Speakers

The second O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer and Web Services Conference gathers the exceptional genius of top-notch peer-to-peer and Web services leaders and experts. You will find core developers, customers and visionaries sharing their knowledge, experiences, and dreams with you. Come ready to get help solving your most difficult business or technical challenges, envision the future of the Internet, and join in the invention of the Post-Web world.


Tantek Çelik

Tantek Çelik is Chief Technologist at Technorati where he leads the design and development of new standards and technologies. Prior to Technorati, he was a veteran representative to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for Microsoft, where he also helped lead the development of the award-winning Internet Explorer for Macintosh.

As co-founder of the microformats.org community and the Global Multimedia Protocols Group, as well as Steering Committee member of the Web Standards Project and invited expert to the W3C Cascading Style Sheets working group, Tantek is dedicated to advancing open standards and simpler data formats for the Web. He shares his thoughts on his personal weblog.

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Aahz
Aahz has been programming in Python for more than three years and enjoys teaching people how to use Python. Aahz was a technical editor for two Python books and has presented tutorials at OSCON 2000, OSCON 2001, and the Ninth Python Conference.

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Gisle Aas
Gisle Aas is a senior developer at ActiveState. He is one of the core Perl developers and maintainer of several Perl modules on CPAN, including LWP. At ActiveState, Aas led the project for enabling Perl to work with Zope. Before coming to ActiveState he worked as an independent consultant in Norway.

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Jim Abbott
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Marty Abbott
Marty Abbott is the senior vice president of technology in charge of the daily technical and site-specific operational overview of eBay and all of its subsidiaries. His responsibilities include ensuring the daily availability and operational excellence of the eBay site, evaluation and deployment of new infrastructure technologies, infrastructure architecture, quality assurance of the eBay and PayPal product, corporate information technology, PayPal software development and architecture and the development of strategic relationships with key technology vendors.

Prior to joining eBay in 1999, Abbott spent nearly two years at Gateway, Inc. As the director of global IT infrastructure, he was responsible for implementation, maintenance and service level agreements of Gateway’s global networks, telecommunications, servers and desktops. He also directed all administrative support, including database administrators systems, analysts, systems operations and the worldwide customer support center. Abbott consolidated Gateway's Asia Pacific (APAC) and all U.S. data centers, implemented a fault tolerant Asia Pacific network architecture and was responsible for one of the nation’s largest call center infrastructures. Abbott’s career in technology began at Motorola where he held various engineering, manufacturing management and engineering management positions from 1994 to 1998.

Before joining Motorola, Abbott attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. After graduation, he went on to become an Officer in the United States Army. He also holds a Masters of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s executive education program.

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Mohamed Abdelaziz
Mohamed Abdelaziz is one of the principal senior architects of Project JXTA, Peer-to-Peer Networking, at Sun Microsystems since the inception of the project. Most of Mohamed's focus has been in the areas of DHT, Discovery, Peer Resolution, Pipe, and net.jxta.socket to name a few. Mohamed's professional life before Project JXTA included research and development of Java Technologies, Data Communication, and device driver development.

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. Abigail
Abigail has been programming in Perl for more than a decade.

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Matt Ackley
Matt Ackley is senior director of the eBay Developers Program. Supporting eBay's vision to be the leading platform for global online commerce, Ackley is chartered with creating a thriving ecosystem between eBay, its community of users and third party developers and solution providers.

Ackley's primary responsibilities include providing overall direction for the marketing, management, and technical operations of the Developers Program as well as overseeing strategic partnerships. Prior to this role, Ackley was senior director of strategic partnerships for eBay.

Ackley joined eBay in 2003 as part of eBay's acquisition of FairMarket, which provided technology solutions and services to online marketplaces. As vice president of product management, Ackley led the development of the FairMarket's platform-based application approach to online marketplaces as well as the company's early deployment of application programming interfaces (APIs).

Prior to FairMarket, Ackley co-founded Social Goods, LLP and worked with Anderson Consulting.

Ackley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University.

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Lada A. Adamic
Lada Adamic is a researcher in the Information Dynamics group at Hewlett-Packard Labs. She has a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University. Over the past few years she has studied Internet phenomena from a physicist's perspective. These phenomena range from the numerous power-laws observed on the web to its small world properties.

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DJ Adams
DJ Adams is an old SAP hacker who still thinks JCL and S/370 assembler is pretty cool. In recent years he's been successfully combining Open Source software with R/3 to produce hybrid systems that show off the power of free software.

He is the author of O'Reilly's Programming Jabber, contributes articles to O'ReillyNet's P2P site, and has to own up to being responsible for the Jabber::Connection, Jabber::RPC and Jabber::Component::Proxy modules on CPAN.

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John W. Adams
Despite being at best a mediocre Perl programmer, John Adams spent the last five years at a huge corporation supporting an even huger corporation, using Perl as his primary programming language and tool of choice. During those years, he lost many fights, none about Perl. He is now a data-warehousing consultant based out of Houston, Texas. He has been a newspaper publisher, a bookseller, and a professional student, and writes poetry about Kurt Godel, John von Neumann, and Alan Turing.

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R. Mark Adams
R. Mark Adams trained in biology and computer science, receiving an A.B. from Oberlin College, and a Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine. His postdoctoral fellowship was spent with Dr. Temple Smith at the BioMolecular Engineering Research Center. Adams is currently an editor of the journal Briefings in Bioinformatics.

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Tracy Adams
Tracy Adams is a co-founder of ArsDigita, the chief developer of the original ArsDigita Community System and currently serves as the company's VP of Developer Relations. Prior to ArsDigita, Tracy was with PlanetAll.com (acquired by Amazon.com) and several Boston-area startups. Tracy holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in computer science from MIT, where she received the Henry Ford II Scholar Award as most outstanding engineering student in her graduating class.

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Chris Adamson
Chris Adamson is the Associate Online Editor for O'Reilly's Java sites ONJava and java.net, is a community manager for java.net's Mac community, and is the author of O'Reilly's upcoming QuickTime for Java: A Developer's Notebook. He also consults on Java Media projects, in the form of his Atlanta-based consulting company Subsequently and Furthermore, Inc.

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Joe Addiego
Joe Addiego is portfolio manager for In-Q-Tel and responsible for working with In-Q-Tel's portfolio companies to develop fast-growing market leaders. Addiego began his technology career working for a number of Fortune 500 technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard and AT&T. He has successfully grown companies from early-stage, privately funded ventures into thriving, publicly traded organizations, such as Talarian and Wind River Systems.

In-Q-Tel, Inc. is a private, venture capital firm chartered by the CIA. In-Q-Tel strives to extend the Agency's access to new IT companies, solutions, and approaches to address their priority problems. In-Q-Tel invests in technologies that addresses critical CIA needs, and that can also become commercially viable.

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Tom Adelstein
Tom Adelstein has a unique combination of talents as a technologist and a business person. For example, he drove a legislative initiative for Open Source Software in Texas in 2003 and created a run time LAMP environment for rapid deployment of eGovernment applications. He is a former Certified Public Accountant, Investment Banker and Entrepreneur. Tom has authored 15 books and several hundred articles in print and on the Internet.

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Ben Adida
Ben Adida began building database-backed web services in 1995. He was a member of the original ArsDigita team and built early pieces of the ArsDigita Community System, a toolkit for building scalable, collaborative web applications. In November 1999, he helped launch the OpenACS project, a port of the ArsDigita Community System to PostgreSQL. The OpenACS is the only enterprise-class fully open-source web toolkit available to date. Adida is a continuing contributor and architect on the OpenACS project.

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David H. Adler
David H. Adler is one of the people with the highest ratios of community to actual code in the world of Perl. He is a founding member and current leader of the New York Perl users group, and a member, albeit in absentia, of many other such user groups. He is a contributor to Usenet of some note, as one of the very few to ever have been said to be a reasonable person in comp.lang.perl.misc (a much more important achievement on Usenet than actually *being* reasonable), and a well known member of the IRC #perl channel. He also was the "point man" for the recent excursion of American Perl users to London. Unsurprisingly, given these qualifications, he will give a talk on Perl's community aspect at the upcoming Perl Conference.

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Prue Adler
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Greg Aharonian
San Francisco based Greg Aharonian is Editor of the Internet Patent News Service, a mostly daily news service covering intellectual property issues in the software, Internet and biotechnology worlds (www.bustpatents.com/). For many years, he has been critical of the quality of issued patents, publishing studies on the properties of issued patents such as their demographics and prior art problems. He consults to corporations and law firms around the country, providing patent-ability and invalidity search services, specializing in software, Internet and business method technologies.

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Rodney Aiglstorfer
Rodney Aiglstorfer has been designing and developing internet-centric consumer solutions for U.S. and Japanese companies for over a decade. As the co-founder and CTO of mfoundry, Rodney is the principal architect and technical visionary behind the mWorks platform. mWorks will help realize mfoundry's vision of helping companies leverage the power of mobile devices. Prior to mfoundry, Rodney was National Director of Technology for Semaphore Partners, one of the largest interactive agencies in the U.S. As such, he provided strategic technical leadership and managed engineering departments across three geographies (San Francisco, Chicago, and New York). During his tenure, Rodney helped deliver solutions for Orbitz.com, LeapFrog, RestaurantPro, Screen Actors Guild, Behr, and BEA. Rodney also worked for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in their advanced solutions group where he specialized in Java-based Web-Centric Enterprise Architectures. Rodney began his professional career in Japan, working for a number of companies in electronic gaming and e-business solutions.

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Andrew Aitken
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Sami Akbay
Sami Akbay is the sr. director of marketing for GoldenGate Software. He has more than 13 years of experience in systems and data integration, product development and marketing across the software, financial services and consulting industries. Akbay held numerous marketing, consulting, and technical positions at Embarcadero Technologies, AltoWeb, Thaumaturgix, Rabobank Nederlands, Hearst New Media, MediaMetrix and American Stock Exchange. Akbay may be reached via e-mail at sakbay@goldengate.com.

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Brian Aker
Brian Aker is director of architecture at MySQL and works on the MySQL Database Engine and Apache, MySQL, and Perl modules, which include mod_layout and the Apache streaming services module mod_mp3. In the past he has been involved with projects for the Army Engineer Corps, The Virtual Hospital, and Slashdot.

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Richard Alan
Rick Alan is an independent software developer with 12+ years of experience in Microsoft, Sun and Open Source technologies. He has degrees in Biology and Electrical Engineering and is also a professional musician and storyteller.

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Jim Alateras

Project Manager and Technical Lead Jim Alateras works for Intalio Inc, a San Francisco start-up developing a B2B technical platform. He is also the Architect of the OpenJMS project, which has 3 core developers all based in Melbourne Australia. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has 12 years experience in all aspects of software development. Jim has worked in a range on industries including imaging, wholesale banking, telecommunication and investment. In more recent years he has worked on developing a foreign exchange trading system, digital resource centre, embedded workflow and messaging systems. In the last four years Jim has worked exclusively on Java-based projects and previous to that spent 6 years on C++ projects. Jim lives in Melbourne Australia and telecommutes to work.

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Christopher J. Alden
Christopher J. Alden is co-founder and CEO of Rojo Networks, Inc. (www.rojo.com), an Internet company dedicated to helping information consumers and publishers effectively manage dynamic content. Prior to founding Rojo, he was co-founder and a former CEO of Red Herring, which we helped launch out of his house in 1993. Prior to that he founded Computer Guides, a consultancy and taught computer studies at Crystal Springs Uplands School. He was awarded the Business Leadership Award from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA in 2000. Alden graduated with a degree in history from Dartmouth College in 1992.

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David Aldrich
David Aldrich works at UNT Health Science Center writing applications exclusively utilizing Open Source software, and teaches classes on various open source topics including Perl and Linux. He began using UNIX in the mid 1980s.

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Michael Alford

J2EE architect Michael Alford represents the web consulting company, Xqsite, Inc. As a senior member of the Reusable Technologies group, he mentors and harvests projects for reusable components across the company. His current specialties include J2EE security, transactions, design patterns, and whitewater kayaking. In past lives, Michael has led development of real-time financial trading applications in Java at a large bank, consulted on enterprise computer telephony applications, and taught numerous UNIX and software development courses at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Michael holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Jeremy Allaire
Jeremy Allaire founded Brightcove in early 2004 with a vision for the transformation of television with the Internet. As president of Brightcove, Allaire leads the company's technology, marketing, and business strategy. Prior to founding Brightcove, Allaire worked as a technologist and entrepreneur in residence for Cambridge based General Catalyst. Allaire was CTO of Macromedia where he helped define and launch the Macromedia MX platform for rich internet applications helping to evolve Macromedia Flash into a dominant platform for rich media applications on the Internet. Allaire joined Macromedia with its merger with Allaire Corporation, where Allaire was co-founder and CTO. Founded in 1995, Allaire Corporation was a pioneer in using the Web as an application platform and its industry leading and award winning products power millions of web sites and online services and business applications on the Internet.

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David Allen
David Allen learned to program at eight years old, and has been working in the computer industry for over 10 years. He has worked with international banks (Schwab, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan), technology companies, and government organizations. David is an expert in security, messaging, enterprise directories, and global-scale mission-critical systems architecture and deployment. He has been an open source advocate and speaker for several years.

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Keith Allen, Ph.D.
Keith Allen is a Bioinformatics Scientist at Paradigm Genetics. He received his BA in Biology from Reed College in 1983 and his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1991.

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Dennis Allison
Dennis Allison is a consultant and Stanford University lecturer with forty-five years of experience in the computer industry as both hardware and software designer.

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Jeremy Allison
Jeremy Allison is one of the lead developers on the Samba Team, a group of programmers developing an Open Source Windows(tm) compatible file and print server product for UNIX systems. Developed over the Internet in a distributed mannor similar to the Linux system, Samba is used by Multinational corporations and Educational establishments worldwide. Jeremy handles the release engineering and the co-ordination of Samba development efforts worldwide and acts as a corporate liason to companies using the Samba code commercially.

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Eric Allman
Eric Allman was the original author of sendmail and continues to lead sendmail.org, the worldwide team of volunteers that maintains and supports the Open Sourceh product. He was the Chief Programmer on the INGRES database management project and an early contributor to Berkeley UNIX, authoring syslog, tset, the trof-me macros, and trek, in addition to Sendmail. He received a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from University of California at Berkeley in 1980. He was a principal designer of the first commercial client/server implementation and of database user and application interfaces at Britton Lee, Inc. (later Sharebase). Mr. Allman developed a first-generation window system through beta-level production at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. He contributed to the Ring Array Processor Project for neural-network-based speech recognition at the International Computer Science Institute. Mr. Allman was also Chief Technical Officer at InReference, Inc., a web-based search engine start-up. He co-authored the "C Advisor" column for UNIX Review magazine for several years and is a former member of the Board of Directors of USENIX Association.

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Tim Allwine
Tim Allwine is a Senior Software Engineer at O'Reilly & Associates. At O'Reilly he develops software for the Market Research group. While at O'Reilly he has developed various tools that collect data from Amazon.com and bring business intelligence to the company. He is also involved in the development of web services here at O'Reilly.Before coming to O'Reilly he worked as a developer for IX Labs, a web development company in Santa Rosa, CA.

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Dion Almaer
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Jeff D. Almeida
Jeff Almeida is Chief Scientist for a company delivering web-based HR solutions. He has spent the last seven years working as a web developer and sysadmin, building solutions for high-profile clients like Sprint and the Green Bay Packers. He and his family currently live near Dallas, TX.

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Leonardo Rochael Almeida
Leonardo Rochael Almeida is a software engineer at Hiperlógica. He is currently a graduate student of CS at the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, where his focus is on programming languages. At Hiperlógica, Almeida helped design the Pagina-1 publishing system, which applies the ideas of prototype-based languages such as Self to Zope programming.

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Ilia Alshanetsky
Ilia Alshanetsky is a senior software engineer at Advanced Internet Designs Inc., a company specializing in development of web based solutions such as FUDforum, a high performance open source bulletin board. He has contributed in a number of ways to the PHP project, including PDO, GD, SQLite, Shmop, StatGrab and other extensions, countless bug fixes and by being the release manager of PHP 4.3.X series. Lately Alshanetsky can be found giving talks and writing of a variety of PHP topics. You can reach him at ilia@ilia.ws

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Scott M. Alter, Esq
Scott Alter is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department in the Washington, D.C., office of Hale and Dorr. He concentrates on intellectual property matters, particularly those involving software, Internet, business method, and electronics technologies. He has developed patent portfolio strategies and played key roles in the procurement and enforcement of intellectual property rights for clients ranging from major high tech companies to small emerging businesses.

Mr. Alter's experience includes advising major computer clients on matters concerning new product releases, including matters of infringement avoidance and patent licensing. He has served as an expert witness in litigation concerning data encryption technology, and has been involved in the procurement of numerous patents relating to a wide variety of computer hardware and software disciplines.

Mr. Alter currently chairs the Intellectual Property and Communications Law Section of the Federal Bar Association and is vice chair of the Computer Law Division (Section of Science and Technology) and chair of the SoftwarePatent Subcommittee (Section of Intellectual Property Law) of the American Bar Association. He is past chair and current Steering Committee member of the Software eBusiness Network for the Northern Virginia Technology Council. He is admitted to the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.

Scott Alter received a J.D. degree from George Washington University, and undergraduate degrees in computer science and in physics from Emory University. Prior to attending law school, he worked for IBM as a LAN systems developer, computer programmer andcomputer science instructor.

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Kevin Altis
Kevin Altis is the lead developer for PythonCard, an open source framework for building cross-platform, standalone, desktop GUI applications. He is probably best known for his work as the co-developer of the Web Proxies Standard. He then went on to found City.Net, which was later sold to Excite, Inc., and became Excite Travel.

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Scott Ambler
Scott Ambler is software process improvement (SPI) who has worked internationally helping organizations to "figure out all this software development stuff." He is the thought leader behind the Agile Modeling, Agile Data, and Enterprise Unified Process and the co-author of Refactoring Databases.

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Cheri Anderson
Cheri Anderson is the technology director for SRI Consulting Business Intelligence's VALS Program, which specializes in developing country-specific segmentations and applying these segmentations to create business strategy and long range plans. She directs work on the methodology underlying the VALS approach and develops tools to make the VALS segmentations accessible to a variety of users. Anderson also works on futures projects, focused on how key uncertainties, macro trends and wild cards are likely to play out in the next 5 to 20 years. Before joining SRIC-BI, Anderson was a strategic planner at DDB, an advertising agency. She earned her bachelor's degree in communication studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her master's and doctoral degrees in mass communication from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She can be reached at canderson@sric-bi.com.

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Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson is Editor-in-Chief of Wired magazine, a position he took in 2001. The following year, he led the magazine to a 2002 National Magazine Awards nomination for General Excellence, and again in 2004. Previously, he was at The Economist, where he served as U.S. Business Editor, Asia Business Editor (based in Hong Kong); and Technology Editor. He started The Economist’s Internet coverage in 1994 and directed its initial web strategy. Mr. Anderson's career began at the two premier science journals, Nature and Science, where he served in several editorial capacities. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from George Washington University and studied Quantum Mechanics and Science Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.

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David Anderson
Dr. David P. Anderson is director of SETI@home at U.C. Berkeley. Before that he worked at a series of startups (Sonic Solutions, Tunes.com, and United Devices). From 1985 to 1991 was on the faculty of the UCB Computer Science Department. Besides distributed computing, his interests include distance learning, collaborative filtering, the music of Kaikhosru Sorabji, and bouldering.

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John Anderson
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Michael Anderson
Mike Anderson is currently a Chief Architect for Unisys. He has established worldwide application architecture strategy for our Communications Industry. He was the lead architect with design authority for the SOA solution for major phone companies in the world. He is currently the lead architect for all our Open Source strategy.

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Tom Anderson
Tom Anderson works as a design automation scientist for Agilent Technologies. His current work project is to invent new types of circuit simulation capability for Agilent engineers. On his own time he builds audio projects and is an author for MAKE magazine.

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Carl Anderson, Ph.D.
Carl Anderson is senior scientist at Icosystem Corporation based in Cambridge, Mass. He holds a PhD in mathematical biology and worked as postdoctoral researcher in various universities, both in Europe and here in the US, including Duke and Georgia Tech. In 1998, he was awarded the 1998 Philip Steinmetz Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute (Santa Fe, NM). His 35 or so academic publications focus on self-organization, teamwork, and organization of work in social systems, principally of insect societies. Before joining Icosystem he was a visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.

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Johan Andersson
Johan Andersson is a Principal Consultant with MySQL with a focus on High Availability and High Performance Clustering. Johan has coordinated the design and implementation of many large-scale database clusters on behalf of clients in a number of industries, including telecomms and high availability e-commerce systems. Johan has a background in high performance computing, and previously, he worked at Ericsson with the development of real-time main-memory databases for the telecom market.

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Shirish Andhare
Shirish brings to bear over 11 years of experience in telecommunications with companies like Octel, Lucent, Vertical Networks, Tellme Networks, and now Sylantro, to present his perspective from unique vantage points as a developer and marketer.

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Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen is Chairman and Co-founder of Opsware Inc, the leading provider of data center automation software. He is widely recognized for his role in launching the Internet revolution in 1993, with his creation of the Mosaic browser while at the University of Illinois. After graduation, he co-founded Netscape Communications, and played a critical role in the company's hypergrowth. Andreessen later became CTO of AOL when the company purchased Netscape in 1999.

As one of the technology icons of our time, Andreessen has received numerous accolades, was named one of the "Top 50 people under the age of 40" by Time Magazine in 1994, and graced the magazine's cover in 1996.

With Mosaic and the Netscape browser, his ideas created a platform that enabled individuals to access the Internet. Similarly, today Opsware is enabling businesses to take advantage of the massive business opportunities created by the Web and new Web-based architectures.

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Michael Ang
Michael Ang is a former Netscape software developer who started working on the "Mozilla Classic" code base in January 1998. While at Netscape he worked on the JavaScript interpreter, the XPIDL compiler and XPConnect. He purports to understand the "big picture" of how the key technologies in Mozilla fit together. Ang currently works for Linuxcare where his activities include kernel and device driver hacking for the PA-RISC Linux port.

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Scott Anguish
As a senior technical writer for Apple's Cocoa & Developer Tools group, Scott Anguish is responsible for creating and updating documentation for Apple's Cocoa APIs. Anguish joined Apple's Technical Publications department after co-writing Cocoa Programming, for SAMS. In 1994, he created Stepwise.com, a portal related to NeXT technologies. Today Stepwise serves as a community clearinghouse for the Mac OS X technology platform, as well as Cocoa and WebObjects development articles. Anguish started developing for the Macintosh in 1984. Upon seeing NeXTStep in 1992 he was hooked on the possibilities of a unified imaging model and a pure object-oriented system.

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Andrew Anker

Anker is Executive Vice President, Corporate Development for blog platform developer Six Apart, creators of MovableType and TypePad. Prior to joining Six Apart, Anker was a General Partner for five years at August Capital, where he invested in such consumer facing internet companies as Tickle, Evite, and Listen.com.

A veteran of two start-ups prior to his venture career, Anker was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wired Digital, Inc., a pioneering Internet news and media organization which launched the first advertising supported web site (HotWired) in 1994. Anker led Wired Digital from its founding through 1998 and built it into one of the 20 largest networks of web sites.

Anker created and still contributes to VentureBlog and has written for Wired and Business 2.0 magazines. In 1997, he was profiled in the book "Architects of the Web: 1,000 Days that Built the Future of Business."

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John Anthony
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Philip Antoniades
Philip Antoniades has been an employee of MySQL since 2003, and a Java programmer since 1997.

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Dan Appelman
Dan Appelman is a partner at the law firm Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe where he is co-chair of the firm’s Information Technologies National Practice Group. Dan’s practice emphasizes the protection and commercial exploitation of proprietary rights in high technology products and services, particularly in the computer hardware, software, telecommunications and Internet areas. He has represented clients in licensing transactions in the United States and abroad and in establishing copyrights, trade secret rights and trademark rights related to their inventions. Dan has represented many companies that develop bioinformatics-related technology. Dan also represents the Open Bioinformatics Foundation.

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Timothy Appnel
Timothy Appnel has 13 years of corporate IT and Internet systems development experience and is the Principal of Appnel Internet Solutions, a technology consultancy specializing in Movable Type and TypePad systems. In addition to being a technologist, Tim has a background in publications, which included co-founding and managing Oculus Magazine, a free indie music and arts zine, for over seven years. He is an occasional contributor to the O'Reilly Network and maintains a personal weblog of his thoughts, tima thinking outloud.

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Edward Archibald
Edward Archibald, CTO at Continuent, brings over 20 years of software development and team leadership experience, including key contributions to San Francisco Bay Area companies such as Relational Technology, Sybase and Forte Software.

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Fabio Arciniegas
Fabio Arciniegas is the President and Chief Technical Officer of Postgraphy, a company he co-founded in 2001 for the development of high-end graphics software and technical consulting, mainly in the areas of Image Processing and XML development. Fabio is the creator and main developer of ShotTreatment. As a writer, Fabio is the author of three books in XML development including the unique C++ XML and Addison Wesleys' upcoming Patterns in XML. He contributes regularly to xml.com.

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Steven L. Armentrout, PhD
Dr. Steven Armentrout, founder, President and CEO of Parabon Computation, is a recognized computational scientist, technology expert and successful entrepreneur. He is former Director of Research and Portfolio manager for The Burney Company, a national investment management firm, and founder of Neural Analytics, where his financial modeling work won recognition by the Q-Group, the world's most distinguished financial collective. Dr. Armentrout earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland, and his work is published in numerous scientific and technical journals, including Science magazine, Neural Computation and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.

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Tom Armitage
Tom Armitage is Online Production Editor for the New Statesman magazine. When not doing that, he is a writer and journalist, and spends far too much of his spare time tinkering with web-related technologies. He is, of course, a very keen videogamer.

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Charles Armstrong
Charles Armstrong is a social anthropologist turned technology entrepreneur. He studied Social and Political Science at St. John's College Cambridge, is a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and was mentored by the late great sociologist Lord Young of Dartington. After living on an a small Atlantic island for a year Charles invented a new social filtering technique and formed Trampoline Systems; whose clients now include Channel 4 Television and the UK Government.

