This will be an open discussion about the future of mentoring in the FOSS community.  What can be done to encourage participation within projects and organizations.

Speaker: Surendra Reddy

This session will discuss the latest adopters of Linux and the reasons why there has been an increased shift to open-source.

Many factors contribute to increased Linux adoption. One is driven from the fact that Linux provides a more-secure, less virus-prone environment than its competitors. This presentation discusses the latest adopters of Linux and reasons why there is an increased use of open-source software. We also examine what increased adoption will mean for Linux and if increased adoption will change the current safe environment that it provides.

Speaker: Rob Spectre

How one New York startup is using FOSS to change the way the world watches television

Boxee is the first "social" media center, whose free, open source, downloadable software is changing the way consumers experience media. Lead Apps Developer and Community Evangelist Rob Spectre will discuss Boxee's Open Source heritage, hacker culture, and open API as well as answer your questions and unload T-shirts a-plenty.

Speaker: Jim Klein

The most disruptive technologies of the 21st Century

Open-source software, open standards, and open content have been described as "the most disruptive technologies of the 21st century." While open technologies are fast making inroads into education, most of the discussion has focused on cost. The mentality of "doing the same for less" has sadly overlooked the true benefit of open technologies: value. The potential of open technologies is not merely cost savings but a fundamental transformation of the way education technology leaders drive innovation. From infrastructure to classroom applications, this session will demonstrate tangible benefits and real world examples of open solutions in action on a large scale. Discover the value of open technologies, as well as their impact on ed-tech innovation from the perspective of a large Southern California school district with a well-established open technologies program.

Speaker: Jonathan Thomas

An in-depth look at OpenShot Video Editor.

OpenShot is a free, open-source, non-linear video editor for Linux that allows you to create and edit videos in an easy and intuitive interface. In this presentation we will discuss everything from basic video editing to the advanced topics of effects and compositing. Come learn all about this great project, as well as the features it has that are not available on any other Linux video editor.


openSUSE Day

openSUSE Day

Speaker: Christer Edwards

This presentation will outline the implementation, security concepts, maintenance and use of Operating System Level Virtualization with FreeBSD Jails.

FreeBSD Jails offer a very lightweight method of segregating and securing services such as email, DNS, web servers and more. This presentation outlines the use of OS-level virtualization with FreeBSD Jails to segregate and secure services and users.

Speaker: John Willis

Local enterprises discuss their experiences with DevOps

A panel discussing the successes and failures of DevOps implementations by local technology organizations.

Speaker: Nigel Kersten Speaker: Mark Burgess Speaker: Narayan Desai Speaker: Adam Jacob

A panel discussion with the creators of today's leading configuration management systems.

In the past few years, a number of tools have become available which offer the ability to automate infrastructures and workloads. This panel will offer attendees an opportunity to meet with the creators of CFEngine, Puppet, Chef, and bcfg2.

Panelists will include:
* Adam Jacob (OpsCode / Chef)
* Nigel Daniels (Puppet Labs / Puppet)
* Mark Burgess (CFEngine)
* Narayan Desai (BCFG2)

General, Technology
Speaker: Bikash Roy Choudhury Speaker: Sage Weil Speaker: Garrett D'Amore Speaker: AB Periasamy Speaker: Dan Kegel

A discussion of file system among leaders in the industry.

A panel of experts will discuss, debate, deliberate and do battle on the exciting world of file systems. The philosophies and design decisions will be challenged, as well as their applications. Audience participation is welcome.