Matt is the Founder of Endless, a company whose mission is to make computing universally accessible by solving the barriers of cost and connectivity. This includes making Endless OS, a desktop operating system based on GNOME, that is designed for emerging markets and first-time computer users. Endless has already embraced Flatpak-based Linux apps and is spearheading an ecosystem of apps designed for their target users.
In a past life, Matt also founded the China Care Foundation at the age of 16 to offer orphaned children a brighter future, was honored as one of Oprah Winfrey’s “People Changing the Lives of Children Around the World”, was one of Teen People’s “20 Teens Who Will Change the World”, and is the youngest recipient of the Fulbright Award for furthering peace and international understanding. He is passionate about creating social impact and believes that GNU/Linux will play a critical role in the empowerment of the next billion computer users.
Alexander works at the desktop group at Red Hat and has been working on GNOME and the Linux Desktop for the last 16 years. His work has touched many areas ranging all the way from glib/GTK+ to applications like nautilus and gnome-contacts.
Currently he is working on Flatpak (previously xdg-app) which is a new application sandboxing and distribution framework that promises cross-distribution cross-desktop binary applications for the Linux Desktop.
Matthew Garrett is a security developer at CoreOS, where he works on improving system security without compromising user control. He has a background in low-level OS, kernel and firmware development, as well as graphical desktop applications. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Free Software Foundation.