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March 10-12, 2020
Lake Tahoe, California
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Monday, March 9
 

8:00am PDT

4:00pm PDT

Ice Skating and Cocoa
Come enjoy the beautiful Lake Tahoe scenery and kick-off Member Summit with a spin around the ice skating rink and a hot cocoa bar with all the fixings!


From the lobby, go left past the front desk and exit outside at the first set of sliding doors. Take the stairs down two flights to arrive at the rink.

Monday March 9, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
The Resort at Squaw Creek Ice Rink
 
Tuesday, March 10
 

7:30am PDT

8:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

10:05am PDT

Keynote: TARS Foundation: Empower Any Industry through Microservice Ecosystem - Mark Shan, Program Manager, Tencent & Kevin Ryan, Sr. Director of the SW Ecosystem, Arm
TARS Foundation is a Microservice Ecosystem with the goal of building a neutral home for open source Microservices projects that empower any industry to quickly turn ideas into applications at scale. The first project of TARS Foundation is the TARS project, an open Microservice Framework and PaaS that Tencent(00700.HK) has been using to support its 1 Billion users worldwide since 2008.
Apart from Tencent, TARS Microservices framework has been widely adopted by over 100+ very large companies in different industries, including:
  • Bank of China(03988.HK), the 4th largest bank in the world.
  • WeBank, China’s First Internet Bank.
  • China Literature(00772.HK), No.1 reading and literature service provider in China.
  • JD.com(JD.NASD), the 2nd largest e-retailer in the world.
  • HUYA(HUYA.NYSE), is the No.1 online live streaming service provider in China.
  • TAL(TAL.NYSE:), is the No.1 education and technology enterprise in China.
  • Neusoft(600718.SH), a global leading software house.
  • VIVO, the 5th largest global smartphone manufacturer.
  • TARS is also widely used in the e-sports and online game industry.
  • And huge services are running in tens of thousands of servers on multiple hardware architectures such as Intel and Arm Servers.

In this talk, speakers from the TARS Foundation will share their insight of TARS with case studies and discussion about how you can leverage the TARS Foundation to start your Digital Transformation journey.

Tuesday March 10, 2020 10:05am - 10:25am PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

10:30am PDT

Keynote: Self-driving Security - Liz Rice, Vice President, Open Source Engineering, Aqua Security
Automation is fundamental to cloud native deployments, and security is no exception: for example, scanning containers for vulnerabilities as part of a CI/CD pipeline Is now considered basic hygiene. How will innovation and open source collaboration improve security automation over the coming years?

Tuesday March 10, 2020 10:30am - 10:50am PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

10:50am PDT

Coffee Break
Tuesday March 10, 2020 10:50am - 11:40am PDT
Grand Sierra Foyer

11:40am PDT

Code Reuse Attacks and How to Find Them - Edward Schwartz, Carnegie Mellon University
Finding code reuse attacks is a mandatory step for exploiting software vulnerabilities in the real world. In this talk, Ed will explain the history of defenses that led to the creation of code reuse attacks, and a gentle introduction to one of the most well-known examples, Return-Oriented Programming (ROP). He will briefly introduce some of his own research, which measures how much code an attacker needs access to in order to perform such attacks. (Short answer: very little.) Finally, he will explain some of the concrete actions that developers can take to harden their software against code reuse attacks on a variety of platforms.

Tuesday March 10, 2020 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

11:40am PDT

Releasing Code as Open Source Made Easy - SAP's Process and Tooling - Peter Giese, SAP SE
Managing open source at scale in global enterprises is all about continuous improvement. In this presentation, Peter will describe the evolution of SAP’s outbound open source process and tooling from its initial state that often took several weeks and required lots of manual steps to its current form that only takes a few days and is largely automated.

SAP‘s new and improved process for releasing code as open source enables developers to easily start a new open source project and contribute code while being compliant and secure. The entire process workflow is automated and executed via GitHub in order to seamlessly integrate it into the standard development toolset of our developer community. This way our developers and our OSPO members benefit from using the same tooling that allows them to have full transparency into the status of any given request while being able to manage open source projects at scale with enterprise-grade quality and security.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Giese

Peter Giese

Director of Open Source Program Office, SAP SE
Peter Giese is Director of SAP Open Source Program Office. Peter is focusing on refining SAP’s open source strategy, developing new tools and approaches for managing open source at scale and on further promoting inner source at SAP. Since joining SAP in 1996, Peter has held several... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Grand Sierra D

11:40am PDT

TARS Stories in AI, Edge, FinTech, eSports - Mark Shan, Tencent & Tina Tsou, Arm
TARS is the microservice platform that Tencent has been using since 2008. It has been hosted in the Linux Foundation since 2018. This topic introduces a deep dive in TARS on the architecture, evolution process, functional characteristics, and also depth stories in different areas and industries.
  • Including the cases of how Tencent managing thousands of AI computing servers through easy scheduling tasks and resources.
  • And two blueprints, Connected Vehicle Blueprint and AR/VR Blueprint, of the Akraino community, showing how edge computing reducing the problem of the long latency of huge data and long-distance transfer in traditional services.
  • Taking WeChat Pay as an example in the fintech industry and showing a method to ensure data consistency.
  • Also stories of solving the problems of user increasing in e-sports, suddenly massive requests of video and live broadcasting, with the abilities of high scalability and high performance.


Speakers
avatar for Tina Tsou

Tina Tsou

Enterprise Architect, ARM
Tina Tsou is an Enterprise Architect at Arm, where she is responsible for designing and implementing robust strategies to establish first tier status for Arm architecture within open source communities and projects. In this role, Tina employs a comprehensive knowledge of relevant... Read More →
avatar for Mark Shan

Mark Shan

Chair, Tencent Open Source Alliance, Tencent
Chair, Tencent Open Source AllianceMember, Tencent Technical CommitteeObserver, Linux Foundation GoverningChair, TARS Foundation Governing Board, under the Linux FoundationTSC, Linux Foundation Akraino Edge StackFellow, China Cloud-Native Alliance


Tuesday March 10, 2020 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Alpine B

11:40am PDT

Open Spaces - Sign Up Onsite
Do you have a topic you’d like to discuss with other interested attendees? A project or idea you want to share and get feedback on? Something you’d like to teach other attendees?

If so, you can sign up onsite to lead an open spaces unconference session. There will be a sign-up board located near registration and you choose a time, add and the session information (title and your name) and we'll add it to the schedule!

Tuesday March 10, 2020 11:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Emigrant Peak A

12:20pm PDT

Panel Discussion: How Open Source Changed Enterprise Systems Computing - Jessica Murillo, IBM; Alan Clark, SUSE; Len Santalucia, Vicom Infinity
This presentation will showcase the 50-year history of Enterprise Systems Computing and how prevalent open source has become on the large systems platform today.  From challenges to solutions and the mistakes that got us where we are today, we’ll show you how open source projects like Open Mainframe Project and Hyperledger are impacting this industry. We’ll share use cases, best practices, and real-world experiences.

For example, OMP’s Zowe is only two years old and is already production-ready and deployable. Leveraging the Zowe framework, we’ll walk through a live demo called VIVA, Vicom Infinity Voice Assistant, which enables commanding an entire Enterprise Hybrid Mutlicloud System securely with the human voice. VIVA is the "frenemy of Alexa" and we’ll show you the process of how to develop your very own in open source.
 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Murillo

Jessica Murillo

Vice President, Systems, IBM
Jessica Murillo is a Vice President within IBM’s Systems team and a Linux Foundation Board member. Her team provides support for IBM's customers using our POWER servers and she also leads the implementation of Client Experience, Design, and Agile development for Systems. She has... Read More →
avatar for Len Santalucia

Len Santalucia

Chief Technology Officer and the Business Development Manager, Vicom Infinity
Len Santalucia has been in the IT industry since 1973. He is presently the Chief Technology Officer and the Business Development Manager for Vicom Infinity, Inc, the Chairperson for the Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project, a member of the IBM Z Academic Initiative advocate leadership... Read More →
avatar for Alan Clark

Alan Clark

Office of the CTO, Emerging Technologies, SUSE
Alan Clark, a member of the SUSE CTO Office, is an experienced industry, corporate leader, open source advocate and strategy adviser for new industry initiatives and open source. He helps foster the creation, growth, awareness and adoption of open source and open standards as an industry... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Grand Sierra C

12:20pm PDT

10 Million Packages Later: Open Source Licensing Clarity Solved at Scale - Philippe Ombredanne, Scancode Toolkit and nexB Inc.
Because open source licensing clarity should be not be an issue, ClearlyDefined is solving license clarity and compliance issues at scale and for everyone by scanning and reviewing every FOSS project licenses. 10 million package scans later, learn the license ways and issues of key FOSS package ecosystems and discover in depth the state of open source licensing clarity with ClearlyDefined open data.

What if every the licensing of every open source package were clearly defined? The mission of the ClearlyDefined project is exactly that: help free and open source software projects be more successful through clarity in licensing.

How? by massively scanning for license and origin all the packages and then reviewing these scans one by one for accuracy in the open with a community of license curators (and with a bit of machine assistance too).

Join me to survey the licensing approach of FOSS package ecosystems (both for system/Linux distro and application packages) and review in depth the state of open source licensing clarity and quality using the ClearlyDefined open data set.

Speakers
avatar for Philippe Ombredanne

Philippe Ombredanne

ScanCode maintainer, AboutCode.org and nexB Inc.
Philippe Ombredanne is a passionate FOSS hacker, lead maintainer of the ScanCode toolkit and on a mission to enable easier and safer to reuse FOSS code with best in class open source Software Composition Analysis tools for open source discovery, license & security compliance at https://aboutcode.org... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

12:20pm PDT

Panel Discussion: Scaling Your OSPO - Rashmi Chitrakar, Qualcomm & Guy Martin, Autodesk
Commonly, an OSPO has a wide range of responsibilities, but only a small team to get things done. In this panel discussion, various members of the TODO group talk openly about their experiences trying to scale their OSPO.

This discussion will include questions ranging from contributing back to the open source community as a large organization to the size of the OSPO team, its scope and what tooling and best practices can make day-to-day tasks easier.

Speakers
avatar for Rashmi Chitrakar

Rashmi Chitrakar

Engineering Lead, Open Source Program Office, Qualcomm
Rashmi Chitrakar is the Engineering Lead for Qualcomm’s Open Source Program Office. Her team does the balancing act of catering to Qualcomm’s Open Source Legal Group’s due-diligence needs and fostering an Engineering community that both leverages and contributes to Open Source... Read More →
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 →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Grand Sierra D

12:20pm PDT

Devops Practice in TARS - Jeff Liu, Google
Tars is an industrially proved, high-performance RPC framework based on name service and Tars protocol, also integrated administration platform, and implemented hosting-service via a flexible schedule.

