As CEO of Mapbox, Eric coordinates product and business development. Eric has been with the team since the start and splits his time working on projects in San Francisco and Washington DC.
Eric got his start in the mapping and open data space at Development Seed, building open source tools for international development agencies. 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: We're at SXSW, probably eating BBQ
Bonnie leads operations at Mapbox, managing everything behind the scenes from budget planning to our daily finances, to contracts, to overall team logistics. One of her core roles is to design efficient internal systems to support our team and allow them to focus on building and running fast.
Bonnie is an active organizer coordinating the local monthly meetup GeoDC and larger annual conferences like OpenStreetMap’s State of the Map conference and FedGeoDay.
Previously Bonnie managed operations at Development Seed and 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: Talking drones, vector tiles, and map design at OpenStreetMap conference
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: Edit OpenStreetMap Directly From Your Mapbox Map
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.
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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: Mick Thompson joins Mapbox!
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.
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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: GitHub adds visual history for maps
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: Sochi, with love
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 Seamless Blur
Justin leads our Mobile team and brings a wealth of development and startup experience to Mapbox.
Justin has been programming professionally in the open source space since the late 90s and was critical in the formation and success of several technology startups, primarily in the web hosting industry, before running a consultancy for nearly five years building iOS, Mac, and web applications. Outside of Mapbox, Justin enjoys travel and wildlife photography. He lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Latest blog post: Tuning for mobile and low-bandwidth environments
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 an artist and comic maker.
Latest blog post: VSCO: brand considerations and map design
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: Drag and Drop with Maki Icons and Style
Konstantin currently lives in Germany. He’s also a Master’s student studying IT systems engineering at Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany.
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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: Global Elevation Data on Satellite Imagery
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: Designing labels for satellite and aerial imagery
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: Amit Kapadia joins Mapbox
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: Camille Teicheira joins Mapbox
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: Ubuntu mobile maps: open maps on an open platform
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: Sophie Herrman joins Mapbox
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.
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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.
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Dennis is an algorithm engineer by heart. He holds a master degree in computer science with an emphasis on algorithms from Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. He subsequently pursued a PhD in computer science at the well-respected Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, and published a number of peer-reviewed academic papers on algorithm engineering problems related to route planning and mapping services.
Dennis is a regular contributor to OpenStreetMap and is the lead developer of Open Source Routing Machine, a high-performance routing engine.
Latest blog post: Smart Directions Powered by OSRM's Enhanced Graph Model
Bruno is the Chief Scientist at Mapbox. He is a key part of the Satellite team with Chris and Charlie and plays a major role on our big data projects across the company. Bruno has a PhD in Astrophysics from the Max Planck Research School. He has worked with NASA satellites and space rockets at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, and on Science and Technology Policy at the National Academies.
Bruno is a 2013 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Bruno left Academia in 2009 to focus on widening the impact of science and open data. Prior to joining Mapbox, Bruno was director of the Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN), which created an index to measure climate change adaptation. He has presented his work to institutions like the CIA, State Department, Engineers Without Borders, World Bank, and various embassies and journalists around the world.
Bruno is from a small hamlet in rural Asturias, Spain, where you can still get lost in the forest for days and look to the starry night sky to realize how big and amazing the universe is.
Latest blog post: Satellite Imagery Directly → Mapbox
Eric is a data artist and software developer. At Mapbox, he is working on improving the accuracy of the OpenStreetMap base map and on tools for creating innovative data visualizations on top of it.
Before joining Mapbox, Eric was an artist in residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and prior to that was a software engineer on the Android team at Google. His maps have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and have been published in Wired, Popular Science, Best American Infographics, and many other print and online publications. He is particularly interested in using geographic data to understand and improve the pedestrian and transit experience in cities. He has a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Chicago and lives in Oakland, CA.
Latest blog post: Visualizing the impact of weather on traffic
As a designer at Mapbox, Nicki fuses data visualization, intuitive interfaces, and clean typography into experiences that empower users to understand complex information.
Nicki is from Hong Kong, but has followed her passion for design to several major East Coast cities. Her experiences range from designing packaging and products for an e-reader accessories company in Boston to conducting user research on teen pregnancy prevention for the Baltimore City Health Department. Nicki holds a master’s degree in Graphic Design from MICA, where she developed her thesis, Play Math, on visualizing mathematical concepts through play. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Latest blog post: Foursquare: maps designed for functionality
Sean is an engineer at Mapbox, working on core algorithmic and geospatial issues. He’s the creator of the successful Shapely and Fiona open-source GIS libraries, and one of the main authors of the GeoJSON specification.
