Open & Candid: Steven Shyu

In June, Steven Shyu joined OpenPlans as a UX developer at OpeGeo. He’s passionate about creating applications that are functional and enjoyable to use. Steven comes to us from Bloomberg News and will work from OpenGeo’sWashington DC office. Let’s jump right in, what will you be working on here at OpenPlans? I'll be part of Read more…

Open & Candid: James Wong

James Wong comes to OpenPlans Transportation to explore next steps in transportation planning tools.  He currently studies transportation planning and engineering at Georgia Tech. Before that he's been a transportation consultant at transit agencies up and down the eastern seaboard and even Africa.  James sat down to talk about where he’s been, what he’s been doing and where Read more…

Open & Candid: Aaron Sutula

Aaron Sutula has previously worked at the National Weather Service, working on an agency-first project to deliver weather info directly to consumer’s mobile devices. At OpenPlans he’ll be working to make Bus Time faster, more responsive and just plain better.  Aaron sat down to talk about where he’s been, what he’s been doing and where he Read more…

Open & Candid: Phil Ashlock on Open311

Open311 is meant to facilitate an international effort to build open interoperable systems that allow citizens to more directly interact with their cities. Primarily, Open311 refers to a standardized protocol for location-based collaborative issue-tracking. Open311 is one of the platforms being developed here at OpenPlans that will enable smart, seamless and enjoyable interactions between citizens and their Read more…