Tars supports C++,Java,Nodejs and php for now. This framework offers a set of solutions for development, maintenance, and testing, which makes develop, deploy and testing service efficient. It integrated extensible protocol for encoding/decoding, high-performance RPC communication framework, name service, monitor, statistics and configuration. You can use it to develop your reliable distributed application based on microservice fast and reach fully efficient service management.

Speakers
JL

Jeff Liu

Software Engineer, Google
Currently working as a software engineer and site reliability engineer in Google, Jeff has worked in silicon valley over a decade with a career spectrum from medial size startups that focus on delivering optimized technology solutions to large size companies that strive to serve billion... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Alpine B

12:50pm PDT

Lunch
Tuesday March 10, 2020 12:50pm - 2:25pm PDT
Cascades Restaurant

2:25pm PDT

Seven Hard Truths about Open Source Community - Karen Chu & Matt Butcher, Microsoft
In OSS, managing a project may not get easier as it gets more successful. We like to think that attracting lots of users means success, & success means spreading the workload. But sometimes managing a successful OSS project actually comes with unexpected work. In this talk, we cover hard lessons learned from managing OSS projects:

1.More than code needs to be open–ex. using HackMD, not Google Docs
2.Multiple projects, same team–one team with many projects has its own pros/cons
3.Bad actors in the space
4.Open decision making is part of OSS–making trade offs w/ time, resources & features
5.Branding is more important expected–Devs care that your website is pretty+logo is hip
6.Success=criticism–Pioneering a new space means early benefits but critics catch up
7.Pick sustainable tooling–Freemium/limited tools can cause churn in projects. What happens when you’ve used up your free allotment?

Speakers
avatar for Matt Butcher

Matt Butcher

Principal Software Development Engineer, Microsoft Azure
Matt does cloud native open source development at Microsoft, where he has worked on Brigade, Helm, Krustlet and others. Matt is the author of a bunch of books and articles, most recently O'Reilly's book "Learn Helm" (with Matt Farina and Josh Dolitsky). When not coding, Matt enjoys... Read More →
avatar for Karen Chu

Karen Chu

Community PM, Microsoft
Karen Chu is a Community PM on the Microsoft Azure Container Compute Upstream team with a focus on open source tools such as Helm, CNAB, Brigade, CNAB, and more. She is a CNCF Ambassador, meet-up organizer, and conference organizer. She has also worked The Illustrated Children’s... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:25pm - 2:55pm PDT
Grand Sierra C

2:25pm PDT

The Common Configuration Scoring System for Kubernetes Security - Julien Sobrier, Octarine Labs Inc.
The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is widely used to score vulnerabilities found in docker images. But how do you score the risk level of an entire workload, with its runtime configurations, network configurations, Pod Security Policy, privileges and capabilities added, etc.?

Julien will explore the Kubernetes Common Configuration Scoring System (KCCSS), an open-source framework to calculate risk scores for Kubernetes workloads, and kube-scan, an open-source scanner that implements the KCCSS. Based on CVSS, it categorizes risks associated with each runtime setting while considering how settings affect one another, and offers a global risk score for each workload—not just for individual settings. Attendees will learn how the KCCSS works, how it’s being used by end users for DevSecOps, and best practices for bullet proofing their own K8s applications.

Speakers
avatar for Julien Sobrier

Julien Sobrier

Product Line Manager, VMWare
Julien Sobrier has spent 15+ years in the Security industry, as a Security Researcher at Netscreen/Juniper and Zscaler, then Product Manager at Zscaler, Salesforce and now Octarine (Kubernetes Security). He has co-authored Power Security Tools (O'Reilly) and released many browser... Read More →



Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:25pm - 2:55pm PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

2:25pm PDT

Leveraging Standards in Open Source Software Projects - Scott Nicholas, Linux Foundation & Seth Newberry, JDF
Open source projects can leverage standards and specifications to further drive market acceptance and end user adoption of the project. We will review how standards development can play a complementary role to open source code development, and how projects can structure and establish standards. We will describe the core elements to effective standardization. We will review basic differences between open source and standards development and how projects can leverage the advantages of both approaches. We will also review current examples as to how standards are being leveraged by open source projects, as well as how the Linux Foundation structures standards development efforts.

Speakers
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Seth Newberry

General Manager of Standards, Joint Development Foundation
[pending]
avatar for Scott Nicholas

Scott Nicholas

Vice President of Project Formation, Linux Foundation
Scott Nicholas is Vice President of Project Formation for the Linux Foundation. Scott supports the formation and launch of open source, standards, data and other open projects. Scott has set up numerous projects across the technology stack, with launched projects including LF Deep... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:25pm - 2:55pm PDT
Alpine A

2:25pm PDT

Bill of Material of Software - Bringing Compliance and Security Together - Michael C. Jaeger, FOSSology.org/Siemens AG & Ron Munitz, PSCG Group
In the first part, this session covers two main questions about software bill of materials (SBOMs): First, why do we need a software bill of material? It explains the legal background for trade compliance, cyber security, and license compliance requirements. Secondly, it explains what happens, if we ignore SBOM w.r.t. trade compliance, cyber security and license compliance.
The second part of this session explains what can be done today already: Explaining a process view and technical view and examples of how to deal with SBOMs. We will conclude the discussion with listing and comparing the common challenges in the software cyber security world, and the best practices of solving them (mostly towards hardened systems through toolchains, OS configuration emphasis and more), discussing the chain between the SBOM and the final artifacts, considering problems with binaries and BLOBs, and comparing against solutions in other domains such as signatures, vulnerabilities, and their deficiencies.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Munitz

Ron Munitz

Founder & CEO, The PSCG
Ron Munitz, Founder and CEO of The PSCG, is a parallel entrepreneur, specializing in Operating System internals and Embedded Software. In his consulting and training work, Ron has helped numerous companies in building, reverse engineering, and hardening all sort of devices on ground... Read More →
avatar for Michael C. Jaeger

Michael C. Jaeger

Project Lead, Siemens AG
Michael C. Jaeger is one of the maintainers for Linux Foundation's FOSSology and Eclipse SW360 projects, both available on Github and both in the area of OSS handling w.r.t. license compliance and component management. At Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich, Germany, Michael works... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:25pm - 2:55pm PDT
Grand Sierra D

2:25pm PDT

Focus: The Key to Maximizing ROI on Open Source Investments - Amir Montazery, Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF)
The Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF) has spent the last 5 years developing and fine-tuning its open source software improvement model.  With the help of Corporate Sponsors and Strategic Partners like Linux Foundation, OSTIF is taking a focused, maximum impact approach to permanently strengthening critical software security.  Explore how security audits are done with minimal disruption for open source communitie sand learn how to get involved in future iterations of critical software improvement.


Speakers
avatar for Amir Montazery

Amir Montazery

Chief Operating Officer, Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF)
Amir Montazery is a Chicago native and Chief Operating Officer at Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF). He brings a diverse skillset to developing OSTIF's community and corporate sponsorships.  OSTIF takes a focused, maximum impact approach to security audits with minimal... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:25pm - 2:55pm PDT
Alpine B

2:25pm PDT

Open Spaces - Sign Up Onsite
Do you have a topic you’d like to discuss with other interested attendees? A project or idea you want to share and get feedback on? Something you’d like to teach other attendees?

If so, you can sign up onsite to lead an open spaces unconference session. There will be a sign-up board located near registration and you choose a time, add and the session information (title and your name) and we'll add it to the schedule!

Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:25pm - 5:15pm PDT
Emigrant Peak A

3:05pm PDT

Open Source in Safety Critical Applications: The End Game - Kate Stewart, The Linux Foundation
The last 20 years have seen a tremendous surge of new technologies and capabilities emerge from open source software. Open source building blocks have become increasingly attractive as the base for innovative new products. Safety critical applications are now starting to consider using them as well. This talk will look at some of the challenges and approaches to building trust and confidence in open source used in safety critical software coming to new products near you… or perhaps, even in you.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart

Senior Director of Strategic Programs, Linux Foundation
Kate Stewart is a Senior Director of Strategic Programs, responsible for Embedded and Open Compliance programs. Since joining The Linux Foundation, she has launched Real-Time Linux, Zephyr Project, CHAOSS, and ELISA.


Tuesday March 10, 2020 3:05pm - 3:35pm PDT
Grand Sierra C

3:05pm PDT

Leveraging Data Science to Quantify Open Source Project Health & Security - Alyssa Miller & Geva Solomonovich, Snyk
Understanding the health and security posture of open source projects can be a challenge for software development organizations. These challenges can make utilizing open source resources a high-risk proposition for enterprise environments. However, researchers are leveraging new metrics and machine learning models, to develop unique ways to quantify the health and relative security posture of open source projects.

In this discussion, we'll discuss work that is being done in both academics and private business to establish tangible measures of open source project health. We'll share some of the initial results of this ongoing research as well as lessons learned and a vision of where this research is headed.

The session will discuss how these new measures of project health can be put to practical use. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how quantifying the trustworthiness of projects can enable developers. We'll demonstrate how this enablement can improve both development efficiency and overall security posture of applications.

Speakers
avatar for Geva Solomonovich

Geva Solomonovich

CTO, Global Alliances, Snyk
A Business-focused Technology Executive, with vast experience in Fin-tech, Payments, Fraud and Risk Management. My experience spans from Fortune 500 companies, to building startups from scratch, to being acquired by PayPal and featured as the headline story in the book "Start-Up Nation... Read More →
avatar for Alyssa Miller

Alyssa Miller

Application Security Advocate, Snyk
Alyssa Miller is a hacker, security evangelist, cybersecurity professional and public speaker with almost 15 years of experience in the security industry. A former developer, her background is application security, not only conducting technical assessments, but also helping develop... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 3:05pm - 3:35pm PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

3:05pm PDT

Panel Discussion: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Open Source Communities and Events - Georg Link, CHAOSS; Dawn Foster, Pivotal & Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska at Omah
While it is well recognized that diversity and inclusion are central to the health of open source communities, numbers lag and the ability to foster inclusive environments remains challenging. The CHAOSS Project’s Diversity & Inclusion Workgroup is focused on establishing a set of community-curated, peer-validated, research-informed standards and best practices to measure, and in turn, increase, diversity and inclusion across open source communities. An example of this is the 2020 Apache Community Survey that incorporated CHAOSS D&I metrics. Further, events are important for bringing our communities together and take an important role in our works. One idea in particular that we pursue this year is a badging program for open source community events. Join us to learn about insights from our work and the progress we’ve made against our objectives to date. Help shape this work by telling us how you encourage and achieve diversity and inclusion, or plan to, in your own communities. Let’s work together to make our collective open source communities more welcoming, broader and heterogeneous.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Germonprez

Matt Germonprez

Professor of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, University of Nebraska Omaha
Matt Germonprez is the Mutual of Omaha Distinguished Chair of Information Science & Technology and Professor of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He uses qualitative field-studies to... Read More →
avatar for Georg Link

Georg Link

Director of Sales, Bitergia
Georg Link is an Open Source Strategist. Georg’s mission is to help open source projects, communities, and companies become more professional in their use of metrics and analytics. Georg cofounded the Linux Foundation CHAOSS Project to advance analytics and metrics for open source... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 3:05pm - 3:35pm PDT
Alpine A

3:05pm PDT

Open Source Policy @ Scale - Jeff McAffer, GitHub & Justin Colannino, Microsoft
Releasing software responsibly is hard: you need to respect dependency license obligations, privacy, and ensure security vulnerabilities are addressed. In modern software development, projects often have thousands of free and open source dependencies in their supply chain and ship continuously. In such a system, the risks compound: a problem with a dependency becomes your problem.

