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

Todd Cranston-Cuebas

Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition
Metacloud, Inc.

As a 13+ year veteran of technical recruiting in the Los Angeles area, Todd “geekhunter” Cranston-Cuebas has unique insight into the LA job market. He has seen first-hand how a series of massive technological and economic shifts have impacted both those seeking employment and those looking for new talent. Todd has worked as a recruiter and staffing manager for both large and small organizations including Ticketmaster, Google, and Warner Bros. He is thrilled to have recently joined Metacloud, a Pasadena-based start up providing private cloud services based on the OpenStack platform, as their Director, Strategic Talent Acquisition. Todd's interest in open-source has grown as he witnessed how OS communities can, and do, provide a positive path to learning and personal growth. While this path is different from those provided by more "traditional" educational institutions, it is his deep belief that "OS learning" is every bit as valid for both individuals and their prospective employers.