Philip Estes

Phil works as a Senior Technical Staff Member within the IBM Cloud Open Technologies team, currently representing IBM in the open source Docker community as a core maintainer. Phil also works together with IBM product teams and customer accounts on applying cloud open source technologies to products, solutions and IT projects. Phil's broader team works upstream in OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Docker and other key cloud open source projects.

Prior to Phil's work with the Open Cloud team, Phil was the chief architect in IBM's Linux Technology Center for embedded Linux and has deep expertise in Linux operating system packaging and design. Phil worked closely with IBM product and legal teams to provide expertise on technical and legal issues around open source licensing, redistribution and open source use within commercial products.

Phil holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Florida Tech and received a M.S. in Software Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He currently resides in beautiful central Virginia with his wife and five children, as well as a dog, rabbit, and two parakeets.

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