New speakers are being confirmed regularly. Please check back often to see the latest additions to the OSCON program.
Faisal is an entrepreneur and engineer at Dynamatik, a design agency in Toronto. He is a programming language enthusiast and loves solving software engineering challenges across the stack.
He is also a published author and has appeared in leading publications with articles in Node.js, Android, ColdFusion and Flex.
In his free time, Faisal leads Node.js, Dart, or Android workshops and presents at conferences like OSCON, JFokus, CodeMotion, and FITC.
During the days, you can find Faisal hacking on Android hardware or software, and building iOS apps at Kobo.
Prior to joining Adobe, Adam was the Senior Web Engineer for the U.S. Department of State where he managed a team of developers building enterprise applications. His background also includes several years designing and programming e-learning applications for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Adam has been developing web applications for over a decade and spoken at over... Read More.
Joakim currently works as a senior code monkey at Tradeshift in Copenhagen churning out code and is a firm believer in agile and test-driven development. He has been a big part of building the Tradeshift platform, and has contributed to a number of open source projects and is a Certified SpringSource Trainer.
Brian Sam-Bodden is the author of two Java titles, a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, a professional trainer and a full-time member of the No Fluff Just Stuff symposiums. Brian is passionate about clean, concise and understandable software, and enjoys hacking away with Java and Ruby.
Renaun Erickson is a Technical Evangelist at Adobe Systems. Renaun has worked on projects using technologies including ActionScript, HTML, Flex, AIR, video, audio, logging, SIP/VoIP, casual games, and mobile. Renaun can be found at his blog and at twitter @renaun. When he’s not programming, Renaun enjoys playing games, the outdoors, archeology, driving a Jeep, and spending time with his family.
Kevin is Vice President of Engineering at Elasticsearch, which he recently joined. Previously Kevin was at Citrix Systems where he was responsible for engineering of Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack. Prior to joining Citrix as part of the Cloud.com acquisition, Kevin was the Vice President of Engineering of Cloud.com , where he led all of the product development activities at Cloud.com. Kevin has also held senior engineering positions at several other start-ups and Sun Microsystems. Kevin has a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Steven Lembark is a consultant working with ETL and automation code.
Stephan Hochdörfer currently holds the position of Head of IT at bitExpert AG, a company specializing in web and mobile development. His primary focus is everything related to web development as well as automation techniques ranging from code generation to deployment automation.
Free software enthusiast and Debian developer since 2001, founded pkg-LTSP and Python modules teams.
Supervised the technical group of a non-profit responsible for a custom Debian distribution and program for more than 4 years which enabled NGOs and communities to get online in Brazil.
Led a team responsible for the FIFA Soccer World Cup 2010 live streaming in Brazil.
Born in Rio, Brazil currently living in San Francisco, California. Site Reliability Engineer at Google for the last 5 years. Compute Engine SRE tech lead.
Mark Allen has over 10 years of experience as a software developer, system administrator and security architect.
He has given presentations to hundreds of peer developers at his $dayjob and at venues like OSCON, Frozen Perl workshop, YAPC::NA, Pittsburgh Perl workshop and others.
Dejan Bosanac is a senior software engineer at RedHat with deep expertise in messaging and integration. He is an active committer on the Apache ActiveMQ and related messaging and integration projects.
Laszlo Szalvay is one of the foremost Scrum experts in the software industry. At CollabNet he oversees the company’s global Scrum business, helping organizations adopt and scale Scrum-based initiatives to drive productivity and quality improvements. He creates engagement frameworks to forge lasting Agile-process transformations at customer sites, using a personal approach to teaching and implementing Lean/Agile/Scrum processes as a means of achieving greater IT agility. He is expert at leading successful distributed Agile environments (usually with an Indian or Chinese offshore model), and addressing cultural nuances, replication issues, and capital and headcount resource requirements. Prior to CollabNet, Szalvay was co-founder and President of Danube, a leader in Scrum tools and training, before it was acquired by CollabNet. He is an active industry thought leader, having... Read More.
Since 2010 as a director of Infrastructure and IT Operations department, responsible for maintenance and development of infrastructure of Allegro Group services in Poland and Europe.
In Allegro Group since 2005, he was building core infrastructure in data center, it and telco infrastructure for offices and IT support department for internal customers.
He graduated from University of Economics in Poznan, National Institue of Telecommunications in Warsaw and Executive MBA studies at University of Economics in Poznan in cooperation with Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Jeanne Holm is the Chief Knowledge Architect at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology. Ms. Holm leads NASA’s Knowledge Management Team, looking at how to access and use the knowledge gathered over the many missions of the US space agency to support missions and to drive innovation. As a lead for the award-winning NASA public and internal portals, she was at the helm of NASA’s web during the largest Internet event in Government history—the landing of the Mars Exploration Rovers on the surface of Mars. As the lead implementer for technologies supporting project managers at NASA, her team’s solutions are helping to drive how people will manage space missions in the future, learn virtually, and share lessons learned. Her... Read More.
Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, and author. Currently he works as Senior Director of Community at the XPRIZE Foundation and was formally the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, optimizing and growing the global Ubuntu community.
Bacon is a prominent author and speaker on community management and best practice, and wrote the best-selling The Art of Community (O’Reilly), is the founder of the primary annual conference for community managers and leaders, the Community Leadership Summit, founder of the Community Leadership Forum, and is a regular keynote speaker at events about community management, leadership, and best practice.
Bacon has provided community management consultancy for both internal and external communities for a range of organizations. This includes Deutsche Bank, Intel, SAP, Sony Mobile,... Read More.
James is an author and open source geek. James authored The LogStash Book and two books about Puppet (Pro Puppet and the earlier book about Puppet. He is also the author of three other books including Pro Linux System Administration, Pro Nagios 2.0, and Hardening Linux.
For a real job, James is VP of Tech Ops for Puppet Labs. He likes food, wine, books, photography and cats. He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach and holding hands.
Nathaniel T. Schutta is a senior software engineer focussed on making usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written two books on Ajax and speaks regularly at various worldwide conferences, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, universities, and Java user groups. In addition to his day job, Nate is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches students to embrace dynamic languages.
Christophe Pettus has been developing using PostgreSQL since 1998. He consults on database design and application development through PostgreSQL Experts.
Johan joined Google in 2011 as a Developer Programs Engineer. He is currently focusing on App Engine in Google San Francisco. Before Google, Johan was providing development services as a Freelancer around Free and Open Source Software.
Jonathan is a Site Reliability Engineer at New Relic where he applies his systems, networking, and coding skills to automate their infrastructure. For over the last 15 years he has worked on a variety of projects including unified communications, performance testing, automation, and scaling for the web.
Grant Shipley is an OpenShift PaaS Evangelist at Red Hat focused on cloud technologies. Prior to that, Grant was a Manager of Software Development with responsibilities over the www.redhat.com website and supporting infrastructure. Grant has over 15 years of software development experience focusing on Java and PHP. In his free time, he contributes to several open source projects as well as developing iOS applications. Grant has been using Linux on a daily basis since 1994 and is active in the FOSS community.
Josh Long is the Spring developer advocate, an editor on the Java queue for InfoQ.com, and the lead author on several books, including Apress’ Spring Recipes, 2nd Edition. Josh has spoken at many different industry conferences internationally including TheServerSide Java Symposium, SpringOne, OSCON, JavaZone, Devoxx, Java2Days and many others. When he’s not hacking on code for SpringSource, he can be found at the local Java User Group or at the local coffee shop. Josh likes solutions that push the boundaries of the technologies that enable them. His interests include scalability, BPM, grid processing, mobile computing and so-called “smart” systems. He blogs at joshlong.com and on Twitter
Ricardo Signes was thrust into the job market with only a rudimentary humanities education, and was forced to learn to fend for himself. He is now a full-time Perl programmer, frequent contributor to the CPAN, and the project manager for Perl 5.
Ingy döt Net is a prolific Perl and Python module author. He’s also one of the inventors of the YAML data format. He strongly supports Acmeism (acmeism.org), the belief that truly great ideas span across the (programming) language borders that divide our communities.
Worked at SUSE for several years. Invented OpenBIOS, then worked on coreboot both before moving to Google and at Google. Many seminal inventions involving coreboot. More later as Stefan fills this out.
Mark Grover is a committer on Apache Bigtop, a committer and PMC member on Apache Sentry (incubating) and a contributor to
Apache Hadoop, Apache Hive, Apache Sqoop and Apache Flume. He is currently co-authoring O’Reilly’s Hadoop Application Architectures title and is a section author of O’Reilly’s book on Apache Hive – Programming Hive. He has written a few guest blog posts and presented at many conferences about technologies in the hadoop ecosystem.
Dianne Marsh, co-founder of SRT Solutions, has deeply rooted expertise in software programming and technology, including manufacturing, genomics decision support and real-time processing applications. Dianne has worked with a variety of programming languages, from C to Scala, in enterprise-level applications, and is currently enjoying Scala very much.
A member of Women Presidents Organization, Dianne is also active in CodeMash and various Java user groups. She has recently created the Ann Arbor Scala Enthusiasts group. She is a maintainer of the Scala Koans project.
Dianne earned her Master of Science degree in computer science from Michigan Technological University. Atomic Scala by Bruce Eckel and Dianne Marsh will be published in April 2013.
Bruce Eckel is the author of Thinking in Java and Thinking in C++, and a number of other books on computer programming. Atomic Scala by Bruce Eckel and Dianne Marsh will be published in April 2013. He’s been in the computer industry for 30 years, periodically gets frustrated and tries to quit, then something like Scala comes along and offers hope and sucks him back in.
He’s given hundreds of presentations around the world and enjoys putting on alternative conferences and events like The Java Posse Roundup. He is currently studying organizational dynamics, trying to find a new way to organize companies so that working together becomes a joy; you can read about his struggles in this arena at Reinventing-Business.com, while his programming work can... Read More.
I am a pirate* Perl Hacker and Linux enthusiast. I have a plethora of computer industry experience in roles that include Software Engineering, Web Development, IT Support, System Administration, Release Engineering, and Technical Communications. I’m a co-organizer for the New York Perl Mongers meetup (NY.PM). I also contribute to various CPAN modules and Perl core contributor.
/* this refers to a popular badge modification I made one OSCON where I altered the “Desperate Perl Hacker” ribbon to read “Pirate Perl Hacker” http://twitpic.com/27duwl
Garrett Honeycutt has been hacking *nix based systems and spreading the
merits of open source software for fifteen years. He began using Puppet
in 2007 while building out a national carrier grade VoIP system.
Previously he has worked on such things as building core internet
infrastructure for an ISP/telco, creating mobile media distribution
platforms, and was as a Professional Services Engineer with Puppet Labs
working with customers around the world helping them with Puppet, DevOps
processes, and project management. Currently he is Puppet Architect at
Ericsson in Stockholm where he coordinates with and mentors those
writing puppet code for their global R&D sites.
Regularly presenting globally on Linux related topics, Garrett has had
the... Read More.
Tom Wheeler’s career spans more than fifteen years in the communications, biotech, financial, healthcare, aerospace and defense industries. Before joining Cloudera, he developed engineering software at Boeing, helped to design a high-volume data processing system for WebMD and served as senior programmer/analyst for a brokerage firm. Mr. Wheeler is a frequent presenter at both user groups and software conferences.
Loic Dachary has been involved with the Free Software Movement since 1987, when he started distributing GNU tapes to the general public in France. In 2012 he founded Upstream University, a non-profit with the goal of teaching developers how to contribute easily and efficiently. Dachary volunteers as a developer for April, a grassroots organization promoting Free Software. He maintains April’s OpenStack cluster and organizes contributions with agile methods. As President of FSF France, he also provides technical and legal resources to French Free Software developers. His day job is to use and contribute to ceph within OpenStack.
Building Twitter @University; Co-founded Marakana (acquired by Twitter); Author of Learning Android and Android Bootcamp; Five times speaker at OSCON
You could fill a book with what I don’t know. Which is rather the point. Author of “Dart for Hipsters,” “3D Game Programming for Kids,” and “The SPDY Book.” Co-author of “Recipes with Backbone(.js).”
Robin is an astrophysicist by training. Nowadays she spends most of her time teaching and volunteering with kids to prepare them for 21st century challenges in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Josh Bressers founded and heads the Red Hat Product Security Team. The group is responsible for working with product groups to incorporate software assurance practices into their development. Josh was previously a Senior Software Engineer in the Red Hat Security Response Team and has over ten years of experience working on security issues with the open source community.
Ken is a veteran software engineer with years of experience developing consumer-driven products on cutting-edge technologies.
Currently serving as a member of Sabre’s “Mobility Development” team building travel-related apps such as “TripCase.”
Josh Berkus is primarily known as one of the Core Team of the world-spanning open source database project PostgreSQL. As CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc., he speaks on database and open source topics all over the world, and consults on database design, performance, and open source community building. He also makes pottery and is a darned good cook.
Mark is a lead Python/Django developer at Caktus Consulting Group in Carrboro, NC. He also runs a small homebrewing website written in Django called brewedbyus.com. He came to Python web development after a few years pricing derivatives on Wall Street. Mark maintains a number of open source projects primarily related to Django development and frequently contributes back to projects used by Caktus. When he isn’t programming, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, brewing beer, and running.
Julia has been working her brand of web skills for nearly a decade. She started out as a designer for an internal marketing group at a travel agency in Los Angeles, and quickly honed her skills as a web designer using HTML/CSS. Her creative nature drove her to find work at Hallmark Cards, Inc. She worked mostly on Flash development and on projects such as the Product (RED) campaign and Hallmark’s site re-design. In 2007, her team was awarded the AIGA award for Web Design as a result of their work on the Product (RED) microsite.
Elizabeth is an independent Plone consultant working out of Berkley, CA. She has done python web application development and deployment in a variety of frameworks for over 9 years in industries such as upper education, intelligence research and development, healthcare IT, and knowledge management. She is deeply involved in the Plone community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Plone Foundation, the Plone 4.X Framework Team and hosted the 2011 Plone Conference in San Francisco. She can also be seen locally teaching Python web development and open source participation at the Noisebridge hacker space in San Francisco.
David is a senior software engineer at Intel since 2008, focusing on Software Services.
David has been working for AppUp since its conception and currently is assigned to technical lead a mobile application called Tizen Common Store.
His area of expertise is mainly on the performance side currently putting focus on front end developments.
Before Intel, David has several years as Linux developer over technologies such as C++, Java, Perl, PHP.
Eric’s a programmer. He’s also a longtime advocate of alternative storage mechanisms (especially the distributed kind), and loves to write and talk about them. He’s co-author of Seven Databases in Seven Weeks and recently A Little Riak Book. Eric is a Riak Engineer at Basho, small-scal conference organizer, and runs the largest technical web group in Portland.
Rikki Endsley started her career in IT as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine. She moved on to become managing editor and then associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine and ADMIN magazine, and editor in chief of Ubuntu User magazine. In addition to her current role as the community manager for the USENIX Association and managing editor of its ;login: magazine, Rikki writes for a variety of tech publications.
