Jered Abate

Student Software Developer

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Jered joined CASS in November 2019 as a Student Developer. He is majoring in Computer Science. Jered came to OSU from Austin, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a minor in mathematics, already. He gravitates toward back-end database development, but loves being able to actually see his work, too. He is also fascinated by the mysterious world of machine learning and neural networks. Jered’s future plans are to attend graduate school with the goal of becoming a professor at a research institution where he could be on the forefront of human-computer interface. In his spare time, Jered loves games—board and otherwise—including Smash Bros, Deck Building games, and Legacy Games. He likes going on walks, playing guitar, and finding new restaurants.

GitHub Account
https://github.com/jabate13

Ben Alvi

Student Software Developer

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Ben joined CASS in October 2019 and is studying Computer Science with a focus in Simulation and Game Programming. He is from Portland, Oregon. Ben joined CASS because he wanted to gain professional experience in a real work environment, and he thinks software development is fun. Ben would ultimately like to develop video games full time. Outside of work, he enjoys playing video games, creative writing, cooking, and being in nature.

GitHub Account
https://github.com/benbluealvi

Colton Anderson

Student Systems Analyst

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Colton began as a Student Analyst at CASS in May 2020. He came to OSU for a post baccalaureate in Computer Science from Kenai, Alaska. He enjoys working with others as a team to problem solve. Colton spends most of his time with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he takes his family on camping trips, hikes, and road trips around the PNW. Colton's individual hobbies include golf, thrift shopping, and playing guitar. In the future, Colton would like to be back in Alaska developing software for the many industries in the state.

Github Account
https://github.com/anderco6

Graham Barber

Student Systems Analyst

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Graham joined CASS in May 2017 and is studying management. He first heard of CASS through fellow employee Dria Rock and was interested in not only applying business skills to software development, but also participating in work he felt was meaningful. In the future, he hopes to launch a game/open-source company and is part of the Entrepreneurship Club and the OSU App Club.

Github Account
https://github.com/puregarlic

Sebastian Benjamin

Student Software Developer

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Sebastian joined CASS in June 2018 and is majoring in applied Computer Science with the Bioinformatics option. He’s interested in Computer Science research, but he joined CASS to work in a team and gain industry programming experience beyond what is taught in the classroom. Outside of work, he enjoys programming his own projects, writing, reading, and making video games.

Github Account
https://github.com/devsebb

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Lucas Burns

Student Analyst

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Lucas joined CASS in March 2019 and is majoring in Music--singing for the OSU Chamber Choir, the OSU Meistersingers, and in the student-led ensemble Outspoken. He heard about the Analyst job from his friends who were working at CASS already. He wants to get experience working in both business and computer science, and expand his career opportunities outside of the music setting. Lucas especially loves to work in a group with other people towards a common goal. He also has experience with customer service, interpersonal communication, C++ and technical writing. He has a future plan to attend grad school for a Master’s degree in the Arts and Teaching. Outside of school and work, Lucas likes outdoor adventures,board games, singing, playing musical instruments, and playing his favorite game of Super Smash Brother Melee for the Nintendo Gamecube. And he says he loves pigs!

Github Account
https://github.com/lukesterbear

Noah Cooke

Student Analyst

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Noah Cooke was hired in October 2018 as a Student Analyst for CASS. He is a Management and International Business major originally from Portland. He enjoys front end web development and working on apps with Javascript/Reach Native. Noah specializes in company creation, marketing, and sales strategy—belonging to the OSU Entrepreneurship Club. For fun, Noah plays soccer, piano, and video games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, but probably does not enjoy fixing meals as he claims to be the worst cook you could know.

Github Account
https://github.com/professorchip

Andrew Dassonville

Student Systems Engineer

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Andrew joined the OSL in October 2019 and is studying computer science. He first learned about the OSL during the College of Engineering's "Clubs and Cookies" day and immediately applied for the position. Andrew joined the lab because he is passionate about open-source software and wanted to become more proficient with Linux. Oustide of the OSL, Andrew enjoys contributing to open-source projects, hiking, swimming, and flying drones.

