Boris Mann is a noted Vancouver technology evangelist and open source specialist. Prior to founding Bootup Labs, Boris co-founded Bryght, a solution for turnkey online communities using the Drupal open source content management system, in 2004 and sold it to Raincity Studios in 2007. Previously, he ran a boutique web and small business tech consulting firm in Ottawa, and worked with Nortel's system engineering team helping to build technical and economic models for new technologies like VOIP.
Boris has a passion for engaging communities, from distributed open source teams to the local innovators in Vancouver. He is one of the founding organizers of Northern Voice, one of the first North American blogging conferences, now heading into its 4th year. He also is active in many developer communities, helping put on BarCamps and the Open Source CMS Summit on multiple continents. Boris is a Director on the founding Board of the Drupal Assocation (2007 - 2008), and a Permanent Member of the Drupal Association. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Victoria.