Interview: Joseph Guarino

Joseph Guarino is a Senior Consultant/Owner at Evolutionary IT, which provides IT solutions, Healthcare IT, Information Security and Marketing solutions. He took a few minutes to talk with the SCALE Team about his presentation, "Linux and Windows Inter-operability -- Making Linux and Windows play nice," which will be Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m., in room Century CD.

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

A: I'm Senior onsultant/Owner at Evolutionary IT which provides Business and Information Technology solutions to New England and beyond. My love of FOSS started back at Umass Amherst where I began tinkering on Debian and FreeBSD. Freedom has always been important to me and to see it reflected in technology, it was a no brainer -- FOSS was where I wanted to be. Open source is something I enjoy and utilize on a daily basis in my life and with my firm. In my free time you'll find me writing/teaching/speaking on numerous IT/business topics. Outside of tech, I enjoy supporting non-profit causes by doing 5K's and obstacle course races. As a drummer, I enjoy listening to nearly every genre of music from Metal to Classic Rock, Funk to Reggae and everything in between. Oh, and I also enjoy brewing and imbibing quality craft beer.

Q: Without tipping your hand on the actual talk you're giving (unless you want to), can you give us an idea of what we might expect?

A: Expect to explore a "state of the union" exploration of Linux/Windows interoperability options.

Q: Is this your first visit to SCALE? If so, what are your expectations? If not, can you give us your impressions of the event?

A: This is my 2nd SCALE.  I expect great presentations, incredible learning experiences, and meeting new cool FOSS friends.  Our community is nothing short of amazing so I always happy to attend and learn more.

Q: Is there anything else you'd like to add?

A: This is the best community driven FOSS event I've ever attended and I encourage you to get out there and learn, connect and add to it. Above all have FUN!

[SCALE Team interview by Scott Ruecker]