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Paul Downey

Paul is a Technical Architect at the Government Digital Service, where he helped build GOV.UK and is now working with departments to transform Government digital services. He represents GDS on the UK government Open Standards Board. Formerly he acted as BT’s Chief Web Services Architect, serving as their W3C Advisory Committee representative and was a founding member of Osmosoft. He a founder of SolderPad.com, a place to share, discover and collaborate on electronic projects, co-founded OSHUG, the Open Source Hardware monthly meet-up, and is mildly notorious for a set of uber-doodles collectively known as The Web is Agreement. whatfettle.com

Mark Keating

Mark Keating is the Managing Director of Shadowcat Systems, chair of the Perl Foundation Marketing Committee and a member of the Steering and Advocacy Committees, Organiser of the UK Perl Workshop and Director/Secretary of the Enlightened Perl Organisation.

Stephen Quinney

Stephen Quinney is a member of the FLOSS UK council. He works as a Senior Computing Officer working for the School of Informatics in the University of Edinburgh. His primary role involves supporting the LCFG configuration management system which is used within the School and the University to manage approximately 3700 Linux and MacOSX based desktops and servers. In his spare time he's more likely to be found half-way up a mountain and/or drinking nice whisky.

Philip Colmer

I'm the IT Services Manager at Linaro - a not-for-profit engineering organization consolidating and optimizing open source Linux software and tools for the ARM architecture. My role benefits from the years I've spent working in other companies such as Acorn Computers, ProQuest and DANTE.

I've worked through different sizes of organisations, with different needs and very different infrastructures. Linaro uses almost entirely Amazon for its server needs, all running Ubuntu.

Working with both UNIX and Windows infrastructures for over 25 years, a lover of all technology and a firm believer in using the best tools for the problem.

David Griffith

David Griffith has been a System Administrator with Durham University for the last 6 years, firstly in the Department of Physics and now in the central Computing and Information Service.

His interests are in currently in Automation, Testing and Design and Architecture.

David Proffitt

I have been using UNIX of one sort or another since 1984. I have worked in Medical Education and Television News and currently work for the Service Provider to the Research and Higher Education community. Amongst other things I am interested in Linux, FreeBSD and Perl.

Jack Knight

I've worked as a techie for a number of blue chip companies including Siemens, BT, O2, Vodafone, Alcatel-Lucent and a number of Government departments. I also worked as an associate for Coopers & Lybrand, Logica and PMC.

After reaching Principal Consultant Level in Siemens-Nixdorf specialising in infrastructures, I moved on and then spent 17 years as a freelance consultant before starting my current job back in 2011,

I currently work for Unibet, one of the largest online gambling operators in the European market with over 7 million customers worldwide in over 150 countries. I work in the Technical Development Team, which is based in Stockholm, but my actual physical base is in London, as I have teams of around 40 Developers under my wing there.

I've been heavily involved in development of our "Pipeline" deployment mechanism which supports deploying Java and PHP/Drupal applications (as well as most of its own internal components) with CI/CD using Thoughtworks "Go", Fabric, custom python, perl and bash scripting, Liquibase, Foreman, Puppet, MCollective, Vagrant, Proxmox, Openstack and other fun stuff in an Agile/Kanban environment.

Veteran Sysadmin, was a DevOps before the term became popular. Experience in more variants of Unix/Linux than I care to recall, advocate of open source, armchair sport enthusiast and lover of beer and curries.

Simon Biles

InfoSec Consultant & Author.

Bernd Erk

As Managing Director, Bernd oversees the success and smooth operation of all customer projects and business processes at the IT service provider, NETWAYS. This is possible thanks to his technical expertise that stretches across Systems Management, Managed Services and Software Development. A contributor to Linux Magazine and Linux Technical Review in Germany, Bernd regularly publishes articles and presents on open source topics ranging across Icinga/Nagios monitoring, OpenNebula cloud computing, Puppet configuration management, MySQL database monitoring and performance tuning among others.

On the side, Bernd is also a member of the Icinga development team.

Alex Owen

With over 10 years professional experience of Unix and Linux systems administration in the UK university sector I find that I have picked up a thing or two along the way.

