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Christine is a Developer Advocate on the Open Source team at Facebook, with previous Developer Advocacy roles with Parse and Facebook Platform. Prior to Facebook, Christine headed up engineering at Mshift, a mobile banking software provider, delivering iOS apps and mobile browser-based products. Prior experiences include co-founding Clickmarks, a mobile and enterprise middleware provider.
Robert Aboukhalil is currently pursuing a PhD in computational biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where he uses data science every day to process and analyse large biological datasets.
Chris Aniszczyk is an engineer by trade with a passion for open source and building communities. Currently, Chris is serving as interim executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Previously, at Twitter, he created their open source program (@TwitterOSS) and led their open source efforts for many years. Chris has served for... Read More.
Stevan Arychuk is a recovering Ops engineer, having spent 15+ years carrying the pager and fighting fires for startups and large technology companies. Currently based in Portland, Oregon, Stevan now works at New Relic on Product and Solutions Marketing teams, with a focus on evangelizing Ops use cases and tools within New Relic’s products and... Read More.
Craig Austgen is a senior computer science major at Saint Joseph’s College, and is interested in web development and databases. He plays on the school’s baseball team.
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. Jono is a prominent author and speaker on community management and best practices. The author of... Read More.
Andrew Baker is a full stack developer based in Washington, DC. He is the instructor for O’Reilly’s Introduction to Docker video tutorial. Having spent most of his career doing web development with Python, Andrew now spends most of his time writing, presenting, and leading workshops about Docker. Andrew blogs at http://www.andrewtorkbaker.com.
Named one of the top 25 most influential people in government and technology, Fed 50’s Disruptor of the Year, and described by the US Chief Technology Officer as one of “the baddest of the badass innovators,” Ben Balter is the government evangelist at GitHub — the world’s largest software development network — where he leads... Read More.
Keila Banks is a 13-year-old web designer, programmer, videographer, and publisher of content making use of mostly open source software.
Patrick Barton is an energy scientist/policy analyst with over 20 years experience developing and applying mathematical models to electrical systems, strategic demand-side management, and psychometric analysis. He is currently lead instructor at the O’Reilly School of Technology and a full-course instructor for the Python certificate series.
Kenny Bastani is a technology evangelist and open source software advocate in Silicon Valley. As an enterprise software consultant he has applied a diverse set of skills needed for projects requiring a full stack web developer in agile mode. As a passionate advocate for the popular graph database Neo4j, Kenny has supported developers from globally... Read More.
Mollie Bates joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a Technology & Innovation Fellow in 2013. Previously, she was an assistant art director at National Geographic Traveler magazine, and a designer at National Geographic Magazine. Mollie leads AIGA DC’s DotGov Design meetup. She was a member of the AIGA DC... Read More.
Hadley Beeman is an architect for open data and open standards. She is an advisor on technology policy and is active in the U.K. Government and W3C. She is also the co-founder of @300_Seconds.
Brent Beer has used Git and GitHub for over five years through university classes, contributions to open source projects, and professionally as a web developer. He now enjoys his role teaching the world to use Git and GitHub to their full potential as a member of the GitHub Professional Services team.
With almost a decade of experience in software development and information security, Laura Bell specializes in bringing security survival skills, practices, and culture into organisations of every shape and size. An experienced conference speaker, trainer, and regular panel member, Laura has spoken at a range of events such as Kiwicon, Linux Conf AU, and Microsoft... Read More.
Peter is the founder and CTO of Ronin Labs. Training is broken – we’re fixing it through technology-enhanced training! Peter is an experienced entrepreneur, technologist, agile coach, and CTO specializing in EdTech projects. He wrote Introducing GitHub for O’Reilly, created the “Mastering GitHub” course for code school, and “Git and GitHub LiveLessons” for... Read More.
Donna Benjamin is the executive director of Creative Contingencies, an Australian micro business specialising in customised web services, research, and event management. She is a passionate advocate of free and open source software (FOSS) solutions for small business and education. Donna is a board member of the Drupal Association and chairs the Drupal project... Read More.
Greg Bentley is a software engineer in the Server Language Optimization Team in the Data Center Software Technology group at Intel. Greg has been working on various areas of system software for over 20 years. He began his career working on real-time operating systems and device drivers. He then lead development of a clean room... Read More.
Mike Biglan, an avid technologist, currently heads two Oregon-based startups: Analytic Spot (analyticspot.com), a SaaS service for collecting and visualizing educational analytics for mobile Apps, and Twenty Ideas (twentyideas.com), a software consulting, architecture, and development agency. Before that, Mike was the lead technologist of two highly-successful companies: Silicon Valley startup Happy Bits, maker of the... Read More.
Josh Bleecher Snyder is the director of software engineering at PayPal. He was a co-founder/CTO of Card.io, which was acquired by PayPal in 2012. Josh led card.io’s technology development. Before card.io, Josh founded Treeline Labs, an iOS software development company, and was a senior software engineer at AdMob where he was the first... Read More.
Amy Boyle is a senior software engineer at New Relic focusing on the core data platform. She works in distributed systems, stream processing, and lots of data.
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 and a featured innovator at Frost & Sullivan’s GIL 2013. As the former Senior... Read More.
Garth Braithwaite was previously the lead designer on Brackets. He was the front end development lead for Adobe PhoneGap.
Mary-Yoko Brannen is the Jarislowsky East Asia (Japan) Chair at the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, and professor of international business and research director at the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business. She holds a visiting professorship of strategy and management at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. She is also deputy editor of the... Read More.
VM (aka Vicky) Brasseur is a manager of technical people, projects, processes, products and p^Hbusinesses. In her nearly 20 years in the tech industry, Vicky has been an analyst, programmer, product manager, software engineering manager, technical business consultant, and director of software engineering. Currently she is enjoying helping to change banking for the better as... Read More.
Joe Brockmeier is a member of Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team, and is involved with Project Atomic, the Fedora Project’s Cloud Working Group, and is a member of the Apache Software Foundation. Joe has a long history of involvement with Linux and open source, and has also spent many years working... Read More.
Travis Brown is a Scala developer and open source advocate at Twitter.
Michelle Brush is a math geek turned computer geek. She has developed algorithms and data structures for search, compression, and data mining in embedded as well as enterprise systems. In her current role as a senior software architect for Cerner Corporation, she manages and mentors software engineers and architects on test-driven development, software architecture, code... Read More.
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... Read More.
Kevin Burke is an engineer at Shyp, where he writes reliable code and designs great experiences. Kevin once accidentally left Waiting for Godot during the intermission.
Tammy Butow is the customer support manager at DigitalOcean. She loves the cloud, hackathons, and making stuff. She built her first website when she was a teenager and has been involved in building the web ever since. Tammy has always loved the intersection of the online and offline world. In Australia she lead Girl Geek... Read More.
Paris Buttfield-Addison 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... Read More.
Eddie Canales has been a software engineer at Manta.com for 10 years. Recently he has focused on front-end web development using Node, Angular, and Bootstrap. Eddie is a web speed enthusiast, so his goal in life is to build, as his 5-year-old once said, “something as fast as a cheetah wearing a rocket pack and... Read More.
Christopher Cannon is a technologist, visionary, cloudophile, geek.
Bryan Cantrill is CTO at Joyent. Previously a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, Bryan has spent over a decade working on system software, from the guts of the kernel to client-code on the browser and much in between. Bryan led the team that designed and implemented DTrace, a facility for dynamic instrumentation of production... Read More.
Brian Capouch is a longtime open source user, programmer, and hacker. Brian teaches CS using 100% open source tools at Saint Joseph’s College in Indiana, is an amateur historian, lives on a tiny farm, and has ten historic houses which own him far more than he owns them.
Amber Case is the director of Esri’s R&D Center, Portland, where she works on open source developer tools and next generation location-based technology. Previously, she was the CEO of and co-founder of Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri in 2012. She is an advocate of privacy, data ownership, and calm technology. You... Read More.
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. Francesco moved on to Ericsson’s Erlang training and consulting arm, working on the first release of the OTP middleware, which... Read More.
