2019 Birds of a Feather

The 2019 OLF Conference will be holding Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions between 6:00 and 9:00pm on Friday, November 1.

Planned Sessions

We are happy to have several great sessions lined up! Please see our schedule for times and room locations. If you would like to propose one of your own, check with BoF organizer Vance Kochenderfer around the registration desk on Friday to see if there are still open slots available.

Let’s Finish This – Jon “maddog” Hall

For fifty years maddog has been using collaboratively made software. Since 1986 he has been using Free Software (thank you, Richard Stallman). Since 1994 he has been using GNU/Linux. Each year someone declares that year to be “The year of the Linux Desktop.” Yet just as we look to claim victory, Microsoft declares that they “Love Open Source,” yet try to tie us to the cloud.

Enough is enough. maddog has had three heart attacks, and wants to see this before he dies!

What do we have to do to get to REAL computing freedom. What does it mean and how do we do it?

This is not a talk. This is a brainstorming session. Come and give input. Sign away your life. Bring beer.

Fedora Community BoF – Ben Cotton

What’s new in Fedora? What’s coming? What’s on your mind? Come discuss all of these with the Fedora Program Manager and other Fedora community members. This event is open to all Fedora contributors & users, and anyone interested in the Fedora Project.

Raspberry Pi Project Showcase – Terry Howald

Come show off your Raspberry Pi projects. This will be an informal get together where folks have the opportunity to display and discuss their projects. I have a “work in progress” project I plan to show. Join us!

Ubuntu BoF – Terry Howald

I’ve been an Ubuntu desktop user now for eight years. I’m curious how others use Ubuntu, so I’ll give a short presentation on how I use Ubuntu. Then I’ll give others the opportunity to do the same.

Vim – Steven Pritchard

The Vim editor is awesome. Let’s discuss.

Puppet – Steven Pritchard

Topics may include: Puppet and its extended ecosystem (Bolt, Choria, modules, etc.), configuration management concepts, module development and testing, getting started with Puppet, and more!

#getoffmylawn – Steven Pritchard

A lot of us have been using Linux since back in the days when nobody took it seriously. Old-timers, let’s get together, tell stories from our youth, and maybe teach these youngsters a thing or two.

FPGA RISC-V Zephyr/Linux – Zak Kohler

This BoF is for people who are interested or experienced in FPGA/embedded development. I will bring some hardware (you should too). I can review the basics, and we can try and get something up and running during the session. Also please come share contact info or promote any local groups using open source FPGA tools. I have been exploring open toolchains including: ICE40, IceStorm, VexRiscV, Litex, migen, litex-buildenv, Zephyr, and of course Linux.