A contributor to the open source community mostly via the Debian Project in the form of patches to the Debian installer, debian-live and documenting the issue and solution to netbooting with non-free firmware. Also various other bits and pieces along the way!

Linux SysAdmin / Particle Physics System Manager

Valerii Kravchuk

I've joined Percona in September 2012 as a Principal Support Engineer. Before that I worked in the Bugs Verification group of MySQL Support team at MySQL AB/Sun/Oracle for more than seven years. During all this time he processed bugs at http://bugs.mysql.com. He has also worked on complex support issues, coordinated cooperation of MySQL Support with optimizer, GUI tools and some other development teams. Later he was also responsible for decision making from Support side on bug fixing in all MySQL GA versions.

Before joining MySQL AB I worked as software developer, trainer, system administrator and DBA for Oracle and Informix databases.

I've got a degree in Mathematics from the Moscow State University back in 1992. I live with my family in the small town of Vyshgorod near Kyiv, Ukraine.

Toshaan Bharvani

Simon Riggs

Simon Riggs is CTO of 2ndQuadrant, a Major Developer and Committer on the PostgreSQL open source database project

Howard Chu

CTO Symas Corp. / Chief Architect OpenLDAP Project

Chris Jones

Jillian Kozyra

Jillian Kozyra is a software developer with Symas Corporation. She also works on a Ruby on Rails project called StableRenters/RentSpecs that gathers and correlates housing data to create landlord and property profiles for renters in New York City. Jillian graduated from NYU in 2010 with a BA in Computer Science and Russian. She also holds an MA from Jagiellonian University in Central and Eastern European Studies, where her dissertation was an analysis of coalition formation in the Ukrainian parliament since 2002 using game theory. Jillian was an IBM Extreme Blue intern in 2009, where she worked on a project to enable IBM researchers to quickly and easily deploy their web apps to IBM™'s cloud for external testing.

Kris Buytaert

Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant. He's one of instigators of the devops movement, currently working for Inuits

He is frequently speaking at, or organizing different international conferences and has written about the same subjects in different Books, Papers and Articles

He spends most of his time working on bridging the gap between developers and operations with a strong focus on High Availability, Scalability , Virtualisation and Large Infrastructure Management projects hence trying to build infrastructures that can survive the 10th floor test, better known today as the cloud while actively promoting the devops idea !

His blog titled "Everything is a Freaking DNS Problem" can be found at http://www.krisbuytaert.be/blog/

Jan-Piet Mens

Jan-Piet Mens is an independent Unix/Linux consultant and sysadmin who's worked with Unix-systems since 1985. Jan-Piet does odd bits of coding, and has architected infrastructure at major customers throughout Europe. One of his specialities is the Domain Name System and as such, he authored the book Alternative DNS Servers as well as a variety of other technical publications. (http://mens.de)

Wim Godden

Wim Godden has been working with open source technologies since 1997 and has been involved in open source projects such as OpenX and PHPCompatibility.

Next to web development, he's worked with a wide range of technologies (from database clusters to Internet backbone design) and focuses a lot of his time on high-scalability projects and on coaching/training web engineers.

Open source enthusiast since 1997, full of crazy ideas and always looking for new ways to improve the Web world

Matt S Trout

Matt S Trout was thrust into Perl at the tender age of seventeen by a backup accident. Two weeks later he realised that he was in love with the language and has been happily using it for systems automation, network, web and database development ever since.

He is co-maintainer of the Catalyst web framework (and co-author of The Definitive Guide to Catalyst), the creator of the DBIx::Class ORM, and a core team member for the Moose metaprotocol and object system, as well as contributing to assorted other CPAN projects.

Matt spends his days leading the technical team at Shadowcat Systems Limited, an open source consultancy specialising in Catalyst, Perl applications deployment and systems architecture. Shadowcat sponsors web, source repository and mailing list hosting for Catalyst, DBIx::Class and a large number of associated projects, and creates and releases open source code both internally and on behalf of its clients.

Sharif Salah

Sharif has worked with cloud technologies for the past 5 years as a technical lead in Higher Education. Along the way this has given him the opportunity to evangelise extensively on the adoption and integration of cloud services both internationally and locally. More recently he has joined the Google Developer Expert program and advocates on the use of Google Cloud Platform.

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