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 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 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 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.
Based in Copenhagen, improving performance and APIs in Hyperdrive.
Working on improving peer discovery, networking, and connections in Hyperswarm
AKA Mauve. Based in Ottawa, Canada. Open source software developer focused on developer experience, community organizing, the command line tool, and documentation.
Peer-to-peer pioneer, technologist, and author, Kevin has led teams and initiatives at MTV Networks, Lime Wire LLC, and Spotify before joining Ara.
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.
Here's some of the people that have contributed to Dat in the past.
Started the Dat Project in 2013.
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 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