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Tudor Amariei

coder at figshare

Just to start somewhere, we’ll start with 2012, the year Tudor went to college and figshare appeared in his hometown (and now they’re both in Iasi, yeah, I know). Since then, you could see him volunteering in BEST Iasi (and working on events in 7 other countries). After that, he got a job, finished his Bachelor’s and Master’s only to start volunteering again, this time in Code4Romania. Nowadays, when not making research great again, you can find Tudor around FabLab, different sports fields, or more often than not in pubs.

Alexandru Andrici

coder at figshare

A self-taught front-end developer, with a vivid thirst for self-improvement, and a strong promoter of clean code. Nowadays he is an active member of the IasiJS user group, constantly brewing up new ways to give back to the community. His passions include, but are not limited to, teaching, entrepreneurship, martial arts and volunteering.

Madalina Andriescu

business analyst at figshare

Madalina's master's degree in Informational business systems gives her all the knowledge she needs for a BA position in the figshare team. When she is not thinking about her career, she likes to travel, to explore old cities, to play video games and to take care of her pets: a dog, a cat and a guinea pig (hopefully more guinea pigs in the future). Her big dream is to visit the old ruins of Machu Picchu.

Claudiu Apetrei

coder at figshare

Claudiu loves the start-up spirit and takes the motto "Get stuff done" as words to live by. A real all-rounder with a love of swimming and hiking, he also runs a dog website.

Florin Apetrei

designing figshare

Our meticulous UX guru who has lead figshare`s design right from the start. Florin is a keen photographer, gamer and martial artist.

Paul Avram

coder at figshare

Being a mess at sports, a fortuitous class at school in the new field of computer science started Paul down the path to his role as back-end developer at figshare. A childhood passion for puzzles meant programming was a natural fit. Outside the office, Paul enjoys reading, story-driven RPG games and lengthy discussions with friends.

Mihai Baciu

coder at figshare

Mihai is a passionate programmer who always strives for improvement.

Corneliu Biro

coder at figshare

An early entrant to figshare and a key fixture for team morale, Python enthusiast Corneliu has a love of travel, swimming and box set binging.

Florin Cantemir

automation tester at figshare

Florin Cantemir has a bachelor`s degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems and a master`s degree in Computer Science. He loves ancient and medieval history, and is quite passionate about astronomy and all things about our universe. He spends his holidays traveling around the world.

Adrian Castravete

coder at figshare

With his extensive experience in algorithms, Python and C programming, Adrian brings the fun into solving all kinds of math puzzles. He likes to spend his free time building and playing games.

Livia-Maria Ciobanu

business analyst at figshare

Livia started her professional life as a tester in everything from iPad apps to telecoms to financial services. Her mantra of “Quality in Everything” led her to her business analyst position here at figshare. She loves to travel, dance, Germany and being on a diet, sometimes in that order.

Teo Dima

coder at figshare

With passion for all things python and back-end programming, Teodor has servers at heart. Away from work, he occupies himself with photography and literature.

Adi Enasoaie

CTO at figshare

A former sports journalist and TV presenter, Adi was determined to make his passion of data mining his career. He`s found a home at figshare and enjoys building Boltzmann Machines in his spare time.

Eduard Gabor

integration engineer at figshare

Figshare’s trailblazing (literally, runs trail marathons for fun!) employee, Eduard brings a degree in Computer Science and a Masters to his role in Integrations in figshare. In his spare time when he’s not traveling through the mountains, he’s concerned about environmental issues, singing bass in a choir, and trying to get closer to Timo Boll’s table tennis skills.

Daniel Gavrila

system architect at figshare

A voracious Linux advocate with a super-computer to match his skills, Daniel was the first figshare coder. A cat and family man, Daniel can usually be found reading technical books for fun. He`s in the right job.

Chris George

product manager of figshare

Chris is awesome.
And a luchador.

Sorin Georgescu

manual tester at figshare

A teen basketball star and sports aficionado, Sorin`s sometimes painful attention to detail makes him a perfect fit for figshare`s QA department. His favorite pastime these days is playing Xbox games with his 7-year old son and listening to him playing the piano.

Radu Gheorghiu

integration engineer at figshare

With over 10 years` experience as a Support Engineer for companies from different IT fields, Radu brings a degree in Computer Science along with his passion for programming, relational databases and logic to his role of Implementations Engineer at figshare. He spices up his spare time with sports, video gaming and watching science fiction movies.

Teo Grosu

integration engineer at figshare

Having just finished her degree studies, figshare is the perfect place for Teodora to grow and learn new, exciting stuff. In her spare time, she likes watching sitcoms, going out with her friends and travelling. She’s always looking for new challenges and meeting interesting people.

Mark Hahnel

founder of figshare

Mark is passionate about Open Data and Open Research and the potential this has to transform academia. He also has a crippling addiction to energy drinks.

