Featured Speakers

Every year, the Southern California Linux Expo invites many prominent members of the Linux and Open Source Community to speak at our event. Our goal is to bring in a diverse group of speakers to accommodate all our attendees. Whether you are a seasoned *NIX guru or just curious about Open Source, we have something for you!

We are working hard to bring out another great set of speakers to inform and enlighten the audience about Linux and Open Source Software. If you know someone who is interested, or if you are interested in seeing a particular speaker, please let us know.

  • Alex IonescuReactOS - Bridging the Gap between Windows and Open Source
    ReactOSCore Kernel Developer
  • Bob CusickCan RAD co-exist with SaaS, SOA, RIA and AJAX?
    ServoyCo-founder and Managing Director of Servoy
  • Bdale GarbeeWho ya gonna call?
    HPOpen Source & Linux Chief Technologist

  • Brian DegenhardtVoIP in Open Source
    FourLoopChief Technology Officer
  • Celeste PaulUsability in Open Source Software Development
    KDEInteraction Architect & Open Source Design Advocate
  • Chris DibonaOpen Source Licenses, a review with corner cases
    GoogleOpen Source Programs Manager

  • Chris GottbrathDetecting and Solving Linux Application Memory Problems
    EtnusProduct Manager
  • Crisantos HajibrahimLinux Economics and The Spending Power of SOHO
    ABCO Technology
  • Craig ThomasOpen Source Network Monitoring Innovations
    GroundWork Open SourceChief Technology Officer

  • Don ArmstrongFrom Sarge to Etch: what's new, how to upgrade, and how to stay sane
    DebianDebian Developer
  • Don MartiGoing Beyond User-Friendly to "User-Intimate" With Desktop Tweaking Power
    Linux WorldEditor
  • Daniel PhillipsZumastor Linux Storage Server
    GoogleLinux Kernel Hacker

  • David FreedUnattended! Building a better windows distribution using linux.
    City of Los Angeles
  • Dave NearyOpenWengo - unifying VoIP, video conferencing and instant messaging
    OpenWengoFree Software Developer
  • David UhlmanOpen Source Business Applications
    ClearHealthChief Executive Officer

  • Dennis RexWireless Networking for Beginners
    SymantecAlliance Sales Manager
  • Doug HassAdvanced Quality of Service and Firewalls using Linux
    ImageStreamDirector of Business Developer
  • Dru LavigneUsing Open Source to Remove Barriers for Women Within IT
    BSD Certification GroupNetwork & Systems Administrator

  • Erin Quill & Ted HaegerLinux, Virtualization, and Virtualization Management
  • Erik DahlHow to Monitor your Infrastructure with Open Source Software
    ZenossDeveloper for Zenoss
  • Frank WilesIntroduction to mod_perl 2.x
    Revolution SystemsFounder

  • Hadi NahariProviding End-To-End Security in a Linux Environment
    MontaVista SoftwareSoftware Security Professional
  • Howard Chu
    OpenLDAPLeading Developer
  • Ivan WallisNew & Improved: How a More Modern IT Security Model Can Better Protect Enterprise Data on Linux System
    SSH CommunicationsSales Engineer

  • Jean T. AndersonHow to Participate at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
    Apache Software FoundationSoftware Engineer
  • Jono BaconHow to Herd Cats and Influence People
    CanonicalUbuntu Community Manager
  • Kevin HakmanOpen Source Ajax - the Operating System of the Browser?
    TIBCODirector of Product Marketing

  • James LuiLinux Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Access
    EricomDirector of Technology
  • Jan Schaumann
    Yahoo!Senior System Administrator
  • Jay PipesMaximum Velocity MySQL
    MySQLNorth American Community Relations Manager

  • Lowell HigleyThe State of Linux Gaming
    WannaPlayChief Architect and Developer
  • Matt IngenthronA Complete Open Source Stack: Hardware to Web 2.0
  • Mike MakiSamba for Beginners
    National Park Service & SCLUGIT Specialist

  • Rich NewmanThe Challenges of Developing Games and Other High-Resolution Graphics
    ParasoftProject Manager
  • Ron GorodetzkyAdmin++, what root never told you
  • Roger KloreseXen: The Open Source Industry Standard for Virtualization
    XenSourceSenior Director, Product and Solutions Marketing

  • Ross TurkSpotting Nascent Open Source Project
    OSTGCommunity Manager
  • Sam Folk-WilliamsXen Virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Fedora Core 6: An Overview for System Administrators
    RedHatTechnical Account Manager
  • Simon Bennett
    LevantaManager of Software Engineering

  • Ted GouldInkscape Extensions: Expandability through efficient contributions
    InkscapeFounding Developers
  • Vara PrasadPractical performance analysis in Linux
  • Scott Shreeve, MDValue Driven Healthcare: The Convergence of Open Source with Healthcare IT
    Medsphere Systems CorporationCo-founder

  • Fred TrotterWhats going on in Free and OSS Healthcare?
    Leading Consultant (Free/Libre & Open Source Health Software)
  • Eric Bringas and Joel San JuanOpen Source in an FQHC (Federally Qualified Healthcare Center) Setting
    Operation SamahanIT/Billing Department & Executive Director
  • Shawn Bellina Practical applications of OS in healthcare settings
    Comprehensive Cancer Institute and ConversantHCSCTO

  • Eishay SmithLowering the barrier to creation of a National Health Information Network.
    IBM Almaden Research CenterLead and Architect
  • Will RossOpenEMPI: Open Source Solutions for a Master Person Index
    Technical Writer and Project ManagerMendocino Informatics
  • Gerald BortisThe Mirth Project: Open Source HL7 System Integration
    Mirth ProjectLead Software Engineer