Featured Talks Spotlight

Featured Talks will take place each day of the conference (Monday the 18th and Tuesday the 19th), in the 1:00 – 1:45 pm ET time block.  

And similar to the keynote sessions we announced last week, the talks focus on topics we feel are applicable to a wide audience.

This year’s lineup of both sessions and speakers is impressive and should deliver a ton of value to conference attendees. Register now to attend and see them live!

*Please note, the below sessions are a mix of in-person and virtual sessions. In-person will be live streamed to the virtual platform. Virtual sessions will take place on the virtual platform only. 

Monday, October 18

Learn With Jason, Extra Live!

Jason Lengstorf, Principal Developer Experience Engineer, Netlify

A live coding session with Jason Lengstorf. Watch and engage with Jason as he sets up and deploys a site with serverless functions (and maybe a database) – in real time. Pretty cool!


Executive Panel: Where do Great Open Source Contributors, Maintainers, & Hires come from?

Jon Gottfried, Co-Founder, Major League Hacking

Demetris Cheatham, Senior Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Strategy, GitHub

Pete Davies, Senior Vice President – Head of Platform Engineering and Cloud Management 

Michael Cheng, Product Manager, Facebook


Remaking the Bank: the Rise of OSS in Banking and Finance

Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network (OIN)


Open Source Licensing 101

Jim Jagielski, Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Salesforce


Tuesday, October 19

AlmaLinux and the New CentOS Ecosystem

Jack Aboutboul, Community Manager and Board Member, AlmaLinux Foundation


What Threats are Hiding in Your Software – And How to Find Them

Guy Martin, Executive Director, OASIS

Jason Keirstead, IBM

Richard Struse, Mitre Engenuity

Dr. Allan Friedman, US Department of Commerce

Duncan Sparrell, Network Security Evangelist


How I Built a Network on Twitter

Sebina Delilbasic, Linux with Seb & Student, University of Utah