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Shane Miller

Founding Chair of the Rust Foundation

“This year, open source software awareness reached well beyond the tech industry into tier one press and proposals from international policy makers, and 2023 will be a year defined by rules and regulations that demand end-to-end accountability from software vendors using open source to build and deliver their own products. In response to that challenge (and opportunity), in 2023, the tech industry is going to experience an explosion of startups and products racing to fill today’s gaps in the security, reliability, and sustainability of critical open source software. Those innovations will begin to improve the open source experience for maintainers, users, and end consumers.”

Shane Miller (she/her) is an executive leader with nearly three decades of experience delivering strategic innovation across diverse domains and technologies. She is the founding chair of the Rust Foundation and the founding leader of Rust open source at Amazon. Shane is focused on developing sustainable models for critical open source projects like Rust, and during her tenure as a Rust leader, the community grew nearly 500% from 600,000 to 2.8MM people. Over her career, Shane’s held diverse roles, including software engineering, university faculty, and political consulting. Shane’s engineering experience includes insurance, globalization, machine learning, cryptography, programming languages, and open source. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in pure mathematics.