OpenSource 101 is a conference held in Columbia, SC every year for developers, technologists, and decision makers. Usually held in the month of April, it consists of many speakers taking turns speaking about a wide variety of topics. The speakers range from developers working for software giants such as Paypal, The Walt Disney Company, IBM, VMware, etc.
Some speakers that I would like to see and ask questions would be:
- John Metric is the Director of Program Management at the Linux foundation, where he leads ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project and has helped numerous other open source projects. John comes from a PHP and open source background. As an avid writer, John has published articles on IBM Developerworks, Apple Developer Connection, and PHP Architect and authored “The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications and Building on SugarCRM”.
- What does a day in the life of a Director of Program Management at the Linux foundation looks like?
- How does you manage managing so many projects simultaneously?
- Chris Van Tuin is a Chief Technologists, NA West at Red Hat and he has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners and is a frequent speaker on DevOps, Security, and Containers. He is giving a talk on “A DevOps State of Mind with Microservices, Containers, and Kubernetes”.
- What is a “DevOp” and what do they do?
- What advice would you give someone who is trying to get into this field?
- Anthony Chow is a network engineer and a software developer for networking equipment with emphasis on network access control/security at Cephas Security Solutions. He is doing a talk on “What You Should Know About Container Security”.
- What are some scenarios where container security would have made a difference and revocalized the importance of container security?