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Track 3



Microconf Runners

Matthew Wilcox - The future of Linux storage

Matthew has been a Linux kernel hacker for ten years. He works for Intel's Open Source Technology Centre from his home in Ottawa. His recent accomplishments include asynchronous SCSI scanning, and the infrastructure to kill tasks stuck waiting for IO.

Mauro Carvalho Chehab - Video input infrastructure and V4L2

Mauro holds a masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidade de Brasília and is currently pursuing a PhD. He is a Certified Information Security Systems Professional and has more than 20 years experience working in the telecom industry. He is responsible for the software architecture evolution at Brasil Telecom and teaches Information Security for the UPIS MBA and Network Computer graduate courses at Universidade Católica de Brasília. He is maintainer for the multimedia subsystem which provides support for video stream and radio/TV broadcast on Linux, and maintains and develops drivers for webcams, AM/FM radio, analog TV and digital TV.

Matthew Garrett - Power management and tools for efficient resource usage

Matthew Garrett has finally escaped studenthood, and now works for Red Hat on improving power management and laptop support under Linux. He will only fix your laptop if you ask very nicely.

Keith Packard - Future displays and input devices

Keith Packard has been developing open source software since 1986, focusing on the X Window System since 1987, designing and implementing large parts of the current implementation. He is currently a Principal Engineer with Intel's Open Source Technology Center. Keith received a Usenix Lifetime Achievement award in 1999 and sits on the X.org foundation board.

David Zeuthen - Dbus for desktop integration

David works in the Red Hat desktop team with a focus on integrating the GNOME desktop with the underlying OS. His interests include hardware detection, kernel/user interaction, IPC, disk/storage management, authorization, desktop VFS systems and other OS integration topics. He maintains the HAL and PolicyKit projects and has contributed to the udev, D-Bus, GVfs, Nautilus, OLPC and Fedora Live CD projects.

Darrick Wong - Linux server management

Darrick is a software engineer in the Linux Technology Center at IBM. Currently, he is working with the server designers and the performance analysis teams to create tools to monitor and control energy consumption in Linux, and to analyze the power use of various software workloads. In the past, he has worked on a diverse array of subject areas such as Serial Attached SCSI Drivers, environmental sensor controls, and automated deployment and testing software.

Dave Jones - Boot and init

Dave Jones works for Red Hat as the Fedora kernel team lead. After five years of maintaining the Fedora kernel, he has seen all sorts of disasters in both kernel and userspace. He is currently based in Boston,MA. When not hacking Linux, he collects and makes strange noises with modular analog synthesizers.

Lennart Poettering - Audio

Born in Guatemala City, raised in Rio de Janeiro and Hamburg, Lennart Poettering now works as a software engineer in the Red Hat desktop team. Among other Free Software projects Lennart hacks and maintains the Avahi Zeroconf Implementation and the PulseAudio sound server, which are now an integral part of all major Linux distributions. His interests in Free Software range from Linux kernel hacking to low-level systems programming and GNOME desktop development.

Greg Kroah-Hartman - Kernel/userspace interfaces

Greg Kroah-Hartman is a Linux kernel maintainer for the USB, driver core, sysfs, and debugfs portions of the kernel as well as being one half of the -stable kernel release team. He currently works for Novell as a technical fellow doing various kernel related things and has written a few books about Linux development in the past.

Steve Rostedt - Debugging, tuning, tracing, and profiling

Steven is mostly involved in the Real Time patch of the Linux kernel. He has been actively hacking the kernel for 10 years, but mostly on the Real Time variants. In Real Time, high latencies need to be removed as much as possible to ensure faster response times for critical tasks. To investigate sources of latencies within the kernel, Steven has worked with and developed several methods of tracing the kernel. Working on his own Logdev kernel tracer as well as the soon to be mainline ftrace, he has solved several hard to find causes of latencies as well as some really nasty deadlocks.