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Diamond Sponsors

  • Fotango
  • Intel
  • Microsoft

Gold Sponsors

  • Dell Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • Mozilla Corporation

Silver Sponsors

  • ActiveState
  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • Greenplum
  • Ingres
  • Novell, Inc.
  • OpSource
  • Rearden Commerce
  • SnapLogic
  • ThoughtWorks
  • Ticketmaster

Sponsors & Exhibitors

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the convention, contact Sharon Cordesse

For Media Partnership opportunities, please contact Avila Reese

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Ean Schuessler

CTO, Brainfood Media Systems

Ean Schuessler is a former president of Software in the Public Interest and the CTO of Brainfood Media Systems. He instigated the much loved Debian Social Contract and has irritated Debianers everywhere with his enthusiasm for the project. Schuessler is also a maintainer for the Debian Project and is active in Kaffe and other Free Software Java efforts. Schuessler and fellow employees competed in the 2001 and 2002 seasons of the Battlebots robotic combat television show, achieving a ranking of 35 in the middle class weight group. Schuessler is also a long-time collaborator in the infamous Disturbathon project in Dallas, Texas with robotics pioneer David Hanson, famous designer and brother Erik Schuessler and underground authors Steve Aydt and Forrest Jackson. Ean also regularly attends Burning Man and the Mardi Gras.

See all sessions presented by Ean Schuessler.