OpenAccessPhilly is a group of Philadelphians working at the intersection of technology, innovation, and civic participation that launched in August 2011. Membership is diverse, with people coming from large and small companies, non-profits, grant making foundations, City government and from outside Philadelphia.

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    Alex Hillman

    Placemaker. Peoplewatcher. Honest. Fearless Leader @IndyHall. JFDI Master. also:

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    Karl Martino

    I work here (programmer at Comcast Interactive Media), I live here (a seeker of craft, bridge building, communications, community service, drink, food, guitars, and songwriting), my roots are here (I've lived in many, many Philadelphia neighborhoods), and my world is here (I'm a husband, and a father). Philly has given me so much. I can't help but believe in the power of people and places to evolve, and grow, and the power of community and connecting one another.

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    Jeff Friedman

    Grateful, humble, servant leader. Working at the intersection of civic participation, innovation, & technology. Low key type A who loves downtime.

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    E Avila

    Full of Philly pride, currently Business Analyst for the City's Office of Property Data

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    Yuriy Porytko

    Professionally Paying Attention............ Emerging Enterprise Venture Collaboration VC/StartUp Technology Stuff in Liberty City Philadelphia PA USA Leto Investments LLC Microsoft BizSpark Philadelphia Startup Weekend organizer Philadelphia Startup Digest curator UArts Corzo Creates! Incubator and Business Plan Competitions Philadelphia StartUp Leaders Mentor Advisor @yuriy_p

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    Mark Headd

    Happiness is a warm dataset. I hack civic apps and direct government transparency and open data initiatives for the City of Philadelphia.

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    Ed Hertzog

    UI Architect (Mobile/Web). Married, one daughter, two cats. Into fishing, vinyl records, history.

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    Chris Alfano

    Co-founder @ Devnuts; CTO @; SysAdmin @ Science Leadership Academy

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    James Evans

    Coming from a background in engineering and software development, I have joined PeopleLinx to help them build their next generation social business optimization platform. Founded in 2009, PeopleLinx recognizes the need for organizations to change their way of doing business in response to the unique challenges and opportunities thrust upon them by social media technologies. This new social business dynamic presents tremendous opportunities. As a Senior Developer at PeopleLinx, my work spans our tech stack, as well as new technologies and processes to increase the scale of our product and of our team. I strive to make the website fast, reliable, and intuitive.

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    David DeRienzo