Enabling high-confidence, rapid delivery, requires automation and deep integration into the engineering system and throughout the project’s lifecycle. Similarly, policies must be automation-ready -- they must clearly define the risks being mitigated and opportunities unlocked in, machine-understable ways, minimizing the need for human intervention. Iteratively simplifying and refactoring policies to get to their core is essential.

Can we even create such policies? If so, how? What do they look like? What data do they need? And what actions can/should they promote. How do you automate these? Can policies and tools help us comply with all the terms (e.g., notice of rights) in the components we use?

Speakers
JC

Justin Colannino

Attorney, Microsoft
TBD
avatar for Jeff McAffer

Jeff McAffer

Senior Director of Product, GitHub
Jeff loves open source and loves bringing more open source to more people and teams. His current role at GitHub fits that perfectly – enabling organizations to engage with open source @ scale. Whether it’s understanding communities and business models, or open source governance... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 3:05pm - 3:35pm PDT
Grand Sierra D

3:05pm PDT

Uniting the Edge for Tomorrow's Demands - Arpit Joshipura, The Linux Foundation
Edge devices are slated to exceed 20 billion by 2020. For IoT to succeed in these devices, the currently fragmented edge market needs to be able to work together to identify and protect against problematic security vulnerabilities and advance a common, constructive vision for the future of the industry.

The Linux Foundation's LF Edge is part of this solution. It is an umbrella organization to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system, will help ensure greater harmonization to accelerate deployment and bridge the gaps in the open source technologies to support the emerging Edge use cases.

The Edge use cases from Industrial, Enterprise and Consumer spanning multiple edges and domains are being addressed by the LF Edge Projects including Akraino Edge Stack, Baetyl, EdgeX Foundry, Fledge, Home Edge, Open Glossary of Edge Computing and Project EVE. The projects within LF Edge are focused to address specific needs of the industry and complement each other to support a cohesive solution.

Speakers
avatar for Arpit Joshipura

Arpit Joshipura

General Manager of Networking, IoT and Edge, The Linux Foundation
Arpit Joshipura is an executive leader and open source software evangelist across carriers, cloud and enterprise IT - spanning technology areas like networking, orchestration, operating systems, security, AI, edge, hardware and silicon. He was voted “Top 5 Movers and Shakers... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 3:05pm - 3:35pm PDT
Alpine B

3:35pm PDT

Book Signing with Jono Bacon
During the PM Break, attendees will have the opportunity to meet author Jono Bacon in the Grand Sierra Ballroom Foyer. Attendees will receive a free signed copy of his book People Powered: How communities can supercharge your business, brand, and teams. Attendees may also bring their own copy to have signed.

Tuesday March 10, 2020 3:35pm - 4:05pm PDT
Grand Sierra Foyer

3:35pm PDT

4:05pm PDT

All are Welcome Here: Creating an Inclusive Open Source Community - Nimesh Bhatia, IBM & Tracy Kuhrt, Accenture
In the Hyperledger Community, the phrase “All Are Welcome Here” is a common message heard around Hyperledger events, meetings and other community interactions. However, how does the community ensure and fulfill that promise? Most open source communities are not single entities and are comprised of many smaller groups that form around WGs, SIGs, and projects. With so many groups, meetings, mailing lists how can respective community leaders effectively create an inclusive and civil environment to cultivate a diverse community? This session will go through the best practices for conducting meetings, writing code reviews and enabling asynchronous collaboration to create an inclusive environment.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Kuhrt

Tracy Kuhrt

Associate Director, Blockchain and Multiparty Systems Architecture, Accenture
Tracy Kuhrt is a Senior Technology Architect within Accenture’s Blockchain and Multiparty Systems group with 20+ years of experience covering the entire software development lifecycle. Tracy has been involved in the blockchain space since 2015, with a focus on Hyperledger. At Accenture... Read More →
avatar for Nimesh Bhatia

Nimesh Bhatia

Director - Open Technology, IBM, IBM
Nimesh is Program Director in Open Technology Group at IBM. He leads a team at IBM that contributes to many strategic open source projects such as Kubernetes, Docker, Cloud Foundry, Hyperledger and many more. He provides technical vision and guidance to build solid next-gen open software... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 4:05pm - 4:35pm PDT
Grand Sierra C

4:05pm PDT

More than Just Licenses: Compliance and Conformance for Linux Foundation Projects - Steve Winslow, The Linux Foundation
More than Just Licenses: Compliance and Conformance for Linux Foundation Projects

In open source projects, the topic of “compliance” is often seen as primarily referring to open source license compliance. It’s understandable why this is the case, as license compliance is an extremely important issue and is relevant to all projects. But “compliance” encompasses a broader set of considerations where FOSS projects can help themselves, and their communities, by taking steps to comply with legal and regulatory obligations and to support community members’ related expectations.

In this talk, we will walk through different aspects of the compliance support activities that the LF provides to its projects. We will discuss license compliance and scanning, but will also go beyond it to discuss other compliance topics such as export controls and data privacy. We will also briefly discuss project trademarks and the related role that conformance programs can play in enabling a diverse yet interoperable ecosystem of downstream solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Winslow

Steve Winslow

VP of Compliance & Legal, The Linux Foundation
Steve Winslow is Vice President of Compliance and Legal at The Linux Foundation. He runs The Linux Foundation’s license scanning and analysis support program, advising projects about licenses identified in their source code and dependencies. Steve is also involved with projects... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 4:05pm - 4:35pm PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

4:05pm PDT

Open Source Hardware and CHIPS Alliance - Zvonimir Bandic, CHIPS Alliance
We have recently launched a CHIPS Alliance project: CHIPS (Common Hardware for Interfaces, Processors and Systems) Alliance is an open source organization focused on hardware development. By creating a neutral and collaborative environment, CHIPS Alliance intends to share resources to lower the cost of development and accelerate the creation of more efficient and innovative chip designs – covering the span from small IoT devices to large datacenter silicon solutions.

We have generated significant member growth for not only hardware designs, but also for software development tools. The learning we have experienced in how to attract both hardware and software companies and individuals to work together and contribute resources will be shared. In addition, details about the CHIPS Alliance organization, our messaging and examples of current projects will be shown.

Speakers
avatar for Zvonimir Z Bandic

Zvonimir Z Bandic

Senior Director, Next Gen Platforms Technologies, Western Digital Corporation
RISC-V processors in embedded applications. Storage controllers for flash and magnetic media. RISC-V linux capable processors. AI accelerators.


Tuesday March 10, 2020 4:05pm - 4:35pm PDT
Alpine A

4:45pm PDT

Lessons from a New Body: The Confidential Computing Consortium - Mike Bursell, Red Hat
The Confidential Computing Consortium officially launched in October 2020, and as of January 2020, has 21 members, from multiple geographies, industries and sizes. A number of them are direct competitors. From the beginning, we've worked hard to encourage and accommodate different organisations, ways of working and approaches, and collaboration - technical and non-technical - has been exemplary.

We'd like to tell you about some of the successes we've had, some of the challenges we've faced, and the approach that we've taken to get this far this quickly.

We also want to talk about the steps taken to get projects on board and encourage technical collaboration between them.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Bursell

Mike Bursell

Chief Security Architect, Congruus
I've been in and around Open Source since around 1997, and have been running (GNU) Linux as my main desktop at home and work since then: not always easy... I'm a security bod and architect, and am currently employed as Chief Security Architect for Red Hat.


Tuesday March 10, 2020 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Grand Sierra C

4:45pm PDT

SPDX and Software Bill of Materials: Past, Present, and Future - Kate Stewart, The Linux Foundation
This is the 9th year of the Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) project and in this session Kate Stewart and William Bartholomew will provide a brief overview of the history of the SPDX project, dive into the upcoming 2,2 release of the specification, and walk through the proposed changes for the 3.0 major release.

The 3.0 release of SPDX is being built in conjunction with the Object Management Group (OMG) Software Bill of Materials working group and aims to enable SPDX to be used for more software bill of materials scenarios beyond licensing.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart

Senior Director of Strategic Programs, Linux Foundation
Kate Stewart is a Senior Director of Strategic Programs, responsible for Embedded and Open Compliance programs. Since joining The Linux Foundation, she has launched Real-Time Linux, Zephyr Project, CHAOSS, and ELISA.


Tuesday March 10, 2020 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

4:45pm PDT

How to Help Companies be the Best Open Source Participants Possible - Stormy Peters, Microsoft
Companies are participating more and more in open source. Projects that figure out how to work most effectively with companies will benefit the most while maintaining their autonomy.

Come discuss and learn the best ways to include companies in your open source software plans. Learn how to leverage the resources companies can bring to a project while maintaining your project's governance model. Learn how to keep companies in the loop and still hear all the individual voices. Learn how to accept resources without sacrificing autonomy.

Many of us have experience working with open source software projects and companies. This presentation will be a mix of real examples and audience discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Stormy Peters

Stormy Peters

Director, Open Source Programs Office, Microsoft
Stormy Peters is Director of the Open Source Programs Office at Microsoft.Stormy is passionate about open source software and educates companiesand communities on how open source software is changing the softwareindustry. She is a compelling speaker who engages her audiences duringand... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Alpine A

4:45pm PDT

Open Source Compliance with Scale in Telecom Environments - Gergely Csatari & Ossi Raita, Nokia
Our company, Nokia is operating in the telecommunication industry and operates on scale. We have thousands of engineers working on our product portfolio. Naturally, we use lots of open source to build these products and we contribute to several open source projects.

In this talk we will describe our process to check the compliance of the open source software we use, the process to approve our contribution requests and the organization structure of our OSPO to execute these processes.

Speakers
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Ossi Raita

Senior Consultant, Nokia
Ossi is working as a Senior Consultant for Nokia in covering the legal aspects of open source.
avatar for Gergely Csatari

Gergely Csatari

Senior Open Source Specialist, Nokia
Gergely is working in the central part of Nokia-s OSPO and partially responsible for the outgoing contributions. He is a contributor for cloud infrastructure to Anuket, the OpenInfra ECG and the CNCF TUG communities. Speaker experiences cover several presentations in OpenStack and... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Grand Sierra D

5:15pm PDT

Nightly Happy Hour
When sessions conclude daily, gather with fellow attendees to wrap up the day with some refreshments and networking.

