Robyn Bergeron makes life awesome for people participating in the Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana communities. Passionate about improving ease of development and deployment of infrastructure and applications, she tirelessly advocates for end-users of open source projects, which why her current title is Operations Advocate at Elastic.
She has been a sysadmin, program manager, and business analyst, and has an ongoing role as mother of two stellar kids. Her most recent gig was as the Fedora Project Leader at Red Hat, where she herded cats through several releases of the Linux distribution.
Linux is widely used in the majority of the world’s most critical infrastructure, especially in the military and banking andfinance sectors. Ninety-eight percent of the world’s supercomputers run Linux and open source software so the value and performance is irrefutable. So our thinking was centered around bringing the same functionality, serviceability, affordability, reliability, security, agility and flexibility to businesses across the globe so that they, too, can benefit from Linux without the traditional barriers to entry. Luckily innovation in the cloud helps us see this reality come true.
Gina Trapani's worn lots of different hats over the years. She founded Lifehacker and served as its inaugural editor. She hosted two different shows on the TWiT podcast network, including the informative and entertaining All About Android. And she created and continues to develop ThinkUp, a social media analysis service, along with a multiplatform to-do list app and a new service called Makerbase that promises to connect people who make cool things.
Priyanka Nag is a technical writer for Red Hat and Mozilla Rep from India. Priyanka has been contributing to open source projects for the past four years. She started by editing Wikipedia pages, and then was introduced to Mozilla during an event at her college. She says that Mozilla was love at first sight, and soon after she became a Mozillian, she was hooked on the project. Now Priyanka is also a regular speaker at community events in India. I recently caught up with Priyanka to learn more about her work in the Mozilla Community and her thoughts on the importance of the open web in India.
From what I learned talking with Jeremy Sands last Tuesday, everything about the SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF) will be marinated in southern culture. So much so that if this were twenty years ago, I’d be expecting to see geeks with cigarette packs rolled-up in the sleeves of their T shirts. But these days people don’t smoke much anymore, not even in North Carolina, a state built by tobacco money.
Jan-Simon Möller is a consultant and trainer for the Linux Foundation's training program and holds an electrical engineering degree. But he started out as a home Linux user tinkering with different distributions before moving on to systems administration.
He now teaches a range of Linux Foundation courses, from writing Linux kernel drivers, to embedded Linux development, and system administration. His expertise lies in embedded Linux, Realtime Linux, SELinux, power management, and integration of new compilers.
Here Möller tells us more about how he learned Linux, his career path, the projects he's currently involved in, and his ham radio hobby.
I manage the community leadership portion of the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat. Our team works to help ensure the success of the community upstream projects, which are so important to Red Hat. This includes Fedora, CentOS, RDO, oVirt, Project Atomic, and many others. You can read about what we're working on and find events where our team and other Red Hat employees are presenting at community.redhat.com or follow us on Twitter at @redhatopen.
A short while ago I was reviewing one of my Twitter lists and I happened upon a tweet that led me to NethServer, an open source project that featured a product the likes of which I had been looking for in recent months.