Representing government interests, we have the NYS Senate’s CIO, Andrew Hoppin. Representing regional and local journalism interests, we have WXXI’s Editor for their new Local Journalism Center on technology and innovation, Rachel Ward and City Paper’s Editor-in-Chief, Mary Anna Towler. From the technology sphere we have Tom Callaway, Fedora’s engineering manager.
The board is already engaging with us in significant ways. Red Hat/Fedora has given us critical development support and previously donated a server and software to the project. WXXI has asked the LTL to offer training in CIVX as part of a weeklong workshop they will be hosting for members of NPR’s new Local Journalism Centers across the state. The New York State Senate has asked us to participate in a Hackathon on August 19th and then participate and present in their daylong technology and government conference CapitolCamp on August 20th.
The full RIT press release has some more info.