The Eleventh Annual Southern California Linux Expo
February 22-24, 2013
Hilton Los Angeles International Airport

Karsten Wade

Sr. Community Analyst
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 an 18 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 microblogs at and .

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 the last year, his lifelong interest in sustainable transportation lead him to help open and operate Santa Cruz Pedicab (