Yaacov Akiba Slama is an industry expert in using free soware to build fully scalable and secure systems. He has worked on almost every level of the soware stack, from the linux kernel to nal applications and websites. He worked at IBM on internal products, on the
linux kernel, and for Mozilla. He is the co-founder and the principal architect of Wmap, an IM company, and byen.site, one of the French leaders in the sale of generic websites for small companies. He acuired his theoretical knowledge at the prestigious École Normale Supérieure in Paris and at e Hebrew University of Jerusalem.