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Kyle Barry is the Security Engineering Manager at Etsy. His work focuses on security and risk engineering for Etsy's internal and user-facing features. Kyle has worked on implementing Etsy's two-factor authentication system for millions of users in over 80 countries. Recently he has been working on solving security issues with big data.
David Beazley is the author of the Python Essential Reference and has been an active member of the Python community since 1996. He is most widely known for creating several Python-related open-source packages, including SWIG (a tool for building C/C++ extension modules to Python) and PLY (a Python version of the lex/yacc parsing tools). In the 1990s, while working at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he helped pioneer the use of Python on massively parallel supercomputers. From 1998 to 2005, he was an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, where he taught courses on operating systems, networks, and compilers. Dave is currently the owner of Dabeaz LLC, a company specializing in Python software development and training courses.
Sandra Bittner is a Senior Engineer and Cyber Security Specialist with Arizona Public Service at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. She provides cyber security leadership in the area of cyber security program development for the Strategic Teaming and Resources Sharing Alliance (STARS) and is an active member of the Nuclear Information Technology Strategic Leadership (NITSL) community.
David N. Blank-Edelman
David is the Director of Technology at the Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science and the author of the O'Reilly book Automating System Administration with Perl.
David has spent the last 27+ years as a system/network administrator in large multi-platform environments, including Brandeis University, Cambridge Technology Group, and the MIT Media Laboratory. He was the program chair of the LISA '05 conference and one of the LISA '06 Invited Talks co-chairs. David is also the recipient of the 2009 SAGE Outstanding Achievement award and is honored to serve on the USENIX Board of Directors.
Chet’s career in technology began at age 16 when he worked at a VAR building small business networks. Since then he has held a number of positions including Director of Enterprise Unix Systems at the University of Southern California, and Senior Systems Architect at Ticketmaster Entertainment.
Chet is a contributor to the OpenStack Nova project. His passion is working on availability and scalability problems in large-scale systems deployments.
A former pentester, incident responder, and forensic analyst, Greg Castle has been responsible for the security of Google’s OS X fleet for a couple of years, working closely with the Google MacOps team to harden and protect Google’s global Mac fleet. He is now working in Google’s incident response team on the GRR Rapid Response project: Google’s open source incident response framework.
Mark Cavage is a software engineer at Joyent, where he works primarily on distributed systems supporting Joyent's cloud computing suite, and maintains several popular open source projects, such as restify and ldapjs. Prior to joining Joyent, Mark was a senior software engineer with Amazon Web Services, where he was primarily responsible for envisioning and launching the AWS Identity and Access Management product.
Clay Caviness has been a Mac and UNIX systems engineer since the early 90s and was thrilled when NeXT bought Apple. He only recently stopped running BSD on a Quadra at home. Clay has worked in advertising and technology companies since 1996 and currently works for Google in New York City.
Michele Chubirka, aka "Mrs. Y.," is a recovering UNIX engineer working in network security. She is also the host of the Healthy Paranoia podcast, the security feed of Packetpushers, and official nerd hunter. She likes long walks in hubsites, traveling to security conferences, and spending time in the Bat Cave. She sincerely believes that every problem can be solved with a "for" loop. When not blogging or podcasting, she can be found using up her 15 minutes in the Twittersphere or Google+ as @MrsYisWhy.
Mike Ciavarella has been producing and editing technical documentation since he naively agreed to write application manuals for his first employer in the early 1980s. His first UNIX system administration role was on a network of Sun workstations in 1991, where he built his first firewall. Since that time, Mike has made a point of actively promoting documentation and security as fundamental aspects of system administration. He has been a technical editor for Macmillan Press, has lectured on software engineering at the University of Melbourne (his alma mater), and has provided expert testimony in a number of computer security cases.
Dave is a strategist and researcher in EMC's Office of the CTO where he focuses on the costs, scalability, and performance of data center infrastructure, especially in a Cloud setting. During his tenure at EMC, he has provided technical leadership in the areas of Network Virtualization, OpenStack, and converged infrastructure platforms such as OpenCompute. Prior to joining EMC, Dave spent ten years on Wall Street working on various facets of data center infrastructure for companies such as Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.
