Donnie Berkholz

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Donnie Berkholz

Gentoo Linux


Donnie has vast experience at all levels of architecture and leadership at Gentoo Linux, where he’s spent 6 years helping to build a Linux distribution of more than 250 dedicated people and maintains nearly 400 packages.

Sessions for this user

* Assholes are killing your project

The strength of your community is the best predictor of your project's long-term viability. What happens when your community is gradually infiltrated by assholes, who infect everyone else with their constant negativity and personal attacks? This talk will teach you about the dramatic impact assholes are having on your organization today and will show you how you can begin to repair it.
Donnie Berkholz

Proposals for this user

* Become a distribution-friendly project

Having your program easily packaged by Linux distributions will help to increase its adoption and to ensure that users have it well-integrated into their systems and kept up-to-date easily. Gentoo Linux has more than 13,000 packages, and Donnie will share his extensive experience creating and maintaining Gentoo packages and offer suggestions for improvement.
Cooking 2009-04-10 19:20:09 +0000
Donnie Berkholz

* Become a leader in your organization

Regardless of whether you work in an open-source project or the corporate world, there are leaders without titles. This talk will teach you how to create a reputation as a leader and become someone who others will look to for advice, inspiration, and direction.
Culture 2009-04-10 19:59:42 +0000
Donnie Berkholz

* Why you should be developing on Gentoo

Developers often want to use the latest and greatest development tools and libraries to develop against, and running Gentoo's testing versions (like any good development distribution) allows you to keep all these tools and libraries under package management. It additionally provides a powerful set of tools for a development machine and gives you unmatched power and flexibility coupled with the ease of package management.
Cooking 2009-04-10 19:43:41 +0000
Donnie Berkholz