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Linux Foundation’s invitation-only event unites business and technical experts to collaborate on technical issues, the business of open source, best practices in collaborative development, and how to grow open source communities.

Note: The schedule is still being finalized so there may appear to be gaps in the schedule and session dates/times may shift.
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Chris Anderson

3D Robotics
CEO
Berkeley, CA
Chris Anderson is the CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012 he was Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine. Prior to Wired he was with The Economist for seven years in London, Hong Kong and New York.

Chris is the author of the New York Times bestselling books The Long Tail and Free as well as the new Makers: The New Industrial Revolution.

Awards include: Editor of the Year by Ad Age (2005). Named to the “Time 100,” the newsmagazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world (2007). Loeb Award for Business Book of the Year (2007). Wired named Magazine of the Decade by AdWeek (2009). Time Magazine’s Tech 40 — The Most Influential Minds In Technolgy (2013). Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers (2013)

He also founded GeekDad, BookTour and a few other companies now lost in the mists of time.

Chris’ background is in science, starting with studying physics and doing research at Los Alamos and culminating in six years at the two leading scientific journals, Nature and Science.

In his self-described “misspent youth (more of my twenties than I should admit)” he was a bit player in the DC punk scene and amusingly, a band called REM. You can read more about that here.

He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and five children.