John Wooten is the founder and CEO of CONSULTED, a global open source cloud consultancy that designs secure, succinct, and sustainable cloud architectures. As a leading cloud solutions architect and open technology strategist, John has deep and applicable realworld experience in designing, testing, deploying, and managing public, private, and hybrid cloud systems for both enterprise and government. His primary technical proficiencies include Linux systems administration, OpenStack clouds, and Docker containers. As an open source activist, John is committedly passionate and works extensively within a broad range of open source projects and communities. His latest Internet project is as the founder and maintainer of ÖppenSourced, a leading repository and defining resource on open source projects and applications. Otherwise, he is a self-proclaimed beach bum in search of the next surfable wave or is hiking and camping in remote locations.