Tiny is proud to announce that Mike Hideo, Senior Director Software Engineering, was recently elected to Open Source Industry Australia board of directors. OSIA is the industry body representing Australia’s free & open source software (FOSS) companies.
Mike came to Tiny after nearly 15 years at Red Hat, where he was a Senior Director, APAC Site Operations and Senior Director, Content and Localization Services. His experience managing technical teams, including Red Hat’s documentation teams in the USA, Australia, Czech Republic and India, has already greatly benefited Tiny’s engineering operations.
In a released statement, OSIA noted that:
Mr Hideo’s nearly twenty-five year career in global technology in general and open source software specifically has given him a unique perspective. From his early days at a kiosk start-up in Santa Monica, through building out global engineering facilities at Red Hat for nearly fifteen years, to his current role as Senior Director of Engineering for OSIA member Tiny Technologies (the makers of TinyMCE), Mike’s centre of gravity is commodifying access to content. Open source software has played a pivotal role in that space.
Competing in the global tech marketplace
As a director of OSIA, Mike said that he intends to act upon what he sees as a clear mission to ensure Australian businesses, including start-ups, using open source technologies have an opportunity to compete in the global technology marketplace. “Open source software provides a catalyst for much needed change in both new and old industries alike,” he said. “OSIA must offer both a voice and a vehicle for that change.”
Mike returns to OSIA’s board after a four year hiatus. He previously served from 2013 to 2014 in portfolios including domestic markets and membership & sponsorship.
“We’re very much looking forward to working with Mike Hideo again,” said OSIA Company Secretary Jack Burton. “His fiery enthusiasm for all things FOSS, along with his substantial experience in executive roles and his proven ability to drive change are exactly what OSIA needs more of right now.”
The entire Tiny team remains as committed to open source as the day we started. Congratulations, Mike!
Source: Mike Hideo elected to OSIA board via MediaNet