SCALE 20x venue
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Pasadena, CA
March 9-12, 2023

Speakers

Principle Software Engineer
Percona LLC

Ibrar Ahmed is a Senior Software Architect at Percona LLC. Before coming to open source development, he had vast experience in software design and development. His primary focus was on system-level embedded development. After joining EnterpriseDB 2006, an Enterprise PostgreSQL company, he started his career in open-source development, specifically in PostgreSQL. He has contributed to the PostgreSQL community and other open-source communities. His contribution ranges from the main...

Senior Software Engineer
Percona

Hamid has over twenty years of experience in software development and has been working with PostgreSQL for over a decade. Previously, he was part of EnterpriseDB, managing the official PostgreSQL installers for Windows, Linux, and macOS. At HighGo Software, Hamid was a leading PostgreSQL architect working on various in-house solutions, including in-memory solutions, ORC FDW, and various performance features. Hamid is currently the Engineering Tech Lead for PostgreSQL at Percona, where he...

Helpdesk Technician / GLOBE Community Support
UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) / The GLOBE Program

Roller Angel spends most of his time helping people learn how to accomplish their goals using technology. He's an avid FreeBSD Systems Administrator and Pythonista who enjoys learning all the amazing things that can be done with Open Source technology, namely FreeBSD and Python, to solve issues. He's a firm believer that one can learn anything they wish to set their mind to. He uses Configuration Management software on FreeBSD written in Python every day as part of his job as a...

Presentation: LPIC-1 Exam Prep
Trainer Advisor
Linux Professional Institute

Kenny has worked with UNIX-like operating systems since his introduction to them while serving in the U.S. military in the late 1990s. Kenny has been involved with the Linux community in various capacities such as teaching Linux for a variety of training organizations, deploying Linux in local government institutions up to large Universities, as well as in various large-scale businesses. Kenny enjoys working with open platforms and finding potential new uses for them in a variety of...

Developer Advocate
IBM

JJ works at IBM on the IBM cloud as a Developer Advocate. He’s focusing on the IBM Kubernetes Service trying to make companies and users have a successful on boarding to the Cloud Native ecosystem.

He lives and grew up in Austin, Texas. He enjoys a good strong stout, hoppy IPA, and some team building Artemis, madding Dwarf Fortress or Rimworld or possibly pair programming cluster Factorio. He’s a member of the Church of Emacs, though jumps into Vim on remote machines. He usually...

Principal Evangelist Open Source
Amazon Web Service

Tarus Balog has been involved in managing communications networks professionally since 1988, and unprofessionally since 1978 when he got his first computer - a TRS-80 from Radio Shack. After working as a network management consultant for many years, he got involved in open source software through the OpenNMS Project starting in 2001 and became the maintainer of the project in 2002. He built a company around that project that counted some of the world's largest companies as customers,...

Developer
Earthly

Adam Gordon Bell has a popular podcast on software development. He formerly worked for Tenable on cloud security and container security products. He is now a developer advocate for the open-source build tool Earthly. He also spends a lot of time writing about software development.

CEO and Co-founder
Okteto

Ramiro Berrelleza is one of the founders of Okteto. He has spent most of his career (and his free time) building cloud services and developer tools. Before starting Okteto, Ramiro was an Architect at Atlassian and a Software Engineer at Microsoft Azure. Originally from Mexico, he currently lives in the Bay Area.

Camilla is a classical musician turned software engineer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Perugia, Italy, in her previous career as a professional violist she performed with symphonies across the United States. During the pandemic, her curiosity for learning led her to explore programming. She just graduated from Ada Developers Academy, an 11-month highly selective fullstack bootcamp for women and non-binary people. Camilla is currently a CrowdStrike Cloud Engineering Intern, working...

PostgreSQL Advocate
Redgate

Ryan is an Advocate at Redgate focusing on PostgreSQL. Ryan has been working as a PostgreSQL advocate, developer, DBA and product manager for more than 20 years, primarily working with time-series data on PostgreSQL and the Microsoft Data Platform.

Ryan is a long-time DBA, starting with MySQL and Postgres in the late 90s. He spent more than 15 years working with SQL Server before returning to PostgreSQL full-time in 2018. He’s at the top of his game when he's learning something...

Student
Port of Los Angeles High School
Web Developer Principal
Franklin OIT: The University of Georgia

Michael Brewer is a Web Developer Principal for the Franklin College Office of Information Technology at The University of Georgia; he also serves as Secretary for the United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS). He has worked in open source for over two decades and has spoken at regional, national, and international conferences.

Polytechnique Montreal

Yannick is a versatile computer engineer working mostly on open source projects. Recently, he has been helping the Chaire Mobilite lab at Polytechnique Montreal opening the code of their Transition plateform and working on their backend infrastructure. He has also teached embedded software development using OSS tools. And in his spare time, he's helping startups figure out their software development and infrastructure needs. Previously, he was a Production Engineer and Hardware System...

Presentation: Cloud Native FreeBSD

After a couple decades on-call, Karen has developed a phobia of not getting enough sleep. She spends her spare time rendering puns in yarn, solving bizarre twisty puzzle cubes, and tripping over cats.

Karen also has a blog, where she shares techniques, stories, and rants about Site Reliability, DevOps, and other stuff.

Presentation: The Forgotten Operator
CTO
Oxide Computer

Bryan Cantrill is a software engineer who has spent a quarter of a century at the hardware/software interface. He is the co-founder and CTO of Oxide Computer Company, which is endeavoring to build a rack-scale computer for the post-cloud era. Prior to Oxide he spent nearly a decade at Joyent, a cloud computing pioneer; prior to Joyent, he spent fourteen years at Sun Microsystems, a now-defunct computer company that Bryan's ten-year-old daughter apparently thought was a brewery.

Staff Developer Advocate
VMware

Leigh is an empathetic speaker and developer with niches in cloud-native systems and security.
He has a background in building software to manage infrastructure. Leigh contributes to Kubernetes and Flux and is frequently working on his next software demo. He also co-maintains Ignite, the microVM manager with Docker UX. (https://ignite.rtfd.io/)
Leigh works with the VMware Tanzu Advocacy team and previously built Developer Experience and...

Managing Consultant
GrokOpen

Colin Charles is the Managing Consultant at GrokOpen. Previously, Colin was on the founding team of MariaDB Server, and has been around the MySQL ecosystem including being an early employee at MySQL, and worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. Colin has been a MySQL user since 2000. He's well known within open source communities, enjoys building business and market entry in APAC and has spoken at many conferences.

