My name is Steve Francia (he/him). I’ve spent the last 27 years as a software, product, and advocacy leader specializing in open source and developer experiences.
I’m best known for my leadership across several industry defining projects: The Go Language — Google’s cloud native programming language, MongoDB — the NoSQL database, Docker — the container engine, and Drupal — The CMS powering 10% of the commercial internet. I also authored Google’s Open Source Strategy and led Google Cloud developer strategy.
I love to code and have been fortunate to have created many open source projects which have gone on to capture mass attention including: Hugo — the world’s most popular static site generator, Cobra — The CLI framework for Go powering 50k+ applications, and viper — Go’s configuration framework.
My contributions to open source have led me to be one of the world’s most popular developers.
I frequently speak at conferences, podcasts, and user groups. My two best talks are Go – On the Shoulders of Giants and Drupal and the Secret of my Success. If you are interested in having me speak at your event, please contact me.
I’ve authored/co-authored two books for O’Reilly and have contributed/advised on several more — Powerful CLI applications in Go, Hugo in Action, Go in Action, and Learning Go.