Tuesday March 10, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm PDT
Cascades Restaurant

6:00pm PDT

Evening Shuttle Services to Squaw Village
After happy hour each night, continue the festivities with a trip into The Village at Squaw Valley for dinner. This is not a hosted dinner - we encourage attendees to allow us to assist with group dinner reservations at restaurants in Squaw Village. Click HERE to view the restaurant options and to secure your reservation.

Buses depart The Resort starting at 6:00pm. The last pick up from The Village will be at 9:30pm.

Tuesday March 10, 2020 6:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
Lobby (Resort at Squaw Creek)
 
Wednesday, March 11
 

8:00am PDT

8:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Keynote: RISC-V Now and Into the Future - Calista Redmond, CEO, RISC-V
The RISC-V Foundation provides a home for the community developing the open source RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA). The Foundation has more than doubled in size in the last year, with over 200 corporate members, and produced a volume of specifications and extensions to the ISA. This update describes the project's goals and aspirations and can show you how you can participate and learn more.

Speakers
avatar for Calista Redmond

Calista Redmond

CEO, RISC-V International
Calista Redmond is the CEO of RISC-V International with a mission to expand and engage RISC-V stakeholders, compel industry adoption, and increase visibility and opportunity for RISC-V within and beyond RISC-V International. Prior to RISC-V International, Calista held a variety of... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 9:00am - 9:20am PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

9:25am PDT

Keynote: Open Source for Green HPC - Hiro Kishimoto, Senior Fellow, Fujitsu
 High Performance Computing (HPC) contributes widely to many industries as well as laboratories and universities. Since HPC systems consume huge levels of electric energy, energy efficiency is taken more seriously now than in the past. The A64FX, the newest ARM-based high-performance CPU, won the latest Green500 Award. FUGAKU system (successor of the world fastest KEI computer) will use 150K+ CPUs, A64FX is already supported by many OSS tools including Linux kernels, compilers, management tools, and HPC applications. Healthy OSS ARM eco-system is the key to Green HPC success.

Speakers
avatar for Hiro Kishimoto

Hiro Kishimoto

Senior Fellow, Fujitsu
Dr. Hiro Kishimoto is the Senior Fellow at Fujitsu Limited and in charge of software technology. In his carrier he was the head of Platform Software Business Unit and Software Technology Unit. He led multiple software research and development projects at Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 9:25am - 9:45am PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

9:50am PDT

Keynote: Josh Aas, Executive Director & Chair of the Board of Directors, Let's Encrypt
Speakers
avatar for Josh Aas

Josh Aas

Executive Director, Let's Encrypt (ISRG)
Josh Aas co-founded and currently runs Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), the nonprofit entity behind Let's Encrypt, the world's largest certificate authority helping to secure more than 250 million websites. He also spearheaded ISRG’s new project focused on bringing memory-safe... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 9:50am - 10:10am PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

10:15am PDT

Keynote: Operationalizing a Global, Circular IT Industry is Both Our Opportunity and Imperative - Ali Fenn, President, ITRenew
The global IT industry is responsible for 4% of global emissions and on track to double by 2025.  In the data center world, we are collectively doing a decent job driving advances in operational energy efficiency.  But this is only part of the puzzle, one-third of the puzzle in fact.  To truly assess and address the environmental impact of data center equipment, it is imperative to include both pre-use (embodied) and post-EOL costs of the massive scaling of our collective infrastructure.  In this session, we will explore the true total cost of equipment, and the opportunity represented by circular data centers to redefine lifetimes, and maximize both financial value and sustainability.  Operationalizing circular data centers means enabling a global, circular IT hardware industry, and to do so catalyzes both financial and environmental opportunity, and democratized access to growth.   We’ll talk about what this entails, the role of open hardware, what’s happening now, and what is at stake.  

Speakers
avatar for Ali Fenn

Ali Fenn

President, ITRenew
Ali Fenn is the President at ITRenew, where she oversees all revenue and leads the Company’s circular data center initiatives, including market development and business model innovation. Open hardware platforms and open source software innovation are the critical foundation underpinning... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:15am - 10:35am PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

10:35am PDT

Coffee Break
Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:35am - 11:10am PDT
Grand Sierra Foyer

11:10am PDT

The Journey to OpenChain Conformance - Max Sills, Google & Matt Kuipers, Uber
Our proposal for the panel discussion is to share three or four company experiences during their OpenChain conformance journey and discuss the challenges faced by each company to benefit others who are encountering similar challenges during their attempt to improve open source license compliance across the supply chain. This is critical as it will build confidence that open source license compliance can be achieved regardless of the size of the organization. We intend to give examples of such challenges and answer questions from the attendees during the session. Our panel will include Comcast, UBER, Google and others.  

Speakers
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Matt Kuipers

Sr. Counsel, Intellectual Property, Uber
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Max Sills

Attorney, Google
Max Sills is the lead open source attorney at Google. He manages teams doing open source compliance, standards strategy, and corporate governance for open source foundations. His team has written a casebook with primary sources on open source legal issues: https://google.github.i... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Grand Sierra C

11:10am PDT

Security as a Driver of Open-source Adoption in the Enterprise - Lech Sandecki, Canonical
Enterprises are moving to open-source, but multiple concerns can slow this process down. Unless addressed in a structured and professional way, security is often one of those concerns. Ubuntu project was born 15 years ago, with the security as one of its key pillars. During this session, we will elaborate on the initiatives that Canonical handles to make open-source more secure. We will cover security testing, threat modelling, triage process, CVE security patching and more. We will also talk about the importance of security and compliance certifications and standards, as well as the role of the broader open-source community.

Speakers
avatar for Lech Sandecki

Lech Sandecki

Product Manager, Canonical
Lech Sandecki is Product Manager at Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu. He is currently responsible for defining the product strategy and commercial success of security and licensing initiatives at Canonical. Lech has over ten years of experience in product functions across telecommunications... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

11:10am PDT

Revitalizing an Open Source Community - Nurturing the New Contributors to Carry on the Baton - Till Kamppeter, Open Printing
“Revitalizing an Open Source Community - Nurturing the new contributors to carry on the baton”

As a matter of fact, there are many technologies and Open Source software that the world uses daily without valuing the need for the same. As a result, contributors feel it to be less lucrative to work on these projects since these are very less talked about topics. One such classic example is printing. Even though we know that however digitized we may be, we can not live without printing but on the technological front there are very few contributors in this space.

This session is to talk about how we can nurture potential candidates when they are in their schools, train and develop them to make them efficient contributors for carrying the baton forward.

Open Source is not only about great technical contributions. Leadership and people management is also an important aspect to make and bond a community together. Forming and building the community is very essential for the long term sustainability of an Open Source Organisation.

Speakers
avatar for Till Kamppeter

Till Kamppeter

Project Leader, Open Printing
Till Kamppeter is a Linux Fellow. Till holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics and has worked with printing under Linux and UNIX since mid-2000, when he got invited to work as a developer at MandrakeSoft (now Mandriva) in Paris. There he did the packaging of the printing-related software... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Alpine A

11:10am PDT

Managing Your GitHub Presence @ Scale - Jeff McAffer, GitHub
Organizations with more than a handful of repositories hosted on GitHub quickly find that manually managing their presence (repositories, teams, members, permissions, etc.) is time-consuming and error-prone. When the number of repositories grows to dozens, or even hundreds, manual management is completely impractical.

This session will outline the problem space and demonstrate one technique for automated management of these resources, using the "infrastructure as code" model and HashiCorp's Terraform tool. The presenter(s) will demonstrate how standard 'recipes' for repositories can be constructed, applied to both new and existing repositories, and how changes to those recipes can easily be applied when the organization desires to take advantage of new GitHub features or to apply a different policy.

The presentation will also address 'identity management': connecting each person's GitHub identity with their organization identity, and some pitfalls in that area.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff McAffer

Jeff McAffer

Senior Director of Product, GitHub
Jeff loves open source and loves bringing more open source to more people and teams. His current role at GitHub fits that perfectly – enabling organizations to engage with open source @ scale. Whether it’s understanding communities and business models, or open source governance... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Grand Sierra D

11:10am PDT

Open Spaces - Sign Up Onsite
Do you have a topic you’d like to discuss with other interested attendees? A project or idea you want to share and get feedback on? Something you’d like to teach other attendees?

If so, you can sign up onsite to lead an open spaces unconference session. There will be a sign-up board located near registration and you choose a time, add and the session information (title and your name) and we'll add it to the schedule!

Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:10am - 12:20pm PDT
Emigrant Peak A

11:50am PDT

Software Supply Chain Attacks and You - Kim Lewandowski & Dan Lorenc, Google
In this talk, we will explain what software supply chain attacks are, what you need to know about them, and how you can start to protect yourself.

Supply Chain attacks are nothing new to containers and cloud native computing. In fact, they predate software! But they are on the rise, and several aspects of containerized software make them easier to carry out and more lucrative. In fact, supply chain attacks increased by 78 percent in 2019, according to Symantec.

Container images are much larger and more opaque than traditional software artifacts, making it easier to hide malicious code inside them. And container build tools are powerful enough to package code in any language, making it easier to accidentally include some compromised code.

Not all hope is lost, though! In this talk, you'll also learn how to protect yourself against the most common attacks today, what work is going on across the industry to help solve the problem at its roots, and how you can get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Lorenc

Dan Lorenc

CEO, Chainguard
Dan has been working on and worrying about containers since 2015 as an engineer and manager.He started projects like MinikubeSkaffold, and Kaniko to make containers easy and fun, then got so worried about the state of OSS supply-chains he partnered up with Kim and others to f... Read More →
avatar for Kim Lewandowski

Kim Lewandowski

Product Manager, Google
Kim Lewandowski (she/her) is a product manager at Google and a lead for Google’s Open Source Security Team (GOSST). She is focused on improving the security of critical open source software we all depend on. Prior to joining Google, Kim wrote code for the world’s most powerful... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:50am - 12:20pm PDT
Grand Sierra C

11:50am PDT

Secrets to becoming a Successful Open Source Board or Committee Volunteer – A Balance of Work and Play - Tracy Ragan, DeployHub
‘Not enough time’ or ‘too much on my plate’ are just two of the excuses I hear when recruiting folks to get involved in the Continuous Delivery Foundation. I get that – really I do. I was born to volunteer. From rebuilding a historical ballpark, serving on the Eclipse Org and now playing a role in launching the CDF, I’ve figured out how to serve my community. In this session I will give the secrets to my success as a volunteer. First, we will look at motivation – why get involved. Second, how to find where you can best serve. Third, we will look at balancing regular work with the play of volunteering. We will discuss ways to organize both your work and volunteer service to optimize your time. You will learn how one role can enhance the experience of the other. In open source, there are more ways to participate than just being a committer. If you serve a different role in the software development process, I’m guessing your open source community needs that expertise desperately.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Ragan

Tracy Ragan

CEO, DeployHub Inc.
Tracy is expert in configuration management and pipeline life cycle practices with a hyper focus on microservices and cloud native architecture. She currently serves as a board member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) and the Executive Director of the Ortelius Open Sour... Read More →



Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:50am - 12:20pm PDT
Grand Sierra A/B
  Business Leadership
  • Session Slides Yes

11:50am PDT

Ten Years of the Yocto Project - Philip Balister, OpenEmbedded
The Yocto Project builds on technology created by the project technical partner OpenEmbedded. Started in 2003 to create file systems for consumer embedded Linux devices such as the Sharp Zaurus, the project has evolved over 17 years in ways the founders never imagined. Today, the Yocto Project is the foundation for embedded devices from leading hardware vendors, running spacecraft payloads in earth orbit and beyond, and moving into the container space in embedded systems and larger.

