Prior to Red Hat, Flavio worked on Big Data oriented applications, search engines and message systems. He was also an active member of Gnome's a11y team where he contributed to Orca and created MouseTrap, a head-tracker application. Outside Red Hat Flavio likes to take run, travel, hang around with family and friends and whatever seems interesting.

Flavio spends most of his time hacking on containers and messaging technologies in the OpenStack community where he's been part of several technical communities, served as a PTL and also as a Technical Committee member (where he still seats and contributes to).

Accepted Talks:

Don't try to look smart. Be smart

The technology industry is growing and already huge. The number of humans in this industry and the number of areas they can work on are overwhelming. The number of opportunities often don't seem as many for an industry that big, nonetheless.

Regardless of how long you've been in this industry, you often feel overwhelmed, unfocused, demotivated by the size of the industry, the uncertainty it generates and the urge of doing something others consider important.

Throughout this talk, the audience will learn how to grow in an industry that is often blasted with intellectual appearances, quantity over quality and unstoppable, constant, changes. The talk provides tips to cope with large communities and fields as well as experiences and examples.

Ansible Essentials Hands-On Workshop


Provide students with direct introductory instruction and guidance to beginning to automate with Ansible.


  • ansible_install
  • adhoc_commands
  • simple_playbook (optional)
  • basic_playbook
  • roles


A laptop (or server) running linux and a running VM with linux and SSH enabled. The VM can be anywhere (from vagrant to a remote server) as long as it is accessible from the workshop. It's recommended to use a local VM (Vagrant, for example) to avoid networking issues.