The Value of an Apology

C2 | Mon 21 Jan | 11:10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Presented by

  • Jen Zajac

    Jen Zajac is a senior front-end developer at Catalyst in Wellington. She has been “messing around with computers” since the early 90s, and has been based in Wellington since immigrating from the UK eight years ago. She was the director of nz.js(con); 2017, the national JavaScript conference, co-director of Kiwi PyCon 2014, and is a committee member for JavaScript New Zealand Incorporated.


An exploration of the effects on the open source community of Linus Torvald's 2018 apology about his behaviour within the Linux kernel community. Examining his apology and the reaction to it in detail, with a look at the Code of Conduct changes that resulted and why all of this matters even if you're not a kernel dev. Linux Australia: YouTube: