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Monday, September 11
 

7:00am PDT

Morning Meditation
The morning meditation will be offered from 7:00 - 8:00am at the JW Marriott LA Live. Bring your favorite yoga mat or towel, or use one of the complimentary ones provided. Please be sure to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.

The meditation is open to all attendees, and no prior experience is needed! To participate in the morning meditation session, please complete this quick RSVP form.

Monday September 11, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am PDT
JW Marriott Pool Deck

11:00am PDT

How to Fail Fast and Rise Again - A Case Study on Transforming to Cloud Native - Ken Owens, MasterCard
DevNet is Cisco’s developer program through which external developers and partners interface, experiment and innovate using Cisco technologies, products and APIs. DevNet offers multiple services to developers. As DevNet continued to grow, there was a need to independently scale up services to accommodate the growing pool of DevNet developers and rapidly add more services to keep developers engaged and satisfied. Meeting these requirements in an architecture made of multiple monolithic services is expensive and slow, so we knew it was time to embark on our journey to transform our offering into microservices. This presentation will detail the difficult failures our transformation had to overcome in order to move from a traditional web application to a platform for service creation, training, and development. Through the sharing of successful patterns and best practices, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from our mistakes, to help them on their own Cloud Transformation journey.

Speakers
KO

Ken Owens

Vice President, Digital Native Architecture, MasterCard
Ken Owens is Vice President, Digital Native Architecture at MasterCard. Previous to that, Ken was Chief Technology Officer, Cisco DevNet at Cisco Systems. Ken was responsible for creating and communicating technical/scientific vision and strategy for Cloud Platforms & Services business... Read More →


Monday September 11, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Gold 4
  CloudOpen Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

11:00am PDT

Live Patching, Virtual Machine Introspection and Vulnerability Management: A Primer and Practical Guide - Lars Kurth, Citrix
The talk covers several technologies and best practices to managing Security Vulnerabilities, which are told as interconnected stories.

We will cover how the largest clouds in production came together through the Xen Project to develop an industry leading open source security process to manage software vulnerabilities effectively, how those vendors collaborated to stop cloud reboots through Live Patching and how security and CPU vendors collaborated to protect against 0-day vulnerabilities and advanced persistent threats using hardware assisted virtual machine introspection. Finally, we will also provide information how you can use tools such as CVE Details to assess how secure an open source technology is relative to another, such that you don't have to rely solely on security stories from the technology press.

The talk will cover how these technologies work, the limitations and challenges which still remain and how they are used in practice using examples of Xen Project based products and installations. We will also cover how these technologies impact software vulnerability management processes and system administrators.

Speakers
avatar for Lars Kurth

Lars Kurth

Director Open Source / Project Chairperson The Xen Project , Citrix Systems UK Ltd.
Lars Kurth is a highly effective, passionate community manager with strong experience of working with open source communities (Symbian, Symbian DevCo, Eclipse, GNU) and currently is the community manager for the Xen Project. Lars has 12 years of experience building and leading engineering... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 3
  CloudOpen Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

11:00am PDT

Building Predictable Community: Strategy, Incentives, Value, and Psychology - Jono Bacon, Community/Developer Strategy Consultant and Author
Jono Bacon, a leading community strategy and leadership consultant and author, will break down the complex art and science of community building into a set of building blocks for adding value to your organization or project. The talk will touch on 4 key areas. Firstly, how to manage community strategy in an organization efficiently, openly, and serving multiple different teams and audiences. Secondly, how to incentivize community members to participate, and deliver both intrinsic and extrinsic rewards to build retention. Thirdly, how to build value, either in a project or a business, with pragmatic community participation and where to strike the balance. Fourthly, which psychological principles can provide a short-cut in this work. This talk will be delivered in a simple, practical, and applicable format, with a healthy dose of amusement. Be sure to be there!

Speakers
avatar for Jono Bacon

Jono Bacon

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


Monday September 11, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 10

11:00am PDT

Mentoring: Your Path to Immortality - Richard Bowen, Red Hat
Open source needs people to write the code today, but, even more important, is those that will write the code tomorrow. Investing in the people who will replace you is the only way to ensure immortality, both for yourself, and for the project you care so much about. In this session, you'll learn you practical ways to invest in people, and about why, sometimes, *not* fixing a bug is a better choice than fixing it.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Bowen

Rich Bowen

Community Architect, Red Hat
Rich has been involved in Open Source since before it had that name. He's a director at the Apache Software Foundation, and a community architect at Red Hat.


Monday September 11, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Plaza III

11:50am PDT

Full Lifecycle Lessons from a Large Scale Government OpenStack Private Cloud - Kenneth Tan, Sardina Systems
This talk will draw on lessons learnt through the full lifecycle of large scale government OpenStack private cloud, from design and implementation, through to operation and upgrade. How to bring into operation a cost effective, efficient, OpenStack environment, which scales to span multiple geographical locations? Is it possible to keep the OpenStack cloud service up and running when downtime is not an option? At the same time, how can we track OpenStack versions, without impacting the service at all?

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kenneth Tan

Dr. Kenneth Tan

Director, Sardina Systems
Dr Kenneth Tan has been in the large scale systems sector for 18+ years. At Sardina Systems, Kenneth leads the product development team responsible for building OpenStack automation software, to optimize OpenStack cloud operations. He was previously with CloudFabriQ, BNP Paribas... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Gold 4
  CloudOpen Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

11:50am PDT

Aim to Be an Open Source Zero - Guy Martin, Autodesk
Getting started in open source communities can be daunting, which can lead to people (and companies) over-compensating to try to prove their inherent value to a project. This talk applies lessons in space travel from Col. Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut and former International Space Station commander, to getting started in open source, specifically, his ‘Aim to Be a Zero’ philosophy.

In this talk, Guy Martin will share the details of this philosophy, his experience with it, and its application to successful open source participation, particularly important as contributions from corporations grow. By applying these ideas as a basis for their successful participation in open source communities, companies can avoid the mistake of being too heavy-handed in an effort to prove their worth, and instead, grow their participation from a foundation of competence.


Speakers
avatar for Guy Martin

Guy Martin

Executive Director, OASIS Open
Guy Martin is Director of the Open@ADSK initiative at Autodesk, where he's responsible for overseeing the company's open source strategy, execution and collaborative projects, as well as representing the company in open source communities and organizations. He has over two decades... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 9

11:50am PDT

Leading By Experience: The Unvarnished Truth about Community Leadership - Jeffrey Osier-Mixon, Intel Corporation
As community manager for a large-scale collaborative project involving over 20 organizations, many of whom compete directly with each other, I have learned a lot of lessons and made a huge number of mistakes. In this talk, I share simple and not-simple truths about working directly with communities of developers and business leaders in the open source world so that you can learn which examples not to follow.

Speakers
avatar for Jefro Osier-Mixon

Jefro Osier-Mixon

Program Manager, Linux Foundation
"Jefro" Osier-Mixon has been an open source professional since the early 1990s as a technical writer and occasional developer as well as community manager, program manager, and OSPO leader. His primary activities over the years have included the Yocto Project, Zephyr Project, GNU... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 10

11:50am PDT

Gaining Influence in an Open Source Community - Phil Robb, Open Daylight Project
In the open source developer community, code is king. But who is the kingmaker?

Most people are used to operating in hierarchical, “command and control” environments, and often expect the same rules and behaviors to work when they join open source communities. But with so many different people and organizations all theoretically working as peers, how do leaders emerge, and what does it take to become influential?

This presentation will provide insights and best practices into navigating open source projects and ways to get involved, including: submitting code, becoming a PTL, joining an Advisory Group, Technical Steering Committee or board of directors. Hear about the different values and leadership opportunities and what they can mean for you and your organization. 

Speakers
avatar for Phil Robb

Phil Robb

Vice President - Operations, Networking & Orchestration, Linux Foundation
Phil Robb’s experience spans more than 30 years of work on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s. He began working with open source in 2001 at Hewlett Packard, where he formed and led the company’s... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Plaza III

2:00pm PDT

It's Not About Your Features: Navigating Open Source Business Models in the Cloud Era - Dormain Drewitz, Pivotal Software
Building an open source-based software business is hard these days. Some say it's impossible. Entrepreneurs face a war on two fronts: free and cloud-provider services. Is there room in the market to carve out a business based on open source?

In an effort to differentiate, many entrepreneurs focus on building more and more capability features. They tick functionality boxes to extend into more market categories and grow the TAM, but it’s a red herring. They risk losing sight of what customers actually need - and will pay for - namely convenience.

In this talk, former investment analyst, Dormain Drewitz, will provide some shortcuts identifying product-market fit. She will explain the implications and opportunities of cloud-neutral platforms on OSS packaging. Finally, she will give some examples of open source-based companies that are succeeding with these strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Dormain Drewitz

Dormain Drewitz

Director, Product Marketing, VMware
Dormain leads Product Marketing and Content Strategy for VMware Tanzu. Before VMware she was Senior Director of Pivotal Platform Ecosystem, including RabbitMQ, and Customer Marketing. Previously, she was Director of Product Marketing for Mobile and Pivotal Data Suite. Prior to Pivotal... Read More →


Monday September 11, 2017 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Gold 4
  CloudOpen Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

2:00pm PDT

Building an aarch64 Linux Laptop - Bernhard Rosenkränzer, Linaro
aarch64 processors are becoming more powerful all the time, and getting close to being comparable to x86 CPUs. Wouldn't it be nice to have a laptop with the power consumption (and battery life) of a tablet?

The OpenMandriva project thinks so - and set out to build that laptop and a usable operating system for it.

This talk is about the problems we've faced and solved, as well as problems we're still trying to solve.

