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. GitLab is an open organization, so you can always see what I'm up to. 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.


I published a book! It's called Infinite Layaway and it collects the first two series of my vaporwave-focused newsletter. 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 Last Ronin by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, The Art of Community by Charles Vogl, and Ready Player 2 by Ernest Cline. I just finished reading Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson. And before that I read Logic and Existence by Jean Hyppolite.


Just picked up a new release from Sobs. And since it's colder now, I'll be playing Nils Frahm's Wintermusik at least once per day. 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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