Speakers

Brendan Burns
Brendan Burns
Software engineer at Google and a founder of the Kubernetes project

Brendan Burns works in the Google Cloud Platform, leading engineering efforts to make the Google Cloud Platform the best place to run containers. He also has managed several other cloud teams including the Managed VMs team, and Cloud DNS. Prior to Cloud, he was a lead engineer in Google’s web search infrastructure, building backends that powered social and personal search. Prior to working at Google, he was a professor at Union College in Schenectady, NY. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a BA in Computer Science and Studio Art from Williams College.

Diego Ongaro
Diego Ongaro
Creator of Raft

Diego Ongaro recently completed his doctorate with John Ousterhout at Stanford. During his doctorate, he worked on RAMCloud (a 5-10 microsecond RTT key-value store), Raft, and LogCabin (a coordination service built with Raft). He’s lately been continuing development on LogCabin as an independent contractor.

Gabriel Monroy
Gabriel Monroy
CTO of OpDemand and creator of Deis

Gabriel Monroy is CTO at OpDemand and the creator of Deis, the leading CoreOS-based PaaS. As an early contributor to Docker and CoreOS, Gabriel has deep experience putting containers into production and frequently advises organizations on PaaS, container automation and distributed systems. Gabriel spoke recently at QConSF on cluster scheduling and deploying containers at scale.

Spencer Kimball
Spencer Kimball
CEO of Cockroach Labs

After helping to re-architect and re-implement Square’s items catalog service, Spencer was convinced that the industry needed a more capable database software. He began work on the design and implementation of Cockroach as an open source project and moved to work on it full time at Square mid-2014. Spencer managed the acquisition of Viewfinder by Square as CEO and before that, shared the roles of co-CTO and co-founder. Previously, he worked at Google on systems and web application infrastructure, most recently helping to build Colossus, Google’s exascale distributed file system, and on Java infrastructure, including the open-sourced Google Servlet Engine.

Loris Degioanni
Loris Degioanni
CEO of Sysdig

Loris Degioanni is the creator and CEO of Sysdig, a popular open source troubleshooting tool for Linux environments. He is a pioneer in the field of network analysis through his work on WinPcap and Wireshark: open source tools with millions of users worldwide. Loris was previously a senior director of technology at Riverbed, and co-founder/CTO at CACE Technologies, the company behind Wireshark. Loris holds a PhD in computer engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

Nick Weaver
Nicholas Weaver
Director of SDI-X at Intel

Nicholas Weaver is Director at Intel Corporation leading a team of cloud software prototyping engineers. Previously he was the lead automation architect at VMware’s vCloud Air. His passion is in finding the next evolution of the datacenter through intelligent automation. He spends his spare time smoking meats, flying his drones, and wandering the wilderness of Oregon with his family.

Lennart Poettering
Lennart Poettering
Creator of systemd

Lennart Poettering is a German computer free software programmer known for his work on PulseAudio, a sound server, systemd, a replacement for the System V init daemon, and Avahi, an implementation of the zeroconf protocol for network device discovery.

Timo Derstappen
Timo Derstappen
Co-founder of Giant Swarm

Timo Derstappen is co-founder of Giant Swarm in Cologne. He has many years of experience in building scalable and automated cloud architectures. He likes his minimal linux desktop setup, puts nearly everything into containers and thinks Minecraft is a gateway drug.

Spike Curtis
Spike Curtis
Core developer and evangelist at Project Calico and senior software developer at Metaswitch Networks

Spike Curtis is Core Developer and Evangelist at Project Calico and Senior Software Developer at Metaswitch Networks. Spike completed his PhD in Atomic Physics at the University of Oxford in 2010 where his research focused on quantum computation. Since then he has been developing for IP & MPLS control plane software for advanced networks.

Brad Fitzpatrick
Brad Fitzpatrick
Engineer on the Go programming language team at Google

Brad Fitzpatrick is a programmer known as the creator of LiveJournal and is the author of a variety of free software projects such as memcached, OpenID and Camlistore. He now works for Google as a staff engineer and is now part of the Go programming language team.

Iago López Galeiras
Iago López Galeiras
Software developer at Endocode

After working as a full-stack Android developer (working on areas such as applications, Android framework, build system and kernel), Iago was ready for a change. He now builds cutting-edge cloud technologies, namely, rkt and the appc spec.