Github Account
https://github.com/andrewda

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Robert Detjens

Student Systems Engineer

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Robert joined the OSL in November 2019 and is working toward a degree in Computer Systems. After hearing about the OSL through the OSU SEC security club, he joined since providing the open-source community with a platform is something that he wants to support. When not staring at the computer, Robert likes to play board games, hike, and play trumpet.

Github Account
https://github.com/detjensrobert

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Malini Ganguly

Student Software Developer

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Malini started working for Cass as a Student Developer in May 2020. Her OSU major is Computer Science with an applied option in Artificial Intelligence. She was interested in working at CASS because she wanted more experience working in software development, as well as working on large projects with team members. Malini has a history in the arts: participating in choir, theater, acapella voice, and orchestra.

Github Account
https://github.com/gangulymalini

Jackson Golletz

Student Software Developer

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Jackson joined CASS as a Student Developer in March of 2020. His major is Applied Computer Science with a focus in Web Application Development. Jackson likes doing front-end development with minimal dependencies because it allows him to experiment and see the results immediately, and to quickly create things that can positively impact others. His Freshman year, Jackson wrote a piece of software which caught the attention of a cryptocurrency investor who purchased the rights to the source code. In his off time, he likes to do web development, hiking, making music, and has recently been getting into a variety of board games, including chess and backgammon. He would like to stay in the Pacific Northwest in the future, if possible.

Github Account
https://github.com/JacksGo

Melanie Gutzmann

Student Software Developer

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Melanie joined CASS as a Student Developer in April 2019 and is studying Computer Science. She joined CASS both to apply her academic knowledge to real-world problems, and to broaden her technical horizons as she works on projects within CASS. In her free time, Melanie enjoys working on personal software and design projects, painting, eating sourdough bread, low-stakes hiking, and watching whichever new Netflix original just came out. She hopes to someday fill her house to the brim with plants.

Github Account
https://github.com/mirrorkeydev

Ethan Hampton

Student Systems Engineer

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Ethan joined the OSL in June of 2020 studying Computer Science. He is enthusiastic about all the opportunities available to him here and is grateful for this chance to learn more about the OSS ecosystem. Ethan's first introduction to OSS was when he installed Ubuntu on his desktop in middle school and has loved it ever since. His first programming experience was in FIRST LEGO League robotics and continues to love elegant solutions to complex problems. If he isn't working with technology, Ethan enjoys playing piano, reading, hiking and tinkering.

Github Account
https://github.com/EMH333

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David Headrick

Student Systems Engineer

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David joined the OSL in November 2019 and is studying Computer Science with the systems option. He grew up in Albany, Oregon working on anything related to computers, from Raspberry Pi servers to Flutter apps. David joined the OSL because he wanted to learn more about DevOps, as well as wanting to embrace and assist in the distribution of open-source software. Outside of work, David enjoys riding ATVs on the Coos Bay dunes, skiing at HooDoo, and reading.

Github Account
https://github.com/daviddjh

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Evan Horne

Student Software Developer

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Evan began working as a Student Developer for CASS in June of 2018. He is a Computer Science major from Portland. Evan has experience in C/C++/C#/OBJ-C, Python, Java, HTML, CSS, PHP, and Assembly. In his spare time he is a "maker" with electronics, robotics and DIY projects. He has been participating in hacking Capture the Flag (CTF) challenges recently, like Google CTF and Hacker101 CTF challenges. Evan is interested in game development, programming, security, machining, video editing, culinary Arts, and 3D Printing.

Ryan Kennedy

Student Systems Engineer

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Ryan joined the OSL in June 2020 and is studying Computer Science with a focus on cybersecurity. He first learned of the OSL through Khuong and other OSL alumni during a Cyber Defense Competition. Ryan is the lab manager for the OSU Security Club (OSUSEC), and hopes to be able to use the knowledge he gains at the OSL to improve the club's systems. He also loves playing video games, learning how to build exciting things, and participating in competitions with the Security Club.

