Steven Rostedt is one of the original developers of the PREEMPT_RT patch; he started working in 2004 with the goal of turning Linux into a Real Time designed operating system. Although, the PREEMPT_RT patch still exists out of tree, several of its features have made it into the vanilla kernel. One of these features being Ftrace, the official tracer of Linux. Steven is the main author, developer and maintainer of Ftrace. He has also created ktest.pl, which is a testing framework within the Linux kernel, and is the one responsible for the kernel build option “make localmodconfig”. Outside of development, Steven has done numerous presentations around the world. He’s also been on the Kernel Summit program committee from 2010-2016, and is currently one the Linux Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board (TAB) members, which represents the kernel community to the foundation.
Steven joined VMware at the start of 2017 as one of the core developers at the heart of VMware’s Open Source Technology Center, focused on providing value and leadership in spreading open source expertise and culture across the company. Through VMware, Steven continues to work with various open source communities contributing his time to develop and enhance open source software.
Embedded Linux Engineer since 2008, Neil worked on small home-designed SoCs for Digital TV Content Protection, Set-Top-Box or Security Co-Processor. He ported and maintained Linux for early FPGA based validation, ASIC samples validation and final products from version 2.6.17 to the latest 4.0.0 for ARM946 No-MMU to Cortex-A9 based SoCs. Neil experiences technical presentations during its engineering studies and within local technical events about various Open-Source technologies.
Mylene joined Free Electrons in 2016 as an embedded Linux engineer.
She has 3 years of experience with Yocto Project / OpenEmbedded, both at Free Electrons and an automative company. At Free Electrons, she helps customers to make their Yocto Project more usable and closer to best practices from the Yocto Project. Mylene is also a trainer for Free Electrons Yocto Project course, and made numerous updates and
improvements to the training materials.
As a Linux kernel developer, she has contributed patches for RTC drivers, audio support for Allwinner processors and a touchscreen driver.
Olivier Crête has been involved in free software since 2000. He has been involved in GNOME since 2003 and in Gentoo from 2003 to 2012. He currently works for Collabora, where he leads the multimedia team. He’s been an active GStreamer developer since 2007, first working on VoIP and video calls, but lately he’s been working on all kinds of embedded multimedia projects.
Christian Charreyre is an embedded Linux expert working for CIO Systèmes Embarqués, a French company specialized in embedded systems development : electronic, system and applicative software.
He has been using Linux in embedded systems for 16 years, and develops kernel code and rich embedded Linux distributions.
He is a trainer on Embedded Linux and Yocto project tools both for direct customers and through the French organization Captronic who promotes embedded software towards French SMEs.
He is a regular speaker in Embedded Linux related events like ERTS (2008, 2014), Solutions Linux (2008, 2009, 2011), RTS (2011, 2013), Sophia Conf (2015).
Marc Kleine-Budde started using Linux in 1995, he works for Pengutronix e.K. in Hildesheim after he got his diploma in Electrical Engineering specialized in Computer Engineering in 2005 at Leibniz University Hannover. At Pengutronix he is working on the Linux Kernel and low level userspace. Since 2012 he is maintainer of the CAN drivers in the Linux kernel.