Principal Database Engineer
Crunchy Data

David has been working with PostgreSQL for around 20 years, since version 6.5. He is a committer to the Bucardo project (a multi-primary database replication solution), and has consulted on PostgreSQL databases for close to 15 years.

Customer Success
Crunchy Data

Elizabeth is a Customer Success Manager at Crunchy Data and volunteers for the United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS). Elizabeth enjoys writing about Postgres for Newbies and teaching people about databases whenever she gets the chance. She has a background in open source project management and enjoys working with development teams to build products and applications using all the fun things in the open source toy box. Elizabeth hails from Lawrence, Kansas and spends most of her free...

Senior Member of Technical Staff
VMware

Michael Coté studies how large organizations get better at building software to run better and grow their business. His books Changing Mindsets, Monolithic Transformation, and The Business Bottleneck cover these topics. He’s been an industry analyst at RedMonk and 451 Research, done corporate strategy and M&A, and was a programmer. He also co-hosts several podcasts, including Software Defined Talk. Cf. cote.io, and is @cote in Twitter. Texas Forever!

Library Group Supervisor
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech

Caroline Coward supervises the daily operations of the Library at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, collaborating with and supporting the work of scientists, engineers, and mission specialists across the organization in areas such as internal and external information curation, ML/AI technology initiatives, and data governance and strategy. Caroline holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University, and she spent the majority of her over 30-year career as...

Enterprise Customer Engineer
PlanetScale

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 working at PlanetScale to support large...

Presentation: What Nix Can Do
Founder of Nix.How
Nix.How LTD

Matt was once a Docker enthusiast, but was accidentally captivated by Nix and functional programming whilst working for an Embedded Linux company who were using Yocto + Docker for building and deploying software (tools which are exactly the opposite of functional and reproducible!). Since discovering Nix, Matt has quit his job and become a passionate NixOS contributor, evangelist and founder of Nix.How LTD, a Nix Software Consultancy that focuses on converting clients from legacy,...

Chief Agitator
Inkscape

Jon A. Cruz is a professional developer with over 20 years of experience, working extensively in multimedia, including programming and 3D art creation, and has developed for a wide variety of platforms. Work includes R&D for mobile and other devices, servers for large mail and messaging systems, enterprise security applications, and user interface design and development..

He had participated as a mentor in Google's Summer of Code since its first year with Inkscape and...

Presentation: Taming Feral DevOps
Presentation: Intro to Instrumentation
Senior Developer Advocate
Chronosphere

Paige Cruz is a Senior Developer Advocate at Chronosphere passionate about cultivating sustainable on-call practices and bringing folks their aha moment with observability. She started as a software engineer at New Relic before switching to Site Reliability Engineering holding the pager for InVision, Lightstep, and Weedmaps. Off-the-clock you can find her spinning yarn, swooning over alpacas, or watching trash TV on Bravo.

SRE Advocate
Blameless

Just as at home with electro-acoustic synthesizer electronics as with site reliability engineering, I find joy in operating inherently chaotic complex systems. My expertise is a variegation of data-center operations, storage hardware, distributed databases, IT security, support services, observability systems, education, advocacy, and SRE leadership. With degrees in music performance and composition, I have a passion for exploring relationships between the artistic mind and the operation of...

Open Source Lead
Digital Service at The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Remy DeCausemaker is the Open Source Lead for the Digital Service at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS.) Remy supports a community of developers, designers, and other contributors to create accessible healthcare technology through collaboration. Through his work with the Digital Service, Remy helps improve access to health Information, and grow communities of practice around Open Data, Open Standards, and Open Source code.

Remy comes to CMS with over a decade of...

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...

Senior Software Engineer
Brex

Chelsea Dole is a Senior Software Engineer at Brex, a fintech startup providing B2B credit access and expense management software.

As an engineer on the Data Storage team, she builds Postgres infrastructure at scale, performs query optimization, and seeks to up-level organizational understanding of databases.

Chelsea is active within the Postgres and Python communities, and has presented talks about cloud computing, data storage, and Python.

Kernel Engineer
Meta

Chris Down is an engineer on the Meta kernel team, primarily working on cgroups and overall memory management strategy. He is responsible for debugging and resolving major production issues and improving the reliability and efficiency of Meta's systems, and is also a maintainer of systemd.

Project Specialist
Getty Conservation Institute

Annabel Lee Enriquez is a Project Specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute, where she has specialized in cultural heritage documentation and technology projects since 2013. She manages data modeling and knowledge organization strategy for the Arches project, an open-source software platform for integrated cultural heritage data management. She also provides community training and guidance on Arches and data-related topics, and works directly with GCI partners to better facilitate their...

Engineer
Isovalent

John Fastabend is the creator of Tetragon and current project lead as well as a Cilium maintainer. He is a long time kernel contributor and maintainer working on BPF from the early days of its creation and is the listed maintainer for various networking subsystems and drivers. He is currently having fun applying eBPF at Isovalent to solve cloud-native security and observability problems with Tetragon.

Open Source Developer
G-Research Open Source Software

I am Jay Faulkner, an Open Source Developer and Advocate. I believe that through working with others around the world to solve problems we can make the world better. Open source is a great way to do that.

I'm on the OpenStack Technical Committee and am PTL of Ironic. I also contribute periodically to Armada (armadaproject.io) and Gentoo.

OSS K8s & GKE Developer Advocate
Google Cloud

Kaslin Fields is a Developer Advocate at Google Cloud, a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Ambassador, and a contributor to Open Source Kubernetes. As a Developer Advocate, she engages with Open Source and technical practitioner communities both as a member, and as an advocate for their needs in the development of Google Cloud's products. She is passionate about making technology accessible to a broad audience through creating content in many forms, such as videos, blogs,...

Senior Database Engineer
Crunchy Data

Senior Database Engineer with Crunchy Data Solutions. Author of several popular 3rd-party PostgreSQL tools such as pg_partman, mimeo, & pg_extractor

Staff Security Engineer
Google

Based in Chicago and a natural creature of winter, you can typically find me sipping Grand Mayan Extra Anejo whilst simultaneously defending my systems using OSS, magic spells and Dancing Flamingos. Honeypots & Refrigerators are a few of my favorite things! Fun Fact: I rescue Feral Pop Tarts and have the only Pop Tart Sanctuary in the Chicago area.

developer advocate
pagerduty

Kat Gaines is a developer advocate at PagerDuty. She enjoys talking and thinking about incident response, customer support, and automating the creation of a delightful end-user and employee experience. She previously ran Global Customer Support at PagerDuty, and as a result it’s hard to get her to stop talking about the potential career paths for tech support professionals. In her spare time, Kat is a mediocre plant parent and a slightly less mediocre pet parent to two rabbits, Lupin and...

