Sue Unix Event- mach 30 & 31, 2017


The next edition of the Sue Unix Event, or SUE for short, will be held at the end of march 2017 at our office in Geldermalsen, the Netherlands. SUE facilitates knowledge sharing between leading experts and technical specialists in the Unix and Linux expertise. Both days feature a similar programme where interaction and exchange of expertise are the key drivers.

An impression of the most recent SUE can be found at or the videos for a more in-depth view.


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The Sue Unix Event will be held March 30 and 31 2017 at our offices in Geldermalsen.

Our speakers

Thomas di Giacomo



As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Thomas Di Giacomo drives the rapid innovation and growth of SUSE's expanding portfolio from the enterprise Linux operating system to software-defined solutions such as the OpenStack cloud infrastructure, Ceph-based storage, and software-defined networking solutions. He engages customers, partners, and open source communities to share and define SUSE’s technological vision.
Di Giacomo has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, serving in various global leadership roles in engineering and product innovation, with expertise in open source platforms, development, and support of global information systems and technologies applied to various industries such as telecommunication, hospitality, and healthcare.
Di Giacomo holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Geneva where he was a senior software developer & researcher involved in both academic work and joint corporate projects with international leading enterprises.


Open Source, software-defined infrastructure and how it enables developers and business applications

Florian Haas


Florian has been an active member of the OpenStack community since early 2011. He has driven and contributed to lively discussions within the community about OpenStack high availability, distributed storage integration, automation and deployment, and other topics. Florian has spoken about OpenStack at previous OpenStack Summits and also at OSCON, LinuxCon, [1] and many other conferences. When he is not speaking at conferences, Florian discharges his duties as CEO of professional services firm hastexo (which has a strong OpenStack focus), and also acts as a Principal Consultant serving hastexo's high-profile clients.


Fragile development: Why Scrum sucks, and what you should be doing instead
As clearly depicted from his biography, Florian has a vast amount of experience in various projects. Being a part of the community he first handedly experienced the impact of the majority of methods available for project progress and delvery. This talk will focus on the impact that scrum, specifically, has on a open source project during its lifetime.

Sergi 'pancake' Alvarez


Sergi is the author of Radare, as well as other open source tools related to security and software development. He works as mobile security analyst for NowSecure, a company that focuses on mobile app security. His past experience is in forensic analysis, embedded Linux firmware development and writing media codec optimizations for MIPS and ARM-based architectures running GStreamer. He is active in open source and Linux environments as administrator and developer.


Reverse engineering
Radare is an open source framework for reverse engineering. Created by Sergi and with the help of a large list of random contributors around the globe, it provides apis and tools to disassemble, analyze, emulate and debug a large variety of platforms. This presentation will show some advanced usage of the tool and practical examples to demonstrate its capabilities.

Thomas Hatch


Tom is the creator and principal architect of SaltStack. His years of experience as principle cloud architect for Beyond Oblivion, software engineer for Applied Signal Technology, and systems admin for provided real-world insight into requirements of the modern data center not met by existing tools. Tom's knowledge and hands-on experience with dozens of new and old infrastructure management technologies helped to established the vision for Salt. Today, Tom is one of the most active contributors in the open-source community. For his work on Salt, in 2012 Tom received the Black Duck 'Rookie of the Year' award and was named to the GitHub Octoverse list in both 2012 and 2013 for leading a project with the highest number of unique contributors, rubbing shoulders with projects from Android, Mozilla and OpenStack.


Assisting cloud builders, data center operators and enterprise IT organizations to automate better.
Abstract will follow!

Charity Majors


Charity Majors, professionally caremad about computers, is cofounder and CTO of a new startup focused on making machine data explorable and delightful. Until recently she was a Production Engineering Manager at Facebook spending 3.5 years working on Parse (both pre and post-acquisition). She also spent several years at Linden Lab, working on the infrastructure that powers Second Life. Majoring in classical piano performance in college, but dropped out because it turns out preferring making money. She has been building systems and managing engineering teams ever since and loves startups, chaos and hard scaling problems. Though somehow she always ends up dealing with databases.


Next generation observability, for emerging infrastructures like distributed services, microservices, polyglot persistence, and of course containers and schedulers. A tech talk about related trends. The talk will be a vision of the future so people know what the freight train of complexity about to hit them looks like.


Rudi van Drunen


Rudi is a hardware geek with a background in electronics, who is hooked on the lower layers of the (UNIX) ecosystem. Currently he is employed as devops engineer SpronQ and owner of Xlexit Technology B.V.


In this workshop we will cover the basics of a IoT system, a sensordevice, message broker, data store and presentation layer. We will be building an actual system using a small sensorboard that connects over wifi to a mqtt messagebroker and deliver its data to a storage and presentation system.


About Sue B.V.

Location and phone number

De Ooyen 11, 4191PB Geldermalsen - Tel. 0345-656666 - E-mail


Using personal transportation?
We highly recommend taking the A15 and use exit 30, Geldermalsen. Our location is equipped with sufficient parking space. A number of chargers are available for electric vehicles.

Using public transport?
Please let us know so we can arrange pickup for you.

The Sue Unix Event 2017 (including lunch and drinks) are cost-free for participants. Sign-up and participation are free of charge but we expect attendance or timely cancellation.

During SUE 2017 there is WiFi for our attendees available throughout the building.

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More about Sue B.V.

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