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Lauren Egts is a student who loves technology. She teaches children and adults alike about computer programming, presenting about Raspberry Pi and Scratch at local area Mini Maker Faires and at the Akron Linux User Group. She is a member of her school's robotics team, The Fighting Unicorns, and won a 2014 Ohio Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing from the National Center for Women in Technology.

Learn more about Lauren and her ties to the open source way in this Community Spotlight interview.


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Marcus works for Kitware and is a member of the Community Moderator program here at He writes about everything from specific tools to open access of scientific publications to event recaps. You might also find him in the comments helping drive discussion.

Learn more about how Marcus uses these tools in his life in this Community Spotlight interview.

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Aseem Sharma's picture

At, Aseem has recently joined the Community Moderator team. He writes mostly about the impact of open source on teaching and learning, from bridging the digital divide to the open source way in higher education. You'll also frequently find him in the comments section adding to our community discussions. Outside of work and learning, Aseem uses a variety of open source applications as a part of his everyday productivity.

Learn more about how Aseem uses these tools in his life in this Community Spotlight interview.


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holmja's picture

Joshua Holm is the kind of guy you want to have on your chat list if you’re ever looking for an open source tool to tackle a task. That’s because he actively keeps up with the latest open source tools and projects because much of his work involves helping people find the right software tool to meet their needs. So if you’re looking for an open source version of something, chances are Joshua can make a recommendation.

Click here to read on about Joshua Holm.

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Robin Muilwijk is a frequent contributor—he recently wrote Building a scalable open source business model in the 90s and consistently adds insightful commentary to others' articles. He has earned the role of a comment gardner in our community.

We hope you enjoy getting to know Robin.

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He won a 2013 People's Choice Award from the community and is one of our new community moderators. Among his many roles in the open source community, he is a contributor to ITK and Director of Science and IP at OSEHRA. He wants Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems to be more open and believes in the open source way because it empowers us to drive change.

We hope you enjoy getting to know Luis.

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He won a 2013 People's Choice Award from the community and last year wrote a popular article: Hacker Highschool. Right now, Pete's working on an open source project called, Smarter Safer Better, a study and research (what he calls, neuro-hacking) on trust.

We hope you enjoy getting to know Pete.

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An advocate for "open libraries," Nicole Engard, is one of our new community moderators, a long-time contributor, and a 2013 People's Choice Award winner. She has a passion for libraries and wants libraries' core operations to run on open source.

We hope you enjoy getting to know Nicole.

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Jeffrey A. "Jam" McGuire lives in Cologne, Germany, is a Drupal and open source evangelist, and the Manager of Community Affairs at Acquia. Jam has a lot of open source stories and he's shared a few of them with us.

We hope you enjoy getting to know Jam.

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Denis Parfenov lives in Dublin, Ireland and works on development of the project Active Citizen, a politically-neutral citizen-centered non-profit initiative.

We hope you enjoy getting to know Denis.

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