Keynote Speaker Jon "maddog" Hall
Board Chair, Linux Professional InstituteIn the computing industry since 1969. maddog (as he prefers to be called) has been a programmer, systems administrator, product manager, technical marketing manager, consultant, university educator, book author, magazine author, and blogger.
He foresaw several trends before they happened such as the rise of Unix as an operating system, the use of CD-ROMs for distribution of software, the rise of Linux as a commercial system, need for a private, secure, peer-to-peer, open-source cloud product.
maddog has traveled to over 100 countries, most of them more than once, spoken at thousands of conferences, universities and enterprises about Unix, Linux and Free and Open Source Software.
He developed many business plans for various companies, including several billion dollar lines of business for Silicon Graphics and Digital Equipment Corporation which (unfortunately) they did not follow.
Currently he is the Board Chair for the Linux Professional Institute and the Co-Founder and Chief Adviser for the Caninos Loucos Project (caninosloucos.org).