David Cheney has been involved with the Go project for over five years. He is a regular contributor to the language, focusing on Go on ARM processors. He has previously ported Go to freebsd/arm, solaris/amd64, and is working on a port to linux/arm64. David writes frequently about Go on his blog, http://dave.cheney.net/. David has... Read More.
Chip Childers is the Technology Chief of Staff for the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Previously, he was Vice President of Product Strategy at CumuLogic. Prior to CumuLogic, Chip spent over 15 years in engineering leadership positions within the service provider industry. He has served on the board of directors for the DMTF. He is also... Read More.
Ben Collins-Sussman is the engineering site lead for Google’s Chicago office. A founding developer of the Subversion version control system, Ben co-authored O’Reilly’s Version Control with Subversion book as well as Team Geek. Since joining Google in 2005, he ported Subversion to Google’s BigTable platform, led engineering teams for both Google Code and Google Affiliate... 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... Read More.
Danese Cooper has a long history of successfully combining work in social justice and digital inclusion with leading open source advocacy at some of the largest global technology companies. She joined PayPal as a distinguished member, technical staff-open source as of February 2014. She also runs DaneseWorks, an open source consultancy whose clients have included... Read More.
Scott Cranfill is a front-end web developer at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He joined the bureau in 2013 as a Technology & Innovation Fellow. While there, he has been an advocate for open source software—both the use and the release of software developed by the bureau’s in-house development team. He currently leads the... Read More.
Alistair Croll has been an entrepreneur, author, and public speaker for nearly 20 years. He’s worked on a variety of topics, from web performance, to big data, to cloud computing, to startups, in that time. In 2001, he co-founded web performance startup Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011), and since that time has also... Read More.
Liza Daly is the CTO at Safari, where professionals go to learn the technology, business, and leadership skills they need to have a remarkable career. Liza came to Safari via an acquisition of her digital publishing companies, and was given a mandate to build a modern engineering team to transform the business. She has... Read More.
Joe Darcy is a long-time developer in the JDK engineering group who as “Java Floating-Point Czar” has looked after Java numerics, amongst other responsibilities. Joe was involved with the design of Java’s strictfp floating-point semantics, added numerous floating-point math library methods to the platform, helped expand BigDecimal support, and added hexadecimal floating-point literals to... Read More.
Max De Marzi is a graph database enthusiast. He built the Neography Ruby Gem, a rest API wrapper to the Neo4j Graph Database. He is addicted to graphs, loves a challenge, and finding pragmatic solutions. Max blogs and makes example projects with graph databases.
Laurent Denel is the CEO of OpenIO. He has been involved in running massive email platforms, with thousands of servers, for major telcos since 2002. During those years, confronted with the exponential growth of storage, he designed what would become OpenIO’s object storage core technology. This technology has been operational at petabyte-scale since 2009... Read More.
Dr Josh Deprez works as a site reliability engineer at Google in Australia. While finishing his PhD in abstract mathematics, he worked in corporate IT Microsoft-land, did subcontracting on iPhone and iPad apps, and had an internship with Google’s information security team. He’s a bit crazy, especially when made to write about himself in the... Read More.
Duncan DeVore specializes in the design and implementation of distributed systems using the tenets of the Reactive Manifesto with Scala, Akka, and the Typesafe stack. Duncan believes in responsible design through functional programming with an abundance of test coverage. He loves to code, present, and help others work through the challenges of distributed computing. Duncan’s... Read More.
Always on the move, Dr. Angel Diaz is IBM’s VP of cloud technology and architecture. Angel and his team are responsible for the technology, architecture, and strategy behind IBM’s hybrid, open, and secure cloud – empowering our clients with a new way to work. When he’s not working to bring greater value to clients through... Read More.
Chris DiBona is the director of open source for Google. His team oversees license compliance and supports the open source developer community through programs such as the Google Summer of Code and through the release of open source software projects and patches. Additionally, he looks after Google Making Science, an emerging scientific outreach... Read More.
In 2013, Mikey Dickerson joined what became known as the “ad hoc” team, tasked with rescuing HealthCare.gov after its disastrous launch on October 1. In August 2014, President Obama established the United States Digital Service and tapped Mikey to serve as the Administrator to see if the strategy that succeeded at pulling Healthcare.gov out of... Read More.
Caskey Dickson is a site reliability engineer/software engineer at Google, where he works on infrastructure systems writing and maintaining services that operate at Google scale. Caskey has worked in online service development and system administration since 1995. Before he arrived at Google in 2010, he was a senior developer at Symantec, wrote software for various... Read More.
Connor Doyle is a software engineer focused on building tools for developers based on Apache Mesos. At Mesosphere, Connor has contributed significant portions of Marathon, the open source container orchestration tool. When he’s not joyfully hacking on open source projects, Connor enjoys biking, playing ultimate frisbee, and taste-testing microbrews.
Yujie Du (Ben) is a long-time open source community activist and evangelist in China. He currently works in the Huawei Open Source Software Competence Center, where he is an expert in Huawei’s Open Source Core Team (OSCT). Before he joined Huawei, Ben was a founding board member of the OpenStack Foundation. He continuously evangelizes... Read More.
George Dyson is a historian of technology whose subjects have included the development (and redevelopment) of the Aleut kayak (Baidarka, 1986), the evolution of artificial intelligence (Darwin Among the Machines, 1997), and a path not taken into space (Project Orion, 2002). His recent Turing’s Cathedral (2012) illuminates the transition from numbers that mean things to... Read More.
Bruce Eckel is the author of Thinking in Java and Thinking in C++, and a number of other books on computer programming. 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... Read More.
Jonathan Ellis is CTO and co-founder at DataStax. Prior to DataStax, Jonathan worked extensively with Apache Cassandra while employed at Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Jonathan built a multi-petabyte, scalable storage system based on Reed-Solomon encoding for backup provider Mozy. In addition to his work with DataStax, Jonathan is project chair of Apache Cassandra.
After graduating with a M.Sc degree in computer science in 1998 at the Royal Institute of Technology, Henrik Engström worked as a consultant up to his Typesafe employment in 2011. Henrik has not only vast experience in various types of programming, but also great domain knowledge within the finance, retail, and e-gaming industries. Apart from... Read More.
John Feminella is an avid technologist, occasional public speaker, and frequent instigator of assorted shenanigans. He recently co-founded UpHex, a startup providing analytics management for digital agencies and their clients. John is also a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia, mentors budding entrepreneurs, and has earned a lot of meaningless... Read More.
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,... Read More.
Mark Ferree is a developer who quickly grew to rely on open source software and tools. He works as the director of engineering at Chapter Three, where he uses Drupal to build large content managed websites.
Brian Fitzpatrick is founder and CTO of Tock. Brian started Google’s Chicago engineering office in 2005 and led several of Google’s Chicago engineering efforts, including the Data Liberation Front and Transparency Engineering. He also served as internal advisor for Google’s open data efforts, having previously led the Google Code and Google Affiliate Network teams.... Read More.
Dawn Foster is a PhD student at the University of Greenwich in London, after spending the past 20 years working at companies like Puppet Labs, Intel, Jive Software, and more. She has experience in business and technology with expertise in community building, open source software, metrics, and more. She is passionate about bringing people together... Read More.
Martin Fowler is an author, speaker, consultant, and self-described general loudmouth on software development. He concentrates on designing enterprise software – looking at what makes a good design and which practices are needed to come up with good design. Fowler has been a pioneer of various topics around object-oriented technology and agile methods, and written... Read More.
Patrick Fox is a technology director at Razorfish, specializing in front-end technology and modern web accessibility.
Steve Francia is a Gopher at Google as well as an author, speaker, and developer. Steve is the creator of Hugo, Cobra, spf13-vim. Previously, he was an exec at Docker and MongoDB. Steve serves on the board of Drupal.
Jessie Frazelle works on the Core Team at Docker. That entails fixing bugs, reviewing code, and deciding which features should be added. After graduating from college as a math major, Jessie decided to go into computer science. Most recently Jessie enjoys hacking everything possible into containers. She is a devout Linux user and always awaits... Read More.