Sean has worked on image analysis, linked historical data, education, topology, and software development. He’s a graduate of the University of Utah and Colorado State University with degrees in Physics and Atmospheric Science.
Latest blog post: Rasterio: GDAL especially for Python programmers
Mike Morris is an engineer with a wealth of experience in web development. He is one of the lead developers of prose.io and a contributor to geojson.io. His work focuses on user interaction and draws from his experience developing realtime applications using node.js. He is a strong advocate of open data and social justice and seeks to advance those causes through his work.
Mike is a native of Maryland where he earned his degree in Mass Communication from Towson University. On the weekends Mike can often be found outdoors camping, fishing or skiing.
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Vladimir is also an avid musician and the frontman of the rock band Obiymy Doschu. He loves singing, writing songs, playing an acoustic guitar, and also enjoys karate, bodyweight fitness, cycling, hiking and photography. He holds a Master’s degree in applied mathematics from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, and lives in Kiev, Ukraine.
Latest blog post: Interactive heatmaps with Mapbox.js
Eden is a designer and developer at Mapbox. Combining a background in mobile/web product design and data visualization with technical know-how, he crafts memorable product experiences.
Before joining Mapbox, Eden worked with the team at Base as an early hire through a period of rapid growth. He also has experience designing for clients big and small at creative agencies. He studied interactive design and business at Indiana University.
Megan is Mission Control at Mapbox, a position we created to help us scale. A great writer, editor, and overall MacGyver-type, Megan works on everything from day-to-day logistics like communications and scheduling, to press outreach and strategic long term projects. She handles many roles at Mapbox, working very closely with both Eric and our operations team, to keep everything running smoothly.
Prior to joining Mapbox, Megan worked for a global communication and business strategy consulting firm in London. She holds her Masters in Global Politics from the London School of Economics. Previously, Megan had worked and studied in Tennessee, her home state. She’s a traveler, Tennessee football fan, and coffee-addict.
Latest blog post: Hello Mapbox San Francisco!
Lindsay runs logistics at Mapbox, supporting our entire team and the Mapbox DC Garage. She revises and revamps internal systems as our team scales and works on special projects from organizing conferences and events to planning office space renovations to finding ways to make working at Mapbox more fun and productive.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Middle East Studies from George Washington University where she studied linguistics and Arabic. Before joining Mapbox she helped run the operations of the university’s dorms. She loves traveling, hockey, and reading novels.
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Rafa Gutierrez heads up support at MapBox. He helps developers integrate MapBox into their applications, he produces documentation, screencasts, and blog posts, and he works closely with the engineering team to make sure problems get fixed fast.
Before joining MapBox, Rafa worked as a GIS manager for an environmental consulting firm and freelanced in cartography and web development. He is an active participant in the open source geospatial community of Portland, Oregon and an avid orienteer.
Rafa holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Geography from the University of Georgia.
Latest blog post: Better Developer Documentation
Jeff helps onboard new Mapbox subscribers, manage existing accounts, and design custom plans, while working closely with the business development and operations teams. Jeff also works on internal processes and special projects.
Before joining Mapbox, Jeff founded a sports ticket brokerage called DCseats. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Widener University. Outside of Mapbox, Jeff enjoys traveling and is a big DC sports fan.
Latest blog post: GeoDC Tomorrow! Github + Mapbox + Army
Aaron is a developer at Mapbox and works on tools and data to improve OpenStreetMap. His work includes OSMLY, a tool that simplifies the process of importing data into OpenStreetMap.
In his free time Aaron enjoys hiking, biking, and running. Aaron is a graduate of UC Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in history.
Latest blog post: Extend your maps with Mapbox.js plugins
Katie is the Mapbox account manager, taking care of our subscribers, making contracting painless, and running out our finances as our user base expands, all while supporting the backend logistics of a growing team.
Prior to joining Mapbox, Katie was a project manager at Chemonics where she helped implement USAID-funded projects in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia. She has a master’s degree in International Administration from the University of Denver and degrees in history and communications from Michigan State University. Katie bleeds green, is an avid traveler, and hiker of Maryland trails.
