Alex Matrosov

Alex Matrosov is CEO and Founder of Binarly Inc. where he builds an AI-powered platform to protect devices against emerging firmware threats. Alex has more than two decades of experience with reverse engineering, advanced malware analysis, firmware security, and exploitation techniques. He served as Chief Offensive Security Researcher at Nvidia and Intel Security Center of Excellence (SeCoE). Alex is the author of numerous research papers and the bestselling award-winning book Rootkits and Bootkits: Reversing Modern Malware and Next Generation Threats. He is a frequently invited speaker at security conferences, such as REcon, Black Hat, Offensivecon, WOOT, DEF CON, and many others. Additionally, he was awarded multiple times by Hex-Rays for his open-source contributions to the research community.

  • FirmwareBleed: The industry failures to adopt SMM mitigations introduced years ago
Arthur Heymans
  • Collaborative Firmware Payload Handoff Design
  • How to become a coreboot lumberjack
Bryan Cantrill

Bryan Cantrill is a software engineer who has spent a quarter of a century at the hardware/software interface. He is the co-founder and CTO of Oxide Computer Company, which is endeavoring to build a rack-scale computer for the post-cloud era. Prior to Oxide he spent nearly a decade at Joyent, a cloud computing pioneer; prior to Joyent, he spent fourteen years at Sun Microsystems, a now-defunct computer company that Bryan's ten-year-old daughter apparently thought was a brewery.

  • I have come to bury the BIOS, not to open it: The need for holistic systems
Christian Walter

Head of Firmware Development at 9elements - Founder of the OSFW Foundation, Firmware Developer, Part of the OSFC Team.

  • The “Thing” Around Your System Firmware
  • OSFC 2022 Opening Event
Daniel Maslowski

By day, I am a software engineer in web and app development.

In my free time, I work on free and open source software, especially operating systems and distributions, bringup and application firmware, with a focus on tooling, integration, and documentation.

I created Fiedka the firmware editor 🧰⚙️🐙.

  • oreboot 2022 status report - on to RISC-V
  • SBoM Annotations and Audits
David Hu

David is currently a software engineer working on LinuxBoot at Google. As a newbie in embedded domain, he is brushing up his C skills lately, through reading kexec code base in kernel. His first taste of embedded system was through an Arduino rover for a robotics challenge with NASA’s Colorado Space Grant Consortium back in college.

  • Kexec Evolutions for LinuxBoot
Erwan Velu

Opensource enthusiast & contributor, interested in low-level and performance.
Kernel & Embedded Recipes founder.
Worked for Mandriva (HPC), Redhat (Ceph).
Co-designed an In-Flight-Entertainment (IFE) system for Zodiac.
Currently part of the Hardware team at Criteo.

  • Open firmware on your infrastructure, not only for hyperscalers.
Felix Held

Felix Held is a firmware engineer at AMD who primarily works on coreboot support for certain AMD SoCs.

  • Exploring Approaches to Add Firmware Support for New SoCs to coreboot
Fredrik Stromberg

Fredrik is slightly obsessed with creating more trustworthy computer systems and therefore frequently fantasizes about not using them. He co-founded Mullvad VPN, invented the security architecture System Transparency, co-designed the transparency log Sigsum and most recently Tillitis Key. His expertise lies at the intersection of strategy, computer security, and creativity.

  • Tillitis Key - A USB security key inspired by measured boot and DICE
Gabriel Kerneis

Gabriel works as a Security Researcher at ANSII, the National Cybersecurity Agency of France. His research focuses on firmwares, trusted environment and secure boot mechanisms.

  • User-friendly Lightweight TPM Remote Attestation over Bluetooth
Jakub Czapiga

Firmware engineer at Semihalf. coreboot and libpayload unit-tests maintainer. Now involved with extending futility functionality to support a wider range of BIOS image signing options, as well as with developing coreboot profiler and accompanying tools.

  • Measuring coreboot performance with instrumentation-based profiler
Jan Dąbroś

Jan Dąbroś is an embedded software engineer interested in firmware, hardware and security. He is working at the Semihalf - company based in Cracow, Poland.

Previously he was working on different firmware projects (both for embedded and server class platforms), including U-boot, ARM-TF and EDK2. Currently he is engaged in development of the Linux kernel and the coreboot. Co-maintainer of I2C DesignWare driver in Linux.

  • Host-side ACPI tables generation within coreboot
Jean-Marie Verdun

I am thrilled by computers. I spent a lot of time designing them at architectural and hardware level, and participated to crazy projects, including building up the biggest european super computer in the late 90's. I love to share my knowledge and enable people to design better computers. I am particularly focused on open technologies currently, which includes design tools like FreeCAD, KiCAD, and open source firmware projects like linuxboot and OpenBMC. I used to work for big companies, created a french based startup that I successfully sold to an american company in 2018. I am now part of HPE mainly focused on open platforms. What does it mean will be known in a couple of months / quarters and years.

  • Open Source Firmware @HPE
Jordan Hand

Jordan is a Software Engineer at Google, working on boot attestation for data center machines. Jordan works on firmware for Google's Titan Root of Trust chip and spends a lot of time thinking about root of trust APIs, key management, and on-machine security protocols.

  • Protecting TPM Commands from Active Interposers
Lean Sheng Tan

Sheng is a firmware engineer working on coreboot and open source projects since joining Intel at 2017. He has developed a keen interest in firmware development and actively involved in open source firmware initiatives, and he is currently working at 9elements. Outside of work Sheng is a tech geek and enjoys playing Frisbee.

