Annual Conference Highlighting Linux and Free and Open Source Software Announces Initial List of 22 of the More Than 40 Eventual Speakers
With less than 90 days until the 2010 SouthEast LinuxFest, event organizers are proud to announce 22 speakers known worldwide for their work in the Linux and free/libre open source software communities. These speakers include:
Ryan "Icculus" Gordon: Known as "the entire Linux gaming industry", Ryan has ported major commercial game titles to Linux, including Prey, Unreal Tournament, and countless others.
D. Richard Hipp: Author of SQLite, Fossil, and CVSTrac. SQLite has become ubiquitous and is used everywhere from Mozilla Firefox to the iPhone.
Tarus Balog: Lead Developer and CEO of The OpenNMS Group, which has provided enterprise grade network management software developed under the open source model.
Wendy Seltzer: Member of the board of directors for the Tor Project Founder of Chilling Effects and OpenLaw projects, and liaison to ICANN. Former attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It if deals with rights, freedom, or privacy in the digital realm, odds are Wendy is or has been involved in some way.
Jono Bacon: Community Manager for the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, Canonical employee, former co-host of the LUGradio podcast, and current co-host of the FLOSS Weekly podcast with Leo Laporte. Metal Rockstar!
Bradley Kuhn: FLOSS Community Liaison and Technology Director at the Software Freedom Law Center, as well as President of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Bradley is dedicated to promoting the benefits of open source licensing, as well as defending it from potential threats and abuses from proprietary software.
Klaatu von Schlecten Apfel: Host of the Bad Apples and Fedora Reloaded podcasts and correspondent for Hacker Public Radio, Klaatu is a multimedia artist and maintainer of slackermedia.info and the SlackBuilds for LiVES, freetalk, and HandBrake. He has written articles for Linux Journal and Linux Identity magazines.
Dru Lavigne: Director at the FreeBSD Foundation, she has written several books on BSD.
Pat Davila: Co-host of both MythTVCast, and the The Linux Link Tech Show (TLLTS) podcasts.
C. Tyler McAdams: Project Architect at the LinuxDNA project, Tyler puts a whole new meaning to fast by having Linux kernels compiled under the Intel C/C++ Compiler (ICC).
Barry Grundy: A supervisory criminal investigator (special agent) with the US Federal Government, Barry specializes in Linux forensics and its practical applications.
Mackenzie Morgan: A developer and bug wrangler for the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. When she is not quashing bugs with extreme prejudice, she's probably improving the end user experience in a variety of areas.
Alan Hicks: Slackware developer who also co-wrote SlackBook.
Dann Washko: Co-host of the The Linux Link Tech Show (TLLTS), Dann also is a wealth of practical knowledge in all areas of desktop Linux.
Stephen Spector: Community manager for Xen, which allows multiple operating systems to be run on the same computer through hardware supported virtualization.
Daniel Walsh: Daniel leads the Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) project and is also involved in secure virtualization.
Paul Frields: Fedora Project Leader and Chairman of the Fedora Project Board. Paul is involved in seemingly everything in Fedora from package maintenance to security to documentation.
Greg DeKoenigsberg: Senior Community Architect at Red Hat, founder and first chairman of the Fedora Project Board and Fedora Engineering Steering Committee. Greg currently holds a position on the oversight board for Sugar Labs. Within the Fedora community he holds the distinguished honor of being recognized as 'Lord of the Plow'
Max Spevack: Manager of Red Hat's community architecture team, and former Fedora Project Leader, Max now defines and executes Red Hat's global community strategy.
Michael DeHaan: Michael currently works for Reductive Labs (now Puppet Labs), who develops puppet, a configuration management tool for systems administrators. Michael is the former lead developer for cobbler, an automated provisioning tool.
Baron Schwartz: Director of consulting at Percona, Baron wrote 'High Performance MySQL' which has become the definitive work on the subject. In addition, Baron has created maatkit, better cacti templates, and innotop.
Russell Bryant: Engineering Manager for the open source software team at Digium, Russell is a core member of the Asterisk open source PBX development team. He was Asterisk's first release maintainer when Asterisk 1.0 was released.
The SouthEast LinuxFest plans to extend more than double this lineup of speakers over time. The Call For Papers is still open and will remain so until May 1st, despite an early showing that more than fills our speaking slots.
About the SouthEast LinuxFest: The SouthEast LinuxFest is an annual conference celebrating Linux and free/libre open source software. It is part social gathering, and part educational event. The SouthEast LinuxFest is free to attend. This year the event will be held at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park from Friday, June 11th through Sunday, June 13th. The SouthEast LinuxFest is run by the non-profit SouthEast LinuxFest Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.southeastlinuxfest.org or email email@example.com or call 1-864-372-9827.