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Individual Speaker Profile

Date Joined: January 14, 2016
Country: United States
Home Town: Cibolo
Zip Code: 78108
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • Rackspace - From 2006-12-18 (Current)
Statement of Interest

I want to help people build reliable, efficient, and secure OpenStack clouds.

Areas Of Expertise
  • OpenStack
  • Information Security
  • Linux
  • Python
  • Ansible




Major Hayden builds OpenStack clouds as a Principal Architect at Rackspace.

Major is a core developer in the OpenStack-Ansible project with a focus on improving information security in OpenStack deployments.  He holds multiple Red Hat and Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) certifications and has written extensively about securing virtualized Linux environments.

Outside of OpenStack, Major has contributed to several open source projects including dracut, systemd, and Ansible. Within the Fedora Linux community, Major serves on the Fedora Security Team and Fedora Server Working Group. Major enjoys writing on his personal blog,, and he talks about technical topics on Twitter as @majorhayden.

Presentations from previous and upcoming OpenInfra Summits:
Additional presentations:

Willing to present via video conference: Yes
Willing to travel to any country: Yes
Fluent in
  • English

Contact Major