while true is led by Adam Kariv and Paul Walsh, who between them have decades of experience working on data engineering, open data, and open source projects. Adam and Paul have worked with organizations as diverse as the Rockefeller Foundation, the Israeli Government, the Finance Ministry of Mexico, the Open Knowledge Foundation, global pharmaceutical companies and national energy providers.
Paul Walsh is a technologist specialising in the design and delivery of solutions for humans with data. As former CEO at the data management company Datopian and former CTO at the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF), Paul has extensive data management and leadership experience. He has worked directly with high profile clients on technical architecture, data strategy and product development projects across a range of industries and sectors. Paul has also contributed to and maintained a number of open-source codebases used by governments and civic tech organizations globally, and has co-produced various specifications for data interoperability.
Adam Kariv is an open data consultant and activist. He has over 25 years of experience in developing, designing and managing software projects, from open-source data-wrangling libraries to enterprise-scale, mission-critical systems developed by over 20 engineers. He is the founder of the Public Knowledge Workshop (‘Hasadna’), an Israeli NGO working to make government data more accessible, and has extensive experience working with government agencies to build better tools for publishing data. Former professional titles include Engineering Lead at the international Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) and Senior Engineer at the data management company Datopian.
Mushon Zer-Aviv is a designer, an educator and a media activist based in Tel Aviv. His love/hate relationship with data informs his design work, art pieces, activism, research, lectures, workshops & city life. Among Mushon’s collaborations, he is the CO-founder of Shual.com - a foxy design studio; the Normalizing Machine - exploring algorithmic prejudice; the AdNauseam extension - clicking ads so you don’t have to; and multiple government transparency and civic participation initiatives with the Public Knowledge Workshop; Mushon also designed the maps for Waze.com and was VP of design at Localize.city. Mushon is an alumni of Eyebeam - an art and technology center in New York. He teaches digital media as a senior faculty member at Shenkar School of Engineering and Design. Previously he taught new media research at NYU and Open Source design at Parsons the New School of Design and in Bezalel Academy of Art & Design. Read him at Mushon.com and follow him at @mushon.
Mor Rubinstein is technologist with a decade of experience in data, civic tech and open government. She specializes in data transformation in the third sector, data literacy, open data and and data feminism. She is currently the Head of Data Strategy at Parkinson’s UK, where she helps to build better infrastructure and data culture. Previously she worked as the product and program manager at 360Giving, where she developed a data standard for philanthropy. She used to be a community and product manager at OKFN, supervising the Global Open Data Index. In her spare time is also a board member of The Freedom of Information movement in Israel and Open Data Kosovo.
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