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Open Source Team

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

Malini Bhandaru

Malini Bhandaru leads open source IoT efforts at VMware, actively contributing to EdgeX Foundry, and serving as co-chair of its Security Work Group, first working on IoT and AI long before they were hot. Prior to VMware during her decade long career at Intel, she worked on big data for…

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 Open Source.

Dawn Foster

Dawn Foster is the Director of Open Source Community Strategy in VMware’s Open Source Program Office. You can learn more about Dawn by visiting her blog (fastwonderblog) or following her on Twitter.

Dirk Hohndel

Dirk Hohndel is VMware’s Chief Open Source Officer. He leads the company’s Open Source Program Office, directing the efforts and strategy around use of and contribution to open source projects and driving common values and processes across the company for VMware’s interaction with the open source communities. Before joining VMware,…

Steven Rostedt

Steven has been working on the Linux kernel since 1998 (started while working on his masters). He has been working on the Linux kernel professionally since 2001. Steven is one of the original developers of the PREEMPT_RT patch which turns Linux into a true real-time operating system. Steven is also…

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

Nisha Kumar co-maintains Tern, an open source tool that help users make better decisions for their container supply chain. She has been an open source enthusiast ever since she came across a Linux computer. Apart from hacking containers, evangelizing open source best practices and learning to make pretty things with…

Darren Hart

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…

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 security domain lead at the VMware Open Source Technology Centre, he contributes to upstream secure software supply chain projects and…

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 and acts as the VMware community liaison to Kubernetes. In this capacity, he’s participated in both the SIG-Release and SIG-Contributor-Experience…

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 caching Gitweb, and patches to bind to enable GeoDNS. He's the author of PXE Knife, a set of interfaces around…

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, where he studied the Linux kernel and the UCLA Linux Users Group leadership team, giving him a deep appreciation for…

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 spent five years packaging and debugging custom Linux Operating Systems as part of the IBM Linux Technology Center. When she’s…

Alex Courouble

Open Source Software Engineer

Lauren Weintraub Britton

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

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 the past, he’s contributed to several open source projects, including Kubernetes, Spring and Golang. He also loves to write about…

Ivana Atanasova

Ivana Atanasova is part of the VMware's Open Source Program Office. She's been contributing to OpenFaaS as a project member and recently became contributor to Network Service Mesh. She presents at conferences within the open source community.

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. Antonin is also a core contributor to the P4 language, a Linux Foundation project which enables programmability in the network…

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 and Kubernetes networking solutions for VMware NSX-T since Kubernetes v1.0.

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. Quan is also an active contributor to Kubernetes.

Radoslav Dimitrov

An open source enthusiast working full-time as an Open Source Software Engineer at VMware. Lately, Radoslav has been working on an open source project called Network Service Mesh. It's an exciting new project that recently joined CNCF as one of the sandboxed projects. Before that, he was involved mostly with…

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 years. Previously to Kubernetes, he was a maintainer for the Openstack Neutron project, for which he was responsible for overseeing…

Stefka Dimitrova

As a Program Manager in the Open Source Community Strategy team within VMware’s OSPO, Stefka is working on guidelines and tools to foster community development and improving project health of VMware-Originated Open Source projects. Her work includes driving metrics that help automate the process of auditing the health of active…

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, and Greenplum being a fork of Postgres, he has had the unique opportunity to contribute to upstream Postgres. Upstream, he…

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 systems, performance and testing. He enjoys implementing the hard stuff with minimal accidental complexity and opportunity for misuse or confusion…

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 and is passionate about increasing diversity in open source. When away from the keyboard, Anna is often at film festivals…

Chad Sakac

Vice President, VMware Tanzu

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 the last 3 years. Additionally, he leads business transformation efforts in this team as VMware Tanzu brings together additional assets…

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 with cloud native container technology, virtualization, systems management, storage and networking.

Enyinna Ochulor

My name is Enyinna Ochulor and I'm originally from Nigeria. I’m an Open Source Engineer for the Open Source Technology Center at VMware. I've contributed to the Open source projects Openstack Neutron DVR and Linux Foundation's Akraino ICN. My goal in life is to better the world (increase access to…

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 delightful and innovate products.

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 from work, Ian’s free time is usually spent adventuring with his wife and two daughters. He has an affinity for…

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 operations, networking & security and DevOps ready solutions. He is also one of the authors of Network Automation for Dummies…

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 heavily involved in open source projects focusing on automation, enjoys extreme ironing, and often inserts activities he's never done into…

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 automating the work of enterprise IT management and security. His experience as principal cloud architect for Beyond Oblivion, software engineer…

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 ecosystem, contributing to open source projects such as Kubernetes. Vladimir is the author of several technology books including one on…