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Sunday, April 29 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The Pop Culture Guide to Open Source

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This talk explains open source and its principles through pop culture references (mostly of the sci-fi and geek sort). For example, what better example to explain rapid prototyping than Iron Man? When forced to build weaponry, he instead solved his own problem (or in open source parlance, "scratched his own itch") by building the first Iron Man suit. Later he was able to build upon that and make subsequent iterations. In addition, the suit was copied by others--even enemies.

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Ruth Suehle

Community Leadership Manager, Red Hat
Ruth Suehle is the community leadership manager in Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards group, which supports upstream open source software communities and their projects. She participates in the Fedora Project and is co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O’Reilly, December 2013). Previously an editor for Red Hat Magazine, she now helps lead discussions about open source principles at opensource.com. Ruth is also a senior editor at... Read More →

Sunday April 29, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm

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