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Monday, October 26
 

12:00 GMT

Fighting Climate Change with Blockchain and Open Source - Si Chen, Open Source Strategies, Inc.
If climate change is the biggest challenge of our time, then blockchain may be the most powerful open source tool we have for fighting it. By promising peer to peer collaboration around shared yet immutable ledgers, it could improve the quality of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data, coordinate emissions reduction through all sectors of the economy, and build trust in climate action. In this presentation, we will look at a variety of open source projects utilizing blockchain to fight climate change, including those from the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger and the global Open Climate Collabthon. It will cover projects ranging from carbon emissions accounting, supply chain responsibility, green data centers, renewable energy, and transportation. The presentation will discuss the roles of blockchain technologies, open source software in general, and community development.

Speakers
avatar for Si Chen

Si Chen

President, Open Source Strategies, Inc.
Si Chen is the President of Open Source Strategies and Project Manager of opentaps. He is working on leveraging open source software and blockchain to coordinate action on climate change. His past experiences include being a committer of the Apache OFBIZ project, developing the opentaps... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 12:00 - 12:50 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard, Blockchain
  • Skill Level Any
  • Technical Talk No

13:00 GMT

Panel Discussion: Leveraging Blockchain to Drive Supply Chain Resilience and Accountability in the Face of Climate Change and Other Disruptions - Marta Geater-Piekarska, Hyperledger; Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, Circulor; Gigo Joseph, Chainyard
2020 has underscored the importance of supply chain resiliency, but disruptions are an ongoing challenge. The rise of natural disasters and threat of climate change are growing factors in supply chain management and business operations. Customers, partners and investors are increasingly focused on sustainable and transparent sourcing as well as adaptable and efficient operations. For many, blockchain has become the path to building resilience and accountability into a supply chain. In this talk, Hyperledger’s Marta Piekarska-Geater will be joined by Doug Johnson-Poensgen of Circulor and Gigo Joseph of Chainyard as well as a blue chip customer using blockchain to address supply chain reliability and sustainability. They will discuss - The role of blockchain in managing vendors across complex supply chains and ensuring accountability and transparency - Climate change as a driver in supply chain planning and blockchain adoption - The added complexity of procurement in the face of disaster or disruption - Use cases from customers across a mix of industries, including automotive, CPG, electronics and pharma. A speaker from one (or two) of these companies will join the panel as well

Speakers
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Marta Piekarska

Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger
Marta serves as the Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger. Prior to Hyperledger, Marta worked as a security architect at Blockstream. Marta obtained her BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology and a double Master from Computer Science and Informatics... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Johnson-Poensgen

Douglas Johnson-Poensgen

Founder and CEO, Circulor
Douglas Johnson-Poensgen founded Circulor in 2017. He bring 25 years international experience as an executive and non executive director, operating in TMT, financial services, IT and management consultancy sectors, to his role as CEO. His leadership experience spans roles in large... Read More →
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Gigo Joseph

Vice President Blockchain Services, Chainyard
Gigo Joseph is Vice President Blockchain Services at Chainyard. He has over 25 years of global information technology experience across US, India & ME. He is a known strategic business leader, engineering & business process consultant, and recognized for building complex software... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 13:00 - 13:50 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard, Blockchain
  • Skill Level Any
  • Technical Talk No

16:15 GMT

From Zero to Hero: How OSS has become Strategic in the Financial Services Industry - Gabriele Columbro, FINOS
FINOS has created an open source community in financial services, which is historically a siloed and conservative industry. But as the fintech wave continues to penetrate the industry, open source is now playing a key role in the technology strategy of both incumbent and challenger financial institutions and fintechs. Join this talk to learn how open source is truly making an impact and hear first hand from the Community who's at the forefront of this movement. And if you want to hear even more detail about how we’re shaping open source in financial services join our FINOS mini-summit on October 29th.

Speakers
avatar for Gabriele Columbro

Gabriele Columbro

Executive Director, Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS)
Gabriele is an open source executive and technologist at heart. He spent over 15 years building developer ecosystems to deliver value through open source across Europe and the US. He thrives on driving innovation both contributing to open source communities and joining commercial... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2020 16:15 - 17:05 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard, Open Source Project Updates

16:15 GMT

Why Smart Cities are Best Built Using Open Source, Open Standards and Open Data - Jim Craig, Red Hat
In this talk, we take a look at the challenges faced by city administrators and their teams as they cope with increasing population, social and economic, technical and security challenges, and the additional impacts created by the climate crisis. The importance of an open, flexible architecture will also be explored, drawing on real-world customers examples from around the world.