Yazz Atlas
Yazz Atlas
HPCS principle engineer of Hewlett-Packard Advanced Technology Group

Yazz Atlas has been involved with open source projects for the past eighteen years, is currently working for the Advanced Technology Group (ATG) within Hewlett-Packard. His primary focus is replacing himself with a script.

Weihan Wang
Weihan Wang
CTO and co-founder of AeroFS

Weihan Wang is the CTO and co-founder of AeroFS. He worked at several IT companies and institutes including Sun Microsystems and Tsinghua University, with a focus on operating systems and distributed systems. Weihan was a Ph.D Candidate at the University of Toronto when he met his cofounder and took a leave of absence to start AeroFS. Since then he has led the company's product development and technical innovation.

Seán McCord
Seán C McCord
Founder at CyCore Systems

Seán C McCord has been implementing clustered Linux systems commercially since kernel version 1.3. Since 2004, he has run CyCore Systems, a boutique consulting agency out of Atlanta, which designs multi-realm, complex software systems for businesses of all sizes.

Hongchao Deng
Hongchao Deng
Software Engineer and Committer of ZooKeeper at Cloudera

Hongchao Deng works on Apache ZooKeeper as a software engineer in Cloudera. He has developed a passion and skill in distributed systems throughout school and work. Convinced of the benefits of containers, he began to work on bringing big data into the container based infrastructure. Now he is building a machine learning framework called TaskGraph with Xiaoyun Wu and Xiang Li.

Sam Tresler
Sam Tresler
VP of Deploy at Packet

Sam Tresler is VP of Deploy at Packet responsible for managing code roll out for all our various systems into production, maintaining high availability, monitoring, and disaster recovery.

Prakash Rudraraju
Prakash Rudraraju
Principal Systems Engineer at Salesforce

Prakash Rudraraju is Principal Systems Engineer at Salesforce Data.com and is responsible for automating all aspects of Technical Operations. They have migrated few Distributed Application stacks with hard coded configuration and several dependencies to containers. Prior to Data.com, Prakash was Systems Engineer at Yahoo. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering from University of Arizona, and Bachelors from SRKR Engineering college, India.

Frank Macreery
Frank Macreery
Co-founder and CTO of Aptible

Frank Macreery is the cofounder and CTO of Aptible, the PaaS for HIPAA compliance. At Aptible, he is responsible for building container orchestration systems that automate the security and auditing requirements of HIPAA and other regulatory frameworks. Prior to Aptible, he led engineering teams at XGraph (acquired by Clearspring/AddThis) and Artsy. He is @fancyremarker on the web.

Rajat Chopra
Rajat Chopra
Engineer at Red Hat

Rajat Chopra is an engineer at Red Hat working on the OpenShift product. Currently he’s trying to solve container connectivity challenges with software defined networking methods. Previously, he was involved in semiconductor design softwares ranging from device simulation to logic synthesis, though he believes that none of the software stuff is fun enough - one should fly instead.

Robert Witoff
Robert Witoff
Director at Coinbase

Rob is a director at Coinbase and building systems that connect you with (what may be) the future of finance. He is a deep believer in automation and finding hard truths in the data we generate along the way. Previously, he led Data Science from the IT CTO’s office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Rob helped expand the agency’s access, opportunities and capabilities with their data. He has also worked to extend earth’s interstellar bandwidth as a lead engineer on the International Space Station’s laser communication system, OPALS. Rob led SpaceX Launch Systems and Space Station Systems Engineering. His work contributed to the first successful American optical communication link with the International Space Station. When his head is out of the clouds, Rob is a longtime entrepreneur endurance runner and Y Combinator founder of Apigy, Inc.

Patrick Galbraith
Patrick Galbraith
Senior Systems Engineer in the Advanced Technology Group at Hewlett-Packard

Patrick Galbraith is a principal engineer at HP in the Advanced Technology Group. He is the author or two books: “Developing Web Applications with Apache, MySQL, memcached, and Perl” (Wiley) “Expert PHP and MySQL” (Wiley) In his “spare time”, he also maintains DBD::mysql, DBD::drizzle, FederatedX storage engine and the Memcached Functions for MySQL as well as tinkering with various other OpenSource and OpenStack projects. Patrick lives up in the sticks of New Hampshire with his wife Ruth and son Kiran, daughter Sara, lots of trees and rocks, as well as his Kubota tractor.

