About Gunnar Hellekson

I’m the Chief Technology Strategist for Red Hat’s US Public Sector group, where I work with systems integrators and government agencies to encourage the use of open source software in government.  I’m co-chair of Open Source for America and one of Federal Computer Week’s Fed 100 for 2010. I’m a member of the Military Open Source working group, on the SIIA Software Division Board, and sit on the Board of Advisors for CivicCommons. I also help run Red Hat’s gov-sec mailing list. I perk up when people talk about cross-domain security, edge innovation, and interagency collaboration through the open source model.

Prior to joining Red Hat, I worked as a developer, systems administrator, and IT director for a series of internet businesses. I’ve also been a business and IT consultant to not-for-profit organizations in New York City. During that time, I spearheaded the reform of safety regulations for New York State’s electrical utilities following the tragic death of Jodie Lane.

When I’m not spreading the Good News about open source, I’m wishing I had a dogenjoying time with my dog.

You can find what I’m reading on Goodreads, what I’m saying on Twitter, and what I’m listening to on last.fm.

I also have more official-sounding bio and a headshot for conferences or speaking engagements.

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