SELF call for speakers closes tomorrow, some speakers announced, LUG care packages
2019-04-16 by: "George P. Burdell"
From: "George P. Burdell" ------------------------------------------------------ The SouthEast LinuxFest call for speakers closes tomorrow (submit here: https://goo.gl/forms/BOwy2tthvoWloOCv2 ). SELF is June 14-16 this year, once again at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel in Charlotte, NC. As far as topics, SELF is highly community oriented, so we love to showcase LUG talent throughout the southeast. In specific, here's what polled well with our audience: Information Security (Pentesting, Defensive Strategies, Exploit Response, etc) (4.96) Homelab (Homebrew Firewall/NAS/Servers/etc) (4.95) Systems Administration and Orchestration (4.88) Network Administration/Networking (4.76) Open Source A/V (Kdenlive, Blender, Audacity, etc) (4.69) Python (4.61) Smart Home and IoT (4.39) Smarter You (Body Hacks, Organization, Ergonomics, etc) (4.24) DevOps (4.20) Golang (4.11) Database Administration (4.09) Community (Building, Org, Outreach, etc) (4.02) But if you have something cool not listed, don=E2=80=99t be discouraged! We= welcome all kinds of content, and have had popular talks on WWI Battleships, Ergonomics, Knitting, and more. If it=E2=80=99s geeky, we=E2=80=99re listen= ing. In addition, SELF has announced the first keynote this year: Long Term Trends in Open Source by Eric S. Raymond: It=E2=80=99s been 22 years since= =E2=80=9CThe Cathedral and the Bazaar=E2=80=9D. Where we=E2=80=99ve been might tell us s= omething about where we=E2=80=99re going. Today=E2=80=99s challenges include the ephemeral= ization of computers, the decline of C, open hardware, and increasingly dangerous information monopolies. What=E2=80=99s a hacker to do? And we will definitely have some LUG care boxes this year of swag to giveaway at meetings, including some of the SELF 10th Anniversary giant sticker collections. If you'll be at SELF on Sunday June 16th, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange a box for your LUG. Cheers, and hope to see you there! X19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX19fX18KQ2h1Z2FsdWcg bWFpbGluZyBsaXN0CkNodWdhbHVnQGNodWdhbHVnLm9yZwpodHRwOi8vY2h1Z2FsdWcub3JnL2Nn aS1iaW4vbWFpbG1hbi9saXN0aW5mby9jaHVnYWx1Zwo=