Jon joined Shift in 2011. He is based in San Francisco and now leads the US office.
He works primarily on Historypin as our Strategic Partnerships Director, and joined our team as a global expert in Linked Open Data in libraries, archives and museums.
He is responsible for US fundraising initiatives and client/community development, as well as managing the US based Historypin projects and Community Officers.
Jon is also the co-founder of the International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museum Summit, gathering world wide innovators working to harness Open Data on the web for the common good, and is frequently asked to talk about Citizen History. He was named an Outstanding Citizen Archivist by the National Archives of the United States in 2013, for outstanding leadership in promoting citizen participation and innovative solutions in 21st-century access to historical records. His past projects have included LookBackMaps, a location-based web and mobile app, and Civil War Data 150, which shares and connects Civil War data across local, state and federal institutions.
Jon graduated from Kalamazoo College with a Bachelor of Arts in religion. He loves cheesy movies and can often be heard quoting them, to the great annoyance of his friends and family.
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