Geir Magnusson, 10gen Inc.
Geir Magnusson Jr. is the VP of Engineering at 10gen Inc, a "cloud" technology startup in NYC. He has a diverse background in both commercial technology development as well as open source. Commercially he's been a technology leader for companies such as Joost, Intel, IBM/Gluecode and Adeptra. He's a member of the Apache Software Foundation and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
He was instrumental in the founding of several open source Java projects, including Apache Harmony, an open source implementation of Java SE, Apache Geronimo, an open source implementation of Java EE, and others, such as Apache Velocity. In addition, he represents the Apache Software Foundation on the Executive Committee of the JCP where he's focused on making the JCP safe for open source implementations through better community transparency as well as IP clarity and fairness. He was an original recipient of a Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award recognizing his work in the Java ecosystem.
He speaks internationally on an array of subjects, and as a proud parent of two, is glad his conference schedule isn't like Rod's.