ApacheCon 2016 has ended
avatar for John Mertic

John Mertic

The Linux Foundation
Director of Program Management
Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area
John Mertic is the Director of Program Management for The Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he has helped ASWF, ODPi, Open Mainframe Project, and R Consortium accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both as a contributor to projects such as SugarCRM and PHP, and in open source leadership roles at SugarCRM, OW2, and OpenSocial. With an extensive open source background, he is a regular speaker at various Linux Foundation and other industry trade shows each year. John is also an avid writer and has authored two books “The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications” and “Building on SugarCRM” as well as published articles on IBM Developerworks, Apple Developer Connection, and PHP Architect. With two decades of experience in open source, John Mertic has presented at various industry events including All Things Open, Open Source Summit, Open Mainframe Summit, ECC, VM Workshop, IBM Think and more. He also co-hosts a monthly Open Mainframe segment for TechStrong TV.