Speakers
avatar for Bernhard "Bero" Rosenkränzer

Bernhard "Bero" Rosenkränzer

Developer and more, LinDev
Bernhard "Bero" Rosenkränzer has been involved in Open Source development ever since getting curious about a stack of 73 floppy disks containing a new operating system in 1994. He is the current president of the OpenMandriva Association, and works on Open Source in his own development... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Gold 1
  LinuxCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

2:00pm PDT

Building Open Source Project Infrastructures - Elizabeth K. Joseph, Mesosphere
With the rise of continuous tooling in development, open source projects are keen to join the new wave of tooling which allows them to replicate this within their projects, rather than depending on supporting companies for testing and quality assurance. As open source projects they are often on using open technologies, infrastructure platforms like OpenStack, DC/OS (powered by Apache Mesos), and Kubernetes are allowing them to replicate much of the functionality that was previously only available with proprietary, hosted solutions.

Taking this one step further, several open source projects and organizations have begun full-scale open sourcing of their infrastructures. This allows their community members and other organizations to directly benefit from their Continuous Integration tooling and more.

Complete infrastructures have now become open source projects unto themselves, and operations engineers becoming more experienced open source contributors, alongside their open source developer colleagues. This has brought in considerable value to these organizations and today there's a concentrated effort to share even more tooling across them.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Joseph

Elizabeth Joseph

Developer Advocate, IBM
Elizabeth K. Joseph is a Linux systems administrator turned developer advocate for IBM Z where she works with the community to explore Linux workloads on mainframes. She has previously worked on distributed systems, including OpenStack and Apache Mesos, and has written books on Ubuntu... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 9

2:00pm PDT

Scaling Open Source - Lessons Learned at the Apache Software Foundation - Phil Steitz, Apache Software Foundation
The Apache Software Foundation began in 1999 as a small group of developers working on a single project. It has grown to host more than 100 projects and several thousand committers. Managing that growth has been, and continues to be, an ongoing challenge for the foundation. In this talk, we will discuss the challenges that we have faced as a foundation, how we have handled them up to now, and what we see as the key challenges ahead.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Steitz

Phil Steitz

Director, Apache Software Foundation
Phil Steitz is a member of the Board of Directors of the Apache Software Foundation. He has been an ASF volunteer since 2003 and an ASF member since 2005. He has served as VP, Apache Commons, as a mentor in the Apache Incubator and a committer on multiple ASF projects. His involvement... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 10

2:00pm PDT

Quantum Computing is Here, Powered by Open Source - Konstantinos Karagiannis, BT Americas
Quantum computing is no longer a thought experiment. Companies, labs, and even nation states all have achieved success at working prototypes that will be scaled within 3 years. As we build toward a sea change where quantum bits or qubits enable the instant cracking of PK, ECC, and other encryption, open source software by D-Wave and IBM is already being used. It's a chance for FOSS to get in on the ground floor of the next breed of supercomputer, as well as the systems being built to upgrade our encryption.

No Physics degree needed for this look at how quantum computers and their software work. We'll also dive into what is being done to protect future encrypted communications and even blockchains via open source.

Speakers
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Konstantinos Karagiannis

Chief Technology Officer, Security Consulting, BT Americas
Konstantinos Karagiannis is the Chief Technology Officer for Security Consulting at BT Americas. In addition to guiding the technical direction of ethical hacking and engagements, Konstantinos has extensive experience in cryptography and hacking financial applications. He has spoken... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Plaza III

2:50pm PDT

Cognitive Workloads on the Cloud: What Clouds Need To Do - Khoa Huynh, Larry Brown & Brian Wan, IBM
With the emergence of new powerful hardware accelerators, such as Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) and Programmable Field Gate Arrays (FPGAs), more and more artificial intelligence (AI) has appeared in our daily lives, from Siri, Alexa, language translation, image recognition, to self-driving cars. The cognitive era has truly begun. In this presentation, we will look at the key characteristics of cognitive workloads, including the deep-learning workloads that employ neural networks to solve complex AI problems. Popular software stacks and frameworks supporting these workloads, such as TensorFlow and Caffe, will be discussed. We will then present some performance data to show how well typical cognitive workloads, such as neural network model training, run on GPUs and FPGAs that are available on public clouds, such as IBM SoftLayer, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and others. Finally, we provide some recommendations on what public clouds should provide, in terms of hardware and software images, to optimize for cognitive workloads.

Speakers
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Larry Brown

IBM
Dr. Larry Brown is a Senior Programmer in the IBM Watson Cloud division. He has over 30 years of academic and industry experience in distributed systems, databases, fault tolerant software, web services, information management, and customer consulting. His current areas of interest... Read More →
avatar for Khoa Huynh

Khoa Huynh

IBM Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM), IBM
Dr. Khoa Huynh has over 30 years of experience in product and cloud service development, testing, performance analysis, and customer support. Khoa joined IBM in 1989 where he first worked on OS/2 and Linux operating systems, and is currently an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM... Read More →
BW

Brian Wan

Software Engineer, IBM
Brian Wan is a University of California, Santa Barbara graduate and is currently an IBM Software Engineer in the IBM Watson Cloud division, working on deep learning workloads on different GPUs and FPGAs. His current areas of interest are in machine learning, cloud computing, and Python... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 2:50pm - 3:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 3
  CloudOpen Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

2:50pm PDT

Collaboration in Kernel Mailing Lists - Dawn Foster, The Scale Factory
While there is quite a bit of data about the people and companies who commit Linux kernel code, there isn't much data about how people work together on the kernel mailing lists where they decide what patches will be accepted. Using a few of the top subsystem mailing lists as examples, Dawn Foster will share her research into how people collaborate on the kernel mailing lists, including network visualizations of mailing list interactions between contributors. You can expect to learn more about the people, their employers, and other data that impacts how people participate on the mailing lists.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Foster

Dawn Foster

Director of Open Source Community Strategy, VMware
Dawn is the Director of Open Source Community Strategy at VMware within the Open Source Program Office. She has 20+ years of experience at companies like Intel and Puppet with expertise in community building, strategy, open source software, metrics, and more. She is passionate about... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 2:50pm - 3:30pm PDT
Gold 1
  LinuxCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

2:50pm PDT

Experience Forking an Open Source Community - Judy Gichoya, Librehealth
A natural occurrence of the evolution of open source communities can involve forking the community, versus a buyout which may occur in startups. Some projects, for example open source health systems that provide support to health care systems in developing countries may be detrimental in cases of a buyout that goes wrong. This talk shares the experience of forking a community to form the LibreHealth project which is an umbrella organization for open source projects related to health care. This talk describes the decision making regarding community forking, dealing with code forking and includes lessons learnt, strategies for conflict resolution, and governance.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Gichoya

Judy Gichoya

Project Maintainer, Librehealth
Judy Gichoya has a passion for utilizing technology to save lives. A medical doctor from Kenya, she has worked with various open source health systems used in many developing countries as a developer, implementer and end user. Her passion in global health and informatics has seen... Read More →


Monday September 11, 2017 2:50pm - 3:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 9

2:50pm PDT

The Open Road to Autonomous Driving - Walt Miner, The Linux Foundation
The autonomous driving market continues to heat up as automakers race to acquire tech companies or forge partnerships with suppliers who can accelerate and expand their development efforts. This flurry of M&A activity over the past year is being driven by the realization that the software and hardware required for autonomous driving is too complex for any company to develop alone. While this is a step in the right direction, an open source platform for automakers to share information such as map data, miles driven and scenarios tested could speed up production cycles and decrease time-to-market.

Dan Cauchy, General Manager of Automotive at The Linux Foundation, will discuss the impact that open source could have on autonomous driving and how collaboration could benefit automakers without hindering competition.

Speakers
avatar for Walt Miner

Walt Miner

AGL Community Manager, The Linux Foundation
Walt Miner has worked for The Linux Foundation as the Community Manager for Automotive Grade Linux since 2014. Walt has spoken at Automotive Linux Summit, Embedded World Conference in Nuremberg, Embedded Linux Conference, LinuxCon North America, and Open Source Summit North America... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 2:50pm - 3:30pm PDT
Plaza III

4:00pm PDT

Raspberry Pi Hacks - Ruth Suehle, Red Hat
Maybe you bought a Raspberry Pi a year or two ago and never got around to using it. Or you built something interesting, but now there are new versions of the Pi and new add-ons, and you want to know if they could make your project even better? The Raspberry Pi has grown from its original purpose as a teaching tool to become the tiny computer of choice for many makers, allowing those with varied Linux and hardware experience to have a fully functional computer the size of a credit card powering their ideas. Regardless of where you are in Pi experience, join Ruth Suehle to hear some of the best tricks for getting the most out of your Raspberry Pi and to see some of the best projects that have been built with it, from gaming devices to home automation and in education from elementary to college levels.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Suehle

Ruth Suehle

Senior Manager, Community Outreach, Red Hat
Ruth Suehle is Senior Manager of Community Outreach in Red Hat’s Open Source Program Office, which supports software communities and their projects. Co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O’Reilly, December 2013) and previously editor of Red Hat Magazine and opensource.com, Ruth is... Read More →


Monday September 11, 2017 4:00pm - 4:40pm PDT
Gold 1
  LinuxCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

4:00pm PDT

Why I Forked My Own Project and My Own Company - Frank Karlitschek, ownCloud
Frank Karlitschek founded the ownCloud open source project in 2010 and co-founded a company names ownCloud Inc. late 2011. After being the maintainer for over 6 years and CTO of ownCloud Inc. for over 4 years Frank decided to start over. Leave his own project and company to create a fork called Nextcloud. This talk will describe the reasons why ownCloud was founded as an open source project. The good and bad things when it was turned into a centure capital founded company, the thing that Frank and the core team want to do differently with Nextcloud and how the business model, licensing and community relations improved. This talk covers insights into different open source business models and how to create a win win situation for a company and a community.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Karlitschek

Frank Karlitschek

Founder, Nextcloud
Frank Karlitschek started the ownCloud project in 2010 to return control over the storing and sharing of information to consumers. In 2016 he initiated the Nextcloud project to bring this idea to the next level. He has been involved with a variety of Free Software projects including... Read More →


Monday September 11, 2017 4:00pm - 4:40pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 10

4:50pm PDT

Memory Bandwidth as a Service in the Context of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Vikas Shivappa, Intel
With expanding usage of Iaas (infrastructure as a service), it may be useful to add memory bandwidth(b/w) as a service. Memory b/w monitoring(MBM) and allocation(MBA) allow measuring and control of per process mem b/w which helps achieve fairness and in guaranteeing key Quality of service(QOS) constraints in many streaming or big data use cases. Vikas will review enterprise benchmark data that focus on such
contention issues, which until recently Linux kernel has tolerated. The MBM and MBA support in Linux kernel based on perf and resctrl interface, provides a lightweight, powerful tool which works towards resolving these contention issues in a systamatic and measurable manner. Vikas will also discuss performance data, challenges for container developers especially with the new resctrl interface and actionable items that can be done by user space developers to leverage the feature.

