Free and Open Software Conference and Expo - Columbus, Ohio - October 2-3, 2015

Accepted sessions

Session Experience level Track
3D Printing and Linux
Tom Callaway

3D Printing is here, and you can do it on Linux. Come learn how to turn a spool of plastic into anything that you can dream up, and how open source is leading the way (both in software and in...

Beginner /dev/random
A New Paradigm of Infrastructure for Big Data and NoSQL
Todd Engen

New databases such as Hadoop and noSQL are stressing their traditional infrastructure building blocks. This is leading to inefficiency and sprawl of nodes and storage. IBM's servers were...

Intermediate Open Source Solutions Stage
Anatomy of an Attack
Dru Streicher

Sick of those slick Hollywood hacker movies? Want to see what a real attack looks like? The aim of this talk is to simulate an attack on a Linux server. We will examine the attack from both sides...

Beginner Security
Bringing Linux to the Masses
Dave Sevick, Kevin Driscoll

Bringing Linux to the Masses

  1. Cloud computing takes the apps and platform religion out of the equation.
  2. Economy of Linux running on older computers in unparalleled.
  3. ...
Beginner Community
Building a startup career
Brooke Paul

Columbus and central Ohio is becoming a major player in startup business with many successful startup companies in this area. This success brings new opportunities for job seakers with many...

Intermediate Career Track
But Can You Make an App Out of It?
Roland Hess

Building nice mobile apps doesn't have to require advanced Java or Objective-C skills. You won't be writing a 3D Llama simulation with it, but the Apache-licensed Cordova framework...

Beginner Development
De-Google-ify Your Life: Why You Should and How You Can
Michael Eichorn

Every day most people use software and services that appear to be "Free" but are they? What if you are uncomfortable, you need to get your work done, what are your options? This talk is...

Intermediate Security
Defense in Depth - Your Security Castle
Tom Kopchak

Enterprises face a wide range of threats across their information infrastructure. In order to protect critical systems and information, a comprehensive security approach is necessary. A single...

Intermediate Security
Demystifying systemd
Scott Seighman

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 brings a modern approach to many elements of the Linux operating system. One of the most significant of these updates is the adoption of systemd, which gives admins and...

Intermediate Early Penguins
Detecting, Characterizing, and Circumventing Network Traffic Restrictions
David Steele

There are many reasons why an Internet connection may not work up to capacity. This talk presents several techniques to detect and characterize network restrictions and identify potential network...

Intermediate Networking
Docker Container-Based Virtualization
Ram Rao

This session explains the concepts of container-based virtualization and focuses on the rapidly devleloping  Docker container technology.  This technology will be contrasted with...

Beginner Open Source Solutions Stage
Effective Use of Linkedin Profile for Career Growth
Steve Paton

LinkedIn has become a major job search and self-branding tool. Steve Paton will discuss how to use LinkedIn profile effectively to promote your career and find new jobs.

Beginner Career Track
Encryption Basics
Kevin O'Brien

In the post-Snowden world we have all become aware of the importance of encryption, but how many of us actually know how it works? In this presentation we will look briefly at the history of...

Beginner Security
External authentication and access control for Web applications
Dmitri Pal

When applications get deployed in enterprise environment or in large organizations, they need to support user accounts and groups that are managed externally, in existing directory services like...

Intermediate Web
From Development to Production with Ansible and Vagrant
Michael Downey

This talk will be on using Ansible and Vagrant to test deployment of new services, configurations, and complete systems. Ansible is a system automation tool that allows you to easily develop and...

Beginner Virtualization / Containers
Full Stack Automation with Katello & Foreman
Weston Bassler, Justin Miller

Full Stack Automation with Katello & Foreman – One System to Rule Them All

Managing a Linux infrastructure can be a complex and challenging task, requiring building...

Intermediate Virtualization / Containers
Get to Know Open Source Employers
Raffeq Rehman

Come and get to know greatest places to work in Columbus OH. These companies love to have open source experts like you. This is your chance to get to know the brand, the culture, and the...

Beginner Career Track
Give Me a REST!
Amanda Folson

More devices than ever are connected to the Internet these days, and the need and consumption of APIs is growing fast. We'll talk about what an API is (and what it's not), why you might...

Intermediate Early Penguins
How Git Changed My Life (as a Software Engineer) and How It Can Change Yours!
Roberto Sanchez

I was first introduced to the idea of version control with CVS as a college student and quickly became a fan of the CVS/Subversion centralized model.  However, I eventually found the CVS/...

Intermediate Development
How to Painlessly Discover What You Don't Know - Before It Bites You Where It Hurts
Alan Robertson

The statistics on system management are alarming - 30% of all break-ins come through systems people have lost track of, 90% of all organizations have failures of services they aren't...

Intermediate Networking