Current Brigade Leaders

Captain: McKay Davis

McKay is a computer programmer with over 20 years of industry experience. As a former student and staff member of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah, he worked on various open source biomedical visualization packages and was the original author of the Seg3D volume segementation and processing tool (http://www.sci.utah.edu/cibc-software/seg3d.html). McKay has interests in topics covering: Geographic Information Systems, 3D Terrain mapping, Blockchain technologies, Developer Operations (DevOps), and online security.

McKay has been Hawaii resident for 8 years and lives in Kailua with his wife and two elementary age sons.  He is a member of Hi Capacity and is often seen at local tech events and hackathons.

Community Organizer: Ryan Kanno

Ryan Kanno is a software developer / manager with 15 years of experience in the defense, media, and finance industries. Prior to leading Code for Hawaii, he’s helped organize HI Capacity, the first Honolulu Makerspace. Currently, he is the Ansible Hawaiʻi Meetup Organizer.  When not coding, you can find him tweeting @ryankanno.

Advisor: Burt Lum

Burt Lum is Executive Director of Hawaii Open Data, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the principles of open knowledge in Hawaii, including policy work and community collaborations. He has more than 30 years in Hawaii’s technology and communications sector, is an Instructor at University of Hawaii in the Information & Computer Science Dept. teaching Intro to Social Media and an Instructor at the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center.

At the City and County of Honolulu, he was the City’s Community Manager for their Open Data – Citizen Engagement Initiative. Past engagements include founding member of the Innovation Center at HMSA, Senior Product Manager at Hawaiian Telcom, CEO/President of Hawaii data center startup NetEnterprise and Marketing Manager at the Maui High Performance Computing Center.

His online activities include social media, community building and citizen journalism. Burt was a technology columnist for the Honolulu Advertiser and currently produces and co-hosts a weekly science and technology show for the past 7 years on Hawaii Public Radio (NPR Affiliate) called Bytemarks Cafe. For the last 8 years he as also planned and coordinated an annual grassroots technology event called the Unconferenz.


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