Director of Program Management
USA, Linux Foundation
John Mertic is the Director of Program Management for The Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he has helped ASWF, ODPi, Open Mainframe Project, and R Consortium accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both as a contributor to projects such as SugarCRM and PHP, and in open source leadership roles at SugarCRM, OW2, and OpenSocial. With an extensive open source background, he is a regular speaker at various Linux Foundation and other industry trade shows each year. John is also an avid writer and has authored two books “The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications” and “Building on SugarCRM” as well as published articles on IBM Developerworks, Apple Developer Connection, and PHP Architect.
The New ODPi – Moving from Standards to a Vendor-Neutral Home for Big Data Open Source
ODPi made it’s splash in the Big Data world back in 2015 as an effort to build standards around Apache Hadoop and related projects. As the Hadoop market has evolved since then, along with the growth of new Big Data efforts, ODPi has shifted with the launch of ODPi Egeria as a home for Big Data open source. In this talk, learn about the new ODPi, how it’s leverage the expertise of the Linux Foundation in hosting vendor-neutral open source projects, and how you can bring your project to ODPi.