TechTalk in Brisbane @ QUT, Thursday 14th May 2009
By Cristina Cifuentes on May 08, 2009
Join us for a TechTalk by James McPherson from the Solaris team, who will talk on "Care and feeding of developers: experiences from the OpenSolaris Gate".
Where: Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point campus, Room S 408
When: Thursday 14th May 2009, 3-4pm
Host: Umair Awan, QUT Student Ambassador
The OpenSolaris development community is globally distributed, and reliant on well run infrastructure. This presentation will explain some of the quirks and features, as well as covering some of the procedural and infrastructure issues that we have come across while moving to an Open development model including a new source code management system.
James McPherson has worked for Sun Microsystems for nearly 10 years, in support and development roles. In the past he has supported backup and volume management software, and developed fibre channel, multipathing and SAS features for OpenSolaris. He recently transitioned from his development role to work as gatekeeper for the core OpenSolaris kernel group, responsible for the care and feeding of the gate machines and playing a more hands-on part in keeping OpenSolaris quality up to standard.