Tobie Langel

Tobie Langel

Tobie Langel is the founder of UnlockOpen, a boutique consulting firm that helps large organizations build a strong open source culture and leverage it to recruit, retain, and foster top software engineering talent, improve team efficiency, and boost innovation.

His clients include companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla, or Airtable.

Tobie is the facilitator of AMP’s Advisory Committee, a voting member of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, and sits on the Advisory Council of OASIS Open Projects.

Previously, he was a member of Facebook’s Open Source and Web Standards team, and was Facebook’s Advisory Committee representative at W3C.

Tobie Langel is known for having co-maintained the Prototype JavaScript Framework. He also edited a number of Web standards, including WebIDL, and led W3C’s Web platform testing effort.

Twitter: @tobie

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/tobielangel

Website: unlockopen.com

Pronouns: he/him

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From laggard to open source power house OpenExpo Europe April 2020
Open Source Contribution Policies That Don’t Suck FINOS Open Source Readiness March 2020
Bringing ethics back to open source FOSDEM February 2020
Build and leverage your open source culture to recruit, retain, and foster top talent FINOS Open Source Readiness January 2020
From laggard to open source power house—a transformative journey to successfully build a strong open source culture Open Source Strategy Forum November 2019
Making the Business Case for Contributing to Open Source All Things Open 2019 October 2019
Governance Update & Next Steps AMP Contributor Summit October 2019
Making the Business Case for Contributing to Open Source OpenExpo Europe June 2019
Making the Business Case for Contributing to Open Source OW2con’19 June 2019
Making the Business Case for Contributing to Open Source InnerSource Commons Spring Summit 2019 April 2019
Towards a sustainable solution to open source sustainability GenevaWeb February 2019
Towards a sustainable solution to open source sustainability FOSDEM February 2019
Making the Business Case for Contributing to Open Source Open Source Strategy Forum November 2018
What Value do Open Source Management Consultants Add? Open Source Strategy Forum November 2018
Open Source Contribution Policies That Don't Suck Open Source Summit Europe October 2018
SDOs as de facto do-ocracies — how standards are really made Decision-making in standard developing organisations for the internet April 2017

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