Speakers
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Vikas Shivappa

Sr. Software Development Engineer, Intel
Senior software Development Engineer with primary focus on Kernel/drivers. Tasks include researching, developing optimized alternatives and algorithms or innovative products in OS Kernel,drivers and Virtualization products. The optimizations will involve power and performance optimizations... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 4:50pm - 5:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 3
  CloudOpen Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

4:50pm PDT

Hit the Open Road with Automotive Grade Linux - Walt Miner, Linux Foundation
Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is a Linux Foundation Collaboration Project that gets back to basics with its Unified Code Base distribution running on the Raspberry Pi 3 as well as automotive specific development boards from Renesas, TI, Qualcomm, NXP, and Intel. Walt Miner provides an update on the latest AGL release (Daring Dab), the roadmap for 2017, and demonstration of the latest software running on a Raspberry Pi 3.

Speakers
avatar for Walt Miner

Walt Miner

AGL Community Manager, The Linux Foundation
Walt Miner has worked for The Linux Foundation as the Community Manager for Automotive Grade Linux since 2014. Walt has spoken at Automotive Linux Summit, Embedded World Conference in Nuremberg, Embedded Linux Conference, LinuxCon North America, and Open Source Summit North America... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 4:50pm - 5:30pm PDT
Gold 1
  LinuxCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

4:50pm PDT

Finding People: Job Posting Strategies - Deb Nicholson, Open Invention Network
Open source needs amazing, curious and thoughtful people, but we aren't very good at broadcasting what we need in our job descriptions. Many job postings seem to have been cut and paste from an older posting or even from another company's posting. The tech industry has a surplus of openings, but many companies are still competing for the same small pool of workers. Getting your job postings in front of people who are outside that small pool starts with writing an amazing and thoughtful job description and then doing some creative thinking about where you post it. If you're looking to diversify your workplace, you'll probably have to examine some existing assumptions about who will be "a good fit" or how your tasks are divided up. Highly skilled workers have choices about how to spend their days, and they do not have time for companies that treat them like cogs in a machine. Respect your potential applicants and you will find that they will respect your company enough to come work for you, and grow with you, and help your project succeed. 

Speakers
avatar for Deb Nicholson

Deb Nicholson

Director of Community Outreach, Open Invention Network
Deb Nicholson is a free software policy expert and a passionate community advocate. She is the Community Outreach Director for the Open Invention Network, the world's largest patent non-aggression community which serves Linux, GNU, Android and other key FOSS projects. She’s won... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 4:50pm - 5:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 9

4:50pm PDT

Increasing Student Participation in Open Source - Gregory Hislop, Drexel University & Heidi Ellis, Western New England University
Open source community members are often surprised to learn that most college students are not knowledgeable about open source. While students use open source extensively, they typically do not understand how open source is created, how they might be involved, or that open source is a career option for them.

This presentation will discuss what students know and do know know, why open source concepts, tools, processes, and culture are not widely taught in higher education, and the author's experiences in trying to change that situation. The presenters will also provide observations about how open source projects can encourage meaningful student involvement that will benefit both the project and the students.

Speakers
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Heidi Ellis

Professor, Western New England University
Heidi Ellis is a Professor at Western New England University and maintainer of the GNOME MouseTrap project. She has been involving students in humanitarian free and open source software (HFOSS) since 2006 and has been co-PI on four different NSF grants to support this effort. She... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Hislop

Gregory Hislop

Professor, Drexel University
Gregory Hislop is a Professor and Senior Associate Dean in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. He has been involved with promoting student participation in Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software projects since 2008 and has been principle investigator... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 4:50pm - 5:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 10

5:40pm PDT

BoF: Automating Vulnerability Scanning with Vuls - Kota Kanbe, Future Architect, Inc. & Teppei Fukuda, Future Architect, Inc.
Vulnerability lifecycle management without automation is a huge burden. You have to constantly watch out for any new vulnerabilities and keep a manual inventory of installed software to determine which devices are affected by new vulnerabilities.

To overcome these challenges, Kota Kanbe wrote an open source vulnerability scanner called Vuls [ https://github.com/future-architect/vuls ].

Vuls tells you which servers and software are related to the newly disclosed vulnerabilities. Vuls can scan more accurately than other open source scanners using multiple detection methods including changelog, Package Manager, NVD, and OVAL, and it is possible to scan many servers at high speed by using the parallel processing in Go language.

In this session, Kota and Teppei will explain Vuls and how to use it in order to automate vulnerability lifecycle management.

Speakers
avatar for Teppei Fukuda

Teppei Fukuda

Security Engineer, Future Architect, inc
Teppei Fukuda is the committer of Vuls , an open-source vulnerability scanner written in golang. I am a security engineer at Future Architect, inc in Japan. I would like to make the vulnerability management easy.
avatar for Kota Kanbe

Kota Kanbe

Senior Architect, Future Architect, inc
Kota Kanbe is the author of Vuls, an open-source vulnerability scanner written in go. I am a Senior Architect at Future Architect, Inc which provides comprehensive business and IT consulting services with the quality, flexibility and expansion capability by utilizing cutting edge... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 5:40pm - 6:30pm PDT
Gold 4
  CloudOpen Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

5:40pm PDT

BoF: Our Immutable Future - Josh Berkus, Red Hat
What comes next, after we've containerized everything? In this brave new world, where everything is a cloud, what we need from the operating system is changing radically. Not only does the OS need to be smaller and more nimble, it needs to be vastly lower-administration. Dozens to hundreds of hosts per admin is the norm now; in the future, everyone will be administering thousands. Getting there without working admins to death requires a key ingredient: immutability.

In this BoF, Josh will go over what's been done to implement immutable infrastructure at all layers of the new application stacks through Atomic Host and other projects, and what work remains to be done.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Berkus

Josh Berkus

Community Architect, Red Hat
Josh Berkus contributes to Kubernetes for Red Hat, working on contributor experience, multicluster, releases, and all of Red Hat's many Kubernetes-related projects. He lives in Portland, OR, USA.


Monday September 11, 2017 5:40pm - 6:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 6
  ContainerCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any
 
Tuesday, September 12
 

6:45am PDT

5k Fun Run
Join us for an early morning 5k (3.02 miles) run and see nearby downtown Los Angeles landmarks. This will be the perfect way to wake up and get your energy going before the second day of the conference.

To participate in the Open Source Summit North America 2017 Fun Run, complete this quick RSVP Form.

Tuesday September 12, 2017 6:45am - 8:00am PDT
JW Marriott Hotel Lobby

11:05am PDT

High Performance Computing: The Move from General Purpose Processors to Custom Hardware and the Implications for Linux - Christoph Lameter, Jump Trading LLC
Ten years ago the operating system was processing data and was an efficient means of a general abstraction of computer hardware. These days accelerators bypass established kernel data paths in many ways in order to get better performance and latency. We have seen the development of GPUs, FPGA, offload NICs, RDMA technologies, NVMe, offload storage technologies and so on and so on showing a trend that is slowly taking over. One key issue here is that we have basically reached a ceiling in what a general processing core can do. The way to higher performance and faster processing must therefore avoid general processing and move to specialized hardware that can handle data faster. In this talk we investigate the history of the development of the various offload technique and how they are supported currently and suggest a way forward to better integrate accelerators into Linux.

Speakers
avatar for Christoph Lameter

Christoph Lameter

R&D Team Lead, Jump Trading LLC
Christoph Lameter is working as a lead in research and development for Jump Trading LLC (an algorithmic trading company) in Chicago and maintains the slab allocators and the per cpu subsystems in the Linux Kernel. He contributed to a number of Linux projects since the initial kernel... Read More →



Tuesday September 12, 2017 11:05am - 11:45am PDT
Georgia I/II
  LinuxCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

11:05am PDT

How to Build a Community in Your Organization from the Ground-Up - Shilla Saebi, Comcast
As open source software is embraced by the enterprise, companies are starting to look at more than just the technical aspect of open source projects. Building a community around these open source projects is extremely important. They are also vital to create because they provide support to the individuals who are working together on the same project. It brings a sense of unity, and can be made possible through processes such as communication, inter-group relations, tools, and networking.

Starting the base for a vibrant community is not always easy or straightforward and is often not the first thing engineers and developers are thinking about.

Want to learn more about how to build an active, and diverse community in your organization and maybe even have it expand company wide?

