Presented by:

Kaylea Champion is a graduate student in the Department of Communication at University of Washington, with a background in tech support and system administration. As a member of the Community Data Science Collective, her work focuses on online communities and the differences between what people want and what they do. She's been using Linux since 1994.

Bugs and problems are a reality in software engineering. Some bugs threaten to sink entire application stacks and lurk undetected, while others are low-priority irritants. Some projects are able to improve rapidly and respond to issues, while others struggle. Meanwhile, our distributions are composed of thousands of projects.

As developers, users, and supporters of FLOSS, how can we tell the difference between the everyday reality of imperfect ever-changing work and the signs of pending disaster? What are the signals of health and risk for a FLOSS project?

In this talk, I'll translate recent findings in computer science and social science research into The Awful Eight -- eight practical signs of potential trouble in a free software project, each with suggested strategies and resources for developers and users to detect and address them.

Date:
2019 April 27 - 09:30
Duration:
45 min
Room:
CC-236
Conference:
LinuxFest Northwest 2019
Language:
Track:
Infrastructure
Difficulty:
Easy

Happening at the same time:

  1. Computers are Broken (and we're all going to die)
  2. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 09:30

    Room:
    HC-108

  3. Baling Wire, Bailing Buckets, or Bailing Out
  4. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 09:30

    Room:
    CC-236

  5. Elephant on a Cloud
  6. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 09:30

    Room:
    HC-103 Postgres

  7. UEFI Boot for Mere Mortals
  8. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 09:30

    Room:
    CC-208

  9. Let's build our own Internet-of-Things
  10. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 09:30

    Room:
    CC-115

  11. The Top Seven Database Mistakes You Are Making
  12. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 09:30

    Room:
    CC-200

  13. Playing in the Sandbox
  14. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 09:30

    Room:
    CC-114

  15. Audio Production on Linux
  16. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 09:30

    Room:
    HC-104 Jupiter

  17. Logging, Metrics and APM at Scale
  18. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 09:30

    Room:
    G-103

  19. Try Linux Tutorium
  20. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 09:30

    Room:
    CC-234

  21. Make a music synthesizer in Bash
  22. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 10:00

    Room:
    CC-202 Tutorials

  23. Blender 2.8: An intro to 3D Animation
  24. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 10:00

    Room:
    CC-201 Tutorials

  25. LPIC-1 Preparation Session
  26. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 10:00

    Room:
    HC-112 LPI