Raised in the heart of Silicon Valley, Derek Weeks has a deep-rooted passion for software development and innovation. His 25 year career in software includes publicly-traded, multi-billion dollar businesses, and venture-backed businesses that he helped lead from early-stage growth to unicorn status to successful acquisitions. At the Linux Foundation, Weeks serves as a Senior Vice President supporting technology segments including DevOps, security, containers, networking, virtualization, cloud, blockchain, IoT, big data and analytics, storage, and embedded devices.
Prior to the Linux Foundation, Weeks helped create new market categories in open source software development and security as a Vice President at Sonatype, while he also built a massive online developer education community as a co-founder of All Day DevOps. While at Sonatype, Weeks created and championed research of The State of the Software Supply Chain Report and DevSecOps Community Survey, six years running. Prior to Sonatype, Weeks held global software leadership positions for software portfolios in private and public companies, including: Global 360 (acquired by OpenText), Systar (acquired by Axway), Hyperformix (acquired by CA, Inc.) and Hewlett-Packard – based in the US and Germany.
Weeks has received wide recognition for his achievements in the industry where he is a regular keynote speaker, has been named to the DevOps 100 by TechBeacon, distinguished as the DevOps Evangelist of the Year by DevOps.com, and received the Industry Executive of the Year from Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC). He holds a B.S. in international business from San Jose State University.