Luke Gorrie will tell us how we can write device drivers as ordinary programs using any programming language we like.
He will explain why the latest modern optimization techniques, such as "kernel bypass" networking, are a lot like the way kids wrote programs in the 80s.
His example will be the Snabb Switch project's 10-Gigabit ethernet device driver which is written in about 400 lines of LuaJIT.
Snabb Switch project, http://snabb.co/snabbswitch/
Luke's no-nonsense approach to programming, http://lukego.livejournal.com/22799.html