This is one of the last three podcasts we recorded at FOSDEM that I am releasing and it’s with Ross Lawley who is a driver bod / Python genius / architect / evangelist at 10gen, top notch technologist, passionate about 10gen and the cause and gets Cloud inside and out.
We recorded this, as with other podcasts in Belgium deep in the bowels of the worst recording environment at ULB University so the quality although entirely acceptable isn’t up to our usual broadcast quality. Still entirely listenable.
Come back next week I have recordings with John Mark Walker, venerable community director for Gluster at Red Hat as well as one of my oldest friends in Open Source.
Monday next week I am also recording an interview with Jon Maddog Hall, Free Software royalty so don’t miss that, it could be our biggest ever download figure I’m sure.
So last night I released a podcast that got a terrific number of downloads with Robyn Bergeron of Fedora and tonight I bring you one of the other podcasts I recorded recently at FOSDEM with Mark McLoughlin of Red Hat, who apart from being a seriously talented software engineer was also recently elected onto the Foundation Board of OpenStack. Terrific guy, passionate about Cloud, passionate about his team at Red Hat and very clued up.
Now we’d been trying to record this recently but diaries hadn’t synced and if you get a chance to record with Mark you take it. However, the Gods were against us everytime I hit record on my rig at FOSDEM. We were given what I can only describe as a bunker to record in, a room with no windows, with broken furniture, geriatric Red Cross volunteers positioned there to deal with dehydrated and broken geeks who had over done the Belgian beer intake the night before.
They didn’t respect we were recording and we had to cope with foil wrapped geeks, in fact the last podcast I managed to record was interupted by a very sick and ill Python developer being vocal into a bucket six feet from where I was recording. Not ideal. Next year I hope they can cater for us a LOT better. Seriously less than impressed.
The recording we did with Mark I knew from the minute I pressed record was going to be testing. I’ve tried to clean it up digitally to get rid of first aid traffic noise and echo and am still not happy with the quality by any degree. However Mark and I wanted to get it out to you and the consensus is that it’s good to go.
Come back soon for some far better sounding audio !
Today’s podcast is with Robyn Bergeron who is of course the Community Project Leader of the Fedora Project, the erstwhile evergreen Linux distribution sponsored by Red Hat.
Last June Robyn and I were in Boston together and I meant to get her in front of one of my microphones to record a podcast but it was the last day of Red Hat Summit and people were packing up and getting ready to disappear all points east and west and it never happened.
So it was a given that the first opportunity I had to record something with her turned into a forty five minute recording I’ve cut down to about 25 minutes or so for this podcast. We talk Fedora of course, releases, release criteria and etiquette, conventions and community, we talk OpenStack, we talk Aeolus and JBoss and all things technical that make up Fedora’s capabilities as part of upstream RHEL.
Listen carefully and you may even hear John Mark Walker from Gluster.org muscle in on the recording. Do of course download and listen, or subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher Internet Radio, Podfeed or via the RSS using your client of choice.
Fresh, hot off the press a new podcast recorded an hour ago in Brussels, Belgium at FOSDEM, talking to Peter Robinson about Open Hybrid Cloud engineering, CloudForms, OLPC, Fedora and all ARM HPC goodness, IPA, Cloud engineering, SELinux in short two techies getting passionate about all things OSS and Red Hat.
We are at FOSDEM. I feel old. Twelve years ago today I was 28 and giving a keynote at the first OSDEM and doing a Q&A with Jeremy Allison and Richard Stallman here. I’m 40 this week !!
Recording more podcasts here at FOSDEM today and tomorrow – want to be in one come find me at the University now !