Speaker - Ben Long
After completing his PhD in Computer Science, Ben worked as a research scientist at DST, designing access control systems and data integrity models using set theory and logic. But, a bit of a performer, what he loved doing most at DST was dressing up in uniform and acting out "plays" to demonstrate how the systems worked in practice. Needless to say, Ben not only likes thinking through the logic, he likes to promote the outcomes too. But where does that kind of left-right-brainer end up? First, moving to a technical writing role at Red Hat, and then on to developer advocacy at Tiny Technologies, where he is now managing the content and community strategies. When he's not doing tech-related things, he sings tenor, collects pairs of New Balance 574s, writes picture books for kids, and plays MTG.
- Marketing: Not such a dirty word after all – Monday 2:50 p.m.–3:10 p.m. in Room 8