Bjorn Freeman-Benson is the SVP of engineering and chief architect for New Relic. His passion is building great engineering organizations through the application of software psychology, or, to put it another way, listening to the code and the people and the systems telling us where they are hurting, and then finding excellent solutions to... Read More.
Patrick Galbraith is a principal engineer at HP as a member of the Advanced Technology Group. He is the author or two recent books: Developing Web Applications with Apache, MySQL, memcached, and Perl (Wiley), and Expert PHP and MySQL (Wiley). In his “spare time”, he also maintains DBD::mysql, Ansible Modules for HP Switches,... Read More.
See. Think. Make. Robert Gallup has spent his career doing these at the intersection of people, design, and technology. From leading the team that shipped Fury3, Microsoft’s first PC game for Windows 95 to physical prototyping for wearable smart products, he has tackled an eclectic mix of early stage projects from computer games, to automobile... Read More.
Bdale Garbee drives open source strategy and advocacy within the company from the CTO Office in HP Labs. He also serves as a pan-HP resource for open source matters across HP business groups. Widely respected in the open source community, Garbee’s career with HP spans almost three decades. Most recently, he was HP chief... Read More.
Matthew Garrett is a security developer at CoreOS, specializing in the areas where software starts knowing a little more about hardware than you’d like. He implemented much of Linux’s support for UEFI Secure Boot, does things with TPMs and has found more bugs in system firmware than he’s entirely comfortable with.
Spencer Gibb is a software engineer for Pivotal, Inc. His interests include distributed systems, jvm languages, web services frameworks, message-driven architectures, and making software development simpler. He loves to create software to solve a pain point, such as creating a tool to automate workstation setup in his free time. At Pivotal, Spencer works on Spring... Read More.
As General Manager of IBM Design, Phil Gilbert sets the strategy for and leads the transformation of product design at IBM. IBM Design is focused on three things: recruiting & retaining top designers, scaling the consistent practice of great design across IBM, and simplifying access to IBM’s broad portfolio of capabilities.... Read More.
Jay Goel is a software engineer at Rent the Runway, where he develops software to efficiently manage inventory, shipping, and logistics for dress rentals. Previously, he was the lead engineer at Eponym, a Brooklyn-based eyewear company, where he used Python to implement everything from inventory management, shipping, accounting, to Twitter-boostrap based dashboards. Previously Jay has... Read More.
Arnold Goldberg has over 25 years of experience in the software industry and is currently VP of merchant product and technology at PayPal. In his time at PayPal, he has had responsibility for consumer, developer, and merchant engineering for PayPal’s global products. Arnold has focused heavily on shifting the technology organization’s culture to focus on... Read More.
Martin Gontovnikas has been a tech nerd since he was 12 years old. Now, he’s a web developer, trainer, speaker, and writer. He currently works as a Developer Advocate at Auth0. Martin is a big advocate and contributor for Open Source sofware. He has built Restangular, angularytics, factory_pal, angular-jwt, and many more! He (not so)... Read More.
Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona is co-founder of Bitergia, the software development analytics company that specializes in the analysis of free / open source software projects. He also teaches and researches at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain), in the context of the GSyC/LibreSoft research group. His interests include the study of communities of software development,... Read More.
John Goulah works in New York City, and has over a decade of experience scaling infrastructure for media- and e-commerce-based platforms. He strives for non-mundane tasks and has automated himself out of his last few endeavors, which has landed him in his current role as a senior engineering manager at Etsy, the leading marketplace for... Read More.
Michael Graf is part of the UI5 development team and an expert in creating custom controls and applications with UI5. He works for SAP and has a lot of experience in consulting as well as development activities. He loves engaging with the OpenUI5 community, and lives in Stuttgart, Germany.
Molly Graham is the chief operating officer at Quip, where she oversees everything that is not software. Prior to that she spent four and a half years at Facebook, where she worked in HR/recruiting and mobile. In HR, she helped articulate Facebook’s hacker brand, build the performance management and compensation systems, launch the early employee... Read More.
David Greenberg loves learning. He currently works at Two Sigma, where he leads several efforts to build reliable, distributed, cluster computing environments. He also enjoys writing Clojure.
Katherine Greenough is marketing director for EMC CODE.
Joe Gregorio is a software engineer working on the Skia graphics library at Google. He is the editor of the Atom Publishing Protocol, co-author of the URI Templates spec, and has a deep interest in web technologies, writing “The RESTFul Web” column for the online O’Reilly publication XML.com, writing the first desktop aggregator... Read More.
Nick Gudman is a firmware engineer at HP who specializes in wireless networking and network throughput testing. As a native Portlander, he grew up tearing apart and building computers at FreeGeek, refurbishing arcade cabinets, and playing with Linux. His other interests include Python, electronics, sound synthesis, hackathons, and banjo. Nick earned a B.S. in embedded... Read More.
Jon Haddad has 15 years experience in both development and operations. For the last ten he’s worked at various startups in southern California. For the last two years he’s been the maintainer of cqlengine, the Python object mapper for Cassandra, now integrated into the native Cassandra driver. He’s now a Technical Evangelist at DataStax, continuing... Read More.
Harold Hannon has worked in the field of software development as both an architect and developer for more than 15 years, with a focus on workflow, integration, and distributed systems. He is currently a senior software architect at SoftLayer on the product innovation team. Harold has a passion for leveraging open source solutions to bring... Read More.
Rohit Harchandani is a software engineer at Paypal working on a new web browser and communication framework. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, he worked at Bloomberg (New York) on creating their fixed income search infrastructure using several open source technologies, before moving to the west coast. He enjoys working on challenging problems using innovative... Read More.
Randi Harper is a FLOSS Weekly co-host, FreeBSD src committer, avid gamer, and an anti-harassment and digital rights activist
Matt Harrison runs Python training/consultancy shop MetaSnake. He is a Python user, presenter, author, and user group organizer. He helps run the Utah Python user group. Matt authored Treading on Python Vol 1 and 2. His work experience covers search, business intelligence, and data science.
Andrew Hartnett started off his career as an electrical engineer in the defense industry but quickly moved to software development. He has worked with large corporations and small start-ups as a software developer, manager, and owner. Before joining Rackspace he was part owner of a software company that he started, built, and eventually sold. His... Read More.
Andrew Hately is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO of IBM Cloud Performance. Andrew leads a technical team developing and deploying both public and private clouds based on IBM’s Open Cloud Architecture. Currently, Andrew is building IBM solutions with Docker, OpenStack, and CloudFoundry. Andrew has worked for IBM in the... Read More.
Michael Hausenblas is a datacenter application architect with Mesosphere. He helps DevOps to build and operate scalable and elastic distributed applications. His background is in large-scale data integration, Hadoop, and NoSQL. Michael is also contributing to open source software at Apache (Myriad, Drill).
An internationally known community manager, speaker and author, Leslie Hawthorn has spent the past decade creating, cultivating, and enabling open source communities. She created the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university students in open source software development, launched Google’s #2 Developer Blog, and received an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2010. She’s... Read More.
Constanza Heath is a Security Researcher in Intel’s Open Source Technology Center organization, which includes design of core security features, review, and implementation of software solutions and communication services. She currently focuses on IoT security and enablement while making time to shepherd a Security Working Group inside Intel. She has architected several middleware software interfaces... Read More.
Kate Heddleston is a software engineer from San Francisco, and loves building web applications and programming in Python. She studied computer science for a master’s degree, and communication and human-computer interaction for her undergraduate degree. Kate enjoys using open source tools to build web applications, and especially likes building portions of the product that interface... Read More.
Sam Helman currently works as a software engineer at Flatiron Health. Before that, he worked at MongoDB, where he was part of the team that used Go to build a continuous integration system from scratch. When he’s not programming he spends his time reading, cooking, and exploring New York City.
Kelsey Hightower has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech, and enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. Kelsey is a strong open source advocate focused on building simple tools that make people smile. When he is not slinging Go code, you can catch him giving technical workshops covering... Read More.
For nearly a decade, Peter Hoddie has played a central role in defining, building and promoting Apple’s trailblazing QuickTime technology. While at Apple, Mr. Hoddie was awarded the designation of Distinguished Engineer for his work on QuickTime. In 2000, he founded Generic Media to radically simplify both the publishing and viewing of digital media by... Read More.
