Jason Heiss has over 10 years of experience as a system administrator and Open Source developer. He is currently the Director of System Architecture at AT&T Interactive. Jason is the principal architect of many of the team's tools that are developed as Open Source projects, including nVentory (asset tracking and configuration management database), etch (system configuration management) and tpkg (application packaging and deployment). Past positions include managing the System Administration team at Yahoo! Search Marketing and system administration and security consulting for the University of Washington, AT&T Wireless and Hughes Space and Communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).