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Scott McNealy at POSSCON

At POSSCON 2012 in Columbia, South Carolina, Scott McNealy was the keynote speaker on day 2. He’s here to talk about open source and his new social media company, Wayin. During his keynote, he gave a top 10 list that had the crowd rolling with laughter. Continue reading

Why I liked POSSCON 2011

Why I liked POSSCONLast week I drove to Columbia, South Carolina to attend POSSCON—the Palmetto Open Source Software Conference. This was my first time attending and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I left with a good impression. Red Hat sponsored the event and had a presence last year. I think it was a good event for open source in the SouthEast region of the US.

My co-worker, Ruth Suehle, and I were representing Red Hat and promoting opensource.com at POSSCON. Early last week, we caught up with Travis Kepley, a Solutions Architect at Red Hat, who attended POSSCON last year. He gave us an overview of his experience.

I arrived late Tuesday night after a 3 and 1/2 hour drive from Raleigh. I checked into the Hilton near the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and got ready for a busy three days. (Nice hotel and easy walk to the conference—big plus.) Continue reading