Speakers
avatar for Jim Craig

Jim Craig

Senior Product Manager, Public Sector, Red Hat
I'm very lucky to work at Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source software solutions. At Red Hat, I'm responsible for helping the adoption of open source software, tools and services by public sector customers throughout the Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East and... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 16:15 - 17:05 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard
  • Skill Level Any
  • Technical Talk No

17:15 GMT

Open Source COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps to Improve Transparency and Adoption - Ana Jiménez Santamaría, Bitergia
Since covid-19 outbreak, governments and public administrations from several countries have been relying on open source tracing apps to help citizens while simultaneously advancing the technology ecosystem. Some of the examples include Immuni (Italy), SwissCovid (Switzeland), Open Trace (Singapore) or Corona-warn-app (Germany). One benefit that comes from the open source nature and transparency of these apps, is how quickly these solutions can scale up to stop disease outbreaks. To know more about the details, we need to take a deeper look at their software development activity. During this talk, we will share some insights from a previous analysis about open source contact tracing apps, in order to see how robust the software development activity is on the different solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Ana Jimenez Santamaria

Ana Jimenez Santamaria

Software Marketing Specialist, Bitergia
Ana is currently working at Bitergia, a Software Development Analytics firm specialized in Open Source and InnerSource projects, while studying for her master’s in Data Science. As a software marketing specialist and data nerd, Ana is really interested in Open Source and community... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 17:15 - 18:05 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard, Community Management
  • Skill Level Any
  • Technical Talk No

18:30 GMT

Advancing Financial Inclusion Through Open Source Payment Models - Paula Hunter & Konstantin Peric, Mojaloop Foundation
Digital payments have been driving much of the digital economy growth and financial inclusion in developing countries. However, the payment ecosystem remains lacking a shared financial infrastructure that will allow interoperability between different payment system providers and drive more adoption and innovation to merchants and consumers. In light of this, more work and collaboration needed to achieve the intended vision. The session will discuss the challenges and open source opportunities to drive digital payments innovation further. This talks will examine: The challenges in realizing financial inclusion through payments models and how might we collectively address these issues with open source What's missing from today's payment infrastructure and how open-source payment models could help drive more innovation. How open source can faster adoption of secure, affordable digital payments and, at the same time allow enough interoperability in the payment ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Hunter

Paula Hunter

Executive Director, Mojaloop Foundation
avatar for Konstantin Peric

Konstantin Peric

Chairman, Mojaloop Foundation & Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Kosta Peric is a technologist, and his interests lie at the point of fusion between technology, finance and innovation. He is currently deputy director, Financial Services for the Poor, at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading the Level One Project initiative to foster deployment... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 18:30 - 19:20 GMT
Wildcard Theater

18:50 GMT

Lightning Talk: A Weather Balloon Example to Authenticate Data - Nicolas Lopez, Telokanda Remote Sensing Company
To address climate change and regional data collection issues in West Africa, we have begun a project of building weather balloons that cost well below typical radiosonde costs in the United States. Launching a weather balloon would reward local residents digital currency for their efforts, if the balloon was proven to reach a certain height. While pursuing this goal, we encountered some challenges that come from operating a business remotely. One of our obstacles was the need to develop a 2-factor authentication to ensure the owner of the device was indeed the same person using the web application. This is usually straightforward, but our application and network servers are owned and operated by multiple separate companies. Here we explore an authentication solution using blockchain that allows projects like these to become platform agnostic and able to be implemented when different companies own different parts of the data pipeline infrastructure.

Speakers
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Nicolas Lopez

Software Engineer, Telokanda Remote Sensing Company
Nicolas has an extensive background in weather and software, including a software engineering position at Boeing and an algorithm development position for the GOES-16 weather satellite at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has interned and worked with NOAA in the past and has pursued... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 18:50 - 19:00 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard, Blockchain

19:30 GMT

BOF: Discussing Metrics for Open Source in Light of Insights from the CHAOSS Project - Georg Link, Bitergia
Open source communities have grown beyond what we can comprehend without tool support. The complexity is still on the rise including cross-community collaboration of dependent projects. We can use metrics for observing community health. This comes with challenges including a choice for what is important enough to measure and where to get the data. The birds of a feather session will begin by addressing the challenges with insights from the Linux Foundation CHAOSS (Community Health Analytics Open Source Software) project, which is at the forefront of establishing best practices for community metrics. These insights include: establishing a baseline against which to measure community changes, building a metrics strategy for a community, observing cross-community collaboration when contributors work across open source projects, and tools available to begin the metrics journey. After sharing these insights, the second part of the session will be an open dialog about experiences, concerns, and specific use cases that participants bring forward. For a large group, we will split into smaller discussion groups and share highlights at the end.

