From LugRadio Live 2007
This is where you can find out what hot speaker action will be going on at LUGRadio Live 2007! As we get closer to the big weekend, this page will expand with more and more speakers as we confirm them.
Nat Friedman - Novell
Nat Friedman works at Novell and leads the desktop team that produces SuSE, Beagle, F-Spot and many other popular Linux technologies.
Alan has been a kernel hacker since the earliest days of Linux, and is employed by Red Hat. He's also a strong supporter of software freedom, and has a superb beard.
Man of suspend and resume legend, and widely acknowledged as one of the angrier members of the Open Source community, Matthew Garrett will be present to share his stories and hatred of the world.
Gervase Markham - Mozilla Foundation
Gerv is extremely short and works for Mozilla.
Ted Haeger used to work at Novell and is now community manager for Bungee Labs. In "Bungee Connect: Software Development and Deployment as a Service", our long time pal the right Reverend Ted, formerly of Novell Open Audio fame, explains his new organization's offering, called Bungee Connect. In this lively talk, Ted will discuss Web 2.0, the new Internet entrepreneurship greenfield, how to instill a your LRL07 talk's abstract with several buzzwords and still remain legitimate, and techniques for avoiding the shaving of yaks. It is rumored that he will also speak about his departure from Novell, his divorce, and why his new eyeglasses are not an indicator that time is taking its toll on him.
Michael Sparks - BBC
Michael is a senior researcher at the BBC for the Future Media
Chris diBona - Google
Chris is Open Source manager for Google.
Thomas Vander Stichele - Fluendo
Thomas works on Flumotion, the Fluendo streaming media server.
Rob McQueen - Collabora
Collabora are busy building Telepathy, a presence network thing for Gnome.
Aaron Seigo - KDE
Aaron Seigo is a core hacker on the KDE4 project.
Becky Hogge - Open Rights Group
Becky runs the Open Rights Group, a British digital liberties association similar to the EFF.
Daniel James - Linux User magazine
Daniel is editor of Linux User.
Ben Lamb - KDE
Ben hacks on KDE.
Des Burley - Mills and Reeve
Des is a lawyer, but not a bad bloke despite that.
John Alfred Knottenbelt - Introversion
Introversion Games make games for Linux.
Scott James "three-shot" Remnant - Canonical
Scott is a legendary paintball hero and distro team manager for Canonical.
Malcolm Yates - Canonical
Malcolm is ISVs and Partner Program Manager for Canonical.
Szilvester hacks on bzr, the source control system.
Jelmer hacks on bzr, the source control system.
Laszlo leads the team hacking on Jokosher, the greatest multitracker ever.
Bruno is the French wing of the LugRadio massive!
Karl leads the WineDoors project and steals cars.
Kat Goodwin - PalePurple
Kat runs PalePurple, doing open source application development.
John draws the Everyone Loves Eric Raymond comic strip.
Barbie - Birmingham Perl Mongers
Barbie is a leading Perl hacker and head of the Birmingham Perl Mongers.
Dave hacks on the Gimp, leads the Gnome Foundation, and is part of the OpenWengo project. He always has a pig available when required.
Joe Born - Neuros
Neuros make Linux-based media centre devices.
Gareth will be speaking about open source graphic tools.
Michael "Elleomea" Sheldon hacks on Jokosher and will be speaking about 3D graphic interfaces.
Andy is speaking about scaling up server hardware.
Pablo Ruiz Múzquiz
Pablo will be speaking about large-scale desktop migrations.
Michael will be speaking about Meldware.
Peter Stean - Dept for Communities and Local Government
Peter is a civil servant responsible for supporting the UK Government's 'Digital Challenge' programme.