Adam leads business development, establishing our strategic business direction, striking partnerships, and scaling sales efforts in tight collaboration with each of the MapBox product teams.
Adam has worked in the mapping and mobile space for 10+ years, from Traffic.com to NAVTEQ/Nokia/HERE. Adam has a BA degree from the University of Utah in Spanish and is based in our San Francisco office.
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Paul works on business development and communications via our San Francisco office. He also leads strategic projects, currently growing our product lines in the intelligence community and the agriculture sector.
Prior to joining Mapbox, Paul co-founded Acopio, a social enterprise delivering technology solutions to coffee and cacao farmers in Latin America. He has a background in international development and has helped organizations large and small think strategically about how to use technology to solve real-world problems. Paul holds a MA in information management and systems from UC-Berkeley and a BA in international affairs from the George Washington University.
Latest blog post: Planes Landing in Beijing: Video from Space
Ryan Clark is a geologist turned coder with a passion for providing scientists with simple, open-source tools that help keep their data flexible, open, and accessible. He brings a broad range of skills, from maintaining server infrastructure to building Node.js-powered applications and designing user-interfaces for complex data entry. At Mapbox he puts these skills to use working on TileMill 2, Mapbox Streets and anything else we throw his way.
Ryan holds a master’s degree in Geology and Geochemistry from MIT. In his free time, he enjoys keeping in touch with his geologic roots by building applications that try to convey geologic information to the broader public. When he’s not writing code, Ryan tries to balance his love of pie, great coffee and tequila with plenty of rock-climbing and hours of Crossfit.
Mick Thompson is an experienced engineer with a focus on web application development at Mapbox. He works on the Mapbox API and keeps maps loading fast.
Mick was most recently at Code for America helping cities use technology to more effectively deliver city services. Before joining CfA he built web apps and APIs for Occipital’s 360 Panorama. Mick grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico and enjoys hiking, camping, and snowboarding.
Eleanor is a graphic design consultant for Mapbox. She uses a colorful design style and a background in scientific data visualization to create custom maps and illustrations.
This year Eleanor is finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Washington. She is interested in combining art and science through illustrating data, as well as in exploring the neurobiological principles behind learning and creativity. In her free time Eleanor loves reading novels, cooking, and urban hiking.
Latest blog post: Space Station Earth
Edith Quispe is a power OpenStreetMap contributor, as part of the data team she continuously improves the free and editable map that is the base of Mapbox Streets. Lately she has been focusing on street and building level quality control in the United States.
Prior to Mapbox Edith worked as an accountant. She holds a degree from the Universidad Nacional de San Cristobál de Huamanga. In her spare time, Edith enjoys traveling.
Tatiana is a designer at Mapbox and fills her days illustrating, animating, and breathing personality into our growing product suite.
Tatiana is finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Development and Design at Howest University College in Kortrijk, Belgium. Before starting this degree, Tatiana completed a Masters in Visual Arts, focusing on Graphic and Multimedia design at Sint-Lucas, School of Arts in Ghent. When she’s not working, Tatiana loves cooking, taking pictures and traveling.
Camille is a developer at Mapbox. She builds backend systems and frontend data visualizations for monitoring and improving the worldwide performance of Mapbox maps.
Camille is a co-organizer of Maptime SF, a weekly meetup group for collaborative learning of mapping technologies.
Camille recently graduated from Hackbright Academy, an intensive engineering program for women, where she worked on a cutting edge web-based photoplethysmographic project. Prior to Hackbright and Mapbox she was learning about maps and supporting the team at Stamen Design. Camille holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociocultural Anthropology from UC Berkeley.
When not working or painting, Camille is probably hunting down burritos by bicycle.
Amit is an imagery specialist at Mapbox, where he works on processing pipelines and interactivity with the Satellite team. He brings expertise in multispectral imagery, data management, and web development.
Previously, Amit was a Citizen Science developer at the Adler Planetarium working on Zooniverse, a collection of citizen science projects. He has worked in education and public outreach for several NASA observatories, helping develop software and process astronomical imagery. When not coding, he can be found bouldering in a dingy basement or climbing outdoors.
Amit earned his bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics at American University and his master’s degree in Mathematics at Florida State University.