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Co-Founder, Managing Director
Having been there from the beginning, Sava has both the history and the future firmly in his sights. In 1999 he left his journalism career to lead the development of digital technology solutions for news media at Media Development Loan Fund’s Center for Advanced Media-Prague (CAMP). In 2010 he oversaw its spin-off as Sourcefabric. Hailing from Belgrade (a Partizan fan if you’re interested), Sava picked up a few languages (and his passion for Rio’s Vasco da Gama) as he moved around the world. He practices yoga and enjoys playing basketball and four-stringed musical instruments.
One of the founders of Sourcefabric, Douglas is an American expatriate who has lived in the Czech Republic since 1992 (though he claims Dakar has the best music anywhere in the world and Cape Town the best scenery). Previous roles have included new media consultant for the Media Development Loan Fund, special projects director at Contactel (a subsidiary of TeleDanmark), and co-founder of First Tuesday Praha, an organisation devoted to helping internet start-ups. Doug is a member of the board of the Prague Civil Society Centre, a nonprofit promoting civil society in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. He's also a DJ on Prague's Radio 1 on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
Co-Founder and Managing Director Booktype GmbH
Micz Flor is a entrepreneur, media developer and project manager based in Berlin. Since 1995 he has been at the heart of innovation on the web, running a variety of events, social technology companies, agencies and media houses. In 2000 Micz began work as a media developer for Eastern Europe and Asia at the Media Development Loan Fund (MDLF), where he met his fellow Sourcefabric co-founders. Sourcefabric is now Europe's largest open source organisation providing software, support and consultation for independent media.
Chief Operating Officer
Before joining Sourcefabric in January 2012, Fabienne enjoyed a varied career in the media and arts sector in Germany, the US and the UK, including a two year stint at NBC Europe in Duesseldorf, running a film production company and setting up a film festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne. She holds an MA in Cultural Management and a Royal Television Society Award and enjoys being a cultural hybrid.
Chief Financial Officer
Holding those all-important purse strings is just one of the tasks assigned to Martina Šlesingerová. Keeping the books straight in the Prague office is no simple job. Martina manages to keep everything ticking with a zen-like calm that allows the rest of us to concentrate on building great software platforms.
Chief Technology Officer
Holman has been using Linux since the very beginning of his programming days, playing with all sorts of GNU tools and the kernel itself. He started working as a volunteer for the Free Software Foundation (as code reviewer, programmer, translator) where he learned Scheme, Guile and of course the ubiquitous C. He is also a self-proclaimed "Emacsniac” (takes one to know one), but we know him by his other name, Ironman. Holman is an endurance athlete and will out-stamina any of us. It’s just as well that he likes reading and watching movies because then we don’t feel quite so bad.
Head of Communications (on leave)
As our Head of Communications, Letizia spends her time keeping our community of users, supporters and developers talking to each other. Before coming to Sourcefabric, she worked in Brussels as the Communications Coordinator of the European Youth Forum and as the Director of External Relations and Funding for the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). Her passion lies in the intersection between technology, journalism and society. She grew up in Italy, but enjoys travelling all over the globe. As an avid reader and bookworm, she is an obsessive collector of editions of Le Petit Prince in all the languages of the world. She believes that dessert should be eaten first and loves having ice-cream for breakfast. What a great way to start the day!
Head of Design
Vladimir takes the raw functionality of our products and turns them into something users enjoy working with. He's also the visionary behind the look and feel of our branding. He has more than a decade of graphic and web design experience, but it's not what he expected to do. As a little kid he wanted to be a garbage man — he says it has something to do with the orange vests. His interest in and love for comic book design and Blade Runner have probably influenced his approach as well: clear, communicative design with just a hint of the future to get you excited about coming to work.
Head of Business Development
Arne studied Business Administration in Germany and has over 20 years of Business Development experience under his belt through a variety of roles. From large multinational fast-moving consumer goods (that's FMCG for all you business nerds out there) companies to logistics and software organisations, he has worked with entities large and small. This also includes more than 10 years of working with companies co-founded by him focused on internet projects, business intelligence tools, ERP and content providing. He firmly believes that he invented the timeline long before Mark Zuckerberg nicked the idea from him in a regional internet community project back in 1999.
