- About Us
Lance became OSL director in early 2013. He has managed all of the hosting activities that the OSL provides for more than 160 high-profile open source projects since joining the lab as lead systems administrator and architect in 2007. Lance’s involvement in the open source community began in 2003, when he became a developer and package maintainer with Gentoo Linux. Prior to joining the OSL, Lance was a UNIX Administrator for the Enterprise Server Technologies group at Kansas State University. In his free time he helps organize Beaver BarCamp and plays trumpet in local jazz group The Infallible Collective.
Lance can be reached at lance-at-osuosl-dot-org
Jeff is a computer science major who joined the OSL in June 2014. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys being outdoors, enjoying the sun. He also enjoys reading and playing a game of Jenga. Jeff started and ran the OSU chapter of Students United for Marriage, an initiative to get same-sex marriage in Oregon. In the future, Jeff hopes to find a way to mix computer science and political/social justice.
Justin joined the OSL as a developer in September 2014. A computer science major, Justin enjoys programming, games, mountain biking and camping. Justin prides himself in documenting his work, and in the future he hopes to develop libraries and tools for game developers.
Justin joined the OSL in March 2012 after studying and working at Kansas State University. Justin took graduate level courses in computer science at KSU and later worked as an applications system administrator there immediately before coming to the OSL. His work in identity and account management and his experience with Linux and Ubuntu are assets he'll utilize to benefit the lab's projects and infrastructure. Justin was involved in the Linux Users Group at KSU, and he has extensive experience with Java programming. Through the OSL, Justin is excited to be part of the wider open source community and to participate in outreach and development.
Jordan rejoined the OSL staff in March of 2014 as an operating systems and networks analyst after previously working as a student from 2010-2012. As an operating systems and networks analyst, he primarily focuses on mailing infrastructures, automation and cloud infrastructures. Specifically, Jordan is currently working on Chef (configuration management) infrastructure. In his spare time, Jordan enjoys reading, knitting and spending time with his wife and two dogs.
Taylor, a computer science and vocal performance major, is a student community systems administrator at the OSL. In his spare time, Taylor likes to sing, program and strives to brew the perfect cup of coffee. Taylor is a member of the Kendama club on campus, and in the future he hopes to spread open source software and education to people around the world.
Megan joined the OSL as a developer in May 2014. She is a computer science major with experience in Drupal development, and primarily plans to focus on the Protein Geometry Database. Megan enjoys reading in her spare time.
Matthew is a computer science major who joined the OSL in June 2015. He looks forward to learning more about GUIs while working at the lab. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his wife and play with his son and daughter.
Ian joined the lab in November 2013 and is majoring in computer science. Skilled in the Python and C++ programming languages, Ian is currently working on the Oregon Virtual School District project. In his spare time he enjoys reading, programming and attending OSU Linux Users Group meetings.
Lee is a computer science major, and he joined the OSL as a community systems administrator in May 2014. Lee looks forward to learning more about the OSL infrastructure and hopes to contribute to Chef. In his spare time, Lee attends OSU Linux Users Group meetings, and enjoys reading as well as a good cup of coffee.
Ken began at the OSL in March 2012 after spending over a decade in various positions on the OSU campus. Since 1999, he has worked professionally as a systems administrator in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, completed an undergraduate degree in physics as a student and worked with Central Web Services as a software developer. Ken sees the OSL as a synthesis of the wide variety of projects he has worked on at the university and hopes to use his experience with many different technologies and his dual perspective as an OSU staff member and alumnus to benefit the lab. Ken's personal interests are as varied as the technical projects he has worked on; he is a blacksmith as well as a woodworker and enjoys writing fiction.
Simon, a Computer Science major, joined the lab as a Community Systems Administrator in December 2014. As a part of the Growth Hacker team he helps bring new projects on board, and maintains the projects we host. In his free time Simon is the system administrator of the technology-focused imageboard lainchan, and enjoys contributing to open source projects.
Anthony is studying computer science and has worked on networking for the Apache Software Foundation and other projects. He is skilled in networking and LAN/WAN administration and joined the OSL to gain hands-on experience with real-world applications and issues. Anthony enjoys video games and playing drums in his free time.
Tristan, an aspiring NASA programmer or game developer started at the OSL in June 2015. He is a computer science major and is involved with the Linux Users Group as well as the Gaming Club. In his spare time he plays games, browses the internet, and programs personal projects.
Elsie joined the OSL in June 2014, and is an economics major and computer scince minor. At the OSL, she tracks the progress of projects, creates workflows, completes various graphic design projects and manages the lab's social media presence. Elsie enjoys reading, cooking, photography and playing trivial pursuit in her spare time. After she graduates, Elsie hopes to travel.
Sean is studying computer systems and joined the OSL in June 2012. He works on many projects at the lab but particularly enjoys working with the Apache Web server. In his free time, he works on his own PC gaming community website.
Garrett, a computer science major, started at the OSL in December 2014 as a systems administrator. He specializes in Python, particularly the Django and Flask frameworks. Garrett enjoys hacking on open source projects, bicycling, skateboarding and exploring the outdoors in his spare time. In the future, Garrett hopes to make an impact on the world by leveraging the internet to build a sustainable world for everyone.
Daniel is a mathematics and physics student. At the OSL he works on logging, backend for the Protein Geometry Database, supporting ORVSD, and managing Power7 systems. In his free time, Daniel likes to write Racket, play go, work on underwater robotics, cook and eat vegetables. He hopes to attend graduate school and travel back to Hungary in the future. His PGP ID is 062FD895
Aileen is a computer science and digital communication arts double major who started at the lab in June 2015. She likes to play video games (Kingdom Hearts and Skyrim are her favorites) draw, read, and sleep in her spare time.
Andy is a computer science student who joined the OSL in December 2014 as a systems administrator. In his spare time, Andy arranges a cappella songs for small groups, plays music and watches Netflix. Andy enjoys playing Skyrim for PC and is especially interested in Web development.
Evan is a student developer at the OSL. He is a computer science major, and is currently working on Ganeti, a virtual server management tool. Although Evan is often busy with schoolwork, in his limited spare time he can be found climbing the bouldering walls at the OSU Rec Center. Evan hopes to someday climb some of Oregon’s famous climbing rocks.
Rachel is a speech communication major who joined the OSL team in March 2014; she is responsible for writing and editing articles and Web content for the OSL. Rachel is a member of the OSU Speech and Debate team and hopes to write speeches once she graduates. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies and traveling.
While Jack has spent most of his career working with computers, he is currently studying food science and technology at Oregon State University. At the OSL, Jack works on the Protein Geometry Database project and also mentors students. When he’s not brewing tasty, award-winning mead, Jack maintains a number of solo open source projects and watches “Doctor Who.”
Elijah is a computer science major who joined the OSL team in June 2014 as a student developer. At the OSL, Elijah works on Oregon Virtual School District Central and contributes to Fenestra. Elijah enjoys reading, making games and writing stories/blog posts in his spare time. Before graduation, Elijah is hoping to start his own software company.