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Craig Gardner has worked with SUSE for many years and in various roles. Prior to working directly for SUSE, he played an important role in bringing the SUSE and Novell engineering teams together with common tools and processes. Formerly an engineer, Craig now serves as an engineering manager for SUSE Enterprise Storage (which uses Ceph). He has a long history with and love for the Open Build Service. Beyond SUSE, Craig teaches software engineering courses at Utah Valley University. And he loves linux since Slackware 2.0. Craig has been a valued presenter at SUSECon, openSUSE events, OpenWest, LINUXCon, and at the U.S. National School Board Administration annual conference.

How do we get more rock-star programmers in the industry? How do we take our opensource message to the next level? We would do well to start teaching opensource to the young, building their knowledge, interest, and expertise early in the lives of our budding programmers. Opensource principles liberate people, liberate ideas, and liberate code from the oppressive control. Sure, there are industries that may never embrace opensource, but as people become educated regarding the power of opensource, the greater the influence that opensource principles will have over all software engineering practices. As an university instructor, I have some experience to share with how to teach opensource practices to a community.

2015 May 3 - 11:45
30 min
Main hall
openSUSE Conference
Business and Outcome track

Happening at the same time:

  1. Vim Workshop
  2. Start Time:
    2015 May 3 09:30

    Third room

  3. Radically Open Security and NetAidKit: An Open Source WiFi Router for Digital Freedom
  4. Start Time:
    2015 May 3 11:15

    Second room