Head of Client Projects
Gideon spends most of his time at Sourcefabric meeting with developers and clients alike. He is the glue keeping things together between these two important sides of software development as well as the communicative oil that keeps everyone on track at Sourcefabric. When he's not doing this, he's pounding the roads in training for his latest marathon.
Head of Strategic Partnerships
Veronika has worked in assisting organisations all over the world, however, her favourite place is still Tibet. She was astounded by its rough beauty and felt very connected to the spirituality and kindness of the people. She was saddened to see its culture slowly shrink under the power of the Chinese. She remains passionate about the ways in which open source can impact human rights and democracy and believes the Internet as a vital point of opening up and maintaining basic human rights.
Head of Support and Documentation
Josh grew up in rural Illinois and studied Marketing at Northern Illinois University. Before getting married and moving to Canada, he used to work for a pharmaceutical distributor. He is based in Sourcefabric's Toronto office with the Airtime core team. His talent in sales and communication means he is ideal for not only spreading Sourcefabric's mission in Canada and USA, but also for supporting our growing communities.
Head of Systems
Andrey has had a varied and illustrious career working in almost every sector, from banks to internet providers and beyond. Based in Minsk, Andrey is from Belarus and has been into Linux since 1997. A wannabe fighter pilot, Andrey spends his time with Sourcefabric ensuring that our flight goes smoothly, concerning himself with everything from security to community tools and email accounts.
Documentation and Localisation
If there's a person who truly understands Sourcefabric products and knows what every radio button does, it’s Daniel James. Responsible for writing manuals and reaching out to the localisation community, Daniel is also the director of 64 Studio Ltd, a company developing custom GNU/Linux multimedia products for OEMs. He was the founder and original director of the linuxaudio.org consortium and formerly worked on LinuxUser & Developer magazine, serving as Editor until early 2007. He lives on the glorious Isle of Wight in the UK and his book Crafting Digital Media was recently published by Apress.
Aleksandar, “Braja”, is Sourcefabric's first SaaS manager. He brings a large skill set to Sourcefabric through his experience as a co-founder of Transitions Online, an external lecturer at Prague college and most recently his work as the team lead of onsite marketing operations, loyalty marketing operations, and finally e-mail marketing operations at eBay. He has been drawn to Sourcefabric since their paths first crossed in the late 1990s (Sourcefabric was called CAMP at the time). He has a 12-year-old son, plays guitar (even records a few songs here and there) and enjoys shooting hoops with friends.
As the former head of the online services department in ČTK (Czech news agency), out of the box Karel brings news-agency product development experience and knowledge of how business gets done in that particular industry. His primary overarching focus at Sourcefabric is on Superdesk-based products. He speaks Czech and English and says his Russian is rusty, but he can understand the gist of what is being said. In his free time he tries to get his body moving by switching between aikido, beach volleyball, squash, or running and biking.
Publishing Team Leader
Paweł describes himself as an 'open source guy'. He is a PHP developer with a strong JS background (especially with HTML5 games). He is also a very active in the Symfony2 community. He was a member of a local news site from 2005, which he continues - but now using Newscoop as a base. More recently he worked with an e-commerce startup. After, he created his own startup (Fly With Monkey), which was an HTML5 game. He was drawn to Sourcefabric because of his journalistic background and is now developing Newscoop, the open source CMS for better online publications.
Managing Director, Booktype GmbH
Julian grew up in Rome and Bonn. He studied Philosophy and Cultural Sciences in Munich and Bremen and has been living in Berlin since 1998. He has had the pleasure of working in Berlin's creative and media scene as well as at Gestalten Publishers for several years. Outside of the office he's a fan of good books and good food.
Airtime Team Lead
Leading our Airtime team in Toronto, Youli has his M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Physics from universities in the USA. Before joining Sourcefabric, Youli spent the last 15 years working on contracts as a software developer, systems administrator and network architect. In his spare time, he is a piano player and likes to compose music.
Ingo is a business consultant helping customers to understand, scope and manage the digital transformation ahead of us. Since the late 90’s he has been exploring the changes to the way we do business, work and live. Working as a Project Manager at Sourcefabric he is keen to enable new services for customers by providing high-quality software. He likes to work in interdisciplinary teams across the globe to nurture his passion and curiosity for new forms of business and communication. He is on a constant learning curve, especially when it comes to good food.
