LUG Radio Live

I’m kind of terrified of public speaking. So I do it as much as possible.

I will be speaking at LUG Radio Live USA 2008 in San Francisco in April. I’m going to be talking about Songbird and the Open Media Web focusing on why what we’re working on over at the nest is especially important to the Linux community. Then I’ll probably show off a few cool things you can do once your digital media platform is open, standards based and extensible.

Here’s what the Lug Radio guys say about their conference:

LugRadio Live USA 2008, the ‘rock-conference’ from the team behind the popular LugRadio podcast, brings the successful and unique formula of the UK LugRadio Live events to The Metreon in San Francisco on the 12th and 13th April 2008. The event is supported extensively by Google and also supported by Dice.

LugRadio Live USA 2008 brings together over 30 speakers across three stages, 30+ exhibitors, a range of BOF sessions, debate panels, lightbulb talk sessions, demos and much more, all wrapped up in the unique event that the UK incarnation has become known for, combining an incredibly loose, social, inclusive, and amusing atmosphere -  you are new to LugRadio Live, it is nothing you will have seen before.

Sounds like fun to me. There will be a huge range of speakers, from kernel hackers like Ben Collins and Kristen Accardi to server folks like MySQL’s Stewart Smith and Samba’s Jeremy Allison. There are library and application developers like Dan Kegal from Wine and Christian Hammond from VMWare.

Apart from me there will be a ton of folks talking about media. David Schleef (of GStreamer and Dirac fame), John Buckman (from Magnatune), Mike Linksvayer (Creative Commons VP) and Aaron Bockover (Banshee hacker) will all be showing me up.

You can see all this and more for just ten dollars on April 12th and 13th at the Metreon in San Francisco. I’m really excited to be part of the conference and really excited to get to hear and meet all the other participants. So if this sounds fun or interesting to you please join me and register.