BARAJAS, Miguel Angel - IBM de Mexico
Miguel (@GnuOwned) is SW IT Specialist at IBM oriented on Cloud Computing, he is an active Open Source Community member por at least 12 years. Project openSUSE Member and Podcaster (@openenchilada). Miguel has a long historial working with Linux, mostly SUSE, he is a virtualisation, critical systems, big Linux deployments and Cloud Computing expert.
BROWN, Richard - openSUSE Project
Richard Brown is a sysadmin, geek, and openSUSE Ambassador. He believes that Free and Open Source software should be easy and engaging for new users, while still powerful and capable for advanced veterans. He blogs about his experiences working with and contributing to openSUSE at www.sysrich.co.uk. He lives and works in Brighton, England.
BRUNSON, Ross - Linux Professional Institute
Ross Brunson, Director of Member Services, has over 15 years experience as a Linux trainer and is author ofthe popular "LPIC-1 Exam Cram" (QUE Publishing). Ross Brunson most recently served as a Social Media Consultant and Linux Solutions Specialist with Novell architecting Open Source-based enterprise solutions. Past experience as a trainer and IT courseware developer include the following: Thomson Learning/Wave/SAIR Inc., Computer Associates, Platinum Technologies and Learning Tree International.
Ross holds a number of key IT certifications and is also author of several successful technical books, dozens of technical courses for major organizations (including the first LPI Certification Bootcamp) and is skilled at both contributing to and building community around IT products.
GARDNER, Craig - SUSE
Craig Gardner has enjoyed living the Linux Life for over 17 years. Starting with Slackware, Craig has used and promoted Linux in all its variants to overcome challenges for schools, small businesses, and large enterprises. Working for SUSE Craig has been instrumental in building and delivering dozens of Linux-based products, and has passionately promoted and implemented effective collaboration tools around the globe. Craig is active in the opensource community, with contributions to MuseScore music typsetting software; hercules, the s390 emulator; and gperftools, the former google-perftools project that brings performance measurement tools to your applications. Craig works for SUSE as a software engineer. Most importantly, Craig implements, supports and builds on The Open Build Service.
Prof. DOUPNIK, Joe - Ingotec, MindworksUK, Univ of Oxford
oe Doupnik is visiting Professor at the Univ of Oxford, in addition to commerical activities. He has used Unix and Linux since the 70's, has written material included within Unix SYS V, has done extensive open source work through the years (including MS-DOS Kermit). He does both development work, as well as bringing the results to the community.
EGOLF, David - Bull International Systems
David Egolf, System Engineer and architect, Bull Information Systems. David has been a software developer and architect for Honeywell, and Bull Information Systems for over 30 years working mainly on proprietary mainframe Operating Systems. Recently he has taken these skills and applied them toward Bull’s work on High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions which use the Linux OS as its base.
GAPCZYNSKI, Michael - ownCloud, Inc.
Michael Gapczynski is a software developer at ownCloud Inc. Michael became involved with ownCloud during Google Summer of Code 2011. His first contribution to ownCloud was file sharing. Michael's current work is focused on improving sharing and file system backends. He is currently studying aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan.
GRAF, Alexander - SUSE
Alexander started working for SUSE about 5 years ago. Since then he worked on fancy things like mkinitrd, SUSE Studio, QEMU and KVM.
Whenever something really useful comes to his mind, he tends to implement it. Among others he did Mac OS X virtualization using KVM, nested SVM, KVM on PowerPC and openSUSE for ARM. He is the upstream maintainer of KVM for PowerPC, QEMU for PowerPC and QEMU for S390x.
GUTTIERREZ, Davor - 3 Gen d.o.o.
Linux, Solaris, BSD and VMWare ESX system administrator. Holder of next IT certificates: RHCE, RHCT, NCLP, NCLE, VCP, SCSA, NCE-ES and HP-UX. Working with Linux and UNIX for 20 years. MySpecialties are Mail servers (Postfix, QMail, Cyrus, Courier), Web servers (Apache, Nginx), Open Enterprise Server from Novell, Enterprise mail server solutions (Groupwise, ...), Video Streaming Solutions (Flash and Helix). Now working with RedHat Enterprise Virtualization and SuSE Linux Enterprise Servers.
I have been speeker at various conferences including Brainshare 2011 in Salt Lake City, GwavaCon in Los Angeles, Novell IT Action Tour in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Zagreb (Croatia) and every year at Linux conferences in my country (Slovenia).
JAEGER, Andreas - SUSE
Andreas Jaeger has been contributing to Linux for over a decade. He ported the GNU C Library to x86-64 and lead the development effort to port Linux to the 64-bit x86-64 architecture. He had been responsible as project manager for the openSUSE distributions and is now part of the product management team at SUSE.
MENA-QUINTERO, Federico - SUSE
Federico Mena-Quintero is one of the founders of the Gnome project, a widely-used, free graphical environment mainly for GNU/Linux systems. He is also part of the Free Workshops for Arts and Technologies, a Mexican project to develop free technology around permaculture and local production of goods. Before Gnome, he maintained the GIMP for some time. In the early days of Gnome he was responsible for some of the original code and documentation for the Gnome libraries, games, and applications. He worked at Red Hat Advanced Development Labs on early versions of the Gnome desktop, and later at Ximian on the Evolution calendar. After working on Evolution, Federico specialized in the core desktop: the GTK+ toolkit, the Gnome platform libraries, and the Nautilus file manager. Currently he works for Suse on the openSUSE distribution of GNU/Linux and on the Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop product. Federico lives in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, at the right altitude for growing coffee. His main interests are traditional woodworking, cooking, vegetable gardening, piano playing, and architecture/urbanism.