Vince is a production-side press journalist who switched to online news in the mid-1990s. He's worked in online and converged newsrooms ever since (apart from one project to develop 3D animation software) and has combined his editorial roles with working on CMS design and implementation. Vince likes things to be free, whether free as in 'free beer', or free as in 'no restrictions, jump right in and make it yours'.
Based in Serbia, Ana has been working for Sourcefabric since its foundation as an implementer on diverse, international projects. Graphic and web design skills gained her a degree in archaeology and her passion became her profession. When she is not working, she plays music at Sourcefabric FM radio, goes scuba diving and hiking.
Jan Michael Ihl once boarded a nuclear submarine after the British Royal Navy hadn't properly dealt with its reactor cooling circuit leak in the Mediterranean. After Jan's release from the Gibraltar military jail (it was actually just one night) and convictions like illegal trespassing of the waters of the British Crown were dropped, he studied for many years at several universities. He later earned a Diploma from the Berlin University of the Arts. He has worked in journalism, covering topics including nuclear transports, climate change and the humanitarian crisis in Syria. He trained journalists in Iraq, Kosovo, Russia and Germany in investigation and online research techniques before joining Sourcefabric as a project manager. He grew up in a town close to the German-French border and he loves the multi-lingual and international flair at Sourcefabric.
Business Development Manager
Before joining Sourcefabric, Renat served in several roles in the media industry. He has strong entrepreneurial, online publishing and social media backgrounds, which help him in his current role at Sourcefabric. He is equally passionate about tennis and learning foreign languages, but has been more successful in the latter.
Sourcefabric snatched Iva from the corporate telco world. She is responsible for all the support and guidance we need to do our jobs most effectively. Iva is also involved in accounting, office management and the mammoth task of connecting our branches in Prague, Berlin and Toronto (and our satellites in Warsaw, Minsk, Cluj and Belgrade) into one living organism. She makes it look easy.
With degrees in Business Administration, Travel & Tourism Management, Pavla has been working with Sourcefabric since the very beginning. She is our internal travel agent who takes care of all Sourcefabric's travels and everything related to it. She organises every year's Sourcecamp event. Pavla enjoys travelling, hiking and yoga.
Steph was a peaceworker for ten years after gaining her degree in Social Sciences. That took her to interesting and challenging places around the world like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Sudan and Somalia. She returned to Berlin in 2013 to have her daughter. As interim Operations Manager for our Berlin Office, Steph is in charge of making it a happy place to work while Julia is on leave. She loves making music and is a fan of sensible but pretty shoes.
Anna used to wear two different hats: one was software and the other was journalism. Now at Sourcefabric she gets to wear one big hat that combines the two. As our journalist in residence, she finds stories from within Sourcefabric and communicates them to the outside world through our blog, website and social media channels. Anna loves to travel, and has lived in a number of places including New Delhi, New York and Oslo, but Turkey is her favourite place to visit.
Digital Marketing Manager
Manolis did his undergraduate studies in marketing and management in Athens followed by a Masters in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy in London. He loves problem solving, creative thinking, innovation, music and cooking, to mention a few. Over the past few years his focus has been on marketing strategies and creative strategies for small businesses and start-ups. In 2012 he launched BrokeinLondon.com, a survival guide for Londoners living on a budget. At Sourcefabric, Manolis is helping to increase brand awareness for Sourcefabric's software and bringing quality leads to the business development team.
Senior Template Developer
Although an architect by profession, Ljuba's been deep into web development for years. Discovered Campsite in 2001 while searching for the appropriate CMS for the online publication of his father's monthly and now is a fully signed-up Newscoop implementor and designer. Father of Sofija and Pavle, he’s a runner, biker, trekker, organic gardener, and great photographer.
As a child, Tomasz wanted to become a rock star but that didn't happen, so he decided to study computer science. Sourcefabric is very proud to have such a talented developer in its team. Tomasz also organises barcamps, open coffee meetings and hackdays - a yearly new media festival. He is a sound engineer at Students Radio Żak and still plays the bass as a hobby.