Matthew Hodgson is technical co-founder of Matrix.org: an early-stage not-for-profit open source project focused on solving the problem of fragmentation in current chat, VoIP, and IoT technologies. By defining a new lightweight pragmatic open standard for federation/interoperability, and releasing open source reference implementations, Matrix hopes to create a new ecosystem that makes open real-time-communication as... Read More.
Bradley Holt is a developer advocate with IBM Cloudant, a globally distributed data layer for web and mobile applications. He is the author of several publications including Building a Hypermedia API in CouchDB (php[architect]), PHP 5.4 Cheat Sheet (DZone Refcardz), Scaling CouchDB (O’Reilly Media), and Writing and Querying MapReduce Views in CouchDB... Read More.
John Hugg has spent his entire career working with databases and information management. In 2008, he was lured away from a Ph.D. program by Mike Stonebraker to work on what became VoltDB. As the first engineer on the product, John liaised with a team of academics at MIT, Yale, and Brown who were building... Read More.
Jez Humble is a vice president at Chef, a lecturer at UC Berkeley, and co-author of the Jolt Award-winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s “Signature” series (Addison Wesley, 2010), and Lean Enterprise, in Eric Ries’s “Lean” series. He has worked as a software developer, product manager, consultant, and trainer across a wide variety of... Read More.
Kirsten Hunter is an unapologetic hacker and passionate advocate for the development community. Her technical interests range from graph databases to cloud services, and her experience supporting and evangelizing REST APIs has given her a unique perspective on developer success. In her copious free time she’s a gamer, fantasy reader, and all around rabble-rouser.... Read More.
Grant Ingersoll is the CTO and co-founder of Lucidworks as well as an active member of the Lucene community. He is a Lucene and Solr committer, co-founder of the Apache Mahout machine learning project, and a longstanding member of the Apache Software Foundation. Grant’s prior experience includes work at the Center for Natural Language... Read More.
Henrik Ingo is a pre-sales solution architect at MongoDB. In addition to MongoDB, he has held similar roles at MySQL, Sun Microsystems, and MariaDB. He is active in many open source projects, and is the author of Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source, a book on open source community ethics and business models.... Read More.
At PayPal, Manish Jain leads efforts to redesign engineering practices with the objective of scaling engineer productivity. He aims to remove impediments and non-productive engineering tasks by developing the innovative tools and implementing standards. Manish believes that the important aspect of the transformation is changing engineering behavior that will create a sustainable culture of delivering... Read More.
Ryan Jarvinen is an open source evangelist working with RedHat’s OpenShift team. He lives in Oakland, California and is passionate about open source, open standards, open gov, and digital rights. Reach him as ryanj on twitter, github, and IRC.
Adam Johnson is VP business (Alliances, Marketing, Sales) and a founding member of Midokura. He has built and manages the Global Technical Services organization, and started the US office for Midokura. Prior to joining Midokura, Adam was founder and COO of Genkii, doing strategic consulting and development for social media and virtual worlds, with... Read More.
Jon Kalb has been programming in C++ for over 20 years. He is currently doing this for Amazon’s A9.com. He has written C++ for Amazon, Apple, Dow Chemical, Intuit, Lotus, Microsoft, Netscape, Sun, Yahoo!, and a number of companies you’ve never heard of. Jon has taught C++ at the graduate school at Golden Gate University... Read More.
GitHub has changed the way open source is built, and Brandon Keepers is changing the way GitHub builds open source. An engineer by trade, he believes open source is a fundamental to building great products, and great products sustain healthy open source projects. He shares his endeavors on twitter as @bkeepers and on his blog... Read More.
Chris Kelly is a long-time developer, open source advocate, and Conway’s Law evangelist. He believes that flourishing is the key to happiness, servers are an anachronism, and the person that will create SkyNet has already been born. At GitHub he focuses on open source and outreach programs. His things live in San Francisco where he... Read More.
David is an entrepreneurial technology and finance executive with extensive experience developing and advising early stage companies. As founding CFO at babylon, a groundbreaking integrated healthcare service available on a smartphone, David led the Company’s commercial development and international growth. As Founder and Chief Executive of Greatvine.com, an award-winning expert advice marketplace, David led... Read More.
William Kennedy is a managing partner at Ardan Studio in Miami, Florida, a mobile, web, and systems development company. He is also a co-author of the book Go in Action, the author of the blog GoingGo.Net, and the organizer for the Go meetup and MongoDB meetup in Miami. Bill is focused on Go education through... Read More.
Avni Khatri is the Program Manager for the Knowledge and Learning Technologies Group in the Laboratory of Computer Science at Massachusetts General Hospital. She helps build medical informatics applications using open source software and hardware. Her interests include studying different learning methodologies and researching and implementing different technologies and modalities to deliver learning content.
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As senior vice president and chief technology officer of Global e-Commerce at Walmart, Jeremy King leads product, engineering, and the Web Ops teams charged with developing Walmart’s online business on a global scale, as the company moves to the next generation of e-commerce. Jeremy received a B.S. in information technology from San Jose State University.... Read More.
Georgi Knox is an Aussie software engineer now living and working in New York City. She writes lots of code in all the languages and enjoys dressing her cats up in costumes. Georgi’s current nerd crush is on building scalable distributed systems and writing Go. She is an alumna of Hacker School in New York,... Read More.
For more than a dozen years, Jen Kramer has been educating clients, colleagues, friends and graduate students about the meaning of a “quality website.” Jen develops sites that are functional, usable, accessible, and supportive of business and marketing goals. Since 2000, she has built websites in a freelance capacity and as part of an agency.... Read More.
Una Kravets is a front-end developer with a degree in graphic design and computer science from American University in Washington, DC. She works at IBM Design on the Watson Visioneering and Core teams in Austin, Texas. While living in DC, Una co-founded the DC Sass Meetup (Sass as in the CSS pre-processor), and... Read More.
Francesca Krihely is the CMO at Bowery, where she leads the startup’s marketing, community, and support efforts. Prior to Bowery, Francesca spent three years at MongoDB, where she ran the company’s open source community programs. She holds a BA in sociology and history from Oberlin College.
Raffi Krikorian is engineering lead at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He spends most of his time thinking about off-the-wall ways to change computing, transportation, and the world. Until August 2014, Raffi was Twitter’s VP of engineering in charge of the platform – the core infrastructure of Twitter. During his tenure, platform engineering... Read More.
Bridget Kromhout is an operations engineer at DramaFever, the largest streaming video site for international content. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if ‘cloud’ can be considered tangible). She co-hosts the Arrested DevOps podcast, helps wrangle speakers for the Twin Cities DevOps and AWS meetups, and... Read More.
Bradley M. Kuhn is the president and distinguished technologist at Software Freedom Conservancy, on the board of directors of the Free Software Foundation, and editor-in-chief of copyleft.org. Kuhn began his work in the software freedom movement as a volunteer in 1992, when he became an early adopter of the
Jonathan LeBlanc is an Emmy award-winning software engineer, author of the O’Reilly book Programming Social Applications, and the head of global developer advocacy for Braintree and PayPal. Specializing in identity, authorization, and security, hardware-to-web interconnectivity, and data mining techniques, as well as open source initiatives around social engagement, Jonathan works on the development of emerging... Read More.
Kyeongwoon Lee works at Samsung Electronics. He has worked in web technologies on embedded devices for over 15 years. One of his main interests is providing convergence experiences among devices, including IoT, by using recent web technologies. Kyeongwoon is also involved in the development of a next-generation browser on various platforms.
Robert (a/k/a r0ml) Lefkowitz is a frequent speaker on the intersection of software and literacy. He has previously been a CTO at a math education startup, and held senior technology positions in the telecommunications and financial industries. He is a Distinguished Engineer of the ACM.
Rasmus Lerdorf is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995, and for contributing to a number of other open source projects over the years. Rasmus was an infrastructure architect at Yahoo! for seven years, and currently works at Etsy. He was born in Greenland, grew up in Denmark and... Read More.
