Open Source Conference
June 20, 2019
Comcast Labs Connect in partnership with the Comcast Open Source Program Office is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Open Source Conference. This conference aims to connect open source developers, leaders, technologists, and community leaders to collaborate on the latest in open source innovation in the broadband, media, entertainment, and connected home space. This is an ideal forum for cross-collaboration between developers, operators, architects, leaders and others who are driving the technology forward.
Speakers and Presenters
Munira is a Visual Effects Supervisor at DreamWorks Animation.
After graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Specialization in Computing, she began her career as a programmer in Visual Effects and Animation. Not only is Munira a technologist, she is also a passionate filmmaker and has been successful in merging both paths into a flourishing career, working on many projects such as “X-Men 2,” "Shrek Forever After," and "Trolls." Recently, on “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World," she served as the Digital Supervisor of Technology and was responsible for managing the adoption of cutting edge software and delivering transformative workflows across the production pipeline.
In addition to being a mother of two children, Munira is also a founding member of the DreamWorks TECHWomen group. She works tirelessly to achieve the goal of bringing networking opportunities, professional development, awareness, and outreach to promote women in the technology field.
Jilayne Lovejoy is a lawyer and community leader specializing in open source. She participates in various open source groups, leads the Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX) legal team, and is the SPDX License List maintainer. Jilayne was also a founding member of the OpenChain project; and she was principal open source counsel at Arm, where she advised legal, business, and engineering on open source related issues, provided training, and drove improved processes related to open source, including forming and chairing the Arm Open Source Office.
Prior to that, Jilayne was sole counsel at OpenLogic, a provider of open source software support, provisioning, and compliance solutions to enterprises. Currently, Jilayne provides consulting services related to open source policy, strategy and other software licensing related issues. In her spare time, Jilayne can be found riding her bike(s) in the mountains of Colorado or co-hosting the geeky podcast, FOSS+beer.
Euan McLeod is a pioneer in streaming video having been responsible for major innovations that have truly shaped the media landscape. For example, he was the first person to stream live video to the iPhone back in 2008 that impacts how people consume media today. Euan has also enabled many other disruptive innovations to the video industry and has won multiple awards including an IBC Innovation Award for his work on NBA league Pass. Euan has delivered some of the World’s largest scale live news events and sporting events and currently leads Comcast’s VIPER team which is responsible for all IP video operations, delivering over 14,500 live linear channels on a daily basis.
Before joining Comcast, Euan was the Global Head of Live Video at Amazon. That is where he led Amazon’s Global Channels engineering initiative. In this role, Euan was responsible for worldwide Live channels Product, Technology, Operations and Strategy for Amazon Channels that provide Prime members access to video subscriptions from major networks including HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME and PBS KIDS as well as live events like NFL Thursday Night Football and live music shows of famous artists.
When working as VP of Content at Turner, Euan developed a broad knowledge working across news, sports and entertainment verticals supporting all of Turner’s brands including CNN, NBA, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, March Madness Live, Nascar and more.
He has worked for multiple large scale CDNs and has a deep understanding of the scale challenges when moving from QAM to all IP delivery.
Daisy is a Software Engineer at Comcast VIPER (Video IP Engineering and Research) where she currently works on creating and delivering innovative new technologies within video. She entered the University of Denver as a Mechanical Engineer and was adamant that she wanted absolutely nothing to do with computer science. After taking a required procedural programming class, she had a change of heart and dove head first into the world of software development. She started working as an engineer at Google while still in school and later joined the Comcast team. At VIPER, her current focus is working on Safe Sound, an idea she had to help those with PTSD and Autism enjoy a better video viewing experience, as well as working on delivering Smart Search, another innovative technology for real time linear video querying. She is passionate about helping those with disabilities and being a positive force of change in her professional and personal life.
Guy Martin is Director of Open Source Strategy at Autodesk, responsible for overseeing the company's open source strategy, execution and collaborative projects, as well as representing the company in open source communities and organizations. He has over two decades of experience in the software industry, where he has consistently focused on helping companies understand, contribute to, and better leverage open source software. He has held senior open source roles with Samsung Research, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems, among others.
Guy is a founding board member representing Autodesk in the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF.io), and was instrumental in helping the organization focus on better management of open source projects within the visual effects ecosystem.
Miriam is an author, performer, musician, designer, and web developer — with 15 years experience as a project manager, user-experience designer, and front-end architect. She is a co-founder of OddBird, member of the Sass core team, creator of Susy and other popular open source tools, author of SitePoint’s Jump Start Sass, and staff-writer for CSS Tricks.
