August 28th, 2014

The Future is Open: How community based engineering accelerates the pace of innovation

Cole Crawford

Executive Director Open Compute Project Foundation


From Linux to OpenStack to OCP, the best companies are looking outside their walls for engineering help. This technical discussion will traverse the in’s and outs of collaboration and the technical skills needed to compete in the modern day IT arena. Cole is the Executive Director of the Open Compute Project Foundation. He is an industry recognized thought leader and co-founder of OpenStack. He worked with the US Government on the standard definition of Cloud Computing. He sits on multiple technical advisory boards for cloud and hardware related companies. He was also the founding storage project chair for the Open Compute Project.