Lance Albertson

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Lance became OSL director in early 2013. He has managed all of the hosting activities that the OSL provides for more than 160 high-profile open source projects since joining the lab as lead systems administrator and architect in 2007. Lance’s involvement in the open source community began in 2003, when he became a developer and package maintainer with Gentoo Linux. Prior to joining the OSL, Lance was a UNIX Administrator for the Enterprise Server Technologies group at Kansas State University. In his free time he helps organize Beaver BarCamp and plays trumpet in local jazz group The Infallible Collective.

Bharat Appasamy

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Bharat comes to us from India but is no stranger to OSU life as he graduated from Oregon State with a masters in Computer Science in 2014. His advanced degree focus was on Software Engineering, Human-Computer interaction. Bharat brings a wealth of experience in software, project management, and agile approaches, and is a certified AWS (Amazon Web Services) Solutions Architect Associate and Scrum Alliance Scrum Master. In the past, he has worked on a number of projects for Coca-Cola, Disney, Verizon and more. He is passionate about solving customer problems and teaching students, which makes him a great fit for CASS.

Pam Bielenberg

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Hired in June 2015, the unofficial CASS “Mom” has lived in the Willamette Valley since she was 4-years-old. She is an OSU Alum and a die-hard Beaver Believer—showing her spirit by almost always wearing orange and black. Her duties at CASS include creating agreements, invoicing clients, organizing events, travel planning, ordering supplies, managing room keys, and more. She is the person to do the routine stuff so all of the smart, talented staff and students around her can do their creative best. In her spare time, Pam enjoys crafting, including fused glass, bead jewelry, and stamped greeting cards.

Mark Clements

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Starting off as a Student Developer in 2000, Mark Clements became a full time Staff Developer in 2002 and has been with CASS ever since. Now as the Senior Development and QA Manager, and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer, he is the Software Development Group's go-to resource on all things Microsoft. He provides technical guidance and team leadership to various software projects handled by CASS's Software Development Group, ranging from small web applications to large statewide distributed client-server applications. His problem solving skills, and ability to balance business needs and constraints have allowed him to create high value solutions for customers. He enjoys mentoring and provides valuable expertise to students in their pursuit to becoming skilled software developers.

Carrie Hertel

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Carrie Hertel has been the Director of Software Development Group (SDG) and the Test & IoT Lab since 2014, back when the group was known as the Business Solutions Group (BSG). She started working at BSG as a Student Test Engineer in 2001 and was able to secure a full time staff position as a Test Engineer in 2004. Since that time, Carrie has been a Program Manager and Interim Director. Carrie graduated from OSU with a BS in Electrical Engineering and has a PMI Project Management Professional certification. Carrie has served on several boards including the PMI Portland Chapter as VP of Finance. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her animals including dogs and guinea pigs!

Padraic McGraw

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Padraic McGraw has returned to the Oregon State University campus as Systems Development Engineer for the Center for CASS. Padraic is an alum who earned his B.S. at OSU in Computer Science with emphasis in Simulation and Game Programming, and also worked for CASS as a student. He has been employed with Lucidyne Technologies in Corvallis for five years on the Image Processing team--helping to create tools to support the workflow of feature detection using machine learning and neural networks.
He decided to apply for the CASS staff position because, “I find mentoring others in software and design best practices to be very rewarding, and I look forward to being of service to the students of CASS in that regard”.
Padraic says, in his spare time, he is surfing on the chilly Oregon Coast.

Maximillian Schmidt

Faculty Research Assistant -- Computational Scientist

Max joined the OSL in early 2022 and is split half-time between two OSU departments: the Open Source Lab (OSL) and the Center for Quantitative Life Sciences (CQLS). He received his degree in Computer Systems from Oregon State University in 2019, and spent two years at the Clackamas Education Service Didtrict assisting school districts across Clackamas County with enterprise level computing and infrastructure before returning to OSU. Max's position with OSL and CQLS primarily focuses on delivering the services of a new community platform: the OpenPower Hub.

When not working on campus, Max spends time with family and friends and can be found in his home lab tinkering on some sort of computer or electronics. He also enjoys backpacking, skiing, seeking the perfect IPA, or playing video games of a complex fashion.

Max can be reached at max-at-cqls-dot-oregonstate-dot-edu

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