I was invite to speak at Northern Arizona State about PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL.US, Open Source, the job market and how students can become better involved in Open Source (and PostgreSQL) in general. It is actually a long talk, they asked for 2 hours with 30 minutes of question and answer.
Some of the key points in my talk I will address are:
- Technical Excellence (Using PostgreSQL as an example)
- Open Source as a whole - with a concentration on how to contribute and why it is better from a social and business aspect.
- Working within the Meritocracy - How it differs from traditional social models (as it applies to the job market etc...)
- The Job Market - Don't be fooled, its vibrant!
Are there other items I should discuss? What do members think?