Carlos Maltzahn joined us to talk about graduate studies in open source software, research incubators, and how software development tools can be used to aid the reproduction of scientific results.
Carlos is the founder and director of the Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS). He is also an adjunct professor of computer science and engineering at UC Santa Cruz.
Some projects we spoke about:
Jeff LeFevre — Skyhook: using programmable storage in Ceph to make Postgres and other databases more scalable and elastic (skyhookdm.com)
Ivo Jimenez — Black Swan: using DevOps techniques and strategies to speed up the systems research delivery life cycle (falsifiable.us)
Kate Compton — Tracery2 and Chancery: using open source software to support artists and poets (tracery.io)
Carlos mentioned the wonderful notion of “being productively lost”. He picked up the idea at a POSSE (Professors Open Source Software Experience).