Deb Nicholson

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How Apache Kafka is Powering a Real-Time Data Revolution

Two years ago, Neha Narkhede co-founded a company called Confluent to build on her team's work with Apache Kafka. In this interview, we talk about how lots of companies are deploying Kafka and how that has led to a very busy GitHub repo. Narkhede will keynote at All Things Open in Raleigh, NC next week. Q: What was it like leaving LinkedIn to start your own company? Narkhede: It was a great experience and a natural extension of the mission that my co-founders and I had been working on for the past several years—of bringing Apache Kafka and our vision for a new future for a company's data architecture built around streaming data to the forefront...

Krampus Adopts One Free Software Tool for Each Month in 2017

Curious how Krampus is doing this year? Well, as the recently hired manager of Krampus's open source programs office, I'm excited to tell you that we have an ambitious plan to adopt one free software tool during each month of the coming year. Our story might be useful for other non-software-focused businesses (Krampus, Inc. doesn't currently produce any software) who are also are curious about open source alternatives and want to follow a similar path. To get you in the spirit, I've included all the links that made us feel like 12 months of free and open source software adoption is possible...

Linux Whips Apple's macOS in the Race to the Automobile CarOS

I don't think much about it while I'm driving, but I sure do love that my car is equipped with a system that lets me use a few buttons and my voice to call my wife, mom, and children. That same system allows me to choose whether I listen to music streaming from the cloud, satellite radio, or the more traditional AM/FM radio. I also get weather updates and can direct my in-vehicle GPS to find the fastest route to my next destination. In-vehicle infotainment, or IVI as it's known in the industry, has become ubiquitous in today's newest automobiles...

Pursuing Adoption of Free and Open Source Software in Governments

Free and open source software creates a natural — and even necessary — fit with government. I joined a panel this past weekend at the Free Software Foundation conference LibrePlanet on this topic and have covered it previously in a journal article and talk. Our panel focused on barriers to its adoption and steps that free software advocates could take to reach out to government agencies. Read More »

All Things Open 2020

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Conference
Date: 
October 19, 2020 (All day) - October 20, 2020 (All day)

All Things Open™2020 is a polyglot technology conference focusing on the tools, processes, and people making open source possible. The conference is designed for technologists and decision makers around the topic of open source in the enterprise. The event will feature world-class speakers, content and networking opportunities. Attendees can choose from 45 minute - 1.5 hour tutorial sessions or workshops hosted by some of the best open source experts in the world. The goal is to educate participants so they can make open source work for their companies.

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Community Leadership Summit 2020

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 19, 2020 (All day)

The Community Leadership Summit 2020 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. Leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration will discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community. CLS 2020 will be hosted as part of All Things Open 2020 conference. The event will take place Monday, October 19 over the entire day​ and will feature facilitated sessions and discussions on multiple community-focused topics. As everyone is aware, community is vital to the health and ongoing sustainability of open source. It warrants a stand-alone event and in-depth discussion.

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