[Linux-aus] OSDC 2013 Keynote Speakers and Panel - tickets are still available

Cherie Ellis cherie at openmedia.co.nz
Wed Oct 2 16:09:11 EST 2013

    OSDC 2013 Keynote Speakers and Panel

*Sam Minnée - Silverstripe**
**9am Monday 21st October*
Sam Minnée, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of SilverStripe, has 
shaped the SilverStripe Suite and is part of its success story as an 
internationally respected Open Source CMS.

Prior to being appointed CEO in April 2011, Sam was SilverStripe's Chief 
Technology Officer for several years, since the company's humble 
beginnings in 2000. He created a CMS that is smarter, more intuitive and 
more enjoyable to use. His focus is on applying modern web development 
techniques to building software that enables the creation of technically 
complex websites and applications.

Sam has a BA in Computing and Philosophy from Victoria University. When 
he's not at work, he enjoys anything from a good book (shameless sci-fi 
fan!) to the next Drum'n'bass gig.
**Vikram Kumar (Mega)**
**9am Wednesday 23rd October*
Discussion panel - 9.30am Tuesday 22nd October
Vikram has been CEO of Mega Ltd. since February of this year. Mega 
provides cloud storage and collaboration services globally. Prior to 
this, he was Chief Executive of InternetNZ and has also worked with 
government (State Services Commission) and Telecom NZ. Vikram has over 
two decades of experience and interest in thinking about the social, 
economic, political, and cultural impact of the Internet.

*Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)**
**4pm Wednesday 23rd October*
Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, and 
has been teaching computer science for over a decade. He is an 
internationally acclaimed presenter at conferences and user-groups 
worldwide, where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics.

*Privacy and Security Panel**
**9:30am Tuesday 22rd October*
Our Tuesday morning panel features amazing guest speakers, including the 
deputy Privacy Commissioner, Katrine Evans, and CEO of Mega Ltd, Vikram 
Kumar. The panel will pragmatically discuss how you can live with this 
new GCSB bill now that we have it, and how you can best protect yourself 
and offer practical solutions for your customers.

The conference covers everything from revision control to the latest 
software development methodologies and tools, OSDC cannot afford to be 
missed by anyone who uses open source development tools, or writes open 
source software.
Tickets are still available from 

Cherie Ellis
The OSDC 2013 team
http://osdc.org.nz / @osdconf / https://www.facebook.com/OSDConf

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