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Monday, November 1
 

8:00am PDT

Golf Scramble & Mixer (Pre registration required)
Golf Scramble & Mixer
  • Monday, November 1st 
  • First tee time - 8:00am 
  • Location: Silverado Resort - South Course
  • This activity is full. Please click HERE to sign up for the wait list
***Please note that you must be registered for LFMS to participate and have your event badge with you.

The Golf Scramble & Mixer will pair you up with other Member Summit attendees for a round of golf on a championship course! Tee times will begin at 8:00am on the resort's South Course and complimentary golf club rentals are available. Space is limited, so sign up now to secure your spot!

Monday November 1, 2021 8:00am - 11:00am PDT
Silverado Resort – South Course

8:00am PDT

Registration + Badge Pick-up
Monday November 1, 2021 8:00am - 6:00pm PDT
Beaulieu Room

10:30am PDT

Bike Tour of the Valley (Pre registration required)
Enjoy the unique experience of bicycling through wine country! With a casual pace and frequent stops, the emphasis is on enjoying the scenery and discovering local wineries along the way! This 5 hour tour includes a beautifully presented picnic lunch catered by Chef Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery and wine tasting appointments made in advance for the group. *Note that wine tastings are optional and tasting fees are not covered by the LF or tour operator.

You must be 21+ to participate in the winery bike tour.

Transportation will be provided to and from the activity. Space is limited for all activities, so book early to ensure your participation! Please note that participants must be registered for the event and have their event badge with them.

This activity is full. Please click HERE to sign up for the wait list.

Monday November 1, 2021 10:30am - 3:30pm PDT
Napa Valley Bike Tours 6500 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599

11:00am PDT

Wine Tasting at Stag’s Leap Winery (Pre registration required)
Enjoy some of the best that Napa Valley has to offer at the Stag’s Leap Winery. During this intimate 90-minute tour and tasting at one of California's earliest wine estates, you will stroll the property and finish with a reception-style tasting of five wines and a selection of cheeses!

You must be 21+ to participate in the winery bike tour. A second bike tour will be offered for riders under 21 and focuses on the scenic ride, Napa’s history and the vineyard growth cycle.

Transportation will be provided to and from the activity. Space is limited for all activities, so book early to ensure your participation! Please note that participants must be registered for the event and have their event badge with them.

This activity is currently full. Please click HERE to sign up for the wait list!


Monday November 1, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Stag’s Leap Winery 6150 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558

4:30pm PDT

6:00pm PDT

Evening Shuttle Services to Downtown Napa
After happy hour each night, continue the festivities with a trip into downtown Napa.

Buses will pick up at the Silverado in front of the Market & Bakery. Drop off will be in Lot K at 725 Coombs Street in downtown Napa.

Buses depart The Silverado Resort starting at 6:00 PM. The last pickup from downtown Napa will be at 9:30 PM.

Monday November 1, 2021 6:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
Pickup outside by the Market & Bakery
 
Tuesday, November 2
 

7:30am PDT

Continental Breakfast
Tuesday November 2, 2021 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
Fairway Deck

7:30am PDT

Registration + Badge Pick-up
Tuesday November 2, 2021 7:30am - 6:00pm PDT
Beaulieu Room

9:00am PDT

Keynote: State of the Union - Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation with Prakash Linga, CEO & Founder, BluBracket
Speakers
avatar for Prakash Linga

Prakash Linga

CEO & Founder, BluBracket
Prakash is a visionary whose passion for the human aspects of security has powered multiple startups and game-changing products. He is the CEO and founder of BluBracket, a developer-focused code security solution. Prakash received his PhD from Cornell University and earned his Bachelors... Read More →
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Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Jim Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing, and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate innovation in technology through... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

9:50am PDT

Keynote: Jeff Wittich, Chief Product Officer, Ampere & Mark Shan, Chairperson, Tencent Open Source Alliance
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Wittich

Jeff Wittich

Chief Product Officer, Ampere
Jeff Wittich is the chief product officer at Ampere. Jeff has extensive leadership experience in the semiconductor industry in roles ranging from product and process development to business strategy to marketing. Prior to joining Ampere, he worked at Intel for 15 years in a variety... Read More →
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Mark Shan

Chairperson, Tencent Open Source Alliance
Mark Shan has a long career and practical experience in cloud-native, microservices, big data, edge computing, and open-source ecosystem. As the chairperson of Tencent Open Source Alliance, he works full of passion to build the ecosystem for Tencent Open Source and makes great efforts... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 9:50am - 10:00am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

10:05am PDT

Keynote: Agriculture: Malthusian Trap or The Innovation Opportunity of a Lifetime? - Sumer Johal, Executive Director, AgStack Foundation



Speakers
avatar for Sumer Johal

Sumer Johal

Executive Director, AgStack Foundation
Mr. Johal is a seasoned business leader with over two decades of experience in building and managing technology-based ventures with high-performance teams across multiple industries and geographies.Mr. Johal grew up in an agricultural family in Punjab, India. He earned a BS and MS... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 10:05am - 10:15am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

10:20am PDT

Keynote: Software on 250 Million Phones: The LFPH Journey - Jenny Wanger, Director of Programs, LF Public Health
Speakers
avatar for Jenny Wanger

Jenny Wanger

Director of Programs, LF Public Health
Jenny Wanger co-founded the TCN Coalition, a community dedicated to creating open source exposure notification tools and apps at the beginning of the pandemic. TCN Coalition then merged in with Linux Foundation Public Health and Jenny joined the leadership team with the late open source hero Dan Kohn. Now Jenny heads up a number of different initiatives there, building community and infusing the organization with customer-centric DNA.Prior to starting the TCN Coalition, Jenny was a product manager for... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 10:20am - 10:30am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

10:30am PDT

Keynote: The Data Center Sustainability Imperative and the Transformational Opportunity of Open Hardware - Ali Fenn, President, ITRenew
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 →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 10:30am - 10:50am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

10:50am PDT

Coffee Break
Tuesday November 2, 2021 10:50am - 11:30am PDT
Fairway Deck

11:00am PDT

LFX Innovation Center
Come meet the LFX Team at the Innovation Center Tuesday, November 2nd, and Wednesday, November 3rd from 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM.  This is your opportunity to learn about the LFX Platform, the great tools that help you manage your project directly, and live demos of the LFX goodness and coming updates. Snacks and drinks are included. Join Us!

Tuesday November 2, 2021 11:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Royal Oak

11:40am PDT

Panel Discussion: We Are Many, But We Are One - Tracy Miranda & Kara de la Marck, CD Foundation; Sharon Jerop Kipruto, Google; Priti Desai, IBM; & Kim Lewandowski, Chainguard
It is easier for contributors to collaborate on closed source projects because of alignment in their company’s goals and priorities. On the other hand, open source projects always find it harder to reach consensus because of competing goals and priorities from multiple companies and diverse contributors. In this session, we will explore how we are working on open source projects as one team across different companies. We will strive to answer: - How do open source contributors effectively collaborate on a project? - How do we resolve conflicts? How do different cultures influence the culture of the open source project? - What is the role of the community in creating alignment between companies? - How do we welcome new contributors and motivate existing contributors? In the end, we will learn strategies for effective open source collaboration across organizations to build successful projects with thriving communities.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Lewandowski

Kim Lewandowski

Founder / Product, Chainguard, Inc
Kim Lewandowski 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 laser, and also worked at a number of startups, including her own. She represents Google on the Governing... Read More →
avatar for Jerop Kipruto

Jerop Kipruto

Software Engineer, Google
Jerop is a Software Engineer at Google working on Cloud Continuous Delivery, specifically Tekton. She works on projects that enable software developers to build and ship cloud native applications. Jerop has a BSc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Miranda

Tracy Miranda

Executive Director, Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF)
Tracy Miranda is the executive director of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) where she leads the mission to improve the world’s capacity to deliver software with security and speed. Prior to CDF, Tracy was the Director of Open Source at CloudBees. Tracy is a veteran of the... Read More →
avatar for Priti Desai

Priti Desai

Software Engineer, IBM
Priti is a Software Engineer at IBM. She implements CI/CD with Tekton and Serverless with OpenWhisk. She is a mentor for Open Source JumpStart at IBM and Outreachy. She is also an Open Source promoter within the company and has presented technical content at EclipseCon and Continuous... Read More →
avatar for Kara de la Marck

Kara de la Marck

Senior Ecosystem Advocate, CDF
Kara is a Senior Ecosystem Advocate at the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) and co-chair of the CDF’s Interoperability SIG. Having worked as a developer, Kara enjoys helping developer teams and companies get better at delivering software. She is passionate about open source... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Silverado West

11:40am PDT

Pandemic Pivots of an OSPO - Nithya Ruff, Comcast
As we came to work the week of March 9th, 2020, all plans we had made for 2020 went out of the window and the Comcast OSPO had to make new plans for 2020. This plan went through multiple adjustments throughout the pandemic as we learnt from the environment and what the business needed. From events going virtual to focusing inside the company on Developer Advocacy and InnerSource collaboration, many lessons were learnt that we will continue into the "new normal". Come listen to how we adjusted our focus and made the OSPO relevant to the company during a constantly changing time. I will cover both our normal running operations and what we did during the pandemic and what we will take with us into the future.

