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Frank Adelstein (T3) is the technical director of computer security at ATC-NY in Ithaca, NY. He is the principal designer of a liveFrank Adelstein forensic investigation product (marketed as Online Digital Forensic Suite and LiveWire Investigator) and has worked in the area of live investigation for the past 5 years. He has also been the principal investigator on numerous research and development projects including security, wireless networking, intrusion detection, and training. With Golden G. Richard, he wrote Fundamentals of Mobile and Pervasive Computing (McGraw-Hill).

Gerald Carter (M7) has been a member of the Samba Development TeamGerald Carter since 1998. He has been developing, writing about, and teaching on open source since the late 1990s. Currently employed by Centeris as a Samba and open source developer, Gerald has written books for SAMS Publishing and for O'Reilly Publishing.

Tom Christiansen (S6) has been involved with Perl since day zero of its initial public release Tom Christiansen in 1987. Author of several books on Perl, including The Perl Cookbook and Programming Perl from O'Reilly, Tom is also a major contributor to Perl's online documentation. He holds undergraduate degrees in computer science and Spanish and a Master's in computer science. He now lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Adrian Cockcroft (T6, T9) is well known as a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems and eBay Research Adrian Cockcroft Labs and is currently Director of Web Engineering at Netflix. Author of four books on performance tuning and capacity planning, he has been inspired by his involvement in the Homebrew Mobile Phone club to invent the term "Millicomputing" and to apply ultra-low-power devices to enterprise computing applications. He has presented the material for these courses countless times over the last 15 years. T6 contains material drawn from the book Sun Performance and Tuning (1998) and a further ten years of new topics and updates (e.g., Linux, virtualization).

Phil Cox (M4) is a Principal Consultant of SystemExperts Corporation, a consulting firmPhil Cox that specializes in system security and management. He is a well-known authority in the areas of system integration and security. His experience includes Windows, UNIX, and IP-based networks integration, firewall design and implementation, and ISO 17799 and PCI compliance. Phil frequently writes and lectures on issues dealing with heterogeneous system integration and compliance with PCI-DSS. He is the lead author of Windows 2000 Security Handbook 2nd edition (Osborne McGraw-Hill) and contributing author for Windows NT/2000 Network Security (Macmillan Technical Publishing). Philip holds a BS in Computer Science from the College of Charleston.

Lee Damon (T5) has a BS in Speech Communication from Oregon State University. He has been Lee Damona UNIX system administrator since 1985 and has been active in SAGE and 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, and he was the chair of LISA '04.

Todd DeShane (S4) is a Ph.D. student in engineering science from Clarkson University.Todd DeShane He also has a Master of Science in computer science and a Bachelor of Science in software engineering from Clarkson. While at Clarkson University, he has had a variety of research publications, many involving Xen. In 2005 a project that was based on Todd's Masters thesis—an open source collaborative, large database explorer—won first place in the UNISYS TuxMasters Invitational. Todd's primary academic and research interests are in the area of operating system technologies, such as virtual machine monitors, high availability, and file systems. His doctoral dissertation focuses on using these technologies to provide desktop users with an attack-resistant experience, with automatic and autonomic recovery from viruses, worms, and adverse system modifications. During his Ph.D. years, Todd has been a teaching assistant and an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship recipient. At IBM Todd has worked on internship projects involving Xen and IBM technologies. Todd enjoys teaching, tutoring, and helping people.
Todd is a co-author of the book Running Xen: A Hands-on Guide to the Art of Virtualization.

Jacob Farmer (T7, T10) is a well-known figure in the data storage industry. He has written numerous papers and articles and is a regularJacob Farmer speaker at trade shows and conferences. In addition to his regular expert advice column in the "Reader I/O" section of InfoStor Magazine, the leading trade magazine of the data storage industry, Jacob also serves as the publication's senior technical advisor. Jacob has over 18 years of experience with storage technologies and is the CTO of Cambridge Computer Services, a national integrator of data storage and data protection solutions.

Æleen Frisch (M5, T2) has been working as a system administrator for over 20 years. She currently looks Aeleen Frischafter 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). Æleen was the program committee chair for LISA '03 and is a frequent presenter at USENIX and SAGE events, as well as presenting classes for universities and corporations worldwide.

Peter Baer Galvin (S1, T1) is the Chief Technologist for Corporate Technologies, Inc., a systems integrator and VAR,Peter Baer Galvin and was the Systems Manager for Brown University's Computer Science Department. He has written articles for Byte and other magazines. He wrote the "Pete's Wicked World" and "Pete's Super Systems" columns in SunWorld. Until its demise, he was contributing editor for Sys Admin, where he wrote the "Solaris Corner" column. Peter is co-author of the Operating Systems Concepts and Applied Operating Systems Concepts textbooks. As a consultant and trainer, Peter has taught tutorials on security and system administration and has given talks at many conferences and institutions on such topics as Web services, performance tuning, security, system administration, and high availability.

