Gerrit User Summit 2023 - Speakers

First Last - Company

First Last is a long-time Gerrit contributor. He joined the Gerrit project in 2009, became a maintainer in 2012 and assumed the role as community manager in 2023.


Shane McIntosh - University of Waterloo

Shane McIntosh is the current Ross & Muriel Faculty Fellow and an Associate Professor in the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada. At U. Waterloo, Shane directs the Software Repository Excavation and Build Engineering Labs (the Software REBELs), where he and his trainees use empirical methods to study software build systems, release engineering, and software quality.


Farshad Kazemi - University of Waterloo

Farshad Kazemi is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Waterloo. The overarching goal of his Ph.D. research is making pragmatic improvements to the quality and efficiency of peer code review.


Diego Zambelli Sessona - GerritForge

Diego Zambelli Sessona is a software developer and started to discover Gerrit only a few months ago. Working at Gerritforge started to add his small contributions in June 2023.


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.

Marcin Czech - GerritForge

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

Over the last four 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) and pull-replication.

Christoforos Miliotis - GerritForge

Christoforos is a Software Engineer with a broad experience in distributed systems. He joined GerritForge in March 2023 where he contributes to the OpenSource Gerrit Code Review project.

Jacek Centkowski - Unaffiliated

Jacek Centkowski is a Gerrit contributor since 2013. He deepened his Gerrit knowledge and involvement and was trusted a maintainer in 2020. He has recently focused on owners' plugin improvements.