JJ works as a Developer Advocate representing the IBM worldwide. He focuses on the IBM’s watsonx service, the Open Source AI ecosystem, and Kubernetes x with a core focus on OpenShift. He is always trying to make companies and users have a successful onboarding to the AI and Cloud Native ecosystem. He’s also been known in the DevOps ecosystem and generalized Linux communities. If he isn’t building automation to streamline his work, he’s building the groundwork to do just that. He’s been an avid homelab and self-hoster of open source software for years and gives back to that community as much as physically possible. He lives and grew up in Austin, Texas. A father and husband, trying to learn to balance his natural nerdiness with family life. He enjoys a good strong dark ale, hoppy IPA, some team building Artemis, and epic Gloomhaven campaigning. He has dove headfirst into Fedora since IBM buying Redhat, but still secretly wants FreeBSD everywhere. He’s always trying to become a better web technology developer, though normally just uses bash to get the job done.
- Open Source AI Exploration or How to Start Engaging in the Space from an Open Source Standpoint – Friday 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. in E148