Meet the Speaker: Matt Jukes


Meet the Speaker: Matt Jukes.

What’s your session topic?

I’m talking about working, and thinking, in the open and how that helps us as individuals, teams and institutions.

Why is your topic important?

I believe that openness is really the ‘secret sauce’ (well not that secret as it is open!) for this industry of ours. It is more than the open source software on which we are all reliant - it is about open culture, being open minded and importantly being willing to share the rough with the smooth.

What are the prerequisites should the audience have for attending your session?


How long have you been in this industry?

20 years!

What is one of those things you wish you knew when you started out in this industry?

That I would still be doing this in 20 years time!

Also I’d have fought harder to protect the web we lost

I’ve been supporting Mozilla, Wikipedia, Open Rights Group and others for a long time but I could and should have done more.

Have you spoken at or attended SwanseaCon before?


What made you want to speak at SwanseaCon this year?

Swansea is one my my favourite places and I have been spending a lot of time there this year for work so it was a great opportunity to speak at an event I’ve only heard great things about.

Are there any sessions other than your own which you are looking forward to at SwanseaCon?

There are too many sessions I like the look of to mention here but I’m very much looking forward to hearing from Gem Hill and Allie Brock in particular.

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