Presented by:


Lucy Wyman

from OSU Open Source Lab

I'm a software engineer for Puppet, where I'm currently working on our open source remote task runner Bolt. I graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Computer Science in June 2016, where I worked as a Front-End Engineer for the OSU Open Source Lab. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, hiking, experiencing new things, and enjoying a wide variety of podcasts, tv shows, blogs, books, and other media.

You can see more of my work at and See conference presentations I've given at Or read my thoughts at

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Join me on a cultural, technical, and philosophical journey through time and space. Not sure what BDFL, Backus-Naur Form, gparted, astroturfing, or The Evil Bit are? I've got you covered. This talk aims to introduce common phrases, tools, protocols, cultural references, and other tech jargon to help you keep up with technical discussions.

Slides available at

2016 November 11 - 10:45
1 h
Room 3180
Seattle GNU/Linux Conference 2016

Happening at the same time:

  1. IndieWeb 101: owning your content and identity
  2. Start Time:
    2016 November 11 10:45

    Room 3183

  3. A Technology Time Travel Trip - Or What I Learned Implementing A Technology Base From The Early 1970's
  4. Start Time:
    2016 November 11 10:45

    Room 3184

  5. Cutting Some Slack: Decoding IRC
  6. Start Time:
    2016 November 11 10:45

    Room 3179

  7. Naval Gunnery Fire Control in WWI
  8. Start Time:
    2016 November 11 10:45

    Room 3178