Jacky Li joined Huawei in 2004, he has been engaged in telecommunications protocols, network service systems, network data analysis, and visualization research and development work. In recent years, he has been dedicated to seeking opportunities for innovation in network data analysis using open source big data processes and analytic technology, like Apache Hadoop, Spark, and... Read More.
Gina Likins is part of Red Hat’s University Outreach team, which exists to help universities incorporate open source into their curriculum. Currently, she is driving a project that she hopes will make it easier for instructors to find open source projects to work with. Frenetic crafter. Sometime backup singer.
Van Lindberg has worked professionally as an engineer, as a lawyer, and as an executive. He currently has a dual legal/technical role at Rackspace, and has worked out of both the legal department and the office of the CTO. In April 2012, the American Bar Association Journal named Van as one of “America’s Top... Read More.
Josh Lockhart created the Slim Framework, a popular PHP micro framework that enables rapid web application and API development. Josh also started and currently curates PHP the Right Way, a popular initiative in the PHP community that encourages good practices and disseminates quality information for PHP developers around... Read More.
Thomas Lockney has nearly 20 years experience developing software, most recently as an engineering lead at Nike in the Consumer Digital Technology organization, where he’s helping to build the next generation of highly scalable, cloud-based web services and data pipelines. He’s been heavily involved in the Scala and Akka communities and organizes both
C. Todd Lombardo’s background is grounded in science, engineering, and design. He currently works as an innovation architect at Constant Contact’s InnoLoft. He works with startup as well as internal teams to push the boundaries of the organization with design and innovation. C. Todd is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Madrid’s prestigious... Read More.
Michael Lopp is a Silicon Valley-based engineering leader who builds both people and software at companies such as Borland, Netscape, Palantir, and Apple. While he’s not worrying about staying relevant, he writes about pens, bridges, people, poker, and werewolves at the popular weblog “Rands in Repose.” He currently works as the head of engineering at... Read More.
Mike Loukides is vice president of content strategy for O’Reilly Media. He’s edited many highly regarded books on technical subjects that don’t involve Windows programming. He’s particularly interested in programming languages, Unix and what passes for Unix these days, and system and network administration. Mike is the author of System Performance Tuning, and a coauthor... Read More.
Susie Lu is senior data visualization developer at Silicon Valley Data Science. Excited about data visualization and design, Susie is experienced as a front-end developer and has spent recent years researching data visualization. She draws from her degrees in art and engineering to bring a well-rounded perspective to data science.
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... Read More.
Caleb Madrigal mostly enjoys JavsScript, Python, and iOS programming these days (he’s also interested in Clojure and F#). Caleb is a huge proponent of functional programming. He also started dabbling in art and poetry recently.
Sujay Maheshwari is a developer evangelist with the HP Helion team. In the past, he has built his own companies in mobile ad-tech and content marketing space. Before that Sujay worked at Morgan Stanley. He likes to discuss new ideas, code at times, and leverage technology to make life simpler.
Will Maier is the VP engineering at Simple. Before joining Simple to help people worry less about banking, Will ran part of the global computing grid that powered the search for the Higgs boson. Outside work, Will has committed code for the OpenBSD project, developed a bunch of little Python and Go tools, and consumed... Read More.
Daisuke Maki has been working as a software engineer since around 2000, hacking mainly in Perl, C, and recently in Go. He also has been contributing to the Perl community by running the Japan Perl Association, which runs YAPC::Asia Tokyo. Daisuke was the recipient of the White Camel Award in 2011 for his work... Read More.
Dan Makoski creates breakthrough products by combining his experience in interaction design, executive leadership, and enabling meaningful collaboration between companies and the people who inspire them to innovate. As VP of design at Capital One, Dan is initially focusing on breakthrough experiences in mobile commerce and payments. Previously, Dan worked for Dr. Regina Dugan (former... Read More.
Sastry Malladi is chief architect at StubHub, responsible for the overall technology architecture, strategy, and direction. Sastry works with and leads a team of architects, and closely collaborates with product management, engineering, and business leads. Sastry also spearheaded and oversees big data platform development and the overall data strategy transformation to big data and data-driven... Read More.
Jon Manning is the co-founder of Secret Lab, an independent game development studio based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He’s worked on apps of all sorts, ranging from iPad games for children to instant messaging clients. He’s a mobile development guru, and frequently finds himself gesticulating wildly in front of classes full of eager-to-learn developers. He’s... Read More.
Joe Marrama is a software engineer at Box who works on everything related to our PHP runtime. He is an active contributor to HHVM and Augmented Types, and likes all things related to automation. In his spare time Joe likes to climb, write Haskell, and surf.
Tom Marrs is passionate about showing how web APIs add business value. As a lead architect at LivingSocial, he leverages the enabling architectures and technologies that fuel the growing API economy – REST and JSON. Tom has led enterprise-class web API, mobile, and SOA projects. An avid agilist, Tom has... Read More.
Alex Martelli wrote Python in a Nutshell and co-edited the first two editions of the Python Cookbook. He’s a PSF fellow, 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... Read More.
Graeme Mathieson builds cool stuff with Ruby for various people. His particular interest is in deeply learning the business domain, in order to help build better products.
Jason Maxham’s eclectic background eventually led him to think and write about troubleshooting in a general way. He’s an aviator, audiophile, programmer, ham radio operator, motorcyclist, choral singer, world traveler (33 countries and counting), and entrepreneur who’s been involved in multiple startups—most successfully as co-founder and CTO of Discovery Mining. He is the author... Read More.
Michael May is an engineer at Fastly, where he spends way too much time thinking about caching. He co-founded CDN Sumo, hates over-abstraction, and isn’t afraid to go back to basics. Hailing from deep in the heart of Texas, he enjoys BBQ, cowboy boots, and things that go fast.
James McCaffrey is a data scientist and engineer in the Advanced Development group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington. James holds a doctorate from the University of Southern California, an MS in computer science from Hawaii Pacific University, a BA in mathematics from California State University at Fullerton, and a BA in psychology from the... Read More.
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 these activities provide him avenues for sharing success stories about leveraging Git and GitHub. Matthew is a contributing author to the Gradle and Jenkins O’Reilly... Read More.
Patrick McFadin is regarded as a foremost expert on Apache Cassandra and data modeling. As chief evangelist for Apache Cassandra and consultant working for DataStax, he has been involved in some of the biggest deployments in the world.
Mike McGarr is the engineering manager for the Netflix Build Tools team. He has been developing Java/JVM-based applications for most of his career and is known to dabble in other languages as well. He is passionate about building quality software through automation. Mike can frequently be found talking about Agile, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, or... Read More.
Jason McGee, IBM Fellow, is VP and CTO, Cloud Foundation Services. Jason is currently responsible for the technical strategy and architecture across all of IBM Cloud, with specific focus on core foundational cloud services including containers, micro-services, continuous delivery, and operational visibility services. Previously Jason has served as chief architect of PureApplication... Read More.
After starting his career in finance, Dan McKinley freaked out and moved to Brooklyn. He stumbled into a fledgling Etsy.com in 2007, and spent his first years there trying to stop overwhelming traffic from reducing the site to its constituent elements. In the time that followed he worked on activity feeds, search, recommendations, experimentation, and... Read More.
Eric McNulty is the director of research for Harvard’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He is a contributing editor for Strategy+Business Magazine, Business Review (China), and Center for Higher Ambition Leadership. He is a former contributing editor for Harvard Business Publishing.
Carin Meier 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 strong background in Ruby and Clojure. Her passions led her to the intersection of the physical and digital world, combining hardware and software, where she has... Read More.
Fred Melo is a director of technical marketing at Pivotal. Fred has been developing software for 15+ years, and his job is to help customers worldwide on their journey to platform-as-a-service and an agile world.
H. Wade Minter is the CTO at AdWerx, which is bringing big-company online marketing to very small businesses. He is also the ring announcer for a professional wrestling federation. The two may be related.
Karla Monterroso is committed to closing the opportunity gap for Blacks and Latinos in the United States. She believes CODE2040 sits at the intersection of a skills- and network-building opportunity for Black and Latino talent, and is a systems change opportunity for a critical segment of the country’s economy.
