Alexis is on her second tour of duty at the Internet Archive, working on a program to archive the entire Internet and thinking about questions like "what does 'the entire Internet' mean?" and "do we really want it ALL?" Alexis currently manages all aspects of Internet Archive collections work for every type of media, and runs the Wayback Machine project. From 2006-2008, Alexis managed the audio and video collections and Open Library, as well as working on the Open Content Alliance, and the Zotero/IA project.
Alexis has been working with Internet content since 1996 when she discovered that being picky about words in books was good training for being picky about data on computers. She spent several years managing news content at ClariNet (the first online news aggregator), worked as the Editorial Director at Alexa Internet, and as Product Manager at Mixercast. Alexis has an MLIS, concentrating on web technologies and interfaces, and enjoys making jewelry, dancing, costuming, and baking Cookie Smackdown-winning cookies.
20 years of industry experience in managing and developing software solutions for web, telecommunications, banking and government markets leveraging web and open source technologies. As an open source strategist, collaborated with leaders in India and Asia to create sustainable ICT policies and best practices.
- Strategies and best practices for leveraging open source.
- Engineering management.
- Software development using collaborative tools and techniques.
- Building communities around open source.
- International community development and outreach.
- Deep understanding of open source ecosystems in India and Asia.
Asheesh loves growing camaraderie among geeks. In the past, he has chaired the Johns Hopkins Association for Computing Machinery and taught Python classes at Noisebridge, San Francisco’s hackerspace. He realizes that most of the work that makes collaborative projects successful is hidden beneath the surface.
He has volunteered his technical skills for the UN in Uganda, the EFF, and Students for Free Culture, and is a Developer in Debian. He has worked at Creative Commons and the Participatory Culture Foundation as a software engineer, designing and scaling web systems. Today, he lives in San Francisco, CA, working on OpenHatch.org.
Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer, World Economic Forum
Studies at University of California, Berkeley. 1993-98, Chief Engineer, Wired Magazine and HotWired; 1998-2003, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Organic Online; 1997-2007, co-founded and Director, Apache Software Foundation, a non-profit creating free, open source software for building Web; 1999, founded CollabNet, to bring open source development tools and methodologies to organizations; with Open Government Initiative, Obama Administration; 2009-10, with US Department of Health and Human Services, led implementation of open source platform and standards for exchange of electronic healthcare records.
Expertise: finding great Asian food in Geneva. Interests: music, travel, iconoclasm.
OpenStack community manager, Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source. As Italian Chancellor of the Free Software Foundation Europe, he also created the FSFE Fellowship participation program. Later as community manager of leading mobile open source sync solution Funambol, his efforts boosted downloads and bolstered enterprise contributions. For Twitter, he led efforts to expand in the Italian market. In his spare time, he builds furniture and is learning how to sail in the San Francisco Bay.
Timothy Vollmer is Policy Coordinator for Creative Commons, and has worked as a policy fellow, business development assistant, and intern for Creative Commons. Prior to rejoining CC, Timothy was Assistant Director to the Program on Public Access to Information for the American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy in Washington, D.C. Timothy is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Information, with a specialization in information policy. While at Michigan, he was a research investigator for the Open.Michigan Open Educational Resource initiative, helped develop a student-centric OCW publishing pilot there.