About the show

After years of producing Linux, BSD and Other Open Source Podcasts, I came to the realization that we almost always focus on the technology. It makes sense, we all love tech, that's why we are who we are. But the community we are apart of is full of varied and fascinating people that make that tech. This is my attempt to highlight the people who are helping dream up and build the future around us.

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  • Episode 13: Chris Waid - CEO and Founder of Think Penguin

    April 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 28 mins
    linux, open source

    Chris and I talk about his introduction to Linux, his concerns over proprietary hardware, and his motivations for starting ThinkPenguin.

  • Episode 12: Colin Percival - Developer at Tarsnap

    March 30th, 2021  |  57 mins 21 secs
    amazon, assembly, cheri project, development, freebsd, linux, open source, programming, secure backups, security, tarsnap
  • Episode 11: Jon "maddog" Hall - Board Chair for the Linux Professional Institute

    March 23rd, 2021  |  2 hrs 27 mins
    linux, open source

    maddog and I talk about he got started working in technology, the early days of #Linux, and the various #opensource projects he's involved with.

  • Episode 10: Luke Leighton - Lead Dev and Project Coordinator for Libre-SOC

    March 16th, 2021  |  56 mins 50 secs
    atari, college, cpu, development, libresoc, linux, open source, open source hardware, openpower, osh, riscv, samba, sunos, university

    Luke Leighton is the Lead Dev and Project Coordinator for Libre-SOC

  • Episode 9: Dan Langille - Sysadmin at Talos/Cisco

    March 9th, 2021  |  49 mins 49 secs
    486, bsdcan, cisco, computer science, firewall, freebsd, jordan hubbard, netflix, new zealand, open source, ottawa, ports, sony playstation, source, source code, talos, university

    Dan is a sysadmin at Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group, He's the organizer of BSDCan, the man behind the FreeBSD Diary, FreshPorts, and FreshSource.

  • Episode 8: Keith Perry - Founder of DAO Technologies

    March 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 27 mins
    amd, apache, beos, business, cisco, conferences, drexel, engineering, fosscon, hp, ibm, intel, kernel, lenovo, linux, motorola, open power, open source, oracle, philly, postgres, problem solving, programming, risc-v, self, slackware, southeast linuxfest, sun

    Keith is the Founder of DAO Technologies and works as a systems, network, security and application development professional.

  • Episode 7: Melanie Shimano - John Hopkins Lecturer

    February 23rd, 2021  |  50 mins 48 secs
    agency, baltimore, colab, covid, education, empowerment, food computer, harvard, high school, hopkins, learning, linux, open source, raspberry pi, red hat, science, student, teacher, technology
  • Episode 6: Scott McCarty - Principal Product Manager for the Container Subsystem Team at Red Hat

    February 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
    ai, algorithms, classification systems, containers, laptop, learning, linux, nasa, open source, puter job, quantum, red hat

    Scott McCarty is a principal product manager for the container subsystem team at Red Hat... if you're unsure what that means... lets just say he's one of the super awesome guys and gals who make sure that the OpenShift on Red Hat works.

  • Episode 5: Frank Karlitschek - Managing Director and Founder of NextCloud

    February 9th, 2021  |  40 mins 20 secs
    developer, development, forking, germany, growing up, ibm, kde, linux, nextcloud, open source, owncloud, software

    Frank Karlitschek is the Managing Director and Founder of NextCloud.

  • Episode 4: Charlie Reisinger - Technology Director for Penn Manor School District

    February 2nd, 2021  |  38 mins 39 secs
    1:1 laptop program, agency, covid, education, empowerment, learning, linux, open source, penn manor, student, teacher

    Charlie Reisinger is the Technology Director for Penn Manor School District in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, and the Author of "The Open Schoolhouse".

  • Episode 3: Ruth Suehle - Senior Community Outreach Manager at Red Hat

    September 15th, 2020  |  50 mins 24 secs
    atari, commodore, conferences, fedora, floss, foss, growing up, it, linux, make, makerspaces, open souce, open source hardware, open source software, osh, raspberry pi, red hat, technology, transformers, writing

    Ruth is the Senior Community Outreach Manager at Red Hat. She was heavily involved in OpenSource.com, she is the author of Raspberry Pi Hacks along with co-author Tom Callaway, and she is part of the Red Hat CoLab Project.

  • Episode 2: Hugh Blemings - Director of the Open Power Foundation

    September 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins
    atari, commodore, embedded systems, floss, foss, growing up, it, linux, makerspaces, open power, open souce, open source hardware, open source software, osh, risc-v, slackware, soldering, technology

    Hugh Blemings, the former Director of the Open Power Foundation, comes on the program to talk about his life and journey with technology.