MILLER, Michael - SUSE
As Vice President of Global Alliances & Marketing for SUSE, Michael Miller is responsible for growing the SUSE Linux business globally through key alliances and innovative technology initiatives.
Miller has over 14 years of experience across a broad range of leadership and management roles including director level positions in engineering, product management, marketing and business development. Miller applies a practical and results-driven approach to building business alliances and relationships and is now focused on growing the SUSE Linux Enterprise business globally through key strategic relationships.
He holds an MBA from the University of Baltimore, a Masters in English from Western Washington University and a Bachelors degree in Literature from Marquette University.
MAFFULLI, Stefano- OpenStack
> OpenStack community manager, Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at Italian GNU/Linux distribution MadeInLinux to Italian Chancellor of the Free Software Foundation Europe, where he also created the FSFE Fellowship participation program. Later as community manager of leading mobile open source sync solution Funambol, his efforts boosted downloads and bolstered enterprise contributions. For Twitter, he led efforts to expand in the Italian market. In his spare time, he builds furniture and is learning how to sail in the San Francisco Bay.
MüLLER, Dirk - SUSE
Dirk works for SUSE since 2005 and has been involved in openSUSE distribution development since the beginning. He started to work on the ARM port in 2011 as part of the SUSE hackweek.
From his experience with the openSUSE Build Service and with packaging various hundred of packages in the openSUSE distribution, maintaining the rpmlint checks and other build checks in Factory, he knows quite a few tricks which helped the ARM porting team in finishing the project quickly.
RICE, G. Matthew - Linux Professional Institute
G. Matthew Rice is the Director of Product and Certification Development at the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and a licensed Professional Engineer in Canada. Matthew has been involved in the development of LPI's exams and certification program since the organization's beginning in 1999.
Matthew is a graduate of University of Toronto's Engineering Science programme. After university, he dove right into software development in Fortran, C, Tcl and Perl in a Solaris environment which quickly migrated to a linux platform in 1995. His first contribution to Open Source was in 1994; https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.lang.tcl/lcMlx9yV71s/yc4OzCl63OMJ
Matthew also co-founded a Linux and OSS focused consulting and training company called Starnix in 1998, where he makes use of his LPI certification for network projects, software development and mentoring./p>
RICHARD, Dave - City of Largo
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SCHRöDER, Michael - SUSE
Michael Schroeder joined SUSE in 2000 after finishing his PhD at the University of Erlangen Nuremberg. He worked in the "Autobuild" team modernizing the build system used for package and product building.
When the openSUSE project came into existence in 2005, he started a complete rewrite of the build system that became the backend part of the Open Build Service.
When he's not fixing Build Service bugs, he's working on libsolv, a free package management library, or updating various packages like rpm or perl to their newest versions.
SCHRöTER, Adrian - SUSE
Adrian Schroeter started his open source life as KDE application and Linux driver developer. He works since 13 years for SUSE Linux, where he was responsible for the Desktop from 2000 till 2005.
Afterwards he was initial project manager for the openSUSE project when it got launched in 2005. From 2008 till today he is working as project manager for the Open Build Service(OBS) which is the central infrastructure for openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise products. Beside of that he created ports of SUSE Linux for MIPS and ARM architectures.
SICKENBERG, Holger - SUSE
Holger has 15 years in the industry and 10 years working for the Quality Assurance (QA) of SUSE Linux in Nuremberg, Germany, currently as Project Manager.
During his study of Computer Science at the Fachhochschule Nuremberg, he had his first contact with Linux. After his apprenticeship as a Software Developer, Holgi worked for the Linux development team of Caldera in Erlangen, Germany. When the United Linux project was initiated in 2002 he joined SUSE Linux.
He has been involved in testing Linux systems for 10+ years and at SUSE. In the past his focus has been in developing testing applications. Today he is responsible to manage testing for all SUSE Linux products.
In 2009 he founded the openSUSE Testing Core Team. Since then a group of testers from the openSUSE Community is in charge of testing the distribution.
Private, as a volunteer of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), he is responsible for the World Scout Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI). Organized by him one weekend per year worldwide about 500,000 Scouts get in contact with each other via the Internet.
SILVA, Andres - openSUSE Project
Andres Silva is an openSUSE contributor focused on the artwork team. Along with the team he has pushed for stronger design and branding in the distribution. Andres is from Chile and currently resides in Utah.
SMALLOWITZ, Howard - IBM
Howard Smallowitz, PMP®, is an ITIL-certified and PMI-certified project manager. He is a widely published author and has had a wide variety of responsibilities in his 11 years with IBM. He has trained people world-wide on systems engineering tools and techniques. He currently is a first-line manager at IBM, overseeing a large group of IT architects implementing service management systems on a wide variety of large strategic outsourcing accounts. And, yes, he really is a dance instructor.
TAN, James - SUSE
James Tan is the Engineering Manager for SUSE Studio Online (http://susestudio.com) and has been one of the core engineers since the start of the project 5 years ago. These days he balances his time with Ruby on Rails, DevOps (Puppet/Chef), and the cloud (Amazon EC2, SUSE Cloud/OpenStack). He is originally from Singapore and now lives in Nürnberg, Germany.
WAFAA, Andrew - ARM, openSUSE Project
Andrew Wafaa is a long time Open Source user/advocate/developer, and has spent his whole IT career working with Open Source. He was first introduced to the Geeko in 1999 with SuSE 6.2 and has been involved ever since, currently one of the openSUSE Board members voted in by the community. Andrew is now focused on pushing ARM in the Open Source world as one of their Principal Engineers.
WILSON, Boyd - Omnibond
Boyd is an executive at Omnibond and helps lead software development and architecture of various projects that include OrangeFS and Identity Management. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science with an Education Concentration from Miami University (Ohio)
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