The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Kevin Bowling and Andrew Wafaa have joined the Board of Directors. 

Kevin Bowling officially joined the FreeBSD Project in 2015, and gained a ports bit in 2018 after contributing for several years in ports and src.  Kevin is now the Systems Engineering Manager at Netskope.  Prior to that, he led a team of systems developers during the downstreaming and upstreaming of everything needed to run a global network edge with FreeBSD while at Limelight Networks.  Kevin also runs a FreeBSD and Internetworking lab on the Phoenix-IX Public Internet Exchange using only FreeBSD systems.

Find out more about Kevin in his New Board Member Interview.

Andrew Wafaa leads Arm’s Open Source Office, encompassing internal and external open source engagements and has been working with both the FreeBSD Foundation and the community for over 8 years, pushing for Arm adoption externally and FreeBSD adoption internally. As a member of Arm’s Open Source Software leadership team, he is responsible for building the relationships between Arm engineering and key open source projects of which FreeBSD is one such project.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the Open Source space working for the likes of Fujitsu, EMC, Sun  Microsystems as well as local government IT teams. He has held and continues to hold numerous Board positions in various Open Source projects, including openSUSE, Xen and the Yocto Project. Prior to the technology world, Andrew spent over a decade in the aviation space and is slowly returning to it as a private pilot.

Find out more about Andrew in his New Board Member Interview.

Please join us in welcoming Kevin and Andrew to the Foundation Board of Directors!