Lightning Talks Hosted By

We’re really pleased to announce will be hosting world-class Lightning Talks on Thursday, March 17.

The purpose of the talks is to give speakers 5 minutes to enlighten attendees with a burst of information about an open source topic they are passionate about. The talks are always wildly popular and extremely well received.

Lightning Talks will begin at 11:15 am EST on the Main Stage at The Garage @ Georgia Tech. Talks and speakers currently confirmed include:

  • Azat Mardan – Technology Fellow & well known author, Capital One – Developers: How to Find Your Dream Job
  • Emily Dunham – DevOps Engineer, Mozilla – How Not to Get Help
  • Kendra Skeene – Director of Product, GeorgiaGov Interactive – Open Source On My Mind: How Georgians Benefit from a Centralized Drupal PaaS
  • Rommel Garcia – Big Data Engineer, Hortonworks – Open Source Visualization Tools for Hadoop
  • Ginny Ghezzo – Program Director, Client Relations @ IBM – Unexpected Outcomes of Getting Involved
  • Chris Aniszczyk – Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation – Getting Students Started in Open Source
  • Jason van Gumster – Feral Creative – Not that Weird: Open Source Tools for Creatives

Official event description:

Join the community for a lightning talk session you won’t want to miss. Speakers have 5 minutes to enlighten us with a burst of information about an open source topics they are passionate about. Grab a seat or stand and get ready for the fastest 40 minutes at Great Wide Open 2016.