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Presentation: Panel: Secure Isolation of Applications

Track: Modern Operating Systems

Location: Westminster, 4th flr.

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

Day of week: Monday

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Abstract

Applications have been isolated by lots of different means: processes, virtual machines, containers, and new methods are appearing such as SGX and in-process isolates. What is secure? Have Spectre and Meltdown changed the landscape? What should we use? Ask our expert panel.

Speaker: Kenton Varda

Tech lead @Cloudflare Workers

Kenton is the architect of Cloudflare Workers, a "serverless" compute platform which distributes your code to 165+ locations globally so that it always runs as close to the client as possible. Prior to joining Cloudflare, Kenton created Sandstorm.io and Cap'n Proto. Further back, while at Google, Kenton wrote Protobuf v2 and open sourced it.

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Speaker: Allison Randall

Director at Eigenstate

Allison Randal is a software developer and open source strategist. She is a board member of the Open Source Initiative, board member of the OpenStack Foundation, board member of the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders.

 

Her first geek career was as a research linguist in eastern Africa, but her love of coding led her away from natural languages to computer languages. In over 30 years as a programmer, she has developed everything from games, linguistic analysis tools, websites, mobile apps, and shipping fulfillment systems, to compilers, hypervisors, database replication, deployment automation, and talking smart-home appliances, worked as a language designer, engineering manager, CTO, conference organizer, and editor, written three books, and founded three companies and two open source foundations.

 

At various points in the past, she served as chief architect of the Parrot virtual machine, president of the Open Source Initiative, president of the Perl Foundation, chairman of the Parrot Foundation, board member of the Python Software Foundation, Open Source Evangelist at O’Reilly, conference chair of OSCON, Technical Architect of Ubuntu and Open Source Advisor at Canonical, Distinguished Technologist and Open Source Strategist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Distinguished Engineer at SUSE. She collaborates in the Debian and OpenStack projects, and is currently working on a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge for fun.

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Speaker: Per Buer

CEO @IncludeOS

CEO of IncludeOS, where we've had the bright idea of doing an operating system from scratch. Founded Varnish Software some ten years ago. I've spent my life working on infrastructure-related software that has been tied to performance in some way or another. I'm not really great at human/computer interaction.

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Speaker: Jessie Frazelle

Engineer @github, Xoogler, Ex-Docker Core Maintainer

Jessie Frazelle is a independent consultant. She is a computer programmer who has worked at GitHub, Microsoft, Google, Docker and various companies and startups before that. She’s worked on a lot of the open source projects in the container ecosystem as well as having a few projects of her own.

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Speaker: Justin Cormack

Developer @Docker

Justin Cormack is developer at Docker, working on unikernels.

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