Have a look who are the speakers that already confirmed their presence at fisl12! There's a lot more to come, be aware!
Daniel Domscheit-Berg - (previously known under the pseudonym Daniel Schmitt) is a German technology activist. He is best known for his prior work as spokesperson to Germany for WikiLeaks, a whistleblower organisation. Before working with Wikileaks, Domscheit-Berg was involved with the German hacker group the Chaos Computer Club.He opened a new website for anonymous online leaks called OpenLeaks, which went public on 26 January 2011
Karlisson Bezerra - web developer and illustrator, graphic arts professional, he is the creator of the "Nerdson não vai à escola" (Nerdson does not go to school), comix blog that portraits in a good humoured mood the lives of geeks and nerds. Has huge experience with the free tools Gimp and Inkscape.
Bruno Souza - founder and leader of the SouJava, elected for JCP Executive Committee in May. It is the most important committee for definitions of the future of Java programming language. From 2007 to 2009, Bruno was an administrative counselor to the Open Source Initiative where he now has a emeritus status.
Jacob Appelbaum - is an independent computer security researcher. Is currently employed by the University of Washington, and is a core member of the Tor project. Is known for representing Wikileaks at the 2010 Hope conference. He has subsequently been repeatedly targeted by US law enforcement agencies, who obtained a court order for his Twitter account data, detained him 5 times at the US border after trips abroad, and seized a laptop and several mobile phones.
Jon Phillips - founder and developer of Fabricatorz, a global open production company fabricating total creative and commercial projects. Co-founded Aiki Lab in Singapore, the Aiki Lab Cultural Center in Damascus and the Aiki Framework Open Source Web Software. Helped launch the open source drawing tool, Inkscape, founded the Open Clip Art Library, taught design+technology at San Francisco Art Institute, built Creative Commons community and business development strategies from 2005 until 2008 and is Community Director for Status.Net (Identi.ca).
Matthias Kirschner - is the Coordinator of Free Software Foundation Europe's German team. He has been a GNU/Linux user since 1999, got active in FSFE in 2004, and is a full time staff member since 2009. Amoungst other policy work, Matthias is in charge of FSFE's "I love Free Software", the "Ask your candidates", and the "Free Software PDF Readers" campaign.
James Beasley - is the Atom Software Business Development Director for Intel's Software and Solutions Group. Has been with Intel for 10 years, were he has held several roles including Global Director, Linux OSV / Open Source and APAC Regional MNC Manager based in Singapore. Holds an MBA from the University of California, and studied at Jochi Daigaku in Tokyo, Japan and Universiteit Maastricht in the Netherlands.
Michael Verdi - joined the Mozilla support team in 2010 as the content manager. In addition to creating Firefox documentation and screencasts for 400 million users, he previously co-authored the book Secrets of Videoblogging and created the Freevlog video tutorials.
Bruce Momjian - co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, has worked on PostgreSQL since 1996. Is the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley. Bruce is employed by EnterpriseDB. Previously, he was employed by SRA Japan and Great Bridge LLC, both PostgreSQL support companies. He has spoken at many international open-source conferences.
Takanori Suzuki - member of Zabbix-JP community. He is currently working for Miracle Linux, a Linux distributor in Asia, since 2007. He has been an active member of Zabbix community, and has been working to provide Zabbix services.
Tim Bray - is a software developer who has also founded two companies and written over a million words on his blog. Currently, he serves as a Developer Advocate at Google, focusing on Android.
Trevor Johns - Developer Programs Engineer for Android at Google. Before joining the Android team, he worked on the Google Data APIs for Blogger, Google Calendar, Contacts, and Spreadsheets. He graduated from the University of Southern California, where he earned a MS in Computer Science and a BS in Computer Engineering.
Lenz Grimmer - member of the Oracle Linux Product Management team at Oracle, has been involved in Linux and Open Source Software since 1995. From 1998 to 2002, he worked as a distribution engineer for SuSE Linux AG in Nuremberg, Germany. He then joined MySQL AB as a release engineer and later became a member of MySQL's Community Relations team. In this role he transitioned from Sun Microsystems to Oracle.
Barry Newstead - Barry Newstead - Chief Global Development Officer (CGDO) of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF). Leads WMF's efforts to support growth of the Wikimedia projects in the developing world (with a priority focus on India, Brazil and the Arabic-speaking Middle East and North Africa), build mobile and offline products and services that expand the reach of Wikimedia-created knowledge.
Jessie Wild - works as Manager of Special Projects at the Global Development Department, at the wikimedia Foundation. Contributes to a variety of initiatives in places such as India, Brazil and North African countries and supports development of strategies for cellphones and offline, coordinates relationship with universities and with the Open Educational Resources Community.
