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Delivering the latest updates on VMware's open source technology, best practices, and tutorials.

Suzanne Ambiel

Suzanne is the Open Source Director of Marketing and Strategy at VMware. She's been with VMware since 2011 traversing the company landscape: from VMware View to vSAN and now, to…

Malini Bhandaru

As a former VMware employee, Malini led the open source IoT efforts at VMware, actively contributing to EdgeX Foundry and serving as co-chair of its Security Work Group, first working…

Dawn Foster

Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s Open Source Program Office. She is involved in several Linux Foundation projects as Governing Board member / maintainer for CHAOSS,…

John Hawley

John 'Warthog9' Hawley led the system administration team on kernel.org for nearly a decade, leading a team including four other administrators. His other exploits include working on Syslinux, OpenSSI, a…

Lisa Mae DeMasi

Lisa is a content writer and social media specialist who thrives on writing about all things open source. She is a memoirist and publishes essays on the writing life, her…

Dirk Hohndel

As VMware’s former Chief Open Source Officer, Dirk led the company’s Open Source Program Office, directing the efforts and strategy around use of and contribution to open source projects and…

Steven Rostedt

As a former VMware employee, Steven had worked on the Linux kernel, an endeavor he initiated in 1998 while earning his masters and in a professional capacity, since 2001. Steven…

Nikolay Nikolaev

Leading VMware's Open Source Technology Center's Networking team. Mostly focused on cloud-native aspects of networking, network virtualization and its telco applications.

Nisha Kumar

As a former VMware employee, Nisha Kumar co-maintained Tern, an open source tool that help users make better decisions for their container supply chain. She has been an open source…

Joshua Lock

Joshua has spent most of his career as a software engineer working on open source in the software supply chain and secure software delivery space. In his role as the…

Rhonda Edwards

Rhonda is an open source marketer with a passion for innovative technologies contributing to the fourth industrial revolution. She is an electrical engineer by training.

Tim Pepper

Pepper is a Senior Staff Engineer in VMware’s Open Source Technology Center, specializing in Linux and open source systems development. He is the team lead for open orchestration and containers…

Bebe Landau

As a Northeastern University Marketing Co-op, studying Interaction Design and Marketing, Bebe formally worked on VMware’s Open Source Marketing Team and Brand Team. She authored Open Source blogs and strategically…

Darren Hart

As a former VMware employee in the position of Senior Director of the Open Source Technology Center, Darren led the engineering team in their efforts to contribute to open-source projects…

Rose Judge

Rose Judge is an Open Source Engineer at VMware where she co-maintains Tern, an open source tool that helps users make better decisions for their container supply chain. She previously…

Anna Jung

Anna Jung is an Open Source Engineer at VMware, contributing to various open source projects related to Machine Learning. She believes in the importance of giving back to the community…

Eric Brown

Eric is an Engineering Manager at VMware where he has been solidly contributing to open source since 2014. The bulk of his experience has been with security, protocols, configuration and…

Matt Helsley

Matt has more than 20 years of experience learning about and using free and open source software, especially around the Linux kernel. His foray into open source began at UCLA,…

Alex Courouble

Open Source Software Engineer

Ivana Atanasova

Ivana Atanasova is an Open Source Engineer in VMware's Open Source Program Office, where she has contributed to a variety of projects, including Python-TUF, Tern, CHAOSS' Augur, Network Service Mesh,…

Lauren Weintraub Britton

Lauren is a senior program manager for the Office of the CTO, Open Source Program Office, at VMware.