Lee Damon has a B.S. in Speech Communication from Oregon State University. He has been a UNIX system administrator since 1985 and has been active in LISA (formerly SAGE) (US) & LOPSA since their inceptions. He assisted in developing a mixed AIX/SunOS environment at IBM Watson Research and has developed mixed environments for Gulfstream Aerospace and QUALCOMM. He is currently leading the development effort for the Nikola project at the University of Washington Electrical Engineering department. Among other professional activities, he is a charter member of LOPSA and SAGE and past chair of the SAGE Ethics and Policies working groups. He chaired LISA '04, chaired CasITconf '11 and '13, and is co-chairing CasITconf '14.
Based on experience testing distributed storage systems in several public clouds, this talk will consist of two parts. The first part will cover approaches for characterizing and measuring storage workloads generally. The second part will cover the additional challenges posed by testing in public clouds. Contrary to popular belief, no two cloud servers are ever alike. Even the same server can exhibit wild and unpredictable performance swings over time, so new ways of analyzing performance are critical in these environments.
Jeff Darcy has worked on network and distributed storage systems for 20 years, including an instrumental role in developing MPFS (a precursor of modern pNFS) while at EMC. He is currently a member of the GlusterFS architecture team at Red Hat and frequently gives talks and tutorials about topics related to cloud storage.
Jennifer has worked in education, startup, and large-scale environments, which has contributed to a diverse set of experiences. Currently she is a lead senior service engineer at Yahoo! with a focus on customer service experience. She completed her B.S. in Computer Science at Notre Dame de Namur University. She has previously presented on Visualizing Self—Exploring Your Personal Metrics at Velocity and Dungeons and Data at Strata.
Caskey L. Dickson
Caskey Dickson is a Site Reliability Engineer/Software Engineer at Google, where he works writing and maintaining monitoring services that operate at "Google scale." In online service development since 1995, before coming to Google he was a senior developer at Symantec, wrote software for various internet startups such as CitySearch and CarsDirect, ran a consulting company, and even taught undergraduate and graduate computer science at Loyola Marymount University. He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, a Masters in Systems Engineering, and an M.B.A from Loyola Marymount.
Edward Eigerman has worked in IT, primarily with Macs, since 1988. He worked as an engineer for Apple for several years and later as an independent consultant, where his clients included The New York Times, Major League Baseball, NASA, and Jon Stewart. He currently works for Google in New York City.
Richard Elling has been designing and building dependable, networked computer systems to solve complex problems for more than 25 years. He was an early adopter of ZFS and has developed benchmarks and analysis techniques for evaluation of data protection schemes and performability of systems. He wrote Designing Enterprise Solutions with Sun Cluster 3.0 (Prentice Hall, 2002) and has authored many white papers, Sun BluePrints, and refereed papers on dependable systems and performability. He is a regular contributor to the ZFS community and is currently the Director of Solution Engineering for Nexenta Systems.
Jacob Farmer is an industry-recognized expert on storage networking and data protection technologies. He has authored numerous papers and is a regular speaker at major industry events such as Storage Networking World, VMworld, Interop, and the USENIX conferences. Jacob's no-nonsense, fast-paced presentation style has won him many accolades. Jacob is a regular lecturer at many of the nation's leading colleges and universities. Recently he has given invited talks at institutions such as Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Harvard, and Yale. Inside the data storage industry, Jacob is best known for having authored best practices for designing and optimizing enterprise backup systems and for his expertise in the marketplace for emerging storage networking technologies. He has served on the advisory boards of many of the most successful storage technology startups. Jacob is a graduate of Yale. Follow him on Twitter @JacobAFarmer.
Rik Farrow began working with UNIX system security in 1984 and with TCP/IP networks in 1988. He taught his first security class in 1987 and started teaching internationally the following year. He has been a consultant since 1980 and has advised both firewall and intrusion detection companies in the design of their products. Rik has published two books, one on UNIX security and the other on system administration. He designed a five-day, hands-on class in Internet security for internal use by the Department of Defense. He wrote the "Network Defense" column for Network Magazine for over six years and is currently the editor of ;login:, the USENIX magazine. Rik lives with his wife in the high desert of northern Arizona, where he continues to work and do research, and he still ventures out to teach.
Nicole Forsgren Velasquez
Nicole Forsgren Velasquez is considered an expert in the work, tools, knowledge sharing, and communication of technical professionals and has served as co-chair of WiAC '12, WiAC '13, and CHIMIT '10, as well as on several LISA program committees. Her background spans user experience, enterprise storage, cost allocation, and systems design and development. She has worked with large and small corporations across many industries and government.