In this presentation, I will discuss practical tips on how to change an organization’s mindset towards embracing open source and inclusiveness, community building, and how to find resources to start contributing upstream. I will discuss the techniques, the tools, and the practices needed to get started and have an impact.

Speakers
avatar for Shilla Saebi

Shilla Saebi

Program Manager, Open Source, Comcast
Shilla Saebi is an Open Source Program Manager who focuses on community and has been with Comcast for almost a decade. She has worked in many diverse roles within the tech industry in positions ranging from operations engineering, system administration, customer service, and network... Read More →


Tuesday September 12, 2017 11:05am - 11:45am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 10

1:55pm PDT

Deploying Cloud Foundry with BBL, BOSH 2.0 and CF-Deployment - Angela Chin & Christian Ang, Pivotal
Have you ever spent all day trying to deploy open source Cloud Foundry and thought there must be a better way? Want to deploy Cloud Foundry from scratch in no time as the core development teams do? Core CF teams have been enjoying a new world where they don’t have to waste days figuring out how to manually deploy BOSH and CF. Now Christian and Angela want to share it with you! In the past year, major inroads have been made to create new tools that automate much of the process of deploying BOSH and CF. Using new tools, BOSH-Bootloader, BOSH 2.0 and CF-Deployment, developed and used by core Cloud Foundry teams, attendees will learn how to deploy Cloud Foundry in an automated, reproducible, and user-friendly way!

Speakers
CA

Christian Ang

Software Engineer, Pivotal
Christian is a software engineer at Pivotal Cloud Foundry on the Container Networking team. Previously, he worked on the CFCR and Infrastructure teams.
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Angela Chin

Senior Software Engineer, Pivotal
Angela is a software engineer at Pivotal, currently working on all things networking and service mesh related. She has contributed to open source Cloud Foundry, primarily in areas related to networking and routing, and also previously worked on improving the Day 2 experience of Kubernetes... Read More →



Tuesday September 12, 2017 1:55pm - 2:35pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 3
  CloudOpen Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

1:55pm PDT

Modern CI/CD with Containers - Chloe Condon, Codefresh
Modern CI/CD with Containers- In this talk, Chloe Condon will talk about how to approach CI/CD in the new age of containers. New CI/CD requires us to be even more agile, and requires new capabilities from CI platforms that many are missing. This means DevOps end up building their own tools/scripts. But what if I told you, there's an easier way? In this talk we’ll see how we can achieve the same results, but much more efficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Chloe Condon

Chloe Condon

Developer Evangelist, Codefresh
Chloe is the Developer Evangelist for Codefresh where she helps engineering and infrastructure teams streamline their development processes by adopting container driven development tooling on Kubernetes. Before becoming an Engineer, Chloe was a musical theatre actress who decided... Read More →



Tuesday September 12, 2017 1:55pm - 2:35pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 7
  ContainerCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

1:55pm PDT

How Many Eyeballs Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb? - Casey Schaufler, Intel
How many eyeballs does it take to change a lightbulb? (Casey Schaufler, Intel) Linus' Law states that "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow". In the open source community we often take comfort in this concept, believing that the code we are incorporating into our projects, products and systems will have few issues due the to scrutiny it will be subject to being available to all. Is this belief founded in reality? Recent research in Intel's Open Source Technology Center provides answers that may delight or horrify, but will definitely surprise just about everyone who has ever worked with open source software. Casey Schaufler will talk about where the eyeballs are and what they are seeing. He will also identify key areas where they are not and how that impacts the credibility of the open source community.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Schaufler

Casey Schaufler

Engineer, Intel
Casey Schaufler worked on Unix kernels in the 1970s-90s. He has implemented access control lists, mandatory access control, extended filesystem attributes, X11 access controls, network protocols and audit systems. His involvement in Linux began with the Linux Security Module work... Read More →



Tuesday September 12, 2017 1:55pm - 2:35pm PDT
Gold 1
  LinuxCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

1:55pm PDT

Fora, Q&A, Mailing Lists, Chat...Oh My! - Jeremy Garcia, LinuxQuestions.org / Datadog
The shear number of options available when building your online community can be daunting. Should you setup a forum or Q&A site? Or maybe both! Would users prefer Slack or IRC? Perhaps a mailing list would be better received? Should you just setup one of every available solution? In this presentation, Jeremy will cover the pros and cons of the various options and give some real world advice on where each option is the best fit.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Garcia

Jeremy Garcia

Director of Technical Community and Open Source, Datadog
Jeremy is the founder of LinuxQuestions.org, Director of Technical Community and Open Source at Datadog, community moderator at Opensource.com, and a presenter on Bad Voltage. He's an ardent but realistic open source advocate.



Tuesday September 12, 2017 1:55pm - 2:35pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 10

2:45pm PDT

The Set of Programmers: How Math Restricts Us - Carol Smith, Microsoft
Let's start a discussion about how we are introducing new developers to programming. Most textbooks, tutorials, and trainings begin by using mathematics lessons to teach newcomers to code. Many courses on programming require math skills as prerequisites. However, math prowess is not usually an indicator of one's potential programming abilities, and in fact presents a significant barrier to entry for a lot of people who might otherwise be interested.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Smith

Carol Smith

Program Manager, Microsoft



Tuesday September 12, 2017 2:45pm - 3:25pm PDT
Plaza III
 
Wednesday, September 13
 

6:45am PDT

Downtown Los Angeles Sightseeing Bus Tour
Want to see the sights of beautiful Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) before the final day of the conference? Sign up for our complimentary double-decker sightseeing bus tour! Space is limited, so make sure you sign up today! 

Wednesday September 13, 2017 6:45am - 8:00am PDT
JW Marriott Hotel Lobby

11:00am PDT

Kubernetes Best Practices From The Field - Allan Naim, Google
Speakers
avatar for Allan Naim

Allan Naim

Senior Manager, Google
Allan is a seasoned veteran for public cloud. At Google, Allan is a Sr. Manager within the Google Kubernetes Engine Product Management team focussed on Google Cloud's Open Services platform, enabling Enterprise teams to build modern cloud native architectures. Prior to Google, Allan... Read More →



Wednesday September 13, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 8
  ContainerCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

11:00am PDT

Modular Overlay Networking Solutions with the Container Network Interface - Murali Paluru, Rancher Labs, Inc.
The Container Network Interface (CNI) is becoming the de facto standard for implementing plugins for container runtimes, and is used by Mesos, Kubernetes, and Cloud Foundry. The same CNI standard makes it possible to implement networking as a modular component of your environment, enabling teams to swap in the best networking solution based on the infrastructure used. This talk will walk through the process of building and implementing modular networking solutions, designed to swapped out based on use case. We’ll conclude with a demo of the solutions built, and include important takeaways for determining which overlay networking solutions are best suited for certain use cases.

Speakers
avatar for Murali Paluru

Murali Paluru

Principal Software Engineer, Rancher Labs, Inc.
Murali Paluru, Principal Software Engineer at Rancher Labs, Inc, started his career in networking in the mid 2000s and after working on various products lines at different companies, he is currently developing solutions involving containers and Kubernetes. Some of his past projects... Read More →



Wednesday September 13, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 6
  ContainerCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

11:00am PDT

Have It Your Way: Maximizing Drive-Thru Contributions - VM (Vicky) Brasseur
They drop by, they fix their particular problem, they leave. They're the drive-through contributor. While, yes, we all would prefer that these people stick around and join the community, there's no denying that a good drive-thru contribution adds value to your project.

A strong argument can be made that the more drive-thru contributors your project has, the healthier the project process and ecosystem. It shows that you've set up a process which is easy to understand, easy to follow, and which makes it easy to contribute. In a situation like that, it increases the opportunities for new contributors to become new community members and everyone is a winner.

This talk will present:

* Methods for maximizing drive-thru contributions
* Overall advantages of those methods for your project
* An argument for using number of drive-thru contributions as a metric for project health

Speakers
avatar for VM (Vicky) Brasseur

VM (Vicky) Brasseur

Open source consultant, Freelance
VM (ak Vicky) spent most of her 20 years in the tech industry leading software development departments and teams, and providing technical management and leadership consulting for small and medium businesses. Now she leverages nearly 30 years of free and open source software experience... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 10

11:00am PDT

Growing Open Source Talent via Certification - Clyde Seepersad, The Linux Foundation
Open source software has traditionally relied on individuals taking the initiative to become a developer or a user. The expectation was that people would 'teach themselves' and use fora such as IRC to get advice. In today's world of rapid adoption we need a better way. This session shows how performance based certification programs can contribute to the growth of the technical talent pool for open source projects. It will draw on the experience gained by The Linux Foundation over the past few years in developing programs for Linux, Cloud Foundry, Kuberetes, Node.js and OpenStack.

Speakers
avatar for Clyde Seepersad

Clyde Seepersad

General Manager, Training, 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 →



Wednesday September 13, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Plaza III

11:50am PDT

Docker Adoption Patterns - Ilan Rabinovitch, Datadog
As a SaaS monitoring solution specializing in dynamic infrastructure, Datadog has a unique vantage point into the container usage patterns at a global scale. What patterns are organizations finding most successful in their adoption? Which technologies are being containerized? Join us as we open up the data and discuss real world container, orchestration and scheduler usage in organizations large and small, from startup to enterprise.

Speakers
avatar for Ilan Rabinovitch

Ilan Rabinovitch

Dir, Technical Community, Datadog
Ilan is Director of Technical Community at Datadog. Prior to joining Datadog, he spent a number of years leading infrastructure and reliability engineering teams at organizations such as Ooyala and Edmunds.com. In addition to his work at Datadog, he active in the open-source and DevOps... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 8
  ContainerCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

11:50am PDT

Panel Discussion: Containers and Networking: A Symbiotic Relationship - Moderated by Phil Robb, Open Daylight Project
As cloud adoption grows, containers are increasingly being used to simplify deployment of distributed applications. Ironically, the mix of container deployment models ranging from VM to bare metal, as well as the need to manage overlay container networks independently but synchronously with the underlay, create a new thicket of networking complexity to navigate.

