The OSI exists and succeeds because of the commitments and contributions of our community. We would like to thank all of those who have stepped forward to support our work in promoting and protecting open source software, development and communities.
If you would like to help raise the awareness and adoption of open source software, please visit our wiki for information.
Patrick French, Systems Administration
Patrick is a polyglot programmer who has been helping to keep the OSI servers running smoothly since 2011.
Nick Vidal, Drupal Administration
Nick lives in Porto Alegre, Brazil and is active in a variety of open source projects and communities, including Drupal, the Open Invention Network (OIN) and Startup Libre. Nick is interested in bringing together developers, entrepreneurs, and investors to share knowledge about open innovation and collaboration.
Shelly Coen , Community Outreach Manager
Born in the west of Ireland, Shelly Coen studied English literature at NUI Galway before emigrating to Vienna, Austria. After working as a kindergarten teacher, she completed Rails Girls Summer of Code (RGSoC) in 2015. Her current projects include aiding in the organisation of the 2016 RGSoC programme, furthering her education and experience in tech marketing, and organising community conferences focused on empowering newcomers to tech, such as otsconf, Dortmund. She shares her home with her partner and two cats, and bakes many things. You can find pictures of her delicious baked goods and other interesting bits Shelly shares on Twitter: @shellycoen
Catherine Dumas, Community Gardener
Catherine is a PhD candidate in Informatics in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences at the University of Albany, State University of New York. Her research interests include: social media, social network analysis in online communities and organizations, collective action, social informatics and open source. She has taught several courses in the Computer Science and Informatics undergraduate department. She is a team leader for the Rare Disease Hackathons, the Open Source Festivals and technical workshops at her university.
Dima Kassab, Community Gardener
Dima Kassab is a PhD candidate in Informatics in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She currently holds a position as the “Future Faculty Fellow” at the Institute for Teaching Learning and Academic Leadership (ITLAL), where she works with graduate students on advancing their academic and professional development, conducts workshops and provides one-to-one consultations. Before joining ITLAL, she taught several courses on different technical topics including web design and databases at the Informatics Department. She has been a team leader for organizing several technical and professional development events such as the Open Source Festival (for five years), Rare Disease Hackathons (for seven events), and "Code With Me" program.
Dima has a Master’s degree in Information Studies from the University at Albany and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Aleppo, Syria. She is also a Fulbright Fellow. Her main research interest is in learning as it occurs in complex virtual environments such as games..
Bryan Doss, LibreStart-up
Bryan is a Accounting, IT Management and Computer Science student at the University at Albany.