Anil Dash is the founding director of Expert Labs, providing direction to lead the team in its mission while helping coordinate our engagement in policy making with our technology development. Anil is also co-founder of strategy consultancy Activate, publishes his blog at Dashes.com, and advises a number of startups including sitting on the board of popular question-and-answer site Stack Exchange.
Gina Trapani is the founding and lead developer of ThinkUp, Expert Labs' signature technology platform. She manages ThinkUp's application code base and its fast-growing community of collaborators, one of the most inclusive, up-and-coming open source projects today. Gina also co-hosts popular web show This Week in Google, created Todo.txt apps, and is the founding editor of Lifehacker.com.
Andy Baio leads Expert Labs' data publishing efforts and powers our communication about the effectiveness of public policy engagement on social networks, while also refining the effectiveness of our crowdsourcing techniques. Andy maintains his popular culture-defining blog at Waxy.org and publishes a weekly column for Wired.com. Prior to joining Expert Labs, Andy was CTO of crowdfunding phenomenon Kickstarter, and worked at Yahoo after they acquired his seminal events startup Upcoming.
Clay Johnson is Expert Labs' feet on the ground and voice in the streets with policy makers at federal agencies and within the larger Open Government world as a whole. Clay is also the author of the The Information Diet and played seminal roles in the intersection of the technology and government realms with his founding roles at Sunlight Labs at the Sunlight Foundation as well as at Blue State Digital.
We're proud to call some of the brightest, most influential minds at the intersection of technology, policy and society advisors to our mission at Expert Labs.
Susan Crawford is a leading innovator at the intersection of policy and technology, having served as the President's Special Assistant for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy and having founded OneWebDay and served on the board of ICANN, the governing body for much of the Internet's infrastrcture. Today, Susan is a professor at Cardozo Law School in New York City, a columnist for Bloomberg View, and the author of the upcoming book The Big Squeeze: The Crisis in American Communications.
Caterina Fake is one of the most respected pioneers of the social web, having co-founded seminal Web 2.0 photo site Flickr (now part of Yahoo) and pioneering recommendations startup Hunch (now part of eBay). In addition, Caterina has shepherded many of the most innovative new web startups and organizations, including her roles as a board member of Creative Commons and on the board of noted crafting community Etsy, where she serves as Chair.
Hilary Mason is among the most prominent data scientists on the web today and an authority on the analysis of vast data sets, recognized for her work as Chief Scientist of bit.ly and her role in co-founding HackNY, the non-profit which connects student hackers with many of the best startups in New York City. In addition, Hilary co-founded Dataists, the data science blog.