Brian Byrne is a veteran of the IT industry, with over 30 years of experience managing, cajoling and installing Mainframes and operating systems. He is a passionate advocate for free and open source software and began using Linux in the 1990s.
Chris Parsons is currently a Machine Learning Engineer with IBM Systems Lab Services in the UK. Chris has contributed to Node-RED and the Watson APIs integration available through the IBM Cloud platform (available on GitHub). Chris also has full stack development experience including building cross platform applications and services deployed to both iOS and Android app stores. Chris is currently building Machine Learning models using TensorFlow and IBM Power Systems for customers in Financial Services, Retail and Engineering sectors.
John is a speaker, author, conference organiser & community obsessed developer. Loves Clojure, Emacs, Cats, Cycling & Agile development.
He is a conference organiser for Clojure Exchange, London Java Conference, etc) with 20 years of speaking experience.
18:15 Five minutes of Linux: Diet Pi and the Pinebook 64 with Brian Byrne
18:25 Introduction to Linuxing In London by Dave Smith
18:35 A Linuxing retrospective with Brian Byrne
18:55 Mince pies and the first quiz - general knowledge
19:20 Big problems need big solutions with Chris Parson of IBM.
19:45 Open Source your digital life with Emacs with John Stevenson
20:05 Mince pies and the technical quiz
20:15 Special speaker: TDB
20:35 Community slot and free raffle.
20:50 Off to the Skills Matter bar for a soft drink.