I'm Dr. Bryan Behrenshausen. I'm a writer, editor, and open source community architect.

I'm Senior Open Source Program Manager at GitLab. I manage programs like GitLab for Open Source and GitLab Open Source Partners. I also teach courses in open source strategy in the Open Source Technology Management (OSTM) program at Brandeis University. I helped catalyze and still work extensively with the Open Organization project.

Here's my academic CV and my professional resume.


GitLab is an open organization (we practice TeamOps), so you can always see what I'm up to. Subscribe to my feed for regular updates.


At the moment I'm working on a short, tribute-style essay about Lawrence Grossberg's early writing on communication and communication theory. Generally, when I've got something to note I'll jot it in my public notebook.


I'm not teaching courses at the moment.


I'm currently reading The Longing for Less by Kyle Chayka, The DevOps Handbook by Gene Kim et al, and The Last Ronin by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. I just finished reading Weekly Musings: The Third 52 by Scott Nesbitt. And before that I read The Art of Community by Charles Vogl.


A snaphot of what I'm hearing is always available at Bandcamp.


I'm spending less time on the web these days. But you can follow what I'm making at GitLab and GitHub, and see what I'm sharing on Reddit. I'm much more active on services that operate on non-web protocols. You can browse my gemini capsule and find me at


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