The tech conference for all matters open source – Linux, Cloud Native, Infrastructure, Containers, Community Leadership, AI, Emerging Technologies and more.
Open Source Summit is the gathering place of the technologists and community leaders driving open source innovation. Featuring 250+ sessions, tutorials, labs and workshops on the most important technologies and topics in open source, attendees join together to learn, collaborate and share information towards the goal of building, sustaining and innovating open source technologies.
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Founder of reTHINKit, Creator and Executive Producer, The Chasing Grace ProjectJennifer’s career has been dedicated to telling the stories that have defined a generation of technology developers, from Linux creator Linus Torvalds to the men and women who started Creative Commons and Google’s first I/O Conference. For nearly 20 years, Jennifer has been a woman in tech and has been recognized for her storytelling acumen by BusinessInsider, who ranked her among the best PR people in tech for her video storytelling works, which have garnered millions of views over the years. She was recently VP of communications at The Linux Foundation, where she oversaw brand storytelling and a team of PR, social media and video production professionals who garnered hundreds of millions of impressions over the last decade that advance the Linux and collaborative development storyline. She was previously vice president at Page One PR where she managed the launches of the nonprofit Software Freedom Law Center and the Open Solutions Alliance and headed public relations programs for Creative Commons, Funambol, Google, and Jaspersoft, among others. Prior to joining Page One PR, she was at The Metropolitan Group. Jennifer also spent four years as a PR manager in corporate communications at Tektronix where she led PR for the mobile test business lines and won a Corporate Excellence Award for her role in launching a new product category for the company. In addition to her BusinessInsider recognition, CIO.com identified her as one of the most influential women in open source.
Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Open Source Technology Center, IntelImad Sousou is corporate vice president and general manager of the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corporation. Sousou is responsible for leading Intel's efforts in open source software across technologies and market segments. These include: Linux-based operating systems such as Linux for data center and devices, Google Android and Chrome OS, and Alibaba AliOS; cloud and data center stacks such as orchestrators, containers, virtualization, as well as cloud and networking system components; and IoT/edge system software including, robotics operating system, drone system software, real-time operating systems, microcontroller operating systems, embedded Linux, and software defined cockpit and client device software. He also leads development of software solutions such as Clear Linux, Zephyr, and Yocto and drives the technical relationship and enabling for Linux operating system vendors, cloud service providers, and original equipment manufacturers supporting customer platforms with on-site engineering and enabling partner products to ensure they include the latest Intel technologies. Sousou joined Intel in 1994 as a senior software engineer. Prior to leading the Open Source Technology Center, he was director of telecom software programs in the Intel Communications Group and director of software engineering in the Home Products Group. He began his career as a software engineer at Central Point Software working on system utilities for the Apple Mac OS. Intel has twice honored Sousou with the Intel Achievement Award; in 2007 for his role in the agreement with Sun Microsystems on Open Solaris, and in 2011 for leadership through open source solutions. Sousou sits on the board of directors at the OpenStack Foundation, the Open Connectivity Foundation, the Dronecode Foundation, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation; on the advisory board for the Core Infrastructure Initiative at the Linux Foundation; and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Portland State University.
Chief Software Security Officer, Intel CorporationWindow Snyder is a security industry veteran and Chief Software Security Officer at Intel Corporation. Previously, she was Chief Security Officer at Fastly and also spent five years at Apple working on security and privacy strategy and features for OS X and iOS. Earlier roles include Chief Security Something-or-Other at Mozilla responsible for security engineering, communication, and strategy and a founding team member at Matasano, a security services and product company based in New York City, acquired by NCC Group in 2012. As a senior security strategist at Microsoft in the Security Engineering and Communications organization, she managed the relationships between security consulting companies and the Microsoft product teams and the outreach strategy for security vendors and security researchers. Previously she was responsible for security sign-off for Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003. Ms. Snyder was Director of Security Architecture at @stake. She developed application security analysis methodologies and led the Application Security Center of Excellence. She was a software engineer for 5 years focused primarily on security applications, most recently at Axent Technologies, now Symantec. Ms. Snyder is co-author of Threat Modeling, a manual for security architecture analysis in software.
President & Founder, Dream Corps; CNN Contributor & Best-Selling AuthorVan Jones is President & Founder of the nonprofit, Dream Corps -- a justice incubator that houses the following initiatives: #cut50, #YesWeCode, #GreenForAll, and #LoveArmy. All with the overarching goal to create innovative solutions that "close prison doors and open doors of opportunity." Van has also led a number of other social and environmental justice enterprises, including The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written three New York Times Bestsellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs; Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives; and most recently, Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came apart, How We Come Together. In 2009, Van worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House. There, he helped run the inter-agency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending. He has earned many honors, including the World Economic Forum’s "Young Global Leader" designation, Rolling Stone’s 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done, Fast Company's 12 Most Creative Minds On Earth, a Webby Special Achievement Award and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is a correspondent for CNN and regular guest on political talk shows.