Nicole holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Arizona. She is a member of USENIX, ACM, AIS, AAA, LOPSA, and CSST. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Utah State University and her public work includes technical white papers, a patent, newsletter articles, and academic research papers. She has been a featured speaker at industry and academic events and was involved in the organization of the Silicon Valley Women in Tech group.
Æleen Frisch has been working as a system administrator for over 30 years. She currently looks after a pathologically heterogeneous network of UNIX and Windows systems. She is the author of several books, including Essential System Administration (now in its 3rd edition from O'Reilly). Æleen was the program committee chair for USENIX's 2003 Large Installation System Administration conference, and is a frequent presenter at both USENIX and LISA events, as well as presenting classes for universities and corporations worldwide.
Jonathan Geibel is the Systems Technology Director at Walt Disney Animation Studios where he leads a team of 50 technologists that push the boundaries of high-performance computing to advance the art of Animation. A 20-year technology veteran, Jon’s interests focus on designing adaptable organizations to enable engineering teams, high-performance computing, and technology futures.
Brendan Gregg is the lead performance engineer at Joyent, where he analyzes performance and scalability at any level of the software stack. He is the author of Systems Performance (Prentice Hall, 2013), and primary author of DTrace (Prentice Hall). He was previously a kernel engineer at Sun Microsystems where he developed the ZFS L2ARC, and has also developed numerous performance analysis tools. His recent work includes performance visualizations.
Geoff Halprin has spent over 30 years as a software developer, system administrator, consultant, and troubleshooter. He has written software from system management tools to mission-critical billing systems, has built and run networks for enterprises of all sizes, and has been called upon to diagnose problems in every aspect of computing infrastructure and software.
He is the author of the System Administration Body of Knowledge (SA-BOK) and the USENIX Short Topics in System Administration book A System Administrator's Guide to Auditing. He was the recipient of the 2002 SAGE-AU award for outstanding contribution to the system administration profession.
Geoff has served on the boards of SAGE, SAGE-AU, USENIX, and LOPSA. He has spoken at over 20 conferences in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, and the US.
Nadav Har'El of Cloudius Systems Ltd. is one of the core developers of OSv. For the last 18 years, prior to joining Cloudius, Nadav worked as a researcher in several companies, where he pursued diverse research interests including high-performance computing, network and system software, natural language processing and information retrieval. He published 16 academic papers, and filed 19 patents, and also started or contributed to several open-source projects. In recent years, Nadav's main research focus is virtualization—specifically nested virtualization, high-performance I/O virtualization, and network virtualization.
Nathen Harvey is a Technical Community Manager at Opscode, the company behind Chef. Nathen is the co-organizer of DevOps DC and the Washington DC MongoDB Users' Group, and co-host of the Food Fight Show, a podcast about Chef and DevOps. Like many others who blog, Nathen updates his blog on a very irregular basis. When not working or hosting meetups, Nathen enjoys going to concerts, drinking craft beer, and over-sharing on sites like Twitter, untappd, and Foursquare.
Shumon Huque http://www.huque.com/~shuque/ is the Director of Engineering, Research, and Development for the University of Pennsylvania's Networking and Telecommunications division and also serves as the Lead Engineer for the MAGPI GigaPoP. He is involved in network engineering, systems engineering, and the design and operation of key infrastructure services at Penn (DNS, DHCP, authentication, email, Web, VoIP, Directory, etc). He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in computer science from Penn. In addition to his day job, Shumon teaches (part -time) a lab course on advanced network protocols at Penn's Engineering School.
Shumon is the principal IPv6 architect at Penn and has been running production IPv6 networks and services for almost a decade.
Joshua Jensen has been working with Linux for 15 years, and is a Senior Open Source Architect for Sirius Computer Solutions. He has worked in the past as the Lead Linux IT Architect for Cisco Systems, and was Red Hat's first instructor, examiner, and RHCE. At Red Hat he wrote and maintained large parts of the Red Hat curriculum: Networking Services and Security, System Administration, Apache and Secure Web Server Administration, and the Red Hat Certified Engineer course and exam.