Github Account
https://github.com/TheREK3R

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Khuong Luu

Student Systems Engineer

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Khuong joined the OSL in February 2019 and is studying Computer Science with the Computer System option. He first learned about the OSL from teammates at the “OSU Security Team” who were working there. Khuong strongly believes in the high impact and importance of open-source software and loves building things that empower other engineers. OSL's missions align perfectly with his career goals. When not in front of computers, Khuong trains & competes for the OSU Table Tennis team and sometimes plays soccer for fun. Video games, manga, anime, movies, and food are other things he especially enjoys. He's a big fan of Hajime Isayama's Shingeki no Kyojin manga. After graduation, Khuong plans to adopt a lot of dogs and cats

Github Account
https://github.com/khashf

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Phi Luu

Student Software Developer

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Phi joined CASS in April 2019 and is studying Computer Science with a Computer Systems option. He found out about CASS through his brother, who works in the Open Source Lab. Phi wants to gain experience developing software for industry, and apply what he learns to solve real-world problems. He enjoys working as a team and solving challenging problems. He also finds any project that involves data structures and algorithms is the most interesting to work on. Phi would love to work with big tech companies as a software engineer to contribute to making great software for communities. He feels joy and empowerment through acquiring knowledge, especially knowledge of technologies and other fields he’s passionate about, so he plans to continue his education after graduating from OSU. He likes coding, reading, cooking, sleeping, gaming and watching movies and anime. His favorite games are Rainbow Six, Siege, Titanfall 2 and more. Phi is a member of OSU's Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) club.

Github Account
https://github.com/philectron

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Robert (Mac) Macdonald

Student Software Developer

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Mac joined CASS in June 2014 and is studying Computer Science with a Psychology minor. Mac decided to join CASS because he loves to code, wants to experience mentoring others, and eager to work with website technologies. He likes to work on projects that use JavaScript. In Mac’s spare time, he loves exploring Open source technologies, playing some games and socializing. In the future, Mac plans to be a software engineer for start-ups, and he dreams to work with AI one day.

Github Account
https://github.com/starburn

Matt Morgan

Student Software Developer

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Matt Morgan came onboard CASS in March 2020 as a Student Developer. He is originally from Sammamish, WA, and was interested in pursuing his goal to develop software by gaining experience in the CASS Software Development Group. His has skills in C#, C++, Java, SQL, and Mobile Development. In his spare time Matt enjoys mountain biking, soccer, golf, competitive programming, and playing Codenames. His future plans include going into software engineering or data engineering with an eye to possibly start his own company.

Github Account
https://github.com/mattmorgan6

Hoang Nguyen

Student Software Developer

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Hoang Nguyen is majoring in Computer Science Systems and was hired as a Student Developer in October 2018. He enjoys being at CASS for the experience of working on real programming projects. In his spare time Hoang likes to watch YouTube, play chess, and play Desperados 1 or Civ 5. He can also juggle. He has the most experience in C++ and Java languages so far, and hopes to work as a software developer in his future.

Github Account
https://github.com/hncode18

Josie O’Harrow

Student Software Developer

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Josie O’Harrow is a Student Developer who began working at CASS in October 2018. She is a Mathematics major from the small town of Banks, Oregon. Josie has an undying love for regular expressions, programming, and math. She also enjoys running, gardening, baking, and otherwise spending time outdoors. Josie is interested in political philosophy, and values community advocacy and activism. She is a member of OSU’s Math Club and the Association for Women in Mathematics. After college, she plans to go to graduate school for theoretical computer science or mathematics.

Github Account
https://github.com/josieoharrow

Isamu Richmond

Student Software Developer

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Isamu joined CASS as a Student Developer in May 2020. He is majoring in Computer Science with a Computer Systems Option. Isamu is from Portland and was interested working at CASS to obtain relevant experience contributing to software projects with real users and deadlines. Isamu is passionate about Rock climbing and after graduating, he would like to move to a city near a quality rock climbing destination and work as a software developer. His other hobbies are fashion design, reading, cooking, and playing a rotating variety of video games.

