The Eleventh Annual Southern California Linux Expo
February 22-24, 2013
Hilton Los Angeles International Airport

Speakers

Lead Sr System Engineer
Union Bank

Christopher starting working in IT since 1994.

Student

Sofia Kelly is an Orange County sixth grader. She has previously given presentations at her elementary school and has experience teaching her younger brother.

Assistant Professor
Naval Postgraduate School

Dr. Zachary Peterson is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

While not a kernel hacker (yet), Eugene has participated to 10 of the 11 current SCaLE events.
He has managed a group of interested volunteers for more than 15 years.

Executive Director
Partimus.org

Christian Einfeldt is a simple end user who has used free software since 2000 in his law practice.

Presentation: Free to be a kid

Keila Banks is an 11 year old web designer, programmer, videographer and publisher of content making use of mostly open source software.

owner
linucity.com

LINUCITY.COM, established in 2007, is a leading provider of Linux and Open Source based systems to government, businesses, non profits and private people all over the US.

Student

I am 11 years old and live in Santa Barbara. I have participated in the Open Source community for several years.

Sr Database Developer
Enova

Jon Erdman began using Postgres heavily around the release of 7.4 as a backend for a medical billing company called Progressive Practice.

Presentation: Backup with PostgreSQL
Consultant
Command Prompt, Inc.

I am the lead consultant for Command Prompt, Inc.. I am also a Director for United States PostgreSQL and Software in The Public Interest.

Presentation: Ubuntu in the Cloud
Automation and Tools Engineer
HP

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph is an Automation and Tools Engineer at HP working on the OpenStack Infrastructure team.

CEO
StormDB

Jim Mlodgenski is CEO and co-founder of StormDB.

Director
PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.

Christophe has been working with PostgreSQL since 1997. He consults through PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.

OpenVZ / Parallels

Kirill Kolyshkin was named leader and project manager for the OpenVZ project in 2005 to further the adoption of containers virtualization for Linux.

Student
John Marshall High School

My name is John Kim, a 17-year old Korean American and a regular contributor to the Ubuntu community. After finishing homework, I usually learn Java, Vim, and bash on my Ubuntu 12.04.

Presentation: Getting Help in Ubuntu
Ubuntu California LoCo leader
Ubuntu

Philip Ballew is an active Open Source advocate in the greater Open Source community.

Ubuntu California LoCo leader
Ubuntu

Philip Ballew is an active Open Source advocate in the greater Open Source community.

Lead Performance Engineer
Joyent

Brendan Gregg is the lead performance engineer at Joyent, where he analyzes performance and scalability at any level of the software stack.

Red Hat

Dave Jones is the Fedora kernel team lead, spending most of his time buried alive in bugs. When he occasionally comes up for air, he finds time to write programs to find more bugs.

Community Marketing Manager
10gen

Francesca is the Community Marketing Manager for MongoDB at 10gen. In this capacity she supports MongoDB User Groups along with a number of other MongoDB Community Programs.

Senior Site Reliability Engineer
Apigee

A true Linux guy at heart. Linux has been a hobby and true passion of mine for over 10 years now. I enjoy learning something new about Linux each and everyday.

Senior Site Reliability Engineer
Apigee

A true Linux guy at heart. Linux has been a hobby and true passion of mine for over 10 years now. I enjoy learning something new about Linux each and everyday.

Software Process and Tools Manager
DevSenesce

Hands-on experience in all roles of software development and delivery, enables effective management and mentoring of development teams.

Engineer; Provider of Hugs
Elasticsearch

Jordan is a hacker in San Jose who has been doing operations and software engineering for 8 years. He practices hate-driven development and gives out hugs upon request.

Fedora Project Leader
Fedora Project

Robyn Bergeron is currently the Fedora Project Leader, and has done many tours of duty for Fedora, including organization of FUDCons and other numerous events, managing the project schedule, contri

Director, Software Infrastructure
EdgeCast Networks

Carlo Flores loves nerdery and co-founded LA DevOps, js.la, and the Downtown Los Angeles Chess Club. Carlo works for EdgeCast Networks.

Presentation: Artists' LumPalette
Chief Agitator
Inkscape

Jon A.

Chairman
Phoenix Linux Users Group
CTO
DEY Storage Systems

Richard Elling is CTO of DEY Storage Systems.

