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Benito Gonzalez, Sr. Software Developer at Unicon, Recognized as 2017 Apereo Fellow

Fellows enrich the Apereo community by providing technical expertise, teaching, research, community organization, support, and leadership

Gilbert, AZ – June 20, 2017— Unicon, Inc., a leading IT consulting, services, and support provider specializing in open source for the education technology market, today announced that Benito Gonzalez, Senior Software Developer at Unicon, has been selected as a 2017 Apereo Fellow. Apereo Fellows are recognized for their major contributions to the Apereo community of open source projects. Benito first joined the JASIG and Sakai communities in 2005. He joined Unicon in 2015 to better serve the Apereo Community (merged from JASIG and Sakai). Benito regularly contributes to the uPortal project and related Apereo portlets. He also presents at Open Apereo conferences, updating the community on the latest uPortal developments. Benito has sat on the Open Apereo Conference Planning Committee, and is currently a member of the uPortal Steering Committee and Incubation Work Group.

Benito Gonzalez

"I am truly delighted in joining the esteemed group of Apereo Fellows," said Benito Gonzalez, Senior Software Developer, Unicon. "It is a great honor to be recognized by the community for my support of the Apereo Foundation, and I hope to continue contributing for the foreseeable future."

The 2017 Apereo Fellows were announced at the Open Apereo conference in Philadelphia, PA, June 4-8, 2017. The purpose of the Apereo Foundation Fellows Program is to acknowledge, celebrate, and reward the contributions of these important Apereo volunteer contributors. The Apereo Fellows program seeks to foster community leadership and contribution through recognizing and supporting active contributors. Read about all the 2017 Apereo Fellows at

About Apereo
The Apereo Foundation is a non-profit organization supported by voluntary partner contributions. Apereo provides a rational and improved organizational umbrella for a range of projects and software communities serving higher education. Apereo is dedicated to coordinating activities that foster software development and community health to ensure the long-term viability of the projects they support. The core mission of the Foundation is to "assist and facilitate educational organizations which collaborate to foster, develop, and sustain open technologies and innovation to support learning, teaching, and research." Learn more at

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