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Joe Brockmeier, Open Source Cloud Evanglist and Journalist

Joe Brockmeier is a open source evangelist for Citrix and committer on the Apache CloudStack project. Joe has also worked for Novell as the openSUSE community manager, and has a long history of involvement with open source.

He has also spent many years working as a technology journalist, and has written for ReadWriteWeb,, LWN, Linux Magazine, NetworkWorld, ZDNet, and many others.You can find out more about Joe by reading his blog Dissociated Press.

Mark R. Hinkle, Senior Director, Cloud Computing Community

Mark is the Senior Director of Cloud Computing Community at Citrix, where he is responsible for driving all of the community efforts around CloudStack. Mark joined Citrix as a result of the acquistion of on July 11th 2011. Before that he was the force behind the Zenoss Core open source management projects adoption and community involvement, growing community membership to over 100,000 members. He is a co-founder of both the Open Source Management Consortium and the Desktop Linux Consortium, has served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine and Enterprise Open Source Magazine, and authored the book, "Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration." (Thomson, 2006) Mark has also held executive positions at a number of technology start-ups, including Earthlink, (previously MindSpring)--where he was the head of the technical support organization recognized by PC Computing and PC World as the best in the industry--Win4Lin and Emu Software.

You can find him on #cloudstack as mrhinkle or at

David Nalley, Apache CloudStack Committer

David Nalley is an Apache CloudStack in addition he's a long time contributor to the Fedora Project, where among other things he is currently serving on the FedoraProject Board. He's also contributed to in various forms to Cobbler, Zenoss,, OLPC Math4, and Sahana.

You can find him on irc #cloudstack as ke4qqq or at

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