Dat Foundation Governance
The Dat Foundation Governance supports the collaboration, funding, and community management. This group is involved in financial and legal decisions regarding the Dat Foundation in collaboration with Code for Science and Society.
Karissa co-founded & is a board member at Code for Science & Society and worked on Dat between 2014 and 2018. Former academic experienced in building interactive data visualization and collaboration tools. Karissa’s perspectives and work has been featured in high-profile news outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and NPR.
The Dat Foundation supports and works in collaboration with many open source developers working on modules compatible with the protocol. Here are some of the prominent contributors to the development of the core technologies.
Based in Copenhagen, improving performance and APIs in Hyperdrive.
AKA Mauve. Based in Ottawa, Canada. Open source software developer focused on developer experience, community organizing, the command line tool, and documentation.
Building datrs, a Rust implementation of Dat. Funded by the Prototype Fund. ✨ 🚂 ✌
Peer-to-peer pioneer, technologist, and author, Kevin has led teams and initiatives at MTV Networks, Lime Wire LLC, and Spotify before joining Ara.
Also known as cblgh. Based in Malmö, Sweden. Building Cabal, a local-first distributed group chat, with friends. Currently a free & independent researcher in all things peer to peer.
Franz Heinzmann, or Frando, is building Sonar, a local-first search engine and database for media archives. He’s part of arso, a project to research and build p2p based tools that empower people. He’s based in Freiburg, Germany.
Dat comm-comm host. Working on dat for (react) mobile apps.
Here's some of the people that have contributed to Dat in the past.
Started the Dat Project in 2013.
Designer based in Berlin, Germany. Kriesse organizes community events like CSSconf EU, CSSclasses and upfront.ug.
Developer and civic hacker based in Taipei, Taiwan. Co-founder of g0v.tw.
Computer Science major at UC Berkeley, software engineer, Hackers@Berkeley officer, open source contributor, makeup artist, swing dancer, huge foodie, feminist, and classically trained musician!
Programmer based in Portland, OR. Founder of PLB Analytics, and author of O’Reilly’s upcoming ‘Data Science in Python’ video. Worked on Dat CLI tools.
Bioinformatics PhD student at Queen Mary University of London and Node.JS Web Developer. Working on <a bionode.io and yeban/afra.
Programmer in the bay area. Worked on Dat special use cases!
Juan is a computer scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur. He is obsessed with knowledge and studied Computer Science at Stanford University
Computer Science student at Free University Berlin, Open Source developer, Organizer of NodeSchool Berlin, Contributor to the NDJSON spec.
Working on improving peer discovery, networking, and connections in Hyperswarm