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Christopher C. Armstrong
Chris Armstrong is President of Armstrong Consulting and has been teaching, mentoring, and consulting in Rational Unified Process, Requirements Management with Use Cases and Object-Oriented Analysis and Design for many years. Armstrong Consulting is a Rational Unified Partner and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider that helps companies enable high-performance e-development. Chris is a Rational Certified Instructor, Rational Certified Consultant, and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.

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Kaj Arnö
Kaj Arnö is VP Community at MySQL AB, in charge of community relations and of the SAP partnership. Since joining MySQL AB in 2001, Arnö has served in various VP positions, including professional services and software engineering.

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Thies C. Arntzen
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George Arriola
George is the product manager for Adobe GoLive. Working in his role within the cross-media division at Adobe he is responsible for driving feature design, through new product and technology releases. George has over 9 years of design and technical expertise relating to Wireless, Graphic and Experience design disciplines.

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Lisa Arthur
As Akamai's Chief Marketing Officer, Lisa Arthur is responsible for Akamai's marketing strategy and operations, including product management, partner marketing, corporate and marketing communications, programs and sales training. Ms. Arthur brings more than twenty years of marketing experience to Akamai.

Before joining Akamai, Ms. Arthur served as Vice President, On Demand & Services Marketing at Oracle Corporation. Ms. Arthur was responsible for global marketing of Oracle's fastest growing business, Oracle On Demand, as well as Support, Consulting, and Education Services, representing more than $6 billion in revenue. Her responsibilities included developing global marketing strategies, positioning, awareness, and demand creation.

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Matt Asay
Matt Asay is VP of Business Development for Alfresco. Prior to Alfresco Matt co-founded Novell's Linux Business Office, founded the Open Source Business Conference, and ran embedded Linux vendor Lineo's Network & Communications division. Matt earned a JD from Stanford Law School, where he spent two of his three years studying open source licensing under Professor Lawrence Lessig. Matt blogs for InfoWorld.

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Jason Asbahr
Jason Asbahr's passion is building virtual worlds. His background includes programming Ultima Online 2 at Origin Systems, developing one of the first PC-based virtual actors for Compaq, crafting virtual building walkthroughs for architects, and performing laser shows for the Houston Museum of Natural Science. His current project is the massively multiplayer open source game Netsu.

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David Ascher
David Ascher manages the ActiveState division of Sophos, an international software company. In this role, he provides business and technical leadership for ActiveState's tools, languages, and resources for open source programming languages.

Prior to ActiveState's acquisition by Sophos, Ascher was the technical lead for ActiveState's Python initiatives and for the Komodo integrated development environment (IDE), which was one of the first professional applications built on top of the Mozilla codebase by a team outside of the Netscape/Mozilla team.  Komodo is a commercial IDE which has been on the market for several years, and ships on Windows, Linux, Solaris, and soon Mac OS X.

Ascher is a key figure in the Python community, and a director of the Python Software Foundation. He is a Python trainer and frequent speaker at software conferences, including the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. Ascher co-authored Learning Python and co-edited The Python Cookbook, both published by O'Reilly; helped develop and document the Numeric and PyOpenGL Python extensions.

Prior to joining ActiveState, Ascher was a Python consultant in areas including telemedicine, high-performance graphics, scientific computing, web/database interfaces, and Windows CE. He has worked for Apple Computer, Neuron Data, Brown University, and Distributed Data Systems.

Ascher holds a B.Sc. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, both from Brown University. His interests include scientific computing, advanced user interface and object-oriented programming techniques.

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Matthew Asham
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Trent Ashburn
Trenton Ashburn is a scientist and model developer at Icosystem’s Cambridge office. Trent’s models have included simulations that optimize distributed data-storage routing algorithms, monitor opinion flow and prescription behavior in physician social networks, and intuit trading strategies in a synthetic stock market using interactive evolution. Brown University graduated Trent with a degree of his own design, studying the use of neural networks to analyze the stock market. Previous to Icosystem, Trent founded Hale Capital Management, developing quantitative investment strategies for hedge funds.

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John Paul Ashenfelter
John Paul Ashenfelter is CTO and Founder of TransitionPoint.com, where he builds web-based business applications for startups and small companies. He has written the aboutSQL column for O'Reilly's onLAMP.com site, written several books, and speaks about data warehousing and other topics at open source conferences.

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Peter Ashley
Peter Ashley is Director of the PayPal Merchant Services division of eBay, which is responsible for extending the PayPal transaction platform beyond the eBay marketplace. Currently, he is responsible for building PayPal’s New Media and Micropayments business, aimed at addressing unmet merchant needs for a fast, safe and easy way to conduct low value online transactions. While at PayPal, Peter has led several business development initiatives which defined new revenue channels for PayPal and eBay.

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Elaine Ashton
Elaine Ashton is Sr. Unix Systems Administrator for Nokia. She is the leak plugger for search.cpan.org and creator/maintainer of {lists|bookmarks|mirror}.cpan.org and CPAN Assistant Librarian while the Master Librarian is busy being pump king for Perl 5.8. Ashton’s other highlights include the Perl Monger Taxi, White Camel Award Recipient, and the Perl Timeline creator/maintainer for history.perl.org.

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Tobias Asplund
Tobias Asplund works for the professional services team at MySQL AB. He travels the world and gives training classes and performance tuning consulting.

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Claus Assmann
Claus Assmann is the author of some anti-relay HACKs for sendmail 8.8. He studied computer science at the University of Kiel where he received his Ph.D. in 1992. He voluntarily worked as a system administrator at the University, mainly taking care of e-mail and the usenet news system. He is member of the Sendmail Consortium and works for Sendmail, Inc.

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Andy Astor
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Michael Athanas, Ph.D.
Athanas' unique application of the intersection of his skills and experience as a scientist, data analyst, software architect, developer, IT architect, and project and team manager has provided measurable benefit to many leading life science companies. Formerly Director of Scientific Consulting at Blackstone Computing, Athanas led a highly reputable team of scientists and developers focused upon enabling large-scale vendor-neutral scientific computing solutions. He is the inventor (patent pending) of unique scalable data balancing algorithms that have provided core IP to Blackstone software products. As a Bioinformaticist at Cereon Genomics, he collaborated in the transcriptional profiling team as well as created software infrastructures for high-throughput analysis including a scalable workflow engine based upon mobile agent technologies. Previous to Cereon, Athanas was a Research Scientist at Cornell University¹s Wilson Synchrotron Laboratory exploring four-quark bound states produced in photon-photon interactions. At Cornell, he was Co-Architect of the Nile Project, a National Science Foundation project addressing large-scale databases and distributed computing in experimental elementary particle physics. Athanas received his Doctorate in Physics at the Mellon College of Science at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh.

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Yazz D. Atlas
Daniel Thomas Atlas, aka "Yazz D. Atlas," is a System Administrator at the Open Source Technology Group (OSTG), which he joined in 2000. Atlas has also spent time as a sys admin at CobaltGroup, the University of Iowa Geomorphology Lab, the Iowa Institute for Hydraulic Research, and the University of Iowa Geology Department. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Communications/Film and Video Production from Antioch College.

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RJ Auburn
In addition to being the driving force behind Voxeo's technology innovation and integration, RJ is also the editor and chair of the W3C Call Control XML (CCXML) standard, co-author and editor of the W3C's State Chart XML (SCXML) standard, and an active leader on a number of other standards, including VoiceXML, Media Control, and SIP. RJ is an acknowledged expert in the fields of voice recognition, call control, and call center integration, and has been working with and on next-generation telephony projects and standards for nearly ten years.

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Calvin Austin
Calvin Austin is an architect at Spikesource.com. He previously led the J2SE 5.0 release at Sun Microsystems and also led the first commercial Java on Linux port. Austin is an ex-editor of JDJ and co-authored Advanced Programming for the Java 2 Platform, and frequently speaks at many conferences and user groups.

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Daniel Austin
Daniel Austin is currently Director of Research and Development at Mozquito Technologies AG, working on developing cutting-edge web technology with XML. As a member of the XHTML and XML Core Working Groups at W3C, Dr. Austin is the co-editor of "XHTML Modularization in XML Schema", currently a W3C Working Draft, and is also involved in modularizing XML Schemas for diverse platforms. Dr. Austin lives in Munich, Germany. Originally from the United States, Dr. Austin was formerly Director of R&D at CNET, and Senior Information Architect for Ask Jeeves, Inc. In a previous life, he worked for NASA and taught physics at University.

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R. Geoffrey Avery
R. Geoffrey Avery is a computer scientist at GlaxoSmithKline where he builds tools for bioinformaticians. He is also a Perl Monger and occasional contributor to CPAN.

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David Axmark
David Axmark is one of the founders of MySQL AB and has been working with MySQL since before it had a name. His involvement with MySQL began with the idea to make an open source SQL RDBMS to replace an old terminal-based tool named UNIREG.

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Marcus Börger
Marcus Börger is a freelancer located in Germany who specializes in C/C++, databases, UML, XML, and of course PHP. To the PHP community, he is also known as helly. He is one of the core developers focused on the new OO features of PHP 5 and Zend Engine 2. Börger has 'hacked' around on all kinds of stuff for over 15 years and is currently working for Ford Motor Company.

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Jacob Babbin
Jake Babbin works as a contractor with a government agency, filling the role of Intrusion Detection Team lead. He has worked in both private industry as a security professional and in the government space in a variety of IT security roles. He is a speaker at several IT security conferences and is a frequent assistant in SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp, Incident Handling, and Forensics courses. Babbin lives in Virginia and has written books for Syngress and O'Reilly.

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Maribeth Back
Maribeth Back is a technology researcher, designer, and inventor. As a senior research scientist at Xerox PARC, she built research probes for new technologies. Her work in ubiquitous computing has included experimental devices for assisted and general reading; multimodal information displays; and collaborative instruments for collection and interpretation of very large data sets. Back completed her doctorate on the semantics of audio design in media at Harvard's Graduate School of Design in May 1996.

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Patrik Backman
Patrik Backman is responsible for the SAP Partnership and the MaxDB Product at MySQL. He joined MySQL in May 2003, when the work with SAP was initiated. Previously, Backman has worked with IT strategy and integration projects in Northern Europe. Backman is a native of Finland and lives in Helsinki.

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Walter S. Baer
Dr. Walter S. Baer is senior policy analyst at RAND and professor of policy analysis at the RAND Graduate School. His current research includes projects on the future evolution of the Internet, and commercial and defense related P2P applications.

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Dirk Baeumer
Dirk Bäumer leads the Eclipse JDT/UI component and is a member of the Eclipse architecture team. He has been a committer on the Eclipse project since it began, working as a senior developer on JFace, the generic workbench and the Java development tooling. His interests are in the areas of user interfaces, source code transformation (refactoring in particular), development environments and object oriented software architectures. Before joining IBM OTI Labs Dirk was working on SNiFF+ an award winning development environment for C/C++ and other programming languages.

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Sébastien Bahloul
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Nathan Bailey
Nathan Bailey installed his first Linux box in 1993 and has been hooked on Perl ever since. He has been a system administrator, developer and everything else that he couldn't successfully farm off to someone else for six years and has recently added Pointy Hair to his list of attributes.

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Clint Bajakian
Clint Bajakian is Senior Music Supervisor at Sony Computer Entertainment America. A composer, sound designer and audio producer with over 13 years game industry experience, Bajakian is credited in over 80 game titles. From 2000-2004, he co-managed The Bay Area Sound Department with sound designer Julian Kwasneski, providing audio production services to the game industry. Prior to Bay Area Sound, Clint was Composer and Sound Design Supervisor at LucasArts Entertainment Company from 1991-2000. His score for Outlaws won the Outstanding Achievement Award from Computer Gaming World magazine in 1996. Other scores have been nominees or recipients of awards including Escape from Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and The Infernal Machine, and Indiana Jones and The Emperor's Tomb. Bajakian is vice-president of the non-profit Game Audio Network Guild (www.audiogang.org) to promote excellence in interactive audio and has served on the steering committee of the Interactive Audio Special Interest Group (www.iasig.com). Bajakian holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan.

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Fred Baker
Fred Baker has worked in the telecommunications industry since 1978, building statistical multiplexors, terminal servers, bridges, and routers. At Cisco Systems, his primary interest areas include the improvement of Quality of Service for best effort and real time traffic, and the development of next generation routing and addressing for the Internet. In addition to product development, as a Cisco Fellow, he advises senior management of industry directions and appropriate corporate strategies.

His principal standards contributions have been to the IETF, for which he served as IETF Chair in from March 1996 to March 2001. In that forum, he has contributed to Network Management, Routing, PPP and Frame Relay, the Integrated and Differentiated Services architectures, and the RSVP signaling protocol. He now serves on the IETF’s Internet Architecture Board, and as a technical contributor.

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Jeffrey W. Baker
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Lanny Baker
Lanny Baker is a Managing Director of the Equity Research department of Smith Barney. Institutional Investor magazine recognized Baker on its 2002 All-Star Research list, naming him third in the Internet category, and in 2001 as runner-up in the Portals & eCommerce Research category. Although his investment research efforts are currently focused on the Internet, Online Media, and eCommerce, Baker spent seven years covering the publishing industry prior to jumping onto the Internet in 1998.

Baker is a Chartered Financial Analyst and former Chairman of the Media and Entertainment Analysts of New York investment society. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College and lives in San Francisco.

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Mitchell Baker
Mitchell Baker has been the general manager of the Mozilla project (officially known as its chief lizard wrangler) since 1999. The Mozilla project strives to create great software and maintain choice and innovation in key Internet applications, such as its flagship Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird products. It is one of the largest open source software development projects in existence. The Mozilla project combines dedicated volunteers, a set of paid contributors and some degree of engineering management. Baker focuses on making all these pieces work together. With the formation of the Mozilla Foundation in 2003, Baker also took on the role of president of the Mozilla Foundation.

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Stig Bakken
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Stephen Ball
Steve Ball is the director of development for Ingres, in charge of the core Ingres DBMS Development team.

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Steve Ball
Steve Ball is founder and CTO of Australia's first dedicated XML consultancy, Zveno. A long time Web application developer, Steve started working with XML in 1996. He is the original author of several Open Source projects, including TclXML (an XML parser for the Tcl scripting language), TclDOM (a Tcl language binding for the DOM), "waX Me Lyrical" (an XML editor) and Plume (a general purpose Web browser). Steve is author of Web Tcl Complete (McGraw-Hill), several magazine articles and numerous research papers.

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Greg Ballard
Over his distinguished career in the gaming, entertainment and multimedia industries, Greg Ballard has served as CEO at SONICblue, makers of ReplayTV and Rio digital music players; MyFamily.com, a successful subscription-based Internet service; and 3Dfx where, over a three-year period, he grew the company from $4 million to an annualized rate of more than $400 million. He previously served as CEO and COO for Warner Custom Music, a division of Time Warner, Inc. Ballard was also president of Capcom Software, the U.S. subsidiary known for hits such as Street Fighter, Mega-Man and Resident Evil, as well as COO and CFO of Digital Pictures, a leading video game developer for Sega CD. Ballard currently sits on the board of directors for Pinnacle Systems (NASDAQ: PCLE). He holds a B.A. from the University of Redlands and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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David Ballenger
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Jonathan Band
Mr. Band is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and his areas of practice include intellectual property matters, administrative litigation, and Internet regulation. He co-authored Interfaces on Trial: Intellectual Property and Interoperability in the Global Software Industry (Westview Press 1995), a book concerning the unprotectability of software interface specifications and the permissibility of software reverse engineering. He has served as vice-chair of the intellectual property committee of the ABA's Administrative Law Section. He also has chaired the Legal and Policy Issues Task Group of the Interactive Multimedia Association and the National Information Infrastructure Subcommittee of the Copyright Committee of the AIPLA.

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Gary Baney

As chief technology officer of Flashline.com, Gary Baney manages all software development and technology deployment, including the site's migration to an Enterprise JavaBeans framework. He has over 20 years of system development experience, including marketing and managing systems to the education, healthcare, aviation maintenance and banking industries. Since completing his Master's in management at Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, he has held several VP Technology positions at Key Bank, served as the chief operating officer of Easter Seal Systems, and the chief operating officer of Computrain. While at Key Bank, Baney engineered the operational support for more than 20 Internet-based products. He is also a professor at Case Western Reserve University lecturing on OOP (Java, C++) and Advances In Information Technology.

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Andy Bang
Andy Bang is the director of MySQL Network, responsible for Project Merlin that is focused on the needs of DBAs. Prior to MySQL, he spent over eight years designing the Extensity suite of travel, expense, and time management products. Bang has B.S. and M.S. degress in engineering from UC Berkeley.

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Aaron Bannert
Aaron Bannert is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and is a software engineer at Covalent Technologies. He spends most of his time working on the httpd and APR projects, but has been known to work on the PHP Apache 2 module as well as being co-author of flood. Aaron has been living in Southern California for far too long and it has started to affect his brain.

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Moshe Bar
Prior to XenSource, Moshe Bar, an open source veteran and openMosix Project leader, co-founded Qlusters, Inc., where he served as CTO, leading the company's technology and product strategy. Previously, Bar was VP, ERP implementations, at Baan Europe. He is the author of three books on Linux internals and open source development tools, a senior editor at byte.com, a founding research member of Democritos, the Italian national institute for nuclear simulation, and teaches at the UNESCO and U.N. Atomic Agencies.

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Terry Barbounis
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Ann Barcomb
After growing up in a small town she's too embarrassed to name, Ann Barcomb graduated with an interdisciplinary degree in fiction writing, philosophy, history, and travel, which has little to do with her work as a programmer, beyond making her perhaps the only coder ever to enjoy writing documentation. She currently practices this perversion on the CPANPLUS project. Barcomb's previous accomplishments include organizing YAPC::Europe 2001 and winning a blue ribbon in a children's county fair for a game written in BASIC.

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Stephane Barde
Stephane Barde is working currently for General Electric as an IT Project Leader for Internet and E-business applications development and Data Warehousing. He is the creator of EZDB, a relational database management tool developed in Perl and given freely over the web. He worked 2 years as a DBA and Intranet Project Leader for France Telecom in Los Angeles. He is also a Telecommunication Engineer and holds a master degree of signal processing.

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Matthew Barger
Matthew Barger is a web application developer for Montgomery County Public Schools, one of the largest public school systems in the United States. Recently, he designed and developed the DAE System, a metadata repository that facilitates ten thousand teachers and media specialists in the evaluation of instructional materials.

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Ade Barkah
Ade Barkah is the Lead Developer at MobShop, Inc., a fast-growing Internet startup. Over the past 10 years, Ade has been involved with complex client-server projects with C, C++ and Perl in Asia, Europe, and North America. Prior to MobShop, Ade was the pricipal architect of QWIX Software, where he developed a distributed secure biometric authentication system.

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Ross Barker
Ross Barker is the founder and CEO of Interface Dynamics, Inc., which is currently developing a peer-to-peer presence framework that has the potential to unite all p2p applications through a single node location mechanism. He has been designing and writing network communication software since early 1994 and has focused his expertise on the development of high-performance Internet methodologies. He is also the founder of the ParrotNet Development Organization (www.parrotnet.org). He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of South Florida

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Bill Barnett
Bill Barnett has responsibility for technology strategy, common component development, and development best practices at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, the investment banking division of Dresdner Bank.

Prior to that, he created the Distributed Object Integration Team (DO-IT) at First Union National Bank, which delivered common components and introduced Java, Corba, XML, and Servlets to the FUNB development environment.

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Omer BarNir
Omer BarNir is the software QA manager for MySQL. He has over eleven years of QA/testing experience as a software tester, team lead, and QA manager in testing database, client-server, and web-based applications. BarNir holds a B.S. in statistics; an M.B.A. in information systems, and a software engineering certificate in software quality assurance and testing.

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Graham Barr
Graham Barr has contributed to the development of the Perl language and is the author of many network related modules, such as Net::FTP and Net::LDAP and was the original author of the IO::Socket modules. Barr is also the author of the search.cpan.org website and co-founder of the CPAN testers group.

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Jeff Barr
Jeff Barr is the technical evangelist for Amazon Web Services. In this role, focuses on helping the Amazon Web Services developer community achieve success in building innovative and successful businesses using Amazon.com data and technology. He served as a liaison for O’Reilly & Associates technical guidebook, "Amazon Hacks." Jeff has held development and management positions at KnowNow, eByz, Akopia, and Microsoft, and was a co-founder of Visix Software. He earned his bachelor degree in Computer Science from the American University.

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Cameron Barrett
Currently in charge of the online community development at the Clark for President campaign, Barrett has been blogging for nearly 7 years (at camworld.com) after pioneering the format in 1997 and popularizing in the late 1990s.

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Hank Barry
Hank Barry is a partner at Hummer Winblad. He joined the firm in July 1999. Prior to joining Hummer Winblad, he was a partner with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a leading Silicon Valley technology law firm, where he led the firm's interactive new media practice. At WSGR, Barry was principal outside counsel to several pioneering Internet companies, including Global Village Communications, Looksmart, Liquid Audio and NetDynamics. From May 2000 through July 2001 he served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Napster, Inc.

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James Barry
James Barry comes to CollabNet from International Business Machines, with a solid understanding of the Open Source Community and commercial software development. While at IBM, Barry initiated the WebSphere product line of Internet middleware servers. Barry was pivotal in IBM's adoption of the Apache Webserver as the official Webserver for IBM, as well as initiating the Apache Jakarta Project between Apache, Sun Microsystems and IBM. Barry worked with the Linux and Open Source strategy teams bringing IBM into the world of Open Source software as part of his strategy responsibilities. Prior to IBM, Barry was a partner in ResNova software, an early Webserver software company acquired by Microsoft. In addition, he also founded InfoPort.com, one of the first commercial ISPs, in 1993. Barry brings over 20 years of management experience initiating change at Fortune 500 companies as well as successful startups. Barry received a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado. He left his MBA program at the University of Colorado to begin working on commercial Internet software after discovering the power of the Internet.

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Kris Barton
Kris Barton is the Product Unit Manager of Live.com and gadget development.  Prior to this role, Kris played key roles in several other teams at Microsoft including the MSN Portals team responsible for MSN’s worldwide entry points (msn.com, my.msn.com, MSN Today and Hotmail Login) and the Macintosh Business Unit working on Mac Office.  Prior to Microsoft, Kris was a veteran of the technology industry including web start ups and established firms like, Novell.  .

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Tom Barton
Tom Barton brings extensive operational, leadership, and technical expertise to Rackable Systems. He previously served as SVP of Client Services at Red Hat, where he held P&L responsibility for two-thirds of the company's revenue streams. Barton joined Red Hat via its acquisition of Cygnus Solutions, the leader in open source development tools. Barton held many roles at Cygnus including Interim CEO. He holds an M.B.A., B.S., and B.A. from Stanford University.

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Michael Bartosh
Michael Bartosh is President of 4am Media, Inc. A former Systems Engineer with Apple, he now provides technology training and consulting centering around Apple and Mac OS X. Bartosh specialized in cross platform directory services integration, enterprise infrastructures, and client management. He is an Apple Authorized Trainer and his company, 4am Media, Inc., is an Apple Professional Services provider and member of the Apple Consultants Network.

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Malay Kumar Basu
Malay Kumar Basu has M.Sc. degree in Zoology and M.Tech degree in Biotechnology. Currently, He is a graduate student in Molecular Biology in Centre for Cellular and Molecular biology, India where he is trying to give finishing touches to his thesis on “The cold adaptation in Antarctic bacteria”. He is an autodidact, likes to play around with computers in his spare time and started his bioinformatics work around a year back.

His first project, on an interface for bioinformatics services on web called “SeWeR”, was a success as judged by the popularity which bolstered his confidence to more ambitious work in computational geometry. This led to the creation of “Pastel”, a library in Perl to generate Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). He wrote Pastel to act as a base to write “BioSVG”, a set of Perl modules to generate SVG for biological data. As a prototype he wrote “Savvy” to draw plasmid map in SVG using BioSVG and currently he is working to finish Pastel and BioSVG.

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Doug Bateman

Middleware Company (http://www.middleware-company.com) vice-president Doug Bateman helps firms by training and consulting with them in XML, EJB, and J2EE technologies. Bateman is a seasoned Java and middleware expert specializing in the Extensible Markup Language (XML), Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE). Mr. Bateman spends his spare time performing independent research in middleware technologies.

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Bert Bates
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Jeff "Hemos" Bates
Jeff Bates works for the Open Source Development Network in Acton, Ma. He is an editor for and was a co-founder of Slashdot.org.

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John Battelle
John Battelle is an entrepreneur, journalist, professor, and author. Currently founder and chairman of Federated Media Publishing, Battelle is also a founder and executive producer of conferences in the media, technology, communications, and entertainment industries and "band manager" with BoingBoing.net. Previously, Battelle was founder, chairman, and CEO of Standard Media International (SMI), publisher of The Industry Standard and TheStandard.com. Prior to founding The Standard, Battelle was a co-founding editor of Wired magazine and Wired Ventures. He is the author of "The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture" (Portfolio, 2005).

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David Battino
David Battino, a lifelong musician, majored in philosophy at Oberlin College but spent most of his time tormenting synthesizers in the Oberlin Conservatory's electronic music studios. He is the founding editor of Music & Computers magazine and the Desktop Music Production Guide, and has covered music technology for Electronic Musician, Keyboard, MacAddict, MacHome, Maximum PC, and Productopia.com. David was also Technology Editor for Revolution, the biggest launch in music-magazine history, where he designed and produced the monthly CD-ROM. He is on the steering committee for the Interactive Audio Special Interest Group (www.IASIG.org) and has designed sounds for Lazer-Tron arcade games and Ray Charles's album My World. His debut book, The Art of Digital Music, comes out in January 2005 from Backbeat Books. Visit batmosphere for links to David's articles, music, and more.

