I'm Gil. I work in the world of open source software. I like tea.
Open Source, Openly
Member of the //TODO Group of Open Source Directors
The //TODO Group is committed to talk openly, develop openly. We believe we improve our open source programs by working together. We are a group of Open Source professionals who share information and work together to help Tech-driven Open Source programs.
President of the Yahoo Employee Foundation (YEF)
YEF brings together the talents, time, and financial resources of Yahoo employees to serve communities around the globe. To date we have issued over 1000 grants amounting over $20M to worthy causes. As president, I lead the foundation's board and advise our $15M fund.
Yahoo's Tech for Good Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative
I led an effort to improve the security of a national suicide prevention hotline website. I also sponsored application development for social causes, representing Yahoo at the White House's Champions of Change event promoting Civic Hacking and Open Government.
Working out loud
Champion for improving the way people work collaboratively
I help my co-workers work together in a more open, transparent, and effective way. I've learned from Open Source communities how openness can improve effectiveness, and I bring these lessons to the workplace.
Work Experience & Education
Open Source, Standards
Sr. Director, 2010 - Present
I manage policy and processes for Yahoo's Open Source and Open Standards activities and run many engineering services. Including:
Industry Analyst and Web Strategist
Self Employed 2009-2010
Provided strategic consulting and insight to clients looking to improve business results by using social computing techniques. Provided custom research about the Enterprise 2.0 (social business) marketplace, workshops, executive briefings, and consulting services.
2008 - 2009
Published research for Information and Knowledge Management professionals on enterprise collaboration topics.
Technology Director (2007-2008)
Produced events supporting strategic initiatives and managed internal communities focused on these efforts.
Director of Enterprise Architecture (1999-2006)
Managed technology architects in 10 business units to support of shared .NET shared code initiative.
Senior Developer / Product Manager (1993-1999)
Case Western Reserve University
BS Scholar's Degree Artificial Intelligence , 1986-1990
As a member of the undergraduate scholars program (UGSP), I developed the Artificial Intelligence major for the university. Graduated with a scholars degree, honors cum laude.