Karla has focused much of her... Read More.
Garrett Moon has been fixing, designing, and developing software for over 15 years. After an inauspicious run-in with a cease-and-desist at the age of 14 (he still contends Block Drop was not a clone of Tetris®), he moved away from (Palm OS) mobile software and plunged head-first into web development. With the advent of the... Read More.
With more than 10 years of technical team leadership experience, Bruno Morel has helped build an Agile culture for multiple organizations as a director and CTO, including Canoe, Inpix, inVantage Technologies, iWeb Technologies, and Les Technologies Seedbox. As the software development director of Internap’s Hosting business unit, Bruno led his team in building Internap’s... Read More.
Aurelia Moser is a developer and curious cartographer building communities around code at CartoDB. Her background blends science and scripting and includes a cocktail of conservation chemistry, eco-enthusiasm, education, and egalitarian tech activism. Previously of Ushahidi and Internews Kenya, Aurelia has been working in the open tech and non-profit journalism space for a few years,... Read More.
Manfred Moser has an engineering background. He is a professional trainer for Apache Maven and Sonatype Nexus, author of books such as The Hudson Book, Repository Management with Nexus, and the Sonatype CLM documentation. As community advocate at Sonatype, he helps developers with their component usage on a daily basis. He is the project... Read More.
Rainya Mosher is a technical release manager at Cisco Systems in their Cloud Platform group. Prior to joining Cisco, she was the software development manager for build release and deploy systems at Rackspace for their public cloud infrastructure. Her pre-cloud era includes over 15 years architecting and creating applications with an eye for usability and... Read More.
Scott Murray is a code artist who writes software to create data visualizations and other interactive phenomena. His work incorporates elements of interaction design, systems design, and generative art. Scott is an assistant professor of design at the University of San Francisco, where he teaches data visualization and interaction design. He is a contributor to... Read More.
Maria Naggaga is a technical evangelist with Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft, Maria got her CS degree from Dalhousie University in Canada. While at school Maria did co-ops at Blackberry and Telus. Maria’s major interest is in finding interesting ways on how we can use software and hardware to change perception, tell stories, and break... Read More.
Paco Nathan is a speaker/instructor/author (Just Enough Math, Intro to Apache Spark, and Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading). Paco’s expertise/interests: machine learning, cluster computing, cloud, functional programming, Spark, Mesos, Cassandra, Kafka, streaming analytics, approximation algorithms, advanced math applications, ag+data, open data, Scala, Python, Clojure, R, NLP.
Christopher Neugebauer is an Australian programmer who lives in the Tasmanian city of Hobart. He currently works as an Android developer, which means his day job involves more Java than he would like. Christopher is strongly interested in developing the Australian and International Python and Open Source communities: he a past convenor of PyCon Australia,... Read More.
Deb Nicholson works at the intersection of technology and social justice. She has over 15 years of non-profit management experience. She 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... Read More.
Niklas Nielsen is an engineer at Mesosphere working at Apache Mesos. Prior to Mesosphere, he worked at Adobe on the Flash VM and Google V8, as well as on a secret next-generation VM. He did his master’s at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, working on debugging tools for future exascale systems.
Will Norris is a software engineer in Google’s Open Source Programs Office. He focuses on projects relating to license compliance and supporting the release of open source projects throughout Google. He can be found online at willnorris.com.
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... Read More.
Tim Nugent pretends to be a mobile app developer, game designer, PhD student and now he even pretends to be an author (he co-wrote the latest update to “Learning Cocoa with Objective-C”, as well as “Swift Development with Cocoa”, and is working on “The Kerbal Book” for O’Reilly). When he isn’t busy avoiding being found... Read More.
Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. His original business plan was simply “interesting work for interesting people,” and that’s worked out pretty well. O’Reilly Media delivers online learning, publishes books, runs conferences, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading... Read More.
William Markito Oliveira is a solution architect of enterprise applications with focus on system integration and highly distributed systems. He has large Java platform experience, solid skills in development and architecture of SOA, Big Data, EAI, and web services-based applications. William currently works at Pivotal and was formerly at Oracle, BEA, and... Read More.
Josh Owens is the proprietor of Crater.io, host of Meteor Podcast, and an open source czar that helped create over 10 Meteor packages and 40 apps in 12 months. He is also the author of Testing with Meteor and part of the Velocity core team, helping to make testing more practical with Meteor. When he... Read More.
Rajeev Pandey joined Hewlett-Packard in 1995. He worked in a wide variety of R&D and IT positions within HP Labs, HP-IT, and HP R&D prior to joining HP Cloud. Rajeev has spent the last few years using agile methods to architect, develop, and deploy digital imaging and printing-related web services. He holds BS degrees in... Read More.
ChunEon Park is a senior software engineer at Samsung Electronics, where he has worked on the Tizen Platform since 2009. He specializes in EFL, the core Tizen UI framework, and has contributed to the improvement of the Tizen UX, UI, and graphics system. ChunEon is the author of Enventor, an elegant UI creation tool... Read More.
Dr. Soohong Daniel Park is a principal engineer in open source group of Samsung and currently vice chair of IoTivity open source project. He is also a member of advisory board in W3C.
Nova Patch is a software engineer on the International Search team at Shutterstock, specializing in internationalization, localization, and multilingual information retrieval; and focusing on developing a search and discovery experience that supports the world’s languages, writing systems, and cultures. They are an open source developer, contributor to the Unicode CLDR, and member... Read More.
James manages the open source program at Facebook. He’s a developer and writer with a special passion for the web, mobile platforms of all sorts, and helping developers explore their potential.
James’ mobile projects include confess.js, WhitherApps, tinySrc, ready.mobi, Device Atlas, and mobiForge. Previously at Sencha, dotMobi, Argogroup and Ernst & Young, he has also... Read More.
Rachel Pedreschi is a lead technical evangelist at DataStax. A “Big Data Geek-ette,” Rachel is no stranger to the world of high performance databases and data warehouses. She is a Vertica, Informix, and Redbrick certified DBA on top of her work with Cassandra, and has more than 15 years of business intelligence and
Jerome Petazzoni is a senior engineer at Docker, where he helps others to containerize all the things. In another life he built and operated Xen clouds when EC2 was just the name of a plane, developed a GIS to deploy fiber interconnects through the French subway, managed commando deployments of large-scale video streaming systems... Read More.
Stormy Peters is director of the Mozilla Developer Network. Stormy is passionate about open source software and educates companies and communities on how open source software is changing the software industry. She is a compelling speaker who engages her audiences during and after her presentations, and frequently speaks on business aspects of open source software.... Read More.
Troy Peterson is an Executive IT Architect with IBM Systems Group. He has extensive experience working with IBM clients and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to create solutions tackling complex business problems. His current role is Open Solutions Technical Architect in the ISV Enablement group of IBM Systems Group where he works... Read More.
Currently Director of the Open Source Advisory Practice at global technology implementer Wipro Technologies, 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 X-series standards in the... Read More.
Jan Paul Posma is a programmer who has been working on code visualizations for jsdares.com. In his day job he fixes democracy at Brigade, and has earlier worked on education at Versal, and collaborative knowledge at Factlink and Wikimedia.
Linda Powell is the chief data officer of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Previously, she was the CDO at the Office of Financial Research within the U.S. Treasury Department and chief of the Economic Data Management and Analysis section in the Research Division at the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System. She has a... Read More.
Brian Proffitt is the community liaison for oVirt, with experience in a variety of technologies, including cloud, virtualization, and consumer devices
Andrew Purtell is a software architect on Salesforce.com’s Data Platform and Services team, the chair of the Apache HBase and Apache Bigtop projects, a committer on the Apache Phoenix project, a member of the Apache Software Foundation, and has been a user of or contributor to open source for more than 15 years.
Matt Quill has over 18 years in the technology field, working in a variety of roles with leading companies such as Veritas, AOL, Fannie Mae, and Data Domain. He currently is responsible for building the partnership ecosystem for OpenStack, DevOps, SDN, and open source. He has helped to champion the criticality of open... Read More.
