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After freetime-founding the coala analyzer OS project with more than 300 contributors, Lasse mentored multiple GSoC students and administers several organisations solely this year. He also forges high quality software and conducts talks and workshops for his clients/at conferences around the world and founds GitMate.

Lasse Schuirmann is a freelance software developer who cares passionately about open source, collaboratively developed software. After he was awarded the Google Summer of Code sholarship, he began mentoring several students while administering the GSoC program for the GNOME organization. Currently he spends most of his time maintaining and developing his open source project coala to help developers improving their code quality without hassle. The coala project group has more than 300 contributors and is present at conferences all around the world.

In his spare time, Lasse forges high quality (mostly python) software and conducts workshops for clients of his company Viper Development (, pursues a master degree in Computer Science, develops GitMate (, a hand crafted piece of software that supports developers during their whole workflow, and talks and performs workshops at conferences around the globe.