The Joy of Spreadsheets

C2 | Mon 21 Jan | 1:30 p.m.–1:50 p.m.

Presented by

  • Josh Simmons

    Josh is a painfully earnest community strategist and recovering web developer. Born and raised in the North Bay, he spent 4.5 years building Web & Interactive Media Professionals (WIMP), a local community, before moving on to do community management for O'Reilly Media. These days Josh does communications for Google Open Source and serves as CFO for the Open Source Initiative (OSI). He loves to help free software communities become more welcoming and introduce students and junior developers to open source.


Spreadsheets are peak civilization, and those who disagree will be turning in their cloud-based microservice blockchain of functional things by the end of this talk. Spreadsheets have a UI that most people are familiar with, come batteries included, and holy COUNTIF, have you heard about macros? Join Josh for a joyride down the boulevard of boring technology and explore examples of the genuinely useful and sometimes ridiculous things you can do with spreadsheets. Linux Australia: YouTube: