Presentations

Nova King
Audience: Beginner
Topic: General

A lot of people have been confused about how open source actually works; there's a lot of moving parts, after all. I'll be giving a timeline of my contributions to open source software and stopping along the way to explore various aspects. I want to create a roadmap for contributing to your favorite projects, starting your own, and building community. This talk is for newcomers who are intimidated by all the PRs, long time contributors that want to start a project of their own, and anyone in between.

Camila Ayres
Audience: Everyone
Topic: General

"Dysmenorrhea, or menstrual pain, occurs in 45 to 95 % of individuals who menstruate."
How can you deal with it by tracking your cycle while making sure big tech and health insurances do not have access to your data?

Kyler Chin, Joshua Wong
Audience: Everyone

Catenary Maps is an open source global mapping public transport software developed by a team of team of Undergraduates. We use Rust, Kubernetes, and web technologies to process thousands of agencies and Terabytes daily in via realtime data ingestion in a distributed system. We are researching routing algorithms to traverse a temporal directed graph.

Margaret Tucker
Audience: Everyone

Open source software is the foundation of our digital infrastructure and economy, but it is too often overlooked and misunderstood by policymakers. More data and research on the role of open source collaboration in the global economy can support better policy outcomes for developers. GitHub's policy team will spotlight their developer-focused advocacy and introduce the Innovation Graph, a platform for metrics and data on global open source collaboration. 

Michael Stahnke
Audience: Everyone
Topic: DevOpsDay LA

Investing in developer experience as part of a platform initiatives is wise. But, do you know if your investments are paying off? Traditional DevOps metrics are start, but they may not be enough to measure DevEx. To get a better view into the value of DevEx, let’s look at measurements and returns in aggregate.

In this talk, Michael Stahnke, co-author of the State of DevOps Report from 2018-2021, will share engineering metrics that truly work to validate that your DevEx program is delivering a positive return. We'll delve into metrics that work for individuals, teams, and departments.

Gareth J. Greenaway
Audience: Everyone
Topic: DevOpsDay LA

In the world of software development, deploying code to production is a critical and often challenging process. Just like the legendary tales of meeting your soulmate, finding the right deployment plan can be an adventurous journey filled with ups and downs. In this talk, we'll embark on a storytelling adventure through the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of various deployment strategies, drawing parallels to the memorable moments of the popular TV series "How I Met Your Mother."

maddog Hall
Audience: Everyone
Topic: General

At the end of Ken Thomson's keynote last year:

https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/20x/presentations/keynote-ken-thompson

a person asked how Ken's talk relavant to Free Software.   This talk answers that question.

The talk will be illustrated with photographs and music recorded from my own collection of instruments, many over 100 years old (older than either Ken or myself!)

Frank Coyle
Audience: Everyone

 

Despite its widespread use, ChatGPT has some major drawbacks. For example, it is known to generate factually incorrect responses, often referred to as hallucinations. In addition, the models often exhibit a variety of biases – all based on the data used to build the model.

The presentation will emphasize the need for genuine openness in open-source AI software and examine the implications of models that may not fully disclose their data sources and algorithms.

Achille Verheye
Audience: Everyone
Topic: Embedded

The NASA-JPL Open-Source Rover is one of the largest and longest running active open-source hardware projects around. It’s a scaled-down replica of the real rovers on Mars, but made exclusively with commonly available components that you can buy online and assemble anywhere, with any skill level. I will do a live demo of the rover, talk about how it was designed, how it’s different from the other projects out there, how you can build one, a little bit of its history, and how we built and maintain a thriving community of rover enthusiasts.

 

Lori Barfield, Jenson Crawford
Audience: Everyone
Topic: Career Day

There's a crushing Catch-22 in the tech world that keeps people from realizing their career dreams. Career mentors hear this exasperated plea for help: "How do I get experience doing something new when the companies I am talking to only want to hire people who already have experience?" Two engineering senior leaders will explain how candidates can gain work experience by volunteering in various opportunities, from meetups to open source projects to service to the country. Learn to find volunteer opportunities and integrate your accomplishments into your resume and interviews.