Being a geek

Philip S Tellis

Linux Bangalore • Freedel

How does one define a geek?

2200 years ago, knowing only that at a particular place in Egypt, on a particular day of the year, at noon, the sun cast no shadow, Eratosthenes accurately calculated the circumference of the Earth.

It's about being curious

It's about being curious about everything

It's about being an explorer

And about Experimenting

Not being afraid to break things

Geekdom isn't limited to a domain

During the Atom bomb testing, Enrico Fermi accurately calculated the intensity of the blast by throwing a few small pieces of paper up into the air as the explosion took place and measuring how far they fell.

Software Geeks

So what about linux and FOSS?

Dispelling the myths

Why be a geek?


Philip S Tellis

Made with Eric A Meyer's S5