Q&A: Past, Present & Future
If we do not know the real answer, we will make up an entertaining story
Jon "maddog" Hall currently is the Board Chair of the Linux Professional Institute.
Starting in 1969 (a half-century ago), Mr. Hall has been a programmer, systems designer, systems administrator, product manager, technical marketing manager, educator, author, CEO and consultant.
Mr Hall concentrated on Unix systems since 1980 and Linux systems since 1994 (a quarter century ago), when he first met Linus Torvalds and correctly recognized the commercial importance of Linux and Free and Open Source Software.
Mr. Hall is an author of numerous magazine and newspaper articles, many presentations and one book, "Linux for Dummies". He writes for Linux Pro Magazine and occasionally blogs for them.
Mr. Hall has traveled to over 100 countries, speaking on Free and Open Source Software. He received his BS in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University (1973), and his MSCS from RPI in Troy, New York (1977).
Kyle Rankin is the Chief Security Officer at Purism and a Tech Editor and columnist at Linux Journal.
He is the author of Linux Hardening in Hostile Networks, DevOps Troubleshooting, The Official Ubuntu Server Book, Knoppix Hacks, Knoppix Pocket Reference, Linux Multimedia Hacks and Ubuntu Hacks, and also a contributor to a number of other O’Reilly books.
Rankin speaks frequently on security and open-source software including at FOSDEM, BsidesLV, O’Reilly Security Conference, OSCON, SCALE, CactusCon, Linux World Expo and Penguicon. You can follow him at @kylerankin.
Simon Quigley is the Director of Operations at Altispeed Technologies and the Release Manager for the Lubuntu project. He is a contributor to Ubuntu, Debian, and a variety of other open source projects, as well as an Executive Producer for and a regular guest on the Ask Noah Show.
In Ubuntu, Simon is currently an official Project Member, Core Developer and a member of the Lubuntu Council, Kubuntu Council, Ubuntu Membership Board, and Ubuntu Developer Membership Board. In Debian, Simon is primarily on the Qt/KDE Team.
A panel of distinguished technologists will take your questions on Linux & open source, with perspectives spanning from long before Linux existed, to the bright future ahead of us.
Come join us for this unique opportunity to celebrate where we've been, where we are, and where we are all going, together.
Admission will require an interesting question, subject to our interpretation ;-)
- 45 min
- LinuxFest Northwest 2019