Sharon is a Zend Certified Engineer in PHP5, equally comfortable working with UNIX, Linux or Windows platforms. Her accomplishments in public speaking include dynamic, multi-media presentations at code camps and PHP meetups. She has also presented at SCALE (WIOS) and was the local speaker representing the Los Angeles area at the 2009 CodeWorks conference. The premier magazine php|architect has published several of her articles whose subjects range from email verification to web-based retrieval, to PHP’s support for closures. She presented a ZendCon unCon session on PHP’s anonymous functions in 2011 which resulted in Zend Technologies inviting her to do a webinar reprising that presentation in March 2012. Writing and public speaking activities compliment her primary focus, providing professional web development services... Read More.
Brad Fitzpatrick has been writing Open Source software for over two-thirds of his life and is probably best known for LiveJournal, memcached, Gearman, and OpenID. Brad works on the Go language team at Google and has never been this excited about programming and how fun and easy it is to write good software.
Solomon Hykes is the founder of dotCloud, the first polyglot Platform-as-a-Service. A Forbes 30 under 30, he is a recognized thought leader in the fields of infrastructure automation, software architecture and application development practices, and a champion of service-driven development, a game-changing trend that is transforming the way software is created and consumed. Solomon has presented to both technical and non-technical audiences at conference including GigaOM Structure (Judge’s choice & People’s choice), Cloudbeat, Cloud Expo, JSConf, Realtimeconf, cloudcamp, Archcamp, Up Conference 2012, Cloud Mafia and DeveloperWeek. Solomon has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the European Institute of Technology in Paris.
Emma Jane Westby (née Hogbin) is an internationally renowned open source software advocate, technical author, and teacher. In January 2010 she was recognized by The Google Diversity Programme for her efforts in increasing female participation in software development. She is a frequent speaker at open source conferences in Canada, US, and Europe and has volunteered for several open source projects, including Drupal, The Linux Documentation Project, and Ubuntu.
In addition to her engaging conference presentations, Emma has also worked as a technical college instructor, as a curriculum developer, and has successfully run her own training business. Emma has been teaching internet technology since 2002, and is the author of Front End Drupal and Drupal User’s Guide.
Emma encourages non-traditional participation in technology through craft and... Read More.
Alex Martelli wrote “Python in a Nutshell” and co-edited
“Python Cookbook”. He’s a PSF member, and won the 2002 Activators’ Choice Award and the 2006 Frank Willison Award for contributions to the Python community. He works as Senior Staff Engineer for Google. You can read some PDFs and
watch some videos of his past presentations.
Chris Richardson is a developer and architect with over 20 years of experience. He is a Java Champion and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with POJOs and frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris is the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com, an early Java PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) for Amazon EC2. He consults with organizations to improve how they develop and deploy applications. Chris has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA.
Tomomi (@girlie_mac) is an open web advocate, front-end engineer with mobile focus, and has been in mobile-space since before it was cool. She has been developing mobile web, platform UI/UX and frameworks at Yahoo! Mobile, webOS team at Palm then Hewlett-Packard, before joining the current company, Nokia, to work with W3C and evangelize HTML5. She also writes a technical blog at http://girliemac.com and curates HTTP status cats at http://httpstatuscats.com.
Andy Gup is a Tech Lead at Esri where he focuses on web and mobile geo-spatial APIs. He is an active contributor to a number of open source projects in the geo community. Be sure to follow his blog at http://www.andygup.net.
His background includes working with a wide variety of cutting edge technologies from small websites and mobile apps to high-performance Fortune 500 enterprise systems.
Henrik Ingo is active in the MySQL and Drupal communities. Professionally he has worked at MySQL AB, Sun and Monty Program on MySQL and MariaDB and prior to that in the Finnish mobile cluster on Symbian, Maemo and VoIP projects. He currently works for Nokia as a MySQL and performance architect.
He is the author of the book “Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source” (http://openlife.cc) a book on open source community ethics and business models.
Andrew Cencini is a member of the faculty at Bennington College, where he teaches Computer Science. Prior to entering academia, Cencini was a member of the development teams for Bing, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Exchange, and has also designed and implemented software and hardware for Rackable Systems (SGI), ZT Systems, and currently also is a member of the hardware team at Nebula.
Steven White is Principal Hardware Engineer for Nebula. He has more than a decade of experience designing and innovating in the data center hardware space.
Francesc Campoy Flores joined the Go team in 2012 as Developer Programs Engineer. Since then, he has written some considerable didactic resources and traveled the world attending conferences and organizing live courses.
He joined Google in 2011 as a backend software engineer working mostly in C++ and Python, but it was with Go that he rediscovered how fun programming can be. He loves languages; fluent in four of them, he’s now tackling a fifth one.
He’s at twitter @campoy83
Andy Piper is a Developer Advocate for Cloud Foundry, the Open Source Platform-as-a-Service. He is an Eclipse M2M IWG Community Member and has been involved with the Eclipse Paho project since the start, particularly through his former role advocating the use of MQTT at IBM, and helping to run the mqtt.org community website. Andy has a passionate interest in Open Source, small and mobile devices, cloud, the Internet of Things, and Arduino and related technologies. He is probably best known online as a “social bridgebuilder”. He was previously with IBM Software Group for more than 10 years, as a consultant, strategist, and WebSphere Messaging Community Lead.
Andrew Berkowitz is a founder and Vice President of Product Management at TeamSnap.com. He is also Artistic Director of ComedySportz Portland, a branch of the international Comedy Improv Theater.
H. Wade Minter is the technical lead and occasional sysadmin/developer for TeamSnap, an application that makes managing sports teams and groups easy. He is also the ring announcer for a professional wrestling group. The two may be related.
Ray DiGiacomo, Jr. is the president of Lion Data Systems, LLC, a healthcare predictive analytics consulting firm located in Southern California. He is also a Master R Trainer and the President of the Orange County Hadoop User Group.
Joel Pobar is a compiler and languages nerd from the sunny Gold Coast Australia. He currently works at Facebook as an Engineering Manager working on the HipHop PHP Virtual Machine (https://github.com/facebook/hiphop-php) which drives and scales www.facebook.com. Previously, he did time at an Investment Bank, and prior to that, worked on the .NET CLR team.
Joe is the creator of the Android implementation of Adobe PhoneGap, which has been used in products featured in Popular Science, and as part of the Sony Web SDK. He also works on various client projects developing mobile applications for many platforms using PhoneGap and other frameworks that leverage web technologies. He spends his spare time going to various security conferences, and helping run the Vancouver Hacker Space, which he co-founded, as well as contributing to other Open Source projects.
Neal Ford is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at *Thought*Works, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, courseware, video/DVD presentations, and author and/or editor of 6 books spanning a variety of technologies, including the most recent The Productive Programmer. He focuses on designing and building of large-scale enterprise applications. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, speaking at over 100 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 600 talks. Check out his web site at www.nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Linux kernel developer (at Red Hat) and former fruitfly biologist (not at Red Hat), Matthew now holds opinions on cloud security at Nebula. He was responsible for much of the design and implementation of the secure boot solution being used by most Linux distributions and would prefer not to have to do that again, thanks.
Phil Dibowitz has been working in systems engineering for 12 years and is currently a production engineer at Facebook. Initially, he worked on the traffic infrastructure team automating load balancer configuration management as well as designing and building the production IPv6 infrastructure. Phil now leads the team responsible for rebuilding the configuration management system from the ground up. Prior to Facebook, he worked at Google managing the large GMail environment, and at Ticketmaster, where he co-authored and open sourced a configuration management tool called Spine (https://github.com/ticketmaster/spine). Phil also contributes to and maintains various open source projects (http://www.phildev.net/) and has spoken around the community at conferences and LUGs on a variety of topics from Path MTU Discovery to X509.
Currently the database administrator at Jive Software, I have been having fun with DB Engines, SQL, ETL and BI for a little over ten years. Today I find myself amongst PostgreSQL and MySQL databases predominantly, though I am certified in SQL 2005, and do a fair amount of Oracle support. Some day I hope to understand and dislike all database engines equally.
Andy is a husband, programmer, system administrator, entrepreneur, musician, private pilot, & optimist. He is the lead engineer on the Barracuda Networks Backup product.
Jon is a web developer, WordPress enthusiast, and a dog loving bike rider. He is a software engineer on the Barracuda Networks Backup product.
Ben Bangert is a SF Bay Area programmer known for his open-source contributions (Pylons, Routes, and many more). He works at Mozilla writing services in Python, Go, Haskell and whatever else gets the job done well. Interested in distributed systems, concurrency, and writing maintainable software.
Johnny “Diggz” Higgins is an entrepreneur, musician, filmmaker and founder of Geeks Without Bounds. In 1999 Diggz co-founded Voxeo and serves as Chief Evangelist for Voxeo Labs’ flagship cloud communications platform, Tropo and its community of over 250,000 developers. Diggz is also a professional dueling piano player and will perform at the slightest arm-twist.
Regina is a senior Java developer for iProfs and a Java Champion, with 10 plus years of Java experience mainly on enterprise applications. Regina is the current president of JDuchess, and as such has the responsibility for the site and community. Duchess is a global organization for women in Java technology, currently with 350 members in over 50 countries. Duchess provides a platform through which women who work with Java can connect with each other and get involved in the greater Java community. It aims to make women’s role and the individual women’s contributions visible in the Java community and to teach the benefits of diversity in any team environment – whether corporate or open-source. Regina has been a speaker at JavaOne, jFokus and Devoxx.... Read More.
Kim is a Java Developer for iProfs. She has been working on projects for large organizations like the Dutch Railways company, the Dutch probation services and ING bank in the Netherlands.
She is one of the organizers of Devoxx4Kids in the Netherlands. Devoxx4Kids is a series of workshops to inspire teenagers to program, robotics and engineering.
Kim was a speaker at OSCON in 2013 and also at JFall, an annual conference organized by NLJUG, the Dutch Java Users Group.
Kim is a member of Duchess. Duchess is a global organization for women in Java technology, currently with 550 members in over 60 countries. Duchess provides a platform through which women who work with Java can connect with each other and get involved... Read More.
Denise Paolucci is the co-founder of Dreamwidth Studios (www.dreamwidth.org), an open-source blogging and community platform. She also serves on the board of directors of the Ada Initiative, a nonprofit working to improve the representation of women in “open stuff”. She’s been working in open source for fifteen years, and will talk your ear off about accessibility, disability, diversity, creativity, community, privacy, and knitting, although probably not all at the same time.
An over-achiever, who is the Digital Resources Archivist at Tufts University by day, Perl coder and accessibility specialist for Dreamwidth by night, and book reviewer, sysadmin, & professor in her copious free time.
Uri is the VP Product Management at GigaSpaces, where he leads the definition and execution of GigaSpaces’ product strategy. Having served in various customer facing and technology roles, from solutions architect to technology evangelist, Uri is now a frequent speaker at industry conferences, covering cloud computing, NoSQL, Big Data, DevOps, and distributed computing. He has over a decade of technology leadership experience, specializing in middleware and cloud technologies and solutions.
Nati is the CTO and Founder of GigaSpaces. He is responsible for defining the technology roadmap and the direction of GigaSpaces’ products. Nati is also a thought leader in cloud computing and is the one of the founders of the Israeli cloud consortium. He has 15 years of experience with distributed computing and known as an industry expert in building large scale deployments. As a software visionary and industry leader, Mr. Shalom is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, he was also recently selected by the eCIO Forum as one of the cloud industry’s top bloggers. Follow Nati on Twitter – @natishalom
Dave Neary is a member of Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards team, helping to make all of Red Hat’s upstream projects wildly successful.
With a long history of participation in free software projects, including the GIMP, GNOME, OpenWengo, Maemo and MeeGo, Dave has been exploring the subject of company/community interactions for over a decade.
Ruth Suehle works in Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards group, which aims to help upstream open source software communities. She also leads the Fedora Project’s marketing team and is co-author of the upcoming Raspberry Pi Hacks book from O’Reilly. Previously an editor for Red Hat Magazine, she now leads discussions about open source principles as a moderator at opensource.com. Ruth is also a core contributor to Wired’s GeekMom blog, where she covers the adventures of motherhood alongside technology and sci-fi.
Before that, I was a Sales Engineer at Red Hat (5 years), so I know a thing or two about how to make money from FOSS (and how not to). ;)
Here’s a list of all the things I’m involved with or responsible for in Fedora:
Vel has around 15 years experience in the Java world
I have around 13 years of industry experience. I was a Java Developer for most of my career. Being a Performance & Scalability engineer, my typical work involves analyzing Java application performance and providing tuning recommendations. My team constantly researches new technologies to improve application performance and scalability. To that end, we have been following Java 7 developments closely and are very interested in applying these features to take advantage of the new rich feature set in Java7 and JavaEE6
Ask me about HTML Canvas, GUI toolkits, and visual design. Or ask me to rant about Java stuff.
Josh Marinacci is a blogger and co-author of “Swing Hacks” and “Building Mobile Apps with Java” for O’Reilly. He is currently a researcher for Nokia.
He previously worked on webOS at Palm and JavaFX, Swing, NetBeans, and the Java Store at Sun Microsystems.
Josh lives in Eugene, Oregon and is passionate about open source technology & great user interfaces. He uses a MacBookPro and Nikon DSL to spread understanding of great design in software.
Doug Gaff is the Sr. Director of Technology for NPR Digital Services, where he leads the app development and infrastructure teams responsible for building and deploying web, mobile, and streaming products for NPR Member Stations. Previously Gaff founded a web startup company in the Digital Publishing space, led several open source software projects in the Eclipse community, and ran software teams building embedded software and tools. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.
James Ward (www.jamesward.com) works for Typesafe where he teaches developers the Typesafe Stack (Play Framework, Scala, and Akka) . James frequently presents at conferences around the world such as JavaOne, Devoxx, and many other Java get-togethers. Along with Bruce Eckel, James co-authored First Steps in Flex. He has also published numerous screencasts, blogs, and technical articles. Starting with Pascal and Assembly in the 80′s, James found his passion for writing code. Beginning in the 90′s he began doing web development with HTML, Perl/CGI, then Java. After building a Flex and Java based customer service portal in 2004 for Pillar Data Systems he became a Technical Evangelist for Flex at Adobe. In 2011 James became a Principal Developer Evangelist at Salesforce.com where he... Read More.
David Sklar is a Distingished Engineer at Ning, part of Glam Media, where he has been instrumental in the creation and evolution of the company’s social networking platform. David is the author of Learning PHP 5 (O’Reilly), Essential PHP Tools (Apress), and the co-author of multiple editions of PHP Cookbook (O’Reilly). He lives in New York City and has a degree in Computer Science from Yale University.
Recovering systems engineer turned software engineer, responsible for helping the Puppet community contribute their code to our open source projects.
I’ve been involved in ‘Internet Stuff’ since Day Zero (remember Gopher?), and am currently building out the Erlang based infrastructure for all of Ubiquiti’s cloud services. You can find out more here
I have the – dubious – honor of being involved in creating the first web/e-commerce system, the first java based financial service, as well as the first erlang based cloud PBX, three projects I may never live down.
I have a Bachelor’s degree is from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a Masters from the University of Notre Dame.