Presentation: Creating YouTube Videos

Logan is in 5th grade and loves Minecraft, reading, and creating videos. He likes to build and explore new things and has been creating animations, stop motion, and live videos ever since he could use a camera.

Senior Developer
Farallon Geographics, Inc.

Rob Gaston is a software developer presently working as at Farallon Geographics in San Francisco, CA. He's a team member on the Arches project, and sometimes he helps people learn web development skills by teaching classes, which he has done for General Assembly and BayGeo.

Database Architect
AWS

Peter has been involved in PostgreSQL development since 2011 as both a reviewer and feature implementer, and is a major contributor and committer. He has worked on all areas of the codebase, with a recent focus on the standard B-Tree index access method, as well as VACUUM.

Presentation: The Road to EPEL 9

Carl George is a Principal Software Engineer on the Community Platform Engineering team at Red Hat. He is active in the EPEL, Fedora, and CentOS communities. He has worked in the IT field for 19 years, including 8 years in the U.S. Army.

Product Manager
Google

Technology and Product Leader with a strong experience in Networking, Security and Cloud-Native Applications.

Currently focused on Container Security, Kubernetes, and Service Meshes.

Senior Developer Advocate
AWS

With over 28 years of experience in leading-edge technology, Dan has held developer and lead roles at various companies in Silicon Valley. He has been with AWS for over 3 1/2 years working in the IoT space to help reduce friction and accelerate time to market for builders. Focused on FreeRTOS and embedded devices interacting with cloud services, Dan is passionate about delivering a great developer experience for IoT.

MySQL Product Manager
MySQL

MySQL Product Manager @ Oracle

Presentation: Keynote: Arun Gupta
VP, Open Ecosystem Initiatives
Intel

Arun Gupta is vice president and general manager of Open Ecosystem Initiatives at Intel Corporation. An open source strategist, advocate, and practitioner for nearly two decades, Arun has taken companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Sun Microsystems through systemic changes to embrace open source principles by contributing and collaborating effectively.

As an elected chair of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Governing Board, Arun works with CNCF leadership and member...

Edmunds

Chanchal is a founding member of the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team at Edmunds.  He loves solving complex problems using technology and data.  He enjoys traveling, nature, and hiking in national parks. 

Senior Principal Product Experience Engineer
Red Hat

Michael Hackett is a storage and SAN expert in customer support. He has been working on Ceph and storage-related products for over 12 years. Apart from this, he holds several storage and SAN-based certifications and prides himself on his ability to troubleshoot and adapt to new complex issues. Michael is currently working at Red Hat, based in Massachusetts, where he is a principal software maintenance engineer for Red Hat Ceph and the technical product lead for the global Ceph team. Michael...

Redpill Linpro

Magnus Hagander is a member of the PostgreSQL Core Team and a developer and code committer in the PostgreSQL Global Development Group.

Magnus is one of the original developers of the Windows port of PostgreSQL. These days, he mostly works on other parts of the PostgreSQL backend, recently with a focus on security features, monitoring and backup/replication interfaces and tools.

He is also one of the core members of the postgresql.org infrastructure team, maintaining the servers...

Site Reliability Engineer
Reddit

Nathan is a Site Reliability at Reddit, where he works to architect highly scalable and reliable systems that can be efficiently managed and observed. He has been involved with the open source community for nearly two decades, primarily through his roles as an Ubuntu and Debian GNU/Linux Developer and a member of the freenode IRC staff. Previously, he worked as a Developer Advocate/Software Engineer at Orchid Labs building an open marketplace for bandwidth on Ethereum, and as a Site...

Medical Technician
Abbott Labs

Sam is a medical technician at Abbott Labs for the past 5 years. He assists with clinics, and hospitals with patient’s that have implantable heart devices (e.g., Pacemakers, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, heart Monitors) that need a remote connection to their physician for diagnostics. On his spare time, he has been a Linux user for over 15 years. He is self-taught and loves working with many Linux distributions, server applications, and tools. He is an advocate of...

Customer Data Engineer
Object Rocket

der.hans is a Free Software, technology and entrepreneurial veteran. He is a repeat author for the Linux Journal with his article about online privacy and security using a password manager as the cover article for the January 2017 issue.

He is chairman of the Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG), BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch.

He presents regularly at large community-led conferences (SCaLE, SeaGL, LFNW, Tübix...

VMware - Open Source Technology Center

John 'Warthog9' Hawley led the system administration team on kernel.org for nearly a decade, leading a team including four other administrators. His other exploits include working on Syslinux, OpenSSI, a caching Gitweb, and patches to bind to enable GeoDNS. He's the author of PXE Knife, a set of interfaces around common utilities and diagnostics tools needed by an average systems administrator, as well as SyncDiff(erent) a state-full file synchronizer and file transfer...

Founder
the OpenMindz Group

Miguel Hernandez (@Techivist) is a serial do-good'er & community-builder.


He's enjoyed coaching/mentoring kids, organizing tech meetups/conferences in various languages and contributing to various Open Source projects like Ubuntu, Drupal & Songbird. He's volunteered various times through the Los Angeles Public Library system where he taught adults to read, gave citizenship classes & created (then open source'ed) a curriculum for how to learn to use computers from...

Senior Community Manager for Opensource.com
Red Hat

AmyJune Hineline is the Senior Community Manager at Opensource.com, a project supported by Red Hat. She is also a Drupal Core Mentor. With a dual focus on both open-source community development and inclusivity, she is uniquely positioned to help individuals become more comfortable and confident as they contribute to their communities. She co-organizes various open-source camps and conventions globally, empowering individuals to forge deep community connections that benefit the whole. As a...

Advisor
Elotl

Anne is an advisor at Elotl. She has an ongoing interest in the intersection of resource efficiency and
artificial intelligence. She worked on Uber's Michelangelo Machine Learning platform, on the management
stack for Velocloud's SD-WAN product, on VMware's Distributed Resource Schedulers for server and storage
infrastructure, on performance analysis for VMware's hypervisor and hosted products, on Omnishift's
transparent application and data...

Presentation: "It's Just A Website"

Glenn is on hiatus, reading and writing.

