Open Source Summit North America

OpenSSF Day

Monday, June 20 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Lone Star Ballroom G/H, JW Marriott Austin
Registration Cost: Complimentary – Pre-registration Required

OpenSSF Day is a full day of sessions, hosted by Brian Behlendorf, General Manager at the Open Source Security Foundation. Presentations will be led by working group leads who will present on subjects such as Best Practice Badges and Other Good Practices, Three Things Your Open Source Project Must Consider, and Securing Critical Projects.

The day will conclude with a panel discussion on the Future of Securing Open Source Software.

Registration and attendance are free for all those with a conference badge. 

openssf day speakers

  • Stephen is a Black engineering director and leader in open source communities.

    He is Cisco’s first Head of Open Source, within the Emerging Technologies & Incubation division.

    For Kubernetes, he has co-founded transformational elements of the project, including the KEP (Kubernetes Enhancements Proposal) process, the Release Engineering subproject, and Working Group Naming. Stephen has also previously served as a chair for both SIG PM and SIG Azure.

    He continues his work in Kubernetes as a Chair for SIG Release, a Lead for WG Naming, and an owner of Enhancements subproject.

    Across the wider CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation) ecosystem, Stephen has the pleasure of being one of the Program Chairs for KubeCon / CloudNativeCon, the cloud native community’s flagship conference, a SIG Contributor Strategy Chair, and a maintainer for the Dex project.

    He is a prolific contributor to CNCF projects, amongst the top 25 (as of writing) code/content committers, all-time.

    In 2020, Stephen co-founded the Inclusive Naming Initiative, a cross-industry group dedicated to helping projects and companies make consistent, responsible choices to remove harmful language across codebases, standards, and documentation. He leads multiple workstreams here and maintains the initiative’s infrastructure.

    He has previously held positions at VMWare (via Heptio), Red Hat, and CoreOS.

    Stephen is based in New York City.

  • Brian Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum. Most recently, Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm.

  • Anne Bertucio Senior Program Manager, Security, Open Source Programs Office, Google
  • Caleb Brown Senior Software Engineer, Google
  • Bob Callaway Tech Lead & Manager, Open Source Security Team, Google
  • Julia Ferraioli Open Source Human, Open Source Stories
  • Rao Lakkakula Executive Director, Cybersecurity & Technology Controls, JP Morgan Chase
  • Dan Lorenc is Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Chainguard, Inc. Previously, he was a Staff Software Engineer at Google, where he’d been working in the PAAS-space for 6 years. He managed s a team focused on building open source tools to improve the container/Kubernetes developer experience. Prior to that, he founded projects such as Minikube, Skaffold and Kaniko.

  • Jeff Mendoza Google
  • Amir Montazery Managing Director, OSTIF
  • Guy Podjarney CEO & Founder, snyk
  • Michael Scovetta Principal Security PM Manager, Microsoft
  • Dr. David A. Wheeler is an expert on open source software (OSS) and on developing secure software. He is the Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security at the Linux Foundation and teaches a graduate course in developing secure software at George Mason University (GMU). Dr. Wheeler has a PhD in Information Technology, a Master’s in Computer Science, a certificate in Information Security, a certificate in Software Engineering, and a B.S. in Electronics Engineering, all from George Mason University (GMU). He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He lives in Northern Virginia.

  • Michael Winser Group Product Manager, Supply Chain Security and CI/CD, Google

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