Sourcegraph team

This page contains brief bios of our team. Teammates may also have a personal documentation page in this directory that is named according to their Sourcegraph email address (e.g. [email protected] ->

Quinn Slack

  • CEO, Co-founder, Board of Directors
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @sqs, LinkedIn
  • Quinn lives just north of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife and daughter. Prior to Sourcegraph, Quinn co-founded Blend Labs, an enterprise technology company with ~500 employees dedicated to improving home lending. At Palantir Technologies, he created a technology platform to help two of the top five U.S. banks recover from the housing crisis. He was the first employee and developer at Bleacher Report after graduating from high school. Quinn graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Stanford.

Beyang Liu

  • CTO, Co-founder, Board of Directors
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @beyang, LinkedIn
  • Beyang Liu is CTO and co-founder of Sourcegraph. Prior to Sourcegraph, Beyang was a software engineer at Palantir Technologies, where he developed new data analysis software on a small, customer-facing team working with Fortune 500 companies. Beyang studied Computer Science at Stanford, where he published research in probabilistic graphical models and computer vision at the Stanford AI Lab and thoroughly enjoyed his compilers course.

Christina Forney (she/her)

  • Product Manager
  • Redwood City, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @christina4nee, LinkedIn, GitHub
  • Christina loves riding and spending time with her two horses, Comet and Bentley. Prior to Sourcegraph, Christina was the head of product development and the lead of a small dev team at Platinum Performance. At Palantir Technologies, she led the Internal Tools team that was responsible for the code hosts, build systems, and artifact management systems at Palantir. Christina attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where she earned a BS in Animal Science and a MS in Computer Science.

Stephen Gutekanst

  • Distribution / Software Engineer
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @slimsag, LinkedIn
  • Stephen enjoys spending time with his numerous kittos in his Phoenix home while solving some of the most critical and technically challenging issues he can get his hands on. Rapid iteration, working directly with some of our biggest customers, and relentlessly advocating for users to find solutions is what he thrives on. Prior to Sourcegraph, he worked 3 years full-time on an open source game engine in Go.

Ryan Slade

  • Software Engineer
  • Cape Town, South Africa 🇿🇦
  • [email protected], @frefity, LinkedIn
  • Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking and playing squash. Prior to Sourcegraph he helped develop a real time bidding system for online advertisers at Avocet and worked for a taxi hailing company in London, Hailo. He studied Computer Science at the University of Cape Town and has lived in the South Africa, the UK, Singapore and the US.

Rijnard van Tonder

  • Software Engineer
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @rvtond, LinkedIn
  • Rijnard just wants to stop the proliferation of bad code. Seriously, it’s out of control. His favorite color is OCaml, and he collects stamps and flashlights. He currently lives a pretty untethered life while working for Sourcegraph. Incidentally, this aligns well with his goal of building future thinking dev tools that improve the state of software. Rijnard holds a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, where his research focused on automated bug finding and bug fixing.

Eric Fritz

  • Software Engineer
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], efritz, LinkedIn
  • Eric received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where he published research on compiler construction and taught courses in compilers and software engineering. Prior to Sourcegraph, Eric built infrastructure for UCaaS products. While not programming, Eric enjoys cooking while muttering Gordon Ramsay deep cuts to himself.

Eric Brody-Moore

  • Growth & Business Operations
  • San Francisco, CA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], LinkedIn, ebrodymoore
  • Eric splits his weekends eating his way through the Bay Area and getting out of town to explore the west coast nature, snowboard or golf. Prior to Sourcegraph, Eric was the first hire at Drift Marketplace, where he built the finance and analytics functions, and Deloitte Consulting’s strategy and operations practice. Eric graduated with a BS in Finance from the University of Washington.

Keegan Carruthers-Smith

  • Software Engineer
  • Cape Town, South Africa 🇿🇦
  • [email protected], keegancsmith, @keegan_csmith
  • Keegan likes living in places with lots of sun and fibre internet. Prior to Sourcegraph, Keegan worked on the developer tools team at Facebook and spent too much time studying Mathematics and Computer Science. When not doing his day job, Keegan is usually out and about with his wife and son. He can also be found in a skatepark, on a squash court or on a mountain.

