Speakers

Quantitative Psychologist
RAND Corporation

Jeremy Miles is a quantitative psychologist at the RAND Corporation, where he works in areas such as drug policy, post-traumatic stress disorder and the health benefits of dogs and cats.

Presentation: PuppetCamp Keynote
Product Manager
Puppet Labs
Presentation: Hadoop 101
Account Executive
Cloudera

Rob Ryan first worked in open source in the Linux world with a software called Arkeia for storage and backup on Linux (since sold to Western Digital).

Presentation: Hadoop 101
Sales Engineer
Cloudera

Maxime is a Sales Engineer at Cloudera, the Open Source leader of Apache Hadoop.

Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership
Harvard Law School

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, director of the Edmond J.

Presentation: Puppet Demo
Solutions Engineer
Puppet Labs

Spencer is a Solutions Engineer at Puppet Labs, a company which makes software for configuration management and system automation based out of Portland, Oregon.

Director of Product Management
Cisco

Mike Cohen is Director of Product Management at Cisco Systems focused on open source after joining through the acquisition of Insieme Networks.

Presentation: Big Data Visualization
CTO
Interlincx

David Guttman is currently the CTO at Interlincx. He has worked and led teams at Disney Interactive Media Group, DigiSynd, and AT&T Interactive.

Presentation: Are you down with OCP
Community Manager
OCP

Amber began her personal journey into open source in 2009, when she began blogging about her experiences with Ubuntu, filing bugs, organizing and speaking at various Linux events, and more.

DBA
Ooyala.com

Frank has been working with databases for 30 years. Designing and building applications, DBA and Operations work for Apple, Wired.com, Spock and others.

Software Engineer
Ceph

Greg Farnum is a long-standing member of the core Ceph development team,

Presentation: Securing Your System 101
Educator
Roosevelt High School

Yolanda Kol is an educator based in Los Angeles, CA. Her mission is focused on ensuring academic opportunities to overcome the achievement gap by bridging the digital divide.

Presentation: Securing Your System 101
Student
Roosevelt High School

Alexander Cosio, 12th grade

Presentation: Securing Your System 101
Student
Roosevelt High School

Elizabeth Garcia, 11th grade

Presentation: Securing Your System 101
Student
Roosevelt High School

Alejandra Corona, 11th grade

Presentation: Securing Your System 101
Educator
Roosevelt High School

Koda Kol, Educator

Principal Consultant
KnowledgeSource Solutions Inc

Oscar is a founding principal of KnowledgeSource Solutions, Inc.

Python Engineer
SaltStack, Inc.

Erik is a core developer for the SaltStack project. He began contributing to SaltStack in January 2012, and became a core developer in October of that year.

Presentation: Autovacuum and You
Systems Engineer
EnterpriseDB

Gabrielle Roth is a consultant with EnterpriseDB. She specializes in network, database, and system monitoring, as well as abusing SQL.

EVP, Platform Engineering & Technical Operations
Ticketmaster

Jody Mulkey is EVP of Platform Engineering and Global Technical Operations at Ticketmaster.

Engineering Director
Puppet Labs

Michael Stahnke is Director of Engineering Services at Puppet Labs, where he was previously the Community Manager and where he built out the Release Engineering team as Release Manager.

Engineering Director
Puppet Labs

Michael Stahnke is Director of Engineering Services at Puppet Labs, where he was previously the Community Manager and where he built out the Release Engineering team as Release Manager.

Systems Administrator

 George Robinson’s first bitter taste of UNIX was in 1987 with Xenix 2.1.1.  He finally went pro in 1998 and has been trying to automate himself out of a job ever since.  He has

Sr. Unix Admin
St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Linux administrator for 20+ years. 10 years with Digital Equipment Corp (DEC), 7 with NBC, last 5 years with St. Jude Medical admin'ing 1000+ critical medical systems.

Ringleader
The Hybrid Group

Ron Evans is a software developer who has been active in the free and open source community for over 20 years.

Presentation: KidsRuby Workshop
Ringleader
The Hybrid Group

Ron Evans is a software developer who has been active in the free and open source community for over 20 years.

