Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Schedule: Meet the Experts sessions

Meet the Experts gives you a chance to meet face-to-face in a small group setting with expert OSCON presenters. Discuss the speaker's area of expertise, give feedback about their sessions, or ask questions.

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Meet the Experts will take place in the Exhibit Hall.

    Wednesday, May 10

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    1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Location: Table 1
    Brian Behlendorf (The Hyperledger Project at the Linux Foundation)
    If you're wondering about the blockchain, come talk to Brian, executive director of the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project, about how it can power distributed ledgers and smart contract systems that might change how so much of the world works. Read more.
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    1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Location: Table 2
    Susan Sons (Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University)
    Need help with security? Ask Susan, who has tons of experience plus really useful models for making good security decisions. And if you want advice on a gnarly refactoring project, she can help you there, too. Read more.
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    3:25pm4:05pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Location: Table 1
    Lorna can answer your questions about message queues, RabbitMQ, PHP, and being a developer advocate. Read more.
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    3:25pm4:05pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Location: Table 2
    Rikki Endsley (Red Hat)
    Rikki will be happy to talk with you about all things writing, including technical writing, how to write for different audiences, and how to get published. Read more.
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    5:05pm5:45pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Location: Table 1
    James Turnbull (Empatico)
    Talk with James about monitoring, Docker, Terraform, microservices, metrics, scaling, engineering management, and leadership. Read more.

    Thursday, May 11

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    1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Location: Table 1
    Aaron Maxwell (Powerful Python)
    Want to know how to become a 10x programmer? Ask Aaron. He’ll answer your questions about the art and science of software development, plus pretty much anything Python. Read more.
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    2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Location: Table 2
    Isaac Kamga (Google Developer Group Buea)
    Ask Isaac, an open source evangelist and community organizer in Cameroon, about building the open source community in Africa, Silicon Mountain, and BRL-CAD. Read more.
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    2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Location: Table 1
    VM Brasseur (@vmbrasseur)
    VM will be on hand to answer questions related to her Thursday morning talk, Passing the baton: Succession planning for FOSS leadership. A veteran open source developer, manager, strategist, and advocate, VM will answer your questions about how to develop the open source leaders of the future. Read more.
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    3:25pm4:05pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Location: Table 2
    Spencer Gibb (Pivotal)
    Get your question about Spring and Spring Boot answered by Spencer, who spends his days focusing on Spring Cloud at Pivotal (or ask him about his side projects, which are many and varied). Read more.
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    3:25pm4:05pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Location: Table 1
    Tameika Reed (Women In Linux)
    Come chat with Tameika, the founder of Women in Linux, about community building. She can answer your questions about how to create an inclusive and collaborative community. Read more.