Tim is a full-stack generalist and passionate teacher who loves working with people as much as he loves to code. He is a GitHubber whose mission is to make it easy for everybody in the world to use Git. He is a speaker internationally and on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour in the United States, who loves to speak on Git, Cassandra, and other topics. He is co-president of the Denver Open Source User Group, co-presenter of the best-selling O’Reilly Git Master Class, co-author of Building and Testing with Gradle, a member of the O’Reilly Expert Network, and a member of the GigOM Pro Analyst Network. He occasionally blogs at http://timberglund.com. He lives in Littleton, CO, USA with the wife of his youth... Read More.
Scott Berkun is the best-selling author of Making Things Happen, The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds. He worked at Microsoft from 1994 to 2003 on Internet Explorer 1.0 to 5.0, Windows and MSN, and as team lead at WordPress.com from 2010 to 2012. He now works full time as an author and speaker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, Forbes, The Economist and other media. He has contributed to Harvard Business and BusinessWeek, and appears frequently on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN and NPR for his expertise on various subjects. He runs a popular blog at www.scottberkun.com and tweets at @berkun... Read More.
Damian Conway is an internationally renowned speaker, author, and trainer, and a prominent contributor to the Perl community. Currently he runs Thoughtstream, an international IT training company that provides programmer training from beginner to masterclass level throughout Europe, North America, and Australasia. Most of his spare time over the past decade has been spent working with Larry Wall on the design and explication of the Perl 6 programming language. He has a PhD in Computer Science and was until recently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, Australia.
As a Support Manager at Cloudera, Kathleen Ting stays up to keep your
Hadoop production cluster up. Within the Hadoop platform, her focus is
on Sqoop, Flume, ZooKeeper, and MapReduce. She is a committer and PMC
member on the Apache Sqoop project and has presented on Hadoop, HBase,
ZooKeeper, and Sqoop at several Big Data conferences: Hadoop World,
HBaseCon, Strange Loop, Hadoop Summit, ApacheCon, and Big Data
Byron Ruth is a Senior Analyst/Programmer in the Center for Biomedical Informatics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Byron’s skills in advanced web programming environments and content code abstraction have enabled him to lead a variety of projects at CHOP, including the development of a highly integrated audiology research database, an electronic health record-mediated clinical decision support engine for the care of premature infants, and a data management system that helps to discover relationships between genetic markers of congenital heart defects and clinical outcomes.
Michael is a Lead Application Scientist in The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Biomedical Informatics. His primary role is to lead, support, and advise projects with a need for integrated clinical, genomic, and imaging data to enable translational research.
Michael has over 10 years of experience building and managing complex biomedical data repositories. Prior to his work at CHOP, Michael spent 8 years designing and building several genomic data integration projects for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.
Michael has had a dual interest in biology and computer science since first discovering the field of Bioinformatics as an undergrad studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Pennsylvania State University. He also holds master’s degree in Biotechnology/Bioinformatics from The University of Pennsylvania.... Read More.
Simon Wardley, based in the UK, is a Researcher for CSC’s Leading Edge Forum, a global research and advisory programme that explores new thinking and develops next practice roadmaps that address the major challenges at the intersection of business, IT and management. Simon’s focus is on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies, and his current research project is entitled Competing in an Open World. Simon has also recently covered topics including Learning from Web 2.0 and A Lifecycle Approach to Cloud Computing.
Simon has spent the last 15 years defining future IT strategies for companies in the FMCG, Retail and IT industries. From Canon’s early leadership in the cloud computing space in 2005, to Ubuntu’s recent dominance as... Read More.
Piers Cawley started programming Perl in the mid nineties, but recently spent a few years working as a Ruby programmer.
He’s currently writing Perl for Headforwards in Cornwall. His surfing days are behind him.
He’s a singer and balloon modeller, and has created custom balloon millinery for Sarah Novotny.
Author of “Perl Medic” (2004), “Perl Debugged” (2001), “Perl Fundamentals” (DVD, 2007), and O’Reilly School of Technology’s on-line Perl courses. Perl trainer and consultant. Speaker at OSCON, YAPC, and the Perl Whirl cruise. Now launching an additional career as a business coach for technology professionals.
Chiu-Ki started writing mobile apps at Google, where she worked on Google Mobile Maps for Android. After a brief stint in web development at two startups, she is now back to her mobile roots with her own company for app development. Her apps include Monkey Write for learning Chinese writing and Heart Collage for snapping photos to stitch into a heart.
When she is not writing apps, she can be found travelling the world, sometimes sightseeing, sometimes dispensing Android tips on stage at various tech conferences.
Erik Hatcher is the co-author of “Lucene in Action” as well as co-author of “Java Development with Ant”. Erik has been an active member of the Lucene community – a leading Lucene and Solr committer, member of the Lucene Project Management Committee, member of the Apache Software Foundation as well as a frequent invited speaker at various industry events.
Erik is a co-founder of Lucid Imagination, dedicated to Lucene/Solr support services.
Caskey Dickson is a Site Reliability Engineer/Software Engineer at Google where he works on infrastructure systems writing and maintaining monitoring services that operate at google scale. Working in online service development and system administration since 1995, before coming to Google he was a senior developer at Symantec, wrote software for various internet startups such as CitySearch, Cars Direct, WeddingChannel, ran a consulting company for several years and even spent a half decade teaching undergraduate and graduate computer science at Loyola Marymount University. He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, a Masters in Systems Engineering and an MBA from Loyola Marymount.
Chandra Krintz is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She joined the UCSB faculty in 2001 after receiving her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Chandra has led a number of different research projects that have advanced the state-of-the-art in programming systems in ways that improve performance and energy consumption, and that ease development and deployment of software. Recently, her work has targeted distributed and multi-language runtime systems and cloud platforms. Chandra has advised over 60 undergraduate and graduate students, is the author of numerous research articles regarding the implementation of programming languages, participates in efforts to broaden participation in computing, and is the progenitor of... Read More.
Eric Miller is Principal of Squishymedia, a web and mobile application development firm in Portland, Oregon. Squishymedia specializes in building highly usable and informative applications for clients in healthcare and the public sector.
Andy Grover is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, working to improve Linux’s block storage capabilities. His work encompasses both changes to the kernel itself as well as low-level management tools. Previous work areas include networking and ACPI. He lives in Portland.
I’m currently employed as a software consultant in Milwaukee, WI. I’ve developed Avionic software, financial analysis software, web apps, and iPad apps. On my own time, I’ve recently been learning about AI, Machine Learning, Robotics (Arduino, Raspberry Pi), and most recently, how to use audio and video to interface with computers.
Jennifer M. Urban is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law.
Broadly, her research considers how values such as free expression, freedom to innovate and privacy are mediated by technology, the laws that govern technology, and private ordering systems.
Her clinic students represent clients in numerous public interest cases and projects at the intersection of societal interests—including civil liberties, innovation, and creative expression—and technological change. Recent Clinic projects include work on individual privacy rights, copyright and free expression, artists’ rights, free and open source licensing, the “smart” electricity grid, biometrics, and defensive patent licensing.
Her recent papers include:
“Protecting Open Innovation: The Defensive Patent License As... Read More.
Dr. Anil Madhavapeddy is a Senior Research Fellow at Wolfson College and is based in the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory, investigating programming models for cloud computing. Anil was on the original team at Cambridge that developed the Xen hypervisor, and subsequently served as the senior architect and product director for XenSource/Citrix before returning to academia.
Anil has a diverse background in industry at Network Appliance, Citrix, NASA, and Internet Vision. He is an active member of the open source development community with the OpenBSD operating system and more, and the co-chair of this year’s Commercial Uses of Functional Programming conference.
Richard Mortier is Horizon Transitional Fellow in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. His research focuses on user-centred systems, investigating the challenges that arise when we design and deploy infrastructure technology with which real people must interact. Specific current projects include exokernels for secure high-performance multiscale computing (Mirage); infrastructure for building a market around privacy-preserving third-party access to personal data (Dataware); and novel approaches to deploying and managing personal network services. Prior to joining Nottingham he spent two years as a founder of Vipadia Limited designing and building the Clackpoint and Karaka real-time communications services (acquired by Voxeo Corp.), six years as a researcher with Microsoft Research Cambridge, and seven months as a visitor at Sprint ATL, CA. He received a Ph.D. from... Read More.
Reza Rahman is a former long-time independent consultant and now officially a Java EE/GlassFish evangelist at Oracle. He is a co-author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Rahman is a frequent speaker at Java User Groups and conferences worldwide, including JavaOne. He is an avid contributor to industry journals like Javalobby/DZone and TheServerSide, and has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups. He implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server.
After completing a dual major in mathematics and computer science at Northwestern University in Chicago, I spent four years in the US Air Force developing software in support of military intelligence at Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio. I then worked as an administrator and web developer for Penn State Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. I founded my own open source software development company, Mentata Systems, after moving to Fort Walton Beach, Florida in 2001. Although this sole proprietorship has remained profitable for each of its 11 years, I have refocused on education, becoming certified to teach math and computer programming in high school. I have been the mathematics department head for the Davis School District alternative education system for close to 6 years... Read More.
Charity is a systems engineer at Parse and is happily building out the next generation of mobile platform technology. She loves free software, free speech and single malt scotch.
Daniel Jacobson is the Director of Engineering for the API at Netflix, responsible for delivering Netflix content to hundreds of devices. Prior to Netflix, he was Director of Application Development at NPR, leading the development of NPR’s custom content management system. He also created NPR’s API which became the distribution channel for getting NPR content to mobile platforms, member station sites throughout the country as well as to the public developer community. Daniel also co-authored the O’Reilly book, “APIs: A Strategy Guide.”
Jayneil Dalal is a FOSS advocate who loves to explore different open source technologies and has been a key member of the PandaBoard.org and Beagleboard.org project at Texas Instruments. He has previously presented at Embedded Linux Conference 2013, Linuxcon North America 2012, Drodicon 2012 in Berlin, Southeast Linuxfest 2012, Indiana Linuxfest 2012, Northwest Linuxfest 2012, Scipy 2011 and Opensource bridge 2012.
Sohil Patel loves to explore different open source technologies. His areas of interest include Python, Computer Vision, Augmented Reality, Linux, HCI, Pandaboard and other open source hardware platforms.He has also presented at Droidcon 2012 Berlin.
Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.
Garrett Smith is senior architect at CloudBees, a leading Java platform as a service provider. Garrett specializes in distributed systems and reliable software. His weapon of choice is Erlang, a high productivity functional language specializing in concurrency and reliability. Garrett is an Erlang instructor with ErlangCamp and the author of the e2 library extension, which was built from his experience teaching the language. Garrett is also known for satirical videos that include “MongoDb is Web Scale” and “Node.js Is Bad Ass Rock Start Tech”.
VP of Technical Architecture at Rent the Runway. Previously a Vice President at Goldman Sachs. Apache ZooKeeper committer and PMC member.
Professor, lecturer in digital art and multimedia for over 20 years at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts.
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Tom Cully is a senior software engineer at Bigcommerce, and the creator of the Mozart MVC framework. He has designed and written application and enterprise software for over 15 years, in companies ranging from tiny startups to large internationals.
Fran Fabrizio is the IT Director for the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota, where he hacks out Ruby, Python and Perl as part of a team which builds the world’s largest demographic and census research databases. A 16-year veteran of the industry, the one constant of his career has been to use open source software to build reliable, adaptable systems that solve hard problems. In his spare time, Fran can be found making a terrible mess of the kitchen, poring over maps and anything else “geo”, and enjoying life (and beer) in the Twin Cities.
Peter Clark is the Director of Software Development for the Terra Populus project at the Minnesota Population Center, an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Minnesota. Peter leads the software development group for Terra Populus, facilitating easy access to vast amounts of data and documentation for the quantitative social sciences research community. Prior to joining the MPC, Peter worked at Net Perceptions, a vendor of collaborative filtering software, at Sun Microsystems, and as an independent consultant. In his spare time, Peter is working on a project to reconstruct the lost 1890 census.
A Journalist, book author, web developer, and entrepreneur, Levitt is a seasoned generalist. He currently resides in Austin, Texas.
Clayton Aynesworth is a writer, photographer, yoga teacher and movement meditation instructor in Austin, Texas. He is the founder of both Alternative Healing of Austin and Clayton Aynesworth Photography. He has been a dedicated and client-focused massage therapist in the Austin area since 1993. His strengths have been inspired and invigorated by various alternative western and eastern healing practices. These inspirations include: Iyengar Yoga, Internal Qigong, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Swedish Massage, Thai Massage and others. With over 19 years of experience, he works well in classroom settings to meet each individual’s needs with proper guidance and thorough instruction.
Also, he has extensive assessment and therapeutic experience, and has addressed physical symptoms arising from various challenged conditions such as Muscular Dystrophy, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Scleroderma,... Read More.
Paris is co-founder of Secret Lab Pty. Ltd., leading production and design efforts in the mobile game and app development space. A frequent speaker at conferences, workshops and training sessions, Paris enjoys discussing engineering, product development, design and other facets of the mobile and game development worlds. Recent conferences include Apple Australia’s /dev/world/2012 in Melbourne (and 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), a keynote at CreateWorld Brisbane 2010 (and a speaker in 2009 and 2011), IxDA’s Interaction 11 in Boulder (March 2011), XMediaLab Location-Based Services in Malmo, Sweden (January 2011), a tutorial and a session at OSCON 2011 and OSCON 2012, linux.conf.au, and many others.
Paris is the co-author of the books ‘iPhone and iPad Game Development For Dummies’ and ‘Unity Mobile Game Development For... Read More.
Christopher is a semi-professional nerd, based in Hobart, Australia, doing freelance Android app development for clients throughout the world. Since he likes it when developers share their experiences, he has organised developer-focused miniconfs at Linux.conf.au since 2010, and is co-organiser of PyCon Australia, taking their 2012 and 2013 conferences to Hobart.
When not coding, Christopher can be found taking long, artificially-lit walks down fake beaches, arguing the benefits of Python to anyone who won’t listen, and watching other people drinking beer. He enjoys presenting on Mobile development at Open Source conferences, and presenting on Open Source development at Mobile conferences.
Jon is the co-founder of Secret Lab, the world’s least not-evil mobile development studio. Jon heads up the development team at Secret Lab, developed mobile applications for Meebo (acquired by Google), and is a PhD student at the University of Tasmania in Australia.
Adam is a long time Web developer who has grappled with challenges both on the front and backend at various times over the years. In his spare time, Adam contributes to the PHP project, a smattering of repositories on GitHub, and plays cricket very badly.
Having relocated from Perth to Vancouver at the start of the year, Adam now looks forward to developing a grating hybrid accent and already finds himself unreasonably happy that the NHL lockout is over.
An ex-doctor turned Perl programmer and now Elasticsearch consultant, I’m the author of the Perl APIs for Elasticsearch and in the process of writing a book about Elasticsearch for O’Reilly.
Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, and has been teaching computer science for over a decade. He is an internationally acclaimed presenter at conferences and user-groups worldwide, where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics.
In his spare time, Paul’s interests include security, mycology, cycling, coffee, scuba diving, and lexically scoped user pragmata.
