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Joshua McKenty

Pivotal, Inc.
Field CTO, Cloud Foundry
San Francisco, California
Joshua McKenty was the founding Technical Architect of NASA’s Nebula cloud computing platform, and a driving force behind its release to the OpenStack project. As a member of OpenStack’s Board of Directors, Joshua plays an instrumental role in the continuing success of the project. Joshua has over two decades of experience in software engineering, architecture, engineering management and entrepreneurship. He was the team lead for the development of the Netscape Browser (vs. 8) as well as AOL’s IE AIM toolbar, the Project lead for InkPC (alpha), the CTO at Mercurial Communications, a Senior Engineer at Flock.com, the co-Founder of BountyUp.com and the inventor of the Buylatr FF plugin. Most recently, Joshua led the IT efforts and successful first release of OpenQuake, an open source software application allowing users to compute seismic hazard, seismic risk (exposure/vulnerability) and the socio-economic impact of earthquakes. In his spare time, Joshua has crafted a handmade violin and banjo, fathered two children, and invented his own juggling trick, the McKenty Madness.