He started his career working with supercomputers at the National Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Lab, then went to Facebook to join Site Reliability Operations, where he received a baptism by fire as the single-point-of-failure oncall for the entire company.

Later, he wore many hats as a Production Engineer - first in FB's DevInfra org, working on everything from physical device testing for mobile phones...

Principal
SecretSauceOps

Rich has had the fortune to work for great organizations and with even better people throughout his career. He was an early-adopter of DevOps recognizing the opportunity to move Ops out from under just being a cost-center to a key contributor to help companies accelerate business objectives. A majority of his career has been building data-driven DevOps teams for SaaS in the online advertising space (Nativo, Fox, MySpace), but also has held roles within Corporate IT (Nestle and EMC...

Staff Software Engineer
Tigera

Tomas is a Staff Software Engineer at Tigera, working as a founding developer of the Calico eBPF dataplane. Before joining Tigera in 2019, worked as an engineer in network storage and network observability domains. He worked as a researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Andy Tanenbaum's group and obtained PhD by defending thesis "On the Design of Reliable and Scalable Networked Systems".

Security Product Lead
Isovalent

Natalia Reka Ivanko is a Security Product Lead with a strong background in container and cloud native security. She is passionate about building things that matter and working with site reliability and software engineers to develop and apply security best practices. She is inclined towards innovative technologies like eBPF and Kubernetes, loves being hands on, and is always looking for new challenges and growth. She is a big believer in open source and automation. In her free time she loves...

Software Engineer
Civic Eagle

Rylie is a Software Engineer with Civic Eagle and a Maintainer of Open States, where they aim to improve civic engagement at the state and federal level by providing data and tools regarding those legislatures.

Engineer
Geomagical Labs / IKEA

Noah Kantrowitz is a web developer turned infrastructure automation enthusiast, and all around engineering rabble-rouser. By day he runs infrastructure at Geomagical/IKEA and by night he makes candy and stickers. He is an active member of the DevOps community, and enjoys merge commits, cat pictures, and beards.

Developer Advocate
Buildkite

Mel is a Developer Advocate at Buildkite and has spent the past decade delivering software, either as a Software Developer, Production Coordinator or Project Manager. She loves developer communities and bringing people together to learn, has organised and emceed numerous RubyConfs in Australia, and most recently launched Buildkite's own developer conference; Unblock. When she's not clickity clacking, she's patting dogs, eating strawberries, learning German and watching Nordic...

Creator
Jenkins project

Kohsuke Kawaguchi is the creator of Jenkins and co-CEO of Launchable. He is a well-respected developer and popular speaker at industry and Jenkins community events. Kawaguchi’s sensibilities in creating Jenkins and his deep understanding of how to translate its capabilities into usable software have also had a major impact on CloudBees’ strategy as a company, where he served as CTO. Before joining CloudBees, Kawaguchi was with Sun Microsystems and Oracle, where he worked on a variety of...

Scientific Software Developer
San Diego Supercomputer Center

My name is Igor Khokhriakov. I am a Scientific Software Developer in San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA. Main field of interest and responsibility design and implement Kubernetes platform to integrate computed structured models from AplhaFold and others into rcsb.org search engine.

Previously I worked as a scientist at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon (ex. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht) effectively I was involved mainly in Scientific Software...

Student
Da Vinci Science High School

Student

OSS Program Manager
Google

Bob is a Program Manager at the Google Open Source Programs Office with a focus on Cloud Native computing. He serves the Kubernetes project as a Steering Committee member and chair of the Contributor Experience Special Interest Group and has been involved in many other cross-cutting areas of the project. Bob comes from an academic background, spending 15 years at the University of Michigan with a later focus on computational research. As a Cloud Native Computing Foundation Ambassador, Bob...

Senior Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat

Julia has seen things, and built things! Sounds ominous right? She started in Networking early in her career, and drifted through building data centers, hardcore systems engineering, and eventually the automation of the data center infrastructure! She is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, and serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenInfra Foundation. When she is not in meetings, she can sometimes be found working on the Ironic Project, which helps facilitate Bare Metal as a...

Technical Lead, Open Source
Corelight

Christian is the technical lead of the Zeek project. He works at Corelight. Prior to that he spent 5 years building and leading the networking group at Lastline, and 5 years as a staff research scientist at the International Computer Science Institute. He served on the advisory board of the Open Information Security Foundation, and holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has a major crush on open-source software and has used Linux as his main OS since kernel 2.0.28.

CEO
Tempesta Technologies Inc

Alexander is the CEO of Tempesta Technologies, Inc., and is the architect of Tempesta FW, a high performance open source Linux application delivery controller. Alexander is responsible for the design and performance of several products in the areas of network traffic processing and databases. He designed the core architecture of a Web application firewall, mentioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, and MariaDB system versioning.

Policy Fellow and Hacker-in-Residence
Software Freedom Conservancy

Bradley M. Kuhn is the Policy Fellow and Hacker-in-Residence at Software Freedom Conservancy and editor-in-chief of copyleft.org. While working as a system administrator and software developer in the 1990s, Kuhn was an early adopter of Linux-based systems and contributor to Perl. As FSF's Executive Director from 2001–2005, Kuhn led FSF's GPL enforcement and invented the Affero GPL...

Principal System Architect
EnterpriseDB

Vibhor Kumar is a principal system engineer at EnterpriseDB. He joined the company in 2008 to work with Postgres after having worked with Oracle systems for three years. His experience includes team leadership roles at IBM Global Services and BMC Software and some years as an Oracle database administrator at CMC Ltd. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of Lucknow and his master’s degree in computer science at the Army Institute of Management, Kolkata.

CEO / Director
CIQ / Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation

Gregory M. Kurtzer is a 20+ year veteran in Linux, open source, and high performance computing. He is well known in the HPC space for designing scalable and easy to manage secure architectures for innovative performance-intensive computing while working for the U.S. Department of Energy and a joint appointment to UC Berkeley. Greg founded and led several large open source projects such as CentOS Linux, the Warewulf and Perceus cluster toolkits, the container system Singularity, and most...

Software Engineer
Rookout

Yarden Laifenfeld is a Software Engineer at Rookout. With a deep background in C and embedded Linux environments, you can find her in the office jumping between 6 different programming languages a day. When she’s not busy developing new features and helping out clients, she loves learning about new technology, creating iOS apps and making everything she can automated.

Software Engineer

Intending to become a programmer, Dustin got sidetracked and spent more time than he cares to admit doing theoretical physics and mathematics with no relevance to software. He's better now.

