Hi, I'm Chris Lamb — aka lamby — a 35-year-old software engineer.

I am a core team member of the Reproducible Builds project, where I research and implement software supply-chain security (more info). The project has received funding from foundations such as the Open Technology Fund, the Core Infrastructure Initiative and many others. In 2019, I was awarded a Google Open Source Peer Bonus for my work in this area.

I have been an official Debian Developer since 2008 and I was the Debian Project Leader from 2017—2019. I have submitted over 4,000 bugs, have been part several core teams and I have released over 250 security updates as part of the Debian Long Term Support project. Today, I am the release manager of the Lintian static analysis tool which is relied upon by every Debian Developer, but I also maintain a number of common packages including Redis, Django and Memcached.

Elsewhere in the open source community, I am a director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and Software in the Public Interest (SPI). I'm also the primary author of dozens of free and open source projects and contributor to hundreds of others (such as Tails, etc). I also am the owner of a number of web services such as Ethermap.

Before becoming an independent contractor, I worked as Technical Architect at (acquired) & (YCombinator S12). I remain experienced in full-stack web development with a focus on backend development using Python and Django.

I'm an avid reader and film-watcher, as well as a keen cellist and lutenist, but you may find my latest interests on my blog. I am an experienced speaker and have given over 40 talks in over 20 countries.

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