Steven Rostedt is one of the original developers of the PREEMPT_RT patch; he started working in 2004 with the goal of turning Linux into a Real Time designed operating system. Although, the PREEMPT_RT patch still exists out of tree, several of its features have made it into the vanilla kernel. One of these features being Ftrace, the official tracer of Linux. Steven is the main author, developer and maintainer of Ftrace. He has also created ktest.pl, which is a testing framework within the Linux kernel, and is the one responsible for the kernel build option “make localmodconfig”. Outside of development, Steven has done numerous presentations around the world. He’s also been on the Kernel Summit program committee from 2010-2016, and is currently one the Linux Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board (TAB) members, which represents the kernel community to the foundation.
Steven joined VMware at the start of 2017 as one of the core developers at the heart of VMware’s Open Source Technology Center, focused on providing value and leadership in spreading open source expertise and culture across the company. Through VMware, Steven continues to work with various open source communities contributing his time to develop and enhance open source software.
James Bottomley is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research where he works on Cloud and Container technology. He is also Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem. He has been a Director on the Board of the Linux Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board. He went to university at Cambridge for both his undergraduate and
doctoral degrees after which he joined AT&T Bell labs to work on Distributed Lock Manager technology for clustering. In 2000 he helped found SteelEye Technology, a High availability company for Linux and Windows, becoming Vice President and CTO. He joined Novell in 2008 as a Distinguished Engineer at Novell’s SUSE Labs, Parallels (later Odin) in 2011 as CTO of Server Virtualization and IBM Research in 2016.
Andrea Arcangeli joined Qumranet and then Red Hat in 2008 because of his interest in working on the KVM Virtualization Hypervisor, with a special interest in Virtual Machine Memory Management. Before joining Qumranet, he worked for SUSE for 9 years. Andrea started working with Linux in his spare time shortly after first connecting to the internet back in 1996 while studying at University. He enjoys spending most of his time solving software problems and promoting the adoption of Linux, Free Software and Open Source software everywhere.
Jesper Dangaard Brouer
JESPER DANGAARD BROUER
Jesper Dangaard Brouer is a principal Kernel Engineer at Red Hat with a passion for performance and scalability. Currently he is optimizing the Linux kernel network stack. And occasionally optimizing the
memory allocator in the Linux kernel, when it becomes a bottleneck for networking.
Bartosz Golaszewski has over 8 years of engineering experience in the embedded systems domain ranging from low-level, real-time operating systems, through the linux kernel to user-space programs and libraries. He has worked on international projects in a broad range of fields: bleeding edge consumer electronics, high availability systems and military applications. He has contributed significant changes to several open-source projects including the linux kernel, busybox, buildroot, sigrok and many others. Bartosz maintains libgpiod – a C library for interacting with the GPIO character device for linux – and contributes regularly to the core GPIO kernel code
David is a Principal Engineer in Amazon’s Kernel and Operating System team, working on Linux and Xen to support Amazon EC2.
David started hacking on Linux in 1995, when he was an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge. He has since worked at Red Hat, and in Intel’s Open Source Technology Centre.
David was the primary developer of the Linux MTD subsystem for flash memory, and the JFFS2 flash file system. He also wrote the OpenConnect VPN client amongst other random distractions.
Julia Lawall is Senior Research Scientist in the Whisper team at Inria/LIP6. Her research is at the intersection of programming languages and operating systems. She develops the tool Coccinelle and has around 2000
patches in the Linux kernel based on this work.
Dodji Seketeli is the maintainer of the Libabigail binary static analysis framework. He is a member of the Platform Tools Team at Red Hat.
Ezequiel Garcia has been an active contributor of several Linux Kernel subsystems, including Video4Linux and MTD. Mostly focusing on embedded devices since 2012, he is currently working for Collabora on Linux Kernel upstream projects. Ezequiel regularly speaks about the Linux Kernel at various latin-american events, and also spoke at ELC in 2013 to present the results of a Linux Foundation CE Workgroup project on kernel memory usage analysis.
Alexander is a QEMU, KVM, openSUSE and U-Boot developer who likes to work across various CPU architectures.
He started to work for SUSE about 11 years ago and since then has progressed through various subsystems. He initially wrote the SVM emulation bits in QEMU, added nested virtualization support to KVM on AMD CPUs, wrote and maintained a good chunk of the KVM support for PowerPC for a few years, maintained the QEMU PowerPC parts for about as long, initiated and still participates on ARM support in openSUSE and recently dove into U-Boot land where he now maintains the UEFI execution support.
Rafael maintains the Linux kernel’s power management infrastructure and the core ACPI support code. He works at Intel Open Source Technology Center and focuses on the mainline Linux kernel development. He has been actively contributing to Linux since 2005, in particular to the kernel’s suspend/hibernate subsystem, power management in general (IO runtime PM framework, CPUFreq, CPUIdle, PM QoS, system wakeup framework etc.), hot-plug infrastructure, core ACPI support, core PCI support and more. Before joining Intel he worked at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw as a lecturer and IT specialist,
he was a Linux and IT consultant and he ran a business of his own. Rafael holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Warsaw.
Miguel Ojeda Sandonis
Jiri is a Distinguished Engineer at SUSE and works as a Linux Kernel developer and a leader of the “Core Kernel” team at SUSE Labs department.
Jiri acts as an upstream maintainer for several subsystems, with Kernel Live Patching being the most new and shiny one; Jiri has written the original kGraft code, that later in cooperation with authors of kPatch,
evolved in the current upstream live patching mechanism, which Jiri is still maintaining.
Gregory Clement is an embedded Linux engineer and trainer at Bootlin since 2010. He has 18 years of on the field experience in porting and operating embedded Linux on many hardware architectures. He is currently involved in the integration of Marvell Armada SoCs (both ARM 32 and 64 bit versions) in the mainline Linux kernel, acting as co-maintainer for this mvebu ARM sub-architecture. As part of this port he recently worked on pushing in mainline an SD/eMMC controller supporting these “new” high speed modes.