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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 enjoys playing the trumpet and spending time with his family.

Lance can be reached at lance-at-osuosl-dot-org

GitHub Account

https://github.com/ramereth

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Ramereth


Max Schmidt

Max Schmidt

Faculty Research Assistant - Computational Scientist

Max joined the OSL in early 2022, and is split half time between OSL and the Center for Quantitative Life Sciences (CQLS). He received his degree in Computer Systems from OSU EECS in 2019, and spent two years at the Clackamas Education Service District assisting school districts across Clackamas County with enterprise level computing and infrastructure, before returning to OSU. Max's hybrid position with the OSL and CQLS primarily focuses on delivering the services of a new community platform: the OpenPower Hub. In his free time Max spends it with family and friends, in his home lab tinkering on some sort of computer or electronics, backpacking, skiing, seeking the perfect IPA, or playing video games of a complex fashion.

Max can be reached at max-at-cqls-dot-oregonstate-dot-edu

GitHub Account

https://github.com/madmax-codewarrior-0

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madmax-cw


Ryan Zimmerman

Ryan Zimmerman

Student Systems Engineer

Ryan joined the OSL in June 2020 and is studying computer science. He learned about the OSL through the OSU Linux Users Group and applied immediately when he heard about the job opening. He joined to get exposure to and contribute to the open source community and to get experience using Linux in a production environment. In his free time, he enjoys running, photography, hiking, and spending excessive amounts of time working on his home server.

GitHub Account

https://github.com/zimmerry

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zimmerry


Ethan Hampton

Ethan Hampton

Student Systems Engineer

Ethan joined the OSL in June of 2020 studying Computer Science. He is enthusiastic about all the opportunities available to him here and is grateful for this chance to learn more about the OSS ecosystem. Ethan's first introduction to OSS was when he installed Ubuntu on his desktop in middle school and has loved it ever since. His first programming experience was in FIRST LEGO League robotics and continues to love elegant solutions to complex problems. If he isn't working with technology, Ethan enjoys playing piano, reading, hiking and tinkering.

GitHub Account

https://github.com/EMH333

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EMH333


Violet Kurtz

Violet Kurtz

Student Systems Engineer

Violet joined the OSL in August 2021. She first heard of the OSL while doing routine maintenance on her Arch Linux system by noticing it provides mirroring services for Arch, and later discovered it again while looking for software and computing groups on campus. She hopes that working at the OSL will help her to develop professional skills working in the industry, in teams, and with clients, as well as help her round out her capabilities. In her free time, Violet enjoys playing video games and analyzing the themes that can be expressed only through interactive media, producing simple videos for YouTube, using mathematics for optimization and data analysis, and learning every little thing she can.

GitHub Account

https://github.com/OniLink

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