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Gluecon Special Event! Be a Linux Unicorn: From Casual User to Kernel Hacker

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Bitly Engineering is in town for Gluecon, and is hosting this special event for WWC!

Be a Linux Unicorn: From Casual User to Kernel Hacker

Now over 20 year old, the Linux kernel might be one of the most significant pieces of open source software ever developed. The Linux kernel is not magic, but it is millions of lines of code written by thousands of developers so what does it even do? This talk will give attendees an overview of the history of linux from its conception through to today. Core knowledge about what the Linux kernel is, system calls and how the kernel interacts with hardware will be covered. In this talk I will present 3 practical things attendees can do to become a Linux Unicorn: writing loadable kernel modules, building device drivers and configuring and building a kernel.

Georgi Knox

Georgi Knox is an Aussie software engineer now living and working in New York City. She writes lots of code in all the languages and enjoys dressing her cats up in costumes. Georgi's current nerd crush is on building scalable distributed systems and writing Go. She is an alumna of Hacker School in New York, and currently works in Bitly's Application Engineering team.


6:00 – 6:30 - Socialize: food and drink
6.30 - 7pm - Talk
7pm-8.30pm - Networking