Speakers
avatar for Nithya Ruff

Nithya Ruff

Head, Open Source Program Office, Amazon
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Amazon's Open Source Program Officer and the Chair of The Linux Foundation Board. Prior to that, she was Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office where she drove Open Source culture and transformation inside of Comcast and expanded engagement with... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Vintner's Court

11:40am PDT

LFX: Protecting Your Project and Community with Continuous Security - David Deal & Sachin Gupta, The Linux Foundation
Your projects power the world's critical infrastructure, and therefore the security of  your software is essential. However with the pressure to deliver new features, fix defects and release often,  security is often left for last minute and even then it is difficult to easily visualize and discern the state of a project’s security.

In this session, we will show you how the LFX Platform addresses these challenges and enables you to continuously improve the security posture of your project. The LFX Security tool automatically scans for vulnerabilities, code secrets and non-inclusive language, so your entire community can measure, manage, and improve project security.

Speakers
avatar for David Deal

David Deal

Senior Engineering Manager, The Linux Foundation
avatar for Sachin Gupta

Sachin Gupta

Senior Technical Product Manager, The Linux Foundation


Tuesday November 2, 2021 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Silverado East

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 November 2, 2021 11:40am - 12:45pm PDT
Beringer

12:15pm PDT

Building Open Source Communities During the Covid-19 Pandemic - Jacqueline Salinas, CD Foundation
“We successfully brought together an open-source community during these challenging times, and all of it online. This talk is all about how we did it.” The CD Foundation (CDF) is an open-source community improving the world's ability to deliver software with security and speed. The goal of the foundation is to help you figure out your best DevOps path to being a high-performing team and how to use open source to get there. BUT how exactly are we able to execute this mission in 2020? Especially, during the Covid-19 pandemic when face-to-face interactions were prohibited? Join this session to learn more about how I, Jacqueline Salinas, Director of Ecosystem & Community Development, and the CDF community worked to figure out how to transition our community and outreach activities from in-person to virtual. This session will cover various case studies from the CDF community and practical approaches that were implemented to ensure engagement and growth from the comfort and safety of all of our homes. Walk away with knowledge that is transferable to any community so that you can ensure you are creating safe, inclusive, and diverse communities.

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Salinas

Jacqueline Salinas

Director of Ecosystem & Community Development, CD Foundation
Jacqueline Salinas is the Director of Ecosystem & Community Development for the Continuous Delivery Foundation. She is an alumni of the University of New Mexico, where she earned her degree in Business Administration at the Robert O. Anderson School of Management with a concentration... Read More →



Tuesday November 2, 2021 12:15pm - 12:45pm PDT
Silverado West

12:15pm PDT

Dependencies, Licensing, and Risk: CHAOSS Metrics and Tools - Sean P. Goggins, CHAOSS Project
When managing dependencies there are varying levels of complexity and context. Specifically, this talk will review how the CHAOSS Risk Working Group is developing a set of Minimum Viable Metrics that consider: Direct, transitive, interdependent, and circular dependencies. We then discuss the range of variables that can add contextual dimensions to inform how these dependencies can be measured, and a common language for interpreting them. Repository dependency enumeration (Upstream: Projects that my project depends on) Dependency sustainability risk (possibly an accumulation of Evolution, Common and Value working group metrics) “How active is the project now?” - are commits still being made? If it’s small it might be fine, but larger ones are usually concerning if there’s no commits - Dependency : How many times is a single dependency is referenced - Libyears for projects/libraries my project depends on (total, average) - Enumeration of known vulnerabilities for my project’s upstream dependencies - CVE's & Vulnerabilities: CVE's are a small subset.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Goggins

Sean Goggins

Professor, CHAOSS Project
Sean is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Missouri, where his research foci are open source software, and human centered data science. Sean is a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s working group on community health analytics for... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 12:15pm - 12:45pm PDT
Vintner's Court

12:15pm PDT

LFX: Keys to Improving Project Velocity and Engagement - Nirav Patel & Eric Searcy, The Linux Foundation
Bootstrapping new projects and scaling existing ones is very complex and resource-intensive. Once a project is established there is the challenge of driving and maintaining community engagement. All the while member companies need to have visibility into the project health and their contribution.

In this session learn how leveraging the LFX Platform Project Control Center and Organization Dashboard tools helps you address these challenges by providing automation of critical infrastructure, enabling agile execution models and improving visibility across your projects.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Searcy

Eric Searcy

Director, IT Architecture, The Linux Foundation
avatar for Nirav Patel

Nirav Patel

Chief Architect, The Linux Foundation


Tuesday November 2, 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm PDT
Silverado East

12:45pm PDT

Lunch
Tuesday November 2, 2021 12:45pm - 2:30pm PDT
Fairway Deck & Mansion Garden Lawn

2:30pm PDT

Code of Conducts in Action - Navigating the Challenges of Enforcement - Joanna Lee, Gesmer Updegrove LLP
Joanna will provide an overview of best practices for enforcing Codes of Conduct, including how to effectively respond to a reported violation, design enforcement processes that are both fair and transparent, conduct a fair investigation, balance transparency with confidentiality and privacy, minimize legal risks, and manage community relations effectively if the alleged violation becomes highly publicized or controversial.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Lee

Joanna Lee

VP of Strategic Initiatives & Legal, CNCF
Joanna Lee is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Legal at CNCF and the Linux Foundation, where she drives complex strategic initiatives that are designed to impact the evolution of open source ecosystems, create high value new programs, improve health and sustainability... Read More →



Tuesday November 2, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Silverado West

2:30pm PDT

Panel Discussion: Applying the Principles of Product-market Fit to Open Source Projects - Emily Omier, Emily Omier Consulting, LLC; Amanda Robson, Cowboy Ventures; Leigh Marie Braswell, Founders Fund; Nithya Ruff, Comcast
Product-market fit is a term used in the business world to describe when a product’s features and attributes are in alignment with the needs of the market it’s in, usually resulting in rapid growth in adoption. In this panel, panelists will discuss how the idea of aligning what your software does with the needs of a particular market is important to open source projects as well, and can help open source projects grow rapidly while building a sustainable community. Panelists with different perspectives on the open source ecosystem will explore how maintainers can learn from the principles of product-market fit and techniques used to find it and apply the lessons to their own open source projects to improve “project-market” fit, drive community growth, and contribute to a robust community of users and contributors.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Marie Braswell

Leigh Marie Braswell

Investor, Founders Fund
Leigh Marie Braswell is an investor at Founders Fund focused on developer tools as well as data/ML infrastructure & applications. Before joining Founders Fund, she was an early engineer & the first product manager at Scale AI, where she originally built & later led product development... Read More →
avatar for Nithya Ruff

Nithya Ruff

Head, Open Source Program Office, Amazon
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Amazon's Open Source Program Officer and the Chair of The Linux Foundation Board. Prior to that, she was Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office where she drove Open Source culture and transformation inside of Comcast and expanded engagement with... Read More →
avatar for Emily Omier

Emily Omier

Positioning Consultant, Emily Omier Consulting, LLC
Emily Omier is a positioning consultant who helps companies in the cloud native ecosystem clarify the value their commercial products and open source projects provide, who the ideal users and contributors are and how to describe both closed-source and open source software projects... Read More →
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Amanda Robson

Principal, Cowboy Ventures
Amanda loves working with passionate founders who have become experts in their space. She works with enterprise companies broadly but focuses on innovations in developer tooling, data management, security, applied AI, and supply chain.


Tuesday November 2, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Vintner's Court

2:30pm PDT

Deep Dive on Linux Foundation Public Health - Jim St. Clair, LF Public Health
Speakers
avatar for Jim St Clair

Jim St Clair

Executive Director, LF Public Health
Executive Director, Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH). LFPH builds, secures, and sustains open source software to help public health authorities (PHAs) combat COVID-19 and future epidemics.Previously, As the Chief Trust Officer for the Lumedic Exchange, the first internationally... Read More →



Tuesday November 2, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Silverado East
  Project Highlights
  • Slides Included Yes

2:30pm 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 November 2, 2021 2:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Beringer

3:15pm PDT

Addressing the Challenges of Adopting Open Source – Modeling Your Projects to Improve Governance and Security - Eric Tice, Wipro
As all industries strive to reduce costs and increase innovation the adoption of open source continues to grow. The need for applications to implement well defined security, risk mitigation and governance procedures when using any third-party software are a key requirement for success. Open source software often requires more diligence given the nature of the projects and potential lack of consistent governance across the developer ecosystem. We will discuss the potential challenges open source can bring to security and a model to mitigate the most common issues. During this talk we'll discuss security and a model for managing vulnerabilities, including: · Clearly defined Software Bill of Materials (SBOMs) · Implementing scanning and vulnerability checks into your project proactively · Compliance considerations · Defining collaboration and ownership to mitigate security risk · Tools that can help you succeed Join us for this discussion on how to manage projects to address common security vulnerability that will help in increasing your adoption of open source to the satisfaction of your security group.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Tice

Eric Tice

Global Director Technical Architecture and COE, Wipro
I am the Global Director of Strategic Technical Consulting and the COE Lead for the Wipro Lab45 Architecture Team.  I provide strategic consulting services to assist clients with strategic planning, transformation, and the ideation and design of custom solutions leveraging innovative... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Silverado West

3:15pm PDT

Panel Discussion: The Importance of DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility) in Open Source - Anni Lai, Futurewei; Priyanka Sharma, CNCF; Tina Tsou, ARM; Arun Gupta, Apple
In this talk and panel discussion, Anni will provide the definition of DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility) and discuss the DEIA values, opportunities, and challenges in the open source community today. Anni will also share some her experiences and best practices in supporting the open source communities outside of US (primarily China, India, and Europe). In the second half of this session, Anni will invite a panel of Open Source experts to share their perspectives on the subject of DEIA in Open Source.

