Lynn Root

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For Lack of a Better Name(server): DNS Explained.
PyCon US 2014
Lynn Root
Recorded: April 12, 2014Language: English

You've deployed! But your friends can't see it - what's wrong? I'm betting DNS. Maybe you've fixed a couple of entries, point some records to hostnames, waited patiently for new domains to resolve only to notice your nameservers are incorrect. But what actually goes on with DNS? Come to this talk to find out how DNS works, and how to interact and create a DNS with Python.

PRISM-AS-A-SERVICE: Not Subject to American Law
PyCon CA 2013
Lynn Root
Recorded: Aug. 10, 2013Language: English

X-as-a-Service products are integral in the U.S. tech industry with their ability to take the pain out of server configuration, maintenance, provisioning, data storage and other aspects of running a server. With the recent outing of PRISM, a clandestine national security electronic surveillance program, the next desirable IT feature is "not subject to American law." How can we leverage cloud-based software while maintaining privacy?

This talk is a look at what exactly PRISM is, how PRISM affects cloud services, and how best to approach securing data and preserving privacy within the cloud.

Sink or swim: 5 life jackets to throw to New Coders
PyCon US 2013
Lynn Root
Recorded: March 16, 2013Language: English

Many want to learn to code, and many choose Python as a first language. You direct them to Learn Python the Hard Way, or Dive into Python. Great! But now what? I will present 5 digestible projects to gradually progress the Python learner from near drowning to a decent swimmer. The goal is to have new coders feeling accomplished and to continuing learning.