Civic Tech Builder interested in open government, open data, mapping, usability and social impact.
2543 N Spaulding Ave #2, Chicago, IL 60647
Civic consultancy that deploys civic apps, build custom visualizations, and train people to work with open data.
Volunteer group that creates web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency and decision-making for governments and our democracy.
.NET shop specializing in research and design for custom websites.
Founder and Lead Organizer for Chi Hack Night Weekly event where 100-150 developers, designers, researchers, policy wonks and citizens get together to work on and talk about open data and civic innovation. https://chihacknight.org
Dedupe Python Library An open source, extensible python library that quickly de-duplicates large sets of data from any source using machine learning, smart comparitors and complex blocking. https://dedupe.io/
Fusion Tables Searchable Map Template Open source template build on top of Google Fusion Tables to create custom searchable maps. Used by news publications, civic hackers and developers around the world. Featured by Google on Fusion Tables Tools page. http://derekeder.com/searchable_map_template/
B.S. Computer Engineering
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Graduated: May 2005
Platforms Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Flask, Django, WordPress, Git/Github, Heroku, Amazon EC2, Fusion Tables, .NET
Applications Vim, Visual Studio, Photoshop, OpenOffice, QGIS, TileMill, VirtualBox
Operating systems OS X, Windows (7, XP, Server), Linux (Ubuntu, FreeBSD)
Emerging Leader 2013 Community Indicators Consortium Summit
Top 10 Finalist Apps for Metro Chicago Community Round for Vacant Building Finder web app
Top 20 Finalist Apps for Metro Chicago Grand Challenge for Chicago Lobbyists website
“Best Use of Open Source” Award 2011 GovFresh Awards for Chicago Lobbyists website ￼￼￼￼￼