Our team is made up of 30 of the brightest and most dedicated cartographers, data analysts, and software engineers in the world.
As CEO of MapBox, Eric coordinates product and business development. Eric is passionate about open data and building open source data visualization tools focused on speed and design.
Prior to MapBox, Eric co-founded Development Seed. Eric is a recognized expert on open data and open source software and has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Nightline, NPR, and others. He is frequently invited to speak on topics including open data, data visualization, and open source business models and has presented at conferences such as SXSW, Web 2.0, Where 2.0, GOSCON, and NodeJam.
He holds a master’s degree in international development from American University in Washington, DC, and has dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and international relations.
Latest blog post: Vector Tiles Preview: Designing the World with TileMill2
As operations manager at MapBox, Bonnie runs everything behind the scenes from finances and communications to logistics and event planning.
Bonnie is an active organizer in the local technology community having cooridinated monthly meetups and major conferences for more than three years in Washington, DC.
Previously, Bonnie ran online communications at NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network. She’s also worked as a journalist, a researcher, and an online writer for nonprofits in DC and in Latin America. Bonnie holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from American University in Washington, DC.
Latest blog post: Headed to San Francisco for State of the Map US
Alex is an open data expert with years of practice in developing and implementing open data strategies and solutions on behalf of multinational organizations like the United Nations and World Bank. At MapBox, he leads our data team to raise the availability and quality of freely accessible open data.
Before joining MapBox, Alex was a developer and strategist for Development Seed. Prior to that, Alex managed information technology for an international development organization in Central America, where he became involved in the Central American open source community. In his free time, Alex has designed interactive robots and virtual reality interfaces, organized a traveling exhibit depicting life in Nicaragua and its sweatshops, and taken photos of his life and travels in Washington, DC, Nicaragua, and Austria.
Latest blog post: Look for Us @Foss4GNA Today and Tomorrow
A long-time open source developer and accomplished artist, Young leads our engineering team with a breadth of experience building practical, functional, and beautiful applications.
Young’s methodical pursuit of elegant solutions to challenging technical problems spans his career. At Development Seed, he led development of Open Atrium and Managing News, open source products for group intranets and news aggregation that were acquired in 2010. Young is also an active maintainer and contributor to several Node.js-based open source projects.
Young is a graduate of Williams College with degrees in studio art and philosophy.
Latest blog post: Vector Tiles for MapBox Streets
Ian works with the MapBox engineering team contributing to a range of projects, from managing our cloud architecture to improving the TileMill application experience.
Prior to MapBox, Ian co-founded Development Seed in 2003, where he was involved in everything from business and project management to code development and system administration. Ian began seriously developing on the web in the late 1990’s, and his work spans supporting small NGOs in Peru to helping the U.S. Department of Education and the World Bank create and release open source code.
As an undergraduate and graduate student at American University, Ian studied international relations and international development. He lives in Ayacucho, Peru.
Latest blog post: Masters Class Today on MapBox and TileMill in Mexico City
Will is passionate about solid organization and honest communication, and enjoys helping people in the open source community get the most out of our work. He received degrees in film and visual arts and information technology at American University in Washington, D.C.
Latest blog post: Hiring a Node.js Developer to Join our DevOps Team
Jeff is a senior member of the MapBox engineering team. His work focuses improving web development processes and streamlining deployment and maintenance, often functioning as an infrastructure architect for the MapBox platform.
Jeff is an active contributor to various open source projects and has given numerous presentations at local and international developer events. He was one of the co-creators of Open Atrium, a fully customizable open source intranet framework.
Prior to joining Development Seed in 2005, Jeff worked as a programmer and technology manager at a large labor organization and received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at American University in Washington, DC.
Latest blog post: MapBox Plugin for Wordpress
As General Manager at MapBox, Dave works on product and business development, communications, and open data strategy.
Dave joins MapBox from the Obama Administration, where he served as a senior advisor to the CIO and deputy director of new media at the White House. An advocate for open source and open data, he has spoken as a keynote presenter and participant at several conferences. Dave’s roots are in data management, stemming from his role as data lead for Obama in Iowa during the 2008 general election.
He graduated from Rutgers University, where he studied political science, history, and computer engineering.
Latest blog post: Kicking off 2013 at MapBox
As part of our engineering team, Tom specializes in building interactive and creative open source mapping tools for MapBox. He is a lead architect of our open source mapping stack, including TileMill, which combines Mapnik, Carto, Modest Maps, and other open source tools in a simple interface for designing custom maps. He’s also the lead developer behind MapBox.js.
Latest blog post: Users editing OSM worldwide with iD
AJ is the lead cartographer at MapBox. AJ works with open data to design beautiful custom maps, including the global street-level MapBox Streets, based on data from OpenStreetMap.