In a world driven by the never ending search for new projects, Mugur proves that a man can spend a decade on one. He is the Batman of Newscoop. Like any truly great developer, he stays in the shadows at night and makes the magic happen so we can enjoy it by day. Were not sure if he ever takes time off, but if he did you might find him watching Seinfeld or Star Trek, or picking up his 5-year-old phone, having dropped it for the umpteenth time today, and wondering how it still works.
Live Blog Developer
Live Blog Developer
Vlad could have been an astronaut, so it was with great pleasure that we welcome him to the Newscoop development team. He's based in Cluj, but when he's allowed a moment to daydream, it's usually about moving to the south of France where he would savour life as much as he savours that all-important first coffee of the day. He also has impeccable taste in science fiction films, Gattaca being his favourite.
Live Blog Developer
Set in Earth's future, Mihai's favourite book Ender's Game involves an international fleet of talented children trained against insectoid alien invaders. Now, we can't say that our Romanian team of Newscoop developers are working on anything quite that exciting, but they're a super talented bunch. Liking nothing more than the thought of Californian roadtrips and listening to the radio, Mihai has his sights set on travelling to China in the future. He says he's a perfectionist who loves building intuitively and also a challenge. He's going to fit in just fine.
Currently working in Berlin, Edouard is part of the Superdesk team as a developer. Before Sourcefabric, he worked on numerous award-winning web projects in his previous position at Journalism++. He suffers from an open data fixation so much so that he has dedicated his entire personal life to Facebook with Moves©. He intends, in the twilight of his life, to draw an awesome map of the entirety of his lived life.
One of our many truly-converted developers (with many more to come), Petr was responsible for Debian projects during 2010’s Google Summer of Code. He is now a true believer of an even more powerful system that he helps to develop - Superdesk. An avid fan of football and jazz, Petr joined Sourcefabric in October 2010 just in time to make it to Sourcecamp, where we learned he is one of the developers who undertalk yet overdeliver which makes him the perfect candidate to work on our secret projects.
Working with Superdesk as a front-end developer, Nemanja brings his skills from his previous position with a Swiss IT company that makes websites for the Swiss market and a degree in Information Technology. In addition to this he has also spent a bit of time working as a freelance developer. When Nemanja was a child his greatest love was his LEGO blocks set. He loved to play with them so much that sometimes he did not have time to eat! When he was 10 he began to take an interest in computers and always wondered what it was that started them. He is an impassioned skier, photographer, and traveller and likes animals, especially dogs. Nemanja’s favorite thing is his motorcycle.
Darko is a professional new media designer and 3D artist from Belgrade, Serbia. With over 15 years of professional experience, he has been working for TV stations, advertising agencies and clients worldwide, including National Television of Serbia, Gowi Group UK, ComTrade Group. After many years involved in motion graphics and 3D animation projects, Darko got into the web design world which is his current occupation. He enjoys spending time with his little boy, out walking and playing table tennis.
Grisha is a self-proclaimed perfectionist, minimalist and avid open source lover. He was immediately drawn to Superdesk because of the open source nature of the platform. He loves Python, Linux and Vim. To prove it, he's been using them every day for work and for fun for many of years. Grisha is in love with his beautiful family and with living near mountains that give him some great daily views and the ability to walk by them whenever he wants.
Vasilis is based in Athens, Greece. He studied at the Technical University of Crete and graduated as a mechanical engineer. Since he was young he loved open source cutting edge technologies. He is an expert in Linux and a self-taught full stack developer. He has experience in backend and frontend development and uses Python, nodejs, nosql databases, ecmascript6, react and researches any other hyped tech-stack that comes out. Vasilis has a dog named Bob and loves photography and camping. Check his code on https://github.com/vkefallinos.
Massimo is an experienced software developer and system administrator who was born and raised in Milan. In 2000 he started to gain an interest in open source software (Linux in particular) thanks to courses held by some hackers in a local self-managed hacklab space. He decided to begin working early in life rather than continuing his studies and in 2005 he relocated to Florence where he worked as a software developer for almost a decade in many different companies. He is currently living and working in Berlin with his wife and cat and is really happy to once again be working on tools for journalism. When he is not coding, he likes to spend his time playing bass guitar in his own band, biking around the city and cuddling his cat.
