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Conference Speakers


David Chisnall

David Chisnall

David Chisnall is a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, where he works on the interface between languages, operating systems, and hardware. He is also a member of the FreeBSD Core Team and an LLVM/Clang committer. He is the author of several books, including the Definitive Guide to the Xen Hypervisor. He created the current GNUstep implementation of Objective-C and has maintained it for some years, and is now mostly responsible for the C++ stack in FreeBSD, having implemented the ABI library and ported the STL implementation. Back to top

Baptiste Daroussin

Baptiste Daroussin

Baptiste has a background in UNIX Systems Engineering and is involved in multiple facets of the FreeBSD project including being a Ports committer for 3 years and a src committer for 2 years. His involvement also includes being a member of the Port management team. PkgNG, a new package management framework for FreeBSD, is one of Baptiste's primary roles where he is a lead developer. Back to top

Reyk Floeter

Reyk Floeter

Reyk Floeter is the founder of Esdenera Networks GmbH from Hannover, Germany, where he develops OpenBSD-based networking and security products for cloud-based and software-defined networks. As a member of the OpenBSD project, he contributed various features, fixes, networking drivers and daemons since 2004, like OpenBSD's ath, trunk (a.k.a. lagg), vic, hostapd, relayd, snmpd, and iked. For more than nine years and until mid-2011, he was the CTO & Co-Founder of .vantronix where he gained experience in building, selling and deploying enterprise-class network security appliances based on OpenBSD. Back to top

Henning Brauer

Henning Brauer

Henning is 35 and lives in Hamburg, Germany. He is the founder of BS Web Services, an ISP/MSP. He is an OpenBSD developer since 2002 and has worked mostly in the networking area, having redesigned and re-implemented big parts of pf (a team effort of course), started bgpd and ntpd, and having written the framework for privilege separation and messaging most newer OpenBSD daemons today use. When not working or hacking, Henning likes to go mountain biking, hiking in remote locations and meeting his friends in nearby bars for beers & table soccer. Back to top

John Hixson

John Hixson

John Hixson is a BSD geek that resides in California. He has been using open source software and operating systems since the middle 90's. He has worked as both an engineer and systems administrator during the course of his technical career. His employment with iXsystems keeps him busy with FreeBSD, PC-BSD and FreeNAS®. John enjoys working on anything that is challenging and requires new knowledge to be obtained. In his spare time, he likes to read, cook, spend time with his family and play with new technical gadgets. Back to top

Kris Moore, Director of PC-BSD Software Development, iXsystems.

Kris Moore, Director of PC-BSD Software Development, iXsystems.

Kris Moore is the founder and lead developer of the BSD based desktop, PC-BSD. He has authored several unique tools for the desktop, including the PBI package management format, and the Warden, a BSD Jails management utility. He currently works as the Director of PC-BSD software Development at iXsystems. He resides in the Knoxville area of East Tennessee with his wife and 4 children. Back to top

Scott Long

Scott Long

Scott Long: Scott joined Netflix in 2012 to focus on transforming FreeBSD into a premier content delivery platform. Prior to that, he spendt 5 years at Yahoo! supporting FreeBSD's use in the core infrastructure of the business. He started using BSD in 1992, has been a FreeBSD project committer since 2000 and was the FreeBSD project release engineer from 2002 - 2006. Scott lives in Calorado with his wife and two children and holds a bachelors in Aviation Science. Back to top

Luigi Rizzo

Luigi Rizzo

Luigi Rizzo is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at the Universita` di Pisa, Italy where his research focuses on computer networks and operating systems. In particular, he has done some highly cited work on multicast congestion control, FEC-based reliable multicast, network emulation, and more recently on packet scheduling, fast network I/O, virtualization. Much of his work has been implemented and deployed in popular operating systems and applications, and widely used by the research community. His contributions include the popular dummynet network emulator (a standard component of FreeBSD and OSX, and now also available for linux and windows); one of the first publicly available erasure code for reliable multicast; the qfq packet scheduler; and the netmap framework for fast packet I/O. Luigi has been a visitor at several industrial and research institutions, including ICSI (UC Berkeley), Intel Research Cambridge (UK), Intel Research Berkeley, and recently Google Mountain View. Luigi has been General Chair for SIGCOMM 2006, TPC Co-Chair for IGCOMM 2009, and TPC member/reviewer for many networking conferences and journals. Back to top

Devin Teske

Devin Teske

Devin Teske is a master programmer knowledgeable and experienced in 22 different programming languages. He has specialized knowledge in web applications, operating system design, clustering, embedded systems, and software development. In the 16 months as a journeyman FreeBSD source committer, he has committed approximately 40,000 lines of code and currently focuses primarily on the FreeBSD boot loader menu, sysrc, bsdconfig, and bsdinstall. With a strong interest in information theory and protocol design, he has independently developed Internet Protocol design RFCs for OpenSource, U.S. DoD, and JPL. He currently works at FIS Global, Inc. as head of FreeBSD Architecture and Systems Integration Engineering. Back to top

Mike Bentkofsky

Mike Bentkofsky

Michael has been working for Verisign for 12 years and is currently the software development lead for the ATLAS platform that underlies all of Verisign's critical Internet scale services. He is proud to work with a team based in Reston, VA and Fribourg, Switzerland that spends most days thinking about scalable software. He lives with his wife and two children in Northern Virginia where he is glad to not be part of the political debates typical in the Washington DC suburbs. Back to top

Marc de la Gueronniere

Marc de la Gueronniere

Marc de la Gueronniere is a senior software engineer at Verisign where he has been employed since 2008. Marc's role has him working on the ATLAS platform team. He has 15 years of experience developing high-performance software in the fields of kernel development, high-end embedded systems, video compression and networking. Previous to Verisign, he was technical lead/software architect at STVS and Visiowave/General Electric with both companies active in the field of Digital video surveillance. He started his career at Be Inc, as a kernel intern and studied Computer Science at EPFL (MS equivalent). Back to top

Julien Charbon

Julien Charbon

Julien Charbon is a Software Developer Engineer, fluent in C and C++, at Verisign offices in Switzerland. He joined Verisign in December, 2010 where his work is focused on the ATLAS platform team developing a framework responsible for running services like .com/.net DNS, WHOIS, LISP, etc. Julian has worked with FreeBSD for several years and includes porting software, developing fixes and patches, and network performance studies. Back to top

Glen Wiley

Glen Wiley

As the systems architect for the COM/NET and root DNS resolution platforms, Glen was responsible for selecting FreeBSD to host these critical zones and championed it's deployment at Verisign. Glen has worked in diverse industries since his first job as a programmer in 1987 including carrier grade telecom equipment and Internet infrastructure. He is currently an engineer at Verisign where he works on rapid development projects and explores new ideas for Verisign. In his spare time, Glen enjoys building embedded platforms with his oldest son and spending time with his family. Back to top