Open Source Program Manager
Josh Simmons is a community strategist, open source advocate, and dusty foot philosopher. He works on the Google Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) Outreach Team and serves as volunteer CFO for Open Source Initiative (OSI). Josh coordinates open source communications across Google and helps run programs such as Google Summer of Code, all while traveling the world to promote free and open source software, inclusive community building, and teaching aspiring and junior developers how to learn by contributing to open source. He worked as a freelance web developer, startup CEO, and volunteer community organizer in rural Sonoma County, California before finding his footing as a professional.