This talk will talk about how the project grew from a small group of hackers into the market leading buildsystem for Linux distributions. Along the way we learned many things of value to newer projects, hopefully this talk will save them repeating our mistakes.

The talk concludes with our vision for the next 10 years. What have we learned by listening to our user base and what we need to execute this vision.

Speakers
avatar for Philip Balister

Philip Balister

Minister of Progress, OpenSDR
Philip Balister is a consultant providing services for embedded systems and software defined radio. Philip has been building embedded Linux distributions using OpenEmbedded and the Yocto Project for over ten years for a wide range of hardware. He is an active member of the OpenEmbedded... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:50am - 12:20pm PDT
Alpine A

11:50am PDT

Upstream First: Inside Red Hat’s Open Source Program Office - Deborah Bryant, Red Hat, Inc.
While the creation of OSPOs are on the rise in enterprises, Red Hat’s unique “Open Source First” policy - working entirely in the upstream of open source projects as its engineering practice - has afforded the company unrivaled maturity in community software development while shifting its OSPOs focus to contributions to a healthy, sustainable open ecosystem.

Red Hat’s OPSO was first established as the Open Source and Standards group in 2012 to help communities that Red Hat rely upon for productization thrive.

Within the Office of the CTO, today’s OSPO scope has evolved, providing centralized services, leadership, outreach, and expertise which remains community-centric. This also includes expertise for customers who look to Red Hat’s deep experience with open source communities as well as internal education in community its culture.

Join Red Hat Senior Director Deb Bryant as she shares rare insight into one of the most under spoken and influential OSPOs in the industry.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Bryant

Deborah Bryant

Senior Director, Red Hat, Inc.
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat where she leads a global team responsible for the company’s stewardship in open source software communities. Deb draws her perspective from an industry-diverse background; Parallel and high-speed... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:50am - 12:20pm PDT
Grand Sierra D

11:50am PDT

Fledge, Framework and Community for Industrial Critical Operations - Daniel Lazaro, OSIsoft & Tom Arthur, Dianomic
Fledge is an open source framework and community for the industrial edge focused on critical operations, predictive maintenance, situational awareness and safety. Fledge is architected to integrate Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), sensors and modern machines with the cloud and existing “brown field” systems like historians, DCS (Distributed Control Systems), PLC (Program Logic Controllers) and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition). All sharing a common set of administration and application APIs.

Fledge developers and operators no longer face complexity and fragmentation issues when building their IIoT applications as they gather and process more sensor data to automate and transform business. Fledge’s modern pluggable architecture eliminates the data silos often found in plants, factories and mines. By using a consistent set of RESTful APIs to develop, manage and secure IIoT applications, Fledge creates a unified solution.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Arthur

Tom Arthur

CEO, Dianomic
Serial computer software and services entrepreneur.  I believe deeply in customer-centric big idea thinking.  Career focus in networking computing, security, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and machine learning.   IIoT is as exciting to me as the days carriers started routing... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Lazaro

Daniel Lazaro

Senior Technical Program Manager, OSISOFT
Daniel currently serves as a Senior Technical Program Manager at the CTO office at OSIsoft, focusing on technology, research and innovation projects related to IIoT, Open Source and Energy. Daniel acts as technical liaison for strategic organizations and represents OSIsoft at various... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:50am - 12:20pm PDT
Alpine B

12:20pm PDT

Lunch
Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:20pm - 2:10pm PDT
Cascades Restaurant

2:10pm PDT

Do We Need an Industrial Grade Linux? - Steffen Evers, Bosch IO
Bosch like many other industrial companies use GNU/Linux as an operating system for a large portion of the devices they produce in particular in the IoT context. While Linux distributions have done a great job to compile and maintain a consistent set of packages to provide the software stack for these devices it still requires huge extra efforts to fulfil the increasing requirements over the entire device life cycle that is currently done internally for each device.
As it is based on open source the question is if a significant part of this work could also be done in an open source way with all the positive effects that we can see in the community.
Bosch has done one step into this direction by releasing some of this product work as open source in the Apertis project.
In this talk Steffen would like to share their experience, the challenges they encountered, what they learned and what the next steps could be.
On the other hand, he would like to know what your experiences are, what you think and find out how you can together improve the situation for all of us.

Speakers
avatar for Steffen Evers

Steffen Evers

Director Open Source, Bosch.IO
Steffen Evers is director open source at Bosch.IO. He supports Bosch business units on strategy, community work, software management, and compliance processes in the area of OSS. For 20 years, Steffen has promoted open source development and supported various companies in the use... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
Grand Sierra C

2:10pm PDT

Open Source Enables First-in-kind Machine Learning Effort Across an Unprecedented Volume of Drug Discovery Data from 10 Tier 1 Pharma - Sebastian Scheele, Loodse
Historically, machine learning models and data have been kept strictly behind company walls. The European Union-funded “MELLODDY” (Machine Learning Ledger Orchestration for Drug Discovery) initiative, a 3 year $18.4M EUR effort, brings together 10 Tier 1 pharma companies and 7 tech partners to build a new collaborative ML platform that boosts drug discovery model development while addressing both security and privacy preservation. Open Source software provides the consistent layer across companies ensuring that the data owner maintains control while running the common ML software and sharing the resulting models. This project demonstrates the power of Open source to accelerate drug discovery and enable cooperative competition in IP-sensitive industries.

Speakers
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Sebastian Scheele

CEO, Loodse
Sebastian Scheele is the CEO and co-founder of Loodse. Loodse is an enterprise software platform company that enables enterprises and service providers to deliver automated multi-cloud operations. Loodse Kubermatic, an enterprise Kubernetes management platform, automates thousands... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

2:10pm PDT

From Metrics to Practice: The CHAOSS Project’s Work in Improving Open Source Project Health Transparency - Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska at Omaha & Sean Goggins, University of Missouri
Today, organizations engaged with open source projects often rely on a collection of rare super-experts to construct approximations on the health of open source projects. Reliance on super-experts makes it difficult for organizations to consistently understand their open source engagements strategically. As such, indicators of healthy engagements appear haphazard to program managers accustomed to clearer guidance. To address this problem, the CHAOSS project focuses on understanding how open source projects are represented and understood in predictable and measurable ways.

In this presentation, Matt and Sean focus on how the CHAOSS project turns abstract ideas of open source project health into clearer guidance. The presentation will focus on work occurring in CHAOSS towards making key health concerns regarding project risk and project diversity & inclusion more concrete -- highlighting CHAOSS efforts that include a detailed report on the Zephyr Community and strategic advances focused on Diversity & Inclusion, such as the D&I Badging Program.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Goggins

Sean Goggins

Professor, University of Missouri
Sean is an open source software researcher and a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s working group on community health analytics for open source software CHAOSS, co-lead of the CHAOSS metrics software working group and leader of the open source metrics tool AUGUR which can... Read More →
avatar for Matt Germonprez

Matt Germonprez

Professor of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, University of Nebraska Omaha
Matt Germonprez is the Mutual of Omaha Distinguished Chair of Information Science & Technology and Professor of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He uses qualitative field-studies to... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
Alpine A

2:10pm PDT

Panel Discussion: Dressed For Success! A Vendor Perspective to the Success of Open Source - Jonne Soininen & Timo Perälä, Nokia; Chris Wright, Red Hat; Vanessa Little, VMware; Phil Robb, Ericsson
We’ve seen an ever-increasing growth of open source over the years and so much has been accomplished since the early days of Linux and the Kernel took its first steps. New projects appear at an ever-increasing pace and they come backed by the industry in an equally growing number. New projects emerge and existing one fades away, or are they?

Many are the open source projects that are proven successful over the years and it is impossible to overlook Linux and the sheer world domination it has gained. Yet, some of these projects do seem to run out of steam after a couple of years, how come? Further, commercial adoption of some technologies take much longer than the initial industry attention would indicate, why is it so?

This panel will discuss the vendor perspective of successful open source technologies in the different phases of the technology and community, what makes a vendor invest and participate in technology and what in the end makes a project so successful that a vendor includes them in their offerings.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Robb

Phil Robb

G.M. U.S.A, Ericsson Software Technology
Phil is the General Manager of Ericsson Software Technology U.S.A. (EST) and also leads the EST development efforts in cloud, containers, and other NFVI technologies. Prior to Ericsson, Phil was the V.P. of Operations for the Networking Projects at the Linux Foundation including ONAP... Read More →
avatar for Chris Wright

Chris Wright

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (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 →
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Vanessa Little

Director - Global Telco Innovation, VMware
avatar for Timo Perala

Timo Perala

Head of Open Source Network and Service Automation, Nokia
Timo is responsible for driving Nokia’s overall engagement in ONAP. In this role Timo works across multiple industry organisations, both open source and standardization, engages with both customers and other industry players, as well as internally across all Nokia businesses.Timo... Read More →
avatar for Jonne Soininen

Jonne Soininen

Head of Open Source Initiatives, Nokia
Jonne Soininen is  Head of Open Source Initiatives at Nokia based in Espoo, Finland. Prior to this position, he worked in different positions with Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Renesas Mobile and Broadcom and has an extensive history in telecommunications and software engineering... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
Alpine B

2:10pm PDT

From Users to Contributors: A Journey to Open Development - Tracy Kuhrt, Accenture
Accenture has a long history of utilizing OSS to deliver client value but has also faced impediments to working in an open community. Traditionally client contracting norms prohibited work products from reaching the community, which then created a default posture allergic and misinformed about OSS.

In 2019, Accenture achieved a milestone by contributing two innovative projects to Hyperledger Labs: Blockchain Automation Framework and Blockchain Integration Framework. By releasing the code to a third-party community and by committing to working in an open manner, these projects are already off to a much different trajectory!

