Where Are They From? Speakers coming to OS 101 from all over the U.S.

We’ve said it many times before but speakers and content absolutely determine the success of a technology event.

The location, food and drinks, and networking can be tremendous, but if you don’t get the speaker lineup right your apparent victory will be a Pyrrhic one at best. It has been our observation this is true across the board for conferences.

We’re pleased to say we started with the speaker lineup for Open Source 101, then worked our way back from there.

Confirmed speakers are some of the best in the industry, and they’re traveling from all over the U.S. to join us.

The amazing lineup, including company and hometown, include:

Danese Cooper – Head of Open Source @ Paypal – Dublin, Ireland & Silicon Valley CA

Mark Hinkle – Executive Director, NodeJS Foundation – Cary/RTP NC

Jigyasa Grover – Women Who Code – San Diego, CA

Jim Jagielski – Apache Software Foundation – Baltimore, MD

Vicky Brasseur – Author & Consultant – Portland, OR

Chris van Tuin – Chief Technologist – Los Angeles, CA

Garth Henson – Senior Engineer, Walt Disney Company – Durham/RTP NC

John Mertic – The Linux Foundation – Cleveland, OH

Timirah James – Engineer/Developer Advocacy @ Platform 9 – Los Angeles, CA

Jason Hibbets – Opensource.com/Red Hat – Raleigh, NC

Erica Stanley – Engineer @ Salesloft – Atlanta, GA

Sameer Maggon – Founder @ SearchStax – Los Angeles, CA

Bhankthi Liyanage – Bank of America / Merrill Lynch – Charlotte, NC

Robert Treat – CEO, OmniTI – Maine

Thomas Panetti – Engineer @ Krumware – Charleston, SC

Tirell Mckinnon – Engineer, Skookum – Charlotte, NC

Sergey Razin – CTO @ SIOS – Lexington, SC

Tague Griffith – Head of Developer Advocacy @ Redis Labs – San Francisco, CA

Mostafa Elzoghbi – Machine Learning Engineer @ Microsoft – Washington, DC

Mary Thengvall – DevRel Consultant – San Francisco, CA

David Rogers – Senior Software Engineer @ Pend.io – Raleigh, NC

Craig Vitter – Solutions Architect @ Mattermost – Charlotte, NC

Kris Borchers – Executive Director, JS (Javascript) Foundation – Dallas, TX

Len Santalucia – CTO @ Vicom Infinity – Richmond, VA

Steve Pietrek – App Developer Manager @ Cardinal Solutions – Charlotte, NC

Chad Cravens – CTO, Open Source Systems – Charleston, SC

Kevin Sonney – Senior System Admin @ LCMSPlus – Durham, NC

Rizchel Dayao – Developer Advocate @ IBM – Denver, CO

Justin Reock – Lead Architect @ Rogue Wave Software – Louisville, Colorado

Vipin Balachandran – Engineer @ VMWare

Chris Short – Senior DevOps @ SJ technologies – Detroit, MI

Tom Wilson – CTO @ Tabula Rasa and Jack Russell Software – Charleston, SC

Chloe Condon – Developer Evangelist @ Sentry.io – San Francisco, CA

Tommy Byrd – Enterprise Engineer # GitHub – Atlanta, GA

Jim Salter – CTO @ Openoid & featured author @ Ars Technica & Wirecutter – Columbia, SC

Peter Zaitsev – CEO @ Percona – Durham, NC

Anthony Chow – Network Engineer @ Cephas Security Solutions – Los Angeles, CA

Jeffrey Kaufman – IP Attorney @ Red Hat – Chapel Hill, NC

Jeremy Proffitt – Reliability Engineer @ Lending Tree – Charlotte, NC