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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... 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... Read More →

Markus Rex

CEO, ownCloud
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Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Writer, 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!
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Ric Wheeler

Senior Director, Engineering - Storage, Red Hat
Ric works at Red Hat as the senior director engineering where he leads a team that is working on the integration of storage into the new generation of platforms. Previously, Ric leads the Red Hat Storage Engineering team which is built around three acquisitions that he helped identify... 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

Consultant, Jono Bacon Consulting
Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, author, and podcaster. He is the founder of Jono Bacon Consulting which provides community strategy/execution, developer workflow, and other services. He also previously served as director of community at GitHub, Canonical, XPRIZE... Read More →

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... Read More →

Leslie Hawthorn

Sr. Technical 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... Read More →
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Karsten Wade

Community Architect, 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 a 23 year IT industry veteran, Karsten has worked most sides of common business equations as an IS manager, professional services consultant, technical writer, and developer advocate. As of 2013, Karsten... 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
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... 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... 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

GM, Training and Certification, The Linux Foundation
Clyde is responsible for the training and certification arms 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... Read More →

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