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Los Angeles, CA
July 2022

Karsten Wade

Sr. Community Architect
Red Hat

Since 2000 Karsten has been teaching and living the open source way ( As a member of Red Hat's Open Source and Standards team ( ), he helps with community activities in projects Red Hat is involved in. As a 22 year IT industry veteran, Karsten has worked most sides of common business equations as an IS manager, professional services consultant, technical writer, developer advocate, and open source specialist. He blogs at and as @quaid on various platforms.

Karsten lives in his hometown of Santa Cruz, CA with his wife and two daughters on their small urban farm, Fairy-Tale Farm (, where they focus on growing their own food and nurturing sustainable community living. In recent years, his lifelong interest in sustainable transportation lead him to help open and operate Santa Cruz Pedicab (