About DKAN

 

About

DKAN is a community-driven, free and open source open data platform that gives organizations and individuals ultimate freedom to publish and consume structured information.


Values

DKAN is guided by these core values:

  • Community and User Empowerment
  • Transparency and Openness
  • Collaboration and Creativity
  • Inclusiveness and Accessibility
  • Sustainability and Extensibility

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Team

DKAN is led by a core team of developers, designers and open data leaders.

Kim Davidson

Kim Davidson

 

Kim serves as Project Manager for Project DKAN and the core DKAN product. She facilitates the shaping of the roadmap, manages the development team’s agile process, and ensures all DKAN work efforts are aligned. She navigates layers of stakeholders and triages requests, feedback, and community needs. She also coordinates work, time, resources, processes, and team members to ensure focus on the big goals while keeping the small details in sight. Before joining CivicActions, Kim worked with progressive nonprofits as a Project Manager at Advomatic and before that, managed community engagement at Idealist.org.

Janette Day

Janette Day

 

Janette serves as an engineer on the DKAN team, patiently working behind the scenes to hone new features, chase away the bugs, and ensure smooth sailing for DKAN clients. She loves the collaborative atmosphere of open source software, working with developers and the open data community to think up new ways that data can be used to increase transparency and improve lives. Janette has been a core contributor to Project DKAN since its early days at the startup NuCivic, and is excited to be part of its continued growth at CivicActions.

Dan Feder

Dan Feder

 

Dan is the lead developer on the DKAN project, helping to guide engineering and architecture decisions, determine the roadmap for future versions of the software, and to balance the core team’s priorities with the contributions from our growing open-source community. His contributions and leadership have followed DKAN from its early days at the startup NuCivic to its newest home at CivicActions. Dan has previously worked as a web consultant for progressive organizations as well as a journalist and human rights advocate, and sees open source software and open data as key tools for creating accountability and fairness in government and business.

Gerardo Gonzalez

Gerardo Gonzalez

 

Gerardo is a core developer on the DKAN team with an eye for detail and a deep understanding of the complexities of architecture and implementation. Relentless focused on quality and productivity, he brings a passion for applying agile processes and continuous improvement to DKAN development. He provides technical leadership in shaping the roadmap and contextualizes community feedback within current DKAN architecture and future DKAN plans. Before joining CivicActions, Gerardo worked as a PHP developer for a media company and became enchanted with the use of Drupal to manage the complexities of web development. He found a data modeling niche in the Drupal community and developed the Entity Construction Kit (ECK) module.

Ero Gray

Ero Gray

 

Ero provides client and end-user support for Project DKAN. Ero has over a decade of experience providing support for civic-minded technology. Before joining CivicActions he led technology departments for several nonprofits and managed Idealist.org’s help desk team. Ero believes strongly in user-centric, human-friendly websites, and advocates for making technology work for the people who use it.

Stefanie Gray

Stefanie Gray

 

Stefanie specializes in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and has helped nurture and grow the DKAN project since its early days at the startup NuCivic, following it on its journey through other organizations until landing at CivicActions. Her enthusiasm for open data is contagious. She has provided DKAN trainings from Sacramento to St. Lucia, in addition to working on QA, documentation, front-end design, and community-building. Prior to finding her calling in open data and government technology, Stefanie worked at a variety of NYC-based non-profits and campaigns for civic good.

Bill Ogilvie

Bill Ogilvie

Bill interacts with many layers of DKAN clients, civic user communities, and complimentary open data FOSS projects, exploring new opportunities to spread the use of open data throughout the world. He helps define the DKAN pricing model and various commercial offerings, in addition to his work as VP Public Sector for CivicActions. He has over twenty years of experience building enterprise software sales organizations, with an emphasis on the value of healthy customer relationships.

Andrew Hoppin

Andrew Hoppin

   

A former government CIO in New York, and successful open source and govtech entrepreneur, Andrew co-founded and led the organization that originally created DKAN beginning in 2013. He continues today to support and contribute to the community, with a particular passion for helping government technology buyers adopt truly open-source open data solutions in a sustainable manner. In addition to serving on several Boards and in New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary Fellowship, Andrew is developing a new health data startup, CoverUS.io.


Support

Critical support for Project DKAN is provided by:

CivicActions
 

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