The Linux Foundation’s Confidential Computing Consortium (CCC) is proud to announce Sal Kimmich joining as the Technical Community Architect. Sal’s career started by sharing Python scripts with other computational neuroscientists in the wild world of supercomputing. A decade later, they are still paying attention to the algorithmic side of open source tech.
Before joining CCC, Sal worked as a scalable SecDevOps Machine Learning engineer and brought those contributions to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF). They have focused on practical automation around security best practices that make the maintainer’s lives easier, like Security Slams.
At CCC, we are building the landscape for Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) at the Linux Foundation as it becomes as Confidential Computing becomes foundational to cross-industry security practicesConfidentiality of data in use is also a cornerstone of digital progress: having hardware level trust in compute is critical to the wave of critical technologies in both edge and cloud.
Sal’s vision for CCC is clear – to make maintainers’ work enjoyable and rewarding, to create tech demos that dazzle, and to showcase the world-class Open Source Projects enabling secure computation. 2024 marks the start of an incredible year of compute, collaboration and community expansion ahead, as runtime security takes the spotlight in emerging tech.