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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 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


Andrew Dassonville

Andrew Dassonville

Student Systems Engineer

Andrew joined the OSL in October 2019 and is studying computer science. He first learned about the OSL during the College of Engineering's "Clubs and Cookies" day and immediately applied for a position. Andrew joined the lab because he is passionate about open-source software and wanted to become more proficient with Linux. Outside of the OSL, Andrew enjoys contributing to open-source projects, hiking, swimming, and flying drones.

GitHub Account

https://github.com/andrewda

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andrewda


Khuong Luu

Khuong Luu

Student Systems Engineer

Khuong joined the OSL in February 2019 and is studying Computer Science with the Computer System option. He first learned about the OSL from teammates at the OSU Security Team who were working there. Khuong strongly believes in the high impact and importance of open-source software and loves building things that empower other people. OSL's missions align perfectly with his career goals. When not in front of computers, Khuong spends a lot of time training to compete for the OSU Table Tennis team and sometimes plays soccer or badminton for fun. Video games, manga, movies, learning, and browsing on r/aww are other things he especially enjoys. After graduation, Khuong plans to adopt a lot of dogs and cats.

GitHub Account

https://github.com/khashf

Nick on irc.freenode.net

freefood


David Gasper

David Gasper

Student Systems Engineer

David joined the OSL in February 2019 and is studying computer science. He first learned about the OSL during an engineering club rush during fall term. David joined the lab to contribute to the open source community as well as to gain knowledge about the Linux operating system and software development processes. In his free time he enjoys competitive running, programming and the great outdoors. He is also known to occasionally play classic rock hits on the piano.

GitHub Account

https://github.com/dmgasper

Nick on irc.freenode.net

runnerboi


Kerry Vance

Kerry Vance

Student Systems Engineer

Kerry joined the OSL in February 2019 and is studying computer science. He learned about OSL through the OSU Linux Users Group and applied as soon as they had an opening. He joined the lab to contribute to the open source community and learn more about how Linux is used in an operational context. He enjoys talking people into ditching Mac and Windows for Linux, philosophical discussions about the nature of existence, throwing together Raspberry pi and other projects that never get finished, and hiking. He also can't play guitar.

GitHub/Lab Account

https://github.com/Vancelot11

https://gitlab.com/Vancelot

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Vancelot


Robert Detjens

Robert Detjens

Student Systems Engineer

Robert joined the OSL in November 2019 and is working toward a degree in Computer Systems. After hearing about the OSL through the OSU SEC security club, he joined since providing the open-source community with a platform is something that he wants to support. When not staring at a computer screen, Robert likes to play board games, hike, play trumpet, and stare at computer screens.

Github Account

https://github.com/detjensrobert

Nick on irc.freenode.net

wholewheatbagels


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


Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy

Student Systems Engineer

Ryan joined the OSL in June 2020 and is studying Computer Science with a focus on cybersecurity. He first learned of the OSL through Khuong and other OSL alumni during a Cyber Defense Competition. Ryan is the lab manager for the OSU Security Club (OSUSEC), and hopes to be able to use the knowledge he gains at the OSL to improve the club's systems. He also loves playing video games, learning how to build exciting things, and participating in competitions with the Security Club.

GitHub Account

https://github.com/TheREK3R

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REK