About Us

Pioneering the next wave of cloud computing.

The Fermyon team hails from a fine tradition of open source development.
We built CNCF projects like Helm, the package manager for Kubernetes and Brigade, the tool for scriptable tasks.

We created the VS Code integration for Kubernetes and the Draft developer’s tool for Kubernetes. But we’re not just about the code.

Some of us wrote the Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes.
Others designed logos and sites for well-known cloud technologies.

We have spoken at almost every single KubeCon, even the first one.

We introduced the Kubernetes world to WebAssembly with Krustlet. We’ve talked about Bindle the package repository for WebAssembly and Hippo the deployment platform. We got a little retro when we implement CGI for WebAssembly in Wagi. We created Yo-Wasm to help you get started quickly with WebAssembly. And we are active members in the Bytecode Alliance.

Now we are exploring a new way to do cloud-native WebAssembly. With developers and DevOps in mind, we are creating an environment that makes it easy to build a new generation of distributed microservices.

We can’t wait to show you more.


The Team

Adam Reese is a founder of Fermyon

Adam Reese

@adamreese

Adam Reese is a founder of Fermyon. He contributes to WebAssembly projects such as Bindle, Wagi, and Hippo. Before Fermyon he was on the DeisLabs research and development team at Microsoft Azure, where he was a core maintainer for projects like Helm and Brigade.

Brian Hardock is a founder of Fermyon

Brian Hardock

@fibonacci1729

Brian Hardock is a founder of Fermyon. He is currently focused on Spin and Bindle, as well as other WebAssembly projects. Before Fermyon he was on the DeisLabs research and development team at Microsoft Azure, where he was a core maintainer for Helm and other projects. Brian lives in Pennsylvania.

Diane Sampson is a backoffice specialist at Fermyon

Diane Sampson

Diane’s background includes being a financial research account manager, bookkeeper, tax preparer, health enthusiast, and mom. She has managed relationships with major financial services companies, been an office manager for a health club/fitness facility, consulted to an accounting/tax preparation firm, and raised three sons. In addition to her work at Fermyon, she volunteers as a tax preparer for the low income and elderly. She enjoys exercise, yoga, and spending time with her family.

Ivan Towlson is a founder of Fermyon

Ivan Towlson

@itowlson

Ivan Towlson is a founder of Fermyon. His projects include VS Code Kubernetes Tools, yo wasm, Hippo and Wagi.

Lann Martin is a software engineer at Fermyon

Lann Martin

@lann

Lann Martin is a software engineer at Fermyon. He is currently working on Spin and previously worked on Chrome OS. Lann lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Matt Butcher is a founder of Fermyon

Matt Butcher

@technosophos

Matt Butcher (CEO) is a founder of Fermyon. He is one of the original creators of Helm, Brigade, CNAB, OAM, Glide, and Krustlet. He has written or co-written many books, including Learning Helm and Go in Practice. He is a co-creator of the Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes series. These days, he works mostly on WebAssembly projects such as Wagi, Bindle, and Bartholomew. Matt holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy. He lives in Colorado.

Matt Fisher is a founder of Fermyon

Matt Fisher

@bacongobbler

Matt Fisher is a founder of Fermyon. He contributes to several open source projects, most notably Hippo and krustlet. Before Fermyon, he was on the DeisLabs research and development team at Microsoft, maintaining projects like Helm, Draft, Duffle, and Deis Workflow. Outside of work, he enjoys camping, playing board games, calligraphy, and playing guitar. He lives in British Columbia, Canada.

Michelle Dhanani is a founder of Fermyon

Michelle Dhanani

@michelleN

Michelle Dhanani is a founder of Fermyon. Currently, she contributes to Bindle and Spin. While at Microsoft, Michelle was a core maintainer of Open Service Mesh and Service Mesh Interface. She has also been a core maintainer for projects like Helm and Draft. In addition to coding, Michelle has given many keynote talks at KubeCon, and also served on the CNCF Governing Board. Michelle lives in Atlanta, GA.

Radu Matei is a founder of Fermyon

Radu Matei

@radu-matei

Radu Matei is a founder and CTO of Fermyon. He is passionate about WebAssembly, distributed systems, and artificial intelligence, and in the past he worked at Microsoft Azure in the DeisLabs research and development team, where he was a core maintainer for multiple server-side WebAssembly and distributed systems projects like Krustlet, Draft, Brigade, or the Cloud Native Application Bundle project (building the distribution and security specifications). He is an avid learner, loves classical music, and enjoys a good bicycle ride and bubble tea.

Ronan Flynn-Curran is a member of Fermyon

Ronan Flynn-Curran

@flynnduism

Ronan Flynn-Curran is a founding member of Fermyon. A designer and developer, Ronan works on branding, design and software projects. Before Fermyon, he worked as part of the Deis Labs team at Microsoft, contributing to projects like Helm, Brigade, Open Service Mesh, Porter, Krustlet and Hippo. Originally from Ireland, he now lives in California.

Tim Enwall is the executive chairman of Fermyon

Tim Enwall

Currently Executive Chairman (part-time) at Fermyon. Previous operating executive of a 50-person/$5M revenue company (Solista, CEO. acquired by Gartner), a 200-person/$20M revenue company (Tendril now Uplight, CEO/COO/CIO, currently valued at $1.2B), a 30-person venture-backed smart home company (Revolv, CEO, acquired by Google), and a 45-person personal robotics company (Misty Robotics, CEO, acquired by Furhat Robotics). Head of Strategy at Nest Labs, a unit of Google / Alphabet. Career started at Apple (almost 10 years). Angel investor in 11 startup companies. Mentor to award-winning startups including Snap-a-Bug (Techstars ’10), SimpleEnergy (Techstars ’11), LinkCycle (MIT Cleantech ’11), Mobiplug/Revolv (Techstars ’12) and Ludela (Techstars ’19). Winner of Boulder County Esprit Award Entrepreneur of the Year (2012). Career Goal: To build great businesses through passion, focused and disciplined business management, people leadership and the installment of “Top 10 Percentile High Performance Culture” philosophies. Tim holds a BS in EECS and lives in Boulder, CO.

Vaughn Dice is a member of Fermyon

Vaughn Dice

@vdice

Vaughn Dice is a founding member of Fermyon. Currently, he is contributing to the WebAssembly projects of Bindle and Wagi and learning how to run and manage workloads on Nomad. Before Fermyon, he worked as part of the Deis Labs team at Microsoft, acting as a core maintainer on Brigade and Porter, as well as contributing to projects like Helm, CNAB and others.

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