*Photograph by Joshua Button.
As a Software Engineer for Optimization and Analytics, Angelica builds and implements algorithms for AppNexus’ ad transaction optimization systems. Since joining AppNexus in 2011, Angelica has implemented and continues to improve original budgeting and spend pacing algorithms. Previously, Angelica was a software developer working in Research at Deutsche Bank, developing proprietary stock market index investment instruments and providing quantitative analysts with customized equity research tools. Angelica has a Bachelor’s of Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree from Cornell University.
As Engineering Manager for Optimization and Analytics, Steve manages software development for AppNexus’s best-in-class systems for ad transaction optimization. Since joining AppNexus in 2010, Steve has led the design of distributed systems for scalable computation and data processing and set the technical standards for a team of engineers while iterating on the optimization feature set. Previously, Steve was a software developer at Google working on Google Places for Business and Local Search Quality. Steve has a Master’s of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from MIT.
As Director of Optimization and Analytics, Dave Himrod manages a team of
analysts, quants, and engineers devoted to crafting world-class
algorithms. When Dave joined in 2009, he managed AppNexus¹ first account
eBay. While building AppNexus’ original optimization algorithm, Dave was heavily
Involved in building out the data-pipeline and defining the data model still in use
today. He has since grown his team to more than 20
people and focuses his time on building a world-class scalable optimization
system. He and his team continue to improve the tools for optimized
pricing and budgeting for the over 27 billion ad impressions our platform sees per day.
Dave has a Bachelor¹s Degree in Computer Science from University of
Francesca is the Community Marketing Manager for MongoDB at 10gen. In this role she supports MongoDB community leaders through the MongoDB User Group Program and the MongoDB Masters Program and focuses on creating new opportunities for user acquisition and development. Prior to 10gen, Francesca worked on the Marketing team at Hashable. Francesca believes that the best community managers always need to try something new, so she dabbles in many hobbies which include open hardware hacking, trivia and python development. She has a BA in History and Sociology from Oberlin College and lives in Brooklyn.
With over 15 years of passionate web development experience and open source advocacy, Ed Finkler loves empowering people through technology. He’s excited about creating things and sharing them with the world.
He served as web lead and security researcher at The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University for 9 years. More recently, he has been helping startup teams build exciting e-commerce, social sharing, and mapping systems. He’s a proud member of the Fictive Kin team, working on Done Not Done, Gimme Bar, and lots of other cool stuff.
Ed spends much of his free time creating and working on open source projects such as Spaz, a long-running, award winning microblogging client. Ed also created the
Dimitri Fontaine is a PostgreSQL Major Contributor (design, review, Extensions, Event Triggers, Bi Directional Replication). He contributes to Skytools (PGQ, Londiste) and develops pgloader, prefix and other software. Dimitri works at 2ndQuadrant.
Randal L. Schwartz is a renowned expert on the Perl and Smalltalk programming
languages, having contributed to a dozen top-selling books on the subject, and
over 250 magazine articles. Schwartz runs a Perl and Smalltalk training and
consulting company (Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc of Portland, Oregon),
and is a highly sought-after speaker for his masterful stage combination of
technical skill, comedic timing, and crowd rapport. And he’s a pretty good Karaoke
singer, winning contests regularly.
Magazine articles... Read More.
Calvin Sun is the senior manager of InnoDB team at Oracle. He joined the InnoDB team in early 2008. Prior to that, Calvin was a development manager at MySQL, managing MySQL storage engines and 3rd party storage engine vendors relationships. He has over 15 years of database development experience, mostly on various storage engines.
Lars Kurth had his first contact with the open source community in 1997 when he worked on various parts of the ARM toolchain. This experience led Lars to become a passionate open source enthusiast who worked with and for many open source communities over the past 15 years. Lars contributed to projects such as GCC, Eclipse, Symbian and Xen and became the open source community manager for Xen.org in 2011. Lars is an IT generalist with a wide range of skills in software development and methodology. He is experienced in leading and building engineering teams and communities, as well as constructing marketing, product management, and change programs impacting 1000s of users. He has 17 years of industry experience in the infrastructure, tools and... Read More.
Robert (a/k/a r0ml) Lefkowitz is a software architect who works with proprietary software organizations to help them open up.
Ross Gardler has been involved with open source in one form or another since the mid ‘90s. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation where he currently serves as the foundations President. He’s been an independent strategy consultant, led the UK academic research sectors open source advisory service and now works for Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
I’m an interaction designer, and human centered design is my thing. I’ve worked for a number of different user groups over the last ten years, but have been lucky enough to get to focus on highly trained users for the last three. I studied Advertising and Design at the Columbus College of Art & Design and Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington. I’m currently in San Francisco where I design developer solutions for Mozilla when I’m not surfing or adventuring in the California great outdoors.
Dan Gillmor is director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship and Kauffman Professor of Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. The project aims to help students appreciate the startup culture of risk-taking, and to foster new media products and services.
Dan is author of “We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People,” a book that explains the rise of citizen media and why it matters; and “Mediactive,” a guide for true media literacy — as consumers and creators — in the Digital Age. He’s working on a new book about tech liberty.
Dan has co-founded, invested in and/or advised a number of digital-media startups. He’s on several boards, including the First Amendment... Read More.
Doug Schepers is Developer Relations Lead at W3C, and is a project coordinator for the SVG, WebApps, Touch Events, and Audio Working Groups, and the initiator of WebPlatform.org. He has been developing SVG applications for over a decade, and still tries to code in his copious spare time.
Janet Swisher has been involved in open source software and documentation since 2004. She is a community organizer for Mozilla, focused on developer documentation and technical evangelism. She advises the Web Platform Docs project about community building. She serves on the Board of Directors of the FLOSS Manuals Foundation, whose mission is to create free manuals for free software. She relaxes by throwing people around, and being thrown around, in an Aikido dojo.
Editor and author of W3C specifications on behalf of Microsoft and representative to the Webplatform project, I am the current developer doc lead for Internet Explorer and former lead for the Tablet PC dev docs. I was called an English professor and have been a son of a son of a sailor.
My interests are in big data, storage, and systems-level software. At Cloudera, I mostly work on the Hadoop Distributed Filesystem (HDFS), a key component of the big data ecosystem. Prior to that, I worked on the Ceph distributed filesystem, a petabyte-scale distributed filesystem.
I’m a software engineer at Detroit Labs where we perform miracles on mobile devices and a founding member of the All Hands Active hackerspace, where we have been working steadfastly to awesomify the brains of creators for more than 3 years.
Francesco Cesarini is the founder of Erlang Solutions Ltd. He has used Erlang on a daily basis since 1995, starting as an intern at Ericsson’s computer science laboratory, the birthplace of Erlang. He moved on to Ericsson’s Erlang training and consulting arm working on the first release of the OTP middleware, applying it to turnkey solutions and flagship telecom applications. In 1999, soon after Erlang was released as open source, he founded Erlang Solutions. With offices in three countries, they have become the world leaders in Erlang based support, consulting, training, certification, systems development and conferences. Francesco has worked in major Erlang based projects both within and outside Ericsson, and as Technical Director, has led the development and consulting teams at Erlang... Read More.
Jason Brittain is a Software Engineer and Software Architect, author, and speaker, best known as author of the book Tomcat: The Definitive Guide (O’Reilly), now in its second edition. Jason was previously a Software Architect at MuleSoft Inc. on the Tcat Server product. Before working at MuleSoft, Jason was Senior Architect at Spigit, Inc. where he led a team of software engineers writing an idea management and prediction markets social networking web application for the enterprise. Before joining Spigit, Jason was a Senior Principal Software Engineer for Orbital Sciences Corporation, working at NASA’s Ames Research Center on the Kepler Space Telescope mission, where his software still runs and is discovering exoplanets (105 confirmed planet discoveries, and tracking more than 2,700 new planet candidates). Jason’s specialties... Read More.
Ligaya Turmelle is a full time Goddess, part time MySQL DBA, occasional PHP programmer, and frequent world traveler. She currently has visited or lived in 19 countries and now resides in Florida with her husband, daughter and their 2 Belgian Malinois. As a MySQL Support Engineer for Oracle she still manages to stay actively involved with the PHP Community as a founding Principle of phpwomen.org, blogger and long-time busy body of the PHPCommunity channel (#phpc) on freenode. She hopes to one day actually meet all the people she talks to. Now for all the letters – ZCE (PHP4&5), CMDBA, CMDEV, MySQL Core and Oracle ACE for MySQL.
Lindsey Simon is a Front-End Developer at Twist, a mobile startup in San Francisco. Simon hails from Austin where he worked at startups, taught computing at the Griffin School, and was the webmaster for years at the Austin Chronicle.
Jorge O. Castro currently works on the Community Team as Cloud Community Liaison for Canonical Ltd, sponsors of the Ubuntu project. Jorge has been using Linux since 1998, and his current passion is juju, the new cloud deployment tool. He has spoken at the Ohio Linux Fest, SCaLE, and OSCON as well as various LUGs over the years.
I’m a software developer and a Physics geek.
I love helping people use software to solve real-world business problems… especially the kind that involve crunching and munching lots of data in the process.
Clouds and Big Data are both rightfully all the rage right now, so I find I spend most of my time working in that dimly-lit space where Dealing with Data™ meets Infrastructure Engineering.
I’m really psyched to work on the Ubuntu Server Team for Canonical, the people behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution.
We’re building DevOps tools and juju charms to insure Ubuntu remains the clear and easy choice as a Cloud and BigData OS.
Jesse Vincent is the author of RT and Hiveminder and the founder of Best Practical Solutions, LLC, a company dedicated to open tools to help people and organizations keep track of what needs doing, when it gets done, and who does it. Jesse is also the founder and project lead of K-9 Mail, the leading open source email client for Android. Jesse was the project lead for Perl 5 for the 5.12 and 5.14 release cycles.
Charlie Hunt is the Architect of Performance Engineering at Salesforce.com and the lead author of the popular book, Java Performance. At Salesforce.com, Charlie is responsible for improving the performance of Salesforce.com’s infrastructure, mobile and UI along with the evolution of internal performance tools. Previously, Charlie was the JVM Performance Architect at Oracle where he was responsible for improving the performance of the Java HotSpot VM and Java SE class libraries. He wrote his first Java application in 1998 and joined Sun Microsystems, Inc. in 1999 as a Senior Java Architect. He has been working on improving the performance of Java and Java applications ever since. He is a regular speaker on the subject of Java performance at many world-wide conferences including JavaOne, QCon, Velocity... Read More.
VCS hacker and musician.
A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, Nathaniel has worked as a software engineer since 2004.
Barton George is the Director of Developer Programs at Dell and leader of Project Sputnik. Barton has been at Dell for over 3 years and previous to his current role, he served as Dell’s cloud evangelist. Before Dell Barton spent 13 years at Sun Microsystems in a variety of roles last of which as Open Source evangelist, and driver of Sun’s Linux strategy.
Barton began his professional career with a four year stint in Tokyo where he worked for Sony working with ISVs for their UNIX-based “NEWS” workstation. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, he headed east for higher education and attended Williams College and Harvard Business School.
Cote leads cloud strategy at Dell. Prior to that he was in corporate strategy at Dell focusing on software.
Before joining Dell Cote was an analyst at Redmonk and prior to that, a developer at BMC.
Simon St.Laurent is a Senior Editor at O’Reilly and a web developer. His books include Introducing Erlang, Learning Rails 3, Programming Web Services with XML-RPC, and XML: A Primer.
Brent has been a passionate user of Git and GitHub for a number of years beginning in university where he actively taught and assisted fellow classmates to use these tools. After graduation, Brent moved out to work in San Francisco to work at a web developer and later became a member of the GitHub:Training team.
Philip Lindsay (also known as follower from rancidbacon.com ) creates tools to encapsulate the knowledge he gains from exploring and understanding technology in order to help others do their jobs more effectively. He translates technology.
In addition to teaching introductory Arduino workshops Philip has contributed SD, USB and networking code to the Arduino eco-system.
When not exploring technology for the fun of it, Philip creates documentation, code libraries and example projects for SparkFun Electronics, the Arduino development team, Pebble Technology and other clients.
Tim O’Reilly once called Philip a “troublemaker” for his early Google Maps reverse engineering efforts.
Philip has a particular interest in the areas where design, art, craft and technology intersect.
Nathan Yergler is a Principal Engineer at Eventbrite. Prior to joining Eventbrite Nathan worked at Creative Commons, serving as Chief Technology Officer from 2007-2011. In that role he was responsible for architecting and building the technical infrastructure for CC licenses, and managing the engineering team.
Nathan lives in San Francisco with his dog, Madeline. She bites.
John Downey is a developer working at Braintree. Braintree helps businesses accept credit card payments online with great development tools and first class support. There he has worked on their highly available infrastructure and integrations into the banking system. In his free time he contributes to open source projects and mentors high school students in the FIRST Robotics Competition.
I am a Creative Engineer with many years of experience in creating products and helping companies improve their software engineering. I strive to provide developers with the resources to learn new technologies and improve their skillsets. I am a Curriculum Developer and Instructor at Cloudera. To help the local community, I volunteer my time as the President of the Northern Nevada Software Developers Group.
Cassandra Wolff specializes in LAMP and open-source technologies, such as Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress and PHPBB. With over eleven years of experience as an Web Engineer and Community Director, she has lead many reputable projects, such as Movieset Inc, which made their smashing debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 and was named in the Top 100 on OnHollywood and the construction of the official Billy Blanks (Tae Bo) community and commerce as well as contributed to the overwhelming success of the Pixar Inc. community (pre-Disney merge). She has currently settled down with a career with Softlayer Technologies Inc. as a Software Engineer.
I am Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., looking into interoperability, cross platform and open source development for Microsoft client platforms: Windows Phone, Windows and IE.
This is a recent role for me as I have been in the embedded space for almost 10 years prior to this, developing, consulting, training and talking about the Internet Of Things, connected devices and other cool and interesting topics in France, in the US and in other places around the world.
I am not just a geek who loves to play around with the latest gadgets… well, mostly a geek… but I love the idea that geeking around with these devices is all about what the consumer and industrial ecosystems are becoming these days.
Robert Hodges is CEO of Continent, Inc., a leading provider of clustering solutions for open source databases. He has over 30 years of experience in database and application development. Robert has worked on cutting edge software for DBMS vendors, including reliable messaging, development tools, and object-relational databases. Robert is the main designer of Continuent’s Tungsten clustering and the lead committer for Tungsten Replicator, an open source replication engine.
Presently: Director of Information Technology for SparkFun Electronics – having developed infrastructure, staff, and internal ERP system from the most humble of beginnings.
Formerly: Image Processor for the Cassini spacecraft imaging team, phlebotomist, camp counselor.
Perpetually: Math, science, and technology enthusiast.
Michael Stahnke is the Director of Software Delivery at Puppet Labs, where he was previously the Community Manager and where he built out the Release Engineering team as Release Manager. He came to Puppet Labs from Caterpillar, Inc. where he was an Infrastructure Architect, system administration team lead, and open source evangelist. Michael also helped get the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository off the ground in 2006, and is the author of Pro OpenSSH (Apress, 2005).
