Zak Greant

Zak Greant

Trained as a chef, but educated in the Free Software and Open Source community, Zak Greant has served as everything from developer and docs writer to strategist and executive for various technology startups and non-profits. When not working they can be found cooking, playing with cats, reading or wondering why they opened so many cans of worms.

Montreal 2022 sessions

An Unnatural History of Free, Libre & Open Source Software

English session - Beginner

How does history repeat? If Free Software and Open Source made history, what kind of history was it and what future does it presage? In this talk, we’ll examine the past, present, and future of information technology and freedom, stopping along the way to visit ancient god-kings, hacker heretics, long-dead muftis, and ourselves in the year 2007.

How to restart User Groups after the pandemic?

English session - Beginner

The wind is now turning around and it appears we are now going into an endemic. Prior to the pandemic, we had a vibrant ecosystem of usergroup. Join community leaders and members of the old guard who help build the community as they discuss they explore the path to a brighter future.