Some little-known facts about Dustin Laurence:

He first used a computer playing Colossal Cave Adventure and the
bootleg Fortran IV version of Zork over a glass teletype and an
acoustic modem.

His first good programming language was C. He lies and...

Principal Security Architect
Sysdig

Alex Lawrence is a Principal Security Architect at Sysdig. Alex has an extensive history working in the datacenter as well as with the world of DevOps. Prior to moving into a solutions role, Alex spent a majority of his time working in the world of OSS on identity, authentication, user management and security. Alex's educational background has nothing to do with his day-to-day career; however, if you'd like to have a spirited conversation on bioluminescence or fungus, he'd be...

Meta

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).

Senior Platform TAM at Red Hat
I am a #RedHatAccelerator
Passions: Privacy, Security & Hardware, Raspberry Pi, Steam Deck, & 3D printing.

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...

Director of Developer Relation
Datastax

Cedrick leads Developer Relations at Datastax. He is a passionate Java developer who keeps implementing applications to demo anything but also lately tools like CLI and SDKs. In 2013 he created the open-source feature toggle library called FF4J which he has been actively maintaining. He runs weekly technical live workshops on youtube.

With almost 20 years in the industry as a tech leach, solution architect, or presales he can discuss a wide range of technologies and distributed...

Co-founder and CTO
Stealth Technology Corp.

Denis is a software developer, architect and entrepreneur with several decades of deep PostgreSQL experience.

Denis co-founded EnterpriseDB (EDB), one of the leading commercial Postgres companies, and served as CTO for the company’s first five years. During this time EDB became a big supporter of the Postgres community, and he and the company developed or supported the development of many enterprise class features in Postgres.

Subsequently Denis was founder and CEO of OpenSCG...

Cybersecurity Content Creator
Hak5

Alex Lynd is a 19 year old hardware developer and cybersecurity content creator who appears on shows like Hak5, where he creates ethical hacking tutorials & InfoSec related content. Alex researches / specializes in Signals Intelligence, and uses microcontrollers to showcase low-cost hacks. He has a passion for sustainability, hardware hacking, and open-source; and he creates content across multiple platforms to document his journey & projects in hopes of inspiring other young makers...

Presentation: Robotics for Dummies
Student
LAUSD
Executive Director
Open Source Initiative

Stefano is an experienced leader of open source organizations, from non-profits advocacy groups and trade organizations to business ventures and community projects across countries. With a proven track record in community building, he’s also an active contributor to open source projects. When not basking in front of a monitor, you’ll find him teaching sailing or perfecting his pizza technique.

Senior Developer Advocate
DigitalOcean

Timothy Mamo loves to help growing companies make the most of the cloud by focusing on Cloud Native technologies and processes. He’s had a varied experience, from studying aerospace engineering and working in the automotive industry before moving into the world of Cloud and becoming a Developer Advocate for DigitalOcean. He enjoys working and helping others improve and understand, at times with some Mediterranean gusto.

Director of Customer Success
FireTail.io

Paul’s been in the IT security industry for over a decade. More recently he’s helped organizations large and small to move their workloads securely to public cloud environments. Today, he's working with FireTail.io, a company whose mission is to help make APIs more secure by giving developers the tools necessary to design bulletproof APIs. He’s also a fan of sailing, gardening, and house music.

Community Evangelist
Alluxio
Principal
Aloodo Project

Don Marti has written for Linux Weekly News, Linux Journal, and other publications. Don co-founded the Linux and web consulting firm Electric Lichen, which he and business partner Jim Gleason later sold to VA Linux Systems. Don has served as president and vice president of the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group and on the program committees for Uselinux, Codecon, and LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. He was a key organizer for Windows Refund Day, Burn All GIFs Day, FreedomHEC, and the movement...

Presentation: Design Your Dreams
High School Student
LAUSD
Lead Database Consultant
Pythian

I've been technically leading, mentoring, and managing a team, helping companies and people with current and future needs, starting from SW engineering to everything database, currently focused around MySQL. I work for Pythian doing what I love, in a challenging environment. I'm passionate about leadership, mentoring, and data.

Snr. Manager Systems Engineering
Vitalsource Technologies

I am the manager of the Systems Engineering team at VitalSource, a leading education technology company. I have the privilege of working with some of the smartest people in the industry. In my free time, I love to cook, explore, and write. I am lucky to be called "Mom" by two strong kids, and I am married to a fantastic man.

Director of Research and Evaluation
LA County Department of Arts & Culture

Bronwyn Mauldin oversees a Research and Evaluation team that utilizes data and social science methods to improve the LA County Department of Arts & Culture's work to increase equity and inclusion through the arts. Bronwyn has spent her career conducting applied research and evaluation for nonprofits, philanthropies and government. She also teaches research methods to master's students in the arts administration program at Claremont Graduate University. Across her career in...

Director of Engineering Services
SuperOrbital

James is a lifelong learner, practitioner, and teacher of technical topics, focused on product delivery on Kubernetes. He has enabled teams large and small to deliver new products and platforms amidst challenging business and technical environments.

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.

Presentation: Design Your Dreams
High School Student
LAUSD
Presentation: Redefining Creativity
Student
LAUSD
Solutions Analyst
IK Company

Olga Merkulova is a solutions analyst and founder of the IK Company. She started as a Java developer back in 2007. After 4 years in the big international companies she realized she is also keen on analysis and requirements capture. Olga ended up founding an IT consulting company in 2016 and working as a solutions analyst optimizing processes, writing prototypes and proof of the concepts for laboratories in the big EU research facilities such as ESFR, DESY.

She is an open-source...

Senior IT Automation Consultant
betadots GmbH

Tim „bastelfreak“ Meusel became a Senior Automation IT Consultant at betadots in July 2021. Previously, he worked as a DevOps Engineer for GoDaddy EMEA in Cologne, Germany, where he developed and maintained a big public cloud platform. Tim is the driving force behind various open source projects. He founded the VirtAPI-Stack and is a very active Vox Pupuli Maintainer and Project Management Committee member. Tim has been doing work in the DevOps area since 2009 and began persuing Puppet...

Senior Cloud Advocate
Microsoft

Jay is a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, 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
EDB

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...

Ambassador
Fedora

I'm a recovering Music Education major that's currently working in IT for a local university. Been a Fedora user since Fedora 12 and an Ambassador since Fedora 15. I've been a Fedora Jam (Pro Audio focused spin) contributor since it's conception, and have been engaging a few pro-audio companies in their support of open source support and mindset to that end.

