I'm Seth Kenlon. I'm a UNIX geek, an open source user and enthusiast, free culture fan, and tabletop gamer working at Red Hat.
In 2006, I was looking for a way to play Tetris on the computers at film school and discovered a text editor called Emacs, which had Tetris embedded in it. I stumbled across the GNU General Public License. Thanks to an article I'd read in a film trade, in which Phil Tippett was talking about rendering video without launching a GUI, I was already learning UNIX, so I promptly migrated to open source and I've been a Slackware and Fedora Linux user and contributor ever since.
Stuff I've done
I was lucky enough to work in the film business for a while, helping to make movies with Linux.
I wrote an article for Linux Journal about video codecs
I maintain Slackermedia, a website dedicated to media production on Slackware Linux.
I've written articles for Linux Identity and Linux Format magazine. This was a printed magazine, but some articles were available to download for free on the Internet, and I've archived those here for posterity. They're old and outdated now.
Be a Zypper Power User [Suse]
Using Flowblade: available only in the printed edition of Linux Format
Southern California Linux Expo
An old talk about video codecs, mostly after the Flash insanity was in decline, but before VP8 and VP9.
BarCamp EST 2011
A talk about screenwriter-mode
Open Source Video Editing on Blender
Ohio Linux Fest 2009: here is an An overview
Blender for Motion Graphics Artists
Online course teaching mostly non-3d tools for traditional motion graphic artists using Blender. The person who commissioned this ran out of money and time, so the series is incomplete: youtu.be/7FBoegkgIho
Open Source Summit 2019 - Game development on the Raspberry Pi with Lua
All Things Open 2019 - Universal Packaging with Flatpak and Toolbox
All Things Open 2016 - All About AppImage
All Things Open 2015 - Human Interface Guidelines for the UNIX Shell
Southeast Linux Fest 10 - Linux for the Blind
Southeast Linux Fest 11 - Kdenlive Video Editor for GNU Linux
Ohio Linux Fest 10 - Hacker Public Radio panel moderator
Ohio Linux Fest 11 - Distributed video editing
Ohio Linux Fest 13 - Flowblade: Fast, Efficient GLPv3 Video Editing
Indiana Linux Fest 12 - 6 Hour Multimedia-on-Linux Workshop
Indiana Linux Fest 12 - Publishing with Docbook
Southeast Linux Fest 12 - Cool Things You Can Do with Qtractor
NorthEast Linux Fest - Getting Git in Three Easy Steps
Pittsburgh Technology Conference - Getting Git in Three Easy Steps
K-12 Video Game Conference - Python+Pygame in Education