This panel will discuss topics including:
An overview of containers and container networking
Special requirements vs networking business as usual
Best practices for deploying containers using SDN and NFV
Various approaches to container networking and how ONAP and other approaches to cloud orchestration can integrate with Container Orchestration Engines including Kubernetes and Docker Swarm

Moderators
avatar for Phil Robb

Phil Robb

Vice President - Operations, Networking & Orchestration, Linux Foundation
Phil Robb’s experience spans more than 30 years of work on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s. He began working with open source in 2001 at Hewlett Packard, where he formed and led the company’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Chanezon

Patrick Chanezon

Chief Developer Advocate, Docker
As the Chief Developer Advocate for Docker, Patrick Chanezon helps drive the direction of the company’s open source projects, acting as an advocate for the developer community to assure that their requirements and issues are addressed in the Docker platform. From 2013 to 2015, he... Read More →
avatar for Swarna Podila

Swarna Podila

Head of Product Marketing, Avi Networks
Swarna Podila leads the product marketing function at Avi Networks. Prior to Avi Networks, Podila has led product marketing functions at smaller organizations such as Mocana and large enterprises such as Citrix and Symantec. Podila feels strongly about diversity and strives to bring... Read More →
avatar for Josh Wood

Josh Wood

DocOps, CoreOS
Josh Wood’s passion for the rkt container runtime led him to CoreOS, where he is responsible for documentation. He enjoys photographing polydactyl cats and writing short autobiographies.
avatar for Chris Wright

Chris Wright

Senior Vice President & CTO, Red Hat
Chris Wright is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) at Red Hat. Wright leads the Office of the CTO, which is responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing forward-looking perspectives on innovations such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 6
  ContainerCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

11:50am PDT

Mixed License FOSS Projects: Unintended Consequences, Worked Examples, Best Practices - Lars Kurth, Citrix
Many projects start out with the intention of staying single license FOSS projects. As your project grows, reality hits: some components or files may need to use different licenses than originally anticipated. There are many reasons why this can happen: you may need to interface with projects of another license, you may want to import code from other projects or your developers may not understand the subtleties of the licenses in use. Besides the obvious challenges of managing mixed license FOSS projects, such as license compatibility and tracking what licenses you use, you are running the risk of exposing your project to unintended consequences.

This talk will explore unintended consequences, risks and best practices using some examples from the recent history of the Xen Project. In particular we will cover:

Refactoring can lead to licensing changes: best practices and unintended consequences when importing code from elsewhere.

Making code archeology easy from a licensing perspective and why it is important.

A worked example of a license change of a key component: process, pain points, their causes and how they could have been avoided

The perils of LGPL/GPL vX (or Later): the unintended consequences of not providing pre-defined copyright headers in your source base

We will conclude with a summary of lessons and best practices from both the Xen Project and a quick overview of how usage of SPDX and other tools may help you.

Speakers
avatar for Lars Kurth

Lars Kurth

Director Open Source / Project Chairperson The Xen Project , Citrix Systems UK Ltd.
Lars Kurth is a highly effective, passionate community manager with strong experience of working with open source communities (Symbian, Symbian DevCo, Eclipse, GNU) and currently is the community manager for the Xen Project. Lars has 12 years of experience building and leading engineering... Read More →



Wednesday September 13, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 10

2:00pm PDT

Open Source Licensing 101 - Jim Jagielski, Capital One
The differences between FOSS licenses can be subtle and large. Sometimes, the importance of a FOSS license itself isn't totally understood. An overview of the various FOSS license types available to the developer, the advantages/disadvantages of all of them, and some pragmatic, helpful hints in picking the right license for your project. If you have ever been confused about the differences between FOSS licenses, this session is for you.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Jagielski

Jim Jagielski

Developer, Uber
Jim Jagielski is a well-known and acknowledged expert and visionary in open source, an accomplished coder, and frequent engaging presenter on all things open, web, blockchain, and cloud related. As a developer, he’s made substantial code contributions to just about every core technology... Read More →



Wednesday September 13, 2017 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 9

2:50pm PDT

Migrating Legacy Monoliths to Cloud Native Microservices Architectures on Kubernetes - Dan Kohn, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Cloud Native architectures, such as those built on Kubernetes, are envied for their ability to segment different parts of an application into microservices that can separately be containerized, so that each microservice can be written in its own language, with its own framework, and its unique set of libraries. This has been shown to significantly increase developer and team productivity by decoupling dependencies between different parts of a team. This talk will look at several real-world cases where existing monolithic, legacy applications deployed in multi-billion dollar companies were slowly evolved into cloud native microservices architectures on Kubernetes. In doing so, they demonstrated that the cloud native architecture is suitable across most categories of computing, including both greenfield and brownfield development.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Kohn

Dan Kohn

General Manager, Linux Foundation Public Health, Linux Foundation
Dan leads Linux Foundation Public Health, a new initiative to use open source software to help public health authorities combat COVID-19 and serves as VP, Strategic Programs for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes... Read More →



Wednesday September 13, 2017 2:50pm - 3:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 8
  ContainerCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

2:50pm PDT

Copyleft.org: The Definitive Guide for Copyleft Education and Compliance - Bradley Kuhn, Software Freedom Conservancy
Every organization involved with Open Source and Free Software has called for more educational resources about Free Software licensing. Historically, materials were written by a myriad of organizations, over a long period of time, and published separately. The copyleft.org project brings these materials together in one place, as part of a collaborative community project working together to create better information and documentation about GPL and other copyleft licenses, and how to properly comply with those licenses.
This talk presents an overview of the material available in the current 125-page Definitive Guide to Copyleft available from copyleft.org and explains what parts are ready to use, which ones need more work, and how you can contribute. During interactive Q&A, we can brainstorm about what areas of copyleft and compliance need the documentation most urgently.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley M. Kuhn

Bradley M. Kuhn

Distinguished Technologist, Software Freedom Conservancy
Bradley M. Kuhn is the President and Distinguished Technologist at Software Freedom Conservancy and editor-in-chief of copyleft.org. Kuhn began his work in the software freedom movement as a volunteer in 1992, when he became an early adopter of the GNU/Linux operating system, and... Read More →



Wednesday September 13, 2017 2:50pm - 3:30pm PDT
Plaza III

2:50pm PDT

The Trouble with Open Source Software - Stephen Walli
Problems have been laid at the open source world's feet since the definition was first created. Indeed the definition came from a desire to create something more "business friendly" than the historical definition of software freedom. Problems arise when folks stop looking at history and the context in which decisions were made, in essense cease to look at underlying cause-and-effect in the software world.

This talk will take a tour through the open source software space demonstrating why some problems are software problems, some are business and economic problems, and some are community problems, and none of them having anything to do with open source.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Walli

Stephen Walli

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Stephen is a principal program manager working in the Azure team at Microsoft. Prior to that he was a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Stephen has been a technical executive, a founder, a writer, a systems developer, a software construction geek, and a standards... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 2:50pm - 3:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 10

4:00pm PDT

Architecture as a Code - A Open Source Microservices Platform Realization - Sreekanth Nyamars, Wipro Technologies
Open Source technologies are driving core innovations and revolutionizing the way enterprise platforms are delivered. Microservices architecture has become a critical building block in these platforms. In this session Sreekanth will discuss the challenges faced while adopting open source technologies to build a microservice platform and potential solutions to these challenges. As enterprises evolve, there is an increasing proliferation of open source products, lack of governance around platform architecture and disparity between proposed architecture and realized architecture. Potential solutions are to create pre-defined architecture blueprints based on proposed architecture patterns for specific enterprise needs. Combining these preintegrated blueprints with PaaS capabilities can transform the proposed architecture into a form of configuration artifact – resulting in “Architecture as a Code”. This will also provide the much needed architecture governance and promotes reusable architecture.
A potential microservices architecture blueprint based on Spring-boot suite, monitoring and security software all pre-integrated into a deployable unit.
Leveraging Kubernetes as underlying container orchestrator, this deployable unit can be provisioned on any platform. Key benefit is the ability to consistently manage/govern the platform in a predictable manner thus improving time to deliver.

Speakers
avatar for Sreekanth Nyamars

Sreekanth Nyamars

Engineering Lead, Wipro
Sreekanth Nyamars has around 18 years of experience in software development. Involved in leading payment integration platforms for Banks and implementing service deliver platforms using middleware tools for large Telcos. As an Open Source Engineering Lead, currently focusing on helping... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 4:00pm - 4:40pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 8
  ContainerCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

4:00pm PDT

Venture Capital Community: Applying Open Source Principles to Disrupt a Traditional Industry - Cory Bolotsky, Underscore VC
Venture capital has followed a relatively autocratic model for decades, but the best entrepreneurs and investors have seen the value that an aligned community can create for businesses and technologies.

Inspired by the open source world, Underscore VC has built a community-driven program to connect the most successful technology leaders with the next generation of transformative entrepreneurs through meaningful engagements to build enduring businesses.

Cory Bolotsky who leads the Underscore Core Community will share how their community-driven model is disrupting the VC industry to provide unique value for entrepreneurs to succeed.

