Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Wednesday opening welcome

Rachel Roumeliotis (O'Reilly Media), Kelsey Hightower (Google)
9:00am9:05am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Ballroom D
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)

Program chairs Rachel Roumeliotis and Kelsey Hightower open the first day of keynotes.

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Rachel Roumeliotis

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 a programming chair of OSCON and O’Reilly’s Software Architecture Conference. She has been working in technical publishing for 10 years, acquiring content in many areas including mobile programming, UX, computer security, and AI.

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Kelsey Hightower


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 smile. When he is not slinging Go code, you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from programming and system administration to his favorite Linux distro of the month.