Executive Director
Free Software Foundation

John started working with GNU Press and the Free Software Foundation in 2003 and then became the FSF's first Campaigns Manager, working on outreach efforts like Defective by Design, BadVista,

Senior Director, Cloud Computing Community
Citrix

Once upon a time, a lot longer ago then he wished Mark Hinkle was born in a small Pennsylvania town and through the most unlikely sequence of events ended up as a technologist involved in the devel

Presentation: Welcome
Senior Director, Cloud Computing Community
Citrix

Once upon a time, a lot longer ago then he wished Mark Hinkle was born in a small Pennsylvania town and through the most unlikely sequence of events ended up as a technologist involved in the devel

Presentation: SaltStack Workshop
CTO
Salt Stack, Inc.

Thomas is the creator of the Salt infrastructure management system, one of the largest and fastest growing open source projects today.

Ubuntu Community Manager
Canonical

Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, engineering manager, consultant and author.

Presentation: Ubuntu on Smartphones
Ubuntu Community Manager
Canonical

Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, engineering manager, consultant and author.

IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Virtualization Architect
IBM Open Systems Group

Mike Day is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and is the Chief Virtualization Architect for IBM's Open Systems Group.

Presentation: GlusterFS for SysAdmins
Community Engineer, OSAS Group
Red Hat

Eco serves as the technical liason to the Gluster community on Red
Hat's Open Source and Standards Team. Prior to the company's

Presentation: The Tao of OpenStack
Founder and Chief Scientist
Piston Cloud

Prior to co-founding Piston Cloud Computing, Christopher was an early employee of Slicehost before its acquisition by Rackspace in 2008.

Chief Architect, Central US
Red Hat

Thomas Cameron is the chief architect for the central US region at Red Hat. He has been in the IT industry since 1993, and started using Linux in 1995.

Sysadmin
Media Temple

James has been a user and enthusiast of the GNU and Linux projects since 1997.

Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition
Metacloud, Inc.

As a 13+ year veteran of technical recruiting in the Los Angeles area, Todd “geekhunter” Cranston-Cuebas has unique insight into the LA job market.

PaaS Dust Spreader
Red Hat OpenShift

Steve is a PaaS Dust Spreader (aka developer evangelist) with OpenShift. He goes around and shows off all the great work the OpenShift engineers do.

Presentation: LibHybris
Self
Sr. Community Analyst
Red Hat

Since 2000 Karsten has been teaching and living the open source way (http://TheOpensourceWay.org).

Ambassador
Fourth World Systems

Richard Gaskin is the owner of Fourth World Systems, a software design and development consultancy in Los Angeles.

Presentation: Introducing LiveCode
Ambassador
Fourth World Systems

Richard Gaskin is the owner of Fourth World Systems, a software design and development consultancy in Los Angeles.

Open webOS Community Manager
HP webOS

Roy Sutton is the community manager for HP's Open webOS. He supports developers in porting Open webOS to new platforms and is a contributor to the Enyo project.

Open webOS Community Manager
HP webOS

Roy Sutton is the community manager for HP's Open webOS. He supports developers in porting Open webOS to new platforms and is a contributor to the Enyo project.

Principal Software Engineer
AOL

I am a Principal Software Engineer for AOL's Network Architecture & Automation team.

Community Marketing Manager
Red Hat

Ruth Suehle manages the Community Leadership team in Red Hat's Open Source and Standards group, which supports upstream open source software communities.

Faculty
Bryant & Stratton College

Jeffrey Bianchine has had a career with personal computers for about as long as there have been personal computers.

Senior Technical Director
Mirantis

Greg leads a breakthrough technology team working on cloud and high performance computing solutions at Mirantis, the largest OpenStack® systems integrator.

Presentation: Editing with vi: Basics
CTO (Chief Training Officer)
Vertical Sysadmin, Inc.

Aleksey has been a UNIX/Linux system administrator for 16 years.

CTO (Chief Training Officer)
Vertical Sysadmin, Inc.

Aleksey has been a UNIX/Linux system administrator for 16 years.

Presentation: What is Bufferbloat?
Principal Engineer
Vyatta/Brocade

Stephen is a principal engineer at Vyatta, a Brocade company. He is involved with Linux kernel networking and maintains Ethernet bridging and iproute utilities.

Principal Cloud & Storage Analyst
Red Hat

Joe Brockmeier is on the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat. Brockmeier is an Apache CloudStack PMC member and recovering technology journalist.

Presentation: The Xen Cloud Platform
Principal Cloud & Storage Analyst
Red Hat

Joe Brockmeier is on the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat. Brockmeier is an Apache CloudStack PMC member and recovering technology journalist.

