Drew has been with us since day 1. He visits the site on a daily basis and often contributes to our community in the comments. "Dragonbite" has some great knowledge to share--whether it's participating on an open thread or commenting on one of our polls, he's always out there sharing, contributing, and adding value to our community.
Steve began his Open Source efforts by creating a class at RIT that taught students to make educational games for the OLPC XO/Sugar platforms and fired by student enthusiasm for HFOSS activities has shepherded the 2 largest POSSEs on record, built a model of student engagement that has been presented at several academic and industry conferences and had some of the best times of his academics career. FOSS@RIT efforts have been covered in OLPC and FOSS@RIT--Education innovation the open source way, The Course-to-Co-op Lifecycle: OpenInnovation@RIT, OVC evolution, a snapshot of a student HFOSS work-in-progress, Games for life: Girl Scouts, games, and the open source way.
Simon is the Chief Strategy Officer at ForgeRock and takes an active interest in several free and open source software organizations, including Open Source Initiative and Open Source for America. From his first article about changes to the OSI to his latest post titled Open standards: The sentinel principle, Simon is sharing his expertise and stories about the open source way.
Craig is the CIO of The Myfreedom Group. He is an avid computing and Linux fan who has served time in corporate IT. He's achieved the Rock Star role by commenting and participating in our community. Craig shared with us that it's such a rarity to see a non-technical site about open source with such great contributors and discussion. He's jumped right into conversations like this one.
Meet Scott Nesbitt. He's a freelance writer and consultant in Toronto, Canada. He uses open source tools for more than 85 percent of the work he does. He's idealistic about more getting more open data from our governments. Nesbitt also contributes to FLOSS Manuals by helping to document open source projects. We hope you enjoy getting to know Scott. Read more.
As the Community Manager of GovLoop—a highly active online community connecting more than 50,000 public sector professionals—Andrew Krzmarzick suspects his role is pretty similar to leading an open source project.
Hear Andrew speak more on this at the 2012 National Conference for Government Webmasters this year on September 11th in Kansas City.
Meet Barry Peddycord III, a PhD student in computer science at North Carolina State University. He wishes academia were more open so work like his can reach as many audiences as possible. Barry's insightful comments on articles across many opensource.com groups enhance our conversations about the open source way. You can read his thoughts on open education at his blog. We hope you enjoy getting to know Barry.
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Heiko Rupp, a contributor to Opensource.com and Principal Software Engineer and Project Lead for the RHQ project at Red Hat, shares with us in this Community Spotlight the hardware he wishes were more open in his life. Heiko also gives a glimpse into his day-to-day on the RHQ-Project, an enterprise management solution for JBoss middleware projects and other server-side applications.