Tuesday, October 2, 2007

CIFS, Samba and Summer of Code

Last week, Google hosted the inaugural CIFS Workshop, and we were fortunate enough to rope several members of the Samba team in for a podcast. You'll get a chance to hear Jeremy Allison give an overview of the CIFS Workshop, followed by a spirited discourse with seven more members of the Samba development team: Andrew Bartlett, Jelmer Vernooij, Gerald "Jerry" Carter, Kai Blin, Rafal Szczesniak, Stefan Metzmacher and Steve French. You'll get to hear about life as a Samba Summer of Code student from Jelmer and Kai, as well as some great advice on care and feeding of your student from several three-year veteran mentors. You'll also learn some tips for effective participation in the open source community overall, and a bit about the perils of working with such an intimidatingly famous group as these chaps.

And, what program podcast would be complete without stories of Winnebagos in flames and wifi-enabled poolsides in Alabama?

Many thanks to Andrew, Jelmer, Jeremy, Jerry, Kai, Rafal, Stefan and Steve for joining us, and many thanks to all of those who made the CIFS Workshop possible!

You can download the podcast in mp3 or ogg formats. Alternatively, you can subscribe to it.

We always love to hear from you, so if you have any thoughts on the podcast or, even better, stories to share from the Samba team's adventures, post a comment and share your thoughts with us.

Enjoy the show!

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