This session will focus on the lessons learned in Accenture’s open development journey:
• Breaking through cultural bias
• Establishing leadership support
• Clearing internal impediments
• (Re)Training a team of contributors to move from closed to open development
• Committing to community transparency

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Kuhrt

Tracy Kuhrt

Associate Director, Blockchain and Multiparty Systems Architecture, Accenture
Tracy Kuhrt is a Senior Technology Architect within Accenture’s Blockchain and Multiparty Systems group with 20+ years of experience covering the entire software development lifecycle. Tracy has been involved in the blockchain space since 2015, with a focus on Hyperledger. At Accenture... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
Grand Sierra D

2:10pm PDT

Open Spaces - Sign Up Onsite
Do you have a topic you’d like to discuss with other interested attendees? A project or idea you want to share and get feedback on? Something you’d like to teach other attendees?

If so, you can sign up onsite to lead an open spaces unconference session. There will be a sign-up board located near registration and you choose a time, add and the session information (title and your name) and we'll add it to the schedule!

Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:10pm - 5:10pm PDT
Emigrant Peak A

2:50pm PDT

State of the OSU Open Source Lab - Lance Albertson, OSU Open Source Lab
The OSU Open Source Lab is a free vendor-neutral colocation hosting facility that provides a variety of hosting services for FOSS projects from around the world since 2003. This session will cover the current status of what the lab has been up to and other new services we’re planning on releasing soon. Some of the interesting technologies we’ve been working with include OpenStack, OpenPOWER, ARM64, GPU+OpenStack integration, Ceph storage, Open Compute hardware, GCC Compile Farm, to name a few.

If you’ve ever wondered about all the services we provide and what we do, this is the session for you. We’ve been improving our services quite a bit and also have been expanding on a few other fronts as well. In addition, we’ll cover how we hire and mentor students who work at the lab and where they end up after graduating. In addition, we’ll cover some other ways we try and mentor other students beyond those who work at the lab.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Albertson

Lance Albertson

Director, OSU Open Source Lab
Lance Albertson is the Director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) and has been involved with the Gentoo Linux project as a developer and package maintainer since 2003. The OSUOSL provides hosting for more than 160 projects, including those of worldwide leaders... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:50pm - 3:20pm PDT
Grand Sierra C

2:50pm PDT

Doing it Right: A Healthy Approach to Open Source Software for the Semiconductor and Consumer Products Industries - Michael Turquette, BayLibre, Inc.
It's no secret that Open Source software is leveraged heavily in the embedded markets. From automotive IVI units to smart speakers with voice assistants to mobile phones, Open Source software powers all of it. But not all software is created equal, and there is growing consensus that the embedded and IoT industry could be doing better: software releases based on recent versions, more timely updates, and increased engagement with the FOSS community.

Leading this new guard is the Rich IoT program at MediaTek, a program that's simultaneously challenging the status quo around semiconductor software quality as well as the way product developers design their products and get to market.

Leveraging a very close partnership with BayLibre, a french open source software engineering firm, the Rich IoT program is improving quality and customer satisfaction, while reducing overall costs for OEMs and end customers. Michael Turquette, CEO at BayLibre, will explain the economic benefits behind this new style of partnership, and why it just might be the future of how consumer electronics are made.

Speakers
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Michael Turquette

CEO, BayLibre, Inc.
Michael is a retired Linux kernel hacker turned business executive. He runs BayLibre, a French software engineering consultancy focused on embedded Linux, Android and RTOS such as Zephyr. Managing a team of close friends and open source rockstars as well as having access to great... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:50pm - 3:20pm PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

2:50pm PDT

OpenDaylight - Hottest Kid on the Block to a Mature Project - Abhijit Kumbhare, Ericsson
OpenDaylight started in early 2013 as one of the first forays of the networking industry into the world of open source software under the Linux Foundation. It was heralded industry wide as an effort where Network Goliaths and upstarts Davids collaborate to deliver the promise of Software Defined Networking (SDN). The project is a founding member of LF Networking (LFN), an entity that integrates the governance of participating open source networking projects. Seven years from the formation, Abhijit Kumbhare, the OpenDaylight TSC Chair and someone who was involved since the inception will recount the journey of the project from being the upstart challenger to being a mature project. He will provide the insights on how the project has evolved its governance over the years to sustain and thrive in a changing landscape as well as how it provided a blueprint to other open source networking efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Abhijit Kumbhare

Abhijit Kumbhare

Principal Architect/Director, Ericsson
Abhijit is the Chair of the OpenDaylight Technical Steering Committee. He is also a member of Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) Technical Advisory Council (TAC) and Strategic Planning Committee. He has been active in OpenDaylight from its inception and the project lead (PTL) for the... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:50pm - 3:20pm PDT
Alpine A

2:50pm PDT

Akraino Edge Stack Enables Connected Car, AR/VR, AI Edge, and Telco Access Edge Application Use Cases - Tina Tsou, Arm
Akraino R2 delivers new levels of flexibility for scale, efficiency, and high availability while accelerating deployment of edge applications.
Augments edge stacks delivered in R1 – including Network Cloud, IoT Edge, Enterprise Edge, and Telecom Edge– with new and enhanced tested and validated deployment-ready blueprints.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Tsou

Tina Tsou

Enterprise Architect, ARM
Tina Tsou is an Enterprise Architect at Arm, where she is responsible for designing and implementing robust strategies to establish first tier status for Arm architecture within open source communities and projects. In this role, Tina employs a comprehensive knowledge of relevant... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:50pm - 3:20pm PDT
Alpine B

3:20pm PDT

Coffee Break
Wednesday March 11, 2020 3:20pm - 4:00pm PDT
Grand Sierra Foyer

4:00pm PDT

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Open Source Ecosystems - Joanna Lee, Gesmer Updegrove LLP
How can we improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in OS communities and ecosystems? Joanna will discuss some of the cultural, economic, and other barriers to greater diversity in OS communities, and how design choices, process flows, and presentation of information can either reinforce these barriers or be used to overcome them. Joanna will present a range of tools and best practices related to documentation, policies, procedures, UX design, communication, and governance for building more inclusive cultures and diverse project communities.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Lee

Joanna Lee

Attorney, Gesmer Updegrove LLP
Joanna Lee is an attorney and advisor open source foundations, technology standard setting organizations, and technology companies. She advises on open source licensing compliance, consortium formation and governance, intellectual property rights issues, non-profit governance, code... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Grand Sierra C

4:00pm PDT

Developer Marketing is DevRel: How to Build a Culture where Everyone is a Community Advocate - Kaitlyn Barnard, Kong
It’s long been said that developers hate marketing, but what if we shift that narrative? Open source projects like Kubernetes are implementing upstream marketing teams, showcasing the value of marketing to open source projects.

In this talk, Kaitlyn will explore the role of marketing in open source organizations and why everyone should view their role as part of developer relations.

This talk will cover:
- Why marketing is important to open source projects
- Creating a culture where marketing and developer relations teams can succeed together
- How to enable everyone in your organization to be a community advocate
- Building marketing messaging and programs that developers love

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlyn Barnard

Kaitlyn Barnard

Developer Marketing, Kong


Wednesday March 11, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

4:00pm PDT

Building Human Trust in Machine Intelligence: What Open Source Can Do - Wenjing Chu, Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
Human Trust has always been a crucial factor in the development and adoption of new technologies throughout our history. The advancement of Internet and now, Machine Intelligence, is pushing this question to the forefront of both technology policy and technical development. You have certainly heard about debates about privacy, social media manipulation, surveillance, user location tracking, ... just to name a few examples. Wenjing is a seasoned technologist whose work addresses the challenges we face to develop future technologies that can have deep rooted Human Trust. In this talk, Wenjing will share the technology landscape and open source projects as essential building blocks for Trust in Future Computing.

Speakers
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Wenjing Chu

Senior Director, Open Source and Research, Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
Wenjing Chu is a Senior Director of Open Source and Research in Futurewei Technologies, Inc. He helps directing open source and open innovation strategies in areas of Intelligent Computing, Trusted Computing, Future of Open Silicons, Mobile Devices, Cloud, Edge Computing and Network... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Grand Sierra D

4:00pm PDT

Panel Discussion: How to Scale a Telecom Standardization Project in Open Source? The Journey of CNTT - Gergely Csatari & Jonne Soininen, Nokia; Heather Kirksey, The Linux Foundation; Abdel Rabi, Vodafone Group
In this panel, we will discuss the story of initiating and scaling of CNTT from three perspectives.
CNTT was started by telecom operators to standardize the cloud infrastructures required by the different VNF vendors. It initiated as an invite-only and operator exclusive activity. Later it was open sourced with the help of the Linux Foundation and everyone, including the telecom vendors were invited to join.

Now it is a diverse community working on the different parts of the specification and with released artifacts.
We will cover this journey from the perspective of a telecom operator, the Linux Foundation and a telecom vendor.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Kirksey

Heather Kirksey

Vice President of NFV, The Linux Foundation
Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platforms.Before joining The Linux Foundation, she led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom industry... Read More →
avatar for Jonne Soininen

Jonne Soininen

Head of Open Source Initiatives, Nokia
Jonne Soininen is  Head of Open Source Initiatives at Nokia based in Espoo, Finland. Prior to this position, he worked in different positions with Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Renesas Mobile and Broadcom and has an extensive history in telecommunications and software engineering... Read More →
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Rabi Abdel

Network Virtualization and SDN/NFV Principal Architect, Vodefone
Rabi Abdel is a SDN & NFV Principal Architect and Senior Manager at Vodafone Groups providing leadership in many areas of NFV and SDN within Vodafone. His knowledge and experience in the field goes beyond the technology itself and cover various aspects of NFV transformational impacts... Read More →
avatar for Gergely Csatari

Gergely Csatari

Senior Open Source Specialist, Nokia
Gergely is working in the central part of Nokia-s OSPO and partially responsible for the outgoing contributions. He is a contributor for cloud infrastructure to Anuket, the OpenInfra ECG and the CNCF TUG communities. Speaker experiences cover several presentations in OpenStack and... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Alpine A

4:00pm PDT

OpenOPF Mitigating Wildfire Risk with Open Source Edge Computing - Michael Enescu, Energy Adaptive Networks & Peter Enescu, University of San Diego
Recent wildfires in Australia and California have recharged the debate about fire management, terrestrial ecosystem complexity and dynamical control in the wake of irreversible climate change. With a widening gap between utilities locked in aging, proprietary ecosystems, unable to deploy modern technologies based on shared, trusted, open systems, several opportunities emerge. OpenOPF (Optimal Power Flow), is a first step towards a series of new open source projects targeted at solving robustness tradeoffs in the wake of catastrophic disasters that could be prevented at scale.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Enescu

Peter Enescu

Researcher and Software Developer, University of California San Diego
Peter Enescu is a researcher and software developer in smart energy and optimal power flow, a research project started at Caltech. He’s a CS student at the University of California, San Diego, specializing in data science and machine learning. Previously, he was an DB intern at... Read More →
avatar for Michael Enescu

Michael Enescu

CEO, Energy Adaptive Networks
Michael Enescu is CEO and Co-founder of EAN and Project OpenOPF, responsible for development of network virtualization technology based on energy research from Caltech. Michael serves as a Visiting Scholar at the California Institute of Technology and was a Fellow in IoT Robotics... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Alpine B

4:40pm PDT

Is "Just Contribute" Good Enough for Your Company's Open Source Policy? - Ruth Suehle, Red Hat
Do you know what your company's open source contribution policies are? Are they written down? Are they complete -- or even /too/ complete? And whose interests do they consider? If you don't have one at all, why should you bother?