Executive Chairman & Interim Chief Executive Officer, Storj LabsBen Golub is the executive chairman and interim CEO at Storj Labs, a decentralized cloud storage provider. Ben also serves as an advisor at Mayfield, a global venture capital firm with over $2.7 billion under management. He was previously co-founder and CEO at Docker, the leader of the container and microservices movement and one of the fastest growing open source companies in history. Prior to Docker, Ben was CEO of Gluster, an open source cloud storage platform that was acquired by Red Hat in 2011. Ben has a BA from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, TruStoryPreethi Kasireddy is the Founder & CEO of TruStory, a platform for users to discover and validate claims that people make online. She was previously a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a banker at Goldman Sachs, and most recently a software engineer at Coinbase. She's an avid learner who taught herself how to code and is passionate about educating the world about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. She's the author of several well-regarded posts, including How Does Ethereum Work Anyway and Fundamental Challenges with Public Blockchains. Preethi has a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.
SVP, Operating Systems & Virtualization Engineering, OracleWim Coekaerts is senior vice president of operating systems and virtualization engineering at Oracle. Coekaerts is responsible for managing Oracle’s operating systems and virtualization development for Oracle Cloud services, engineered systems, and software. He is a well-known developer in the open source community and serves as a board member of the Linux Foundation.
Co-founder, Storj LabsShawn Wilkinson is the co-founder and chief strategy officer at Storj Labs. Shawn oversees company strategy, vision, and architecture of the Storj network, an open source decentralized cloud storage platform. He works directly with community members to understand the requirements of developers, users, and farmers to ensure their needs align with product development. Shawn graduated from Morehouse College with Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Senior Architect, E2E Service Orchestration, TELUSSana Tariq is a member of TELUS team acting as senior architect for E2E Service Orchestration. Sana earned her doctoral degree in Computer Science specializing in optical communications, cloud computing, network functions virtualization and Software Defined Networking (SDNs) from University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL in 2014. Before joining TELUS, Sana has worked in multiple service provider networks including Telenor and T-Mobile USA for over 7 years. Sana has been among the leading team for T-Mobile NFV/SDN initiative for IMS core network architecture. Presented T-Mobile NFV/SDN vision to management and worked on launching numerous T-Mobile IMS services. At TELUS communications Inc., Sana is currently leading architecture and long-term roadmap of E2E Service Orchestration platform. She is also leading the initiative to optimize cloud resources through AI driven orchestration closed loop and evaluating multiple AI and machine learning algorithms and approaches.
Creator of Linux & GitLinus was born on December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland. He enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988, graduating with a master's degree in computer science. His M.Sc. thesis was titled “Linux: A Portable Operating System” and was the genesis for what would become the most important collaborative software project in history.In August 1991, Linus announced that he was developing the Linux kernel, proclaiming, “it won’t be big and professional.” Never in the history of technology has someone been so wrong. In spite of his humble proclamation, Linux has become the world’s most pervasive operating system. Today the Linux kernel forms the basis of the Linux operating system and powers billions of Android devices, powers ChromeOS, and has permeated almost every industry and form factor. Smartphones, TVs, appliances, cars, nuclear submarines, air traffic control, stock exchanges, and scientific research all run Linux. Linux also provides the underpinnings of the internet and the cloud computing industry.In 2005, citing a lack of free and open source version control tools that met his needs for performance and scale, Linus famously created Git in only 10 days. Today Git is widely used in software development and for other version-control tasks such as configuration management, and has become popular as an integral part of the DevOps culture.In 2000, Linus was listed by Time Magazine as Number 17 in the Time 100: Most Important People of the Century. Again, in 2004, Time Magazine named him one of the Most Influential People in the world. He was honored in 2008 with the Millennium Technology Prize by the Technology Academy Finland, “in recognition of his creation of a new open source operating system for computers leading to the widely used Linux kernel.” He is also the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award. A true tech titan, he was admitted to the Computer History Museum Hall of Fellows, joining the ranks of the tech elite including Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Tim Berners-Lee, Gordon Moore, Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Steve Wozniak, and others.Torvalds remains the ultimate authority on what new code is incorporated into the standard Linux kernel.
VP & Chief Open Source Officer, VMwareDirk is VMware’s Chief Open Source Officer, leading the company’s Open Source Program Office, directing the efforts and strategy around use of and contribution to open source projects and driving common values and processes across the company for VMware’s interaction with the open source communities. Before joining VMware, Dirk spent almost 15 years as Intel’s Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist. Before that, among other roles, he worked as Chief Technology Officer of SuSE and Unix Architect of Deutsche Bank. Dirk has been an active developer and contributor in several dozen open source projects since the early 1990s, today most of his work is on the Subsurface dive log project and many of the related open source projects around that. He currently is a member of the Board of the Linux Foundation. Dirk holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Würzburg, Germany. He lives in Portland, OR.
Founder & CEO, Serverless Inc.Austen Collins is a product-obsessed, software engineering leader. His focus is not on technology, but on business value, customer experience and making meaning. Austen is a primary influencer of the emerging “serverless” movement. He is the creator of the Serverless Framework, the leading open-source tool for building applications with the least possible cost and overhead on top of infrastructure with “serverless” qualities. In 2015, he founded Serverless Inc. (serverless.com), which creates developer tools and infrastructure to help organizations build and operate serverless applications. He lives in San Francisco, CA.