Matt Wilson is a vice president and distinguished engineer at Amazon Web Services. Previously, he was a principal systems engineer for the kernel and operating system team at AWS; the chief architect and a founding engineer at rPath, where he codesigned and coauthored Conary, a software version control system making building and maintaining complex software systems with multiple versions and interdependencies possible and was instrumental in identifying the needs and solutions for rPath’s most important customers; and the manager of the base operating system team at Red Hat, where he was one of the original authors of Anaconda, the installation system used by Red Hat today and represented Red Hat as a member of the Linux Standard Base Specification working group. Matt is active in the Linux and free and open source software community. He’s been a member of the Programme Committee of the annual Linux Symposium, traditionally held in Ottawa, Canada, each year. He also served on the board of directors for the Software Freedom Conservancy, a 501( c )(3) organization providing administrative and financial services to free and open source software projects including Samba, Boost, and jQuery.
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