My name is Chad Whitacre, and this is my homepage.
Sentry is an application monitoring company that started life in
a tiny open-source side project
and is now
worth billions. I run the Open Source Program Office (OSPO) as Head of Open
I built and run an industry-leading dependency funding program (2023, 2022, 2021). I co-run fossfunders.com to motivate other companies to follow suit.
I built and run a customer engagement program that regained Sentry's open source street cred even while headcount grew 3x.
I also run programs in compliance and self-hosting.
|Proofpoint 2019—2020||I was an Engineering Manager for two diverse and productive teams at an enterprise security company.|
|Idelic 2018||I was employee four and my role was Engineering Lead. I built an ETL pipeline and made a few key hires.|
I founded a crowdfunding platform that moved more than $1 million
from dozens of companies to hundreds of open source projects, and
of organizational transparency and openness.
Gratipay is survived by a
fork, Liberapay. Vive
Also during this stretch I cofounded SustainOSS, and was an Open Organization Ambassador for Red Hat.