Teo Romera

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Who? Open Source Software Consultant and Research Manager with excellent English. Years of experience in international R&D project management and good social and communication skills. Experienced lecturer and passionate about free culture and web 2.0. I also keep strong links with the motorcycling touring industry and I can definitely help anyone interested in motorcycle travelling too, specially in Southamerica and Spain ;) Since 2012 I am a fully qualified Spanish Language Teacher.
2013 MrHicks46 #mesaltoel2013
2012 As part of my duties in Igalia, I went to CES2012 and Computex2012 to build partnership relations and find customers for the company. I coordinated a big web page revamp and took part in the marketing and communications strategy of the company. I also represented the company in R&D events and consortia while looking for funding for research activities. Motorcycle travel around Iceland with some friends as part of my summer holidays. At the end of the year I left Igalia and attended a course at the International House Madrid school to become a fully qualified Spanish Language Teacher.
2011 I started working for Igalia, a very special company full of interesting people. My main duties included R&D management and coordination of our master in Free Software. Also taking care of the public relations of the company, generating contents for the web page and meeting with press and customers. I worked full time from my home office in Madrid.
2010 Took a year off from work at GSyC/LibreSoft. But kept really busy. Motorbike travel from Ushuaia to Cusco, 4400 kms solo + 3600 kms in a group. Started a series of collaborations as test rider in BMW-partner motorcycle rent and travel company, Iberian Moto tours. Attended a First Aid course and a Travel Journalism on-line course. Bicycle travel from Irun to Santiago, following the ancient Spanish pilgrim route. Bicycle travel trough the Atlas mountains in Morocco.
2009 Joined the Qualipso Network Board that manages the Qualipso Network of competence centres. Worked in the design of the Spanish Qualipso Competence Centre for the Qualipso Network of competence centres. Changed role to technical director in the Masters on Libre Software, organized and run by LibreSoft. Worked in the OSS Glossary for the EC by the NESSI OSS WG. Guest editor in Upgrade volume 2009, issue III published by CEPIS Joined the URJC team in OpenSE EU research project, as a project manager
2008 Worked in several reports on the status of FLOSS in different sectors in Spain for CENATIC Joined the URJC team in Morfeo national research project, as a project manager. Joined NESSI OSS Working Group on Open Source Software. Motorcycle trip to The Alps, about 6000 kms solo. Lecturer in the Masters on Libre Software, organized and run by LibreSoft. Visiting Scholar in Scola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.
2007 Joined the URJC team in FLOSSImpact EU research project. Changed role to project manager in FLOSSWorld EU research project. Motorcycle trip to Normandy, about 2500 kms solo. Visiting Scholar in Lero - Irish Software Engineering Research Centre at the University of Limerick. Several motorcycle trips around Ireland, about 1250 km solo. Lecturer in the Masters on Libre Software, organized and run by LibreSoft.
2006 Participated in the yearly Andago Report, on the use of FLOSS in Spain. Served as technical consultant on Open Source Software and community building for Vodafone R&D and Telefonica I+D. Joined the URJC team in QualiPSo EU research project, as a project manager. Joined the URJC in Vulcano national research project, as a project manager. Earned a Master in Advanced Studies in Computer Science at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.
2005 Reviewer of teaching materials used in the masters degree at UOC 'Master en Software Libre'. Visiting Scholar in the School of Computing at the Leeds University, UK. Joined the URJC team in FLOSSWorld EU research project.
2004 System administration. Implementation of a VPN service for the URJC employees. Part time. Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Certification instructor. Part time. Earned a degree in computer engineering at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Joined the GSyC/LibreSoft research group at URJC. Joined the URJC team in Calibre EU research project. Joined the URJC team in Edukalibre EU research project, as a project manager.
2003 Enjoyed last few subjects at grad school. Always trying to choose those related to communications and systems, such as Design of Operating Systems, Advanced Computer Networks or Technologies and Services for Internet Applications. Specially liked subjects by the GSyC department at URJC. Started to work in final degree project, which involved testing IPSec tunnelling with FreeS/Wan, the first implementation of IPSec for Linux.
2002 Decided to continue studying at grad school in order to complete a full engineering degree. Using FLOSS exclusively by that time already familiar with FLOSS communities, products and processes. Linux power user, (started in back in 1998 with Red Hat 5.1).
2001 Earned a degree in technical computer engineering at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. In Spain, this is a short-cycle (3 years) undergraduate degree that makes you eligible to become a full chartered engineer after further studies. Final degree project was a video filter for the detection of movement in video scenes based in optical flow computing. C++ programming, mainly.
2000 Ok, I think that is enough. I was just a stupid kid!! Didn't do much more... go to class, try to attract attention from girls and play hacky sack with my friends...