Elleln Baker, astronaut for NASA, shared her knowledge and experiences in space with the Campuseros. Since she became an astronaut for the foremost space agency in the world, back in 1985, Baker has developed her career in various projects: she had travelled on board the space shuttle Atlantis and helped deploy the space ship Galileo in its exploration of Jupiter. In 1992, she travelled on a micro gravity laboratory from the United States, and three years later was part of the first crew from the United States that joined on to the Russian Space Station MIR.
The Spanish director, actor and scriptwriter, came to Campus Party and shared with the participants his knowledge about the world of film and his interest in the exploration and experimentation with new digital formats. Nominated for an Oscar for the best short for 7:35 in the morning and a Goya for the best new director for the film Los Cronocrimenes, amongst many other awards, this film expert from Cantabria became a master teacher for the most film orientated Campuseros.
Paulina Bozek is Director of Development at Atari London Studio. Before joining Atari she worked for six years as Executive Producer and Director of the game SingStar, one of the most popular titles in the last few years, which earned her a BAFTA for Best New Interactive Talent. The following year, the video game achieved a BAFTA award for its originality.
If you ask and animator where he would like to work, it is more than likely that he would answer “in Pixar”. Rodrigo Blass, from Granada has worked at Pixar since 2002 visited Campus Party to explain the way things are done in the California based company.
Pau Garcia-Millà co-founder and developer of the EyeOS, his story began with small projects, together with Marc Cercós, when they were 15 years old. Three years later, this young entrepreneur founded EyeOS – web-based operating system which currently has over 400 thousand members all over the world and almost half a million downloads. An example of free software and cloud computing where the content resides on line, is accessible from any navigator and it allows you to access your personal and/or corporate desktop, exactly the way you left it the last time. EyeOS has won several awards and was a finalist together with Google, Apple, Yahoo! and Mircrosoft in the Webware 100 on CNET in 2008.
Michael W. Carroll
Professor of Law from the Villanova University School of Law, Carroll is one of the founding members of the board of Creative Commons, a non political and non-profit organization which develops plans to help reduce the legal barriers for creativity, by way of new legislation and new technologies. In his participation in Campus Party he examined the traditional history of the authors’ rights, creativity and culture to discuss the gaps between that history and digital reality.
Jordan Powell Hargrave
Official developer of the OpenBSD project since 1995 where he collaborates with the development of the controllers SoftRAID and ACPI, with a postgraduate degree in engineering from the University of Texas, he has over 15 years experience in Unix systems where he has contributed a huge amount of applications in Dell Inc. In Campus Party Colombia 2009 he presented the safest operating system in the world, OpenBSD, and explained his role in the project.
With over 15 years experience in the exploration of computer security, Kevin Mitnick is a tested expert exposing the vulnerability of complex operating systems and communication tools. His conference “THE ART OF DECEPTION: Are you in danger of being swindled?” reflects the perspective of the most famous ex-hacker in the world on the threat of social engineering, a highly effective type of attack that favours the human element of corporative security.
Demi Getschko has participated in the creation of international networks since 1987 and was part of the team that created the first connection to Internet in Brazil. Member of the Board of Internet in Brazil since 1995 and has served as administrative contact for .Br since 1989. He carried out a fundamental role in the definition of the Brazilian DNS system and the definition of the rules that regulate the Brazilian registry. He has a B.S., M.S., and a doctorate in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo. He has participated in both editions of Campus Party Brazil in 2008 and 2009.
Gilberto Gil was born in 1942 in Salvador, Bahía, Brazil. He is a singer, composer and was Minister of Culture in Brazil from 2003 to 2008. Gilberto Gil is a member of the Brazilian Green Party and is known for his defence of free software, and by extension, of free culture. The Brazilian ex minister for culture came to Campus Party Brazil 2009 to present his vision of technology and offered a surprising conference, as he came with his guitar and a handful of songs. “It is impossible to democratize the culture of a country without widely extending the use of technology”… it can be said louder but not any clearer.
Lobao (11th October 1957), Brazilian, singer and composer, recently he has been better known for his controversial break with the record industry. He maintains that all the major record companies are conspiring to swindle their own artists (for the lack of sales and pirating as an escape goat), and he has established a distribution plan to sell music CDs in the kiosks and Internet. He participated in the debate “Digital Inclusion and Social Mobilization” which was carried out in the Digital Inclusion area of Campus Party Brazil 2009.
Dr. Neri Vela, is the first Mexican astronaut. His experiences as an astronaut, writer, lecturer, professor and engineer make it one of the best science communicators in the country.
Jon "Maddog" Hall
In recent years free software has been gaining ground in traditional companies. The Mexican campuseros learned how to conjugate the free software business insight through knowledge of Jon "Maddog" Hall, executive director of Linux International, who was part of Campus Party Mexico
Tim Berners Lee
Tim Berners Lee is considered the father of the World Wide Web (www) as he led the team that developed the standards "http" and "url". At Campus Party México, spoke about topics such as "semantic web" or Web 3.0, showing us the way intenet will take in the future so we will be prepared.