Virtually OpenSource 101

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-merticJohn 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-tuinChris 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-chowAnthony 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?



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