Presentation: GTD with Emacs
Adjunct Facutly
Mesa Community College

Dennis Kibbe teaches Linux Operating System and Linux System Administration at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona. Dennis has been a Linux user for well over a decade.

Information Systems Fellow
Self represented

Mario Obejas started as an Air Defense programmer in 1980, performing final acceptance tests in a war zone on his very first program. In the early 1990s he switched to sysadmin work.

Senior Software Engineer
LinkedIn Corp.

Antony Curtis is an advocate of Open Source software and long-time user of alternative operating systems.

Creator & Lead Developer
OpenShot Video Editor

Jonathan Thomas is the CEO of OpenShot Studios, LLC, and is the creator and lead developer of OpenShot Video Editor, one of the leading open-source video editors available on Linux.

Senior Database Architect
EnterpriseDB

Bruce Momjian is a co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, and has worked on PostgreSQL since 1996.

Senior Database Architect
EnterpriseDB

Bruce Momjian is a co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, and has worked on PostgreSQL since 1996.

Technical Community Manager
Opscode

Nathen Harvey is a Technical Community Manager at Opscode (http://www.opscode.com), the company behind Chef (http://www.o

Co-Founder
AppScale Systems, Inc.

Co-founder at AppScale Systems, Inc.

Red Hat

Jason Brooks is a software analyst with Red Hat, in the company's Open Source and Standards group.

Creator
Jenkins project

Kohsuke is the creator of Hudson, later renamed Jenkins. He wrote the majority of the Hudson/Jenkins core single-handedly.

Presentation: OLPC at 6
Volunteer
OLPC and Sugar Labs

Caryl Bigenho was born 30 years too soon.

Presentation: The Year of the MOOC
Volunteer
OLPC and Sugar Labs

Caryl Bigenho was born 30 years too soon.

CEO
Omnibond

Boyd is an executive at Omnibond and also has an appointment as Software CTO at Clemson University.

Presentation: Hacking Your Health
CEO
ClearHealth Inc.

David is a long time advocate, entrepreneur, and author of all things open source. For more than a decade he has been involved with health care and technology.

VP of Services
Enstratus

ohn Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 30 years. Currently he is VP of Customer Service and Enablement at enStratus.

Presentation: DevOps Family Feud
VP of Services
Enstratus

ohn Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 30 years. Currently he is VP of Customer Service and Enablement at enStratus.

Software Engineer
Basho

Eric's a programmer. He's also a longtime advocate of alternative storage mechanisms (especially the distributed kind), and loves to write and talk about them.

Director
OSU Open Source Lab

Lance Albertson is the Director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) (http://osuosl.org) and has been involved with the Gentoo Linux (

Director
OSU Open Source Lab

Lance Albertson is the Director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) (http://osuosl.org) and has been involved with the Gentoo Linux (

Executive Director
Software Freedom Conservancy

Bradley M. Kuhn is President and Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy and on the Board of Directors of the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

Director, Training Services
SkySQL

Max Mether, a native of Finland received his M.Sc (Eng) in Physics and Maths from Helsinki University of Technology.

Chief Architect & CEO
Inktank - Ceph

Sage Weil is the creator of the Ceph project. Sage originally designed Ceph as part of his PhD research in Storage Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Director of Community Outreach
Open Invention Network

Deb Nicholson works at the intersection of technology and social justice. She has been a free speech advocate, economic justice organizer and civil liberties defender.

System Administrator
Salt Stack

In a former life, Dane Copeland was a mainframe COBOL programmer.

Production Engineer
Facebook

Phil Dibowitz has been working in systems engineering for 12 years and is currently a production engineer at Facebook.

Presentation: Your Baby Can Hack
Teacher
Conejo Valley Unified School District

Jenn Greenaway is an early education specialist and open source enthusiast who studied child development at Moorpark College and The University of La Verne.

Presentation: TDD for Ops
Infrastructure Engineer
Demand Media

Christopher Webber has been a systems administrator since 2005. He has worked in academia, supporting California State University, Fresno and the University of California, Riverside.

Senior Web Developer
MJD Interactive

Ron Toland has been building websites since 2007. He's worked the entire LAMP stack, from configuring servers to working in Zend to building user interfaces in HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

Docker Tinkerer Extraordinaire
Docker Inc.

Jérôme Petazzoni works for Docker inc (formerly dotCloud Inc.), where he juggles between evangelist and devops duties.