  • Collaborative Firmware Payload Handoff Design
Loïc Buckwell
  • User-friendly Lightweight TPM Remote Attestation over Bluetooth
Marvin Drees

CyberSec student worker at 9elements. Passionate about all things embedded, especially BMCs and other management MCUs.

  • u-BMC, the long road to become production grade
Maulik Vaghela

Maulik is chrome firmware engineer with experience of working across bring up of multiple Intel SoCs and have contributed to coreboot common code as well as SoC code. He is interested in learning more about current open source projects where he can make his contributions and learn more from the community in the process.

  • Runtime configuration for coreboot
Michael Cardell Widerkrantz

MC is a programmer who has been working mostly with network protocols and has contributed to many open source projects.

  • Tillitis Key - A USB security key inspired by measured boot and DICE
Michał Kopeć
  • Challenges of enabling modern Intel desktop platform in coreboot
Michał Żygowski

Michał Żygowski is a versatile engineer with a strong focus on system firmware. Works as a firmware engineer at 3mdeb Embedded Systems Consulting . Active contributor of coreboot and other open-source projects. Core coreboot developer, maintainer of Braswell SoC, PC Engines, Protectli and Libretrend platforms. Loves travelling and attending conferences, which actively speaks on. Mainly interested in the firmware, security and advanced hardware features.

  • SPI Security
  • Challenges of enabling modern Intel desktop platform in coreboot
Nicolas BOUCHINET

Nicolas Bouchinet works as a Security Researcher at ANSSI, the National Cybersecurity Agency of France. His research focuses on the Linux kernel, userspace and boot chain.

  • User-friendly Lightweight TPM Remote Attestation over Bluetooth
Niharika Vadluri

Niharika Vadluri is a Firmware Intern at Accenture India. She is an active open source contributor since 2018. She graduated in 2021 with majors in Electrical and Electronics. She has been an active member and contributor in PSF, Hackster.io, Linux and Fossasia Open source Organization. She has given talks at Pycon Indonesia, Pycon Taiwan, Fossasia Summit 2019 and Poster Presentation at Pycon USA 2022.

  • Using Open Firmware for Automated Gateware Discovery
Philipp Deppenwiese

President of the Open Source Firmware Foundation.

  • FirmwareBleed: The industry failures to adopt SMM mitigations introduced years ago
  • OSFC 2022 Opening Event
Rasmus Dahlberg

Rasmus Dahlberg is a PhD student and a software engineer that works on transparent, verifiable, and privacy-preserving systems.

  • Using Sigsum Logs to Detect Malicious and Unintended Key-Usage
ronald g. minnich

Ron Minnich invented coreboot. More recently, he started the LinuxBoot project (linuxboot.org), which uses another of his projects, u-root (u-root.org). His most recent project is oreboot, i.e., coreboot without 'c'; oreboot is written in Rust.

  • How Min Platform led to Max coreboot; a case study
  • oreboot 2022 status report - on to RISC-V
Sasko Simonovski

Sasko has worked with product development at companies like Ascom, Ericsson, Qamcom and LumenRadio ever since he took his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. Today he is the CEO of Tillitis.

  • Tillitis Key - A USB security key inspired by measured boot and DICE
Simon Glass

Simon Glass has worked in embedded systems for many years, at Trimble, ARM, Bluewater Systems (which he founded) and Google. Simon led firmware development of the first ARM-based Chromebook and now leads new Chromebook bring-up, starting the Chrome OS Zephyr effort in 2019. In his spare time, Simon is a contributor to U-Boot (with over 7000 commits) and a staunch proponent of Open Source firmware. He holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from University of Canterbury. He is married with three children and lives in Colorado.

  • Introduction to VBE - Verified Boot for Embedded
Subrata Banik

Subrata Banik is a Firmware Engineer with more than a decade being spent in the computer industry and acquired experiences in system firmware design, development and debugging across various firmware architectures like UEFI, coreboot, Slim bootloader etc. for x86 and ARM platforms. Subrata has profound experience on platform enablement that leads into working for all the leading PC-makers’ products. Subrata is an active member of open-source firmware (OSF) development across different projects like coreboot, oreboot, flashrom, EDKII etc., where he is one of the leading contributors in the open firmware (coreboot) development. Subrata has received multiple US Patents and is very passionate about learning new technology and sharing knowledge among enthusiast engineers. Subrata has presented his technical talks at industry events such as Open Source Firmware conference, Institute for Security and Technology, Intel Developer Forum etc.

Subrata is passionate about reading and writing, recently finished authoring two books (along with Vincent Zimmer) on embedded system firmware which is available for pre-order at https://www.amazon.com/Subrata-Banik/e/B09N9CXVQS. When not writing or working, he can be found enjoying watching sports (especially football) or spending time with his daughter. A fun fact about Subrata is, he is a strong believer of Time travel existence.
You can chat with Subrata on Twitter at @abarjodi or at Subrata Banik - Software Engineer - Google | LinkedIn.

  • Runtime configuration for coreboot
  • The “Thing” Around Your System Firmware
Trammell Hudson

Trammell Hudson enjoys taking things apart and documenting how they work. He uses his reverse engineering skills to establish interoperability between devices and has released open source firmware for digital cameras, light-bulbs, laptops and many other consumer products.

  • Linux as a UEFI bootloader and kexecing windows
Zhiguang Liu

Join Intel as BIOS developer and become an active open source contributor in Edk2 project since 2019.

  • Collaborative Firmware Payload Handoff Design