Ronald Johnson is a 20-year SysAdmin veteran with a passion for communication technologies and organizational structures. He is currently a Systems Manager at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Dan Kaminsky has been a noted security researcher for over a decade, and has spent his career advising Fortune 500 companies such as Cisco, Avaya, and Microsoft. Dan spent three years working with Microsoft on their Vista, Server 2008, and Windows 7 releases.
Dan is best known for his work finding a critical flaw in the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), and for leading what became the largest synchronized fix to the Internet’s infrastructure of all time. Of the seven Recovery Key Shareholders who possess the ability to restore the DNS root keys, Dan is the American representative. Dan is presently developing systems to reduce the cost and complexity of securing critical infrastructure.
Stuart Kendrick is an IT Architect at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, specializing in troubleshooting, device monitoring, and transport. He started his career in 1984, writing in FORTRAN on Crays for Science Applications International Corporation; he worked in help desk, desktop support, system administration, and network support for Cornell University in Ithaca and later Manhattan. He has been in his multi-disciplinary role at FHCRC in Seattle since 1993, where he functions as ITIL problem manager/problem analyst and leads root cause analysis efforts. He is happiest when correlating packet traces with syslog extracts and writing scripts to query device MIBs.
Zane Lackey is the Director of Security Engineering at Etsy and a member of the Advisory Council to the US State Department-backed Open Technology Fund. Prior to Etsy, Zane was a senior security consultant at iSEC Partners.
Thomas A. Limoncelli
Thomas A. Limoncelli is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and system administrator. His best-known books include Time Management for System Administrators (O'Reilly) and The Practice of System and Network Administration (Addison-Wesley). He received the SAGE 2005 Outstanding Achievement Award. He works at Stack Exchange in NYC.
John Looney graduated from Computer Applications at Dublin City University, and specialized in supporting high-end commercial UNIX environments. He noticed that Irish sysadmin administrators had no formal training opportunities, and set up the Irish Linux User Group to provide a community and monthly free training sessions on the latest open source technologies to over 400 Irish engineers. He ran LinuxWorld Dublin in 2000. While at Hosting365 he built Ireland's largest shared hosting infrastructure for 30,000 customers on a shoestring budget.
Today, he's a Site Reliability Engineer responsible for Google's cluster infrastructure; initially the cluster fabric, GFS and Chubby, and more recently the datacenter automation and remote access technologies. He has built a five-month full-time graduate program to take junior engineers and retrain them to take the pager for Google.com. John is on the Computing Committee for Engineers Ireland.
Jon Masters is the chief ARM Architect at Red Hat, where he works on the Fedora ARM project. Jon has been a Linux developer for more than 17 years, since beginning university at the age of 13. He is the author of a number of books on the Linux operating system, including “Building Embedded Linux Systems,” and the upcoming “Porting Linux.” An accomplished musician and hiker, he also enjoys unicycling among his many other hobbies.
Branson is a 25-year veteran of system administration and security. He started as a cryptologist for the US Navy and has since worked on NASA shuttle projects, TSA security and monitoring systems, and Internet search engines, while continuing to support many open source projects. He founded sandSecurity to provide policy and technical audits, plus support and training for IT security, system administrators, and developers. Branson currently is a systems architect for NASA; has his CEH, GSEC, GCIH, and several other credentials; and generally likes to spend time responding to the statement "I bet you can't."
Jan is a tech lead in the security operations team and has been designing and driving enterprise security initiatives within Google. His focus at the moment is machine identity and inventory. Prior to joining Google in 2010, he was senior security analyst at Compass Security AG, a leading Swiss security assessment company.
He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and a master’s degree with honors in security and forensic computing from the Dublin City University.
When he's not teaching LISA attendees how to conduct interviews or become a senior system administrator, Adam works as a software developer and senior system administrator, but only to support his hobby of judging barbecue contests and to keep food in his puppy's bowl.
Steven is a sysadmin on the Site Reliability Engineering team for Stack Exchange (operators of great Q&A sites such as Server Fault and Stack Overflow) and a Microsoft MVP in PowerShell. Steven also leads two local user groups, the Greater Milwaukee IT Pro User Community and the Greater Milwaukee Script Club. He speaks regularly to local user groups and can be found at various conferences.