Charline Poirier - has a PhD in anthropology and has spent her career exploring how technologies impact people's lives. Has joined the Design team at Canonical as user research programme lead. Since her joining Canonical, has conducted a variety of research to ensure that Ubuntu is useful, usable and enjoyable to its users.
Leonardo da Mata - Computer Science Master's student from Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Working at International Syst with the development of Linux Distributions for Eduactional Platforms, including Metasys MeeGo.
Leo Cunha - Lead Software Engineer at Qt, Nokia, as part of the UI team in Oslo, Norway, currently involved in the future UI capabilities of Qt through QML and the Qt Quick Components project. Holds a M.S.c in Computer Science from UFPE-BR and previously worked at INdT (Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia) developing applications for mobile devices.
Noirin Plunkett- got her open source start at Apache, helping out with the httpd documentation project. Within a year, she had been recruited to the conference planning team, which she now leads. Was involved in setting up the Community Development project at Apache and has previously acted as Org Admin for the Google Summer of Code.
Alexei Vladishev - is the author of Zabbix, an enterprise class open source monitoring solution, and also the founder of Zabbix SIA (Ltd), a company developer of Zabbix, a software that help companyes in various ways, starting from low-level monitoring of equipment to business level SLA statistics.
Bruno Oliveira - Developer Relations Engineer in the Google's Android and Orkut teams, works to strengthen and increase the communities around Google's technologies. Special focus in gathering brazilian developers, helping them to create high quality applications.
Daniel Galpin - Developer and enthusiast in the Adroid team, at Google. Focus at Games and OpenGL, working both with Dalvik and NDK. Before joining Google, had been working with Android extensively. Developed several media applications, a tutorial video and was tech reviewer of a famous book about the system.
John Ceccarelli - is the head of engineering for the NetBeans open source project and for the VisualVM Java profiler. Started with Sun Microsystems in 2001 as a technical writer and has since held a variety of positions including technical publications manager, engineering manager, and NetBeans IDE 6.9 Release Boss.
Roger Brinkley - Java Evangelists and the Community Leader for the Mobile & Embedded Community at Oracle. He is part of the Evangelism team in the Java Platform Group, was a member of Sun's Open Source Group, and serves as a Track Lead for the JavaOne Program Committee. Has more than 30 years of industry experience with over 16 years at Sun and Oracle. He is a frequent speaker at technical conferences around the world and hosts the weekly Java Spotlight Podcast.
Dalibor Topic - lives in Germany and works as Java F/OSS Ambassador for Oracle. Joined the OpenJDK project in order to help make it a successful open source project, and stayed for anchoring Java in Linux distributions, and as an all around Java F/OSS community guy. Joined the Java strategy team at Oracle to help provide community feedback into the long-term strategy planning.
Arun Gupta - Java EE and GlassFish evangelist working at Oracle. Has over 15 years of experience in the software industry working in the Java(TM) platform and several web-related technologies. In his current role, works to create and foster the community around Java EE and GlassFish. Has been with the Java EE team since its inception and contributed to all Java EE releases.
Simon Ritter - Java Technology Evangelist at Oracle Corporation. Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K. Originally working in the area of UNIX development for AT&T UNIX System Labs and then Novell, moved to Sun in 1996. At this time he started working with Java technology. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition he now specialises in looking at emerging technologies.
Luke Kowalski - vice president in the corporate architecture group at Oracle. Helps with technology policy, industry standards, community, and government affairs. He also works on M&A integration planning with internal counsel and corporate development. He is in charge of a few corporate controls and approvals, including accessibility, interoperability, and external presence.
Dave Stokes - MySQL Community Manager for Oracle, has been using MySQL for over 15 years. Previous was the MySQL Certification Manager and spoke before groups ranging alphabetically from the American Heart Association to Xerox.
Anil Gaur - vice president of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition, and GlassFish Server at Oracle in the Fusion Middleware Group. Is responsible for creation of Java EE Specifications, Reference Implementation, and Compatibility Test Suites. Leading the evolution on Java EE into Cloud and PaaS environment through the Java EE 7 standard. Prior to that, managed the delivery of Java EE 6 Platform and SDK which quickly gained momentum in enterprise application development and deployments.
Jon Melamut - vice-president of Products and Operations, Services OEM. Worldwide field engineering, business development and product management/marketing teams responsible for working with ODMs, OEMs, Operators and other commercial organizations that want to bring mobile computing devices, new computing platforms, and servers to the market pre-installed with Ubuntu, the world's leading Linux client OS and emerging leader in cloud computing.
Helio Chissini Castro - Works with computers since the arrival of the first personal computers in Brazil. For 10 years he worked as the primary KDE developer in Mandriva Conectiva. Also worked developing applications in C + + and C, his programming experience ranges from the Amiga platform to Linux / Unix and Win32. He currently works for Collabora as senior developer in varied projects.