Community Manager
Elasticsearch Inc

An internationally known community manager, speaker and author, Leslie
Hawthorn has spent the past decade creating, cultivating and enabling

OpenHatch

Shauna Gordon-McKeon is an organizer, writer, programmer, and teacher.

Software Engineer
Facebook

Dain Sundstrom a software engineer at Facebook and a founding member of Presto, an open source distributed SQL query engine for running interactive analytic queries.

Braddock Gaskill founded the Internet-in-a-Box project in 2012 to bring open source internet resources to developing world schools without internet connectivity.

IT Consultant
Unleash Kids

I've spent the past 10 years or so doing technical consulting and support in the corporate environment.

Presentation: Youth Contributing

17-year old guy who is currently an Ubuntu Member and a member of the Ubuntu LoCo (Local Communities) Council. Actively participating on the Ubuntu Project, loves photography and food.

Virtualization and Cloud Evangelist
Citrix

Tim Mackey is a technology evangelist for XenServer and CloudPlatform within the Citrix Open Source Business Office and focused on server virtualization and cloud orchestration technical competenci

Presentation: Burnout and Ops

Lars Lehtonen has worked as an engineer for the smallest and largest companies in Los Angeles. He is one year shy of having 20 years of Linux experience.

Presentation: Django-style Flask
Conference Chairman
Texas Linux Festival

Senior Network Engineer for WellAware, an Oil and Gas communications, software and data as a service company that I helped co-found.

Presentation: Shell Programming
Production Engineer
Facebook

A SoCal native, Andrew now lives with his wife and daughters near San Jose, CA, and has worked in Facebook's Infrastructure organization for over three years, spending time with the general we

Presentation: Chef for OpenStack
Cloud Integrations Lead
Chef

Matt Ray is a Cloud Integrations Lead for the company and open source systems integration platform Chef.

Cloud Integrations Lead
Chef

Matt Ray is a Cloud Integrations Lead for the company and open source systems integration platform Chef.

Founder & CEO
the OpenMindz Group

Miguel Hernandez is a Web Developer and an Open Source Software and Linux Evangelist who promotes the use of open source software for community-building and in bridging the Digital Divide.

Developer
Carbon Five

Arbind has been developing software professionally for 20 years. He's a Senior Developer at Carbon Five in Santa Monica where he works with CoffeeScript and Ruby every day.

Software Developer
Atomic Object
Presentation: The Free Ride
Development editor
LWN
Community Manager
USENIX

Rikki Endsley is a technology journalist and the USENIX Association’s community manager.

Presentation: My half-life with Perl
General Manager
Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc.

Randal L. Schwartz is a renowned expert on the Perl and Smalltalk programming languages, having contributed to a dozen top-selling books on the subject, and over 250 magazine articles.

Software Engineer at Chef
Chef

Sean OMeara has been a systems administrator since he was old enough to type. He's gave up his pager a few years ago and has been mostly consulting ever since.

Presentation: Managing Cassandra
Open Source Mechanic
Datastax

Al is a father, technologist, musician, and open source advocate working for Datastax.

Chief Technology Officer
StackStorm

Dmitri has led engineering at a number of organizations, most recently leading the vSphere client team at VMware where he also worked on a variety of related projects.

Programmer
Claremont McKenna College

Scott Williams is a programmer at Claremont McKenna College on the web development team and maintains the LAMP stack.

Chief Panda
Panda Strike

Dan Yoder brings over thirty years of experience in all aspects of the software business.

Operations Engineer
PandaStrike.com

Operations engineer at PandaStrike.com, a consultancy focused on rich client, high-performance Web and mobile experiences and lightweight solutions for big data, focused on CoffeeScript, Node.js, a

Technical Writer
Intel

Jayneil Dalal is an Embedded Linux Engineer/Technical Writer who loves to explore different open source technologies and is currently part of the MinnowBoard.org project.

CEO
Percona

Peter is arguably the world's foremost expert in MySQL performance and scaling, with a special expertise in hardware and database internals.

opensource.com project manager
Red Hat

Jason Hibbets is a project manager in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat where he is the lead administrator, content curator, and community manager for opensource.com.

Nate has been working in the enterprise and mobile software industry for 13 years in various capacities as a developer and product management.

Developer intern
Gnome Foundation/Linux Foundation

Kelley is a relatively new kernel developer, who is learning under the excellent guidance of mentors through the Gnome Outreach Program for Women.

