Based in Berlin, Germany, Lauri Apple is responsible for developing Zalando’s open source culture and promoting its projects industry wide. Lauri also leads Zalando’s InnerSource initiative to drive the open source collaboration model internally and agile project-manages a development team. Before joining Zalando, Lauri was the tech evangelist at Gilt Groupe in New York City. Her life before technology evangelism included stints as a journalist, PR consultant/social media strategist, and political cartoonist. She graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in NYC, focusing on intellectual property.