David Nalley is a recovering systems administrator of 10 years. David is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, and a Project Management Committee Member for Apache CloudStack. David is a frequent author for development, sysadmin, and Linux magazines and speaks at numerous IT conferences.
Steve Pinkham is a security researcher for Maven Security Consulting Inc. (www.mavensecurity.com). Steve has spent time in systems administration, programming, security research, and consulting. He dabbles in electronics and philosophy, and enjoys cheese and fine tea. If you're unlucky you might run into him wearing a backpack in some remote corner of the world. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Matt Provost is the Systems Manager at Weta Digital. Weta Digital is a five-time Academy Award–winning visual effects facility in Wellington, New Zealand. The Systems team at Weta is responsible for all of the company's servers, storage, and networking. They run a 49,000 core renderwall. Matt has been a system and network administrator for over 15 years. He has a B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Noa Resare is a senior engineer at Spotify, currently working with various cloud-related challenges. He is a committer with the Apache Cloudstack project. Noa’s background is in both operations and as a developer, and he has been giving technical presentations at DevOpsdays Göteborg, at Cassandra Europe in London and at Apache Cloudstack meetups in Ghent and in NYC.
David Rhoades is a senior consultant with Maven Security Consulting Inc. (www.mavensecurity.com). Maven Security Consulting Inc. is a Delaware corporation that provides information security assessments and training to a global clientele. David's expertise includes Web application security, network security architectures, and vulnerability assessments. Past customers have included domestic and international companies in various industries, as well as various US government agencies. David has been active in information security consulting since 1996, when he began his career with the computer security and telephony fraud group at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore). David has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.
Ben Rockwood is the Director of Cloud Operations for Joyent. With almost 20 years of UNIX systems administration experience, he has been an active blogger and writer for more than a decade. He strongly believes that "SA's help SA's." He lives in California, loves his wife and the challenges of systems administration, and is the father of five.
Carolyn Rowland began working with UNIX in 1986; her professional career as a UNIX system administrator took off in 1991. She currently leads a team of sysadmins at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), driving innovation and supporting research projects for the Engineering Laboratory. She believes we need to increase the visibility of system administration by engaging senior leadership and tying our efforts to the priorities of business. Carolyn is also Secretary of the USENIX Board of Directors and the LISA '12 Program Chair. In 2011–2012 Carolyn began to focus on the community of women in computing, including co-chairing the first-ever USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) Summit. She continued as co-chair of WiAC in 2013.
Theo Schlossnagle is an expert in scalable systems design and telemetry collection and analysis. He has an academic background in distributed systems and founded several companies that build highly scalable Internet-facing software.
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist. He is the author of 12 books—including Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive—as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and his blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and the Security Futurologist for BT—formerly British Telecom.
Jeanne has a background in system administration, working with FreeBSD, Solaris, Linux, and Windows. She has worked at a number of companies in the Internet industry, including a regional ISP, a video hosting company, and, for the past six years, Afilias, a Registry and DNS service provider. In her current role of Service Delivery Manager at Afilias, she is owner and manager for key ITIL processes including continual service improvement, release and deployment management, change management, problem management, and incident management. She also manages projects geared toward site reliability and disaster recovery. Jeanne got her BA from Vassar College and did graduate work at the University of Toronto in Medieval European studies, teaching Latin in her pre-IT years.
John Sellens has been involved in system and network administration since 1986 and is the author of several related USENIX papers, a number of ;login: articles, and the USENIX Short Topics book #7, System and Network Administration for Higher Reliability. He holds an M.Math. in computer science from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Accountant. He is the proprietor of SYONEX, a systems and networks consultancy, and is currently a member of the systems team at Magna International. From 1999 to 2004, he was the General Manager for Certainty Solutions in Toronto. Prior to joining Certainty, John was the Director of Network Engineering at UUNET Canada and was a staff member in computing and information technology at the University of Waterloo for 11 years.
John Sellens is long time sysadmin and LISA attendee, and has taught tutorials, authored several LISA papers, and is a USENIX Short Topics author. He holds an M.Math in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and is a reformed accountant. He is currently the proprietor of SYONEX, a systems and networks consultancy, and a member of the ops team at FreshBooks.
