2nd Place is the First Winner:
Maintainership and Growing Your Influence
in the Linux Kernel Community
January 22, 2021 | 9:30 – 11:00 AM PST
Join us for 2nd Place is the First Winner: Maintainership and Growing Your Influence in the Linux Kernel Community, with Dan Williams, Principal Engineer, Intel.
There is a perception that the pinnacle of power, prestige, and influence in the Linux kernel project is to become a subsystem maintainer. On the way to dispelling that myth, this talk describes the roles and responsibilities of maintainers, reviewers, and developers. It compares effective maintainers to effective reviewers, explains why those are not necessarily the same role, and discusses their relative levels of influence.
The session will begin with an overview by Dan Williams (45 minutes) and will be followed by Q&A – an opportunity to both ask Dan questions and for group discussion (45 minutes).
Dan Williams, Principal Engineer, Intel
Dan Williams is a Principal Engineer in Intel’s Core Linux Kernel engineering organization. He maintains the kernel’s persistent memory infrastructure and has been a member of the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board since 2016.