Technetra designs and develops innovative software solutions using open source methods, tools and technologies.
Technetra promotes the adoption and use of open source software and solutions to its customers in government, information technology (IT), telecommunications and financial services. Technetra works with clients in the US, Europe and Asia.
Alolita Sharma has been involved with open source since the early days of Linux. As a software engineer, industry expert and entrepreneur, she actively promotes open source adoption in industry, government and developing economies for the past 12 years, working with leaders in US and India’s IT industry, government and education to enable change and transparency. She believes that the ideas of open source can generate unbounded opportunity for the development of technology and economic prosperity in developing nations.
She is co-founder of Technetra and has over 15 years in the industry. She has held engineering and management positions at IBM, MCI Worldcom, Intelsat and SWIFT. She joined the board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) in 2007 and currently serves as its Secretary. She holds a Bachelors degree with honors in Computer Science from George Mason University and a Masters degree with honors in Computer Science from George Washington University where she also pursued doctoral studies.
She co-created India’s first open source business conference LinuxAsia, to serve as a platform for global industry leaders to interact with India’s open source players from industry, government, academia and community. She has published widely and spoken at international conferences on open source trends and technologies. Publications include a chapter on open source in India in Open Sources 2.0 and articles in various technology journals and trade magazines such as Linux Journal, Linux Developer Network. She blogs on open source and its impact on technology, community and culture at opensourcebuzz.technetra.com.
Robert Adkins has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has held senior engineering and management positions in products and services groups at Apple Computer, IBM and BB&N. Mr. Adkins counsels government and industry on open source technology adoption and policy. Robert is an expert developer in Ruby and Ruby on Rails and is an active open source contributor.
He holds a MS in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Adkins helped create India’s first open source business conference LinuxAsia, to serve as a platform for global industry leaders to interact with India’s open source players from industry, government, academia and community. He has published in technology magazines and journals including Linux Journal, Linux For You, the ACM and Government Computer News. His articles can be found at here.