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Michael Bauer
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Michael Baum
Michael Baum is Chief Executive Splunker. Splunk is the world's first search software that indexes and links together all the IT data generated by any service, application or device making it possible for search and navigate running IT infrastructure. It's a radical new approach to troubleshooting and improving availbility. During his career, Michael has been building and managing complex computing environments at Yahoo, Infoseek and several companies he's co-founded. His focus now is applying many of the innovations and affordances that grew out of the Web to the challenges of managing the modern data center.

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Paul Bausch
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Anthony Baxter
Anthony Baxter has been involved in the open source community for more than a decade, largely working in Python and, in the last few years, on Python. He's worked in the Internet area and now in the telco space, where he gets to exercise his incredibly short attention span by working on far far too many things at once. He's written or contributed to more open source projects than he can remember--mostly related to networking and protocol implementations.

Baxter is currently the release manager for Python. This is much less glamorous than you might think. His real job is at ekit, a telephone company focussing on the travel market.

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Robb Beal
Robb Beal is President of UserCreations, LLC and creator of Spring, an innovative, web-inspired desktop where you interact naturally with singular, visual representations of the people, places, products, etc. that define your life.

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Michael Beam
Michael Beam is the Cocoa columnist at the O'Reilly Networks's Mac DevCenter. He started programming in Cocoa with Mac OS X public betas. His columns focus on becoming productive in Cocoa, quickly and easily.

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Wayne Beaton
Wayne Beaton is employed by The Eclipse Foundation where he works as an evangelist, spreading the word and helping folks adopt Eclipse technologies. Beaton has extensive experience in object-oriented software development and is a strong proponent of refactoring, unit testing, and agile development methodologies.

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Russell Beattie
Russell Beattie joined Yahoo! in early 2005 and focuses on creating, discovering, and evangelizing innovative new mobile products and services. Yahoo! Mobile is focused on extending the company's core services beyond the desktop and offering engaging services with leading wireless providers and device manufacturers. Yahoo! is the #1 mobile web destination (mobile data users cite Yahoo! as the site they most often visited - Telephia, 8/04) and the #1 global internet destination.

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Dylan E. Beaudette
Dylan Beaudette is a graduate student working on a degree in soils and biogechemistry at UC Davis. Beaudette received a Bachelor's of Science degree from UC Davis in Environmental Resource Science, with an emphasis on remote sensing and GIS. He is currently working on the development of new tools for conducting Soil Survey operations in rugged terrain, through the use of soil-environmental modeling. Beaudette enjoys using open source software in all of the data management, analysis, and presentation tasks associated with his research.

When not in the lab, Beaudette enjoys hiking and HobieCat sailing in the Sierra Nevada during the summer, and snow boarding in the winter.

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David Beazley
David Beazley is the author of the Python Essential Reference. He is also the developer of a SWIG, a freely available tool for automatically interfacing C/C++ software with Python, Perl, and Tcl. He has taught a variety of tutorials on C-scripting language integration and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Chicago where he teaches courses in operating systems, networks, and Internet programming.

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Adam L."Duncan" Beberg
Adam Beberg founded Mithral Communications & Design in 1995, and serves as Chairman and Chief Technology Officer. Beberg's extensive background in distributed computing includes a degree in Computer Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and several successful projects. In 1997 Beberg founded distributed.net which solved encryption contests from RSA including two DES and one RC5 contest. The success of distributed.net has been followed by many projects including dozens of startups. In April 1999 Beberg left distributed.net and returned to work at Mithral full-time on the original Cosm project. Beberg has been awarded by MIT's Technology Review as one of the nations top 100 technology innovators, and has appeared in many publications including Red Herring, Forbes, Scientific American and Fortune. Beberg is currently working with the Folding@Home project, which uses the Cosm tools.

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Kent Beck
Kent Beck is the Founder and Director of Three Rivers Institute (TRI). His career has combined the practice of software development with reflection, innovation, and communication. His contributions to software development include patterns for software, the rediscovery of test-first programming, the xUnit family of developer testing tools, and Extreme Programming. He currently divides his time between writing, programming, and coaching. Beck is the author/co-author of Contributing to Eclipse, Test-Driven Development: By Example, Extreme Programming Explained, Planning Extreme Programming, The Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns, and the forthcoming JUnit Pocket Guide. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oregon.

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David Beckemeyer
As chief executive officer, David Beckemeyer sets corporate strategy and oversees all aspects of the business for TelEvolution. He has been instrumental in spearheading and executing TelEvolution's major milestones including: founding the company, developing the patent-pending PhoneGnome technology and business model, securing angel financing, establishing a world class advisory board, and recruiting a seasoned executive team.

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Andreas Becker
Andreas Becker studied business management in London and Reutlingen, and subsequently spent two years as a controller at the Ernst Klett Schulbuchverlag (text book publishers) in Stuttgart. Becker went on to complete an MBA at Edinburgh before becoming a consultant to the publishing and graphic arts industries. His specialized subjects include digital business, strategy development, controlling, organization, and market analysis.

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Gene Becker
Gene Becker is director of the Utility Services Initiative at HP Laboratories, and is responsible for the development and commercialization of scalable computing services for digital media production and other large crunchy applications.

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Lane Becker
Since 1995, Lane Becker has guided numerous companies, from startup stage to Fortune 1000, in designing effective strategies for both creating and migrating business online. As co-founder and President of Deepleap, Inc., an Austin-based startup developing contextual intelligence technologies for the Web and wireless devices, he was an outspoken advocate for building tools that enhance the user experience. Becker was one of the primary architects of Deja.com's transition from a Usenet-based discussion and community site to its later incarnation as a consumer-generated product review site, since acquired by Half.com. He pursued his graduate studies in media theory and human/computer interaction at the University of Texas' Advanced Communications Technologies Laboratory (ACTLab).

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Michael Beckish
Mike Beckish is a Software Engineer at Software Engineering Associates in Pennsylvania, where he develops software systems for businesses. He holds Bachelor's Degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering, and hopes to soon complete his Master's Degree in Software Engineering (if he can come up with a thesis!).

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Kevin Bedell
Kevin Bedell is a senior consultant with Black Duck Software and works with a wide variety of organizations on issues related to combining open source code with proprietary software. He is a seasoned software professional with over ten years of direct experience either developing software or managing software developers. He was founding editor of LinuxWorld Magazine and continues there as open source editor. Bedell has a degree in engineering and an M.B.A., is a frequent speaker at industry events, and is a member of Toastmaster's International. Visit Bedell's O'Reilly blog.

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Brian Behlendorf
Brian Behlendorf founded CollabNet, with O'Reilly & Associates, in July 1999. The company provides tools and services based on open source methods. Before launching CollabNet, Behlendorf was co-founder and CTO of Organic Online, a Web design and engineering consultancy located in San Francisco. During his five years at Organic, Behlendorf helped create Internet strategies for dozens of Fortune 500 companies. During that time, he co-founded and contributed heavily to the Apache Web Server Project, co-founded and supported the VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) effort, and assisted several IETF working groups, particularly the HTTP standardization effort. Before starting Organic, Behlendorf was the first Chief Engineer at Wired Magazine and later HotWired, one of the first large-scale publishing Web sites.

Behlendorf is President of the Apache Software Foundation. He also serves as a Technical Advisor to Critical Path (CPTH) and Topica.

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Stas Bekman
Stas Bekman is an open source developer, spending most of his time working on the ASF mod_perl project. He is an ASF member, online columnist, and a co-author of Practical mod_perl, published by O'Reilly Media, Inc.

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Gavin Bell
Gavin designs infrastructure web products at the BBC, having previously worked in academia, publishing and advertising. In his spare time, he is interested in re-activating political debate as well as the future of social software. He writes widely, though intermittently, on takeoneonion.org.

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Jory Bell
Prior to founding OQO, Jory Bell worked in Apple Product Design, where he was responsible for major parts of the G3 line and the co-inception of the Titanium Powerbook. he was previously at IBM's Almaden Research Center, developing new portable computing hardware for IBM's ThinkPad line. He also worked at MIT, developing moored oceanographic instruments for climate change research.

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Gregory Benford
Gregory Benford -- physicist, educator, author -- was born in Mobile, Alabama, on January 30, 1941. In 1963, he received a B.S. from the University of Oklahoma, and then attended the University of California, San Diego, where he received his Ph.D. in 1967. He spent the next four years at Lawrence (Calif.)Radiation Laboratory as both a postdoctoral fellow and research physicist.

Benford is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine, where he has been a faculty member since 1971. Benford conducts research in plasma turbulence theory and experiment, and in astrophysics. He has published well over a hundred papers in fields of physics from condensed matter, particle physics, plasmas and mathematical physics, and several in biological conservation.

He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, and has served as an advisor to the Department of Energy, NASA and the White House Council on Space Policy. In 1995 he received the Lord Foundation Award for contributions to science and the public comprehension of it.

In 1989 Benford was host and scriptwriter for the television series A Galactic Odyssey, which described modern physics and astronomy from the perspective of the evolution of the galaxy. The eight-part series was produced for an international audience by Japan National Broadcasting.

Benford is the author of eighteen dozen novels, including Jupiter Project, Artifact, Against Infinity, Great Sky River, and Timescape. A two-time winner of the Nebula Award, Benford has also won the John W. Campbell Award, the Australian Ditmar Award, the 1995 Lord Foundation Award for achievement in the sciences, and the 1990 United Nations Medal in Literature.

Many of his best known novels are part of a six-novel sequence beginning in the near future with In the Ocean of Night, and continuing on with Across the Sea of Suns. The series then leaps to the far future, at the center of our galaxy, where a desperate human drama unfolds, beginning with Great Sky River, and proceeding through Tides of Light, Furious Gulf, and concluding with Sailing Bright Eternity. At the series' end the links to the earlier novels emerge, revealing a single unfolding tapestry against an immense background.

His television credits, in addition to the series A Galactic Odyssey, include Japan 2000. He has served as scientific consultant to the NHK Network and for Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Joachim Bengtsson
Joachim Bengtsson is currently at Blekinge Institute Of Technology, Sweden, studying Game Programming. He is involved in the open source project Lua Player, a script 'player' written with homebrew tools for the Sony PSP.

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Marc Benioff
Marc Benioff is chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. He founded the company in March 1999 with a vision to create a Web-based software utility that would replace traditional enterprise software technology. He is now regarded as the leader of what he termed "The End Of Software," the growing idea that Web-based applications deliver immediate benefits at reduced risks and costs. Under his leadership, salesforce.com has become the global leader of this new industry and SunBridge, the leading incubator in Japan, named Benioff Entrepreneur of the Year for his work in catalyzing technology change.

Benioff, a 25-year software industry veteran, is recognized as one of the preeminent thinkers in information technology. In May 2003, President George W. Bush appointed Benioff co-chairman of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), a bi-partisan organization of business leaders and academics that guides the Administration on developing and adopting vital information technology. In October, Hawaiian Governor Linda Lingle named Benioff to Citizens to Achieve Reform in Education, a committee that has been called together to build public support for education reforms in Hawaii's public schools. Fortune Magazine called Benioff one of its Top 10 Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2003; BusinessWeek named him one of the 25 people responsible for turning e-business around; CRM Magazine recognized him as one of the 20 most influential people in the industry; and Silicon.com named Benioff to its list of Agenda Setters for 2003. Also this year, Ernst & Young honored Benioff as a Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year for his innovation in software-as-service.

Throughout his career, Benioff has been determined to use information technology to produce positive social change. In July 2000, with Colin Powell in attendance, he launched the salesforce.com/foundation, a multi-million dollar global philanthropic organization aimed at bridging the digital divide. Pioneering the "1 percent solution," where the company contributes 1 percent of profits, 1 percent of equity, and 1 percent of employee hours back to the communities it serves, the salesforce.com/foundation has demonstrated the power and impact of integrated philanthropy.

In 2004, Benioff co-authored Compassionate Capitalism, the first-ever best practices guide for corporate philanthropy that illustrates the success of the integrated model. The book was launched in conjunction with the World Economic Forum's 2004 meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Previously, members of the World Economic Forum selected Benioff as a "Global Leader of Tomorrow," one of 100 leaders in business, politics, and the arts committed to addressing social issues. Computerworld awarded Benioff an Honors Laureate for his visionary way of using information technology to better communities. In addition, he received the Promise of Peace award from the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu for his work using technology as a means to further Middle East peace and the Bridge Award from the non-profit organization HEAVEN (Helping Educate, Activate, Volunteer, and Empower via the Net) for providing internet access to the underserved in America's inner cities.

Prior to creating salesforce.com, Benioff spent 13 years at Oracle Corporation, holding a number of leadership positions in sales, marketing, and product development. Most recently, he was a senior vice president reporting to company chairman Lawrence J. Ellison, a founding investor in salesforce.com. Before joining Oracle, Benioff worked at Apple Computer and founded Liberty Software. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1986.

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Melissa Benn
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Erik Benson
Erik Benson (http://erikbenson.com) is the Chief Janitorial Officer and one of the founders of the Robot Co-op, based in Seattle. With six other robots, he has helped create 43 Things (http://43things.com), a social networking site that encourages people to list the things they'd like to do with their life, find people who can help achieve them, and share progress as they go. He is also the creator of All Consuming, a site that determines which books are most popular in the weblog community, and author of a book titled "Man Versus Himself".

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Lorenzo Benussi
I am 29 years old and I live and work in Turin, Italy. I have a PhD in Communications Sciences and I am a research fellow of the Department of Economics of the University of Turin. My background is in economics, computer sciences and sociology and my interests are mainly related to the Economics of Innovation and Technical Change in digital technologies. I am also head of Opensourcelab a public laboratory committed to study open source based solutions for SMEs in the field of audio/video and multimedia technologies.

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Gabriel Benveniste
Gabe Benveniste is a Mac OS X system administrator at Pixar Animation Studios. He comes from a traditional Mac Admin position and focuses on streamlining the administration of Mac OS X machines specifically and other sysadmin tasks in general.

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Michael Benzinger
Mike Benzinger has worked in data processing for over 20 years, working on high performance decision support and transaction processing systems, primarily in the travel and transportation industry. His specialty is in systems architecture, open systems, open source, Java, and C++. His most recent work has been designing systems to assist researchers and marketing in improving offerings to clients, most notable lowest fares. Prior to this, Benzinger has worked on revenue management, air pricing, and other decision support systems.

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Eric Bergen
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Artur Bergman
Artur Bergman spends most of the time achieving the impossible. He has co-founded four companies ranging from internet-based stock exchanges to content management system solutions. In the open source world, he is mostly involved in Perl 5 development process where he led the development and stabilization of the threading system for the Perl 5.8 release.

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Sebastian Bergmann
Sebastian Bergmann was born in 1978, lives in Siegburg, Germany, and studies Computer Science at the University of Bonn. He spends his free time with the development of free software, is a member of the PHP and Gentoo Linux development teams, and author of a variety of PHP software projects like PHPUnit and phpOpenTracker. He writes for both print and online media and is a frequent speaker at conferences.

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Hans Bergsten

Veteren software developer Hans Bergsten has designed and implemented systems for everything from IBM mainframes, through DEC minicomputers, Unix workstation and servers, to PCs, using many different programming languages. Bergsten first came in contact with Object Oriented concepts through Simula in 1985, and has continued to explore this powerful technology in many projects since then using Smalltalk, C/C++ and Java. He developed his first database applications even before SQL was the standard database language, has worked with network based applications since the late eighties, and started to study Java when it was first made public in 1995.

In 1997, Bergsten founded Gefion software to further develop his ideas about network based, platform independent, software systems, such as the all Java, small footprint, servlet and JSP enabled LiteWebServer, and the InstantOnline JSP custom tag library, for development of truly code free JSP database driven web applications.

Bergsten has been a participant in the working groups for the Java Servlet API and JavaServer Pages (JSP) from when they were formed, and contributes to the development of the Apache Tomcat reference implementation for both specifications as a member of the Apache Jakarta Project Management Committee. He is also a frequent writer of Java articles for web sites and magazines, as well as one of the authors of the popular iProfessional Java Server Programming a (Wrox) book, in addition to the iJavaServer Pages (O'Reilly) book.

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Robin Berjon
Robin Berjon is an independant contractor and consultant with strong experience in XML publishing and Perl programming. He has contributed to several Open Source projects such as AxKit and the PerlSAX2 effort.

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Steve Berkowitz
As CEO and Director, Steve Berkowitz is responsible for all business related to Ask Jeeves, Inc. In his prior role as president, Berkowitz is credited with building the management team that orchestrated the turnaround of Ask.com, today the second largest pure search site on the Internet. In September 2001, he made the critical decision to acquire Teoma Technologies and integrate their unique approach to Web-wide search into the Ask Jeeves flagship properties. He also oversaw Ask.com's redesign, which improved ease-of-use and removed pop-ups and banner ads from the site in favor of a more contextually relevant search experience. As a result, user satisfaction has grown steadily since 2002, and Ask Jeeves has more than doubled its revenue since Berkowitz came on board.

Prior to joining Ask Jeeves, Berkowitz was the President and COO of IDG Books, where he successfully expanded the "Dummies" series of books into a celebrated consumer brand covering everything from C++ to pet care. He also oversaw the acquisitions of Cliffs Notes, Frommers Travel Guides, Betty Crocker Cookbooks and JK Lasser Tax Guides, which not only diversified IDG's holdings but also established the company as a global consumer book publisher. Berkowitz also served as President and CEO of Intermap Systems, an ASP content provider focused on online consumer healthcare information systems.

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Scott Berkun
Scott Berkun is a product design consultant. He worked at Microsoft from 1994–2003, with stints as usability engineer, UI program manager for Internet Explorer, design evangelist for Microsoft's engineering excellence group, and lead UI program manager for Windows and MSN. He created the Interactionary Design competition, seen at CHI 2000, 2001, and 2003. Berkun writes about design and usability at scottberkun.com, and is the author of the bestselling The Art of Project Management (O'Reilly 2005).

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Josh Berkus
Josh Berkus is a PostgreSQL Core Team member and has been designing database applications for nine years, mostly through his independent consultancy in San Francisco. He is a SQL expert and a PHP and Perl abuser, and will happily talk your ear off about data integrity and relational design if given half a chance. He was recently published in Linux Magazine.

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Jamie Bernardin
Prior to co-founding DataSynapse, Jamie worked in the Advanced Strategies & Research Group of Barclays Global Investors; with Risk Management Technologies; and for Bank of America. Jamie has extensive experience building object-oriented, compute-intensive financial applications. He has over fifteen years experience in applied numerical methods such as PDE solving, Monte Carle methods, and mini-max problems. His experience in the finance space include derivatives trading applications, exotic option pricing, yield curve modeling, and credit risk management. Before joining Bank of America, Jamie worked as a NASA Research Fellow conducting laser physics and numerical modeling research. Jamie attended Brown University where he earned a PhD in Engineering Physics, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering, and separate BS degrees in Engineering Physics and Applied Mathematics.

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Robert Bernier
Robert Bernier is an engineer, sys-admin, and writer who has taught in the local community colleges of Ottawa for a number of years. He has been involved in IT since the early 80's, although his first exposure dates back to the 1970's when he upset some lab technicians by shutting down the main frame by accident.

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Joseph Berry
Joe Berry is responsible for building partnerships with customers by assuring their success in the areas of GIS and LBS. Berry brings more than 20 years of telecommunications, enhanced information, and telematics industry experience to Tele Atlas. He began his career at Ameritech in system development,working on safety and security systems such as Enhanced 911 and Security Link. His work in the enhanced information services arena has earned him national awards including an International Engineering Consortium's Info-Vision award and U.S. patents. He was a pioneer in the cellular industry by bringing enhanced information services to wireless carriers and their consumers.

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Steve Best
Steve Best works in the Linux Technology Center of IBM in Austin, Texas. He is working on the port of JFS to Linux. Best has done extensive work in operating system development with a focus in the areas of file systems, internationalization, and security.

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Doron Betel
Doron betel is a graduate student in Dr. Chris Hogue's Bioinformatics Lab at the Mt. Sinai Hospital Research Institute in Toronto. In his early Bioinformatics days Doron has developed a pattern matching program for biological sequence using NCBI C programming toolkit. Currently Doron is building a Flash graphic visual tool for viewing biological pathways in BIND using NCBI C++ toolkit and working on protein interaction discovery work.

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Stephen Betts
Stephen Betts has worked for BBC News for four years. He has been Technical Lead for many projects, such as the General Election website and the BBC children's news website. Since 2002 he has led the Online Systems Development team for BBC News, which is responsible for the development of all applications deployed on the public-facing webservers.

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John Betz
John is the Director of Planning and Business Development for Microsoft MapPoint.  Over the past 7 years, John has worked to bring location technology to the masses via packaged consumer applications, desktop productivity applications, web services, and most recently on mobile devices.  Prior to MapPoint, John spent 5 years with Microsoft Office serving as the Group Product Manager and Planner for Microsoft Access.

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Geert Bevin
Geert Bevin is the CEO of Uwyn, a small custom application development company with a strong focus on web applications, open source, Java, and rich internet technologies. He is the founder of the RIFE project which provides a full-stack Java web application framework for quickly building maintainable applications with sustainable developer productivity. He also started or contributed to projects like Bla-bla List, OpenLaszlo, Drone, Bamboo, Elephant, RelativeLayers, and Gentoo Linux.

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Jeffrey P. Bezos
Jeff Bezos has always been interested in anything that can be revolutionized by computers. Intrigued by the amazing growth in use of the Internet, Bezos created a business model that leveraged the Internet's unique ability to deliver huge amounts of information rapidly and efficiently.

In 1994 he founded Amazon.com, Inc., now the leading online retailer, offering services that traditional retailers cannot: lower prices, authoritative selection and a wealth of product information.

Before heading west to start Amazon.com, Bezos worked at the intersection of computer science and finance, helping build one of the most technically sophisticated quantitative hedge funds on Wall Street for D.E. Shaw & Co. He also led the development of computer systems that helped manage more than $250 billion in assets for Bankers Trust Company.

He graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University in 1986.

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Zaheda Bhorat
Zaheda Bhorat has been an Open Source advocate since managing the OpenOffice.org project and community while working for Sun Microsystems Inc. She took the project from inception to a 1.0 release. With her experience of building communities of contributers, she created one of the first open source marketing projects with a global team of passionate volunteers to promote both open source and launch the office suite. She also managed the NetBeans Open Source community and the Sun marketing team responsible for NetBeans 3.6. Zaheda lead the development and growth of online communities, in Europe, at Apple Computer in the '90s with AppleLink and eWorld, evangelizing the shift to online publishing prior to her open source work. Zaheda has 15 years software industry experience and holds a BSc in Computer Science. Zaheda has recently joined Google, managing Open Source Programs, living in London.

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Roberto Biancardi
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Matt Biddulph
Matt Biddulph works for the Technology and Design team of BBC Radio and Music Interactive, utilizing digital radio, interactive television, the Web, and mobile platforms to extend the corporation's ten national music and speech-based radio stations.

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Keith Bigelow

Keith Bigelow joined Lutris as the director of product management for Enhydra in January 2000. Prior to Lutris, Keith served as director of product marketing and product management at CRM firm Saratoga Systems and three years at IT infrastructure firm Remedy. Keith spent nine years at development tools vendor Inprise/Borland, with his final role reponsible for Borland's SQL database and Java database connectivity products. Keith has been a speaker at Java One and InformationWeek's IWEEK500, and holds a BA in Mathematics from U.C. Santa Cruz.

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Ewan Birney
Ewan Birney has a PhD in Genetics and is a long time open source bioinformatics programmer. He is the PI (principle investigator) for a group of 15 people researchers in genome informatics, with a particular focus on the human genome.

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Gunther Birznieks
Gunther Birznieks' early involvement in cutting edge biotechnology research brought him to the Web to manage collaborative research from the start and eventually went on to be a cofounder of eXtropia in Asia where he is CTO. Throughout this time, Birznieks has subsequently published multiple books and talks in various areas of web programming including the CGI Programming with Perl book from O'Reilly.

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David Bitton
David Bitton is the founder and CEO of "Wengo", an innovative SIP-based communication service provider from France. In 2000, with his experience in large telcos and information technology, he started "Oreka", an ad-driven ISP. In 2005, David initiated the VoIP venture that later led to the OpenWengo project and the release of WengoPhone source code under a GPL license.

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J. W. Bizzaro
Jeff Bizzaro is the founder and president of Bioinformatics.Org. He is a Ph.D. student in biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, and his interests include structural and evolutionary bioinformatics, data visualization, user interfaces, and advocating freedom and openness in science. He holds an M.Sc. in biochemistry from Boston College.

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Don Bizzell
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Ask Bjørn Hansen
Ask Bjørn Hansen is a software developer and consultant focused on Perl, Apache, Linux and other open source technologies. He has worked with Perl for more than eight years, building large and small systems in Perl, including mod_perl systems serving thousands of requests per second. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and has been building and managing much of the perl.org community infrastructure since 1999.

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Jon Bjornstad
Jon Bjornstad is a Perl programmer, and an amateur pianist. He lives in Santa Cruz, California and works for a small software company.

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Alan W. Black
Alan W Black is faculty at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and co-founder of Cepstral, LLC, a company offering voice building services on top of free software synthesis engines. He has over 15 years in speech and language research, publishing more than 50 papers in those fields. He is a principal author of Edinburgh University's Festival Speech Synthesis System, and co-author of the forthcoming O'Reilly book "Building Synthetic Voices", and co-author of FestVox and Flite.

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Ed Black
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Liz Blair

Sun Microsystems Staff Engineer Liz Blair leads the J2EE Blueprints implementation team. Liz has been at Sun Microsystems for eight years and has worked on the J2EE Compatibility Test Suite as well as J2SE.

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A. J. Blanchard
Blanchard has 21 years of industry experience, all of it in the telecommunications software sector. Of this experience, 14 years has been spent in the OAM&P (Operations, Administration, Maintenance and Provisioning) area for telecommunications devices. He has worked for such companies as Tandem Telecommunication, Nortel, DSC Communications, and then Alcatel when they purchased DSC in 1998. In 1999, he felt the startup bug and late that year joined IPCell. He became a senior team lead of the OAM&P for the softswitch product. After IPCell was purchased in 2001, he became a Cisco Systems employee working on the BTS 10200.

