Jeff has been fascinated by all things geospatial since he had his first peek at a landsat atlas in grade school. He began programming not long after, discovered the internet a few years later, and has been hooked ever since.
He first encountered GIS with GRASS, and has come to know and love the entire open source geospatial stack from emerging schemaless 'big' datastores to mobile devices. His geospatial development projects have included things as varied as aeronautical cartography and vertebrate paleontology, but he is still a rasterphile at heart.
As a member of the GeoNode team, Jeff works with the user community to solve challenging problems related to the collaborative use of geospatial data. He's excited to be able to help people use technology to describe, analyze and understand the earth, and share that knowledge with others.