This site is archived.
Beate Ritz

Project Manager

Beate brings the other half of the development equation to the table. Her background in opensource project management brings a critical focus to not only coordinating projects but making sure others can use them. From supporting use case development and research, to documenting the process/solution and educating the client on its use, Beate helps Openband support our solutions through their entire life cycle.

Her three years immersed in opensource technology, though brief, have developed a keen interest in evangelizing open technologies in non-traditional arenas. She is passionate to help bring opensource to established business environments, demonstrating and educating potential converts on the benefits of open tech solutions and communities, from technology integration (mashing cell phones and email) to endless personalization provided by a truly "open" system.

Beate comes to Openband with an education in languages, economic and cultural studies. An established career in information technology includes freelance translation and consulting and time with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation in applied research.

A love for yoga and Pilates help offset the sometimes rigorous needs of managing multi-national projects, though Beate does enjoy the traveling her employment "provides". She is also hoping DrupalCon will provide a boost to her new proficiency in photography.

On the web user name: