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July 2022


Franz Inc.

Dr. Jans Aasman started his career as an experimental and cognitive psychologist, earning his PhD in cognitive science with a detailed model of car driver behavior He has spent most of his professional life in telecommunications research, specializing in intelligent user interfaces and applied artificial intelligence projects. Jans is currently the CEO of Franz Inc., the leading supplier of scalable Graph database products that provide the storage layer for powerful reasoning and ontology...

Principle Software Engineer
Percona LLC
Presentation: Amazing SQL!
Field CTO

Lætitia Avrot is Field CTO for EDB in France.
She began working with PostgreSQL in 2007. She also had to learn Oracle and SQL Server at the same time.
She had a lot of exciting experiences with high availability, production crashes, disaster recovery plan, load balancing, spatial data...
She’s involved with the community as she was elected PostgreSQL Europe
treasurer, she co-founded Postgres Women, and she's a recognized PostgreSQL project contributor.

Presentation: Choose Your Candidate!
Kubernetes Community
Red Hat Inc.

Josh Berkus spends his time messing around with containers, automation, and community-building for Red Hat Inc. Prior to that, he spent nearly two decades working on PostgreSQL. From his home in Portland, he cooks, makes pottery, and looks after a cat.

Chief Information Officer
Los Angeles County Registar-Recorder/County Clerk

Aman Bhullar has over 25 years’ experience in technology implementations and consulting. He currently oversees the strategic planning and modernization initiatives of information technology, information security and data management for the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Mr. Bhullar has provided vision and leadership in the development and implementation of applications and infrastructure supporting the department’s more than 1,500 employee workforce that serves nearly 5....


Mike Bursell is CEO of Profian, a company in the Confidential Computing space. He is one of the co-founders of the Enarx project ( and a visible presence in the Confidential Computing Consortium. Mike has previously worked at companies including Red Hat, Intel and Citrix, with roles working on security, virtualisation and networking. After training in software engineering, he specialised in distributed systems and security. He regularly...

Director of professional services

**Jaime has been contributing to postgres the last 18 years.**

Mainly as patch reviewer and bug hunting, and a few little patches.

Jaime also has experience with HA clusters and complex configurations from his time at 2ndQuadrant.

Currently, Director of professional services at Systemguards, the only Latin America company providing high level support of postgres completely in spanish.

Production Engineer

Davide Cavalca is a Production Engineer at Meta on the Linux team. Davide has been working in the systems space for over 15 years, always with a strong focus towards open source and automation.

Presentation: Keynote
Chief Internet Evangelist

Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. Cerf has held positions at MCI, the Corporation for National
Research Initiatives, Stanford University, UCLA and IBM. Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and was founding president of the Internet Society. He served on the US National Science
Board from 2013-2018.

Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet,...

Alison is been an automotive systems programmer and kernel engineer and has worked at Nokia, Mentor Graphics, and Peloton Technology. In 2014-2015, she collaborated on-site with a customer in Germany. Alison has spoken at events including ELC and ELCE, USENIX, LibrePlanet,, Automotive Linux Summit, SCALE and Maker Faire. She organizes the monthly meetings of the 2800+-member, 7-year-old Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source Group (...

Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Demetris Cheatham is the Senior Director for Diversity and Inclusion Strategy at GitHub where she lead the strategy across four pillars: People/HR, Platform, Philanthropy and Policy. Beyond strategy development and execution, she spends her time working with external partners to advance diversity and inclusion within the open source ecosystem. In 2021, she launched All In, an open source community whose mission is to advance DEI in open source through access, community, equity and data....

Cloud Evangelist

Senior software engineer, frontend web developer, senior website manager, technical support engineer, developer advocate, conference organizer, diversity committee chair, program organizer, social media manager, and copy editor are just some of the technical hats I've worn in 10+ years of professional experience working as sole project manager as well as in collaboration with hybrid/remote, distributed, & global teams. For a personal look into who I am and my involvement in the open...

Senior Manager, Data Engineering & Analytics, InfoSec

Mary Cordova is a member of the SplunkTrust, experienced Splunk users from around the globe recognized for their exceptional contributions to the Splunk Community. She has worked in the threat detection and response space for various industry leaders in gaming, media and entertainment for the past decade and can be found lurking around several L.A. based InfoSec communities.

Staff Developer Advocate

Kat Cosgrove is a Developer Advocate, a CNCF Ambassador, and an actual cyborg. Her professional background has run the gamut from bartender, to video store clerk, to teacher, to software engineer. She credits this wide-ranging experience for her success as a speaker, developer, and advocate. You can usually find her speaking about DevOps or cloud native technologies, particularly 101-level content, in pursuit of her goal of increasing accessibility for these tools.

Presentation: Your bug tracker and you

Ben Cotton is a meteorologist by training, but weather makes a great hobby. Ben works as the Fedora Program Manager at Red Hat. He is an Open Organization Ambassador and author of <em>Program Management for Open Source Projects</em>. Ben co-founded a local open source meetup group, and is a member of the Open Source Initiative and a supporter of Software Freedom Conservancy.

Lead Database Consultant

Since the age of 10 I’ve always been passionate about computers. I’ve been working with them ever since. In 2005 I got my degree in computer science. I used to work at a major Belgian university where I was developing the e-learning applications. In that position, I was the one who looked after the databases. From there on I grew to be their MySQL DBA. In 2017 I left the university and joined Pythian as a MySQL Database Consultant. Currently I am the technical lead for my team of consultants...

Developer Advocate

Gibbs Cullen is a developer advocate at Chronosphere and makes it possible for the community to understand the concepts behind Prometheus and using M3 as a long term storage, in addition to helping the community with best practices in alerting, monitoring and configuring their deployment of Prometheus and M3 in Kubernetes. Prior to Chronosphere she was a product manager on the AWS Data Lab team.

Developer Advocate

Ryder Damen is a DevOps Engineer, content creator, and a Developer Advocate. With an educational background in biomedical engineering and aviation, he uses his experiences from different areas to bring new perspectives to DevOps and software development. He also builds pointless devices with artificial intelligence in his spare time.

Senior Developer Advocate

Kyle Davis is the Senior Developer Advocate for OpenSearch at AWS. Kyle has a long history with software development and databases and was a founding contributor to the OpenSearch project. When not working, Kyle enjoys 3D printing, and getting his hands dirty in his Edmonton, Alberta-based home garden.

Program Manager — IoT and Edge Computing
Eclipse Foundation

Frédéric Desbiens manages IoT and Edge Computing programs at the Eclipse Foundation. His job is to help the community innovate by bringing devices and software together. He is a strong supporter of open source. He worked as a product manager, solutions architect, and developer for companies as diverse as Pivotal, Cisco, and Oracle. Frédéric holds an MBA in electronic commerce, a BASc in Computer Science, and a BEd, all from Université Laval.

In the past, Frédéric spoke at several...

Director, Cloud Data Engineering
California State University, Office of the Chancellor

Professional Software Developer with strong expertise in crunching Big Data using Hadoop/HBase with Hive/Pig. Worked with Perl/PHP/Python primarily for coding and MySQL/Oracle as the backend. Primary Objectives include scaling for load, code development and optimization for speed and sql handling for database interactions. Excellent work ethics encapsulate commitment to the job/team, willingness to learn and developing creative thinking.

Specialties: Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Pig, Sqoop,...

Production Engineer
Meta (Facebook)

Simon Elmir started using Linux in the early 00's, building his early skills on computers built from hand-me-down machines and scavenged parts. He's worked as a sysadmin in places like computer labs, datacenters, and web hosting companies. Most recently, Simon works as a Production Engineer on infrastructure for artificial intelligence systems at Meta (Facebook).

Senior Data Systems Software Dev Specialist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

With experience writing software and managing teams for leading Web companies (Edmunds, Intuit), plus new concept startups, John has a strong background in Web software engineering and release management. He has worked with concurrent, real-time systems developing DB-enabled Java and Python applications. John currently serves as lead developer for NASA's Exoplanet Watch and devops specialist...

Director Open Source Community Strategy

Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s Open Source Program Office. She is on the board of OpenUK, an organization committed to UK leadership in Open Technology. Dawn is involved in several LF projects as a Governing Board member and maintainer for the CHAOSS metrics project and as an elected Steering Committee member for the TODO Group. She has 20+ years of experience at companies like Intel and Puppet with expertise in community building, strategy, open source...

Sr. Reliability Advocate

Julie Gunderson is a Sr. Reliability Advocate at Gremlin, where she works to further the adoption of Chaos Engineering principles and methodologies. Over the last seven years, Julie has been actively involved in the DevOps space and is passionate about helping individuals, teams, and organizations understand how to leverage best practices and develop amazing cultures. Julie is also a founding member of DevOpsDays Boise, which recently celebrated its 4th year. When Julie isn’t working, she is...

Senior Principal Product Experience Engineer
Red Hat

Rob Hernandez is the CTO at Nebulaworks, where he is responsible for defining the development principles and processes to deliver unbiased strategic solutions to client business outcomes.

Rob received his B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Chapman University. In his free time, he is a volunteer for the open source community-run conference: Southern California Linux Expo. If he’s not contributing to open source projects, you can...

Developer Advocate

Frits Hoogland is a developer advocate at Yugabyte, where he works on cloud native open source technology and performance challenges. He’s an IT professional who believes in applying a scientific approach to performing IT tasks. He spent 25 years working predominantly with Oracle database technology solving performance issues for some of the world’s largest companies. Frits has also worked for the highly-acclaimed Enkitec corporation, co-wrote a book about Oracle Exadata, and helped the...

Technical Lead

Developer for most of his life and open source enthusiast and advocate for big part of it. Over the time involved in openSUSE and Gentoo communities, activelly participating on various local events and even cofounded the biggest opensource conference in Czech republic. Started his profesional career at SUSE and during whole his career worked on open source projects. Interest in various hardware gadgets brought him to his current job where he is leading a team of amazing people making open...

itopia inc

Dan Isla is the VP of Product at itopia inc. Before joining itopia, Dan worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, building rovers and launching rockets, he also spent 4 years at Google in Irvine as a Cloud Solutions Architect. Dan is the creator of the Open Source project, Selkies (, which enables stateful workload orchestration on Kubernetes and per-user containerized environments with GPUs and WebRTC streaming.
Dan has been...


Antoni Ivanov is Staff Engineer specializing in scalable big data systems and data analytics infrastructure. Antoni has been working on building VMware data analytics platform from its beginning. Antoni has been the technical lead of the recently Open source project Versatile Data Kit for the past two years. Versatile Data Kit has transformed data engineering at VMware towards being code-first, fully automated, and decentralized. Now he is working to bring that as open source software to all...

Advanced Database Networking

Stephen Jazdzewski has over 42 years of experience in computers and electronics. Today he owns his own consulting firm and specializes in Software Architecture, Programming, Data Modeling, Databases, TDD, Interfaces, and IT Architecture.

At the start of his career in the early 1980's, he ported Peachtree accounting software to the Apple ][. He then became the first employee of Central Point Software in 1981, which developed Copy II+ and PCTools. He went on to write software for...

CEO / Founder

Frank Karlitschek is a long time open source developer and former board member of the KDE e.V. In 2016 he founded Nextcloud to create a fully open source and decentralized alternative to big centralized US cloud companies. In 2012 he initiated the User Data Manifesto to define basic human rights regarding personal data. Frank was an invited expert at the W3C to help to create the ActivityPub internet standard. Frank has spoken at MIT, CERN, Harvard and ETH and keynoted several conferences....

VP, Platform Engineering
Crunchy Data

Jonathan Katz is the VP of Platform Engineering at Crunchy Data, focused on managing PGO, an open source Postgres Operator behind Crunchy Postgres for Kubernetes.

Jonathan is on the PostgreSQL Core Team and is involved in various governance aspects of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group. He is a Secretary and Director of the PostgreSQL Community Association of Canada NPO and is a Director of the United States PostgreSQL Association NPO. He speaks at conferences around the world on...

Jenkins project

Kohsuke is the creator of Hudson, later renamed Jenkins. He wrote the majority of the Hudson/Jenkins core single-handedly. Kohsuke has more than 10 years of extensive software development experience, ranging from Java to C++, .NET to x64 assembly, as well as systems expertise on several platforms, including Windows, Linux and Solaris. This broad range of experience was a key enabler in the development of various advanced features of Jenkins. Kohsuke is now an architect at CloudBees and an...

Oriole DB Inc.

Alexander Korotkov is a PostgreSQL Major Contributor & Committer, and PhD in computer science. He contributed many fields of PostgreSQL including indexing, statistics, concurrency, extensibility, and more. In 2015 Alexander co-founded and became the technical chief and development officer at Postgres Professional in Moscow. He is the inventor behind OrioleDB who seeks to deliver the solutions of PostgreSQL wicked problems.

CEO and consultant
Data Egret

Ilya Kosmodemiansky is a CEO and co-founder at Data Egret. A consultancy specializing in PostgreSQL migration, maintenance and support.
Ilya has a broad experience working with PostgreSQL as consultant, architect and administrator. His main focus is database performance and optimization. He sees the mission of PostgreSQL in substituting the commercial databases in high-performance mission-critical applications.

His interests are promoting PostgreSQL as enterprise-ready database...


I love Coding, I grew up in a small town in Chile and one weekend, 16 years ago, I had the flu and could not go out. I decided to learn how to code in Python and that was the beginning of the road that would moved us all to the Northern California so that I could join the Production Engineering team at Instagram. Also like eating, drinking and cooking (in that order).


"Dan here. A few things about me… First of all, the only thing I find more awkward than writing a bio about myself is asking someone else to write one about me. So first person it is! I’m a software engineer at heart. Two years ago I started a company with another engineer, my co-founder Ori Keren. I pulled the short straw so actually at the moment I’m responsible for customer success, marketing and sales. Which is crazy because I had never done any of those things before LinearB. I...

Developer Advocate

Tony Loehr is the Developer Advocate for Cycode. Their prerogative is to make it easy for developers to use the Cycode platform, and to help protect data through knowledge sharing. They have professional experience with engineering, marketing, and sales and bring a unique perspective on how to implement comprehensive cybersecurity solutions. They value being a lifelong learner, and aim to help teach cybersecurity solutions to people with varying degrees of technical knowledge. In their free...

Product Management Director
Red Hat

Federico Lucifredi is the Product Management Director for Ceph Storage at Red Hat and a co-author of O'Reilly's "Peccary Book" on AWS System Administration. Previously, he was the Ubuntu Server product manager at Canonical, where he oversaw a broad portfolio and the rise of Ubuntu Server to the rank of most popular OS on Amazon AWS. A software engineer-turned-manager at the Novell corporation, he was part of the SUSE Linux team, overseeing the update lifecycle and...

Security Advocate
Ell Marquez

Ell Marquez is a proud advocate of Hacking Is Not and Crime and Operation Safe escape. She has traveled the world for five years, educating security practitioners on subjects from on-prem infrastructure to the cloud and everything in between. As part of her journey in 2022, Ell transitioned to GRIMM with the focus on researching and training organizations on strengthening their defenses against the latest cyber threats.

Technical Writer
Tetra Bio Distributed

Advocate for distributed open-source hardware. Experience in software engineering, data science, open source, agile methodologies, DevOps, configuration management, technical writing & documentation, and model-based systems engineering.


Profian CTO and Enarx co-founder, Nathaniel has been engineering systems at scale for more than 15 years, with an emphasis on cryptography and security. Previously the Virtualization Security Architect for Red Hat, he lives near Raleigh, NC.

Security Analyst
Red Hat

Ana is a security analyst at Red Hat, focusing on storage security, both for containers and for distributed systems. They did a master's degree at UCSC, and have an undergraduate degree in math and computer science from Umass Amherst. In their free time, they enjoy hiking with their dog.

Technical Evangelist

Ben cares about enabling developers, and supporting open source projects that push the Web forward (OpenJS Foundation, Node.js, tc39, Unicode Consortium). As a Technical Evangelist at DataDog, he’s helping devs create delightful experiences by using real user monitoring, and distributed synthetic testing. Ben has also led JavaScript meetups over the years (PDXNode, WebAudioPDX), and occasionally produces music.

Developer Advocate

Jay is a Developer Advocate at Elastic, based in San Diego, Ca. A multipotentialite, Jay enjoys finding unique ways to merge his fascination with productivity, automation, and development to create tools and content to serve the tech community.

