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Monday, October 13


What Can Possibly Go Wrong? - Konrad Zapalowicz, Cybercom Poland
Although being fun to do and quite easy to start the Linux kernel development is considered hard, time consuming and it is said that it requires access to hardware. With this in mind many people might hesitate to try it out. In this presentation Konrad is going to use himself, a newbie contributor, as an example of how easy it is to start what did he learn (during the Eudyptula challenge and so far) and how this knowledge can be used to submit patches and participate in the upstream kernel development.

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Konrad Zapalowicz, Cybercom Poland

Senior Software Consultant, Cybercom Poland
For the last few months I'm sinking into the kernel development and apart from this I'm a C/C++ developer working in the industry for almost eight years now. Since the beginning I'm employed by the Cybercom Poland where I participated in many Linux oriented projects. For instance... Read More →

Monday October 13, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Room 112


Open Source Medical Accessories - Philip Verbist, XsOnline & Rocky De Wiest, Belgian Defence
It all started with a seafarer fainting at full sea. He felt fine afterwards, but his heartrate had dropped to only 35 bpm. In this situation, the only thing a captain can do for the seafarer is to call a doctor and explain his problem over the phone or via email… If you’ve tried fixing a technical issue over the phone before, try this.

On the one hand, rescueing a seafarer from a ship mid-sea is very expensive, but not rescueing him might be even more expensive. On the other hand, the doctor at shore needs more information to be able to save the seafarer.
What if we could send a "stack trace" to the doctor?

In this presentation Rocky de Wiest and Philip Verbist will discuss the current (technical) state of their project regarding global medical advice, and look forward to the future of open source software in healthcare.


Rocky De Wiest, Belgian Defence

Belgian Defence
Rocky is a civil engineer, who currently works for the Belgian Defence. He specialises in cyber security - Malware analysis and does web development in his spare time.

Philip Verbist, XsOnline

Software Engineer, XsOnline
Philip currently is a software engineer/web developer at Queromedia, and founder of XsOnline. He mainly specialises in web applications, mobile, and cloud.

Monday October 13, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 26


Tutorial: Getting Started with Coccinelle - Julia Lawall, Inria
Coccinelle is a program matching and transformation tool for C programs that has been extensively applied to the Linux kernel and is used on a number of other C code bases. Coccinelle makes it easy to specify software specific rules for finding bugs and for updating software to use new APIs. These rules can then be applied automatically across an entire code base. Over 40 Coccinelle rules are already available in the Linux kernel source code. The goal of this tutorial is to enable developers to write their own. The tutorial is designed to be hands on. Participants should have Coccinelle (available via most Linux distributions) and the Linux 3.2 source code installed on their machines.

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Julia Lawall

Senior Researcher, Inria/LIP6/Sorbonne University
Julia Lawall is a Senior Research Scientist at Inria. Her research is at the intersection of programming languages and operating systems. She develops the tool Coccinelle and has over 2000 patches in the Linux kernel based on this work.

Monday October 13, 2014 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 112


moVirt: Mobile Application for Monitoring of oVirt Datacenter - Tomas Jelinek, Red Hat
A simple mobile application for oVirt administrators to monitor oVirt data center and notify them of critical conditions is presented.

It is an Android application integrated with oVirt REST API which supports three main areas:
(1) configurable notifications which notifies the user upon various events such as when the VM goes down, (2) possibility to understand the problem by presenting the VM details together with it's events and (3) basic options how to react on this situation such as turn on, reboot, etc.

In this presentation a different ways how to monitor the oVirt data center will be presented as well as how moVirt fits into this ecosystem. Together with the current and planned features also the architecture of the solution and interesting implementation details will be presented.


Tomas Jelinek, Red Hat

Red Hat
I'm java developer currently working at Red Hat on the oVirt project and a maintainer of WebAdmin and UserPortal applications. My previous speaking experience mainly include presenting scientific papers on NaBIC (2009) and various local conferences.

Monday October 13, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 15
Tuesday, October 14


NFV for Beginners - Dave Neary, Red Hat
Network Function Virtualization is a domain laden with acronyms, which can seem impenetrable to newcomers who have not worked with networking before.

This presentation will explain what we mean by network functions, the issues involved in virtualizing them, give an overview of the relevant open source projects for an NFV platform, the relationship between NFV and SDN (and go through the state of things today, and what you can expect to see in the coming year.

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Dave Neary

Open Source and Standards, Red Hat, Red Hat
Dave Neary works on SDN and NFV community strategy as a member of Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards team. He is active in OPNFV, a project whose goal is to promote NFV as a core use-case to upstream projects such as OpenStack, and to engage directly with the projects to ensure... Read More →

Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Room 01


Kernel Hacking for Hobbyists - An Outsider's Perspective - Manuel Schölling
The roots of Linux lie in the community of hobbyist programmers and technical enthusiast. Nowadays still about 15-20% of accepted patches are developed "in mother's basement" by programmers without affiliation.
This talk presents how to start kernel development as a hobbyist based on the view of an outsider. It covers ways of finding a task as starting point for your first patch and how to submit it. Dos and don'ts of kernel development are discussed and, based on the author's experiences, patches and reactions from the developer community are exemplified to overcome the newcomers' "inhibition threshold".


Manuel Schoelling

Manuel Schölling is a physicist working in the field of image and data analysis at a German bioresearch center. He came across Linux 10 years ago and since then, he is developing small free, open source software projects in various programming languages. Manuel joined the developer... Read More →

Tuesday October 14, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Room 01
Wednesday, October 15


Leveraging Open-Source Power Measurement Standard Solution - Patrick Titiano
A major issue the community faces is the lack of power measurement (PM) instrumentation, coupled with poor integration: development boards not designed for it, expensive high-precision lab equipment not accessible to hobbyists (plus limited Linux support), limited low-cost solutions (precision, sampling rate) to monitor high-performance SoC (System On Chips) platforms (e.g. smartphones, tablets, IoT, …). After a brief introduction to the problematic (PM techniques, sense resistor / ADC selection, ...) and a comparative study of existing solutions, this presentation will focus on a new upcoming initiative to close these gaps and bring a full-blown multi-channel but low-cost power (and temperature) measurement equipment to the community, including the definition of an open standard PM connector. After having covered motivations, challenges, key decisions, a live demo will close the talk.

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Patrick Titiano

SW Director, BayLibre
Patrick Titiano has 18 years of engineering experience in embedded technologies. Patrick spent 9 years at Texas Instruments as an OMAP Power Management Expert (from architecture to use-case power optimization). Patrick also developed embedded diagnostic open source tools (“omapconf... Read More →

Wednesday October 15, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Room 26