Building the Holodeck, one open source brick at a time
PHP is open source. But it’s only one part of the larger puzzle. Open source powers everything from droids to Mars landers. Justin Reock, who lives and breathes OSS, shares his vision on what open source truly is, what it can be, and how we all participate in this larger community. Mixing Ulysses, Stallman, and Heinlein with his own views, Justin examines the secret life of free software to answer: How do we power the cool things we want, build faster, better, and maintain free software? The Holodeck awaits.
Justin has 20 years of experience working in various software roles, including development, databases, integration work, quality, training, and technical leadership. An outspoken free software evangelist and enthusiast, Justin has delivered numerous talks and sessions across a range of open technologies including ActiveMQ, Camel, CentOS, Java, and Postgres. He’s currently the lead architect and director of Rogue Wave Open Source Support helping businesses support and adopt OSS, mitigate risks, and expand the utilization of OSS within their projects.