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Interview: Kenneth Rohde Christiansen

Kenneth Rohde Christiansen will give a talk about "Qt Webkit goes Mobile" at FOSDEM 2011.

Could you briefly introduce yourself?

My name is Kenneth Rohde Christiansen. I am a 31 year old Dane, who recently moved back to Denmark after living abroad for more than 6 years (Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil). I currently work in the Application and Service Framework department of Nokia, which houses a.o. Qt Development Frameworks.

Interview: Spike Morelli

Spike Morelli will give a talk about "I'm going M.A.D." at FOSDEM 2011.

Interview: Lennart Poettering

Lennart Poettering will give a talk about "Systemd: beyond init" at FOSDEM 2011.

Interview: Soren Hansen

Soren Hansen will give a talk about "Building a free, massively scalable cloud computing platform" at FOSDEM 2011.

Could you briefly introduce yourself?

Certainly. My name is Soren, I'm Danish, and I'm 29 years old. I've been a free software user and enthusiast for around 15 years. I think I submitted my first patch to an open source project in ~1998.

Interview: Andrew Godwin

Andrew Godwin will enlighten the FOSDEM 2011 audience about Django.

Could you briefly introduce yourself?

Well, I've been writing open-source software for the last seven years and Python for the last four or five of those; while you can usually find me doing freelance web development, I'm currently working with a mixture of both operations and web development for my new startup,

Interview: David Fetter

David Spetter will be speaking about PL/Parrot at FOSDEM 2011.

Could you briefly introduce yourself?

I'm an employee of VMware and co-founder of PostgreSQL Experts, based in the San Francisco Bay Area and have worked in various commercial enterprises, non-profits and educational institutions. I've used PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, Perl, PHP, PL/SQL, PL/PgSQL, PL/Perl and (of course!) vim extensively in transaction processing and business intelligence systems.

Interview: Martijn Dashorst

Martijn Dashorst will talk about Apache Wicket on FOSDEM 2011 in the Web Frameworks Track.

First FOSDEM 2011 Speaker Interviews

Just like previous editions we have performed some interviews with our main track speakers.

To get up to speed with the various topics discussed in the main track talks, you can start reading the following articles:

Stay tuned for more interviews in the next weeks...

Interview: Gratien D'haese

Gratien D'haese will give a talk about "Linux Disaster Recovery as a Service (with rear)" at FOSDEM 2011.

Interview: Boudewijn Rempt

Boudewijn Rempt will give a talk about "Calligra Under the Hood — Using the Calligra Suite Office engine in your own applications." at FOSDEM 2011.

Could you briefly introduce yourself?

Well, I started out at University studying Sinology. From there I moved on to specialize in comparative and historical linguistics, focusing on the Sino-tibetan languages of Eastern Nepal. But all the time I had been coding, and when I had to decide what to do after getting my MA, I decided to try writing software for a living.

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