Fran Fabrizio

Fran Fabrizio
IT Director, Minnesota Population Center, U of Minnesota

Website | @franfabrizio

Fran Fabrizio is the IT Director for the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota, where he hacks out Ruby, Python and Perl as part of a team which builds the world’s largest demographic and census research databases. A 16-year veteran of the industry, the one constant of his career has been to use open source software to build reliable, adaptable systems that solve hard problems. In his spare time, Fran can be found making a terrible mess of the kitchen, poring over maps and anything else “geo”, and enjoying life (and beer) in the Twin Cities.


Location: E144 Level: Novice
Fran Fabrizio (Minnesota Population Center, U of Minnesota), Peter Clark (Code 42 Software, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
When our dev team hit a rut recently, we spent a year examining ourselves - our motivations and values, our processes and tools, our relationships to each other and our customers, even our physical space. We put what we learned to good use and reenergized the team. In this talk we'll share how we did it, some surprises along the way, and techniques that you can use to help reboot your own team. Read more.


Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or

Contact Us

View a complete list of OSCON contacts