Paul and Linus.

A few weeks ago I gave a talk at the Open Source Leadership Forum, hosted by the Linux Foundation. The conference was fantastic. I brought my son (he’s 11) and we both got to meet Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux. My son attended a talk given by Linus and I think (or hope) it inspired him a great deal. (That’s my son Paul standing with Linus, at the left, right after Linus gave a talk. Later that day we had a brief meal with Linus and his wife. A huge thrill for us!)

Here’s a picture we took on the way to the conference, standing next to Lake Tahoe. It was so beautiful, and there was so much snow! We had great skiing at Squaw Valley.


On the way to Squaw Valley.

My talk was well-received, and the folks from the Linux Foundation were kind enough to send me a link. It’s about 25 minutes long, and you might find it interesting.