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Individual Speaker Profile

Charles Eckel Back to Speakers Bureau

Date Joined: July 08, 2015
Country: United States
Home Town: San Jose
Zip Code: 95134
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • Cisco System - From 1999-06-01 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Open Source Developer Evangelist

Areas Of Expertise
  • open source
  • opendaylight
  • sdn
  • standards
  • openstack


Charles is a developer evangelist in Cisco DevNet with a passion for open source software and open standards. His journey with open source began in 1999 as a founding member of Vovida Networks where he developed some of the industry's first open source Voice over IP (VoIP) protocol stacks and applications. Now at Cisco, Charles has become a recognized champion of open standards, open source, and interoperability. He runs the Open Source Dev Center, which focuses on Cisco’s major open source contributions, use, and community engagements, including OpenStack, OpenDaylight, and OPNFV. Last year, he successfully introduced open source hackathons into IETF and MEF, revolutionizing the way these SDOs operate and uniting open source software with open standards to maximize the pace and relevance of both. Charles speaks regularly at CiscoLive and has also been a speaker at previous OpenStack, RedHat, LinuxCon, and MPLS SDN NFV World Congress events.

Presentations from previous and upcoming OpenInfra Summits:
Sydney Barcelona, Spain
  • Hands on with Containerized Deployment of OpenStack
Additional presentations:

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

Contact Charles