Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SELF 2015 Keynote

South East Linux Fest 2015

For the past several years, South East Linux Fest has been one of the conference in the southeast US that I've looked forward to. Not just for your day to day Linux admin stuff, but for a wide gamut of talks on databases, operating system design, security, programming, history, so on and so forth.

In 2013, we started to see some Raspberry Pi related talks (see Alcyone And On And On - hope you get the musical reference), and in 2014 I was able to present about Python 3 in the browser (thanks to Brython).

And here comes SELF 2015. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my proposal for 2015 was not only accepted, but selected as the Saturday keynote, at 9am.

SELF Keynote

Title: "Team Near Space Circus: Computing at 80,000 ft"

By Francois Dion

On April 21st 2015, Team Near Space Circus made history, sending a high altitude balloon (NSC-01) into near space. Aboard the vehicle, a computing cluster (a first for HAB flights) of 7 networked Raspberry Pi, 8 cameras and multiple sensors recorded 250GB of data, images and video. 

This is the behind the scene story of this ground breaking flight.

Saturday June 13th 2015, 9 AM.

P.S. This is a talk of general interest and will appeal to those who enjoy a good story.

When & Where


June 12-14, 2015
Sheraton Charlotte Airport
Charlotte, NC

Francois Dion