Developer Advocate
Akuity

Nicholas Morey is a Platform Engineer with a passion for DevOps practices. He is on the team at Akuity as a Developer Advocate, talking with the community about anything Argo Project related. He is an experienced Argo CD operator and a Certified Kubernetes Administrator.

Chief Technology Officer
Civic Eagle / Open States

I was inspired to join Civic Eagle by the founders’ commitment to the mission of improving participation in democracy and by the perseverance and tenacity they demonstrated in overcoming obstacles to that mission. At Civic Eagle, we help the people who connect directly with communities translate a desire for a better world into public policy. These folks are often strapped for time and resources, so our data automation and collaboration tools make their biggest impact at that “grasstops”...

Linux Systems Administrator
-

I am a Linux Systems Administrator, I've been a user of GNU/Linux for my
own personal use since the late nineties. I've used many distributions over
the years, starting with Slackware, up to the latest Red Hat and Ubuntu
releases.

Senior Developer Advocate
AWS

Lukonde is a Senior Developer Advocate at AWS and a HashiCorp Ambassador. He has years of experience in application development, solution architecture, cloud engineering, and DevOps workflows. He is a life-long learner and is passionate about sharing knowledge through various mediums. Nowadays, Lukonde spends the majority of his time contributing to the cloud-native ecosystem.

SRE
Reddit

Dan is a Staff Site Reliability Engineer @ Reddit. He started his career as a high school teacher and transitioned into a System Administrator. He enjoys creative collaboration to solve solvable things, and using automation for everything else.

Senior Postgres DevOps Engineer
EnterpriseDB

Doug Ortiz is a technologist with experience in Architecting, Developing, Migrating, Modernizing applications between on-premise to/from  platforms involving technologies  such as: AWS, Azure, GCP, IaaC, Big Data, Data Analytics, DevOps, Linux, Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Ansible, Python, Scala, GoLang, GraphQL, .Net, along with database technologies of the likes: PostgreSQL, Neo4J, MySQL, and SQL Server.

Strengths: Multi-Cloud Experience, Software Architecture and Development,...

Developer Advocate
Timescale

Nerd, cyclist, and blogger. Jônatas is a pair programming evangelist. Vim editor user and enthusiast. Postgresql user since 2004.

CEO
PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.

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

VP Developer Experience
Treeverse

As Vice President of Developer Experience at Treeverse, Adi builds the open-source project lakeFS, git-like operations for data lakes. In her work, she brings her vast industry research and engineering experience to bear in educating and helping teams design, architect, and build cost-effective data systems and machine learning pipelines that emphasize scalability, expertise, application lifecycle processes, team processes, and business goals. Adi is a frequent worldwide presenter,...

Marketing Director
Nextcloud

People person, technology enthusiast and all-things-open evangelist. I have managed and marketed communities for more than a decade, getting started in the KDE community, followed by working as openSUSE Community Manager at SUSE and co-founded Nextcloud. At Nextcloud I head up our marketing efforts, writing, speaking at and organizing...

Security Engineer
Meta (Facebook)
Software Engineer
Pluto.TV

Paak graduated from Syracuse University in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. He is currently a Software Engineer with Pluto TV working on the Platform Reliability Operations team and brings 5 years of experience building out large scale tools and services. Building out Pluto TV's internal observability suite has been an ongoing priority and Paak has made a significant contribution to this initiative using a variety of tools and design patterns. Paak enjoys...

Developer Advocate
Google

Mofizur Rahman (@moficodes) is a Developer Advocate at Google. His area of interests include container orchestration, micro services and observability. His favorite programming language these days is Go. He also tinkers with Node, Python and Java. He is also learning and teaching in the Go, Kubernetes, Docker and Microservice community. He is a strong believer of the power of open source and importance of giving back to the community. He is a self proclaimed sticker collecting addict and has...

President
Purism, SPC

Kyle Rankin is President of 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.

Developer Experience Engineer
Weaveworks

Priyanka “Pinky” Ravi is a Developer Experience Engineer at Weaveworks. She has worked on a multitude of topics including front end development, UI automation for testing and API development. Previously she was a software developer at State Farm where she was on the delivery engineering team working on GitOps enablement. She was instrumental in the multi- tenancy migration to utilize Flux for an internal Kubernetes offering.

Engineering Manager
Cloudflare Inc

Vignesh is an Engineering Manager at Cloudflare responsible for Cloudflare's mission-critical databases.
He manages a team of database engineers across the world. Vignesh also built high availability on Postgres across multiple data centers and contributed to Postgres, stolon, and other open-source projects. He is the creator of spinup.host

Senior Community Manager for OpenCost
Kubecost

I have been active in Open Source and DevOps communities for over two decades and have spoken at and helped organize many conferences and meetups. I previously presented at SCALE 10x and 12x. Prior to joining Kubecost, I held customer, community, and partner-facing roles with several open source companies. I've worked in and with enterprises and startups across a wide variety of industries including banking, retail, and government. I currently live in Sydney, Australia after relocating...

Field CTO
Gradle, Inc.

Justin Reock is the Chief Evangelist and Field CTO of Gradle Enterprise, and is an outspoken blogger, speaker, and free software evangelist. He has over 20 years of experience working in various software roles and has delivered enterprise solutions, technical leadership, and community education on a range of topics.

Developer Advocate
Shoreline.io

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 https://robrich.org/presentations and follow him on twitter at @rob_rich.

Product Manager
Google

Brian is a Product Manager on Google’s Open Source Security Team. He focuses on software supply chain security and is actively involved in the OpenSSF Scorecards project. In his spare time, Brian enjoys 3D printing and Atari video game programming.

Production Engineer
Meta Platforms Inc

Andrew has been a Production Engineer at Meta since 2009. Before that, he held a variety of roles in software development and system administration.

Presentation: Robotics for Dummies
Student
LAUSD
Production Engineer
Meta Platforms, Inc.
Observability Architect
eBay

Vijay Samuel works with eBay's observability platform as its architect. During his time at eBay Vijay has transformed eBay's observability platform into a cloud native offering that is primarily built on top of open source technologies. He loves to code in Go and play video games.

