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Saturday, February 23


Tom Callaway - Improving the Fedora User Experience with Design Driven Methodology

This presentation will briefly go over a proposal on a set of solutions to improve the Fedora User Experience. Fedora is a contributor driven community, but all contributors are users, thus, it is vital to aggressively and proactively grow the user base and the best way to do that is to provide users with something that is easy to use, powerful in functionality, and reliable. At the same time, Fedora is a fast moving distribution which prides itself on being an early adopter of technology. I believe that our community adopts and embraces a strategy of design driven methodology, we can provide an excellent User Experience in Fedora without sacrificing Fedora's core ideals.

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Tom Callaway

University Outreach Lead, Red Hat
The Fedora Project is a community of people working together to build a free and open source software platform and to collaborate on and share user-focused solutions built on that platform. Or, in plain English, we make an operating system and we make it easy for you do useful stuff... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2013 10:40am - 11:25am
#Lecture room D3


Leslie Hawthorn - Negotiation theory for Open Source Hackers

The best Open Source hackers are great at the "soft skills" related to hacking - resolving conflict, gathering support around a direction for the project, and understanding what the user *really* wants in a bug report. Every feature request and implementation discussion, bug report and mailing list thread is a negotiation.

There is a well established, common sense, very effective way to think of negotiations which will help you improve as a developer, and make your project better at the same time, from the Harvard Negotiation Project. Using this theory, you will be able to get better outcomes when dealing with frustrated users, colleagues and bosses. You can even apply the principles to domestic debates, wage negotiations and dealing with used car salesmen.

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Leslie Hawthorn

Sr. Principal Technical Program Manager, Red Hat
An internationally known developer relations strategist and community management expert, Leslie Hawthorn has spent the past decade creating, cultivating, and enabling open source communities. She’s best known for creating the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
#Lecture room D3
Sunday, February 24


Will Foster - Free Yourself from Microsoft Exchange - Deploying Enterprise Open Source Collaboration Solutions using RHEV3, Zimbra and iSCSI

In a fast-paced, always connected business world having just email doesn't cut it.  There is a growing need for all-encompassing collaboration solutions, most people are not aware of other solutions or opt for Microsoft Exchange which can be quite expensive, tedious to manage and force unneeded vendor lock-in.

Learn how Red Hat IT deploys and manages a secure, stable Open Source collaboration solution built on RHEV3, RHEL6, Zimbra and Netapp iSCSI storage which handles the explosive growth of Red Hat's business needs.

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Will Foster

Principal DevOps Hobo, Red Hat
Hobo DevOp/Sysadmin living in Dublin, Ireland. I work mostly within the Engineering R&D space. A lifelong skateboard enthusiast, I try to snowboard when possible. Find me at https://hobo.house or twitter.com/sadsfae

Sunday February 24, 2013 10:40am - 12:10pm
Hackfest Lab 1 C525


Fedora lightning talks

Jakub Steiner - Creating translatable animation with Blender / Marek Grac - How to turn off computer? (Data consistency) / Ondej Starek - SMake  build tool (not only) for C

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Marek Grac

Virtualization Software Engineer, Red Hat
Marek works as a virtualization software engineer in Red Hat and he's also a PhD student at the Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University in Brno.

Jakub Steiner

Jakub Steiner has a decade of experience working as a visual designer for GNOME under his belt. His goal is to bring more whitespace to Free and Open Source Software.http://jimmac.musichall.czhttp://twitter.com/jimmachttp://dribbble.com/jimmac

Ondej Stárek


Sunday February 24, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
#Lecture room D2