Learn how to share your love for your favorite Free and Open Source software with others. Get others excited about coding, community, or contributing!
We all know how exciting Free Software is. It's powerful, it's fun, and it's free. The communities around various projects are vibrant, varied, and compassionate.
Free Software can be evaluated and put to use easily and effectively. It can enhance existing projects or entirely bootstrap new ones. It can breathe new life into old hardware and unlease the potential of new systems.
Opportunities abound in the world of Free Software. Projects need programmers, they technical writers, they need artists, and they need designers. They need bug triagers, user advocates, and community helpers.
Why is it hard to convince others to give Free Software a try? In our enthusiasm to persuade others, we focus on the wrong things. In five minutes, I'll explain how you can make your next conversation about Free Software as exciting for your audience as it is for you.
Quickly” is a tool that allows both programming novices and developers alike to quickly make apps in Ubuntu. In this talk, we will go over the basic elements of Quickly and walk you through making a sample Ubuntu app - from “sudo apt-get install quickly” to publishing your app to your own personal package archive (PPA).
Discuss software options that will allow you to set up your own home theater PC. (HTPC)
The presentation will focus mainly on different HTPC software (MythTV, XBMC, Boxee) and show the benefits and downsides of each one. I will talk about what other commercial options are out there Tivo and Moxi as well as look into media streamers such as the Roku, Boxee, Apple TV, Popbox and others. I will also show live demonstrations of some of the software so people can see it running first hand and see some of the features that set each one apart. We will go into why you would want to set up your own HTPC and what sources are available to you. (Hulu, Netflix, Revision 3). We can also touch on some hardware recommendations and good sources for help once you decide to build your own HTPC.
We're at a critical point in history. Free software provides many excellent advantages for its users, but many people remain unaware or misinformed about its potential. This talk addresses some of the larger issues of perception and strategy and then drills down into some very specific tactics for growing your free software group or project, with particular emphasis on how to diversify the type of participants you attract.
An introduction into KDE and Kubuntu. How we have grown since the start of KDE4. Changes since the 10.04LTS release and a sneak peek into 11.04 and the future of Kubuntu. This will also include a question and answer section.
Sudo is used by millions of Linux/Unix users to delegate access to users to run Unix commands as root or another privileged user. Come listen to the Sudo Project Maintainer, Todd Miller, talk about relevance of Sudo in environments seeking to adhere to
Sudo is used by millions of Linux/Unix users to delegate access to users to run Unix commands as root or another privileged user. Come listen to the Sudo Project Maintainer, Todd Miller, talk about relevance of Sudo in environments seeking to adhere to modern access control requirements. Todd will introduce the next major release of Sudo, and highlight important new “pluggablity” features that allows developers to add policy check, and keystroke logging functionality to Sudo 1.8. Also, learn from a real-world case study where developers from Quest Software have written Sudo 1.8 Plugins to allow Sudo 1.8 users to access important management and auditing functionality from a free version of their commercial product. Outline: 1) Brief Introduction to and history Sudo – There are very Linux/Unix sysadmins that haven’t used Sudo, but very few people know the history, the development philosophy, or the person (Todd Miller) that makes Sudo possible. A short introduction would be interesting to most Scale 9 attendees. 2) Help Sysadmins know what problems Sudo solves and how to interpret anti-sudo FUD from commercial software vendors. 3) Introduce new “pluggability” features of Sudo 1.8. Why make it pluggable? Did you break the Sudo sysadmins already know and love? Are there new setup and config changes? How does it work? 4) Overview the Sudo API which allows developers to write policy check and keystroke log plugins. Todd will spend a lot of time on the command line. Walk through configuration files, API header files, and show a bit of sample code. 5) Real-world interop case study – Present how Quest Software has developed Sudo 1.8 plugins that provide new Unix Command Control functionality for to enterprise Unix/Linux users
Marketing and Advocating the Linux Distribution of your choice
As a "non-developer open source community member volunteer" and advocate, how can you market and share the distribution of your choice? Robyn and Amber will give tips, techniques, and talking points to get you started marketing your distribution without driving you over the proverbial cliff of frustration and failure.
Like any sharp implement, the power and flexibility of PostgreSQL can be dangerous if mishandled. Drawing on real-life queries from real-life clients (names and schemas changed to protect the innocent), we'll talk about 10 easy query and configuration techniques you can use to destroy your PostgreSQL performance... or, if you really want to, improve it, too.
Returning again as Master of Ceremonies, Nathan Haines will keep things running smoothly and host an open questions and answers session where you can ask your burning questions about Ubuntu, or simply do your best to stump him.