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David N. Blank-Edelman
David N. Blank-Edelman is the Director of Technology at the Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science and the author of the O'Reilly book Perl for System Administration. He has spent the last 18 years as a system/network administrator in large multi-platform environments, including Brandeis University, Cambridge Technology Group, and the MIT Media Laboratory. He has served as Senior Technical Editor for the Perl Journal.

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Britt Blaser
Britt Blaser was an early advocate of the Dean Internet. Last summer, he facilitated a preliminary micro-summit between Zephyr Teachout and Zack Rosen, prime mover behind the DeanSpace project. He is active with the Dean campaign, spending a week each month in Burlington working on special projects and connecting people that need connecting.

He conceived and collaborated intensely on the Deanforjobs site and coordinated the development of the well-received Dean for Iowa online game.

Britt was the angel investor behind the first authorized Mac portable, the Dynamac, and later its CEO. As a humanist and school trustee, he worked with Alan Kay in the late 1980's to promote secondary school computing. For clients he co-developed a seminal CRM project and is the originator and chief protagonist of the Xpertweb concept . With Ben Hammersley, he is currently advancing the assertion processor metadata proposal.

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Julian Bleecker
Julian Bleecker is a professor at USC's Interactive Media Division. He is director of the Mobile and Pervasive Lab, a near-future think tank and research and development lab where he is working on new architectures for disconnected, motility, and proximity-based networks.

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David Blevins
David Blevins is a contributing author to the book Component-Based Software Engineering (Addison-Wesley 2001) and author of a forthcoming Addison-Wesley book on the Java 2 Enterprise Edition. Blevins is also the co-founder of the OpenEJB open source Enterprise JavaBeans container system. In the past, he has also been involved in the development of other Java middleware technologies like the JDBCTM API and Object Serialization for the Java platform. Blevins can be found speaking about EJB and OpenEJB at conferences such the Exolab Sessions, and JavaOne.

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Ryan Bloom
Ryan Bloom is a senior software engineer at Covalent Technologies in San Francisco, CA. He is currently working on Apache 2.0 and the Apache Portable Run-Time.

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Eric Blossom
Eric Blossom is CTO of Blossom Research. He is the maintainer of GNU Radio, a toolkit that turns radio reception and transmission into software problems. Prior to his interest in software radio, Blossom was the founder and CTO of Starium, where he was responsible for the design and development of a line of secure telephones.

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Scott Boag
Scott Boag is the architect and a developer of the Xalan XSLT Processor. Xalan started as a small project known as LotusXSL on IBM's AlphaWorks, and was moved to Open Source under the name Xalan on xml.apache.org last year. Scott belongs to the Lotus Advanced Technology Group in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is also the Lotus representative to the W3C XSL Working Group.

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Daniel Boberg
Daniel Boberg, director of strategic alliances, joined Overture in April of 1999. Boberg is responsible for managing the company’s channel sales team which focuses on developing and servicing strategic relationships with key search engine marketing agencies.  In 2001, Boberg pioneered Overture’s Ambassador Program, helping search engine marketing companies streamline their work with Overture to drive targeted sales leads to clients.  Boberg began his career at Overture in Marketing where he founded Overture’s Advertiser Referral Program, which enables companies to make money referring new advertisers to Overture.

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Nick Bobic
Nick Bobic is a researcher at University of Ottawa focusing primarily in experimental algorithms, neuroscience, evolutionary algorithms, cryptography, bio systems, wireless computing, and P2P technology. Bobic is the primary developer of Cryptobox which is a secure decentralized application platform. Cryptobox was the first P2P system to use bio principles. More recently, Bobic is working on a new self-sustaining bio system application for the financial sector along with three researchers from Japan.

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John Bobowicz
John Bobowicz, aka "jbob," is the Community Manager of java.net and is an employee of Sun Microsytems, Inc. During his five years at Sun, he has worked as Technical Manager and Engagement Manager in Sun Professional Services in NYC, as well as Emerging Technology Strategist in Field Marketing and most recently Chief Software Evangelist in the Software Division. Prior to Sun, he has 10 years of IT management on Wall Street building and supporting datacenters, trading floors, and development environments for Merrill Lynch, Chase, and Prudential. Jbob is currently based out of Florida and travels globally to work with CxOs as a trusted advisor and chairing discussions, briefings, and working sessions on applying technical strategies to business objectives. He specialized in Java, wireless, application architecture, and open source technologies. He is on the board of the SIIA Software Division and a founding member of The Lighthouse Council. Jbob has a B.S. in Computer Science from Upsala College.

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Rich Bodo
Rich Bodo is the coordinator of the GNUCOMM, TOSI, and Voxilla.org projects. He previously worked at a number of silicon valley telephony and Linux companies, and is now the Managing Director of Open Source Telecom Corporation. For the last two years he has been developing and commercially deploying GNU/Linux based telecommunications systems. In his copious spare time he is studying to be an Emergency Medical Technician and hosting geeky get togethers such as the Free Telephony Summit.

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Gregory Boehnlein
An active developer of Asterisk, the first open source telephony system, Gregory Boehnlein can address a number of topics about open source telephony -- specifically how VoIP users can benefit from Asterisk-based solutions using MySQL and how Asterisk seamlessly integrates with MySQL for data storage. Examples of Asterisk and MySQL solutions will be demonstrated. Open Source solutions based on Asterisk not only reduce Telephony costs, but also provides a level of flexibility in creating IP-based solutions that proprietary systems cannot yet match. The pairing of MySQL and Asterisk are a match made in heaven!

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Greg Bolcer
Greg Bolcer has a Ph.D. and B.S. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and an M.S. from the University of Southern California (USC). In addition, Bolcer has 18 years experience in the research and development of information systems. He is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer for Endeavors Technology which was founded in April 1998 to commercialize his research.

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Terry Bollinger
Terry Bollinger is an IT analyst for The MITRE Corporation, a non-profit technical consulting organization that works closely with the Department of Defense. He is the primary author of a recent widely-read report documenting use of free (or open source) software (FOSS) in the U.S. Department of Defense, and he is also the author of the Wiley Encyclopedia of Software Engineering article on Linux and open source. Bollinger was co-editor of an issue of IEEE Software on open source software, and he was Assistant Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Software for software construction. Bollinger received an IEEE Millennium Medal for his many years of service to the software community, and he was a co-recipient of the Potomac Forum Leadership Award for his work on open source.

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Eric Bonabeau, Ph.D.
Eric Bonabeau is the founder and chief scientist of Icosystem Corporation, a Boston-based “idea incubator” that uses computational evolution to invent novel business models, design new products and create new strategies. Before Icosystem he was the CEO of Eurobios and has been a research director for France Telecom R&D, an R&D engineer at Cadence Design Systems, and the Interval Research Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. He is the author of three books, over one hundred science articles, and is co-editor-in-chief of Advances in Complex Systems and of ACM Transactions in Adaptive Autonomous Systems. A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris, he earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Paris at Orsay.

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Jeff Bonforte
Jeff Bonforte is the senior director of Voice Product Management at Yahoo! Inc. Bonforte oversees the product and business operations for Yahoo!'s leading consumer voice initiatives as the company continues to enhance and extend its voice services as a core component of Yahoo! Messenger.

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Shelby Bonnie

Shelby Bonnie co-founded CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNET) in 1993, and in 2000 assumed the post of Chairman and CEO. He led the business through the volatile early days of the Internet with unwavering focus on the potential of interactive content and online marketing. Today, CNET Networks is widely viewed as a premier global provider of interactive content that informs, entertains, and connects large, engaged audiences in the personal technology, games and entertainment, and business technology categories. CNET Networks’ leading brands include CNET.com, Download.com, News.com, ZDNet, TechRepublic, GameSpot and recent additions MP3.com and Webshots.

Prior to his current position, Bonnie served -- in order from most recent -- as CNET Networks’ CEO, Vice Chairman, and the combined role of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In his role as Chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau from 2001 to 2003, and the bureau’s current Chairman Emeritus and executive committee member, Bonnie has been a leading proponent and evangelist for interactive advertising. CNET Networks is a recognized leader in advertising innovation and has developed three of the ad units in the IAB Universal Ad Package. From 1990 to 1993, prior to co-founding CNET Networks, Bonnie was a Managing Director at Tiger Management and before that worked at Morgan Stanley & Co.

In 2003, Bonnie was honored as a recipient of The New York Ten Awards, an annual selection of ten individuals who have, through their innovation, significantly impacted their organization and industry. He currently serves on the Board of Edmunds.com, a premier online resource for automotive information. He also serves as a Trustee of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and is on the Board of Environmental Defense, a national environmental group known as a leading innovator of environmental policy. Bonnie earned a B.S. degree from the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and three children.

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Major Mark Bontrager
Major Mark Bontrager is a Strategic Planner on the Joint Staff in Washington D.C. He recently completed a Masters thesis at the Air Force's School of Advanced Airpower Studies entitled, "Peering Into The Future: Peer-To-Peer Technology As a Model for Distributed Joint Battlespace Intelligence Dissemination and Operational Tasking." Throughout his military career, he has held numerous assignments including: The United States Space Command's Missile Warning Center, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base, Colorado; the 1st Space Launch Squadron, Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida; and the Commanders Action Group at Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida, a Master of Engineering in Space Operations from the University of Colorado, a Masters of Arts in National Security Studies from the Naval War College, and a Masters of Art and Science in Airpower Studies from the School of Advanced Airpower Studies.

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Aaron Boodman
Aaron Boodman has been developing web applications for the last five years using many technologies, but is most well known for his work with JavaScript DHTML AJAX. By day, he works at Google on whatever fun front-end projects happen to be going on. By night, he is the author of youngpup.net, a weblog about web development; numerous open-source JavaScript libraries; and Greasemonkey, the user script manager for Firefox.

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Sam Borgeson

Sam Borgeson has been at least vaguely interested in programming all his life. After graduating from college with a degree in physics, but without an immediate desire to start a career in physics, his interest got serious. He worked as an independent contractor doing widely varied work in HMTL, Perl, JavaScript and Java. He was involved in everything from early web demographic studies to a 3-D java applet that showed off Intel's (then new) PIII processing power, and Excite's search capabilities. Out of these contracting engagements, came a more focused interest in the power of server side java. In May 1999 Sam took a job with the e-commerce startup Sparks.com, and was part of a small team of engineers who re-architected and re-wrote the entire site using J2EE technologies and an XML/XSLT based templating system. He focused on the search technology and the dynamic browse tree logic that drives the site's shopping experience. He left Sparks.com in June 2000, and is a co-founder of the consulting group, Carbonfive. Sam spoke at JavaOne 2000 on the use of J2EE technologies in the enterprise.

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Carsten Bormann
Carsten Bormann, Honorarprofessor for Internet technology at the Universität Bremen and Visiting Professor at the Design department of the Universität der Künste in Berlin (Institute of Electronic Business), is a protocol designer by heart, a standardization geek by necessity, and an author of the first German-language book on AJAX.

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Niel Bornstein
Niel Bornstein is a Senior Architect in Novell Consulting's Linux and Open Source practice. A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, he has spent 14 years working on corporate and commercial client-server, N-tier, and web-hosted applications, in an impressively random assortment of industries. He lives in Marietta, Georgia, with his wife and son, an array of animals, and a few glowing boxes. He is the author of .NET and XML and co-author of Mono: A Developer's Notebook.

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Rick Borovoy
Understanding the ways technology can enhance social interactions has been the focus of Rick Borovoy's research for over a dozen years. At the MIT Media Lab, his research in folk computing and technology for face-to-face community building led to his creation of the first interactive name badges. Successful demonstrations of these badges produced so much interest that, together with his partner, George Eberstadt, Borovoy founded nTAG Interactive to bring his work to a broader audience.

Borovoy's vision began to develop during his five years at Apple Computer in the Classrooms of Tomorrow project where he studied the way wireless applications can facilitate kids' learning through the creation of distributed communities.

Borovoy holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and a B.A. in Computer Science from Harvard.

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Jon Bostrom
Jon Bostrom has over twenty-three years of systems experience, including designing and implementing large-scale, object-oriented, distributed applications. He currently serves as senior director of Java in Technology Platforms for Nokia. Bostrom is responsible for defining and driving the vision and architecture for the mobile end-to-end Java environment. Bostrom has focused on defining the technology and creating the partnerships that will foster the next generation of Java-enabled mobile devices.

Bostrom joined Nokia in 2003 as the chief java architect in Nokia Mobile Software. Prior to joining Nokia, Bostrom was chief architect and a key driver of Sun’s Mobility Technology Solutions group, working to define the end-to-end architecture for Java technology solutions in 2.5 and 3G environments. Bostrom was the Sun lead architect for SprintPCS Vision and the lead architect for DoCoMo i-Mode Java. He was the lead designer for Java software provisioning for wireless and the creator of the “Java Service Vending Machine” concept. Bostrom has advised most of the top manufacturers and operators around the world on wireless data services. Bostrom is also one of the original members of the JiniTM technology team and was instrumental in the Jini technology launch and formation of the Jini technology community effort. During his time with Sun, Bostrom won two Chairman’s awards for technology innovation and filed patents in Java mobile security, interface design, and content handling. He has also been a key contributor to Java One and has spoken as the keynote at many software events across the world.

In addition, Bostrom was with the original team at Hewlett-Packard that designed the first laser printer. Subsequently, he worked on the Smalltalk CORBA binding and was the consulting architect for Distributed Smalltalk. Bostrom was director of Distributed Object Systems at ParcPlaceDigitalk and managed U.S. and Asia-Pacific consulting for GemStone.

Bostrom is on the board of directors of the Open Services Getaway Initiative (OSGi), co-leads the Mobile Expert Group and is co-spec lead for JSR 232 (the Java Community Process Program).

Bostrom attended UASF School of Aerospace Science and Boise State University.

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Adam Bosworth
Adam Bosworth joined Google recently as Vice President of Engineering. Bosworth comes to Google from BEA where he was Chief Architect & Senior VP of Advanced Development and responsible for driving the engineering efforts for BEA's Framework Division. Prior to joining BEA, Bosworth co-founded Crossgain, a software development firm recently acquired by BEA. Known as one of the pioneers of XML, Bosworth held various senior management positions at Microsoft, including General Manager of the WebData group, a team focused on defining and driving XML strategy. While at Microsoft, he was responsible for designing and delivering the Microsoft Access PC Database product and assembling and driving the team that developed Internet Explorer 4.0's HTML engine.

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Alex Bosworth
As an Open Source advocate, Alex Bosworth is the Program Manager driving SourceLabs overall community efforts and outreach. He is responsible for creating features for the company’s community-driven services. Prior to SourceLabs, Alex worked at BEA on Project Alchemy where he defined a client for the next generation of web applications.

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Billy Bosworth
Mr. Bosworth has 14 years of experience in client/server development on a wide variety of platforms and databases. He has been published as a reviewer in DBMS magazine and has co-authored a book on client/server development published by Prentice Hall. Currently, Billy serves as Director of Development Solutions for Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

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Joe Bosworth
Joe Bosworth was one of the founders, the chairman, and MC of the first International Personal Robot Congress held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in April, 1984, and keynoted by Isaac Asimov.

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Rick Boucher
Congressman Rick Boucher is serving his tenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Virginia's Ninth Congressional District. He is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, serving on two subcommittees - Telecommunications; and Energy and Air Quality, of which he is the ranking member. He also sits on the House Judiciary Committee, serving on the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee. Since 1985, he has served as an Assistant Whip.

He originated the House Internet Caucus in 1996 and currently serves as one of two House co-chairman of the 140 member group. In that position he is a leading architect of federal policy for the Internet.

His first Internet related legislation, which became law in 1993, authorized electronic commerce by permitting for the first time, messages with commercial content to traverse the Internet backbone. His proposals to promote competition in the cable and local telephone industries are at the core of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, and he is currently authoring legislation which will establish fundamental federal policies for the Internet.

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Tim Boudreau
Tim Boudreau had his first startup when he was 13, and has been hooked since, with brief departures to play rock and roll, write and play music and do graphics and photography. He is the coauthor of NetBeans, the Definitive Guide from O'Reilly and Associates. Tim was part of the team that open sourced NetBeans, Sun Microsystems' Java(tm) development environment, and currently work as a developer on that project.

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Carol Boughton
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Clive Boughton
Dr Clive Boughton has over 25 years of practical experience as a scientist, engineer, software developer, consultant, project manager, company manager, and company director. He also lectures in software engineering. He was directly involved in eVACS, specifically in requirements identification and design. Clive has a PhD in Experimental Physics from the Australian National University.

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Jos Boumans
Jos Boumans is an active Perl developer, counting over two dozen contributions to CPAN, including Archive::Tar and CPANPLUS, and a regular speaker at Perl conferences. Boumans is a senior developer at XS4ALL, a large dutch ISP, where, besides programming, he spends his time on QA, development techniques, and training.

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Chris Bourdon
Chris Bourdon is the Senior Product Line Manager for Mac OS X at Apple Computer Inc. where he is responsible for marketing Mac OS X and its innovative technologies. 

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Ronald Bourret
Ronald Bourret is a freelance programmer, technical writer, and researcher. His work includes XML-DBMS, a set of Java packages for transferring data between XML documents and relational databases, an XML schema language (DDML), several widely read papers on XML and databases, and the XML Namespaces FAQ.

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Joshua Boverhof
Joshua Boverhof is a computer engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a member of the Secure Grid Technology Group. His current focus is creating a web and grid services infrastructure. Josh is a developer on the PyWebsvcs project for Python web services, and pyGridWare a Grid Services implementation. His work in these areas include XML Schema and WSDL stub generation tools, secure messaging, OGSA, and WS-Resource technologies.

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Tony Bowden
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Rich Bowen
Rich Bowen is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, where he works on the documentation of the Apache Web Server. He's also the web guy at Asbury college (asbury.edu) in Wilmore, Kentucky.

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Ronald A. Bowers
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Don Box
Don Box is an architect at Microsoft where he works on XML messaging technologies and protocols. Don began the XML phase of his life by co-authoring the first SOAP specification in 1998 and has been active in the field of hooking programs together for at least a dozen years.

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Danah Boyd
Danah Boyd is a Ph.D. student in the School of Information at Berkeley and a social researcher at Yahoo! Research Berkeley where she studies how people negotiate presentations of self in mediated social contexts to unknown audiences. Buzzwords include: identity, culture, social networks, Friendster, blogging, performance, Web 2.0, interactive visualization, tagging.

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Wes Boyd
Wes Boyd is the co-founder of MoveOn.org, a political action web site dedicated to promoting broad public participation in political discourse. Mr. Boyd is a software industry veteran, having founded a leading entertainment software company, Berkeley Systems. Berkeley Systems is best known for Flying Toaster screen savers, and You Don't Know Jack, an online game show. Prior to his work in consumer software, Mr. Boyd authored software for blind and visually impaired users allowing full access to computers with a graphical user interface. Mr. Boyd also served at the University of California as a consultant on social research methods and as a senior programmer on research projects.

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Jeremy Boynes
Jeremy Boynes joined Gluecode Software with over 20 years experience in enterprise computing. He is a founding partner of Core Developers Network, a consultancy group of leaders in the open source Java community who focus on the corporate Enterprise and targeted expertise in the creation, execution, and development of mission-critical open source projects and infrastructure.

Prior to Gluecode, he successfully led multimillion dollar projects for Cisco Systems, BT, and the UK Employment Service as technical architect for Sequent Computer Systems. As chief architect for Bravanta and for Netmosphere, he played roles in ensuring their success by leveraging open source technologies. Boynes is actively involved in the Apache Geronimo J2EE project, as well as projects at OpenEJB and ObjectWeb. His technical specialties include database systems and application security. He earned his master's degree in electrical sciences from the University of Cambridge.

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Hans Peter Brøndmo
Hans Peter has spent his career at the intersection of technology innovation and empowering consumers. He is a successful serial entrepreneur who is at it again. Plum, his latest company, has ambitious plans to make the web more read-writable by making it one-click easy for people to collect, share and connect the things that matter to them. Hans Peter’s last venture was Post Communications, a pioneering email marketing company he founded in 1996, acquired by Netcentives in 2000. Before that he co-founded DiVA, an award winning developer of consumer video editing software, acquired by Avid Technology in 1993. In the mid 80's Brøndmo was a co-founder of an expert systems firm funded by Apple. He has also worked at Apple Computer, McKinsey and Company and at CERN (the center for European Nuclear Research).

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Peter J. Braam
Peter J. Braam is Chief Architect at TurboLinux. Before joining TurboLinux he held faculty positions at Oxford and Carnegie Mellon, where he led the Coda project. He also worked at Red Hat as file systems architect. He is leading the InterMezzo and Lustre file system efforts as well as the development of a general purpose cluster distributed lock manager. He specializes in storage and file system solutions for high availability, wide area and high performance computing clusters.

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Michael Bracy
The Future of Music Coalition's Director of Government Relations Michael Bracy is an associate with Bracy Williams & Company in Washington, DC. He is Executive Director of the Low Power Radio Coalition, and a partner with the independent record label Misra. Between 1990 and 1997, he produced distance education courses, videotapes and multimedia titles for RXL Pulitzer, an educational communications firm based in Seattle. In the past year, Michael has spoken at a number of conferences including CMJ, AFIM and Media Institute, and has been a guest at such media outlets as the Diane Rehm show, NPR's Morning Edition, NPR's All Things Considered, KUOW's Weekday and Counterspin.

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Ronald Bradford
Providing independent consulting services since 1996, Ronald Bradfrod is an IT professional with over 16 years experience in Database Modeling and Large Systems Design, Development, and Deployment. He has specialized in Oracle and Ingres Relational Database Management Systems, and has deployed software applications to clients in the government, education, financial, military, and research industry sectors.

With over 6 years current experience in design and development of web-based applications using open source technologies, Bradford has seen these technologies emerge and has evaluated the strengths and weaknesses in comparison to commercial software products and project implementations.

He is an active user and participant in the open source community specifically with Linux, MySQL and Java.

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Tom Bradford
Tom Bradford is a software architect and open source software zealot. He is the creator and a developer of Apache Xindice, a native XML database. In addition to his work on Xindice, he is also Chief Architect for the dbXML Group.

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Dave Bradley
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Paul Bragiel
Paul Bragiel is the co-founder and chief executive of Meetroduction, the company behind the location based instant messenger Meetro. In addition to his duties as CEO, he's the owner of Paragon Five, a game development studio specializing in console and mobile content. His interests include projects that involve travel, fashion, entertainment, and technologies that encourage communication and networking. He lectures semi-regularly at gaming conferences and universities, has had television exposure in at least five countries and is the author of a chapter in Game Programming Gems 4.

Outside of work, he has toured Russia by train (starting in Siberia) and the United States by bicycle (riding over 5,000 km). He likes to surround himself with people from various backgrounds especially those with a "jack of all trades" streak in them. Besides that, he aspires to drive a taxi and work at a hot dog stand in New York when retired.

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Richard Braman
Richard Braman is the founder of Comsoft Corporation. He is a pioneer in the fields of XML, COM, next generation dynamic Internet clients, and Jabber. Before, founding ComSoft Mr. Braman started a popular consumer web site, DesktopDollars.com, where consumers are rewarded for the use of the AudienceBank Bar. The AB bar contains XML information retrieval and presentation agents including a RSS scrolling ticker client, an advanced Jabber instant messaging client, and an Internet Explorer advertising window. Mr. Braman also designed an XML based system to add, update, and delete COM/ActiveX Controls on the bar. This feature, along with XML user preference engine, XML control layout, XML plug-in interface, XML skins client, and XML menu, make every aspect of the bar dynamic and centrally controllable. Mr. Braman is currently developing architectures to rework Internet information exchange using Jabber and SOAP/XML-RPC. Mr. Braman other interests include Internet advertising and digital media, fraud detection, and Internet audience measurement. Mr. Braman has a Masters Degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.

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Kim Brand
Kim Brand is President of Computer Experts, Inc., and author of common c functions, co-author of zope: web application development and content management, an open source entrepreneur, inventory of 'file-engine' rental server concept. Brand has twenty-five years experience in software/systems development and is a consultant to public, private, and government clients.

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David Braun
David W. Braun received his BS in Mathematics from Indiana University in 1995 and his MS in Computer Science in 1996 from Indiana University where he held an NSF fellowship for intelligent systems during his graduate work. Before joining Delphi Delco Electronics Systems in 1998, he worked for Argonne National Laboratories and Caterpillar. He is a team leader in the Manufacturing Information Systems group, and is a lead system architect for the design of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) systems. David programs in a multitude of languages, and is counting Java amongst one of his new favorites. He is the lead designer of an n-tiered EJB based Manufacturing CIM Framework for the IC Semiconductor Fab . David is the co-leader of Sun's new Java Technology in Manufacturing Community.

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Tim Bray
Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary project at the University of Waterloo in 1987-1989, co-founded Open Text Corporation (Nasdaq:OTEX), launched one of the first public web search engines in 1995, co-invented XML 1.0 and co-edited "Namespaces in XML", founded Antarctica Systems (antarctica.net), and served as a Tim Berners-Lee appointee on the W3C Technical Architecture Group (http://www.w3.org/2001/tag) in 2002-2004. Currently, he serves as Director of Web Technologies at Sun Microsystems, publishes a popular weblog tbray.org, and co-chairs the IETF AtomPub Working Group.

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Alvis Brazma
Alvis Brazma is the Microarray Informatics Group leader at the European Bioinformatics Institute. He is in charge of establishing ArrayExpress, a public repository for microarray gene expression data. Brazma is one of the founders and the president of the Microarray Gene Expression Data (MGED) Society, an international organization for facilitating sharing and standardization of microarray data. His research interests include gene expression data analysis and reverse engineering of gene networks from gene expression data. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Moscow State University in 1987.

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Oliver Breidenbach
Oliver Breidenbach is a figurehead of Boinx Software, a developer based in Munich, Germany, dedicated to providing software that is fun and entertaining to the creative professionals, digital hub users, students and educators worldwide. Boinx iStopMotion, the premier stop motion animation and time lapse tool on Mac OS X, has won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Contest, international category, in 2003 and continues to wow the critics.