Adele Shakal has nearly two decades of experience in IT project management, business process analysis and design, knowledge management, emergency operations and drill planning, business continuity, service management, UNIX system administration and web technologies. Her B.S. is in GeoChemistry from California Institute of Technology, and she has presented at CENIC, APRU, and CascadiaIT conferences. She now heads up Project & Knowledge Management at Metacloud, Inc., which provides on-premise, OpenStack-based private clouds as a service.
Rob leads standardization and controller software architecture at Big Switch, where he developed and evangelized the emerging OpenFlow standard and network virtualization. He is the current Chair of the ONF’s Architecture & Framework Working Group and all Northbound API activity and was vice-chair for the ONF Testing & Interoperability Working Group. Rob prototyped the first OpenFlow-based network hypervisor, the “FlowVisor,” allowing production and experimental traffic to safely co-exist on the same physical network, and is involved in various standards efforts and partner and customer engagements. Rob holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Mike Svoboda currently works in System Operations at LinkedIn and is charged with administrating all production automation. LinkedIn relies on CFEngine to tie major parts of infrastructure together, which has allowed LinkedIn the flexibility to scale horizontally indefinitely.
James Sweeny is a Professional Services Engineer for Puppet Labs. He spends most of his time flying around the world helping companies solve their systems management problems, and ranting on endless tangents about the wonders of Puppet and open source software and he one day hopes to stop receiving phantom Nagios alerts from his past life as a sysadmin. Though he calls New York City home, he is rarely there, but is happy anywhere with good food and good beer.
Cian supports systems providing secure access to Google corporate computing services. He has previously worked with the Ads and Storage Site Reliability Engineering teams. Prior to joining Google in 2005, he was a Unix sysadmin for various Irish companies.
Cian has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
David Thaw is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut and an Affiliated Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. He is a law and technology expert whose research and scholarship examine the regulation of the Internet and computing technologies, with specific focus on cybersecurity regulation and cybercrime. Dr. Thaw received his Ph.D., J.D., and M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.S. and B.A from the University of Maryland.
Prior to joining the Law School faculty, Professor Thaw was a Research Associate on the University of Maryland Computer Science faculty, where he conducted research with the Maryland Cybersecurity Center and taught an undergraduate honors seminar on cybersecurity, law, and policy.
Professor Thaw is a frequent presenter on cybersecurity regulation and cybercrime. He has also testified before the U.S. House of Representatives regarding his research on cybersecurity regulation and its implications for federal legislation.
N.J. Thomas is a Unix systems administrator for Amplify Education. He is currently focusing on evangelizing the benefits of installing configuration management everywhere. In his spare time he likes to play with BSD machines and configuration management systems. His research interests include creating effective command-line and curses-based tools for sysadmins.
Guido Trotter a Senior Systems Engineer at Google, has worked as a core Ganeti developer and designer since 2007. He is also a regular conference speaker, having presented at LISA, Fosdem, Linuxcon, Debconf, and other open source and community gatherings. He mostly speaks about Ganeti, virtualization in the open source world, and Linux networking features for virtualized environments.
Theodore Ts'o has been a Linux kernel developer since almost the very beginnings of Linux: he implemented POSIX job control in the 0.10 Linux kernel. He is the maintainer and author of the Linux COM serial port driver and the Comtrol Rocketport driver, and he architected and implemented Linux's tty layer. Outside of the kernel, he is the maintainer of the e2fsck filesystem consistency checker. Ted is currently employed by Google.
Ariel Tseitlin manages the Netflix Cloud and is interested in all things cloudy. At Netflix, he is Director of Cloud Solutions, helping Netflix be successful in the cloud, including cloud tooling, monitoring, performance and scalability, and cloud operations and reliability engineering. Ariel's team builds Asgard and the Simian Army, including the Chaos Monkey. Prior to Netflix, Ariel was VP of Technology and Products at Sungevity and before that was the Founder and CEO of CTOWorks.
Ramon van Alteren
Ramon van Alteren is a product owner at Spotify, currently responsible for the testing platform and a large part of the capacity provisioning tools. Ramon’s background is in both development and operations. He has given technical and not so technical presentations at, for example, Devopsdays and Velocity Europe conferences. His current focus is on agile leadership/product ownership for engineering teams.
