Laura Kolker -
Sr. Developer, Sr. Solution Architect, Migrations+
Laura is a senior developer often focused on Confluence migrations - some very large ones (for example, 18K pages!), and lead developer of the Universal Wiki Converter (UWC) project, hosted on Atlassian's Website.
However, Laura's skills extend well beyond migrations into plugin development, webapp development, UI design, build systems, and unit testing. Whenever possible, she dives into Java application development with a vengence.
Working with Laura is a pleasure beyond measure for clients - she's organized, clear, always pleasant, and dedicated to continual progress. Laura is based in Philadephia PA and loves the snow - Bring it on! likes working from home where she and her robots (well, at least one roomba) can observe snowfall without driving in it.
David Simpson -
*Sr. Developer, Sr. Solution Architect, Analytics+
David is pretty well known in Atlassian circles for his crowd-favorite Google Analytics plugin for Confluence. As a senior engineer on our team, his focus centers around Confluence custom application and plugin development.
Prior to AppFusions, David was a senior integrations developer at a university, which followed his scholastic achievement of receiving his PhD in Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Nottingham. That said, we're keen on finding a University or Pharmaceutical interested in sponsoring a Sub-Structure Search application for Confluence. If interested, we'll share the design ready to go; for chemistry folks - it's sweet!
Outside of AppFusions, David sneaks away for quality time with his adorable two children, Lily and Thomas.
Sr. Product Management, Business Mobility+
Jean-Francois (aka Jeff) is a senior IP Convergence & Business Mobility specialist, with expertise in personal and Enterprise wikis, VoIP, network & business service management, E2.0, Telco2.0, iOS, and mobile UX.
Jeff has more than 20 years of experience in software product management and sales, working on large software projects in the communication service providers space, as well as enterprise environments.
Prior to AppFusions, Jeff worked as Market Manager at IBM, following the acquisition of Micromuse where he was responsible of IP Convergence Solutions strategy. Jeff also held several product management positions for startups, including 8x8 Inc, where he served as the Vice-President of Product Management.
Jeff designed and developed a personal wiki for iphone and ipad and has a lot of expertise in mobile software integration.
Kevin Cheng -
Sr. Developer, SSO/Authentication+ Solution Designer
Kevin is a senior developer with over 3 years of Atlassian experience, and over 10 years of system and network operations experience in large Enterprise organizations. While Kevin's skills are vast, lately Kerberos SSO (single sign-on) development with Active Directory, as well as Wiki migration automation scripts and analysis has been his thing. Kevin wrote this quick note to help demystify a few confusions around this common SSO subject: NTLM v1 or v2 or Kerberos.
Prior to AppFusions, Kevin worked as a senior system operations developer on a large Enterprise Confluence integrations team.
Justin Bishop -
Justin manages our accounting and financial systems so we stay in business, simply! Justin also plays backup to technical writing needs in a project, an easy fit for him since he has a Masters in Computer Science.
Prior to AppFusions, Justin worked at Apple Computer for many years, and now in his free-time, he's a much better than your average construction hack, and super-dad to his favorite charges: Stella (7) and Ryan (9).