Gabriel has been programming since he was teething. He is a senior developer with a multi-faceted skill set. In the past couple of years, he has rediscovered his love for programming through the language of Go and has become a regular conference speaker and open-source contributor. Gabriel starts each of his days with a mandatory session of Ashtanga Yoga.
Ioan joined Sourcefabric in August 2012 and has taken charge of Project Management on Superdesk. He holds a BS in Computer Science and has been working on many large projects for the last 15 where he played multiple roles such as java/sql/c/c++ developer, team leader, technical architect, project manager and director of development. He truly believes that passion is the most important ingredient in achieving your goals. He also believes that anybody can make a difference whether it be in a company, a country or the world. He plans to write a science fiction book that will of course be about how a single person changes the world with their passion.
Aleksandar has extensive experience in web development. His rich portfolio covers a broad range of complex software development projects and a number of various large and small-scale web applications. He is always yearning to learn more and improve the quality of software solutions. An avid music lover, he also likes trying new foods and discovering new countries and cultures. Technology, of course, is a spice that makes everything much better and enjoyable.
Jérôme has been a Free Software lover and developer for a longtime. After having worked on different projects and lived in different places, life brought him to Prague. With a strong interest in Free software, he naturally found Sourcefabric, where he is now working as a Python developer for Superdesk. Jérôme also works in his spare time on an ethical communication tool based on XMPP. He has also travelled a bit, doing a "hippie style" trip around Australia in a 25 years old Campervan.
Denise Rigato graduated in December of 2011 from Seneca College's Bachelor of Software Development program. She's now an essential part of the Airtime team in Toronto. Given that the best place she ever visited was El Salvador, we're sure she's pleased with the growing popularity of her work in the open source radio scene in Latin America. She's a foodie, a Radiohead fan and she wants to write a book about change - a pretty good combination.
Has a degree in graphic and web design (not just one), and a couple years experience as a full-time designer and web developer. His special fields of interest are the user interface and user experience design. When he's not busy designing websites, he's developing them. He loves nature and animals ... all kinds of animals (and that's a lot of animals).
After working in the games industry for a number of years, Daniel decided to switch to web development. As a former student of Cultural and Media Studies, who learned in the early to mid-nineties that everything would be online one day, he felt very good about his decision to become involved in web development.
Junior Front-End Developer
Airtime Software Engineer
Before joining the Airtime team as a software engineer, Ken had two careers. The first was as a broadcast technician for radio, television, and post-production, while his second is web programming. Airtime is the perfect fit for him allowing him to combine his knowledge from both careers. Ken's wife left a career in accounting and purchasing to attend chef school and become a professional cook, a trade he doesn't mind supporting with many taste tests. When Ken isn't programming, you'll find him on a boat sailing.
Oleg started learning programming in school. The first programming language he ever tried was C (thanks to his parents) after which he learned Pascal and Visual Basic in school. After school, he entered Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics and received a degree in Programming Engineering. During his studies he began working as php/js/mysql developer after which he moved to python's world with django and twisted. He has so many hobbies that it's impossible to describe all of them! Throughout his life he has been riding bicycles in extreme directions. Last year he simply rode across the country of Ukraine. A big part of his life is motorcycles and one of his favourite things is to travel by motorcycle. He's crazy about playing ping pong (apparently every developer in Kharkiv plays ping pong). His newest hobby is Arduino, but for now it needs more time than he can give.
Having been a systems administrator/engineer, then an English teacher, and now an engineer again, Paul is the 'night watchman' for Sourcefabric's systems, making sure things run smoothly while Europe sleeps. He has been a user of open-source technologies since 1998 and is especially interested in security, networks, and critical infrastructure like DNS. He also taught English in Japan and Vietnam for six years and education remains close to his heart; he is a qualified high-school and ESOL teacher. Outside of work, Paul enjoys woodworking, gaming, and following progress in aviation and space exploration.