Speakers
avatar for Georg Link

Georg Link

Director of Sales, Bitergia
Georg Link is an Open Source Strategist. Georg’s mission is to help open source projects, communities, and companies become more professional in their use of metrics and analytics. Georg cofounded the Linux Foundation CHAOSS Project to advance analytics and metrics for open source... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 19:30 - 20:20 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard, Open Source Project Updates
  • Skill Level Any
  • Technical Talk No
 
Tuesday, October 27
 

12:00 GMT

From the Ground Up: How We Built the Nanos Unikernel - Will Jhun, NanoVMs, Inc.
A concept that has been kicking around in systems research for a few decades, the unikernel presents a compelling foundation for services in a modern context, both within the cloud and at the edge. Unikernels promise sub-second boot times, small footprints, small attack surfaces and a huge number of VMs per host, all highly desirable attributes for single application deployments in a virtualized environment. This talk will present Nanos, a new, open-source unikernel that runs a wide array of real-world applications. Nanos is lightweight (~1/2 MB kernel text and data), runs Linux ELF binaries (typically without patching or modification) and employs standard protections such as split kernel / user memory, page protections and ASLR. The talk will open with a practical walk-through, presenting the process of staging a Nanos unikernel, running it on a local hypervisor and deploying it on a cloud platform. The second part of the talk will discuss the development process and techniques atypical in a kernel environment, including type introspection, a tuple data store for configuration and metadata, and the use of closures (in C) to compose concurrent, asynchronous operations.

Speakers
avatar for Will Jhun

Will Jhun

Kernel Engineer, NanoVMs, Inc.
Will Jhun has developed systems software for a range of applications including enterprise-class network switches, packet switching paths for software-based routers, embedded software for consumer products and most recently OS kernel development for cloud deployments. He is the principal... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2020 12:00 - 12:50 GMT
Wildcard Theater

12:00 GMT

Open Source, Interaction, and Multi-Modality for Remote Education - Sanja Bonic & Janos Pasztor
In this new world where we're experiencing most of our lives in our homes, we have had to massively rethink the way we do work and education. Even the format for this conference has changed. Videos and Q&A sessions are the new way to go, as we're also reflecting in our talk. To show the feasibility and appeal of remote education, we're including a link to an MkDocs-based blueprint for remote education courses as well as advice and guidance in a podcast-style format. Ask us questions and get support for your own remote education woes in the dedicated Q&A session.

Speakers
avatar for Sanja Bonic

Sanja Bonic

PhD Candidate, University of Vienna
Sanja has been managing engineering teams in remote-friendly open source companies like Red Hat and Percona. In addition, she has been teaching at various institutions, from schools and universities to various courses elsewhere. Currently, she is a PhD candidate developing a new visualization... Read More →
avatar for Janos Pasztor

Janos Pasztor

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Janos is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat and enjoys coding in his free time as well. Sometimes he comes up with ideas that occupy his evenings and weekends.


Tuesday October 27, 2020 12:00 - 12:50 GMT
Wildcard Theater

13:00 GMT

Virtualization for Real-time Power Grid Substation Automation - Lucian Balea & Aurelien Watare, RTE
Energy Transition drives change in power transmission and distribution grids. Grid control architectures should adapt swiftly to manage more distributed renewable infeed and greater dynamics in power flows. In this context, grid operators require a new generation of digital automation system for power substations, enabling higher flexibility, scalability, cross-industry innovation while ensuring time and cost-efficiency. Following the path of other sectors such as telecommunication networks, open source and virtualization will be the mainstays of this new systems. In the first half of 2020, a Design Team was formed under LF Energy umbrella to draft the roadmap of an open source project aiming at developing a “reference design” and “industrial grade” platform that can run virtualized real-time automation applications. This group gathered several technology vendors and end-users. This session will present the works of the Design Team, touching upon the system architecture and technology stack implemented in the project (Yocto, KVM, OvS, DPDK, Docker, Kubernetes). It will also outline the specific requirements of the power grid industry and the next challenges of the project.

