Dustin Kirkland is an Ubuntu Cloud Solutions Product Manager and Strategist at Canonical, helping extend Ubuntu's tradition of leadership as a scalable, enterprise cloud computing platform and guest.

Dustin is formerly the Chief Technology Officer at Gazzang, offering data security and encryption for the cloud around eCryptfs. Dustin is also an active Core Developer of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, maintainer of 20+ open source projects, including Byobu and eCryptfs, and the creator of zEscrow, DivItUp.com, and LinuxSearch.org.

He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, daughter, and two Australian Shepherds.