Megan Hardeman

engagement manager at figshare

Megan has a background in publishing, marketing, and reading past her bedtime. When she`s not speaking with academics, she`s listening to School of Batman and travelling the world.

Adrian Harja

UI & motion designer at figshare

Discovering animation during his Computer Science degree was the pivot that led to Adrian’s role as Designer and content producer at figshare. With a huge appetite for life, technology and food, his interests encompass video production, cosmology, swimming, photography and the voice of Morgan Freeman. His jokes and trance music enliven any road trip.

Alex Huddleston

Technical Account Manager at figshare

With nearly a decade of experience helping researchers and grants managers meet their research goals, Alex was perfectly poised to transition to the figshare team. When not working, Alex enjoys yoga, hiking, cooking (and of course eating), exploring a city with a good run, and far too much reality TV!

Alan Hyndman

marketing at figshare

With a keen eye for understanding the potential of new technologies and strong analytical skills he brings a data driven approach to marketing. In his spare time he plays a lot of video games when he`s not trying to realise his childhood dream of being a rockstar.

Kayleigh Lino

technical account manager at figshare

Kay manages the implementation and health of Figshare repositories at institutions across the globe. A degree in documentary journalism led her to a career managing digital repositories and curating collections in both the academic and fine art sectors where she contributed to enabling open access. Outside of the office, Kay loves eating good food (but not cooking it), spending time with her rescue dog and cats, and working towards tasting every craft beer available on planet earth.

Andra Livadaru

integration engineer at figshare

Andra loves IT. She is trying everyday to improve herself. In her freetime she loves to travel with her friends, listening to music and play games. She also loves animals.

Vicky Lungu

HR at figshare

For the last 3 years she`s been mastering the dark arts of recruiting in the deep cellars of LinkedIn. In her spare time she is a fierce board games warrior, always carrying a few of them in her car in case an opportunity arises.

Vasile Nicolau

manual tester at figshare

Vasile was a mechanical engineer in the oil and chemical industry before assuming a manual QA position with figshare, and his move brought nothing but pride and a sense of accomplishment. In his spare time, he listens to a lot of music and tries translating the rhythms of the world into movement.

Lucian Oprea

coder at figshare

With a degree in Computer Science, Lucian started as a full stack software engineer in various projects migrating over time to mostly backend development. He enjoys trying and learning new stuff. In his free time, he goes to the mountains for alpine and sport climbing, hiking and trail running.

Roxana Parfene

operations manager at figshare

Enthusiastic and passionate about human relations Roxana is fully dedicated to building and managing development strategies: a perfect match for the "happy at work" figshare atmosphere.

Andrei Prajinariu

coder at figshare

As a front-end developer ar figshare, Praji is always trying to improve his skills and optimize his work. When he`s not writing JavaScript, you can find him playing the guitar, biking, playing video games or swimming. Or in the pub. You should probably start with the pub.

Natasha Punia

Project & Operations Manager at figshare

After completing her PhD in Molecular Oncology she is now Project and Operations Manager at Figshare. Away from work, she loves going to gigs, reading, cooking and having intense discussions with anyone who is willing. Favourite holidays are Halloween and Pancake day!

Bogdan Rusu

project manager at figshare

With a degree in Economics and Business Information Systems, Bogdan started as a tester before moving into project management which he now leads for figshare. He tries to joke most of the time, with varying success ;) When outside work, he enjoys cooking, traveling, watching soccer and playing with his kids.

Marius Tulbure

coder at figshare

A front-end developer for figshare, Marius’s love affair with computer science began at the age of 12, winning 14 competitions along the way. He’s a JavaScript expert, always looking to evolve and improve his code and skills. If asked, he’ll list his hobbies as “everything”, but for the sake of brevity these include Isshinryu, karting, heavy metal and breaking Kryptos.

Marius Uncrop

automation tester at figshare

With a degree in Computer Science, Marius has started his journey into testing as a manual tester. Now is working on improving his automation skills, and he feels that figshare is the right place for this. In his spare time he enjoys movies, soccer, traveling and board games.

Dan Valen

strategic partnerships at figshare

Dan began his career in academic publishing and his interest (read: passion) in open science and technology catapulted him into the exciting world of research software. When he’s not busy repping as Team figshare North America, Dan enjoys long bike rides, longer podcasts, and geeking over craft beer.

Ana Van Gulick

Government and funder lead at figshare

Ana is the face, brain and spirit of figshare for our Government and Funder partners, taking the lead on everything from data curation, reporting, policies and engagement. A PhD in cognitive psychology before joining the world of academic libraries at Carnegie Mellon, an advocate always for open data and open science. Cooking, cats, yoga and elaborate cakes bring joy to her spare time.

Marius Zaharia

manual tester at figshare

Being an extremely organised and result oriented person, Marius naturally enjoys testing and is ISTQB - BCS Tester Foundation Level Certified. In his spare time he studies for his PhD and being directly involved in the world of research, he definitely understands the importance of the platform that figshare develops. His hobbies are music, sport, theology and psychology.

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