Each brings a different set of skills and experiences. As an entrant in the Pioneer Prize, you are invited to reach out to one or more for help.
Web & database application design, python, golang, APIs, product design, leadership skills
Fun fact: I majored in English in college and taught myself Python and now work remotely as a software engineer for a San Francisco startup while living in Maine. I also love to bake sourdough bread, distance run, play ultimate and serve my community as a selectperson
in Brooklin/Salt Lake City
Eli is a web programmer and software architect. His career has led to working with high profile clients such as Discovery Channel, Authentic Management, Southern Utah Advertising, and CHG Healthcare. These opportunities arise from his need to go above and beyond on every project that he takes on. He looks at every project as an opportunity to push artistic and technical understanding to the next level. He loves to share that joy of excellence through training, mentoring, and contributing to the open-source community.
Fun fact: Eli has always had a passion for making beautiful things, whether it is an eloquent piece of code or a developer or user experience that feels just right. He loves creating software that viewers and users will not easily forget. Eli wants to leave people thinking to themselves; they have witnessed a little bit of magic.
System Administration and generalized Infrastructure-related topics, Scripting Languages such as PHP/Perl/Powershell/Bash, AWS/Cloud Service Implementation
Fun fact: I’m an outdoorsman and a gear head - everything from hunting and fishing to forrestry, and both cars and motorcycles.
in Deer Isle/Stonington
I have been teaching people of all ages about digital fabrication, engineering, and computer science for the past ten years, and am currently running Haystack Mountain School of Craft's Fab Lab program.
Fun fact: I have a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Education.
in Blue Hill
Web apps, phone apps, robots, drones, all things electronic, and most things that are not electronic
Fun fact: In my home office I’ve got four computers, two tablets, three smartphones, a keyboard, two electric guitars, a mixer, ChromeCast TV, Nintendo Wii, and other fun stuff.
Statistical programming, artificial intelligence, data science, scientific programming, startups
Fun fact: In addition to loving math, science, and programming, I also live on a farm and grow a lot of my own food, am crazy about all kinds of music, and run marathons
Video Production, Photography, Video Editing, Screenwriting, Social Media.
Fun fact: I was a Maine state champion candlepin bowler in my youth and am currently filming a documentary on the sport.
in Blue Hill
All things software—active developer on several open source projects (mostly C++, C#), but also active in website development (HTML, CSS, PHP), Linux server/network management (BASH scripting) and Windows server/networking (PowerShell).
Fun fact: At any given time, at least 9 machines (some virtual!) are running in my home. And, I sailed single-handed across the Atlantic two and one-half times. Think about that.
in In Blue Hill and NYC
Creative direction, content development for digital experiences have been at the core of my career in media at The Wall Street Journal, SmartMoney magazine, and in my collaborative consulting projects. I love collaborating on an idea, from concept to finish.
Fun fact: Vermont-born, Maine-raised, NYC-educated, in my last full-time job I was overseeing creative development across three continents.