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Thursday, August 21


Are We Running Too Fast to the Public Cloud, Can Hybrid Help Us Run Faster? - Steven Vaughn-Nichols, ZDNet; Markus Rex, ownCloud; Ric Wheeler, Red Hat; Moderated By Gordon Haff, Red Hat
This panel, which will include former analyst now Cloud evangelist at Red Hat Gordon Haff (as moderator), ZDNet’s Steven Vaughn-Nichols, Markus Rex CEO of ownCloud and Red Hat’s Ric Wheeler debating the positives and pitfalls of a public cloud rush and the role hybrid clouds are playing in moving safely into the cloud. The panel will discuss legal, regulatory, and geographical implications.

The audience is anyone interested in real-world cloud deployments.

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Gordon Haff

Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat
Gordon Haff is technology evangelist at Red Hat where he writes and speaks extensively on cloud computing, DevOps, containers, and IoT. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in technical and other publications, and advised clients on product and marketing strategies. He was also responsible for bringing a wide range of computer systems to market while at Data General. Gordon has engineering degrees... Read More →

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Joe Brockmeier

Red Hat, Red Hat
Joe Brockmeier is a long-time participant in open source projects and former technology journalist. Brockmeier has worked as the openSUSE Community Manager, is an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) member, and participates heavily in the Fedora Cloud Working Group. Brockmeier works for Red Hat in the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) department and spends most of his time on Project Atomic.

Markus Rex

CEO, ownCloud
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Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Contributing Editor, ZDNet
I've been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was cutting edge and 300bit/sec. was a fast Internet connection -- and we liked it!

Ric Wheeler

Kernel File and Storage Team Director & Architect, Red Hat
Ric works at Red Hat as the director of Red Hat's Storage Engineering team and a past director of file and storage kernel engineering. He spent ten years at EMC in the Symmetrix and Centera groups, four years at The Open Group's Research Institute and four years at Thinking Machines working on the CM5 operating system. Ric is a frequent speaker at Linux Foundation events, past chair of the USENIX FAST conference and a member of the Linux... Read More →

Thursday August 21, 2014 11:45am - 12:35pm


Empowering Your Corporate OSS Developers - Jono Bacon, XPRIZE; Karl Fogel; Leslie Hawthorn, Elasticsearch; Karsten Wade, Red Hat; Moderated by Guy Martin, Samsung
Most companies are consuming open source, but are now also hiring developers to work on open source projects that are the basis of their products. This makes sense, since having input to strategic direction in key projects is critical to innovation and business continuity. However, large organizations still struggle with cultural and procedural barriers to effective collaboration with these community projects. This panel features some of the best-known experts in the open source community discussing how you attract key open source developers to your organization, as well as 'grow' new contributors internally through adjustments to your culture and processes. The panel is moderated by Guy Martin (Senior Open Source Strategist, Samsung), with Jono Bacon (Senior Director of Community, XPRIZE), Karsten Wade (CentOS Engineering Manager, Red Hat), Karl Fogel (Community Author, Developer, Consultant) & Leslie Hawthorn (Community Manager, Elasticsearch).

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Guy Martin

Senior Open Source Strategist, Samsung Open Source Group
Guy is the Senior Open Source Strategist at Samsung.


Jono Bacon

Director of Community, GitHub
Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, author, and podcaster. He works as Director of Community at GitHub, and formerly led community at Canonical and XPRIZE. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed The Art of Community, is a columnist for Forbes and opensource.com, founder of the Community Leadership Summit, and co-founder of the Bad Voltage and LugRadio podcasts.

Karl Fogel

Open Tech Strategies, LLC
Karl Fogel is an open source software developer, author, and consultant. In 2005 he wrote Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project (O'Reilly Media), based partly on his experiences in the Subversion project. | | He is now a partner at Open Tech Strategies, LLC, where he helps organizations launch and engage with open source projects. He has worked at CollabNet, Google, Canonical, O'Reilly Media, and Code... Read More →

Leslie Hawthorn

Sr. Principal Program Manager, Red Hat
An internationally known community manager, speaker and author, Leslie Hawthorn has spent the past decade creating, cultivating and enabling open source communities. She created the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university students in open source software development, launched Google’s #2 Developer Blog, received an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2010 and gave a few great talks on many things open source. In August 2013, she joined... Read More →

Karsten Wade

Red Hat
Since 2000 Karsten has been teaching and living the open source way. As part of Red Hat's Open Source and Standards team, he helps with Red Hat community activities. As a 19 year IT industry veteran, Karsten has worked as an IT manager, professional services consultant, technical writer, and developer advocate. Recently Karsten has joined the CentOS Project as a new Board member, Red Hat liaison on the Board, and engineering team manager. | | He... Read More →

Thursday August 21, 2014 11:45am - 12:35pm
Parlor C


Open Source in Storage: Is It Here To Stay - Nithya Ruff, SanDisk

There was an important article in Forbes late last year asking the question “why has open source not taken over Storage”.  The article went on to say that Open Source was more computer science than engineering that was needed to support mission critical storage. Nithya will take a deeper look at the transformation that is happening in storage and examine the question of the role of open source in storage. She will also look at the drivers driving growth and adoption of open source in storage as well as the state of open source supply. Cover OpenStack, Object Storage, and Cloud Storage where Open Source is here to stay and address how the collaboration between commercial companies and open source and the role that consortium has played to create a datacenter ready open source. 

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Alex Lemberg

SW Manager, SanDisk Company
Alex Lemberg is a senior SW Manager in SanDisk company, with 14 years of experience in design, debugging, development, analysis and testing of embedded and mobile flash based storage solutions (eMMC/SD, NAND, NOR) and operation systems. | He is focused and passionate about the following areas: | - Design and Development of New and Existing Storage Protocols Features | - Block Device Drivers and IO Stack | - System Storage Performance Analysis... Read More →

Thursday August 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Friday, August 22


Troubleshooting as a Service - Sagi Brody, Webair Internet
As the standardized offerings for hosting and cloud providers become more complex and interdependent, so too do the requirements to properly manage and troubleshoot them. The ability for technical teams to quickly localize bottlenecks, capacity limits, application issues, and other problems is now a key factor for a provider’s success. Whereas troubleshooting was considered a soft skill in the past, hosters must acknowledge and nourish the importance of this most important ability.

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Sagi Brody

CTO, Webair Internet Development Inc
Sagi Brody has been the CTO of Webair Internet, a managed cloud services company for over 10 years. Sagi is responsible for all technical infrastructure, design, and operations. With his help, the company has seen an increase in web sites and servers hosted by over 1000%. Sagi has been involved in all aspects of the hosting and data center industry including: site surveys and selection, data center build out and upgrades, fiber network design and... Read More →

Friday August 22, 2014 2:45pm - 3:35pm


Certifications 2.0 - Anytime Anywhere - Clyde Seepersad, The Linux Foundation
With the help of funny LOLcat animated gifs, Clyde will walk the audience through the importance of distribution-neutral expertise, and how it changes the game for both employers who are looking for top Linux talent, and Linux System Administrators and Developers who are looking to improve and enhance their career options.

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Clyde Seepersad

General Manager, Training, LF
Clyde is the General Manager of Training at The Linux Foundation, and is responsible for the training arm of the Linux Foundation. The goal of the team is to provide high quality training and skills development to the Linux community. Over the past decade Clyde has held senior leadership positions in the Education space, most recently as head of Operations at 360training.com and before that as a senior executive of Houghton Mifflin... Read More →

Friday August 22, 2014 2:45pm - 3:35pm
Parlor C