Chief Architect
XO Group Inc. (The Knot)

Jason Sirota is the Director of Software Architecture for XO Group Inc. (The Knot), a premier media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between.

Sr Systems Engineer
Ticketmaster

Abs holds a degree in Computer Science & Engineering from UCLA.

Presentation: OpenMW

Mickey Lyle is an Ubuntu user, gamer, and open source advocate.

Community Marketing Manager
MongoDB

Carol is a Community Marketing Manager at MongoDB, where she oversees technical webinars and helps engineers with conference proposals.

Senior software engineer
iXsystems, Inc.

BSD geek that does geeky BSD things

VP of Customer Enablement
StatelessNetworks

John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 30 years.

DevOps Engineer
Canonical, Ltd.

Marco Ceppi has been an Ubuntu community member since 2011, an Ask Ubuntu moderator since 2010, and currently works on the Juju Solutions team as an Engineer for Canonical Ltd.

 

Retired
Unaffiliated

Retired computer professional with 30 years experience. Working as a volunteer in support of one laptop
per child deployments since 2008.

Application Security Engineer
Fonality, Inc

Aaron Guzman is a open source evangelist for Zed Attack proxy otherwise known as ZAP. Much of his free time is taken by participating in Los Angeles information security events.

Presentation: A Tale of Two Sims
Gentoo

A long time Gentoo developer and current GNU Sim maintainer, he currently works at Google on the Chrome OS project.

Senior Cloud/Server Software Engineer
HP Cloud

After installing Linux on his old i386 from a CD in the back of a Linux book he was given in 1995, Clint went on to be a Linux and open source power user.

VP Engineering
Elasticsearch

Kevin Kluge is currently VP Engineering at Elasticsearch, the provider of the leading open source search and analytics product of the same name.

Project Manager, Security and Audit Services
Canaudit, Inc

Nathan Chan, CISSP, C|EH, CPT joined Canaudit, Inc this past June. His security experience is in the application security and access control domains.

Principal Database Engineer
Resonate

Stephen Frost is a PostgreSQL Major Contributor and Committer who implemented the PostgreSQL role system and column-level privileges, and who has made contributions to PL/PgSQL, PostGIS, the Linux

CEO/Founder
Peak Hosting

Prior to establishing Peak Hosting, Jeffrey amassed over 20 years experience implementing BGP load-balancing and multihoming policies at both at Y!

Sr Systems Engineer
Taos

Having had his parents murdered before his eyes, as the family was going to the theatre, young Jess dedicated his life to fight crime.

He now works as a systems administrator.

James Murdza is a student at Loyola Marymount University and a volunteer with the Unleash Kids Campaign.

Systems Administrator
Azusa Pacific University

Justin is a systems administrator with a passion for automation, security, and scale. He strives to automate himself out of a job and loves taking on hard problems.

System Administrator
Edmunds.com

Joshua Miller is a linux system administrator at Edmunds.com, where he pursues infrastructure as code and automation utopia.

Presentation: Demystifying mod_rewrite
OpenStack Community Liaison
Red Hat

Rich has been contributing to Open Source for 15 years or so. He's a member, and the Executive Vice President, of the Apache Software Foundation, and works on the Apache httpd project.

Presentation: Write a Better FM
OpenStack Community Liaison
Red Hat

Rich has been contributing to Open Source for 15 years or so. He's a member, and the Executive Vice President, of the Apache Software Foundation, and works on the Apache httpd project.

OpenStack Community Liaison
Red Hat

Rich has been contributing to Open Source for 15 years or so. He's a member, and the Executive Vice President, of the Apache Software Foundation, and works on the Apache httpd project.

Xen Project Evangelist
Citrix Systems

A Linux user since 1995 and a long-time Open Source advocate, Russ has spoken at over 50 Open Source events.

Presentation: You Are All Idiots
Sr. Technical Consultant
Taos

Corey is a traveling technical consultant and technical interviewer for Taos.

Proprietor
Galt's Gulch Industries, LLC

Jeremy is the proprietor of Galt's Gulch Industries, LLC, a company best known for large college sports websites like CSNbbs.

