We are very happy to present to you the four judges who will be evaluating and scoring the 15 teams at the VMworld Hackathon this year:
Lily Chang (LinkedIn) leads the VMware Strategic Transformation Office and SVM (VMware Sugon Joint Venture) Project Office. At VMware, Lily has successfully driven global scalability and growth in ecosystem infrastructure, services, interoperability, developers’ initiatives, and R&D portfolio service model as Central Engineering VP. Prior to VMware, Lily held senior R&D leadership positions at Xilinx, KLA-Tencor, and Mentor Graphics with proven success in driving game-changing innovation, product development and R&D productivity globally.
Yashika Deva (LinkedIn) leads vSphere’s Automation team developing various API, SDK and CLI products that include the new REST based APIs, VMware Cloud on AWS SDKs, PowerCLI, DCLI, PyVmomi, Management SDKs etc. In the past, she led teams on IBM Tivoli’s Configuration Management solution (as part of an acquisition), co-founded a local search company called vMobo, worked on popular IP Telephony offerings such as Sylantro’s Softswitch (acquired by Broadsoft) and Cisco’s first IP Switch solution.
Duncan Epping (@DuncanYB) is a chief technologist working for VMware in the storage and availability business unit. Duncan is a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX007) and the author / owner of VMware Virtualization blog Yellow-Bricks.com. With 5 patents granted and 1 pending Duncan is always looking for opportunities to innovate and simplify the life of the IT Admin.
Chris Wahl (@ChrisWahl, LinkedIn) is the author of the award winning Wahl Network blog and host of the Datanauts Podcast, focuses on creating content that revolves around virtualization, automation, infrastructure, and evangelizing products and services that benefit the technology community. In addition to co-authoring “Networking for VMware Administrators” for VMware Press, he has published hundreds of articles and was voted the “Favorite Independent Blogger” by vSphere-Land three years in a row (2013 – 2015). Chris also travels globally to speak at industry events, provide subject matter expertise, and offer perspectives to startups and investors as a technical adviser.