Gerrit Virtual User Summit 2021 - Speakers

Luca Milanesio - GerritForge


Luca is the co-founder of GerritForge and has over 25 years of software development and application lifecycle management experience. He has been a Gerrit Contributor since 2012 and a member of the Engineering Steering Committee since 2019.

Luca maintains, the Open Service for Gerrit Code Review on top of GitHub repositories.

Fabio Ponciroli - GerritForge


Fabio is a Senior Software Engineer at GerritForge, where he contributes to the OpenSource Gerrit Code Review project. He has been involved since the beginning in the design and development of DevOps analytics tools for Gerrit. He has extensive experience in working on backend systems, on-premise and cloud-based, with different programming languages, such as Scala, Java, NodeJS and related ecosystems.

Paul Jolly - CUE


Paul is a core contributor to the CUE project. He co-created, co-founded the Go Tools Working Group, is a regular contributor to the Go project, and helps maintain various Go and CUE-based open source projects.

Shane McIntosh - University of Waterloo

Shane is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo, where he directs the Software Repository Excavation and Build Engineering Labs (the Software REBELs). Previously, he was an assistant professor with McGill University, where he held the Canada Research Chair in Software Release Engineering. He received the Ph.D. from Queen‘s University, for which he was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal. In his research, he uses empirical methods to study software build systems, release engineering, and software quality.

Patrick Hiesel - Google

Patrick joined Google and the Gerrit project in 2016, working primarily on the backend. Since then, he has worked on making Gerrit faster, and more stable as well as different features, including (most recently) Submit Requirements.

He is a Gerrit maintainer and a member of the Engineering Steering Committee.

Edwin Kempin - Google

Edwin is a long-time Gerrit contributor. He joined the Gerrit project in 2010, became a maintainer in 2012 and assumed the role as community manager in 2019.

Since 2015 he's working at Google in the Gerrit backend team that develops Gerrit core and maintains the Gerrit infrastructure at Google. Previously Edwin worked 10+ years at SAP where he was responsible for Gerrit development and hosting as well.

Ian Gauthier -

Ian is a recent Master's graduate from McGill University, where he studied Software Engineering with a particular focus on Software Modelling and Software Repository Mining. Ian currently works at

Delphine Carlson - Google

Delphine is Gerrit UX Designer since mid-2019. She is the designer behind Gerrit's new features: the attention set UI, the code owners plugin, the Checks UI, the Submit requirement, and multiple Comments experience improvements.

She loves collaborating with the Gerrit team and users to improve Gerrit's user experience and help developers get their work done with ease.

Ben Rohlfs - Google

Ben was the Gerrit frontend tech lead from 2019-2021 and has been a maintainer since 2019. He loves working on web apps for developers and tries to make Gerrit users happy and productive.

His largest contributions to Gerrit so far were the Attention Set, the new Checks API/UI (see lightning talks) and heading large infrastructure migrations such as JavaScript->TypeScript and Polymer1->2->3->Lit.

Marcin Czech - GerritForge

Marcin is a Senior Software Engineer at GerritForge where he contributes to the OpenSource Gerrit Code Review project.

Over the last two years, he has been involved in the design and development of numerous parts of the Gerrit ecosystem, such as Gerrit core, multi-site, events-broker(Kafka and AWS Kinesis), pull-replication and external-ids online migration.

Antonio Barone - GerritForge


Antonio joined GerritForge in 2018. Since then, he has contributed to the design and development of various tools and plugins for Gerrit, such as DevOps analytics, multi-site and chronicle-map. Recently, he zeroed in on the integration of Gerrit with the cloud.

Martin Fick - Qualcomm

Martin made his first Gerrit contribution back in June 2010 and just over a year later became one of the first two maintainers added to the project (Saša Živkov being the other). Since then he's continued to improve Gerrit workflows, plugin extendability, reliability, and performance. He especially focuses on multi-primary functionality and compatibility.

Kaushik Lingarkar - Qualcomm

Kaushik joined Qualcomm over 12 years ago and has had a variety of roles, often related to Gerrit or workflows using Gerrit. He made his first Gerrit contribution in 2013 and has made many more in 2020 and 2021 as a full-time member of the Qualcomm Gerrit team. His major focus over the past year has been improving the performance of upgrading a very large 2.7 fork Gerrit site to vanilla 3.4+.

Adithya Chakilam - Qualcomm

Adithya joined the Qualcomm Gerrit team in June 2020 and quickly started contributing changes. So far he's explored the replication plugin, 2.16 and earlier schema migrations, plugin provided change query attributes, JGit, and offline reindexing.

Milutin Kristofic - Google

Milutin joined the Gerrit frontend team in June 2019 and has been a maintainer since December 2020. Milutin was mostly working on better A11y and optimizing performance.