Charles Eckel

Open Source Developer Evangelist
Cisco DevNet

Charles is a developer evangelist in the Cisco DevNet team with a passion for open source software and open standards.

He started with open source 1999 as a founding member of Vovida Networks, developing some of the industry’s first open source VoIP protocol stacks and applications.

Now at Cisco, he is a recognized champion of open standards, open source and interoperability. He runs DevNet’s Open Source Dev Center, which focuses on Cisco’s major open source contributions, use, and community engagements; most notably, introducing open source hackathons into IETF and MEF, revolutionizing the way these SDOs operate and uniting open source software with open standards to maximize the pace and relevance of both.

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