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

Keynotes

Christopher Aedo

Christopher Aedo
Developer Advocacy Program Manager, IBM

Christopher Aedo is a developer advocacy program manager at IBM, where he leads an amazing team of upstream developers. Christopher has been working with and contributing to open source software since his college days. When he’s not at work... Read More.

9:20am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Open source isn’t winning; it’s won. In the last decade, there's been an incredible explosion in open source software. Massive projects have been developed in the open, on open operating systems, using open languages and compilers. But, Christopher Aedo asks, was all the infrastructure open as well? Full Details
Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf
Executive Director, The Hyperledger Project at the Linux Foundation

Brian Behlendorf is the executive director of the Hyperledger Project at the Linux Foundation and senior technology advisor at Mithril Capital Management in San Francisco. Over his career, Brian has held a mix of technology startup, public policy, and nonprofit... Read More.

9:55am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Global confidence in institutions is in steep decline worldwide. Technology frequently lets us down too. Brian Behlendorf explains why trust is essential to building a functioning society and how it's under serious threat. Brian argues that open source software offers a model for how we can work together, even when we have no reason to trust each other. Full Details
Zaheda Bhorat

Zaheda Bhorat
Head of Open Source Strategy, Amazon Web Services

Zaheda Bhorat is the head of open source strategy at AWS, where she also leads the open source program office. A computer scientist, Zaheda is a long-time active contributor to open source and open standards communities. Previously, Zaheda shaped... Read More.

9:50am Thursday, May 11, 2017
Contributing to open source has been the cornerstone of Zaheda Bhorat's career in tech—she has been an active champion of open source and the community for over 17 years. Zaheda talks about open source at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and takes you through some of the highlights of her journey to AWS. Full Details
Evan Booth

Evan Booth
Engineer, Counter Hack

Evan Booth is a builder, architect, developer, and challenge designer at Counter Hack, a company devoted to building fun and engaging challenges that educate and evaluate information security professionals. When Evan isn’t struggling to get his job title to fit... Read More.

9:05am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Fans of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes will undoubtedly remember when Calvin invented the transmogrifier, an ingenious device that could turn one thing into another with a quick "ZAP!" Evan Booth explains how his adventures in real-world transmogrification have shaped his perspective on open source hardware, manufacturing, and finding potential in the unremarkable. Full Details
Brad Fitzpatrick

Brad Fitzpatrick
Software Engineer, Google

Brad Fitzpatrick is a software engineer at Google working on the Go programming language. He’s a hacker probably best known for LiveJournal, memcached, and OpenID.

9:20am Thursday, May 11, 2017
Brad Fitzpatrick recently realized he has spent over half his life immersed in the world of open source. He shares wisdom (and amusing anecdotes) from his path through various open source projects over the years. Full Details
Scott Hanselman

Scott Hanselman
Principal Architect, Microsoft

Scott Hanselman is a web developer who has been blogging at Hanselman.com for over a decade. Scott works on Azure and ASP.NET for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland. He has three podcasts: Hanselminutes... Read More.

9:00am Thursday, May 11, 2017
Program chairs Rachel Roumeliotis, Scott Hanselman, and Kelsey Hightower open the second day of keynotes. 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, May 11, 2017
Program chairs Rachel Roumeliotis, Scott Hanselman, and Kelsey Hightower open the second day of keynotes. Full Details
9:00am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Program chairs Rachel Roumeliotis and Kelsey Hightower open the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Stephanie Hurlburt

Stephanie Hurlburt
Founder/Owner and Graphics Engineer, Binomial

Stephanie Hurlburt is a graphics engineer and the owner of Binomial. Currently, she’s building Basis, which is both a proprietary texture compressor and a new file format that will be an open standard for texture compression in the industry. Previously,... Read More.

9:35am Thursday, May 11, 2017
New hardware, tools, and engine technologies are emerging in the exciting space of VR, but open source and open standards will be what makes VR a lasting ecosystem. Stephanie Hurlburt explains why an open ecosystem not only helps content creators thrive but is essential for the ecosystem's survival. Full Details
Dianne Marsh

Dianne Marsh
Director of Engineering, Cloud Tools, Netflix

Dianne Marsh is a director of engineering at Netflix, where she leads a team responsible for tools and systems used for continuous integration, delivery, and deployment to the AWS cloud by nearly all engineers in the company—which are often... Read More.

9:30am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Netflix has become well known for its contributions to open source, creating and contributing to over 50 active projects. Dianne Marsh tells the story of Spinnaker to demonstrate how open source contributes to Netflix's success and vice versa. 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, May 11, 2017
Program chairs Rachel Roumeliotis, Scott Hanselman, and Kelsey Hightower open the second day of keynotes. Full Details
9:00am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Program chairs Rachel Roumeliotis and Kelsey Hightower open the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Alvand Salehi

Alvand Salehi
Senior Technology Advisor, The White House

Alvin Salehi is a senior technology advisor in the White House Office of the Federal CIO. Alvin led the development of the country’s federal source code policy and Code.gov platform, both of which improve nationwide access to the federal... Read More.

10:00am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Last August, the White House released the Federal Source Code Policy to improve nationwide access to the government’s custom-developed software. Alvin Salehi walks you through some of the government's coolest open source projects available on the newly launched Code.gov. Full Details
Ying Xiong

Ying Xiong
Chief Architect of the Cloud Platform , Huawei

Ying Xiong is chief architect of the cloud platform at Huawei Technologies, where his current responsibilities include the architecture vision, strategy, and design of the cloud platform as a service (PaaS). Ying brings 20+ years of experience in architecture and... Read More.

9:45am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Ying Xiong discusses the fast-growing open source market in China, exploring the role Huawei plays in China's open source software industry, developer community engagement, and Huawei’s continuous commitment to open source strategy and growing contribution to various open source technologies. Full Details
Saron Yitbarek

Saron Yitbarek
Founder, CodeNewbie

Saron Yitbarek is the founder of CodeNewbie, the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code, and hosts the weekly CodeNewbie Podcast.

9:05am Thursday, May 11, 2017
Move fast and break things is a mantra that’s helped us learn, innovate, and push boundaries at speeds only dreamt about by other industries. However, there are times when that speed comes at a cost. Saron Yitbarek explores examples of technical projects that moved too fast and either hurt users or failed to solve a problem in irreparable ways. Full Details