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OpenUK’s 2023 New Year’s Honours List

OpenUK is pleased to share its third New Year’s Honours List for 2023, celebrating the “Social Influencers of Open Source” in the UK.

OpenUK has partnered with Onalytica to use their algorithm technology to identify the 100 top UK open source influencers and is now honouring them as part of our 2023 New Year’sHonour List.


The New Year’s Honours list is a British tradition, marking the achievement of extraordinary people in the UK. As OpenUK celebrates its third such list King Charles III celebrates his first. The Honours system is designed to recognise contribution, achievement and service.

We congratulate all indiviudals who are honoured on the 2023 list:

Adrían Bridgwater Freelance Technology Journalist Various
Adrian Mouat Product Manager Chainguard
Alan Pope Developer Relations ManagerDeveloper Relations Manager Axiom
Alec Muffett Consultant, Information, Systems & Network Security, Cybersecurity Various
Alejandro Saucedo Engineering Director Seldon
Alex Ellis Founder OpenFaaS Ltd
Alexis Richardson CEO Weaveworks
Amanda Brock CEO OpenUK
Amandine Le Pape COO, Co-Founder Element, Matrix
Anaïs Urlichs Developer Advocate Aqua Security
Andrew Katz Joint Managing Partner Moorcrofts LLP
Andrew Martin CEO, Co-Founder ControlPlane
Andrew Red Software Engineer Emma
Andy Davies Web Performance Consultant SpeedCurve
Andy Jackson Tech Lead UK Web Archive
Andy Piper (Pipes) Developer Relations professional Various
Bartlomiej Plotka Principal Software Engineer Red Hat
Benjamin Strick Director of Investigations Centre for Information Resilience
Carla Gagginni Head of Content, Events & Community Container Solutions
Catherine Flick Reader in Computing & Social Responsibility De Montfort University
Charlie Hull Managing Consultant OpenSource Connections
Cheryl Hung Sr Director in Infrastructure Arm
Chris Adkin Solution Architect Pure Storage
Chris Howard Lead Open Source Program Manager, Open Source Program Office EPAM Systems
Colin Eberhardt CTO Scott Logic
Crystal Hirschorn Director Of Engineering – Infra Group Snyk
Dan Fiehn Principal/CIO/CTO Freeman Clarke
Daniel Appelquist Open Source & Open Standards Strategy Director Snyk
Daniel Bryant Head of Developer Relations Ambassador Labs
Daniel Cuthbert Global Head of Cyber Security Research Banco Santander
Danilo Poccia Chief Evangelist EMEA Amazon Web Services (AWS)
David Burns Head of Open Source BrowserStack
David Mytton Co-Founder & CEO Console
David Whitney Distinguished Engineer – Head of Architecture NewDay
Dawn Foster Director of Open Source Community Strategy VMware
Derick Rethans ‏ Software Engineer PHP Foundation
Dominique Top Solutions Engineer II – UK&I, EMEA HashiCorp
Dr Jacqui Taylor CEO, Founder FlyingBinary Ltd
Dr Marcus Baw Hackitioner NHS Digital
Dr Rebecca Rumbul Executive Director & CEO Rust Foundation
Dylan Beattie CEO Ursatile
Eben Upton CEO Raspberry Pi
Eddie Jaoude Founder EddieHub
Edward Grefenstette Head of ML Cohere
Ewan Birney Senior Scientist EBI
Fintan Ryan Director, Market Insights GitHub
Gareth Rushgrove VP of Products Snyk
Giuseppe Sollazzo Deputy Director NHS AI Lab
Ian Massingham VP, Developer Relations Aiven
Ivan Pedrazas Principal Engineer Docker Inc
James Governor Founder RedMonk
James McLeod Director of Community FINOS
Jason Kneen Freelance Titanium / React Native Cross-Platform App Developer & Consultant, Contract CTO BouncingFish
Jeni Tennison Executive Director Connected by Data
Jennifer Riggins Tech Storyteller | Freelance Writer | Podcast Host | Tech Analyst Various
John Murray Data Scientist, Visiting Professor & Technical Innovator University of Liverpool
Jonathan Channon Principal Software Engineer Elaway
Josef Davies-Coates Founder and Director United Diversity
Juan Mateos Garcia Impact Evaluation Manager DeepMind
Julian Wood Senior Developer Advocate, AWS Serverless Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Justin Cormack Chief Technology Officer Docker, Inc.
Katie Gamanji Senior Kubernetes Field Engineer Apple
Katrina Novakovic Open Source Culture Lead, Vice President Citi
Kunal Kushwaha Developer Relations Manager Civo
Laura Czajkowski Director, Developer Community & Enablement Solace
Lee Stott Principal Cloud Advocate Microsoft
Leigh Dodds Chief Technology Officer Energy Sparks
Leonie Tanczer Lecturer in International Security and Emerging Technologies University College London’s (UCL)
Liz Rice Chief Open Source Officer Isovalent
Lorna Mitchell Head of Developer Relations Aiven
Luke Hinds Distinguished Engineer Red Hat
Mark J Cox VP Security Apache Software Foundation
Mark Rendle Founder RENDLELABS LTD
Martin Wimpress Senior Director, Developer Community Relations
Martin Woodward VP of Developer Relations GitHub
Matt Hamilton Principal Developer Advocate Protocol Labs
Mauricio Salatino Senior Software Engineer II Diagrid
Melissa Di Donato Chief Executive Officer SUSE
Michael Cade Senior Global Technologist Veeam Software
Michael Lane Software Engineer #100Devs
Mick Watson Principal Scientist: Data Science & Translational Sciences DSM
Paula Kennedy Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer Syntasso
Praveen Kumar Associate Director – UI Core Architecture Fitch Group, Inc.
Prof. Joe McDonald Principal Consultant at Ethical Healthcare Consulting & Medical Director Sleepstation and SARD JV
Ricardo Sueiras Principal Advocate in Open Source Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Rob Taylor CEO ChipFlow
Robin Moffatt Principal Developer Advocate Confluent
Rosie Sherry Community Executive Officer Rosieland
Ruth Cheesley (she/her) Mautic Project Lead Acquia
Sally Eaves Digital Decentralisation, Democracy and Security Advisor Center for a New American Security
Sean Wright Principal Application Security Engineer Featurespace
Simon Wardley Senior Researcher DXC Technology
Sonya Moisset Senior Security Advocate Snyk
Terence Eden Technical Specialist Architect Cabinet Office
Tom Wilkie VP, Technology Grafana Labs
Will McGugan CEO
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