Uwe Hoffmann

  • Software Engineer
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], uwedeportivo
  • Uwe has finally given up on his dream of playing in the NBA and has decided that writing software is not that bad after all.

Joe Chen

  • Software Engineer
  • Boston, MA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @unknwon, LinkedIn
  • Joe lives in his little dark room. Prior to Sourcegraph, Joe created the Gogs project, a painless self-hosted Git service. Joe graduated with a MS in Software Development from Boston University.

Vanesa Ortiz

  • Content Engineer
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], vanesa, @vanesacodes, LinkedIn
  • Vanesa loves to travel (45 countries so far), spend time with her daughter and husband, sing and make jewelry. She grew up in the jungle and is really good at catching lizards. Prior to Sourcegraph, she lived in Germany and built dev tools for the infrastructure team at Lovoo. She used to be a human rights researcher for the London School of Economics and Political Science before transtitioning to software engineering. Her weakness is sushi.

Noemi Mercado (she/her)

  • People Ops
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Noemi is a Bay Area native that spends her free time caring for her cacti collection and volunteering with the local chapter of Border Angels. She has two teenage brothers that keep her up to date on the latest trends and lingo. Before Sourcegraph, she helped run hiring and onboarding at the homecare startup Honor. Prior to that, she worked in HR at a non-profit supporting children in foster care. She also has a pug named Pumba.

Nick Snyder (he/him)

  • VP Engineering
  • Belmont, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], GitHub, @nickdsnyder, LinkedIn, personal docs
  • Nick started writing code in CS 101 at Vanderbilt and loved it so much that he graduated 4 years later with a B.S and M.S. in Computer Science. Since then, Nick has spent most of his career as a software engineer working with a variety of technologies at companies large and small, and now enjoys building teams. Nick has a wife, a daughter, and a son, and likes to sail on the San Francisco Bay as often as his calendar permits.

Thorsten Ball

  • Software Engineer
  • Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, Germany 🇩🇪
  • [email protected], @thorstenball, LinkedIn,
  • Thorsten started his career as a software engineer after dropping out of college where he studied philosophy. Since then he’s mainly worked for startups (flinc, ioki) in the mobility space before starting at Sourcegraph. In his spare time, he’s also a writer and wrote and self-published two books about his favorite pet topics: interpreters & compilers. He lives together with his wife and daughter in a small-ish city in Germany. He met his wife, who happened to hail from the same small town in Germany, in Australia while he was working at a shipyard.

Loïc Guychard

  • Software engineer, manager
  • Brest, Brittany, France 🇫🇷
  • [email protected], lguychard, LinkedIn
  • Loïc loves oceanside living and long bike rides. He started his career as a linguist, before transitioning to software engineering while working at Dashlane.

Aileen Agricola

  • Senior Digital Marketing Manager
  • San Carlos, CA and Bainbridge Island, WA USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Aileen is a techie at heart with a foundation in IT and databases. Her first startup experience was at Patrol Software where she got the startup buzz to try out multiple roles in customer support, product management, business development and sales. Most recently, she built the website for Neo4j and learned that everything is connected. In her spare time she keeps active by hiking, running or biking. She also loves to travel and binges the best in streaming tv.

Adam Frankl

  • Head of Marketing
  • Hillsborough, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Adam has spent most of his career marketing technology to developers. He has co-founded or led marketing at 16 VC-backed startups, raning from developer tools to game technology to developer tools. He is a US Army veteran, and has been practising yoga for over 20 years.

Ryan Blunden

  • Developer Advocate
  • Brisbane, Australia 🇦🇺🦘
  • [email protected], @ryan_blunden, LinkedIn
  • For work, Ryan enjoys writing documentation, creating videos, case studies, blog posts, and presenting. Essentially, sharing with developers everywhere how Sourcegraph can help them save time and ship better code. For fun, he loves hanging out with his daughter Ruby (Python wasn’t an option :), playing drums, and riding his motorcycle to explore new places and meet new people. And eating eggs benedict at every opportunity.