Helga has been a Google Software Engineer since 2011 and a member of the Ganeti core team since 2012. Inside Ganeti she implemented better network support, enhancements of storage handling, and various bug fixes. In her life before Google she worked at a biotech company, bringing medical analysis robots to life. She is a member of the German Chaos Computer Club and has given talks at their conferences, including one at 28c3 about hearing aid technology and one at the OpenChaos Cologne about C#/.Net. At university her focus was on data-mining and pattern recognition; she participated successfully in various data-mining competitions.
Chiradeep Vittal is Principal Architect in the Cloud Platforms Group at Citrix Systems. He is a maintainer in the Apache CloudStack project where he contributes to networking and storage parts of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IAAS) management system. He was a founding engineer at Cloud.com whose product CloudStack is now incubating at the Apache Software Foundation. CloudStack is deployed in more than 100 public and private clouds and powers some of the largest clouds in the world today.
Mandi Walls is a technical consultant for Seattle-based Opscode, the makers of Chef. Prior to joining Opscode, Mandi served as a system administrator at Admeld, NHGRI, and AOL, where she ran sites including moviefone.com, games.com, andwww.aol.com. She holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and an M.B.A. from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, through the global OneMBA program. She is a published author with O'Reilly and speaks at numerous conferences and events.
Daniel J. Walsh
Dan Walsh, aka "Mr. SELinux," has been leading the SELinux effort at Red Hat for over 10 Years. Dan works on SELinux Userspace and Policy for Fedora and RHEL. He has also developed Secure Virtualization and helps to provide the security on OpenShift.
Brian Wellman is the Director of Systems Operations at Metacloud. He is responsible for the implementation, operation, support, and monitoring of Metacloud’s client deployments as well as Metacloud’s internal infrastructure. He has 16 years of experience in designing, implementing, and operating highly available, large scale server deployments and private clouds.
Prior to joining the Metacloud team in 2012, Brian held the role of Director of Web Systems at Ticketmaster Entertainment. His team managed an infrastructure that consisted of thousands of nodes spread across several datacenters worldwide and was responsible for the implementation and operation of Ticketmaster's first private cloud.
Joe Weston is a workshop facilitator, consultant, and author of the book Mastering Respectful Confrontation. He is also the founder of the Heartwalker Peace Project, which creates opportunities for connection, discussion, and creative collaboration.
John Wilkes has been at Google since 2008, where he is working on cluster management and infrastructure services. He is interested in far too many aspects of distributed systems, but a recurring theme has been technologies that allow systems to manage themselves. In his spare time he continues, stubbornly, trying to learn how to blow glass. http://e-wilkes.com/john
George Wilson is a software engineer at Delphix, working on filesystems for Delphix's database storage appliance. At Delphix, George has worked on ZFS features such as single-copy arc, nop writes, and performance enhancements for pools with imbalanced LUNS. Before joining Delphix, George was a senior member of the ZFS kernel development team at Sun Microsytems, working on key features such as LUN expansion, Log Device removal, and Deduplication. He was also the tech lead for the Solaris 10 ZFS integration and developed an in-depth ZFS training course for Sun's field organization.
Allen Wittenauer has been involved with Apache Hadoop since May 2007, when he was hired by Yahoo! to bring large-scale operational experience to the fledgling project. His work there helped create the basic blueprints that almost all Hadoop deployments follow today. At LinkedIn, his experience provided key insight and a foundation to its award-winning data science team.
Mr. Ylönen invented the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol in 1995 and is founder and CEO of SSH Communications Security. OpenSSH is based on his free version of 1995. He has 29 years of programming and systems management experience and plenty of business management background. He co-authored the IETF guidelines on SSH key management for automated access and is a co-author in upcoming NIST IR series guidelines for managing access using SSH keys. Mr. Ylönen and his company have been deeply involved in several actual SSH key remediation and management projects with some of the leading financial institutions and other enterprises.
Diego Zamboni is a computer scientist, consultant, author, programmer, sysadmin, and overall geek who works as a senior security advisor at CFEngine. He has more than 20 years of experience in system administration and security, and has worked in both the applied and theoretical sides of the computer science field. Zamboni is the author of the book Learning CFEngine 3, published by O’Reilly Media.
Noah Zoschke, Sr.
Noah Zoschke is a lead engineer at Heroku, a cloud Platform-as-a-Service. He spends his time managing a team of infrastructure and systems engineers on the Heroku Runtime, a distributed code compilation, process management and process execution system responsible for running and scaling millions of applications.