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

Keynote Speakers

Hear inspiring and illuminating presentations from experts and executives at OSCON.

 
Megan Byrd-Sanicki

Megan Byrd-Sanicki
Google Open Source Strategist, Google

Megan Byrd-Sanicki is a Google open source strategist. With a decade of experience stewarding and advising open source projects and communities, Megan champions open source within Google and the industry at large. In her free time, Megan avoids the San... Read More.

9:55am Thursday, July 18, 2019
The world has enough rock stars; let’s get some more docs stars. Megan Byrd-Sanicki explores how docs is the super power your project needs to grow adoption. Plus she details how Google supports open source with insights and programs that will help your project. Full Details
Adrian Cockcroft

Adrian Cockcroft
Vice President, Cloud Architecture Strategy, Amazon Web Services

Adrian Cockcroft is vice president of cloud architecture strategy at Amazon Web Services, where he focuses on the needs of cloud-native and all-in customers and leads the AWS open source community development program. Adrian has had a long career... Read More.

9:35am Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Pedro Cruz

Pedro Cruz
Developer Advocate | Spacial Computing, IBM

Pedro Cruz is a developer advocate at IBM, creative technologist, and an educator. He’s a self-taught developer with a passion for creating educational virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) apps, designing pixel-perfect UIs, and working on AI for Good. After... Read More.

9:35am Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Many IBM products and offerings have a solid foundation of open source, just take a peek under the covers of IBM’s cloud platform and services to see. Pedro Cruz and Brad Topol outline the intersection between open source and natural disasters by sharing one of IBM's 2018 solutions, and you can learn how to get involved at developer.ibm.com/callforcode. Full Details
Kelsey Hightower

Kelsey Hightower
Staff Developer Advocate, Google Cloud Platform, Google

Kelsey Hightower has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech but most 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... Read More.

9:00am Thursday, July 18, 2019
Program chairs Rachel Roumeliotis and Kelsey Hightower open the first day of keynotes. Full Details
9:00am Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Program chairs Rachel Roumeliotis and Kelsey Hightower open the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Adam Jacob

Adam Jacob
Systems Administrator, Previously Chef

Adam has been a systems administrator for 25 years, most recently as a CTO. He helped write Chef and Habitat, cofounded and is on the board of Chef Software, and is a passionate advocate for sustainable free and... Read More.

9:05am Thursday, July 18, 2019
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 have lost touch with what makes it great. Adam Jacob draws on 13 years spent building the Chef community and takes a deep dive into what makes open source special. Full Details
Roger Magoulas

Roger Magoulas
Vice President, O'Reilly Radar, O'Reilly Media

Roger Magoulas is the vice president of O’Reilly Radar. Previously, Roger was the research director at O’Reilly, where he and his team built the company’s analysis infrastructure and provided analytic services and insights on technology-adoption trends to business decision makers... Read More.

9:45am Thursday, July 18, 2019
Using aggregate analysis of O’Reilly online learning content usage and search data, Roger Magoulas shares key insights and trends that impact the technology tools ecosystem—trends you can use to help make decisions affecting your next project, your organization’s strategic direction, and your own career. Full Details
Alison McCauley

Alison McCauley
CEO, Unblocked Future

Alison McCauley is the CEO and founder of Unblocked Future, a consultancy that helps companies communicate their leadership at the forefront of emerging tech. She’s a contributor to Forbes, where she writes about the impact of emerging technology on... Read More.

10:00am Wednesday, July 17, 2019
In a world of increasingly complex challenges, the accelerated innovation of open source development is more urgent than ever. But nobody knows if it's enough. Alison McCauley provides an overview of how blockchain technology offers new tools that could help extend the ethos of open innovation into new areas. Full Details

Paris Pittman
Developer Relations Program Manager, Google

Paris Pittman is a developer relations program manager on the Google Cloud open source strategy team focusing on Kubernetes Community. She has 13 years of professional experience in attracting and retaining engineering talent for organizations and open source projects. She... Read More.

9:05am Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Open source has become a cornerstone of many tech stacks. A good idea and few lines of code can be the start of the next big project, but many lose steam because they fail to foster an inclusive, thriving community to shepherd the project in the years to come. Paris Pittman and Kay Williams explore why growing strong leaders is at the heart of every open source project. Full Details
Rachel Roumeliotis

Rachel Roumeliotis
Strategic Content Director, O'Reilly Media

Rachel Roumeliotis is a strategic content director at O’Reilly Media, where she 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. Rachel is... Read More.

9:00am Thursday, July 18, 2019
Program chairs Rachel Roumeliotis and Kelsey Hightower open the first day of keynotes. Full Details
9:00am Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Program chairs Rachel Roumeliotis and Kelsey Hightower open the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Pete Skomoroch

Pete Skomoroch
Head of Data Products, Workday

Pete Skomoroch is head of data products at Workday. He’s a senior executive with extensive experience building and running teams that develop products powered by data and machine learning. Previously, he was cofounder and CEO of venture-backed deep learning... Read More.

9:45am Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Machine learning (ML) drove massive growth at consumer internet companies over the last decade, enabled by open software, datasets, and AI research. For many problems, ML will produce better, faster, and more repeatable decisions at scale. Unfortunately, building and maintaining these systems is difficult and expensive. Pete Skomoroch explores what you need to produce better ML results. Full Details
Brad Topol

Brad Topol
IBM Distinguished Engineer , IBM

Brad Topol is an IBM distinguished engineer, leading efforts focused on open technologies and developer advocacy. Brad is a Kubernetes contributor, serves as a member of the Kubernetes Conformance Workgroup, and is a Kubernetes documentation maintainer. Previously, he was... Read More.

9:35am Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Many IBM products and offerings have a solid foundation of open source, just take a peek under the covers of IBM’s cloud platform and services to see. Pedro Cruz and Brad Topol outline the intersection between open source and natural disasters by sharing one of IBM's 2018 solutions, and you can learn how to get involved at developer.ibm.com/callforcode. Full Details
Kay Williams

Kay Williams
Principal Program Manager, Azure Office, Microsoft

Kay Williams is a principal program manager in the Azure Office of the CTO at Microsoft, where she works with teams across the company to connect, design and deliver innovative solutions through open source communities. Previously, she spent many... Read More.

9:05am Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Open source has become a cornerstone of many tech stacks. A good idea and few lines of code can be the start of the next big project, but many lose steam because they fail to foster an inclusive, thriving community to shepherd the project in the years to come. Paris Pittman and Kay Williams explore why growing strong leaders is at the heart of every open source project. Full Details