James Mauro (M1) is a Senior Staff Engineer in the Performance and Availability Engineering group at Sun Microsystems. Jim's current interests and activities are centered on benchmarking Solaris 10 performance, workload analysis, and tool development. This work includes Sun's new Opteron-based systems and multicore performance on Sun's Chip Multithreading (CMT) Niagara processor. Jim resides in Green Brook, New Jersey, with his wife and two sons. He spent most of his spare time in the past year working on the second edition of Solaris Internals. Jim co-authored the first edition of Solaris Internals with Richard McDougall and has been writing about Solaris in various forums for the past nine years.

Richard McDougall (M1, T4) is a Principal Engineer and the Chief Performance Architect in the Office of the CTO at VMware. A recognizedRichard McDougall expert in operating systems, virtualization, performance, resource management, and filesystem technologies, Richard is a frequent speaker and has published several papers and books on these topics. Prior to VMware, most recently he was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he wrote the authoritative books Solaris Internals and Solaris Performance and Tools.

Bruce Potter (S3, M3) is the founder of The Shmoo Group of security, crypto, and privacy professionals. Bruce Potter He helps organize the yearly ShmooCon security conference held each winter in Washington, D.C. Mr. Potter has co-authored several books, including 802.11 Security and Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security, both published by O'Reilly, and Mac OS X Security, published by New Riders. Mr. Potter is also the co-founder of Ponte Technologies, a company specializing in wireless security, IT security operations, and advanced network defense techniques.

Golden G. Richard III (T3) is an Associate Professor at the University of New Orleans, where he developed the Information AssuranceGolden G. Richard III curriculum and coordinated the effort to have the University of New Orleans certified by the National Science Foundation as a Center of Academic Excellence. He teaches courses in digital forensics, computer security, and operating systems internals. He is a co-founder of Digital Forensic Solutions LLC and is the author of the digital forensics tool Scalpel.

Alan Robertson (M2) founded the High-Availability Linux (Linux-HA) project in 1998 and has been project Alan Robertsonleader for it since then. He worked for SuSE for a year, then in March 2001 joined IBM's Linux Technology Center, where he works on it full time. Before joining SuSE, he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs. He worked for Bell Labs for 21 years in a variety of roles. These included providing leading-edge computing support, writing software tools and developing voicemail systems. Alan is a frequent speaker at international open source and Linux conferences.

John Sellens (S5, T8) has been involved in system and network administration since 1986 and is the author of several John Sellens related USENIX papers, a number of ;login: articles, and the SAGE Short Topics in System Administration booklet #7, System and Network Administration for Higher Reliability. He holds an MMath 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.

Stephen Spector (S4) brings more than 15 years' experience and success in software engineering, Stephen Spector product marketing, and developer and alliance marketing programs to the community as the current community program manager. He has spent more than 10 years at Citrix founding the Citrix Developer Network and supporting the release of the first Windows CE 1.0 client, as well as working on various marketing and alliance programs. He has previously held various positions at Turbolinux, Racal Datacom, and Siemens. Stephen holds an MBA from Florida Atlantic University, an MS in computer science from the University of Florida, and a BS in computer engineering from The Ohio State University.

Marc Staveley (M6) now works with Soma Networks, where he is applying his many years of experience with UNIX Marc Staveley development and administration in leading their IT group. Previously Marc had been an independent consultant and also held positions at Sun Microsystems, NCR, Princeton University, and the University of Waterloo. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of standards-based development, multi-threaded programming, system administration, and performance tuning.

Theodore Ts'o (S2) has been a Linux kernel developer since almost the very beginnings Theodore Ts'oof 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 IBM Linux Technology Center.

Rudi van Drunen (T11) studied electronics engineering and met the UNIX OS and friends about 25 years ago on a DEC VAX at the University of Groningen (NL).Rudi van Drunen Apparently the two got along pretty well, as nowadays he is employed as CTO and senior UNIX infrastructure consultant at Competa IT in the Netherlands. Before that, he was head of IT for a medical lab, where he did a.o. UNIX system administration and applied research in image analysis and neural networks. He is one of the tech gurus and a founding board member of Wireless Leiden, the leading wireless community in the Netherlands. Rudi has his own small open source and hardware design company, Xlexit. He has taught a number of classes and given invited talks on wireless and other topics at events such as LISA and SANE and to the Dutch UNIX community.

Jeff Victor (S7) has been using UNIX systems since 1984. His two-decade career has included software Jeff Victor design and development, network and telecomm administration, and ten years as a Systems Engineer at Sun Microsystems. Jeff wrote the Sun BluePrint "Solaris Containers Technology Architecture Guide" and the "How to Move a Container" guide, both available at He also maintains the Solaris Zones and Containers FAQ at Jeff holds a BS in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Patrick F. Wilbur (S4) Patrick Wilbur is currently pursuing graduate studies in computer science at Clarkson University. His interests include operating systems, systems and application security, natural language processing, and home automation. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys composing music, experimenting with amateur radio, storm chasing, and working on various electronics, software, and carpentry projects around the house. He is currently a member of the Clarkson Open Source Institute, a volunteer at the Applied Computer Science Laboratories at Clarkson University, an emergency communications volunteer, and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Patrick is a co-author of Running Xen: A Hands-on Guide to the Art of Virtualization.

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