Darren is the Sr Director of the Open Source Technology Center at VMware. He leads the engineering team in their efforts to contribute to open-source projects as well as role model and advocate for open source engineering best practices at VMware and in the projects to which they contribute. Prior to VMware, Darren spent 7 years at each of Intel and IBM where he worked on real-time Linux, embedded platform enabling, ACPI specifications, open hardware, and safety critical software. He maintained the Linux Kernel x86 platform drivers from 2014-2019. As an avid collector of hobbies, Darren contributes to a variety of open source projects and communities. Darren has degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. He lives with his wife and two children in Portland, OR.