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Official site of the San Francisco Open Source Voting System Technical Advisory Committee (OSVTAC)


TAC Membership

Current Members

Name Position Email Term Ends
Christopher Jerdonek Chair chris.jerdonek@sfgov.org June 20, 2020
Roan Kattouw Vice Chair roan.kattouw@sfgov.org June 20, 2020
Carl Hage   osv@carlhage.com June 20, 2020
Tony Wasserman   tony.wasserman@sfgov.org June 20, 2020
Vacancy     N/A

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Attendance Record

Meeting Date CH CJ RK TW
August 2019 (no meeting)        
Thurs, July 11, 2019 (Special) P P P

(Brandon Philips (BP) departed.)

Meeting Date CH CJ RK TW BP
Thurs, June 13, 2019 P P P P EA
Sat, June 8, 2019 (Special) P P P
Tues, May 14, 2019 P P EA P P
Sun, April 21, 2019 (Special) P P P
Thurs, April 11, 2019 P P P EA UA
Sun, March 17, 2019 (Special) P P P
Thurs, March 14, 2019 P P P EA EA
Thurs, February 14, 2019 P P P P P
Thurs, January 10, 2019 P P EL P UA
Thurs, December 6, 2018 P P UL P EA
Thurs, November 8, 2018 EL P P P EL

(Brandon Philips (BP) joined.)

Meeting Date CH CJ RK TW
Thurs, October 11, 2018 P P P DE
Thurs, September 13, 2018 P P EA P
Mon, August 27, 2018 P P P P

(Larry Bafundo (LB) departed.)

Meeting Date CH CJ RK TW LB
Tues, July 10, 2018 P P P P EA
Thurs, June 14, 2018 P P P P EA
Fri, June 8, 2018 P P P P EA
Wed, May 9, 2018 P P P EA EA
Thurs, April 12, 2018 P P P DE EA
Thurs, March 8, 2018 P P P P EL
Thurs, February 8, 2018 P EA P P EA
Thurs, January 18, 2018 DE P P EL EA
Thurs, December 14, 2017 EL P P P EA
Thurs, November 16, 2017 EA P P P P
Thurs, October 19, 2017 UA P P P EA
Thurs, September 21, 2017 P P P P P
Wed, August 30, 2017 P P EA P P
Wed, July 26, 2017 P P P P P

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Member Bios

Carl Hage

Carl Hage has been an independent consultant for more than 25 years, primarily working in the area of Electronic Design Automation (EDA/CAD) and Internet technology. Since 1996 he has been the primary developer of Smartvoter.org (now merged with VotersEdge.org), a non-profit, non-partisan voter information system operated by the League of Women Voters, with an online sample ballot lookup for contest, candidate, and election results. He has participated in standards committees on EDA, electronic business data interchange, and election information data.

Christopher Jerdonek

Christopher Jerdonek has served on the San Francisco Elections Commission since 2014 and served as President in 2015 and 2017. He has been active in election reform for over fifteen years, including drafting Oakland’s ranked-choice voting charter amendment that passed in 2006. He has served as a polling place inspector in San Francisco twenty times. He works as a software developer by day and recently co-founded a start-up. He has contributed code to many open source projects including Python, pip, Django, Mercurial, and WebKit. In 2019, he was elected a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation. He has an A.B. in mathematics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Davis.

Roan Kattouw

Roan Kattouw is a professional software engineer. He has contributed to open source software in his free time since 2007, and professionally since 2009. Roan works at the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and its sister projects. All software developed at Wikimedia is open source, with both volunteers and paid staff contributing.

Roan has spoken at well-known open source conferences like OSCON, Linux.conf.au and LibrePlanet. He has an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Groningen.

Tony Wasserman

Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman is a Professor in the Software Management program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus. His research is focused on evaluation and adoption of open source software. He was previously founder and CEO of Interactive Development Environments (IDE), creator of the innovative multiuser Software through Pictures development platform.

Tony has a Ph.D. in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a B.A. in mathematics and physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the ACM, honored for his contributions to integrated software engineering environments. He served on the Board of Directors of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) from 2010-16, and is Chair of an International Working Group on Open Source. More information at http://linkedin.com/in/tonywasserman.

Past Members

Brandon Philips

Brandon Philips is a technology entrepreneur, executive, and software engineer with expertise in infrastructure software and open source software. He was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of CoreOS, which built open source and enterprise container infrastructure products used by organizations such as Concur, Nike, Ticketmaster, JPL, and hundreds of other organizations. CoreOS was acquired by Red Hat in 2018.

He guides the technical direction of cloud native technologies in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), serving on the CNCF governing board. He served on the Technical Oversight Board of the Open Container Initiative, which defines critical components of the modern container infrastructure stack. Prior to CoreOS, he worked at Rackspace building cloud monitoring products and was a Linux kernel developer at SUSE. As a graduate of Oregon State’s Open Source Lab, he is passionate about open source technologies and is a member of Oregon State’s Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers.

Larry Bafundo

Larry Bafundo is a product strategist with broad experience delivering digital solutions for the public and private sectors. He is currently a product manager at 18F, a consultancy within the federal government that helps agencies modernize their digital services, and is working with the FBI to deliver an open source solution that improves access to the nation’s crime statistics. Prior to joining government he helped design a new voting system for Los Angeles County and led the planning and delivery of several digital products for Fortune 500 companies.