Github Account
https://github.com/richmoni

Claire Swanson

Student Software Developer

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Claire joined CASS in April 2019 and is studying Computer Science Systems. She wanted to work for CASS to gain computer science experience outside of classes. Claire loved working on a webpage for a web development class, and found that using CSS, HTML and JavaScript was interesting and a bit challenging. She liked the process of building up a decent webpage out of nothing. In Claire’s free time, she enjoys reading, playing video games such as Path of Exile, and Dark Souls/Bloodborne, and likes cooking. She is a member of the IT club. An interesting fact about Claire is that her dad got a job in Beijing, China, so she skipped half of the fifth and sixth grades to spend time there with family.

Github Account
https://github.com/claireswn8

Kerry Vance

Student Systems Engineer

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Kerry Vance joined OSL in 2019 and is studying computer science. After hearing about OSL, and initially being disappointed that they weren't hiring, fellow Linux Users Group (LUG) members and CASS employees Lindsey Kvarfordt and Drew Ortega suggested he apply when a position opened up. As an advocate and user of Open Source software, he hopes to support the efforts of Open Source projects through his work at OSL.

Github Account
https://github.com/Vancelot11

Gitlab Account
https://github.com/Vancelot

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Hannah Vaughan

Student Software Developer

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Hannah started at CASS in May of 2018 as a Student Analyst and has transitioned to Developer. She is studying Computer Science and hails from Eugene. She wanted to work at CASS to apply the experience she’s gained from classes in a meaningful way that simultaneously allowed her to work directly with industry. Hannah likes working on projects that she can watch grow and improve, especially if she can create a great user-interface in the process. Her skills include C, C++, HTML, CSS, organization, and writing. In her off-hours she likes to play board games, crochet, take care of her plants, and spend time with friends. She participates in KBVR FM student radio, and likes to play Animal Crossing. For her future she wishes to work as a software developer who travels the world, and gardens and codes in her free time.

Github Account
https://github.com/hannahTierneyV

Taegan Warren

Student Software Developer

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Taegan joined CASS in December 2016 and is studying computer science. He first heard about CASS from a freshman engineering fair and wanted to contribute to real world projects while gaining experience and knowledge in programming. In his spare time, Taegan enjoys playing video games such as Overwatch and is a great ice skater.

Github Account
https://github.com/taeganwarren

Faaiq Waqar

Student Software Developer

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Faaiq Waqar joined CASS in March 2020 as Student Developer. He hails from Tigard, Oregon, and majors in ECE, Computer Science—Systems Option, and minors in Mathematics. He was drawn to work for CASS to refine his software engineering skills and to do large-scale projects through teamwork. Faaiq likes working on projects that include hardware and software interaction, and enjoys anything where he can apply AI/ML. Faaiq spends his off-time cooking, gardening, weightlifting, Halo 3, and reading. His future includes plans to enter a PhD program and work in research as a career.

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Marie Wilkey

Student Analyst

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Marie joined CASS in October 2019. She is a Kinesiology major with an option in Occupational Therapy, and is from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Marie joined CASS to get an experience in a field different than her major, and because she values collaberation and enjoys a team environment. After graduation, Marie would like to go to graduate school and get either a Master's or PHD in Occupational Therapy with hoped to work with kids with disabilities. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, and hanging with friends.

Elijah Winkelman

Student Software Developer

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Eli started as a Student Developer for CASS in May 2020, and his OSU major is Mathematics. He hails from Portland and likes working on technical pieces of code, especially metaprogramming, and scientific/computer vision code that has interesting applications. Eli enjoys hiking, playing Rummikub, cooking, reading, and playing the violin in his spare time. He is considering graduate school for applied topology in his future.

Github Account
https://github.com/eliwinkelman

Ryan Zimmerman

Student Systems Engineer

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Ryan joined the OSL in June 2020 and is studying computer science. He learned about the OSL through the OSU Linux Users Group and applied immediately when he heard about the job opening. He joined to get exposure to and contribute to the open source community and to get experience using Linux in a production environment. In his free time, he enjoys running, photography, hiking, and spending excessive amounts of time working on his home server.

Github Account
https://github.com/zimmerry

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