Presented by

  • Aaron Williams

    Aaron Williams

    Aaron is a Developer Advocate and Community manager for Ampere Computing and runs the AArch64 Server community ( He has held similar roles for various ASF and LF projects, including LF Edge. He started his career as a Java developer and worked for many companies including SAP, where he work on SAP Retail, IoT, and connect vehicles. Outside of work, he is married and has two teenage sons and love to build IoT projects.

  • Andrew Kelley

    Andrew Kelley

    Andrew is the president and lead developer of Zig Software Foundation. He has been contributing to free and open source software since university, working on a diverse set of areas: games, music software, web development, compilers, and databases. When AFK, Andrew enjoys playing competitive arcade games, skateboarding, and 日本語を勉強します.

  • Dave Neary

    Dave Neary

    Dave is a long time free software and open source advocate, and contributor to multiple open source projects over the years. He currently leads the Developer Relations team at Ampere Computing, helping aise awareness and adoption of Ampere Arm64 processors in cloud computing. He previously spent a decade working on open source infrastructure projects and developer tooling as part of the Red Hat Open Source Program Office. He lives in the Boston area with his family.

  • Erik Benner

    Erik Benner

    Erik is currently VP of Enterprise Transformation, serving as a lead strategist for Federal, State and Local Government and Commercial customers throughout the United States. These customer engagements include enterprise cloud transformations, data center consolidation and modernization efforts, Big Data projects and implementations of Oracle Engineered Systems. He is the President of the Quest Users Group Cloud Computing Special Interest Group (SIG), Co Chair of the OATUG Oracle Enterprise Manager SIG and a habitual volunteer with user groups. Erik frequently presents at conferences, including Oracle OpenWorld and CloudWorld, Oracle FedForum, ASCEND, Blueprint4d, COLLABORATE and other user groups and conferences around the United States. He has worked with Oracle and Sun Systems since the mid 90s, and is experienced with most of the core Oracle technologies, including Oracle Cloud, Oracle Linux and Oracle Databases. When not flying to the far points of the country from the Atlanta Metro area, he enjoys spending time with his family at their Observatory, where the telescopes outnumber the people.

  • Lance Albertson

    Lance Albertson

    Lance Albertson is the Director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) and has been involved with many open source projects since 2003. The OSUOSL provides hosting for more than 160 projects, including those of worldwide leaders like Debian Linux, the Linux Foundation and AlmaLinux. The most active organization of its kind, the OSUOSL offers world-class hosting services, professional software development and on-the-ground training for promising students interested in open source management and programming. Since joining the OSUOSL in 2007, Lance has managed all of the hosting activities that the OSL provides for more than 160 high-profile open source projects. He was promoted to Director in early 2013 after being the Lead Systems Administration and Architect since 2007.


Ampere Computing has grown in the public cloud by 297% over the last year, combined with AWS’s Graviton, ARM64 server instances have grown over 23%. Yet, the first one came out over 10 years ago. Why the explosion in growth today? Environmental concerns? Language support? Tools? Awareness? What still needs to happen to continue this growth? Join us for a panel discussion about the status of ARM64 Servers and their future in the data center.