Radoslav Dimitrov

Radoslav Dimitrov is a software engineer in VMware's Open Source Program Office. As part of the Software Supply Chain team, he helps to secure software update systems and works on…

Venil Noronha

Venil Noronha is an engineer in VMware’s Open Source Technology Center. He primarily contributes upstream to open source projects in the service mesh domain, like Istio and Envoy proxy. In…

Aida Rivas

Aida Rivas is a Senior Program Manager in the Open Source Program Office at VMware, leading open source compliance automation across the company. She is passionate about building collaborative environments…

Andrian Mallayev

Andrian is a Program Manager for the Open Source Program Office at VMware responsible for the Open Source Compliance tools development coordination, as well as providing open source compliance guidance…

Diana Atanasova

Diana Atanasova is ML Open Source Engineer in VMWare’s Open Source Technology Center. She is contributing to Kubeflow – ML workflow framework and has interests in AI security. Diana holds…

John Hawley

John Hawley is an open source software and hardware developer, because he sees fundamental value in being open, and open collaboration. He’s built multiple star ship bridges, robotic dogs, and…

Martin Vrachev

Martin is an Open Source Engineer contributing to multiple Open Source security projects which solve a variety of problems. His latest work is focused on secure software supply chain and…

Soumil Shekdar

Soumil was an Open Source Machine Learning Intern at VMware and primarily worked to develop machine learning solutions for nurturing constructiveness and inclusivity in open source communication. He is currently…

Stefka Dimitrova

Stefka Dimitrova is a Senior Program Manager within VMware’s Open Source Strategy team, where she fosters community development and works on guidelines and tools to improve the health of open…

Velichka Atanasova

Velichka is an Open Source Engineering Manager in VMware’s Open Source Program Office where she thrives exploring the innovation capabilities and collaborative power of open source. Before joining VMware in…

Antonin Bas

Antonin is a Staff Engineer at VMware and a maintainer for Project Antrea, a Kubernetes Network Plugin, which he tries to make as simple as possible to deploy and troubleshoot.…

Daniel Lopez

Daniel Lopez is a Sr. Director of R&D at VMware’s Office of the CTO where he leads WebAssembly initiatives. Daniel joined VMware after the acquisition of Bitnami, the company he…

Enyinna Ochulor

Enyinna Ochular is an Open Source Engineer working in the Open Source Technology Center at VMware. He is currently helping to drive Cloud Native technologies with a focus on Kubernetes.…

Jianjun Shen

Jianjun is a Senior Staff Engineer at VMware and a maintainer for Project Antrea. Jianjun has been focusing on network virtualization for 10+ years, and has been working on container…

Jonas Rosland

Jonas joined VMware in 2018 after being the open source community manager for The {code} Team, representing open source efforts at Dell Technology and Dell EMC. He is a community…

Jussi Kukkonen

Jussi is an Open Source Engineer and maintainer and co-author of the Python-TUF Project, an open source framework that helps developers maintain security of software update systems. Jussi has a…

Quan Tian

Quan is a Staff Engineer at VMware and a maintainer for Project Antrea. Quan is experienced in container technology and networking, and has been working on VMware container networking projects.…

Salvatore Orlando

Salvatore is a maintainer of the Antrea project and has been involved for over 10 years with networking for virtualized and containerized infrastructures, focusing on Kubernetes in the past few…

Teodora Sechkova

Teodora is an open source software engineer at VMware Open Source Technology Center. She is currently an active contributor to The Update Framework (TUF) - a framework for securing software…

Yordan Karadzhov

Yordan Karadzhov has more than 12 years of experience as an experimental physicist and also has a Ph.D. in particle physics. During this period Yordan worked in some of the…

Soumyadeep (Deep)

Soumyadeep (Deep) has contributed to features/stabilization of the Greenplum analytics database engine covering numerous areas such as storage, catalog, query executor, distributed transaction manager and utilities. While working on Greenplum,…

Alex Conway

Alex is a researcher at VMware Research. His research bridges storage systems and external memory theory, and he leads the SplinterDB project.

