Amanda is an advisor, board member, writer and college lecturer on technology, marketing and open source issues. Most recently she was the Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Developer Programs for the Linux Foundation, a worldwide non-profit that advances and protects the Linux operating system and other open source software projects. As a founding executive of the Linux Foundation, she led growth of the business to a $50m a year entity and established the brand as one of the most trusted names in software.
For twenty years, she has occupied a unique position in the technology world—the intersection of open source software and marketing. She has incubated and designed open source governance for many projects, and created and curated software conferences including LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen.
Currently, she is an advisor on marketing and creative strategy, open source governance and organizational development. Amanda is also a published fiction writer, with an MFA in creative writing, and currently lives in Salt Lake City, UT.