Core Team

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SerdarSerdar Tumgoren, Project Lead
Serdar Tumgoren is a data journalist at the Associated Press, where he works on newsroom tools and data projects. He previously worked at The Washington Post and Congressional Quarterly, where he focused on political and election-related data and Web applications. Prior to becoming a full-time data geek, he worked as a local government reporter in Connecticut, California and New Jersey. He lives with his wife and son in San Francisco.
@zstumgoren

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Derek Willis, Project Lead
Derek Willis is an interactive developer with The New York Times, working mainly on political and election-related applications. He maintains The Times’ congressional and campaign finance data and contributes to other projects. Willis has worked at The Washington Post, The Center for Public Integrity, Congressional Quarterly and The Palm Beach Post. He lives in Silver Spring, Md., with his wife and daughter. More at blog.thescoop.org.
@derekwillis

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SaraSara Schnadt, Project Manager
Sara Schnadt is a technology project developer, information architect, data visualization designer and new media artist. She has worked as Director of Communications and Outreach at 18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles, and co-founder and Chief Technologist for the Chicago Artists Resource (CAR) website at the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. At CAR she oversaw software design and development, content design and management and a large online community of contributors. More on her art at saraschnadt.com. @SaraSchnadt

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Geoff HingGeoff Hing, Developer
Geoff Hing is a technologist and cultural worker who lives in Chicago.  He works developing technologies that intersect with community information needs, civic data and participatory governance.  His work reflects connections with engineering, journalism and do-it-yourself culture. He joins OpenElections from recent work for Floodlight Project and The Work Department.  In the past he has done data-driven technology projects with Food Genius and Metro Chicago Information Center. @geoffhing