Vice President, Postgres Evangelist

Bruce Momjian is co-founder and core team member of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, and has worked on PostgreSQL since 1996. He has been employed by EDB since 2006. He has spoken at many international open-source conferences and is the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley. Prior to his involvement with PostgreSQL, Bruce worked as a consultant, developing custom database applications for some of the world's largest law firms. As an...

Sarah Newman is currently working with embedded Linux. Formerly she ran a VPS hosting company and designed FPGA firmware using VHDL. She had her first taste of programming computers at the ripe age of 5 writing a number guessing game and reading books of games written in basic.

Head of Open Source
Indeed, Inc

Duane O’Brien is the Head of Open Source at, the world’s #1 jobs site. He is passionate about helping companies responsibly participate in the open source community. He is the creator of the FOSS Contributor Fund, a program that enables open source contributors to direct financial support to free and open source...

Head of Developer Relations

Sean is a reformed infrastructure administrator and architect with a passion for enabling Developers, SREs, and Application teams to succeed in a Multi-Cloud World. Sean also believes that traditional Enterprise IT organizations can and should develop a more modern approach focusing on DevSecOps practices and principles. Sean also enjoys getting on his soapbox to scream about how Applications should be built, managed, and operated where it makes sense for the organization.

As the Head...

Head of Community
Cube Dev

Ray is the Head of Community at Cube Dev where he is helping to grow the community of contributors to the Cube.js project. Prior to Cube Dev, Ray managed open source communities at GitLab and the Linux Foundation. Ray has been a speaker at open source conferences such as All Things Open, Community Leadership Summit, FOSDEM, GitLab Commit, Open Source Summit, and SCaLE.

Ray lives in Sunnyvale, CA with his wife and daughter and all three are loyal season ticket holders of the San Jose...

Software Engineer

William Perdue enjoys all things open source, automation, and containerization. He strongly believes everything is better in a container. With a history in IT automation and more recently site reliability and infrastructure software engineering, William enjoys finding ways to reduce toil, and increase developer happiness and productivity.

PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.

Christophe has been working with PostgreSQL since 1997. He is the CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.


Pep has a broad experience in several database platforms, but in recent years he has focused on MySQL. His work abides by the motto of Mission Control at NASA: “Tough and competent”. Tough means you are accountable for what you do or fail to do, it means compromise and responsibility. Competent means that you take nothing for granted and you must never be found short in knowledge and skills. This is how Pep feels and lives database management. He is also interested in applying Lean culture...

Principal Community Analyst
Red Hat

Brian Proffitt is currently Principal Community Analyst for Red Hat's Open Source and Standards team. A long-time member of the free and open source software community, Brian is the author of several books on Linux, iOS, and other odd operating systems, as well as former technology journalist from ReadWrite, ITworld, LinuxPlanet, and Linux Today.

Security Engineering
NVIDIA Corporation

Binu Ramakrishnan is a security engineering lead at NVIDIA, responsible for the end to end security of the GPU/Kubernetes cloud platform used for running DL workloads. Previously, Binu has worked at Yahoo for ten years, leading product security engineering and engagement programs and built Internet-scale secure systems. As an avid coder, he has authored and open sourced various security related tools. Binu is also the co-author of IETF RFCs related to email security.

High School Student

Atom is a high school student interested in cyber security, Linux, programming, and Basketball. He has been competing in cyber competitions such as Cyberpatriot, National Cyber League and local California CTF events. As a Cyberpatriot since the 7th grade and founder of the Cybersecurity Club at Bishop Amat Memorial High School, he enjoys sharing his experience by publishing cyber related articles online. He recently completed the Qubit By Qubit Introduction to Quantum Computing course where...

High School Student

Marie Curie Ramirez is a high school student at Bishop Amat High School with a interest in Cybersecurity and Linux. She's been competing in cyber defense competitions for several years and plans to pursue a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. She has published online articles on cyber security topics such as "Overcoming a girl's struggle in Cyber Security", "Staying safe by understanding common cyber threats", and "How secure is your password?...

Principal Ecosystems Engineer
Sesame by ITRenew Inc

Sriram Ramkrishna spent over 22 years working in open source communities building coalitions to solve problems, working as a connector between projects and help supporting open source communities. Sri uses his background in his role as Principal Ecosystems Engineer for ITRenew/Sesame in corporate open source communities like the Open Compute Project, CNCF, and the Linux Foundation.

