I’m José Miguel Parrella (JMP, bureado), an open source enthusiast that specializes in bringing complex technology portfolios to market, from leading communities, creating policy, advising strategy, driving businesses and delivering solutions.
I was raised in Venezuela with strong family roots in Catalunya and have been an expat for over 10 years. I’m based in Seattle since 2013 when I moved from Quito, Ecuador with my family.
I’m a Debian Developer and have built a number of derivatives, one of which has 3.5M+ users today. I also enjoy Perl, libtech and other areas where open source is driving innovation such as infosec and blockchain.
Since 2010 I’ve been part of Microsoft’s open source strategy, focusing on Azure for the last few years. If it’s about open source in the cloud, you’ll find me behind papers, market intel, roadmaps, launches, collages, slides, demos or cameras.
Everything I write here or elsewhere is my opinion and not that of Microsoft or any former employer or organization I’ve been associated with.
I’m most active on Twitter and have published two books, a Debian quick start guide for Web developers and a book on parenting in Spanish. Most decks and/or recordings of conferences, keynotes, sessions and webinars I’ve delivered from Argentina to India are on my OneDrive or GitHub.
Your feedback is always welcome: get in touch!