Speakers
avatar for Anni Lai

Anni Lai

Head of Open Source Operations & Marketing, Cloud, Futurewei
Anni leads the Open Source Operations and Marketing for Futurewei’s Open Source covering Kubernetes, Cloud Native, Cloud-Edge, OpenStack, Open Storage, AI/Deep Learning type of open source projects. Anni previously served on the OpenStack Foundation board, and is currently serving... Read More →
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Priyanka Sharma

Executive Director, CNCF
Priyanka is the Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) which serves as the vendor-neutral home for 100+ of the fastest-growing open source projects, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy. She is also a co-creator of the Inclusive Naming Initiative... Read More →
avatar for Tina Tsou

Tina Tsou

Director Infra Ecosystem, Arm
Tina Tsou is an accomplished global industry leader. As a visionary, she develops and deliversinfrastructure and enterprise products—through initial launch and iterations. She boasts expansiveachievement in large-scale technical project management, software engineering, and strategic... Read More →
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Arun Gupta

Head of the Open Source Program Office, Apple
Arun Gupta is head of the Open Source Program Office at Apple and chairperson of CNCF Governing Board. Previously, he worked at Amazon, partnering  with multiple engineering teams to help define their open source strategy. He has spent over a decade at Sun Microsystems and Oracle... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Silverado East

3:15pm PDT

As Strong as the Weakest Link - Brendan O'Leary, Gitlab
The Solarwinds breach is an event that we won't truly understand for some time - if ever. Several discussions we've been having in the abstract for years have become very concrete. The systems we use to develop, build and deploy our code are essential production systems. Securing the software supply chain is one of the most underrated security aspects today. All software today is built with dependencies. However, a discussion of these dependencies - both explicit and transient - as links in the software supply "chain" couldn't be more accurate. And the truth is, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. In this talk, we'll examine the complexities and sophisticated tradecraft from various supply chain attacks. We'll also explore securing the cloud native supply chain with CNCF tools from Helm & Distribution to Cloud Custodian & Porter. More importantly, we'll delve into the simple, practical security measures that can help prevent such attacks.

Speakers
avatar for Brendan O'Leary

Brendan O'Leary

Staff Developer Evangelist, GitLab
Brendan O'Leary is a Staff Developer Evangelist at GitLab, the DevOps platform, and a governing board member at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and advisor to various startups. He has a passion for software development and iterating processes just as quickly as we iterate on... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Vintner's Court

3:45pm PDT

Coffee Break
Tuesday November 2, 2021 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
Fairway Deck

4:15pm PDT

A Decentralized Approach to Secure the Software Supply Chain - Stephen Chin, JFrog
The recent media around software supply chain attacks is just the tip of the iceberg around a much deeper industry issue. Distribution channels of open source software we trust as the foundation of modern software architectures are exposed to readily available supply chain attacks. This presentation will propose a decentralized, community-run, security-first approach to open-source software distribution. This proposal aims to let open source authors publish their releases with confidence that end-users will have a secure, community verified, highly available version of their library that relies on zero trust of individuals or corporations. Join the decentralized binary revolution and help us to create a clean source of liquid software to help open source projects thrive.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Chin

Stephen Chin

VP of Developer Relations, JFrog
Stephen Chin is VP of Developer Relations at JFrog, chair of the CDF governing board, member of the CNCF and OpenSSF governing boards, and author of The Definitive Guide to Modern Client Development, Raspberry Pi with Java, Pro JavaFX Platform, and the upcoming DevOps Tools for Java... Read More →



Tuesday November 2, 2021 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Silverado West

4:15pm PDT

The Coming Culture Challenges for Open Source Projects - Stephen Walli, Microsoft
There is a talk many of us give when we talk about open source about the values of an open source software community. Invariably we talk about transparency, diversity, chopping wood and carrying water, and that open source is about people. When you have been a part of such a community of collaborators or worked with them long enough we know what those values look like and what they mean. We don't necessarily talk about those values in the context of culture, or if we do, we don't necessarily talk about the social challenges of culture. Software continues to impact more broadly in society, and new industries are [mistakenly] stepping into the idea of open source collaboration as a way to accelerate software development. Governments are making policy-level decisions about software and open source software with legislative effect. Non-profits are stepping up to meet the challenge in growth. This talk puts a framework in place to discuss culture in open source project communities. If we don't step back and understand that a list of values doesn't build culture, then put the processes in place to build healthy culture, we build a very shaky foundation for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Walli

Stephen Walli

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a principal program manager at Microsoft in the Azure Office of the CTO. I've worked with Docker, been a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard, technical director at the Outercurve Foundation, founded a start-up, and been a writer and consultant. I've been around open... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Vintner's Court

4:15pm PDT

Managing Vulnerabilities at the Snippet Level in Embedded Software - Craig Northway, Qualcomm Technologies Inc
Scanning and alerting on known vulnerabilities has become an important part of proactive open source management process. This should be a key responsibility of every product security and open source program office. Most vendor tools are focused on the web/application/mobile development ecosystems and typically find vulnerabilities for unaltered dependencies or minimally altered vendored open source. However in embedded software, dependencies may be vendored in source form and modified extensively for the platform. Also embedded build tools such as bitbake allow dependencies to be patched as part of the build. In these cases security scanning can’t just be a static process based on the repository uploaded to your choice of git platform. There is a need to scan during the build process, comparing code against the individual vulnerability patches and their fixes. This can generate a lot of data! In this presentation, we will discuss how we have integrated this vulnerability level scanning into our various environments, the tools we built and will release as open source along with we how we normalize the output and are integrating into our bug tracking and disclosure systems.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Northway

Craig Northway

Director, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc
Craig Northway is a Director Engineering in Corporate Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm, Inc. Craig manages the Qualcomm Open Source Technology Group, a group formed to improve process, policy and tooling around Open Source software at Qualcomm... Read More →



Tuesday November 2, 2021 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Silverado East

4:15pm PDT

5:00pm PDT

How a Dependency Injection Vulnerability in Microsoft Teams Highlights Gaps in the Software Supply Chain - Adam Schaal, Contrast Security
The software supply chain introduces multiple complexities that are compounded by the velocity of modern agile and DevOps practices. The volume of third-party code from a growing number of unknown sources far outweighs proprietary, custom code. This proliferation of third-party software in modern applications is a boon for developers but introduces gaps in visibility and governance. More recently, attackers have become more savvy in that, instead of attacking businesses directly, they will target the software supply chain attacks as a vehicle for malicious code penetrating vulnerable systems. Dependency confusion is a prominent example of how attackers can piggy-back on top of native package managers within the software supply chain as an attack vector to accessing sensitive data. In this talk, Adam Schaal, Director of Enterprise Security at Contrast Security will share his experiences validating and disclosing a dependency confusion vulnerability in Microsoft Teams as a case study to enterprises should consider safeguarding their third-party software assets.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Schaal

Adam Schaal

Director of Enterprise Security, Contrast Security
Adam Schaal is the Director of Enterprise Security at Contrast Security with an extensive background in both development and application security. He has experienced both sides of making and breaking applications and enjoys contributing back to the information security community with... Read More →



Tuesday November 2, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Silverado West

5:00pm PDT

WebAssembly, Standard First or Customer First? - Michael Yuan, Second State
Initially created as a high-performance application runtime for web browsers, WebAssembly is now being adopted by a wide range of applications outside of the browser. Through standardization efforts, WebAssembly is supported by mainstream programming language toolchains and a wide range of operating systems and CPU architectures. It won ACM SIGPLAN’s programming language award for 2021. However, as WebAssembly grows into a universal runtime and encounters many use cases beyond the web browser, standardization efforts lag behind adoption. In this talk, I will explore WebAssembly standards, standard bodies, implementation projects, extensions, and use cases to discuss the pros and cons of standardization vs implementation first approaches. - A brief history of WebAssembly - WebAssembly compiler toolchains - WebAssembly extension standards - WebAssembly standard bodies - Open source WebAssembly runtimes - WebAssembly use cases - Implementation-specific WebAssembly extensions - Linux Foundation’s role in WebAssembly ecosystem

Speakers
avatar for Michael Yuan

Michael Yuan

Founder, Second State
Dr. Michael Yuan is a maintainer of the WasmEdge project and a co-founder of Second State. He is the author of 5 books on software engineering published by Addison-Wesley, Prentice-Hall, and O'Reilly. Michael is a long-time open-source developer and contributor. He had previously... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Vintner's Court

5:00pm PDT

Towards an OSPO at the University of California - Carlos Maltzahn, University of California, Santa Cruz
The TODO Group counts 66 for-profit companies to its members with a combined market cap of $15.8 trillion and open source funding of $5.2 billion. Research universities on the other hand are just beginning to harness the value of open source communities. One example is the UC Santa Cruz Center for Research in Open Source Software (cross.ucsc.edu) founded and directed by Carlos Maltzahn. In five years this OSPO v0 raised $4.5 million (including $2.5 million in industry membership fees) to teach students how to productively engage in open source, to fund cutting-edge research with impact potential on open source, and to incubate open source communities around high-impact research prototypes. In this talk Carlos will give an overview of the key lessons of OSPO v0 and how that has informed the design of OSPO v1 which is currently being developed for the campus level of UC Santa Cruz with the goal of becoming an OSPO for multiple University of California campuses. A key goal of OSPO v1 is to develop a playbook for other public research universities to leverage open source to create new opportunities to empower the scientific enterprise and expand the public’s access to knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Maltzahn

Carlos Maltzahn

Adjunct Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
Carlos Maltzahn is the founder and director of the UC Santa Cruz Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS). Carlos also co-founded the Systems Research Lab, known for its cutting-edge work on programmable storage systems, big data storage & processing, scalable data management... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Silverado East

5:30pm PDT

Evening Happy Hour, Sponsored by Cloud Native Computing Foundation
When sessions conclude daily, gather with fellow attendees to wrap up the day with some refreshments and networking.

