As the CEO of Mesosphere, a software startup whose open source operating system is based on Apache Mesos, Florian Leibert manages the day-to-day operations of the business. Outside of his professional life, Florian (Flo) Leibert is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Founded at Columbia University in 1947, ACM works to bring together professionals of the computer sciences to further standards for education and leadership and foster technological advancements in computing. The organization allows members to network with colleagues and expand upon their knowledge.
Recently, ACM celebrated 50 years of the ACM A. M. Turing Award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of computing. The organization will spend the next several months remembering and honoring past Turing Laureates while welcoming future winners and inspiring the next generation of innovators. To mark the anniversary, ACM will host a two-day conference in June 2017 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, California. Topics discussed will include the history and future of computing. Those unable to attend in person can join live streaming sessions on the web.