In 2019, Red Hat moved from a largely unwritten policy that amounted to "just contribute" to a formal written policy. It was created through collaboration with the entire company, without changing the "just contribute" spirit or restricting our employees. In fact, we don't even call it a policy -- we call it our contribution guidelines. In this talk, you'll learn how and why we did it after 26 years.

Join Ruth Suehle to look at all the things that you should consider when creating (or amending) your own company's contribution policy and some examples outside of Red Hat.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Suehle

Ruth Suehle

Director, Community Outreach, Open Source Program Office, Red Hat
Ruth Suehle is Director of Community Outreach in Red Hat’s Open Source Program Office, which supports upstream open source software communities and their projects. She is also executive vice-president of the Apache Software Foundation and producer of the ApacheCon conference. Her... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 4:40pm - 5:10pm PDT
Grand Sierra C

4:40pm PDT

Panel Discussion: A Day in the Life of an OSPO - Sean McGinnis, Dell Technologies; Stormy Peters, Microsoft; Michael Cheng, Facebook
Be sure to attend this panel, which discusses how OSS fits into the company strategy, the role of the Open Source Program Office (OSPO) and lessons learned. As OSPO leaders, we often get questions on how to convince the company leadership, how to work with legal, which organizations to join and why, etc. This is a practical ask-me-anything panel to inspire and influence companies who do not yet have an OSPO or wanting are thinking of starting one.

Speakers
avatar for Sean McGinnis

Sean McGinnis

Distinguished Engineer, Dell Technologies
 Sean McGinnis drives open source participation and activities across all areas in Dell Technologies.
avatar for Stormy Peters

Stormy Peters

Director, Open Source Programs Office, Microsoft
Stormy Peters is Director of the Open Source Programs Office at Microsoft.Stormy is passionate about open source software and educates companiesand communities on how open source software is changing the softwareindustry. She is a compelling speaker who engages her audiences duringand... Read More →
avatar for Michael Cheng

Michael Cheng

Facebook, Facebook
Lawyer. Raspberry Pi Fanatic. Currently supporting mergers & acquisitions and the open source program office at Facebook. Former IT sysadmin, investment banker and high school dropout. Spent most of my professional career in China and Asia before moving to the US.


Wednesday March 11, 2020 4:40pm - 5:10pm PDT
Grand Sierra A/B

4:40pm PDT

Open Mainframe Project - The Little Engine that Could - John Mertic, The Linux Foundation
Since its launch in 2015, Open Mainframe Project has slowly gained technical momentum and grown the ecosystem. With more than 30 partners and members, 2019 was a turning point for the project. We doubled the number of projects that are hosted and became more of an umbrella much like CNCF and Hyperledger. This is an extraordinary accomplishment, which speaks to the commitment that companies of all sizes have made to be good partners in the OMP community.

In this session, John Mertic will outline growing pains and strategies that have helped
OMP break apart from the pack and become an umbrella with nine different but complementary open source projects underneath it. OMP has a technical infrastructure that lets contributors share responsibility for the project, which ensures that the people contributors trust with decision making are in-fact granted ownership over that decision making and also that responsibilities are distributed rather than centralized whenever possible. John will also discuss some of the new OMP projects and how to jump start their TSC and contributors.

Speakers
avatar for John Mertic

John Mertic

jmertic@linuxfoundation.org, Linux Foundation
John Mertic is the Director of Program Management for The Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he has helped ASWF, ODPi, Open Mainframe Project, and R Consortium accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 4:40pm - 5:10pm PDT
Alpine B

5:15pm PDT

Nightly Happy Hour
When sessions conclude daily, gather with fellow attendees to wrap up the day with some refreshments and networking.

Wednesday March 11, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm PDT
Cascades Restaurant

6:00pm PDT

Evening Shuttle Services to Squaw Village
After happy hour each night, continue the festivities with a trip into The Village at Squaw Valley for dinner. This is not a hosted dinner - we encourage attendees to allow us to assist with group dinner reservations at restaurants in Squaw Village. Click HERE to view the restaurant options and to secure your reservation.

Buses depart The Resort starting at 6:00pm. The last pick up from The Village will be at 9:30pm.

Wednesday March 11, 2020 6:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
Lobby (Resort at Squaw Creek)
 
Thursday, March 12
 

8:00am PDT

8:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Why InnerSource is a Critical Component of FOSS Sustainability - Danese Cooper, NearForm, Ltd.
InnerSource is the use of modern massive peer-based software development engineering methods proven in thousands of FOSS projects over the past 20 years, inside of proprietary companies. Most long-established companies are interested in increasing collaboration and full-stack knowledge and they’re looking to InnerSource. Meanwhile, FOSS developers feel empowered to collaborate, but as the FOSS movement has grown, cracks in sustainability starting to show in the form of maintainer burnout, lack of sufficient or appropriate corporate support for FOSS, and a real shortage of people willing and able to lead FOSS into the future ... So how can InnerSource help FOSS Sustainability? Learn from someone who has been thinking about how to grow the pool of qualified FOSS developers and to improve corporate support for FOSS basically since the term Open Source was coined. You'll hear about specific actions every developer and every company can take to improve software engineering whether FOSS or proprietary, and help sustain the precious FOSS ecosystem through the next generation.

Speakers
avatar for Danese Cooper

Danese Cooper

Founder and Chair, InnerSource Commons Foundation
Danese Cooper is founder and chair of InnerSource Commons and a member of the leadership team for the FINOS InnerSource SIG. Previously, she was head of open source software at PayPal, CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation, chief open source evangelist for Sun, and senior director of open... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Grand Sierra C

9:00am PDT

Project Sputnik: Driving Community-based Innovation at a Large Company and the 5 Lessons I Learned - Barton H George, Dell Technologies
Driving grass roots innovation at a large company is never easy. When you target a customer segment that the company views as esoteric (open source developers) and whose expectations and methods are foreign to that entity it gets even trickier.

Barton George will take you through Project Sputnik a skunkworks effort at Dell to create a community driven Linux laptop. He will walk you through the internal selling and education needed to get management comfortable with the project’s three guiding principles, 1) engage and involve the community, 2) maintain transparency and 3) give back. He will also talk about how after the first product launched one group after another wanted to know why resources were being spent on a project serving a niche audience, and whose yearly volumes were what other lines “sold in Belgium, on Tuesday between 2 and 3 in the afternoon.”

At the end of the presentation Barton will share the team’s five key learnings that have enabled them to not only survive but thrive in an often hostile environment.



Speakers
avatar for Barton George

Barton George

Developer strategy, Dell Technologies
Barton is leading the creation of Dell Technologies’ first coordinated developer program. At Dell, Barton has worked in a variety of positions focused around Open Source and developers. He is also the founder of Project Sputnik, a line of Ubuntu-powered developer laptops and workstations... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Alpine B

9:00am PDT

OpenChain as an ISO Standard - Codifying Compliance Globally - Mark Gisi, Wind River
The OpenChain Specification is an increasingly adopted standard that outlines the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. Available as a de-facto standard since late 2016, it is now positioned to be the first ISO standard produced via the Joint Development Foundation fast-track submission process. This talk will outline how the Linux Foundation has created a fast-track process in collaboration with Joint Development Foundation, how the OpenChain Project has engaged, and what lessons we have learned. It will also give a brief picture of what is coming next for both the OpenChain Project and broader standardization efforts in the Linux Foundation.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Gisi

Mark Gisi

Director, Open Source, Wind River
Mark Gisi, Director of Open Source Programs at Wind River Systems, is manager of the open source program office responsible for open source adoption; risk mitigation; community engagement and innovation acceleration. Mark is also a lead contributor to the Hyperledger Software Parts... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Grand Sierra D

9:00am PDT

How Not to Drown in Security Scan Results - Nicole Schwartz & Philippe Lafoucrière, GitLab
Do you need to roll out an application security testing plan? Have you rolled one out only for everyone to ignore the results because they are overwhelming? You aren’t alone.

Security professionals have been asking developers to implement security scanners into their software projects in order to find vulnerabilities as early as possible, meet compliance standards, and allow security teams to focus on more complex findings instead of simple items scanners can usually find.

However, the issue comes in with the next steps. How do you start? After you setup scanners how do you handle the overwhelming volume of initial results?

We would love to share our expertise, as GitLab team-members involved with integrating application security tests into the CI/CD portion of the DevOps pipeline.

Speakers
avatar for Philippe Lafoucriere

Philippe Lafoucriere

Distinguished Security Engineer, GitLab
Philippe is a Distinguished Engineer at GitLab, focused on the Secure stage of the DevOps lifecycle. In the past, he founded Gemnasium – which monitored software dependencies, notified users of security updates or advisories, and automated open source code updates – which was... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Schwartz

Nicole Schwartz

Senior Product Manager, GitLab
Nicole: Nicole Schwartz speaks about DevSecOps, Agile, Diversity & Inclusion, and Women in Technology. She has leaned heavily on the building and protecting (Blue Team) side her entire career. She is currently the Senior Product Manager for GitLab's Secure Composition Analysis team... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Alpine A

9:40am PDT

The Proof is in the Jelly: How to Write Amazing Open Source Docs - Ben Lloyd Pearson, Nylas
To write great documentation, a writer must be able to channel their deep technical comprehension into clear, concise, and purposeful information. Given the complexity of this challenge, it’s no wonder that it’s often an overlooked component of open source projects. How often have you encountered docs that feel more like an obstacle to overcome rather than an enabler of success? Maybe you feel this way about your own documentation and aren’t sure where to start.

