As a global organization, the Sahana Software Foundation is dependent on highly-skilled individuals who specialize in a broad range of disciplines. Volunteers fill several critical positions in the Sahana Software Foundation. These persons include:
|David Bitner (Google Summer of Code Administrator): David is a certified GIS Professional (GISP) who has been working with GIS and remote sensing technologies since 1997. A Director of the Sahana Software Foundation who serves as chair of its Community Development Committee, David also contributes to several open source GIS projects including MapServer, PostGIS, and OpenLayers. Currently David is the GIS Coordinator for the Metropolitan Airports Commission – an airport authority for seven airports in Minneapolis. David also runs dbSpatial – providing GIS, internet, and spatial database consultancy services. David is currently chair of the Public Geospatial Data project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and sits on the Geospatial Architecture, Standards, and Emergency Preparedness Committees of the Minnesota State GIS advisory board.|
|Michael Howden (Community Call Coordinator): Michael Howden is a software developer from New Zealand who has worked for humanitarian organisations in Indonesia, Pakistan, Uganda, India, the UK and Pakistan. He has developed Logistics and Supply Chain Management software for the International Rescue Committee and Save the Children and delivered trainings on Logistics and Information Management for RedR (The Register of Engineers for Disaster Relief). Michael is also the co-founder of AidIQ, a social enterprise providing Intelligent Business Solutions to the Humanitarian and Development Community. Currently Michael serves on the Sahana Eden Project Management Committee and the Foundation’s Community Development Committee and has been working with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center to build solutions using Sahana. He has facilitated a number of training, including “SahanaCamps” throughout Asia to train users and developer on the Sahana Platform.
|Darlene McCullough (Sahana Agasti GSOC Coordinator, Sahana Wiki Administrator): Darlene McCullough is a writer, actor, novelist, screenwriter, and blogger with a BA in Acting from the University of Albany and is a past recipient of the SUNY Chancellors Award for her cultural and leadership contributions to the University. She came to the Sahana Software Foundation, her first involvement in FOSS, as a documentation specialist for the City University of New York (CUNY) team that supports the New York City’s use of Sahana. Darlene is a member of the Agasti Project Management Committee and the Foundation’s Community Development Committee.|
Interested in joining the Sahana team? We currently are looking for several volunteers to fill critical roles supporting the Foundation. Please visit our volunteer positions page for more information. We welcome all who would like to support our mission of saving lives by providing information management solutions that enable organizations and communities to best prepare for and respond to disasters. Contact email@example.com and we’ll be happy to put you in touch with our developer team, our stalwart translators, our marketing team, or whatever place in our community is the right one for you to share your talents.