This talk is for community managers looking to understand how open source principles can create value outside of the software world as well as for technologists and entrepreneurs looking to understand how a new wave of VC's can support their startups.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Bolotsky

Cory Bolotsky

Community Manager, Underscore VC
Cory is a passionate entrepreneurial community builder who manages the Core Community at Underscore VC, an Boston-based early-stage venture capital firm. As Community Manager, Cory works closely with the firm’s portfolio and engages a community of experienced entrepreneurs and operators... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 4:00pm - 4:40pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 9

4:00pm PDT

Who Owns that Open Source Brand? - Shane Curcuru, The Apache Software Foundation
Do you know who runs the projects behind the code you run – or contribute to? It’s not always obvious, and while you can always try forking the code, successfully attracting contributors to your fork is hard.

You don’t have to get involved in branding: but you do need to know who truly controls the direction of the open source technologies that you rely on every day. Far too many individual developers and companies rely on a wide variety of open source tools that come from different projects. How do you accurately evaluate the security, stability, and potential for future support around an open source project? How can you find if your chief competitor truly has a lock on a project’s governance and future direction?

The power behind a project’s brand is not always obvious. Come discover who governs some key open source project brands, and what might happen to governance when someone goes IPO or gets bought out. Learn how to keep governance of the project truly independent and welcoming – or how to properly own and run your own open source brand.

Surprises guaranteed!

Speakers
avatar for Shane Curcuru

Shane Curcuru

Founder, Punderthings Consulting
Shane serves as V.P. of Brand Management for the ASF, setting trademark and brand policy for all 250+ Apache projects, and has served as five-time Director, and member and mentor for Conferences and the Incubator. Shane's Punderthings consultancy is here to help both companies and... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 4:00pm - 4:40pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 10

4:50pm PDT

Open Build Service in Debian - Andrew Lee, Collabora
It is impressive how much time and resources a team can save by using the OBS to manages their packages creation and distribution. OBS is a generic system to build and distribute packages from sources in an automatic, consistent and reproducible way.

Andrew Lee will cover the benefits of using OBS, explain some of it features and workflow for all your packaging and releasing needs, like automatically build package from scratch on multiple target distros and
architectures, easy access through QA to the developer's repo to generate new images with the changes for testing before integration into the production repo, vcs-like workflow as branch code, send merge requests and review submissions and flexible to connect additional resources to empower the backend worker(builders)
even with different architectures. At the end tips on how to setup and optimize OBS will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee

Software Engineer, Collabora
Andrew Lee (Hualian, Taiwan) – an active Open Source Liaison focusing on the Debian and LXDE Projects. He worked on localization efforts of various kinds of local dialects and aborigines languages in Taiwan. He acreated various localization related packages in Red Hat, Mandrake... Read More →



Wednesday September 13, 2017 4:50pm - 5:30pm PDT
Georgia I/II
  LinuxCon Tracks
  • Experience Level Any

4:50pm PDT

Why and How We Build and Run a Global OSS Community - Masafumi Ohta, Japanese Raspberry Pi Users Group
Why and how we build and run global OSS community (Masafumi Ohta, Japanese Raspberry Pi Users Group) - There are various OSS communities lately, those are for Fan clubs made by OSS companies, OSS projects in GitHub, Circle of friends,Guilds to request our demands to OSS companies..and etc.so what is the better ways to build and run you OSS community? In this session Masafumi will review his activities for OSS communities which he has joined,built,run and watched and then the background why much more OSS communities are born lately, discuss the elements what to build and run the communities in detail, the challenge we face with community building and running, many more issues on community run, the community expansion and spreads may address those challenges and issues and some useful case community leaders might adopt for their communities.

Speakers
avatar for Masafumi Ohta

Masafumi Ohta

Founder and Representative, Japanese Raspberry Pi Users Group
Masafumi is leading Raspberry Pi community in Japan and volunteering Raspberry Pi Foundation from farthest east country, Japan,.He has helping their business and encourage Raspberry Pi related projects with Raspberry Pi Foundation.Masafumi has elected ARM INNOVATOR by ARM+Hackster.io... Read More →



Wednesday September 13, 2017 4:50pm - 5:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 9

4:50pm PDT

The History & Future of AI on Code - Eiso Kant, source{d}

This talk explores where we are in terms of artificial intelligence based programming, what has been achieved so far, what is coming in the near future and what will be the impact for how we code and build software. 


Speakers
avatar for Eiso Kant

Eiso Kant

Founder and CEO, Source{d}
Eiso Kant is the CEO & Co-Founder of source{d}, a company focused on building an open-source stack for ML/AI on code. He has been involved in founding tech companies for the last 10 years. Eiso has a passion for programming, machine learning, AGI and cryptography.


Wednesday September 13, 2017 4:50pm - 5:30pm PDT
Plaza III
 
Thursday, September 14
 

9:00am PDT

Chaos Theory + Civil Rights = 21st Century Corporate Practices - Kate Ertmann, GO
There is much discussion about systemic actions and attitudes that have been the basis for so much homogeneity and exclusiveness in large corporations. Patriarchy. Ageism. Cultural Biases.

But according to a recent​ ​McKinsey & Company study​, companies in the top quarter for racial diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns higher than the national median in their industry, while gender diversity boosts performance by an additional 15%.

So what if we take the mathematical processes that built up those systemic attitudes as the norm, and break them down to their theoretical origins, in order to recalculate a sustainable procedure that would intentionally include diversity, equity and inclusion in its make-up?

And then make that the new norm? And actually positively affect the bottom-line of the organization?

Takeaways include:
  • How mathematical theory shows up in human relationships 
  • What natural pattern-making can be re-worked for team wellness 
  • Diagramming a defined approach for an inclusive corporate environment for all cultures, disciplines, genders and generations

Speakers
KE

Kate Ertmann

Operations Executive
Kate Ertmann is a businesswoman and seasoned speaker. A child actor for kid’s television programming and commercials, Kate renounced her Hollywood hopes in favor of a telecommunications degree from Ohio University. She is one of the founders of Portland’s Women in Animation chapter... Read More →



Thursday September 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:20am PDT
Gold 2
  Diversity Summit
  • Experience Level Any

10:05am PDT

Open Your Arms to Open Source: Solutions to Bring in Social Innovation to All Walks of Life All Over the World - Arpana Durgaprasad, IBM
This paper describes various social innovations that can help people around the world embrace open source solutions for social causes. Social innovation from environment and energy conservation to health and education for the development of the community and the world at large is the call of the day.

Societies today are rattled by crisis in various areas: finance, environment, energy, commute, agriculture, healthcare, sanitation, and many more. We see many social innovations getting churned out in these areas with companies and individuals creating apps and solutions for mobile or computer to tackle the crisis. Individuals and communities are uniting to bring in innovative sustainable solutions, and experimenting with novel ideas to communicate, think, work, and live together. This brings us to the next question - How do we help the society in different geographies learn from each other and help each other and finally the world at large. How do we transfer that abundant knowledge - Open Source of course!!

This presentation is intended to bring in social innovation solutions for various areas like environment, energy, education, health, agriculture, fisheries, commuting, working conditions, weather and many more. Some of these ideas are described here.

Case study 1: Agriculture (age/economic status related diversity)
Kishan is an old farmer in rural India. His crops sometimes fail and do not give the expected harvest. See how an app can solve all this problems.

Case study 2: Sanitation (gender/economic status/disability related diversity)
Anamika is in a remote village which lacks sanitation. See how social innovation can change her life.

Speakers
avatar for Arpana Durgaprasad

Arpana Durgaprasad

Senior Information Developer, IBM
Arpana Durgaprasad is a Senior Information Developer for Open Systems Development. She has presented a session on Social Innovation in Open Source Summit –2017 and also has a Disclosure on methods to identify non-contextual words (http://priorart.ip.com/IPCOM/000242682).



Thursday September 14, 2017 10:05am - 10:45am PDT
Gold 2
  Diversity Summit
  • Experience Level Any

10:05am PDT

You're Not a *Real* Software Engineer - Amy Chen, Rancher Labs
Have you ever been told that you aren't a *real* software engineer? This is a story about resilience, self-care, and why qualifications are overrated. Join Amy on her personal journey from pre-med cellular biology and neuroscience major, to tech Youtuber, to founder of an 8.5K online community, to working at an open source container startup. She will discuss depression, burn out, self care, putting women on pedestals, and being authentic. This is a talk about pursuing your aspirations in spite of fear.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Chen

Amy Chen

Systems Software Engineer, VMware
Amy Chen (VMware) is a systems software engineer at VMware who joined through the Heptio acquisition. She is passionate about Kubernetes, Go, containers, and distributed systems. In her free time, she also runs a Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/AmyCodes) that discusses software... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 10:05am - 10:45am PDT
Gold 1
  Diversity Summit
  • Experience Level Any

10:50am PDT

BoF: All Kids Should Code - Keith Wilson, Vasey Corporation P/L
For all kids to learn coding, schools and communities need to get involved. For that to happen, the solution is free resources running on open source platforms. Keith Wilson continues to design and implement videos and pdfs while delivering workshops to teachers and administrators who are encouraged to plan content where coding is 'instead of' not 'in addition to'. Coding sessions in classrooms and other venues quite often use donated laptops refurbished with Linux distros including Mint and Ubuntu running, among other things, Scratch, GIMP, Pinta, Bluefish, Chromium and Spyder. Keith's most recent venture, using W3CSS website design for major upgrades to his own websites, have produced videos explaining the process. Learning to code is a right not a privilege and should be free. Keith is looking forward to sharing his experiences and learning from others doing similar good things.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson

Director, Vasey Corporation P/L
Retired teacher delivering free coding workshops using donated refurbished laptops running Linux Mint. Providing online resources to support coding activities. Keen to discuss how people are maximizing opportunities for all kids to code.



