About

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FOSDEM 2014

Aleksander Morgado holds a degree on Telecommunications Engineering from the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). His end-of-studies project included the Planetary Virtual Observatory & Laboratory (PVOL), a website for collaborative publishing of astrophotographs of outer planets, still used nowadays by multiple amateur astronomers. This project, along with several other science oriented applications and articles were done as a collaboration with the Planetary Sciences Group of the university.

Before finishing the engineering studies, he was also hired by Panda Software International (now Panda Security), as a C developer in the Linux-oriented business branch. He first took part in the development of the Panda Desktop Secure for Linux product (a desktop antivirus for Linux distributions) and then in the Panda Gatedefender system (a gateway providing anti-virus, anti-spam, firewall and content protection).

During the spring of 2006, he moved from cold and rainy Basque Country to hot and sunny Madrid, where he was hired by Deimos Space to help in the development of ESA‘s Experimental Offline Analysis Tool (EOAT), a satellite orbit determination and time synchronization tool for the european Galileo global positioning system.

In 2008, he joined the development team of Azetti Networks, where he designed and ended up leading the development team of a new highly-scalable and distributed Push-to-Talk (PoC) VoIP-based server system. This system is still used nowadays in multiple phone operators all over the world, including a couple in Hong Kong where it was first installed.

Aleksander has always been a passionate Free and Open Source Software contributor, and since 2010, he was hired by Lanedo, a german consultancy company dedicated to open source development. During this time, he contributed to multiple different software projects, including the GNOME Tracker project (led by Nokia at that time); ModemManager, libqmi and libmbim (for Google and several other customers); the GTK+ toolkit (mainly for portability issues in the Windows and HTML5 backends); and some other minor developments in several other projects.

Since February 2014, Aleksander is working as a freelance developer.