Events and Open Mainframe Summit
Deb is leading the Open Mainframe Summit event production.
Deb is leading the Open Mainframe Summit event production. As an Event Manager on the Linux Foundation Events team, she helps enable open source collaboration across companies, developers and users.
John comes from career background of both software development and open source, and leads the Open Mainframe Project
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.
PR & Communications
Maemalynn is the PR & Communications Senior Manager for Open Mainframe Project.
Maemalynn is the Marketing and PR Communications lead for Open Mainframe Project.