Gerald Rich just joined the MapBox team in DC! Gerald is a developer/data journalist who has previously worked with the NPR News Apps team, Texas Tribune, and Houston Public Media. Gerald brings an awesome mix to the table — primarily joining me on the ‘labs’ team as a developer, but also helping us run our blog and grow our community in support.mapbox.com.

Gerald studied economics at the University of Texas, where he established the student newspaper’s web department. Most recently, at NPR, Gerald helped build Playgrounds for Everyone which uses MapBox’s maps to add and edit playgrounds for children with disabilities. He also runs NKgram - a dedicated feed of curated instagrams out of North Korea.