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Marketing Your Open Source Project

In March of this year, I spoke at the Southern California Area Linux Expo (SCaLE), a conference I’ve been attending for years and highly recommend for its kind community, and great people and content. Here’s the video of my talk: Here are the slides: Marketing Your Open Source Project – SCaLE16x from deirdrestraughan   I’m submitting Read More…

In March of this year, I spoke at the Southern California Area Linux Expo (SCaLE), a conference I’ve been attending for years and highly recommend for its kind community, and great people and content.

Here’s the video of my talk:

Here are the slides:

 

I’m submitting this talk to other conferences, and it will evolve over time, so I hope to get a chance to continue refining it and sharing what I know with more people.

Videos: Introduction to Parallel Programming

Someone recently ran across my list of archived technical videos, and asked if I could find the ones on parallel programming. So far I have managed to locate five of them (now in a playlist): A series of seven video modules presented by Ruud van der Pas, covering various aspects of parallel programming in C, Read More…

Someone recently ran across my list of archived technical videos, and asked if I could find the ones on parallel programming. So far I have managed to locate five of them (now in a playlist):

A series of seven video modules presented by Ruud van der Pas, covering various aspects of parallel programming in C, C++, and Fortran on multi-core and multi-processor systems.

3: Parallel Architectures

4: Parallel Programming Basics

5: Distributed Memory and MPI

6: Shared Memory, Auto Parallel, OpenMP

7: Hybrid Programming Model and What’s Next

Marketing Your Tech Talent (at OSCON)

In early 2013, I submitted a talk to OSCON entitled “Marketing Your Tech Talent.” It was turned down, but soon after I was honored to have it accepted for Monktoberfest, where it was well received. I was amused and flattered that, as soon as I finished the talk, Laurel Ruma jumped up to congratulate me – Read More…

In early 2013, I submitted a talk to OSCON entitled “Marketing Your Tech Talent.” It was turned down, but soon after I was honored to have it accepted for Monktoberfest, where it was well received. I was amused and flattered that, as soon as I finished the talk, Laurel Ruma jumped up to congratulate me – and suggest that I submit it for OSCON. So I did, it was accepted, and I delivered the talk at OSCON 2014.

The Monktoberfest version was aimed more at tech marketing departments or individuals who need persuading that letting technical staff speak for themselves is a great way to market technical products. For the OSCON version, I spoke directly to the techies themselves, encouraging them to market themselves and their talents because “there’s no IMDB for geeks – you are responsible for your career.” The video here was done by OSCON; they don’t share all OSCON talks on their YouTube channel (they’d like you to pay for a viewing package to see them all), but they do allow individual speakers to share them ourselves.

The slides for both (in notes and non-notes versions), as well as other talks of mine, are available on SlideShare.

Both conferences are fun to attend, great ways to learn a lot on many topics, and meet interesting people. As a speaker or attendee, I recommend both.

OSCON 2014: Marketing Your Tech Talent

Marketing Your Tech Talent – OSCON 2014 – without speaker notes from deirdrestraughan This version of this talk was aimed at technical people who need to market themselves and their talents, for the benefit of themselves and their companies. The version aimed at marketing organizations who need to understand why this is a good idea Read More…

This version of this talk was aimed at technical people who need to market themselves and their talents, for the benefit of themselves and their companies. The version aimed at marketing organizations who need to understand why this is a good idea is here.

Download the slide deck with speaker notes here.

Metrics Workshop at LISA13

At USENIX LISA`13, Brendan Gregg led a Metrics Workshop, along with Narayan Desai, Kent Skaar, Theo Schlossnagle, and Caskey Dickson. “This was an opportunity for many industry professionals to discuss problems with performance metrics and monitoring, and to propose and discuss solutions.” More details from Brendan here. I filmed the day, above is a playlist of Read More…

At USENIX LISA`13, Brendan Gregg led a Metrics Workshop, along with Narayan Desai, Kent Skaar, Theo Schlossnagle, and Caskey Dickson. “This was an opportunity for many industry professionals to discuss problems with performance metrics and monitoring, and to propose and discuss solutions.” More details from Brendan here.

I filmed the day, above is a playlist of all the resulting videos.