Thursday September 14, 2017 10:50am - 11:30am PDT
Gold 2
  Diversity Summit
  • Experience Level Any

10:50am PDT

Diversity and Collaboration - Tameika Reed, Women in Linux
We often talk about getting more people into tech and that way is coding. However that is only a sliver of tech. In my talk, I will show how we need diversity in education, training, hackathons, meet ups, mobile conferences, and mentoring.

Speakers
avatar for Tameika Reed

Tameika Reed

Founder, Women In Linux
Tameika Reed Founder of Women In Linux. Since its launch, Tameika leads initiatives with focus on exploring careers in Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, DevSecOps and IOT, pivoting into leadership and continuous skill building. As a self-taught System Administrator, Tameika believes... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 10:50am - 11:30am PDT
Gold 1
  Diversity Summit
  • Experience Level Any

11:35am PDT

Panel Discussion: Diversity & Inclusion: On the Path to Increasing the 10 Percent - Moderated by Nicole Huesman, Intel
The technology industry has been a major source of innovation and economic growth, but its ability to encourage diversity among its ranks lags. In 2016, women and underrepresented minorities accounted for 30% of the larger tech industry, while comprising roughly 10% of the Linux and OpenStack communities. To harness the full power of technology to tackle a broader set of societal challenges will depend, in part, on our ability to encourage a diversity of ideas, experiences and talent. Join us for an interactive discussion as we explore the numbers and what they mean, and in turn, discuss concrete, actionable steps that we can collectively take to foster a diverse, inclusive environment within our larger open source community.

Moderators
avatar for Nicole Huesman

Nicole Huesman

Community & Developer Advocate, Intel Corporation
For over 20 years, Nicole has applied her aptitude in storytelling to the technology industry—helping shine a light on the importance of the work of her engineering colleagues in a way that delivers true business value. She dove into the world of open source at Intel over eight... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chloe Condon

Chloe Condon

Developer Evangelist, Codefresh
Chloe is the Developer Evangelist for Codefresh where she helps engineering and infrastructure teams streamline their development processes by adopting container driven development tooling on Kubernetes. Before becoming an Engineer, Chloe was a musical theatre actress who decided... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Izquierdo

Daniel Izquierdo

Director of Consulting, Bitergia
Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar is a researcher and one of the founders of Bitergia, a company that provides software analytics for open source ecosystems. Currently the chief data officer at Bitergia, he is focused on the quality of the data, research of new metrics, analysis, and studies... Read More →
avatar for Amy Marrich

Amy Marrich

Principal Technical Marketing Manger, Red Hat
Amy Marrich is a Principal Technical Marketing Manager at Red Hat. She previously worked at a small Open Source e-assessment company in Luxembourg where she was the Open Source Community and Global Training Manager.  Previously she was the OpenStack Instructor at Linux Academy and... Read More →
avatar for Duane O'Brien

Duane O'Brien

Head of Open Source, Indeed
Duane is the Head of Open Source at Indeed.com, the #1 job site in the world. He is passionate about enabling smart and meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem by both developers and corporations. Duane navigates the path between engineering and management, drawing on... Read More →



Thursday September 14, 2017 11:35am - 12:15pm PDT
Gold 2
  Diversity Summit
  • Experience Level Any

11:35am PDT

Time for Action - Innovating for D&I in Open Source Communities - Emma Irwin & Larissa Shapiro, Mozilla
Enough is enough! It’s time for action and collaboration on diversity & inclusion in open source. We’re missing out on perspectives, and experiences that can drive innovation for a better world. It’s not enough to count who makes it through the gauntlet of challenges in open source projects; and it's not enough measure event by diversity on stage. We have a long way to go - and innovation is key.

This year Mozilla is investing in action by developing a D&I strategy for communities based on findings in a long series of focus groups, 1:1 interviews and data analysis. In this session you’ll hear about key themes, challenges and opportunities Mozilla is investing in through innovative action - prototyping and learning - and how we intend to build bridges between our work and other open source communities... starting now!

Speakers
avatar for Emma Irwin

Emma Irwin

Senior Program Manager, Mozilla
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Larissa Shapiro

D&I Lead at Mozilla, Mozilla
Larissa works at Mozilla project, leading Diversity and Inclusion. She previously held positions as Senior Engineering Program Manager Head of Contributor Development. Prior to joining Mozilla, Larissa was the first (and only) Product Manager at Internet Systems Consortium, an open... Read More →



Thursday September 14, 2017 11:35am - 12:15pm PDT
Gold 1
  Diversity Summit
  • Experience Level Any

1:25pm PDT

Diversity through the Eyes of a Senior Engineer - Rupa Dachere, CodeChix
The last few years has seen an explosion in news articles and media focusing on the Diversity and Inclusion issues in the tech world, specifically, Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. Millions of dollars have been spent by tech companies and organizations on touting their diversity numbers and portraying their unflinching commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion. The recent trend to staff up engineers to work on open source projects is gaining steam and bringing to light an even harsher climate for diversity efforts in the open source world.

A closer look at the numbers reveals that this specific needle is either not moving at all or moving in the wrong direction. The numbers are particularly disconcerting if one looks at the technical side of things. While some of the numbers have moved positively, we seem to have reached a plateau regardless of funding and awareness. What are the reasons for this? Shouldn’t we be seeing continued positive movement regarding this issue after all the hoopla? After all, open source is for everyone, not just the select, appointed few, right?

This talk will present some factual stories, statistics and real-world reasons on why all the talk and funding from companies and organizations towards diversity and inclusion is missing the mark. Rupa will, also, propose some solutions to address some of the issues.

Speakers
avatar for Rupa Dachere

Rupa Dachere

Founder & CEO, Code Chix
Rupa Dachere is the Founder and CEO of CodeChix.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education, promotion and mentorship of women engineers. Creator of PiDoorbell (circa 2012 on the first Rpi) and entrepreneur, she is an FTE and holds Advisory roles at the Stanford GAP-For-Good... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 1:25pm - 2:05pm PDT
Gold 1
  Diversity Summit
  • Experience Level Any

1:50pm PDT

Tutorial: Using the Linux VRF Solution - David Ahern, Cumulus Networks
Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) is a fundamental feature for a networking OS. VRF provides traffic isolation at layer 3 for routing, similar to how you use a VLAN to isolate traffic at layer 2. While the concept of VRF has been around for almost 2 decades, the Linux networking stack only recently gained a formal VRF implementation. After 2 years of development that implementation has matured and is ready to be used on servers and hosts, for example providing network traffic separation for virtual machine and container deployments.

This tutorial is a deep dive on using the VRF implementation in the Linux kernel. This tutorial will cover:
* How to configure a VRF
* Application Programming Interface for VRF
* Debugging and troubleshooting
* Example deployments (Management VRF and multitenancy)
* What to expect by kernel version
* Current limitations and expectations

Speakers
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David Ahern

Member of Technical Staff, Cumulus Networks
David Ahern is a Member of Technical Staff at Cumulus Networks and currently working on the kernel networking stack and associated user space tools (iproute2, libnl). He spent a significant amount of time over the last 2 years developing the VRF solution for Linux along with other... Read More →



Thursday September 14, 2017 1:50pm - 3:20pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 10
  Tutorials
  • Experience Level Any

2:00pm PDT

Fireside Chat: The Promise of 5G: Developing the Network Infrastructure for a Connected Future - Chris Donley, Huawei & Balaji Ethirajulu, Ericsson

5G will completely change the technology landscape across all industries, from healthcare and finance to transportation and government. It will enable massive machine-to-machine communications, IoT innovation and create a greenfield for new services that have yet to be developed. So what does this mean for network infrastructure? How are carriers and service providers using open networking platforms like ONAP, OpenDaylight and OPNFV to enable their networks to support 5G and next generation services?

Moderated by Phil Robb, Technical Director of ONAP and Executive Director of OpenDaylight, this panel will discuss network management for 5G including infrastructure challenges, best practices for deploying SDN and NFV, and the importance of creating a flexible, agile network to support a connected future.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Donley

Chris Donley

Sr Director Open Source Ecosystems, Huawei
Chris Donley serves as Senior Director, Open Source Ecosystems at Huawei. He is providing open source leadership in several Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network function Virtualization (NfV) initiatives, including ONAP and OPNFV. He previously served as Director, Virtualization... Read More →
avatar for Balaji Ethirajulu

Balaji Ethirajulu

Senior Director Product Management, Ericsson
Balaji Ethirajulu is a senior director of product management at Ericsson, driving technologies in the areas of open source, automation, orchestration, NFV, SDN, 5G, cloud-native, edge computing, networking, and IoT. He has more than 25 years of experience in product management, technology... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Gold 3
  Networking Mini Summit
  • Experience Level Any

2:10pm PDT

Lessons learned from the OpenStack Gender-Diversity Report - Nicole Huesman, Intel & Daniel Izquierdo, Bitergia

The OpenStack Gender Diversity Report published earlier this year [1] provided an initial view of the gender diversity within this community. The report studied both leadership and technical contributions, revealing that women occupy 20% of leadership positions, while accounting for 10% of technical contributions. This talk aims to apply this experience—quantitative analysis, open discussion, and community feedback—to strengthen diversity and inclusion within the Linux community.

This interactive discussion is organized into two parts, with specific focuses—a session, and a BoF discussion. The session (Part I) focuses on the tool that was used to capture the data for the OpenStack Gender Diversity report—its dashboard, widgets, queries and capabilities—with emphasis on how this tool can be applied to diversity research across other open source communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to play with the tool, and explore how it can be deployed to help further diverse, inclusive teams.

