Imma MWANJA, Chair, hails from University Libraries at Virginia Tech as the Geospatial Data Curator. Imma previously served as Global Projects Associate at Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and Operations Manager at OpenMap Development Tanzania (OMDTZ), so she has really deep experience in an early stage, high-impact organization as well as a global NGO that sit at the intersection of technology and open knowledge creation. Imma has done compelling work in this space for a few years and even likes and prefers doing report making in LaTeX. Serious geek chops.

DK BENJAMIN, Secretary and Treasurer, also hails from HOT as their DevOps Manager. Before HOT recruited them as the second full-time tech person, DK started in response to recognizing the need for a community support forum. They were also an early developer on the project, preceding even Piero TOFFANIN and largely replacing Stephen MATHER in the early days of the project.

Arun M. hails from Kerala, India where for more than two decades he has served as an advocate for free and open source software, whether from the non-profit Society For Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE), during his tenure in government as Program Head, Research and Academics at the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), or his current roles as Secretary for the Free Software Foundation of India and Senior Vice President – Technology at GPS Renewables.

Naïké NEMBETWA NZALI serves as Operations Manager, Enterprise at Wikimedia Foundation, the well known non-profit behind Wikipedia and other global open knowledge efforts, and has also served as Project Manager for BlueSquare, a global health technology non-profit out of Brussels.

Stephen MATHER, President and Executive Director, is the founder of OpenDroneMap as ODM (the command-line tool), co-founder with Piero Toffanin of the OpenDroneMap Ecosystem. He has been in the geospatial tech space for 20+ years and an active user and contributor to FOSS for a well over a decade.

Non-headshots credit: Wikimedia Foundation offices – camera shy Victor Grigas – CC BY-SA 3.0

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