Chief Security Officer

Kyle Rankin is Chief Security Officer at Purism; the author of Linux Hardening in Hostile Networks, DevOps Troubleshooting, The Official Ubuntu Server Book, and Knoppix Hacks, among other books. Rankin was an award-winning columnist and tech editor for Linux Journal, and speaks frequently on Open Source software including at SCALE, FOSDEM, O'Reilly Security Conference, Linux Fest NorthWest, BSidesLV, CactusCon, OSCON, Linux World Expo, and Penguicon.

Head Invention Coach
Public Invention, a research non-profit

Robert L. Read was first paid as a programmer at the age of 16. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He wrote the essay “How to Be A Programmer” ( After a career as a director/architect at medium size software firms, he became a Presidential Innovation Fellow in the Obama administration and co-founder 18F with the federal government. He then founded...

Developer Advocate

Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node, React and Vue. He’s a Microsoft MVP, published author, frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events, and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development. You can find this and other talks on his blog at and follow him on twitter at @rob_rich.

Senior Developer Advocate

Angel started his career as an US Air Force Space Systems Operations specialist in Cape Canaveral AF Station where he realized his passion for technology and software development. He has extensive experience in the private, public and military sectors and his technical experience includes military/space lift operations, software development, SRE/DevOPs engineering. He also has a wealth of experience in defense and federal sectors such as contracting, information systems security and...

Distinguished Data Scientist

Mark Roden is an Accomplished Data Scientist at Ticketmaster, where he is the data science lead for the fraud group. In this capacity, he leads a team of data scientists to find the needles in the haystack that are the fraudulent transactions that lead to chargebacks from fans. Mark has worked at Ticketmaster for several years, where he has lead efforts in managing traffic bursts into ticket sales, recommendations across the entire Ticketmaster and Live Nation customer base, and abuse...

Software Engineer

Steven started working on the Linux kernel in 1998, and become a professional (paid) kernel developer in 2001. He's one of the original authors of the PREEMPT_RT patch, that turns Linux into a hard real-time OS, and is also the original creator and current maintainer of Ftrace, the official tracer of the Linux kernel. Steven is still very active in developing new features for Linux as well as getting involved in the community. Steven has given over 80 talks around the world, has been on...

Presentation: Move fast, be safe
Security Engineer

Esty Scheiner CISSP is a recent SecureSet graduate currently working as a Security Engineer working at Invoca. She is a driven continuous learner with a creative approach to managing security, privacy, and risk. Recently she contributed to the Brakeman project and created a continuous security Integration for applications empowering modern development teams to find, fix and prevent vulnerabilities related to source code, open source libraries, secret management and cloud configuration.

Presentation: Migrating to PostgreSQL
Senior Data Systems Consultant
Sound Data

Jennifer started Sound Data in 2008 after ten years building research databases at the University of Washington. She has built a wide variety of data systems for clients in science and engineering. She holds a MS from the University of Washington and is a certified Oracle Applications Developer.

Developer Advocate

Kim Schlesinger is a Cloud Native Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean.

Adjunct Faculty
Long Beach City College

John has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry as a software developer, systems administrator, systems integrator, and systems security engineer. John is a retired U.S. Navy Commander where he served as an Information Corps Warfare Qualified officer. John currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at a local community college, teaching courses in ethical hacking, Linux operating system, and computer forensics. He has also served as a mentor instructor for SANS. A graduate...

Open Source Engineer
Treasure Data

Eduardo Silva is a principal Open Source developer at Treasure Data Inc. It currently leads the efforts to make logging ecosystem more friendly between Embedded and Cloud Services. He also directs the Monkey Project organization which is behind the Open Source projects Monkey HTTP Server and Duda I/O. He is a known speaker in FLOSS events andd have serve as an organization administrator for Monkey Project organization for the Google Summer of Code program on 2012, 2013 and 2014. Eduardo have...

Principal Developer Advocate
open source security
Red Hat

Axel is part of Red Hat's Office of the CTO, where he works on open source security as part of the Emerging Technologies team. He has worked on projects such as Enarx, Keylime and sigstore. He has studied economics, “done agile”, worked on the blockchain ecosystem, talked before the French Senate, been involved in open source communities for over a decade and in his spare time enjoys cooking, skating, martial arts and organising to protect fundamental rights on the Internet.

