I’m an engineering manager and volunteer civic coder with broad experience and a passion for delivering great results using open source technology, agile development methodologies, test driven development, strong collaboration and automation.
I’m an active organizer, speaker and participant at civic coding meet-ups and hackathons.
Developing tools that meet real community needs and have a strong focus on inclusiveness and accessibility makes me happy.
Articles about my civic coding work:
- Technical.ly Philly: How James Tyack’s civic app has made SEPTA more accessible
- Unlock Philly gets picked up by NBC after highlighting problems with broken elevators
- Grid Magazine article about Unlock Philly
- Unlock Philly gets nominated for Geek Award: Web Project of the Year 2014
Open Data and Civic Hacking Links:
- Code for Philly: Philadelphia’s Code for America Brigade. Meet-ups every week.
- Chris Whong: Code for America’s NYC Captain’s website; full of excellent visualization examples using open data.
- Derek Eder: Open data web developer in Chicago.
- Open Data Philly
- Code for America
- Mark Headd’s inspiring 5 minute talk about using open data to improve cities
- Techical.ly Philly