Senior Software Engeineer, Sony Mobile
Tim Bird is a Senior Staff Software Engineer for Sony Corporation, where he helps Sony improve the Linux kernel for use in Sony's products. Tim is also the Chair of the Architecture Group of the CE Working Group of the Linux Foundation. Tim has been working with Linux for over 20 years and has spoken at numerous events, include almost all Embedded Linux Conferences, and many LinuxCon events.
Researcher, Hitachi Ltd.
Masami Hiramatsu is a Japanese kernel maintainer of kprobes/ftrace/perf-probe etc. He is working for Hitachi Ltd. and is a researcher in Yokohama Research Laboratory. He started working on Linux kernel with Kernel Tracing (LKST) at 2002, and joined to SystemTap development and became a kprobes maintainer. Now he is working on ftrace and perf-tools mainly for improving dynamic event tracing.
Fellow, Linux Foundation
Greg Kroah-Hartman is a Fellow at the Linux Foundation. He is | currently responsible for the stable Linux kernel releases, and | is a maintainer of the USB, TTY, and driver core subsystems in | the kernel as well as other portions of the codebase that he wishes he could forget about. He is the author of two books | about Linux kernel development, both free online, and has written many papers and articles about the Linux kernel.
Software Engineer, Facebook
Chris Mason is a Software Engineer at Facebook, and the creator of the Btrfs filesystem. He has been working on Linux filesystems for the past 15 years, and has also held key engineering positions at Fusion-io, Oracle and SUSE.