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Skateboarding with Greg Kroah-Hartman

After the Linux Kernel Summit was done, the Linux kernel panel had wrapped and the LinuxCon and CloudOpen keynotes were finished, there was only one thing left to do at last week's event: Skate. You might have heard rumblings and seen pictures of the skateboards that were given away as speaker and VIP gifts at this year's event (you might have even scored one). Well, on Friday we took them out to the curb and put them to work - - with a little help from Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman.

We uncovered an interesting fact during our quest to bring skateboards to LinuxCon/CloudOpen: Greg Kroah-Hartman is the original Skater Tux. He was working to score a board before the event even happened and we made a deal: We would personally make sure he got his board if he talked to us a little bit about his history with skateboarding. He generously agreed. He told us in this video interview that skateboarding is the only thing he's been doing longer than programming.

Hear about how his worst wipeout impacted a whole year of high school and what his advice is for new skateboarders. For more fun, please join us at our next event: LinuxCon Europe in Barcelona November 5-7, 2012.




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  • David Medberry Said:

    But wait... where's the GKH crashes and burns video? Or was that before the video production crew was setup?

  • Bill Gatliff Said:

    How about "wear a helmet"? So that you can preserve enough brains to become a great Linux kernel developer someday! In other news, it's nice to see an example of a supreme Linux kernel developer who isn't a total, 24/7 geek. Makes him seem, well, almost human! What's next, bass fishing with Torvalds? :-)

  • Anon ymous Said:

    Well, Torvald is scuba diving ... so he might do bass fishing too ;)

  • Rene Said:

    thanks for the write up. If its time for a new board check out our store. Rene Get your next Longboard

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