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Jassie Badion
November 20, 2019

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As we begin winding down 2019, it's time to take a moment to celebrate the new Collaborans who joined our various engineering and administrative teams in Q2 & Q3 this year!

Comprised of some of the most motivated and active Open Source contributors and maintainers around the world, Collaborans share an enduring passion for technology and Open Source, and these 14 new joiners are no different.

Please join us in welcoming these newest members of our ever-growing family!

Erica Ryoo

Erica Ryoo joined Collabora as a People Operations Administrator based in our Montreal office. She brings with her educational background in Human Resources Management and years of experience at a diplomatic mission working with people around the globe.

Dafna Hirschfeld

Dafna Hirschfeld joined our Core team as a Consultant Software Engineer who is based in Germany. She mainly worked with Linux environments mostly implementing communication protocols. During her Outreachy internship, she was extending the Vicodec driver in the media subsystem of the Linux kernel.

Ludovico de Nittis

Ludovico de Nittis is a recent graduate from Bologna University and a GNOME foundation member who is currently based in Italy. Last year, he participated in Google Summer of Code and after his graduation he did an internship with GNOME regarding protection against malicious USB devices.

Rohan Garg

Rohan Garg joined our team as a Graphics Engineer. Having worked on KDE Plasma and Linux integration for ARM boards previously, he wants to further the case for Panfrost and promote open source graphics drivers in the ARM world.

Stéphane Cerveau

Stéphane Cerveau joined our multimedia team as a Consultant Senior Software Engineer. His focus is on hardware support for various SOCs (Set Top box, TV) including board bringup. His expertise is in cross platform Multimedia frameworks (GStreamer, DLNA, DVB).

Alyssa Rosenzweig

Alyssa Rosenzweig joined the Graphics team as a Software Developer, continuing her work on the Panfrost open-source graphics driver for Mali GPUs. Since September, she has been be studying Applied Mathematics at the University of Toronto as a Lester B. Pearson International Scholar.

Stelios Milidonis

Stelios Milidonis joined our Sysadmin team as a Consultant Senior Systems Administration Engineer. He has been working as a Linux systems administrator for over 10 years now. His skills range from security hardening, web related services, email services,databases, virtualization and networking. His preferred flavor of Linux is Debian and he loves working with anything open source related.

Mirna Sabrah

Mirna Sabrah joined the Montreal Collabora team in June 2019 as a part-time Office Manager. Her background includes years of experience in finance and administration. Her expertise also involves corporate event planning in which she creates memorable experiences for many.

Lucas Martins Lousada

Lucas Martins Lousada is our Systems Administration Engineer who is based in our Cambridge office. He has a passion for open source and automation of daily tasks. He created and maintained an internal OS based in Slackware for an RH company and its partners for 6 years.

Alice Attaa Sarpong

Alice Attaa Sarpong joined Collabora as an Interim Accountant in July after relocating to Cambridge from London. Previous to this, Alice worked as a freelance Financial Controller with various SMEs within media for the last 5 years. Alice has over 10 years experience in accounting, and is a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades when it comes to accounts, admin and HR. She can usually be found having TGIF beer before rushing to pick up her kid from Scouts.

Alexandra da Silva Pereira

Alexandra da Silva Pereira is a software engineer who is eager to learn, have new experiences and create solutions for real problems. Currently based in Brazil, she has worked with continuous integration platform in Mozilla as part of the Outreachy program, studied machine learning and vehicular networks for her Master's degree and now looks forward to contribute with open source projects and foundation technologies.

Marcus Edel

Marcus Edel, who is based in Germany, joined the Multimedia team as a Consultant Software Engineer. He spent the past 8 years designing and writing open software with a focus on machine learning. In his research, one important thing he does is developing the fast C++ machine learning library mlpack and ensmallen an efficient mathematical optimization library, which contains a growing collection of high-quality implementations of cutting-edge machine learning algorithms and optimizations in use by both research groups and industry groups worldwide. The particular research he is focusing on is a niche type of algorithm called non-convex optimization, black-box optimization, recurrent neural networks and model compression. In short, he is interested in making slow algorithms fast. And, fast algorithms faster. At other times, he enjoys climbing a mountain or spending time paragliding over meadows and wood. Also, he has yet to meet someone who can beat him at super Mario Kart.

Quim Aguado Puig

Quim Aguado Puig is a recent graduate who joined Collabora as a Software Engineer Intern in the graphics team and he is based in Barcelona. He has always felt identified with open source & free software movements, so being able to work professionally with open source is a pleasure. As part of the internship, he will be working on a monitoring tool to have a system-wide view of all activities related to graphics performance.

Walter Lozano

Walter Lozano joined our Core team as a Consultant Software Engineer. He is based in Argentina and he brings with him his experience in embedded Linux, networking and VoIP both as engineer and professor to Collabora.

From tailoring the latest Open Source technologies to your projects, to integrating Open Source methodologies into your organization or contributing your code back to the community, you can count on Collabora to help you navigate the ever-evolving world of Open Source. Contact us today to see how we can work together.


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