May 8-11, 2017

Speaker Details

Major Hayden

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.