Brent Beer is a Senior Solutions Engineer with GitHub. More details uploaded shortly.
Maximilian Capraro is a researcher and doctoral candidate at the Open Source Research Group at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. He received the bachelor of engineering degree in information and communication technology from the BA Eisenach and the master of science degree in computer science from the Friedrich-Alexander-University. He is alumnus of the Siemens Masters Program. Max 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 include quantification of software development collaboration, inner source and open source, software code code and process metrics, software architecture, design and implementation.
Eoin Conneely is the Head of the Application Development Platform Program to enable cloud native application development & Head of Strategy Implementation for PDU OSS. Prior to this role, Eoin amassed over 25 years’ experience with Ericsson (LM Ericsson Limited), and also holds extensive professional experience in software and Agile S/W development. Eoin earned his Bachelor of Engineering Electronic (1989-1993) from National University of Ireland, Galway
Ms. Danese Cooper has been the Head of Open Source Software at PayPal, Inc. since February 2014. She was Chairperson of the Node.js Foundation from June 2015 through June 2017, and continues to serve on that board. Ms. Cooper previously served as the CTO of Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., as Chief Open Source Evangelist for Sun and as Sr. Director of Open Source Strategies for Intel. She concentrates on creating healthy open source communities and has served on the Boards of the Drupal Association, the Open Source Initiative, the Open Hardware Association and has advised Mozilla and the Apache Software Foundation, where she has been a Member since 2005. She also runs a successful open source consultancy which counts Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, SETI Foundation, Harris Corporation and Numenta as clients. She has been known to knit through meetings.
Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar is a researcher and one of the founders of Bitergia, a company that provides software analytics for open source ecosystems. Currently the chief data officer at Bitergia, he is focused on the quality of the data, research of new metrics, analysis, and studies of interest for Bitergia customers via data mining and processing. Daniel holds a PhD in free software engineering from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, where he focused on the analysis of buggy developers activity patterns in the Mozilla community.
Hong Phuc Dang is currently the InnerSource driver at Zalando where she acts as a consultant to engineering teams across departments to scale open culture and promote best practices of Open Source development within the company. Previous to this role, she co-founded FOSSASIA, one of largest open source organizations in Asia. She has more than 10 years of experience in leading open source community and managing various projects spanning hardware, software and international tech events and exhibitions. She is known for applying open source best practices to meet business goals.
Professor Brian Fitzgerald is Director of Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre, where he previously held the role of Chief Scientist. Prior to that he served as Vice-President Research at the University of Limerick. He also holds an endowed professorship, the Krehbiel Chair in Innovation in Business & Technology, at the University of Limerick. His research interests lie primarily in software development, encompassing open source and inner source, crowdsourcing software development, agile and lean software development, and global software development. His publications include 16 books, and over 150 peer-reviewed articles in the leading international journals and conferences in both the Information Systems and Software Engineering fields, including MIS Quarterly (MISQ), Information Systems Research (ISR), IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE) and ACM Transactions on Software Engineering Methodology (TOSEM). Prior to taking up an academic position, he worked in the software industry for about 12 years, in a variety of sectors (including finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, bespoke software development) in a number of countries (Ireland, Belgium, Germany).
Thomas Froment is the lead of Thales Inner Source Software Community – aiming at promoting Open Source Software (OSS) development practices and establishing open source-like collaborations within Thales group. After two decades of software development and engineering experiences as developer, team lead and architect in Internet, Cloud Computing and Telco industries, Thomas is totally investing himself as an Agile coach willing to make cultural changes happen for real in his company. In 2016, he decided to let aside his agile coach hat, taking the lead of Inner Source initiative as part of the Thales Digital Transformation program. Prior to Thales, Thomas had various experiences ranging from Corporate Research Engineer at Alcatel-Lucent to IT infrastructure manager in a SaaS Software editor. He has been a contributor at Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), author of RFC 5658, member of SIP Forum and speaker in several international conferences. He is author in several publications and 14 patents around internet protocol security, distributed system, SIP and peer to peer technologies. He is also a Certified Scrum Master and Certified SAFe Agilist.
