Build & maintain complex distributed systems
October 1–2, 2017: Training
October 2–4, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

The role of open source in a company

Jessica Frazelle (Microsoft), Dino Dai Zovi (Capsule8)
9:50am10:10am Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom West
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What does it mean to have an open source project at a company? How do small projects differ from large ones? How can you separate the concerns and feature requests of a company with those of a community? What benefits can a company gain from having a healthy open source project? How can you grow a healthy community around a project being led by a company?

Jessica Frazelle and Dino Dai Zovi—technologists who have spent their careers managing the balancing act between community and commercial perspectives—address these questions and discuss how to be effective at open source in your company.

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Jessica Frazelle


Jessica Frazelle is a software engineer at Microsoft, where she works with Linux and containers. Jess loves all things involving Linux namespaces and cgroups and is probably most well known for running desktop applications in containers. Jessica has been a maintainer of Docker and a contributor to RunC, Kubernetes, Linux, and Golang, among other projects, and maintained the AppArmor, seccomp, and SELinux bits in Docker. She is quite familiar with locking down containers.

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Dino Dai Zovi


Dino Dai Zovi is CTO at Capsule8. An established researcher and innovator in the cybersecurity community with over a decade of experience in red teaming, penetration testing, software security, information security management, and mobile security R&D, Dino is best known for winning the first PWN2OWN contest at CanSecWest 2007. Previously, he served as the mobile security lead at Square, building out the platform that ensures Square’s sellers’ mobile devices are safe. He has also held security leadership roles with Endgame, Two Sigma Investments, and Matasano Security. Dino is a member of the Black Hat Review Board and a regular speaker at information security conferences around the world, including DEF CON, Black Hat, and CanSecWest. He is a coauthor of The iOS Hacker’s Handbook, The Mac Hacker’s Handbook, and The Art of Software Security Testing.