Team

Founders

Tobias Oberstein

Tobias Oberstein

Founder, software architect and lead developer.

Tobias has be programming since he was 12. He's worked in C, C++, PL/SQL, JavaScript, Java, Erlang, Lua and Assembly, but these days prefers Python. He has a background in math and statistics and was consulting in the field of data warehousing for telecom and financial companies before he started Crossbar.io.

Alexander Gödde

Alexander Gödde

Co-founder, frontend developer, user experience, community relations, legal.

A lawyer by education, a teacher by training, Alex is both applying his previous experience to Crossbar.io and expanding his technology skills to do more than appreciate the technical beauty of what we are doing.

Developers

Meejah

Meejah

Core developer

Meejah is a computer scientist who has worked on many different systems over his career (usually Linux and C++). Lately he is proud to contribute to several open-source Python projects. He is the author of txtorcon (a controller for Tor) and enjoys cycling, climbing, backcountry skiing, bee-keeping and several other (probably ill-advised) hobbies when not programming.

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Stefan Haßferer

Developer, student intern

Stefan is studying mechanical engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen. He's also a member of the university's Formula Student racing team - as well as the volunteer fire brigade in his native town Spalt. He is working with embedded devices for us, and part of the development effort for Autobahn-C.

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Omer Akram

Developer

Omer has been involved in free software communities for past 8 years. He lives and breathes open-source. His current passion is home automation and the RasbperryPi is his favorite development board. In his free time he tries to transform his ideas into reality.

Office and Design

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Janne Kirst

Design & Graphics

Janne is an interior designer and 3-D visualizer.
He has started the process of making all things Crossbar.io look nice(r). He's also learning Web design in order to take up the maintenance and development of our Web sites.

Silvia Stephan

Office

Silvia has supported teams across various companies from small to big - and puts all that experience to good use for us.
She is the first line of contact for customers, keeps the books, coordinates our timetables and generally keeps things sane and organized around the office.

Advisor

Stefan Probst

Stefan Probst

Advisor

Stefan has been active in the area of open source software for more than 20 years. He's been a founder, head of R & D and managing director, e.g. at LST, Caldera, SCO, SUSE and Novell. He advises startups and large corporations on how to leverage the advantages of open source and open innovation. In addition to providing invaluable ideas, inspiration and counsel, he (almost) always knows the right people for extending our network.