This talk will use one of America’s favorite foods, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, to explain how to write documentation that is persuasive, sets your users up for success, and enables them to explore more deeply on their own. You will come away with a practical approach to ensure that your documentation meets the needs of your users and is serving as a conduit of growth to expand your open source community.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Lloyd Pearson

Ben Lloyd Pearson

Developer Advocate, Nylas
Ben Lloyd Pearson is the Developer Advocate for Nylas. He is a technology generalist who focuses his broad understanding to facilitate better engineering, through developer operations, open source advocacy, software development, digital media, IT systems support & administration... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
Grand Sierra C

9:40am PDT

How to See Your Own Bias - Aeva Black, Microsoft Azure
Five years ago, I was running one of OpenStack's hottest projects and my career was skyrocketting upwards, but that changed when I brought my gender expression inline with my gender identity. As a result of transitioning, I experienced a shift in bias that no one could have prepared me for -- but it's not what you're thinking.

In the two years that followed, I received over 30 rejections for roles and levels that I had previously held. I anticipated that I would run into stereotypes and negative bias, but the most surprising change in bias was internal.

Years of practising meditation gave me a direct awareness that our perceptions are coloured by our past experiences, but as this body's hormones changed, so too did my own perception of the world!

The interplay between memory and sensation, which occurs continually in each of us, is known as "perception bias", and I have some news for you: we're all biased -- and that's OK.

What matters is what we do with it.

Speakers

Thursday March 12, 2020 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
Alpine B

9:40am PDT

Source Code to Cloud-deployment: Metadata Framework for Transparency, Compliance and Trust - Santiago Torres-Arias, New York University & Kate Stewart, The Linux Foundation
Software supply chains today are vulnerable to a wide set of compromises, mostly due to the fact that parts are opaque. We’re missing effective ways to express the elements transparently and accurately. By pulling open source software efforts together we would like to create a framework of tools and formats that can provide insight, and enable verification of the elements used to create products, from the version control systems, though to deployment on embedded devices, and into cloud images. Building on the starting points from the In-toto and SPDX ecosystems we can extend them to solve this challenge and provide a fully-transparent pipeline that covers from development and into deployment. This approach will be demo’d in the talk.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart

Senior Director of Strategic Programs, Linux Foundation
Kate Stewart is a Senior Director of Strategic Programs, responsible for Embedded and Open Compliance programs. Since joining The Linux Foundation, she has launched Real-Time Linux, Zephyr Project, CHAOSS, and ELISA.
avatar for Santiago Torres

Santiago Torres

PhD Student, New York University


Thursday March 12, 2020 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
Grand Sierra D

9:40am PDT

Accelerating Innovation With Open Source - Growing Banyan Trees - Peder Ulander, Amazon
We are in a new era of innovation, fueled in part by open source software, tools, new cloud-native architectural patterns, and collaborative development. Open source has enabled new ideas and techniques to spread farther, faster than ever before. Distributed open source communities pioneered tools and techniques for building software that have forever changed how we build, test, and deploy software. In this talk, we’ll explore how open source embodies knowledge and experience, and how it enables ideas to spread and grow. We’ll also discuss why we believe that the most impactful open source projects are like a banyan tree, starting from a small seed of an idea and growing out to be giant canopies for communities.

Speakers
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Peder Ulander

GM Open Source, Amazon
Peder Ulander is a marketing & strategy executive with an outstanding record of building strong global product and marketing strategies that deliver superior results. He’s always been fascinated by what comes next, and has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
Alpine A

10:10am PDT

Coffee Break
Thursday March 12, 2020 10:10am - 11:00am PDT
Grand Sierra Foyer

11:00am PDT

Managing Corporate Interest while Driving Coherent Communities - Daria Gurova, Scality
Think about the greatest companies in the world. What is it they have in common? In those companies, people are not afterthoughts but the focus and the purpose. And before we understand that every company with its values and resources shapes the very fabric of society, changes the world we live in, there is no chance for real success, the kind every business strives for.

Dasha will talk about some challenges she faces building a customer community, why it's important to put time, effort and resources into building and sustaining it. She will also talk about the ways to motivate and engage other teams trough the community and how to align the company's economic logic with the community purpose. Lastly, she will share the approach she is using to build the community for Scality.

Speakers
avatar for Daria Gurova

Daria Gurova

Community Manager, Scality
Community Manager at Scality. Believes that extraordinary things happen when people come together to work on something they care about. She is juggling both open-source and customer community right now and discovered a lot of challenges and potentials on this intersection. This is... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Alpine B

11:00am PDT

Open Sourcing Africa - Sander van Vugt & Santos Ver Chibenga, Living Open Source Foundation
One of our Zambian sponsors wanted to shift to an open-source policy. Due to the scarcity of local talent, they needed to fly in consultants from Europe, for a daily rate that is equivalent to 3 local monthly salaries. After the pilot, the project was killed as it was less expensive to use proprietary software.

This talk explains how Living Open Source Foundation is educating Africans in Open Source technology with the help of Linux Foundation. This is a challenging mission, as the foundation of IT education is weak in many countries. Nevertheless, participants to the large scale events organised is huge, with more than 500 participants in Malawi.

This talk is a happy story that explains how Open Source can change local economies. At the same time this talk is calling for potential sponsors, because a lot is needed to make a sustainable change. The talk will give an overview of current projects.

Speakers
avatar for Santos Venter Chibenga

Santos Venter Chibenga

Co-Founder and Community lead, Living Open Source Foundation
Santos is a Zambia national, who started organising small scale local community events in Zambia. When Santos met Sander they decided to organise an event together, to educate local talent. The event was successful, and since the Living Open Source Foundation has spread its activity... Read More →
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Sander van Vugt

co-founder, Living Open Source Foundation
Sander van Vugt is a best selling author on Open Source related topics, as well as founder of the Living Open Source Foundation (livingopensource.net). As an author Sander teaches multiple online classes monthly, and Sander has been a speaker on major Linux conferences, including... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Grand Sierra C

11:00am PDT

Creating the World Leading Open Source Technology for Smart Cities - Juanjo Hierro, FIWARE Foundation e. V.
Juanjo will describe how the FIWARE technology and the ecosystem around was created within a PPP of the European Commission together with several European companies. These companies are global corporates SMEs as well as innovative startups. In total, 500 million Euro were invested into the FIWARE development. To bring all this investment into a sustainable future, the FIWARE Foundation was created three years ago.

Born in Europe the FIWARE technology in the meantime is the leading open source technology for Smart Cities around the globe but the technology is also used in Agriculture, Energy and Industry 4.0. Partner companies have used the software buildings block, the reference architecture, the standard API as well as the standard data models to create more than 150 platforms and solutions - all of them are presented on the FIWARE market place. In several projects, the FIWARE Foundation is working together with the Linux Foundation like in LF Energy.

Speakers
avatar for Juanjo Hierro

Juanjo Hierro

Chief Technology Officer, FIWARE Foundation
I have a dream: bringing the technology that will help to build the digital service infrastructures enabling sharing of right-time contextual data in smart cities, smart home, smart factories, smart farms, ... The dream of also many developers: program their smart applications so... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Alpine A

11:40am PDT

How I Learned to Love the Rebuild: How to Know When to Reinvest in your Systems - Rob Zuber, CircleCI
There’s a saying about perfectly architected systems: we’ve never heard of them, because they rarely get off the ground. When you first get going, the only thing you should focus on is finding product-market fit. Picking the stack that works right now, fast, is the right choice. Yet, once you reach critical mass, waiting too long to re-architect can torpedo your reliability and ability to grow. So, how do you know when it’s time to pause and reinvest in your systems? What are the signs that it is time to break things apart?

Knowing what this transition looks like, and accepting that every company that has velocity will eventually get here, will help you understand the retooling your system is a sign of success, not of failure.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Zuber

Rob Zuber

CTO, CircleCI
Rob Zuber is a 20-year veteran of software startups, a four-time founder, and three-time CTO. Since joining CircleCI, Rob has seen the company through its Series B, C, and D funding and delivered on product innovation at scale. Rob leads a team of 100+ engineers who are distributed... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Alpine B

11:40am PDT

Preserving Privacy in Data - Gordon Haff, Red Hat
Deep learning and machine learning more broadly depend on large quantities of data to develop accurate predictive models. In areas such as medical research, sharing data among institutions can lead to even greater value. However, data often includes personally identifiable information that we may not want to (or even be legally allowed to) share with others. Traditional anonymization techniques only help to some degree.

In this talk, Red Hat's Gordon Haff will share with you the active research activity taking place in academia and elsewhere into techniques such as multi-party computation and homomorphic encryption. The goal of this research is to enable broad information sharing leading to better models while preserving the anonymity of individual data points.

Speakers
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Gordon Haff

Technology Advocate, Red Hat
Gordon Haff is Technology Advocate at Red Hat where he works on emerging technology strategy; writes about tech, trends, and their business impact; and is a frequent speaker at customer and industry events. Among the topics he works on are edge, blockchain, AI, quantum, cloud-native... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Grand Sierra C

11:40am PDT

Using Open Source in Research and Development to Explore New Technologies - Christoph H Lameter, Independent
When researching new technologies one often has to deal with new hardware and new software that is required to operate the new hardware. How does one actually do this and what are the issues that one has with vendors that may want to keep the software proprietary. This is in particular an issue if one operates a open source dominated software ecosystem in a company.

The operation of an R&D infrastructure necessarily also involves tool for prototyping and testing and the open source community provides a unique set of tools and techniques to enable such endeavors in a rapid fashion that is not commonly possible with traditional tools that are heavy in support needs and in the learning curve to get these tools deployed. The open source community relies frequently on individual contributors in large communities. Such open source ecosystem must provide tools and methods to enable new developers to contribute to these projects with minimal effort.

Speakers
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Christoph H Lameter

Universalist specializing in Computer Science, None
Christoph Lameter retired in January 2020 from High Frequency Trading company in Chicago where he was working as a Team Lead in research and development until the end of January 2020. He was responsible for the R&D on new HPC and HFT hardware and to bring new vendors online as well... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Alpine A

11:40am PDT

A Peek at the Future of GraphQL - Lee Byron, GraphQL
The GraphQL Working Group is constantly evaluating proposals to enhance the GraphQL language and ecosystem. In this talk, I will present the major proposals from the last two years. Some of these proposals are nearly finished, others are just gaining momentum. Taken together, you will get a sense of how GraphQL is evolving in 2020 and beyond.

Speakers
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Lee Byron

GraphQL, Design Technologist


Thursday March 12, 2020 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Grand Sierra D

12:10pm PDT

Lunch
Thursday March 12, 2020 12:10pm - 2:00pm PDT
Cascades Restaurant

6:00pm PDT

Evening Shuttle Services to Squaw Village
After happy hour each night, continue the festivities with a trip into The Village at Squaw Valley for dinner. This is not a hosted dinner - we encourage attendees to allow us to assist with group dinner reservations at restaurants in Squaw Village. Click HERE to view the restaurant options and to secure your reservation.

Buses depart The Resort starting at 6:00pm. The last pick up from The Village will be at 9:30pm.

Thursday March 12, 2020 6:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
Lobby (Resort at Squaw Creek)