February Meeting: Matt Asay and Alfresco
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Omniture, Inc.
This month's PLUG meeting will have a unique spin. We have invited Matt Asay and the Alfresco team to come discuss business as it relates to Open Source. If you have an interest in business or law surrounding Open Source or technology, this is one meeting you do not want to miss. We also will be getting an introduction to the very full-featured Alfresco CMS. This is a local company, and they are doing some amazing things in this space.
Click the "read more" (or the title) link for the presenter biographies.
Matt Asay has been involved with open source since 1998, and is one of the industry's leading open source business strategists. Asay currently manages sales and business development activities in the Americas for Alfresco, the open source leader in Enterprise Content Management.
Prior to Alfresco, Asay co-founded Novell®'s Linux Business Office in 2002 and was an early agitator and architect for the company's shift to open source. In 2003 Asay founded the Open Source Business Conference, the industry's premier open source strategy event, and has served as an Entreprenuer-in-Residence for Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, focusing on open source investment opportunities. Before Novell, Asay was General Manager at Lineo®, an embedded Linux software startup, where he ran Lineo's Residential Gateway business.
Asay earned his Juris Doctorate degree at Stanford Law School, spending two of his three years studying software licensing and innovation, and specifically the GNU General Public License, under Professor Larry Lessig. He also holds Masters and Bachelors degrees from the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK) and Brigham Young University, respectively.
Jared Ottley is a Solutions Engineer at Alfresco. He is responsible for Pre-sales demos and support. He has been working with several partners on developing an Alfresco virtual appliance.
Prior to Alfresco, he was the Linux QA lead for Novell's Open Enterprise Server, where he also was involved with QA work for Suse Enterprise Linux Server. In these capacities, he worked on Xen, Clustering, Storage, Patch Management, Product Installation and Integration. Before joining Novell, he was a Java developer at the Fifth Circuit, US Court of Appeals.
Jared has degree in Political Science and Philosophy from BYU, where he studied the use of the Internet as a Campaign Tool in Congressional Elections.