Brian Behlendorf to provide Hyperledger Blockchain Project update at Open Source Leadership Summit 2017
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, has announced the program for Open Source Leadership Summit, scheduled to take place on February 14-16 in Lake Tahoe, CA.
The invitation-only event offers a platform where the world's thought leaders in open source software and collaborative development convene to share best practices and learn how to manage the largest shared technology investments of our time. The Open Source Leadership Summit provides the venue for business leaders to come together with leading technologists to create and advance the open source infrastructure.
Over 50 educational sessions are on offer at this year's event. In addition to keynote sessions, breakouts will be offered across technical, leadership and professional open source tracks.
Blockchain technology is one of the topics that the event will focus on. Keynote speaker Donna Dillenberger, IBM Fellow, Watson Research Center, will discuss the “State of Blockchain”. Also, Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project, will provide project updates on February 14.
Mark Gisi, Senior Intellectual Property Manager, Wind River, will discuss how the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project could help create a “ComplianceLedger” to solve the supply chain open source compliance puzzle and how the SPDX and OpenChain projects are highly complementary to that solution.
In addition to Dillenberger, keynote speakers also include Katharina Borchert, Chief Innovation Officer & Patrick Finch, Strategy Director, Mozilla discussing Community Innovation; Camille Fournier, Senior Thinker and Raconteur sharing how to build and motivate engineering teams; Al Gillen, GVP, Software Development and Open Source, IDC providing an analysis of open source in 2017 and beyond and Aparna Sinha, Product Management Lead, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform & Brian Grant, Principal Software Engineer, Google sharing how the Kubernetes community works, among others.