InnerSource Commons Spring Summit 2020 Speakers

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Maximilian Capraro
Maximilian Capraro

Maximilian Capraro is a researcher and doctoral candidate at the Open Source Research Group at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. He worked on inner source in research projects with a variety of companies including Black Duck Software, Continental, and multiple Siemens business units. He developed the patch-flow measurement method (for measuring software development collaboration) and the first classification framework for inner source projects and programs. His research interests the quantification of software development collaboration, inner source governance including legal and taxation aspects, and many other things around inner source, open source, and software engineering.

 


Danese Cooper
Danese Cooper

Danese Cooper is vice president of special initiatives at NearForm, an Irish tech firm. Previously, she was head of open source software at PayPal, CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation, chief open source evangelist for Sun, and senior director of open source strategies for Intel. Danese was also the inaugural chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. She concentrates on creating healthy open source communities and has served on the boards of Drupal Association, the Open Source Initiative, the Open Source Hardware Association, and she’s advised Mozilla and the Apache Software Foundation. Danese also runs a successful open source consultancy that counts the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the SETI Institute, Harris, and Numenta as clients. She’s been known to knit through meetings.

 


Guilherme Dellagustin
Guilherme Dellagustin

Guilherme is a multipurpose developer at SAP, passionate about everything in software, especially in InnerSource and Open Source.

 


Isabel Drost-Fromm
Isabel Drost-Fromm

Isabel Drost-Fromm is Open Source Strategist at Europace AG Germany. She's a member of the Apache Software Foundation, co-founder of Apache Mahout and mentored several incubating projects. Isabel is interested in all things FOSS, search and text mining with a decent machine learning background. True to the nature of people living in Berlin she loves having friends fly in for a brief visit - as a result she co-founded and is still one of the creative heads behind Berlin Buzzwords, a tech conference on all things search, scale and storage.

 


Michael Graf
Michael Graf

Michael is software developer at SAP and Open Source enthusiast. He loves evangelizing technology, sharing knowledge, and collaborating with the community.

 


Georg Gruetter
Georg Grütter

Georg Grütter is a social coding evangelist and developer advocate at Bosch.IO. He cofounded and led the first InnerSource community at Bosch. Georg is a passionate software developer with over 30 years of experience. Previously, he held various positions and roles at Bosch, Line Information, the Zurich System House, and DaimlerChrysler. Georg has created two open source projects, "XHSI":http://xhsi.sourceforge.net and "stashNotifier":https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/StashNotifier+Plugin. He's an avid recumbent cyclist and mountain biker who also loves photography and chocolate.

 


Ana Jiménez Santamaría
Ana Jiménez Santamaría

Ana is currently working at Bitergia, a Software Development Analytics firm specialized in Open Source and InnerSource projects, while studying for her master’s in Data Science. As a software marketing specialist and data nerd, Ana is really interested in DevRel community, Open Source and community metrics. She has been a speaker at international conferences such as DevRelCon Tokyo and London 2019 or past Innersource Commons Summit editions.

 


José Manrique López
José Manrique López

Manrique is the CEO and shareholder in Bitergia and a free, libre, open source software development communities passionate. He is a graduate Industrial Engineer with research and development experience from the Technological Center for Computer Science and Communications of the Principality of Asturias (CTIC), W3C working groups, Ándago Engineering, and Continua Health Alliance. Former executive director of the Spanish Open Source Enterprises Association (ASOLIF), and expert consultant for the Spanish National Open Source Reference Center (CENATIC). Involved in several communities related to free, libre, open source software he is currently active in GrimoireLab and CHAOSS(Community Health Analytics for Open Source Software). He has been recognized as AWS Data Hero and GitLab Community Hero. You can reach him on Twitter as @jsmanrique, and when he is not online he loves to spend time with his family and surfing.

 


Katrina Novakovic
Katrina Novakovic

Katrina is a business architect in the Red Hat EMEA Office of Technology, working with organisations to strategically use open source software and methodologies and to establish communities. She guides customers through the process and cultural changes needed for digital transformation and technology adoption. Katrina is passionate about sharing best practices around the people, process and cultural aspects of Open Source. She's also advised organisations on Inner Source adoption.

 


Nithya Ruff
Nithya Ruff

Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office. She is responsible for growing Open Source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities. Prior to this, she started and grew Western Digital’s Open Source Strategy Office. She first glimpsed the power of open source while at SGI in the 90s and has been building bridges between companies and the open source community ever since. She’s also held leadership positions at Wind, Synopsys, Avaya, Tripwire and Eastman Kodak. At Wind, she led a team of product managers in managing a world class embedded Linux distribution and was a key member of the Yocto Project advocacy team on the board. Nithya has been director-at-large on the Linux Foundation Board for the last 3 years and was recently elected to be Chair of the Linux Foundation Board. Nithya has been a passionate advocate and a speaker for opening doors to new people in Open Source for many years. She has also been a promoter of valuing diverse ways of contributing to open source such as in marketing, legal and community. You can often find her on social media promoting dialogue on diversity and open source.

 


Thomas Sadler i
Thomas Sadler

Tom Sadler is a Software Engineering Team Lead for BBC iPlayer, specialising in media playback for connected TV browsers. He has advocated for supporting open source projects, including the BBC’s TV Application Layer and bigscreen-player, and lead on collaboration between teams.

 


Dmitrii Sugrobov
Dmitrii Sugrobov

Dmitrii is a software engineer, DevOps believer, evangelist at Leroy Merlin. Leroy Merlin is a DIY retail company that is part of the Adeo group with a presence in 15 countries. InnerSource is one of the key directions in software development across all business units of the company. Dmitrii improves the processes associated with the life of the code during and after its being crafted. Believes that the time of lone programmers is long gone. Speaker of various conferences across Russia and France.

 


Jerry Tan
Jerry Tan

OSPO of Baidu.Inc, over 20 years working experience with OSS, committer of Mozilla/Gnome/apache, speaker of OSCON/ApacheCON/Open Source Summit, advocate of InnerSource in China, has formed a group in China to discuss InnerSource practices.

 


Johannes Tigges
Johannes Tigges

Johannes is a co-creator of the InnerSource Commons Learning Path and has worked on introducing InnerSource to HERE Technologies, a leading digital map and location company. Currently he offers consulting on topics around open collaboration, automation, and everything open. Aside of that he works as lecturer and delivers technical trainings. He presents his work and thoughts at industry conferences like the FOSDEM or the InnerSource Commons Summit and is active in Open Source communities since a long time. With a background in both computer science and sociology of organization he has a unique perspective on software engineering organizations. In past roles, he has worked on introducing Continuous Integration and Delivery to large research institutions, in DevOps roles for very large cloud based platforms and developed software within the Telco domain.

 


Kristof Van Tomme
Kristof van Tomme

Kristof Van Tomme is an open source strategist and architect. He is the CEO and co-founder of Pronovix. He’s got a degree in bioengineering and is a regular speaker at conferences in the API, DevRel, and technical writing communities. For a few years now he’s been building bridges between the documentation and Drupal community. He is co-organiser of the London Write the Docs meetup, and cheerleader for the Amsterdam Write the Docs meetup group. After his first two InnerSourcing Conferences, Kristof got really excited about pattern languages and how they can be applied to help teams develop better documentation despite the constraints that exist for internal software programs.