The team behind Mycroft
CEOOne of the few entrepreneurs in the United States to build a gigabit fiber network from scratch, Joshua brings more than 15 years of entrepreneurial experience to the Mycroft project. Joshua’s previous project, Wicked Broadband, has been featured in Wired, ArsTechnica and Forbes. He is a firm supporter of the open source movement committed to an open future for AI.
Steve brings over 20 years of product development experience to the Mycroft team. At Autodesk he developed CAD and GIS systems and explored touch and voice interfaces in their early days. At GNS Healthcare he built research tools to fight cancer and heart disease. Most recently he led Rhythm Engineering’s development, convincing the traffic industry that real-time traffic optimization is possible, effective and safe. He wants to continue using his talents to build technology that makes a better world.
Social Media DirectorKris Adair is an experienced Entrepreneur and elected official. Kris has a strong social media presence and is responsible for leading Mycroft’s marketing effort. She serves as the executive director of the Lawrence Center for Entrepreneurship where she helps entrepreneurs succeed by providing a makerspace, co-working environment and datacenter. She also serves on the USD497 school board.
Design LeadDerick is an industrial design instructor at the University of Kansas where he shares his passion for design with talented students. Derick’s portfolio is filled with projects that help people develop emotional connections to the products they use every day. His artistic talents are responsible for giving Mycroft both form and functionality.
Web Presence LeadMycroft’s web presence is as important as its voice. Alejandro is responsible for making Mycroft’s online tools attractive and customer friendly. Alejandro takes great pride in developing unique concepts that are both visually appealing and easy for visitors to navigate.
Systems AdministratorArron is a longtime Linux enthusiast with experience in virtualization, containers, and scaling services to meet user demands. Arron has an interest in Apache Mesos and Ubuntu MAAS and loves playing with different management tools like Ansible and Salt.
Machine Learning SpecialistJonathan is a computer scientist and Artificial Intelligence expert. During his career he has developed and used several AI techniques to solve real problems in complex, distributed, real-time systems. His passion for open source motivated him to create the VLC Remote Control app for Ubuntu phone and the Artificial Neural Evolutionary Framework “NeoEvolution”. Jonathan aims to create the best open source AI to help people and make lives easier.