AJ is also a skilled GIS developer who makes inventive use of open source mapping tools like Carto, GDAL, and Mapnik to pioneer new techniques for designing maps for the web. AJ is active in many of these open source communities and participated in the first ever code sprint for Mapnik in London.
AJ received his degree from the Georgian College for Fine Arts near Toronto, Canada. His artwork has been on exhibition in multiple galleries in Canada.
Latest blog post: Learn CartoCSS and Compositing by Customizing Geography Class
Dane is a lead Mapnik developer, a charter member of OSGEO, a founding member of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and in his former position as principal of dbsgeo.com worked on a range of projects leveraging new technology to address social and environmental problems and aid in disaster response and recovery.
Dane holds a bachelor’s degree in geography and environmental studies from Middlebury College.
Latest blog post: TileMill for Education
Justin brings a wealth of development experience to MapBox, having built apps for the iPhone & iPad, Mac, and the web, as well as administered a variety of UNIX platforms.
Justin has been programming professionally in the open source space since the late 1990s and was critical in the formation and success of several technology startups. Outside of MapBox, Justin enjoys travel and wildlife photography. He lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Latest blog post: Q&A: City Guides by National Geographic
Artem builds the core infrastructure behind MapBox’s suite of mapping tools. He is the creator of Mapnik, the open source map renderer powering many open source mapping tools including MapBox’s map design studio TileMill and OpenStreetMap. He joins MapBox after playing a critical role in MapQuest Open’s launch on open source Mapnik and OpenStreetMap data.
Artem is an open source advocate and enthusiast. He continues to lead Mapnik’s core development and is actively involved in the OpenStreetMap community. He is a regular speaker at open source conferences such as State of the Map and FOSS4G.
Aterm has been involved in geospatial work since 1997. He has a Master’s degree in radio-electronics from the Moscow Institute of Aviation and currently lives with his family in Charlbury, England.
Latest blog post: Create Heatmaps Using New Colorize-Alpha Image Filter
Saman is a designer at MapBox. He is involved with the entire lifecycle of our products, from providing strategy and initial concept to consistently polishing the way our applications look and feel.
Saman is the creator of Maki, an open source icon library for geographic points of interest.
Saman studied studio art at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Besides being a designer at MapBox, he is also artist and comic maker.
Latest blog post: Inkscape and MapBox for Interactive, Illustrated maps
As part of the design team at MapBox, Tristen blends an eye for innovative design with solid experience in web development.
At Develoment Seed, Tristen designed intuitive, easy to use, and accessible user interfaces for websites, data visualizations, maps, and other online tools. Prior to joining Development Seed, Tristen designed and built websites for academic and nonprofit institutions as well as large advertising agencies in Toronto.
Tristen is also a trumpet player who enjoys jazz and composing and performing music. He earned a Bachelor’s of Art degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music and later completed a residency at the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab.
Latest blog post: Map of Washington, DC Neighborhoods Available on MapBox
Konstantin currently lives in Germany. He’s also a Master’s student studying IT systems engineering at Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany.
Latest blog post: How Interactivity Works with UTFGrid
Nate is a researcher and data analyst at MapBox, where he helps strategize and manage our data and mapping projects. He specializes in working with large data sets and developing unique data visualizations.
Nate brings technical knowledge of survey design, spatial data collection, and data analysis. He also has rich international experience in data collection and analysis. Previously, Nate worked on projects in Haiti, Kenya, Morocco, and Thailand with humanitarian and academic organizations.
Nate received a master’s degree in public health from George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Latest blog post: Open Source Mapping at Global Health & Innovation Conference
Matt is a data analyst and mapping strategist. Specializing in processing and visualizing geographic data, he tells stories with maps. With a background in web design, development, and GIS, Matt is also an active contributor of our support and training efforts.
Before joining Development Seed, Matt worked as a freelance web designer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geographic information science from Michigan State University.
Latest blog post: Crash Course Published for TileMill
As a cartographer at MapBox, Ian bridges experience working with large data sets and passion for beautiful design. He specializes in spatial data analysis and manipulation, using tools like GDAL, PostGIS, and TileMill.
Ian studied soil science at Georgetown University. He was a research assistant in Belize, traipsing through the rainforest to study ancient Mayan wetland agriculture, and performed undergraduate research in spatially-explicit soil erosion models.
Latest blog post: Live Weather Data and MapBox.js
DJ is a data analyst and training specialist at MapBox. In addition to data strategy and processing, DJ trains our clients and others on how to use tools like TileMill and the MapBox platform to make maps, share them online, and overall better integrate maps and data visualizations into their work.
