Yorba is a software group located in San Francisco’s Mission District. Our primary focus is developing free applications for the GNOME desktop. Our work is supported by generous donations from users who appreciate our software. We also do consulting work to help make ends meet: we are experts in GTK+, GNOME, Vala and free software in general. Come pay us a visit or read all about what we’re up to.
Meet the Team
Jim serves as Yorba’s Executive Director. He’s worked in the software industry since 1988 on a variety of operating systems and applications. Since joining Yorba in January of 2009, he’s led the development of Shotwell, a photo manager and non-destructive editor, and Geary, a new email client, both for the GNOME desktop. He enjoys writing, baseball, and cocktails.
Lucas joined Yorba in June of 2009, after finishing his computer science degree at the University of Michigan. At Michigan, Lucas did research on GPU-accelerated non-photorealistic graphics under Igor Guskov and graded papers for quantum computing pioneer Yaoyun Shi. He’s an avid hiker and tennis player.
Eric joined Yorba in November 2010 after three years in the industry and completing a master’s degree from SF State University. In his spare time Eric sips espresso, pretends to know what he’s doing with various Arduino projects, and is occasionally known to write snarky articles for local blogs.
Clint joined Yorba in January 2011, after working at various capacities in the software industry since 1999. His interests include ice hockey, music, photography, and developing games.
Charles narrowly escaped the kraken of commercial web development to find peace on Yorba’s calm waters in January 2012. He relishes the opportunity to advance the state of free and open source technology. He appreciates facial hair, digs guitars and the shredding thereon, and fears humankind’s eventual demise under the slimy tentacles of an amassing legion of cephalopod infantry.
Board of Directors
Yorba’s Board of Directors includes Jim Nelson and two others:
Adam founded Yorba in 2009. Before that, he worked as a software engineer at Google, where he helped develop indexing algorithms for Google Desktop. He also taught computer science at Charles University in Prague for several years. He likes playing the piano, biking, and learning Slavic languages.
Dave has participated in free software communities since discovering Linux in 1996 and has been involved in many free software projects, including GNOME and the GIMP. He served three terms as a member of the board of directors of the GNOME Foundation (2005-7), and was chairman of the GNOME board in 2006. More about Dave >>