Principal Database Specialist Solutions Architect
Amazon Web Services

Shayon Sanyal is a Principal Database Specialist Solutions Architect for RDS/Aurora PostgreSQL based out of New York and has been with AWS since December 2017. Shayon has overall 12+ years experience in IT Consulting, Delivery, Pre-Sales and Professional Services in IT Infrastructure, IaaS, Database and Cloud domains. His day job allows him to help AWS customers design scalable, secure, performant and robust database architectures on the cloud. Outside work, you can find him hiking,...

Presentation: Level up with Copilot
Junior Developer Advocate
GitHub

Rizel is a Junior Developer Advocate at GitHub. She moonlights as an advisor at G{Code} House, an organization aimed at teaching women of color and non-binary people of color to code. Rizel believes in leveraging vulnerability, honesty, and kindness as means to educate early-career developers.

Editor, DITA architect, photographer, and all-around nerd.

Engineering Manager
Apple

Alolita Sharma is co-chair of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for Observability, member of the OpenTelemetry Governance Committee and a board director of the Unicode Consortium. She contributes to open standards and open source at OpenTelemetry, Unicode and W3C. She has served on the boards of the OSI and SFLC.in. Alolita has led engineering teams at Wikipedia, Twitter, PayPal, IBM and AWS. Two decades of doing open source continue to inspire her...

LinkedIn

Joshua Shinavier is a seminal contributor to the still-growing field of graph databases. A co-founder of Apache TinkerPop, he created TinkerPop's original navigational query language (Ripple) along with the first tools aligning property graphs with RDF. At Uber, he used graphs and a little category theory to bring some order to a diverse landscape of data and schemas. Currently at LinkedIn, he is part of an ambitious project to build a knowledge marketplace for the global economy....

Principal Developer Experience Engineer
CNCF

Jeffrey (@jeefy) is a Principal Developer Experience Engineer at the CNCF, with a focus on improving community and project automation. Before that, he’s worked at Red Hat and the University of Michigan focusing on Cloud Native technologies and CICD patterns. Jeffrey has been a contributor to upstream Kubernetes, helping in SIG-Contribex, SIG-Release, and SIG-UI. He passionately advocates for open source development and recognizing and alleviating burnout.

Presentation: Logs, metrics and traces
Co-Founder
Calyptia

Eduardo is an entrepreneur and software engineer. He is currently one of the Fluentd project maintainers and creator of Fluent Bit, a lightweight Logs and Metrics processor. He also is the founder of Calyptia (the Fluent company).

Digital Engineering Consultant
The J. Simmons, LLC

I am an OSHW advocate and the founder of Mach 30, a US non-profit dedicated to developing OSHW for spaceflight. I was the lead developer for the Shepard Test Stand (OSHW Certificate US000006, http://opendesignengine.net/projects/shepard-ts), an open source Estes rocket motor test stand to support educational and outreach activities. I have also presented at the 2012, 2013, and 2015 OSHW Summits where I covered topics ranging from...

Naveen contributes to fun OSS projects like https://github.com/ossf and is a Google Open Source Peer Bonus award winner for 2021 and 2022 for contributions to OSS.

 

Flight Software Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Many years ago amongst the snow drifts and tundra of the great frozen north, Michael Starch earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. Leaving his beloved homeland behind, he started a career at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in sunny Pasadena. He has remained there ever since working as a developer, operator, engineer, and open source community manager on a myriad of projects and missions. He also mentors at San Marino High School on Fridays....

Developer Advocate
Influx Data

Hi! My name is Zoe Steinkamp and I am a developer Advocate for influxData. I was a front end software engineer for over 6 years before I moved into a developer advocate role. I have been with InfluxDB for over 3 years and i look forward to sharing my knowledge of the platform and databases. I enjoy learning about awesome new technologies and doing at home tech projects to help make my life as well as other peoples lives easier. My passions besides new technology include traveling and...

Community Manager
Humanitec

Aeris manages community outreach and engagement at Humanitec and PlatformEngineering.org. They also serve as a co-organizer for PlatformCon, the first ever conference by and for platform engineers, and is a content curator for Platform Weekly, a community-driven email newsletter about all topics platform engineering and cloud native.

Technology Evangelist
Percona

Dave Stokes is a technology evangelist for Percona Corporation. He has worked at companies ranging alphabetically from the American Heart Association to Xerox, has three college degrees, enjoys riding his Honda Goldwing motorcycle, lives in North Texas, and started with UNIX in the Version 7 days. He is the author of MySQL & JSON - A Practical Programming Guide, which is available at Amazon.com

MySQL Developer Advocate
Oracle

Scott is a developer with over 20 years of experience in various languages. During that time, the only constant in his development stack has been MySQL. He has a passion for sharing what he has learned on his coding journey so others may learn from his mistakes.

Engineering Operations Lead
Shopify

Kathryn manages the business of Infrastructure at Shopify, leading the Engineering Operations group. Driving Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM) readiness, large complex programs, cloud costs, and partner relationships, we set the foundation for Shopify Infrastructure teams to build the best technology at scale. With a background in business management, wind engineering consulting, analytics, business transformation, and investing, she thinks holistically about risk management.

Solutions Eng
Transposit Corporation

I have over 15 years of experience leading Technical Operations teams with some of the most respected companies in streaming media, finance, and security technology. In 2021, I joined Transposit as Head of Product to provide thought leadership and strategy to build a product that fulfills the needs of our customers, employees, partners and rewards our stakeholders. I am an Ex-Hulugan, Director of Production Operations. My teams maximized uptime/availability for our Live and Video on Demand...

EVP - Global Services
ChistaDATA Inc.

Alkin Tezuysal has extensive experience in open-source relational databases, working in various sectors for large corporations. With over 25 years of industry experience, he has acquired skills for managing large projects from the ground up to production. For the past decade, he's been focused on e-commerce, SaaS, and MySQL technologies. Alkin has managed and architected database topologies for high-volume sites. He has several years of experience in 24X7 support and operational tasks...

Director of Engineering
Cosmonic

Taylor Thomas is an Engineering Director working on WebAssembly platforms at Cosmonic. He actively participates in the open source community and is one of the creators of Krustlet and Bindle. He is currently core maintainer of wasmCloud, Bindle, and Krustlet. He is a regular speaker at various open source conferences and meetups, including various KubeCons and local meetup groups. His work at Intel, Nike, and Microsoft spanned various containers and Kubernetes platforms as well as...

Presentation: Keynote: Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson is an American pioneer of computer science. Thompson worked at Bell Labs for most of his career where he designed and implemented the original Unix operating system. Later at Google, Thompson co-developed the Go programming language.