Vladimir Vuksan (Fastly Operations) has worked in technical operations, systems engineering and software development for over 15 years. Prior to Fastly, he has worked at Broadcom, Mocospace, Rave Mobile Safety, Demandware, University of New Mexico implementing high availability solutions and building tools to make managing and running infrastructure easier. He is also one of the developers on Ganglia, an incredible useful performance tracking and trending solution.
Ian Dees saw his first Timex Sinclair 1000 over 20 years ago, and was instantly hooked. Since then, he’s debugged embedded assembly code using an oscilloscope, written desktop apps in C++, and joyfully employed scripting languages to make testing less painful. Ian currently writes GUI code for field instruments as a Software Engineer at Tektronix.
Ian is author of the Pragmatic title Scripted GUI Testing With Ruby, and co-author of Using JRuby and Cucumber Recipes.
I’ve been writing code since the days when QBasic shipped with Windows 3.0, but it wasn’t until years later that I learned that programming is both creative expression and analytical exercise, and that I could get paid to do it. Since then, I’ve loved making computers do useful things for people, whether they be other programmers, or biologists, or my mom. These days I can be found at LinkedIn trying to get their computers to help other people find jobs that they’ll love as much as I love mine.
Justin Hileman makes the Internet. He’s co-founder of Presentate, an Open Source contributor, a full-contact hackathon enthusiast.
Sean McGregor is the President and lead developer for the Privly Foundation and a machine learning Ph.D. candidate at Oregon State University. Sean lives and works in Corvallis, Oregon,
Jennifer Davidson is a PhD student in Computer Science with a minor in Aging Sciences at Oregon State University. She received a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in French from Humboldt State University in 2009. She is currently working on research related to involving older adults in the design and development of open source software. Her research bridges the fields of human-computer interaction, open source software communities and gerontechnology.
For many years a Perl Bioinformatics programmer in Philadelphia for a major pharma company helping scientists load, analyze and view their data.
Larry Wall is the proud father of Perl, and godfather to Open Source movement.
Ryan Resella is from Valencia, CA. He is currently a Senior Engineer at Upworthy. Prior to that Ryan spent 2012 working as an Engineer on the Technology Team at Obama For America. Ryan also was the Technical Lead at Code for America and a 2011 fellow.
Simon Phipps has engaged at a strategic level in the world’s leading technology companies, starting in roles such as field engineer, programmer, systems analyst and more recently taking executive leadership roles around open source. He worked with OSI standards in the 80s, on collaborative conferencing software in the 90s, helped introduce both Java and XML at IBM and was instrumental in open sourcing the whole software portfolio at Sun Microsystems.
As President of the Open Source Initiative and a director of the UK’s Open Rights Group, he takes an active interest in digital rights issues and is a widely read commentator at InfoWorld, Computerworld and his own Webmink blog.
He holds a BSc in electronic engineering and is a... Read More.
Bradley M. Kuhn is a Director of FSF, and is President and Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Kuhn began his work in the Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) Movement as a volunteer in 1992, when he became an early adopter of the GNU /Linux operating system, and began contributing to various FLOSS projects. He worked during the 1990s as a system administrator and software developer for various companies, and taught AP Computer Science at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati. Kuhn’s non-profit career began in 2000, when he was hired by the Free Software Foundation. As FSF’s Executive Director from 2001-2005, Kuhn led FSF’s GPL enforcement, launched... Read More.
Paula Hunter brings a compelling combination of industry insight, executive-level business savvy and experience working with not-for-profits to the position of Executive Director. Previously Hunter served as Director of Operations for SEMPO, the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization. Prior to SEMPO, Hunter was director of worldwide marketing and business development for the Open Source Development Labs, where she was instrumental in driving membership growth of industry advocacy group and lead initiatives to increase industry awareness and engage large enterprise IT organizations with OSDL programs. Previously, Hunter was general manager of UnitedLinux, a joint venture formed to create a unified Linux offering. She began her career at Digital Equipment Corporation, where she managed marketing programs for DEC’s UNIX Workstation and PC product... Read More.
Noirin Plunkett is a jack of all trades, and a master of several. A technical writer by day, her open source work epitomizes the saying “if you want something done, ask a busy person”.
Noirin got her open source start at Apache, helping out with the httpd documentation project. Within a year, she had been recruited to the conference planning team, which she now leads. She was involved in setting up the Community Development project at Apache, and acts as organization admin for Apache projects participating in Google Summer of Code. And, of course, she continues to contribute to ASF projects as diverse as Infrastructure and Incubator, and sits on the boards of both the Apache Software Foundation and the Open Cloud Initiative.
When... Read More.
Ian is responsible for the marketing at the Eclipse Foundation. He
tries to help Eclipse projects build their communities and promote the
general goodness in the Eclipse community.
Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, SaaS and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate the adoption of Linux and support the future of computing.
Zemlin’s career took root at Western Wireless, which had a successful IPO and was later acquired by Deutsche Telekom and renamed T-Mobile USA. He was also a member of the founding management team of Corio, a leading enterprise application service provider that had a successful IPO in July 2000. Other posts have included vice president of marketing at Covalent Technologies and executive director at Free Standards Group (FSG).
In his leadership role today at The... Read More.
Ben has been a community systems administrator at the OSU Open Source Lab, where he helped and administered dozens of high-profile open source projects.
After graduating he joined Mozilla as a systems administrator. Mozilla gave him the opportunity to diversify his skill-set to operate on the scale of hundreds of millions of users.
Dan is a long-time system administrator – he first installed Linux on his home PC in 1995 and never looked back. A veteran of the original dotcom bubble, he founded a web hosting company in the late 90’s, and managed it from inception to acquisition. Since then, he has worked in a variety of environments from start-ups to global corporations, including as an administrator at Ubisoft Montréal, and as a lecturer at the University of Winnipeg.
Today, Dan is a web operations engineer at Mozilla, a role that allows him to work on a wide variety of cutting-edge open source technologies at very large scales.
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source and Standards (OSAS) in the Office of the CTO at Red Hat. The OSAS team is dedicated to ensuring that its upstream communities are wildly successful, and that Red Hat is appropriately involved in the standards bodies that influence Red Hat’s products. This is done through direct participation in projects, supporting community events, providing infrastructure and other project resources, and helping to promote projects to ensure their use and attraction of future developers.
Deborah’s twenty-something year background in tech spans three industries; private industry and start-ups, the public sector and government, and education. She’s been an advocate of open source adoption, governance, policy and economic development across those sectors for the last fifteen and has... Read More.
Consultant, trainer and software designer of many years standing. Director of the Python Software Foundation and author of “Python Web Programming”, Steve has given many popular Python talks and classes over the years, and continues to work to build open source communities.
Deb Nicholson works at the intersection of technology and social justice. She has over fifteen years of non-profit management experience and got involved in the free software movement about five years ago when she started working for the Free Software Foundation. She is currently the Community Outreach Director for the Open Invention Network – the defensive patent pool built to protect Linux projects. She is also the Community Manager for GNU MediaGoblin, a brand new federated media hosting program. In her spare time, she serves on the board of OpenHatch, a small non-profit dedicated to identifying and mentoring new free software contributors with a particular interest in building a more diverse free software movement.
Cedric Thomas, is OW2 CEO (visit our booth in the non-profit pavillon). An IT industry veteran with twenty-five years of experience in strategic and marketing consulting for IT vendors and systems integrators, Cedric has masterminded the launch of the OW2 Consortium. Previously, as both an investor and a consultant with FronTier Associates, the consulting company he founded in 1997, he actively took part in three IPOs, contributed to the launch of several technology start-ups, helped establish a start-up incubator in Paris and set up technology firms in Boston and San Francisco. Before that, he was VP and Research Director at PAC, an independent provider of consultancy and marketing studies for the IT industry where he established successful research programs in Open Systems, IT... Read More.
Dawn Nafus is an anthropologist at Intel, where she conducts social science research to inspire new products and strategies. She holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and was previously a research fellow at University of Essex. She is best known for her work on gender in open source communities. Currently, her research focuses on how non-technical people make sense of complex datasets.
I am an experienced software engineer, technical project manager, community organizer and speaker (LinkedIn). My day job is with Mozilla (makers of Firefox) as a technical project manager on the Developer Evangelist team, currently focused on building the Firefox OS Developer Phone program.
I am co-chair of the annual Open Source Bridge conference, am a co-founder and President of the Stumptown Syndicate, a technology education non-profit, and run both Code N Splode and Women Who Hack, user groups for women in technology.
In 2012, I was recognized with an O’Reilly Open Source Award.
I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife, Sherri, her mother, and four cats and two dogs. My non-tech activities include Hatha Yoga, cycling, hiking, folding origami and cooking yummy vegan food.... Read More.
Programmer at Elevated Code working with Ruby, Rails, and occasionally iPhone development.
Writer of essays, recipes, horror comics, and knitting patterns.
Photographer working with digital and film cameras, including Polaroid, Holga, and pinholes.
Community organizer of unconferences like WhereCampPDX, and co-founder of Open Source Bridge.
Core team member of the infamous Calagator.
Agitator for a variety of grassroots local tech.
Sherri Montgomery is an IT Business Systems Analyst for Mentor Graphics. As a member of the Business Intelligence team she cultivates order, grows projects, engages users, facilitates teams, coordinates testing, and strives to make huge data sets meaningful. Sherri also produces town hall events for the Mentor BI community and speaks about complex BI migrations strategies and performance tuning.
In her spare time Sherri manages conference logistics for Open Source Bridge and is co-chair for Ignite Portland. She also meditates, makes awesome vegan food, creates art for trade, teaches Hatha Yoga and hikes. Sherri can often be found teaching yoga to geeks at conferences she participates in.
Serial startup and artist and open-source innovator, particularly interested in large data systems and statistical modeling.
Nadeau is MapR’s lead developer on the Apache Drill open source project. Prior to joining MapR, he was CTO with in.vu and YapMap, where he built and launched massively parallel distributed search engine on top of Hadoop, supporting more than 650 million documents with sub-second response times. Evolved platform through three major architectures, ultimately building our own custom indexing kernel.
Amye is project manager with personality. She’s currently the Partner Support Advocate at Acquia focusing on a combination of technical support, relationship management and channel management – so come by and ask her about how that all works. Long-time Drupalist, she participates through event and project management, and is active in Portland’s startup community.
An internationally known community manager, speaker and author, Leslie Hawthorn has over 10 years experience in high tech project management, marketing and public relations. In March 2012 she joined Red Hat, Inc., where she is responsible for Community Action & Impact on the company’s Open Source and Standards team. Prior to Red Hat, she served as Outreach Manager at Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab and as a Program Manager for Google’s Open Source Team, where she managed the Google Summer of Code Program, created the contest now known as Google Code In and launched the company’s Open Source Developer Blog.
When not focusing on all things open source and community at Red Hat, Leslie is in the... Read More.
A well-known open-source software architect, Jason Kridner is the co-founder of BeagleBoard.org, a robust community where software developers and hobbyists share solutions, showcase new projects, ask questions and offer feedback. Launched in 2008, BeagleBoard.org averages 50,000 hits per week and is now one of the most active open-source communities in the industry.
Kridner is also the co-creator of open-source development tools at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) such as BeagleBoard, BeagleBoard-xM and BeagleBone, a credit-card-sized Linux computer platform based on TI’s Sitara™ AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor that runs Android 4.0 and Ubuntu software. BeagleBone has spurred innovative projects worldwide such as underwater robots, 3D printers, a dirty dish detector and a real-life Iron Man suit.
During his 20-year tenure with TI, he... Read More.
Director of Data Science at Concurrent in SF, and a committer on the Cascading open source project. 10+ years leading innovative Data teams, 25+ yrs in tech industry overall. Background in math/stats and distributed computing. Expertise in Hadoop, R, AWS, predictive analytics, machine learning, and NLP. O’Reilly author: “Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading”.
Vanessa is a data-focused technologist turned social entrepreneur, currently building CodeMontage to promote open social innovation and help developers improve their skills while improving the world. She believes coding is one of the most efficient and effective ways to improve the human experience. Vanessa founded and runs Developers for Good, a network of technologists who use their skills to further social missions. She also co-founded Girl Develop It, which provides accessible and affordable in-person software development courses through fourteen chapters worldwide. Previously, she led data and analytics at Paperless Post.
Laura Thomson is a Senior Engineering Manager at Mozilla Corporation. She works with the Webtools team, which is responsible for the Firefox Crash Reporting system and other developer tools.
Laura is the co-author of “PHP and MySQL Web Development” and “MySQL Tutorial”. She is a veteran speaker at Open Source conferences world wide.
Sharing knowledge is something that I am very passionate about. I studied Operating Systems as an undergraduate at Brown University, and while I was there I often worked a TA for Math and Computer Science classes. I started working for 10gen after I graduated in 2012, and I’m very excited to teach, to learn and to get more involved in the open source community and the community around MongoDB.
Rupa Dachere is the founder and organizer for CodeChix.org, a developer group for women in the Bay Area with chapters across USA. She currently works as Member of Technical Staff at VMware. Having worked at several startups as well as multi-nationals such as Motorola (acquisition), Nokia and Lucent-Bell Labs, her background spans web development/api’s, mobile dev, protocols and network management.
I’m Russell Branca, you may know me as Chewbranca. I’m a programmer at Cloudant, CouchDB aficionado, enjoyer of food, and father to a red headed tornado of a toddler.
Mike is a passionate mobile designer/developer working out of Phoenix. He has been working in the software field for more than 15 years, and with Android since its introduction. Currently, he develops Android applications for the health care feild. He has a few successful apps in the Market and is an active contributor to the tech community, including organizing the local GDG.
Mike has spoken about Android and mobile development at a variety of conferences and user groups. When he is not geeking out about phones, he enjoys the outdoors (snowboarding, hiking, scuba diving), collecting PEZ dispensers, and chasing his young (but quick) daughter.
Obama for America Technology alumna, dot connector, mentor, and teacher. Interested in changing education, publishing, and civics. Pushing to #changetheratio, especially for women, minorities, and LGBTQ in technology.
Karen M. Sandler is the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. She is known for her advocacy for free software, particularly in relation to the software on medical devices. Prior to joining GNOME, she was General Counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center. Karen continues to do pro bono legal work with SFLC and serves as an officer of the Software Freedom Conservancy and an advisor to the Ada Initiative. She is also pro bono General Counsel of QuestionCopyright.org. Before joining SFLC, Karen worked as an associate in BigLaw firms in New York and London. Karen received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 2000, where she was a James Kent Scholar and co-founder of the Columbia Science and Technology... Read More.
Dan is an open source advocate, community catalyst, author and speaker. He proudly pursues these passions as a Red Hat employee and community member. In his role as Principal Software Engineer, he serves as the Arquillian community manager and draws on that experience to help make a variety of open source projects wildly successful, including Arquillian, Awestruct, Asciidoctor, JBoss Forge and CDI.
Dan is the author of Seam in Action (Manning, 2008), has written articles for IBM developerWorks, NFJS magazine, Java Tech Journal and JAXenter and is an internationally recognized speaker. He has presented at major software conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, NFJS, UberConf, RWX, JAX and Jazoon and has been recognized as a JavaOne Rock Star, JBossWorld Top Presenter... Read More.