Presentation: Cloud Native Home Lab
Infrastructure Engineer
Neuralink, Inc

I'm a software engineer on the Infrastructure team at Neuralink. We're building a medical device to help folks with spinal cord injuries control their computer with their thoughts alone. I love working on tough distributed systems problems, and learning from my team and the community! I have been a fond user and contributor to Open Source for over 15 years, with no plans on stopping anytime soon.

Previously, I was the Site Reliability Engineering tech lead at Slack, the ...

Manager of Respiratory and Interventional Pulmonary Services
Keck Medical Center of USC
Staff Developer Advocate

Matty Stratton is a Staff Developer Advocate at Pulumi, founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, and the global chair of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

Matty has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL...

Solution Engineer

Patrick Swartz has been a Linux and opensource advocate since the mid-1990s working with start-ups to Fortune 100 companies to develop opensource strategies. As a father of 8 kids he continually looks for ways to engage his kids in the opensource world.

Senior Site Reliability Engineer
Blizzard Entertainment

Jim Tario is a Site Reliability Engineer on the Diablo team at Blizzard Entertainment, where he works on the reliability of the infrastructure and systems. At Blizzard, he was one of the first interns in the Service Engineering team (now SRE) and progressed to Senior through this 5-year tenure.

Community Programs

Alyssa Tong is a long-time Jenkins contributor. Currently, she is a member of the Jenkins Advocacy and Outreach SIG. She drives and manages Jenkins participation in community events and conferences like Google Summer of Code, FOSDEMSCaLE, DevOps World, and ...


Working on database-backed, internet-based systems for over a decade, Robert is a published author and long-time open source contributor, having been recognized as a major contributor to the PostgreSQL project for his work over the years. An international speaker on databases, open source, and managing web operations at scale, he occasionally blogs at 

Technical Evangelist
CloudBees, Inc.

Mark Waite is a long-time Jenkins contributor. He is the Jenkins Documentation Officer and leads the Jenkins Documentation Special Interest Group. He is one of the maintainers of the Jenkins git plugin and the Jenkins git client plugin. He's active in the Jenkins Platform Special Interest Group. He's fascinated by software development and especially interested in software testing.

Presentation: Podman new features
Consulting Engineer
Red Hat

Daniel Walsh has worked in the computer security field for over 35 years. Dan is a Consulting Engineer at Red Hat. He joined Red Hat in August 2001. Dan leads the Red Hat Container Engineering team since August 2013, but has been working on container technology for several years. Dan currently focusess on the CRI-O Container Runtime, Buildah for building container images, containers/storage and containers/image. Dan has made many contributions to the Docker project. Dan has also developed a...

2ndQuadrant, Inc.

Mark works at 2ndQuadrant as a consultant for English Speaking Territories, based out of Oregon. He is a Contributor to PostgreSQL, co-organizer of the Portland PostgreSQL User Group, and serves as a Director and Treasurer for the United States PostgreSQL Association.

Presentation: Explaining EXPLAIN
Principal Support Engineer

Richard has been using PostgreSQL since v. 7.4 in 2003. He is a Principal Support Engineer at EnterpriseDB, providing technical support to DBAs and developers around the world, and works with many clients ranging from private corporations to government organizations and financial institutions.

Head of Open Source Strategy

Matt Yonkovit has been in the Open Source Database Community for over 15 years working for MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Mattermost, and Percona. Matt has held technical roles, management, and executive roles (including Chief Customer Officer, Chief Experience Officer, VP of Global Services) serving the open source community. He is currently serving as Percona's head of Open Source Strategy(the HOSS), focused on helping developers, architects, and DBA's get the most out of their...


Peter Zaitsev is CEO and co-founder of Percona. A serial entrepreneur, Peter enjoys mixing business leadership with hands-on technical expertise. Previously he was an early employee at MySQL AB, one of the largest open source companies in the world, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2008. Prior to joining MySQL AB, Peter was CTO at SpyLOG, which provided statistical information on website traffic.

Peter is the co-author of the popular book, High Performance MySQL, and blogs...

Software Engineer