The core of Our-Sci are software, hardware, and community engagement experts who’s knowledge can be applied to a wide range of communities. When Our Sci or a motivated community identifies an opportunity to build research capacity, we choose a specific partner on the ground who has the skills, knowledge, and trust of that community. These partners drive the project, while Our-Sci developers support their progress.

Developers

Greg Austic

Greg is an open technology advocate, co-organizer of the Gathering of Open Science Hardware GOSH and one of the first contributors to the GOSH Manifesto. He’s a jack of all trades capable of getting an idea off the ground quickly and inexpensively, most recently with the MultispeQ, a low-cost photosynthesis meter, and PhotosynQ, a platform for collecting and sharing plant health data. Full resume.
Jon Zeeff

Jon is a 30 year veteran of Ford Motor Company and 2 software startups. Highly skilled low-level programmer (c, c++), analog and digital circuit design, and a primary contributor to the MultispeQ v1.0 hardware and firmware. Full resume.
Nexus Computing

Manuel Di Cerbo and Andreas Rudolf of Nexus Computing are Android developers with a special focus on connected devices (IoT). Combining knowledge of lower-level device programming and a smart sense of design, there are few android-related problems the Nexus group can’t solve.

Partners

Tree Preservation Australia

Tree Preservation AustraliaMatthew Daniel at TPA is an arborist passionate about tree health. We are working the Matt to build a platform to efficiently track tree health using scientifically rigorous standards. We believe this could decrease costs for city councils by identifying sick trees before they are too far gone, engage community groups by providing a platform for them to contribute useful data, and build a public repository of comparable, validated, and scientific quality tree health information.
Bionutrient Food Association

Bionutrient Food AssociationThe BFA has a membership of 600 farmers, academics, gardeners, and engaged consumers who all share an interest in better understanding of the connections between soil quality, food quality, and human health. Dan Kittredge, executive director and founder, feels that this thriving community is ready to go beyond anecdotal evidence and one-off studies, and more towards a more coherent and community-driven research model. Our Sci is collaborating with the BFA to help identify funding for their next steps, engage BFA and their collaborators in planning, and help identify and develop the technology needed to execute that plan.
Dan Kane, Yale University

Dan KaneDan Kane is a PhD student at Yale University studying soil carbon sequestration. Dan is interested in using tools to more quickly and inexpensively measure soil carbon in soils in his own research. He’s also interested in the long term goal of seeing soil carbon as an accepted sequestration pathway in the markets for carbon credits. If this happened, building soil carbon would not only build soil quality as it does today, but also generate carbon credits and could drive carbon sequestration at a scale that’s currently impossible using market forces.