Before joining Development Seed, DJ taught middle schoolers media literacy and documentary filmmaking outside of Boston and studied international relations and visual arts at Boston University, focusing primarily on the intersection of international conflict, religion, and politics.
Jue is a designer at MapBox, where she makes good stories visible by developing user interfaces with an eye toward information hierarchy.
Jue’s interest in interdisciplinary design spans from building bikes to soldering jewelry. She has participated in a month long field land art studio in Southeast Colorado, interned at a lighting design company in Brooklyn, and worked with a Vermont installation artist.
She has a joint BA degree in Architectural Studies and Geography from Middlebury College in Vermont. During her study, she spent time in Copenhagen, Denmark honing design knowledge. Jue is from Shanghai, China and now lives in Washington, DC.
Latest blog post: LearnOSM Launches with New Design
Chris leads the Satellite team at MapBox, where he uses open source tools, like TileMill, GDAL, and PostGIS, to acquire and process the source imagery that powers MapBox Satellite and other analytical products.
Chris is passionate about open data, open source, and governmental accountability – as well as Mars.
Prior to joining MapBox, Chris worked at the U.S. Department of State, where was awarded the State Department’s Franklin Award for his achievements in digital media for the Summit of the Americas. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in international area studies and human rights from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, where he attended as a Presidential Scholar.
Latest blog post: Before & After of the Moore, OK Tornado
When John is not working on one of his many open source projects, he’s likely hiking, biking, climbing, or playing a game of ultimate frisbee. John holds a degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Latest blog post: 24 Hours of new OpenStreetMap Users
Ruben is a data analyst specializing in street level data management at MapBox. He’s a major contributor to OpenStreetMap, with significant contributions around the world and notably in cities in Brazil, Peru, Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, and Burkina Faso.
Ruben led efforts to open up government data in Peru, working with the provincial government of Huamanga, Ayacucho to coordinate the release of street-level data, communicate its benefits, and showcase this through open mapping projects, such as creating the first map of the city’s public bus routes.
Before joining MapBox, Ruben worked as a desktop and web application consultant and developer for small and medium sized organizations. Ruben is finishing his final semester at the University National San Cristobal de Huamanga in Ayacucho, Peru, studying Systems Engineering.
Bobby is a data analyst and engineer at MapBox where he uses open-source tools to create mapping vizualizations. His work includes MapGrams, a tool to visualize Instagram photos on a map, and MeatText, an open-source iOS app that allows users to accurately share their location with friends.
Before joining MapBox, Bobby worked as a GIS specialist at GreenInfo Network where he created both print and online maps for non-profits throughout California. Bobby graduated from The University of Vermont in the spring of 2011 where he studied geography. There, he also worked at the UVM Spatial Analysis Lab collaborating on a team that specialized in extracting features from satellite imagery.
Latest blog post: MeatText Featured by Apple
Jen runs logistics at MapBox, handling everything from managing the office to planning events to coordinating team travel.
Prior to joining the MapBox team, Jen handled customer relations and planned events with the Starr Restaurant Group and managed projects and operations for the City of Philadelphia and Drexel University. She studied International Area Studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jen has an uncontrollable love of baying wolves and fuzzy stickers. She has over 107 pairs of shoes, 30 of them being the same pair of black Vans.
Latest blog post: TechZulu Talks Future of Mapping with MapBox
Garrett is a designer and developer at MapBox. He brings a strong vision to MapBox products through his technical background, design sensibility, and history of crafting strong user experiences.
Before joining MapBox, Garrett was an early part of the team at Opower where he saw through its growth as a startup. He has also been responsible for numerous other projects including mashups of child art and illustration, interventionist window doodles, and the addictive node.js powered social drawing game Doodle or Die.
Latest blog post: Capturing the Impact of the Oklahoma Tornado
Ryan is a multi-talented artist who uses his design, illustration, and animation skills to define the MapBox visual identity and help us communicate to our users. Before working at MapBox, Ryan was an interactive designer and character animator at National Geographic.
When he’s not at MapBox, Ryan enjoys traveling on his motorcycle, playing music, and drawing & painting late into the night. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both interactive multimedia and animation from Ohio University.
Latest blog post: Photos from Open Government Happy Hour
Charlie is an imagery specialist at MapBox, where he uses a variety of open-source tools to turn satellite photos into maps. He brings experience from many collaborative and community-oriented software projects, and has both formal and informal knowhow in visualizing geolocated data.
Before joining MapBox, Charlie worked as a graphic designer, tutor, typographer, and freelance web developer, among other things. In his free time, he enjoys hiking – both natural and urban.
Latest blog post: Spotting Deforestation from Space – in Madagascar