Olivier Crête began his involvement in free software in 2000. He has been involved in GNOME since 2003 and in Gentoo from 2003 to 2012. He currently works for Collabora where he leads the multimedia team. He has been an active GStreamer developer since 2007, first working on VoIP and video calls, and most recently, on all types of multimedia projects.
Deb is the Executive Director of the FreeBSD Foundation, having joined the company as its first employee in August 2005. Before venturing in the world of open source and operating systems, she spent two decades working as an embedded firmware engineer, technical marketer, and technical sales engineer in the data storage industry. Deb now focuses on learning more about operating systems while advocating for FreeBSD around the world. In addition to supporting the FreeBSD Project, she has been working on introducing more girls and women to STEM. Deb grew up in California and earned her undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and her Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Santa Clara.
Jonathan Gray is a Site Reliability Engineer for the Comcast Content Delivery Network team who focuses primarily on automation, environment reproducibility, and upgrade processes. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Abilene Christian University and is a VMware Certified Professional. Jonathan joins Comcast after serving as a software integration developer, QA lead, and devops specialist for Milsoft Utility Solutions, Inc., as well as, a Systems/Storage Administrator for Abilene Christian University.
Quincy Iheme has always had a passion for technology and the industry, from the time he built his own personal computer from scratch to editing his Myspace page with basic HTML and CSS. Since attending an intensive program to learn web development, Quincy enjoys being a Software Engineer at Comcast and a Web Development Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Khem Raj is a Distinguished Engineer at Comcast, helping several open source initiatives within the company. He is guiding the company's adoption of open source software, and is becoming an active contributor to the open source components that are used in the RDK settop software stack. One of the most recent projects he has worked on is migrating RDK to an OE/Yocto-based framework for build system and embedded Linux distribution generation. He is also actively working on making the RDK community adopt the RDK framework for future TV settop devices and broadband gateways. He is a Yocto Project advisory board member, and member of the technical steering Committee for the OpenEmbedded project. He is core maintainer for several key pieces in OpenEmbedded and Yocto project, including core metadata, toolchains, and SDKs.
Prior to Comcast, Khem helped Juniper migrate the JUNOS operating system to use embedded Linux as the base operating system. Khem is a frequent speaker at conferences, he recently gave a talk at SCALE 19x and the Open Source Leadership Summit.
Adam Westman is a Senior Engineering Manager at Target who loves making lives better for engineers, building great teams that people want to be a part of, and wakeboarding in Northern Wisconsin.
Nithya is the head of the open source program office at Comcast. She started and is growing the open source practice to create stronger open source competencies and processes within Comcast, a leading media and technology company. Prior to Comcast, she was the founding director of the the open source strategy and engagement office for SanDisk globally and chaired the SanDisk Open Source Working Group.
An early pioneer in working with open source based products and business strategies at SGI in 1998, she has since worked on a number of open source based products and projects like Tripwire, Wind River Linux, Yocto Project, Tizen Automotive, Ceph and OpenStack.
Nithya is a respected global and keynote speaker in the industry on marketing open source, open source strategy and business models as well as managing corporate engagement in open source at Open Source Summit, Open Source Leadership Summit, All Things Open, OpenStack, OSCON, SCALE, Flash Memory Summit, SNIA etc.
Shilla Saebi is an Open Source Program Manager who focuses on community and has been with Comcast for almost a decade. She has worked in many diverse roles within the tech industry in positions ranging from operations engineering, system administration, customer service, and network operations. Shilla is an open source contributor and actively supports several open source communities such as the Linux Foundation, Apache, and OpenStack.
Nominated to serve as a member of the OpenStack User Committee by the existing board members, she was the first woman to serve on OpenStack's UC (2014-2019). She was also a core contributor to the OpenStack docs project and currently sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for OpenStack Superuser Magazine. Shilla also served on the board of the OpenStack Innovation Center (OSIC) from 2015-2017, where she helped the community develop and test code at scale. She formed the OpenStack Northern Virginia meetup group which has over 650 members and is currently an OpenStack ambassador for the East Coast of the United States.
Thursday, June 20
Hyatt Regency Denver
Hyatt Regency Denver
Experience the culture of downtown Denver from the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Located one block from the 16th Street Mall and walking distance to Denver Center for the Performing Arts, our hotel offers a stylish stay in downtown Denver with access to the 27th-floor Peaks Lounge, the highest-rising lounge in the city with spectacular Rocky Mountain views.
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