Sponsored by: CNCF

Tuesday November 2, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
The Arbor & The Mansion Garden Lawn 1600 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa, CA 94558

6:00pm PDT

Evening Shuttle Services to Downtown Napa
After happy hour each night, continue the festivities with a trip into downtown Napa.

Buses will pick up at the Silverado in front of the Market & Bakery. Drop off will be in Lot K at 725 Coombs Street in downtown Napa.

Buses depart The Silverado Resort starting at 6:00 PM. The last pickup from downtown Napa will be at 9:30 PM.

Tuesday November 2, 2021 6:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
Pickup outside by the Market & Bakery
 
Wednesday, November 3
 

7:30am PDT

Continental Breakfast
Wednesday November 3, 2021 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
Fairway Deck

7:30am PDT

Registration + Badge Pick-up
Wednesday November 3, 2021 7:30am - 6:00pm PDT
Beaulieu Room

9:00am PDT

Keynote: How Open Source became a First Class Citizen in Wall Street (and will Power the New Wave of Fintech Innovation) - Gabriele Columbro, Executive Director, FINOS
Speakers
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Gabriele Columbro

Executive Director, FINOS, Linux Foundation / FINOS
Gabriele is an open source leader and technologist at heart, having spent more than 10 years building thriving communities and delivering business value through open source. He thrives in working with open source communities to drive disruptive innovation, whether it’s for an early... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 9:00am - 9:10am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

9:10am PDT

Keynote: An Open Future for the Interface of Tomorrow - Jon Stine, Executive Director, The Open Voice Network
Speakers
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Jon Stine

Executive Director, Open Voice Network
Jon Stine serves as the Executive Director of the Open Voice Network, the year-old Linux Foundation open-source community dedicated to the development of technical standards and usage guidelines for a future of voice assistance that is open, interoperable, secure, and data-protecting... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 9:10am - 9:20am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

9:25am PDT

Keynote: WebAssembly: The Past, Present and Future - Colin Eberhardt, Technology Director, Scott Logic
Speakers
avatar for Colin Eberhardt

Colin Eberhardt

Technology Director, Scott Logic
Colin divides his time between leading the R&D team and providing advisory consultancy to clients. Widely recognised as a thought leader, Colin has a reputation throughout development circles as an expert in mobile technologies. He has also directed the team that developed a Securities... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 9:25am - 9:45am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

9:50am PDT

Keynote: The Rapid Growth of Open Hardware Around the World and Across Industries - Calista Redmond, CEO, RISC-V International

The open hardware movement has grown rapidly from its roots in academic labs to the forefront of multinational strategic imperatives. The span of opportunity has spawned a revolution in processor, board, and system design from embedded to enterprise, from automotive to industrial, and from handset to HPC. Catch this session to understand the tremendous opportunity and numerous shared missions across open source hardware and software.


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 November 3, 2021 9:50am - 10:10am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

10:15am PDT

Keynote: The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values - Brian Christian, Author of "The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values" & "The Most Human Human"; Co-author of "Algorithms to Live By"
Speakers
avatar for Brian Christian

Brian Christian

Author of The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values and The Most Human Human; Co-author of Algorithms to Live By
Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human — a Wall Street Journal bestseller, New York Times editors’ choice, and a New Yorker favorite book of the year — and the co-author, with Tom Griffiths, of Algorithms to Live By.In his most recent book, The Alignment... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 10:15am - 10:35am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

10:35am PDT

Coffee Break
Wednesday November 3, 2021 10:35am - 11:15am PDT
Fairway Deck

11:00am PDT

LFX Innovation Center
Come meet the LFX Team at the Innovation Center Tuesday, November 2nd, and Wednesday, November 3rd from 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM.  This is your opportunity to learn about the LFX Platform, the great tools that help you manage your project directly, and live demos of the LFX goodness and coming updates. Snacks and drinks are included. Join Us!

Wednesday November 3, 2021 11:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Royal Oak

11:15am PDT

(Video Broadcast Only) Tech for Good: Could Technology Help Eliminate Bias in the Workplace of the Future? - Al Lynn, Cisco Systems
There is no question that bias (conscious or unconscious) in the workplace and in hiring practices exists today. And as the world of work continues to make positive steps towards including people from more diverse backgrounds, combating bias is becoming more critical than ever. Now consider that the future of work is leading to more distributed workforces from a global talent pool, using collaboration technologies to work remotely. This means you might never physically meet the people you work with or hire-the only interaction you may have is online. This creates an interesting opportunity because the technology exists to create an online version of someone - effectively creating any identity you want for them. In this scenario, deepfake technology (commonly perceived as bad) could actually be used for good - people would not know if someone is white, black, asian, male, female. Using this together with other complementary technologies such as multi-factor authentication to ensure you can actually confirm that person’s identity you could effectively remove or significantly limit bias in work environments and hiring practices. Sounds far-fetched? It could be closer than you think.

Speakers
AL

Al Lynn

Vice President Emerging Technology and Incubation, Cisco Systems
Al Lynn is the Vice President of Engineering for Cisco’s Emerging Technology and Incubations (ET&I) creating new inventions in software and hardware while opening new markets with customers, partners, startups and academia in Cisco. He is also leading Future Product Innovation and... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 11:15am - 11:45am PDT
Vintner's Court

11:15am PDT

Panel Discussion: Metrics for Understanding Project Health - Sophia Vargas, Google; Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Georg Link, Bitergia; Dawn Foster, VMware; & Sean Goggins, CHAOSS Project
The Linux Foundation CHAOSS Project launched in 2017 as a central place in the open source ecosystem for discussing and establishing standard metrics for understanding project health. This panel of CHAOSS members will discuss the current state of metrics within open source communities: What is project health? What metrics do we have for understanding project health? What metrics should you focus on? Why is it important to think about how metrics support your open source strategies? How do we get these metrics? What ethical concerns do metrics introduce? What are the limitations of the metrics we have today? What is the future work of metrics?

Speakers
avatar for Sean Goggins

Sean Goggins

Professor, CHAOSS Project
Sean is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Missouri, where his research foci are open source software, and human centered data science. Sean is a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s working group on community health analytics for... Read More →
avatar for Sophia Vargas

Sophia Vargas

Research Analyst, Google
Sophia Vargas is a Program Manager in the research and operations team within Google’s Open Source Programs Office. In this role she leads research efforts that span project health, contributor experience, and open source economics. She is also on the Governing Board and an active... 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 →
avatar for Georg Link

Georg Link

Director of Sales, Bitergia
Georg Link is an Open Source Strategist. Georg’s mission is to make open source more professional in its use of community metrics and analytics. Georg co-founded the Linux Foundation CHAOSS Project to advance analytics and metrics for open source project health. Georg is an active... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Foster

Dawn Foster

Director Open Source Community Strategy, VMware
Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s OSPO. She is a Governing Board member / maintainer for CHAOSS, Steering Committee member for the TODO Group, co-chair of the CNCF Contributor Strategy TAG, and OpenUK board member. She has 20+ years of experience... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 11:15am - 11:45am PDT
Silverado West

11:15am PDT

Trademarks and Open Source - Michael Dolan, The Linux Foundation
Trademarks play an important role in growing open source projects and their developer and user communities. In this session, Mike Dolan will cover some basic trademark concepts from the perspective of an open source project, some common pain points and ways to avoid them, and some best practices. He will also discuss how others in a project's community can work to both strengthen the project and its trademarks and build value for their own organization.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Dolan

Mike Dolan

Senior Vice President & General Manager of Projects, The Linux Foundation
Michael Dolan is VP of Strategic Programs supporting open source projects and legal programs at The Linux Foundation. He has set up and launched dozens of open source and open standards projects covering technology segments including networking, virtualization, cloud, blockchain... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 11:15am - 11:45am PDT
Silverado East

