July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Federico Lucifredi

Federico Lucifredi
Product Management Director, Ceph Storage, Red Hat


Federico Lucifredi is the maintainer of the man suite, the primary documentation-delivery tool under Linux. He is a graduate of Boston College and Harvard University, and is the Ubuntu server 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 maintenance business. Previously, Federico was a CIO and a network software architect at technology and embedded Linux startups. He 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 conferences, where he was a panelist representing the Jabber community. Federico is a recognized expert in computing performance issues, and consults pro-bono with Standard and Poor’s clients interested in free/open source software technical and strategic issues. He participated in the GPL v3 drafting process in the large-corporation panel.


11:30am–12:10pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Protect Portland 255
Federico Lucifredi (Red Hat)
This is a live demonstration of hacking into the processor embedded in an SD card, effectively turning the device into a covert Raspberry Pi-class computer under your complete control -- running Linux. There will be a discussion of similar attacks against ARM processors embedded in current HDD drive controllers. Read more.