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Steven Brenner
Steven E. Brenner is an Assistant Professor and leader of a computational genomics research group at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include computational approaches for structural genomics and sequence analysis, and the use of both of these to infer molecular function. Brenner was educated and trained at Harvard, the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Cambridge University, and Stanford. He is best known in the open source community for authoring cgi-lib and for his role as founding coordinator of the bioperl effort. He is a past director of the International Society for Computational Biology and is a founding director of the Open Bioinformatics Foundation.

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Roger Brent
Born Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1955. BA Computer Science and Mathematics, 1973, University of Southern Mississippi, where he did some work attempting to apply AI techniques to protein folding. Ph.D., Harvard University, 1982, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, for studies with Mark Ptashne. As a graduate student, he showed that the E. coli lexA gene repressed genes involved in the response to radiation damage, cloned the gene, produced and purified its protein product using and in some cases extending the newly developed recombinant DNA methods, and studied binding of the repressor to its operators, showing that its differential binding affinity for these sites affected the timing of the response. As a postdoctoral fellow, also with Mark Ptashne, he tested a number of ideas about the mechanism of transcription regulation in yeast by using the prokaryotic LexA protein and in subsequent experiments creating chimeric proteins that carried LexA fused to activators native to yeast. These "domain swap" experiments established the modular nature of eukaryotic transcription regulators. As a professor at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (Genetics, starting 1985), Brent and coworkers used yeast transcription that depended on chimeric DNA bound proteins as a genetic probe for protein function in higher organisms. This work led to the development of working two-hybrid methods (1988-1993), to the ability to scale them up via interaction mating (1992-1994), and to the eventual development of protein interaction methods into broad but shallow way to learn more about biological function. In parallel (1993-2001), Brent and coworkers developed peptide aptamers as reverse "genetic" agents to study the function of proteins and allelic protein variants, and, more recently, as dominant forward "genetic" reagents to identify genes and pathway linkages in organisms, such as human cells, that are intractable to classical genetic analysis. Perhaps as important as the actual technologies is the coeval development by Brent and coworkers of ideology (e.g. doctrine) for using them. This work is described in about 80 research papers and reviews. In parallel to his academic work, Brent is a longtime (since 1984) advisor to the biotech and pharma industries. He serves on the SAB of American Home Products (GI/WAR), chairs scientific advisory boards for several smaller companies, and does significant ad hoc consulting work in genomics and computational biology. He is one of the founders (1987-2001) of Current Protocols, including Current Protocols in Molecular Biology, a "how to clone it" manual, which is updated every three months and has about 10,000 subscribing labs, and he is founder and organizer (since 1994) of the "After The Genome" workshops. He is an inventor on 10 issued and several pending US Patents. Since the middle 1990s, he has exhorted and advised various bodies in the US and abroad on functional genomics and computational biology, including in particular the NIH, the Wellcome Trust, the NSF, DARPA, and other parts of the US Defense Department. In 1998, Brent started, with Sydney Brenner, The Molecular Sciences Institute in Berkeley, California. TMSI (www.molsci.org) is a non-profit research institute. Its mission is to create a predictive biology by weaving together functional genomic and other experimental information and using that knowledge to develop predictive simulations of biological function. If successful, work at the Institute will increase biological understanding and may bring about new models for human therapy. It may also shed light on how living systems process information and contribute to the rise of a design based engineering of biological systems. In late 2000, Brent joined the faculty at UCSF as an adjunct professor and became Director of the Institute. In 2001, he was named CEO, President, and Chair of the Institute Board of Trustees.

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Peter T. Breuer
Peter T. Breuer is Associate Professor at the Univ. Carlos II de Madrid in Madrid Spain. He is known for his work on formal methods, particularly in connection with hardware design and the hardware design language VHDL. He has spent a working life in research in the Engineering department of the University of Cambridge, the Computing Laboratory of the University of Oxford, and the Telecommunications School of the Polytecnic University of Madrid. In the free software world, he is probably best known for his compiler-compiler PRE-CC, an infinite lookahead, fully attributed language compiler that fits on top of C and C++ and has been in use around the world for ten years.

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Mark A. Brewer
Mark Brewer joined Covalent Technologies, the leading provider of products and services for Tomcat and Apache, in late 2001 as Vice President of Field Operations and took over as CEO in early 2004. Prior to Covalent, Brewer held sales management and executive positions with Banter Technologies, Andromedia, and Powersoft.

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Franc Brglez
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Dan Brian
Dan Brian is a software engineer, writer, analyst, and entrepreneur. His development and research interests include natural language processing, knowledge ontologies, and entertainment software. He is currently engaged with a small startup building web-based multiplayer knowledge games scheduled to launch in 2005. Brian was formerly a columnist for the Perl journal, a contributor to several O'Reilly texts, and a senior software engineer at NTT/Verio.

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Dan Brickley
Dan Brickley is on the technical staff of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He has been involved with W3C's RDF work since 1997; his current responsibilities include chairing the RDF Interest Group and directing the SWAD-Europe project. Dan is also co-creator of FOAF and occasionally writes software.

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Dan Bricklin
Daniel Bricklin, a software designer, is best known as the co-creator of VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet. Moreover, throughout his career he has been creating products that explore new metaphors, sometimes with far-reaching consequences. In addition to the spreadsheet, he helped develop one of the first word processing systems in the mid-1970's, programmed the most popular prototyping tool of the MSDOS world, and helped introduce the world to the capabilities of electronic ink on pen computers. His products have proven to be catalysts that had major impacts on the growth of the computer industry.

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James Briggs
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Massimo Brignoli
Massimo Brignoli is head of the IT online/voice development division at Seat Pagine Gialle SpA. He's worked on the development of YP and WP internet & new media applications, development of call center software applications, data-center management, and new technologies research for Seat corporate group.

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Jeremy Brinkley
Jeremy Brinkley is currently a lead security engineer at a Fortune 100 IT outsourcing company, but he has also been a database administrator, software engineer, senior programmer/analyst, and Unix system administrator. He's worked in a range of industries, including a dotcom, technology startup, blood bank, and university.

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Jason Brittain
Jason Brittain is co-author of Tomcat: The Definitive Guide (forthcoming from O'Reilly), and a Senior Software Engineer at CollabNet Inc. where he works on collaborative software project hosting infrastructure software made up of more than fifty open source software packages. He has also contributed to many Apache Jakarta projects, and has been an active open source software developer for several years.

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Leon Brocard
Leon Brocard (a.k.a. acme) is an orange-loving Perl/Parrot Eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D.'

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Merijn Broeren
Merijn Broeren has been looking after the Perl infrastructure of Morgan Stanley for three years, ensuring all platforms have access to binaries, modules and support software in a consistent manner. Before this he worked on content management systems written in Perl.

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Greg Broiles
Greg Broiles, CEO of Turtledove, formerly served as VP of Research and Development at Signet Assurance Company, an ecommerce risk transfer company in San Francisco, CA. He was General Counsel, VP of Operations, and interim CEO at C2Net Software, which built the Stronghold encrypting web server using the open source Apache web server. C2Net was based in Oakland, CA and was recently purchased by Red Hat. Greg has a law degree from the University of Oregon and a BA in Sociocybernetics from the Johnston Center at the University of Redlands. He has been using the Internet and its precursors since 1985.

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Andrew Bromage
Andrew Bromage wrote his first and last AWK script in 1993 as he discovered Perl about three months later. He has been a web developer on and off for six years, and almost gave hope in humanity when a previous legally-oriented employer added an animated genie to one of his turn-of-the-century-themed sites within a month of him leaving. He now uses Perl almost exclusively since lawyers don't know how to interfere with that.

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Alan Brown
Alan Brown is the assistant director of the Digital Freedom Network, a GILC organization. He founded Red Rover, which he unveiled at Russia's first cyber-rights conference last April, and recently addressed UNESCO in Spain, advising them against Internet rating systems. Last year he designed an Internet filter contest which was covered by Wired, Playboy and others. He is a contributor to the new O'Reilly P2P book, and will be launching and directing a cyber-rights organization in Russia later this year. Brown previously served as vice president and anti-censorship director of Indiana's ACLU affiliate. He was educated at Columbia and Chicago and taught mathematical logic in the Big 10 for a decade before finding something a little more dangerous.

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Travis Brown
As a technology manager in Apple's Worldwide Developer Relations group, Travis Brown helps developers leverage the technology portfolio of Mac OS X to create innovative applications for the platform. Brown focuses on graphics and imaging related issues and handles technologies such as Quartz, ColorSync, Image Capture, printing, and PDF. He has been involved in the field of computer graphics and digital imaging for the last decade.

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Zach Brown
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Christopher Browne
Christopher Browne is a database administrator with Afilias Canada in their Operations/Data Services group. He has been involved with various registry data conversions, as well as the operations of Afilias' registry databases and replication systems. Past involvements include SAP R/3 data conversions and systems development.

In the open source community, Browne has been involved with development of financial applications including cbb, GnuCash, and SQL-Ledger, and most recently the Slony-I replication system.

Browne holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo as well as a Master of Science degree in Systems Science from the University of Ottawa.

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Colin Brumelle
Colin Brumelle is an employee at Bryght (http://bryght.com), where he is busy developing on software for musicians and record labels. As a professional musician and a software developer, Colin is equally at home churning out code or discussing the sociological implications of Jimi Hendrix’s use of feedback. Recent speaking engagements include well-received talks on the intersection of music and technology at Northern Voice, Podcast Hotel and SXSW conferences.

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Dan Bruns
Bruns is president of Prospero Technologies, a provider of web-based collaboration services for major web sites including Major League Baseball, Fox Entertainment, and NASCAR.com. Bruns is also the chief architect of Prospero's real-time chat, presence, and instant messaging services and oversaw the recent development of Jabber-compliant systems. Earlier in his career, Bruns became well-known for his role as president and CEO of Delphi Internet, one of the first consumer online services, which was acquired by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

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Ken Brush
Ken Brush is enslaved in the Applications Group at WireX Communications. In his last daring misadventure he was a sysadmin for a dot bomb. He likes cats and tea.

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Avi Bryant
Avi Bryant is the co-founder of Smallthought Systems Inc. He is best known for creating Seaside, the pioneering continuation-based web framework recently profiled in O'Reilly's "Beyond Java". He is active in the Squeak Smalltalk community, where he maintains packages for version control, web development, and database access. His current focus is on building flexible end-user tools for collaborative data modelling.

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Lee Bryant
Lee Bryant has been playing with words and computers since the age of ten. Since 1996, he has run consultancies specializing in online communities and social software. He is a co-founder of Headshift, and board member of several social enterprises in the UK specializing in public participation.

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Paul Buck
Paul Buck, Director IBM Eclipse Development and worldwide Director, IBM OTI Labs, dedicates his career to advancing software application development and supporting the community of software developers. Previously President and CEO, Object Technology International (OTI). Prior to joining OTI he was the director of IBM's Center for Java Technology in Cupertino and Product Manager for IBM's award-winning VisualAge for Java, Paul founded the VisualAge for Java project. His leadership guided the release of the Eclipse Platform and formation of the eclipse.org open-source community. Paul currently is IBM's representative to the Java 2 Micro Edition Executive Committee of the Java Community Process. Paul's IBM career started in 1984 at the company's Toronto Development Lab in Canada. Paul holds both M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in computer science from Queen's University at Kingston, Canada.

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Jim Buckmaster
President and CEO since November of 2000, Buckmaster has led craigslist to its current position as world-renowned online community, overall leader in online classifieds, and top 20 internet company (Nielsen, Alexa). Before assuming the CEO role, Buckmaster served as craigslist CTO and lead programmer.

Prior to joining craigslist, Buckmaster served as Director of Web Development for the (now defunct) dotcom Creditland, and for Quantum Corp. Prior to moving to the SF bay area in 1996, Buckmaster was lead web developer for the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan, where he built the world's first multi-terabyte database-driven public website.

Buckmaster sits on the board of Transportation for a Livable City in San Francisco. He graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech with a bachelors in biochemistry, and studied medicine and classics at the University of Michigan.

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Ram Prasad Budim
Ram works with MySQL engineering team at Novell, Bangalore, India. He is responsible for porting MySQL on NetWare, maintaining it and supporting internal application developers in their efforts to use MySQL.

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Michael Buffington
Michael Buffington has been an entrepreneur and web application developer for over 10 years. Buffington cofounded Price.com Inc. in 1998, authored an advanced level book on Macromedia's ColdFusion, and has been developing clever web applications for companies like Xerox, Adaptive Path, Robot Coop, and Federated Media Publishing.

Most recently, Buffington stopped being serious and has become known in the Ruby on Rails community for developing and managing the open source llor.nu multiplayer game, a highly addictive and massive game with some very simple underlying principles.

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Colin Bulthaup
Colin Bulthaup is currently a founding partner of Squid Labs, LLC, a high-tech innovation foundry located in the SF Bay Area. In 2001 he founded Kovio, Inc. a Silicon Valley company that uses super high-resolution printing techniques to create low-cost integrated circuits. Prior to Kovio, Colin earned his Masters degree from MIT studying various soft-lithographic techniques and was awarded the Collegiate Inventors Award by the US Patent Office. He has also won numerous electrical and mechanical engineering competitions, including the International Design Competition held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Most recently Colin was recognized by Technology Review Magazine as one of the TR100, a collection of the top 100 innovators under the age of 35.

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Bill Bumgarner
Bill Bumgarner is the Manager of Database Access Tools at Apple. Prior to joining Apple, Bill was a founder and principal in CodeFab, a company specializing in the construction of custom software solutions for small companies through to major corporations.

The PyObjC project was started in 1994 and Bumgarner has contributed to the project--along with many other open source projects--over the last eight years.

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Tim Bunce
Tim Bunce has been a Perl5-porter since 1994, contributing to the development of the Perl language and many of its core modules. He is the author and maintainer of the Perl DBI module.

He is the founder and CTO of Data-Plan Services, a Perl, database, and performance consultancy with an international client base. He is co-author, along with Alligator Descartes, of Programming the Perl DBI, the definitive book on DBI, published by O'Reilly Media.

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Steve Burbeck
Dr. Burbeck joined IBM in January, 1995 as a Senior Consultant specializing in Object Technology. In 1997 he moved to IBM Research for a year to study adaptive and self configuring systems. From 1998 to the present he has been a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM Software Group with a focus on emerging technologies. His current interests include Open-Source Software, Web Services, and peer-to-peer computing. He participated on the joint Ariba/IBM/Microsoft UDDI architecture team.

Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Burbeck directed computing and statistics at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, co-founded a startup that pioneered Smalltalk for the IBM PC/AT, worked for two years at Apple Computer as a Product Marketing Manager for object-oriented development tools, and spent four years as vice president of development and operations at Knowledge Systems Corporation (a software tool and consulting company specializing in object-oriented design and consulting).

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Gregory Burd
Gregory Burd is the Product Manager for Sleepycat Software. Prior to Sleepycat, Gregory was on the business team at KnowNow, a Kleiner Perkins startup in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has years of software development and product leadership within companies such as JavaSoft, a division of Sun Microsystems, Marble Associates, a consulting company, and NeXT Computer, now part of Apple Computer.

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Michel Burger
Michel Burger is the CTO of Embrace Networks, a provider of a platform to project devices to Web services and is an expert in defining innovative architectures for User-to-User Collaboration and pervasive systems. Michel previously worked in Sapient's Thought Leadership group on Web service architecture and P2P technologies.

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Matthew Burgoon
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Bill Burke
Born in 1971, Bill Burke fell in love with middleware when he was introduced to DCE while at the parent company of Open Environment Corporation. He later went on to being a core member of the Orbix2000 team at Iona, where he helped them build some of their CORBA products. After weathering a few internet startups building J2EE applications, he stumbled into JBoss and helped them with their clustering architecture and EJB container. Now as lead architect of JBoss 4, his main focus is on bringing AOP concepts and technology to the JBoss application server. He is co-author of O'Reilly's JBoss 3.2 Workbook, and has numerous other in-print and on-line publications. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.C.S. from Northeastern University in Boston in 1994.

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Sean M. Burke
Burke is a columnist for /The Perl Journal/, and has written a few dozen modules in CPAN, notably the current generation of HTML::Tree (HTML::TreeBuilder et al). He has a Master's in Linguistics from Northwestern University (thesis 1997: /The Design of Online Lexicons/) and is involved in various projects to study and preserve Native American languages. He is currently working on a book about LWP for O'Reilly & Associates, due out in late 2001.

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Reggie Burnett
Reggie Burnett has over eighteen years experience in software development and specializes in .NET and Windows applications. He is currently the architect and maintainer of MySQL Connector/Net.

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Bill Burnham
Bill Burnham is a principal managing director for SOFTBANK Venture Capital where he focuses on software and commerce related infrastructure investments. Prior to joining SBVC, Mr. Burnham was a general partner at SOFTBANK Capital Partners. Mr. Burnham writes a regular newsletter on the Internet industry and sits on the boards of several portfolio companies, including United Devices, PurpleYogi and BlueTigerNetworks.

Prior to SOFTBANK Capital Partners, Mr. Burnham was a vice president and the senior research analyst covering the Electronic Commerce industry for Credit Suisse First Boston's Technology Group. While as CSFB Mr. Burnham helped take public such companies as CommerceOne, Intertrust, Interwoven, Netcentives, Silknet and TD Waterhouse. Mr. Burnham was the first analyst on Wall Street to cover the Electronic Commerce industry and pioneered the study of this industry from an investor's perspective. He is also the author of "How to Invest in Electronic Commerce Stocks", published by McGraw-Hill in the Fall of 1998. Prior to joining Credit Suisse First Boston, Mr. Burnham was the senior research analyst for Electronic Commerce at both Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and Piper Jaffray Inc. Prior to Piper Jaffray, Mr. Burnham was a senior associate in the Financial Services Group at the management consulting firm of Booz, Allen & Hamilton in New York.

Mr. Burnham attended Washington University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

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Marshall Burns
Marshall Burns, Ph.D., is the world's foremost authority on digital manufacturing, the radical new technology for making products directly from digital information. He is the author of the leading book on the subject and has been invited to speak about it on four continents around the world. Dr. Burns operates Ennex Corporation, which develops technology for digital manufac-turing, particularly focused on fabbers (digital fabricators). A trained physicist and a successful entrepreneur, Burns excites audiences with his captivating vision of the future. He has appeared on several radio and television programs, explaining fabbers and digital manufacturing in nontechnical terms.

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Joel Burton
Joel Burton is an active member of the Plone development community and serves as chair of the board of the nonprofit Plone Foundation. He leads the open source development division of CIGNEX Technologies.

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Kevin Burton
Kevin Burton is a long-standing contributor within the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and has concentrated on Open Source, distributed systems, Java, XML, object oriented design, performance analysis, scalability design, and security engineering. He has created a number of Open Source projects including, Reptile, Apache Jetspeed, Apache Alexandria and also co-founded the Apache Turbine project. All have been very successful, with Jetspeed attracting involvement from companies such as IBM, SAP, and NEC and Turbine now driving some of the most complex applications on the Internet. He is also involved in next generation Software Engineering, and is trying to use the distributed, evolutionary Open Source model to build quality, stable, and scalable software.

Recently, Kevin has been busy working on the OpenPrivacy project. After being co-founded in late 2000, the project has released its first Open Source project, Reptile.

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Scott Burton
Speaker biography coming soon.

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David Bushong
David Bushong is a senior web engineer with the AvantGo division of iAnywhere, Inc. He was the lead engineer behind the recent AvantGo Travel Tab and RSS features. In his spare time he likes to play with, explore, and exploit new technologies, usually web-related.

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Frank Buss
Frank Buss is a programmer and CEO of IT4 Systems and most of the time he's developing commercial Java programs. In his spare time he has started the Lua Player project

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Stewart Butterfield
Stewart Butterfield is a director of product management at Yahoo! where he oversees the development of Flickr.com. He also co-founded and acted as CEO of Flickr's parent company, Ludicorp, before its acquisition by Yahoo! in the spring of 2005.

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Dries Buytaert
Dries Buytaert is the founder and project lead of Drupal. Besides working on Drupal, Dries is a PhD student at the university of Ghent, Belgium

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Karl Byas
Karl Byas is currently in charge of IT operations for the School of Architecture and Design at American University of Sharjah. He has been a Mac user since 1985 and a Mac OS X user since the release of OS X Server 1.0. Karl's primary career focus since the early 90's is the integration of digital media in design education. When not messing with computers, Karl prefers to be on a river in his kayak or wadi bashing in the desert.

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Oleksandr (Sanja) Byelkin
Oleksandr "Sanja" Byelkin is MySQL core developer. He has been working with MySQL server since the end of 2001. Main projects are query cache, subqueries and views.

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L. F. (Felipe) Cabrera, Ph.D.
Felipe Cabrera is the Vice President of Software Development for Amazon Web Services. He draws on more than 20 years of experience in the software industry to help Amazon identify and expose technology and data that enables external software and Web developers to innovate and build businesses on their own.

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Jim Callahan
Jim Callaghan joined Computer Associates plc in 1995 with the acquisition of Legent Corporation. At this time, he continued his role as a software consultant working specifically with databases and application development tools. Jim moved into Product Marketing in 1997 and has held several positions connected with Ingres and related technologies. In his current role, he is responsible for product management of the Ingres database family of products including Ingres r3 which has recently been released into the open source community. Jim is a regular speaker at a variety of client gatherings, industry events and conferences.

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Dave Camp
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Jay Campbell
Jay Campbell is Director of Santa Cruz Tech, a technology incubator that has spawned projects like RSS-to-SMS gateway FeedBeep, distributed workforce division von Kempelen, and data mining experiment/blogging game BlogShares. Jay is also publisher/technologist of online newspapers The Agonist and Bayosphere, and founder/president of Got.net, Santa Cruz County's largest business services ISP.

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Nicolas Cannasse
Nicolas Cannasse leads research and development at Motion-Twin, a French Flash web-based games company. He has been working on several compilers and design of programming languages. In order to improve development on the Flash platform, he released MTASC (Motion-Twin ActionScript 2 Compiler) under GPL. He is also an active member of the OCaml programming language community.

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Marc Canter

Canter is involved in promulgating open standards for new kinds of micro-content; including people (FOAF), media (OpenMedia) and events (OpenEvents.) Broadband Mechanics designs and builds digital lifestyle aggregators (DLAs) for customers like Ziff-Davis Media (1UP.com), Tribe.net, and AlwaysOn Network. Broadband Mechanics is also working with Laszlo Systems to build hot compelling interfaces for these DLAs (which are the next generation portal.)

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Bryan Cantrill
Bryan Cantrill is in the Solaris Kernel Development Group at Sun Microsystems. Over his career, Cantrill has done work in many kernel subsystems; most recently, he--along with Mike Shapiro and Adam Leventhal--designed, implemented, and shipped DTrace, a facility for dynamic instrumentation of production systems.

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Barry Caplin
Barry Caplin has been an Internet user since 1984 and administrator since 1988. He started his first ISP in 1992 and is known for creating the ISP resource pages. He has successfully made the case for Open Source software at four different companies. He currently is with US Web.

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Fabrizio Capobianco
Capobianco, a serial entrepreneur and veteran executive at Reuters and Tibco, founded the first Italian web company, Internet Graffiti. He also founded Stigma Online, developer of an information portal product with customers that included Kraft, Novartis, Italian Broadcasting Television, and the Italian Stock Exchange.

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Brian Capouch
Brian Capouch is an assistant professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana. He also operates a small wireless ISP. He has taught two college classes and done presentations on VoIP and Asterisk. He is restoring a 152-year-old railroad hotel.

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Katie Capps Parlante
Capps Parlante spends her days working on Chandler, the open source PIM from the Open Source Application Foundation, where she's immersing herself in all things Calendar. She's passionate about open standards and great user experiences. She studied Human Computer Interaction and taught introductory programming at Stanford University, and has programmed desktop and web applications at a variety of small silicon valley companies.

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Rocco Caputo
Rocco Caputo has been an avid computer programmer since forever. Today he writes accounting and database software by day and keeps sane by freelancing and writing award-winning Perl libraries at night. In his spare time he fills the backs of old printouts with algorithms and intricate plans for world domination.

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Shane Caraveo
Shane Caraveo is a senior developer at ActiveState, where he is the technical lead for the Komodo IDE, a multi-language IDE for scripting languages that is developed on top of Mozilla. He has four years experience developing on Mozilla using XUL, XBL, Javascript, and Python. He is a core PHP developer, working extensively on SOAP, FastCGI, and the Windows port. He also co-authored the DBGP protocol for providing a standardized debugger communication layer in scripting languages.

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Mike Caren

Mike Caren is Senior Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records. He began his music career in 1994, when, at the age of 16, he created his own marketing company, School Rules Promotions. He went on to work for Loud Records/RCA as National High School/College Rep. Coordinator and then Ruthless Records as National Marketing Manager.

At 18, Caren joined Atlantic, doing marketing for the Big Beat label, and attended the Stern School of Business at NYU. Since moving to Atlantic's A&R Department in 1998, he has been responsible for recruiting a string of top-charting artists. Among Caren's signings are seven artists whose debut Atlantic releases were certified RIAA gold (500,000+) or platinum (1,000,000+): Trick Daddy, Nappy Roots (for which he also served as Executive Producer), Twista, Trina, Sunshine Anderson, Drama, and T.I.. He has also worked on successful soundtracks to Dr. Dolittle, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Osmosis Jones, and Any Given Sunday and launched the Vice Records label (The Streets, The Stills). He is also an accomplished producer in his own right (Pharcyde, Jem, Ludacris), having produced tracks for more than ten albums and five films.

Caren also started his own label, Serious Entertainment, and publishing company, Serious Scriptures and has seen his own records and songs on the Billboard charts.

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Shawn Carnell
Shawn Carnell is a System Architect at AOL, where he designs web technology solutions.  Shawn is coauthor of AOL's ModuleT Microformat and a leader in promoting microformats and web standards for making AOL products open and reusable.  His work includes massively scaled systems and open web services.  Shawn has a MS in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.   Before AOL, Shawn worked at Visix on both the Galaxy cross platform toolkit and the Vibe Java IDE.