Rodrigo Vivi - Computer Engineer graduated at UNICAMP. Involved with Linux since 2002, worked at IBM's Linux Technology Center and Nokia Technology Institute, using Linux in embedded systems. He currently works for Collabora, having Nokia as the main customer, where he participates in a performance team for Maemo / Meego product.
Omar Toral - Training Director of Ecosystem Software for Latin America, he is member of the Software and Services team. The group encourages innovation on Intel technology, adding value to ISVs through programs designed to provide better end-user experience, combining the core capabilities of each company.
David Mirza - Specialist in security and open source, started his professional experience as a founding member of Security Focus, which was acquired by Symantec in 2002. During that time he moderated the Bugtraq mailing list, a historically important forum for discussion of security vulnerabilities, for over four years.
Corinna "Elektra" Aichele - developer of mesh routing algorithms like OLSR and B.A.T.M.A.N. that have empowered communities to build mesh networks. She was building wireless networks and teaching classes about wireless technology in Bangladesh, India and Africa. Author of the book Mesh: Drahtlose Ad-hoc-Netz and co-author of the book "Wireless Networking in the Developing World", references in the area of global networks with millions of free downloads.
Diego Búrigo Zacarão - free software enthusiast, contributes to the community snce 2006, where his journey began, through the Fedora Project. Currently works in the development of a Web platform for translations management, called Transifex, being the co-creator of the project
Armando Neto - Participates in the Mozilla JetPack Ambassadors program, acting in the popularization of Moziila technologies, with special focus in the addons development kit for Mozilla firefox.
Denis Gilmore - member of Fedora Infrastructure, formerly I was on the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) steering committee, FESCo and Fedora Project Board. I helped to form EPEL.
Dave Crossland - consulting for Google on the Web Fonts project. In 2009 graduated from the University of Reading's MA Typeface Design programme and his student project Cantarell was chosen for the launch of Google Web Fonts and became the default User Interface font for GNOME.
Andrew Gerrand - Developer Advocate for the Go Programming Language, an open source project to make programmers more productive, Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction.
Jared Smith - Fedora Project Leader, work with the Fedora Docs project and the Fedora Infrastructure team, mostly around the Fedora Talk server.
Carol Smith - Program Administrator for Google Summer of Code. Started in 2005, the Google program has allowed for over 2500 students from 98 countries to contribute under the watchful eye of a professional mentor with code to various open-source projects.
Stormy Peters - Head of Developer Engagement at Mozilla, advisor for The Humanitarian FOSS Project (HFOSS), OpenSource World, and IntraHealth Open. Has worked as Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation, established OpenLogic‘s Expert Community and founded and ran HP’s Open Source Program Office.
Tobias Oetiker - creator of the softwares MRTG, RRDTool and Smokeping. Now working as IT specialist at OETIKER + PARTNER AG and collaborates with numerous projects on free software. Has a Masters in Electrical Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and is the author of "The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e".
Chris Hofmann - As Director of Engineering and Special Projects at the Mozilla Foundation and Corporation, has spearheaded the research and development work of thousands of open source contributors around the world. A Netscape employee before joining Mozilla, Chris contributed to every Netscape and Mozilla browser release since 1996. In 2004, managed and executed the first worldwide release of Mozilla Firefox 1.0, setting Firefox on a path to remarkable market share growth over the last several years (Firefox is available today in over 70 languages).
Jon "Maddog" Hall - Executive Director of Linux International, has over 40 years in the software industry. Spend most of his time going to free software events around the world. He always say that fisl is the biggest community event of free software in the planet.
Simon Phipps - chief strategy officer at identity startup ForgeRock, a director of the Open Source Initiative and writes for IDG’s ComputerWorldUK as well as his own blog, webmink.com. He’s been in the computer industry around 30 years and has worked for Sun, IBM and Unisys among others.
Jeremy Allison - is a computer programmer known for his contributions to the free software community, notably to Samba, a re-implementation of SMB/CIFS networking protocol, released under the GNU General Public License. Other contributions include the early versions of the pwdump password cracking utility.
Tony Wasserman - is a Professor of Software Management Practice at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, and the Executive Director of the Center for Open Source Investigation. Previously, he was Director of Mobile Middleware Labs for HP’s Middleware Division, where he managed a development team working on software infrastructure for mobile web services. He is Ph.D. in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and B.A. in mathematics and physics from UC Berkeley.
Randal L. Schwartz - is the co-author of several widely used books about the programming language Perl, has written regular columns about Perl for several computer magazines and popularized the Just another Perl hacker signature programs. He is a founding board member of the Perl Mongers, the worldwide Perl grassroots advocacy organization, and a member of the Squeak Oversight Board, which oversees theSqueak programming language.