Linuxing In London, October 2016

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Skills Matter, CodeNode

10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB · London

How to find us

Skills Matter is two doors away from Maplin, Liverpool Street and close by Moorgate Tube

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Autumn is truly with us, but we have a warm Linux and open source welcome for you.

Three great talks, swag and excellent conversation.

18:15 Doors open.

18:30 Lightning talk: How I entered a £5000 design challenge by accident by Andy Clark.

Building a Linux based contraption to detect fire breathing dragons using open source software and off the shelf electronics modules

18:50 Using Gource to visualize Linux kernel data by Dawn Foster.

Learn tips and tricks for making better use of Gource to visualize your source code repositories and other data. Demos will feature examples from the Linux kernel.

19:25 The road to Raspberry Pi on Fedora by Peter Robinson.

20:00 Community slot

20:05 Raffle and prizes

20:15 Off to the Skills Matter Bar

We are still finalising things.

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Thanks to Skills Matter for hosting and the light refreshments.

Abstracts and biographical details:

"1. Andy Clark

After an apprenticeship at Dowty Aerospace, Andy completed an electronics degree at Imperial College and got a job in IT.

For the last seven years he has been making and repairing in a shed at the bottom of the garden. Andy's latest project was in response to a competition hosted by Qualcomm who picked Andy as their developer of the month for August. (

Andy's site. (

Andy on Twitter. (

2. Dawn Foster (

Dawn Foster is a PhD student at the University of Greenwich and a consultant at The Scale Factory in London.

She spent the past 20 years working at companies like Puppet Labs, Intel, Jive Software, and more. She has expertise in community building, open source software, metrics, and more. She is passionate about bringing people together through a combination of online communities and real-world events along with analyzing the data associated with participation in developer and open source communities.

She has spoken at dozens of industry events, including many Linux Foundation events, OSCON, SXSW, FOSDEM and more.

Dawn’s GitHub repo for the talk (

Dawn on Twitter. (

Dawn's site. (

Dawn on Linkedin (

3. Peter Robinson

Peter has been in IT and Linux for 20 years, eight years in Australia and twelve in London.

He has a very varied background from SME, large global telco hosting to his current company Red Hat.

At Red Hat Peter has done customer facing consulting, Fedora release engineering for Alternate Architectures (ARM through to Z-series mainframe) through to his latest role (just starting) as an IoT platform lead.

Peter on Twitter (

Peter on Linkedin ( "