Pierre Béland is a native of Montréal, Québec, Canada. He has worked for governments in the field of employment and immigration analytical and statistical studies through which he developed his computer and database skills. Pierre is intensively involved in HOT since the Haiti earthquake in 2010, mapping, adapting tools, importing databases, leading various activations, and as a communicator. You will retrieve in the HOT updates the various articles that he wrote about HOT activities.
Nicolas Chavent's bio will appear here soon. Right now he's busy out in the field doing his Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team thing!
Schuyler Erle has been a Free Software developer and evangelist for over fifteen years. He was a co-author of ‘'Mapping Hacks'’ and ‘'Google Maps Hacks’'. Schuyler was also a co-founder of the OpenLayers and TileCache projects, and is a charter member of the OSGeo Foundation. He currently lives in San Francisco.
Heather Leson is Ushahidi’s Director of Community Engagement, a role in which she exercises her passion for community-building, storytelling, and idea hacking. Heather creates and manages programs for Ushahidi’s diverse community, and mentors members of its open-source developer ecosystem. Her earlier leadership in open source communities such as Random Hacks of Kindness and CrisisCommons saw her successfully organize numerous participant-driven “unconferences” and hackathons. Heather was recently selected as a Personal Democracy Forum Google Fellow (2012) and participant for the Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute (2012).
Mikel Maron is a programmer and geographer working for impactful community and humanitarian uses of open source and open data. He is co-founder of Ground Truth Initiative, and of the Map Kibera project. He’s on the Board of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, and President of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, having helped to facilitate the OSM response to the Haiti earthquake. He’s travelled widely, organizing projects in India, Palestine, Egypt, Swaziland, and elsewhere. Previously to this, he co-founded Mapufacture and worked on collaborative platforms, geoweb standards, and various applications, with a wide spectrum of organizations from UN and government agencies to anarchist hacker collectives.
Joseph Reeves is a professional archaeologist specialising in Information Services, and based in Oxford, UK. Obsessed with all things Open, Joseph is keen to maximise the potentials of open data and tools for humanitarian relief and development. He has worked on a number of remote projects, as well as on the ground in Indonesia; Joseph has also spoken about HOT's work at a number of events.
Harry Wood has been heavily involved in OpenStreetMap since the early days, as a mapper, developer, documenter, wiki gardener, and communicator within the community, bringing these skills to humanitarian mapping as a coordinator and motivator of the volunteer mapping community.
Kate Chapman is the Acting Executive Director at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Her most recent work has been in Indonesia working on a pilot program over the past year analyzing the feasibility utilizing OpenStreetMap for collection of exposure data. This project has hosted a OpenStreetMap mapping competition, a month long event to map critical infrastructure in Jakarta and assisting community faciliators in moving from hand-drawn maps to digital maps. Previous to working at HOT Kate was involved in development of multiple web-GIS applications including GeoCommons and iMapData.