Speakers
avatar for Lucian Balea

Lucian Balea

R&D Program Director & Open Source Officer, RTE
Lucian is R&D Program Director and open source manager at RTE, the French power transmission system operator. He is leading the open source strategy of RTE which aims at moving the digitalization of the power grid into a new era. Early 2018 he started a collaboration with The Linux... Read More →
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Aurélien WATARE

Project Manager, RTE
Aurelien is Project manager at RTE, the French power transmission system operator. He is in charge of the virtualisation of  the digital substation.Aurelien has been with RTE since 2008 and worked as an R&D engineer and in the real time grid operation control center.



Tuesday October 27, 2020 13:00 - 13:50 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard, Mission-Critical

16:15 GMT

Accelerating Network Device Automation Using a Model-Driven SDK - Santiago Alvarez, Cisco
This session describes how to significantly simplify device programmability using an open source SDK generated from YANG data models. The YANG Development Kit (YDK) provides a model-driven SDK that allows the network programmer to focus on the underlying structure of the configuration and operational data associated with the device. YDK abstract protocols, transports and encodings, plus free the programmer from having to master the specifics of the modeling language. The session will include a demonstration and pointers to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Santiago Alvarez

Santiago Alvarez

Distinguished TME, Cisco
Santiago is a distinguished engineer at Cisco Systems focused on network routing and programmability. He is responsible for influencing technology innovation and driving its adoption worldwide. He is a regular speaker at various networking conferences throughout the world and at Cisco... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2020 16:15 - 17:05 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard, Networking & Orchestration

16:15 GMT

Measuring the Impossible: Contribution Analysis for Open Source - Lucas Gonze, Merico
Compensation calculated by measuring developer value creation is an emerging technology which is surprisingly doable. It has limitations, but it will have a big influence on open source. Lucas will talk about the trends, challenges, and opportunities to grow OSS into the future.

Speakers
avatar for Lucas Gonze

Lucas Gonze

Head of Product, Merico
Lucas Gonze is Head of Product at Merico, creating the future of developer analytics, empowering engineering teams in both enterprise and open source to build better software. He led the open playlisting format XSPF at Xiph.org before going on to found the seminal playlisting site Webjay. He has contributed to many open source projects, including the Covid Tracking Project, Mozilla, Creative Commons, and Musicbrainz... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 16:15 - 17:05 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard
  • Skill Level Any
  • Technical Talk No

17:15 GMT

Using Raspberry Pi With Connected Analog as Lab Instrumentation - Mark Thoren & Brandon Bushey, Analog Devices
Laboratory instrumentation - voltmeters, oscilloscopes or GHz network analyzers - have evolved from purely analog boxes (1970s), to incorporating digital control with rudimentary connectivity (1980s), to embedded systems (1990s), and finally, to fully connected machines running desktop operating systems, greatly simplifying automation tasks, and the (finally) simple task of getting a data file onto another machine for deeper data analysis. In this session, we will review how a number common tools like the Raspberrry Pi and the Linux kernel’s Industrial Input Output (IIO) framework can be leveraged with directly connected Analog I/O to speed up the development process, whether the end goal is performing a one-off experiment, inclusion in production automated test equipment, or prototyping designs for standalone benchtop instruments. Examples to be covered include: 1. A DC to 6GHz, low-distortion, RF signal source 2. A 24-bit, ultra-precise DC measurement system 3. A precision voltage source with 1 part per million linearity.

Speakers
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Mark Thoren

System Design / Architecture Engineer, Analog Devices
Most things electronic, electromechanical, instrumentation, test, measurement, system design, etc.I have sort of a random background, BS ag mechanical engineering, MSEE, 20 years in mixed signal electronics at Linear Tecnology and now Analog Devices.
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Brandon Bushey

Systems Design/Architecture Engineer, Analog Devices


Tuesday October 27, 2020 17:15 - 18:05 GMT
Wildcard Theater

18:30 GMT

Designing a Business Card that Runs DOOM - Exploring Low-Cost ARM Architecture - Ethan Sayre, Plano East High School
This talk discusses the exciting world of low-cost ARM processors and PCB design. How does one stand out in job interviews and networking events? By giving out business cards that run DOOM, of course! Ethan became interested in Embedded Systems after reading a blog post by George Hilliard, in which he describes the design and implementation processes of running Linux on a business card. This talk builds upon this idea, by explaining how anyone can build these barebones devices for themselves. In this talk, you'll learn about the criteria in selecting low-cost (

Speakers
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Ethan Sayre

Student, Plano East High School
Ethan Sayre is a student at Plano East High School. He has taken an interest in embedded systems and technologies, where he hopes to be in an engineering related career. Ethan is currently exploring mobile development, machine learning, and PCB/SBC design.



