Mgr External Relationships
Kaitlin Thaney is Digital Science's Manager of External Partnerships, responsible for the group’s public facing activities and evangelism.
She comes from the open science world, most recently serving as manager of the science programs at Creative Commons. She is passionate about interoperability, has an affinity for single malts, and runs a London-based meetup called 'sameAs' that aims to bring together disparate communitites around science, technology and design. She also co-organises Science Foo Camp ("Sci Foo" for short), an annual unconference thrown with O'Reilly Media and Google with the help of Nature. She was also named a founding member of the e-infrastructure Leadership Council convened by David Willetts, the UK Minister for universities and science.
Prior to her time at Digital Science and Creative Commons, she worked in education technology, managing communications for a research alliance between MIT and Microsoft. She also spent time at Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a leading First Amendment think tank in DC and prior to that was a reporter for The Boston Globe.