The BoF discussion (Part II) focuses on lessons learned from the earlier OpenStack Gender Diversity research, and aims to collect real-time feedback from attendees about what additional parameters and aspects they’d like to see us capture and analyze in future OpenStack Gender Diversity reports. The goal is to continually evolve and enhance this research based on community input, and to explore its application to the Linux community

[1] http://superuser.openstack.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/OpenStack-Gender-Diversity-Report_Apr2017.pdf


Speakers
avatar for Nicole Huesman

Nicole Huesman

Community & Developer Advocate, Intel Corporation
For over 20 years, Nicole has applied her aptitude in storytelling to the technology industry—helping shine a light on the importance of the work of her engineering colleagues in a way that delivers true business value. She dove into the world of open source at Intel over eight... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Izquierdo

Daniel Izquierdo

Director of Consulting, Bitergia
Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar is a researcher and one of the founders of Bitergia, a company that provides software analytics for open source ecosystems. Currently the chief data officer at Bitergia, he is focused on the quality of the data, research of new metrics, analysis, and studies... Read More →



Thursday September 14, 2017 2:10pm - 2:50pm PDT
Gold 1
  Diversity Summit
  • Experience Level Any

2:10pm PDT

Panel Discussion: Chasing and Redefining Grace: Stories of Women in Tech - Moderated by Jennifer Cloer, reTHINKit
While the volume on the industry-wide ‘women in tech’ narrative has never been higher, it lacks an intimate understanding of what it’s like for women in tech today, right now. Until we really understand their stories, we’ll be unable to harness the visibility this topic is receiving for real impact or change. The result so far is clear: stagnation or decline in the number of women in CS programs or in tech overall. Cloer is in production on a documentary film titled “Chasing Grace’ that seeks to address the obstacles women face and share stories of how these women are navigating alternative paths, sometimes redefining what it means to be successful. The film aims to provide the blueprint for other women in tech to navigate their own journeys. You can’t be what you can’t see. The stories from the film are unique because they’re all too rare, but they’re also so compelling that they can inspire other girls and women to seek their own pathways to building technology, leading companies, earning more and changing the world around them. Women represent more than 50 percent of the population but aren’t given the same opportunities to succeed. This inequality impacts each woman individually but its impact is much bigger than that. In a world where all jobs are increasingly tech jobs, if women can’t access the same opportunities in tech or choose not to pursue them, the very fabric of our economy is at risk.

This panel will include 2-3 women from the film, who will share their stories. Cloer will moderate. The trailer for the film and its Kickstarter campaign will launch during this time, so the topic will be timely and relevant. The Summit attendees will be among the first to see the trailer.




Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Cloer

Jennifer Cloer

Creator and Executive Producer, The Chasing Grace Project
Jennifer’s career has been dedicated to telling the stories that have defined a generation of technology developers, from Linux creator Linus Torvalds to the men and women who started Creative Commons and Google’s first I/O Conference. For more than 15 years, Jennifer has been... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Brown

Kathryn Brown

Founder, ScoutSavvy
Kathryn Brown is the founder and CEO of ScoutSavvy. ScoutSavvy improves workplace diversity with intelligent recruiting software. Kathryn was an early employee at Techstars company DailyBurn (acquired by IAC), where she lead content strategy and growth strategy for a 2 million + member... Read More →
avatar for Abby Kearns

Abby Kearns

Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation
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Nithya Ruff

Executive Director, Open Source Program Officer, Comcast & Chair, Board of Directors, The Linux Foundation
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office. She is responsible for growing Open Source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities. Nithya has been director-at-large on the Linux Foundation Board for the last 3 years and was recently... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 2:10pm - 2:50pm PDT
Gold 2
  Diversity Summit
  • Experience Level Any

3:40pm PDT

BoF: CO.LAB: A Collaborative, Mobile Learning Experience - John Adams, Red Hat
Good things happen when we come together to create something new. Connections are formed. Discoveries are made. Fresh ideas emerge. And obstacles are overcome. That's why Red Hat believes that creative collaboration is the best way to make the world a better place — and to forge lasting friendships.

Enter CO.LAB – a program designed to introduce middle school girls from underserved areas to the principles of open source -- and to a world of technology and collaboration that they may not have otherwise considered.

Collaboration is a powerful driver of innovation and discovery, and open source methodology is a key part of STEAM education. John will talk about the details of the CO.LAB program and how through the program, Red Hat is empowering young girls with collaborative skills that will help them succeed in their pursuit of science, technology, engineering and math careers.

Speakers
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John Adams

Sr. Director, Global Brand Strategy & Management, Red Hat
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, John first moved to the Triangle in 1992 to attend college. When his UNC Tar Heels won the NCAA National Championship that year, he knew he had found his new home. After graduating from UNC, John moved to Charlotte to work for management consultancy Accenture... Read More →



Thursday September 14, 2017 3:40pm - 4:20pm PDT
Gold 1
  Diversity Summit
  • Experience Level Any

3:40pm PDT

Diversity in Open Source: No Longer at Square One - Marina Zhurakhinskaya, Red Hat
Open source overall remains remarkably undiverse, with the latest GitHub survey finding about 3% women contributors, but communities that are making an effort to improve diversity are seeing results. Learn about several major efforts over the last seven years that have had an impact: Outreachy, the Ada Initiative, Python community outreach, the Women in Open Source Award sponsored by Red Hat, and the Open Source Day and Track at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Hear about emerging trends, such as efforts being made to reach people from a broader set of underrepresented backgrounds and the establishment of paid positions and consulting opportunities for people working to improve diversity and inclusion in open source. You will leave with a good grasp of the history of diversity efforts in open source and inspiration to connect with at least one of them!

Speakers
avatar for Marina Zhurakhinskaya

Marina Zhurakhinskaya

Senior Outreach Specialist, Red Hat
Marina Zhurakhinskaya is a Senior Outreach Specialist focused on open source community diversity and inclusion at Red Hat. She co-organizes Outreachy, a mentorship and internships program that helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved... Read More →



Thursday September 14, 2017 3:40pm - 4:20pm PDT
Gold 2
  Diversity Summit
  • Experience Level Any

4:15pm PDT

Who Needs Network Management in a Cloud Native Environment? - Eshed Gal-Or & Pino de Candia, Huawei
Network management (and virtual network in particular) is hard. Cloud app developers find themselves dealing with too many options and too many settings, which make no sense. This is because Cloud APIs evolved from legacy IT management.

Cloud-Native apps are revolutionizing how software is developed and deployed.
Why do app developers need to deal with those legacy network knobs and gauges?
Why do we even need to care about IP addresses, routers, or load balancers, in a cloud-native world?

In this presentation, we will explore some alternative approach and how we could go about implementing it *today* with K8S and Dragonflow (an open source virtual network management project), to provide a more stable, better performing and truly scalable cloud-native infrastructure.

Speakers
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Pino de Candia

Cloud Architect, Huawei
Pino is cloud architect at Huawei's Tel Aviv Research Center, where he contributes to open source projects Dragonflow (SDN) and Tatu (SSH). Before joining Huawei, Pino was CTO at Midokura, where he led development of the company's open-source software-defined networking technology... Read More →
avatar for Eshed Gal-Or

Eshed Gal-Or

Chief Architect Open Source, Huawei
I'm an avid technologist, innovation leader and problem solver, with 20 years of R&D experience in diverse domains, such as networking, virtualization, telecom, BSS, IT infrastructure, cloud and security. I currently manage a team of open source developers and PTLs in Huawei Tel... Read More →



Thursday September 14, 2017 4:15pm - 4:55pm PDT
Gold 3
  Networking Mini Summit
  • Experience Level Any

4:25pm PDT

Eliminating Biases and Encouraging Diversity - Swarna Podila, Avi Networks
Let's admit it, if we are not actively inclusive, then we are excluding. A successful team (and hence the organization) can achieve success by encouraging diversity in thought, opinion, background, creativity, and gender, among many other factors. In this session, I will share my story about how I started as a little caterpillar in South India and metamorphosed to a Product Marketer in South Bay Area with a strong community around me. I will share the aspects that have worked well along with the ones that haven't worked for me and in my community.

Speakers
avatar for Swarna Podila

Swarna Podila

Head of Product Marketing, Avi Networks
Swarna Podila leads the product marketing function at Avi Networks. Prior to Avi Networks, Podila has led product marketing functions at smaller organizations such as Mocana and large enterprises such as Citrix and Symantec. Podila feels strongly about diversity and strives to bring... Read More →



Thursday September 14, 2017 4:25pm - 5:05pm PDT
Gold 1
  Diversity Summit
  • Experience Level Any

4:25pm PDT

SUSI AI - Intelligent Open Source Personal Assistant as a Tool for Women Empowerment - Hong Phuc Dang, FOSSASIA
The SUSI AI project is inspired by personal assistants like Alexa Echo or Siri. However, the Open Source AI is programmed with Skills (AI Conversational Rules) by women in Vietnam and across Asia. Our goal is to make young women self-aware of their abilities, to encourage them to take part in technological development and take control of technology and their lives as artists, engineers, and developers or any way they like.

SUSI is capable of chat and voice interaction and by using APIS to perform actions such as music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, and other real time information. Additional functionalities can be added as console services using external APIs. Susi AI is able to answer questions and depending on the context will ask for additional information in order to perform the desired outcome. The core of the assistant is the Susi AI server that holds the "intelligence" and "personality" of Susi AI.

Speakers
avatar for Hong Phuc Dang

Hong Phuc Dang

Founder, FOSSASIA
Hong Phuc Dang is the founder of FOSSASIA, the Open Source organization from Asia with the goal to bring together a global community to develop Open Tech solutions to form a better future. Hong Phuc steers the organization, directs project teams and runs events like the annual FOSSASIA... Read More →



Thursday September 14, 2017 4:25pm - 5:05pm PDT
Gold 2
  Diversity Summit
  • Experience Level Any