . . . wait. Dan Hopkins talks about "Actors: Not Just for Movies Anymore," on SCALE 13x Sunday at 3, and deals with clusters getting bigger, yet we continue to use architectures that worked for websites built during the '90s Internet scale. The SCALE Team took a few minutes to talk with Dan about his presentation.

Q: Can you please introduce yourself and tell me a little bit about your background?

Speaker Interview: Russell Pavlicek

Having spoken at about 75 Open Source conferences, Russell Pavlicek says that speaking at SCALE is one of his favorites during the course of the year. A long-time FOSS advocate, Russell speaks on SCALE 13x Sunday at 3 on "The Next Generation Cloud: Rise of the Unikernel." The SCALE Team caught up with him to ask him about his presentation.

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

Speaker Interview: John Sullivan

SCALE 13x media sponsor Opensource.com has graciously pitched in with writing some of the speaker interviews for those giving presentations at SCALE 13x. Opensource.com's Don Watkins interviews John Sullivan, who is speaking on SCALE 13x Sunday at 1:30 on "Free Software Needs Your Vote."

The link to the opensource.com article is here: http://opensource.com/business/15/2/interview-john-sullivan-free-softwar...

Speaker Interview: Rikki Endsley

Red Hat's Rikki Endsley thinks that many in open source aren't using social media as effectively as they could. But all is not lost: Rikki's giving a presentation, "Confessions of a Reluctant Tweeter: Social Media for Open Source Projects," on SCALE 13x Friday at 3:45. The SCALE Team finally caught up with Rikki and asked her about her talk.

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

Speaker Interview: Matthew Miller

Next to escaping the snow currently blanketing New England, Matthew Miller is most excited about visiting SCALE 13x and speaking at the event. Matthew will be speaking on SCALE 13x Sunday at 4:30 on "Fedora.next: Bringing Change to a Classic Distro (without too much kicking and screaming)." The SCALE Team caught up with Matthew to ask him about his presentation.

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

Speaker Interview: Ron Evans

If Ron Evans has anything to do with it, he wants to make sure the "Internet of Things" doesn't become the "AOL of Things." Ron's talk on Full Scale Robotics will be held on SCALE 13x Saturday at 6. The SCALE Team caught up with Ron to ask him about his presentation.

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