What is Free Beer Sessions?

The Free Beer Sessions brings open source enthusiasts and users together.

Past Speakers

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Jan Wildeboer

EMEA Evangelist | Red Hat

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  • 02 October 2014: Open source inspires

Riedwaan Bassadien

Platform Strategy Manager | Microsoft

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  • 02 October 2014: Open source and microsoft

Paul Thompson

Senior Technical Consultant | SUSE

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  • 30 June 2015: Achieving zero downtime

Schalk Neethling

Mozillian

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  • 30 June 2015: Open web for all

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  • 12 May 2016: A Story of Enhancement featuring Raspberry Pi
  • 12 May 2016: A Story of Enhancement featuring Raspberry Pi
  • 01 January 2013: Combining open source software, open source hardware like arduino, your idea and collaborative intelligence

Eddie Dunckley

Snr Strategist and Web Manager

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  • 12 May 2016: A new way to do Web applications
  • 12 May 2016: A new way to do Web applications

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  • 12 November 2015: Talking About the Whale in the Room - Docker

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  • 12 November 2015: Starting A Spark for Hadoop

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  • 13 October 2016: War of the websites
  • 13 October 2016: War of the websites

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  • 13 October 2016: War of the websites
  • 13 October 2016: War of the websites

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  • 13 October 2016: Big data in AWS using Hadoop & ELK
  • 13 October 2016: Big data in AWS using Hadoop & ELK

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  • 02 March 2017: TBC
  • 02 March 2017: TBC
  • 29 May 2014: Partly cloudy
  • 31 October 2013: Andriod, now and tomorrow

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  • 02 March 2017: TBC
  • 02 March 2017: TBC

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  • 02 March 2017: TBC
  • 02 March 2017: TBC

Graeme Lockley

Developer, Investec

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  • 20 February 2014: Open source magic in the financial sector

Len Weincier

Founder | CloudAfrica

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  • 20 February 2014: There is never enough time (trying to understand why we fail and software gets worse)

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  • 25 February 2016: The Power of LinuxOne

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  • 25 February 2016: The PHP Renaissance

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  • 27 August 2015: The Secret Source: Govern, strategise, and architect before you open

Guillaume Belrose

Principal Software Engineer | Quantel

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  • 27 August 2015: DevOps made simple with Ansible

Monique Afonso

Managing Director | eConsultant

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  • 29 May 2014: Open leave, open salaries - open everything!

Manoj Chiba

GIBS | Senior Principal Consultant & Data Scientist

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  • 31 August 2017: Effect of Big Data on Business- the fundamental tactical and strategic shift
  • 31 August 2017: Effect of Big Data on Business- the fundamental tactical and strategic shift

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  • 31 August 2017: Once upon a time a young man experienced Linux for the first time.... and what happened next

Gavin McDougall

Internet Solutions

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  • 31 August 2017: Once upon a time a young man experienced Linux for the first time.... and what happened next
  • 31 October 2013: Implementation of Openstack / Ceph infrastructure at IS

Donovan Austin

Cloud Architect | Internet Solutions

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  • 31 October 2013: Implementation of Openstack / Ceph infrastructure at IS

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  • 01 January 2013: Spiral economics and open source

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  • 01 January 2013: The bee keeper - a description of professional open source business models

Garren Smith

Founder | Red Comment Labs

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  • 01 January 2013: The use of open source software tools to power your start-up

Guy Taylor

Analytics Architect | TYME

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  • 01 January 2013: How technology is changing journalism

Jason Norwood-Young

CEO & Founder | 10Layer

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  • 01 January 2013: Practical infrastructure scaling for millions of users in the cloud

Johan Lamprecht

Founder | Frostnet

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  • 01 January 2013: The history, security and legalities behind local news (nntp) indexing services ~ the local pirate bay

Klaus Bergmann

Technical Sales Support | IBM

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  • 01 January 2013: The history, status and outlook of linux on the mainframe

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  • 01 January 2013: Cubieboard introduction, bigger brother of the raspberry pi.

Merritt Krakowitzer

Puppetmaster | FNB

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  • 01 January 2013: Datacenter automation with puppet

Nicolaas Coetzee

Solutions Architect | FNB Connect

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  • 01 January 2013: Fnb's experience with deploying open source solutions

Peet Gouws

IT Security Manager | Discovery Holdings

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  • 01 January 2013: Discovery's expreience with deploying open source solutions

Paul Furber

Group Senior Writer | ITWeb and Brainstorm

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  • 01 January 2013: The rise of the small but great linux machines

Philip Stander

Co-founder | GlobeTOM

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  • 01 January 2013: The use of open source technologies in demanding middleware environments

Pria Chetty

Associate Director | PwC Southern Africa

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  • 01 January 2013: Solving for x: why the intellectual property in software question keeps us guessing?

Rachel Laycock

Lead Consultant | ThoughtWorks

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  • 01 January 2013: Continuous delivery

Rob Enslin

Senior User Experience (UX) Design Consultant | ThoughtWorks

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  • 01 January 2013: Designing products that work. But first we need to test them with users.

Schalk Heunis

Demand Intelligence Specialist | Enerweb

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  • 01 January 2013: Combining open source software, open source hardware like arduino, your idea and collaborative intelligence

Stefan Lesicnik

Technical Director | Linux System Dynamics

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  • 01 January 2013: Open source trends affecting sa and what can be expected in the coming year

Willem van Straaten

Founder | eConsultant

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  • 01 January 2013: The Justin Bieber of content management systems

Yossi Hasson

Managing Director | SYNAQ

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  • 01 January 2013: Open vs closed source: which is more secure?