11:15am PDT

12:00pm PDT

The Very Model of Modern Open Source Maturity - The Open Source Maturity Model in Practice - Andrew Aitken, Wipro Ltd
Developed and released under Creative Commons by Wipro, the Open Source Maturity Model (OSMM) is the result of more than 300 client engagements with organizations across all vertical industries and geographies and decades of cumulative experience and research. The model categorizes open source into three core dimensions with multiple elements in each. Based on an online survey followed by qualitative interviews and organization is plotted into one of five stages of maturity. Each stage is broken down into attributes, implications and suggested activities to reach the next level. Multiple outputs are generated to help companies understand visually where they are, and based on their analysis, where they want to go. During this talk, we'll tell you all about the OSMM, including * Where and how to access and use the OSMM yourself * Tips for how to use the OSMM results for planning strategic goals for your org * Insights from organizations who have gone through the OSMM Join us for this introduction to the OSMM and get your organization on the path to open source maturity.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Aitken

Andrew Aitken

Global Open Source Leader, Wipro
LinkedIn bio:linkedin.com/in/opensourcestrategy Most Relevant As the founder of Olliance Consulting, worked with my team to create some of the earliest industry compliance programs and as a result was acquired by Black Duck Software. Today, I have a team of compliance experts that... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Vintner's Court

12:00pm PDT

Corporate Engagement with Open Source Communities: Research Findings - Brian Proffitt, Red Hat & Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska at Omaha
In 2021, Red Hat's Open Source Program Office asked researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Nebraska Omaha to conduct a study seeking to understand the interaction between an open source community and corporations and consider what characteristics foster a relationship. The findings from the study confirm well-known and established reasons for engaging with open source communities such as leveraged development and upstreaming contributions. However, the findings from the study also reveal new reasons for engaging with open source communities for reasons of strategic influence and community development. The findings will include insights such as: * The community part of communities is so important to organizations, they will work to create a community if one does not exist. * Centering DEI in community work is a big driver towards project participation. In this presentation, Matt Germonprez of the University of Nebraska Omaha and Brian Proffitt of Red Hat's OSPO will publicly present and discuss the results of this study for the first time. The presentation will encourage discussion and reaction from all.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Proffitt

Brian Proffitt

Manager, OSPO Community Insights, Red Hat
Brian Proffitt is the Manager of the Community Insights team within Red Hat's Open Source Program Office, focusing on content generation, community metrics, and special projects. Brian's experience with community management includes knowledge of community onboarding, community health... 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 November 3, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Silverado West

12:00pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

LFX: Top 5 Practices for Driving Project Growth - Nirav Patel & Sachin Gupta, The Linux Foundation
Having a 360° view into your community is critical to success.  As they say, you can't improve what you can measure.  Having deep visibility, continuous visibility into development and delivery velocity,  community leaders, and individual contributions - among other insights - allows you to pull the right levers to boost project participation and awareness.

In this session you will learn the top 5 practices for achieving this, supported by LFX Platform tools like Insights and Individual dashboard. The LFX Product Team will discuss how to maintain visibility into your project vitals and the pulse of your community, recruit new contributors and detect, diagnose, and resolve the bottlenecks holding you back.

Speakers
avatar for Nirav Patel

Nirav Patel

Chief Architect, The Linux Foundation
avatar for Sachin Gupta

Sachin Gupta

Senior Technical Product Manager, The Linux Foundation


Wednesday November 3, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Silverado East

12:30pm PDT

Lunch
Wednesday November 3, 2021 12:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Fairway Deck & Mansion Garden Lawn

2:15pm PDT

(Video Broadcast Only) The Imperative for Inclusive Innovation - Maulie Dass, Cisco
In the near future, we could be overrun by racist, sexist, homophobic robots.  While that may sound like science fiction, it could be closer than we think due to an alarming lack of inclusivity in technology design and development today. The current exponential pace of technology innovation demands that those with the power to combat bias in tech take action now, before it’s too late. Once bias is embedded in tech, you’ll never get it out. The question is, how?  The answer: Start at the source. Technology is designed and built by people and - consciously or not - people have biases that can creep into the work they are doing. By implementing inclusive product design and development hiring practices and looking to more diverse groups within your organization for innovation you will end up with a better product that is relevant to a more diverse, global group of people. At Cisco for example, close to half of its staff belong to employee resource organizations, which represent different diverse employee groups within the company - it actively looks to these groups for innovation.

Speakers
MD

Maulie Dass

Global Lead, Cisco’s Innovation Labs
Maulie Dass is the Global Lead for Cisco’s Innovation Labs, which works with regional and global partners to create new technology solutions that solve industry pain points and positively impact business, society, and the planet.Maulie studied engineering and started her career... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Vintner's Court

2:15pm PDT

Walking The Cultural Tightrope: Why We Need Codes of Conduct, and Why They’re Not Enough - Aeva Black, Microsoft
Aeva Black, a member of the Kubernetes Code of Conduct (CoC) Committee from 2019-2021, will examine difficult topics related to CoC enforcement, and provide concrete suggestions on how to implement a CoCC based on their experience supporting the Kubernetes community through several complex incidents in the past two years.  Standard business approaches to interpersonal risk management (such as “just let HR handle it” and “don’t make us liable”) do not translate effectively to open source community management, where liability extends outside organizational accountability or authority.  Conversely, ignoring community health leads to poor - sometimes catastrophic - outcomes for technical projects, and ultimately increases business risk in your software supply chain.  In this talk, Aeva will discuss what it means to shape an open source community through a values-driven approach to leadership and provide concrete suggestions for open source projects and their corporate sponsors which can improve community health and diversity. These suggestions will be based on real examples, though all identifying details will be anonymized to maintain the confidentiality of those involved.

Speakers
avatar for Aeva Black

Aeva Black

Open Source Hacker, Azure Office of the CTO, Microsoft
Once described as "an ancient and powerful open source dragon," Aeva Black is a dot-com veteran, an open source hacker, and a queer and non-binary geek. They work in the Azure Office of the CTO to improve the state of open source software supply chain security, and to support teams... Read More →



Wednesday November 3, 2021 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Silverado West

2:15pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

(Video Broadcast Only) Unikraft: Bootstrapping an Open Source Community. Bridging Research, Industry, Academia and Open Source - Razvan Deaconescu, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
Bootstrapping an open source project is no easy task: you have to consider project visibility, technical attraction, contributors churn rate, initial governance, reviewers availability and rate of integrating contributions. Things are even more difficult when the project is a research project. In this talk, Razvan will present the Unikraft open source project (https://unikraft.org/), the evolution of the project from a research to an open source project, the steps in building a community around the project, the challenges passed and those ahead. Currently, the Unikraft community is a melange of industry and academia contributors with research and business interests. Razvan will show how technical and non-technical challenges are tackled in the Unikraft project with the aim of creating an engaging community, focusing on: * converting research results into mainline, well designed and well integrated contributions * engaging students for longer time periods, turning them into consistent * contributors, even maintainers * engaging industry staff in technical decisions, reviews and mentoring contributors * advertising the project in community, research and industry events

Speakers
avatar for Razvan Deaconescu

Razvan Deaconescu

Associate Professor, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
I'm an Associate Professor at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania, the Computer Science and Engineering Department. I'm primarily interested in operating systems and security, with a penchant for teaching and mentoring. If a class uses "operating systems" as part of its name... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Vintner's Court

3:00pm PDT

Using Data without Giving Up Privacy: Research Directions - 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 differential privacy and multi-party computation. The goal of this research is to enable broad information sharing leading to better models while preserving the anonymity of individual data points.

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Haff

Gordon Haff

Technology Advocate, Red Hat
Gordon Haff is Technology Advocate at Red Hat where he works on market insights; 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, AI, quantum, cloud-native platforms, and next-generation... Read More →



Wednesday November 3, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Silverado West
  Futures
  • Slides Included Yes

3:00pm PDT

Panel Discussion: Growing Diversity in Open Hardware: A Story for Individuals and Organizations! - Kim McMahon & Calista Redmond, RISC-V International; Marjan Radi & Zvonimir Bandic, Western Digital
The Open Hardware Diversity Alliance formed in August 2021 with a partnership between RISC-V, Chips Alliance, OpenPower Foundation, Western Digital, and IBM with a mission to provide programs to encourage participation and support the professional advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in open source hardware. We asked ourselves: Why are there few women and underrepresented individuals in the open hardware community? Is it because open hardware is hard to navigate? Is career progression a mystery? Is it a lack of visibility of the talent in open hardware to the community? In this panel, we will have a representative from various career stages who will share their stories and successes for (1) the individual to get ideas on actions they can take and (2) for organizations to identify specific activities they can bring into their organization.

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 →
avatar for Kim McMahon

Kim McMahon

Director of Visibility & Community Engagement, RISC-V International
Kim McMahon is the Director of Visibility & Community Engagement at RISC-V International. She comes to RISC-V with a deep background in marketing for open source and technology. She has spent her career with companies such as SGI, Cray, VMware, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and... Read More →
avatar for Marjan Radi

Marjan Radi

R&D Technologist, Western Digital
Dr. Marjan Radi started her high-tech career at Western Digital as an R&D Technologist in September 2017, after completing her post-doc at the University of Iowa. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Software Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Software Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Zvonimir Bandic

Zvonimir Bandic

Senior Director, Western Digital
Zvonimir Z. Bandić is the Research Staff Member and Senior Director of Next Generation Platform Technologies Department in a Western Digital Corporation in San Jose, California. He received his BS in electrical engineering in 1994 from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Silverado East

3:00pm PDT

3:30pm PDT

Coffee Break
Wednesday November 3, 2021 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Fairway Deck

4:00pm PDT

Case Study: Consolidate Usage of GNU/Linux in a Heterogeneous Industrial Context - Steffen Evers, Bosch.IO
Bosch as well as many other industrial companies use GNU/Linux as an operating system for a large portion of the devices they produce in particular in the AIoT 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. Currently, they are solved individually for each device class. 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. In the last year Bosch has been working on aligning their Linux activities, create a common view, and identify opportunities to collaborate internally as well as with other companies on these topics.

