Based in Dublin, Ireland, Lauri Apple is senior program manager with Workday's public cloud team, and the creator of the Awesome Leadership and Management List and Feedmereadmes. Before joining Workday she was the open source evangelist and an agile coach/project manager at Zalando in Berlin, Germany, and the tech evangelist at Gilt Groupe in New York City. Her life before technology included stints as a journalist, blogger and media strategist. She graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, focusing on IP.
Having in total 16 years’ of experience in the telecommunications industry specialized in Software Development and Project / Program Management. With a proven track record of leading (as Program Manager) complex & multi-location programs/projects across different Core products & business portfolios during the last 8 years. Currently working as Inner source project manager in NOKIA for Telecommunication Core Networks. Responsible for driving the execution of Inner Source program (against the agreed targets) across different MN Cloud Core products in the development organization of 3000 people or so.
Erin Bank has 20 years of experience in engineering program management and technical communications in North America and abroad. Erin is an Advisor of Engineering Program Management for the CA Technologies Office of the CTO, where she built and currently drives the Inner Source program for CA Product Development. Erin also drives strategic transformation for the CA Accelerator program, where internal innovators receive support and funding to get new products into market. She is a contributing member of InnerSource Commons, committed to establishing inner source best practices with the community. Erin is also an elected member of the CA Council for Technical Excellence, and has Lean Six Sigma and Pragmatic certification.
Adam is a Director of Engineering at Wayfair. He leads the Boston-based teams that build the upper funnel customer experience and the Storefront teams in Wayfair’s Berlin office. He also participates in architecture reviews for department-wide projects. He incorporated Inner Source concepts into these processes to make more effective working groups that are capable of influencing engineering practices across a 1200-person department.
Marko is passionate about the power of software, how it is improving our lives, and transforming every single industry on the planet. At GitHub Marko is helping large businesses in Europe transform how they deliver better software, keep their developers happy, attract talent, and reuse code.
Maximilian Capraro is a researcher and working toward the PhD degree at the Open Source Research Group at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg. He received the BEng degree in information and communication technology from the BA Eisenach and the MSc 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 engineering, software code and process metrics, and software architecture, design and implementation.
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.
Alexander is a software developer working for Bosch Engineering. Since 2005 he has worked in different areas at Bosch from testing verhicle dynamics software to developing for car multimedia devices. 2011 Alexander joined the InnerSource movement at Bosch in 2011, since 2015 he leads a community.
Michael Dorner, M.Sc., is a researcher and a PhD candidate at the Professorship for Open Source Software at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Previously he worked in R&D of Siemens Audiology for two years, specializing in machine learning and real-time systems. Michael worked on inner source in research projects with a variety of companies including Continental and multiple Siemens business units. His current research focus is inner source governance and inner source quality assurance.
Dr. Stefan Ferber has been Chairman of the Executive Board of Bosch Software Innovations GmbH since January 1, 2018. He has direct management responsibility for product development, business development, sales & marketing as well as HR, finance & controlling. Stefan Ferber currently represents Bosch on the board of the Eclipse Foundation and is a member of the European Internet of Things Council. Stefan has more than 25 years’ experience in software development, software processes, software product lines, and software architectures for embedded systems, computer vision, and IT domains. Dr. Ferber holds an undergraduate degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and an M.Sc. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA. He is a certified ATAM lead evaluator by the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.
Having worked at the intersection of technology, policy and law for more than a decade, Karsten Gerloff is helping Siemens make use of the full potential of Open Source Software. Before joining Siemens in 2015, he worked for six years as president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (https://fsfe.org), where he focused on European technology policy and advocacy. At the United Nations University in Maastricht (The Netherlands), he researched the social and economic implications of Open Source Software.
Georg Grütter is a Senior Expert at Bosch Corporate Research and a founding member of the InnerSource activities at Bosch. He is driving the adoption of InnerSource within Bosch as an evangelist and as a developer since 2009. Georg is also a passionate software craftsman with over 30 years of experience. Previously, he worked for Daimler Chrysler as a researcher, the Zurich System House as a software engineer, and the Line Information GmbH as a consultant. Georg has created two open source projects, XHSI and stashNotifier. He is an avid recumbent cyclist, mountainbiker, stargazer and generally collects way too many hobbies.
Robert is a founding member of the Social Coding Initiative at Bosch, in which he is driving the adoption of InnerSource within Bosch as a Social Coding Evangelist. Over his ten year career in software development, Robert has worked in different technical areas from laboratory equipment to automotive components before he joined Bosch in 2011. He joined the InnerSource movement at Bosch in 2012, has led his own community and was part of the Social Coding team before joining the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence where he continues to promote Social Coding within Bosch. He is a passionate motorbike rider and a proud father of his little son which consumes nearly every bit of his spare time.