Tomasz Janczuk
Tomasz Janczuk
Engineer at Auth0

Tomasz Janczuk is helping Auth0 change the way people authenticate and authorize access to applications. Before he worked for Microsoft (12 years), Hewlett-Packard (1/2 years), and founded his own venture (mobilechapters.com). He has been working with open source for years, and created iisnode and Edge.js among other things. He lives in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys every moment of it exploring the outdoors nearby and beyond.

Alex Polvi
Alex Polvi
CEO of CoreOS

Alex Polvi is the CEO of CoreOS. Prior to CoreOS Alex was GM for Rackspace Hosting, Bay Area, overseeing cloud product development. Alex joined Rackspace through the acquisition of his company, Cloudkick, which provided cloud server monitoring and management tools. Alex is a sysadmin at heart, contributing significantly to many open source projects, including Mozilla and Apache. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Oregon State University.

Brandon Philips
Brandon Philips
CTO of CoreOS

Brandon Philips is helping to build modern Linux server infrastructure at CoreOS as CTO. Prior to CoreOS, he worked at Rackspace hacking on cloud monitoring and was a Linux kernel developer at SUSE. As a graduate of Oregon State's Open Source Lab he is passionate about open source technologies.

Kelsey Hightower
Kelsey Hightower
Product manager, developer and chief advocate at CoreOS

Kelsey Hightower has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech and enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software.

Jonathan Boulle
Jonathan Boulle
Product Technical Lead at CoreOS

Jonathan Boulle is working on all things containers at CoreOS, driving the App Container specification and development of rkt, the application container runtime. Previously he was one of the lead engineers on fleet, contributed heavily to etcd, and, in a past life, worked on Twitter's cluster management platform based on Aurora and Mesos. He's passionate about Linux, golang, F/OSS, the Oxford comma, and scale.

Brian Harrington
Brian Harrington
Principal Architect at CoreOS

Brian Harrington, also known as Redbeard, is a principal architect at CoreOS. He is developer, hacker, and technical writer in the areas of open-source development and systems administration. His time spent in both defensive and offensive computing have combined with his readings of classical anarchism to present new ideas in organizational hierarchies for software development. He has been featured on Al Jazeera as an expert in the field of computer security, and has been seen and heard on Bloomberg Television and National Public Radio. He currently resides in Oakland, CA and was grudgingly elected president of the hackerspace HacDC.

Xiang Li
Xiang Li
Software Engineer & maintainer of etcd at CoreOS

Xiang Li is a software engineer at CoreOS. He is helping building a distributed consistent datastore called etcd. He likes writing code and building distributed systems. He holds a MS in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon.

Eugene Yakubovich
Eugene Yakubovich
Software Engineer at CoreOS

Eugene is working on making app containers stay more connected. As a maintainer of flannel, an SDN for containers, he strives to bring order to the chaos of virtual networking. Prior to joining CoreOS, Eugene worked in the super-secretive world of electronic trading, optimizing precious clock cycles and fighting the confines of the speed of light.

Alex Crawford
Software Developer at CoreOS

Alex is a software developer currently focused on maintaining CoreOS Linux at CoreOS. He is passionate about minimal OSs and systems, drawing on his experience with embedded systems and consumer electronics.

Jake Moshenko
Jake Moshenko
Product Technical Lead at CoreOS

Jake Moshenko is the product manager for the Quay.io container registry at CoreOS, a Linux distribution with containers as a first-class citizen and software distribution channel. Formerly of Google, Amazon, and Boeing, he has been building robust distributed systems for over 10 years.

Brian Waldon
Brian Waldon
Software Engineer and Product Technical Lead at CoreOS

Brian Waldon is the product technical lead for Tectonic and maintainer for fleet at CoreOS. Previously, he worked at Nebula on the Nebula One Cloud Controller, a cloud appliance that brought OpenStack to the enterprise. Before that, Waldon was at Rackspace, working on the private and public cloud teams. He was one of OpenStack’s project technical leads and served on the technical committee.

Joey Schorr
Software Engineer at CoreOS

Joey Schorr is a lead software engineer on the Quay.io team at CoreOS. Before being acquired by CoreOS in Summer of 2014, Joey was cofounder of DevTable, a company he started after leaving Google to focus on building a web-based IDE. He holds a BSE in Computer Science, an MSE in Computer Science and a BSE in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.