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Head of Open Source Community Management, VMware

Boston, USA - 2020-current

The Community Management Team was instrumental to creating stable and enduring communities around several of the open source projects the Tanzu portfolio is built upon. Our community management team evolved from part-time work into a critical function, translating an evolving Tanzu strategy into focus areas, frameworks, and actionable work to drive community engagement. My team is spread out across 3 continents, supporting global open source projects.

My team operates under one guiding principle: Community first. We ensure open source project maintainers and anyone involved in the projects are transparent with the community around upcoming changes and decisions, focusing on public feedback, and working together to ensure VMware’s goals align with the community’s. We have made VMware’s open source projects not just popular within the cloud native space, but also seen as welcoming for users and contributors across the globe by consistently focusing on the community and our brand awareness.

Our processes around open source guidelines and community health checks are now open sourced and shared with the community.

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Executive Director, Hit Save!

Boston, USA - 2020-current

Hit Save! is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the preservation of video games, their history, and related physical and digital materials. As Executive Director, my roles include partner relationships, developer interviews, community management and outreach, as well as fundraising, event management, and development of our online services such as Hit Save main site, Preserve.Games federated community, and our online archive based on Omeka S.

Open Source Community Manager, VMware

Boston, USA - 2018-2020

As part of the Open Source Community Engagement team at VMware, I led the creation and execution of open source community health guidelines and metrics. This was done as part of the transformation of VMware into a more open source-focused organization.

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Open Source Community Manager, {code}, Dell Technologies

Boston, USA - 2016-2018

Main responsibilities included planning and launching the open source-focused {code} Community and its associated DevHigh5 and {code} Catalyst programs. Always with a community-first mindset, defending the community from internal forces.

{code} was a strategic open source initiative supported by executive management driven by three main principles of a community-first mindset:

The {code} Team contributed to and created open source projects, acted in the interest of building a community, and drove awareness of emerging technology trends. It consisted of three programs, each operating with these core principles in mind: the {code} Community, the DevHigh5 program, and the {code} Catalyst program.

Developer Advocate, Dell EMC

Boston, USA - 2014-2016

Researcher at the Office of the CTO, Dell EMC (formerly EMC Corporation)

Boston, USA - 2013-2014

Focused on developing and open sourcing tools for automated large-scale data center deployments. Part of driving open source contributions from EMC.

Senior solutions engineer, Dell EMC (formerly EMC Corporation)

Stockholm, Sweden - 2010-2013

Part of the presales team known as vSpecialists, made sure EMC won wherever there was a VMware deal on the table. Enablement of EMC employees and partners was a major priority. From 2012 a part of the Software-Defined Specialists, focused on cloud management and new application development methods.

Led parts of social media campaigns that resulted in EMC Sweden being in the top charts of social media-enabled companies in the Nordics. Speaker at numerous events such as EMC Forum, VMware Forum, VMworld, PuppetCamp, and other regional events throughout Europe.

Senior virtualization consultant, Parera Systemarkitekter AB

Stockholm, Sweden - 2006-2010

Designed, tested, and implemented dozens of virtualization projects using VI3, vSphere, Hyper-V, and Xen virtualization software. Also designed, tested, and implemented dozens of storage projects using Dell EMC and Dell EqualLogic storage, mostly in conjunction with virtualization projects. Conducted workshops and classes during these implementations, several using official Dell EMC courses.

Head of a university program, University of Kalmar

Kalmar, Sweden - 2005-2006

Managed a 3-year university program called “Network administrator/System Technician” with over 90 students, including coordination of courses and teachers. Taught courses in basic and advanced Windows and Linux administration, as well as courses in project management.

Network technician, Deutsche Bank

Frankfurt, Germany - 2004

Intern at Deutsche Bank for a project called “Automatic ISDN Backup in Germany,” which automated a connection backup solution for bank offices and ATMs across all of Germany. Configured and tested a vast array of Cisco and 3com routers for ISDN backup lines. The new functionality was initially rolled out in a small area of 20 banks and later deployed throughout Europe for Deutsche Bank’s ISDN backup lines.

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