Speakers
avatar for Steffen Evers

Steffen Evers

Director Open Source, Bosch.IO GmbH
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 November 3, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Silverado East

4:00pm PDT

Growing Communities: A Research-based Framework for Eliminating Barriers to Contribution - Georg Link, Bitergia
A barrier to contribution is a reason for a contributor to give up trying to make a contribution, which negatively impacts growth of the community. Understanding common barriers enables OPOS and community leaders to identify effective means to make their communities more engaging and thereby grow the community. We will share recommendations for how to remove barriers and by presenting a framework of 88 common barriers across three categories: a) technical, b) process, and c) social barriers. The barriers and related recommendations were developed during a research project that the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) sponsored. The framework is based on 2020-2021 data from ~700 survey responses, 20 interviews, was developed by researchers from Bitergia and the Oregon State University, and validated with the ASF community. For most of these barriers, the ASF community shared their input and provided strategies to mitigate the issue.

Speakers
avatar for Georg Link

Georg Link

Director of Sales, Bitergia
Georg Link is an Open Source Strategist. Georg’s mission is to make open source more professional in its use of community metrics and analytics. Georg co-founded the Linux Foundation CHAOSS Project to advance analytics and metrics for open source project health. Georg is an active... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Silverado West

4:00pm PDT

4:45pm PDT

CHAOSS 2022: Computational Linguistic Analysis for Mitigating Dependency Risk and Advancing Project Health - Sean Goggins, CHAOSS Project / University of Missouri
This session will focus on CHAOSS Metrics gathered for over 50,000 open source software projects, how that data is managed, and the implementation of an 11 algorithm machine learning pipeline to make the most vital areas of concern, and the projects with the greatest opportunity and risk more visible. We emphasize our work applying these technologies to the challenges of dependency risk, and security vulnerabilities. We then show the potentially larger impact of CHAOSS metrics, and Augur AI for advancing open source project health. Dependencies are a critical threat to security. When managing dependencies there are varying levels of complexity and context. Specifically, this talk will review how the CHAOSS Risk Working Group is developing a set of Minimum Viable Metrics that consider: Direct, transitive, interdependent, and circular dependencies. We then discuss the range of variables that can add contextual dimensions to inform how these dependencies can be measured, and a common AI Pipeline for measuring, mitigating, and developing early warning systems.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Goggins

Sean Goggins

Professor, CHAOSS Project
Sean is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Missouri, where his research foci are open source software, and human centered data science. Sean is a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s working group on community health analytics for... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Silverado West

4:45pm PDT

4:45pm PDT

Open Retail Reference Architecture (ORRA) to Help Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Retail Industry - Henry Lau, HP Inc & Arnaud Le Hors, IBM
Digital transformation in the retail industry is accelerating. Retail's next wave is powering innovative in-store experiences. New ways of enabling store safety, facilities and equipment maintenance, custom and personalized services, inventory management and replenishment, digital signage and electronic pricing labels, and advanced forms of self- and automated-checkout all require increasing digital capabilities. More often, these capabilities need to be created and performed in the store and at the edge. These innovations reveal a critical gap in existing retail store infrastructure. What's needed is a platform for retail industry vendors to work together and deliver solutions with unique value that share a common infrastructure. To respect the limited footprint and cost constraints of a typical retail outlet, solutions must be easy to integrate, leverage common security practices, and offer a consistent approach to support and service. In short, the industry needs a framework that supports a collective and coherent ecosystem. This vision is what inspired the creation of ORRA project within the EdgeX Foundry umbrella to enable collaboration within retail industry ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Henry Lau

Henry Lau

Distinguished Technologist, Retail & Industry Solutions, HP Inc
Henry Lau is a Distinguished Technologist with Retail Solutions in the Advanced Compute & Solutions Business Unit in the Personal Systems Group of HP Inc. Henry leads the software architecture design of HP’s retail Android products and Edge solutions. His responsibility spans the... Read More →
avatar for Arnaud Le Hors

Arnaud Le Hors

Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) Open Technologies: Blockchain, Edge Computing, Web, IBM, IBM
Arnaud has been working on standards and open source for over 25 years and has been involved in every aspect of the open technology development process: technical, strategic, political, and legal. Arnaud was editor of several key web specifications including HTML and DOM and was a... Read More →



Wednesday November 3, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Silverado East
  Project Highlights
  • Slides Included Yes

5:15pm PDT

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

Wednesday November 3, 2021 5:15pm - 6:15pm PDT
The Arbor & The Mansion Garden Lawn 1600 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa, CA 94558

6:00pm PDT

Evening Shuttle Services to Downtown Napa
After happy hour each night, continue the festivities with a trip into downtown Napa.

Buses will pick up at the Silverado in front of the Market & Bakery. Drop off will be in Lot K at 725 Coombs Street in downtown Napa.

Buses depart The Silverado Resort starting at 6:00 PM. The last pickup from downtown Napa will be at 9:30 PM.

Wednesday November 3, 2021 6:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
Pickup outside by the Market & Bakery
 
Thursday, November 4
 

7:30am PDT

Continental Breakfast
Thursday November 4, 2021 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
Fairway Deck

7:30am PDT

Registration + Badge Pick-up
Thursday November 4, 2021 7:30am - 6:00pm PDT
Beaulieu Room

9:00am PDT

Keynote: The State of OSS Supply Chain Security - Dan Lorenc, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Chainguard, Inc
Open Source Software forms a critical link in the supply chain for the entire modern software industry, but it is currently under attack. Recent attacks (Codecov, Solarwinds) have brought this under-funded field from an afterthought to front-page news, culminating in an Executive Order from the President of the United States to improve the security of our nation's digital infrastructure.

This presentation will cover recent initiatives to help get this critical problem under control from across a handful of Linux Foundation projects, including Sigstore, the Open Source Security Foundation, the Continuous Delivery Foundation, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the SPDX project.

This talk will hopefully present a sobering overview of the current state of open source security, followed by a hopeful view toward the future!

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 →


Thursday November 4, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

9:20am PDT

Keynote: Project Sigstore Update and Progress Report - Luke Hinds, Security Engineering Lead, Office of the CTO, Red Hat
Speakers
avatar for Luke Hinds

Luke Hinds

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Luke Hinds works within the Emerging Technologies group in Red Hat's CTO office, where he leads a team working on open source security. Luke started the project sigstore, alongside many other OSS security projects. He has held numerous OSS community leadership roles, such as the Kubernetes... Read More →


Thursday November 4, 2021 9:20am - 9:30am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

9:30am PDT

Keynote: SPDX: Open Source Risk Management at Scale - Gary O'Neall, Chief Executive Officer, Source Auditor & Kate Stewart, Vice President of Dependable Embedded Systems, The Linux Foundation
When SPDX project started in 2009, one key use case was identifying licensing to manage risk in mergers and acquisitions.   The hardest part of license risk management is generating an accurate software bill of materials.  Today, having a software bill of materials is an emerging regulatory mandate for managing security risk, and a challenge for companies in that software today is predominantly open source.   Lifecycle, usage, quality, provenance and pedigree are additional areas of risk when using open source, so we need to be able to evolve system bill of materials, that works at scale.  

SPDX and the Linux Foundation have a long history of inclusive collaborative development of standards and tools with corporations and individuals, which enabled the ISO certification of SPDX earlier this year. The next challenge for the SPDX specification is enabling automated risk management for these additional use cases.

Speakers
avatar for Gary O’Neall

Gary O’Neall

CEO, Source Auditor Inc.
Source Auditor was co-founded by Gary O’Neall, where he also serves as the Chief Technology Officer and as a Principal Consultant.  He has served for over 20 years in a wide variety of technology management roles in F500 companies like HP and Motorola, and in smaller startups like... Read More →
avatar for Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart

Vice President of Dependable Embedded Systems, The Linux Foundation
Kate Stewart is Vice President of Dependable Embedded Systems at the Linux Foundation. She works with the safety, security and license compliance communities to advance the adoption of best practices into embedded open source projects. Since joining The Linux Foundation, she has launched... Read More →


Thursday November 4, 2021 9:30am - 9:50am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

9:50am PDT

Keynote: Securing Open Source Software - Jennifer Fernick, SVP & Global Head of Research, NCC Group & Dr. David A. Wheeler, Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security, The Linux Foundation
Speakers
avatar for David Wheeler

David Wheeler

Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security, Linux Foundation
Dr. David A. Wheeler is an expert on developing secure software and on open source software (OSS) development. He wrote the book "Secure Programming HOWTO" on how to develop secure software, and his work on countering malicious tools ("Fully Countering Trusting Trust through Diverse... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Fernick

Jennifer Fernick

SVP & Global Head of Research, NCC Group
Jennifer Fernick is a computer scientist and the SVP & Global Head of Research at NCC Group, a major information assurance firm, and serves on the Governing Board and Technical Advisory Committee of the Open Source Security Foundation. Most recently, she was Director, Information... Read More →