Sarah is a Fedora ambassador focused on making Linux a kick-ass Java development environment.
She’s also the content strategist for the Arquillian Testing Platform —a perfect position for someone passionate about open source, alien invasions, and writing.
Long ago, but sadly, not in a distant galaxy, she assessed hazardous waste sites and tracked pesticide routes through watersheds.
Michael Hunger has been passionate about software development for a long time. He is particularly interested in the people who develop software, software craftsmanship, programming languages, and improving code.
For the last two years he has been working with Neo Technology on the Neo4j graph database. As the project lead of Spring Data Neo4j he helped developing the idea to become a convenient and complete solution for object graph mapping. He is also taking care of Neo4j cloud hosting efforts.
As a developer he loves to work with many aspects of programming languages, learning new things every day, participating in exciting and ambitious open source projects and contributing to different programming related books. Michael is a frequent speaker at industry events and is an active... Read More.
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat, Arquillian Project Lead.
Gerardo Capiel, VP Engineering at Benetech, spoke at OSCON2012, presenting the session Building an Ecosystem of FLOSS to Educate Students with Disabilities.
He has more than 15 years of experience leading the development of innovative Internet and enterprise software. Prior to joining Benetech as VP Engineering, he was Co-Founder, Director and CTO of Digital Impact, a publicly traded e-marketing software vendor. Gerardo was also Co-Founder and CEO of Gydget, which created social network marketing products for the entertainment and nonprofit sectors.
In addition, Gerardo has worked at MySpace, Altro Solutions, BroadVision, and HP. His software industry experience spans SaaS, data mining and analytics, e-marketing, e-commerce, and social networking. Some of his pioneering achievements in e-marketing included being awarded a key patent related... Read More.
Ed is a passionate changemaker helping fuel poverty alleviation through financial inclusion, open source technology, and the power of community.
Coming from a business and marketing background, he was one of the original members of the Mifos team at Grameen Foundation. For five years at Grameen, he cultivated and led the global community of microfinance institutions, IT support providers, and volunteer software developers using, supporting, and building the Mifos open source technology platform for microfinance.
He now leads the Community for Open Source Microfinance, a non-profit founded to take on leadership of the Mifos project following its spin-off from Grameen. With the launch of its brand new Mifos X platform, Mifos is better positioned to more broadly support technology-enabled financial inclusion.
Ed is driven to... Read More.
Deanna McCusker is a user experience designer with VMware. She recently spent 3 months with COSM (Community for Open Source Microfinance) to improve the UX of their microfinance software (Mifos) through VMware’s Take 3 sabbatical program. Her blog on this project can be found at: www.t3deanna.wordpress.com.
She has been with VMware for 9 years designing the UX for cloud computing and virtual infrastructure solutions. Prior to that she spent several years consulting, most notably designing the interface for an early electronic book.
John A. De Goes has been working professionally in distributed systems design and development for more than a decade. Author of multiple best-selling technical books, and a major contributor to open source, John has an extensive background in in scientific and distributed computing, and large-scale analytics. John is a frequent and well-received speaker at industry events. Recent engagements include Strata Conference, DeveloperWeek, MongoDB Conference, DataWeek Conference, Glue Conference, Frontier Developers and NEScala. As CEO and CTO of Precog, John is responsible for leading the design and development of the company’s data warehousing and analysis platform.
Jeffrey Peckham has 5 years experience developing, deploying, and maintaining large production environments in various contexts including education, ecommerce, and cloud providers. Currently works as a developer on Cloud Foundry, he holds a BS in Computer Science from Eastern Michigan University. Jeffrey is a Level 5 Lawful Neutral Human Devop. His hobbies include playing D&D with friends and writing deployment tools in his spare time.
Jason is an ops guy with a dev bent. Sometimes compared to a norse god, he loves building services and is convinced you can never have enough metrics. At Fastly he is working to deliver the fastest and most reliable CDN on the planet. Before Fastly, he was in operations at Wikia, a top 50 website.
Asheesh loves growing camaraderie among geeks. He chaired the Johns Hopkins Association for Computing Machinery and taught Python classes at Noisebridge, San Francisco’s hackerspace. He realizes that most of the work that makes projects successful is hidden underneath the surface.
He has volunteered his technical skills for the UN in Uganda, the EFF, and Students for Free Culture, and is a Developer in Debian. Until recently, he engineered software and scalability at Creative Commons in San Francisco; today, he works at OpenHatch as its executive director.
+WESLEY CHUN, MSCS, is author of Prentice Hall’s bestselling “Core Python” series (corepython.com), the “Python Fundamentals” companion videos, co-author of “Python Web Development with Django” (withdjango.com), and has written for Linux Journal, CNET, and InformIT. In addition to being a Developer Advocate at Google, he runs CyberWeb (cyberwebconsulting.com), a consultancy specializing in Python training. Wesley has over 25 years of programming, teaching, and writing experience, including more than a decade of Python. Wesley has held engineering positions at Sun, Cisco/Ironport, HP, Rockwell, and while at Yahoo!, helped create Yahoo!Mail using Python. He has delivered courses at VMware, Hitachi, LBNL, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, Foothill College, and makes frequent appearances on the conference circuit. Wesley holds degrees in Computer Science,... Read More.
Federico Lucifredi is the maintainer of the man suite, the primary documentation-delivery tool under Linux, a graduate of Boston College and Harvard University, and the Ubuntu Advantage Product Manager at Canonical. As a software engineer-turned-manager at the Novell corporation, Federico was part of the SUSE Linux team for five years, overseeing the update stack of a 150 million dollar maintenance business. Previously, Federico has been a CIO and a network software architect at technology and embedded Linux startups, and he has spent two years teaching in Boston University’s graduate and undergraduate programs, while simultaneously consulting for MIT. He is a frequent speaker at user group and conference events, notably the Linux Foundation’s LinuxCon, LinuxWorld, the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, and the IMPlanet... Read More.
Richard Fontana is Red Hat’s Open Source Licensing Counsel. At Red Hat he spends his time advising developers about open source licensing, copyright and patent issues, educating non-developers about open source culture, and promoting open standards and intellectual property legal reform.
Before joining Red Hat, Fontana was an attorney at the Software Freedom Law Center, where his principal client was the Free Software Foundation. He was co-author, with Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen, of the GNU GPL, version 3.
Brian Capouch is a longtime open source user, programmer, and hacker.
He teaches CS using 100% Open Source tools at small Indiana college, run a small wireless ISP; Asterisk and openWRT are his specialities.
Jim Blomo (@jimblomo) is passionate about putting data to work by developing robust, elegant systems. At Yelp, he manages a growing data mining team that uses Hadoop, mrjob, and oddjob to process TBs of data. Before Yelp, he built infrastructure for startups and Amazon.
Jim also lectures at UC Berkeley’s School of information on Data Mining and Web Architecture and has presented at conferences such as AWS re:Invent and Wolfram Alpha Data Summit.
Luciano Ramalho was a Web developer before the Netscape IPO in 1995, and switched from Perl to Java to Python in 1998. Since then he worked on some of the largest news portals in Brazil using Python, and taught Python web development in the Brazilian media, banking and government sectors. His speaking credentials include OSCON 2002, and 15 talks over the years at PythonBrasil (the Brazilian PyCon) and FISL (the largest FLOSS conference in the Southern Hemisphere). In 2012 he was a keynote speaker at the RuPy Strongly Dynamic Conference in São José dos Campos, Brazil, and had 2 talks accepted for PyCon USA (to be presented March, 2013). Ramalho is a member of the Python Software Foundation and co-founder... Read More.
In academia and as an entrepreneur, Paul has spent the the last 25 years solving scientific and business problems with computers. He is an inveterate software tinkerer with experience that runs the gamut from computer algebra systems and obscure functional languages to the inner workings of mainstream Java middleware and NoSQL storage.
Once upon a time, a lot longer ago then he wished Mark Hinkle was born in a small Pennsylvania town and through the most unlikely sequence of events ended up as a technologist involved in the development and evangelism of free and open source software. Mark has written extensively on open source as the former editor-in-chief of LinuxWorld Magazine and for numerous other publications (Network World, Forbes, Linux.com). He currently is the Senior Director, Cloud Computing at Citrix Systems where he helps support the Apache CloudStack and Xen.org projects. You can find his blog at www.socializedsoftware.com and you can follow him on Twitter @mrhinkle.
Brendan Gregg is the lead performance engineer at Joyent, where he analyzes performance and scalability at any level of the software stack. He is the author of the upcoming book “Systems Performance”, and co-author of “DTrace” and “Solaris Performance and Tools”. He was previously a performance lead and kernel engineer at Sun Microsystems where he developed the ZFS L2ARC, and later Oracle. He has also invented and developed numerous performance analysis tools, including some that are shipped by default in Mac OS X and Oracle Solaris 11. His recent work has included performance visualizations for illumos and Linux kernel analysis.
Over the past 10 years Kate has mapped all sorts of things. Everything from mosquitoes, to individual houses for e911 to hurricanes and occasionally even things that don’t exist such as augmented reality games. A traditional geographer by training, switched to the “neogeography” realm a couple years ago.
Currently she is one of the individuals behind the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). HOT utilizes the tools and techniques of OpenStreetMap to help communities prepare for disaster and rebuild when a disaster does strike.
Maps and hacks are Heather’s passion. Building on her over 10 years Internet technology background (IP, DNS and Incident Management), Heather is keen to connect people to solve real world problems. She is Director of Community at Ushahidi, a Kenyan free and open source company that builds information collection, data visualization and interactive mapping software. On any given day she could be supporting map projects ranging from elections to protests to anti-corruption to environmental topics.
Heather has been instrumental organizing in a number of open source communities including Random Hacks of Kindness and the Crisismappers Network.
Thea serves as community manager for Random Hacks of Kindness.
Way back in Ye Olde Days, when I was 16, my dad handed me a FORTRAN 4 manual — I’ve been programming ever since. After a detour through physics, I escaped from the University of Washington with an MS in Computer Science. I currently do tech support, software development, and student mentoring for the Sahana Software Foundation; work on autonomous mobile robots; and teach programming.
Lindsay Oliver is the Content Creator for Geeks Without Bounds. A writer with a background in marketing, fashion, education, and technology, she wields her red pen with impunity for the purposes of making the highly technical more legible, the conceptual more grounded, and communication more clear. Highly involved in the hacker/maker community, Lindsay cares deeply about DIY and self-reliance, social engineering for good, with open communication as the founding principle to further these causes. She is located in Seattle and can be found dithering on about fashion and projects on her style blog, Rosalind Of Arden.
I’m a crisis data nerd, helping people build situation pictures of disasters from social media feeds and online data, and building the communities and technologies needed to support that.
My work right now includes coding for Ushahidi, writing a white paper on Sensor Journalism for Columbia jSchool, putting together a course on ICT for Development for Columbia SIPA, helping to start a coworking space and building OpenCrisis, an information and mentoring space for crisis data scientists, crisismappers and crisismapping leads. And our cat Emily writes a blog called I Can Haz Datascience. I’d love to compare notes with anyone working in any of these spaces!
Tim Anglade is Head of Developer Programs at Apigee, the API company. In previous lives, he created the NOSQL Summer, recorded the NOSQL Tapes, and was an Invited Expert at the W3C. Tim wrote & maintained a wide range of software, from e-Commerce Rails sites to HTML5 mobile apps; from small client libraries to financial infrastructure handling petabytes of data every day. When he’s not busy helping developers build their stuff, he’s out speaking at conferences such as GoGaRuCo, OSCON, Oredev or DrupalCon, and teaching mobile trainings around the world. You can find him on Twitter as @timanglade.
Jon has been hacking on both hardware and software since he was a little tacker. Most recently he’s been focusing more on the Open Hardware side as co-founder of Freetronics and designer of the payload electronics for ArduSat. His books include “Ubuntu Hacks” and “Practical Arduino”.
Wesley Hales is a User Interface architect from Atlanta, GA. He has been involved in UI and User Experience roles for over a decade in both startup and enterprise environments. Wesley co-founded several enterprise frameworks during his 4.5 years at Red Hat and served as a co-founder of a recently acquired startup. He is now employed by Apigee as a software developer mainly focused on UI and mobile.
You can see him speak at the occasional conference, read his posts on wesleyhales.com, or follow him on twitter @wesleyhales.
Chris DiBona is the Director of Open Source for Mountain View, Ca based Google, Inc. His job includes managing open source related compliance and outreach programs for the company. More information about Google’s open source program can be found at http://code.google.com/opensource.
Before joining Google, Mr. DiBona was an editor/author for the hugely popular online website slashdot.org and he is an internationally known advocate of open source software and related methodologies. He co-edited the award winning essay compilations “Open Sources” and “Open Sources 2.0” for O’Reilly and writes for a great number of publications. He was briefly the Linux guy on TechTV, starred in Floss Weekly and speaks on a variety of open source issues internationally.
Shawn Pearce is the second in command of the Git project. He has been actively involved in the project since early 2006, contributing more than 1300 changes in 3 years. Shawn is the author of git-gui, a Tk based graphical interface shipped with git, and git-fast-import, a stream based import system often used for converting projects to git. Besides being the primary author of both git-gui and git-fast-import, Shawn’s opinion, backed by his code, has influenced many key design decisions that form the modern git implementation.
In early 2006 Shawn also founded the JGit project, creating a 100% pure Java reimplementation of the Git version control system. The JGit library can often be found in Java based products that interact with Git, including plugins for... Read More.
Google Open Source Programs Office program manager
Alice Boxhall is a software engineer at Google, where she works on improving accessibility support in Google Chrome.
Rachel is a software engineer on the Google Search Features team. Since joining Google in 2009 she has worked on making Google’s applications and platforms more accessible.
Sanjay Radia is an Apache Hadoop committer and member of the Apache Hadoop PMC. Prior to co-founding Hortonworks, Sanjay was the chief architect of core-Hadoop at Yahoo and part of the team that created Hadoop. In Hadoop he has focused mostly on HDFS, MapReduce schedulers, high availability, compatibility, etc. He has also held senior engineering positions at Sun Microsystems and INRIA, where he developed software for distributed systems and grid/utility computing infrastructures. Sanjay has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Suresh is a senior software engineer at Hortonworks, where he develops HDFS. He is a Hadoop committer and PMC member at Apache Sofware Foundation.
David Uhlman is CEO of ClearHealth Inc. and a has been longstanding contributor and entrepreneur in open source technology for 15 years including contributions to Linux, Java, CentOS, and Joomla. He is a frequent speaker and contributor including previous talks at OSCON, SCALE, and others and author of “Beyond Meaningful Use” and “Hacking Healthcare” from O’Reilly.
ClearHealth Inc is the company associated with the ClearHealth open source project, a practice management and electronic medical record system derived from VA VistA started in 2003 which now has over 4 million patients in more than 1,000 installations including notable large scale systems like Tarrant County TX, The Primary Care Coalition, The University of Texas Medical Branch and numerous Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)... Read More.
