speakers

2018 Speakers

Below you can see the talks, workshops, and other events we have planned so far for this year.

The schedule with talk times and locations can be found here.

You can still submit a Lightning talk.

Eric S. Raymond

While C is still going strong today and is unlikely to be pushed out of niches like hard real-time and kernels anytime soon, the signs that it may soon be displaced from most of its historic range...

Elizabeth K. Joseph

Using a container orchestration platform like the Datacenter Operating System (DC/OS) or Kubernetes makes it trivial to setup an automated continuous deployment pipeline that pushes code to...

Keith Perry

The unintended consequences of technology - why we do we have certain technologies now and not others.

Dan Langille

ZFS is widely used and still spreading. Most people are familiar with the volume-manager-like aspects, and the snapshots process. What may not be known is how you can use these features for your...

Jerome St-Louis

A presentation on how applications built with the Ecere SDK ( http://ecere.org ; http://github.com/ecere/ecere-sdk )...

Danny Haidar

In 2010, Eben Moglen delivered his famous speech, “Freedom in the Cloud,” in which he conceived of a single device that integrates the best privacy tools and acts as an independent node in a...

Charlie Li

Recalling a simplistic string, like a brand name, to access its associated internet resources usually results in instant gratification. Usually.

Getting to the instant gratification stage...

Aaron Williams

There has been an explosion of geospatial data sources and collection in recent years, and with it the need for technologies that data analysts can use to query and visualize those very large data...

Walt Mankowski

Python is designed to be easy to learn for beginners, and easy to pick
up for experienced programmers. But Python's simplicity means you
might not be using all the features the...

Eric O'Callaghan

There is a (Geo)JSON API behind all of the (approximately 120) bicycle share docking stations throughout the city of Philadelphia. Most people probably don't even know that there is an API...

Angel Rivera

This talk takes the audience through a complete Continuous Integration\Continuous Deployment (CI\CD) process. CI\CD concepts will be demonstrated in real-time during a live coding demo of a simple...

R Geoffrey Avery

These Lightning Talks may be serious, funny, or both. They may be given by experienced speakers already giving full length talks or by first time speakers just starting out (this is a great way...

Nick Allgood

MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) is the backbone technology that allows the geographically distant locations appear to be directly connected (because they are!). MPLS accomplishes this via a...

Daniel Pikora

This is a slide-based presentation discussing how the LEGO hobby community and the open source community play off each other. This talk provides an overview of a wide variety of topics, spanning...

Akmal Chaudhri

Distributed databases can make so many things easier for a developer, but not always for DevOps. Kubernetes has come to the rescue with an easy application orchestration!

It is...

Joe Lopez

Linux marketing is AH-mazing...said no one ever!

This presentation will dive into the world of digital marketing and how it can help any FOSS project garner more developers, donations, and...

Brian MacDonald

Creating a great technical book takes more than a good idea. It also requires a knowledge of the market, to determine whether there's an audience willing to buy, or whether the space is too...

Derek Ramsey

Many large database-driven applications rely on caching to improve performance. Memcached is very popular, but choosing it can mean sacrificing reliability, scalability, redundancy, availability,...

K.S. Bhaskar

Circa 1970 was a creative time for computing. Along with UNIX, C and SQL, there was… MUMPS. It was an operating system, a file system, a database, and a programming language. You booted the...

PMRC VE Team

All applicants (including minors) must bring two means of positive identification. Licensed applicants must bring the original, and one photocopy, of their license. You should also bring the...