Israel Herraiz is a senior data scientist at BBVA Data & Analytics and director of the Master in Data Science at KSchool.
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.
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.
m Jagielski is a well known and acknowledged expert and visionary in Open Source, an accomplished coder, and frequent engaging presenter on all things Open, Web and Cloud related. As a developer, he’s made substantial code contributions to just about every core technology behind the Internet and Web and in 2012 was awarded the O’Reilly Open Source Award and in 2015 received the Innovation Luminary Award from the EU. He is likely best known as one of the developers and co-founders of the Apache Software Foundation, where he has previously served as both Chairman and President and where he’s been on the Board Of Directors since day one. Currently he is Vice-Chairman. He’s served as President of the Outercurve Foundation and was also a director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Up until recently, he worked at Capital One as a Sr. Director in the Tech Fellows program. He credits his wife Eileen in keeping him sane.
Rekha Joshi is a Principal Engineer for Cloud and AI Platforms at Microsoft, where she is responsible for architecture and implementation of large-scale intelligent distributed platform solutions. Previously, she has delivered large-scale personalized solutions for Intuit and for internet scale at Yahoo!. Rekha has worked in diverse domains of finance, advertising, supply chain, AI and research. Her refueling stops include reading Issac Asimov, Richard Feynman, PG Wodehouse and stalking Elon Musk.
Sungjin is the Program Manager for Open Source Technology in Samsung Research. He has engaged partners and developers to make innovative mobile applications based on current and future technologies as well as evangelising the Tizen and Samsung Platforms. He has been working in the technology industry for 15 years, including Embedded Systems, Home Network and Connected Devices, Mobile Platforms and Open Source Platform Ecosystem.
Shelly Nezri is an open source and inner source evangelist, in charge of fun and gamification in the workplace :)
Johannes is an Open Source enthusiast working for GitHub. He is helping large companies in the DACH and Eastern European region to build large internal software communities. Before GitHub, he was leading multiple Java development teams across the world building large Git backends and integration platforms.
I am a development manager of a technology foundations group at Amdocs, developing Cloud Native platforms for a micro services architecture. I have a vast experience as developer, Team Lead, Development Lead and few managerial roles in developing technologies in Amdocs focused on non functional stack like security, monitoring, logging, deployment and more. As a part of my role, I am leading an inner source initiative in the company, which allows other business units to contribute to our foundations platform
Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A., is the Professor of Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before joining academia, Riehle led the Open Source Research Group at SAP Labs, LLC, in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley). Riehle founded the Open Symposium, now the international conference on open collaboration. He was also the lead architect of the first UML virtual machine. He is interested in open source and inner source software engineering, agile software development methods, complexity science and human collaboration, and software system architecture, design, and implementation. Prof. Riehle holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zürich and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He welcomes email at firstname.lastname@example.org, blogs at http://dirkriehle.com, and tweets as @dirkriehle.
Dr. Klaas-Jan Stol is a Lecturer with the School of Computer Science and Technology at University College Cork. Previously he worked as a Research Fellow with Lero—the Irish Software Research Centre. He holds a PhD in software engineering from the University of Limerick on Open and InnerSource. He conducts research on contemporary software development methods and strategies, including InnerSource, Open Source, crowdsourcing, and agile and lean methods. His work on InnerSource has been published in several top journals and magazines including ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. In a previous life, he was a contributor to the Perl 6 open source project.
Kristof Van Tomme is an open source strategist and architect. He is the CEO and co-founder of Pronovix, a consultancy that specialises in developer portals for API programs. As part of this specialisation Pronovix is working on an open source "Docs like Code" developer portal distribution for Drupal. For a few years Kristof has been building bridges between the documentation, API and Drupal communities. He shares his time between Belgium where he lives with his family, Hungary where Pronovix has its office, and London where he started the local Write the Docs meetup. Kristof is an advisory board member of the Drupal Association, former nomination committee chair and co-organiser/initiator of a string of events including Drupalcon Szeged 2008 and the API the Docs event series.
Tim is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and a Portfolio Manager in Nokia Mobile Network Business Management. Over his twenty-year career in telecommunications, Tim has held roles software testing, system engineering, architecture, procurement, and innovation. He served six years on the Alcatel-Lucent FOSS Executive Committee. Tim has experience creating grass roots communities within the company and outside of it; he is a volunteer co-Municipal Liaison for National Novel Writing Month.