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Barton George

Dell Technologies
Developer strategy
Austin, TX
Barton is leading the creation of Dell Technologies’ first coordinated developer program. At Dell, Barton has worked in a variety of positions focused around Open Source and developers. He is also the founder of Project Sputnik, a line of Ubuntu-powered developer laptops and workstations. With the help of the community Sputnik, which began as an exploratory project, evolved from project to product, to portfolio. Prior to Dell Barton was a member of Sun Microsystem’s Open Source program office where he managed the relationships with the Linux distributions as well as with Linux and Free Software foundations. While not a developer he did use the vi editor to fill out all his business school applications.  Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Barton is a single father of three teenagers. He and his children happily reside in Austin, Texas