Samuel has been working as a sysadmin since his first job at the largest university in his country. Based in Paraguay, Samuel is responsible for maximizing the uptime of our services and improving performance. He's a GNU/Linux advocate and he's been involved in a variety of projects ranging from consulting for businesses to large virtualization/storage/network deployments. Samuel also likes volunteering at Sugar Labs, a non-profit led by volunteers, as a core sysadmin. Sugar Labs provides an educational software platform based on the principles of cognitive and social constructivism used in the XO laptops developed by One Laptop per Child (OLPC). When he's not in front of the computer, he's spending time with his family and friends. He also likes to play soccer, ping pong, PlayStation, read books and watch movies.
SaaS Systems Engineer
Jeff has worked in site reliability in the Bay Area and Chicago for nearly a decade. Now he lives in the mountains of Colorado spending his days playing the banjo, raising a cat, and helping make Sourcefabric great!
Product Support Manager
Maria was born in Mexico where she studied philosophy before moving to Paris to pursue her Masters in Philosophical Aesthetics. She has worked as a project manager for a number of digital art projects including an art television station and a platform for new media art and urban development. In her free time, she enjoys attending conferences on Open Culture, the digitisation of cultural heritage, Neurophenomenology, and sometimes fantasises about having a cat.
Product Support Manager
Matt is from rural Illinois, just outside Chicago. He helps Sourcefabric users make the most of our great software! When Matt isn’t running our help desk and live chat, he is pursuing his hobbies of reading, drinking tea, playing video games, watching anime, and running tabletop role playing games.
Senior QA Engineer
Nareg joins us in Toronto as our senior QA engineer. He is in charge of making sure things go smoothly and that those pesky bugs stay away. He holds his B.S. degree in computer science from Ryerson University in Toronto and has extensive programming and QA experience. Nareg switched to QA domain with Lycos Europe in 2005. His most recent position was as a QA engineer at RobotForce, a Toronto-based company providing solutions for customised websites. Nareg has swum across Lake Sevan in Armenia, loves kids (even though he only has one) and thinks Legos are awesome.
Quality Assurance Engineer
Polish-born and Prague-based, Sebastian is one of our Quality Assurance team members and a bug-zapper extraordinaire. In his previous career, Sebastian worked with elephants, rhinos, hippo, zebras, giraffes and antelopes in a zoo. The animals he eventually chose to spend time with (apart from the Sourcefabric team) are his pet chinchillas. When it comes to gadgets, he prefers desktops over laptops, and the Android over the iPhone. He loves testing software features to their limits.
Live Blog Developer
Loic grew up in the french alps, but to the great disappointment of his friends, decided not to spent the rest of his life there. Instead, he opted to move around and explore the world. He's lived in France, Germany and (although he's not entirely sure how this happened) east Africa and then back to Germany again. When he's not stuck in international bureaucratic limbo, Loic works on various web programming projects.
Operations Manager (on leave)
Since 2006, Julia has been busy with international projects related to youth, freedom of speech, media and do-it-yourself culture in the NGO sector. As the Berlin office Operations Manager, she is dedicated to making sure that every day runs smoothly and that life is pleasant at the Berlin office. Julia is passionate about open source ideas, collaborative working methods, grassroots community building and new media. She fits right it with our largely multilingual staff as she speaks English, German, Swedish and a little bit of Dutch.
Senior QA Engineer
Having embraced the IT career from 1998, Mikayel worked at various US and European IT companies as Quality Assurance & Automation engineer, utilizing C++ programming skills to address a wide range of analytical problems. He moved with his wife and children to Canada in early 2011 and since March 2012 he is working as a QA for Sourcefabric, making sure that everything is going smoothly. He loves radio, music and enjoys playing football with his kids.
Chairman, Board of Directors
Aleksandr Sinenkiy is a self employed consultant in treasury solutions for central banks, debt management offices and commercial banks.
Member, Board of Directors
Martin Lokšík is a television journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University; he works part time with ČT24 (Czech TV's news channel).
Member, Board of Directors
Vladan Šír is the editor of Lidové noviny's Pátek magazine.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Krešimir Žigić is associate professor of economics at CERGE-EI, a Prague-based graduate economics programme.
Member, Supervisory Board
Alan Chelko heads Cisco’s Corporate Development efforts in CEE, DACH and in the Middle East. He has over 15 years of experience in emerging markets building and growing high tech companies.