Penguicon 2008 is almost here! Guests of Honor include Jono Bacon (Ubuntu Community Manager for Canonical), Benjamin Mako Hill (Debian/GNU, MIT Media Lab, Free Software Foundation, Ubuntu, Wikimedia), and Vernor Vinge (multiple-Hugo-winning science fiction author, computing visionary). I’ll be participating, too! I’m on two panels, both on Sunday, April 20:
- OLPC Round Table (noon): XO owners discuss their experiences, demo the XOs, and talk about our perspectives on OLPC and the XO’s past, present, and future.
- Sequencing the Genome of Fiction: Having worked at Applied Biosystems, doing configuration management and web support for AB and its sister company, Celera Genomics, I have some understanding of the Human Genome Project and related science (AB was big on science training, yay!). Being a user of Pandora.com, I have an appreciation for the Music Genome project. I’ll be bringing my software engineering experience to the table.