Dan Adler (he/him)

  • VP Business
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @DanielNealAdler, LinkedIn, GitHub
  • In his role at Sourcegraph, Dan finally found the perfect mix of IDEs and spreadsheets. After receiving a C.S. degree from Rice U., Dan spent a decade in the business world: consulting, investing, and before Sourcegraph, getting an MBA at Stanford. Dan lives with his girlfriend and dog in San Francisco.

Tomás Senart

  • Engineering Manager
  • Lisbon, Portugal 🇵🇹 / Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪
  • [email protected], tsenart, @tsenart, LinkedIn
  • Tomás started fiddling with computers because he was fascinated with how hackers were depicted in Hollywood movies. He has since moved on to not only build distributed systems but also distributed teams. Before Sourcegraph he’s been at companies like Apple, Mesosphere, Thomson Reuters and Soundcloud. In his free time he likes to spend time with his partner, play Chess and Rocket League, eat great food, hit the gym and read books.

Michael Fromberger

  • Software Engineer
  • Seattle, WA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], creachadair, @creachadair, LinkedIn
  • Michael has been programming since about age 7, and has never lost his fascination with the ways code serves, simultaneously, as a language for people and computers. He pursued this fascination via a degree in linguistics and an (unfinished) Ph.D. in computer science. Prior to joining Sourcegraph, he managed the Kythe team at Google and led the Language Analysis team at source{d}. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two kittens. When not fiddling with computers he loves to read, write, teach, cook, play music, and spin yarn, among other hobbies.

Adam Herzog

  • Product Marketing Manager
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @ah3rz, LinkedIn
  • Adam is an experienced developer marketer, now focusing on product marketing at Sourcegraph. He’s previously led developer relations, digital demand generation, and other marketing functions at companies like Docker, Humio, and Neo4j. Adam advocates for inclusivity 🌈 within the entire tech industry (and the world!) and probably uses the word “awesome” too much. He is passionate about good food, Hatha yoga, and jean jackets in no particular order.

Geoffrey Gilmore

  • Software Engineer
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], ggilmore
  • Geoffrey is an MIT graduate who enjoys kicking people in his spare time.

Farhan Attamimi

  • Software Engineer
  • Singapore 🇸🇬
  • [email protected], attfarhan
  • Farhan writes code to pass the time while impatiently waiting for Manchester United to return to glory.

Erik Seliger

  • Software Engineer
  • Bremen, Germany 🇩🇪
  • [email protected], eseliger, LinkedIn
  • Erik has a background in Systems Engineering and decided that software is the most interesting field of engineering, which he never quit since first touching Turbo Pascal at age 11.

Kai Passo

  • Account Executive
  • Atlanta, GA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], kpsource
  • Kai enjoys time with his family, sailing, and vacationing in Maine (for lobster, sea glass, and amazing sunsets). In terms of work, he focuses on helping customers solve business problems and providing an exceptional customer experience.

Tommy Roberts

  • Product Designer
  • London, UK 🇬🇧
  • [email protected], @imtommyroberts, LinkedIn
  • Before Sourcegraph Tommy was providing freelance product design services to early stage startups. He’s passionate about accessible design, the relationship between design and development, and ethics in tech. Outside of work he likes to explore the food scene in London, criticize his own cooking, read too many articles, and watch too many youtube videos.

Garo Brik (they/them)

  • Software Engineer

  • T’karonto, Canada 🇨🇦

  • [email protected], gbrik

  • Garo cooks, climbs, dances, reads, and games with their family, and wrestles with compilers in the darkest recesses of their imagination. They work on the code intel team when they can get the many cats in their life off their keyboard. They are slowly trying to convince everyone in their life to move with them somewhere with more mountains & ocean and less snow. !– Paste your section above this line! –>

    Quin Keough

  • SDR

  • Phoenix AZ, USA 🇺🇸

  • [email protected], quinwith1n

  • Quin has always loved traveling and seeing the world. He lives in Phoenix with his wife and 2 french bulldogs. Quin also enjoys most sports, especially ping pong, reading, and playing his guitar. Although his French bulldogs do not enjoy it when he attempts to play the guitar.