2016 Keynotes Announced – An Amazing Lineup

Every year, a lot of thought goes into choosing who will deliver keynote talks at the All Things Open. Although there are many more track sessions over both days, it is the keynote talks and the speakers that set the tone for the event. As a result, the topics and speakers featured are very important.

That said, we could not be happier to announce the 2016 lineup. It is a diverse group from all over the world and each is not only a thought leader in their respective area of focus, but is doing truly amazing things. We sincerely believe attendees will benefit from listening, learning, and interacting with each of our keynote speakers.

Wednesday morning, October 26 – 9:00 am – 10:15 am ET

Main Stage – Ballroom A & B – fourth floor

Jim Whitehurst, CEO, Red Hat

We felt it appropriate to start the event featuring the CEO of the world’s largest open source company. Jim will discuss “The State of Open Source” establishing a perspective and context for what will follow over both days. Jim is always thinking about how openness is improving life beyond the world of technology.

Kelsey Hightower, Developer Advocate, Google Cloud

Kelsey is extremely well known throughout the world and is a world-class technologist and speaker. Many, many attendees requested we feature him in 2016 and after seeing him speak ourselves, we understand why. We’re grateful he agreed.

Neha Narkede, Co-founder & CTO, Confluent

Neha is one of the original authors of Apache Kafka, the incredibly popular messaging system. She’s a well-known and well-respected technologist and speaker and we’re really happy to host her.

Jeremy King, CTO, Walmart Global eCommerce

Jeremy has been at the forefront of cloud computing for more than 20 years and currently serves as Chief Technology Officer of Walmart Global eCommerce and head of @WalmartLabs.

Thursday morning, October 27 – 9:00 – 10:15 am ET

Main Stage – Ballroom A & B – fourth floor

Scott Hanselman, Principal Program Manager, .NET Community Open Source, Microsoft

Scott is one of the most well known programmers in the world, and we mean that literally. He hosts three incredibly popular podcasts and a YouTube channel and speaks all over the world to huge audiences.

Mitchell Hashimoto, Founder, HashiCorp

If you’re using a DevOps tool chances are Mitchell and/or his team created it. He’s best known as the creator of Vagrant, Packer, Terraform, Consul, Vault and more, and he’s an O’Reilly author. The demand for Mitchell after last year’s event was tremendous, and we are ecstatic that he agreed to speak this year.

Rachel Nabors, Web Animations Expert

Rachel is one of the foremost web animation experts in the world, period. She’s an invited expert at W3C and helps to cultivate the community by curating WebAnimationWeekly.com and running the Animation at Work Slack community.

Jackie Yeaney, EVP, Strategy and Marketing, Red Hat

Jackie is responsible for orchestrating Red Hat’s strategy formulation and planning, Brand, Global Programs, Global Partner Marketing, Marketing Communications, Marketing Operations, and Global Field Marketing. She’ll discuss how increased collaboration between engineers and marketing can help organizations if they embrace the principles of open source. She’s received multiple awards for marketing excellence.

Thursday afternoon, October 27 – 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm ET

Main Stage – Ballroom A & B – fourth floor

To say we’ve saved two of the most well-known and respected technologists in the industry for last might sound like a bit of an overstatement, but we’ll let you be the judge. We’re biased of course but what a way to cap off the 2016 keynote lineup.

Christine Abernathy, Developer Advocate, Facebook

Christine is a Developer Advocate on the Open Source team at Facebook, the world’s largest social media and social networking company. She strongly believes in the power of the open source community, as do we, and this will be the focus of her talk.

Rachel Andrews, Co-founder Perch CMS, edgeofmyseat.com

Rachel is the author or co-author of 21 books on development and has been working on the web since 1996. She’s a regular columnist for A List Apart as well as multiple other publications. She’s also a Google Developer Expert for Web Technologies and a W3C Invited Expert to the CSS Working Group. She is frequently a featured speaker around the world at leading technology events year after year.