- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 is studying computer science and joined the OSL in June 2012. He currently works on Ganeti Web Manager at the lab. Justin is part of the Linux Users Group and enjoys contributing to Bravo, an open source Minecraft server.
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.
Trevor is studying applied computer science. As a part-time student developer at the OSL, he spends most of his time on the Ganeti Web Manager project. His passion and knowledge for open source software and development is only exceeded by his passion for dance. He is actively involved in the OSU Linux Users Group, the Corvallis Swing Society and the Oregon State Ballroom Dance Company's performing ensemble New Shoes.
Trevor is knowledgeable in Java, PHP, (X)HTML, Python, SQL and Intel Assembly. When he is not being a code monkey, Trevor can be found reading, playing classic point-and-click adventure games, dancing or playing guitar.
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.
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.
Daniel is studying computer science. At the OSL, he works primarily on Drupal and MySQL. He grew up in Kansas and enjoys traveling and biking of all kinds. Daniel is also involved in the Linux Users Group.
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
Emily is studying computer science. When she joined the OSL in April 2011, she worked as a software developer on the Ganeti Web Manager project. After completing a summer internship at Intel, she has rejoined the lab as a systems administrator. Outside of the OSL, Emily is involved with the Linux Users Group and volunteers at FIRST robotics events. In the rare event of having free time, she also enjoys gardening and building robots.
Eric, a computer science major, joined the lab in December 2013. He is interested in machine learning and data mining. In his free time, Eric plays video games, bicycles and cooks. In addition, he enjoys tabletop role playing games, especially Pathfinder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elsie joined the OSL team in June 2014, and is an economics major. At the OSL, she is responsible for updating the OSL's social media accounts, creating print marketing materials, and representing the OSL at events. Elsie enjoys reading, cooking, photography and playing trivial pursuit in her spare time. After she graduates, Elsie hopes to travel.
Jenn is studying business management and works on administration, event planning and outreach at the OSL. She previously worked at the OSU Foundation and aims to help the lab better connect with the community. She enjoys road trips, football and exploring new places.
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.