Tuesday October 27, 2020 18:30 - 19:20 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard, Open Hardware

19:30 GMT

Ready to Switch to Open Hardware GNU/Linux PowerPC Laptop? - Roberto Innocenti, Not Profit Power Progress Community
Why today is possible to switch to a Open Hardware GNU/Linux PowerPC Laptop? As not profit association based only on volunteers I share the steps of our experience on design the eletrical schematics and the PCB of the Open Hardware PowerPC Notebook. Why we have choose the CERN Source Hardware License, and why we are ready for the OSHWA Certification process. How we have solved the problem to have the body of the laptop even for a small production in a non standardized and non-modular world of Notebook Chassis. Why thanks to FOSS its possible ( but not necessary simple) to have an OS and applications run in a today less Common Architecture in Consumer market, like Power Architecture ( PPC64) Big Endian. Good practice of writing open source codes not Endian Dependent its important to run GNU/Linux applications on every CPU Architecture. Our experience finding code written only for little-endian that we need that run on big-endian CPU.

Speakers
avatar for Roberto Innocenti

Roberto Innocenti

coord. PowerPC Notebook prj, Power Progress Community (not profit association)
Among the founders of the project Open Hardware PowerPC Notebook, presenter and ambassador of the project. President of the association Power Progress Community which deals with the promotion and dissemination of free software and open hardware. Ambassador and responsible in the last... Read More →



Tuesday October 27, 2020 19:30 - 20:20 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard, Open Hardware
 
Wednesday, October 28
 

12:00 GMT

Panel Discussion: Bridging Modern DevOps and the Mainframe - John Mertic, Linux Foundation; Jenn Francis, IBM & Len Santalucia, Vicom Infinity, Inc.
Join this roundtable session to learn the latest approaches to integrating the mainframe into modern devops tooling and practices to accelerate delivery and drive true cross-platform applications. The panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities that led to the creation of the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project and its Zowe initiative.  Launched last August, Zowe is the first open source project based on IBMz’s z/OS and serves as an integration platform for the next generation of tools for administration, management and development on z/OS mainframes. By utilizing new interfaces and an API mediation layer, enterprises can now more easily integrate rich mainframe resources and extend ‘API-first’ to the mainframe.

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Francis

Jenn Francis

Developer Advocate, IBM
During the day I am a Developer Advocate. In this role, I get the opportunity to work with customers, business partners, and vendors on leading-edge technologies and teaching developers how they can use them. I’m constantly challenged to find engaging ways to create technical material... Read More →
avatar for John Mertic

John Mertic

Director, Open Mainframe Project. Director of Program Management, Linux Foundation, Linux Foundation
John Mertic is the Director of Program Management for The Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he has helped ASWF, ODPi, Open Mainframe Project, and R Consortium accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both... Read More →
avatar for Leonard Santalucia

Leonard Santalucia

Chief Technology Officer and the Business Development Manager, Vicom Infinity
Len Santalucia has been in the IT industry since 1973. He is presently the Chief Technology Officer and the Business Development Manager for Vicom Infinity, Inc, the Chairperson for the Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project, a member of the IBM Z Academic Initiative advocate leadership... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:00 - 12:50 GMT
Wildcard Theater

13:00 GMT

Matrix - Open, Secure, Decentralised, Real-Time Communication Across Networks - Oleg Fiksel, Deutsche Telekom
Matrix is an open source project that publishes and implements the open standard for secure, decentralized, real-time communication.

In this talk I want to introduce Matrix as a Chat platform. Thanks to it’s unique functionality of Bridges it can unite other networks and has additional, cool features.

If you are privacy aware and still want to reach your friends on other networks - Matrix is the right choice.