Thursday November 4, 2021 9:50am - 10:05am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

10:05am PDT

Keynote: eBPF - Superpowers for Networking, Observability & Security - Liz Rice, Chief Open Source Officer, Isovalent
Speakers
avatar for Liz Rice

Liz Rice

Chief Open Source Officer, Isovalent
Liz Rice is Chief Open Source Officer with eBPF specialists Isovalent, creators of the Cilium cloud native networking, security and observability project. She was Chair of the CNCF's Technical Oversight Committee in 2019-2022, and Co-Chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in 2018. She... Read More →


Thursday November 4, 2021 10:05am - 10:25am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

10:25am PDT

Keynote: Building Trust in our Supply Chains with SLSA - Kim Lewandowski, Founder / Product, Chainguard, Inc
Speakers
avatar for Kim Lewandowski

Kim Lewandowski

Founder / Product, Chainguard, Inc
Kim Lewandowski 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 laser, and also worked at a number of startups, including her own. She represents Google on the Governing... Read More →


Thursday November 4, 2021 10:25am - 10:35am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

10:35am PDT

Keynote: Memory Safety for Critical Digital Infrastructure - Josh Aas, Executive Director, ISRG (Let's Encrypt, Prossimo)
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 →


Thursday November 4, 2021 10:35am - 10:45am PDT
Silverado Ballroom

10:45am PDT

Coffee Break
Thursday November 4, 2021 10:45am - 11:25am PDT
Fairway Deck

11:25am PDT

Why Your Organization Needs a Chief Open Source Officer - Andrew Aitken, Wipro
From cloud deployment to application development or modernization and security operations, open source plays a critical role. It is a model that permeates the organization, delivers business growth, facilitates innovation, attracts and retains talent, and allows organizations to respond to their technical, organizational, business, and industry challenges scale into new markets, products, and services. Yet, many organizations do not have anyone influencing strategy development and the benefits brought by open source. The lack of executive representation results in open source not being perceived as worthy at the C-level, leading to failure in understanding the value of engaging in open source activities

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Aitken

Andrew Aitken

Global Open Source Leader, Wipro
LinkedIn bio:linkedin.com/in/opensourcestrategy Most Relevant As the founder of Olliance Consulting, worked with my team to create some of the earliest industry compliance programs and as a result was acquired by Black Duck Software. Today, I have a team of compliance experts that... Read More →


Thursday November 4, 2021 11:25am - 11:55am PDT
Vintner's Court

11:25am PDT

Virtuous Research Cycles through Open Source - Gordon Haff, Red Hat
Corporate research departments are often pretty siloed, secretive even. Academia can be siloed in its own way, even if individual researchers collaborate—as well as being out of touch with current industry concerns. Open source software can close that gap and turn it into a virtuous cycle. In this talk, Red Hat’s Gordon Haff will talk about some of the things we’ve learned at Red Hat Research in putting together a new type of research program rooted in industry-university collaboration and open source. He’ll take you through the history of the effort and the benefits we’ve seen for ourselves, our academic partners, the students, and the broader ecosystem. He’ll offer lessons learned and give examples from specific projects that have already borne copious fruit from this sort of cooperative invention.

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Haff

Gordon Haff

Technology Advocate, Red Hat
Gordon Haff is Technology Advocate at Red Hat where he works on market insights; 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, AI, quantum, cloud-native platforms, and next-generation... Read More →



Thursday November 4, 2021 11:25am - 11:55am PDT
Silverado West
  Futures
  • Slides Included Yes

11:25am PDT

Toxic Velocity: Speed Kills - Timothy Banks, Duckbill Group
In auto racing, the maximum amount of directional force available to a tire is visualized as a traction circle. When force is applied to a tire that is in excess of the size of the traction circle, you lose traction, the vehicle will skid and, usually, crash. Similarly, there is a maximum amount of stress and pressure available to individuals with an organization and within an organization itself. When that stress and pressure is exceeded, the individuals and organizations can start to spiral and crash. In this talk, we will discuss the concepts of business pressures on organizations and individuals, the effects on those individuals and organizations, what "crashing" looks like, and some ways to manage the forces to get the best performance our of people and organizations without pushing them over their limits.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Banks

Tim Banks

Principal Cloud Economist, The Duckbill Group
Tim’s tech career spans over 20 years through various sectors. Tim’s initial journey into tech started as a US Marine. Later, he left government contracting for the private sector, working both in large corporate environments and in small startups. While working in the private... Read More →


Thursday November 4, 2021 11:25am - 11:55am PDT
Silverado East

11:25am PDT

12:00pm PDT

Managing the Value Equation, Scaling Your Open Source Business Model along with Your Business - Scott Clinton, SCVentures, Ltd.
In this session, I'll cover one part of open source businesses strategy that is so often overlooked and often why commercial open source businesses often hit a growth wall. While so much attention for a growing open source business is on traditional scaling of the community, adoption, conversion, and the steps needed to do this effectively to build both value for customers and investors. Often overlooked or missing for the company growth strategy is what are you doing to scale your OSS business model. You may have chosen open core, fully open-source, SaaS, or various other hybrid models. Depending upon where your business is in its growth curve your initial approach is likely no longer valid. Open source business models are not static. Successful open source businesses understand when and how to manage the value equation for customer and investor value as well as how that impacts which commercialization model to choose at each stage of growth. I'll provide the top 5 KPIs and strategies to adopt and share real-world examples, from direct experience at companies such as Red Hat, VMware/Nicera, Huawei, Hortonworks, and others to help you chart your strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Clinton

Scott Clinton

President, SCVentures, Ltd
Scott has more than 20 years of industry executive leadership with 18 years commercializing open source technologies. An industry veteran, leading, developing, and scaling open-source businesses, productization, and community development strategy for the dev-ops, security, storage... Read More →


Thursday November 4, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Vintner's Court

12:00pm PDT

Shifting to R&D through Open Innovation – It Works! - Chris Lloyd-Jones, Avanade
When you think of Research and Development, you might initially imagine a secretive and slow model of IP protection and ideation behind closed doors. At Avanade, a company providing strategy, technology, and experience services to the Global Fortune 1000, our R&D group was established three years ago and we decided to operate in the open. Come hear Chris Llloyd-Jones, head of open technology, speak to our journey, the lessons and bumps we hit along the way, as well as our achievements creating and growing a knowledge network on the topics we research. We’ll talk about our approach to open innovation, and how this unlocked greater collaboration with universities, our clients, and our ecosystem partners; ultimately allowing us to utilize open-source to accelerate the time to value for our R&D projects.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Lloyd-Jones

Chris Lloyd-Jones

Head of Open Technologies, Avanade
Chris is the Head of Open Technologies, within the Office of the CTO at Avanade, focusing on the open innovation ecosystem, including academia, foundations, start-ups, and Avanade's Open-Source projects office. Chris's background is in legal and financial services, focusing on organisational... Read More →



Thursday November 4, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Silverado West
  Futures
  • Slides Included Yes

12:00pm PDT

Intro to TOIP (Trust over IP) - (Open Spaces)
Thursday November 4, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Beringer

12:30pm PDT

Lunch
Thursday November 4, 2021 12:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Fairway Deck & Mansion Garden Lawn

2:15pm PDT

Open Source is not Fairy Dust - Dawn Foster & Suzanne Ambiel, VMware
As companies increase their strategic use of open source, contribution is critical, and striking the right balance between company and project needs can be challenging. There is a growing gap between those who use open source and those who contribute. Projects like Kubernetes rely on people who are employed to participate, and the success of these projects relies on company participation. From a corporate perspective, this means that you need to build awareness within your leadership team and justify how participation in open source projects aligns with your business strategy. Treat it like any other piece of software and be part of the community; you can’t sprinkle it with fairy dust. The talk will include: - Aligning open source use and participation with corporate strategies and business plans to justify it to leadership. - Balancing risk vs. reward when choosing where to invest your time and effort. - Participating in ways that reflect positively on your organization and your employees. The advice in this presentation will help you justify your open source participation to strike a good balance between your business needs and the needs of the open source community.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Foster

Dawn Foster

Director Open Source Community Strategy, VMware
Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s OSPO. She is a Governing Board member / maintainer for CHAOSS, Steering Committee member for the TODO Group, co-chair of the CNCF Contributor Strategy TAG, and OpenUK board member. She has 20+ years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Ambiel

Suzanne Ambiel

Director, Open Source Marketing & Strategy, VMware
Suzanne is the Director of Open Source Marketing and Strategy at VMware working side by side with VMware's OSPO. A 12-year veteran of VMware, Suzanne began her journey in open source with the inception of VMware's OSPO team. She's presented at Open Source Summit, Linux Foundation... Read More →



Thursday November 4, 2021 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Vintner's Court
  Business Leadership
  • Slides Included Yes

2:15pm PDT

Markets, Ecosystems, Open Source Projects, and the Role of Non-Profits - Stephen Walli, Microsoft
We have long talked about an open source project as an ecosystem and we have debated open source business models for the past two decades. Recent attempts at measuring open source ecosystems have been tried, but do the measurements allow us to do anything differently? This talk will provide a framework for open source project ecosystems, introduce market ideas for how to think about open source project markets, and look at the role non-profits can play in establishing markets for project growth and success. Along the way, we will review successful market experiments and challenge some of the metrics to build a framework for future project (and non-profit) success.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Walli

Stephen Walli

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a principal program manager at Microsoft in the Azure Office of the CTO. I've worked with Docker, been a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard, technical director at the Outercurve Foundation, founded a start-up, and been a writer and consultant. I've been around open... Read More →


Thursday November 4, 2021 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Silverado West

2:15pm PDT

The Future of Edge with WebAssembly - Gerred Dillon, Mycelial
The advancements of the past few years have resulted in a Cambrian Explosion for the data center. Kubernetes and Docker led to new technologies and workflows for businesses to ship software more rapidly and reliably than ever. However, there is a deep chasm between the maturity of these tools in the datacenter and the state of the art for the edge. Constrained environments must do more with less - less compute, less connectivity, and less storage. In these restricted environments, the overhead and features of containerized software doesn’t match the actual needs of businesses. Enter WebAssembly.