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Wes Carr
Wes Carr has been pushing the limits of Macromedia Flash as an application development environment since 2000. In 2003, he co-founded 2Entwine, LLC, a small start-up focused on making interactive, near real-time, applications centered on instant messaging. His efforts at 2Entwine have most recently culminated in the first web-based application, Gtalkr, built on the Google Talk network. Carr holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Dorion Carroll
Over the past 15 years, Dorion Carroll has designed and maintained numerous large scale, high availability databases for companies such as Excite@Home, Postini, and, now, Technorati. At Technorati, his work is focused on developing reliable data systems that can scale to meet the demands of 10's of millions of writes per day.

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Michael W. Carroll
Michael W. Carroll is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Villanova University School of Law. His teaching and scholarship are in the areas of cyberlaw and intellectual property. Prior to entering academia, Professor Carroll was an attorney with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., where represented and advised clients, including ISPs, with respect to a variety of ecommerce and intellectual property issues. He also served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

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Jerry Carter
Jerry Carter is a Software Architect with SpeechWorks International, specializing in object-oriented methodologies, design patterns, and computer speech recognition. He is an active member of the W3C Voice Browser Working Group focused on VXML, SSML, NLSML, and many other acronyms. He is a graduate of both Caltech and UPenn and skis and plays ultimate frisbee whenever he can. Jerry remembers 8" floppies and the web browser Mosaic. He uses both vi and Emacs.

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Will Carter
Will Carter makes things for the Web and for mobile devices, and specifically likes to make things that enable people to make stuff of their own (he perpetuates things). He has one degree from Brown University, and a masters degree in Interactive Media from the cinema school at USC. Carter has made robot-folk albums that you listen to by walking around; zombie fleeing games that require real physical fleeing; and social, location-specific mobile tagging and retrieval systems.

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Dave Carvell
Dave Carvell is a Software Engineer and Division Manager for Galaxy Global Corporation of Bridgeport, West Virginia. He has designed and written software in a variety of business, industrial, networking, and artificial intelligence applications.

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Luis Casas Luengo
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Mike Cassidy
Mike Cassidy has been the co-founder and CEO of three start-ups: Xfire, Direct Hit, and Stylus Innovation. Xfire helps gamers play with their friends much more easily. Xfire is also an IM designed just for gamers and has reached over 1.5 million gamers in over 100 countries. Direct Hit was a revolutionary internet search engine whose customers included MSN, Lycos, AOL, and dozens of others. Ask Jeeves acquired Direct Hit for $500 million. Stylus Innovation's flagship product was the award winning computer telephony software Visual Voice. Cassidy studied jazz piano at the Berklee College of Music. He has a B.S. (1985) and M.S. (1986) in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and graduated from Harvard Business School in 1991.

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Jesus Castagnetto
Jesus Castagnetto, a physical-organic chemist by training and a computational chemist and net-head by inclination, works in The Scripps Research Institute’s Metalloprotein Structure and Design Group. He developed the Metalloprotein Database and Browser (MDB), a bioinformatics resource with both a user interface and a set of APIs (web services).

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Jose Castro
Jose Castro works in Lisbon, Portugal, as a Perl consultant. In his spare time, he codes more Perl, tries dinamizing a couple of pm groups in Portugal and, along with his roommate, tries convincing himself that getting up at 7:00 to go jogging is a great idea. Some of these things are easier than others. He's just been through the wonderful experience of organizing YAPC::EU::2005.

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Edward Castronova
Edward Castronova obtained a BS in International Affairs from Georgetown University in 1985 and a PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991. In between, he spent 18 months studying German postwar reconstruction and social policy at universities and research institutes in Mannheim, Frankfurt, and Berlin. From 1991 to 2000, he worked as an Assistant and later Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at University of Rochester. Since 2000, he has been an Associate Professor of Economics in the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton. Professor Castronova has authored more than 20 articles in scholarly journals and is currently preparing a book on synthetic worlds for the University of Chicago Press. His paper "Virtual Worlds" is the most-downloaded economics paper at the Social Science Research Network. Professor Castronova is married and has a son. His hobbies include games and theater.

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Michael Caudy, Ph.D.
Michael Caudy received a Ph.D. in Biophysics from U.C. Berkeley and postdoctoral training at U.C. San Francisco. He was at Cornell University Medical College from 1990 to 1999, studying the cellular, molecular and genetic mechanisms that control neuronal development. In 1999 he moved to Burke Medical Research Institute, an affiliate of Cornell.

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Maciej Ceglowski
Maciej Ceglowski is lead developer at the Vermont-based National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education, where he helps to create advanced open source search engines and runs the NITLE Blog Census (http://www.blogcensus.net). He is an avid Perl programmer and the author of several CPAN modules, including Search::ContextGraph, WWW::Blog::Identify, and AI::General. He keeps a weblog at www.idleworlds.com.

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Ugo Cei
Ugo Cei is COO at SourceSense, a startup focused on open source software development with a strong international focus. Cei has a Ph.D. in Informatics Engineering from the University of Pavia, Italy, more than 15-years experience working in the software field, and is a committer for the Apache Software Foundation. While not busy developing software, he spends his time reading books, blogging at http://agylen.com/, skiing, or simply staying at home with the family.

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Joe Celko
Joe is one of the most widely read SQL authors in the world. His current column "Celko" is in Intelligent Enterprise magazine. He is the author of SQL For Smarties, Instant SQL, SQL Puzzles & Answers, Data & Databases, and Trees & Hierarchies In SQL.

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Ben Cerveny
Ben Cerveny is a director of the Playground Foundation, a European framework for experimental new media design research. Previously, he was founder of the Experience Design Lab at frogdesign, an international product design company. He was also a lead game designer and platform development strategist at Ludicorp.

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Susan Chacko
Susan Chacko used to be a protein crystallographer before she moved to bioinformatics. She is a scientist in the Helix Systems group at the National Institutes of Health, which runs high-performance systems for the intramural NIH scientific community.

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Krishna V.S. Chaganti

Krishna V.S. Chaganti has been a professional software developer in J2EE and other distributed technologies for Fortune 500 companies for the last ten years. He is co-author of the book "Building Java Enterprise Systems with J2EE". Krishna has worked with numerous projects as a consultant, mentor, trainer, and architect with Java technologies. Before Java he worked with CORBA/C++ technologies., Krishna graduated with M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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Joshua Chamas

Josh Chamas is a Senior Consultant with MySQL, specializing in database migrations and performance tuning. He graduated from Stanford with a B.S.C.S., and has been involved in numerous database migrations especially to and from Oracle and MySQL over the past 9 years. He has been responsible for performance analysis and database tuning for large web clusters servicing millions of users, as well as data warehousing applications up to a terabyte in size.

In 1999, he became involved with MySQL while migrating a high performance OLTP database from Oracle, and wrote part of the core MyISAM storage engine to make it more scalable for this project, as well as adding other ANSI SQL syntactic glue to facilitate general migration work.

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Mike Chambers
Mike Chambers is Macromedia's Flash Community Manager and an experienced application developer integrating Macromedia Flash with server side technologies. He has worked extensively with ASP, JSP, PHP, Java and ColdFusion. Recently, Mike has been focusing on server integration with Macromedia Flash and Macromedia Flash Remoting, as well as developing Macromedia Flash applications for devices. Mike is co-author of "Flash Enabled: Flash Design and Development for Devices" and "Generator and Flash Demystified".

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Casey Chan
Casey Chan is a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems. She speaks to developer audiences around the world on J2EE, Web services, open source technologies, and enterprise computing. Casey is a Star Wars fanatic and is pursuing an MBA at the USC Marshall School of Business.

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Michele Chang
Michele Chang is an interaction design researcher with the People and Practices Group at Intel Research. Her current research interests include infrastructure and identity, mediated urban experience, and social aspects of ubiquitous computing. Chang has a Masters in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University.

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Gary Chapman
Gary Chapman is director of The 21st Century Project and a member of the faculty at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the graduate school of public policy at the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches classes and conducts research on telecommunications and Internet policy. He is associate director of the Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute at the University of Texas. For six years Chapman wrote the internationally syndicated newspaper column on technology and society called "Digital Nation" for The Los Angeles Times. He is currently a bimonthly editorial columnist for The Austin American Statesman. He served as the long-time executive director of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, and this year he is the chairman of the selection committee for the Turing Award, the world's highest award in computer science.

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David Chappell
David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates in San Francisco, California. His seminars and keynotes have been attended by tens of thousands of developers and decision makers in more than two dozen countries. David’s books have been translated into ten languages and used in courses at MIT, ETH Zurich, and other universities. He is Series Editor for Addison-Wesley’s Independent Technology Guides, and his book on .NET will be published in this series in 2001.

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David Chappell
David Chappell, vice president and chief technology evangelist for Sonic Software, and is co-author of forthcoming O'Rielly book on Java and Web services as well as the book on JMS title "The Java Message Service," published by O'Reilly & Associates. Chappell has over 18 years of industry experience building software tools and infrastructure for application developers, spanning all aspects of R&D, sales, marketing, and support services and has presented technical topics at numerous speaking engagements including JavaOne, XMLOne, XMLDevCon and the Giga World IT Forum.

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Justin F. Chapweske
Justin Chapweske is the Founder and CEO of Onion Networks, Inc., a company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota that provides file transfer acceleration and network infrastructure software for enterprise applications. Justin is the original inventor of Swarmcast, the first ever "swarming" content delivery network and more recently has unveiled "swarmstreaming", a new swarming technology that allows smooth progressive playback of video and skipping ahead without downloading the entire file.

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Terry Chay
Terry Chay was the only Mac user at Plaxo, where he develops the web-based version of their product (they tolerate him because he stinks at CounterStrike). In past lives, he developed the communication layer between an internet-enabled home control device and the web browser, voice portals, PDAs and cell phones via SOAP in PHP, and the first internet travel search engine, also in PHP. He gives seminars on PHP development, which really is just a veiled excuse to play with Keynote. He also thinks it’s pretty cool that he can boast at least six years of Ajax experience in his resume when it has only been around for two of them.

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Christian Cheline
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Luojia Chen
Luojia Chen is a Performance Engineer in Sun's Market Development Engineering Organization. She is focused on making open source applications run and scale well on the Solaris platform. Currently she is working on improving MySQL performance with adoption and integration of Sun's latest technologies, such as DTrace, containers, and SMF.

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Si Chen
Si Chen is the founder and principal of Open Source Strategies, Inc., a strategic and technology consulting firm specializing in open source enterprise software. In this capacity, he has advised both end users and software vendors on the business and technical implications of open source software. He is one of the core developers of the Open For Business open source project and founder of the Sequoia Open Source ERP project.

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Yuan-Chung Chen
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Doris Chen, Ph.D.
Dr. Doris Chen is a staff engineer/Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems. As a Technology Evangelist, Chen's expertise includes web services, J2EE® technologies, JSP® technology and Servlets, Java® technology performance tuning, J2ME® platform wireless programming and web-based distributed computing. She has also made presentations on these topics at conferences around the world.

Before coming to Sun, Chen developed medical image compression applications and web-based network management products. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in computer engineering, specializing in medical informatics.

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Larry Cheng
Larry Cheng is an associate with Battery Ventures, a top-tier early stage venture capital firm that has led investments in companies like Akamai, Infoseek, Nextel, FORE Systems, etc. He spearheaded the distributed peer networks effort at Battery Ventures over the past year having met with over 100+ companies in this market. Larry also focuses on open source and b2b infrastructure software investments. Prior to Battery Ventures, he was at Bessemer Venture Partners, another leading early-stage venture capital firm. He focused primarily on e-commerce investments while at Bessemer. Larry also consulted information technology clients at Corporate Decisions, Inc. (acquired by Mercer Management Consulting), a growth strategy-consulting boutique based in Boston, MA. Larry graduated from Harvard College.

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Lili Cheng
Lili Cheng is the Group Manager of the Social Computing Group at Microsoft Research. She arrived at MSR in 1995 as a member of the Virtual Worlds Group. She played a major role in the development of the Virtual Worlds Platform, lead the design and development of HutchWorld – a shared space for cancer patients and their support network – and she was a key member of the team that created Microsoft V-Chat.

Before coming to Microsoft, she worked at Apple Computer in the Human Interface research group on a series of projects that integrated digital video technologies, including QuickTime VR and QuickTime Conferencing (real time, networked, collaboration software enabling data/audio/video communication). Prior to Apple, she was at NYU where she designed the user interface for YORB, a program broadcast tri-weekly on Manhattan cable. Using YORB, home viewers could navigate a 3-D world and share personal content and by speaking and using their touch tone telephone. She is also a registered architect and has worked for the architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill designing urban, public spaces in both Tokyo and Los Angeles. She continues to participate in this field by guest lecturing at the Harvard Design School and working on projects with the MIT Architecture School.

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Stuart Cheshire, Ph.D.
Stuart Cheshire is currently a senior engineer at Apple and is the architect behind Rendezvous, Apple's revolutionary home networking technology. He previously worked on IBM Token Ring with Madge Networks in the UK and has published research papers in the areas of wireless networking and Mobile IP. Cheshire received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, UK. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in California.

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Permaine Cheung
Permaine Cheung is the Senior Database Test engineer, at Red Hat, Inc. She is currently responsible for product development of the Red Hat , which is based on the open source project - PostgreSQL, and the supporting database tools. Permaine has over 7 years experience in the computer industry in a variety of testing software tools and databases roles.

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Andrew Chien
Andrew A. Chien is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Entropia, Inc., an internet computing company which empowers individuals to contribute to "great cause" computations, and delivers large-scale computing resources. Chien's research and technology expertise includes networks, communication software, distributed systems, middleware, operating systems, compilers and computer architecture. Chein is also the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His previous affiliations include the University of Illinois, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his S.B., S.M., and Sc.D. degrees all from M.I.T. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his research.

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Ryo Chijiiwa
Ryo Chijiiwa is the Author and Project Manager of IlohaMail.org, a light-weight PHP-based webmail application, which has been translated into 25 languages and is used by thousands of private, public and academic organizations around the world. In his free time, he is a full-time student at the University of Chicago, a freelance web developer, as well as an aspiring film-maker and aikido-ka.

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Sloan Childers
Sloan Childers is the team lead and architect for MySQL Network 2.0 with over 10 years of server and systems/network management development experience. Prior to joining MySQL, Sloan worked at Pervasive Software to design and build new ecosystem products and Tivoli Systems where he was responsible for the initial integration between the systems and network management software product lines.

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Steve Chirokas
Steve Chirokas is Director of Product and Channel Marketing at SpeechWorks where he is responsible for product teams managing SpeechWorks speech recognition and SpeechSite, Speechify and Eloquent ETI Text-to-Speech, SpeechSecure voice recognition, and software components provided as part of the Open Speech Web. Steve also manages marketing efforts targeted for partners integrating and selling SpeechWorks products. Steve is involved with guiding SpeechWorks' product direction on integration and adherence to the VoiceXML standard including past participation within the VoiceXML Forum as part of the Educational Committee. Prior to SpeechWorks, Steve was Director of Marketing at Process Software for product lines including Directory-based IP management solutions, web services and TCP/IP systems. Steve has held previous Marketing positions with Compaq, VDOnet, Brooktrout and Scitex.

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Neelan Choksi
Neelan Choksi is a senior director at BEA Systems in the Product group. At BEA, Neelan is leading the effort to create the Open JPA project from on the code base of the closed source BEA Kodo product. Neelan joined BEA with the acquisition of SolarMetric where he was the president.

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Eric Cholet
Eric Cholet is technical director of Logilune, a company he co- founded in 1987. Located in Paris, France, he writes web applications, and is currently co-authoring a mod_perl book for O'Reilly and Associates. He is an ASF member.

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Juha Christensen
Juha Christensen is president of Macromedia's mobile and devices business aimed at consumers, mobile operators, handset manufacturers, and consumer electronics manufacturers. In this role, he leads planning, engineering, marketing, and sales of innovative solutions and technologies that "light up" devices ranging from mobile phones to consumer electronics devices such as PDAs, DVD players, interactive children's toys, and set-top boxes.

Prior to joining Macromedia, Christensen served as corporate vice president of Microsoft's Mobile Devices Group from 2000 to 2003, where he was responsible for building Microsoft's franchise in the mobile industry. During his tenure, multiple products were brought to market including Smartphone, Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition, and Mobile Information Server. Christensen is also credited with building Microsoft's operator centric business model.

In 1996, Christensen co-founded Symbian, Ltd., which began as a Psion PLC spin-off. He developed the business and operational strategy, as well as initiated and led the negotiations with Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola, and Matsushita to bring them into the venture. Christensen served on Symbian's board of directors and managed the company's commercial activities, including marketing, sales, account management, business development, evangelism, product planning, product management, and all overseas operations.

From 1992, Christensen worked at Psion PLC, where he was responsible for delivering several of its pioneering palmtop products as well as pioneering wireless data solutions such as GSM-based and Mobitex/RAM based mobile messaging products.

Christensen currently serves on the boards of Action Engine, Inc., ExpandIT Solutions A/S, and Skyspire, Inc.

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Kurt Christensen
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Tom Christiansen
Tom Christiansen is an author and trainer who has been involved with Perl since its initial public release in 1987. Tom is the owner of the perl.com domain and website, author and major caretaker of Perl's online documentation, original author and co-maintainer of the Perl Frequently Asked Questions list, and frequent technical reviewer for The Perl Journal and O'Reilly & Associates.

Tom is the lead author of The Perl Cookbook and co-author of Programming Perl, Learning Perl, and Learning Perl on Win32 Systems - all bestsellers from O'Reilly & Associates. He served two terms on the USENIX Association Board of Directors and was president of The Perl Journal.

Perl users selected Tom to receive the White Camel award in 1999, the year of the award's inception. Members of the Open Source community voted Tom the Best Newbie Helper in the first annual Andover.Net Slashdot Open Source Community Awards, 2000, to honor Open Source pioneers.

Tom owns and operates Tom Christiansen Perl Consultancy, also known as TCPC, which has provided Perl training to most major corporations, Fortune 500 businesses, and military branches in the US as well as many companies internationally.

He has a Masters degree in Computer Science specializing in operating systems design and in computational linguistics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison where he also received Bachelors degrees in Spanish and Computer Science.

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chromatic
chromatic is the technical editor of the O'Reilly Network. He edits ONLamp.com, the Linux Dev Center, and Perl.com. In his spare time, he is a prolific CPAN developer, a member of the Perl 6 design team, and a contributor to Perl 5, Parrot, and Pugs.

chromatic is also the author or co-author of several books, including Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook (with Ian Langworth) and Perl Hacks (with Damian Conway and Curtis "Ovid" Poe).

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Ekaterina Chtcherbina
Ekaterina Chtcherbina is a Software Scientist at Siemens AG, Germany where she researches new technologies in the area of mobile applications and flexible service networking. Ekaterina's current focus is applying peer-to-peer technology and Web services in the ad-hoc mobile environment.

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Daniel Chudnov
While working at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at the Yale School of Medicine, Daniel started jake, an open source project for journal metadata management and linking, and was a founding contributor to the Prospero free software project for web-based document delivery. Currently he is working for Irreference Inc., a not-for-profit corporation devoted to ongoing development support of jake and similar free reference information projects. Daniel also started and maintains oss4lib.org, the Open Source Systems for Libraries weblog and listserv, and is a frequent speaker and author.

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Wesley J. Chun
Wesley J. Chun, author of Core Python Programming, the Python book for Prentice Hall's popular "Core" series, has over a decade of engineering and instructional experience. He is a principal and founder of CyberWeb Consulting, offering website design, software engineering, technical editing, and corporate training services. While at Yahoo!, he helped build Yahoo!Mail and Yahoo! People Search using Python. He can be reached at cyberweb at rocketmail.com.

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Joe Chung
Joe Chung co-founded Art Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARTG) and was Chairman and Chief Technology Officer from 1991 to 2001. Along with co-founder Jeet Singh, he led the growth of ATG from a two-person consultancy to a publicly traded enterprise software company with over 1,200 employees and annual revenues exceeding $160 million. Chung personally directed technology strategy, product development, software engineering, and mergers and acquisitions. He co-directed the company’s public stock offerings and engaged extensively with key customers and partners worldwide. He holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the MIT and is a trustee of the Massachusetts Software and Internet Council.

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Ding Chunping
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Petr Cimprich
Petr Cimprich is one of the founders of the Ginger Alliance, a Prague, Czech Republic based software company started in 1999. He is a web developer and software engineer. He designs and develops XML and XSLT applications, frequently using the Charlie framework. In 1997 Cimprich received a Ph.D. in Digital Image Processing from Charles University in Prague.

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Jeffrey A. Citron

Jeffrey Citron, Chairman and CEO of Vonage, is a technology pioneer and visionary who transformed the financial services industry. In 1995, Citron founded The Island ECN, a computerized trading system designed to eliminate the problems associated with order execution. Today, the newly merged company is one of the largest global financial exchanges, and is responsible for more than one in four NASDAQ trades.

Following on the success of The Island ECN, Citron founded and became the Chairman and CEO of Datek Online Holdings Corp. as Datek transitioned into the online brokerage industry. Under his leadership, Datek had grown to become the fourth largest online brokerage in the US, and was recently acquired by Ameritrade Holdings for $1.3 billion. Citron departed Datek in 1999 and, recognizing a similar opportunity, founded Vonage.

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Mike Clark
Mike Clark is an independent consultant, author, trainer, and programmer. He's the co-author of Agile Web Development with Rails, author of Pragmatic Project Automation, and co-teaches Pragmatic Studio: Ruby on Rails. He helped build one of the first commercial Rails applications and continues working on other Rails projects through his company, Clarkware Consulting.

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Nicholas Clark
Nicholas Clark first used Perl processing data for a C++ program, got sucked in as a core porter, and is now trapped beyond the event horizon as the 5.8 maintenance pumpking. He is part of Fotango's conspiracy of orange, and resolves to write more Acme:: modules in future.

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Tim Clark
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Ian Clarke
Ian Clarke is the architect and coordinator of The Freenet Project, and the Chief Technology Officer of Uprizer inc, a company he founded to realise commercial applications for the Freenet technology. Ian holds a degree in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from Edinburgh University, Scotland. He has worked as a consultant for a number of companies including 3Com, and Logica UK's Space Division. He is originally from County Meath, Ireland.

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Ivor St. John Clarke
Ivor Clarke is president of Simple Factors, a user interface design firm located in Boulder, CO. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Human Computer Interaction, he joined Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit. There he worked on several versions of Office and finally guided the transition to Aqua for Office X.

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Justin Clarke
Justin is a Manager in Ernst & Young's Rudolph W. Giuliani Advanced Security Center in New York. He specializes in attack and penetration services including network, web application, source code and wireless testing work for some of America's largest organizations. Justin also does ongoing research in developing security tools for penetrating corporate web applications, servers, and wireless networks

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Gary Clayton
Gary Clayton's leadership at Tellme has created an environment where audio and user interface design work in concert to create the future of the phone experience. As CCO, he leads the Creative Services team of user interface experts, human interaction designers, speech engineers, and audio producers.

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Paul Clenahan
Clenahan has over 15 years of Product Management experience in the business intelligence industry working with diverse customer applications. He currently coordinates overall product direction for Actuate based on emerging technology, market demands, customer feedback, and internal innovation. Clenahan is a member of the Eclipse BIRT PMC, Planning, and Requirements Councils.

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Ken Coar
Ken Coar is a director and Vice President of the Apache Software Foundation, and a Senior Software Engineer with IBM. He has over two decades of experience with network software and applications, system administration, system programming, process analysis, and computer security. Ken has worked with the World-Wide Web since 1992, is a member of The Apache Group, and is heading the project to develop Internet RFCs for CGI. He is the author of 'Apache Server for Dummies,' and co-author of 'Apache Server Unleashed.'

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Steve Coast
Steve Coast is a freelance hacker based in London who studied physics and worked for several departments in University College London. Coast has worked in a variety of computer firms including Wolfram Research, X-Refer, and Computer Exchange. He's been published in books including Digital Information Graphics and Google Maps Hacks and currently is focused on OpenStreetMap, an editable wiki map.

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Tom Coates
Tom Coates is a leading social software practitioner and early weblogger interested in the shape of the web to come and how to make neat stuff that thrives in it. He's just started looking after a London splinter cell of Yahoo's Tech Development group after two years of running a small R&D team for the BBC exploring future media navigation, annotation and distribution. He's also worked for many of the UKs most prominent web companies including Time Out and UpMyStreet where he developed the geo-coded community UpMyStreet Conversations. He writes a bunch of stuff at plasticbag.org and looks after an experimental online community at barbelith.com.

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Kevin Cochrane
An early pioneer in the content management market, Kevin Cochrane was one of the four original employees at Interwoven and responsible for Interwoven's product strategy and product definition for its flagship products, TeamSite and OpenDeploy. At Interwoven, Kevin was responsible for helping secure Interwoven's early market presence in the Global 1000 and driving product development to establish Interwoven as a global leader in web content management. Kevin was also responsible for driving strategy around key Interwoven platform extensions, including Interwoven's acquisitions of it's MetaTagger, MediaBin, WorkSite, and LiveSite products. Now at Alfresco, Kevin Cochrane continues to focus on building world-class content management products.

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Peter Cochrane
Peter Cochrane is a futurist and strategist for technology-driven business who invests his own time and money as an agent of change and creator of new ventures. Cochrane is brilliant at explaining the impact and opportunities of new technologies and their applications to both technical and non-technical audiences. An internationally sought after speaker, Cochrane has authored over 600 papers and articles and numerous books on business, management, technology, the future, and living with rapid change.

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Mac Cody
Speaker biography coming soon.

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John Coggeshall
John Coggeshall is a Technical Consultant for Zend Technologies where he provides professional services to clients around the world. He got started with PHP in 1997 and is the author of three published books and over 100 articles on PHP technologies with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Sams Publishing, Apress and O'Reilly. John also is a active contributor to the PHP core as the author of the tidy extension, a member of the Zend Education Advisory Board, and frequent speaker at PHP-related conferences worldwide. His web site, http://www.coggeshall.org/ is an excellent resource for any PHP developer.