Speakers
avatar for Oleg Fiksel

Oleg Fiksel

Technical Cloud Architect
Oleg started working in IT when he was 16 years old as a computer repair technician in a small IT company.He has extended his knowledge in his study of informatics on the RWTH Aachen University. Now Oleg has over 19 years of planing, customizing and maintaining IT projects for various... Read More →



Wednesday October 28, 2020 13:00 - 13:50 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard, Open Source Project Updates

16:15 GMT

Skynet - Peer to Peer Application Hosting - Chris Schinnerl, Skynet Labs
User content on the Internet today is controlled by a small number of corporations. Most content has one of these corporations as a single point of failure and is subject to arbitrary terms and moderation policies. We present Skynet, an open-source peer to peer blockchain network for hosting content and applications. We describe how Skynet combines encryption, erasure coding, and an open marketplace that allows anyone to sell their spare storage and bandwidth to the network to create an alternative infrastructure for content creators. We will describe in detail some of the game theory, economic incentives, and content delivery algorithms that allow our live network to achieve extreme uptime and performance that is comparable to the modern web. We showcase that the decentralized Internet has reached a turning point of reliability and usability.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Schinnerl

Chris Schinnerl

Vice President of Engineering, Skynet Labs
I grew up in Austria and studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Graz starting 2011.During that period (starting 2013) I also worked as a Software Engineer for AVL List Gmbh in Graz.I joined SkynetLabs (formerly Nebulous) in 2017 as a Core Developer and since summer... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 16:15 - 17:05 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard, Blockchain

17:15 GMT

Public Money? Public Code! – What Role does Free Software Play after the Corona Crisis? - Alexander Sander, Free Software Foundation Europe
In a time when humanity needs to work together to find solutions for a crisis, we cannot afford to reinvent the wheel again and again for software that helps us tackle the spread of COVID-19. Global problems need global solutions! It is Free Software that enables global cooperation for code development. During the crisis we have seen a lot of Free Software and projects trying to tackle the crisis like tracing apps, hackathons or solutions for remote working - but what will happen after the crisis?

Already before this crisis hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of people demanded that publicly financed software developed for the public sector must be made publicly available under Free Software licenses.

In this talk, you will learn about the advantages of using Free Software in the public sector, about the learnings from the corona crisis and why it is now even more important to use Free Software than ever before.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Sander

Alexander Sander

Policy Manager, Free Software Foundation Europe
Alexander is FSFE's EU Policy Manager. He has studied politics in Marburg, Germany, and later has been an MEP Assistant in Brussels and the General Manager of Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. in Berlin. Furthermore he is the founder of NoPNR!, a campaign against the retention of travel... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 17:15 - 18:05 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard
  • Skill Level Any
  • Technical Talk No

18:30 GMT

Making it Easier to Make Things: WebAssembly and the Internet of Things - Jonathan Beri, Golioth, Inc. & Alvaro Viebrantz, Leverege
WebAssembly is moving beyond the browser - but is it ready for IoT apps and tiny embedded devices? Yes...ish. In this talk, learn about the state of running Wasm on embedded devices (as low as 512kb of RAM & 64 MHz) and what's left to solve. Also learn where Wasm can today help with IoT protocols and tools. Since February there has been a significant development in Wasm runtimes and the developer of WASI - the WebAssembly System Interface. This talk will focus on the latest developments in WebAssembly beyond the browser and IoT.

Speakers
avatar for Alvaro Viebrantz

Alvaro Viebrantz

Product Engineer, Leverege
avatar for Jonathan Beri

Jonathan Beri

CEO, Golioth, Inc.
Jonathan is a product guy who has been building developer platforms for more than a decade. During his time at Google he worked on teams like Android, Firebase and Nest. At Nest he worked on the open standard Thread networking protocol and the open source implementation OpenThread... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 18:30 - 19:20 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard, WebAssembly (Wasm)

19:30 GMT

Open Source and ISO Standards - How OpenChain Became The International Standard for Compliance - Shane Coughlan, OpenChain
This talk will explore the process of building and deploying the first Linux Foundation ISO standard in fourteen years in collaboration with the Joint Development Foundation. It will explain why the evolution from de facto industry standard to formal standardization was important for open source compliance in the context of areas like sale, procurement and M&A. An equal amount of time will be spent providing a guide to the journey itself, as the lessons learned are applicable to all projects building out specifications or code that seek worldwide, lasting adoption across multiple industries. The standardization process will be framed in the context of timely engagement, with SPDX queued to be the second Joint Development Foundation PAS submission behind OpenChain, and everyone involved ready to support more projects undertaking a similar journey in the months and years ahead. In practical terms, this talk will allow the audience to come away with a clear understanding of how we will take open source and standards to the next level.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Coughlan

Shane Coughlan

OpenChain General Manager, The Linux Foundation
Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. His professional accomplishments include spearheading the licensing team that elevated Open Invention Network into the largest patent non-aggression community in history, establishing the leading professional... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 19:30 - 20:20 GMT
Wildcard Theater
  Wildcard, Open Source Project Updates
  • Skill Level Any
  • Technical Talk No
 

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