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DevConf.cz 2018 is the 10th annual, free, Red Hat sponsored community conference for developers, admins, DevOps engineers, testers, documentation writers and other contributors to open source technologies such as Linux, Middleware, Virtualization, Storage, Cloud and mobile where FLOSS communities sync, share, and hack on upstream projects together in the beautiful city of Brno, Czech Republic.

When: Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28, 2018

Venue: Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT - Božetěchova 2, Brno)


  • Friday 17:15: at the venue there will be a surprise show, stick around!
  • Saturday 19:00: the social event starts at Fleda Club. TICKET IS REQUIRED. Tickets will be distributed each day at check-in. First come, first serve.
  • Sunday 17:00: there will be many prizes given away at the closing session.
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Friday, January 26 • 3:00pm - 3:53pm
Open Source in the US Public Sector

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"I propose to lead a discussion on how Open Source software is acquired, used, and talked about, within the US government. The attitudes that I will reveal are particularly those of the procurement, healthcare and military sectors of the government. Also covered will be:
- Presenting a fair case for commercial subscriptions to Open Source
- How security in Open Source software is perceived
- Challenges of non-Internet-connected hosts
- Why is government-run software always out-of-date?"

avatar for Gabriel Alford

Gabriel Alford

Member of the Technical Staff, Office of the Chief Technologist, Red Hat Public Sector, Red Hat
Gabriel Alford is a Member of the Technical Staff, Office of the Chief Technologist in Red Hat's Public Sector where he focuses on developing security automation technologies and security standards. He is also one of the upstream maintainers of the ComplianceAsCode and OpenControl... Read More →
avatar for J. Alexander Jacocks

J. Alexander Jacocks

Sr. Solutions Architect
I've spent my entire career working with Linux. From student intern to systems administrator to my current role as a sales engineer, my love affair with Red Hat Linux/Fedora has never waned, and it powers almost everything that I do.
avatar for Martin Preisler

Martin Preisler

Sr. Software Engineer, Red Hat, Inc., Red Hat
Martin Preisler works as a Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. He is working in the Security Technologies team, focusing on security compliance using Security Content Automation Protocol. He is the principal author of SCAP Workbench, a frequent contributor to OpenSCAP and SCAP Security... Read More →
avatar for Derek Thurston

Derek Thurston

Sr. Solutions Architect, DoD
Derek has been using Linux and Open Source software since the mid 90's

Friday January 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:53pm CET
A-D105 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)