As per previous years, OggCamp ‘17 will have a scheduled track, running alongside the Unconference elements. Here are some details on some of the scheduled speakers we are looking forward to attending!
Saturday, Slot 1
Exploits and our digital rights
Ian Hutchinson from IF
Ian Hutchinson is a developer at IF, a design studio that works with teams to build digital services people trust. He explores socio-political challenges by making things and prototyping new interactions and experiences.
Saturday, Slots 3 and 4
The openSUSE Project - Contributing, Offerings, Governance and Organisation
Richard Brown from SUSE
openSUSE is a diverse open source project that is home to many different software offerings, including the record-setting Tumbleweed rolling-release distribution, the ground-breaking Leap enterprise/community hybrid distribution and the revolutionary Open Build Service and openQA software build/test tools.
This talk will detail the offerings of the openSUSE Project, discuss how the project is organised & governed, and how people can contribute to the openSUSE Project. Examples will be given of both general community contributions and SUSE’s contributions to the openSUSE Project as a key part of SUSE’s Open Source business model.
Richard Brown is from England but currently lives in Nuremberg in Germany, and is employed as a QA Engineer by SUSE, as well as Chairman of the openSUSE Project. Involved in openSUSE/SUSE since 2003, Richard has contributed to various aspects of the project, including supporting users on IRC, testing/bug reporting, packaging, marketing, ambassadors and artwork.
Saturday, Slot 5
Make things open, it makes things better
Liz Lutgendorff from GDS
One of the GDS design principles is about making things open. This includes open source but also a culture of sharing what we’re doing, what’s worked and what hasn’t worked. Partly open culture, partly open source - this talk will focus on how GOV.UK uses open source and how we contribute to an open culture within GDS and government.
Saturday, Slot 6 and 7
The only rule in the Lightning talks is: 5 minutes, 1 question. No more, no less. More details on the day!
Saturday, Slot 3 and 4
Introduction to all things Matrix!
Matthew Hodgson from New Vector
This talk explains all the latest and greatest details of the Matrix open ecosystem for decentralised encrypted communication.
Sunday, Slot 5
Building an Internet of Things Network Together
Daniel Knox from University of Kent Makerspace
The Internet of Things makes bold promises to improve our lives; however at its heart, communication is an unavoidable problem - if your home Wifi struggles to penetrate through-out your flat, what hope do we have getting Internet access in a field? The Things Network is a community effort that endeavours to resolve this by encouraging people to help develop the backbone that is required to support these devices. In this talk, we (The Shed) will introduce the protocol that underpins this network, LoRaWAN, and the devices that we have been building to help connect bring this network to Canterbury and the surrounding area.
Daniel Knox spent much of his childhood in his grandad’s workshop, where he learned how to make and build things; this ignited a life-long passion to enable children and adults of all ages to have the opportunity to engage with technology, engineering and craft.
Daniel now manages the running of ‘The Shed’, an open access workshop within the School of Computing at the University of Kent that provides space and machinery for students to make and build things. In this space, he and his students have been inspired to build a wide variety of robots, drones that fly in formation, boats that autonomously navigate lakes and even a smart Lego city.
Sunday, Slot 6
Three ways to improve cat videos with the open web
Diane Hosfelt from Mozilla
Mozilla’s mission is to promote and foster the open web. As part of this, we’re developing emerging technologies that will improve the web for everyone. Learn how projects like WebAssembly, Servo, and AV1 can transform your
cat video web browsing experience!
Diane Hosfelt is an engineer at Mozilla Research working on the Servo project. She studied at Johns Hopkins University, where she completed a Master’s thesis on applications of machine learning to cryptography advised by Drs. Matt Green and Stephen Checkoway. After a brief stint working for the US Department of Defense, she joined the Servo team to explore applications and advancements available when using Rust for cryptography related projects.