Linux @ ATO 2021

Although All Things Open (ATO) is a “polyglot” open source / tech / web conference, we’ll continue our tradition of featuring multiple sessions on Linux. 

It’s what originally got us into open source nearly 15 years ago, and it continues to power many of the world’s most important systems.

We’d like to spotlight three (3) sessions in particular taking place at ATO this year.

Monday, October 18 – 2:00 – 2:45 pm ET

Learning and Teaching the Linux System Doesn’t Have to be a Struggle

Linux is a complex operating system, but learning about it doesn’t need to be complicated. Many people need to use it in their day-to-day work, but have difficulty with some of the basics such as files, system calls, and user/kernel space. This goes both ways: If you have experience with Linux, you can also encounter difficulty teaching others; you might simply not know where to start. We’ll explore some of the underlying problems, and explain the process of designing courses and books that teach Linux systems. Along the way, we’ll single out a particular area of interest in a system, and look to shed light on it.

Speaker: Brian Ward, software architect and author of How Linux Works, 3rd Edition, The Book of VMware, and The Linux Problem Solver (all from No Starch Press).
Added Bonus: Brian will be signing 10 hard copies of his book  How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know, 3rd edition following his talk. He’ll also give away 8 e-copies of the book.

Monday, October 18 – 1:00 – 1:45 pm ET

It’s 2021. Why are we -still- rebooting for patches? A look at Live Patching.

Live patching has been around in the Linux Kernel for some time now, but adoption has not been ideal so far – either because of a lack of trust in the technology or just lack of awareness – or sysadmins just enjoy interrupting their workloads or users.

In this talk we’ll go over issues like Consistency model, patch generation, deployment mechanisms and identify situations that are ideal candidates for live patching instead of traditional patching operations.

Speaker: Igor Seletskiy, CEO & Founder, Tuxcare

Tuesday, October 19- 1:00 – 1:45 pm ET

AlmaLinux and the New CentOS Ecosystem

Red Hat pushed the button, CentOS was dead. The community was in turmoil. The world was about to end—or was it??? Fear not good citizen! AlmaLinux to the rescue! Breathe easy to the sounds of CentOS’s rebirth as Stream. Relax as you learn more about the new, truly collaborative ecosystem. Discover new joy in how AlmaLinux–fully owned by the community–can help you continue innovating without skipping a beat and delight in the ever-vibrant, ever-growing Fedora/RHEL/CentOS family.

Speaker: Jack Aboutboul, Community Manager and Board Member, AlmaLinux Foundation

If you use Linux, would like to learn more, or would simply like to network with the Linux community, be sure to register for All Things Open 2021 today!