1. Rebecca Williams is the Senior Open Government Analyst at the White House Office of Management and Budget working on information and technology policy. Prior to joining OMB, Rebecca worked with Data.gov to build out the federal open data infrastructure. Before joining the federal government, Rebecca worked with the Sunlight Foundation on advocating open data best practices to local governments across the United States. She holds a J.D. from Western New England Law School, and participated in a joint Masters of Regional Planning program, with a focus on Social, Policy, and Community planning. Rebecca became an information access advocate as a result of working as a city planner on affordable housing and energy issues. Rebecca serves on the board of Legal Hackers, a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. In 2014 Rebecca was named one of 10 Women to Watch in Legal Tech by the ABA Journal and to the Fastcase 50 Class of 2014 for her legal innovation leadership.

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  2. Matthew Falla is a London based interaction designer. He graduated with a first in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins, before completing a masters in Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art.
    After graduating, Matthew was awarded a grant by NESTA to set up an interactive design studio, Osmotronic (later rebranded as Signal & Noise). The company has worked for clients including the Guardian, the BBC, Hasbro, Hermés, Wired Magazine, the Telegraph and O2 – providing interaction and information design services. Matthew has exhibited work in London and Copenhagen and spoken at a number of conferences internationally. His work has been featured in Creative review and Design Week magazines and has received widespread web coverage including technology blogs, Engadget and Gizmodo.

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  3. Mark Schifferli likes to make life easier through computing. His programming career started at Target Analysis Group, where he processed and analyzed nonprofit revenue data. After seeing his first data visualization application, he was hooked on teasing meaningful stories from large and complicated data sets. This led him to join EnerNOC, an energy management company, where he developed applications for critical real time decision making during electrical grid emergencies.

    Prior to programming, Mark contributed to various ensembles in San Francisco’s experimental music scene as a guitarist and recording engineer. Mark graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University, Bloomington, with a BA in philosophy and minors in math and French.

    James Grady has over fifteen years of design experience, and a master’s degree in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has been working with Fathom for more than four years, and spent the previous eleven years at a strategic branding firm in Boston. At Fathom, James leads projects for clients such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Clinton Foundation, Google, Nike, Samsung, and Volkswagen.

    James enjoys regaling the other Fathomites with tales of his youth in Rhode Island and his love for 70s movies and pop culture. He’s even managed to translate his affinity for Jaws and Rocky into interesting research projects at Fathom. When he’s not at work, he’s happiest spending time with his wife, Christina, and their daughters, Joy and Flora.

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  4. Anna Flagg is a data journalist at Al Jazeera. She works at AJ+, their new digital arm. Before Al Jazeera Anna worked with many organizations and news outlets, some of her favorites include ProPublica, the Center for Responsive Politics and the Citizen Engagement Lab. Anna likes working on things that help people understand the world around them better using data.

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  5. Giorgia Lupi is an information designer. Her work in information visualization frequently crosses the divide between digital and print, exploring visual models and metaphors to represent dense and rich data-driven stories. She is co-founder and design director at Accurat, an information design company based in Milan and New York.

    Stefanie Posavec is a designer/illustrator who works mainly in data-related design, creating work ranging from data visualization and information design to commissioned data art for a variety of clients. Her personal work focuses on the visual or physical representation of data derived from language, literature, or scientific topics, often using a hand-crafted approach. This work has been exhibited internationally at major galleries including at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro), the Victoria & Albert Museum, Southbank Centre, and Somerset House (London).

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