Andrew Harding

Andrew Harding is at heart a software engineer who enjoys building software that solves practical problems. He has spent a large chunk of his career in software infrastructure and distributed…

Andrew Stone

Andrew has a long history of quickly learning new technologies when they suit his needs and applying them to solve the problems at hand. His interests include distributed systems, storage…

Anjali Telang

Senior Product Manager

Anjali Telang is a Senior Product Manager for Tanzu at VMWare. She is a security and cloud enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in cloud, security and networking. Prior…

Antoni Ivanov

Antoni Ivanov is Staff Engineer specializing in scalable big data systems and data analytics infrastructure. Antoni has been the technical lead of Versatile Data Kit for the past two years.…

Carlos Garcia-Alvarado

Carlos Garcia is currently a leader of modern data platform projects at VMware. Before, he was the Director of Engineering of Data Management at Autonomic LLC (a subsidiary of Ford…

Chad Sakac

Chad Sakac is one of the leaders within VMware driving the Tanzu Modern Application efforts across the industry. Chad has been working on Kubernetes, Spring and Cloud Native applications for…

Daniel Machlab

Daniel Machlab is a Software Engineer at VMware, improving the workflow for identifying and tracking Open Source Software. Previously, he interned twice on VMware's build team where he focused on…

Daniel Hiltgen

Daniel is a Senior Staff Engineer in the Security Business Unit at VMware. With over 20 years of industry experience in software development and technical leadership, Daniel has broad experience…

Evan Gilman

Evan Gilman is an engineer with a background in computer networks. With roots in academia, and currently working on the SPIFFE project, he has been building and operating systems in…

Evan Anderson

Evan Anderson is a software engineer at VMware working on Tanzu Application Platform. He holds several roles in the Knative project, and has done so since its inception at Google.…

Gary Grossi

Gary Grossi is a Product Manager for VMware’s Emerging Technologies Team. He merges the needs of VMware employees with interesting new trends in technology to help drive the creation of…

Ian Coffey

Ian Coffey has been in the platform and infrastructure business for ~ 16 years and currently works on open source machine learning in VMwares Open Source Technology Office (OSTC). Away…

Kit Colbert

Kit Colbert is VMware's Chief Technology Officer, driving technical strategy, innovation, evangelism, and SaaS transformation across VMware's engineering organization. Previously, he was VMware Cloud CTO, GM of Cloud-Native Apps, CTO…

Lubomir I. Ivanov

Lubomir started working for VMware’s Open Source Technology Center in 2017 with a primary focus on the Kubernetes project. Currently, he co-chairs the Kubernetes SIG Cluster Lifecycle that hosts a…

Lukas Pühringer

Lukas Pühringer is a research scholar and developer at NYU's Center for Cyber Security (CCS), where he leads the development of in-toto and has been co-maintaining several of Prof. Justin…

Madhukar Krishnarao

Madhukar Krishnarao is a Sr. Technical Product Manager at VMware’s Network and Security Business Unit. He currently focuses on Automation and Containers for VMware’s NSX Data Center platform which includes…

Masae Shida

Masae is a Senior Program Manager at VMware, where she leads the effort to keep third-party ecosystem contributions aligned with the company’s business strategies. Previously, she led numerous programs from…

Nicholas Hughes

Nicholas Hughes is a founding partner and CEO of EITR Technologies LLC., a firm which helps businesses integrate cloud and cybersecurity automation into their IT lifecycle processes. He is also…

Nick Young

Contour Maintainer and Staff Engineer, VMware

Nick is a Staff Engineer at VMware and Contour Tech Lead. He is an experienced developer, sysadmin and integrator, skilled in all levels of hardware and software from the top…

Rehana Tabassum

Rehana works as a Senior Software Engineer in VMware RDOSS(R&D Open Source and Security) team. Her primary focus is to design, build and support services, tools, and automation for VMware…

Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson is a Senior Staff Researcher in the VMware Research group, working on theoretical work with an impact on the real world. He’s developing VeriBetrFS, a verified high-performance file…

Thomas Hatch

Tom is the Co-Founder SaltStack and the creator of Salt, an open source digital automation platform, used by millions of people around the world. He's a widely respected authority in…

Tzvetomir Stoyanov

Tzvetomir Stoyanov is an Open Source Engineer at VMware, contributing to a variety of open source projects, including Linux kernel and user space tracing, Edge and IoT, and Machine Learning.…

Vladimir Vivien

Vladimir Vivien (@VladimirVivien) is an engineer at VMware working as a lead for Tanzu open source projects Sonobuoy and Crashd. He has also worked as a contributor in the cloud-native…