About

last updated: Feb 4, 2019



Brendan O’Brien - Founder & CEO

Brendan is an open-source software and open data evangelist. He founded Qri during the Data Rescue movement and is responsible for Qri’s code base, road map and growth. He has over a decade of experience in software development, technical due diligence, graphic design and visual arts, having previously founded and led his own successful ventures.

He helped launch Datatogether.org, a network of communities, data scientists and developers dedicated to promoting collective data stewardship. He is also a leading member the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI), founded to preserve at-risk government environmental data.

In his free time Brendan codes and competes as a not-so competitive cyclist. Brendan holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto at Mississauga.

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Rico Gardaphe - Operations & Business Development

Rico supports Qri’s user community, client projects, and internal operations. He has over a decade of experience across early-stage tech startups (ML/human-in-the-loop data enrichment), strategy consulting, and politics/government. Rico served in the Obama White House from 2009 - 2013.

In his free time Rico works on his homemade limoncello recipe and plays baseball. Rico holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.


Kasey Huizinga - Developer

Kasey is a full stack developer, turning qri code into usable UI/UX in Qri’s webapp. She maintains the code base, writes and films user tutorials and demos, and kills bugs. She is fluent in Go, python, Javascript, React, electron and p2p connectivity and communication architecture.

In her free time, Kasey performs in plays and musical theater acts across New York City. Kasey holds a B.S. from Northwestern University.


Dustin Long - Developer

Dustin is a full stack developer who makes everything about Qri work better. He has over a decade of software engineering experience, the bulk of which coming during his time at Google (focusing on compiler and high performance code). He also has deep experience in node.js, python, Go (contributor lis) C++, and other languages.

In his free time, Dustin designs and builds arcade and video games. Dustin holds a B.A. from the Stevens Institute of Technology.


Qri Contributors

As an open source project, Qri is both the resource and product of a community of contributors and data enthusiasts - many of whom share feature ideas, ID bugs, and contribute working code and open datasets. Join us!