OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Staff

Lance Albertson

Lance Albertson

Director

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

Github Account

https://github.com/ramereth

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Ramereth


Aaron Cohen

Aaron Cohen

Student Developer

Aaron was hired in March of 2016 after hearing about the OSL from a former teacher. With a love for programming and open source, it was a perfect fit for him. He is currently studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and wants to pursue a career in the robotics field. Aaron can also solve a Rubik's cube in under fifteen seconds and aspires to compete at the national level.

Github Account

https://github.com/aaroncohen73

Nick on irc.freenode.net

resistortwister


Justin Dugger

Justin Dugger

Senior Systems Architect

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.

Github Account

https://github.com/jldugger

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pwnguin


Taylor Fahlman

Taylor Fahlman

Community Systems Administrator

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.

Github Account

https://github.com/fahlmant

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recyclops


Samarendra M. Hedaoo

Samarendra M. Hedaoo

Senior Systems Architect

Samarendra joined the OSL in November 2016 all the way from India. He studied at the Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research in Pune, India where he also worked as a System Administrator. He has also worked in DevOps and ran his own startup developing SMS-based apps. Most recently, he worked as a System Administrator at the IIT Bombay’s OpenPOWER and GPU HPC center. He chose to apply to the OSL to work with students while contributing to open source in an academic environment. He enjoys exploring new places, meeting new people, and experiencing new cultures. He cooks and writes in his spare time and spends a fair amount of time learning new ways to speak to American audiences and explaining different ways of pronouncing his name - Sam (ar) (endra).

Github Account

https://github.com/knightsamar

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samarendra


Cody Holliday

Cody Holliday

Student Systems Engineer

Cody joined the OSL in June of 2016 and studies Computer Science. He is excited to learn through his experience with the OSL and expand his knowledge on a variety of topics including servers, SysAdmin skills, and Linux. During the school year, Cody is a DJ at KBVR, OSU's student run radio station.

Github Account

https://github.com/DesertBeagle

Nick on irc.freenode.net

codysseus


Amanda Kelner

Amanda Kelner

Writer

Amanda joined the OSL in October of 2015 and is studying English and Music Performance. As our in-house writer, she creates content for our website including blog posts and updates to outdated pages. She also edits any talks or newsletters we produce, and runs our social media accounts. In her free time, Amanda enjoys a good book or movie.

Github Account

https://github.com/kelnera

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kelnera


Annie Lei

Annie Lei

Student Developer

Annie joined the OSL in March of 2016 after participating in Devops Bootcamp. The possibilities that come from the collaborative nature of the OSL is what excited her the most about working here. Outside of the OSL, she enjoys hanging out with friends and eating cheesecake.

Github Account

https://github.com/leian

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leian


Lee Leighton

Lee Leighton

Community Systems Administrator

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.

Github Account

https://github.com/leel8on

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leel8on


Ken Lett

Ken Lett

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Github Account

https://github.com/Kennric

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kennric


Cody Malick

Cody Malick

Systems Engineer

Cody has been working for the OSL since May 2014 and is majoring in Computer Science. He applied to get experience in the industry and enjoys applying new technologies to contemporary issues. He eventually would like to work on applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to security software solutions.

Github Account

https://github.com/codymalick

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malickc


Spencer Moss

Spencer Moss

Community System Administrator

Spencer Moss has been working with the OSL since November 2015 and is majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He became interested in working with the OSL in high school, where he studied in and maintained the computer science program. Spencer can also type 100 words per minute using less than four fingers.

Github Account

https://github.com/irandms

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irandms


Alex Nguyen

Alex Nguyen

Student Developer

Alex joined the OSL staff in March 2016 and is earning a degree in Computer Science. Working at the OSL has given him a chance to turn his hobby into a paying job. Alex is trained in American and English cuisine and in his spare time, he likes to exercise, cook, and program for fun.

Github Account

https://github.com/alxngyn

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alxngyn


Tristan Patch

Tristan Patch

Developer

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.

Github Account

https://github.com/LyonesGamer

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patcht


Hannah Solorzano

Hannah Solorzano

Student Software/Systems Engineer

Hannah is a Computer Science major who plans to transfer to OSU in the fall of 2016. She looks forward to collaborating with others on projects in both Python and Ruby. In her free time she likes to read, play video games, and hike with her friends.

Github Account

https://github.com/hsolorzano

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hsolorzano


Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor

Student Developer

Alex joined the OSL in February of 2016 and is studying Computer Science. He became interested in the OSL after seeing some of our projects and wanted to put his skills to good use and apply them here. Alex is interested in learning more about back-en web development while working at the OSL.

Github Account

https://github.com/subnomo

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subnomo


Aileen Thai

Aileen Thai

Developer

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 of Hearts and Skyrim are her favorites) draw, read, and sleep in her spare time.

Github Account

https://github.com/athai

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thai


Cayleigh Thalmann

Cayleigh Thalmann

Student Software/Systems Engineer

Cayleigh is going into her third year as a computer science student. She originally decided on this major to make video games, and has enjoyed learning many other aspects of computer science. When not poring over a computer science textbook, she enjoys playing video games and cuddling with cats.

Github Account

https://github.com/cthalmann

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thal


Andy Tolvstad

Andy Tolvstad

Community Systems Administrator

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.

Github Account

https://github.com/tolvstaa

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tolvstaa


Jack Twilley

Jack Twilley

Developer

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.”

Github Account

https://github.com/mathuin

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Mathuin


Levi Willmeth

Levi Willmeth

Student Software/Systems Engineer

Levi joined the OSL as a student intern in the summer of 2016. He is married and has two energetic toddlers who help ensure he doesn't sleep too much. Levi enjoys playing bike polo, flying RC aircraft, looking thoughtful in photographs, and contributing to science with the OSU/LBCC Space Club.

Github Account

https://github.com/lo9key

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lo9key