Online / 6 & 7 February 2021

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Jim Hall

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Jim Hall is an open source software developer and advocate. His first contribution to open source was in 1993, with a patch to GNU Emacs. Since then, Jim has authored, contributed to, or maintained dozens of open source projects.

In addition to writing open source software, Jim also works with usability testing in open source software.

Major projects include: FreeDOS, GNOME

Jim Hall is an open source software developer and advocate. His first contribution to open source was in 1993, with a patch to GNU Emacs. Since then, Jim has authored, contributed to, or maintained dozens of open source projects.

In addition to writing open source software, Jim also works with usability testing in open source software.

Major projects include: FreeDOS, GNOME

Jim is a featured speaker on IT Leadership and Technology Innovation at conferences including Government IT Symposium, SINC Midwest IT Forum, International Institute of Business Analysis, Premier CIO Forum, Minnesota e-Learning Summit, CIC CIO TechForum, and UBTech.

Jim is a published author on IT Leadership, and is the author of Coaching Buttons, a collection of essays about leadership and vision in information technology: how to be a leader, how to lead through change, how to do strategic planning. Jim has also contributed chapters to several other books on Open Organizations and IT Leadership, including The Open Organization Leaders Manual (2nd Edition), The Open Organization Workbook, and Cultivating Change in the Academy. His next book, tentatively titled "C Programming 101," will be available in Summer 2021 from No Starch Press.

Jim contributes feature articles about Open Source Software and IT Leadership in magazines and journals including Government CIO Outlook, CIO Review, University Business, OpenSource, Linux Journal, and The Open Organization book series. Jim has also been interviewed and cited as an expert on IT Leadership and Technology Innovation for publications including The Forecast by Nutanix, Government CIO Outlook, University Business Magazine, and MinnPost.

Jim has a master's degree in Scientific and Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.


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Events

Title Day Room Track Start End
Why your PC only has sixteen colors
And what is "Bright Black" anyway?
Sunday D.retro Retrocomputing 13:30 13:45
Working on DOS in 2021
We're getting closer to FreeDOS 1.3
Sunday D.retro Retrocomputing 16:00 17:00