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Jorge Bejar

Moxin: A Pure Rust Explorer for Open Source LLMs
Graduated with a computer science degree and with more than 15 years of experience in the software development field, Jorge Bejar started as web developer writing PHP applications. He has later spent a few years hacking games for different platforms with C++. Around 2010, he joined WyeWorks and he has been working on projects using Ruby, Elixir and Rust. He's currently an active collaborator in the Makepad project. He has also been collaborating with different open source projects. He lives with his wife and two kids - 3 and 8 years old - in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Jonathan Kelley

Dioxus AI driven UI
Jonathan Kelley is the founder of Dioxus Labs and the creator of the Rust frontend framework Dioxus. Before Dioxus, he used to work as a Systems Engineer at Cloudflare building and WARP.

Anni Lai

Fostering Responsible AI: Empowering Openness and Community Collaboration
Anni currently serves as the elected Chair of Generative AI Commons and the elected Board member under LF AI and Data. Additionally, she contributes her expertise to LF Europe’s Advisory Board, focusing on Open Source and AI-related policy issues. Anni's dedication to the open-source community extends to her previous roles on various foundation boards, including the OpenStack Foundation, LF CNCF, LF OCI, LF Edge, and the Open Metaverse Foundation. In these capacities, she played a vital role in incubating and growing open-source projects and ecosystems in Cloud Native, Edge Computing, AI, and Metaverse. With a rich professional background spanning esteemed organizations such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle,, and Futurewei, Anni has accumulated extensive experience in product management, marketing, technology evangelism, developer relations, partner strategy, and enterprise business development. Her commitment to driving innovation through open collaboration has been a cornerstone of her career. Anni firmly believes in the power of open innovation to create exceptional technologies. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of traveling to over 30 countries across five continents, sharing her expertise as a technology evangelist, consultant, strategist, and executive. Anni holds both a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and currently resides in Silicon Valley, USA, where she leads open-source operations at Futurewei.

Hydai Tai

Write Once Run Anywhere, But for GPUs
Hydai Tai is the maintainer of the WasmEdge Runtime project and an engineering leader at Second State. He is a prolific mentor in the Linux Foundation Mentorship program and a CNCF Ambassador. He also contributes to many high profile open source projects within and beyond the CNCF. He is an expert on AI inference frameworks such as llama.cpp, PyTorch and Tensorflow.

Xavier Tao

Dora-rs: LLM powered runtime code change in robots
Xavier Tao is a French software engineer developing practical solutions for ML/AI users and engineers through open-source projects. Xavier is currently fully invested in the dora-rs robotic framework project with the aim of enabling LLM powered robotic applications. Previously, he has developed AI models into production for multiple industries

Yanzhi Wang

Unified Acceleration Framework of Both LLM and Generative AI Models on The Edge
Yanzhi Wang is currently an associate professor and faculty fellow at Dept. of ECE at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. He received the B.S. degree from Tsinghua University in 2009, and Ph.D. degree from University of Southern California in 2014. His research interests focus on model compression and platform-specific acceleration of deep learning applications. His work has been published broadly in top conference and journal venues (e.g., DAC, ICCAD, ASPLOS, ISCA, MICRO, HPCA, PLDI, ICS, PACT, ISSCC, AAAI, ICML, NeurIPS, CVPR, ICLR, IJCAI, ECCV, ICDM, ACM MM, FPGA, LCTES, CCS, VLDB, PACT, ICDCS, RTAS, Infocom, C-ACM, JSSC, TComputer, TCAS-I, TCAD, TCAS-I, JSAC, TNNLS, etc.), and has been cited above 18,000 times.

Yijun Yu

Challenges and Opportunities in using Rust for AI
Yijun Yu is Director of ADA lab at Huawei Ireland Research Center, Dublin, Ireland and Professor of Software Engineering at The Open University, UK. Currently he is leading the effort of Rust adoption at Huawei. His research explores automated and safe programming techniques for improving the performance of both software engineers and the software artefacts that they produce.

Nico Burns

Rust Application Development White paper
Nico is currently working on creating an ecosystem of crates for building UI frameworks and web engines in Rust through his work on the Taffy, Blitz and Servo projects (building on his previous experience with UI as a full-stack web developer). His work has a focus on modularity and fostering collaboration/coordination between projects wherever possible.