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Bram Cohen
Bram Cohen has a long history of working at failed startups you've never heard of. He's also a college dropout. In case you're wondering why anyone cares to hear him speak, it's because Cohen is also the author of BitTorrent, a project he started working on in 2001 after the last startup he worked at stopped paying. BitTorrent has become successful enough that Cohen now does it full time.

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Geoff Cohen
Geoff Cohen, Ph.D. is a consultant and writer on the future of software. He is a member of the Program Committee of Onward!: Seeking New Paradigms and New Thinking. His research interests include biological models of computing, new software development methodologies, and social software.

He has worked for the Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation, IBM, Data General, and the Congressional Budget Office. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University and a B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

His website is www.coherenceengine.com

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Judith Cohn
Judith Cohn is a senior member of the bioinformatics team at the Center for Human Genome Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where her primary focus is the design, development and maintenance of distributed applications for tracking, analyzing and planning how to generate genomic sequencing data. Judith is unusual in that she holds a PhD in molecular biology but has worked for the last 15 years as a software engineer in both academia and the private sector.

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Mark Colan
Mark Colan is an e-business technology evangelist for IBM corporation. He gives technical, keynote, and customer presentations on Web Services and XML technologies and strategy, and has spoken at most XML conferences in 2000 and 2001, as well as Java One '98 and '99. Before joining IBM, Mark worked at Lotus Development Corporation for 12 years, and helped to develop several commercial products. With over 20 years experience in designing and implementing commercial software products and technologies, Mark is well versed in component software strategies, operating systems, and software tools. He served as the Lead Architect for the InfoBus Technology, a Java Standard Extension developed at Lotus.

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Ron Colcernian
Ron Colcernian is president of Dynamic Results, Inc. a consulting firm in Birmingham Michigan. He uses encryption tools to secure data in the Health Care Industry. Colcernian is active in the Open Software movement, contributing to the TN5250 project.

Colcernian is Co-founder of the Linux Terminal Server Project an open source project dedicated to promotion and development of software used for diskless X-windows based workstations.

He took first place in "The first Annual Linux Solutions Awards", an international contest sponsored by VARBusiness and Macmillan Publishing Company, for solving many business problems with open source software.

Colcernian talks about Diskless Linux Workstation technology (aka Thin Clients) at various Linux trade shows throughout the United State, Canada, Spain, France and South America.

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Jeremy Cole
Jeremy Cole is MySQL Geek for Yahoo! Inc., where he supports the use of MySQL by all groups within Yahoo!, internationally. Cole regularly contributes to MySQL and is constantly looking for ways to improve it.

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Elaine B. Coleman, Ph.D.
Elaine B. Coleman, PhD, Senior Cognitive Scientist, Sun Developer Network, studied Cognitive Science at the University of Toronto, Canada, and has done work on Belief Revision, Explanatory Models and the Role of Technology in Learning.

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Ben Collins-Sussman
Ben Collins-Sussman is a software engineer at Google, where he works with Brian W. Fitzpatrick to promote open source software both inside and outside the company. Previously, they worked at CollabNet as founding developers of Subversion, where they co-authored the O'Reilly book Version Control with Subversion.

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Beth Comstock
Beth Comstock was named president of Digital Media and Market Development in December 2005. She is accountable for driving NBC Universal’s digital strategy and leading the company’s content and distribution efforts to capitalize on new and emerging digital platforms. Her responsibilities also include strategic marketing, research, communications, and advertising and promotion. She reports directly to Bob Wright, vice chairman of GE and chairman and CEO of NBC Universal.

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Shawn Conahan
Shawn Conahan is chairman and CEO of Intercasting Corp., a Location-aware Media Networking Operator (LMNO.) Their award-winning first product, Rabble, is a blogging and social networking application that enables consumers to create and share their own media from their mobile handsets.

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Garrett Conaty
Garrett Conaty is an open source evangelist for BEA, most notably the Apache Beehive project. He has over ten years of industry experience, with the last six years focused on SOA and J2EE development in both integration and infrastructure.

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Ed Cone
Ed Cone is senior writer at Ziff Davis' Baseline magazine, where his case study of the Dean campaign offered the first comprehensive look at the new model of online campaign structure. He is also an opinion columnist at the News & Record, the monopoly daily newspaper in his hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina. Ed has worked as a contributing editor at Wired, a staff writer at Forbes, and a freelancer. He lives in Greensboro.

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Megan Conklin
Dr. Megan Conklin is an assistant professor in the Department of Computing Sciences at Elon University. Prior to joining the ranks of academia, she served as a software developer in numerous start-up software companies, and was the proud owner of the North Carolina "!#PERL" license plate.

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Brook Conner
Brook Conner is an author, freelance consultant, and faculty member at NYU. His next book is "Programming Quartz: Advanced 2D Graphics on the Macintosh," forthcoming from O'Reilly. His research papers appear in a number of venues, including ACM SIGGRAPH. In the past, he worked as Director of Product Development at Novix Media, Manager of Technology Assessment at Sony, and Assistant Director of the NSF Science and Technology Center for Computer Graphics and Scientific Visualization. He also consulted with numerous companies, including Microsoft Research, IBM, Motorola, Mitre, Fraunhofer CRCG, the Providence Journal, and Dynamic Diagrams.

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Michael Conner
Michael H. Conner, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Engineer and Member of the IBM Technical Academy. He is the Chief Technical Officer for Web Services where he is leading IBM's efforts to provide customers with tools for developing and deploying web services. Dr. Conner has many years of experience in enterprise application architecture including leading the team that defined the architecture for IBM's Framework for e-business. He also has worked extensively in object technology making many basic contributions.

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George Conrades
George Conrades was named chairman and chief executive officer of Akamai in April 1999, bringing a broad range of business experience in the computing, Internet, telecommunications, and media industries. Before joining Akamai, Conrades was executive vice president and president of GTE Internetworking following the firm's acquisition of BBN Corporation in 1997. At GTE, he was responsible for creating GTE Internetworking and leading GTE's rapid growth in the data and Internet business, including integrated telecommunications services.

From 1994 until GTE's acquisition of BBN, Conrades served as CEO of BBN, where he built the company into one of the industry's top-tier ISPs. BBN helped build the ARPANET, the forerunner to today's modern Internet. Prior to BBN, Conrades was an IBM senior vice president and member of IBM's Corporate Management Board. There, he ran many of its key businesses including IBM United States, IBM Asia/Pacific, and two manufacturing and development groups.

Conrades serves on the Board of Directors for Harley-Davidson and Cardinal Health. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Scripps Research Institute and Ohio Wesleyan University. Conrades is also a Fellow for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition, Conrades serves as a venture partner at Polaris Venture Partners, an early stage investment company.

Conrades is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University with majors in physics and mathematics. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

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Andrew Conru

CEO Andrew Conru founded the FriendFinder Network in 1996, just as the world was awakening to the Internet revolution. His primary goal was to harness the power of the Net to help people around the world develop and nurture fulfilling relationships.

A cyberspace pioneer, Andrew is one of the first "netrepreneurs," founding more than 25 online advertising and software companies. These early e-commerce ventures include W3, Inc., which was the first company to develop commercial software for membership management, and Adknowledge, which developed centralized web-based advertising. Other companies founded by Andrew include StudyOnline, the Web Personals, and the Dine.com Restaurant Guide Network.

Andrew holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering design from Stanford University, with bachelor degrees in economics from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.

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Damian Conway
Damian Conway holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and is an associate professor at Monash University, Australia. A popular speaker and trainer, he is also the author of the books Object Oriented Perl and the forthcoming Perl Best Practices, and of numerous well-known CPAN modules. He runs an international IT training company--Thoughtstream--that provides programmer education from beginner to masterclass level throughout Europe, North America, and Australasia. Most of his spare time is spent working with Larry Wall on the design, prototyping, and explanation of Perl 6.

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Joseph Conway
Joe Conway has been involved with PostgreSQL as a contributor since 2001. His Postgres work includes implementation of set-returning (a.k.a. table) functions, improvements to bytea and array data types, several "contrib" libraries, and other miscellaneous features and fixes. Conway holds an MBA from San Diego State University and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech. He has twenty+ years' of professional experience in a wide range of business, engineering, manufacturing, and software development tasks.

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Neil Conway
Neil Conway is an undergraduate student at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He has been a PostgreSQL developer since 2001, and has worked on PostgreSQL as an employee of both Red Hat and Fujitsu. His current focus is the Slony II replication project, in collaboration with Gavin Sherry and others. Other interests include programming languages and compilers, static analysis, model checking, and operating systems.

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Blaine Cook
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Kees Cook
Kees Cook has been working with open source since 1994, and is employed as the senior network administrator at OSDL. He helps maintain the Linux Kernel mirrors on kernel.org, and is a developer for Inkscape.

He has written various utilities including GOPchop and Sendpage, and has contributed patches to various projects including Wine, MPlayer, OpenSSH, and the Linux Kernel. He also spends way too much time playing with video formats and tweaking his MythTV machine.

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Scott Cook
Scott Cook co-founded Intuit Inc. in 1983 and now serves as the chairman of the Executive Committee.

Before founding Intuit, Cook managed consulting assignments in banking and technology for Bain & Company, a corporate strategy consulting firm. He previously worked for Procter & Gamble, the household products giant, in various marketing positions, including brand manager, for four years.

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Sophie Coon
Sophie Coon received her M.S. in Computer Science Applied to Biology from the University of Paris 6, France in 1999. She joined Dr. Arthur Olson's group at The Scripps Research Institute’s Molecular Graphics Laboratory in May 1999 as an intern, and is now a Research Programmer. She is the main programmer for the Python-based Molecular Viewing environment (PMV). Her responsibilities involve developing new tools for PMV, writing documentation, developing a Python-based tool to distribute the components developed at MGL through the Web, and giving PMV tutorials.

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Manus Cooney
Manus Cooney is the Vice President for Corporate and Policy Development for Napster. He is responsible for setting the company's strategic course on legislative policy issues that affect the company, its users, and artists; he represents Napster before Congress and the Administration, and advises the company on licensing, strategic alliances, and partnerships both domestically and abroad.

Prior to joining Napster, Cooney served as Chief Counsel & Staff Director of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, where he was the principal legal and policy advisor to the Committee's Chairman, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah. In addition to overseeing the Committee's day-to-day operations, Cooney was primarily responsible for the development and stewardship of the Committee's legislative, executive, and oversight agendas. The issues overseen by Cooney included: the judicial nominations process; intellectual property law (e.g. the "American Inventors Protection Act" and the "Digital Millennium Copyright Act"); Internet policy issues (e.g. Committee antitrust hearings on Competition and Innovation in the Digital Age); antitrust law; civil justice reform; crime/drug control policy; and oversight of the Executive Branch and Judicial Branch. He holds degrees from Villanova University and the University of Baltimore Law School.

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Clark Cooper
Clark Cooper has been writing software for a living for over 20 years, working with Unix for 17, and hacking perl for 8. He worked for 9 years at GE's Research & Development center and for the past 5 has been doing a lot of the kind of gluing of applications together in which Perl excels. Since August of 1998, he's been the maintainer of XML::Parser, originally written by Larry Wall.

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Danese Cooper
Danese Cooper has a 15-year history in the software industry and has long been an advocate for transparent development methodologies. Cooper worked for six years at Sun Microsystems, Inc. on the inception and growth of the various open source projects sponsored by Sun (including OpenOffice.org, java.net and blogs.sun.com). She was Sun's chief open source evangelist and founded Sun's Open Source Programs Office. She has unique experience implementing open source projects from within a large proprietary company. She joined the OSI Board in December 2001 and currently serves as Secretary & Treasurer. In March 2005, Cooper joined Intel to advise on open source projects, investment and support. She speaks internationally on open source and licensing issues.

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James Cooper
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Peter Cooper
Peter Cooper is a Staff Scientist with the National Library of Medicine. He has been conducting training courses on the use of NCBI tools and databases for over four years. Cooper’s diverse biological background includes biochemistry, entomology, marine biology, and molecular biology.

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Rod Cope
Rod Cope is the CTO and founder of OpenLogic, Inc. He has 20 years of software development experience, including nine years of Java. Cope has used Groovy, JBoss, Hibernate, AspectJ, MySQL, Ant, and other open aource projects extensively in commercial applications.

Cope has spoken on Groovy and other topics at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention and to Java User Groups around the country. He is currently writing a book on Groovy for O'Reilly. He holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in Software Engineering from the University of Louisville.

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Stewart Copeland

"I'm more fanatic, more a complete gearhead, than I ever was before," says Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police, about re-entering the rock world after a ten-year hiatus during which he became an acclaimed film composer. "I'm doing it for the fun of it. I even love practicing. Every time I sit at the drums now, I realize it's a gift."

Beginning with a 2000 call from Primus leader Les Claypool to join Phish's Trey Anastacio in the jam band trio Oysterhead, and most recently an invitation from Ray Manzarek to help resurrect the legendary Doors, Copeland has stepped outside the film scoring studios and returned to the rock stage.

"Film composing is a better job than rock star," says Copeland, whose upcoming credits include the feature I Am David as well as Showtime's "Dead Like Me," for which he just received an Emmy nomination. "But there's nothing like the instant gratification of 50,000 people in a stadium yelling 'Yeah!'"

Copeland has of late also probed The Police catalog with what he has dubbed "derangements." "They are Police tracks lobotomized to concoct new recordings," he explains. Mixing live and studio versions, instrumental tracks of an original with the vocals from a later version, the jam from mid-"Roxanne" with the lyrics to "So Lonely," and so on, these derangements are expected to be heard as bonus tracks on new reissues following the 2002 release of The Very Best Of...Sting & The Police.

For the member of The Police, a band that exited the stage as the world's most popular--sales of more than 60,000,000 albums and winner of five Grammy awards--a homecoming of a more unusual nature involves The Doors. "I'm in the bullseye of The Doors' fan base. 'Strange Days' transformed my life. When I sat in to rehearse, I already knew all the songs. Playing 'L.A. Woman' and 'Light My Fire,' I'm 13 again trying to master John Densmore's licks."

Even before The Police went into hibernation as a group in 1986, Copeland had begun to move beyond the rock arena by creating the memorable score to Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 film, Rumblefish. Copeland thus became one of the first rockers to move into film composing. Earning a Golden Globe nomination for Best Score, he has since gone on to write some of the most innovative and groundbreaking music on screen.

His adventurous style, fed by a lifelong interest in exotic music (he was raised in Egypt, Lebanon, England, and California), brought him to the attention of Oliver Stone, for whom he scored Wall Street and Talk Radio. He has enjoyed successful collaborations with other acclaimed directors as well, including Bruce Beresford (Silent Fall), John Hughes (She's Having A Baby), John Waters (Pecker), Ken Loach (Riff-Raff, Hidden Agenda, Raining Stones) and Bruno Barretto (Four Days In September). He has also been heard with cutting edge scores to Wide Sargasso Sea, Rapa Nui, and Fresh, and on recent films from Deuces Wild to She's All That to Very Bad Things. While he does studio films, Copeland notes his niche is art movies: "A Robin Hood policy of taking from the rich and giving to the poor."

Copeland has also ventured into other musical worlds--opera, ballet and orchestra. "The success of The Police was an enabler," he says, "encouraging and empowering me to explore more original music. It never bothered me that I was learning in public; perhaps that's the best way to learn because you don't fit into a box. It wasn't so much thinking outside the box," he adds with a laugh, "but 'What box?'"

He composed King Lear for the San Francisco Ballet and Holy Blood And Crescent Moon for the Cleveland Opera, performed by a 90-piece orchestra and 60-member chorus. He penned the new Horse Opera, commissioned and broadcast by the U.K.'s Channel 4, and wrote the music for the one-act opera Cask Of Amontillado, based on the short story by Edgar Allen Poe, and Ballet Oklahoma's Prey.

In 1993, Copeland made his first appearance as a Featured Guest Percussionist with a major symphony orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, performing original compositions including a world premiere entitled Solcheeka and an excerpt from The Stars That Played With Luck Joe's Cards. In 1995, a collection of his compositions was recorded with the Albany Symphony Orchestra under the direction of David Alan Miller and with Miller's avant-garde ensemble The Dogs Of Desire. Between those two efforts, he headlined a national tour featuring a diverse group of musicians including UAKTI from Brazil, Percussion de Guinea, Vinx, and Ray Lema, supporting his solo album The Rhythmatist. (His other solo album, under the pseudonym Klark Kent, was 1980's eccentric Music Madness From The Kinetic Kid.)

Copeland also performs worldwide in the format called orchestrali, for which he travels on tour and to festivals where a 20-piece orchestra plays his arrangements of original opera, ballet, etc. Additionally, he has delved into interactive media by scoring the PlayStation series Spyro The Dragon.

For more than a decade, however, he put aside his rock 'n' roll drumming. "You do less and less and eventually none at all," he says. Then came Oysterhead. When they first convened, he was "completely blown away with their virtuosity and that we were all on the same musical wavelength." The 2001 album The Grand Pecking Order and a one-month tour followed.

"In film, you're no longer the artist, the director is, so you serve someone else's vision. That's fine; I'm a team player and since your collaborator is not a musician you get to do all the music yourself. But bands are intense experiences. The tour was a blast of fun, energy, and excitement. When you're a kid you have to take on the world. But with this I could just keep my head down and bang away on the drums." An album follow-up is likely in the near future, as is an album from the new Doors.

From the very beginning, says Copeland of The Police, "we assumed we would achieve world domination. We wouldn't have done it otherwise." Accomplishing that, the band's success has helped propel Stewart Copeland's own original work onto the classical stage and the silver screen, creating one of the most fascinating bodies of work of any modern musician.

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Karen Copenhaver

Immediately prior to joining Black Duck, Karen was a partner in the Patent and Intellectual Property Group of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP practicing in the area of technology licensing. Karen began her legal career at IBM in New York and held various counsel positions in marketing and development locations, including serving for ten years as site counsel for the semiconductor development labs and manufacturing facilities in Burlington, Vermont. In 1992 she joined Brown & Bain PA working with technology clients in their offices in Phoenix, Arizona, and Silicon Valley.

She has served as an adjunct professor at Suffolk Law School in the field of Computer Law, lectured at Suffolk's Advanced Legal Series conferences on copyright law and sophisticated licensing issues, served as chair for the Practicing Law Institute’s annual conference on Structuring, Negotiating and Implementing Strategic Alliances, and is a frequent speaker at conferences devoted to issues relating to open source licensing.

Karen is a graduate of Dickinson School of Law (JD, 1979), is admitted to practice in New York, Vermont, California and Massachusetts.

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Samuel T. Cossette
Samuel has been professionally involved for some years in telephony, applicative contextualization and mobile backend infrastructure projects. He is generally turned on by any application that can be used from the command-line. Samuel is Poly9's Chief Telecommunications Officer.

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Eric Costello
Eric Costello is a web developer and writer with a wide range of skills and interests. He helped usher in the era of CSS layouts by offering information and free CSS templates at CSS Layout Techniques, co-authored Cascading Style Sheets: Separating Content from Presentation, and is currently at work building the Flash interface to the upcoming Game Neverending.

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Dick Costolo
Costolo is cofounder/CEO of FeedBurner and has over 20 years experience managing and developing software for the enterprise and consumer markets. Previously, he cofounded and was CEO of Spyonit.com, which was acquired by 724 Solutions in September 2000. Dick spent a number of years performing with Chicago's Annoyance Theater and has performed at the celebrated Edinburgh Fringe and Montreal Comedy Festivals.

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Matt Cottam
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Mark Cotton
Mark Cotton is an expert in open source database and middleware technologies. He leads the team that delivers technology-consulting services to enterprise businesses. Prior work experience includes, Metro Information Services, First Union National Bank, First Data Corp. Health Systems and Digital Equipment Corp. Cotton has presented at numerous industry events, most recently appearing at Software Development West, with upcoming presentations scheduled at O’Reilly’s Open Source Convention, LinuxWorld and Fall Internet World. He has also published articles on open source database technologies in Enterprise Linux, Database Trends, and Storage Management Solutions magazines. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, NC, specializing in information technology. His undergraduate degree is from Boston University.

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Greg Couch
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Christoper C. Couper
Chris Couper is an IBM distinguished engineer and leads the overall technical strategy for IBM’s Pervasive/Wireless e-business unit. Throughout 22 years with IBM in systems engineering, product development, consulting and services, he has designed and deployed solutions for a wide range of customers in transportation, communications, healthcare, public safety and health, and state government. As an IBM senior certified IT architect, Couper gained extensive experience in wireless and mobile communications systems and solutions.

He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and the IBM Americas Information Technology Architect Board. In addition to his IBM responsibilities, Couper is an assistant chief of the Latrobe Fire Protection District in California and a board member of the Center for Telecom Management, Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Couper earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in physics from the University of California, Davis and has participated in many technical and executive development programs at IBM. He has previously spoken at the Wireless Internet Institute, WINMEC, WIMAX, CTIA Wireless Entertainment and IT, the Enterprise Architect Summit and the International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

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Peter Covitz
Peter Covitz manages the development of integrated biomedical informatics infrastructure for the National Cancer Institute. Before joining the NCI, he was VP of Professional Services at InforMax, Inc. Earlier in his career, Covitz worked as a research scientist and manager at Incyte Pharmaceuticals and Molecular Applications Group.

Covitz describes what drew him to bioinformatics: “My entry into bioinformatics began while I was still a bench scientist. I was working on an organism with fascinating symbiotic biology, but for which many of the standard molecular genetic techniques had not yet been worked out. I decided that the high-throughput sequencing approach would be a great way to move things forward. Once the data started pouring in, I had to learn how to automate many of the tasks that one does manually with smaller data sets, and also how to publish the data electronically. That led me to computer programming, databases, and bioinformatics. So, it was a desire to move my biological research forward more rapidly that led me to bioinformatics.”

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Andrew Cowie
Andrew Cowie is a management consultant working in the operations and infrastructure space.

Cowie is a long time Unix and Linux user, but somewhat unusually was an infantry officer in the Canadian army, having graduated from Royal Military College with a degree in engineering physics. He saw service across North America and a peacekeeping tour in Bosnia. He later ran operations for an SMS company in Manhattan and was a part of recovering the company after the September 11 attacks.

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Alan Cox
Alan Cox has been working on Linux since 1992. He was one of the original authors of both networking and multi-processor support for the Linux kernel. Cox was the original CERT security contact for Linux and continues to this day to be involved in the vendor-sec Linux security work for Red Hat as well as in security and IP policy through FIPR.

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Mark Cox
Mark Cox manages the Red Hat Security Response Team. Over the last 11 years, Cox has developed software and worked on the security teams of some of the most popular open source projects including Apache httpd, mod_ssl, and OpenSSL. Cox is a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation and the OpenSSL project, and a board member of the Mitre Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure project.

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Mark J Cox
Mark Cox is Managing Director of C2Net Europe Ltd. He has developed a number of free and open-source software products for more than 9 years; being a founding member of both the OpenSSL group and the Mozilla Crypto Group, a core Apache developer since 1995, and the editor of Apache Week.

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Rich Cox
Rich Cox leads the Voice Enabled Services Research Lab, which is responsible for research in the areas of speech processing technologies such as automatic speech recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, visual text-to-speech synthesis, natural language understanding, and more. Cox is chair of the Technology Advisory Committee for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, an organization that provides alternative access to textbooks and reference documents for the blind and visually impaired. He is also president of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

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Mike Coyle
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Simon Cozens
Simon Cozens is an open source programmer and author; he is a columnist for the Perl Journal, the author of Beginning Perl by Wrox Press, and co-author of Using Perl and C.

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James Crabtree
James Crabtree is the Research Director of the Work Foundation's iSociety research program (www.theisociety.net), which looks at the impact of technology in the UK, with special emphasis on technology in everyday life, at home, in communities, and at work. iSociety is the largest non-government-funded technology project of its kind in the UK. He has written five reports at iSociety, covering topics such as broadband and electronic government. James is also the founder of Voxpolitics (www.voxpolitics.com), a think tank examining e-democracy, and is involved with its recently launched Voxpolitics and MySociety (www.mysociety.org) project to develop online civic applications.

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Aaron Crane
Aaron Crane has been using Apache to deploy and maintain web sites since 1995. For several years he was based in Leeds, working as a trainer, consultant, and software developer. He has now settled in Edinburgh, where he is technical overlord for The Register, the UK's leading IT news site.

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mmalcolm Crawford
Malcolm Crawford works in Apple's Technical Publications Group. Prior to joining Apple, Malcolm was an Apple Certified Trainer, teaching WebObjects and Cocoa Development classes. He was a founder and principal in Cassini Division, a company specialising in content management systems, and in the construction of custom software solutions for small companies through to major corporations. He is also a contributing editor to the Stepwise website.

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Matthew E. Crawford, Ph.D.
Matt Crawford is the Senior Curation Technology Manager at Incyte-Proteome.  He holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of New Mexico. At Incyte, he is responsible for the design and execution of the various curation paradigms and data structures used to curate the information in the BioKnowledge Library.

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Laura Creighton
Laura Creighton has twenty years experience in programming, software training, and Human Factors Engineering. She is a founder of AB Strakt, and a founder and Treasurer of The Python Business Forum, an international non-profit trade association for businesses which develop in Python.

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James Cronin
James Cronin is a technologist who has been working on the UK Internet scene since 1993 as developer, systems administrator, technical director or CTO for several top UK's ISPs and new media companies. Cronin was among the first to be hired by boo.com where he was Vice President of Technology and Operations. He pressed the button to launch the web site and pressed the button to shut it down. James currently works for BBCi New Media and BBC News Online as a consultant technical architect and as technical lead of the BBC social software project. Outside of work, Cronin has been active in award-winning e-democracy campaigns, such as the anti internet snooping bill site: Stand. He also co-founded the volunteer-run service: FaxYourMP. In his (copious!) spare time he is part of the team running one of the UK's most successful online communities. Cronin believes strongly in the Internet as an enabling technology for change and spends a lot of time helping Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth with their online campaigns.

