💻Summary: Software engineering geek and Open Source Fan 🏙Location: Belltown, Seattle, WA 📫How to reach me: jwilcox at microsoft for work and jeffwilcox at outlook 😄Pronouns: he/him
Hi, I'm Jeff
I lead Microsoft's Open Source Programs Office. My team partners with experts across Microsoft and the industry to make sure that we have everything in place for Microsoft engineers and businesses to do everything from safely using open source while complying with license obligations and contributing back to projects to producing open source projects such as TypeScript and Visual Studio Code and building healthy communities.
- Learn more at opensource.microsoft.com
- We support the open source ecosystem with financial support to foundations and grants to projects and maintainers with the FOSS Fund and contributing to projects that Microsoft and our customers depend on
- Read about our open source program
- Find out how to get involved
- Microsoft has jobs focused on open source, apply today
Supporting the open source ecosystem
I care deeply about open source, licensing, and digital freedom. I proudly support these important non-profits personally on an annual basis:
- Open Source Initiative
- Software Freedom Law Center
- Software Freedom Conservancy
- Mozilla Foundation
- Free Software Foundation
- Apache Software Foundation
- Wikimedia Foundation
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
I also support many initiatives that I believe about relating to housing affordability, regional charities in the greater Seattle, Washington area, and more.
GitHub at Scale
Staring in 2011, I was a part of the team that started Microsoft's journey to releasing open source on GitHub, and ever since, it's been a blast helping teams at Microsoft use, contribute to, and release open source at scale.
I was responsible for hacking together the early enterprise-scale GitHub tooling that we use at Microsoft to let our employees, interns, and vendors join our GitHub orgs without having to work through an admin while providing guardrails and help. Today we call that project the Microsoft Open Source Management Portal.
Interest outside of work
🚲Cycling 🌱Plants and gardening ⚡️Electric vehicles 🌍Travel 🌃City living