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. A native of 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

 
 

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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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 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, a capella 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. In 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 and is 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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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 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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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 Oregon State. 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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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

 

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 her free time, Claire 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

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

Elijah Winkelman

Student Software Developer

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Eli started as a student developer for CASS in May 2020, and is a mathematics major. 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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