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Dave Cross
Dave Cross is an active member of the Perl community and is a regular poster to Perl discussion boards. In 1998, Dave founded the London Perl Mongers group, the first Perl users' group outside the USA. He is still the nominal leader of this group.

More recently, Dave has become a Perl writer and trainer. He has written articles for The Perl Journal and www.perl.com and was a regular columnist for PerlMonth. In January 2001, his first book Data Munging with Perl was published by Manning. He is a regular speaker at Perl conferences.

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Dennis Crowley

Dennis Crowley is the founder of dodgeball.com, a New York-based service which aims to coordinate social interactions between mobile users. His work focuses on finding the intersection between location-based services, social software and user-generated content on mobile devices.

He has developed and managed mobile applications for Vindigo, MTV Networks and ABC and was previously a member of Jupiter Research's technology and operations research group.

His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Time Magazine, Newsweek, MTV, Slashdot and NBC and he has presented examples of his work at Microsoft and at O'Reilly's Emerging Technology conference.

Dennis holds a Master's degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program and a Bachelor's degree from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

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John Cuadrado
John Cuadrado is an independent consultant with extensive experience designing and building artificial intelligence systems for several government agencies. He holds a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Illinois, and has an eclectic range of interests, including data mining, image processing, and distributed computing. He has been working with National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education to make advanced search technologies accessible to users who may not have a programming background.

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Larry Cuba
Larry Cuba produced his first computer-animated film in 1974 at the leading edge of the "second generation" of computer-animation artists --- those who directly followed the three visionaries of the sixties: John Whitney, Sr., Stan Vanderbeek and Lillian Schwartz. In 1975, Cuba collaborated with John Whitney, Sr. programming his film, Arabesque.

Cuba's subsequent computer-animated films, 3/78 (Objects and Transformations), Two Space, and Calculated Movements, have been shown at film festivals throughout the world and have won numerous awards. They've also been screened at art museums (including New York's MOMA, The Whitney Museum, SFMOMA, The Amsterdam Filmmuseum and the Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo) and at various conferences (including Siggraph, ISEA, Ars Electronica, and Art & Math Moscow).

Cuba received grants from the American Film Institute and The National Endowment for the Arts and a residency at the Center for Art and Media Technology Karlsruhe (ZKM). He has served on the juries for the Siggraph Electronic Theater, Ars Electronica, the Montpellier Festival of Abstract Film, and The Ann Arbor Film Festival and most recently has founded a non-profit arts organization for the promotion and preservation of abstraction in media art, The iotaCenter (www.iotacenter.org).

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Mark Cuban
In September 2001, Mark Cuban and co-founder Philip Garvin launched HDNet, the world's first national television network broadcasting all of its programming in spectacular 1080i high-definition television (HDTV). Fueled by Cuban's business leadership and enthusiasm, HDNet has quickly emerged as the leading provider of quality HDTV news, entertainment and sports programming.

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Eddy Cue

Eddy Cue is Apple's vice president of Applications and Internet Services. He oversees Apple's iLife applications, including iTunes, the iTunes Music Store, iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD, as well as .Mac and the online Apple Store.

Eddy received a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Economics from Duke University.

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Ward Cunningham
Ward Cunningham is a founder of Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc. He has also served as Director of R&D at Wyatt Software and as Principle Engineer in the Tektronix Computer Research Laboratory. Ward is well known for his contributions to the developing practice of object-oriented programming, the variation called Extreme Programming, and the communities hosted by his WikiWikiWeb. He is founder of the Hillside Group and has served as program chair of the Pattern Languages of Programs conference which it sponsors.

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James Currier

James Currier is founder and President of Tickle Inc. and SVP of Consumer Services at Monster.com. A former venture capitalist with a deep passion for digital media and social sciences, James developed an early vision of how the Internet could be used to help people learn more about themselves and better connect with each other.

The inspiration for Tickle came when James attended Harvard Business School in 1998. He saw his class take a career personality test and noticed the striking improvement in how his classmates communicated with each other. Talking with professors at Harvard, MIT and Yale about this phenomenon, James discovered that valuable scientific research into many areas of human behavior –career, relationships, intelligence, finances, sexuality, health – were hidden within academic institutions, inaccessible to the average person.

James believed that an Internet-based company that brought this scientific knowledge directly to individuals could allow people to connect better for jobs, relationships and other services. Staying true to this vision over the last six years, Tickle today provides assessment tests, career profiling, matchmaking and social networking to more than 14 million active members.

Based in San Francisco, Tickle has been ranked by Media Metrix and Neilsen as a top 50 destination site. The company has experienced double-digit growth, and has been profitable for nine straight quarters. Today, Tickle employs more than 65 employees. In May of 2004, the company was acquired by Monster.com for approximately $100 million.

Prior to founding Tickle, James was an Associate with venture capital firm Battery Ventures in Boston. Before Battery, James served as Business Development Manager at STAR TV in Hong Kong. He spent his first years out of college as an Associate with GTE, including GTE New Ventures in the Los Angeles area, building relationships with film studios, ad agencies, broadcasters and publishers to build new digital media companies strategic to GTE.

James graduated from Princeton University in 1990 and Harvard Business School in 1999. He grew up in New Hampshire in a family of teachers and musicians and has been a serial entrepreneur from the time he was 6 years old. He has sailed across both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and in 2000 he co-founded an acapella singing group in San Francisco called the Richter Scales. James is married with two children.

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Doug Cutting
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Matt Cutts
Matt Cutts joined Google as a Software Engineer in January 2000. Before Google, he was working on his Ph.D. in computer graphics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Matt wrote SafeSearch, which is Google's family filter. Currently, Matt heads the Webspam group that works on search quality at Google.

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Michael Cynn
Michael Cynn is the web programmer at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. His main project is the FAS Web Portal, which he also authored. Cynn attended Carnegie Mellon University Institute of Technology and studied Civil Engineering. He has been involved in web programming for 7 years.

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Kevin Czap
Kevin Czap is a software engineer with the IBM developerWorks Developer Skills Team. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He joined IBM in 1989. Czap has held various positions in IBM ranging from AIX course development to eBusiness architect. Kevin holds the following certifications: IBM Solution Designer, Advisor,Technologist and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0.  Czap has written several tutorials on installing and using IBM middleware on Linux.  Czap is also a featured speaker for IBM's developerWorks Live Linux technical briefings.

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David Czarnecki

A computer scientist in the Internet and Software Technology Laboratory at the GE Corporate Research and Development Center in Niskayuna, NY, David Czarnecki is involved with various e-commerce initiatives and projects. In recent months he has become increasingly involved in providing expertise on how to properly internationalize software. Czarnecki holds both B.S and M.S. degrees in computer science.

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Mirko Dölle
Mirko Dölle is co-maintainer of the multimedia distribution LinVDR, a Linux and VDR based system. He developed the Xeatre PVR-6100 multimedia settop box as freelancer for Open Source Factor and is beta tester of the settop box Reelbox from Reel Multimedia. Mirko works as hardware editor for the magazines Linux-Magazin, LinuxUser, EasyLinux and Linux Magazine (Pro) and is co-author of "Das große Buch Linux", "Das große Buch zu Suse Linux 10" (both Data Becker) and "Video" (Open Source Press).

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Chris Dagdigian
As a founding partner of the independent consulting firm BioTeam Inc., Dagdigian specializes in research computing and infrastructure technology issues in the life sciences. A supporter of free software and open standards for life science research he is a founding member of the Bioperl Project, co-founder of the Bioclusters mailing list, and serves on the board of directors as Treasurer of the Open Bioinformatics Foundation.

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Claus Dahl
Claus Dahl is a software developer residing in Copenhagen. He's currently working on mobile software for Shoutpod which he co-founded. When not writing software, Claus buys too many books and reads some of them too.

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Richard Daley
Richard Daley, Founder and CEO of Pentaho Corporation has held key executive management positions in the Business Intelligence software market for over 15 years. Prior to founding Pentaho he was the Vice President of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) at Lawson Software (NASDAQ: LWSN) as the result of an acquisition. Richard previously served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Analysis Tools Business Unit  for Hyperion Solutions (NASDAQ: HYSL) as the result of the acquisition of Appsource Corporation, where Richard was CEO. Richard started his career with IBM where he obtained a solid foundation in sales and technology. He has acquired invaluable business, industry, sales, and technical skills from a well-rounded background with successful software, reseller and consulting firms since leaving IBM in 1987.

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Matthias Kalle Dalheimer
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Andrew Dalke
Andrew Dalke is the founder of Dalke Scientific Software, LLC, which provides commercial quality software products and services that help bioinformaticians and chemists do more science in less time. He has a background in both structural biophysics and computer science and has been developing software tools for the computational life sciences for nearly ten years. His emphasis is in developing usable large-scale software systems for this field, based on a user-centered design and good software engineering practices.

A supporter of free software and open standards for life science research he is a cofounder of the Biopython (www.biopython.org) and serves on the board of directors for the Open Bioinformatics Foundation (www.open-bio.org). Andrew has been developing in Python since 1998 but actually started participating in the Python Software Activity and conferences in 1997, based on the reading the documentation.

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Philip N Daly
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Winston Damarillo
Winston Damarillo is founder and CEO of Gluecode Software. Prior to founding Gluecode in 2001, he spent several years at Intel Corporation, where he held roles in venture capital, strategic marketing, and product development. Damarillo was instrumental in launching new businesses for Intel and successfully led Intel's marketing initiatives with strategic software partners and services providers. During his time at Intel Capital, Damarillo was responsible for investments in the enterprise software and services sector, which resulted in four IPOs. As a voting member of OASIS web services standards, he is a recognized expert in portal technologies, XML, Web services, and open source technologies. Damarillo received his B.S. degree in industrial engineering from De La Salle University.

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Teodor Danciu
Teodor Danciu started JasperReports in 2001 and has been its Chief Architect and Lead Developer. Teodor has a 7 years experience as a software engineer working on ERP, B2B, B2C and other database related applications. He has been working with Java for many years and has successfully led development teams on numerous J2EE projects. For the last 2 years he's being working with Hibernate, SWT and the Avalon Framework for porting a large ERP system to the Java Platform.

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Danger Mouse
NME has hailed him as "The Hottest Hip-Hop Producer in the World." Entertainment Weekly placed him 20th on their "MUST List: People & Things We Love." Q Magazine recently added him to their "Industry's 100 Most Influential People" list.

Rarely does an artist-producer in the hip hop world come out of nowhere to dominate the scene. The Brooklyn-born, Atlanta-reared Danger Mouse might soon prove to be an exception.

Danger Mouse has had an incredible year so far, receiving massive critical acclaim for his debut Danger Mouse & Jemini Ghetto Pop Life CD (SPIN magazine called it "a remarkable debut." URB magazine called it "an instant classic"). The album features guests including Tha Alkaholiks, J-Zone, Prince Po from Organized Konfusion and The Pharcyde).

Danger Mouse raised the bar on hip hop experimentalism by dropping the infamous Grey Album, which used the full vocal content of Jay-Z's Black Album, recorded over new beats and production created using the Beatles White Album as it';s sole source material. The resulting record is a unique hybrid of work, a re-interpretation being touted as the one of greatest remix albums of all time. With one million downloads in a week and ensuing battle between major record companies, the media, Internet and copyright advocates, the release of the Grey Album has been nothing less than a watershed moment for music.

Recently Danger Mouse has produced songs featuring Cee-Lo and Sadat-X for the Danger Mouse & Jemini 26" EP as well as produced the song "Garden Gnomes" for Sage Francis. He executive produced the new Prince Po album which includes tracks produced by Danger Mouse and Madlib amongst others.

Danger Mouse has recently made appearances at some of the biggest events this Summer including Coachella and Bonnaroo.

Current projects include his remix of the Zero 7 single "Somersault" featuring MF DOOM as well as an upcoming remix of N.E.R.D.'s song "Maybe."

Danger Mouse is currently producing array of artists including Gorillaz, MF Doom, and Tha Alkaholiks as well as remixing Tweaker "Ruby" featuring Will Oldham.

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Jack Dangermond
Jack Dangermond is the founder and president of ESRI. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Redlands, California, ESRI is widely recognized as the technical and market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, pioneering innovative solutions for working with spatial data on the desktop, across the enterprise, in the field, and on the Web. ESRI has the largest GIS software install base in the world with more than one million users in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide.

Dangermond fostered the growth of ESRI from a small research group to an organization of over 2,900 employees, known internationally for GIS software development, training, and services.

Dangermond holds six honorary doctorates from California Polytechnic University-Pomona, State University of New York at Buffalo, University of West Hungary, City University in London, University of Redlands in California, and Ferris State University in Michigan.

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Jerome Daniel

Jerome Daniel is managing a development team for Intalio to build a scalable and reliable CORBA engine that integrates all technical features providing the solution for distributed interworking. Daniel has a long experience in distributed and scalable middlewares. Previously, he worked on transactional interoperability, Quality of Service management and developed an open source CORBA implementation.

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Russ Danner
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Ross Dargahi
Ross is co-founder of and VP of Engineering at Zimbra. Previously, Ross was Director of Engineering and Director of Product Management with the Messaging Products Group at Openwave Systems. At Openwave, Ross built and led the engineering team that designed and architected large-scale messaging subsystems, and was responsible for unified messaging, multimedia messaging (MMS), and voicemail.

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Dave Dargo
Dave Dargo is vice president of Oracle's Linux Program Office and the Performance Engineering team within the Platform Technologies Division at Oracle Corporation. He leads a cross-division and cross-company team responsible for delivering an enterprise enabled Linux distribution supporting all Oracle products. As part of this role, Dargo is responsible for driving the value-added engineering, product management, partnering and marketing of Oracle products and technologies in the Linux market. In addition to his role with Linux, Dargo also has responsibility for leading the team responsible for testing performance characterizations of various workloads across multiple hardware architectures and operating environments.

Prior to his role in the Linux Program Office, Dargo had responsibility for the Enterprise Platforms Division, which included the development and delivery of products across IBM's operating environments including AIX and OS/390, Oracle's relationships with IBM, EMC, Network Appliance, and other storage and systems management partners and the overall development and delivery of Oracle's integration technologies for IBM platforms.

Dargo has also served in product management and sales consultant roles at Oracle.

Prior to joining Oracle thirteen years ago, Dargo spent six years in various roles as a mainframe database consultant and systems programmer for a large retail food company.

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Parand Tony Darugar
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Ian Darwin
Ian Darwin is the author of O'Reilly's popular Java Cookbook and the in-progress Tomcat: The Definitive Guide. He has worked with computers since the beginning of time (0x00000000L), with UNIX since 1980 (currently favoring OpenBSD), with Java since 1995, and with MacOS 7, 8, and X. He teaches regularly for Learning Tree International and has presented tutorials at UniForum, the O'Reilly OSCON, Geek Cruises' Java Jam and elsewhere.

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Deborah Davidson
Speaker biography coming soon.

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James Duncan Davidson
James Duncan Davidson is a freelance author, software developer, and consultant focusing on Mac OS X and related technologies. He is the author of Running Mac OS X Panther, the coauthor of Mac OS X Panther Hacks (with Rael Dornfest) , the coauthor of Learning Cocoa with Objective-C (with Apple Computer, Inc.), and the coauthor of Cocoa in a Nutshell (with Michael Beam), all published by OReilly Media, as well as publisher of his own web site, x180

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William Davies
iSociety is the foremost research project examining technology in everyday life in the UK. William Davies is an expert on community Internet applications and social network analysis. He recently published a report, "You Don't Know Me, But...", on social software and social capital.

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Darren R. Davis
Darren Davis is the Linux developer evangelist working in Novell's Strategic Partner Engineering group helping ISVs to develop and port their applications to SUSE LINUX. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science from Utah State University. He has worked with BSD, Linux, UNIX, and open source software since 1987 in roles of software development, management, technology strategy, and technology evangelism for several software companies.

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Marc Davis
Marc Davis is the Founding Director of Yahoo! Research Berkeley. He is responsible for the technical and creative vision and leadership for the Lab. Prof. Davis is on leave from the School of Information Management and Systems (SIMS) at the University of California at Berkeley where he directs Garage Cinema Research. Prof. Davis' work is focused on creating the technology and applications that will enable daily media consumers to become daily media producers. His research and teaching encompass the theory, design, and development of digital media systems for creating and using media metadata to automate media production, sharing, and reuse.

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Robert Davis
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Scott Davis
Scott Davis is a senior software engineer at OpenLogic. He is the co-author of JBoss At Work (O'Reilly), quite possibly the world's first agile J2EE book. He is also responsible for Google Maps API: Adding Where to Your Applications (Pragmatic), and the forthcoming Pragmatic GIS (Pragmatic).

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Benjamin Day
Benjamin Day is an independent consultant specializing in the design and development of web and Windows database applications using Microsoft .NET technologies. With 9+ years of consulting experience, he has worked with clients such as Fidelity Investments, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Deloitte Consulting, and Ceridian Lifeworks. When not developing software, Day plays piano with a Boston-based jazz trio and is an enthusiastic restaurant, food, beer and wine buff. He can be contacted via www.benday.com.

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Bill Day
Bill Day is a Staff Engineer and Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems.

Day created the J2ME Archive to help developers build applications and services using Java technology. He manages jGuru's J2ME and Java Media FAQs. Day writes frequently about software development and has contributed feature articles to many sites and publications including CNN.com, ServerWorld, JavaWorld, Dr. Dobb's Journal Software Careers, Gamasutra, and Sun's site.

Day serves as an Association for Computing Machinery Distinguished Lecturer and speaks frequently on wireless technology, system security, and multimedia. He has presented keynotes, technical sessions, and courses at major industry conferences including SIGGRAPH and JavaOne and teaches Java and Wireless development as an extension instructor for the University of California Berkeley. Bill is also a Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform and Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 8 Operating Environment.

Prior to joining Sun, Day was a software engineer at Silicon Graphics. He held fellowships with the Honeywell Technology Center, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Day earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and completed one year of graduate studies in Scientific Computation while a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota.

More information is available from: www.billday.com

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Sky Dayton
Dayton is the chief executive officer and a director of SK-EarthLink, a joint venture of EarthLink and SK Telecom and the founder and a director of EarthLink. Dayton was introduced to technology in 1980 when he was nine years old, by his grandfather, an IBM Fellow. He graduated from the Delphian School, a private boarding high school, in 1988 and decided to forgo college to pursue his interests in technology.

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Miguel de Icaza
As the founder and leader of the GNOME Foundation, de Icaza is one of the foremost luminaries in the Linux development community. With his seemingly boundless energy, de Icaza has galvanized the effort to make Linux accessible and available to the average computer user. He brings this same excitement to his role as CTO of Ximian. de Icaza was instrumental in porting Linux to the SPARC architecture and led development of the Midnight Commander file manager and the Gnumeric spreadsheet. He is also a primary author of the design of the Bonobo component model, which leads the way in the development of large-scale applications in GNOME.

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Francois Joseph de Kermadec
Currently a student, F.J. has been a Mac enthusiast for as long as he can remember. A full-time Mac OS X user since the 10.0.4 release, he began posting on the Apple Discussions in February 2002, where he enjoys helping fellow Mac users and writing user-contributed FAQs. An active member of many online and offline Mac communities, F.J. focuses on troubleshooting issues, switching "propaganda" and integrating Macs into educational workflows. He also contributes to various printed Mac publications, including the French magazine "MacAndCo" and the highly successful Mac OS X Panther Hacks book. More information about him can be found on his web site, FJZone.org.

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Carlos de la Guardia
Carlos de la Guardia has been an Internet developer for the past 7 years. He is a shareholder and founding member of Aldea Systems, a 6 year old Mexican Internet development and consulting company, which recently opened business operations in Miami, Florida. He has been an active user and supporter of open source, and many of his company's biggest projects to date have used one or various open source technologies, like Perl, Apache, Linux and Zope. Together with lead developer Javier Rodriguez, he received the 1998 Perl Conference Best End User Application Award for a banking application developed by Aldea Systems for a Mexican bank.

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Theo de Raadt
Theo de Raadt is project leader for OpenBSD and led the security audit effort which has resulted in OpenBSD surviving without any security compromising holes in the default install for more than two years.

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Mark de Visser
Speaker biography coming soon.

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John De Vitis
John De Vitis is a product unit manager for MSN® Search, which is part of the MSN core business unit at Microsoft Corp. He leads a product unit responsible for building the next wave of local search that will help consumers find and discover businesses and services in their community through new and innovative technologies. His previous role was director of technology, where he was responsible for leading all aspects of product development and service operations for MSNBC.com. Before this, De Vitis worked with Microsoft in various capacities on MSN House & Home, MSN Autos and Product Support Services IT Groups. His tenure at Microsoft has spanned more than nine years. De Vitis graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington.

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Brian Dear
Brian Dear is founder and CEO of EVDB, Inc. in San Diego, CA. Prior to EVDB, he was founding director of eBay Design Labs at eBay, Inc. Other engagements include work at Eazel, MP3.com, FlatWorks, RealNetworks, and Coconut Computing. He also runs a personal blog at brianstorms.com.

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Regine Debatty
Régine Debatty is a journalist, blogger, and consultant specialized in the connections between art and technology.

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Erik C DeBriae
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Bart Decrem
Bart Decrem is founder and CEO of Flock, the social web browsing company. He headed marketing and business affairs for Mozilla through the Firefox 1.0 launch. An open source leader, Decrem coordinated the creation of the GNOME Foundation and has worked at several Linux companies in the U.S. and abroad.

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Johnny Deep
Johnny Deep is the CEO and CTO of Aimster, a supplier of data management software for media networks such as instant messaging and file-sharing in which content is user-driven. Deep is the author of 7 books on topics ranging from Internet software to database management, as well as a guest speaker and humorist. He has been an IT consultant and award winning software developer for over 12 years, specializing in commercial software for digital media.

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Mike DeGraw-Bertsch
Mike DeGraw-Bertsch is a freelance writer, Unix and security consultant, and ice hockey goalie. He spends most of his time researching, implementing, and evaluating cool technologies, and then writing about the whole mess. When not breaking his own systems, DeGraw-Bertsch is often found fixing those of others.

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Steve Dekorte
Steve Dekorte is an independent shareware developer. He is the creator of SoundConverter and other shareware and free OSX applications. His side project is the Io programming language, an open source, pure object oriented scripting language which has an Objective-C bridge for OSX development.

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Warren L. DeLano
By day, Dr. Warren L. DeLano is an informatics scientist for Sunesis Pharmaceuticals. By night, Warren is an open-source software developer. His lead project, PyMOL, is the most powerful molecular graphics package currently available as completely unrestricted open-source software. It is also one of very few high-performance molecular graphics packages to support a native Python API.

DeLano's mission is to develop high-impact biopharmaceutical software. As a student and scientific programmer at Yale University, he was a developer of the popular X-PLOR and CNS programs for structural biology. DeLano obtained his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of California, San Francisco in 1999. He performed the bulk of his graduate research at Genentech, Inc. under the supervision of Dr. Jim Wells. DeLano used phage display, X-ray crystallography, and computational tools to study the origins of binding energy in protein interfaces. He developed the RigiMOL program to analyze conformational changes in protein interfaces, and SiteFinder to study properties of protein surfaces.

In 1998, DeLano left Genentech to help Jim Wells launch Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a company focused on exploiting energetic "hot spots" on proteins for purposes of drug-discovery. Over the past three years, DeLano has led the development of informatics and IT infrastructure at Sunesis, where open-source components played a major role, from deployment of Linux servers and a Linux computing cluster, to creation of a Python-based chemical informatics platform. DeLano believes that the pharmaceutical industry has a tremendous but largely unrealized interest in supporting open-source software development.

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Scott Delap
Scott Delap is an independent consultant specializing in J2EE and rich Java clients. He has presented at JavaOne and is actively involved in the desktop Java community. He is also the administrator of ClientJava.com, a portal focused on desktop Java development. ClientJava.com is frequently featured all over the web from JavaBlogs to Sun Microsystems' site.

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Marc Delisle
Marc Delisle works as a network manager and web developer at Collège de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. He is project administrator and member of the development team of phpMyAdmin, the popular open source web-based front-end for MySQL. He also wrote "Mastering phpMyAdmin for Effective MySQL Management."

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Bruce Dembecki
Bruce Dembecki runs LiveWorld's MySQL server farm that is core to monthly deliveries exceeding 100 million page views of Community tools for brands such as eBay, HBO, Expedia, Intuit, A&E, QVC, AOL, Hotels.com, and more. A twenty-year veteran in marketing technology development and implementation, Dembecki studied computer science at Sydney University, Australia.

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Linda DeMichiel

Linda DeMichiel is the specification lead of the Enterprise JavaBeans 2.0 Expert Group under the Java Community Process and an architect in the J2EE Platform group at Sun Microsystems. She has over 15 years of industry experience in the areas of databases, distributed computing, and OO. She has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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Marcel den Hartog
Marcel den Hartog is responsible for the success of CA’s Linux strategy in EMEA. In that role, Marcel frequently meets CA clients and prospects, talks to the press and Industry Analysts across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Marcel is also responsible for briefing CA’s product marketing and development people about specific requirements in these markets.

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Robert Denaro
Speaker biography coming soon.

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Kyle Dent
Kyle Dent is the author of Postfix: The Definitive Guide and works as an independent consultant and software developer in the New York metropolitan area. He has designed and implemented various security, network, and web-based applications for technology and financial firms.

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Jason Deraleau
Jason Deraleau has been a computer enthusiast since the Commodore 64. Having spent time focusing on DOS, Windows, Linux and FreeBSD, his newest passion is the Macintosh and Mac OS X. He currently works as a Systems Administrator for a small manufacturing company and moonlights as an IT consultant.

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Frederic Descamps
Frederic Descamps is a Linux and open source consultant for X-Tend in Belgium. He has been active in the open source community for a couple of years both during his job and in his spare time. He is a contributor to different open source projects such as OpenBiblio and openCRM. Descamps also teaches different open source releated courses for ISIPS.be.

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