Speaking At LugRadio Live 2007

Posted in Event, FOSS, Jokosher, Travel on June 11th, 2007 by admin – Comments Off on Speaking At LugRadio Live 2007

Despite the fact that I live approximately six thousand kilometers away from the venue, I will once again be making the trek to Wolverhampton, UK for LugRadio Live. I was lucky enough to be able to attend LugRadio Live last year and host the Jokosher BOF session, but this year I have been invited to give a lightning talk about Jokosher.

What the organizers refer to as a “lightning talk” is actually a 25 minute presentation in a decent sized room. It isn’t as big as being on a real stage but its big enough for me. This will be the first time I’ve done public speaking outside of my high school. Let alone that it is in a foreign country and in the presence of people who are much smarter than myself.

My talk will be entitled “Inside Jokosher” which doesn’t really give you an idea of what it is about, because to be honest when I made up the title I didn’t know what it was going to be about either. Now that I have the details of my presentation ready to go, an appropriate subtitle would be “A power user’s guide to the most open and flexible audio editor available.” Now I an making the assumption that Jokosher is more open than much of the competition and that using Python and Gstreamer makes it much more flexible. But to know for sure if I am right you’ll have to come to my talk and find out for yourself.

For those of you who can’t justify flying across the entire ocean for just one weekend, or can’t make it for some other reason, I believe there will be a video recording of most of the presentations, and I will probably end up turning my talk into an official power user’s guide for Jokosher.

Of course LugRadio Live will be on the 7th and 8th of July in Wolverhampton, UK. You can find out all about it at the official site.

BarCamp in Ottawa

Posted in Event, FOSS on March 29th, 2007 by admin – Comments Off on BarCamp in Ottawa

There’s not a lot of these tech or open-source conferences in my area. The only ones I can list off the top of my head are the Ottawa Linux Symposium (but that’s only hard core kernel stuff) and the Desktop Developers Summit, and both of those cost quite a bit of money.

So I get really excited when some cool, free (as in beer) and collaborative conference happens. This Saturday there will be a BarCamp at my university. In fact it will be in the same room I had linear algebra in only two hours ago. Usually I wouldn’t look forward to going to school at 8:30 (!) on a Saturday morning, but this is a special occasion. I don’t think any one in Ottawa will read this, but if you are from Ottawa put a comment on my blog so I at least know you exist. The details and schedule are on the BarCamp wiki.