Open Source & the Changing Tech Landscape

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

  • Frank Frankovsky

Sunday 11th March, 2012

11:00am to 12:00pm (CST)

From data center architecture to cloud computing software to the way we explore space to even mobile applications, open source has breathed new life into our everyday operations. By creating open dialogue, open source is driving forward new ways for us to conduct business and think about established principles. Come see how Rackspace's Jonathan Bryce and Facebook's Frank Frankovsky have leveraged the power of their open source communities to their advantage and discuss the past, present and future of open sourcing.

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Jonathan Bryce

The Rackspace Cloud, Founder, Rackspace Cloud

Jonathan Bryce is Founder of The Rackspace Cloud. He started his career working as a web developer for Rackspace, and during his tenure, he and co-worker Todd Morey had a vision to build a sophisticated web hosting environment where users and businesses alike could turn to design, develop and deploy their ideal web site—all without being responsible for procuring the technology, installing it or making sure it is built to be always available. This vision became The Rackspace Cloud. He currently spends his time on OpenStack, the open source cloud software initiative.

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Frank Frankovsky

Dir, Hardware Design & Supply Chain, Facebook

Frank Frankovsky is director of hardware design and supply chain at Facebook. In that role, he is responsible for the company's hardware engineering and validation; technical program management; capacity engineering and analysis; and supply chain operations teams. He also serves as the company's representative on the board of directors for the Open Compute Project, and is one of the key drivers of that initiative. Prior to joining Facebook, Frank spent 14 years with Dell, where he was an integral part of building Dell’s PowerEdge server business and co-founded Dell’s Data Center Solutions business. Prior to Dell, he launched the industry’s first rack-mounted x86 servers for Compaq. Frank holds a BA in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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6 attendees

  • Ben Firshman
  • Jonathan Bryce
  • Jerry Knaus
  • Patricia Marinho
  • scottackerson
  • toft

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  • Bryan Summersett
  • Dane Knecht
  • Frank Hebbert
  • Glyn Povah
  • Justin Shreve
  • Matt Lucht
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Time 11:00am12:00pm CST

Date Sun 11th March 2012


Room 616AB, Hilton Austin Downtown

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