Cloud Community Liason
Canonical Ltd./Ubuntu

Jorge O. Castro currently works on the Community Team as Cloud Community Liaison for Canonical Ltd, sponsors of the Ubuntu project.

Presentation: Juju Workshop
Cloud Community Liason
Canonical Ltd./Ubuntu

Jorge O. Castro currently works on the Community Team as Cloud Community Liaison for Canonical Ltd, sponsors of the Ubuntu project.

Presentation: RDBMS for puzzle solving
Sr. DBA
Oracle ACS

Solomon is a MySQL certified DBA and a former director of LAMPSIG.

Sr. DBA
Oracle ACS

Solomon is a MySQL certified DBA and a former director of LAMPSIG.

Development Community Adovcate
SoftLayer Technologies

As Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer, Mr. Jackson is the lead customer contact for SoftLayer’s robust API.

Community Manager
Xen.org / Citrix

Lars Kurth joined Citrix in 2011 where he works as community manager for Xen.org.

Presentation: Hockeypuck
Sr. Software Developer
Gazzang, Inc.

Casey Marshall began his software development career in semicondutor test & manufacturing. More recently, he has been building products at Austin, Texas startups.

MySQL Community Manager
Oracle

Dave Stokes is a MySQL Community Manager for Oracle and previously was the Certification Manager for MySQL AB.

Community Manager
iXsystems

Dru Lavigne is the Community Manager of the PC-BSD project and the lead documentation writer for the PC-BSD and FreeNAS projects.

CEO
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.

Josh Berkus is a database geek, best known as a Core Team member of the PostgreSQL Project.

Owner/Sr. Consultant
Evolutionary IT

Joseph Guarino is a Senior Consultant/Owner at Evolutionary IT, which provides IT solutions, Healthcare IT, Information Security and Marketing solutions.

Mozilla

Chris Turra is a web operations engineer at Mozilla who is a passionate technologist and open source enthusiast.

Web Operations Engineer
Mozilla

Brandon Burton is a member of the Mozilla web operations team and has a passion for all things devops, unix and animated gifs.

Presentation: Puppet at Mozilla
Web Operations Engineer
Mozilla

Brandon Burton is a member of the Mozilla web operations team and has a passion for all things devops, unix and animated gifs.

Presentation: Free Gaming on GNU/Linux
Software Engineer
Wikimedia Foundation

I'm a free software advocate who recently graduated University and was thrust into the exciting world of MediaWiki development.

Technical Director
The Outercurve Foundation

Stephen is the technical director of the Outercurve Foundation.  Prior to that he consulted on software business development and open source strategy.

Software Engineer
Marshmallow Game Engine

An incredibly handsome open-source software engineer that has contributed to well known projects like KDE and PC-BSD.

Director of PC-BSD Development
iXsystems

Kris Moore is the founder and lead developer of the most popular BSD based desktop, PC-BSD.

Presentation: The Secure Boot Journey

Matthew Garrett is a Linux kernel developer, specialising in low level interactions between the kernel and firmware.

Senior Software Engineer
Google, Inc

David is a Senior Software Engineer at Google working primarily on Linux kernel development and specializes in memory management. He is the author of the SLAM allocator.

XBMC Project Manager
XBMC

Nathan has been working with the XBMC community in one form or another since 2008.

Presentation: ZFS Administration
Director of System Administration
Xmission Internet

I have extensive knowledge and skills in many Linux and UNIX-like environments. Such skills include programming, kernel hacking, network administration, and DB administration.

Director of Engineering Operations
Artemis Internet, Inc.

Kyle Rankin is the System Engineering Lead for Artemis Internet, Inc.; the author of DevOps Troubleshooting, The Official Ubuntu Server Book, Knoppix Hacks, Knoppix Pocket Reference, Linux Multimed

Senior DB Admin/Architect
Mozilla

Sheeri K. Cabral has a master's degree in computer science specializing in databases from Brandeis University and a background in systems administration.

Principal
The Lakewood Group

Mr. Hoffman , AKA “The Engineer That Can Talk,” helps organizations select, develop and deploy the right technology, at the right time to deliver business solutions with measureable ROI.

IPv6 Evangelist
Hurricane Electric

Owen DeLong is an IPv6 Evangelist at Hurricane Electric and a member of the ARIN Advisory Council. Owen brings more than 25 years of industry experience.

President / Founder
ACT USA

I have been involved with open source since the early 90s, and spend my days showing companies how to integrate open source solutions into their network infrastructure.