Kate Chapman is a Principal at Cascadia Technical Mentorship. Kate has worked at the intersection of technology and nonprofits for the past 9 years. Kate served as a founder and first Executive Director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, the Chief Technology Officer of the Cadasta Foundation and also has held board positions at multiple other non-profits working to help marginalized populations with open-source software. Previous to her non-profit work Kate held a variety of technical positions at start-ups and corporations including the geospatial sharing portals iMapdata and GeoCommons. Kate specializes in formalizing communities into organizational structures, product management, technical strategy and building open communities. Kate very strongly believes in the mantra “people before data” which has been core to her work over the past decade.
Chris Daley is a Principal at Cascadia Technical Mentorship. Chris has been working in the field of Nonprofit physical and digital security for nearly two decades for groups such as Greenpeace and Doctors without Borders. In this time, he has developed and implemented numerous Information and Physical Security policies and procedures around the globe. Prior to joining the Nonprofit sector, Chris was a web developer and GIS operator for the Queensland Government after serving in the Australian Army.
Ada Floofington is a Maremma Sheepdog Puppy, known in Italy as Cane da pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese these dogs have protected flocks for centuries. As a livestock guardian dog(LDG) in training she makes up a crucial part of the Cascadia TM security team and takes her job quite seriously.