Speaker Interview: Spencer Krum

IBM's Spencer Krum will be giving a talk on "Secure Mesh VPN with Service Discovery" at SCALE on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 11. The SCALE Team caught up with Spencer and asked him about his presentation.

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

A: My name is Spencer Krum. I work on OpenStack for IBM. I've been doing Linux and OpenSource things for around five years.

Q: You're giving a talk on "Secure Mesh VPN with Service Discovery." Without tipping your hand on the actual talk, can you give us an idea of what we might expect?

A: I found an older piece of software that is still maintained and very useful. This talk is about what I do with it and what you can do with it. All the better, it helps us be more secure.

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 will be my first SCALE after hearing a lot from other people about how good it is.

Q: Are you a developer on any of the software you are presenting on?

A: No, this is just software I use and enjoy talking about.

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

A: Thanks for putting on SCALE. I can't wait.

SCALE Team interview by Dennis Rex