Peter Linnell is a Sr. System Engineer for SUSE. He has fifteen plus years of experience in open source projects, as a founder, project leader and most recently a member of the openSUSE Community Board. Before joining SUSE, he worked in Software Engineering at Cloudera - the Hadoop Big Data startup in Silicon Valley. Prior to returning to the US, he spent almost a decade living in Europe in the UK and France. While in France, he was a project manager at INRIA (National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Controls) working on high performance computing, file systems and large scale systems with 19 academic and industrial partners.
He is a founder and PMC of Apache Bigtop for Hadoop and Apache Stratos - Platform as a Service. He is also a founder and Core Team member of Scribus - the open source page layout application. He is a frequent presenter at tech conferences around the world.