Tim has authored and co-authored a number of books for O’Reilly including: Maven: The Definitive Guide, The Jakarta Commons Cookbook, Maven: A Developer’s Notebook, and Harnessing Hibernate. He has also written a number of popular open source books including: Maven by Example, Maven: The Complete Reference, Repository Management with Nexus, and The Maven Cookbook. Tim consults for various companies providing support for development infrastructure, developer operations, and hybrid architecture support. He is also a frequent online contributor for O’Reilly covering open source, government, and payment technology. Tim lives in the Chicagoland area and wishes he could move to San Francisco.
Hans Dockter is the founder and project lead of the Gradle build system and the CEO of Gradleware, a company that provides training, support and consulting for Gradle and all forms of enterprise software project automation in general.
Hans has 13 years of experience as a software developer, team leader, architect, trainer, and technical mentor. Hans is a thought leader in the field of project automation and has successfully been in charge of numerous large-scale enterprise builds. He is also an advocate of Domain Driven Design, having taught classes and delivered presentations on this topic together with Eric Evans. In the earlier days, Hans was also a committer for the JBoss project and founded the JBoss-IDE.
David Quigley started his career as a Computer Systems Researcher for the National Information Assurance Research Lab at the NSA where he worked as a member of the SELinux team. David leads the design and implementation efforts to provide Labeled-NFS support for SELinux. David has previously contributed to the open source community through maintaining the Unionfs 1.0 code base and through code contributions to various other projects. David has presented at conferences such as the Ottawa Linux Symposium, the StorageSS workshop, LinuxCon and several local Linux User Group meetings where presentation topics have included storage, file systems, and security. David currently works as a Computer Science Professional for the Advanced Engineering and Development division at Keyw Corporation.
Jeff Payne: Over the past 20 years, Jeff has directed systems design, operations, software and hardware development for a series of notable companies. At Spry in 1993, he helped conceive and develop the one of the first integrated Internet software products for consumers, O’Reilly’s Internet-In-a-Box. In 1996, he created the first global-scale Content Delivery Network (CDN) for multimedia, RealNetworks’ Real Broadcast Network (RBN). As co-founder of Bivio Networks in 2001, he helped create a new product category found in almost every large network today, the field-programmable packet-editing appliance. He then founded GridNetworks in 2005 and drove it to a merger in 2009 before creating OpenCar in 2011. His most recent endeavor is OpenCar, which he founded in 2011 to provide software and services... Read More.
Bradford is the founder and CEO of Drawn to Scale, creators of the Spire database. Spire is a SQL database built on Hadoop and HBase, similar to Google F1. Drawn to Scale has customers powering large web apps, mobile infrastructures, telecoms, social networks, and more. A long-time user of Hadoop and HBase, Bradford has built large infrastructures at various startups and enterprises, and worked on Microsoft SQL Server. He holds degrees in Computer Science and Political Science, and spent several years as a Campaign Manager in politics at the Presidential and U.S. House levels.
Minwoo Park has 8+ years of software development experience. He is working for Inmobi as a Solutions Engineer in Korea. before, he was working for Samsung Electronics to develop Smart TV software platform, and run developer conferences when he was working for KTH as a developer evangelist. His interests revolve around Cloud, Python, API and Mobile marketing.
Sungju Jin is a Software Engineer at Korea Telecom. He is a committer on the Apache Usergrid. He has also presented at conferences such as O’Reilly’s OSCON, Biggest OSS Conf in Korea. He was previously working for Samsung Electronics to develop their SmartHome platform.
Nate McCall has over 12 years of server side systems and software development experience. He is currently development lead for the Usergrid platform at Apigee and is also the lead developer and release manager of the open source Hector client for Apache Cassandra. Prior to Apigee, Nathan was with DataStax where he held several positions including team lead for DataStax Enterprise, and developer evangelist while occasionally conducting Apache Cassandra training sessions for DataStax customers. He has also presented at conferences such as Oracle’s JavaOne and O’Reilly’s Strata and OSCON. Nathan is also co-founder of the Cassandra-Austin meetup group in Austin, TX and is was recognized as a DataStax MVP for his involvement with the Cassandra community.
Laura Weidman Powers co-founded CODE2040 with Tristan Walker (Foursquare, Andreessen Horowitz) in early 2012. CODE2040 creates pathways to educational and professional success in technology and entrepreneurship for Blacks and Latino/as. CODE2040’s flagship program is its summer fellowship for university students. Laura serves as the organization’s Founding Executive Director. She has a background in entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, and technology. She has started two organizations in the education space, one nonprofit arts education organization in West Philadelphia that is now in its eighth year, and one for-profit tutoring company that gave rise to a book. Laura first explored the tech space as a project manager in a small web development shop and, most recently before founding CODE2040, she served as VP of Product Development at a consumer... Read More.
Tom Preston-Werner is a cofounder and chief executive officer of
GitHub, a web site that makes it easy for users to collaborate on
software projects and share code. This site has attracted a community
of more than 3.5 million developers and strives to lower the barriers
of collaboration by building powerful features into its products,
making it easier for users to contribute and write better code,
Preston-Werner also invented the Gravatar, a globally recognized image
that follows its user around the internet to help identify posting on
blogs, web forums, or other internet activities. He sold Gravatar in
He lives and works in San Francisco. The weather there is strange, but
he loves... Read More.
Mark is founder of Ubuntu, a popular free operating system for desktops and servers. Ubuntu is beautiful, easy to use and precision engineered for consumers and large-scale enterprise deployments alike. It has been adopted by an amazing number of people, from families that just want a PC that works for safe web surfing, to heavy industry, massive cloud computing environments, supercomputers, several armies, national police forces, banks and schools in the Amazon.
Mark leads product strategy and design at Canonical, which sells commercial support for Ubuntu, mainly to large enterprises and governments who deploy it professionally. Canonical also builds many of the unique elements of Ubuntu for desktop, cloud and server deployments. Mark champions design-driven development and has a focus on quality and cadence in... Read More.
Jay Parikh is the VP of infrastructure engineering at Facebook. In that role, he leads the engineering and operations teams responsible for building and maintaining an infrastructure that serves more than a billion users, developers, and partners worldwide.
Prior to Facebook, Jay was senior vice president of engineering and operations at Ning, where he oversaw the scaling of the company’s social networking platform from 50,000 social networks to more than 1.5 million social networks. Before Ning, Jay was the vice president of engineering at Akamai Technologies, where he helped build the world’s largest and most globally distributed computing platform.
Carin started off as a professional ballet dancer, studied Physics in college, and has been developing software for both the enterprise and entrepreneur ever since. She has a thing for Clojure and can be usually found with a cup of tea in her hand, hacking on her Roomba and AR Parrot Drone.
Florian is an OpenStack specialist, experienced technical consultant,
seasoned training instructor, and technical writer. He has
co-developed and delivered OpenStack training across the globe, in
addition to helping deploy several OpenStack production clouds. He is
an active contributor in the OpenStack community.
Joshua Timberman is a system administrator with over 12 years of experience managing many different kinds of infrastructure. He has worked with small web-based startups all the way up to some of the biggest enterprises in the world. He currently works for Opscode, where he manages Opscode’s open source Chef cookbooks, teaches people about Chef through informal and formal channels, and speaks at conferences.
James has worked for over fifteen years in companies ranging from mobile and finance startups to CERN, the large scientific collaboration in the world. He specializes in building tools for operating large computing infrastructures.
He has previously created monitoring tools at CERN for the Large Hadron Collider and currently works at Opscode where he is a Development Lead for Chef.
He is the author of a number of books, and from time to time he also stands in front of cameras. You can often find him at conferences talking about interesting things, or deploying sensors to measure them. He recently rolled out a mesh network of five hundred sensors motes covering the entire of Moscone West during Google I/O. He’s still recovering.
Kipp Bradford is an educator, technology consultant, and entrepreneur with a passion for making things. He is one of the USA Science and Engineering Festival’s Nifty Fifty. He is also the Demo Chair of the "Open Hardware Summit":http://2013.oshwa.org/participate/ and a featured innovator at "Frost & Sullivan’s GIL 2013":http://frostevents.wordpress.com/. As the former "Senior Design Engineer and Lecturer":http://research.brown.edu/research/profile.php?id=1296749291 at the Brown University School of Engineering, Kipp taught several engineering design and entrepreneurship courses. He has founded startups in the fields of transportation, consumer products, HVAC, and medical devices, including the "Data Sensing Lab":http://datasensinglab.com/ and "Revolution By Design":http://www.revolutionxdesign.org/. Kipp is a Fellow at the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce at Philadelphia University, and an Adjunct Critic at the "Rhode Island School of Design":http://www.risd.edu/Graduate_Studies/Kipp_Bradford/. He coauthored "Distributed Network Data":http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920028802.do. He... Read More.
Edd Dumbill is a technology analyst, writer and entrepreneur based in California. He’s helping drive businesses with data as VP Strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science.
A startup veteran, Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference management system, and a co-founder of the Pharmalicensing.com online intellectual property exchange.
An advocate and contributor to open source software, Edd has contributed to various projects, such as Debian and GNOME, and created the DOAP Vocabulary for describing software projects.
Edd has written four books, including O’Reilly’s “Learning Rails”. He writes... Read More.
Sarah Novotny is a technical evangelist and community manager for NGINX. Novotny has run large scale technology infrastructures as a Systems Engineer and a Database administrator for Amazon.com and the ill fated Ads.com. In 2001, she founded Blue Gecko, a remote database administration company with two peers from Amazon. Blue Gecko, was sold to DatAvail in 2012. She’s also curated teams and been a leader in customer communities focused on high availability web application and platform delivery for Meteor Entertainment and Chef.
Novotny regularly talks about technology infrastructure and geek lifestyle. She is additionally a program chair for O’Reilly Media’s OSCON. Her technology writing and adventures as well as her more esoteric musings are found at sarahnovotny.com.
Matthew McCullough, Training Pioneer for GitHub, is an energetic 15 year veteran of enterprise software development, world-traveling open source educator, and co-founder of a US consultancy. All of these activities provide him avenues of sharing success stories of leveraging Git and GitHub. Matthew is a contributing author to the Gradle and Jenkins O’Reilly books and creator of the Git Master Class series for O’Reilly. Matthew regularly speaks on the No Fluff Just Stuff conference tour, is the author of the DZone Git RefCard, and is President of the Denver Open Source Users Group.
Monty Taylor runs developer automation for the OpenStack project, including the developer tooling, continuous integration and automation systems. Monty is also a core developer on the Drizzle project and was a Senior Consultant for MySQL, Inc. before they got gobbled up. He’s an expert in distributed systems and will bend your ear with stories of Burning Man if you let him.
Fred Trotter data journalist focused on Healthcare. He successfull crowdfunded a new open data set called DocGraph. DocGraph is a direct, weighted social connections data set that shows how doctors and hospitals work together to provide healthcare.
In recognition of his role within the Open Source Health Informatics community, Trotter was the only Open Source representative invited by the NCVHS to testify on the definition of ‘meaningful use’.
Fred Trotter has contributed to multiple articles on Health Information Technology in several print and online journals, including WIRED, U.S. News, GigaOM, zdnet, Government Health IT, Modern Healthcare Online, Linux Journal and Free Software Magazine.
Trotter has a B.S in Computer Science, a B.A in psychology and a B.A in philosophy from Trinity University. Trotter... Read More.
Ashish Patel is one of the founders of Not Only Development, and a data journalist with the DocGraph project.
Ashish comes from a career as an information security expert and industrial engineering, focused on healthcare IT.
Rick Trotter is a founder of Not Only Development and a data journalist for the DocGraph journal.
Renee DiResta is an Associate at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. In her past life, she was a trader at Jane Street Capital. She spends time thinking about inefficient markets, apps that solve problems, and what to eat for dinner. She is also a swing dancer and likes to make things.
Born 1950 and lived in Houston. College and Law at U of Texas. Clerked for Judge John H Wood, Jr. Attended Oxford. Law professor for 21 years. Presently professor at U of Alaska Anchorage. Writes on Business Legal topics and Ethics.
John Graham-Cumming is computer programmer and author. He studied mathematics and computation at Oxford and stayed for a doctorate in computer security. As a programmer he has worked in Silicon Valley and New York, the UK, Germany and France. His open source POPFile program won a Jolt Productivity Award in 2004.
He is the author of a travel book for scientists published in 2009 called The Geek Atlas and has written articles for The Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, New Scientist and other publications.
He can be found on the web at jgc.org and on Twitter as @jgrahamc.
If you’ve heard of him at all, it’s likely because in 2009 he successfully petitioned the British Government to apologize for the... Read More.
Leigh oversees the development and operations of WhiteHouse.gov, We The People, and all of the White House’s Drupal-based websites and applications. His team provides a secure, stable, and scalable technical infrastructure across the White House’s web, social media, and mobile platforms, supporting the President’s communications objectives. Leigh’s fifteen years of experience cover all aspects of system management of high-profile online engagement platforms in both the private and public sectors, including work for Blue State Digital and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Scott works on the algorithms and infrastructure at Numenta and
leads the engineering for the open source project. He previously
worked on conversion tracked ads at Google and studied computer
science at Cornell University. Originally from the Pacific
Northwest, Scott now lives in San Francisco.
Matt is currently the Open Source Community Flag-Bearer for
Numenta.org, as well as the Manager of Web Services for Numenta’s
commercial product, Grok. He’s been a committer on several OS
projects like Grails (at SpringSource) and Mojito (at Yahoo!). He
lives with his wife and two children in Cupertino, CA.
Jeff Hawkins is an engineer, serial entrepreneur, scientist, inventor, and author. He was a founder of two mobile computing companies, Palm and Handspring, and was the architect of many computing products such as the PalmPilot and Treo smartphone. Throughout his life Jeff has also had a deep interest in neuroscience and theories of the neocortex. In 2002 he founded the Redwood Neuroscience Institute, a scientific institute focused on understanding how the neocortex processes information. The institute is now located at U.C. Berkeley. In 2004 we wrote the book On Intelligence, which describes progress on understanding the neocortex. In 2005 he co-founded Numenta, a startup company building a technology based on neocortical theory. It is his hope that Numenta will play a catalytic role in the... Read More.
Stuart is a software engineer on the App Engine team at Google, based in Sydney Australia. He is currently the technical lead on the PHP runtime for App Engine, focusing on security and scalability. Before joining Google Stuart worked at Microsoft on the AppFabric team, most recently on the service bus queueing system.
Amy Unruh) works in Developer Relations at Google, with a focus on the Google Cloud Platform and App Engine. She has an academic background, and has also worked at several startups, worked in industrial R&D, done technical training and course development, and has published a book on App Engine.
Matt Biddulph is the CTO of Product Club, a new product development and invention company. Previously he was co-founder of Dopplr, the social network for smarter travel acquired by Nokia in 2009. He started out in 1994 building search engines on CD-ROM, and now specialises in hardware devices, social software and putting data on the web.
