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Kirk Zmijewski

Thayer Young

Denise Yogerst

Alyssa Wright

Vice President, Partnerships and Business Development

Alyssa Wright works at the intersection of open technology, cultural diversity and mapping.

Paul Wickman [RESPEC Consulting Services]

Technology Director, GIS

Matthew Wechsler

Frank Warmerdam [Planet Labs]

Software Developer

Frank has been a geospatial software developer for 25 years, and is best known as founder of the GDAL/OGR project, and founding president of OSGeo.

ya wang

Emanuel Vogel [Stockholm University]


Hydrology & water resource management student from Sweden.

Pete Vaziri

Benjamin Trigona-Harany [Boundless]

PostGIS, GeoServer, QGIS, versioning, routing, analysis.

Michele Tobias [California State Parks]

Environmental Scientist

Michele is an environmental scientist at California State Parks where she manages and analyzes a variety of data (spatial included!) to inform decision making and assist field staff.

Kite Aerial Photography, Cartography, Web Maps, Spatial Analysis, Open Source, Beaches, Python

Eric Theise

Geospatial web developer

Full-stack web developer, formally trained in operations research; sometime educator and artist.

Cartography, experimental film, historical geography, sea chanteys, spatial statistics.

michael terner [Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo)]

Executive VP

Beth Tellman [Arizona State University]

PhD Student

I am a PhD student in Geographical Sciences at Arizona State University. I study flood disasters from global to community scales.

disaster resilience, flooding, ecosystem services, coupled human natural systems, land use change, hydrology, remote sensing, complexity science

Dane Springmeyer [Mapbox]


Software engineer building Mapbox

Mark Sondheim [Refractions Research, Inc.]

Senior Consultant, Refractions Research

Mark worked for the BC government for many years, initiating and managing a variety of geospatial developments.

Kevin Smith [Boundless]

Software Engineer

Lizzi Slivinski [Association of State Floodplain Managers]

Web GIS Specialist

Lizzi Slivinski joined ASFPM in November 2013 and is a web GIS specialist in the Science Services Department. She specializes in the development of open source geospatial products.

Disaster Management, Natural Resources Management, Community Outreach, Data Visualization, Charts, Graphs, Maps, Salmon

Will Skora

Josh Sisskind

i began college with the goal of being the next al roker...but realized weather is only fun when it's a disaster.

sports, flannel shirts, coffee, github and wikipedia deep dives, percussion...

Raj Singh [IBM Analytics]

Developer Advocate

Raj is a Developer Advocate and Open Data Lead at IBM Cloud Data Services. He specializes in all things geospatial and hacks on analytics in R/dashDB and Spark/iPython notebooks.

shiny shiny

Richard Sharp [The Natural Capital Project]

Lead Software Architect

Rich Sharp leads the software development projects that support ecosystem service assessment and planning at the Natural Capital Project.

Computational software for natural science applications, high performance computing applications, cloud computing, and scientific visualization.

Bruno Sanchez Andrade Nuno

Bahare Sanaie-Movahed [Northeastern University ]

GIS Specialist

Received master degree in Remote Sensing and GIS in Environmental Studies from Boston University.

GIS, ESRI, Humanities, Environmental Studies, Open data, Open source GIS

Micha Salomon

Sikhar Saikia

Sara Safavi [Hart Safavi LLC]

Software Developer

Sara Safavi is a software developer with a geohabit in Austin, TX.

open source, Python, community building, good beer

Andrew Ross [Eclipse Foundation]

Director, Ecosystem Development

Andrew Ross is Director of Ecosystem Development at the Eclipse Foundation. He is responsible for the LocationTech & Science working groups.

Cool technology & especially geospatial, VoIP, and Video. Astronomy, Biking, and reading a good book.

Michael Ross [DataBC, Province of British Columbia]

Geoweb Architect

Michael is a geoweb architect for DataBC at the Province of British Columbia. He has been using open source in the design of geographic web services for over ten years.

addressing, REST, all things open, evolutionary algorithms, music composition software

Dino Ravnic [GIS Cloud]

Co-founder and CEO

Dino Ravnic is a co-founder and the CEO of GIS Cloud (

cloud, open source, map engines, apps

Paul Ramsey

Andrew Rahn [Rahn Land, Inc.]


I am a rural land appraiser who works and lives in Montana, USA.

Sustainable agriculture, GIS and mapping, open-source software, natural health.

Pierre Racine [University Laval - Center for forest research]

Geospatial Information System Architect - Research Professional

After having working some years for Bentley Systems, Pierre went back to university to specialize in geomatics.

PostGIS, spatial analysis

Brian Quinn [City and County Dept. Technology, San Francisco Enterprise GIS Program]

Architect / Analyst, San Francisco Enterprise GIS Program

Geophysicist, machine vision, remote sensing, environmental engineering, natural and technological hazard loss estimation, private- and public-sector geospatial technology he does.


Seth Price

Josh Poley

Developer Outreach

Joshua comes from the aerospace origins of Analytical Graphics, Inc., working with technical visualizations for 15 years.

Edouard Poitras

Eddie Pickle [RadiantBlue Technologies]

Managing Director Open Source Programs

Eddie Pickle is a geospatial technology executive and co-founder of two successful software companies.

Open source software. Building industry consortia. Crowd sourcing for data development.

Mary Phillips [Benton County, Washington]

GIS Manager

Gretchen Peterson

Dylan Perkins

Bborie Park

Jenny Palomino [UC Berkeley]

Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Student Researcher

I am a Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley, specializing in the development of geospatial tools for environmental and ecological applications.

Darya Oreshkina

Michael Nowak

Shruti Mukhtyar [Geospatial Innovation Facility, UC Berkeley]

Web Application Developer