WebAssembly is a compile target, virtual machine, and secure execution environment born of open web standards. With dozens of languages compiling to WebAssembly, it enables teams to ship smaller, more portable software without the operating system anywhere – regardless of if the target is in the data center, in the browser, on micro-scale embedded devices, or even in a database or network appliance. This talk will introduce WebAssembly now and for the future, the power it brings to companies, and show how companies like Mycelial are paving the road for WebAssembly at the edge.

Speakers
avatar for Gerred Dillon

Gerred Dillon

CTO & Co-founder, Mycelial
Gerred is the CTO and Co-founder of Mycelial, where he is building the future of offline-first compute with WebAssembly. Prior to this, he worked on Kubernetes and Kubernetes Operators at D2iQ, including donating KUDO/KUTTL to the CNCF Sandbox. He has expertise in distributed systems... Read More →


Thursday November 4, 2021 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Silverado East

2:15pm 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!

Thursday November 4, 2021 2:15pm - 5:15pm PDT
Beringer

3:00pm PDT

The Evolution of Open Source Licensing, Business Models, and the "Monetization Helix" - Alessio Fanelli, 645 Ventures
While it may seem counterintuitive, there have been many billion-dollar companies built on top of open source software over the last decade. In this session, we will analyze some of the business models that we have seen evolve over the last couple of decades, as well as studying existing successful companies such as Confluent, MongoDB, and more. We will also study what licenses are used by these companies, and how that has evolved over time as we transitioned to cloud computing.

Speakers
avatar for Alessio Fanelli

Alessio Fanelli

Vice President, 645 Ventures
Alessio is a Vice President at 645 Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund with more than $200M under management. At the firm, he leads the in-house engineering team, as well as their investment focus on infrastructure software, developer tools, and security. Their portfolio... Read More →



Thursday November 4, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Vintner's Court
  Business Leadership
  • Slides Included Yes

3:00pm PDT

Sustainability All the Way Down - Sriram Ramkrishna & Erik Riedel, ITRenew Inc
In recent years, sustainability has become nagging concern in the open source ecosystem. With the recent incorporation of the Green Software Foundation, we are working to build more efficient software that lets you do more while reducing the use of carbon and electricity. The flip side is being concerned with the hardware itself. After all, if you're building energy efficient software it's reasonable to believe that hardware should also be a factor. Does it make sense to build efficient green software for an automobile that is mechanically inefficient? Sustainability should happen all the way down - and that is where the circular economy comes in. Through re-use and re-certification of IT components, we can build sustainable platforms that maximizes efficiency while simultaneously lowering our carbon footprint beyond what just software can do. At a time where we are concerned about the limited supply of rare earth metals and aggressive demand for more computational power - this conversation should happen now. So, let's talk about sustainability all the way down and what that means for the software industry and sustainability programs around the world.

Speakers
SR

Sriram Ramkrishna

Principal Ecosystems Engineer, ITRenew Inc.
Sriram Ramkrishna is a long time contributor to Free and Open Source communities. Making his initial foray into Free Software within the GNOME Project as a community liaison and Director of the GNOME Foundation. This year completes 23 years with the project. Professionally, started... Read More →
ER

Erik Riedel

Senior Vice President of Engineering, ITRenew Inc
Erik leads engineering for ITRenew’s circular data center initiatives, including the Sesame product line. Erik has over 20 years experience designing & building scale-out computing technology and teams. Before ITRenew, Erik led teams that created multiple market-leading, hyper-scale... Read More →


Thursday November 4, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Silverado West

3:00pm PDT

OSSF, Supply Chain Security and SBOMs - Getting Started - Jeffrey Borek, IBM
Open Source Source Security Foundation is evolving to help establish a more secure open source supply chain in the near future. Software Bill of Materials (SBOMs) play a key role, but have only recently come to the forefront. This session will recap the recent initiatives of the OSSF, some of the key projects to watch, and what you can do today to start planning for better security in your own software supply chain.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Borek

Jeffrey Borek

WW Program Director, Open Technology & Supply Chain Security, CISO, IBM
Working to build a scalable and consistent supply chain security platform, while continuing to lead the Open Source Program Office (OSPO), including policy, execution and guidance. Working with IBM Government & Regulatory Affairs, Software, Systems, Cloud, Consulting, Innersource... Read More →



Thursday November 4, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Silverado East

3:30pm PDT

Coffee Break
Thursday November 4, 2021 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Fairway Deck

6:00pm PDT

30th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Join us for dinner, drinks, entertainment, great conversation, and the opportunity to help us celebrate the amazing impact of 30 Years of Linux. The event is black-tie optional and open to all attendees. It will be held on the Mansion Garden Lawn at the Silverado Resort & Spa. No RSVP is necessary.

Cocktail Hour will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by a Seated Dinner at 7:00 PM and Dessert & Dancing at 8:00 PM.

If you are looking for rental options for tuxedos or dresses, please visit our website for more information.

Thursday November 4, 2021 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
The Mansion Garden Lawn 1600 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa, CA 94558
 
Friday, November 5
 

8:00am PDT

Registration + Badge Pick-up
Friday November 5, 2021 8:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Beaulieu Room

10:00am PDT

Wine Tasting at the Historic Del Dotto Winery & Caves (Pre registration required)
Come and visit the Del Dotto Winery & Caves, where you’ll stroll through the historic wine caves and have the unique experience of tasting wines thieved straight from the barrel! This informative 90-minute tour and tasting concludes with a pour of their bottled wine.

You must be 21+ to participate in the winery bike tour. A second bike tour will be offered for riders under 21 and focuses on the scenic ride, Napa’s history and the vineyard growth cycle.

Transportation will be provided to and from the activity. Space is limited for all activities, so book early to ensure your participation! Please note that participants must be registered for the event and have their event badge with them.

This activity is currently full. Please click HERE to sign up for the wait list!


Friday November 5, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Del Dotto Winery & Caves 1055 Atlas Peak Road Napa, CA 94558

11:00am PDT

Kayak or Paddle the Napa River (Pre registration required)
Ride a relaxed current with gentle breeze at your back! This one to two hour kayaking trip down the Napa River showcases the full transition from wetlands to forest where you can encounter frolicking sea lions, otters and birds. Your trip begins at Kennedy Park and ends in downtown Napa where you’ll have an hour to enjoy lunch (attendees on own) before catching the bus back to The Silverado Resort. This tour is great for all skill-sets and includes instruction and a guide.

Transportation will be provided to and from the activity. Space is limited for all activities, so book early to ensure your participation! Please note that participants must be registered for the event and have their event badge with them.

This activity is currently full. Please click HERE to sign up for the wait list!


Friday November 5, 2021 11:00am - 2:00pm PDT
Kennedy Park 2295 Streblow Dr, Napa, CA 94558

1:00pm PDT

Wine Tasting at the Historic Del Dotto Winery & Caves (Pre registration required)
Come and visit the Del Dotto Winery & Caves, where you’ll stroll through the historic wine caves and have the unique experience of tasting wines thieved straight from the barrel! This informative 90-minute tour and tasting concludes with a pour of their bottled wine.

You must be 21+ to participate in the winery bike tour. A second bike tour will be offered for riders under 21 and focuses on the scenic ride, Napa’s history and the vineyard growth cycle.

Transportation will be provided to and from the activity. Space is limited for all activities, so book early to ensure your participation! Please note that participants must be registered for the event and have their event badge with them.

This activity is currently full. Please click HERE to sign up for the wait list!


Friday November 5, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Del Dotto Winery & Caves 1055 Atlas Peak Road Napa, CA 94558

2:00pm PDT

Wine Tasting at the Historic Del Dotto Winery & Caves (Pre registration required)
Come and visit the Del Dotto Winery & Caves, where you’ll stroll through the historic wine caves and have the unique experience of tasting wines thieved straight from the barrel! This informative 90-minute tour and tasting concludes with a pour of their bottled wine.

You must be 21+ to participate in the winery bike tour. A second bike tour will be offered for riders under 21 and focuses on the scenic ride, Napa’s history and the vineyard growth cycle.

Transportation will be provided to and from the activity. Space is limited for all activities, so book early to ensure your participation! Please note that participants must be registered for the event and have their event badge with them.

This activity is currently full. Please click HERE to sign up for the wait list!


Friday November 5, 2021 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Del Dotto Winery & Caves 1055 Atlas Peak Road Napa, CA 94558
 
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