Presentation and keynote videos from the Red Hat Summit 2008
Ten days after the end of the Red Hat Summit 2008, the organizers began making available for downloading many of the nearly one hundred presentations from the conference. More are expected to follow. These presentations are by no means restricted to Red Hat products. Indeed, they contain a wealth of general information on current and future developments related to components used by all of the popular Linux distributions.
The presentation "Why Computers Are Getting Slower (And What We Can Do About It)" by kernel hacker Rik Van Riel discusses the speed issues of modern systems on a very general level. You will find the latest information on potential uses, development levels and forthcoming technical innovations in the talks on Cobbler, Fedora Directory Server, Free IPA, Frysk, Func, GCC, JBoss, oVirt, SELinux and Systemtap. The talk "Laptop Power Management" by Gnome Power Manager developer Richard Hughes is of a more general nature. Unfortunately most of these are presentation bullet points and not full transcriptions.
Videos of the Summit keynotes by Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens, and guest speakers from IBM, Intel and Harvard Medical School are available to download from the Summit homepage. Unfortunately, the very amusing keynote, illustrated with excerpts from the "Simpsons", by Joel H. Cohen, one of the people behind the cartoon series, is not yet available. Red Hat software is used in the production of the Simpsons.