David Rheinsberg

Wrapping Cargo for Shipping
David has a background in Linux Kernel development, low-level Linux user-space, and particularly IPC. His recent efforts involve advocating for Rust in Linux system development, as well as supporting Rust application frameworks with operating-system abstractions.

Jonathan Schwender

OpenHarmony for Next Gen Mobile
Jonathan Schwender is a software engineer at the Huawei Dresden Research Center. He has been working on projects for the Hongmeng kernel, the trusted execution environment SDK and the OpenHarmony OS. Jonathan is also opensource maintainer of Corrosion - a CMake module that integrates cargo into the CMake build system - and of libvsync - a library of efficient concurrent data structures for low-level programming.

Cassaundra Smith

Quake: Bridging the Build System Gap
Cassaundra is a programming language enthusiast and build system hacker, having previously contributed to projects like the Rust compiler and Cargo. She has also been directly involved with several efforts to improve the accessibility and learnability of the Rust language for all, and is a strong advocate for free and open source software that pushes against current technological and societal barriers.

Gregory Terzian

Modular Servo: Three Paths Forward
Having started to contribute to Servo, and learn Rust, in 2016, Gregory Terzian proceeded to implement a variety of core Web features such as: MessagePort and BroadcastChannel, safe passing of structured data, the HTTP cache, ReadableStream, as well as supporting infrastructure such as the background hang monitor. In 2019, Gregory became a reviewer, and in 2020 a member of the Technical Steering Committee. After a hiatus working on distributed systems, Gregory is now back on Servo with a focus on Web APIs and overall architecture.

Ben Wishovich

Full Stack Rust with Leptos
I'm Ben(benwis), a full stack web developer and core contributor to Leptos, a Rust based fine-grained full stack web framework. For my day job, I work with Tim McNamara at Accelerant to help people build flexible and maintainable web apps and websites, handling anything the web can throw at us. I'm also an avid cook, middling runner, and overall nerd.

Kevin Boos

Robrix: a Multi-platform Matrix & Fediverse Hub
Kevin Boos is currently a software architect at Futurewei and the tech lead of Project Robius, an open-source Rust framework for developing immersive, fully-featured applications in Rust that run seamlessly across multiple platforms, including mobile. Previously, he created Theseus OS, an open-source OS written from scratch in Rust that rethinks the structure and implementation strategy of operating systems, with an emphasis on how to maximally leverage language mechanisms for compile-time safety and verifiable correctness. Kevin obtained his PhD from Rice University with a focus on OS design, with other interests spanning the domains of I/O virtualization, device drivers, mobile VR, static analysis, and safe languages.

Matthew Hodgson

Messaging with Matrix
Matthew is project lead and co-founder of Matrix - the open source project that aims to be the secure communication layer of the open Web. Matthew’s day job is CEO/CTO at Element, the company formed by the team who created Matrix in order to help fund their work on Matrix.

Quanyi Ma

Mega - Decentralized Open Source Collaboration for Source Code & LLM
Quanyi Ma is a seasoned technology expert with over 20 years of experience in Rust, operating systems, and cloud-native technologies. He holds the prestigious position of Director of Open Source Community Operations at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, where he plays a pivotal role in fostering a vibrant Rust open-source ecosystem and promoting collaboration within the tech community. In addition, Quanyi serves as an Open Source Project Mentor at the OpenAtom Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing open-source innovation in China, and an Independent Director at the Web3 Infrastructure Foundation in Hong Kong, where he contributes his expertise to shape the future of decentralized infrastructure.

Marc Schoolderman

Marc is a software engineer at Tweede golf, interested in reliable software engineering. He has lead the project team formed by Tweede golf and Ferrous Systems to re-implement the ubiquitous “sudo” and “su” commands in Rust, under the auspices of ISRG’s Prossimo Project. Before working at Tweede golf, he worked at the Digital Security department at Radboud University Nijmegen, researching the practical application of formal methods.

Tom Zhu

Palpus - An Open-Sourced Rust Matrix Server by VoceChat Team
Liyang Zhu (Tom) is a founding engineer of Privoce and recently got his Master's degree in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He has experience on scalable and distributed systems. He has extensive experience in software development, especially in front-end development and cloud computing. With a blend of academic knowledge and practical experience, Tom is keen to contribute to the software industry. Tom has been contributing to various open-source projects at Privoce for 4 years.

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