Author: nb

LISA17 Event Report

Why attend LISA17?

LISA is the annual vendor-neutral meeting place for the wider system administration community. The LISA17 program will address the overlap and differences between traditional and modern IT operations and engineering, and offers a highly curated program around three topics: architecture, culture, and engineering.

Who attended LISA17?

Our main booth staff were Nick Bebout (nb), Ricky Elrod (codeblock), and Beth Lynn Eicher (bethlynn). Karsten Wade (quaid) was also at the event, representing both CentOS and Fedora.

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Flock Event Report for nb

I had the opportunity to attend Flock this year.  It was a great event.

One of the talks I found particularly interesting was the Windows Subsystem for Linux talk.  At the university I work at, we are mostly all a Windows place, although a few of us use Linux on our workstations.  I think WSL is nice, and am really looking forward to being able to run Fedora on top of Windows, so I can run it on my Surface Pro 4 from work.

I also feel we had some very productive discussions about Fedora Ambassadors and about the new ways of aligning our efforts to the council’s objectives.  David Cantrell and I also came up with some great plans for SELF2017 about showing off what Fedora can do with Ham Radio and possibly some live demos.  I think this will be popular given that SELF2017 has a good number of hams at that conference.

I also enjoyed the Fedora Legal talk.  Spot’s talks are always interesting.  It was interesting hearing about how the Fedora Legal rules came to be, and the reasoning behind them.

I also organized the Amateur Radio test session and the GPG key signing.  We had one person, mianosm, who earned his Technician class amateur radio license at Flock.  We also had several people participate in the key signing.

The evening event at Professor Wackenhammer’s Arcade was great.  It was nice that we could keep going back and getting more tokens.  A lot of people ended up with a lot of tickets since we could just keep playing games over and over again for the whole evening.

I am glad that I had the opportunity to participate in Flock and hope to go again next year.

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