I was lucky enough to be selected to speak at linux.conf.au 2019, which was held in Christchurch, at the University of Canterbury.
My talk, Maintaining the Unmaintainable: Picking up the Baton of a Secure Kernel Patchset is about my experience in attempting to forward port the last release of the grsecurity patchset to newer kernels, and my time maintaining a public release that targets Linux 4.9 LTS.
I put a lot of time into practising the talk at least once a day for about two weeks straight, and I am happy with how it turned out.
The talk has been uploaded to YouTube, so check it out below, and also have a look at the other talks - there was a lot of interesting talks by the open source community this year.
You can find a copy of the slides here.
I received a fantastic pounamu taonga, as a gift for speaking.
I have also met and talked to a huge range of people when I was attending this conference. Linux.conf.au is a fantastic time to be able talk to people who you only ever see on mailing lists, and share common interests with you.
I found the whole experience so good, I will make sure to attend LCA 2020!
This means that I will go to at least three conferences a year now, with Kiwicon, Chcon and LCA catching my interest.
Now I just need to think of something to speak about for LCA 2020. Watch this space.