Strasbourg Area, France
As a software architect for Alcatel-Lucent, Ben has been designing embedded Linux devices for 10+ years, leading enterprise-grade Linux/Android multimedia IP phones conception. His area of expertise mostly covers low-level devices and platforms definition, board bring-up and drivers development, though his real passion comes from reverse-engineering the software architecture of operating systems as to understand what's beneath the hood. Prior from that, Ben was also most known for his OpenSource contributions, as the original author of the OpenBricks embedded cross-build framework, the GeeXboX HTPC live distribution and the uShare UPnP/DLNA MediaServer. He now acts as R&D Director for Cloud Applications integration focusing on IaaS and IT automation. Ben is also a recurrent speaker at LinuxFoundation's ELC and ABS events and Android technical writer for Linux Magazine France.