Meet-the-Speaker and Book Signing Sessions Announced for All Things Open 2014

We at All Things Open have gone out of our way to feature some of the most well know experts in the world at the conference this year. While it’s fantastic they are speaking, and there’s no doubt talks will be tremendous, we’ve decided to do something a little different.

Because we know it’s often impossible to meet well known speakers at most top level events, we’ve created Meet-the-Speaker and book signing (where applicable) sessions to ensure you have an opportunity to meet one or many that might be of interest. Speakers will sit at a designated table in a special area and meet with people and the media and sign books for 30-45 minutes.

So, get in line early to meet a favorite speaker and/or author!

*Please note the schedule is subject to change*

Wednesday, October 22:

10:05 am – 10:45 am ESTDwight Merriman, Co-founder MongoDB & DoubleClick, Business Insider & Gilt Groupe

11:00 am – 11:45 am ESTEstelle Weyl, Internationally published author, speaker, trainer, and consultant *(book signing, courtesy of O’Reilly)

11:45 am – 12:15 pm ESTJonathan LeBlanc, Emmy award winning software engineer, author of the O’Reilly book “Programming Social Applications”, and the head of Developer Evangelism (North America) at PayPal *(book signing, courtesy of O’Reilly); Hampton Catlin, Inventor of Sass, Haml,, and Moovweb. Also the founder of the lib sass project and the author “The Pragmatic Guide to Sass.” *(book signing, courtesy of Prag Prog)

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm ESTScott Hanselman, Works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft, host of three podcasts The Hanselminutes Podcast for tech talk, This Developer’s Life on developers’ lives and loves, and Ratchet and the Geek for pop culture and tech media. He’s written a number of books and spoken in person to almost a half million developers worldwide

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm ESTGail Roper, City of Raleigh CIO; Jason Hibbets, Lead administrator, content curator, and community manager for The author of, The Foundation For an Open Source City

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm ESTDoug Cutting, Chief Architect at Cloudera, founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Hadoop, Lucene, Nutch, Avro, and others; Bob Young, Founder & Chairman of, Co-founder of Red Hat

Thursday, October 23:

10:05 am EST – 10:45 am ESTJames Pearce, Head of Open Source at Facebook; DeLisa Alexander, Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer, Red Hat

11:00 am EST – 11:30 am ESTPeter Zaitzev, CEO & Co-founder of Percona. Co-author of High Performance MySQL published by O’Reilly, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance *(book signing, courtesy of O’Reily)

12:00 noon – 12:30 pm ESTYehuda Katz, Founder of Tilde Inc. Member of the Ember.js, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams; Co-author of best-selling jQuery in Action and Rails 3 in Action

2:00 pm EST – 2:30 pm ESTRoss Mason, Founder of Mulesoft, Creator of the Mule Project