Baremetal Industries

Roberto Aguilar is a full-stack Internet applications developer and has been part of the entire product lifecycle including design, architecture, implementation, and maintenance.

Presentation: Arduino Powered Balloon

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.

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

Student

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

Presentation: OpenShift PaaS Anywhere
Director, Cloud Evangelism
ActiveState Software

Diane Mueller is the Director, Cloud Evangelism for ActiveState. She has been designing & implementing financial applications at Fortune 500 corporations for over 20 years.

Automation and Tools Engineer
HP

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

Automation and Tools Engineer
HP

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

Automation and Tools Engineer
HP

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

Presentation: Federated PostgreSQL
CEO
StormDB

Jim Mlodgenski is CEO and co-founder of StormDB.

Presentation: JSON in PostgreSQL
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.

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.

Presentation: Samba For Dummies
IT Specialist
National Park Service

IT Specialist for the National Park Service and multi-year volunteer for the SCALE tech team. Been using Linux since about 2001.

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.

Presentation: smoke
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.

Cloudtrainings

Florian has worked for 10 years for various Fortune 500 companies as a software-architect, trainer and mentor. In 2008 he built the infrastructure for a startup in Los Angeles.

Presentation: OpenShift PaaS Anywhere
Open Source Evangelist
RedHat / OpenShift

Ryan Jarvinen is an Open Source Evangelist working with RedHat's OpenShift team.

Open Source Evangelist
RedHat / OpenShift

Ryan Jarvinen is an Open Source Evangelist working with RedHat's OpenShift team.

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

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

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.

Presentation: SaltStack Training
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.

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.

SRE
Google

Alex Perry is a Site Reliability Engineer for Google at the Los Angeles office in Venice, CA.

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.

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.

Presentation: CentOS Project Q&A Forum
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.

Don Marti is a Technical Marketing Manager at Perforce. He has written for Linux Weekly News, Linux Journal, and other publications.

Presentation: Raspberry Pi Hacks
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.

Presentation: The Open Source Alphabet
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.

Presentation: Welcome and Housekeeping
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.

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.

Chief Evangelist
MariaDB

Colin Charles works at Monty Program Ab, on MariaDB. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and had worked at MySQL since 2005.

Chief Evangelist
MariaDB

Colin Charles works at Monty Program Ab, on MariaDB. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and had worked at MySQL since 2005.

Scalable Data Processing Nerd (Solutions Engineer)
Hortonworks

David is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Hortonworks, specializing in deployment and application of open-source Hadoop, assisting customers with scalable solutions for data processing and analysis.

Senior Software Engineer
LinkedIn Corp.

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

Director
LPI

Ross has over 15 years experience as a Linux trainer and is author of the popular "LPIC-1 Exam Cram" (QUE Publishing).

Red Hat

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

Volunteer
OLPC and Sugar Labs

Caryl Bigenho was born 30 years too soon.

Presentation: Hack 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.

Director of Community
Puppet Labs

Dawn Foster is the Director of Community for the Puppet community at Puppet Labs.

Organizer and Drupal Adventure Guide
Greater Los Angeles Drupal

Christefano is one of the Larks at Exaltation of Larks, a Drupal design and engineering firm; and is a founder of Droplabs, a ne

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 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.

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.

Presentation: What's New in OpenLDAP
CTO, VP R&D
Symas Corp. / OpenLDAP Project

Howard is the CTO of Symas Corporation and also currently Chief Architect of the OpenLDAP Project and has spoken at conferences across the US and Europe including Usenix/LISA events, UKUUG, Samba X

Presentation: Puppet Best Practices
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.

Docker Tinkerer Extraordinaire
Docker Inc.

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

Presentation: Puppet and Docker
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.

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: MySQL Security 101
Sr. DBA
Oracle ACS

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

MySQL Community Manager
Oracle

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

Presentation: HowToDR
CEO
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.

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

CEO
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.

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

Presentation: Scale Fail
CEO
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.

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

PC-BSD, FreeNAS

Dru Lavigne is the lead documentation writer for the PC-BSD and FreeNAS projects. She is author of BSD Hacks, The Best of FreeBSD Basics, and The Definitive Guide to PC-BSD.

Presentation: Introduction to DNSSEC
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

Presentation: Address Planning UPScale
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.

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.