As Senior Scrum Master and Agile Coach, Dr. Wolfgang Gehring sees one of his main responsibilities to keep his teams happy and empower them to perform at their best. Infected with the Inner Source virus about three years ago, he turned into an ambassador for Inner and Open Source and has been working on enabling and spreading the ideas within Daimler AG and its IT-subsidiary Daimler TSS. At the beginning of his journey to Inner Source, he would’ve never imagined that it would get him to dive into the worlds of the legal and tax departments of a multi-national corporation, which is as strange a world to him as is the IT world for them. In his free time, Wolfgang likes to engage in conversations about soccer and is a passionate traveler and scuba diver. He calls Albert Einstein’s birthplace city of Ulm his home in Southern Germany.
Georg is a software developer with over 30 years of professional experience. He has been a leading figure in the InnerSource initiative at Bosch since its inception in 2009. Currently he is working with the IoT division at Bosch. Georg is an avid recumbent and mountain bike rider and enjoys staying up late to practice astrophotography.
Chief Technologist at Red Hat Consulting, where I've worked for 18 years. Advocate of organisational and business change to support technology developments.
Jorge Herrera is an agility enthusiast, currently working as Technical Manager for Entelgy. Fully convinced about incoming disruptive ways of work, through open source and InnerSource practices and new organizational structures. After several years developing software and managing teams, now my objective is helping developers to work easy, funny, and productive.
John Landy is a leader in Systems and Technology at Ericsson. In his 20-year career at Ericsson, John has held a number of technical leadership roles, including head product owner for the Community-Developed Software project, which introduced Inner Source software development to the Ericsson. As well as participating in numerous industry and academic events in Ireland, John has spoken at OSCON and gave a keynote address at the 2017 Inner Source Commons Fall Summit. He also contributed to the O’Reilly 2018 publication “Adopting Inner Source”. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick.
Olivier is professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HEIG-VD). He is also co-founder and CTO of Avalia Systems, a software analytics company. Before joining HEIG-VD in 2007, Olivier worked for 6 years at Sun Microsystems. He was previously CTO of Lotaris, a mobile licensing and payment company. He has a master degree in computer science from University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and a Ph.D. from University of Hiroshima.
Managing Director, Product Engineering
Shelly Nezri is a software engineer at Elbit Systems and the company’s InnerSource community leader, where she promotes fun and gamification. Previously, Shelly was a software developer, architect, and manager. She holds a BSc in computer engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. In her free time, she likes hanging out with friends, jogging, and raising three little tearaways.
Katrina joined Red Hat, the world's leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, in 2013 and is as an Open Source business architect working across the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region within Red Hat Consulting, guiding customers through the process and cultural changes needed for digital transformation and technology adoption to ensure customer success. She holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Computer Science with Management from Royal Holloway University, University of London.
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Ana is a Software Marketing Strategist currently working at Bitergia, a Software Development Analytics firm specialized in Open Source and InnerSource projects. As marketing specialist and Data Nerd, Ana is really interested in Open Source Communities and strongly believes that Marketing and Software Development Analytics can (and should) work together to help Open Source Communities to better achieve their goals.
When she isn’t glued to a computer working on SEO activities, developing content strategy or dealing with analytics, Ana spends her time gaming, illustrating and learning Japanese. She has been a speaker at some international conferences such as CHAOSSCon Brussels 2019 and DevRelCon Tokyo 2019.</div>
Ben is partner and collaboration strategist at Age of Peers. With Age of Peers Ben deals with a large variety of existing open source projects and companies that want to go open source for some or all of their products implementing community strategy. Ben is specifically interested in the human side of tech and on occasion speaks about leadership and burnout. You can reach Ben on Twitter at @benvantende.
Johannes is an Open Source and Inner Source enthusiast currently working for HERE Technologies. He is working on establishing Inner Source and internal software communities within HERE. Before that he established and contributed to CI, CD and DevOps efforts in various other organizations - be it the technical or organizational and cultural aspects. He has a background in computer science and sociology and is generally interested in organizations, the human aspects of the software development domain as well as technical approaches to facilitating and measuring those.
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.