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Tuesday, September 12 • 7:45am - 8:30am
Have a Short Stack with The New Stack Breakfast

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Just like in “Batteries Not Included," magical new hardware often drops in when you least expect it - zooming in and changing the game like some friendly alien life form. But that tech is years (and billions of dollars) in development, and getting the software stack to embrace new architectures and hardware is notoriously difficult. The fast pace of today’s open source world, combined with further abstraction from the hardware, seems to make that even harder.

With new data center-class chips bubbling up from the giant Arm ecosystem, Google creating things like the Tensor Processing Unit and Titan, and acronyms like GPU, FPGA, and SoC filling the air, we ask: is hardware the next innovation layer? Should the software world care more about it?

Hardware geeks!  Software geeks!  Come one come all! While you munch on pancakes and check out a table full of cool gear from OSS vendors, Alex Williams will ask panelists from Red Hat, Microsoft, Comcast, Packet and IDC what’s the scoop.

Please note that this event can only accommodate 100 attendees. Please arrive early to secure your seat.


Moderators
avatar for Joab Jackson

Joab Jackson

Reporter, The New Stack
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Alex Williams

Founder & Publisher, The New Stack
Alex Williams is founder and publisher of The New Stack, a content platform for the people who build and manage software the world relies on. He was an editor at ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch before leaving in 2014 to start The New Stack. Alex hosts The New Stack Makers pancake and... Read More →

Speakers
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Al Gillen

Analyst, IDC
As Group Vice President, Software Development and Open Source, Al Gillen oversees IDC's software development research portfolio. Research disciplines in this group include developer research covering census, demographics and developer activities; platform and cloud application services... Read More →
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Ashley McNamara

Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft
Ashley is a 20-year tech industry veteran, starting from homebrew hardware all the way through cloud evangelism, community management, and mentorship. She is currently a Developer Advocate for Microsoft, with a focus on Cloud Native tools and the Go community. She is also an active... Read More →
avatar for Nithya Ruff

Nithya Ruff

Head, Open Source Program Office, Amazon
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Amazon's Open Source Program Officer and the Chair of The Linux Foundation Board. Prior to that, she was Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office where she drove Open Source culture and transformation inside of Comcast and expanded engagement with... Read More →
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Aaron Welch

SVP, Product, Packet
Aaron Welch co-founded Packet in 2014 and directed product development and architecture for the company through 2016.  He now leads open source and technical integration efforts, where he works with a broad array of partners and technical communities.   He has been known to pound... Read More →
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Chris Wright

Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat, Red Hat
Chris Wright is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Red Hat. He leads the CTO Organization and Office of the CTO, which is responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing forward-looking perspectives on innovations like artificial intelligence... Read More →


Tuesday September 12, 2017 7:45am - 8:30am PDT
Gold 3