Nisha Talagala is Lead Architect at Fusion-io, where she works on innovation in non volatile memory technologies and applications. Nisha has more than 10 years of expertise in software development, distributed systems, storage and I/O solutions, and non-volatile memory. She has worked as technology lead for server flash at Intel – where she led server platform non volatile memory technology development, storage-memory convergence, and partnerships. Prior to Intel, Nisha was the CTO of Gear6, where she designed and built clustered computing caches for high performance I/O environments. Nisha also served at Sun Microsystems, where she developed storage and I/O solutions and worked on file systems. Nisha earned her PhD at UC Berkeley where she did research on clusters and distributed storage. Nisha holds more... Read More.
Ariel Tseitlin is a Venture Partner at Scale Venture Partners where he focuses on enterprise software investments in cloud, big data, security, and mobile.
Ariel joined ScaleVP from Netflix, where he was Director of Cloud Solutions and responsible for creating and operating one of the most modern cloud infrastructures in the industry, accounting for a full third of all US downstream internet traffic at peak. Ariel’s team built many of the Netflix OSS components like Asgard and the Simian Army, including the Chaos Monkey, making the Netflix streaming service more resilient, reliable, and manageable.
Prior to Netflix, Ariel was VP of Technology and Products at Sungevity and before that was the Founder & CEO of CTOWorks, a software consultancy helping early-stage entrepreneurs deliver... Read More.
Apache CloudStack Committer, Cloud Infrastructure Systems Architect, and Community Support on CloudStack irc channel,
Currently providing strategic technical mentor-ship for international technology and cloud computing start-ups.
Recently completed technical review for Packt Publishings CloudStack book.
Find me at:
email@example.com irc.freenode.net #cloudstack user: kdamage http://cloud.kelceydamage.com
Sebastien Goasguen is a Cloud Computing Evangelist in the Open Source Office at Citrix. He is an Apache CloudStack committer and PMC member with 15 years of experience in distributed systems, virtualization and scientific computing. He works in the EMEA region where he organizes meet ups, workshops and overall outreach to the developer and users communities, he leads the CloudStack university initiative and is coordinating the Google Summer of Code projects in CloudStack. Prior to joining Citrix he was an associate professor at Clemson University where he taught distributed computing and computer security, he has authored over 70 academic publications. Before working on CloudStack he contributed the first open flow support in OpenNebula, integrating the NOX controller and providing an ec2 compliant... Read More.
Jason Johnson is a software engineer on the Product Innovation team at SoftLayer. Specializing in early-stage deployment automation, rapid prototyping, and programming language design and research, Jason has over a decade of experience in the field. Before SoftLayer, Jason developed software for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Ben Combee is the techie face of the HP webOS framework team, both as a coder and presenter. He has been doing developer activities as part of the Palm & webOS world since leading the Codewarrior for Palm OS team at Metrowerks in the early 2000′s. He has also worked at Mozilla in their mobile browser and done open source hardware hacking with NYC Resistor in Brooklyn.
Eileen Evans is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Cloud & Open Source at HP. In her role, Eileen is responsible for leading and managing teams of senior technology attorneys, engineers and program managers responsible for HP’s open source activities.
Eileen represents HP on the Linux Foundation Board of Directors and the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors. Eileen actively participated as a Founding Member of the OpenStack Foundation Drafting and Formation Committee.
Prior to joining HP three years ago, Eileen served as a lead open source legal strategist at Sun Microsystems, where she led, managed and supported numerous open source projects, including Java, MySQL, OpenSolaris, OpenOffice.org and NetBeans.
Chason Chaffin is a programmer working on pretty much anything to do with the web. He is interested in technology, social media, and the culture that the intermix of the two creates. Chason’s work currently involves small, focused projects that have an immediate impact on his coworker’s day to day productivity.
Chason is a software engineer for (mt) Media Temple and his personal blog can be found at http://pinkrobot.org/
Wayne Walls is a Cloud Architect at Rackspace, where he evangelizes global cloud strategy. A tenured technology leader, Wayne has engineered complex technical solutions, delivered IT transformation plans, and implemented multiple training initiatives around cloud computing. Co-maintainer of the Rackspace Developer blog, Wayne is helping developers, engineers, and business executives understand cloud technologies and how to turn that knowledge into tangible returns. He holds a B.S. of Information Systems and a B.A. of Economics from the University of Oklahoma. Follow him on Twitter at @waynewalls.
Dallas Mahrt is a Code Monkey. Over the past 13 years he has developed software for a variety of software companies and has recently returned to one of his first loves: TV. At Hulu he leads the Content Services team, ensuring that all Hulu users can find what they want to watch, when they want to watch it.
Founder of MySQL AB.
Original author & architect of the MySQL server.
Founder and CEO of Monty Program Ab and creator of MariaDB. Founder of the Open Database Alliance.
Everett Toews is a Developer Advocate at Rackspace making OpenStack and the Rackspace Cloud easy to use for developers. Sometimes Developer, sometimes Advocate, and sometimes DevOps. He’s built web applications, taught workshops, given presentations around the world, and deployed OpenStack in production.
Erik is the Engineering Manager of the Discovery team at Spotify. He is building a music recommender system using large scale machine learning algorithms, mainly matrix factorization of big matrices using Hadoop.
Previously head of the Business Intelligence team in the Stockholm office where he was responsible for collecting, aggregating and making sense out of all the data.
Devananda is currently leading the development of the OpenStack Bare Metal Provisioning (Ironic) project and helping to drive the TripleO (OpenStack-on-OpenStack) project. Before joining HP Cloud Services and diving into OpenStack, he was a MySQL scalability and performance consultant with Percona.
Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph is an Automation and Tools Engineer at HP working on the OpenStack Infrastructure team. She is also a member of the Ubuntu Community Council and on the Board of Directors for Partimus.org, a non-profit in the San Francisco Bay Area providing Linux-based computers to schools in need.
Dr Nic has been presenting at International Conferences since 2007,
including RailsConf, RubyConf, RailsConf Europe, QCON, JAOO, RubyEnRails,
Rails Underground, Rails Summit Latin America, RubyConf Europe, RubyFools,
OSDC, and RailsCamp.
He is Australian and thinks he is funny.
Jared Smith is the Director of Open Source Outreach at Bluehost. Jared
has a long history of involvement with open source communities, most
recently as the Fedora Project Leader, and before that as the community
relations manager for the Asterisk project. His technical background
includes programming, large-scale systems administration,
telecommunications, and technical training. He holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in Computer Engineering from Utah State University.
Sanghyeon Seo is a programming language enthusiast who has contributed to PyPy and IronPython. He has followed Rust with interests for a long time, and from 2013 he is working on Rust compiler at Samsung Electronics.
Alvin Kim, Ph.D. is currently working at Mobile Communication division of Samsung Electronics since 2004. In Samsung Electronics, he has been working on a couple of R&D and commercialization projects related to mobile platforms including bada which is the first open smart phone platform announced by Samsung Electronics. His expertise and current interests are designing object-oriented application framework, Open API definition & management, blueprinting ecosystem around open platform, and architectural tradeoff analysis for resolving various platform issues. He has acquired Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science division of KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology) in 2004.
Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media. His original business plan was “interesting work for interesting people,” and that’s worked out pretty well. He publishes books, runs conferences, invests in early-stage startups, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators.
Tim is also a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, a founder and board member of Safari Books Online and Maker Media, and on the boards of Code for America and PeerJ.
Jason Hall has been a Senior Developer at Bluehost for over five years. Originally from Washington state, he spent most of his life in the Seattle area before relocating to Utah in 1998. His previous experience includes serving as a developer for public and private companies specializing in large scale payment processing. Jason serves as a core team member of the Utah Open Source Foundation which runs the OpenWest conference, is a team member of the Freeside Open Source Billing Project and was the President of the Provo Linux users Group. An avid outdoor enthusiast and part of a professional paintball team, Jason and his beautiful wife consider their three wonderful children to be their greatest accomplishment.
(CTO) joined Code For America in 2013. Previous to CfA, Michal spent nine years as a partner and technology director at celebrated San Francisco design studio Stamen where he architected the technical aspects of Stamen’s work, moving comfortably from active participation in Stamen’s design process, designing database schemas and API’s, to creating the dynamic applications that Stamen delivers to clients. At Code For America, he is responsible for engineering standards and technical sustainability. Michal has been building for the web since 1995, specializing in data design and publishing for a diverse range of clients and numerous public, technical research projects and active open source codebases. He’s a Polish National and holds a degree in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley.
Brady is the Head of PCH’s new incubator, Highway1, and is on the lookout for the next great piece of hardware. He co-started and “shepherd” Ignite; he’s part of the team currently organizing Ignite SF. He’s a Venture Advisor to 500 Startups and spent some time on the Investment Staff at Khosla Ventures. Formerly he was at O’Reilly and worked on a number of things including: the radar blog, Web 2.0 Expo, Where 2.0, ETech, and Foo Camp.
Jonathan is project chair of Apache Cassandra and CTO of DataStax
Jason Hoekstra is the Director of Developer Engagement at inBloom. In his role, he works closely with communities of developers to guide software builds connected to the inBloom APIs to improve technology for K-12 education. He’s contributed to a number of open-source tools at inBloom and led inBloom’s codeathons across the nation.
Prior to joining the inBloom team, Jason worked at the U.S. Department of Education leading efforts promoting data interoperability and open data. He was a core member of the Learning Registry team which is a CouchDB service to propagate and share information on digital learning content. He also lead the Department’s open data strategy as well as the open source release of the Data Visualization module for Drupal.
Jason has a deep technology... Read More.
As Chief Product Officer, Sharren Bates is responsible for the vision, strategy, design and development of inBloom products and services.
Prior to joining inBloom in February 2013, Sharren’s excitement about the power of personalized learning and deep understanding of barriers to entry and innovation in the sector led her to her previous role as Senior Program Officer on the Next Generation Models team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. There she was one of the Foundation’s lead representatives on the Shared Learning Collaborative, and spearheaded the development of the inBloom technology services.
Prior to the Gates Foundation, Sharren worked on education policy at the federal level as an education analyst working on the National Broadband Plan at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Previously,... Read More.
Andrew Boie is a senior software engineer for the Intel Android-IA project hosted on 01.org, which aims to support Android on Intel Core and Atom platforms. Prior to working at Intel Andrew worked for Garmin International as an engineering team lead on Android-based Garminfone projects. He has spoken at the Android Builder’s Summit in 2012 and 2013 on various Android platform topics and also recently at NSBE Google AnDevDays.
Joseph B George is the director of product strategy and marketing for Cloud and Big Data Solutions at Dell, the team responsible for developing strong open source solutions such as the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution, the Dell Apache Hadoop Solution, and the Dell Crowbar software framework. Joseph also represents Dell on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors.
Prior to coming to Dell, Joseph held key strategy, product management, and technical roles at companies like HP, BMC Software, and Halliburton. Covering areas such as enterprise management software, virtual desktops infrastructure (VDI), scale out computing, and transaction management, Joseph has spent over 13 years in the areas of enterprise software, virtualization, and cloud technology.
Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, as... Read More.
Mr. Urquhart was the Vice President of Product Strategy for Enstratius, the enterprise cloud management solution, which was acquired by Dell in May, 2013.
James is a seasoned field technologist with 20+ years of experience in distributed systems development and deployment, focusing on service-oriented architectures, cloud computing, and virtualization. He has been noted as one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing by both the MIT Technology Review and The Next Web, and is a popular contributing author to GigaOm’s cloud coverage (http://gigaom.com/author/jurquhart).
Prior to joining Enstratius, James held leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Forte Software, Sun Microsystems, and utility computing infrastructure vendor Cassatt Corporation.
James graduated from Macalester College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Physics.
Tim Cook is a senior virtualization engineer at Hightail Inc. (formerly YouSendIt.com), a leading provider of online file storage, sharing and management services. At Hightail, Tim is responsible for the deployment and management of their OpenStack environment, with a specific emphasis on tools and technologies to further automate IT operations. Tim has a rich history and expertise in Linux, virtualization, Python programming, and the design of clustered, scale-out, and cloud system architectures based on open source technologies, cultivated from over 16 years of DevOps experience within VA/Linux, Google, and NASA Ames.
Talip Ozturk is the founder & CEO of Hazelcast. He has been working with enterprise Java since 1999. He worked as a consultant at MIC (Virginia), developer at a start-up company, Syncline (Boston) and sales architect at Itochu Technologies (New York). In 2003, he got fascinated by Jini and developed an implementation of JavaSpaces. In 2008, his passion for distributed programming led him to develop Hazelcast. Before Hazelcast, Talip was the director of technology at Zaman Media Group (Istanbul). In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer.
After learning about scalability in computing from particle physics experiments like ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, Tom led the creation of the NeCTAR Research Cloud – soon to expand o 30,000 cores over 8 sites distributed over an area comparable to the USA.
Tom is currently harnessing his passion for large scale distributed systems by focusing on their most important part: people, as Community Manager at the OpenStack Foundation. Tom is a co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide, a documentation core reviewer and a contributor in a small way to Compute (Nova), Object Storage (Swift), Block Storage (Cinder), Dashboard (Horizon), and Identity Service (Keystone).
Anna Martelli Ravenscroft has a background in training and mentoring. Her focus is on practical, real-world problem solving and the benefits of diversity and accessibility. Anna graduated in 2010 from Stanford University with a degree in Cognitive Science. She is a member of the Python Software Foundation, a program committee member for several open source conferences, winner of the 2013 Frank Willison Award, and co-edited the Python Cookbook 2nd edition. She has spoken at PyCon, EuroPython, OSCON, and several regional Python conferences.
Lucas Carlson founded AppFog, a PaaS company that leveraged Cloud Foundry and was acquired by CenturyLink. Lucas has been a professional developer for over 10 years and specializes in Ruby on Rails development. Lucas has authored “Programming for PaaS” and the “Ruby Cookbook” and has written half a dozen libraries in various programming languages and contributed to many others, including Rails and RedCloth. He maintains a personal website at rufy.com.
Chris is the Developer/Evangelist at New Relic, makers of web application performance tools. He is an active Rubyist and Open Source Advocate at SD Ruby. Prior to New Relic, Chris lead an engineering and operations team building an ecommerce platform for the publishing industry. You can follow Chris on twitter at [@amateurhuman](http://twitter.com/amateurhuman)
Gautam Mulchandani is part of the Sales Engineering team at New Relic. He helps customers and prospects deploy and make effective use of the New Relic solution. With a background in Software Development, Product Management and Sales Engineering, Gautam can see issues from different angles and suggest ways to get better visibility into applications.
Gautam holds a MS in Computer Science from Arizona State University and an MBA from San Jose State University.
Nick Pudar is the director of developer ecosystems for GM’s Global Connected Consumer group. He is responsible for driving future service evolution, overseeing developer relations and the integration of new apps in GM vehicles.
Previously, Pudar was director of business development for OnStar, where he led the efforts behind FMV (OnStar’s aftermarket product), Smart Grid Technology and launching their API to third party developers.
Pudar received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), and his Masters of Science in Management degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.
Mark Atwood is a long time participant in the open source community, and is a regular conference speaker. He is the Director of Open Source Engagement at Hewlett-Packard. His technology interests include software infrastructure and tooling, open source databases, and hackerspaces. He makes his home in the green city of Seattle, with an annual trip to his other home in Black Rock City.
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