Presented by

  • Benno Rice

    Benno Rice
    @jeamland

    Benno is a software engineer who's worked at pretty much every level of the stack. He's been a FreeBSD developer and core team member, he's written low-level kernel code, he's developed testing frameworks and he's occasionally allowed near the front end (under strict supervision). He currently works for Yubico.

Abstract

UNIX is a hell of a thing. From starting as a skunkworks project in Bell Labs to accidentally dominating the computer industry it's a huge part of the landscape that we work within. The thing is, was it the best thing we could have had? What could have been done better? Join me for a bit of meditation on what else existed then, what was gained, what was lost, and what could (and should) be re-learned.