Gianugo Rabellino is the senior director for open source communities at Microsoft. He is also a vice president of the Apache XML Project Management Committee and founder and former chief executive officer of Sourcesense. Gianugo has a deep understanding of open source technologies and platforms, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to... Read More.
Jarret Raim is the security product manager at Rackspace Hosting. Since joining Rackspace, he has built a software assurance program for Rackspace’s internal software teams, as well as defined strategy for building secure systems on Rackspace’s OpenStack Cloud implementation. Through his experience at Rackspace, and as a consultant for Denim Group, Jarret has assessed and... Read More.
Luciano Ramalho is the author of Fluent Python. 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,... Read More.
Sam Ramji is CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. He has over 20 years of industry experience in enterprise software, product development, and open source strategy. Sam previously served as vice president of strategy of Apigee, one of the five fastest-growing software companies in the Deloitte Fast 500, and is a member of their... Read More.
Allison Randal is a software developer and open source strategist, currently working on open source strategy at HP. She is president of the Open Source Initiative, board member at the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundation’s group for open source leaders. Allison previously served as president of the Perl Foundation, chief architect... Read More.
Matt Ranney is chief systems architect for Uber. Before that, he was cofounder and CTO of Voxer.
Dave Rauchwerk is a builder of hardware and software. He is a HAXLR8R ‘14 Alum. Dave is a founder of @NextThingCo, makers of OTTO and C.H.I.P., the world’s first $9 computer.
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... Read More.
Patrick Reilly is a CEO of Kismatic the enterprise support for Docker and Kubernetes company.
He excels at developing elegant solutions to complicated problems as well as applying emerging technologies to solve everyday problems. He develops new functionality for and maintains technical solutions for a diverse customer base. He develops in Scala, Go, Java,... Read More.
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)... Read More.
Alan Robertson founded the Assimilation Project in 2011, which he currently leads. He also founded the highly successful High-Availability Linux (Linux-HA) project in 1998 and led the project for 10 years. Today many people know this industry-leading software as Pacemaker. Alan worked for Bell Labs for 21 years, worked for SuSE for a year, then... Read More.
Jonas Rosland is developer advocate at EMC, lover of all things tech, and a speaker at several events such as VMworld, EMC World, PuppetCamp, and PuppetConf.
Alexis Rossi is on her second tour of duty at the Internet Archive, working on a program to archive the entire internet and thinking about questions like: “what does ‘the entire internet’ mean?” and “do we really want it ALL?” Alexis currently manages all aspects of Internet Archive collections work for movies, audio, TV,... Read More.
Rachel Roumeliotis, a strategic content director at O’Reilly Media, leads an editorial team that covers a wide variety of programming topics ranging from full-stack, to open source in the enterprise, to emerging programming languages. She is a programming chair for OSCON and O’Reilly’s Software Architecture Conference. She has been working in technical publishing for... Read More.
Jeff Ruby is a software strategist for Intel’s Software and Services Group with a focus on cloud and data center software. Previously he was a co-founder of SaaS infrastructure start-up Upright Systems, where he led product management. He has held senior management positions in software engineering and business development at Tektronix, Network Computing Devices, and... Read More.
Andreas Rumpf is the creator of the Nim programming language, which is growing slowly but steadily. He is a software engineer working at 3DICC to incorporate Nim into their collaborative distributed 3D system. He has programmed in various languages over the years (including quite obscure ones) without being satisfied with any of them. Andreas holds... Read More.
Belinda Runkle is the VP of engineering for New Relic’s flagship APM product. She loves OSCON and looks forward to meeting you there.
Nathan Samano is a senior computer science major at Saint Joseph’s College. He is minoring in biology. His computing interests include game/software development, networking, and cloud programming.
James Saryerwinnie is a software development engineer at Amazon Web Services, where he works on Boto, the AWS SDK for Python, and the AWS CLI, the unified command line interface for AWS.
Kevin Scaldeferri has focused on building high-volume, high-reliability systems at multiple companies, most recently New Relic. His interests include programming languages, the interaction between online and real-life communities, and techniques for making the development process more reliable, more successful, and more fun.
Amye Scarvada is an implementer of sanity in fast-paced chaos. She is pleasant, cheerful, and competent in a sea of snark. She’s at Phase2 as a DevOps project manager, expanding out the world one little website + infrastructure build at a time. Previously, she was at Acquia, building out a Customer Success program for new... Read More.
Janina Bläsius has been a software developer at SAP since 2012, focusing on user interfaces. Besides developing, she also spends part of her time leading training sessions and representing OpenUI5 at conferences.
Ben is a Innovation Architect within the Office of the CTO for Cisco Intercloud Services. Prior to this position, Ben was a lead engineer within Cisco’s SP Policy Group and WebEx Messenger Server, through Jabber acquisition, where he helped design and implement solutions for high scale applications using a variety of technologies. He lives... Read More.
Nick Shadrin is a web application delivery professional with many years of international experience. He has worked in various roles for major IT vendors and cloud companies, and currently resides in San Francisco where he works as a technical solutions architect for Nginx. Nick has implemented website optimization systems for well-known websites and major enterprises.... Read More.
Roman Shaposhnik worked at Sun Microsystems for 11 years until it was sold to Oracle. Since then he’s been spending his time on big data and cloud computing projects, working for a number of companies including Huawei, Yahoo!, Cloudera, and now Pivotal. By day, he is a jack-of-all-trades in Hadoop and its ecosystem projects at... Read More.
Aashish Sheshadri graduated with a Masters degree from
the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently working as a software engineer at PayPal. He enjoys exploring the space where research meets application to enable practical solutions.
Dr. Rosaria Silipo (LinkedIn) is not only an expert in data mining, machine learning, reporting, and data warehousing, she has become a recognized expert on the KNIME data mining engine, about which she has published three books: KNIME Beginner’s Luck, The KNIME Cookbook, and The KNIME Booklet for SAS Users.... Read More.
Federico Simoncelli is a principal software engineer in the virtualization department at Red Hat. After several years working on projects related to oVirt interoperability with other solutions (OpenStack, Gluster, and containers), he recently shifted his attention to containers orchestration and advanced management. Federico often participates in a wide range of open source projects related to... Read More.
Bryan A. Smith is a Debian Gnu/Linux and BSD enthusiast, hardware hacker, and systems engineer. Bryan has used open source operating systems since the days of Red Hat 5 Hurricane. He contributes to several open source projects, and has helped launch several startup ISPs based in his area using open source software as a... Read More.
Charles Smith leads the Big Data Platform Architecture team at Netflix, where he spends his time thinking about how to make it easier to use data and building new tools and techniques to do so. Charles holds a PhD from the University of Florida.
Garrett Smith is senior architect at CloudBees, the Jenkins company. Garrett specializes in distributed systems and reliable software. His programming language of choice for systems programming is Erlang, a high productivity functional language specializing in concurrency and reliability. Garrett is an Erlang instructor and the author of e2, which was built from his experience teaching... Read More.
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... Read More.
Kara Sowles is community initiatives manager at Puppet Labs, where she joyfully organizes and runs a variety of events, community recognition programs, and a flourishing user group community. After working at Puppet Labs during the day, she enjoys going home and making stop-motion animation using real puppets. The irony is not lost on her.
A long-time computer hobbyist and technology generalist, Jeremy Stanley has worked as a Unix and GNU/Linux sysadmin for more than two decades focusing on information security, internet services, and datacenter automation. He’s a root member of the OpenStack project infrastructure team, and serves on the OpenStack vulnerability management team. Living on a small island... Read More.
Jonathan Stark literally wrote the book on building mobile apps with open web technologies. His monthly webinars on topics like HTML5, CSS, JS, responsive web design, PhoneGap and more, regularly attract 1000+ registrants. Jonathan is a sought after speaker on the subject of the mobile web and has given sold-out talks on three continents.... Read More.
Julie Steele is director of communications at Silicon Valley Data Science. Julie thinks in metaphors and finds beauty in the clear communication of ideas. She is particularly drawn to visual media as a way to understand and transmit information, and is co-author of Beautiful Visualization (O’Reilly 2010) and Designing Data Visualizations (O’Reilly 2012).
