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] -> you.md).

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

  • Product Manager
  • Redwood City, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @christina4nee, LinkedIn
  • Christina loves riding and spending time with her two horses, Comet and Bentley. Prior to Sourcegraph, Christina was the head of product development and lead a small dev team at Platinum Performance. At Palantir Technologies, she lead 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

  • 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

  • VP Engineering
  • Belmont, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @nickdsnyder, LinkedIn, personal docs
  • Nick is a career software engineer turned people manager. He started writing code in CS 101 at Vanderbilt and loved it so much that he graduated 4 years later with a M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Computer Science (major), Math (major), and Economics (minor). Since then, Nick has had the privilege to work at multiple startups (AdMob, Maybe) and big companies (Google, LinkedIn), and he appreciates the perspectives that those experiences have given him. Nick has a wife, a daughter, and a son, and likes to sail on the SF Bay as often as his calendar permits.

Christopher Flournoy

  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Chris enjoys new adventures, traveling with his wife, wine-tasting and spending time with friends and family. Depending on the season, you’ll either find him skiing or attending professional sporting events. Prior to Sourcegraph, Chris helped expand BetterCloud’s sales presence out west, and has held various sales roles within software companies. Chris attended Temple University where he earned a BS in Business Administration.

Thorsten Ball

  • Software Engineer
  • Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, Germany 🇩🇪
  • [email protected], @thorstenball, LinkedIn, thorstenball.com
  • 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.

Chris Wendt

  • Software Engineer
  • Boise, ID, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], chrismwendt, @chrismwendt, LinkedIn
  • Chris is a programming language enthusiast, speedcuber, SSBM player, and dog lover. He has worked on a distributed data pipeline at Microsoft, search at GitHub, developer experience at ThoughtSpot, and earned his BS in Computer Science with a specialization in computer graphics from Purdue.

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

  • VP Business
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @DanielNealAdler, LinkedIn
  • 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.