Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR
Adam Jacob

Adam Jacob
Previous CTO, Chef

Website | @adamhjk

Adam Jacob has been a systems administrator for 25 years. He helped write Chef and Habitat, cofounded and is on the board of Chef Software, and is a passionate advocate for sustainable free and open source communities. He also likes beaches more than mountains, is allergic to plants, and gets nervous every time he speaks in public.


1:30pm2:20pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Open Source, Open@Amazon , Sponsored
Location: F150/151
Zaheda Bhorat (Amazon Web Services), Matt Asay (AWS), VM Brasseur (Juniper Networks), Matt Wilson (Amazon Web Services), Adam Jacob (Chef), Tiffany Farriss (Palantir.net)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Open source has come a long way in the last 20 years. With the rise of the developer and the shift of the community and interest going to foundations and VCs, there are many strong voices and debates in the industry on what it means to be a good open source citizen. Come listen to some of the strongest opinions and hear a lively discussion on what it takes to keep open source open. Read more.
8:50am9:05am Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: Portland Ballroom
Adam Jacob (Chef)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 24 ratings)
What is the emotional, intellectual, artistic heart of the free and open source software movement? As open source reigns ascendent as the dominant development paradigm in the world, we've lost touch with what makes it great. Adam Jacob draws on 13 years spent building the Chef community to explore what makes open source special. Read more.