Nicolas Steenhout is a veteran of, and passionate advocate for, web accessibility. Nic had taken the lead in building several websites prior to taking up a federally-funded position in the disability sector in the US in 1996. An international speaker, trainer, and consultant, Nic works with government, corporations, and small teams in the areas of... Read More.
Ruth Suehle manages the community leadership team in Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards group, which supports upstream open source software communities. She also leads the Fedora Project’s marketing team and is co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O’Reilly, Dec. 2013). Previously an editor for Red Hat Magazine, she now leads discussions about open source principles... Read More.
Marc Sugiyama is a senior architect at Erlang Solutions, Inc. A Bay Area native, he has more than 30 years of software development experience, and has worked on everything from testing frameworks in Tcl at Sybase and Cisco, to SMP relational database engines in C at Sybase, to an MMO engine in Twisted... Read More.
John Sullivan started working with GNU Press and the Free Software Foundation in 2003 and then became the FSF’s first campaigns manager, working on outreach efforts like Defective by Design, BadVista, and PlayOgg. In 2011, John became the executive director after four years as manager of operations. His background is mainly in the humanities,... Read More.
Jason Swartz is a software developer who enjoys intuitive user interfaces, expressive programming languages and concise user documentation. He is currently building data center automation at Mesosphere and organizing Scala community events in the San Francisco Bay Area. His book, “Learning Scala”, was published by O’Reilly Media in December 2014.
Matt Taylor is the open source community flag-bearer for the Numenta Platform for Intelligent Computing. He’s been working with and on open source projects for years, and he spends most of his time managing, encouraging, and interacting with the NuPIC OS community. Originally from a farming community in rural Missouri, Matt has been living in... Read More.
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Derek Thurston is a cloud engineer in the Strategic Innovation Group at Booz Allen Hamilton. Derek got his start working with open source in 1997 with Red Hat Linux 4.×. He has worked on a wide variety of projects for both government and commercial businesses.
Garen Torikian wants to help make the world a better place for humans and other sentient beings on Earth. He’s been programming ever since he learned how to make GIFs for his GeoCities website in the late ’90s. Garen writes, writes documentation, and writes tooling to help people who write documentation. He was a reader... Read More.
Jesse Toth is a back-end Ruby engineer at GitHub, where she spends a lot of time thinking about forking, permissions, and data quality. When she’s not working, you can find her traveling, hiking, or playing with her cats.
Dani Traphagen is a technical enablement developer for DataStax, where she develops and runs their internal training programs. Her passion for teaching began while working in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at the University of California-Berkeley, where she taught scientists technical skills, helped create a Data Science course, and raised awareness about the... Read More.
Ray Tsang is a developer advocate for the Google Cloud platform. Ray had extensive hands-on cross-industry enterprise systems integration delivery and management experience during his time at Accenture, managed full stack application development, DevOps, and ITOps. Ray specialized in middleware, big data, and PaaS products during his time at RedHat, while contributing to open source... Read More.
Eva Tse leads the Big Data Platform team at Netflix. Her team architects and manages the Netflix big data platform in the AWS cloud. The platform is leveraged across Netflix for data analytics and ETL. The technology stack includes various open source projects (e.g., Pig, Hive, Presto, Parquet, Hadoop) and Netflix open-sourced tools... Read More.
Beth Tucker Long is a PHP developer and co-organizer of Madison PHP. You can find her on Twitter https://twitter.com/e3BethT or on her blog http://www.alittleofboth.com. Beth is a firm believer in promoting community and mentoring. She runs Treeline Design, a web development company, and Playlist Event Music, a DJ company, along with... Read More.
An avid researcher and senior technical architect in the R&D space at Huawei India, Vimal has been involved in the development, design and architecture of telco-grade business intelligence platform with focus on high performance query engine, interactive analytics and rich visualizations for Huawei since his start in 2004. Apart from generating intellectual properties with 6... Read More.
Devananda van der Veen has been building distributed systems with open source software for the past 15 years. Until recently he worked primarily with MySQL, building tools and providing consulting services for a few well-known companies, and occasionally speaking about his experiences. In 2012, Devananda began working on OpenStack, initially contributing to the Nova project,... Read More.
Laurens Van Houtven is a social justice anarchist. Information security and distributed system engineering at Rackspace. PSF fellow, PyCon staff (Financial Aid & Open Spaces chair). Beard solves discrete logs in fields of small characteristic.
Vettrivel Viswanathan (Vishnu) builds, secures, and operates multiple data-driven applications in the cloud for Atigeo, a data analytics company. Vishnu is a big believer in the DevOps movement and thinks containerization will solve almost any problem.
Joe Wagner has been working professionally in user experience for 15 years and as a hobbyist for 30. Currently, Joe can be found at Puppet Labs where he leads the user experience team to create tools that solve highly technical problems and empower the individuals who use them.
Stephanie Wagner is a software developer based in New York City. She is currently a Rails developer at Namely, a startup providing cloud-based HR software for growing companies. Her love for programming started with creating simple Flash games at the age of 13. In high school, she focused on learning web development using PHP,... Read More.
Haichuan Wang is a research scientist at the Huawei US R&D center. Haichuan holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he worked with Professor David Padua on parallel computing, compilers, and runtime. Haichuan was a research staff member at IBM Research, where he conducted research... Read More.
Simon Wardley is a researcher for the Leading Edge Forum focused on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies. Simon is a seasoned executive who 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... Read More.
Jim Wasko, Vice President – IBM Open Systems Development, is responsible for the IBM Linux development team across all IBM systems and storage, as well as a variety of other open source and non-open source software development efforts in IBM.
Jim’s Linux involvement began in 2000 leading the team that provided... Read More.
Emma Jane Hogbin Westby 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... Read More.
Eli White has been building web applications for almost 20 years, and fell in love with PHP the day PHP 4 was released. Since then he’s been a strong advocate for PHP and used it in every project he’s worked on. Eli is currently the managing editor and conference chair for php[architect],... Read More.
Nicole White grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She spent four years at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she earned a degree in economics with a minor in mathematics. She then went to the University of Texas at Austin, where she received her master’s degree in analytics. It was during this time that... Read More.
Jonathan Whitmore, PhD (physics), is a data scientist at Silicon Valley Data Science. He has a diverse range of interests and is excited by the challenges and possibilities in the field of data science and engineering. Dr. Whitmore completed an astrophysics postdoc in Melbourne, Australia, where his research focused on trying to determine whether the... Read More.
Cedric Williams is a technologist, advocate, and coach. He aspires to nurture products, businesses, and societies that make a difference in people’s lives.
Nathan Witmer is a back-end developer at GitHub. He focuses on data quality, squashing bugs, and keeping the app servers and databases happy and fast. He’s been writing software professionally for more than a decade at companies large and small, and when he’s not programming, he’s probably wiring small electronics together or enjoying the Colorado... Read More.
In 2006, Joe Witt created a dataflow framework that grew into a community, and evolved over eight years into what became Apache NiFi (incubating). Following NiFi’s open source release by the NSA in 2014, Joe has become an active committer and member of the Apache NiFi PPMC. Joe remains focused on solving global... Read More.
Susan Wu is responsible for marketing at Midokura. Susan previously led product positions for Oracle/Sun, Citrix, AMD, and Docker. She is a frequent speaker for industry conferences like Interzone, Cloudcon/Data360, and SNIA. Honored by the Cloud Network of Women (CloudNOW) organization as one of the Top Women in Cloud for 2013, Susan is... Read More.
Adrian Zankich is the “Serious Programming Guy” at The Hybrid Group. He has quickly become known to the open source community from speaking at GopherCon, MakerFaire, JSConf, RubyConf, RubyKaigi, MagmaConf, and many other tech conferences. A Los Angeles native, he has worked on telematics-based web applications, and explored a wide range of technologies from Go... Read More.
Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate innovation in technology through the use of open source and Linux.
At the Linux Foundation, Zemlin works with... Read More.
Chiyuan Zhang received his BS and Master’s degrees in computer science from Zhejiang University, China, in 2009 and 2012, respectively. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. His research interests include machine learning and computational neuroscience, as well as applications to processing / analysis of... Read More.
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