Lennart Poettering (born October 15, 1980) is a German computer free software programmer known for his work on PulseAudio, a sound server, systemd, a replacement for the System V init daemon, and Avahi, an implementation of the zeroconf protocol for network device discovery.
Could you briefly introduce yourself?
I am Lennart Poettering, I work for Red Hat, as part of the desktop group. I wrote most of Avahi and PulseAudio, among other stuff. Right now I am focusing on systemd which I created together with Kay Sievers from SUSE. Systemd is a new system and service manager for Linux which is currently being adopted as init system by most major distributions.
What will your talk be about, exactly?
Well, systemd! The exact contents of my talk depends on what the audience wants to hear. ;-)