Lead Software Engineer
Cosmonic

Brooks is a Lead Software Engineer at Cosmonic, focusing on harnessing WebAssembly to alleviate the pains of modern software development. Brooks started his software development career with Critical Stack, a Kubernetes container orchestration platform that is now open source. He joined Cosmonic to focus on bringing WebAssembly and wasmCloud to the Cloud Native world full-time. He is a proud Rustacean and an advocate of all-things open source.

Chris Travers has over twenty years of experience working with PostgreSQL as an application developer, database administrator and engineer, and IT manager. He has worked with (and overseen teams which worked with) petabyte-scale implementations of PostgreSQL often replacing technologies like Elastic Search when scalability limits were reached there.

At Adjust, Chris oversaw teams supporting the infrastructure and data management platforms that supported 700k requests a second and...

Policy Analyst
GitHub

Margaret Tucker is a Policy Analyst at GitHub working on issues including intermediary liability, copyright, and open source security policy. Margaret is passionate about advocating for developers' interests to policymakers and hearing from developers about what policy issues matter to them. Prior to joining GitHub, Margaret was a Policy Fellow serving the Office of Science and Technology Policy and also worked as a Research Associate for Future Tense, a section of Slate covering the...

Software Engineer
Tetrate

Matt is a software engineer at Tetrate, working on Istio-related products, and loves sharing the latest tech and trends with everyone. He's been doing Dev, sometimes with added Ops, for over a decade. His idea of "full-stack" is Linux, Kubernetes, and now Istio too. He's given many talks and workshops on Kubernetes and Istio, and is co-organiser of the Service Mesh London meetup. He tweets @mt165 and blogs at https://mt165.co.uk

Senior software engineer
Percona

Muhammad Usama is major contributor and committer for the Pgpool-II open-source project and has contributed to many performances and high availability-related features. He has 20 years of professional software development experience and has been involved with PostgreSQL since 2006.
Before coming to open source development, Usama was doing software design and development with the main focus on system-level embedded development. After joining EnterpriseDB in 2006, he started his career...

Solutions Architect
Hasura.io

I am an astrophysicist, a programmer, a data scientist, and a solutions architect, and I believe software is as much an art as it is an engineering practice. As in other artistic endeavors and engineering practices, good software is built on firm foundations according to scrupulous adherence to principles. The principles that guide me are concision, refinement, and taste. Concision: the art of software like the art of writing lies in thrift, and simplicity. Refinement: software like...

Head of Devrel
Spectro Cloud

Nicolas is an experienced hands-on technologist, evangelist and product owner who has been working in the fields of Cloud-Native technologies, Open Source Software, Virtualization and Datacenter networking for the past 18 years.

Passionate about enabling users and building cool tech solving real-life problems, you'll often see him speaking at global tech conferences and online events, spreading the word and walking the walk with customers and users.

Student
El Camino College
DevOps Advocate
PagerDuty

Mandi Walls is a DevOps Advocate at PagerDuty. For PagerDuty, she helps technology organizations increase their effectiveness with modern IT practices and unplanned incidents. She is a regular speaker at technical conferences when she isn’t podcasting, streaming, or writing about PagerDuty. She is interested in the emergence of new tools and workflows to make the task of operating large complex computing systems more approachable.

Software Engineer
Alluxio

Dr. Beinan Wang is a Tech Lead Manager from Alluxio and is the committer of PrestoDB. Prior to Alluxio, he was the Tech Lead of the Presto team in Twitter and he built large scale distributed SQL systems for Twitter’s data platform. He has twelve-year experience of working on performance optimization, distributed caching, and volume data processing. He received his PhD in computer engineering from Syracuse University on the symbolic model checking and runtime verification of distributed...

Chief Engineer
Converse in Code

Behan Webster is a Computer Engineer who has spent more than two decades in diverse tech industries such as telecom, datacom, optical, wireless, automotive, medical, defence, and the game industry writing code for a range of hardware from the very small to the very large. Throughout his career, his work has always involved Linux most often in the areas of kernel level programming, drivers, embedded software, board bring-ups, software architecture, and build systems. He has been involved in a...

Distinguished Researcher
Kosli

John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 35 years. Currently he is an Evangelist at Docker Inc. Prior to Docker Willis was the VP of Solutions for Socketplane (sold to Docker) and Enstratius (sold to Dell). Prior to to Socketplane and Enstratius Willis was the VP of Training & Services at Opscode where he formalized the training, evangelism, and professional services functions at the firm. Willis also founded Gulf Breeze Software, an award winning IBM business...

Major Contributor
PostgreSQL

Mark Wong is a Performance Engineer at EDB and is a PostgreSQL Major Contributor. He first introduced himself to the PostgreSQL community in 2003 with open source benchmarking kits and performance data. Since then, he has continued to contribute to various aspects of the community such as a Google Summer of Code mentor, Conference Organizer, Portland PostgreSQL Users Group Co-Organizer, PostgreSQL Fundraising Group Member, and a Director on the Board of the United States PostgreSQL.

Outbound Product Manager
Google

Susan is an Outbound Product Manager at Google Cloud. She previously led product and technical marketing roles at Sun/Oracle, Canonical, Docker, Citrix, Midokura (SDN startup now part of Sony Group), VMware NSX and Tanzu Service Mesh. She is a frequent speaker at conferences such as OSCON, Open Source Summit, Container World, Interop, Open Networking and Edge Summit and VMworld. Follow Susan on Twitter @susanwu88 and on Github.com/susanwu88

Presentation: Keynote
Microsoft

Dr. Kitty Yeung is a physicist, engineer and artist, in addition to her role leading incubation projects at Microsoft. To drive integration between science and art, she also founded a sustainable and STEAM fashion brand, Art by Physicist, and founded the fashion-tech initiative at Microsoft. Prior, Kitty worked as a Senior Quantum Architect at Microsoft Quantum, Manager and Creative Technologist of the Bay Area Microsoft Garage Program; UX Designer at Intel Maker Group; Research Scientist...

Presentation: Redefining Creativity
Student
LAUSD
CEO
Percona

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...

Developer Advocate
Chainguard

Eddie lives in Denver, CO with his wife and dog. He loves open source and works on the Kubernetes project. When not hacking on random things you'll most likely find him climbing rocks somewhere.

Software Engineering Manager
Meta

Anita Zhang is the software engineering manager of Meta's Linux Userspace team. Her team connects Meta's infrastructure with the open source community. She is active on the systemd project and continues to support systemd at Meta as part of their userspace efforts.

Technical project manager
Alluxio