Danese Cooper is the CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation, where she began working in February 2010.
Prior to joining Wikimedia, Cooper developed open source strategy for the tech start-up REvolution Computing. Prior to that, she was Senior Director of Open Source Strategies at Intel from 2005 until 2009, and Chief Open Source Evangelist at Sun Microsystems from 1999 to 2005. In those roles, she led or supported major open source initiatives, including Sun's OpenOffice.org application suite, the Java platform, JXTA, NetBeans, GridEngine, OpenSolaris and Intel's Channel Software Operations and Moblin platform initiatives.
Prior to working at Sun, she managed technology teams at Symantec and at Apple Computing for a total of nine years.