Presentations

Audience: Everyone
Topic: Keynote

Almost every "smart device" today runs Linux, but if you log on to those boxes you'll find yourself in a prickly and different world, where nothing works quite the way you're used to on your Linux server or desktop. It's Linux, but not as you know it! It's that way because devices need a completely different approach to software and management at scale. But perhaps we can change that - perhaps we can bring the friendly and familiar Linux you use every day to the tiniest devices, so that the whole free software community can participate in this next wave of invention and revolution.

Audience: Everyone
Topic: Keynote

"Diversity" and "inclusion" have become popular buzzwords in the past five years among the tech community. Many open source projects have tried to attract developers who are traditionally underrepresented in tech, but some lack a systematic approach.

In 1943, Maslow defined the human hierarchy of needs: physiological, safety, belonging, esteem, and finally, self-actualization. Maslow theorized that the most urgent needs must be met before a larger goal can be accomplished. This talk will use Maslow's hierarchy of needs to create a systematic approach for increasing diversity in open source.

Audience: Everyone
Topic: ScaleU

If you have never attended a speaker training before, this tutorial will show you how much better your talks could be. If you have, you might pick up a few tips and ideas. And if you're presenting at SCALE, this tutorial will give you some last-minute changes to tweak your talk.

Audience: Everyone
Topic: ScaleU

If you have never attended a speaker training before, this tutorial will show you how much better your talks could be. If you have, you might pick up a few tips and ideas. And if you're presenting at SCALE, this tutorial will give you some last-minute changes to tweak your talk.

Audience: Everyone
Topic: General

Broken benchmarks, misleading metrics, and terrible tools. This talk will help you navigate the treacherous waters of Linux performance tools, touring common problems with system tools, metrics, statistics, visualizations, measurement overhead, and benchmarks. You might discover that tools you have been using for years, are in fact, misleading, dangerous, or broken.

Audience: Everyone

Do you have better things to do with your time than read 60+ open source licenses? Heather Meeker will discuss the nuts and bolts of open source licenses and compliance, including when you need to offer source code, how to deliver your license notices, what constitutes distribution, and how to avoid the most basic compliance mistakes.

Audience: Everyone
Topic: Youth

The airwaves around us are filled with wireless signals ranging from AM/FM radio broadcasts to pagers to mobile phones and so much more. But how can you explore and monitor these signals? That's where Software Defined Radio or SDR comes in.  There are many open source hardware and software tools available.  I will show you some of the options, talk about ones I have used myself, and give a live presentation to show how you too can get started.  Join me...you will learn something new! (and go home wanting to buy a SDR board!)

 

Audience: Beginner

Red Hat's Thomas Cameron will give a quick overview of container security. He'll discuss Linux capabilities (libcap), Security Enhanced Linux, control groups, kernel namespaces, tips and tricks, and bust soem myths about containers.

Audience: Everyone
Topic: General

GitHub has become the primary place for Open Source communities to store and collaborate around code. Effective communities are more than just code though and in this presentation Jono Bacon, Director of Community at GitHub shares how to use GitHub and other related tools to build effective, productive Open Source communities

In this practical presentation he will cover collaboraton, release management, planning, issue tracking, advocacy, community growth, and other topics. If you use GitHub or are planning on using it, be sure to join this in-depth talk.

Audience: Everyone
Topic: General

This talk will cover an assortment of tips and tricks for improving your digital photos or making original art with GIMP. How do you get rid of the ugly power lines in that landscape photo, and would it look better with a purple sky? How do you take that picture of you and your ex and replace his face with Brad Pitt's?

Learn to use GIMP features like layer masks and layer modes, selection masks, transform tools, and even straightforward tools like Dodge/Burn, to do tricks you might not have thought possible.