Dat Protocol Foundation Governance

The Dat Protocol Foundation Governance supports the collaboration, funding, and community management for Dat. This group is involved in financial and legal decisions regarding the Dat Protocol Foundation in collaboration with Code for Science and Society.

Joe Hand

Joe Hand

Co-Executive Director
Code for Science & Society

Joe Hand is Co-Executive Director at Code for Science & Society and a core developer on Dat with a focus on developing and managing data-focused programs for researchers and community-driven organizations. Previously, Joe managed a global project at the Santa Fe Institute to transform data collection practices of an international NGO, operating in slums across 30 countries in the Global

Karissa McKelvey

Technology and Partnerships
Digital Democracy

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.

Mathias Buus

Hyperdivision

Mathias is a self taught JavaScript hacker from Copenhagen that has been working with Node.js since the 0.2 days. Mathias likes to work with P2P and distributed systems and is the author of more than 650 modules on npm. He is a partner at Hyperdivision, leading the technical work on the Dat Protocol.

Community Contributors

The Dat Protocol 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.

Paul Frazee

Cofounder
Blue Link Labs

Beaker Browser

Andrew Osheroff



Based in Copenhagen, improving performance and APIs in Hyperdrive.

David Clements



Working on improving peer discovery, networking, and connections in Hyperswarm

Georgiy Shibaev



AKA Mauve. Based in Ottawa, Canada. Open source software developer focused on developer experience, community organizing, the command line tool, and documentation.

Yoshua Wuyts



Building datrs, a Rust implementation of Dat. Funded by the Prototype Fund. ✨ 🚂 ✌

Kevin Faaborg

Head of Product
ARA Blocks LLC, a project of Little Star Media, Inc.

Peer-to-peer pioneer, technologist, and author, Kevin has led teams and initiatives at MTV Networks, Lime Wire LLC, and Spotify before joining Ara.

Alexander Cobleigh



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



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.

Diego Paez

co-founder
GEUT

Also known as deka, LaPlataJS organizer. Dat comm-comm host. On a quest for a greater P2P experience.

Alumni

Here's some of the people that have contributed to Dat in the past.

Tara Vancil



Beaker Browser

Max Ogden



Started the Dat Project in 2013.

Jim Pick



Consultant for Dat Project software and builder of cool Dat demos. Co-host of @dat_cast podcast.

Kristina Schneider



Designer based in Berlin, Germany. Kriesse organizes community events like CSSconf EU, CSSclasses and upfront.ug.

Chia-liang Kao



Developer and civic hacker based in Taipei, Taiwan. Co-founder of g0v.tw.

Melanie Cebula



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!

Portia Burton



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.

Bruno Vieira



Bioinformatics PhD student at Queen Mary University of London and Node.JS Web Developer. Working on <a bionode.io and yeban/afra.

Yuhong Wang



Programmer in the bay area. Worked on Dat special use cases!

Juan Batiz-Benet



Juan is a computer scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur. He is obsessed with knowledge and studied Computer Science at Stanford University

Finn Pauls



Computer Science student at Free University Berlin, Open Source developer, Organizer of NodeSchool Berlin, Contributor to the NDJSON spec.