Barton George is a senior technologist in the office of the CTO focusing on Dell’s efforts in the DevOps space as well as the open source community. Barton is the founder and lead of Project Sputnik, an Ubuntu-based laptop for developers, now in its fifth generation. Besides working with developers, customers, analysts, and press, he does a fair amount of blogging and tweeting. Prior to Dell, Barton spent 13 years at Sun Microsystems in a variety of roles from manufacturing to product and corporate marketing. His last three years there were spent as an open source evangelist, avid blogger, and driver of Sun’s GNU/Linux strategy and relationships. Barton began his professional career with a four-year stint in Tokyo with Sony working with ISVs for their UNIX-based “NEWS” workstation. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Barton headed east for higher education, attending Williams College and Harvard Business School. He happily resides with his three kids in Austin, TX.
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