Presentations

Audience: Intermediate
Topic: Security

The IETF standard RFC2307 has long been a best-practice for storing security policies of unix machines across networks. It has a common data format so that the policy can be applied across every node in the network. The problem is keeping the policy current.

There needs to be a mediator to keep events in sync. Access must be granted when new machines pop up without delay, and most importantly, removed, when no longer needed. At the same time policies must be maintained about who can access a machine when, and for what, or, who can grant that access, and under what conditions.

Audience: Beginner
Topic: Cloud

Serious attention is being paid to Serverless and Functions as a Service (FaaS), enough so to warrant some introspection from a security practitioner's perspective. This talk examines the shift from traditional security to cloud and serverless security models. Get prepared to see how security professionals can prepare for a business culture that encourages breaking down silos and democratizing security across the organization.

Topic: Mentoring

I have been on both sides – in a minority group as a woman of color and outside a minority group as a leader in open source. And many of us want to be allies and support people we know in communities such as womenintech, LGBTQ or disabled. But often struggle with how to do that. We are afraid of being seen as over-reaching, not knowing the right terminology to use or being seen as misguided. I was in the same position this past year with supporting friends in 2 communities I care about – LGBTQ and disabled. And I would like to share the important lessons I learnt.

Audience: Everyone
Topic: General

 

OBS Studio is a GPL application that puts you in the directors chair for live streaming or recording. It is built as an application to help video game or creative streamers share their computer screens with a live audience, but it's power goes beyond that. Anyone who is using their computer to tell a story can benefit from the professional touch that OBS can provide. It can manage multiple capture devices, independently combine captured window areas, and overlay text and graphics. I'll show you what this software can do and what you can do with it.

Audience: Everyone
Topic: Open Data

Thinking of starting an Open Data initiative? Many programs consist of little more than making data available and sponsoring a hackathon or two. But such programs are often doomed to limited engagement and minimal success, while strong initiatives require a more proactive, targeted approach. The speaker encountered these issues as project manager for the NSF-funded National Transportation Data Challenge. This talk will review the lessons of the Challenge and compare with other programs to offer insight into what works, what doesn’t, and what you can reasonably expect to achieve.

Audience: Everyone
Topic: Open Data

I will discuss how to construct and deply a paperless data collection workflow that focuses on the use of FOSS tools such as GeoODK, Qfield, OpenDroneMap, QGIS, and GRASS, and “off-the-shelf” technology such as mobile tablet computers, Bluetooth GPS, and aerial drones. A focus on FOSS tools ensures availability to all, encourages reproducibility and open scientific methods, and fosters wide compatibility in data collection strategies and storage formats. Examples will come from the field of Archaeology, but methods apply widely.

Audience: Intermediate
Topic: Monitoring

As the OpenNMS project sails into its 19th year, its core goal remains unchanged: to be the de-facto platform for large-scale networked management, while steering true to open-source principles. Changing technology is driving all monitoring players into new territory where both the network and the nodes it connects are increasingly "cloudy". This talk updates familiar fans, and introduces the curious, to the ways OpenNMS continues to adapt. From increasingly modular and distributed operations with Minion, to new support for streaming telemetry and flows, learn where we're navigating.

Audience: Beginner
Topic: General

ZFS was first released in 2005 and rebranded as OpenZFS in 2010. The original code has been ported to several platforms and is now available on Linux, OSX, FreeBSD, Illumos/Solaris, and was recently ported to Windows. The original design principles consisted of using pooled storage, transactional object model, end-to-end data integrity, and a simple but powerful administration model. This talk will discuss the basic principles of ZFS and the features that have led to its success.

Audience: Beginner
Topic: Monitoring

Instrumentation of applications is a critical and continuous task on any production environment. Logging as part of that cycle, requires special handling in Cloud Native environments, specifically when applications runs at scale. 

The following presentation will discuss the challenges of Logging in Cloud Native environments, pitfalls and best practices to implement a resilience logging layer in containerized/orquestrated systems.

Audience: Developer
Topic: Embedded

A talk covering the challenges of remote and long range communication to connect even the most remote of places. This talk will be covering the new (and very old) methods of transmitting data and how to bring these to the age of cloud computing. New technologies such as LoRA and LTE-M2M offer plenty of options to build out mesh networks for transmitting data. But what options work best? This talk will primarily focus on weather projects such as weather stations and weather balloons and the challenges these systems face. If you are interested in wireless or a weather buff, this talk is for you.