Talking at Ohio Linux Fest

As it turns out I’ll be giving 2 talks at the Ohio Linux Fest, coming up on Sept 26th in Columbus Ohio.

OpenSim: Open Source 3D Worlds

For OpenSim folks seeing this in the planet (or elsewheres), I’ll be giving an overview of OpenSim at Ohio Linux Fest.  A little bit of history, a little bit of architecture, and hopefully some live demo (if the wireless holds out).  I’ve done this before, and it’s quite a bit of fun, especially when folks in the audience figure out the build tools for the first time, and the in world presentation gets a bunch of random things building in and around you.  If you are within driving distance of Ohio Linux Fest, you should come out for it.  And if you do, please come up and introduce yourself afterwards.

A Decade of Linux at IBM

I was asked today to fill another slot, with a talk that’s become called a Decade of Linux at IBM.  I’ve been part of the LTC for 8.5 years now, since near the inception, and part of some of the underground Linux movement at IBM before that.  Starting in early 1999 I began running Linux as my primary desktop inside the firewall, and never looked back.  I managed to sneak Linux into the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and was lucky enough to move into the LTC as it was starting to spin up in early 2001.  This talk will be a mix of history and tech, with hopefully a couple of fun annecdotes from the early days of Linux at IBM, through to modern day, highlighting a lot of what we’ve accomplished as a group along the way.

Now I just need to work on my slides… as it’s only 15 days away!

5 thoughts on “Talking at Ohio Linux Fest”

  1. Sean,
    The talk was excellent, and anyone that missed it really lost out on a lot of great information. That being said, we did record all of the talks and are currently in the process of cataloging and cutting up the audio for posting later on. We would love to have a copy of your presentation slides to post as well. Please get in touch with me if you can send them.. Thanks for contributing! We enjoyed having you, and would welcome you back in the future!

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    1. The slides really aren’t that useful without the talk that goes with them, I create slides as props not as documents. Once the video for the talk gets posted I’ll link to it.

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